Author: Kirsten

New Year, New Must Haves!

I got a little held up last year keeping this site up to date as work was a little nuts. That being said I am going to be much more focused on keeping the updates and posts more frequent. A few things I discovered in 2012 that I felt I had to share are some of my new must haves that I can’t seem to survive without. So here they are:



Giorgio Armani Maestro Eraser



get-the-gloss-weekly-edit-morning-after-beauty-giorgio-armani-eraserThis is a concealer skin treatment hybrid and it is amazing and the new direction of cosmetics. This concealer contains ingredients that help treat the dark circles as well. It blends beautifully and as always I am a big fan of any products that performs multitasking. You can find it at Holt Renfrew and at some Sephora‘s here in Canada as well as all better departments stores in the US.



Becca Beach Tint



B-PROBT006This Beach Tint from Becca is great as a lip and cheek water-resistant tint. Becca has finally returned to Canada with Sephora and this is one of my favorite products I use everyday. The colour can be applied in layers to decide on the intensity and natural looking so great even for makeup newbies.




Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy



H00002406-L1I have always been a huge fan of Fresh beauty products. This Advanced Therapy from their Sugar lip line is unbelievable. It provides so much moisture than the previous ones and is absolutely a must have in anyone’s bag during the winter months. I have to say my lips seem to be finally surviving this winter thanks to this product. I never leave home without it.

Ann Taylor Holiday Preview

This past week I had the privilege of being able to attend the Ann Taylor Holiday Preview put on by the amazing ASC PR team here in Toronto in the beautiful Storys Building. Not only did we get to see the upcoming Holiday 2012 Collection but they also had amazing gift ideas for all those stylish women on your list well worth braving the horrible rainstorm to get there. Here are some images from the event:

Photo: George Pimentel
Photo: George Pimentel
Photo: George Pimentel
Photo: George Pimentel
Photo: George Pimentel
Photo: George Pimentel
Photo: George Pimentel
Photo: George Pimentel
Photo: George Pimentel
Photo: George Pimentel
Photo: George Pimentel
Photo: George Pimentel

It was such a wonderful event and all I can say is there are many women eagerly awaiting the opening of the first Canadian Ann Taylor location in the Eaton Centre this coming fall so they can start getting their hands on all the amazing goodies. This amazing event and the special gift from Ann Taylor that night just helped whet our appetites.

Rag & Bone Fall 2012 Campaign

Rag & Bone Fall 2012 Campaign featuring Kate Moss

Recently Rag & Bone announced they would be showing at London Fashion Week. Not long after this announcement they released images from their first print campaign for Fall 2012 featuring none other than the fabulous Kate Moss. This campaign shot by Craig McDean has more of a street style feel reminiscent of Kate’s own personal style rather than an editorial feel. I have to say I love it and it seems fitting with the London Fashion Week show coming up, as well there is talks that there will soon be a Rag & Bone flagship opening up in London. One can only hope Canada will eventually get one too.

Currently Inspired By:

Dazed & Confused

One of my all time fave movies about the 70’s is Dazed & Confused and recently it seems to be gaining popularity again. I have been finding amazing wardrobe inspiration from it. Here is some pieces to get you started:

BDG skinny leather belt $15 @ Urban Outfitters

Peace be with you crop top $40 @ Global Warming Tees

Denim Sheffield Cut Off Shorts $165 @ Rag & Bone

Lulu Fringe Bag $275 @ Club Monaco

Champions Originals $40 @ Keds

Sierra Women’s Strappy Wedges $80 @ Toms

High Waist Flare $225 @ 7 for all Mankind

Jules Smith Coachella Necklace $85 @ Shopbop

Joie Sadira Top $270 @ eluxe

Dara Ettinger Stephanie Ring $115 @ Shopbop

Sugar Honey Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 $22.50 @ Fresh

Line I Love Update…

The other day I was touring around Dannijo‘s website and I was going through their press section when I saw the most exciting thing, Dannijo is launching a shoe collection. How did I miss this? I am so excited to see it when it launches this fall. Until then, here is the WWD article I scooped off of Dannijo’s site, as I just had to share this exciting news.

Rumor Has It:

Next H&M Collaboration:

Maison Martin Margiela?

Rumor has it that the next H&M designer collaboration is going to be Maison Martin Margiela according to WWD, not Tom Ford as was originally being talked about before the Marni launch this past spring. Could this be

another successful collaboration like Marni or more of a miss like Comme Des Garcon amongst the fashion community. I am definitely interested to see what will be the result if the rumors are true as I am a huge fan of Maison Martin Margiela as well as MM6. Right now according to the twitterverse it is definitely mixed reviews though. If this is the case expect to see the collection as an off-holiday launch. What are your thoughts?

Le Vernis

Chanel’s Fall/Winter 2013 Runway Nail Colour

Chanel FW 2012

Every season Chanel‘s Peter Philips, Creative Director of Chanel make up, creates polish colours to complement the collection that creates an absolute frenzy with fashion and make up fans. These trend setting colours sell out and have even been found on eBay for 3x their retail price, Chanel Jade anyone? This fall 2012 Le Vernis shade is no exception. For this fall look Peter only created one Le Vernis shade for the runway to complement the incredible make up that included crystal eyebrows and wardrobe, “Frenzy” is a stunning greyish taupe that is bound to create a frenzy this fall. I predict seeing it on many nails when it is released.