Paris Fashion Week: H&M Studio Fall 2014 Runway Collection

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Isn’t it funny that H&M Studio collection has become one of my most highly-anticipated shows of Paris Fashion Week?! Mostly, it’s because I know that whatever the design geniuses from H&M will show on that runway, I’ll be able to afford and thus add to my wardrobe. But also, because the last collection BLEW.MY.EFFING.MIND! So with those high expectations in mind, I livestreamed yesterday’s H&M Studio Fall 2014 runway show, watching the H&M-clad glamazons strutting their stuff at the famed Grand Palais in front of 600 attendees, as the up-and-coming French star HollySiz performed live throughout the show. There was also a quick peek at the star-studded front row, which included one of my favest Style Filles Solange Knowles, mocktress Jessica Alba, models Miranda Kerr and Jourdan Dunn, and a gorgeous DJ Leigh Lezark, most of them wearing the latest pieces from H&M.

The collection itself was a glamorama mix of faux fur, modern suiting, and earth tones, with a sprinkle of sequins and stone embroidery. Mini dresses worn with knee-high boots, faux fur coats over slinky dresses, draped blouses under masculine blazers – it was all very wearable, covetable, and hopefully mostly affordable. This season, my wishlist includes a couple of coats, a few dresses, and possibly a pair of boots…I already have way too many, but if they are as comfy as they are cute, I just know I won’t be able to resist.

So, what do you think about H&M Studio Fall 2014 collection? Are you excited that you’ll be able to afford something from the Paris Fashion Week runway? Share in the comments!

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Isabel Marant for H&M Lookbook and Entire Collection!

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Just days after I posted the first Isabel Marant for H&M sneak peek, the entire lookbook and collection images hit the web! How’s that for timing? First up – the lookbook. I was so excited by Marant’s choice of models for this one! Alek Wek, Milla Jovovich, Constance Jablonski, Lou Doillon…love, love, love! Styled perfectly, looking smashing! And the pieces? They exceeded my expectations. First of all, I NEED Alek’s entire look, along the white lace top, white leather (?) side-tie pants, gold-printed dress, and a couple of men’s cardigans. Isabel Marant for H&M, I’m coming for you!

What about you??? Are you excited about this collection? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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Daria…and Roses By…

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So…this happened at Lancôme’s Luminato party last week – photoboothing with DARIA, y’all! Never even knew that this one was on my bucket list, but now am totally putting it on said list and crossing it off. Photoshoot with Daria Werbowy – CHECK!

As for Lancôme’s “Roses By…” exhibit, its final stop is in Toronto and is currently being shown in the main lobby of First Canadian Place, from June 14th to 20th, 2013 for the very last time, so make sure to check it out. “To celebrate (the rose), Lancôme has given carte blanche to twenty international photographers, from Peter Lindbergh to Patrick Demarchelier, Sølve Sundsbø to Nick Knight, in France, the United States, China and England, to create their personal interpretation. Twenty uniquely talented artists, all of whom have fostered a close relationship with Lancôme over the years. The end result is twenty works, in colour or black and white, which are powerful or moving, hyperrealistic or symbolic, but always sublime!” The photos are stunning, so try to check out this exhibit while you still can.

Aldo Shoes Spring 2013 Collection Lookbook

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ALDO’s ad campaigns never disappoint, and this one’s no exception. The fun and colourful images make me forget about  this rainy week, and transport me to balmy summer days, when we can fire up the BBQ, lounge by the pool, and wear shorts and sandals!

And speaking of sandals…I’m obsessed with more than one pair of ALDO shoes right now. From their gorgeous ALDO Rise x Preen collab, to the cut-out ankle booties, to some plexiglass heels, I want them all! Oh…and let’s not forget about accessories! How cute are those pixelated sunglasses? I want one of each, please!

What do you think about ALDO’s Spring 2013 ad campaign? Any shoes that caught your eye? Share in the comments.

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Alexander Wang Spring 2013 Ad Campaign

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I’ve been daydreaming about these amazing Alexander Wang Spring 2013 shoes for months now, and seeing them in this ad campaign shot by Steven Klein and starring Polish model Malgosia Bela has definitely reinvigorated by shoe-crush. These shoes/boots are (for the lack of a better word) HOT, and I hope I can get my hands on a pair this season.

What do you think about Alexander Wang’s Spring 2013 ad campaign? Do you like it? Share in the comments!

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H&M Spring 2013 Lookbook

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It’s the new year, which means we can totally start looking forward to spring! So just in case you are currently staring at a pile of snow the size of your house and need a reason to cheer up, check out these photos from H&M’s latest Spring 2013 lookbook, featuring Magdalena Frackowiak. My fave pieces are black and white and striped (no surprise there), but the simplicity of a leather jacket over a white shirt is making me miss leather jacket weather all over again. Three more months to go, people. Just three more months until spring. The countdown is ON!

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Prada Spring 2013 Ad Campaign

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Can I tell you how much I love these Prada Spring 2013 ad campaign images?! Considering how awful those geisha flip flops are, I am rather surprised that I am so into this campaign. And though these photos certainly haven’t changed my mind about those nightmarish shoes, I am still head over heels about the styling of this campaign, the models, the eyewear, and those quirky floral pieces. If I was a rich girl…I’d have a wardrobe full of Prada, because season after season, I fall in love all over again. How does Miuccia do it?!

What do you think of this ad campaign? Share in the comments!

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Louis Vuitton Spring 2013 Ad Campaign

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In love with the latest Louis Vuitton Spring 2013 ad campaign! Front the graphic prints, to the fun colour combos, to the styling…love it all! I know it’s not for everyone, but if I could, I’d get every single piece from this collection. True story.

But enough of my gushing, what do you think of this Louis Vuitton ad campaign? Share in the comments!

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Photo Credits: Louis Vuitton

Toronto Fashion Week: Joe Fresh Spring 2013 Collection

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Joe Fresh gives good show. Everybody knows that. And though it’s been proven many a-times before, Joe Fresh Spring 2013 show in particular, was one for the history books.

First things first…Pat Cleveland is a goddess. Pat opened the show sashaying, gliding, and dancing to the beat and down the runway, past the cheering and clapping audience, looking very much like the definition of fierce (sorry, that’s the only word I could use to describe it). It was glorious!

As for the clothes, I loved it all. Bold stripes, graphic prints, and silver leather pieces from this collection will be sure to make the upcoming summer a cool one…and my closet a happy one. I already have the entire Joe Fresh Fall 2012 collection in my closet (or at least most of it), Spring 2013 will soon follow suit.

Some of my favourite pieces included a metallic dress with cut-outs, metallic jackets and skirts, and black and white everything. Come spring, there’s a good chance you’ll see me camping out at my local Joe Fresh on truck days, stalking these pieces like a lioness stalks her prey. And to be honest, I’m really looking forward to it.

What do you think of this collection? Share in the comments!

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Fash Weekly: March 2012 Editorial Preview

And the first Style Blog x Fash Weekly feature is here! Today, I have for you a preview of Fash Weekly’s March 2012 editorial, inspired by my fave style icon – Audrey Hepburn. With red accents galore, and elegant silhouettes throughout, this shoot is right up my alley. And that coat? I need to get my hands on that gorgeous red coat before the winter is over.

Can’t wait to see the full spread at the end of February! What do you think?

Photographer: Mehreen Hussain

FW Wardrobe Stylist: Jacynta Cruz. Items from GEOX, JOANEL and ANNA BELLA