The best Places in the World to Photograph!

Traveling around the world is the best gift you can give to yourself. Of course, all travel MUST include shopping.. but beside shopping, there are beautiful places in the world that we should see or at least try to see in our lifetime! I came across this New York times article with the top 25 places to photograph in the world and I wanted to share it with you. Bon Voyage!


1. New Guinea by photographer Chris Rainier
2. Sicily, Italy
3. Xinjiang, China
4. French Polynesia

5. Mongolia by photographer Brown W Cannon III

6. Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
7. Arctic

8. Antarctica by photographer Paul Nicklen
9. Pantanal, Brazil
10. Midway Atoll, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
11. Denali National Park Preserve, Alaska

12. Baja, Mexico
13. Oman
14. Syrian Arab Republic

15. Jaipur, India by photographer Andrea Fazzari


16. Namibia Africa by photographer Duncan George
17. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
18. Four Corners, American Southwest
19. San Juan Mountains, Colorado
20. Lakes District, Austria

21. Cote D'Azur, France
22. New Zealand

23. Coral Triangle, Greater Indo-Pacific
by photographer Tanya G. Burnett
24. Red Sea
25. Port Hardy, Vancouver Island, Canada

Haider Ackermann

Meet Haider Ackermann

Haider signature: Avant-garde silhouettes, edgy fabrics, evocative draping and somber aesthetic. His layering and draping never ceases to amaze me. Ackermann has a soigné way with the simplest of materials. He can drape anything and what he does with leather could drive Rick Owens insane!! His sensitivity with drape and textures shows through in every collection.

Bio: Haider Ackermann was born in 1971 in Santa Fe de Bogotá, Columbia and adopted by French parents. He grew up in many cities throughout Africa and Europe before joining The Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. He attended for three years and he worked for various labels including interning at Galliano's Paris office. I think I would actually pay Galliano to intern with him!! :) Belgium is famous for many things: lace, waffles, French fries, beers and Leonidas chocolate. You can now add fashion designer Haider Ackermann to the list!

Ackermann's clothes are modern clothes for strong women. Women who CRAVE uniqueness. He does not believe a women should wear a lot of colors.. he really keep a subtle color palette. The structure, the clean and long line of his garment is unbelievable!

Ackermann will be venturing into new territory: men’s wear. He will unveil his first men’s looks during the Pitti W trade show in Florence in June. I can only imagine how amazing his Collection will be! He is a very interesting men.. He has a fashion show coming up in Toronto and it would be a such an honor to meet him!

You can find his latest collections at 119 Corbo in Yorkville.


Enjoy the shows!

Ready-to-Wear - Spring/Summer 2010

Ready-to-Wear - Fall/Winter 2010



Crema Coffee avec mon ami George!

Great addition to the Junction! This lovely coffee spot is located on Dundas Street West at Quebec Avenue. Have you been? They sure know about their coffee that's for sure.. They have fancy machines, inspiring art pieces on the wall, small patio, free WiFi and the best of all.. A-mazing sunlight! My latte was great and so was my chocolate macaroon. Ok, mine are better but anyways. I will definitely go back! ..perhaps try an other of their mummy baked treats! The area was in desperate need for a spot like this!

Photo courtesy of George Moreira :)

Crema Coffee Co.

In tha Junction
3079 Dundas West (416) 767.3131
Monday - Thursday : 7 AM - 7 PM
Friday: 7 AM - 9 PM
Saturday: 7 AM - 9 PM
Sunday: 8 AM - 8 PM

Yonge & Bloor
(In Freshii)
53 Bloor Street East (416) 962-3131
Monday -Friday: 7 AM - 9 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 9 PM

Sunday: 9 AM - 6 PM

"Be a coffee-drinking individual - espresso yourself!"

"I don't have a problem with caffeine. I have a problem without caffeine!"

"Espresso is to Italy, what champagne is to France."

"Sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprivation."

"I don’t have a problem with caffeine. I have a problem without caffeine."

"A cup of coffee shared with a friend is happiness tasted and time well spent."

~Author Unknown


“Born in Canada, living in London, made in Italy”


My favorite Canadian fashion Designers, Dean and Dan from DSquared. Quick bio: Canadian twin brothers moved to Milan in 1991 to pursuit their fashion dreams. They wanted to be different, they had a goal and worked really hard for it.. and they made it Big!

Myself, Dean and Dan or.. Dan and Dean

I have been a huge fan for numerous years and this amazing duo just keep getting better! With their refined Italian tailoring skills and an amazing attention to details, the designers always been proud of their Canadian background. Don't be surprise to see images of the Niagara Falls, forest, bears, moose's or even beavers on their clothing. Best of all, the clothing is extremely well made, high quality and the pieces are wearable for all of us people that don't walk on a runway everyday! DSquared always seem to have the perfect combination of style, music and spectacle!

Did you know that Dean and Dan’s clothes are featured in Madonna’s “Don’t Tell Me” video, and they created more than 150 pieces of clothing for the Drowned World tour? They’ve had countless celebrity moments but Madonna was a big deal. She was such an inspiration for them and now she is a big fan! That's accomplishment.

“Real clothes for real people”, –is how Dean and Dan Caten like to define their clothing.

I l♥ve the cuff but £315?

Shoes £841 and Necklace is £250

Clutch £685 and this crazy backpack £725

An other crazy backpack for £940 and the clutch £540

Very me. I love it! £130

Amazing Jeans £261

Jeans £370

Adorable rain boots £164


L' amitié et chocolat!

My friend Roberta visited me from Dubai and we went to The Mascot for a tea. I had "the best chocolate cake in the world" with the best-est friend in the world! I miss you Roberta!


Soldiers fighting on the Front Lines

Photography. A more powerful message does not exist and the photographers of this exhibition are sending a very powerful message with the most touching war photography. Photography that captured the courage and the fear of the day-to-day life of a fighting soldier.

Don't miss the opening Reception on Wednesday, May 26, from 7pm to 11pm at Steam Whistle Brewing and meet the talented artists. The exhibition will be on display from Monday May 24 to Monday May 31 2010.

Brendan Meadows - Photographer / Creator
Matt Robinson - Creator / Curator / Stylist


War embodies the ultimate failure of humanity. Yet it persists through generations; even today, images from Afghanistan present Canadians with irreconcilable feelings of resigned necessity and ethical horror. Robert Capa's masterful photographs of The Spanish Civil War portrayed the brutality of battle while exposing a poignant yearning for civilian normalcy among its idealistic combatants. Front Lines, inspired by Capa's indelible scenes from the first 'media war', reminds us that the camaraderie of men drawn by a sense of duty to an imperfect moral calling can reveal fleeting moments of disarming grace bound by unspeakable tragedy.


General Information

How to give CPR.. looking sexy!

Have you ever had to give CPR wearing only your lingerie? Curious to how? Watch the new campaign for Fortnight lingerie, it's brilliant, different and the lingerie looks amazing! Bravo!

Fortnight lingerie was made for unique women who can appreciate quality, loves feeling sexy and being comfortable. The designer, Christina Remenyi have an amazing talent to create beauty in everything! She has done it in the past with the woman's clothing line, Steen and Christina does it again with a stunning lingerie collection!

Photography: Zoe Brigman,

Her bras and lingerie pieces are handmade in Canada.
Available in Sizes A to F, 30 to 40.

Did you know that 8 out of 10 woman wear the wrong bra size?

Fortnight lingerie is available on


Balenciaga Shoes Fall Winter 2010 2011

Colourful platforms and stacked heels!
Balenciaga Fall Winter 2010 2011

Would you Invest in fashion designers?

A friend send me this article.. Good article. Merci Lio!

Fashion Stake is a new internet company that will allow the customers to fund fashion designers in return for credits to purchase their clothes. It will also allow the customers to share ideas with designers and even vote on their favorite collections! Stating designers goes through a lot of hard work and spend a lot of money before their designs can be sold in stores.. I think it is an absolutely brilliant idea!!!! POWER TO THE CUSTOMERS!!

Read the full article in Reuters:


So hippies go on cruises, too, huh?

A few days ago, Karl Lagerfeld presented the Chanel Cruise Collection 2011 in Saint Tropez, south of France. It was colorful, bohemian and inspired from the glorious eras of the '60s and '70s. Some very nice pieces.. but not my favorite collection.
So… old man crotch is in this year?


Merci Rescue Ink!

Rescue Ink is not what you think.. Theses New Yorkers carry the images of being tough dudes that doesn't care about anything but really.. they all have a heart of gold! They are not afraid to use their powerful and intimidating image to fight against animal abuse. They have help hundreds if not thousands of animals and although they don't look like the typical rescue organization.. I think they are wonderful!! I have such a huge love for animals.. I love you Rescue Ink! Good job!

Their mission statement, "We will stop at nothing within the bounds of the law to protect animals at risk. We will intercede without hesitation when we are informed of a situation that needs to be addressed, and we will address it. If we need to convince people to do the right thing ... we can be very convincing, we'll even buy animals if that's what it takes to get them away from abusers."

Rescue Ink is also a tv series on the National Geographic Channel: