Moon Apparel gets styled by 10 of Canada’s top style bloggers. We’ve got the pictures! | Hollywood yohana

MOON Ambassadors Intro

Fresh from the launch of their new e-commerce website and recent pop-up shop in Toronto, Canada’s MOON Apparel has given us a peek at their new campaign, which will feature bloggers from across the country, including some very familiar faces.
The modern fashion line, which is helmed by Jordin and Tamara Mimran (the nephew and niece of Mr. Joe Fresh himself, Joe Mimran) is celebrating individual street style and in doing so have partnered with ten stylish fashion bloggers from five cities across Canada. The bloggers that have been specially selected will be members of an ambassador program set to launch this month in conjunction with MOON’s recently launched online store.
The fashionable ladies were asked to integrate their individual style with pieces from MOON’s Fall 2012 collection. The end result is captured in a photo they took of themselves and will be featured on the pages of an upcoming Fall 2012 Trend Guide. The bloggers will post their looks and style tips on their respective websites and readers will be invited to enjoy an exclusive limited time offer on the MOON items that have been showcased.
The campaign features two of our own Style Panel members, Gracie Carroll and Amy Nelson. Amy’s style tip for the look she chose is “pairing neutral colours like a dark brown or green trouser helps calm down the brightness and keeps the look wearable.”
The MOON Ambassadors have each embraced some of the key trends for fall, but naturally have put their own spin on the looks they put together. Montreal’s Robyn Chalmers and Toronto’s Nelia Belkova wore plum in two very different but classy looks with Robyn in heels and Nelia in a gorgeous plum dress.
Toronto’s Anita Clarke, Jen McNeely and Sharon Ng Hayes all worked in fall’s must-have black opaque tights in their respective photos. Anita edged up her red dress with a black leather jacket and leather boots, Jen looks ready for the cool fall temperatures in a white sweater (also seen on Gracie Carroll), a toque and fun blue rainboots, and Sharon kept it classy in a bright pink lace dress.

Style Panel: Pattern mixing made easy with 9 foolproof outfit tips! | Hollywood yohana

Style Panel Mixing Prints

Let’s be honest, mixing prints can be a scary and daunting concept for most girls out there. Sticking to a norm of block colours or one simple print in our sartorial choices is a safety net for many of us because we fear that mixing prints will result in a messy eyesore.
Many designers jumped on the bold print bandwagon for Fall 2012, from the delicate floral seen at Dolce & Gabbana to the fun geometric prints at Prada, but it’s a matter of mixing the two together that leaves most of us in a fashion pickle.
This week’s Style Panel has risen to the mixed-print challenge, and our members have come up with many new and comfortable interpretations to try out. An easy go-to print for some of the girls was stripes, as seen on The Style Mogul’s Christina Cravero’s floral and stripe combo and A Fashion Love Affair’s Cara McLeay who accented hers with gingham of the same colour. Also, please give a warm welcome to our newest Style Panel member, I’m a Little’s Alex Nikolajev, who kept her mixed prints classy and subdued by using colourful accessories from the same colour palette on her printed skirt. Leave it the Style Panel to take care of all of our fashion fears.

Jennifer Lawrence announced as the new face of Miss Dior | Hollywood yohana

Jennifer Lawrence TIFF Dior Couture Intro

Step aside Mila Kunis, because the girl on fire is taking over at Miss Dior.
The Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence has just been announced by Dior as the new face of its Miss Dior handbag, which is her first major designer endorsement.
The campaign is set to debut March of next year, almost a year to the date of Raf Simons taking over as creative director at the design house. Jennifer Lawrence joins a legion of other Hollywood faces that have represented Dior including Marion Cotillard (who will continue to represent the brand as she has since 2008) and the aforementioned Mila Kunis. Though, no word yet if Mila Kunis will continue on.
Jennifer Lawrence has been one of the rare few to be let in to the world of Raf Simons and his spin on Dior. She attended his debut haute couture show in Paris and was recently seen in not one, but two designs of his while in Toronto in September for TIFF. (We can only blame ourselves for not picking up on this subltle foreshadowing!)
And while she was at TIFF, she was spotted hanging out with Kristen Stewart, who is the face of another high-end French brand, Balenciaga’s Florabotanica fragrance. Perhaps the two young stars discussed what’s it like to be the muses of two storied French fashion houses? We know Kristen Stewart will be answering questions live on the internet next week for Balenciaga—so can we hope for something similar from this collaboration between Jennifer Lawrence and Miss Dior?

Lady Gaga’s already worn Hedi Slimane’s first Saint Laurent collection twice. Take that Cathy! | Hollywood yohana

Lady Gaga wears Hedi Slimane Saint Laurent Spring 2013

Lady Gaga is no stranger to wearing designer wears, and it looks as though she couldn’t even wait a week to try on some of Hedi Slimane’s debut creations for Saint Laurent Paris.
The designer showed his much talked about Spring 2013 collection last Monday during Paris Fashion Week, and although it’s received much flak in the industry, Lady Gaga seems to be on Team Hedi, as the first to have worn pieces from his collection literally straight off the runway.
Lady Gaga was in London on Monday to promote her new fragrance at Harrods and was seen wearing an all-black seventies-esque gypsy skirt, shirt and jacket all from Hedi Slimane’s debut collection (the hat she wore, although looking like it came from the same collection, was unfortunately not a Slimane creation). She was then seen wearing the same outfit as she dined and chatted with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange right across the street. Bizarre.
And of course she didn’t stop at just one Hedi Slimane outfit, as photos have emerged again of Mother Monster in yet another look from the collection while in Iceland to accept an award at the Yoko Ono Grant for Peace event.
One things for sure, we can safely assume they have forged an odd sort of friendship over their mutual disdain for fashion critic Cathy Horyn. Lady Gaga has had her own feud with the writer, and retweeted Slimane’s infamous remarks towards Horyn last week (they have since been removed) while praising the designer and the work he created. We’ll have to wait and see if Lady Gaga continues to wear his collection throughout the rest of the week, and maybe Horyn herself will have something interesting to say about their new friendship.

Blake Lively, Linda Evangelista, Elle Fanning and more! Who wore Chanel best on the Bijoux de Dimants red carpet? | Hollywood yohana

best dressed Chanel 80th anniversary party

In the battle of who wears Chanel best, the victor is often not easy to spot. Last night in New York City Chanel celebrated the 80th anniversary of its Bijoux de Dimants collection and as a fashion house known to attract many celebrities, this event was no exception.
Blake Lively made her first public appearance since marrying Ryan Reynolds (he snuck in after her red carpet walk) and wore Chanel from the Fall 2012 Couture collection. It was paired with Christian Louboutin heels (she really doesn’t wear anything else), Chanel jewels and a newlywed glow—Blake Lively’s skin looked fantastic! Alexa Chung, who recently announced she will be writing a book, wore an embroidered piece from the brand’s pre-Spring 2013 collection. The voluminous dress makes her look like a young girl attending a birthday party, but we’re into it.
The cover of our November 2012, 35th Anniversary issue features none other than Linda Evangelista, and she also attended the fête, wearing a classic Chanel bouclé belted dress. Her nude lip and natural hair proved that her look is timeless—and that guessing her age is no small feat. However, on the opposite end of the age spectrum is Elle Fanning, who wore a black velvet button-up dress with her thick blonde braid coming out from under little top hat—like a young Victorian pauper.
The first woman lucky enough to wear a piece from Spring 2013, however, was Diane Kruger. The collection debuted last week and she selected (or the house selected for her) a bright-blue strapless dress, which was paired with a yellow clutch and diamond earrings. And while she may have been given the opportunity to wear the newest Chanel collection, all the partygoers were given a special treat—a surprise performance from The xx.

Amy Adams like you’ve never seen her before! See all the quirky polaroids from her Boy. by Band of Outsiders campaign | hollywood yohana

Amy Adams Boy. by Band of Outsiders

For those weary of Amy Adams’ appeal, prepare yourselves: you’re about to be sold on the actress. As the new face of the fall campaign from Boy. by Band of Outsiders, Amy Adams has proved that it’s possible to look ridiculously cute while fake throwing a pie and playing with toy guns.
The dreamy polaroids, shot by the brand’s creative director Scott Sternberg, remove all signs that Amy Adams happens to be an adult and instead creates a carefree photo story. The southwestern inspired collection looks at home atop of a picnic table and seems to be a match made in heaven for drinking out of a flask in a barn.
Amy Adams is styled to look effortless and inhibited from head to toe (even while she spins on a bar in heels), which is less intense than, let’s say, her role in The Fighter—but less cutesy than The Muppets. It seems that Boy. by Band of Outsiders has found the perfect fit for her lighthearted personality.

Tavi to Toronto! The 16-year-old Rookie Magazine editor-in-chief will be in town and everyone’s invited | Hollywood yohana

Tavi Gevinson Comes To Toronto

Okay, don’t freak out. Okay, maybe do, because if you’re as big of a fan of Tavi Gevinson as we are, this is day making. The 16-year-old blogger turned editor-in-chief of Rookie Mag, will be in Toronto on October 27 to read from Rookie Yearbook One.

Rookie celebrated its first year on the Internet by creating Rookie Yearbook One (which may be one of the most beautiful books ever) and Tavi will be reading passages from it at the Indigo at Yorkdale Mall at 2pm–hopefully she teaches how to bitch face like she did with Jimmy Fallon. She’ll hop over to Magic Pony at 7pm, where there will be more book signings and dancing.
This seems like a pretty good opportunity for Rookie fans that may be a little older than the target demographic to relive their high school days (good or bad) and to see the wunderkind at work (and making us all feel old and unaccomplished).

Karl Lagerfeld thinks junk food is a bigger threat than anorexia. Interesting…. | Hollywood yohana

Karl Lagerfeld On The Subject Of Anorexia

In today’s edition of Sh*t Karl Says, he’s spoken out about anorexia in the fashion industry (which he has deemed “ridiculous”) and junk food.
Karl Lagerfeld headed to London to launch the Chanel Little Black Jacket Exhibit, and subjected himself to an interview with London’s Chanel 4 news. Instead of chit-chatting about tweed coats, the journalist decided to ask the Kaiser if he feels a sense of responsibility to design clothing for healthier looking models.
Karl’s answer is a definitive no. “I’m sorry to say it’s a subject that I consider on the bar of ridiculous for several reasons. The story with anorexic girls–nobody works with anorexic girls. It has nothing to do with fashion. People who have that, they have issues with family and things like this.”

For Karl, anorexia is not the problem, junk food is. He went on to say, “There are less than 1% of an girls [who are] anorexic, but in France over 30% of girls are big overweight. And that is much more dangerous and very bad for the health. So I think today with the junk food in front of the TV and things like that is something dangerous for the health or to girls. The models are skinny but they’re not that skinny.”
We think it may be better if Karl just sticks to talking about himself, that always provides for laughs rather than head-shakes and criticism.

Drew Barrymore and Charlotte Gainsbourg collaborate with Tommy Hilfiger in support of breast cancer awareness| Hollywood yohana

Charlotte Gainsbourg For Tommy Hilfiger

Did you ever think you’d see style icons Charlotte Gainsbourg and Drew Barrymore working together? Well, today’s the day.
Gainsbourg and Barrymore have come together for a good cause, participating in Tommy Hilfiger’s sixth annual campaign to support Breast Health International. Gainsbourg, the face of the campaign, modeled the limited edition purse, which was designed by Hilfiger. Barrymore took on the role of photographer, snapping the dreamy shot of Charlotte dozing off, bag in hand.
The classic navy and red leather tote bag (so Tommy) is being sold internationally in Tommy Hilfiger stores and will retail for $298, with $100 from each bag going to Breast Health International‘s Fund for Living—an initiative that helps women with breast cancer fund their treatments and costs that may not be covered by health care.

“The opportunity to play a part in helping such an admirable cause means a great deal to me. With this limited-edition handbag, Tommy Hilfiger is enabling people to support BHI in a very concrete way,” said Charlotte in a press release.
Charlotte and Drew are a pretty big deal on their own (read: very big), but the list of past ambassadors they are joining is stacked, from Renée Zellweger to Milla Jovovich, Tommy Hilfiger attracts a star-studded team year after year and for good reason.

Style Panel: 13 smart and stylish ways to layer for confusing weather changes | Hollywood yohana

FASHION Magazine Style Panel: Layering

It’s the middle of October and although the sun may still be shining in some parts of Canada, that doesn’t necessarily mean that temperatures are staying warm. With cooler temperatures upon us, it is time for us to start easing in to our fall wardrobes.
We already covered the options for fall boots a few weeks ago, and this week our Style Panel takes on one of the most desirable, but tricky ways to dress for fall; layering. Layering, as warm and cozy as the end result is, can be difficult for many of us because it can sometimes leave us feeling a little messy or bulky. But leave it to stores like J.Crew to show us how to work this trend properly. It’s Fall 2012 collection was an array of long sleeved shirts under thin sweaters which were then layered with blazers and coats, all the while staying tailored and not looking a touch bulky. There were many mixed prints in the collection as well, but our Style Panel already knows a thing or two about those.
Although the members of our Style Panel may experience completely different climates in the fall, they all understand the importance of layering for this season. And this couldn’t be more apparent with our two newest members. Los Angeles-based See Shop Eat Do blogger Whitney Cosgrave may not have to deal with freezing temperatures and snow, but she still layers with a trench coat for those chilly nights. Kayla Short on the other hand is prepared to take on the below zero weather in Halifax but she notes that the feared bulkiness can be avoided by balance. So have no fear and get layering!

Toronto Fashion Week Spring 2013: Laura Siegel’s desert-ready collection has sent us packing for the Sahara | Hollywood yohana

Laura Siegl Spring 2013

Just add a desert and you’ve got the perfect background for Laura Siegel’s Spring 2013 collection. Instead of bring sand storms indoors; the first show of the inaugural year of The Collections featured models perched (some teetering) on wooden boxes with colourful cacti at their feet.
Adding to the pops of colour on the floor, the models had a case of pink eye—lids were lined in a bright verging on neon pink shadow and messy updos and braids were completed by streaks of fuchsia.

But now to the clothing. Layers of knits, thermals, and gauzy tie-dyes made up what was an effortless collection. Laura Siegel played with fabrics to create new shapes from a slouchy wrap leather jacket that hit a country western note with tassels to an oversized knit which at first appeared to be a scarf but was really a sweater.
There were dresses and pants made of a white crocheted material, which was reminiscent of a park blanket but was cool enough to be city friendly. Despite, the neutral palette of greens and tans, there was one stand out top embroidered with a bacteria print in bright pinks and greens.
The Spring 2013 light and airy collection was a welcomed change from Laura Siegel’s dark winter collection, so excuse us while we book a trip to the Sahara.

Toronto Fashion Week Spring 2013 Street Style: 18 shots of brocade, layering and other fall trends on the run outside the first day of shows | Hollywood yohana

Toronto Fashion Week Spring 2013 Intro

Hopefully having a couple of weeks to relax and refresh after the end of Paris Fashion Week did you well, because Fashion Week Spring 2013 continues on. This time the shows are just mere steps from our front doors as Toronto Fashion Week gets underway.
Officially World MasterCard Fashion Week doesn’t start until next week, but that doesn’t mean Fashion Week is already in full swing. Our resident street style photographer Stefania Yarhi was out yesterday snapping all the fashionable Torontonians as they rushed from The Collections to The ShOws. And rush they did! Going from Chloe Comme Parris and Label at the Burroughs Building to Tanya Taylor and Jean-Pierre Braganza at Andrew Richards Design in a small amount of time is no easy feat, but the fashion crowd did their best to not miss these presentations.

Despite being up against cool fall temperatures, Yarhi’s lens caught many fashionable ladies and gents embracing the trends for Fall 2012. Taking a cue from Dolce & Gabbana’s Fall 2012 collection, brocade was on the mind of many, appearing on a pair of black open-toed boots and on a very chic military-inspired jacket. Many people Yarhi snapped perhaps sought advice from our latest Style Panel by adding on layers of sweaters, jackets and scarves. One attendee worked the trend quite well by pairing her button up shirt under a classic houndstooth blazer. Two Fall 2012 trends in one!
Sadly, we have yet to see any appearances of Balenciaga’s sci-fi sweater that seemed to dominate Fashion Weeks last month (maybe everyone’s making their own?) but there’s still plenty of time over the next couple of weeks for it to make an appearance! Stay tuned for our continued street style coverage.

Toronto Fashion Week Spring 2013: Jean-Pierre Braganza updates his geometric edge with 28 big-city takes | Hollywood yohana

Jean-Pierre Braganza Spring 2013

Way East at Toronto’s Andrew Richards Design, London-based designer Jean-Pierre Braganza returned home to present his third show as part of the ongoing offsite effort The ShOws. Once again, he played master of geometry, only this time, offsetting his zigzagging prints with loose flowing material that created a big city babe vibe.
The embodiment of Braganza’s sharp/slouch play was a three-piece tuxedo suit in which crisp lines at the top and flowing loose pants at the tips elongated models bodies (as if they needed the help). In Jean-Pierre Braganza’s signature style, he used asymmetry to create unique lines and shapes in every single look that walked down the runway.

Electric red and blue patterns burst throughout the collection—almost like a print of the highs and lows in an electro song. And to cap the looks: models wore an innovative, even Avatar-esque take on the braid and super-cat eyes.

Toronto Fashion Week Spring 2013: Sid Neigum makes his latest case for colourless cool | Hollywood yohana

Sid Neigum Spring 2013

Colour for spring? Pfft. Or at least, that’s what Sid Neigum’s Spring 2013 collection has convinced us. The Toronto-based Albertan showed a collection with long jersey dresses, fashion doo-rags, and majorly smoky eyes which when combined, created the ultimate cool girl look (look out Wang, Sid Neigum’s coming for you).
Neigum welcomed the reverse mullet cut to the runway—long in the front and bootyliciously short in the back—which is a necessary change from the current mullet craze out there on the mainstream market. The standout pieces of the show were the unexpected knits, ranging from a turtleneck dress to a grey oversized sweater piped with leather, the pieces were kind of a fashion reality check that made us realize knits are not only for fall.

Leaving colours off the runway has become of a bit of a trademark for Sid Neigum and this collection was no exception—blacks, whites and a light purple created a neutral palette that just worked. Sid Neigum, you just keep doing you.

Toronto Fashion Week Spring 2013: Tanya Taylor brings her promising flower power-inspired sophomore collection home | Hollywood yohana

Tanya Taylor Spring 2013

Toronto native Tanya Taylor returned home from current home base in New York to show her sophomore collection as the first to be presented in this year’s expat designer portfolio at The ShOws. And it couldn’t have been at a better time. Since starting her career designing for Elizabeth and James after degrees from McGill University and Parsons New School for Design, Taylor’s star has been rising, and since launching her first solo collection last season, we daresay it’s surging to the top.

Her sophomore effort for Spring 2013 was fun, flirty and refreshing in a way that we haven’t seen in these parts. Inspired by the Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados, flower-power ‘60s prints were mixed together and styled alongside headscarf accessories giving it that retro getaway feel. Dresses featured side cut outs and full flowing A-line skirts. Pencil skirts were paired with belly baring tops and jackets worn over the shoulders. A key jacket in the collection was double breasted and was featured in blue, black and coral.  The final strapless column look sparkled with Tanya Taylor’s bright floral covered in sequins. This sweet collection is one we hope to see in Canadian stores this spring.

Toronto Fashion Week Spring 2013: Layer upon layer of Jeremy Laing glory | Hollywood yohana

Jeremy Laing Spring 2013

Jeremy Laing knows what’s up for Spring 2013 and his collection shown last night on the final day of The ShOws was undeniable proof. With details straight out of the ‘90s (think cargo pockets, tear-away buttons and cornrows), the collection of neutrals was layer upon layer of glory.
Laing found the season’s sweet spot—the spot where five layers are none too many and where a metallic slate button down looks downright staple. Mid-way through the show, a two-tone grey and white button down dress (ahem, the new tear-away?) helped it reach a sporty high. Other than the sporty slouch that Jeremy Laing perfected, the collection mixed in structure and many pieces had a sort of body armour vibe with cut-outs, exposed zippers and thick fabrics. Laing used beaded shoulder pad-esque pieces connected by thin black straps to create a sultry yet refined neckline like that of a futuristic sport playing goddess.

Toronto Fashion Week Spring 2013 Street Style: 20 shots of varsity jackets, faux fur and a Nirvana T-shirt outside the shows | Hollywood yohana

Toronto Fashion Week Spring 2013

Toronto Fashion Week(s) Spring 2013 is in full swing and the first two batches of street style photos from Stefania Yarhi are just the appetizer to the main course, which will kick off on Monday at David Pecault Square.
There may be no Anna Dello Russo, Miroslava Duma, or Taylor Tomasi Hill running about the city, but that’s not to say our very own Toronto natives aren’t just as stylin’. Since it’s nearing the end of October, it’s getting cold outside (it’s Canada!) so show goers have taken a liking to wearing layers outside the shows and refuse to take them off even when inside. The varsity jacket and motorcycle jacket has become a go-to piece seen on multiple girls about town.

Cedric Gasaida, singer for Azari & III, remixed and matched five prints together to create a mishmash of colours (topping it off with a leopard print turban) while another girl did the opposite in a completely monochromatic look in white. The graphic tee has made the transition from fashion month to Toronto and a Nirvana skeleton shirt was matched with a yellow blazer and black choker.
We’re feeling pretty greedy right about now, because we want more street style photos. A whole weekend is far too long to wait.

Toronto Fashion Week Spring 2013: Chloé Comme Parris dive deep into California culture | Hollywood yohana

Chloé Comme Parris Spring 2013

The twisted sisters behind favourite Toronto-label Chloé Comme Parris were back with a decidedly sunny disposition for Spring 2013, deep diving into California culture last night with their latest show at Toronto Fashion Week. Chloé and Parris Gordon prove their envious skills season after season (need an age refresher? They’re just 24 and 22 respectively), and this time around it was no different.
Opening with the CCP take on the three-piece suit (think neutral-on-neutral and a button-up to boot), the 23-look collection flowed from one to the next with soft shades, airy layers and floral watercolour prints. The duo’s signature double-layer effect was as well done on a navy shirtdress as it was a short pair of slit leather shorts. The piece de resistance, however, was a pale pink motorcycle jacket that featured a thin elastic strap through the back. (Maybe you’d never actually tie a motorcycle jacket up, but hey, it sure looks modern).

As for those West Coast waves? Present not only in the models’ side swept hairdos and the soundtrack (The Drums’ “Let’s go Surfing” was one of the tracks featured), California’s easy breeziness crept into the collection through overall effortlessness that is distinctive the Chloé Comme Parris woman. I’ve said these ladies were well on their way time and time again. Saying it one more time couldn’t hurt, right?

Hedi Slimane versus Cathy Horyn: How their beef went from passive aggressive non-invites to a fully publicized snarkfest | Hollywood yohana

Hedi Slimane Saint Laurent Vs Cathy Horyn

The claws have come out in the battle of Hedi Slimane vs. Cathy Horyn. After making his guestlist, and checking it twice, Slimane chose to exclude The New York Times critic from his debut collection for Saint Laurent. WWD was quick to point out the fact that Cathy Horyn was missing from the show, and Horyn, who is known for being a bit of a loud mouth—she recently called Oscar De La Renta a hotdog—did not keep quiet about her exclusion from the show.
Horyn wrote her New York Times review based off the photos and cleared the air about her lack of attendance by saying, “I was not invited. Despite positive reviews of his early YSL and Dior collections, as well as a profile, Mr. Slimane objected bitterly to a review I wrote in 2004 — not about him but Raf Simons. Essentially I wrote that without Mr. Simons’s template of slim tailoring and street casting, there would not have been a Hedi Slimane — just as there would never have been a Raf Simons without Helmut Lang. Fashion develops a bit like a genetic line.”

She took a serious dig at his Spring 2013 collection, saying that “there wasn’t something new to learn here” and, admittedly, it would be far from the truth to say she was the only one who was skeptical of the showing.
However, just when we thought the word slinging would be over, Hedi Slimane took to his Twitter to post his own manifesto. He used a twitpic (yes, a twitpic) to call Cathy Horyn “a school yard bully and a little bit of a stand-up comedian.” He also commented on her sense of style saying it’s “seriously challenged” and disputed her title as a journalist calling her a “publicist in disguise.” Ouch. He then topped it all off by saying “as far as I’m concerned, she will never get a seat at Saint Laurent, but might get 2 for 1 at Dior. She should rejoice.” Double ouch.
For a designer who should be immune and accepting to criticism, Hedi Slimane’s very public attack at Cathy Horyn may not be the right foot to restart a fashion career on. However, he has made one thing certain: almost no one is talking about the clothes.
But wait, there’s more! For now it seems Cathy Horyn has the last word: WWD spoke to her about the twitpic manifesto and she replied, “It’s just silly nonsense to me.” Your move, Slimane.
Business Of Fashion: “Ultimately, this kind of behaviour is not only arrogant, it also reveals a fundamental misunderstanding of how winning brands are built in today’s world. Successful brands aren’t defined by a set of rules conceived in the control tower of a company’s headquarters and broadcast to the world. They are ideas that live in conversation with the world. They can’t be dictated. They must be nurtured.” (Business Of Fashion)
Fashionista: “The tone of his open letter is a mixture between scathing, hilarious, sarcastic and incoherent. He headlines the letter in a New York Times-y font, “My Own Times” with the sub-head “Miss Cathy, Freedom of the Press.” (Fashionista)
Randi Bergman, online editor: “Isn’t it ironic that this longtime shunning of Cathy Horyn (previously by Armani, Oscar de la Renta and others) has continued through the very years that are supposed to be considered the most democratic in fashion’s history? A critic’s opinion arguably effects far less than it did 50 years ago and given all the gushy flattery (both warranted and unwarranted) that floats around the blogosphere, you’d think such an esteemed designer as Hedi Slimane would be confident enough in his recent position to let his products out to a front row which doesn’t just include friendly faces, but includes the tough critics as well.”

Inside the Carine Roitfeld for M.A.C launch party in Paris: 37 photos of Kanye West, Rachel Zoe, Karl Lagerfeld and more getting down with the world’s most stylish grandma | Hollywood yohana

Carine Roitfeld and Karl Lagerfeld European Carine Roitfeld Mac Cosmetics Launch

If who comes to your party is an indication of your popularity, then Carine Roitfeld is the most popular girl in Paris. The list of attendees at last night’s European launch of her special M.A.C Cosmetics collection (which ironically leaves Canadian shelves tomorrow) runs the gamut of fashion’s biggest and best.
Karl Lagerfeld, Valentino GaravaniAzzedine Alaia, Nicolas Ghesquière, Riccardo TisciMario Testino, Giambattista ValliHaider Ackermann, Anna Dello Russo, Kanye West, Natalia Vodianova, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld and many, many more turned up last night to toast the former Vogue Paris chief, editor of her own magazine and world’s most stylish grandma.

Black ribbons were draped from the chandeliers, artists applied tiny black stars to guest’s cheeks. Even the coat check guys were done up with Roitfeld’s trademark smokey eyes.

Did Kelly Osbourne really get a $250,000 manicure for the Emmys? | Hollywood yohana

Kelly Osbourne 250000 nail polish black diamonds Azature

If Kelly Osbourne had her way, she’d like you to believe that each of her nails were covered in $25,000 worth of nail polish at last night’s Emmys. Before the award show went live she tweeted a picture of Azature’s Black Diamond nail polish with the subtle caption, “About to get a $250k manicure w nail polish made w blk diamonds made by @azature so excited & honored but absolutely shitting myself to have that much money on my nails!”
However, given that the jewelry company only produced one bottle of its $250,000 nail polish—a bottle that contains a hefty 267 carats of black diamonds—there was some confusion about what was really on Kelly Osbourne’s nails. The image she Instagrammed matches the bottle of the (much) less expensive 1 carat version of Azature’s Black Diamond that is available for $25, but Kelly Osbourne was content to convince E! Fashion Police viewers she had the $250,000 version on her nails. She even paraded the polish for the mani cam—E!’s crafty way of capturing all the cute nail art from the night.
We reached out to Azature for confirmation and it turns out that the $250,000 bottle does indeed remain untapped—it will actually go on a bit of a store tour over the coming months so curious nail fanatics can see it for themselves before one lucky luxury shopper snaps it up. However, Kelly Osbourne is also just as lucky: Azature revealed that there’s a small sample of the 267 carat polish available for select celebrities to try. Can we get on that list, please?

Katy Perry has Daria nail art! Here are 5 other ’90s icons we’d like to see painted on her nails | Hollywood yohana

Katy Perry Daria Nail Art

Katy Perry was in Tokyo yesterday for the Japanese premiere of her film Part of Me and while there she decided to indulge in some incredible nail art. In a very ’90s nostalgia move, Katy Perry had the faces of nine characters from the cult MTV animated series Daria painted on her nails. This unexpected manicure got us thinking of what other ’90s icons we’d like to see Katy Perry try:
1. The ultimate boy band rivalry: Backstreet Boys on one hand and *NSYNC on the other. Conveniently these groups had five members apiece, so there’s no need to fight over whether Justin or Nick get top placement.
2. The cast of Beverly Hills, 90210. Yes, the show that made us long to live in California and be asked out on a date with Dylan– and Katy Perry is the quinessntial California girl. Just make sure you don’t paint two nails beside each other with Brenda and Kelly in the same outfit, Katy! Ouch!
3. Girl Power! The Spice Girls have been on a roll lately, noted by their recent appearance at the Olympics closing ceremony. We can also only assume that Katy Perry is a huge fan—so she should spice up her nails with Ginger, Sporty, Baby, Posh and Scary on one hand, and the Union Jack on the other.
4. Linda, Naomi, Christy, Cindy, and Kate were THE faces of the ’90s. We think Katy Perry can definitely relate to a time when models didn’t “wake up for less than $10,000 a day” and should celebrate this by putting them all on her nails.
5. Yes, Full House was cheesy, but we still watch reruns of it and yesterday the entire cast reunited for the 25th anniversary! Tanner family nail art would be the best way to remember a time before Michelle (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen) was a billionaire and Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) required an Intervention. Oh, memories.

Nail Corner: A surface of the moon manicure inspired by Carolina Herrera | Hollywood yohana

Surface of the Moon nail art manicure

Outer space has inspired many a manicure, from the classic moon manicure (okay, it may be named for the moon of your nails and not the moon in the sky, but still!) to glittering galaxy-style nail art. Last fall Jeremy Laing had many a moon print in his collection and this season it seems Carolina Herrera is taking inspiration from astronomy. Two pieces in particular seemed to capture the crater-filled, swirling surface of the moon and it’s this print that served as the basis for today’s nail art. (Also, I’m not the only one completely enamoured with the images of Mars that the Curiosity Rover has been sending back to Earth, right? Outer space is on-trend!) To get the surface of the moon on your nails, you’ll need two shades of mushroom-purple nail polish, a silver-purple glitter and a few dotting tools. Don’t worry, this manicure is easier than rocket science.

Kelly Osbourne says “sorry I’m not sorry” for her $250,000 black diamond Emmys manicure | Hollywood yohana

Kelly Osbourne Black Diamond Manicure Emmys

As we reported on Monday, Kelly Osbourne was extremely eager to flaunt her apparent $250,000 black diamond manicure on the Emmys red carpet. What we didn’t mention, however, was how much flack she received from fans (and haters, obviously) for bragging about such an extravagant manicure.
The reactions surrounding the $250,000 Azature black diamond nail polish caused Kelly Osbourne to offer an apology of sorts on her Twitter saying, “I see that my nail polish has offended some of you, however I see your point, but it was a once in a lifetime experience. #MyApologizes” She also reiterated that she did not pay for the nail polish but said that wearing it made her feel like a queen.
Oh Kelly, if only you would just explain that you vastly exaggerated the actual cost! Unless her fingers are able to soak up an entire bottle of nail polish in one go, that $250,000 price tag is strictly a publicity stunt. Not only that, Azature created just one $250,000 bottle of nail polish and they confirmed that it remains unopened. Of course, of all the scandals for a star to be involved in, being shamed for an expensive manicure is certainly the most luxurious way to make headlines.

New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 Street Style: We spot Tyra Banks, Jessica Alba, Bart Simpson (prints) and Bill Cunningham petting adorable bulldogs! | Hollywood yohana

Cara Delevigne New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 Street Style

The street style in and around the last two days of New York Fashion Week’s Spring 2013 shows were a frenzy of varsity jackets (Opening Ceremony), motorcycle jackets (Acne) see-through bags (from Kenzo to Claire’s) and Asian-inspired printed silks (Proenza Schouler, obv) jealousy-inducing heels (and even a few flats) as shot by our street style photographer Stefania Yarhi. Amidst the madness, Bill Cunningham was playing with some adorable bulldogs. You better bet we caught that too.

The ever-fierce Tyra Banks was seen on the streets of New York wearing a black sequined top with silver finishes and metallic clutch. A grey knuckle ring provides some edge into the sparkling outfit. Paris Hilton was also spotted on the busy streets in a multi-coloured dress, which we’d almost ID as a Proenza-meets-Stella, as well as a black and gold chain clutch, gold watch and sunglasses. Jessica Alba showcases the It look of the week: a chic leather motorcycle jacket with a bright yellow plaid skirt, slicked back hair and sunglasses.
Bart Simpson made a double appearance: first on Cara Delevigne, who wore a Bart-ified Jeremy Scott sweater-and-skirt combo, and second, on an unidentified bloke, whose epic Bartman sweater was seriously drool-inducing. Elsewhere, a droopy comic print was spotted on Canadian electro It girl Grimes.

London Fashion Week Spring 2013 Street Style: Cozy knits, leather jackets, animal print sweaters and we spy Olivia Palermo! | Hollywood yohana

London Fashion Week Spring 2013 Street Style Photos

With the weather rapidly cooling down it’s no surprise how many cozy knits, leather jackets and tailored pants appear in today’s batch of street style pictures from London Fashion Week Spring 2013. Houndstooth print paired with black tights and a bright red sweater brought elegance to the streets, while ripped jeans and fur vests were prominent visions and gave an edgy vibe to otherwise dressy attire. Black and white was also big—clearly colour palettes have toned down as the transition into fall officially begins—as were animal prints embroidered onto sweaters. (Part Givenchy panther, part Opening Ceremony kitty?) The biggest trend we spotted, however, goes to knits—a fall favourite for many. Knitted hats, sweaters and skirts in assorted patterns graced the streets of London, as well as our Fall & Winter 2012 trend guide. Olivia Palermo did knits differently, by pairing a cozy grey sweater with a textured leather skirt and lots of chunky jewelry. And while we may be at the end of London Fashion Week Spring 2013, there are many more street style pictures to come—after all, it’s time for Milan!

Milan Fashion Week Spring 2013 Street Style: 40 shots featuring Anna Dello Russo, Carine Roitfeld, Emmanuelle Alt and more! | Hollywood yohana

Anna Dello Russo Milan Fashion Week Spring 2013

If we worked up your appetite for Milan Fashion Week Spring 2013 street style yesterday, than today’s batch of 40 photos will satisfy that hunger. Stefania Yarhi, our street style photographer out did herself and caught everything from some monochromatic magic to an über cute baby on a stylish mom’s back.

Yarhi snapped some of the big-wig fashion editors like Vogue Italia‘s Franca Sozzani, ex-Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfeld, and Vogue Japan’s Anna Dello Russo. ADR showed up in a Carven skirt which should probably be framed and put in a museum (it’s that awesome) after yesterday—after all, she only wears things once. After a quick costume change, Russo reappeared baring her stomach in a Prada crop top and skirt combo which was accessorized with a pair of reflective Kenzo sunglasses.
There was a revival of the famed Prada lipstick print that was a throwback to the Millennium as well as the pant suit that our September cover girl, Nina Dobrev, wore in green.
Despite the bold Prada prints from 2000 and 2012, some ladies kept it minimal wearing red on red or all white everything. These monochromatic looks were paired with simple jewelery—there was not an arm party in sight. Could this be the end of wrists stacked with bangles? Only time will tell.