I think guys don’t get enough credit for dressing well! Considering that so many of them here, in North America, look like they pick up whatever is lying on their bedroom floor in the morning and then pile it on randomly, those with style should definitely be rewarded for their smart choices! Like guys in Europe. Guys in Europe are perfection! They dress…effortlessly, yet grown up (post on Euro style is coming soon, I promise!). And to me, Joseph here is the very embodiment of European style in his navy blue suit, pocket square and all. Perfect fit, great accessories, and a mega-watt smile…all that’s missing is a Vespa. Guys, take notice!
Love stripes! Always have, always will. Want Rain’s Comme des Garçons cardi. Cuteness!
I guess it’s a little too late to let you guys know about the “Signore and Signore: Leading Ladies of the Italian Cinema” event happening at the Cinematheque Ontario, since it ends today. Boohoo! I am sure those of you that love Italian cinema have already heard all about it and have gone, and those that haven’t…well, you should definitely check it out next time!
I grew up watching a lot of foreign films, and even though Soviet films will always have a special place in my heart (Devchata, Bril’yantovaya Ruka, Operaciya I, etc), Italian films from the 50s and 60s are one of my all time favorites! I think it’s the combination of great stories, amazing actors, sharp fashions, and the language! Plus Marcello Mastroianni’s good looks don’t hurt either!
I am re-watching an old-time favorite “Nights of Cabiria” tonight! Cannot wait! Am super disappointed that Cinematheque Ontario did not include “Marriage Italian Style” in their lineup. Sofia Loren is the leading lady of Italian Cinema, and yet this comedic masterpiece by De Sica was grossly overlooked this time around (she is both hilarious and heartbreaking as the main character Filumena). Considering that Loren’s name is the first one that pops into anyone’s head, it’s a little surprising that they only included one movie featuring the actress. Hopefully they’ll include “Marriage Italian Style” next time, because this movie is all sorts of amazing!
Click for more “Marriage Italian Style” stills and a couple of my Italian favorites!
Have you heard? Joe Fresh is apparently coming to Queen St. West! I say it’s about time! I’ve always been curious about what Joe Fresh has to offer.
Their ads certainly are cute! And the promise of tiny prices has always appealed. So why not? Location, location, location. I don’t drive, so it’s never convenient for me to go shopping at the Front St location, and the one on St Clair…out of the way! Queen West, however is highly convenient! Too bad it’s slated to open in 2011! 2 more years to go. Hope it’s worth the wait!
Photo Credits: Joe Fresh
First of all, I want to apologize to the girls for not remembering which name belongs to which girl. As usual, carrying a million things in my hands, I never have enough time or limbs to write everything down.
With that out of the way, the first thing that caught my eye about these triplet (they also have a brother) sisters is Taylor’s (?) tucked in menswear inspired oversize striped shirt. I just love how effortlessly cool it looks with a pair of light denim shorts. It’s one of my all time favorite looks! Clean and simple. Her bag was pretty amazing also…can’t really see it here though. My bad. What you can see though, is her cool ring that she got in Egypt (lucky girl). Again, I am a sucker for all things turquoise…and for me, this just adds the element of unexpected to her otherwise all-American look.
Victoria’s outfit is equally chic, combining a white cotton peasant blouse with slim-ish cuffed black pants, and of course those awesome ruffled sandals from Zara! Love, love, love! And her grey bag is not too matchy-matchy, yet still is in keeping with the overall tone of the outfit. Absolutely adore the chain necklace with tassels (they are going to be everywhere this Fall)! I think it toughens up her airy top.
I wonder what these two fashionistas have got in their Zara bags?
Do you always wear stilettos? Do you prefer them over the flats? Are you good at running in heels? Have you always wanted to participate in the Stiletto Run in NYC, but never had the chance? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are in luck! Toronto is getting its own Stiletto Sprint this September! All you need to do is donate a minimum of $15 to Look Good Feel Better foundation and you’re in! And guys, if you too are interested, one race will be held specifically for you! There will also be prizes ($10000-$1000), and gift bags! Are you registering yet? Details and shoe specs below!
Date: Friday, September 11, 2009
Time: Registered participants to arrive at 5 a.m. Races take place between 5:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Location: Ontario Place, Parking lot P3 – Lake Shore Blvd & Ontario Place Blvd, Toronto, ON
Photo Credits: National Post and StyleSense
Today’s paper said that this year’s Taste of the Danforth had the highest attendance in the history of the festival. I find it a little strange, since the weather was so ugly the whole weekend.
I went, of course, but got soaked, and even my food got rained on (soggy lamb is not a way to go)! So when I spotted Anisha walking down the street, I had to stop her for a picture! Her outfit was so fun and colorful – a perfect antidote to bad weather! Love the pop of red, love the way she wore her tunic a little off the shoulder, and also love her curls! Cute, casual, chic!
Have you been to MoRoCo yet? If not, go right now! Not only do they sell fresh mouthwatering macarons and chocolates, this Yorkville restaurant also serves adorable non-desert-looking deserts! I really like their Burger and Fries with Raspberry “ketchup”…Yum! This was my second time trying it, and the novelty still has yet to worn off! Next time I’ll be trying their “Spring Rolls”; they sounded delicious, but the Burger is simply more photogenic. Plus, the sugar cookie fries are soo good with raspberry coulis! I’m actually thinking of making this myself. I’ll substitute the chocolate mousse patty for a brownie, and perhaps add fruit to the equation. Maybe kiwi instead of lettuce, bananas for cheese, and strawberries for ketchup? Hmm…If I do end up making this, I’ll post the end result here. Anyway, the point is – if you’re looking for a new place to try, check out MoRoCo, with classy ambiance and yummy deserts, it surely won’t disappoint!
Rompers and jumpsuits had their comeback this summer. For a bit, I’ve dallied with an idea of getting one, but at then end of the day chickened out came to my senses and decided against it. Unfortunately, I’m not one of those lucky few that can pull one off. Amanda here is much braver than I am! Her outfit reminded me of a girl I saw in Paris this summer, that wore something similar, but in my opinion was not able to pull it off (pics to come). I think Amanda’s height, and the fact that she is a skinny-minny, lets her get away with wearing this jumpsuit without looking, well, ridiculous. I’d add a funky belt to this outfit, to define the waist, but other than that, I think her oufit is tres cute! Love the turquoise heels! Great way to add an unexpected pop of color!
I have looooved Anthropologie ever since my Houston days, and was always a bit sad that Toronto peeps were missing out on that amazing store! When the first location opened up in Toronto, I was very excited, but still sad…because Don Mills is way too far for me and my friends…but now there’s no sadness in sight!…For those under a rock, the second Anthropologie store opened its doors this month in Yorkville, and a couple of my friends and I were super happy to participate in the “Bits and Baubles” workshop and the Grand Opening of the store last Friday.
The “Bits and Baubles” workshop was a lot of fun! We were given limitless supplies (textiles, beads, thread, buttons, flowers, glue guns, etc) to create our very own statement necklaces! And let me tell you, it was a fantastic way to spend our Friday night, very different from our usual dinner, martinis, and gossip Fridays! The girls and I crafted, strung, and glued…and results were more than satisfactory. But who knew that necklace-making is such hard work?! Thankfully, sangrias were on hand to keep us from passing out from all of the handy labour!