Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
I worked with another writer who used to be a movie reviewer. He said that the job wasn't nearly as exciting as it sounds, and that he'd often have to write a ton of inane stuff to meet his word count.
After viewing Valentino: The Last Emperor with Nathalie, she suggested that I write a review about it. By no means do I think I'm qualified to do this. I took a few history of film classes in university, but that was the year I had a nervous breakdown and found myself crying on the subway more often than actually attending classes. Anyway, here it goes.
I kind of liked it. If you know nothing about this feature, it's a behind-the-scenes documentary by Matt Tyranauer that pretty much attempts to capture the idol worship surrounding this designer. Lots of pretty clothes. Plenty of beautiful people. Hilarious shots of Valentino and his entourage of pugs. Glimpes into Valentino's personal and financial relationships. And there's Vogue editor Andre Leon Talley, who exclaims that Valentino's 45-anniversary collection is a "triumph of the will", which made me think of Leni Riefenstahl and kind of creeped me out...
I know I've given a really short and inadequate summary instead of a review, but I really don't know what else to say. I'm not a huge fan of Valentino, but I can appreciate the craftsmanship of his collections. Guess it's worth watching if you're:
a) into documentaries
b) have a love for fashion
c) are into documentaries and love fashion
d) kind of bored on a Wednesday night and find out that your best friend would chew off her right arm if she didn't have someone to see it with.
Guess I should stick to my day job of writing product descriptions...
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Scott Schuman Personal Appearance
Holt Renfrew Toronto - Bloor Street
50 Bloor Street West, Menswear Entrance ON 1
Wednesday July 22, 2009
Meet The Sartorialist Scott Schuman, a leading authority on style for both men and women. His photos have become iconic representations of modern fashion and how it is interpreted.
Schuman launched his blog: The Sartorialist, in 2005 as a way to connect the way clothes are sold to the way they are worn. “I’ve always felt that there was a disconnect between what I was selling in the showroom and what I was seeing real people wearing in real life,” he says.
View a selection of his photographs in our Toronto - Bloor Street store between Wednesday, July 22 - Wednesday, July 29, 2009.
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Diana told me this was coming up but we were too lazy to look for the source. So here it is, straight from my inbox.
::: Nathalie and Diana
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Congrats to Canada's Next Top Model winner, Meaghan Waller from Winnipeg. I think she's adorable in a very non-annoying way so I was rooting for her. (Plus, she really learned how to style herself towards the later episodes.)
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Turns out there's a solution. We've decided to make certain big ticket purchases together - like this Moto Pronto Zag Hobo that's exclusive to Barney's.
I know what you're thinking - 'aren't you two gonna fight over who gets to wear it?'. The answer is no because we're BFF and between the both of us, we have enough bags to keep us happy. I think. We'll see how this pans out.
Take that recession, we found a way around you!
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
I've been searching for the ideal white dress all summer long. Something that can be dressed up or down with a pair of heels or flat sandals, and something that can translate into the colder seasons by accessorizing with opaque tights and a boyfriend blazer. I have looked everywhere with no such luck.