Film Festival Style: The Looks from Cannes 2015

[Photos via: Stylecaster; Huffington Post; Hello! Canada; LA Times; Harper’s Bazaar; Vogue Paris].

17 Must-Have Books for Every Fashion Lover

‘The Woman I wanted to be’ by Diane von Furstenberg 'The Woman I wanted to be' by Diane von Furstenberg.

‘Grace: A Memoir’ by Grace Coddington 

'Grace: A Memoir' by Grace Coddington

‘How to Dress for Success’ by Edith Head 

'How to Dress for Sucess' by Edith Head

‘The Little Dictionary of Fashion: a Guide to Dress Sense for Every Woman’

by Christian Dior

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‘The Glass of Fashion’ by Cecil Beaton 

'The Glass of Fashion' by Cecil Beaton

‘D.V.’ by Diana Vreeland 

'D.V.' by Diana Vreeland

‘Elsa Schiaparelli: a Biography’ by Meryle Secrest

'Elsa Schiaparelli: a Biography' by Meryle Secrest

‘A.L.T’ by Andre Leon Talley

'A.L.T' by Andre Leon Talley

‘The Glitter Plan’

by Pamela Skaist-Levy, Gela Nash-Taylor, Booth Moore

'The Glitter Plan' by Pamela Skaist-Levy, Gela Nash-Taylor, Booth Moore

‘In My Shoes’ by Tamara Mellon 

'In My Shoes' by Tamara Mellon

‘The End of Fashion: How Marketing Changed the Clothing Business Forever’

by Teri Agins 

'The End of Fashion: How Marketing Changed the Clothing Business Forever' by Teri Agins

‘It’ by Alexa Chung 

'It' by Alexa Chung

‘Parisian Chic: a Style Guide’ by Ines de la Fressange 

'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 

'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

'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 

'Front Row: The Cool Life and Hot Times of Vogue's Editor in Chief' by Jerry Oppenheimer

‘The Sartorialist’ by Scott Schuman 

'The Sartorialist' by Scott Schuman

Trend Trunk’s #BFW and The Short Fashionista

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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.

 

The 2014 Met Gala: Gowns, Pants & Crop Tops, Oh My!

Cara Delevingne, Rihanna, Stella McCartney, Kate Bosworth, Reese Witherspoon.

Cara Delevingne, Rihanna, Stella McCartney, Kate Bosworth, Reese Witherspoon.

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!

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Victoria Beckham in a dress by Jacob & Co.

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Reese Witherspoon in Stella McCartney.

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Rihanna in Stella McCartney.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Balmain.

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Suki Waterhouse in Burberry.

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Nicole Richie in Donna Karan.

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Mary Kate and Ashley in vintage Ferré and Chanel, respectively.

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Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton.

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Margot Robbie in Prada.

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Lily Allen in Chanel.

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Leighton Meester in Emilio Pucci.

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Kim Kardashian in Lanvin.

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Kendall Jenner in TopShop.

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Kate Mara in Valentino.

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Kate Bosworth in Stella McCartney.

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Karlie Kloss in Oscar de la Renta.

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Joan Smalls in Vera Wang.

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Jessica Alba in Diane von Furstenberg.

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Olivia Munn in Diane von Furstenberg.

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Janelle Monae in Tadashi Shoji.

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Hayden Panettiere in Dennis Basso.

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Hailee Steinfeld in Prabal Gurung.

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Gisele Bundchen in Balenciaga.

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Georgia May Jagger in David Koma.

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Emmy Rossum in Carolina Herrera.

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Emma Stone in Thakoon.

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Elizabeth Olsen in Miu Miu.

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Diane Kruger in Hugo Boss.

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Chloe Moretz in Chanel.

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Charlize Theron in Dior.

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Cara Delevingne in Stella McCartney.

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Blake Liveley in Gucci.

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Arizona Muse in a Ralph & Russo gown.

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Anne Hathaway in Calvin Klein.

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Anna Kendrick in J. Mendel.

Anna Wintour in Chanel.

Anna Wintour in Chanel.

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Kate Upton in Dolce & Gabbana.

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Lupita Nyong’o in Prada.

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Katie Holmes in Marchesa.

(All photos courtesy of Vogue.com, Glamour.com, along with Getty Images, PA Images, FilmMagic, WireImage).