Posts Tagged ‘Justine Iaboni’
Photograph by Alexander Liang
I’m the featured blogger on The Luxe Life Blogger Roll this week talking all about my 90s inspired Toronto Fashion Week look. Check out the article I wrote and the outfit I styled here: The Luxe Life.
Three things I need from this collection: the sandals aka “Jesus Birkenstocks”, the silk screened sweatshirts of full moons and the custom made leather that is dyed to look like bleached denim – in either dress or blazer counterpart. I’d be happier with both. Bravo, Mr. Lee, this collection is super wearable and oh-so Scandinavian chic.
What better day to post these scholarly photographs than the first day back to school? Summer may be coming to an end but there’s a promise of better outfit days in the Autumn – a crisp blazer never harmed nobody. My outfit here is sophisticated prep school meets transgressive student – fashionably – out of uniform; a look I am all too familiar with. I was forever altering my high school uniform to add some chic to my everyday as a 17 year old. Do I ever wish I could’ve worn these soft jersey sweat shorts back then; rope detail adds a touch of the nautical nose-snub. I colour-blocked with a grey cotton tank from Club Monaco, white blazer from H&M, and Dodo la Parisienne ballet flats (that have been through the ringer this summer). Double band chain ring by Made Her Think available at Kavut.com. What’s a bougie outfit without a Gucci bag? The token stripe means access to the cool kid’s lunch table in the cafeteria. Duh. Speaking of cool kids, big thanks to Alexander Liang for shooting and inspiring these photographs! Read the rest of this entry »
For those of you who follow my instagram, you know a thing or two about my obsession with squats. Beach ball bum is my goal and I ain’t stopping for nobody. What better way to inaugurate my new ass with a fun-filled day at the DivaGirl Conference?
I am super pumped that I will be giving away ONE PASS to a very lucky lady to join me, Whatever Eurotrash, at the DivaGirl Conference on Saturday, April 6th. All you have to do is Retweet on twitter “I want to win a free pass from @Eurotrashgirls to the @DivaGirlFitness conference Saturday April 6th”!
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Another season, another reason, to wear Bottega.
Finally summoned the courage to tote my satin snakeskin Bottega Veneta clutch in real life. I paired the bag with a layered outfit including my mom’s vintage checkered blazer with fox fur collar. My necklace was a gift from a friend, a hand painted bird skull mould, from Australia. My hair was inspired by The Blonde Salad and totally revamped by stylist, Kristina Lombardi at Loki Hair Studio. This look reminds me of New York City under the clouds, even though I was under the tents at David Pecaut Square in downtown Toronto, instead.
The skirts were full, brocade and luscious. Elena V’s Tzarevna’s East Side Tales collection was unveiled this past Friday at the Ukrainian Museum in New York City. Tapestries on the wall provided a rich subtext. And with the likes of Anna Karenina currently a la mode, I could see myself wearing this collection boarding the Orient Express, off to a faraway land. The blizzard that touched down in New York that evening was pathetic fallacy, at best. My favourite look from the evening was the opening wool Bermuda shorts paired with high socks and utility boots, charming proletariat.
If you don’t know about the latest collaboration between designer, Elena V and myself, La femme E, let me introduce you to a combination of fashion-romance and lingerie. The project will be unveiled at Elena V’s fashion show in New York THIS FRIDAY! (Gah, I’m still in Toronto and haven’t even packed yet).
I’m super excited to attend New York Fashion Week and to cover the shows right here on my blog. I’m even more uber-dooper excited to share the first image from our press photos, which will be published in I-Fashion magazine (an industry quarterly).
Elena has whipped up these gorgeous 100% Italian silk pyjama sets with lace detailing for the occasion and we’ll be taking orders at the show if you’d like to get your own set to wear alone, at home, while streaming episodes of Homeland, or, on Valentine’s Day perhaps with that somebody special who is ready for a full night of cuddling. These pyjamas don’t reveal everything – they’ll leave him guessing what’s underneath. I mean no guy really wants to be subjected to the female version of Christian Grey, or at least not on the first date.
This Valentine’s Day, La femme E reminds the ladies that being a lady, (femminine, soft, kind and gentle) may not land you that CEO position you’ve always dreamed of, but it does go a long way with the man of your dreams. And with that I leave you this quote:
“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t” – Margaret Thatcher.
La femme E. The ‘E’ stands for Erotique, Eurotrash and Elena.
Somewhere in the Lower East Side on a cold Monday night, my last cold night in New York City before flying back home, I met with designer, Elena V, for Tapas and wine. Our european sensibilities sparked a fast friendship, and sooner than later, we were chatting fervently about men, sex, and lingerie.
“A real woman has to be a temptress,” says Elena, when I ask her about the men in her life – one who flew halfway across the world in his private speedjet just to bring her a bag of Bulgari jewels while she lunched with a friend. She kept the jewels and sent him home – he was hooked. Sounds like the making of a best-selling “how-to” book for dating. So we thought, why not turn it into a blog?
Fashion is asexual insofar as it is inexpensive. And what’s sexier than fashionable lingerie? Drooling over the La Perla window displays later that night in the meatpacking district we decided to share dating stories, tips and secrets with fashionable women – whether you’re in New York, Paris, Toronto or a private speedjet ride away.
For the occasion, Elena has designed an exclusive capsule collection in Italian silk: tops with matching briefs, and lingerie travel bag. La femme E intimate sets will accompany our blog posts and you can purchase them directly online. They’ll also be available to purchase at Elena V’s fashion show during NYFW.
La femme E project launches during New York Fashion Week at Elena V’s FW2013-2014 show on Friday, Feb 8th, at the Ukrainian Museum (222 East 6 St, New York NY 10003).
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We are throwing a party, everybody clap your hands! Alex Liang of Kenton Magazine and yours truly are throwing a Fashion Week after party at The Stirling Room in the distillery district right here in Toronto. The party starts at 10pm on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. We’ll have Kandi Apple Nails on site doing nail art (because you know how much that pleases me), and Nella Bella has graciously donated handbags up for silent auction. All proceeds will go towards The Breast Cancer Foundation since it’s October, the month of pink. We want to share our love for fashion with all of our friends, fans and readers, so please join us! Come say hi and have a drink with us!
Arrived in Italy just a few days ago. OK, not doing the cosmopolitan Milano trip that you’d expect, but hanging with my family in mezzo alle fratte. We’re in Vicalvi, a small town on a mountain in the middle of the Ciociaria, what the general area is named, after our traditional footwear (think Aladdin). Me, on the other hand, I’m wearing my new leather Soles boots from Sauvage on Queen St. They are moving from pop-up to permanent next week. You can find them at 644 Queen Street West from then on.