When I heard that shoe designers Nicholas Kirkwood and Sophia Webster were coming to town, I knew exactly which pair of shoes I’d be sporting to the shindig in their honour at Hudson’s Bay: neon yellow graphic-print platform pumps from Kirkwood’s Spring 2013 collection. Their fellow compatriot Charlotte Dellal of Charlotte Olympia has often confessed to dressing from the feet up, and I certainly did too on this occasion.
I’d say the shoes were the hero of the ensemble, but I’m currently obsessed with velvet blazers. This one from L’Agence was super soft and fit like a dream. I’d live in it this fall if I could get away with donning a velvet tuxedo jacket all day, every day. But then again, why can’t I? I’ll happily be that lady in the checkout line at a Walmart in suburbia wearing a velvet tuxedo jacket for no good reason, thank you very much.
L’Agence velvet blazer / Joe Fresh blouse / Joe Fresh jeans / Nicholas Kirkwood shoes / Chanel brooch / Saint Laurent clutch / LeiVanKash ring
Carey Mulligan in Christopher Kane Resort 2011 at TIFF 2010 (Image credit: Jason Merritt/Getty)
Our fair city is all abuzz this week with Toronto International Film Festival preparations: the red carpets have been steam cleaned, the celeb gifting lounges stocked up, and the film reels set to play. The TIFF circus officially starts tomorrow, and we couldn’t be more excited. Ryan Gosling may not be making an appearance at the festival this year, but if there’s one thing that gets us even more into a tizzy than The Gos, it’s red carpet fashion.
Over the next 11 days, couture pieces flown in from Europe will be spotlighted alongside the very best Canadian designers have to offer, and we can’t wait to take it all in. In the meantime, we’ve rounded up 10 of our absolute favourite looks from TIFFs gone by for your viewing pleasure.
Epic past red carpet moments like Carey Mulligan in whimsical, galaxy-print Christopher Kane, Eva Mendes in an ultra-glam black Andrew Gn gown and Blake Lively in red-hot, floral-embellished Chanel Haute Couture are going to be a challenge for this year’s crop of stars to top.
Eva Mendes in Andrew Gn Fall 2010 at TIFF 2010 (Image via ModeWalk)
Blake Lively in Chanel Fall 2010 Couture at TIFF 2010 (Image credit: Jason Merritt/Getty)
Jennifer Connelly in YSL Resort 2011 at TIFF 2010 (Image credit: Getty)
Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior Fall 2012 Couture at TIFF 2012 (Image credit: Getty)
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When we first saw the images of Karl Lagerfeld‘s Metiers d’Art Paris-Edinburgh collection for Chanel earlier this year, we were utterly blown away. Now he’s gone ahead and chosen the absolute perfect person to star in the ad campaign, and we’ve fallen in love all over again.
Actress and bonafide style icon (and girl crush!) Tilda Swinton is fronting the collection, and doing an incredible job of it. She looks fierce beyond words in the campaign images and we’re dying for every single piece featured. Tartan everything, please!
Images via Fashion Gone Rogue
It’s been over 90 years since the first bottles of Chanel No. 5 were released, and now Karl Lagerfeld has created the perfect ode to the iconic perfume: the Chanel No. 5 perfume bottle clutch. Seen recently on the Cruise 2014 runway, it was shown in two different colourways, and even comes with the design house’s signature leather chain strap.
It’s both uber chic and wonderfully whimsical. No word yet on pricing, but we’ll be daydreaming about this one until it hits stores later this year.
Images via TPF
This impossibly long winter may be dragging the best of us down, sartorially speaking, but style pros like Diane Kruger are still going strong. The actress stepped out in an effortlessly glam ensemble for dinner in New York with her boyfriend Joshua Jackson this week.
She chose a chic white collared shirt and black satin pants pairing for the occasion, topping it off with a delightfully ostentatious fur coat. The best part of her outfit though was the bright red Chanel lego clutch, which added a pop of colour and whimsical touch. I’d happily take one of those in every colour, please.
Image via Vogue UK
The temperatures may be bitterly cold this week, but my mind has already moved on to spring – and spring bags, in particular. I’ve been on the hunt for a colourful new accessory to help usher in the warm weather that I’m certain is just around the corner, and Chanel‘s Boy Bag is currently a top contender.
Karl Lagerfeld introduced the new style a year ago, which features Chanel’s signature quilted leather and double C kisslock, but has a decidedly edgier vibe than the ubiquitous classic quilted flap bag. For Spring 2013, it’s being produced in a range of punchy colours, including a to-die-for navy and black combination.
It’s taken a year for the Boy Bag to catch my eye, but now I can’t get it out of my head. How about you – are you a yay or nay on this Chanel bag?
Images via Purse Blog
Karl Lagerfeld showed his Metiers d’Art Paris-Edinburgh collection for Chanel at the Linlithgow Palace in Scotland back in December, and now we’re finally getting a close-up look at the accompanying accessories for Pre-Fall 2013. The combination of Chanel’s iconic interlocking C’s and camellias with unmistakeably Scottish tartan and tweed make for a line-up of highly covetable handbags, shoes and jewelry.
The fierce silver chainmail flap bag and ornate gold oxblood resin cuff in particular are on my dream shopping list. The Kaiser never fails to design accessories that keep me
wanting needing more Chanel in my life, and Pre-Fall 2013 is looking as to-die-for a collection as any.
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Five years ago, I spotted Rihanna on the cover of Seventeen‘s December 2007 issue sporting a lovely Chanel camellia necklace around her neck. I knew immediately I had to have it. Chanel’s camellia is iconic, and this particular piece would add just the right amount of sparkle to any evening look.
The search for it, however, would take me much longer and farther than I anticipated. It wasn’t until the Mister and I took a trip down to Hawaii several months later that I would happen across it at the Chanel boutique at Ala Moana, one of my favourite places to shop in the world. There was only one left, sitting all by its lonesome in the back of a jewelry drawer, as if it had been waiting patiently for me to come rescue it all those months. It (along with the photos of me surfing on Waikiki beach!) was the perfect souvenir from my one-year wedding anniversary trip.
In fact, I loved the necklace so much, I managed to track down its matching bracelet in Houston, TX a little while later. Whomever warned against too much of a good thing obviously never came across a Chanel camellia.
Kate Hudson in Alexander McQueen
Golden Globes 2013 turned out to be quite the night! Honourary Backseat Styler D joined us for this year’s festivities and we spent the evening critiquing the red carpet fashions, accusing each other of cheating in the GG pool, and playing Amy Poehler and Tina Fey’s Golden Globes drinking game. Lots of controversy, to say the least. So much so, in fact, that we couldn’t even narrow the best dressed field down to 10.
While the red carpet as a whole left much to be desired, favourites like Kate Hudson in Alexander McQueen, Anne Hathaway in Chanel and Julianne Moore in Tom Ford were shoo-ins. Ladies in red Jennifer Lawrence (in Christian Dior) and Naomi Watts (in Zac Posen) also made the cut, as did Kerry Washington in an embellished Miu Miu frock. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looked drop-dead gorgeous in a bow-adorned Saint Laurent gown, while Julianna Margulies and Michelle Dockery both took risks with their Pucci and Alexandre Vauthier gowns that paid off.
The final spot in our top ten best dressed of the night was a toss-up between Rachel Weisz in a sheer, polka-dotted number by Louis Vuitton (S’s pick) and Katharine McPhee‘s revealing Theyskens’ Theory dress (T’s pick). Rather than settle the issue via a breakdance fight, we decided to expand our list to 11 and call it a night.
Who were your best dressed of the 2013 Golden Globes?
Anne Hathaway in Chanel
Naomi Watts in Zac Posen
Julianne Moore in Tom Ford
Kerry Washington in Miu Miu
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Saint Laurent
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Anne Hathaway in Armani Prive at 2011 Golden Globe Awards
It’s official, ladies and gents! Sunday marks the beginning of this year’s awards season in Hollywood, and we’re excitedly counting down the days until the Tina Fey and Amy Poehler-hosted Golden Globes. After that, it’s going to be a non-stop red carpet glam fest as our favourite stars attend the Globes, the SAGs and finally the Oscars.
This year’s batch of nominees include leading ladies who not only have serious acting chops, but impeccable style to match (or, at least, the most talented stylists on their payrolls). We’ve rounded up the 10 actresses we’re most excited to see on the awards show red carpets this season, along with our favourite look of theirs to date.
From stars of the silver screen like Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence to those who’ve graced our televisions this past year like Claire Danes and Julianne Moore, we can’t wait to cover their sartorial choices over the next couple of months. Valentino, Dior, Elie Saab…gorgeous gowns are coming to a glamourous red carpet near you. Stay tuned!
Marion Cotillard in Christian Dior at AFI Fest 2012
Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen at 2012 Academy Awards
Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior at Toronto International Film Festival 2012
Julianne Moore in Tom Ford at 2011 BAFTA Awards
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