Eve Gravel's collection booth O-44!

I had the chance to see Eve Gravel's collection for Fall-Winter 2010-2011 and it is A-mazing!!
She is at booth 0-44 at the One of a Kind show until December 5th. Eve is a well known Canadian designer based out of Montreal and every year her collection kick ass! Good job my beautiful Eve! Her line is unique, great pieces for the stylish women that likes to wear pieces that nobody else have! Yes, I buy H&M but so does thousands of other people! Best of all.. her clothing is made in Canada. I recently did a shoot using the Eve Gravel Simplicity Dress (3rd in the picture bellow) and I have been thinking about it ever since! I must get it!


Eve Gravel Iva Dress $164
Eve Gravel Serpant a Sonnette Dress $162
Eve Gravel Simplicity Dress $140

Eve Gravel Chanel Jacket $266
Eve Gravel Colimacon Top CA$ 106.00

Eve Gravel Over Size Top CA$ 126.00
Eve Gravel Tunique Zebra CA$ 114.00
Eve Gravel Leg Me Alone Legging CA$ 110.00

Shop Eve Gravel

You can also find Eve Gravel's collection at:
Charlie, Distill Gallery, Frock, Mudshak, Shop Girls and Yoka.


Missy Industry Booth 0-43

Yayyyy! Melissa Lafreniere is back for the One of a Kind Christmas Show !!

Melissa is THE creative mind behind the edgy jewelry line ✭Missy Industry✭. Her designs are a beautiful balance of raw imagery and delicacy. Not only her jewelry looks amazing, but it is also really good quality. Her pieces are all handmade, sterling silver and are either part of a limited series or entirely unique. Look at the attention to the details and be amazed! I want it all!

Never been to The One of a Kind Show? It's full of treasures! It happens twice a years and it has a huge selection of handcrafted items created by talented crafty people from all over North America. Believe me, you will find a good selection of great one of a kind gifts ideas for Christmas! From jewelry, home decor, visual art, fashion, vase, great toys, furniture, ceramics and delicious food to samples and to buy. You can see 800 Canadians artists in total! And Melissa is one of them! Bellow are some of my favorite pieces from her website!

My favorite piece! Of course I own this one :) Shears $85
Scissors 2 inches long on an 18" rolo chain. Oxidized finish.

Diablo-Spiked silver hoops $50
Handmade, oxidized finish, sterling silver hoops with spike endings.

Must have Bangles $120
2 sterling silver bangles and 1 bronze bangle.

Galactic ring Price: 105.00
Oxidized finish Galactic ring with 7 blades.

Open Ring $65
Handmade, oxidized finish ring with a rimmed hole.

Black Hole $140
One solid piece of thick silver, oxidized finish, hand cut, with a black onyx.

EINSTEIN-brain necklace $75
Sterling silver, oxidized finish, handmade and very intricate.

The Descent skull necklace $95
Mixed sterling silver chains. Can be worn from 17"-20".


Missy Industry will be at the One of a Kind Christmas Show Booth 0-43

From Thursday, November 25 to Sunday, December 5, 2010
Weekdays and Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 10am-6pm

Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place
100 Princes' Blvd., Toronto ON M6K 3C3 Canada


The Hells Angels want their winged skull back!

Oh no.. someone in the McQueen team didn’t do their homework, and it’s going to be a costly lesson! The Hells Angels have filed suit against British fashion designer Alexander McQueen for copying their skull and wings logo!
On the left, you see a Blazer from McQueen Spring/Summer 2011 Collection. On the right, the Hells Angels 'Death Head' logo on the back of a jacket. The symbol has been used by the Hells Angels since at least 1948, and that it is protected by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Most people know better than to mess with a motorcycle club!! I am quite shock to know that is happening! Not only McQueen used the exact logo but he also name his pieces using words like "Hells" and "Angels". It is no secret that skulls have been very popular on the runways and a big inspirations to lots of designers all around the globe.. but McQueen should have change his design just a little. That collection.. was amazing but I always thought that McQueen had the group’s permission. The Hells Angel are also suing Sasks Fifth Avenue and Zappos for selling the goods.

“This isn’t just about money, it’s about membership. If you’ve got one of these rings on, a member might get really upset that you’re an impostor,” says Fritz Clapp, attorney for the Hells Angels.
Here are the few items that The Hells Angels Corporation is claiming that McQueen copied their logo.. The ring and the clutch has been remove from McQueen's website.. Sold out or removed?

The Hells Four-Finger Ring by Alexander McQueen, $495

Handbag designed by McQueen called “Hell’s Knuckleduster box clutch” for $2,325

The Flaming Skull Jacquard box dress is listed on McQueen’s website for $1,595

The Hells Angels and Devils Silk Scarf by Alexander McQueen, $475

This item is fine with the Hells Angels.. I just had to put a picture of it because I LOVE it!
McQueen’s Angels leather faithful hobo bag sold for $1995.00

Representatives for Saks, Zappos.com and Alexander McQueen, witch is owned by Gucci group refused to comment. Gucci Group is owned by PPR, a global player in retail and luxury goods with a very luxurious portfolio I might add. Earlier this week, Jany Temime, Harry Potter costume designer was accused of copying an Alexander McQueen dress for a scene in the latest Potter movie. Busy week for the Gucci group!!
The Hells Angels have successfully sued before. Back in 2006, they sued Disney for using the Hells Angels name and membership images in its script for the film "Wild Hogs."The gang withdrew the complaint after receiving assurances that its marks would not appear in the film from Disney. I hate to say it.. but the Hells have a good case against the amazing Alexander McQueen.


Is costume designer Jany Temime asking us to play "Spot the difference"?

Is Imitation a form of flattery?

Even if you are not into Harry Potter, you probably heard of the new movie coming out on November 19, 2010. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I, aka Harry Potter 7. I am not really a Potter fan but I like the costuming.

French costume designer Jany Temime has been working her magic on 6 of the 8 Harry Potter movies. There is no dough, she is a talented costume designer.. but she does'nt deserve all of the credit on a wedding dress she designed in the upcoming movie. She made a dress identical to one from Alexander McQueen 2008 collection and seem to be taking the credit for it!

Let’s play “Spot the difference” shall we.. can you spot all 3? First is the heads of the birds, one is peacocks and the the one are phoenixes. Second is the length of the gown. Third is the neckline.

Alexander McQueen dress from his 2008 prêt-à-porter collection. J'ADORE!

Jany Temime's dress. Spoiler photos of the scene in which bride Fleur Delacour (played by Clémence Poésy) dance with Bill Weasley.

In a recent interview with the Los Angeles times, Jany was talking about her inspiration on that dress and this is how she described the inspiration behind the wedding dress:
“Fleur’s dress is made in organza and decorated with a pair of phoenixes that face one another on the bodice and form the silhouette of a heart. I chose the phoenix because, like love, it is eternal.”

Ok, that was a lovely sentimental statement Jany.. but you forgot one thing! ALEXANDER MCQUEEN!! Hello?? What was she thinking.. doesn't she knows how many people in the world are obsessed with Alexander McQueen and people will say something? It is one thing to copy a creation you like and wear it yourself. It is another thing to copy it for a production and will make money from it. I can only imagine the type of drama this will cause if she does’nt start citing her inspiration. Knockoffs in fashion aren’t a new trick, I get it but at least give the credit to who came up with the idea! At least change the color or something! Alexander McQueens team refused to comment but there is no way they approve of this!

Did you know that Emma Watson, the Harry Potter actress, is only 19 and her 2009 income is estimated to be a total of £20 million. Not bad!


RUNAWAY by Kanye West

There is a lot of buzz on the internet about Kanye West new music video "Runaway". It will seem genius work to people who think Kanye is a genius, and a stupid waist of time to people who think he is stupid. It has to be one of the most ambitious and expensive ‘music video’ ever made, that is if you can put it in the category of a music video since it is 34 minutes long!

Personally I thought the visuals were amazing! The fire, the brilliant costuming and my favorite scene was with the ballerinas. There are a few things that still escape me.. such as the all black people table served by only white people? Or the Michael Jackson's head floating around was a little creepy to me. Is Kanye trying to hard to be known as a genius?

Directed by Kanye West. Part-time asshole and part-time brilliant musician! He is a talented men but he should take some acting classes.. :)

Starring model Selita Ebanks, she is rep by Women Management based out of New York, Milan and Paris. She worked as a Victoria's Secret Angel from 2005-2008, been featured in the famous sports illustrated and appeared on the third season of Celebrity Apprentice. In this short movie, she plays a fallen Phoenix who falls in love with Kanye West's character.. If you are a guy.. well she is the one prancing around for 34 minutes in feather lingerie looking super hot.

Costume Design by Josef Cechota.. Phillip Lim did all the costume along with Martin Izquierdo (The master of Victorias Secret's wings!) Amazing job! Selita's costume was absolutely divine. It was made of an amazing mass of sexy skin tone feathers placed ever so strategically. Kanye wanted Selita to appear fully nude.. why am I not surprise? She said "No sir, that's not gonna happen!" LOL

Written by Hype Williams, a genius that has worked on at least 200 music videos!

Art Director Vanessa Beecroft, one of my FAVORITE artist of all time!

★ Kanye West "RUNAWAY" lyrics here


On set with Fashion Television !!!!! Yay!

For the last few weeks.. Fashion Television has been following the amazing photographer Nikki Ormerod. Why? Simply because she is so freaking fabulous! Nikki is represented by Westside Studio, they rep the best photographers in the city! In fact .. She is so fabulous that she hired me to style for her shoot. Yay! I was trilled! The vibe of the shoot? Vintage Glamorous Hollywood Starlet!! ♥

The first store that came to my mind was the amazing store Cabaret on Queen Street West! By far the friendliest store in Toronto! Then I went to Gadabout on Queen East.. this place has so many hidden treasures! I got amazing dresses from both places but I still needed something more.. red carpet oh la la! So Wayne Clark it is! Wayne is known for his dramatic evening gowns. His fabulous dresses have been worn by Jane Fonda, Cindy Crawford and Rihanna .. just to name a few. His dresses screams red carpet. It was a pleasure to meet him and his dress was one of my favorites! Did I needmore dresses? Not really but when I walked by Shkank on Yonge Street.. I saw THE perfect dress with so much sparkle .. I NEEDED it! It was a dress designed for a princess!

All of my amazing dresses needed some spectacular jewelry. I contacted the best in the city!! Gay Isber. I cannot find the words to express how much I love her jewelry.. In English or French! Her partner in crime, Jessica Greschner makes the most incredible pieces that could stop traffic!! Who wears her pieces? Everybody from Lady Gaga, Pamela Anderson to Prince Charles and Camilla. The best part is that all the pieces are made here in Toronto. Last stop was at Shopgirls.. a lovely store on Queen street West that carries only Canadian Designers. I grabbed some dreamy feathery headpieces from La Krause to add some drama to my dresses!

I am super excited about this shoot! Hair was by the very talented Jukka Suutari from Plutino Group and make up by Cait Mizzi from Judy Inc. We had a great team of people working on set and our beautiful model Geneviève was from Elmer Olsen Model.. she was so ridiculously gorgeous!

Here are a few images from my shoot!

Dress from Shkank , jewelry from Gay Isber and headpieces from La Krause.

1950's Champagne Brocade Coat Dress worn over the strapless Bijou dress from the Cabaret Collection. Jewelry is from Gay Isber, headpiece from La Krause and the fur is from my precious great grand-mother's collection :)

This is a close-up of Gay Isber necklace. One of my favorite pieces! In the middle Gay used a Shark tooth!

This dress was designed by Rod Philpott, founder of Shkank. Check out the back!!! This picture does not do justice to the dress!! It was stunning on Geneviève!

This dress left everyone speechless.. it is from the very talented Wayne Clark. Geneviève is also wearing a beautiful headpiece from La Krause and a bracelet from Gay Isber.

Headpieces from La Krause and jewelry from Wayne Clark.

Some of my bling bling from Gay Isber.

MERCI Cabaret, Gadabout vintage, Gay Isber, La Krause, Shkank, Shopgirls and Wayne Clark! Great day! Can't wait to see the the final images and the footage from Fashion Television! Yay!



Lydia Hearst's Lady Gaga inspired shot by English photographer Adrian Wilson. What sexy shoot!! She looks amazing, the styling is fabulous and the photography is just beautiful. I love everything about this shoot!

Lydia is an American actress, fashion model, columnist, heiress and she is absolutely stunning!

Check out the entire shoot HERE


McQueen Memorial tomorrow at London Fashion Week!

Lee Alexander McQueen will be honor on September 20th during London Fashion Week. A private memorial service will take place for the best designer ever lived at the St Paul's Cathedral, London. Friends and family of the late designer will celebrate his life and his work. Over 2500 people are expected. Anna Wintour and jeweler Shaun Leane will speak at the service. Lee Commits Suicide at 40 on February 12, 2010. He is very much mourned by the fashion community.

Did you know that FASHION and art bible Visionaire has created a tribute to Alexander McQueen in the form of a limited edition? Yep, the book feature contributions from Nick Knight, Lady Gaga, Steven Klein and Mario Testino. All genius! The case is wrapped in a McQueen metalized brocade from his Spring/Summer 2010 show.

Limited edition of 1500 numbered copies at the cost of $675.00. Issues can be bought in Alexander McQueen boutiques, Colette and on the Visionaire website at www.visionaireworld.com. THE Perfect Coffee Table Book!! :)

“If you ask any lady they want to be taller, they want to be slimmer, you know, and they want a waist. I'm not here to make people look like a sack of potatoes.”
Alexander McQueen.

"There is no better designer than nature," Alexander McQueen.


My VMAs fashion thoughts!

My VMAs fashion thoughts!

How can I not start with Lady Gaga? I love that she continues to outdo herself. She really is a unique individual. Lady Gaga ruled the night by winning 8 awards! But who cares about that.. let's talk about her wardrobe! She had 3 wardrobe changes and keep the worse for last! First Lady Gaga paid tribute to the amazing RIP Alexander McQueen by wearing one of his ART piece from his fall 2010 collection with her 10-inch Armadillo shoes that she wore in her "Bad Romance" video. GaGa’s look was completed with a gold feather hat by Philip Treacy. She wore that same dress for the September's British Vanity Fair issue. Stunning dress!

Her second outfit was a black leather dress and spiked black headpiece designed by Giorgio Armani. I loved it!

Finally, to accept her award for video of the year, Lady Gaga wore a meat dress by Franc Fernandez. I like Lady Gaga for her fearless creativity but that meat dress was gross! I wonder if she had a freezer instead of a garment bag?

PETA already reacted to her dress “Oh, Lady Gaga’s job is to do outlandish things, and this certainly qualifies as outlandish because meat is something you want to avoid putting on or in your body,” PETA’s President, Ingrid Newkirk, told the Daily News.

Here Gaga poses in a raw meat bikini for the cover of the September issue of Vogue Hommes Japan photographed by Terry Richardson. Also gross.

This is a really nice dress Katy.. if you are going to do a figure skating performance. I think she was shooting California Gurls with Snoop Dogg prior to her wardrobe consultation/fitting and had one to many drag! Her dress is from Marchesa from the Fall 2010 Collection and she wore Jimmy Choo heels completed her look.

Katy put miniature photographs of her fiancé's face, Russell Brand on her nails.. no comments!!

Ke$ha looked like a garbage warrior. Really.. she looks very uncomfortable and she's got such a cute style that she really could have done better. K$ wore Walter Steiger shoes, Charles Albert jewelery, and a Swarovski clutch. Her dress was designed by Marjan Malakpour and custom made by Lauren Bradely.

Chad Hugo, Pharrell Williams and Shay Haley of N.E.R.D. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Pharrell!

My favorite performance of the night was from Eminem and Rihanna. "Not Afraid." Accompanied by an orchestra, chorus of gospel singers and drummers, he was joined later on by Rihanna to perform "Love the Way You Lie."

And yes.. I also like Kanye West performance.. I know he is a jerk but I still think he is amazing and the beat was so great! If I can be a jerk myself.. I would of add more ballet dancers on stage!

He wore a red suit, black low-cut shirt, gold chains, and his red Louis Vuitton collaboration shoes, the Don’s. You can get Kanye's shoes here for $870!