One fine photo: Photographed by Chris Nicholls for FASHION’s September 1996 issue | Hollywood yohana

“There’s a sense of anticipation and excitement that leaps out of this photograph. I almost feel nervous for them waiting backstage,” says art director Maarten Sluyter, who joined FASHION in February 2011. “Part of the mystery of this scene is you don’t know which fashion show this could be or where it might be held. It gives the reader a glimpse into this world and allows them to dream. The black and white works extremely well because of the way the light comes into the shot from the stage. I love the models’ hair—the updos highlight their necklines beautifully. The clothes are simple. They will never lose their appeal, similar to a little black dress

How to wear prints: The 3-step how to as we break down the Marni at H&M collection | Hollywood yohana

Susie Sheffman: How to wear prints

When it comes to pairing prints and patterns, our fashion director, Susie Sheffman, is the resident mixologist. She’s also Marni-obsessed: “When I discovered the outlet in Milan, it was game over,” she says. “Cardigans, sexless sandals and printed sweet nothings have been making their way into my suitcase on my twice-yearly pilgrimages to Milan fashion week ever since.” Two weeks ahead of the Marni at H&M collection (launching on March 8), she shares her tips on mastering this spring trend.

“In my imagination, Consuelo styles her collections blindfolded. Bold colours, graphic patterns and tribal-inspired prints all blend effortlessly together. Don’t second-guess yourself. Just dive right in!”
“Take one printed piece and mix it in with your solid-coloured pieces. Try a fabulous graphic print top with a neutral skirt or trousers, or pair your patterned piece with a more familiar print, like leopard.”
“This spring, the new message is dare to match your prints head-to-toe. Wear a floral-print jacket with a matching pant and even go so boldly as to match your bag.” 

Skinny silhouettes and dark denim at Triarchy | Hollywood yohana

Triarchy’s Fall 2012 show kicked off with a cheeky twist: a trio of models baring almost-all sauntered towards a pile of jeans placed nonchalantly at the end of the runway, sliding into slim-fit pairs before taking to the runway.
The perfect tailoring of their classic dark wash pairs reminded us why denim continues to be a wardrobe staple, whereas punches of colour and shiny textures reinvented skinny jeans for the fall. High-waisted jeans in mustard, olive green, plum and deep carmine hit all the right marks. As for the shine, liquid mercury and brazen bronze pairs ended the show. While metallic pants have been trending for a few seasons, Triarchy made them look effortlessly chic. By the end of the show, the message was clear: Triarchy is your one-stop shop for Canadian-made denim.

It’s automatic, it’s systematic, it’s hydromatic! Flaming heels amongst the hits at Prada | Hollywood yohana

In case you haven’t heard: Prada was hot! Flaming hot! Miuccia Prada knew she had us when she came out for her bow—a warm and knowing smile on her lips. And had us she did.
Before the show, would I have dreamed of desiring a satin varsity jacket with airbrushed flames shooting out the back? Not on your life. So why is it, hours after the show, I can think of nothing but? Such is the genius of Mrs. Prada—the ability to take something that could be cutesy or kitsch and subtly render it sublime. From the Styrofoam cars and auto-mechanic set, to the last flame-throwing needle-nose stiletto the spring collection was “Go Grease Lightning” through and through.

Just like Grease‘s Sandy and Rizzo, the nuts and bolts were both tough and tender. For Sandy, sweet and fresh soft-pleated pastel skirts, eyelet and lace-applique coats, jewelled retro-rompers, strapless bustiers mixed with slim-cut skirts. For Rizzo, auto appliques, airbrushed “pink lady” jackets, and of course, the flame-throwing stilettos.
By the finale, the normally jaded editors and buyers were swooning from their red cube seats. One thing’s for sure. Mrs. Prada sure knows how to drive a season!

Our top 5 from day one in Milan, including Gucci, Alberta Feretti, and more | Hollywood yohana

With Milan Fashion Week just kicking off, here are my top five obsessions of day one:
1. Gucci‘s opulent romanticism: Judging from the miles of velvet and silk, iridescent feathered frocks, croc saddlebags, leather capes, uniform-inspired dress coats, and innovative fabric mixes (mink inlaid on chiffon, anyone?), Gucci’s Fall 2012 collection begs for a crisp night and a brilliant moon.
2. Brian Atwood: We love the man and the shoes. I popped into Atwood’s showroom to preview his new Fall 2012 collection, which includes his first full line of handbags. Editors and buyers were asked not to tweet, so you’ll have to use your imagination: over-the-knee lace-up leopard-print boots, giraffe and Dalmatian patterns, blue fringed cross-body bags, multi-coloured python clutches with metal rivets, and plush minaudieres. One word: WANT.

3. Alberta Ferretti‘s waistland: Next season, the belt will be a girl’s best friend. Whether you choose Ferretti’s pinstriped mannish coats or one of her cooler-than-cool collarless leather coats, fall is all about emphasizing you waist.
4. The Excelsior department store: Milan’s newest department store has the fashion flock buzzing. Think super curated (very Colette!) with an uber-chic design aesthetic—pod-shaped glass elevators will whisk you up to visit lust-worthy friends like Dries Van Noten, Marni, and Jonathan Saunders.
5. My Prada ticket for tomorrow’s show. What does Mrs. Prada have in store for us this season?

We spotted Anna Dello Russo and lots of stripes outside the Moschino show | Hollywood yohana

 Ciao Milano! Our boy Lewis Mirrett arrived in Italy yesterday safe and sound, but alas, his bags did not. After a harrowing five hours waiting for his supplies to appear, his equipment showed up! Now we bring you the best of his first excursion: outside the Moschino show.

Runway to Real Life: 5 easy steps to recreate Jonathan Saunders’ Miami Beach-inspired cat eye | Hollywood yohana

When creating his Spring 2012 collection, Jonathan Saunders had an unlikely muse: chemically sedated Miami housewives from the ’50s. His models, clad in full skirts of Floridian pastels, sauntered down the runway with bronzed skin and flesh-toned lips. It was makeup artist Lucia Pieroni’s bold use of an oversized cat eye, however, that had beauty editors swooning.
By starting with a sunny glow, bringing some drama to the eyes, and slicking on a creamy nude lipstick, you can channel Saunders’ South Beach chic with just five products!

Miu Miu goes for the gold (and silver and bronze!) with an Olympic-inspired accessories collection | Hollywood yohana

For those of us who want to make like an Olympic athlete but don’t have the wherewithal to ever make it to the medal podium, Miu Miu’s latest Olympic-inspired collection lets the sartorially inclined score a proverbial medal by sporting one of its brilliant gold, silver or bronze accessories. The accessories lineup, which will be available in select London stores on July 27 (i.e. Olympic opening day), features Miu Miu favourites like the structured Bauletto satchel and sandals in soft nappa leather.
The Italian fashion house also designed a fall 2012–inspired bijoux collection to accompany the shoe and bag roster, which features hairbands, brooches and more in hand-appliqued and crystal embellishments.

More Spice Girls news! Some of the group’s most iconic costumes are going up on the auction block | Hollywood yohana

All girls (and some boys) growing up in the ‘90s will unabashedly admit that back in the day, we lived and breathed the Spice Girls. We knew all their songs, we learned how to pull off a questionable but convincing British accent and we definitely coveted every single one of their outfits. So news that we might be able to get our hands on Scary’s original leopard-print catsuit or Sporty’s many tracksuits in a charity auction gala has us way too excited. Proceeds from the auctioned off items, which will be sold at a gala event later this year, will go to Save the Children and Children in Need.
“I can’t wait for [my daughter] Harper to grow up a little so she can have some,” Victoria Beckham said (lucky Harper). “But the rest I’d like to put up for charity, I think it would be a fantastic thing to do.” One thing the now-designer is more than happy to put in the past are those tacky-but-amazing wedge sneakers. “She hated them — she wouldn’t wear them,” Geri Halliwell said. Somehow, we’re not surprised.
First there was news of Viva Forever, a new musical based off of the Spice Girls’ hits, and now this? It’s like that famous Carrie scene in Vogue’s fictional closet, when she squeals: “I’m sorry, but it’s just too good! It’s too much… how could this be?!”

Watch where you put that brush! A new report finds incredibly disgusting things in the testers at makeup counters | Hollywood yohana

What exactly are you putting on your face when you use the testers at makeup counters? Good Morning America recently went undercover to determine how safe it is to use communal makeup, and the results make us think that ignorance really is bliss.
Swabs from 10 stores across two states were sent to the microbiology unit at New York University’s Langone Medical Center, and the findings weren’t pretty. One in five (or 20 per cent!) of makeup samples showed significant growth of mould, yeast or fecal matter—yes, that’s right, fecal matter. The worst offenders were brushes and foundations, but eyeshadows and eyeliners also ranked high on the most germ-filled list.
There are a few precautions you can take when testing makeup—avoid communal brushes, only test sterilized lipsticks and avoid pots of foundation where people can easily dip their fingers into the product. On the plus side, we can’t think of better motivation for always washing your hands!

Calla Haynes teams up with denim brand April 77 for spring. We’ve got the look book! | Hollywood yohana

 For the Calla fans who appreciate a little less frill, the Toronto-born and Paris-based designer is now bringing her heavenly digi prints to everyday, with a Spring 2012 collaboration with denim brand April 77. The brand’s cult silhouettes get the Calla treatment in mostly grey and off white, but we’ve got our eye on the deep-cobalt Seurat-meets-Pollack print on the brand’s Marky jean pictured above.

Chanel-ify any cardigan with these 6 easy steps! | Hollywood yohana

There were so many fabulous details in Karl Lagerfeld’s India-inspired Pre-Fall collection, especially considering that the couture mastermind has never even been to India. The crystal-heavy tikkas that dangled from the centre-parted hair of the models were beautiful, as were the luxe silks and tweeds dripping in pearls. We can’t think of anything that is more quintessentially Chanel than pearls, so we decided to recreate the heavily embellished necklines we spotted on so many covet-worthy pieces. With supplies that can be found at any craft store, you too can get a Chanel-inspired look without the couture ticket price.

10 best buys from the summer designer sales including Kate’s engagement dress and more! | Hollywood yohana

Forget the pool — for the fashion folk, summer is a time for mega steals and deals! Some of the designer pieces that we salivated over during runway season have now hit the double or even triple discount level and now is the time to dive into sales. There are some great online specials currently being offered, like J.Crew’s Canada Day free shipping weekend (on through Monday, July 2, 2012) and eLUXE.’s Spend and Save. To help wade through the actual purchasing madness though, we’ve selected a few of the best bets.

Alberta shop notes: Born to be wild | Hollywood yohana

Wildfox Couture

 Spring visit to the Wildfox Couture (wildfoxcouture) showroom in downtown Los Angeles ignited visions of summertime festival fashion at the Calgary Stampede and the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. This L.A. brand is available at Calgary’s Coco+Violet Boutique (17-2500 Fourth St. SW, Calgary, 403-244-6234, cocoandviolet.), one of only a few shops in Alberta to carry this celeb-adored label. The light knit, strategically shredded sweaters (right, $320) and cowgirl graphic tees balance pretty Coachella grunge with the perfect dose of home.

3 ways to pitch perfect holiday dressing | Hollywood yohana

Holiday Style Studio

 The holidays are officially here, as are the many parties and events the season brings. Instead of stressing out over your wardrobe choices, we’ve put together the best ways to incorporate this season’s trends—including colour blocking and metallics—into your all of your soireé outfits, whether you have a holiday brunch with the fam, cocktail party after work, or ringing in the New Year with your besties.

Angelina Jolie’s right leg sweeps the internet after its debut at last night’s Oscars | Hollywood yohana

To those who thought Uggie the dog, of The Artist fame, would have upstaged last night’s Academy Awards, it seems that you’ve underestimated the power of Angelina Jolie. And her right leg. The movie star repeatedly—and that’s an emphatic repeatedly—showed off her gam through the up-to-there slit in her strategically-fitting Atelier Versace velour gown à la Wonder Woman (read: hand on hip, right leg far, far, far out). The superhero stance had people everywhere asking, “Doesn’t she have a million six children (not to mention a stylist) to tell her to close her legs?”
Alas, there was nobody to coerce the leg into a friendly retreat as it popped out again and again and finally made its way onto the internet and became a meme. Before the end of the show, there were 3,339 tweets per minute about the “Angeleg,” a bona fide Twitter account with 12,500 followers, and a do-it-yourself ‘Legbombing’ tool. Even the forward-thinking screenwriters of The Descendants popped an exaggerated Jolie pose during their acceptance speech (which, dare we say, was hands down the best of the night).
We’re hoping that “Angelegging” won’t become the red-carpet equivalent of the famous Claudia Schiffer runway walk. But hey, anything to liven up a somewhat predictable red carpet, right?

Fashionista: “We’re not sure if it was to ensure that we all knew about the big slit on the right side of her dress, distract us from how skinny she is or make her Versace gown look like more than a big blob of black fabric.”
Huffington Post: “It was the pose seen ’round the world: Angelina Jolie stepped onto the Oscars red carpet, planting her hands on her hips and forcefully jutted her right leg out in front of her, like she was George Washington crossing the Delaware River.”
NY Daily News: “Angelina Jolie’s right leg wasn’t about to let Jennifer Lopez‘s alleged wardrobe malfunction steal the show.”

Randi Bergman, online editor: “I see so much potential in this little guy. First, I want her to insure it. Second, I want her to put a ring on it. Third, I want her to carry a baby on it.”

Anna Wintour’s five-word acceptance speech, James Franco shoots Agyness Deyn and Lanvin’s children’s collection | Hollywood yohana

Anna Wintour gave a five-word acceptance speech last night. Brill, as usual.

Think Rihanna’s latest album was loud? Check out her tour costumes! Stylist Mel Ottenberg breaks down the looks for fashionably inclined fans.
Miuccia Prada’s spidey senses must be tingling… Tobey Maguire is now the face of Prada’s Fall 2011 ad campaign.
It seems as if James Franco is nonchalantly good at everything. Most recently, he shot Agyness Deyn for Elle.
Coloured fur! Sky high collars! Sheer gowns! See it all when you watch—yes, watch—Tom Ford’s Fall 2011 lookbook.
Uh oh! British Vogue couldn’t tell the difference between Asian models Lui Wen and Du Juan in their June issue. A simple mistake or a controversy in the making? [Racked]
To celebrate the big one-five, Jimmy Choo is launching an icons collection of fifteen legendary shoe designs. The reissued heels will be in stores this fall. [Racked]
Peep Lanvin’s children’s collection. Try not to be jealous of the children that will get to wear it.

Love painting your nails? Good news: M.A.C is launching a 31-piece permanent polish collection! See them all and check out our top picks | Hollywood yohana

 Lacquer hoarders, unite! Starting next week, you’ll have 31 more reasons to head to your nearest M.A.C Cosmetics counter: the global beauty brand is introducing its first permanent nail polish collection. Up until now their polishes were only on counter for a limited time, so this new collection will put an end to disappointed searches for certain shades and thwarted purchases. While dedicated nail polish fans will likely scoop up all 31 colours right away (you know who you are…) the average at-home manicurist will set her eyes on a few key colours. However, with metallics, glitters, cremes and iridescent shades to choose from, choosing just a few can be hard to do. As such, here are five of our favourites as well as the reasons why each is worth adding to your own permanent nail polish collection.

Style Snaps Trend: 20 shots of colour pops on sneakers, trench coats, skirts and more! | Hollywood yohana

With summer officially underway, it’s not like we need much in the way of artificial serotonin. That being said, wearing bright colours is still as appealing as ever! From lemony trench coats to red boots and skinny jeans, these über brights have us feeling just dandy!

Daily steal: Floral peeptoe heels, $28 | Hollywood yohana

 The perfect platform for showcasing spring’s floral trend. ($28, 

Jason Wu nails it: The designer collaborates with CND | Hollywood yohana

The perfect accoutrement to a flawlessly feminine Spring collection, Jason Wu has translated his love of colour, texture and classicism into a stunning spring nail collection in collaboration with CND, his runway show nail partner of choice. Luckily for us, the custom collection, which incudes four polish shades and one textured finish, is now available for purchase by the nail-obsessed everywhere ($47, cnd.).

Included in the collection of insta-classic colours are “Miss Wu”, the designer’s signature matte gray; “Brigitte”, a feminine, rosy pink; “Sophia”, an earthy taupe; “Veronica”, a deep oxblood red and “Anna”, a clear topcoat that creates a tweed-like effect when layered over any shade.
Known for stepping out of his boundaries to design everything from dolls to First Lady ball gowns, Wu insists on designing from head to toe and—in this case—fingertips. Yes! Oh how we love a man who understands the importance of a good manicure.

Your sneak peek at the Jason Wu for Target items that will be available in Toronto on Thursday | Hollywood yohana

 Last week it was announced that Jason Wu would bring his Target collab to Toronto for one-day-only at a pop up on King Street on Thursday. Today, we’re briefing you on exactly what to expect. Check out these looks, as promised to be available in full (handbags excluded). While the prices for each piece are not available yet, the entire collection will range between $10 and $45 and proceeds of the sale will go to the United Way of Toronto. And don’t fret if something you want is missing from our list—more items will be available on Thursday!

5 minutes with Kathy Tran | Hollywood yohana

When it comes to eyewear, Kathy Tran believes that one size doesn’t fit all. While completing her MBA, this Toronto-based designer conceived the idea of redefining fit in the eyewear market (think non-slip frames and indent-free cheeks). Her debut collection of Kaytran Eyewear  features 20 reinvented classics.
What inspired you to launch an eyewear brand?
“I had been looking for years for eyewear that fit my Asian facial structure—I have a smaller nose bridge. I decided to design a collection that would offer a different fit. There are endless options for jeans to suit [various] body types—why should eyewear be any different?”
What are some of the unique aspects of your frames?
“The elevated nose pads, reduced frame curvature and widened temple angles ensure that the frames rest on your nose bridge without slipping, and they won’t leave indents on your cheeks.”
Which styles have been getting the most attention?
“The Aiden frame—the acetate is a tortoiseshell colour marbled with violet or indigo. Also, the Celine has been popular because of its rose-gold metal frame with double-faced acetate.”
Which three frames does every woman need in her collection?
“Rectangular—they’re perfect for everyday, cat eye—this style is universally flattering because of its upswept shape, and aviator—they’re timeless.”

Is Dolce & Gabbana’s “real men” runway show the newest form of street style? | Hollywood yohana

When Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana said they were taking inspiration from Sicily for their Spring 2013 men’s collection, they meant it quite literally. Seventy boys and men from the island, where the label is originally from, were plucked from the streets and brought over to Milan to walk in the duo’s garbs.
The scene on the runway was an overt nod to retro Sicily: lean, olive-skinned boys and moustached men alike took to the runway in an array of belted, high-waisted shorts, soft three-piece suits, carnival-striped shirts and souvenir prints. Though the collection itself has received mostly positive reviews, the fleet of Sicilians was definitely the most standout aspect of the entire show, offering an “authentic emotional punch” that had most of the industry captivated.
It’s no big secret that the fashion industry is on a never-ending search for “the next big thing,” something to shake jaded fashion watchers out of their doldrums and inject excitement into their ennui. Several years ago, style bloggers and street style photographers seemed to offer something more raw and authentic than the traditional fashion circuit, but as the popularity of blogging rose, its “edge” seemed to slowly wear off. Though fashion blogging is still alive and well, its novelty has waned. With street style photography, what used to be an unfiltered take on what real people were wearing on the streets has exploded into a veritable zoo during fashion weeks and outside of fashion hot spots.

“Garance was going to shoot one of these Russian young ladies and liked her outfit on a particular day and asked, what’s in your bag? And she goes, ‘Oh, nothing.’ And of course it was some designer bag—a really expensive bag and it’s totally empty,” Scott Schuman told, summing up the changes in the industry’s approach to “street style” nicely.
This is perhaps why someone like Rick Genest (a.k.a. Zombie Boy) has been so readily embraced by the industry as of late. A native of Montreal, where he was a fixture in the city’s underground punk scene, his unique tapestry of body art (which, as his name implies, makes him look like a corpse) quickly caught the eye of Lady Gaga’s collaborator and Mugler creative director Nicola Formichetti, who quickly took Genest on as a muse. A Gaga collaboration, a Vogue Hommes cover and a recently inked deal as L’Oréal’s latest Dermablend spokesperson later, and Genest’s days as a squeegee boy could not seem more distant.
Dolce and Gabbana isn’t the first fashion house to send non-models down the runway either; last season, Prada enlisted a group of actors to model their menswear line, including Jamie Bell, Gary Oldman and Willem Defoe. Though not “real people,” they too brought a breath of fresh air to the runway, putting a personality behind the clothes instead of a mannequin, which is often what most models are.
Could this real-people-as-models phenomenon be the raw take on fashion that the industry has been searching for? Will other designers follow suit, replacing trained models by street casting as Dolce and Gabbana did?
Stefano Gabbana: “We wanted to put our clothes on real men because fashion should be for real people.”
Elisa della Barba: “[…] Fishermen, students, lifeguards were in the backstage and then on the catwalk: what amazed me most was the transparency, the truth in their eyes. It was a glimpse of their souls that mirrored Sicily’s charm […]”
Caitlin Agnew, assistant editor/research: “I love the authenticity of these Sicilian models; they lend a certain natural air to the show. While they looked great within the theme of this Dolce & Gabbana collection, I don’t see “real people” — especially not women or girls — replacing professional models anytime soon. Fantasy plays a huge role in the fashion industry, and Gisele gets paid the big bucks for a reason.”

Downton fever! Jessica Brown Findlay and Rob James Collier (aka. Lady Sybil and Thomas) cover LOVE Magazine’s latest issue | Hollywood yohana

If you’re even a fraction as obsessed with Downton Abbey as we are, then news that Jessica Brown Findlay and Rob James Collier (or, as we prefer them, Lady Sybil and Thomas) are covering Love magazine probably has you in a similar state of excitement. Love tweeted sneak peeks of the covers, which were shot by the Mert & Marcus team, and both stars look amazing. Collier is working a sultry, Marlon Brando-esque gaze, while Findlay looks like an ethereal, Bjork-inspired goddess. The issue, which will be on newsstands July 30 in the U.K. and later this summer internationally, marks the first fashion magazine cover a Downton Abbey star has graced, though we’re sure the Love covers are just the first of many to come.
If you’re one of the few who haven’t been bitten by the Downton bug yet, catch up on all our coverage of the series before season three rolls out later this year.

Wanna buy Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s $16,900 fur bag? | Hollywood yohana

 Following the sold-out success of their $39,000 alligator backpack for The Row last year, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s followed up with a $16,900 patchwork fur backpack for their pre-fall accessories collection this year. A drop in the sea!

The backpack has already found a fan in Rachel Zoe, who posted a gush session about it to The Zoe Report yesterday. We love the idea of saving our shoulders from the strain of handbags with a chic alternative. For those of you who do have extra cash lying around though, you can take your pick between patchwork fur, shiny calfskin, slate shiny alligator and black alligator.

Daphne Guinness’s McQueen (and Balenciaga and Lacroix and Kane) collection will go on the auction block tonight in London | Hollywood yohana

A piece of fashion history could be yours as The Daphne Guinness Collection hits the auction block tonight. Daphne Guinness, the heiress-turned-fashion-icon, has put 102 pieces of haute couture and runway fashion from her personal wardrobe up for auction with Christie’s auction house. The collection — which includes pieces from Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Christian Lacroix and Christopher Kane — reflects the quirky sense of style that has made Guinness a muse and friend to some of the biggest names in fashion, including the late Alexander McQueen.

Pat Frost, the curator of the collection, speculates that Guinness’s McQueen pieces will fetch the highest prices. “The dresses and shoes offered here are classic McQueen, so will already appeal to collectors and to fashionistas,” said Frost. “McQueen and Daphne formed an electrical circuit of inspiration and creation — their friendship is such a part of the story that pieces created especially for Daphne, like the silver dress, lot 41, are more than the sum of their parts.”
The auction is expected to generate upwards of $170,000, with proceeds benefitting the Isabella Blow Foundation. The foundation, which promotes budding fashion talent and raises money to help people who suffer from mental health issues, was started by Guinness and serves to honour the memory of Isabella Blow, who took her own life after suffering from depression and bipolar disorder for years.

Nail Corner: A Hudson’s Bay stripes manicure to kick off the Canada Day long weekend! | Hollywood yohana

The Hudson’s Bay Company stripes are certainly an iconic piece of Canadiana—going beyond the traditional Bay blanket, they can now be found on everything from cameras to bathing suits. Spotting the stripes in TV shows, movies or magazine shoots may as well be our other official national sport! As such, why not add a little yellow, blue and green to your red and white for this weekend’s Canada Day festivities? This colourful manicure will look nautical at the cottage, on-trend at the beach and totally playful for park picnics. (Plus, it will fit right in if you’re partaking in this weekend’s Pride parade!) Bring on the stripes!

New best friends Katy Perry and Carly Rae Jepsen compare nail art on the red carpet (Can you guess which singer is still wearing her MMVA manicure?) | Hollywood yohana

It looks like Katy Perry and Carly Rae Jepsen became besties after hanging out at the MMVAs in Toronto. While you’d think that the two bonded through their talents for making catchy number one hits, perhaps they’ve also connected over a love for nail art.
Perry and Jepsen had quite the manicure gush-fest on the red carpet at Tuesday’s Hollywood premiere of Katy Perry: Part of Me. Perry showed off a way-cute sculptural manicure that featured 3D decals of a music note, a film reel, a bag of popcorn and a pair of 3D glasses, all set on top of glittery red polish. Not only did it match her stunning red velvet Dolce & Gabbana dress, the pop starlet also wore a cartoonish popcorn-themed frock earlier in the day. (Would you expect any less?)
However, it’s Jepsen’s nails we’re most curious about. She must have loved her MMVA manicure a lot, because she was still rocking the same set of playful tips. The nails, which came courtesy of Toronto’s Leeanne Colley, were adorned with 3-D glitter, hearts and even an edgy charm. Needless to say, we’re pretty charmed that Jepsen has been wearing them this whole time. So while Perry gets credit for her très à propos tips, the fact that Jepsen is so in love with her homegrown mani means we’re calling this nail showdown a tie.

Only Terry Richardson and Lindsay Lohan could create controversy over a photo without even really trying | Hollywood yohana

It’s a sign of something sad when we’re not shocked in the least to see these Terry Richardson–lensed images of Lindsay Lohan pointing a gun to her head. Richardson (or someone who knows better) evidently wasn’t crazy about them, because they’ve been stripped from his site just 24 hours after they were uploaded. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, we have one of the disturbing images for your viewing pleasure.
Richardson has been on a raunchy roll this week, first splashing 17 images of a naked Paz de la Huerta across his site and then uploading the soon-to-be-viral video of Kate Upton’s “many talents” as she runs across a beach in a bikini, plays with hula hoops in a bikini and finally pops out of her bikini. Lohan, no stranger to nearly naked photography sessions, was the subject of a series of photos in which she’s rolling around the Chateau Marmont in a bra, lounging provocatively on a bed and brandishing the aforementioned gun. The blurry eyes and heavy eye makeup aren’t really helping the whole “comeback” thing she’s been going for either.
If these images look familiar, it’s because Lohan posed in a nearly identical set of shots for Tyler Shields in 2010. She nuzzled up to a handgun for both photographers in the same dyed-black hair and dark eye makeup.
Though Richardson didn’t give an explanation for pulling down the images, we hope that he did it because he realized how offensive they were (making light of suicide is simply not OK), and not because of his artistic pride regarding Lohan’s previous shoot.
Do you think this is Terry simply being Terry, or do you think the images were a step too far?
Tyler Shields: “Wait, what(?!) HAHAHAHAHA oh man, s— happens.”
Independent Fashion Bloggers: “At this point, nothing surprises us”
VH1: “Lindsay Lohan. Are you trying to ruin your comeback with these pictures?”
Elio Iannacci, features editor: “It’s obvious that Mr. Richardson is running out of ideas as these Lindsay photos read as both desperate and derivative. They also push him closer to this disturbing Funny or Die spoof.”

The fashionable ways of Nora Ephron: 5 ways her sense of style will continue to inspire | Hollywood yohana

 It’s a testament to Nora Ephron’s far-reaching legacy that everyone from film industry vets to the food crowd has been profoundly shaken and saddened by her passing last night due to complications from acute myeloid leukemia. The When Harry Met Sally… screenwriter was one of the wittiest and sharpest voices of her time. As a kind of sartorial tribute to the always stylish and inspiring Ephron, here are a few of the ways she touched the fashion world.

A Pink Tartan-inspired frothy orange crush manicure | Hollywood yohana

The celebration of spring fashion continues on our fingertips! From Pantone’s colour of the year to our spring trend report, things are looking orange. As the official shade of the season, it’s a colour that has quite the range: runways showed tangerine, coral, neon orange and everything in between. But it was a frothy electric orange and white combination from Pink Tartan that suited the needs of Nail Corner best. (While perhaps serving double-duty by slightly looking like a speckled egg, just in time for Easter?)

Partygoing with Diane Kruger, Mia Wasikowska, Uma Thurman, Olivier Zahm, Clemence Poésy and more! | Hollywood yohana

 Here’s a fashion fan party trick: Determine how many pairs of white jeans Olivier Zahm owns. The Purple Fashion magazine editor-in-chief wore a slim-fitting pair at every major event I saw him at during Cannes: The Chanel Cruise 2012 after-party, where he snapped photos of Kristen McMenemy dancing on a chair, and then nuzzled with It Brit Poppy Delevigne; the Calvin Klein beach-side extravaganza, where he wore his sunglasses at night, sipping champagne near Uma Thurman and Rosario Dawson; and, of course, at the late-night piano bar, which Le Baron, the iconic Parisian nightclub, has taken over during the festival, and over which Zahm presided like hipster royalty.

Zahm’s denim allegiance illustrates one of the festival’s enduring sartorial truths: The rules are different here. During the day, it’s all press passes and ballet flats, but once the sun starts to set, out come the shoulder pads, the sculptural hairstyles, the sequins. You can imagine women in their hotel rooms critically examining their ensembles in full-length mirrors and then conceding, “Well, it is Cannes.” (I didn’t get the memo, and played it safe in white lace, grey silk, and polka dots.)
Another truth: After dark, almost every inch of La Croisette is its own party. The lobby of the Hotel Martinez offered sightings of A-list couples like Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson and Rachel McAdams and Michael Sheen. I rode the hotel elevator with Mia Wasikowska, watched Clemence Poésy adjust her hair in the café mirror, and brushed past Emily Browning in the hallway.
The official parties were spectacular—you can read more about the Chanel Cruise and Calvin Klein events teeming with model favourites like Lara Stone and Natalia Vodianova in an upcoming print issue of FASHION—but there was also something special about the equally packed Le Baron outpost. Every night, bright young things in black eyeliner crowded into the space: Four storeys joined by a rickety circular staircase. The bottom level was dominated by a bar and a piano. One night, as the clock ticked past 5 a.m., a woman in black curls and red lipstick led the crowd in a spirited sing-a-long. The sight of French hipsters, eyes wet with emotion, crooning “Roxanne” and Crystal Waters’ “Gypsy Woman” seemed to sum up the Cannes experience: Très surreal, yes, and très special.

Topshop enters the affordable bridal market with a new Richard Nicoll-designed capsule collection. Check out the images! | Hollywood yohana


Just in time for wedding season, Topshop, along with frequent collaborator Richard Nicoll, is entering bridal territory with their first capsule collection, Blushing Brides.
The collection, which will launch at Topshop at the Bay Yorkdale in early July, has the easy romance vibe down to a casual T—think blush pink lace, ruffled hems and the like. With prices topping out at $560 for a blush pink lace ruffled dress with a sheer skirt (yeah, there’s a lot going on there), the line is priced well below most traditional bridal lines. Hoping to re-appropriate the wears for every day? You’re looking at designer price points, but heck, this collection’s got designer written all over it.

Check out the complete Marni at H&M look book. Stunning model included | Hollywood yohana

Well kids, 2 weeks and counting until you can get your hands on the sure to be amazing Marni at H&M collection (we’ve seen it, and it is!). Need some (more) tips on how to wear every piece of the collection in one? Check out the complete look book, for more options on how to style your wears.

Red cropped pants, $24 | Hollywood yohana

Rock the red trend with these high-waisted cuffed pants.  The cropped leg makes this pair perfect for showing off your favourite pair of heels.
Forever 21 red cropped pants ($24, 

The scoop on Yorkdale’s latest expansion plans, including new stores from Kate Spade, Ann Taylor, Ted Baker and more! | Hollywood yohana

As if Yorkdale hadn’t spoiled us enough by ushering in Topshop and J.Crew’s first Canadian locations last year, now they’ll be welcoming other first-timer brands into the fold later this year. Kate Spade New York, Ann Taylor and Ted Baker London are among a group of retailers that will find new homes in the massive retailer as part of an ongoing major expansion. Holt Renfrew, Lacoste and Club Monaco will all upgrade to renovated, larger spaces as well.
The most recent $185 million retail expansion will increase the shopping centre’s area by 145,000 square feet and will create 30 new stores, which will be open for business on November 15. This is the second of two major expansions for the retail centre, which launched the results of its first expansion this June: Dine on 3, Yorkdale’s new 45,000 square foot dining area, gives shoppers a cozy sanctuary thanks to its skylights, fireplaces and outdoor terrace.

Summer music guide: Our hot list features Metric, Grimes and more | Hollywood yohana


 Because summer is the ultimate time for tunage, we’ve picked out a few of our favourite ladies to listen to while you’re busy sitting on the dock of the bay.