Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Fashion A-Z, Round 1

I have decided to compile a list of fashion people/things ALPHABET! Yes... you read that correctly. 26 fashion related words. Hopefully this gives you knowledge about the fashion industry you never had before!

Azzedine Alaia: a brilliant French designer who randomly designs collections when he feels so inclined. Michelle Obama is a fan. Katie Grand (Editor in Chief of cult magazine Love) wore a short brown leather dress by the designer on her wedding day.

Balenciaga: a futuristic French line designed by Nicholas Ghesquiere.

Chanel: a super popular Parisian fashion line currently designed by Karl Lagerfeld. Actress/former model Diane Kruger wears Chanel to pretty much all of her movie premiers. Chanel also recently had a temporary tattoo waiting list ($75 for a four day tattoo) of 3000+I believe.

DNA is a modelling agency. Linda Evangelista (one of my Super faves) has been with DNA for awhile.

Eva Chen is Teen Vogue's super darling Beauty and Health Director.

Franca Sozzani is Italian Vogue's EIC (Editor in Chief).

Georgio Armani (not the actual man) is pretty much an upscale global fashion empire with fashion, fragrances, and eyewear available to consumers.

Hyoni Kang is an adorable Korean model (and Teen Vogue favourite).

Isabel Marant is a lovely French fashion designer. Right now she and her pretty designs are very popular, marking Marant craze.

Jeremy Laing is an internationally renowned Canadian Fashion designer. Jeremy graduated from Ryerson's fashion design program in the year of 2002 and quickly became known for his dreamy, printed designs.

Keltner, Jane is Teen Vogue's Fashion News Director. Jane goes to the twice annual shows to find out about new fashion designers and their backgrounds/special projects to write about in the glossy.

Lanvin is a super amazing Parisian label designed by Mr. Alber Elbaz. I love Lanvin for its whimsical draping and romantic designs. Mr. Elbaz received a standing ovation for his brilliant Spring 2008 collection which I urge you to peruse here:

Marchesa is my version of heaven. Designers Karen Craig and Georgina Chapman manage to whip up some of the beautiful dresses I have ever seen. I LOVE.

Nanette Lepore is a New York, NEW YORK, NEW YOOORKK, designer who designs a supercute line of fresh seperates. Nanette has a daughter names Violet, and together they were featured in Teen Vogue.

Oscar de la Renta is one of the most brilliant designers to take up space on Park Avenue (in New York City, of course!). I love to sheer elegance of Oscar's clothing collections. Mr. de la Renta has a son named Moises who is (not so) quietly entering the fashion design scene. Moises has a collection for MANGO called MDLR (I believe?).

Prabal Gurung is a newbie Nepalese designer who sometimes puts floral apliques on his frocks. Mr. Gurung's celebrity clientele ranges from Leighton Meester to Demi Moore to Oprah Winfrey.

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Rodarte is a moody label designed by Laura and Kate Mulleavy. The sisters took their line to New York and were featured on the cover of industry rag WWD (Women's Wear Daily) shortly thereafter. The duo has collaborated with Target/Tavi in a beauteous collection, and shoe designer Nick Kirkwood has made shoes for their line.

Sarah Kuhn is the Accessories Editor at Teen Vogue. Sarah has painted bags for Slow and Steady wins the race, and she also plays in a band.

Tom Ford is a successful fashion designer with a label of the same name. Tom worked/designed for Gucci before helming his own line. Tom just came out with a movie starring Julianne Moore and newcomer Nicholas Hoult (who was featured in Teen Vogue) called A Single Man. Hooray for fashion people doing movies! Tom Ford also has a fragrance called Black Orchid which has cool fashion-y/big hair ads.

Under Anna Wintour's direction, Amy Astley (one of my hugest fashion role models) was asked to create Teen Vogue.

Valentino (current) designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccoli created the most EPIC, AMAZING, WONDERFUL, BEAUTIFUL, Spring/Summer 2010 runway collection. If I had the ability to buy the WHOLE collection I WOULD. IT WAS THAT AMAZING.

While at Perry Ellis, Marc Jacobs crafted his infamous grunge collection

Xtra Hot Venti Tazo Chai Tea Lattes (or any Starbucks drink, for that matter), are one of fashion's hottest accessories.

Yigal Azrouel is a fashion designer who makes pretty dresses.

Zac Posen is a New York based womens wear designer. A couple of dresses that come to mind that Gwyneth Paltrow has worn are the beige accordian fold dress and the fushia and red dress (both short sleeve, huggy numbers).

Monday, March 29, 2010

Those cozy mittens are making me miss Winter :)

Hi beauts,
This is a picture of one of my dearest friends. This is not a typical "fashion" shot but I love it all the same. This shot is the one that showcased her elegant necklace (which I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE) the best. I love the simple way she dressed with her cozy white sweater, and jeans tucked in to her boots. I think her sleek long black winter jacked with the fur rimmed hood is just lovely. Also... those mittenes are ADORABLE!

Friday, March 26, 2010


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What do you lovelies think about this fun Betsey Johnson dress for prom? With the bright pink colour, sparkly sequinned ruffles, and chiffon-y underlay, this is the stuff dreams are made of.


With the fur vest, sweet ruffley shirt, bright red ruffle skirt, and interesting flat shoes, this look from Valentino Fall/Winter 2010 RTW (Ready To Wear ;) is pretty much perfect in my book.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Hearts All Over, Basically

I adore this Marchesa dress on actress Ali Larter (pictured above). The love the pink colours, the sweetheart neckline is divine, an the bottom half of this flirty frock is so simply beautiful. The ribbon detailing just accents this dress so well, no?
Don't you just love this dress?
I sure do!
Jill xo

Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Funny Story

Here is your laugh of the day, fashionistas:
One time around the end of January I was at my Grandparent's humble abode, watching Fashion Television (with reporter Jeanne Becker, no less), when some company stopped by. The most EPIC Marc Jacobs Spring 2010 runway collection (the ruffles! the sparkles! the buns! the flats!) was playing on the television during that time and I was all like "OH MA GAWSH, OH MY GOSH, WHOAAAA", and people totally did not understand how amazing it was to see THE show on the SCREEN. Thus, they were not quiet, thus, I was saddened that I could not experience the Marc Jacobs show to its fullest extent.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Sold Out

This Stella McCartney Spring 2010 dress worn by Natalia Vodianova on the designer's Paris catwalk is sold out on Just sayin'. I am impartial to the print of this dress but I think the style is wonderful, which is weird because on the website picture the print looks different.
If you remember though, I did post this collection and thought it was lovely.
The fact that people are willing to shell out $4595 for a dress like this must mean good things:
> Buyers are investing in fashion items.
> And if people have this much money for things like this... economy rut no longer?
Hurray for people purchasing beautiful, vegan, well-made designer clothing.

What are your thoughts on this matter?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Why hello my fashion lovelies,
I have not seen YOU in awhile.
Um herm. School does that to your life.
I have been seemingly missing from the blogosphere. Hopefully that will change in the short term? (I am in March Break right now). I really need to flip some study notes pages more, but I just HAD to do a blog. I mean a 9 day absence from this sphere of existence?! GIVE ME A BREAK. I am so blog deprived. Hahaha! More look loves/show reviews/special updates coming up. Promise.

I am kinda sad that Paris fashion week is over... but the weather is getting nicer which is pretty much bliss. BLISS, people. The weather affects fashion in the way that you wear different clothing items when the weather is warmer versus when the weather is colder. Clearly.

Well... please let me know who you are, what you like in fashion right now, what your favourite Paris show was etc.

P.S. Who might into a bloggers summit? If there are enough people, I might just plan one :)

Love and blessings.

Jill xo

Monday, March 8, 2010

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (Fashion Edition)

Dear fashionable lovelies,
Did you all watch the Oscars?! (and by that I mean the Red Carpet). I was SO excited to tune in last evening!. The Oscars are undoubtedley the biggest fashion night of the year. Swoon! Even people from the Academy acknowledge that the fashion celebrities don is the largest part of the night. I saw many dresses and looks that I loved, but I chose to edit them down to my favourites for you all.

Sandra Bullock's look and dress was my ABSOLUTE favourite of the entire evening. Sandra Bullock's hair is so shiny and lovely. The hair is simple which makes room for a SHOW STOPPING dress. Sandra's beauty look was so simple, yet so beautiful. I loved the pink shade of her lip colour. The actress' jewels came from Neil Lane. The diamond and metal drop earings compliment her beauty look and dress so much. The Neil Lane bracelet adds the perfect little amount of accessorizing to this beauteous dress. And THE (Marchesa, GASP! dress). The intricate flowery beading is so breathtaking, and that COLOUR! Sandra shines (pardon the pun!).
For me, Cameron Diaz's dress choices are either hit or miss. This Oscar de la Renta number is georgous. I love the shape, the flowiness, and the embellishments. Simply lovely!

There was not anyway I could leave this beauty out. At first I was not quite sure if I liked this dress, but it has captured my utmost attention since. Many reasons: it is from Marchesa (oh Karen and Georgina, how I love you!), and it is PINK. LOVE. The accordian folds that morph into large ruffles are so intricate and beautiful.
If it was my choice, all of the actresses would wear Marchesa to the Oscars.

The Oscar's Red Carpet will remain one of my favourite events to watch for years to come. I love this night of old school glamour and beauty. It is so special.

Friday, March 5, 2010

So Excited!

Guys and girls!
I am so excited!!!
Fall/Winter 2010 shows are still happening (currently in Paris), and I hope that I can bring some reviews to you all. Today particularly boasts a stellar lineup of designers such as Yohji Yamamoto, Maison Martin Margiela, Barbara Bui, and LANVIN! YAAAY! I cannot wait till I can see the Lanvin show on
Stay tuned!
Jill xo
P.S. More picture posts to come ;)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


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