Thursday, May 28, 2009
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Photo and info from WWD.
Monday, May 25, 2009
The shoes are made out of ostrich (yet another eff u to PETA), suede, and pony hair, and includes a neutral colour palatte of browns, blacks and greys. Some have criticized the line saying that this shoe collection has no connection to the feel of Elizabeth and James' previous collections.
To see a video of the girls at work discussing their collection and collaboration with Steve Madden click here.
Photo provided by StyleCaster.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Writer: Kate Murphy
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Writer: Kate Murphy
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
If you missed our Lou Lou Deals this April, here is another chance to enjoy the great discounts from Hip Line By Eve Kinizo!
Please go to www.hipline.org/onmag to get our 25% discount by entering code onmag at checkout, get a 50% discount coupon and much more!
Look Divine in Hip Line!!
Friday, May 15, 2009
eleven is the latest landmark in the new renaissance that Yorkville is enjoying and is sure to establish itself as a must stop shopping destination not only for Toronto’s savvy stylistas but international fashion mavens as well. The store promises to provide access to both Canadian and global fashion lines, and to create a venue that becomes synonymous with high quality service, and unparalleled selection.
Boasting a design aesthetic created exclusively by II BY IV Design Associates, eleven creates a shopping experience that fuses fashion with art and architecture - reflecting the sophistication and quality of the brands housed within. The once Victorian row house has now been transformed into an open and modern space featuring dramatic views through a large shop window. Inside the over-sized ebony stained oak door you will find an elegant and sleek, glowing white interior utilizing a high contrast palette of black and off-white lacquer and transparent glass walls to showcase the fashion perfectly. Details such as textural wall coverings, ebonized oak wood floors, and a hand carved wool carpet add greater design depth. A sculptural series of acrylic and chrome vertical elements commissioned by a local artist complete the stylish ambience. With over 150 awards to their credit, II BY IV has created a truly exceptional retail experience.
eleven believes in showcasing great Canadian fashion lines alongside international collections. Minimalistic and modern dresses and separates by Joeffer Caoc, theatrical and magical exclusive Thien Le gowns, and elegant and effortless Lundström featuring the coveted ‘Tuck n’ Tie” dress will all be on proud display in the store; carefully selected for their innovative design and superior quality.
Jewellery shines in eleven, with a diverse assortment, including Hollywood favourites Ted Rossi’s and Claudia Loboa’s Californian cool designs, worn by tinsel town trendsetters Eva Longoria Parker, Miley Cyrus and Nelly Furtado. Kendra Scott creations radiate a ladylike and sophisticated appeal that flawlessly compliments the legendary Gerard Yosca collection, high fashion hand-crafted to perfection pieces that have been a favourite pick for the pages of VOGUE and ELLE.
eleven plans to provide the sophisticated shopper with a bevy of fashion accessories, to make any outfit stand out from the crowd. Love Quotes’ luxurious and opulent scarves, a favourite of Hollywood-ite Jessica Alba, add a refined touch to any ensemble with a love message to literally wear on your sleeve. Hats are supplied from Flora Bella, wide brimmed and whimsical, a perfect fit for a tropical vacation or the city’s hottest patio.
No shortage of bags will adorn eleven’s shelves. International finds such as Israeli luxury brands Riva and Kisim – Kisim’s cube bag was featured on Carrie Bradshaw in the Sex and the City movie. eleven will also feature Parisian Designer Jean-Pierre Klifa’s passion project JPK Paris 75 that crafts handbags from rare and magnificent materials.
eleven is dedicated to identifying itself not only as a venue for a high quality shopping experience, but also to provide its customers with access to lines that, until now, have not been available in Toronto. New York’s Bodhi bags with their signature “safety pin clutch” made famous on Gossip Girl, hand–made clutches from Brazilian designer Diego Rocha, and Fortune Cookie Wristlet by Angela Culver will premier in Toronto within eleven four walls. Jewellery lines; Valerie Downs, a collection of statement pieces using semi precious stones and silver wire that have starlets like Shannon Elizabeth singing its praises, and Hamilton Crawford, a selection of bold, graphic pieces that combine precious metals with resin, complete a fashion selection that will satisfy the upscale shopper’s appetite.
eleven will open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Saturday from 10AM to 6PM; Thursday and Friday 10AM to 8PM; and Sunday from Noon to 5PM.
Writer: eleven Press Release
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Jacobs specifically picked the name Lola to be the antithesis to the friendly Daisy. He envisioned Lola as being the "vampy older sister" to Daisy.
Jacobs' told WWD, "where Daisy is more innocent and sweet, Lola is more sensual - the name conjures up a flirtatious, warm spirit," he said. "It was the first thing that came to my mind. It just felt natural in contrast to Daisy."
The scent features pink peppercorn, pear, vanilla, and grapefruit. It's a citrus based scent compared to Daisy which was naturally more floral.
"Fragrance is just as important as accessories, bags, and shoes are. Not only does it help set a mood, it's a luxury you can have no matter what your size or height or wallet. I'm happy to keep offering more choices. I know I like to rotate fragrances depending on my mood."
Lola will officially be in stores in the fall, but Bloomingdales will have a one month exclusive in August.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
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It's all in the details. Truer words have never been spoken, when it comes to fashion and beauty on a budget. Small details that won't break the bank can make all the difference.
Clear, radiant skin is the canvas for all beauty looks. That being said, buy the best cleanser you can afford. Use it. Acne is never in style.
Although thick, full brows are very now, unruly brows are never in fashion. To avoid looking like Groucho Marx, seek out your local Indian beauty shop. These shops charge far less than their salon competitors, but deliver a service that is unmatched by a wax-bearing intern at your typical hair salon. Having your eyebrows threaded for $7.00 a pop can do wonders for your overall look.
Nix unnatural hair colours. That platinum blond bob may seem like a good idea on pay day, but 3 months down the road you'll be cursing the beauty gods for the 3rd hair salon visit in as many months. Roots are never chic, and monthly upkeep is a bitch.
Steer clear of anything that can be pressed or glued on. This includes:
Hair extensions- they look cheap on Paris, and they look even cheaper on you.
Nails- Acrylic nails scream cheap, not chic. Not only are they unhygienic, (think of all that crud lurking beneath that French tip), they are expensive to maintain with monthly fills. Remove them and hide the damaged nail with dark nail polish on your new short, chic set.
Eyelashes- Unless you can pay to have real ones applied at a salon, leave the thick, shiny glue-on set to the drag queens. That doe-eyed look isn't fooling anyone.
Can't afford the latest Chanel 2.55 handbag? Tempted to make a trip incognito to Chinatown? Remove the sunglasses and scarf, and forget it sister! Accept reality, and know that a true fashionista can sniff out a fake a mile away, and the truly fashion hopeless can't tell the difference anyway. This begs the question, “What's the point??!!”. Instead, buy the best you can afford. Stores like Nine West and Zara have great bags in rich leather, which are always more stylish than that Chanel imposter.
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If you're going to splurge on one item, make it footwear. A good quality pair of leather shoes are invaluable, and really cannot be compromised when the aim is chic. So buy 2 pairs, a heel and a flat, and take care of them. Buff scuffs, polish and re-enforce the heel to make those babies last.
Photos provided by Google Images.
Writer: Lindsay Moir
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Photo provided by US Weekly.