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One to Watch: Peter Pilotto

In designer, Fashion, One to Watch, RTW, Trend on November 10, 2009 at 8:24 pm

Without me even realizing it, everyone is using the same format as me where blogging is concerned. But if I say that someone is one-to-watch, it’s because nothing really excites me. I’m a bland dresser – very bland, and I’m more fascinated with the depth behind fashion rather than the actual garment itself. So no, I don’t buy designer clothes very often, and I won’t rush to get the latest piece of whatever… but I know a look when I see it. I say that about fashion stars as well.

Peter Pilotto is a fashion star. When you’re a burgeoning star, you’re given free things, such as studio space so you can mould your craft. Low and behold, much like Mr. Pilotto in the Centre for Fashion Enterprise. According to, Pilotto is on the rise to the moon, people are going ga-ga over his designs which raises the bar, and bursts the Richter scale. And as much as we’d like to believe that new designers such as Pilotto would tank under pressure, I believe it’s only ignition. And it’s obvious because his Spring/Summer 2010 collection was a display of colours juxtaposed with texture, literally. The collection seemed to be a bit of an ode to the `60s with square-like A-line mini-skirts with ruched shoulders and waistlines.

I don’t know if I’d say Peter Pilotto’s collection is the ultimate sexy, but it is in the top running, it shows where fashion is going – in a positive direction.

I will be keeping an eye on this one..

In the Know: Chanel x Blake Lively x Four Seasons Restaurant

In Fashion, In the Know on November 10, 2009 at 6:01 pm

Imagine what life would be like if you were an actor on hottest primetime shows on television , and on your days off you were required – not suggested – to attend a fashion gala where you’d be lavished in couture and jewels made by the most exquisite fashion brands on the planet. Then you woke up…

That’s life for the rest of us, but if you’re Gossip Girl superstar Blake Lively then this is a vivid account of one of the many realities she lives on a day-to-day basis.

This past Wednesday, Ms. Lively attended the Chanel “Fete d’Hiver” fall gala at the Four Seasons Restaurant. The event, in association with The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center was lavished with Chanel Fine Jewellery, and a select few (the lucky guests at the event) were able to try on some live crystals, and the event seemed to laced with Parisian elegance that only Chanel could deliver.

Truth be told, I’ve never seen an episode of Gossip Girl in my life. Nor did I know anything about Blake Lively or the rest of the cast, but when a brand like Chanel extends their luxury over to a young girl like her, she must be someone of major importance…

Maybe that’s why events like are X-Access to the rest of us. We’re not entitled to these dream, real-life experiences. Nor are we supposed to get the star-treatment as TV sitcom stars.

Images courtesy of Bill Farrell-Patrick McMullan and WireImage.

In the Know: Michael Kors Opens New Chi-Town Store

In designer, Fashion, In the Know on November 10, 2009 at 5:00 pm

Michael Kors
Ha! I feel good to get this one. All I ever had to do in this city (I mean Toronto) was pick up a magazine, walk into Holt Renfrew or switch on Project Runway Canada – even though I don’t even watch the show, and there he was, Mr. Michael Kors saturated in this little tinsy city. I thought he was everywhere! I was convinced that he had a stake in the city. But it turns out I’m not alone in my thought, even to those south of the border. I guess he has a thing for over-saturation.

Turns out, Mr. Kors has opened up a has opened his second store in the same location in Chicago, located in 900 North Michigan Avenue shops. According to NBC Chicago, this is his second Chicago store in less than one year. And according to Biz Bash, the opening, which happened this past Wednesday, was compact with Ford and Elite Models strutting the runway, a dude by the name of DJ Rock City and “Raspberry Martinis.”

The event was limited to 400-guests who paraded around the 2,200 square foot boutique, and had a runway seating of 250, oh… how nice. The company that produced the event, chicago-based XA, the Experimental Agency, also made sure there were not 20, not 30 but 50-inch IMAG screens around the show so everyone could get a glimpse of the Kor’s runway collection.

Who: Michael Kors

What: Lifestyle store

When: Store hours: Monday – Saturday 10 AM to 7 PM; Sunday 12 PM to 6 PM.

Where: 900 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60611-1542, United States

Contact: (312)915-3916 for more information or visit

Image courtesy of Barry Brecheisen.

Fashion Heat: Rihanna

In Fashion Heat on November 10, 2009 at 3:53 pm

Like the speed of a bullet, Rihanna can switch up her look going from red-hot rockstar to cheek and chic starlet in an astonishing four looks in one night! You can guess where I got these images from; the turn of wardrobe happened in the time span of one night.

Going from an appearance on MTV’s It’s On With Alexa Chung, to the 2009 Glamour Magazine Women of the Year Awards, and then off to GOD knows where, this girl is back in full-force. It’s a bit of a relief she’s been able to bounce back so quickly after a turn of events, but I won’t get into that.

Anyway, it’s the job of slebrity to make looking so good so damn effortless.

Engage: Destroy/Rankin

In Books, Engage on November 10, 2009 at 2:53 pm

Have you heard? The editor of Dazed & Confused has edited a hot little coffee table book: Destroy/Rankin. The book has brought together over 70 of the world’s biggest musicians and visual artists who have composed a body of artwork based on photographer Rankin rockstar portraits. Slebrities such as Kylie Manogue, Beck, U2, and REM’s  Michael Stipe destroyed the images by creating personal reflections on their music and images.

The limited addition book also includes a 30-minute DVD with behind the scenes foots and costs $69(USD).

Buy the Destroy/Rankin at Gestalten.