Archive for ‘People’

February 14, 2012

Love, Love, Love

by Kaylee Pare

Today is a day to celebrate love of all kinds. From the one who’s by your side always, to your parents, your grandparents, your best friend, your oldest friend or even a loyal pet. Life being what it is, it’s important for everyone around you to know how much you appreciate them, and it’s never too late to write a letter, make a phone call or share a cup of coffee. My heart is a lucky one, because it’s filled with many sisters, incredible parents, old friends and new, blogging buddies and above all, people who I know will always be there. To them, I say thank you and love you forever. To the readers out there who come back every once and a while, you are also my Valentines. Thanks for the support xo

February 9, 2012

Non-Negotiable

by Kaylee Pare

 

I went to see Meryl Streep’s The Iron Lady this week, where the story of Margaret Thatcher’s term as Britain’s first female Prime Minister and the years leading up to it, are recounted. Streep, as always, has an almost unnatural knack for becoming a character on screen. You can truly forget for several scenes that Meryl Streep, a face and voice we well know, is hidden under all those “Thatcherisms”. If not just for the brilliant acting and history lesson, I would suggest The Iron Lady to any movie lover.
As someone who tends to notice style before all else, my favourite scene had to be the one you see above, where Thatcher says the glorious words, “the pearls, however, are absolutely non-negotiable”. Actually, the real-life Thatcher said these same words to her image advisers after they suggested she ditch her pearls. Being the strong-willed woman that she is, Thatcher continued to wear her treasured pearls throughout her entire term, and life.
MT’s attitude about style didn’t stop with accessories however, Thatcher was absolute fearless when it came to fashion. As often the only woman in a room, she would never leave her handbag, lipstick, heels or power suit at home. She was confident, and she wore her Conservative blue outfits proudly. As one can imagine, Thatcher had many barriers to cross in order to get into British politics in the 70s, and she never second-guessed how she looked while doing it. In a sea of dark suits, she constantly stood out, and never considered blending in one bit.
Even though her career is seen as somewhat controversial, I think we can all take something away from her courage and audacity. Margaret Thatcher is an intelligent woman who has surely made her impact on the world, and she knows a thing or two about the significance of one’s style. She lives by a principle that we should all absorb; conforming in any way, whether it concerns a string of pearls, or matters of war, will get you absolutely nowhere.

January 30, 2012

Viral

by Kaylee Pare

Some videos I thought I’d share this morning.

Carine Roitfeld, editor-in-chief at Vogue Paris until resigning last year, is one of the most powerful fashion influencers in the world. W Magazine recently followed Carine to all of the Couture shows, where she became “the client”, selecting pieces for herself rather than the magazine as she is used to. Watching her joke around with Karl Lagerfeld, Donatella Versace, Jean Paul Gaulthier, and so many others, is priceless.

 

The newest fashion documentary isn’t about a fashion house, a trend or a magazine. It’s about a thing you wouldn’t otherwise consider; a New York fashion week tent. Here, the trailer for the film shows us a bit about the tent’s importance and evolution, with interviews from designers and editors like Carolina Herrera, Nina Garcia, Donna Karan and Betsy Johnson.

 

Karl Lagerfeld’s new self-titled collection was recently launched on net-a-porter.com, the largest luxury e-tailer in the world. To introduce the collection, NAP staged a “Face to Face” interview where Karl asks himself questions, showing us his inquisitive side as well as his honest self. At one point he says, “it is up to you to make everyday perfect” – Chanel’s creative director will always be flawless in my books.

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December 7, 2011

The Florence Phenomenon

by Kaylee Pare


As a huge Florence + the Machine fan (hence this recent post title), I’m just smitten with UK Vogue’s January 2012 cover. Florence looks like a goddess in sky blue and her fiery hair stands out just as it should. Watch Vogue’s cover star and one of the UK’s greatest musical sensations (among too many to count) as she records her song “What the Water Gave Me”. It’s impossible not to fall in love with her in this video, as it’s so evident that she’s just being her eclectic, carefree self.

August 19, 2011

Up Close: Miroslava Duma

by Kaylee Pare


I can’t deal with Miroslava Duma’s style. No matter the outfit, she always hits it out of the park. She definitely tops my fashion icon list. If you don’t know her already, she was previously an editor at Harper’s Bazaar and is now a freelance writer. Please can I have her wardrobe?
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July 12, 2011

Non Stop Stylish

by Kaylee Pare

Like most girls, I am obsessed with Sarah Jessica Parker. Not just because she starred in one of the best shows of the century, but because she is intelligent, beautiful, kind, talented and oh-so stylish. Naturally, when she had twins with her husband Matthew Broderick through a surrogate a few years back (joining their son, James Wilkie), I was instantly mesmerised by her mommy-on-the-go style. I was so excited when I saw the following editorial; with all of the family starring in it, and SJP (not surprisingly) wearing the latest from the runways (including Oscar de la Renta, Proenza Schouler, Bottega Veneta, Chanel and more).  The editorial was photographed by Mario Testino for Vogue’s August 2011 issue.
Of course, the pictures are a bit far-fetched, I don’t think any of our mothers wore couture while child-rearing, but if nothing else, editorials allow us to enter into a world of fantasy. At least we know the family and the fun in these images are real!

See the rest of the Vogue Editorial here.
June 21, 2011

Golden Looks

by Kaylee Pare

Liz is the lovely face behind Late Afternoon, a blog that showcases her latest looks, each as stylish and effortless as the next. While sifting through her daily posts, I noticed this skirt duplicated and styled so differently for day and night. I often have a difficult time changing things up once I’ve found the perfect combination, so it’s nice to see this standout sparkly skirt worn with such fresh color combinations. In the first look, Liz plays up the skirt’s tone with gold and neutral accents while keeping things grounded with darker solids. In the second, her sparkly downtown skirt is made earthy with an oversized tribal-inspired sweater, but the outfit is still club-ready with that perfect pop of pink. The neutral belt and bag make the whole look sublime. She’s definitely one to watch!

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June 16, 2011

Non Stop Stylish: Diane Kruger

by Kaylee Pare

There’s no one quite like miss Diane Kruger. She’s got such class, such beauty, but she never fails to take risks on the red carpet and elsewhere. She’s no Lady Gaga or Rihanna when making public appearances, and I have to say hallelujah to that. She’s not about making ridiculous statements, but rather, she exudes fashion-forward elegance. She knows how to rock a look straight off the runway, the way it was meant to be worn, and she doesn’t compromise the unconventional at the risk of being misunderstood by the media. This week, Diane stepped out for the “Liaisons Au Louvre II” Charity Gala Dinner wearing a stunning belted gown by Alessandra Rich. Once again, Diane pulls off a current look that others may have made frumpy or outrageous, with simple nude sandals and her signature side-swept blonde locks. She looks timeless yet so modern; this is definitely one of my favourite Kruger looks.

May 4, 2011

Audrey.

by Kaylee Pare

Happy Birthday to one of my favorite women to have ever lived – Audrey Hepburn. Queen of innocent and offbeat moments, inspirational words and helping hands – she will forever be remembered as the picture of grace.

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