This is why I love Toronto. There is always something to do! Last weekend, Mexican luchadores descended upon Toronto’s Harbourfront to kick some ass and to participate in some Q&A. But don’t be fooled! Behind those patent red lace-ups and scary (not) masks hide total sweethearts! Mexican wrestlers – beyond your expectations!
For someone who loves shoes as much as I do, I’d have to shamefully admit that in my 6 years in Toronto, I still have not visited the Bata Shoe Museum. Until last Wednesday that is. It’s not that I wasn’t curious to see the shoe-volution, it’s that I always put it off, thinking that I’d visit it on one of those rainy days when I have nothing else (better) to do. Well, 6 years later, and at my boyfriend’s suggestion, I finally paid a little visit to the museum that has Cinderella’s slipper as one of its exhibits. As it turned out, there was a Till 10 event happening that night, and we enjoyed a night of shoes, wine, acrobatics, and more shoes. To tell the truth, I wasn’t really impressed with the space, nor with the shoe selection, nor with the way the shoes were displayed. Plus, there was no Carrie Bradshaw section! Blasphemy! But if another rainy day comes about, and if you have nothing else on your plate, and if you love shoes, then stop by and say hello to the many shoes at Bata…but whatever you do, don’t bring your boyfriend!
If you live in Toronto and, like me, admire Scott Schuman’s photography, then you are in serious luck! The talented photographer and godfather of street style blogging will be making a personal appearance at Toronto’s Holt Renfrew store on Wednesday July 22, 2009 12:30-2pm for the unveiling of his photographs, on display at the Bloor store location 22-29 of July. See you there!
Jo and I both fell in love with Miriam’s jacket at first sight. Loved its architectural simplicity and off-white color, as well as the way Miriam paired it with a simple white tank underneath, coupled with a pair of skinny True Religion jeans, and of course a pair of Yves Klein blue peep toe flats with fun yellowish-green nail polish on her toes and fingers. Simple and perfect!
Spent the last 20 minutes of my subway ride listening to some pathetic idiot fighting with 15 year olds about same-sex marriage. One of his arguments was “Ellen DeGeneres smells”. Sometimes I wonder, how humans had made it this far.
Thankfully, the rest of my day was by far better than my ride home! First day back at the office, and feeling chirpy and refreshed, even though still super jet lagged. Got a pedicure with Jo after work, spotted a super cute girl in a super cute jacket at the salon (to be posted), had sushi, and…finally saw the new Holt Renfrew windows dedicated to bloggers!
Loved them all! Jo’s faves were the Sea of Shoes (Not! 5-6 pairs does not a sea make!) and Bryan Boy windows. Mine was Garance Doré. One because I love her blog, and two…the window had Eiffel Towers wearing clothes!!! Enough said.
Which one is your favorite?
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Nowadays, it’s never surprising to see a celebrity fronting a beauty campaign for a big brand, so obviously I wasn’t shocked to see so many hot celeb guys’ pics at the duty free shop in London. What surprised me, however, is that most of those guys are on my Freebie 5 (or very close runner ups)! Coincidence? I think not! Definitely made my layover much more enjoyable! Have a look at these awesome ads and the gorgeous gentlemen in them. Beautiful, aren’t they?
My future hubby Clive Owen for Lancome. Hypnotising!
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Sheena Matheiken is amazing! This girl vowed to wear the same black dress every single day for a year to raise funds for the Akanksha Foundation, which supports educational expenses (including uniforms) for slum children in India! It might not seem like a tough thing to do, but think about it, wearing the same thing every single day for an entire year…You’d have to be super creative!
Click here to check out The Uniform Project, donate money or accessories, and of course see how Sheena is changing up her little black dress every day for a great cause!
I must admit, when Stella McCartney first wore the lacy romper from her Resort 2010 collection to the Met gala, I hated it. Weeks later, although I still wouldn’t go as far as to say that I love it, I find this piece…interesting (perhaps because Anouck pulls it off better?). What I do love, is Stella’s Resort collection. Not every single piece, but this collection as a whole. Most pieces are so wearable, and while these clothes are still trendy, they are infinitely more classic than anything else I’ve seen hitting the runways lately.
Jump to see more looks from Stella McCartney’s Resort Collection!
They really should come up with a different name for this awesome gadget! If you’ve ever been in a crowded restaurant wearing a large purse, I know you’d appreciate this handy purse hook! Just hook it to any tabletop/bartop and let your purse hang! I’ve tried this out, and it can really hold even the heaviest of bags (I would know…since my bags usually weigh around 100lbs)! This one in particular folds nicely, so it won’t take up much space in your purse. Plus it will keep the bottom of you bag clean and dry, while saving the chair next to you for an actual person, not your purse!
You can find similar purse hooks at Indigo, on eBay and other online stores for anywhere from $4 to $20 in various styles, designs, and colors, some even custom-made!
Photo credits: www.mytagalongs.com