island in the sun

I'm not departing for a family trip to Europe! I'm very excited and finally all packed up! Do expect a three week hiatus as I only have my iPad with me and have no way of uploading my photos on it. This morning was spent getting mani pedi's with my sister, afternoon was spent getting every last thing I could remember into my suitcase, and in an hour I hope on board our eight hour flight...


Hermes - I Love My Scarf

The things one can do with a silk scarf. You can hide a bad hair day, disguise yourself when you don't feel like being seen, or give your handbag a different look. They are a celeb go to and a must-have for any girls closet. Hermes while being iconic for their Birkin bag, are also makers of some of the finest scarves to be found. While an Hermes scarf is not really in many of our price ranges, the brand did do something that we can all enjoy. They created the wonderful website "I love my scarf." Based in four different countries, the site shows different ways different people use their scarves and a small how-to for most of the styles. Check it out for yourself and wait for your next bad hair day to try some of the styles out.


free hugs

I want all of their t-shirts and sweaters. After watching AND reading True Blood, I need the "My boyfriend is a vampire" shirt. Their blog is also one of my favorites.  

only 50 cents

September issues are the issues to trump all other issues. Magazines fill them with all the best and pages upon pages of ads are added to make the issues some of the thickest issues of the year. The Olsen twins both landed covers this September. Mary-Kate is the cover of Marie Claire, which has four different versions of the cover; while Ashley landed the largest Canadian fashion magazine, Fashion. Both girls looks stunning and are there to promote their bigger fashion lines The Row and Elizabeth and James. Ashely's Fashion article even has a contest within it to win a $5000 wardrobe by E&J from Holt Renfrew. I bought both issues and devoured the girls articles in minutes. They both have such distinct styles and the fact that they both were interviewed separately for each magazine, shows how different the two really are.
Two of my favorite Olsen Twin style sites are: Olsens Anon., MKO.
*Images from Marie Claire google images and Fashion google images



Urban Outfitters recently released their Fall 2010 Accessories lookbook. It has me wanting all the rings and necklaces they have in their collection.
*Images from Refinery 29

hello world, i'm your wild girl

While spending my Sunday lounging in bed and reading magazines, I came across The Runaways playing on my MOD. I admit that I am not Kristen Stewarts #1 fan, but I was curious enough to pay the $5.99 rental price for the movie. Within the first 10 minutes I was absolutely enamoured with the fashion. I loved everything Dakota Fanning's character had on and found myself longing for a red jumpsuit and wooden platform heels. Even K.Stew's DIY'd "sex pistols" shirt had me reaching for an old t-shirt and some spray paint. If you haven't seen it yet, I recommend it for those who love vintage inspired film, good old teenage girl angst, rock and roll, and seventies fashion.
For those who are K.Stew fashion fans, check out this blog: Kristen Stewart Fashion
For those who are Dakota Fanning fashion fans, check out: F**k Yeah, Dakota Fanning 


our last summer

So September issues are starting to hit the stands and we are able to get our hands on the biggest books of the year. While I should be excited for these glossies to be finally on the shelves, I can't help but get a little sad, as most of them exclaim on the covers: "Fall Fashion!" and "New Trends for Fall!". This summer has just flown right by me and I just cannot stand the thought of being so close to facing another winter! It feels like only yesturday we were planning our outfits for music festivals and summer BBQs. As I read these September magazines, I just cannot get it into my head that the fall will be here in a matter of weeks and we must soon retire our bikini's and flip flops for cordrouys and Ugg boots.


Why have we grown apart

I'm all for child stars growing up and getting style sense and personalities that don't always go with the image their parents/agents were trying to create, but dear Ms.Momsen has taken things to a whole other level. I normally only like to write about the beauty of fashion, etc. but Taylor's style needs to be addressed. I love a good "heroin chic" look, but Taylor seems to have gone to an extreme and landed herself with the look of "40year old washed up prostitute". Excuse my harsh words, but I was taken a bit abak when I found out Taylor was the face of Madonna's Material Girl for Macy's line. Would you really want your daughter looking like she threw coal on her eyes to hide two black eyes and has been around the block? I don't think so.
*Images from The Superficial & Drunken Stepfather

Qui qu'a qui qu'a vu Coco?

The past evening, I had absolutely nothing to do, so I began to scroll through my movie channels. While scrolling, I came across the Coco Chanel dramatized bio-pic, Coco Avant Chanel. For lack of anything better to do, I watched the French subtitled film and loved it. While most critics gave it poor reviews, I genuinely loved this film and Audrey Tatou playing Chanel. The costumes, obviously, were beautiful and Tatou played Chanel so gracefully. It made me want to wear my Breton stripes and pearls all day long, while speaking French with a cigarette perpetually attached to my lips.
*Image from Counterfeit Couture.com


two step, two step

Okay, I will be the first to admit that my newest layot is really a down-grade from the last. But bear with me, as I have already gone to JDK productions to ask for major help in getting a better looking layout and they are in the process of doing so.
However, this weekend was spent in Montreal, which is quite a fashionable city. I didn't realize it until I was there in person seeing first hand the ensembles put together by the city's people for simple tasks like grocery shopping or meeting a friend for coffee. I loved it and was able to wear some of my new clothes and really dress up for such mundane days out.