While many were declaring Charlize Theron and Jennifer Lawrence their best-dressed, and while I totally can see where they were coming from, I wasn’t a fan. They looked fab, BUT…in my opinion, Naomi Watts killed it! I mean, just look at her in that stunning Armani Privé gown! The neckline is complicated, but doesn’t overwhelm her, the dress fits like a glove, but isn’t too tight, her accessories are understated, and her hair and makeup – perfection. THIS is how you do the Oscars!
The rest of my list includes Alicia Vikander in an intricate pastel Elie Saab gown (look at that face!), Kerry Washington (who is my new Diane Kruger) in an embellished Miu Miu number despite the fact that it didn’t look as good in photos as it did on TV, Jennifer Hudson in a sequined blue Roberto Cavalli dress, and Jennifer Garner (I know, I’m surprised too!) in a ruffled Gucci number with a stunning statement necklace.
So what about you? Who were your best-dressed? Discuss in the comments!
More after the jump!
Nelia, February 24th 2013 |
Watching New York Fashion Week attendees battle the elements this February was interesting…to say the least. Piles of snow, layers of icy slush, and frigid winds didn’t stop the stylish crowds from bringing it. And while I kinda gave up on fashun after a particularly cold day at the tents, these awesome street stylers certainly didn’t. From stunning outerwear, to creative layering, to eye-popping accessories, great looks were on display all over the place, and I was right there to capture it all for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy, and let me know which outfits you like best!
Also, if you still haven’t, check out NYFW Street Style Looks Part One!
More after the jump!
Nelia, February 19th 2013 |
Last night’s Golden Globes did not disappoint. Don’t you think? I truly loved Amy and Tina hosting the show, but I wish I’d seen
a bit a lot more of them during the broadcast. Watching the red carpet broadcast before the show, and live-tweeting it was also a ton of fun for me. Thanks to those of you who participated in the best/worst debates! It made watching the Globes alone in my pjs a lot more social. So on to my personal best dressed list.
There were quite a few celebs last night that wowed me with their picks (or their stylists’ picks). Let’s get started, shall we? First up, we have Kerry Washington in Miu Miu. To me, this was an unexpected and perhaps a bit casual choice, but it felt fresh and interesting, and it wasn’t a mermaid-cut gown, and I loved it. Kerry has really been killing it lately in the style department, and this look is no exception.
Kate Hudson in Alexander McQueen. That body! That hair! That dress! Sublime.
Nicole Richie wore a stunning sparkling blue Naeem Khan gown, looking fresh, classy, and so-so-so beautiful! Can you believe that this is the same woman from that reality show starring Paris Hilton? Me neither.
When I saw Katharine McPhee in this amazing Theyskens Theory dress, I gasped. It is everything an LBD should be – sexy, elegant, and stunning. I could do away with those plastic straps on her shoes, but other than that, from her hair and make-up, to her choice of accessories, McPhee is a vision in black.
More best-dressed after the jump!
Nelia, January 14th 2013 |
How amazing does Cameron Diaz look in this dress?! I mean, this has got to be one of my fave celeb outfits in a while. Love the color of her Gucci dress, those bell sleeves, the bold flower necklace, the red lip, which adds a nice contrast to the look…I like everything about this! Ok, maybe not EVERYTHING…I probably would’ve gone with a different belt…still yellow, but maybe thinner…or wider…or something…or maybe not yellow at all. Either way, I need this dress in my life STAT!
What do you think of Cameron’s yellow look? Share in the comments!
Photo Credits: Lainey Gossip
Nelia, November 1st 2012 |
After poring over the numerous People’s Choice Awards (which admittedly I don’t watch) celeb photos, my two fave outfits belonged to Ginnifer Goodwin and Emma Stone. Both looked gorgeous, stylish, with a loud pop of color. But who wore it best? I do realize that the outfits are completely different, but what I want to know is which one is more your steeze? I think I’m team Ginnifer…but I kinda really love both. Take the poll below and let me know what you think.
Photo Credits: Fabsugar
Nelia, January 13th 2012 |
This year, le boyfriend and I have decided to limit our gift-giving to one present each. So whatever I end up getting him really has to count! Unlike me, he doesn’t get very excited over presents (crazy, I know), so practical is the way to go for him.
Now, I am not saying a $3K coffee machine is necessarily practical, but if you can afford it, this Saeco Xelsis Digital ID SLX 8870 MS is a Lamborghini of coffee makers, complete with fingerprint technology. And it makes the best cappuccinos ever! Perhaps I should’ve put it on my wishlist instead.
What’s on your man’s wishlist this year? Share in the comments.
1. Saeco Coffee Machine ($3,200)
2. Gucci Formal Lace-Up ($640)
3. HBC Collection Burton Snowboard ($795)
4. Official 2012 Team Canada Olympic Apparel (from $15)
5. Beer of the Month Club Membership (from $29.99 per month)
Nelia, November 27th 2011 |
We all know what a certain blue blue box has become synonymous for (all together now) – Tiffany! But here in Canada, we have our own blue-box-central – and that’s Birks jewelry stores. Not only do they carry gorgeous engagement rings, wedding bands, and other bling, but as I recently found out, they also collaborate with notable Canadians (ESTY, Joannie Rochette, Jenn Heil) to create unique and timeless pieces.
There were so many pieces at Birks that I found myself coveting, and though many of them are out of my current budget, I thought I’d share them with you anyway!
At first glance, Birks Blue Collection’s engagement rings, though gorgeous, didn’t look much different from the rest. But if you take a closer look, you’ll notice tiny diamond-cut saphires embedded in each piece. Something blue on your wedding day? Birks has you covered!
Birks Needlefish Collection by ESTY is full of beautiful modern pieces, “capturing the very essence of sea life”, much like the Birks Seaside Collection. Those starfish earrings are totally going on my wishlist!
Aside from their signature collections, the company also sells vintage pieces, like the most adorable leopard brooch, and the decadent lapis lazulis and freshwater pearl bracelets above. They will cost you a small fortune, but if you’ve got the money to spend - you’ll be sure that your purchase is a unique piece of art with plenty of history behind it (and cute to boot).
If vintage is not your steeze, I am sure we can all agree that those Gucci bamboo drop earrings are to die for! Oh, and there’s a matching bracelet available too.
So what do you think about Birks’ selection? Share in the comments.
Nelia, August 18th 2011 |
I am so ready for spring! Sunshine, double-digit temperatures, birds chirping, love in the air…I am missing it all. But is my closet spring-ready? That’s another question.
For months now, I’ve been buying things here and there, trying to make sure that my wardrobe consists of enough fun pieces to carry me through spring in style. And below are my top Spring 2011 essentials (part 1).
Nelia, March 18th 2011 |
Apartment 909 909 Dundas St. West Toronto, ON 416-916-7599
Not only can Dundas St. West brag about a few of Toronto’s best brunch places (see Hoof Café and Saving Grace), but as it turns out the shopping isn’t that bad either. Apartment 909 is a little vintage shop at 909 Dundas St. West, full of very nice surprises! From mint-condition vintage Dior and Gucci bags, to beautiful Lanvin dresses, the lovely shop-owner Beth is happy to show you the treasures she has in store. Prices are very reasonable. I mean, very very reasonable. Where else can you get a genuine crocodile skin Pierre Cardin clutch for around $300? Or that same Dior purse for under $200? For the condition those goodies are in, and for the selection Apartment 909 carries, it is very well worth a trip.
Some of the brands available at the store include (but are not limited to) Vivienne Westwood, Ungaro, Lanvin, Chanel, Pucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Helmut Lang, J.P.G., Dior and Yves Saint Laurent. On my last visit, I picked up a pair of dead stock Marc by Marc Jacobs red jelly shoes. Perfect size, perfect fit, never been worn, and so very lovely. I would’ve been crazy not to jump on those! And there are so many other gems in that store, like an entire wall of vintage ladylike purses, and bundles of beautiful printed scarves.
So next time you’re in the area, having delicious brunch, make sure to stop by Apartment 909, and check out their amazing selection. Make sure to bring some cash, as credit and debit cards are not accepted. And if you do stumble upon a lovely find, make sure to brag and share some pics with us!
Nelia, July 19th 2010 |
The Met’s Costume Institute Gala is a ball. It is also a candy-shop-like heaven for the fashion lovers, what with beautiful gowns and crème de la crème of celeb world. But when said celebs pick some disastrous outfits to wear on such an important night, it makes me wonder if they did that to get noticed and to stand out from the crowd.
Well, in Katy Perry’s case, one does not need to wonder. A romantic white dress that lights up in the dark screams for attention…and that necklace is all wrong for the neckline of the dress. In my humble opinion, Katy Perry is the fail of the night.
A few other notables are Vera Farmiga in an ill-fitted baby blue Sophie Theallet for Gap fit for a saloon, Malin Ackerman in a not-so-flattering black-and-white dress, complete with blah hair, Elizabeth Banks in a fashion-forward feathered Gucci number that she overaccessorized bringing it from cool to trying-too-hard territory, and last but not least – Carey Mulligan in Miu Miu – cute dress, wrong occasion (plus the color washes out her pretty face).
What do you think about these dresses? Are they the worst of the night or do you have a soft spot for some of them? Sound off in the comments!
Photo Credits: www.fabsugar.com
Nelia, May 4th 2010 |