The Great Gatsby Collection by Tiffany and Co

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Last week I got to finally watch The Great Gatsby, courtesy of Tiffany & Co., and I’ve got to say that I was dazzled. We’ve all read the story, but I truly loved Baz Luhrmann’s (director or Moulin Rouge and Romeo and Juliet) interpretation. Glitzy, loud, and visually stunning, this is definitely one summer movie you shouldn’t miss!

But the main reason I loved this movie as much as I did (other than the chemistry between Carey Mulligan and Leo DiCaprio) were the jaw-dropping costumes and jewelry! Tiffany & Co. created stunning The Great Gatsby and Ziegfeld collections for the film, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a collab executed more beautifully. From Gatsby’s “Daisy” ring, to Daisy’s over the top party accessories (I mean…that bracelet!!!), to Jordan Baker’s flirty earrings, to Tom’s gift of tassel pearls…each and every Tiffany’s piece felt like it belonged in the movie…on those characters…and in my jewelry box. “The jewelry symbolizes the story’s themes of wealth and privilege, and we approached its design with the utmost style and luxury in mind,” said Jon King, executive vice president of Tiffany & Co.

As we left the movie theatre, the shiny pearls and diamonds continued to sparkle in my mind, as did Mulligan’s stellar performance. If you still haven’t seen the film, I highly recommend it…if not for the story, then for the eye-candy. And after the movie, you can walk over to your closest Tiffany store and see the collection in person. Now that’s great!

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Wishlist: Swarovski by Shourouk Collection

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Last week at the swanky Shangri-La hotel in Toronto, Swarovski held a lovely event, showcasing their Fall 2013 Secret Treasures jewellery collection. And while, as usual, I found most of the pieces appealing in one way or another, what really caught my attention was the Swarovski by Shourouk capsule collection. Parisian jewellery designer Shourouk collaborated with Swarovski to create a stunning collection of modern heirloom pieces that one would never want to remove…even at bedtime. From the surprisingly light statement earrings, to the beautiful rope and crystal bib necklace, to the fun neon bracelet, every single piece from the Swarovski by Shourouk collection seemed to be calling my name. Needless to say…I spent A LOT of time by the Shourouk showcase that night, trying things on, and daydreaming of the fab parties I’d wear them to.

So what about you? Do you like the Swarovski by Shourouk pieces, or are they not your cup of tea? Share in the comments!

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Happy 175th Anniversary, Tiffany & Co.!

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Last month, something pretty epic happened. Tiffany & Co. invited yours truly, along with 3 of my blogger besties to experience the magic of Tiffany during the holiday season. Rocking our LBDs, we got to try on and play with anything our hearts desired during our after-hour private soiree, and boy, did we ever indulge!

As someone who’s always been obsessed with Breakfast at Tiffany’s, this unique experience was certainly one for the history books. The girls and I tried on everything in sight, from canary yellow diamonds (my fave), to Elsa Peretti bone cuffs (stunning!), to diamonds by the yard (!!!). I felt like a kid at a candy store, only way luckier!

Accompanied by the lovely Andrea Hopson, Vice-President of Tiffany & Co. Canada, the girls and I munched on Tiffany-blue petit fours, and sipped champagne in honour of the company’s 175th year anniversary…all the while pinching ourselves.

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Needless to say, after the whirlwind shopping spree, the girls and I had to add more than a few Tiffany & Co. pieces to our Christmas wish lists. Here’s hoping that Santa will deliver (pineapple salt and pepper shakers for me, please!).

As for all of those guys out there, if you still haven’t gotten a gift for that special woman in your life…and let’s face it, most men leave to the very end…you can never go wrong with something (anything!) from Tiffany & Co.! Seriously, just seeing that blue box with a perfectly tied ribbon puts a huge grin on anyone’s face. It’s no wonder the company has been around for almost two centuries!

Do you wish for something from Tiffany & Co. this holiday season? Which pieces are your favourite? Share in the comments!

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Style Days of Christmas: Thomas Sabo Giveaway

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Welcome to Day 4 of Style Days of Christmas Giveaways, and if you still haven’t gotten a perfect gift for your bestie, you really should enter to win today’s prize. Up for grabs is this adorable sterling silver Thomas Sabo Special Addition friendship bracelet. It’s adjustable, subtle, chic, and would make a lovely addition to anyone’s arm party! Love it? Enter below!

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Shopping: 8 Stylish Reasons to Get Excited About Kate Spade in Toronto!

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In just a week’s time, kate spade will finally be opening its very first shop in Toronto (at Yorkdale!), and I can honestly say that I have been waiting for this moment for a veeery long time. So to celebrate the imminent arrival of the cutest store in the universe, I bring you 8 Stylish Reasons to Get Excited About kate spade in Toronto!

Head on over to Yorkdale Shopping Centre’s Blog to read the rest of this post!

Anna Dello Russo for H&M Ad Campaign!

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Since so many of you got super excited about Anna Dello Russo at H&M collection, I thought I’d share a few more images to feed your obsession. This time, enjoy the fab ad campaign images feturing Anna Dello Russo herself modeling the gilded jewels, bags, and other accessories! I never knew she had such beautiful green eyes! Just stunning, non? And that body! Gotta sign up for some yoga classes ASAP.

So, my lovely readers…which Anna Dello Russo at H&M pieces do you see yourself rocking come October 4th? Share in the comments!

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Anna Dello Russo for H&M Accessories Collection

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OMG, you guys! The complete Anna Dello Russo for H&M collection is here! Well, not in stores just yet (not until October 4th), but at least we can gawk at these awesome images, and make our shopping lists…right? There’s statement necklaces, chunky cuffs, animal bracelets, blinged-out sunglasses, baroque-inspired luggage, golden boots, and even a feathered headpiece – 43 items in total, and all a perfect fit for the queen of street style herself – the one and only ADR.

With prices ranging from $30 for earrings, and up to $299 for the thigh high leather boots, the collection is affordable, and would add a wow factor to anyone’s wardrobe.

Are you excited about the Anna Dello Russo for H&M collection? Which pieces are on your wishlist right now? Share in the comments!

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TIFF 2012: Swarovski’s Fashion Suite and Couture Creations

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TIFF officially starts today, and to kick it off, I have photos of the amazing one-of-a-kind Swarovski Couture Creations, showcased last night at the special TIFF Fashion Suite at the new Shangri-La Toronto hotel! Part of the Kingdom of Jewels Catwalk Collection, these spectacular pieces aren’t for sale, but I’m sure some lucky celeb will be able to borrow them for a red carpet event, or a photoshoot.

Do you like these beautiful baubles? Share in the comments!

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Ann Taylor Holiday 2012 Collection Preview

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Though this weekend was pretty warm, shorter days remind me that fall and winter are just around the corner. Yup…pretty depressing. But one thing that tends to cheer me up is the promise of upcoming holidays and holiday goodies! Earlier this month, Ann Taylor gave us a sneak peek of what’s to come in the next few months, including sweet Christmas prezzies, perfect outfits for those awesome holiday soirees, and lots more.

My favorites included mint-colored patterned trousers, shiny baubles, and loads of pretty dresses. Lots to get excited about!

Take a look and let me know if you see something that you like!

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Anna Dello Russo x H&M Collaboration Sneak Peek!

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Have you heard yet??? Anna Dello Russo is collaborating with my fave fast-fashion retailer H&M! Don’t you just love waking up to good news? Judging from the sneak peek photos - the accessory collection will be full of GOLD, GOLD, and more GOLD! And I honestly love it so much! Available from October 4th, 2012, in around 140 stores worldwide and online, the collection will feature jewelry, sunglasses, shoes, bags and a carry-on “allowing H&M customers uniqueness at an affordable price”.

“I am excited by this collaboration: this is the first time H&M has involved a fashion director in a special project. This is the sign of an important evolution in fashion, and I am both thrilled and humbled to be the one chosen to lead it. I wanted to create precious accessories that are impossible to find. As a stylist, I know accessorization is essential; it is the personal touch in any outfit. With these pieces, everybody can have fun, and turn an ordinary day into a fantastic fashion day”, says Anna Dello Russo.

Are you as excited as I am? Share in the comments!

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