Saturday, October 25, 2014

CHIC THIS WEEK: Best in Show for October 18-24, 2014

Who is your choice for best dressed this week?
Don't forget to scroll down and vote!


ELIZABETH BANKS
In Michael Kors
(clutch by Amanda Pearl, jewellery by Vita Fede, 'Nudist' sandals by Stuart Weitzman)
At Elle’s 2014 'Women In Hollywood' celebration in Beverly Hills, California



THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE
In Jenny Packham
(clutch by Alexander McQueen, 'Agata' sandals by LK Bennett, 'Riva' earrings and 'Riva' bib necklace by Monica Vinader)
At the Natural History Museum's "Wildlife Photographer of the Year" Awards in London, England



RACHEL MCADAMS
In Zuhair Murad
(rings by Kwiat, earrings by Norman Silverman)
At the 2014 Canada’s Walk of Fame Awards in Toronto, Canada



REESE WITHERSPOON
In Oscar de la Renta
('Nina' clutch by LK Bennett, 'safety pin' heels by Giuseppe Zanotti, jewellery by Jennifer Meyer)
At the 2014 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund event in Los Angeles, California



KATE HUDSON
In Jenny Packham
(clutch by Edie Parker, heels by Casadei, jewellery by Chrome Hearts)
At the American Cinematheque Award Honouring Matthew McConaughey in Beverly Hills, California



DIANNA AGRON
In Libertine
(personalized 'Dianna' clutch by Edie Parker) 
At the 2014 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund event in Los Angeles, California



LILY COLLINS
In Elie Saab
At the 'Love, Rosie' premiere at the Rome Film Festival in Rome, Italy



ANNE HATHAWAY
In Christopher Kane
(earrings by Neil Lane, 'Iriza' pumps by Christian Louboutin)
At the American Cinematheque Award Honouring Matthew McConaughey in Beverly Hills, California



CAMILLA BELLE
In Carolina Herrera
At the Restoration Hardware gallery opening in West Hollywood, California



JENNIFER LAWRENCE
In Oscar de la Renta
('Valnina' sandals by Christian Louboutin, clutch by Rodo)
At Elle’s 2014 'Women In Hollywood' celebration in Beverly Hills, California









Friday, October 24, 2014

THE TEN: Our Favourite Halloween Cocktails

One of our favourite holidays is just around the corner!
Before you know it, the neighbourhoods will be filled with little ghosts and goblins, gathering their bounty of sweet treats with tireless energy but what about those poor souls following behind the little monsters, patiently waiting on the side-walk as they listen to the cries of 'just one more house pleeeease!'
Just in case you need a little something to get you through the witching hour, we have gathered our favourite Halloween-inspired cocktails with just the right amount of ghoulish delight to get you through the night of frights!


The Vampire



The Black Widow

Monday, October 20, 2014

THE LOVELY ONES: Oscar de la Renta

Ă“scar ArĂ­stides de la Renta Fiallo
(1932-2014)

"The only realities in life are that you are born, and that you die.
We always think we are going to live forever. The dying aspect we will never accept.
The one thing about having this kind of warning is how you appreciate every single day of life."


Did you know...

1. He was born on July 22, 1932 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
2. His family were an integral part of Dominican high society and could count poets, scholars, and businessmen as well as top army brass among their members.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

THE SUNDAY SHOE JOURNALS: Tales of the Well-Dressed Foot ('Emerald')

'Emerald'




THE LOVELY ONES: John Lithgow

John Lithgow

Did you know...

1. He was born John Arthur Lithgow on October 19, 1945 in Rochester, New York.
2. He graduated from Harvard in 1967 with a Bachelor's degree magna cum laude in history and literature and has been named a Fulbright scholar.
3. He is a registered pastor and has officiated the wedding of his goddaughter.

Friday, October 17, 2014

CHIC THIS WEEK: Best in Show for October 11-17, 2014

Who is your choice for best dressed this week?
Don't forget to scroll down and vote!



JENNIFER LAWRENCE
In Dior
(jewellery by Dior, 'Joelle' pumps by Brian Atwood)
At the 'Serena' premiere during the 2014 London Film Festival in London, England



ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY
In Chloe
(BB suede pumps by Manolo Blahnk, 'Clare' bag by Chloe)
Out and about in Beverly Hills, California



NAOMI WATTS
In Gucci
At the 'Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance' gala at the New York Film Festival in NYC, New York

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

THINGS YOUR MOTHER SHOULD HAVE TOLD YOU: Signal When You Are Changing Lanes


Good manners are not meant to be kept for special occasions. Good manners should be a part of every aspect of your life. At home, at work and especially when you are behind the wheel where proper driving etiquette equates to staying safe as well.
Passing into another lane without using the corresponding signal light is not only discourteous to others, it's darn right dangerous!
And yet, the act of letting another driver (that driver being someone who could slam into your car) know ahead of time that you will be thrusting yourself into their path seems to have fallen unfashionable as of late. What seems to have taken its place is the middle finger salute so many of us feel necessary to dish out to the poor soul who thought it only fair to honk their horn in outrage, letting you know your carelessness put their lives in danger.
(Let's save that cheeky middle finger for something more useful, shall we?)

Always glance over your shoulder, into the direction of the lane you are intending to pass into, to make sure there is no one in your blind spot and then use the signal (specifically designed for this purpose!) to alert drivers of your intent to change lanes BEFORE you actually veer into their path.



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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

THE LOVELY ONES: Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren
(Ralph Lifshitz)

Did you know...
1. He was born on October 14, 1939 in The Bronx, New York.
2. He changed his last name to Lauren when he was 16. (“My given name has the word 'shit' in it. When I was a kid, the other kids would make a lot of fun of me. It was a tough name. That's why I decided to change it. Then people said, "Did you change your name because you don't want to be Jewish?" I said, "Absolutely not. That's not what it's about.")

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