Wednesday, June 26, 2013

curious/fashion

Christian Louboutin takes Toronto


If you're interested in fashion, and you live in Toronto, then you've probably fallen victim to the Louboutin hurricane that has swept the city this past week. The shoe couturier was in Toronto to open his fabulous new exhibit, appropriately titled "Christian Louboutin"(lets not complicate things), at the Design Exchange. I had the good fortune of attending the exhibit's opening bash before it opened to the public the next day. The stunning display celebrates Louboutin's 20 years of red-sole genius. From his Playboy Bunny pumps to his "Deja Vu" platform there were red-carpet regulars and pieces I'd never seen before (I consider myself pretty well-versed in Louboutin). Photos after the jump...

Thursday, May 30, 2013

curious/music

Kanyes Face & More


Here's a decent version of Kanye's new song New Slaves, performed on SNL. It's a preview from his new album dropping mid-June, called Yeezus. Oh is that a reference to Jesus? Relatively positive that Kanye is most definitely making reference to himself as Jesus. But anyways, this song kills it. Just hope the album – and Kanye's ego – doesn't implode the Internet when it drops.

PS--> Let it be known that the line is actually "I'd rather be a dick than a swallower" NOT "I'd rather be a prick than a swallower"
Damn censorship.

-a

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We back

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Like Cher, we felt – or at least I did – a large gapping hole the size of Kanye Wests' ego since I have stopped posting on TCC. So we're back. Sorry we ever left.

-a

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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Uncle Terry, that you?



Recognize the tattoo anyone....? Anyone? If you guessed Terry Richardson you're right. The master of minimalism (I mean, the man gave new meaning to a white wall) recently lent his hands to Valentino's new Spring campaign. Richardson, who makes just as fine of a model as he does a photographer, added a little edge to the otherwise elegant maison Italiano. Well do the thumbs up for you on this one Terry, yours seem occupied.

-e

Sunday, April 14, 2013

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Bedazzled by Shourouk


Dare I say that French label Shourouk could be the best thing since Dannijo. This Parisian-Tunisian hybrid of a jewellery label has been churning out one ridiculously exotic piece after the next. The designer, Shourouk Rhaiem (who is able to list Chloe, Galliano and Gaultier as former employers) has a tendency to blend crystals, plastic, and silk into a single piece. Coveting. Check out the website here.

-e

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

curious/culture

What would Wes do


One of our favorite directors, Wes Anderson has teemed up with Roman Coppola to direct the new Prada Candy perfume campaign. The first video has been released and it stars Lea Seydoux - the beautiful French actress, model, and current girl crush. 

Definitely influenced by French Avant Garde director, Jean-Luc Godard, the clip hints at a quirky menage-a-trois. Check it out HERE and read on for more of the lovely Lea. 
-a

curious/DIY

Am I martha yet?


Tis the season for renewal, feasts, and pastel clad relatives asking what you're going to do with your life. Hoorah! Whether you celebrate Passover or Easter, both holidays involve one of my favorite pastimes - eating. Perhaps you've been invited to dine with your boy/girl-friends family. Perhaps you should consider bringing flowers. Or wine. Or both. I tend to prefer flowers because although I have graduated to choosing wine at a liquor store, I would argue that my taste might be far from discernable-parent-tastebuds. 

Anyways. As I was paying for the flowers, I noticed my sweet, sweet Dep Lady wrap the carefully chosen bouquet as a butcher would wrap a piece steak. Her packaging made the tasteful flowers seem cheap, sad, and tacky and this just simply would not do.

Thus, I decided to re-wrap the bouquet in newspaper! If you think newspaper looks worse than the Dep Lady's atrocity, you're wrong! See, newspaper is unexpected and therefore when used to wrap flowers births a lovely contrast that's more 'rustic/chic' than 'cheap/dirty'. Read on for 5-minute DIY/adventures in Martha-dom. 
-a

Sunday, March 24, 2013

curious/fashion

is it spring yet

Ray Ban Sunglasses/Cheap Monday Bra/Superga Sneakers/Zara Pants/Vintage Tee/Nixon Watch/Celine Tote
This is my all-in-one ode to white-sneakers/leather pants whatever season/black vintage tees/lace bras/black totes/and coconut water. As I anxiously wait for the snow to melt in Montreal, I find myself indoors with time to kill and a list of mundane things to Google. Far too often, I end up on WebMD. As I try to avoid self-diagnosis as it only feeds into my hypochondria, I decide to investigate the benefits of Coconut Water - the trendiest potion as of late. 
-a // More after the jump!

curious/DIY

bow to the brow

Cara, Audrey, Bambi oh my!
Lately, I've been obsessed with full brows. Unfortunately, I was an anxious pre-teen and took to plucking the full, bushy brows bestowed upon me due to my Russian roots. As I slowly steer clear of the tweezers, I've investigated ways to achieve the "big bold brow" look. More after the jump!
-a

curious/culture

in the details


Sometimes all you need is a good notebook and even better bling.
Notebooks available on The Cools and emoticon jewelry from Alison Lou.
-a

curious/music

Sunday Night Sounds

Sue Lyon at the 1962 premier of Lolita
Here are five songs that have had me mesmerized all day. I hope they end your weekend on a lovely note, just as they've ended mine. 
-a

Float Fall - Someday

Andrew Ashong + Theo Parrish - Flowers

AlunaGeorge - Your Drums, Your Love (Duke Dumont Mix)

Jill Scott - Golden (Kaytranada Remix)

A Tribe Called Quest - 1nce Again (Bit Funk Mix)

curious/fashion

Conflict of Interest


Recently, I stumbled onto a t-shirt that read "Ballinciaga HARLEM", stuting as a knock-off of the real designer counterpart. A few minutes of research later, I found the suppliers of such a tongue and cheek production - Conflict of Interest. The New York based manufacturers make parody t-shirts of designer labels such as Kenzo, Givenchy, and Miu Miu. Considered to be morally questionable by some, I feel that at heart it's paying homage to the brand by making it affordable for fashion lovers to tote the next best thing. 
Find more about COI and their t-shirts HERE
Shoes, Pants, Jacket, Clutch- Zara
Lipstick, Nailpolish- Chanel 
-a

Thursday, March 21, 2013

curious/fashion

totes obsessed


Ridiculously obsessed with these canvas tote bags from German label Souve. Dying get my hands on one...or 3. The two year old brand offers a solid selection of scarfs, pocket squares, and "shopper" bags. They're only sold in a selection of partner boutiques but they have a great online store which you can check out here.

-e

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

curious/music

top five shlohmo songs

Hi.
21-year-old L.A. native Henry Laufer, aka better known as Shlohmo is a producer of slow bpm, wacky, hip-hop influenced electro that has me grinning from ear to ear with every listen. Today, he released a new track that was created in collaboration with Jeremih - a beautiful track which began in January of this year. No seriously, it's a musical eargasm. Check out my top five favorite Shlohmo songs below. 
-a

Bo Peep (Do U Right) ft. Jeremih

Jeremih - Fuck You All The Time (Shlohmo Remix)

Little Dragon - Sunshine (Shlohmo Remix)

Burial - Shell of Light (Shlohmo Remix)

Aaliyah ft Drake - Enough Said (Shlohmo Remix)


curious/fashion

the scene at #PFW

Can't stop ogling over street style photos from a very much missed Paris Fashion Week. The real action, in my opinion, comes from the scenes in between shows. A flash of Elena Perminova in her all round Russian chicness, a glimpse at Yasmin Sewell's various androgynous getups, Leandra Medine making you want to be Leandra Medine... you know. All photos are taken by Phil Oh for Vogue.






curious/fashion

Up on overalls

Destiny's Child knows what's up...

You would think a pair of light washed denim overalls would be the easiest thing to find.  Salvation Army's, vintage stores, you name it, this once popular artifact of clothing has become extinct. I feel like every mum and daughter in the 90's had a pair...but where have they all gone? It is a mystery. So I continue my search, pop my head in every consignment store and keep faith that in the near future I will find a pair.  I don't think I'll be wearing a knit turtle neck in baby blue underneath my overalls, circa Gr.4...but really who the hell knows. Check below to see how overalls really should be worn.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Thursday, March 14, 2013

curious/fashion

baby's wearing green jeans



Happy almost St. Patty's day....! Otherwise known as Irish Beer Day, Green Beer Day, Green T-Shirt Day, etc. Hope this provides a lil inspiration for your weekend shenanigans. 

Clockwise:
Proenza Schouler PS1
Current/Elliott Low-Rise Skinny Jeans
Acne White Rita Leather Jacket
Alexander Wang Cashmere Beanie
Deborah Lippmann Nail Colour in Stardust
Acne Pistol Boots
Acne Ruth Sweater

-e

Friday, March 8, 2013

curious/fashion

#pfw

Fashion Week in Paris "est terminée", and with that marks the end of 4 consecutive international fashion weeks. For the past 9 days, the catwalk in the City of Lights have seen everything from diamond headgear (McQueen) to high-fashion sweat suits (Stella McCartney). Things worth nothing: all round manliness (Paul & Joe/Neil Barrett), sequin overdose (Louis), fishnet nightmares (Saint Laurent), the wig that won't go away (Louis), and so much loveliness at Hermes (Christophe Lemair keep doing your thing). Memorable "off-catwalk" moments: Jessica Chastain making everyone wish they were redheaded, ADR making Saint Laurent work, the petite Miroslava Duma winning our hearts one outfit (and instagram) at a time,  Carine Roitfeld trying to make ski goggles socially acceptable, and a far too blond Leigh Lezark. As for our favourites? A whole lot of love goes to Lanvin (always), Anthony Vaccarello (newcomer), Neil Barrett, and Saint Laurent. The winner? A tie between Valentino and Giambattista Valli. Enjoy.

Giambattista Valli
Valentino 
Lanvin
Saint Laurent
Anthony Vaccarello 
Neil Barrett 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

curious/words

Simple Sex Requests


One particularly snowy day in Montreal, I got to thinking how such afternoons used to be enjoyed. Before iPhones, computers, Netflix, homework, and hangovers. Snow days were anxiously anticipated because of endless opportunity to toboggan, play board games, watch movies, and nap forever. You know, that PG-13 shit. These memories flood back to form a river of nostalgia that makes me realize what I really miss are the days when simplicity was a priority and making decisions were not.
Now, no longer chained to my parents demanding expectations – I relish in the freedom to plan my afternoons with as little or as much activity as I desire.
Soon time passes and Saturday afternoons turn into Saturday evenings and before I know it, I’m going to bed with feelings of (undeserved) achievement because I managed to write my To-Do List. No, no. Nothing is checked off, but that’s what Sundays are for right?
That sense of accomplishment slowly morphs into laziness. I think: if I continue frittering away productive daylight hours, I should at least have something to show for it, right? It was then that I resolved to return to the wisdom of my youth. I would spend my Saturday afternoons in the most perfectly simple way –  by having sex instead of doing anything else.
As the bouts of anxiety from deciding how to prioritize my “To-Do” list subside, I understand that the simplicity we cherished as children still has it’s merit today. Women like sex. Men like sex. If you can have sex, you should. Tada! Afternoon planned.


curious/culture

The golden Age


When I was in Europe over December Break, I was able to harness my tendency to take pictures of everything to take pictures of one really awesome thing. The well dressed men and women of Rome, Milan, Vienna, and Budapest. To me, their outfits and their expression show one side but what's behind the faces is something we'll never know. So here's to the imagination and hopefully having as much character as them in our old age.

Check out my favorite photos after the jump and the rest of the photo essay HERE. 
-a

curious/music

Sunday night chill

Can't wait for Jai Paul to come out with something new.

This song is the perfect blend of low-key yet catchy vocals and rhythm. Me like. 

Hauntingly beautiful. 

How could you say something bad about this?

A remedy on a cold winter night. 

Light/chill songs for your heavy heart.  
-a

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stylish gals at mfw






Favourite photos from Milan Fashion week. Che bello. All images sourced form Vogue.com and Grazia.it.

-e

curious/fashion

Newest T by Wang

Top picks from the latest collection.
Alexander Wang has delivered another daringly black line of "worn in" essentials for his T by Alexander Wang label. The fall 2013 collection is all kinds of leather basics featuring one gotta-have-it jacket after the next. Casual, boyish and edgy... our wish-list just got a whole lot longer.

See the whole T by Alexander Wang Fall '13 line here.

-e

Monday, February 25, 2013

curious/fashion

all that glitters is no.21

No.21 Catwalk at Milan Fashion Week

Now I'm not one to gush over the ultra feminine, but there's something about Italian designer Alessandro Dell'Acqua's label, No.21 (despite its fluffy-glittery-all round pinkness) that gets to me. The guy's established in his latest FW'13 collection, the perfect balance of soft and sophisticated. It's girly without the frills, it's sparkly without the kitsch.

See the entire line from his latest Milan Fashion Week show here.

-e

Saturday, February 23, 2013

curious/fashion

walk it out




We've got so much love for Asian-American designers lately we had to give them a shout out. Alexander Wang, Phillip Lim and Derek Lam (all Cali natives) were three of our favourites at last week's NYFW. Others worth noting: Jason Wu (a favourite of Miche Obama), Thakoon, and Richard Chai- a trio of Parsons graduates. These talented 6 continue to impress us with their chic & contemporary lines. 

To see Alexander Wangs FW'13 Collection click here.
To see Phillip Lim FW'13 Collection click here.
To see Derek Lam's FW'13 Collection click here.

-e

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

curious fashion

mc x dc


As if this guy doesn't have enough on his plate. Marc Jacobs can now add Diet Coke cans to his long list of design accomplishments. The limited edition cans are a result of his being named creative director of this 30 year old brand- a title that was promoted in this youtube vid, featuring Marc and all of his ridiculous abdominal glory. One big stamp of approval to Diet Coke on this one.

-e

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#nyfw

NY Fashion Week may be over but we can't stop thinking about it. Disappointed by a few but pleased by many, the fall lines left a mostly sweet taste in our mouths. Things worth noting: Cara Delevigne's presence on almost every catwalk, roadkill-inspired shoes gliding down the runways at Alexander Wang and The Row, oversized everything (swoon), the mixing of male and female models (see Michael Kors), leather leather leather, and last but not least the too-good-to-be-true boots at Theysken's Theory. We've rounded up our top picks from most of our favourite lines and posted them below. The winner? Lets call it a tie between Theysken's Theory, Proenza Schouler, and Phillip Lim. Enjoy.

Proenza Schouler
Jason Wu
Theysken's Theory
Victoria Beckham
(continue after the jump)