Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Rough Around the Edges

We were pretty pumped to learn from Yulanda that Free People offers decent shipping rates to Canada.

I really want the ring pictured to the left - but check out the model's nails. That's rough! Free People, dontcha think it's important to prep your peeps before taking pictures?

Just a word to the wise.


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tips for your TIPS

In a facebook convo, Steph asked me if I thought there was a difference between high and low end nail polishes.

I'm not really sure what Nathalie (who is a crazy nail polish fiend) would say, but I'm of the opinion that it really depends on the brand.

For example, I really dislike MAC's nail polishes. I always find their colours to be very limited and the formula never stays as long as I'd like. Also, I find that it takes a very long time to dry. Considering that they retail for rougly $16 after taxes, I expect more.

I'm sure you've seen Sally Hansen nail polishes at your local drugstore. At the moment, I'm particularly fond of their Xtreme wear line, which is boasting some really fun colours. They cost around $4 after taxes and I find that I can go an entire week without any chipping, which is insane. On the downside, I find that some of their shades (like 'Blue Me Away'', pictured) tend to stain my nails (but that's really my fault for being too lazy to wear a base coat).

I know that Nathalie's a huge fan of essie nail polishes. The colour range is fairly good, and they come out with some interesting sets during the holidays. They are also moderately priced, and I find that the formula goes on easily, doesn't streak and dries quickly. Nathalie has complained on more than one occasion about being unable to find these nail polishes, but I see them fairly frequently at Trade Secrets and at the occasional Shopper's Drg Mart. essie nail polishes are usually $10 - $12, depending on where you pick them up.

On a quick note to end this post, I gotta say in general OPI makes great nail polishes. However, the polishes they've done for Sephora are inferior in quality.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tiffany & Co. Yorkdale bracelet

The new Tiffany's Yorkdale bracelet donates proceeds (but at what percentage?) to Sick Kids hospital.
Marketing at it's finest. The bracelet retails for $295 and goes on sale tomorrow, Nov 19th, at limited quantities.

Wonderful cause, pretty bracelet. If I didn't already have a Tiffany's charm bracelet, I'd be all over this.

::: Nathalie

Thanks for Diana for keeping her eyes peeled about this.

Monday, November 9, 2009

What's On The Inside

Welcome to the contents of my purse.
What's in yours?
In Mine:
• Bag: Michael Kors
• Wallet, change purse, perfume, eye glasses and sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs (I know, I have a problem)
• Mac Lipgloss
• Philosophy Lipgloss
• Joe Fresh gloves

Old Brand, New Vision

I am completely obsessed with Burberry's Art of the Trench, where stylish folk, young and old pay hommage to the brand's quintessential piece, the Trench Coat. Props to whoever came up with this idea, because it's social media at its finest.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

From Prime Time to Pop

So this is news to me: Leighton Meester is attempting to pursue a music career?!
Feel free to gossip about it. Har Har.


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Feist at Holts

Feist playing Mushaboom at Thursday's window unveiling.

Small Wonder

Been meaning to post this for a while.
Was highly amused by this vid from Grazia Daily,where one of their peeps tries to determine which pieces from the Stella McCartney's Holiday 2009 Collection for Gap Kids would fit an adult body.


Friday, November 6, 2009

Comme des Garçons, Beatles Collection

What what what?! Commes des Garçon colleboration with The Beatles?
What fun! The small collection consists of travel
bags, shirts and tshirts ranging from $115 - $680.

Designer Rei Kawakubo will be using non-leather,
animal friendly PVC materials for the bags out of
personal preference and respect for Sir Paul
McCartney. Bags will be made in Japan.

The collection will roll out slowly, launching at the
Trading Museum in Tokyo on Nov 20 and later at
the Dover Street Market on Nov 27th.
Commercial release is set for 2010.

Check out source for more info.

::: Nathalie

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Holts Window Unveiling P.2

Oh the Holts window unveiling.

Due to people bailing and bad timing, I arrived "late". Like an hour before close "late". The ET Canada stage was empty, Feist was long gone and people were already at work tearing it down. No one was left.

Oh, except for Dylan Lauren on the third floor. I didn't bother chatting her up or asking her to take a photo with me. Boring.

I did though, get the new L.A.M.B. Zip wallet. I've been without one since my Marc Jacobs was stolen from my gym locker in July. Otherwise, uneventful hour. I missed all the fun.

(Thanks for coming with me Geoff! I owe you one.)

::: Nathalie

Outfit: Hat and scarf, H&M. Trench, Joe Fresh. Bag, See By Chloé. Watch, Michael Kors. Tights, H&M. Shoes, Modern Vintage.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wearing Intimates to Work

Partially inspired by Joe Fresh's Spring 2010 Collection, where models were strutting down the runway in their undergarments, I started to think about wearing intimates outside of the bedroom.
I purchased this flannel nightie from American Eagle in three colours and fully plan to wear it to work. No one has to know what section I got it from, right?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Heeled Oxford Bootie?

Nine West Talynn boot - black suede, 3.5" heel, brilliant menswear style that I've been searching for. Should I... ?

Nine West Talynn booties
pollcode.com free polls

::: Nathalie

PS - I dropped my iPhone a couple of weeks back and the camera hasn't been the same since. Follow this advice carefully - invest in a good case. Your iPhone will thank you.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Holts Window Unveiling

Yes, they've done us bad in the past but we can't help but still love them. This Thursday Diana and I will be at the Bloor Holts for the 5th Annual Window unveiling and to get a jump start on some holiday shopping. Let's get in the spirit of retail!

::: Nathalie