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Admiring from the Backseat: Toronto International Film Festival 2014 Edition


Kate Bosworth in BOSS 

TIFF 2014 has come and gone, but before we roll those red carpets back up and store them away for the year, we should obviously take a moment to bow down to the sartorial highlights of the past 11 days. From a red hot Kate Bosworth in BOSS to the ever glamourous Julianne Moore in Giambattista Valli, Hollywood’s leading ladies definitely brought their finest film premiere duds to Toronto.

Let’s compare red carpet notes – are we on the same page regarding TIFF 2014′s best dressed?


Keira Knightley in Chanel Fall 2014 Couture


Julianne Moore in Giambattista Valli Fall 2014 Couture


Chloe Grace Moretz in Christian Dior Spring 2014 Couture


Haley Bennett in Ulyana Sergeenko Fall 2014 Couture

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The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – September 12, 2014 Edition


Alyssa Lau of Ordinary People, Edmonton

With NYFW in full swing this past week, the sartorial diaries of Canadian style bloggers who’d made the trek to the Big Apple provided plenty of Lookbook fodder.

From an all-white ensemble on Alyssa (snapped by The Sartorialist himself, no less) to a matchy-matchy green getup on Lisa to high shine co-ordinated looks on the Beckerman twins, Canadian style was well represented on the fashion week street style scene. Wouldn’t you say?


Gracie Carroll of Gracie Carroll, Toronto


Lisa Dengler of Just Another Fashion Blog, Toronto/New York


Vanessa Hong of The Haute Pursuit, Vancouver/New York

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Admiring from the Backseat: Venice Film Festival 2014 Edition


Emma Stone in Valentino Fall 2014 Couture

While TIFF is officially in full swing here in Toronto, over in Italy the Venice Film Festival wrapped up over the weekend. It seemed quieter than usual on the red carpets over the course of the 11-day festival, but there were still some definite sartorial highlights.

Emma Stone was red carpet perfection on opening night in a green tulle gown from Valentino’s latest couture collection, hands down our favourite look of the festival. Ashley Greene in gorgeous black Antonio Berardi gown, Constance Jablonski in a lovely floral-embroidered Alberta Ferretti number rounded out our top 3 best dressed.

Will the TIFF red carpet be able to top Venice? We’ll dutifully report back next week!


Ashley Greene in Antonio Berardi Fall 2014


Constance Jablonski in Alberta Ferretti Spring 2014


Alexandra Daddorio in Reem Acra Resort 2015


Alessandra Mastronardi in Alberta Ferretti Fall 2014

Images via Zimbio

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Admiring from the Backseat: Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 Edition


Claire Danes in Givenchy Fall 2014

The Emmys always manage to sneak up on us, and this year was no different. It was about 3 minutes into Seth Meyers’ monologue when we happened upon the live broadcast. Needless to say, we’d missed the 7.5-hour red carpet special we assume preceded the actual awards show, but thanks to the interweb were able to catch right up on all the red carpet happenings.

Claire Danes in a drama-bringing scarlet Givenchy? Hands down our favourite of the night, followed closely by Kate Mara (we’ve missed you on House of Cards!) in a complicated J. Mendel gown that somehow all came together rather fabulously. Julianna Margulies, who always makes the best dressed lists, made the cut in a fierce Narciso Rodriguez number. So did Julia Roberts, because Elie Saab Couture, obviously.

Check out the rest of our top 10 best dressed (Oh hey, Amy Poehler! Welcome to BSS, Kiernan Shipka!) – do you agree with our picks? And yes, that is indeed a gratuitous photo of Matt Bomer in a Tom Ford tux. Because we can.


Kate Mara in J. Mendel Fall 2014


Julianna Margulies in custom Narciso Rodriguez


Julia Roberts in Elie Saab Fall 2014 Couture


Camila Alves in Zuhair Murad Resort 2015

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Much VJ Liz Trinnear’s 5 Favourite Fashion Moments from MMVAs Past

The music and fashion extravaganza that is the Much Music Video Awards descends upon Toronto and takes over the television airwaves this upcoming weekend. The Kendall and Kylie Jenner-hosted show will feature a line-up of presenters that includes the likes of Chloë Moretz, P.K. Subban and Laura Vandervoort, and will be serving up performances by Lorde, Imagine Dragons and more.

As we await the start of what promises to be a star-studded red carpet, we checked in with Much VJ Liz Trinnear - in between rehearsals, no less! – to find out her 5 favourite fashion moments from MMVAs past:

Naya Rivera and Big Sean at MMVAs 2013: “Loved this couple and how they always found a way to complement each other’s look. Last year I told them they were my fave look on the carpet so it’s only fair I choose them! That onesie, though? NAYA ow ow.”

Shae Mitchell at MMVAs 2013: “Her loud printed 2 piece was a perfect mix of sexy and edgy. Fun and flirtatious. Her hair is every girl’s dream and she’s the mayor of babetown.”

Selena Gomez at MMVAs 2011: “White vest/short combo = super cute girl next door. Sexy with a low back and hint of lace. Selena OWNED the stage when she hosted!”

Miley Cyrus at MMVAs 2010: “She owned this all-nude ensemble and had the perfect tussled hair to complement it. She showed some curves and was stylish and simple.”

Shanae Grimes at MMVAs 2012: “Double high slit = so so sexy! The arm piece was to die for and a perfect accent to a show-stopping dress.”

Catch the MMVAs this Sunday, June 15 exclusively on Much and at much.ca. The red carpet coverage begins at 8pm ET and the live show follows at 9pm ET.

Images courtesy of Much

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10 Best Dressed Moments from the Cannes Film Festival 2014 Red Carpet


Cate Blanchett in Valentino Pre-Fall 2014

The Cannes Film Festival and all the red carpet goodness that we were treated to for 12 glorious days has finally come to an end. Obviously that means a round-up of the best dressed moments, which this year happens to feature Blake Lively three times and Cate Blanchett twice. We would have liked to limit the repetition if not just for the sake of variety, but we have to give credit where it’s due: whether they were sporting Gucci, Valentino or Givenchy, both leading ladies’ looks were all next level.

Rounding out the rest of our top 10 list are Freida Pinto in a lovely coral Oscar de la Renta gown, Rosie Huntington-Whitely in a stunning metallic Gucci Premiere design, Chloë Moretz in ethereal Chanel couture, Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor in a dramatic Elie Saab gown, and one of our favourite models, Toni Gaarn in a silver Redemption Choppers look.


Blake Lively in Gucci Premiere


Rosie Huntington-Whitely in Gucci Premiere


Sonam Kapoor in Elie Saab Couture Spring 2014


Blake Lively in Chanel Couture Spring 2014

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Admiring from the Backseat: The Met’s Costume Institute Gala 2014 ‘Charles James: Beyond Fashion’ Edition


Liu Wen in Zac Posen

The Metropolitan Museum of Art threw its annual Costume Institute Gala last night in New York, and we were there…err, in the same city on non-Met Ball business. But – silver lining! – we’re getting closer and closer every year to our dream of one day attending. We’d even happily accept the role of fly on the wall – are you hearing this Anna?

In any case, Met Ball 2014, ‘Charles James: Beyond Fashion’, happened last night, and it was the year’s most glamourous red carpet to date. All the biggest, boldest names in Hollywood were there, wearing the biggest, boldest names in the fashion industry: Blake Lively in Gucci Premiere, Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta, Beyonce in Givenchy Couture. Our best dressed list is packed with star power and sartorial perfection.

Side note: Hell hath officially frozen over. We once vowed never to post about one Kim Kardashian on this here site, but she won us over last night with a gorgeous midnight blue Lanvin gown and a Kanye West at her side. Vow or no vow, we give credit where credit is due, and Kim killed it this time. Now, back to our regular, generally Kim K.-free programming.


Blake Lively in Gucci Premiere


Alexa Chung in Nina Ricci


Hailee Steinfeld in Prabal Gurung


Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta

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Admiring from the Backseat: Leslie Mann in Monique Lhuillier

Leslie Mann attended the L.A. premiere of her latest movie, ‘The Other Woman’, in a vibrant, eye-catching look this week, and we’re in love. The actress walked the red carpet in a two-toned bandeau top and ball skirt pairing from Monique Lhuillier‘s Spring 2014 runway collection and matching Oscar Tiye sandals.

The ensemble has us wanting for colour in our spring wardrobes. More! Brighter! Now! Off to go shopping. Be right back.

Image Credit: Getty / Steve Granitz

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Admiring from the Backseat: MTV Movie Awards 2014 Edition


Lupita Nyong’o in Chanel Fall 2014

We usually tune into the MTV Movie Awards for the trailers, the musical performances (Eminem and Rihanna!), and the Best Shirtless Performance award reveals (because, you know). Fashion? Not so much.

But then we heard that the likes of Lupita Nyong’o and Shailene Woodley were going to be walking the red carpet, and we had a feeling we were in for the most noteworthy MTV Movie Awards red carpet to date. And with Chanel, Balmain, Emanuel Ungaro and even some Ulyana Sergeenko Couture served up last night, we’d say we were right.

Our main takeaways from the show? Lupita never fails us, Shailene continues to kill it, and we desperately need an Edie Parker clutch like Rita Ora‘s in our lives, stat. Check out our 5 best dressed from the 2014 MTV Movie Awards – do you agree with our picks?


Shailene Woodley in Balmain Pre-Fall 2014


Chrissy Teigen in Ulyana Sergeenko Spring 2014 Couture


Zendaya Coleman in Emanuel Ungaro Fall 2014


Rita Ora in Barbara Casasola Fall 2014

Image Credits: Getty

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Admiring from the Backseat: Shailene Woodley in Zuhair Murad

Shailene Woodley is making her Backseat Stylers debut, and it’s about time. The actress, currently promoting her latest film Divergent, is a rising star in Hollywood and definitely one to watch for her red carpet style. In fact, her look at the Divergent Berlin premiere this week was far and away her best to date in our books.

Shailene donned a gorgeous white gown from Zuhair Murad‘s Pre-Fall 2014 collection for the occasion. With a sexy plunging neckline, futuristic bold shoulders and fierce gold embellishments, this might possibly be our favourite Murad design ever. And did we mention the mini train? We always love a good train.

We’re now officially on Shailene Woodley red carpet watch. Are you loving this look as much as we are?

Image Credit: Patrick Hoffmann/WENN.com

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