Always one of the best red carpets of the year, the Cannes Film Festival is like no other. The French Riviera is all about excess and this is a place where the stars aren’t afraid to play dress up and are willing to look extra luxurious & extravagant. The only rules at Cannes are that subtlety is not allowed and to always think of Joan Collins (in her Dynasty days) and Elizabeth Taylor as inspiration. Next to the Met Gala, this is the most exciting red carpet of the year. Continue reading
It’s the party that costs $30,000 a ticket and even if you an afford a ticket, that doesn’t mean you can necessarily attend. It’s invitation only and there’s a famously long waiting list – just to get on the invite list. Anna Wintour carefully oversees every detail and has to approve everyone who attends – of course she does. So even if a company buys a table, she still has the final say whether your guests can attend or not. Pretentious, right?! God, I want to go some day… Continue reading
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
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.
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.
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 flask. Continue reading
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
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
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
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