‘Grace: A Memoir’ by Grace Coddington
‘How to Dress for Success’ by Edith Head
‘The Little Dictionary of Fashion: a Guide to Dress Sense for Every Woman’
by Christian Dior
‘The Glass of Fashion’ by Cecil Beaton
‘D.V.’ by Diana Vreeland
‘Elsa Schiaparelli: a Biography’ by Meryle Secrest
‘A.L.T’ by Andre Leon Talley
‘The Glitter Plan’
by Pamela Skaist-Levy, Gela Nash-Taylor, Booth Moore
‘In My Shoes’ by Tamara Mellon
‘The End of Fashion: How Marketing Changed the Clothing Business Forever’
by Teri Agins
‘It’ by Alexa Chung
‘Parisian Chic: a Style Guide’ by Ines de la Fressange
‘The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the World’s Most Glamorous Woman’
by Karen Karbo
‘Style A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty, & and Everything Glamour ‘
by Rachel Zoe
‘Front Row: The Cool Life and Hot Times of Vogue’s Editor in Chief’
by Jerry Oppenheimer
‘The Sartorialist’ by Scott Schuman
Want to score a stylish item from the closets of your favourite Canadian bloggers? What about possibly finding something cool from the closet of THIS particular blogger?
Well, I’m happy to let you know that you’ll have a chance to do just that!
Presented by FASHION Magazine, Trend Trunk and Style Democracy, Blogger Fashion Week (#BFW) gives fashion addicts across Canada a chance to shop the closets of 100 of Canada’s emerging and established bloggers. Already underway (started May 5th and ends May 11th), you only have a few more days left to head to BloggerFashionWeek.com and see what goodies I, along with other awesome bloggers, have put up for sale. Some of us will also be donating a percentage of the proceeds to our favourite charity, (mine is the Toronto Humane Society) thanks to Trend Trunk’s Closets & Causes Program.
“We’re looking forward to helping bloggers grow the relationship with their fans and followers through this unique campaign. It’s extremely exciting to be launching our second Blogger Fashion Week right here in Canada with such an amazing group of bloggers and sponsors!” – Sean Snyder, Founder and President of Trend Trunk.
Also, thanks to Milestones Canada, when you vote for your favourite blogger (you will see a share/vote button on the top right of their closet’s page), you will have a chance to win a $50 Milestone’s gift card for yourself and another $50 gift card for that blogger. Fashion, shopping, charity and a chance to win free stuff? Sounds great, right? So make sure to check out BloggerFashionWeek.com, especially this Saturday, May 10th, when my closet will be featured.
On Monday we saw yet another “fashion prom” come and go. Better known as the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute gala, or Met gala, the yearly event didn’t disappoint. As always, along with glamour and sophistication, weirdness and questionable choices followed. There were those that followed the theme and those that didn’t (such as gala rule-maker herself, Anna Wintour).
This year’s theme was Charles James: Beyond Fashion. Seeing as Charles James was a mid-century designer of iconic ball gowns, you’d expect to see exactly that. There were some ball gowns, but being an unpredictable crowd, there were of course other looks that included pants, short dresses and crop tops.
Not being one to stick to the rules, I actually liked most of the looks that went against the theme. Ball gowns just aren’t my cup of tea, as pretty as they may be (did not mean for that to rhyme, but I’ll go with it). That being said, below are some of the looks seen at this year’s Met gala, in no particular order.
I’ll discuss my top picks in my next post, but in the meantime, who were your favourites? Let me know!
(All photos courtesy of Vogue.com, Glamour.com, along with Getty Images, PA Images, FilmMagic, WireImage).