Julia Dunstall Returns to Modeling in New Dean Davidson Campaign

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Top Model Julia Dunstall in new spring campaign for Dean Davidson

One of the best parts of working for Dean Davidson (a growing Canadian jewelry company), is the chance to work on many cool projects. And one of my favourites is being involved in shooting the new campaigns. It’s fun – and you feel fancy, in a behind-the-scenes kind of way. As Dean’s brand continues to grow, this season’s new campaign was designed to represent the elevation of his brand and how the line, which began in 2007, is entering a new era.  Continue reading

Oscar Style Recap on CTV Morning Live

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With host Aisling Tomei, stylist Taylor McDonald and photographer Aldona Barutowicz

I once again had the pleasure of being part of the annual Oscar red carpet recap on CTV Morning Live with three talented and beautiful ladies – host Aisling Tomei, stylist Taylor McDonald and photographer and publicist Aldona Barutowicz. As always, we had blast. There are few things I enjoy more than talking about fancy dresses. Check out the full clip here. Looking forward to next time! And check out my full blog post on many of the most talked about Oscars looks this year.

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2017 Oscars (Whoops) + Red Carpet Recap

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Emma Stone, Janelle Monae , Jessica Biel and Viola Davis at the 2017 Oscars

This year’s Oscars will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the most (if not the most) memorable Oscars in history. Because as you likely know, THEY ANNOUNCED THE WRONG BEST PICTURE WINNER. But this post is about the dresses and red carpet looks. The incredible ones – and the unfortunate ones. Of course my favourite trend on the red capet this year were the earrings. Big ones! And lots of them. As I’ve saying for a while, oversize earrings are going to be huge (no pun intended) in 2017.

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Grammys Red Carpet Recap- Rihanna’s Bedazled Flask Wins the Night

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Adele, Rihanna, Solange and Jennifer Lopez at the 2017 Grammys

Award season is in full swing with the Grammys taking place Sunday night. Obviously, the biggest story was the controversy over Adele winning Best Album, beating Beyoncé who many thought deserved to win for her critically praised album, Lemonade – including Adele. It was a charming moment when she broke her Grammy in half so she could share it with Beyoncé. I can’t say the red carpet this year was particularly exciting or that there was any one look we’ll remember for years to come (like Jennifer Lopez’s legendary plunging Versace in 2000). If I had to choose the night’s style winner, I’d probably go with Rihanna – but that’s mostly because of her brilliant bedazzled flaskContinue reading

Mobilia’s New Collection Shines at the Interior Design Show

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Mobilia’s award winning booth at the 2017 Interior Design Show (IDS)

As a lover of all things fancy, I’m always giddy to check out the latest and greatest in interior design trends. So when the Interior Design Show (IDS) returns year after year to Toronto, I’m there. Recently back for its 19th year, IDS was the place to be for all design lovers. As always, the annual event showcased the best and latest in Canadian and international design, including an endless amount of chic and luxurious interior design trends. And the clear standout this year was the new Roaring Twenties-inspired collection by Mobilia created in collaboration with Canadian design personality Janette Ewen.  It’s legendary and I want everything.  Continue reading

SAG Awards Red Carpet Recap

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Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington, Michelle Williams and Chrissy Teigen at the 2017 SAGs.

The 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild awards took place Sunday night. And similar to the Golden Globes, it’s always a fun red carpet to watch because the stars don’t feel as much pressure as they do at the Oscars so they take more risks. It was a politically charged night (no shocker there due to the frightening events happening right now south of the border) but many stars still had fun on the red carpet. Like Nicole Kidman – her green Gucci gown was everything. Continue reading

Golden Globes Red Carpet Recap – Sequins, Metalics & Pharrel’s Beanie

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Emma Stone, Evan Rachel Wood, Kerry Washington & Ruth Negga on the red carpet.

Year after year, the Golden Globes continue to be one of the best red carpets of the year. Everyone is so nervous at the Oscars, few are willing to take major chances and make brave style statements (except for Cate Blanchett of course). But I feel like stars are more relaxed at the Globes so they’re more comfortable wearing looks that express their personalities as opposed to having to abide by strict fashion rules. This year there were quite a few stellar looks. And during a year when the host (not Jimmy Fallon’s best moment) was less than memorable, we were lucky to have some amazingly good, and a couple of amazingly bad, looks to review. Here it goes… Continue reading

Best Red Carpet Looks of 2016

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Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Cindy Crawford, Charlize Theron and Sarah Paulson

It’s no secret 2016 was a rough year. For me, it was one full of changes, challenges and learning experiences. Although I haven’t had much time to post lately, I couldn’t miss my annual list of some of my favourite red carpet looks of the year. It may have been a shitty year for many but on a brighter and lighter note there were still some amazing red carpet looks. Cindy Crawford makes my list (of course) and once again Cate Blanchett gets several mentions. Here’s to a happier 2017!  Continue reading

Canadian Designers Present Spring Summer 2017 Collections at Inaugural FashionCAN

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Dramatic looks from Canadian designer Paul Hardy’s Spring Summer 2017 collection.

Thumbs up to Yorkdale and CAFA (Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards) for coming to the fashion rescue this week after Toronto Fashion Week was abruptly cancelled this past July. Yorkdale put on the first ever FashionCAN to give media, buyers and fashion lovers the opportunity to see the upcoming Spring Summer 2017 collections from many of their favourite Canadian designers, including Calgary’s Paul Hardy and Toronto’s Lucian Matis. And like we’ve scene from many international runway shows recently, the invitation-only event was live streamed so those that didn’t get an invite could see the show live as it was happening.  Continue reading

Emmys 2016 Red Carpet Recap

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Sarah Paulson in Prada, Kerry Washington in Brandon Maxwell, Padma Lakshmi in Naeem Khan and Priyanka Chopra in Jason Wu at the 2016 Emmys (photos via people.com)

Fall awards season began with the Emmys as the best in TV was celebrated on Sunday night. There were some stellar and memorable looks but I felt like overall, the red carpet was missing the kind of excitement that happened back in the days when Sarah Jessica Parker would show up in something amazing (when Sex and the City was on HBO). The vibe this year was generally lacking. If only my gal Jane Fonda showed up. She makes every red carpet better. Now on to the fashion recap… Continue reading