Rachel Bilson’s New Role with Sunglass Hut

 

 

I can’t say what makes me a good style advisor for them, but I am a huge sunglasses addict. I don’t leave the house without [a pair].”

The actress and fashion icon can now add another fabulous job to her list- that of style advisor for Sunglass Hut.  While she hasn’t been in many movies or tv shows as of late, Rachel’s fashion resume just keeps on growing.  In addition to her appointment as Sunglass Hut’s first ever eyewear ambassador, she has also been writing a style column for InStyle for the past year.  As eyewear ambassador/style advisor, Rachel will be featured in ad campaigns, make public appearances on behalf of the company, and will blog on the company’s website. Known for her love of sunglasses, specifically Ray Bans, Rachel is set to shoot her first campaign sometime next month.

Joss Stone to Create a Capsule Collection for Nine West

Oddly enough, the singer who often chooses to not wear shoes while performing is set to design footwear for Nine West.  Collaborating with the company’s creative director, the shoes will be inspired from her tattoos, of which Joss says: “each one holds a very special meaning to me.”  The Fall 2010 capsule collection will be part of the Nine West Vintage America  line (and if you’re a bit confused. Yes, you thought right..she’s British).  Retailing from $70 to $120, the proceeds from this collaboration will go to the charity Soles4Souls, a Nashville based charity that distributes shoes to people in need.

Lily Allen’s Fashion Reality Show

Since deciding to take a break from the music scene,  British singer Lily Allen has been actively pursuing a career in fashion. Not too long ago, she founded a vintage store called  ‘Lucy in Disguise’ with her half-sister Sarah Owen.  Her reality show will revolve around Lily and the store which is located in London’s West End.  Due out early next year, a Channel 4 spokesperson confirmed that it is indeed happening, but that a name for the show hasn’t yet been decided upon.

Coachella Style

The Coachella music festival took place this past weekend, and as always, it was filled with tons of celebs mingling amongst the crowds of festival goers.  I’ve always wanted to go, for the music of course, and for the wonderful springtime fashion seen throughout the weekend.  

One of my favourite looks. Kate Bosworth in a tie dye halter dress. Photo courtesy of Refinery29.

Another of my favourite looks. The fabulous Katy Perry in a native-inspired dress.

Model Agyness Deyn sporting her newly shaved head.

 

See what other celebs were wearing at the Coachella music festival this past weekend….

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Style Icon: Whitney Port

Even though Whitney now lives in New York City, being a California girl at heart, she still tends to have a very casual vibe about her and that leads to her casual/laid-back but always fashionable style .  I love the fact that she wears floral prints and other funky patterns, and I adore her big sunglasses and fabulous handbags.  Her casual looks are perfect for spring and summer -  makes me wish that I were in LA at this very moment! 

Check out her awesome looks: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My April Wish-List

More like my imaginary wish-list !

If I could afford all these items, I would be one very happy girl……

Printed Peep-Toe Heels – Manolo Blahnik

Leather Anklet Pumps –   Lanvin

Leather Oxfords - Moschino Cheap and Chic

 

 Printed Platform Mary Janes - Miu Miu

Dooney & Bourke “Venus” North-South Tote

Calvin Klein Vicuna Hobo

 

Leather Bow-Tie Necklace – Baptiste Viry

 

 Tie-Dye Suede Soft Draped Jacket – Rachel Roy

 

Printed Silk Pants – DKNY

Trends: Shorts with Tights & Socks with Sandals

What do you guys think about both these looks?  With all the crazy hosiery trends going on lately, these are two of the top ones out there.

Both are considered top trends of the season, and will most likely be here for the rest of 2010. I think both have some staying power, with designers showing shorts and tights and socks and sandals on the runways and celebs such as Nicole Richie and Alexa Chung being devoted followers.

I, for one, love both trends, despite the protests of others, haha.  Especially the shorts and tights look – I’m a big fan. It’s such a fun look which can be both casual and dressed up depending on what you pair it with. For example,  denim shorts with coloured or patterned tights and a tank top is a casual and fun look. Meanwhile, a high waisted short with black or dark coloured tights paired with a blazer makes for a dressier appearance.  It can be taken from day to night very effortlessly which is always awesome.

The socks and sandals trend took me a bit longer to come to terms with. I have always said that I absolutely despise socks paired with sandals, but that’s because I always imagine socks with no-heeled sandals or Birkenstocks. It’s such an ugly look which nobody should EVER try! Unfortunately there are the few who get caught wearing them, and I always cringe. (It’s worse when it’s men with socks and sandals, gross).  

 Another similar look is socks with heels or flats, for those who don’t want to pair them with sandals (even if they are more stylish high-heeled ones).  Regardless of whether they are sandals, heels, or flats - not everyone can pull it off.  The shorts with tights trend  is a look which basically anyone and most body types can get away with.  This one, not so much – you can either look fantastic or end up looking like a 5-year-old or a badly dressed tourist.  I have yet to actually try this look for myself, but I shall, eventually.  I just have to find a decent pair of socks along with a cute pair of high-heeled sandals, and the courage to go out in public wearing them.  

All I can say is that it did take me a while to warm up to this trend.  When I saw Alexa Chung donning a pair of flats with socks I thought what the hell is she wearing? Then I saw it on the runways and thought ok I guess this look is here to stay for a while. Now, I’m a fan.  It’s like a song you don’t like at first, but from listening to it on the radio so much it gets stuck in your head and then you end up loving it (a la Rihanna – Rude Boy, as my personal example).

Anyhow, I am going to try this look and hopefully it doesn’t end up being a complete disaster. If I am unable to pull it off, at least I know I always have the shorts and tights look to fall back on.     Feel free to agree or disagree with me.  I know not everyone agreed with my clog obsession, haha.  Fashion is meant to be fun and you should experiment with different looks.  Who knows what trend you may end up loving!  Everybody makes a fashion mistake at some point, even the best of fashionistas :)

But I really am curious as to what your thoughts are, let me know!

xox

Look Back at LGFW

What a crazy past week it has been. I have honestly been so insanely busy during the past week volunteering with various PR companies during Toronto’s LG Fashion Week, and yes as you may have noticed I have slacked on updates!  It was a long and exhausting, but amazing week as always; saw old friends, made new friends.  Met fellow PR girls, bloggers, and of course Twitter friends, haha. One of the things I love the most about events such as LG Fashion Week is the chance to meet people in person. It’s always a cool experience. Plus, talking in person is always better than on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Although I was mostly occupied “working”, and not there specifically to cover the shows, I WAS able to catch a few – mainly being the ones I volunteered for. Having volunteered for past fashion weeks, I didn’t feel as inspired with most of  the collections this season as I had been during previous ones.  That’s not to say that they were horrible-far from it!  These designers obviously worked hard and it showed.  They were all great, but I just felt like there wasn’t a wow factor to any of the shows and there was something lackluster about the whole week in general.   I just think that LG Fashion week occurred too late in the season, and I know there are others that have voiced this same opinion.   All the other fashion weeks have come and gone, and the whole vibe was different and very toned down this late in the season.    Another thing was the venue; although it was better than the King & Shaw location (SO much better in fact), I still miss the tents at Nathan Phillips Square (minus not having the washroom actually located in a decent place).  Although the Allstream Centre had the space,  I didn’t like the convention centre look to it as you walked in, and then the nightclub look within the fashion environment.  It was also not as convenient to get to as Nathan Phillips Square, and not as visible to the public who should feel as much a part of this week as the rest of us.

As for the shows, I was disappointed that I wasn’t there for Pink Tartan and Joe Fresh this season- they are always my favourites and prove to live up to the hype most of the time.   I caught Joe Fresh through the live stream, which was a first for LG Fashion Week this year following in the footsteps of London Fashion Week who live streamed all their runway shows as well.   I enjoyed it, and loved many of the pieces in the fall collection –  “plus size” model  Crystal Renn opened and closed the show ( she honestly didn’t look that much different from the “normal” sized models).    I did hear that both shows were crazy – very packed and they started super late- so perhaps it’s a GOOD thing I wasn’t there.  Why be there if you’re not even going to be able to view the runway and have no space to move or breathe?

One of the shows I volunteered for was Orange by Angela Chen.  It was one of the few that I really enjoyed.  There were many classic looks and a lot of black and white.  I thought it was great considering it was the biggest show she has done thus far, and the collection had plenty of great pieces -including wonderful hand-knit dresses.  I know we’re going to see many great things from Angela as time goes on!

On another note, I’m thinking of perhaps actually covering the shows next season now that I have done more than my fair share of volunteering.  That way I will be able to actually go in-depth and detail about the collections and take photos (which I was unable to do this time). 

To those I was unable to meet with this last week, we will for sure meet next time or at any other fashion events in Toronto!   

Overall, it was a cool and entertaining week, with great collections from all the fab Canadian designers!   

Here are some reviews and photos from others.  Enjoy!

BlogTO

Miss Sly

Huffington Post

Toronto Sun

And Check out the FDCC Facebook photo album for backstage photos:

FDCC Backstage photos