Cupcake costume à la mode!

I absolutely LOVE Halloween! Free candy everywhere, fun spooky decorations and best of all.. we get to play dress up! I especially love how some people really put a creative effort on their costume. This year, my costume was.. an "out of the box" challenge!

A week ago I received a phone call from the Toronto Star asking me if I was interested to participate in the Halloween "out of the box" challenge for the Living Section. They were asking a 12 years old boy, a crafty dad and myself to make a Halloween costume using a box. A few days later, there was a picture of me in the Toronto Star.. dressed as a cupcake!! 

The challenge consisted in making a Halloween costume out of a 6-cubic-foot box, paint and a roll of tinfoil. So many ideas came to my mind but I really wanted to make a cupcake!

The challenge also allowed me to add 3 other elements of my choice. So I added a lampshade to create the base of the cupcake, the fabric for the icing and I used Styrofoam balls for stuffing,  to make the silver balls and for the cherry on top! 

Et voilà! My "Cupcake à la mode" costume..



Japanese way of folding T-shirts!

I worked retail for years and folded THOUSANDS of t-shirts.. Where was this video?? It's like karate Origami with fabric!

It's amazing and I can't believe it's been on Youtube since 2006!


Press Week

September was a huge month in the Fashion world.. it was fashion week everywhere around the world! Vogue's photographers covered about 120 runways shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris in only 30 days!

Did you know that fashion week originally started in 1943? 
It was first called Press Week!

Here are images from Vogue's view of the Spring 2012 ready-to-wear Fashion: 



New York

Jason Wu
New York

New York



Lenny Kravitz for The Block Magazine

Caribbean-Jewish Lenny Kravitz is one of MY sexiest men alive. He is super talented and always looks delicious! He always looks crazy comfortable in everything he wears and everything he wear seems labeless and THAT'S a style icon to me! Beside, no one can wears a nose ring, nipple piercings, a man-purse, skin tight wet-shirt or even a dress and heeled boots with more masculinity than Lenny! Can you believe he is 47 years old?

Lenny Kravitz for The Block Magazine

Here he is, photographed by Steven Pan for the Vancouver magazine The Block Magazine Fall/Winter 2011/12 issue. Styled by The Block's creative director, James Worthington-DeMolet.

Lenny looking dangerously sexy in a Yigal Azrouël hooded sweater, trousers by Robert Geller, necklace by the amazing Pamela Love Nyc, belt from Artemas Quibble and boots by Rick Owen. All the other jewelry worn throughout the shoot is Lenny's own.

Lenny Kravitz for The Block Magazine
Looking very glam in a Antonio Azzuolo fur collar coat, t-shirt by All Saints, leather trousers by Julius, boots by Rick Owens, ring by Lady Grey, the gold chain (worn as bracelets) is from Stephen Dweck and the sunglasses are from Carrera. 
Lenny Kravitz for The Block Magazine
Here is Lenny wearing a coat from Lanvin, his t-shirt and scarf are from Robert Geller, trousers from Paul Smith, rings are from Pamela Love and the sunglasses are from Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Lenny's cover look, a Tim Hamilton sweater, 3.1 Phillip Lim trousers and a Heather Huey hat. 

Love this picture! Lenny is wearing a John Varvatos sweater and a pinky ring from Pamela Love.

Waistcoat is from Alexandre Plokhov,  his t-shirt is from All Saints,  the leather trousers are from Julius, the boots are from Rick Owens and the gold necklaces (worn as bracelets) is from Stephen Dweck.

Lenny Kravitz for The Block Magazine
Leather Jacket is from Lost Art, the leather trousers are from Julius and the jewelry was Lenny’s own.

 Lenny Kravitz for The Block Magazine
 Lenny Kravitz for The Block Magazine
Fur Coat by Emporio Armani, jeans are from Robert Geller, necklace and belt are from Artemas Quibble and the sunglasses are from Justin Timberlake's line, William Rast.

Check out the Block Magazine! 


100% Mackage

During the month of October, 100 % of the proceeds from MACKAGE’s limited edition gloves will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Did you know that 39,520 women are expected to die from breast cancer in the U.S. during 2011? That's crazy!

Genuine lamb leather gloves, perforated with pink zipper detail. $95

 You can purchase the gloves HERE.

For more info on what the Breast Cancer Research Foundation click here.