Style Fille: Diane Kruger in Cushnie et Ochs

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How does she do it??? Diane Kruger looks perfect almost every time she gets photographed, and this time is no exception. Diane wore a sultry Cushnie et Ochs gown to this week’s GQ Men of the Year Party (is Josh one of them?) and she paired it with simple hair, bold lip, and a gorgeous Jason Wu star-embellished box clutch. So chic, so modern, so perfect.

What do you think of Diane’s outfit? Are you loving it as much as I am? Share in the comments!

Photo Credits: Vogue

The Met’s Costume Institute Gala 2012: Best Dressed

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I am not exactly sure if we’re going to see eye-to-eye on my Best Dressed picks from the Met’s Costume Institute Gala 2012. But here they come. My number one pick for Best Dressed is Giovanna Battaglia in a floral Dolce and Gabbana gown, topped off with a floral crown (my recent obsession). She looks breathtaking…and a little Frida-Kahlo-esque…and I love everything about her look.

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Diane Kruger (in a floor-sweeping Prada number) can do no wrong in my eyes. She looks stunning, no? Interesting enough, but not crazy. I love the dress, the accessories, the hair and the makeup. Brava, Diane! Brava!

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And then we have the yin to Diane’s yang. There’s something slightly off about this Miu Miu outfit that Chloe Sevigny has chosen for the Met Gala, and yes, it’s a little crazy, but I still love it. It’s the antithesis of boring. And while it might not be the classiest of getups, I kinda…not-so-secretly wish I could pull something like this off. So because of Chloe’s guts (or her stylist’s), I give this look two thumbs up.

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Rooney Mara in Givenchy is another one of my Best Dressed picks, because I really love what she has going on here. The hair and makeup really suit the dress, and I like that she went easy on the jewels…or rather, went jewel-less. There’s something weird going on in the crotch area…but I am willing to shrug it off as a photo-mishap.

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How gorgeous did Ginnifer Goodwin look in that Monique Lhuillier gown? So pretty, right? I wish she’d smile a little, and not look so annoyed and/or grim in photos. Come on, Ginny! It’s a ball! You have a pretty dress on! You’re dating an effing prince! Ok, not a real prince, but it still counts…I think. Either way, she’s still a fave of mine, and I love this dress (and the color) on her so much!

Photo Credits: lesmads.de, Fabsugar

Style Fille: Diane Kruger in Jason Wu

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Don’t get mad at me…but I just couldn’t resist posting yet another photo of Diane Kruger looking amazing. This time, in a Jason Wu cape. On anyone else, I’d be proclaiming that this look is very “superhero mariachi”…but not on Diane. I really love it on her. A LOT.

Do you think she looks cute? Or is my judgement being clouded by my girl-crush? Let me know in the comments.

Photo Credits: Fabsugar

Jason Wu for Target Toronto Pop-up Shop

If you follow me on Twitter, you already know that last Thursday, I was one of the lucky few who got to shop the one day pop-up shop of Jason Wu for Target in Toronto. With Jason in attendance, bloggers and media alike attacked the racks, grabbing their favorite pieces and dashing to the fitting rooms. As for me, I was left torn between wanting to buy more than the allowed 3 pieces, and being a good friend and getting the coveted kitty scarves for my friends. The friend thing won out, and I walked away with 3 kitty scarves in my Target tote.

But not before snapping some photos, ogling the handsome Brad Goreski, and checking out everyone’s loot (all proceeds donated to the United Way!) It was the most fun I’ve had shopping in a long while, and judging from the flawless execution of the pop-up shop (it was incredibly well-organized), I cannot to see what else the folks at Target Canada will have in store.

Did you line up for Jason Wu x Target last week? What did you buy? Excited to finally have Target in Canada? Share in the comments.

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Don’t Miss This Week: Jason Wu for Target Pop-up Shop

Jason Wu x Target Pop-up Shop
363 King St West, Toronto
Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 (doors open at noon)
Hosted by Target Canada

Speaking of cats! This week, you do NOT want to miss this event…seriously! If you’ve been pining for the cheeky pieces from the mischievous Jason Wu for Target collection, and you live in Toronto…well, next Thursday is your lucky day! Target Canada will be hosting a one-day pop-up shop, with all proceeds donated to the United Way Toronto. Your good deed of the day made super easy.

And that’s not all…Jason Wu himself is supposed to be in attendance! So if you’ve always wanted to congratulate the young designer on all his success, well, now is your chance!

On my personal shopping list: white dress with peekaboo lace, cat-print scarf…and perhaps a cat tee. But don’t call me a crazy cat lady just yet…I might change my mind at the last-minute.

Will you be attending? Which pieces are you dying to get your hands on? Share in the comments!

The Met’s Costume Institute Gala 2011: Best

There’s no night like the Met’s Costume Institute Gala for fashion porn. To me, not even the Oscars can compete with THE  fashion event that is Met Ball. Which is why, year after year, I keep hoping for more drama, more choices that aren’t exactly safe – something eye-popping, gorgeous, and not boo-ring. This year, there were so many champagne color safe gowns, some really beautiful (Gwyneth Paltrow in Stella McCartney), others (cough*Kate Hudson in Stella McCartney*cough) not so much, but all withouth exception – boring, boring, boring. And though the idea of “Best Dressed” is really a matter of preference and opinion, here are my top 5 best-dressed ladies of the night.

1. Ginnifer Goodwin in Topshop Unique

Lovely pop of color and that beautiful face with perfect makeup, and her new-ish pixie. This one was my favorite look of the night.

2. Diane Kruger in Jason Wu

You already know that I love me some Diane. And I felt that her super-high thigh-slit and those gorgeous gams of hers really made this look. So hot!

3. Margherita Missoni in Missoni

A dress that is part sorbet buffet and part Swan Lake…I’m all over it! Love her choice of accessories, and that messy bun. Such a fun, fresh, young look. Love it!

4. Anna Dello Russo in Alexander McQueen

This was rather understated for ADR, no? But I still loved her take on feminine tuxedo-dressing, egg-headpiece and all.

5. Liv Tyler in Givenchy Couture

The entire Spring 2011 Givenchy Couture collection was one of the best in a very long time, and this gown is definitely anything but boring. I love the color, the feathers, and the origami-like detailing. I wish I could wear something this beautiful one day. It’s exquisite!

Do you agree with my picks? Do you think they are hideous? Did you have some other favorites? Discuss in the comments?

Photo Credits: 1st photo – Lainey Gossip; all others – Fab Sugar

Atelier Swarovski in Toronto

Last week, Al and I were lucky to be invited to the launch of the Spring 2010 Atelier Swarovski collection in Toronto. The exclusive Atelier collection includes pieces designed by “world-renowned and Canadian-raised fashion designer Jason Wu, the talented and acclaimed UK fashion designer Matthew Williamson, footwear designer Nicholas Kirkwood and talented jewelry design duo Anthony Nak”, and is available for he first time in Canada at the Bloor Street Gallery store only.

As a huge fan of Matthew Williamson’s psychedelic prints, Jason Wu’s classy dresses, and Kirkwood’s ah-mazing shoes, I was super psyched to see their pieces. But to my surprise (and delight), Anthony Nak’s vintage-inspired art-deco pieces were my favorite of the bunch. The yellow crystals looked like perfect amber doppelgangers, and I could totally see these as something I would pass down to my grandkids. I also loved Nicholas Kirkwood’s simple designs, which is surprising, since he’s known for his footwear, not jewelry. Gold earrings from his collection could dress up any outfit without being too showy or over the top. The same could not be said about Williamson’s designs. His jewelry is not for the shy ones, with huge multicolored geometrical shapes to wear around your neck or on your ears. Not for me, but interesting to look at.

Overall, I walked away liking a few pieces from the collection. As someone who’s never considered Swarovski as a place to shop for jewelry, I’ll be keeping my eye on these new collections, as more than a few pieces were worth a second look. If you love jewelry and are interested in checking out Atelier Swarovski, stop by the Yonge/Bloor location, or go on their official site www.atelierswarovski.com.

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SAG Awards Favorites

I know that I’m a bit late on this one…but I couldn’t avoid posting about my fave SAG Awards dresses! Especially, considering the beautiful Jason Wu gown that Diane Kruger wore! Apparently, the model-turned-actress helped Wu design her marigold frock. It does remind me of that Michelle Willams dress from the Oscars, but I still love it oh-so-much! Paired with that make-up, and beautiful jewelry, I think Diane is definitely my choice for best-dressed! My list also includes Kate Hudson, in another Oscar doppelganger (remember Hillary Swank’s bum-plunging dress?), Marion Cotillard, and Sookie Anna Paquin, in a daring and very au-courant McQueen dress. Love these ladies and their choices! Didn’t do a Globes post, because most dresses were snoozefest (at least for me). SAGs, however, did not disappoint!

Are you looking forward to the Oscars’ fashion face-off? I know, I am!

Photo Credits: TFS

Holidays 2009: Purple Reign

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Two beautiful women, two very different dresses, one very similar color. Cate wowed the New York crowd in an Armani Privé dress, looking both elegant and regal as always, while Portman wore her Jason Wu frock to Brothers premiere. Can’t play favorites with these two, all I know is that I am looking for a purple dress after work today. I think this shade of purple would be a fab choice for the holiday parties this year! It’s not exactly traditional, but it looks gorgeous on blondes and brunettes alike, plus you’ll definitely stand out in a sea of red, black and green. If only I could afford a Privé dress! But that’s another story.

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Photo Credits: www.fabsugar.com

Style Fille: Diane Kruger…yes, again!

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Ok, so I might have a little obsession with Diane Kruger, so what? Just look at the outfits she wore over the last few days! Perfect, perfect, and…perfection! I love that all of her choices have a different vibe, yet all are distinctly Diane. Once again, love the fact that she’s her own stylist, love that her hair and makeup are never overdone, love that she wore shorts to the CFDA event, love her style, because it never feels forced. Diane Kruger is so chic! Love her so much! Do you?

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Photo Credits: Wire Image