Friday, March 19, 2010

terrific toronto.

this was a big week for fashion in toronto.

case in point:

-Jeanne Beker aka "The Most Important Woman in the Canadian Fashion World" interviewed Kelly Cutrone aka "The Bitchiest/Most Amazingly Fearless Woman in the PR Fashion World" at Indigo for her book release.

turns out Jeanne and Kelly are actually great friends.. they had some very lovely things to say about one another, and frankly, to hear Kelly speak so lovingly about someone else was precious. Ms Cutrone explained to us fashionistas in the North, how we should take advantage of having such a wonderful woman like Jeanne in our city.... she also enlightened the audience with quite candid tales of her life and how she made it into the industry, from explaining how she's not really a bitch in the office, "If I'm training girls for a fashion job and I say, 'you're not doing that right, fix it and get back to me', I equal a bitch...but for a man, well, let's make this Canadian... if you're a male hockey coach and you tell a player on your team, 'Suck it up and get the freaking puck in the net or you're on the bench!", he equals a good coach. How is that okay? I'm not a bitch, I'm just helping prepare them for their job".

She also had wise words for those wanting to break into the industry, and advised us all [whether we could afford it or not], to take all the unpaid internships we can get our hands on and to work at a bar or become a nanny on the weekends until we reach our career dreams. Hmmm, I've been in the bar scene for 6 years now, I'm ready for my career already!!!

Kelly waxed poetic when describing her personal life and style, "I believed in brands; in wearing clothes to look sexy, to attract a mate. I believed in marriage and in making babies; being a good cook and a whore in the bedroom, but now I'm 44 and I don't need a husband. My job is there for me everyday and gives me abundance, it doesn't cheat on me. I think now I look better with less makeup. It's more about self-image. Wear the clothes, but do not let the clothes wear you". Oh how I adore this woman.

last words, Kelly?
"I highly recommend sleeping with a lot of rock stars and just having a lot of sex. Oh, and do a lot of drugs". Amen.

-My idol slash the Most Fashionable Woman alive aka Sarah Jessica Parker was here on a visit to promote the Halston Heritage collection, for which she is the new creative director.

yes, SJP graced our city with her loveliness, and a big win for the Bay over Holts... Sarah Jessica promoted her new line for Halston Heritage, which will be carried at the Bay, and a few very lucky people got to have meet-and-greets with my icon. she wore 4inch Ferragamo heels and a long black, strong-shouldered Marchesa jacket over a purple Halston mini (but, of course). sadly, this budding fashionista was nowhere near her idol, SJP, but the fact that she made an appearance in Toronto was still exciting all the same

speaking of people who got noticed from a little tv showed called, The City, comes Olivia Palermo promoting her first celebrity fashion venture. the beautiful, posh and sometimes-snobby NYC socialite is debuting her partnership with New York jewelry designer, Roberta Freymann. The capsule collection is going to feature necklaces in the $175-$300 range, and quite honestly, they're very pretty.

i've always loved Olivia's style, as she's pulled together in only a way that screams "my hair and makeup stylists showed up at 5am to make me appear effortless, and naturally beautiful", or "my outfit cost $5000, could you pull this off?". regardless, she always looks stunning and while I probably won't be purchasing any of the sparkly creations, I'm sure she'll find success in this journey down jewelry- lane.

1 comment:

  1. lovely post... "journey down jewelry lane" gets a particularly big thumbs up. xx.