Weekend look book: 11.28.2010

Had a great weekend with lots of birthdays and family fun. Lots of great things happening soon. Stay tuned. And, I almost forgot Happy Birthday wishes to one of my best friends Catherine. XO. 

Photo credits: Veronica Marziale


How to: Make-up lessons with Maureen

Yesterday night we had the most amazing night with our dear friend and make-up artist Maureen.We had a great night full of food and make-up (two of my favorite things). We went through all of our bags and she tossed out all the dated pieces and things that didn't work on our skin tones. Even though I was a little reluctant to toss some of my favorite pieces I quickly realized what a difference the right product makes. It is easy to get in a make-up rut and it is essential that we do the audit at least once a year. Here are some other great pointers I picked up. 
I highly recommend that everyone sits down and clean up your kits!

1. Throw out everything that is over a year old - really it's no good anymore. 
2. It is really important to clean your brushes and shadows at least once a month.
3. Eyeshadow primer is essential (she recommends the MAC eyeshadow primer) it can completely lift any eyeshadow color you already own and will stay on for 8hrs. 

Photo Credits: Veronica Marziale



Holiday Gift List (under $100-) Part 2

1. Dylan's candy bar tackle box, $24.00, available at The Bay Queen Street
2. 101 things I learned in fashion school by Alfredo Cabrera, $15.00, Urban Outfitters
3. Lomografy Diana F+ Camera, $95.00, Urban Outfitters 
4. Chanel La Vernis Block velvet nailpolish, $25.00, Holt Renfrew 

These past few weeks I have been so crazy busy with new projects and a new job that I have really been putting my Blog on the back burner. Not to mention I have not even began to shop for all the people on my holiday list. So here is a little something to inspire us all to tackle that holiday gift list. 


Shop of the month: Rac

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Rac boutique is my latest shop obsession. The shop is nestled in Toronto's Yorkville neighborhood. Shop owners Faith and Glenna Weddle has combined an amazing assortment of brands that are accessible to all.  

Monday Mornings...

Source: Garance DorĂ©

Hoping everyone had a relaxing weekend. Now back to the grind. 


Look of the day!

Source: The Sartorialist

Holiday Gift List (under $75-) Part 1

1. Beekman 1802 A Year IN The Country Soap Box Set, $64, available at Beekman 1962
2. Erica Domesek P.S. I Made This Book, $18.95, available at Abrams
3. Jane Hornby What To Cook & How To Cook It Cookbook, $39.95, available at Phaidon
4. Pendleton Jacquard Bath Towels, $48 each, available at Urban Outfitters

The holidays will be here before we know it and that means it's time to start shopping for those hard to buy people on your list. Personally, I love this time of year and I love shopping for everyone on my list. Here is part one (of many) holiday gift list. 

Also, I wanted to mention that I currently own the book by Jane Hornby, What to cook and how to cook it cookbook and it is absolutely amazing. It has step by step pictures on how to execute every step of your dish. I have personally cooked about 10 dishes in the cookbook already and to was blown away at how amazing they ALL turned out. If I can go from no cook to pretty good cook with this one book - anyone can, really!


November: Favorite things

Hoola by Benefit bronzer ( I swear by this product it is absolutely amazing), NARS duo eyeshadow- Alhambra and my new favorite product the Stay don't Spray eyeshadow concealer. 
Upon my return from Italy my sister decided to surprise me by giving my room a mini lift. One of my FAVORITE pieces she added was a piece that she actually made. The painting of the 3 models on the newspaper canvas was one of her very own creations and I think it really helps in completing the room.
Lastly, my recent favorite purchase is this amazing sweater by Left on Houston. It's perfect for cold days like today- it feels like you have wrapped a cozy sweater around you. 

How to: Wear leopard

Leopard has been seen everywhere from A-list stars to all of the seasons hottest runways. I think when wearing leopard there is a very fine line between chic and tacky. I personally don't like the head to toe animal print look, I much prefer adding a bold accessory to a classic look (see the examples below.)

A leopard accessory is a great opportunity to be both a little bold and playful. It is also this seasons way to instantly update any wardrobe. Tip: Just have fun with it, it's your chance to show your playful side!
Option One

Option Two

Option Three


Lusting Over: Charlotte Olympia

I been lusting over Charlotte Olympia shoes for awhile now and have recently learned that The Bay has acquired the line. Charlotte Olympia is a London based shoe line that have been worn by stars such as; Sarah Jessica Parker, Rihanna and Gwenyth Paltrow. I absolutely love the collection above - Blame it on Rio.

Charlotte Olympia is currently available at The Room, Toronto.

Weekend look book: 11.7.2010



Happy Friday!

This is what heaven looks like in my dreams! 

Have a great weekend everyone. I am heading up north for some much needed R&R this weekend. Next week we are attending a TFI event, behind the scenes with Canadian top designers (very excited.) Also, next Wednesday, November 11th at 9pm is the Victoria Secret fashion show- this show always helps get me in the holiday spirit. 


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