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Doris Day and Rock Hudson. Marc Jacobs in jammies. Teddy bears. If there was ever a time to draw inspiration from the boudoir, the transition from late summer to early autumn is utterly apropos. As my friend Jill would say, “It’s nesting time.” But instead of piling on cumbersome knits that render the silhouette that of the Michelin man – not a Michelin star – I used the good sunshine and humidity as an opportunity to bare some skin. No flannel nightgowns here, just silky slinky short-shorts in a soft paisley print and a vintage blouse. I added a muted rose-toned Rebecca Minkoff 5-zip purse and round, oversized sunglasses to keep it chic. It’s all very Miu Miu, don’t you think? Read the rest of this entry »

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If you remember a few weeks ago upon my return from New York Fashion Week, I posted about an elusive “pink lady” who I saw there but had no idea who she was. Since, I’ve not only found her blog, My Empirical Life, but I’ve added her to my list of Australian style blog inspirations (the ever-growing), and had a little exchange with her over instagram (i heart social media!). Now it’s time that Tanja Gacic was featured on my blog as an official Eurotrash girl, don’t you think?  Read the rest of this entry »


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After a few exhausting days of airplanes, cabs, fashion shows, wardrobe changes and a few bottles of Prosecco on a few rooftops, my skin was saying “Oh, so you like these crow’s feet, then?” Dehydration and fatigue began to show. Luckily, I was fortunate to have a day at the Susan Ciminelli Beauty Clinic on the Upper East Side planned for me right before I flew home. Seriously, everyone should end a trip to New York City with a trip to Susan Ciminelli. After my oxygen facial, complete with deep pore cleansing and seawater splashes, I was glowing – literally – my skin glistened in the sunshine. And I went home with the Susan Ciminelli Restorative Red Marine Algae Cream (a luxe-luxe treat) with Co Q 10, Vitamin A and Antioxidants – I use it at night as a sort of magic potion. A huge thanks to Susan for giving me the royal treatment, it’s certainly going to become a requisite pit-stop every time I visit the Big Apple.

Visit www.SusanCiminelli.com to purchase her exclusive skincare line and see a full list of services.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Photography by JR Bernstein

We made it to New York City, the big apple. The place where dreams are made of. I absolutely need a few days in this town to recharge my fashion inspiration. I’m like a kid in a candy store, drooling at this fashion feast. Before I dig in, I thought I’d post some pics of my own. I’m wearing up and coming Toronto-based fashion label, BAZZUL. Creative director, Felicia Burke, was so sweet to dress me for Fashion Week – big thanks! Love reppin’ my Toronto brands in NYC. The dress was perfect for an 8am flight, lunch at the Soho House, straight to the Karen Walker show and then vagabonding all day with JR Bernstein along the High Line and dinner with the Kenton Magazine crew. I paired it with my new Miista boots from Shoppalu.com where they are available for pre-order. I added a “Dazzling Blue” accent by the means of a Wilfred sweater tied around my waist. The colour, by the way, is heralded as the lovechild of Cobalt blue and Spring 2014. #thankmelater  Read the rest of this entry »

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My girl, Caitlin Agnew, tipped me off about Helena Bordon earlier this year and after digesting her Eurotrash life for months now I’m finally ready to share her with all of you. Socialite, Brazilian, and blonde. Fling with Prince Harry. Front row staple; a mother, Donata Meirelles, who works for Vogue and daddy is a big media mogul. Their Sao Paulo house, however, looks like it belongs in a dream I once had about living the sweet life.  Sometimes on Instagram Helena is in St. Tropez with lots of boys and champagne. Her street style says no, I don’t need the Zara imitation. This is the real thing. Helena is the real thing. Lucky for us – and I love it when beautiful socialites do this – she had a blog to keep up-to-date with all her meanderings and girl crushes. She also designs for Luiza Setubal’s LOOL collection.  Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

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I absolutely adore this Topshop Fall Winter ad campaign. It just speaks to me – the colours, the textures, and the sweet promise of cooler days as a welcomed extension of summer. A permutation of the sunshine seasons exists in that skirt, even if the reality of Fall is much bleaker in North America than in the glossy pages of a magazine.

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This whole talk about Miranda Kerr, blonde wig and nip slip, playing legendary Italian porn star Cicciolina in the September issue of V Magazine has got me thinking about the real thing. Miranda did an awesome job playing the part, especially in conveying a precociousness that is not unlike the above picture where Ciccolina is rumoured to have been 16 years old. Don’t you dare Google recent pictures of her, I want us to remember or become acquainted with Cicciolina just as she is in this photograph: a paragon of male fantasy as perpetuated – to this day – by Italian media; a surefire anomaly when it comes to the sexual objectification of women on television, movies and cellphone commercials. This is by no means a criticism of it, just an observation and tip of the hat to Ciccolina, who may I say, had killer style with that Buone Vacanze graphic tee and floral crown back in the day.

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Fall is around the corner and I’ve begun to source images that remind me what I want to look like in the upcoming months. It’s not very easy to look effortlessly stylish, often a lot of pre-planning and recon is vital to fashion supremacy. Disorder is the underbelly of dressing well, even if the very look we are trying to achieve is disorderly. Does that make sense or am I getting too semantic this morning? Nonetheless, I like this look because there is really no “order” to it. A studded belt from at least five season’s ago, the gaudy statement necklaces stacked right, a braid, masculine timepiece with a leather band – such disparate pieces. Her jeans look faded and her blouse is diaphanously feminine. I can’t figure out what the underlying organizational element is and that’s just what makes this look so aesthetically pleasing. You can’t put your finger on it, and you probably couldn’t duplicate it without looking all wrong. It’s a fleeting moment in style, which thankfully, someone captured in a photograph. This is enigmatic inspiration.

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Anna Wintour proudly declared, “coats are the new handbag,” in the current September issue of Vogue. I couldn’t agree more. Braving single-digit temperatures paired with wind, rain, snow, sleet and just unfriendly conditions is something we’re all going to be re-living soon. In addition to the requisite, mid-winter visit to Miami, I’ve always been an advocate for luxurious outerwear – I mean, if you’re going to be wearing a coat every single day for seven months, it might as well be good quality and gorgeous. And the right coat can actually alleviate seasonal depression – or I’d be willing to bet my money on it. Read the rest of this entry »