Our top 10 things to wear in front row this second (it’s bound to change in Paris!) | Hollywood yohana

1. Rose gold or mirrored silver metallic.
2. Sleek stilettos: buh bye chunky platforms, and hello Celine pointy high-vamp pumps.
3. Sky-high hemlines and higher heels.

4. Miu Miu’s current collection of ‘40s-inspired dresses.
5. Not fur! Its too hot here in Milan, for even the most fervent fur diehards.
6. White prim/perverse collars.
7. Blue Givenchy or Hermès bags.
8. Dresses, Dresses, Dresses
9. Fascinators
10. Floral and/or stripes.
What they’ll be breaking out by Paris: Dangly earrings


Tying the knot at Jil Sander and Emilio Pucci | Hollywood yohana

In a nod to longstanding couture tradition, both Jil Sander and Emilio Pucci sent out finale brides at their shows on Saturday—but that’s where the similarities ended.

Nurse Ratched meets Grace Kelly was the pure, clinical, and divinely graceful effect that Raf Simons’ stark-white cotton poplin bride had at Jil Sander. Always a standout collection, this was truly a highlight of the week. Architectural and pristine, the mid-century modern–inspired collection began and ended with palette cleansing white shirts in varying degrees of opacity and sheerness. Then out came the paisleys, the ginghams, and the knits (borrowed from Picasso’s ceramic motifs) the slim mid-calf skirts and discreet rhinestone brooches.
If Raf Simons explored the stark, clinical side of purity, Peter Dundas did a 180 and sent his infanta gypsy bride out at Emilio Pucci in a  portrait neck, empire-waist organza confection—appliqued, embroidered, beribboned, and bejeweled. His glossy gypsy girls breezed down the runway (à la Brigitte Bardot) in long billowing patchwork scarf–print skirts, scarf-belted Bermuda shorts, and micro bras with lacey lingerie touches.


MEN’S FASHION: Design director Max Wolff is overseeing the rebirth of the Lincoln | Hollywood yohana

The interior features leather in a perforated pattern that suggests bubbles rising in a glass of champagne. The exterior is the colour of cognac, with a base coat covered in multiple clear layers that impart an intoxicating shine. And the front is spanned by a grille that’s like the wings of an eagle in flight.
Looking at this new Lincoln MKZ Concept—unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January and presented at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto in February—it’s clear that Lincoln is aiming high.
Derrick Kuzak, Ford Motor Company group vice-president for global product development, acknowledged in a January press release, “With the Lincoln MKZ Concept, we are not introducing a new car. We are essentially introducing a new brand.”
“It’s a tremendous responsibility,” says Max Wolff, who, at the age of 38, joined Lincoln as director of design at the beginning of last year. He heads an all-new studio dedicated to the reinvention of the iconic luxury brand.
No one is disputing that the time for reinvention had come. In January, Business Week ran a story that pointed
to Lincoln’s declining sales, its geezer demographic and, as an example of further indignity, the 1970s-era Continental that carried the coffin of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il.
In restoring Lincoln to a more debonair image, Wolff looked back to earlier heydays: the Zephyr of the 1930s and the Continental of the early ’60s, which, says Wolff, “stood apart as much for what it didn’t do as for what it did do.”
What it didn’t do was go in for the decorative fins that were then all the rage. Likewise, the MKZ Concept avoids what Wolff calls “surface entertainment.” Instead, it features sleek lines and an understated attitude that nonetheless announces that, as Wolff puts it, “It’s not going to be pushed around.”
Wolff’s words reflect a passion for cars that he’s had since he was a boy growing up in Australia, when he used to spend his time drawing pictures of them. Having worked for General Motors in Australia, Korea and the U.S. before taking a job with Ford, he still believes in automobile design as an example of art for everyday living.
But while his spiky hair and what he calls “the unkempt sort of half-beard thing” imply an artistic streak, Wolff gratefully admits that technology is a boon to design. Directing attention to the interior of the MKZ Concept, Wolff explains that there is no mechanical linkage between the transmission and the gearshift, which makes possible a full-length centre console. This offers a customer more places to put things, and Wolff proudly declares it to be “an amazing piece of sculpture.”
A production model of the MKZ Concept is scheduled to arrive in dealerships later this year, and plans are in the works for seven more all-new or significantly refreshed Lincoln models. Wolff promises, “The best is yet to come.” 


Good for your hair, and the Earth | Hollywood yohana

Photography: left, Acne backstage by Peter Stigter; conditioner by Erin Seaman

 This season, runways from Mary Katrantzou to Chanel were awash in ocean references. Get the beachy waves seen at Acne’s show by using Calgary-based sisters Anita and Nadia Saoud’s hair-care line TAJ10 (from $12, ), which is free of parabens and petroleum-based ingredients. Good for your hair and the Earth; Ariel would be proud.


Anthropologie unveils its Made in Kind designers for June including Canadian-made Norwegian Wood and more! | Hollywood yohana

June is creeping up on us, which means it’s time for Anthropologie to unveil its next Made in Kind designer collaboration.  This time the exclusive collection is heavy on the graphic details—unique prints (check out the monochromatic polar bear shift from up-and-comer Leah Goren), bold stripes and, true to Anthropologie’s aesthetic, a striking colour palette. We’re especially fond of the Canadian-made Norwegian Wood prints, which were inspired by the tile work found throughout the Montreal subway system.

The collection, which hits stores May 28, will showcase pieces from Hello There! from Karen Walker, Leah Goren, Norwegian Wood and Family Affairs. Pieces from June’s Made in Kind collaboration range from $88–$298, the perfect price point to add a bit of quirky glam to your summer style.


Kruger vs. Kruger: In the battle of Cannes best dressed, Diane Kruger comes out on top. Which of her looks do you like most? | Hollywood yohana

Following her back-to-back showstopper appearances at Cannes, Diane Kruger has now officially proven that she is physically incapable of looking anything short of perfect. From a gold gilded Vivienne Westwood number to a subtly sexy Jason Wu lace wrapped dress, Kruger hit the sartorial jackpot during her tenure as a judge at the film festival. Click through to see her best red carpet moments at Cannes and vote for which one you think should come out on top.


Jessie J, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry, Bar Refaeli | Hollywood yohana

While Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga were the big winners on stage at last night’s MTV Europe Music Awards, we have our top picks for best dressed on the red carpet. Singer Jessie J kept her typically ferocious look going strong with a black and yellow leopard print dress by Dolce & Gabbana—one of many outfits she wore during the night. Selena Gomez also made multiple outfit changes during the awards (9 to be exact!), but with good reason: she was hosting the show. We love her in this white long-sleeved minidress by Marchesa, it certainly pulls the focus away from those pesky rumours surrounding her boyfriend…  Moving on! Katy Perry continues her retro-girl vibe with pink pin-up curls (we’re thankful she finally touched up her roots) and a Grease-worthy ensemble from Jeremy Scott’s Spring 2012 collection. The designer was also her date to the show. And model Bar Refaeli wore a custom-designed dress by Replay, which, if you like it, can be described as having an ombre waterfall hem. If you don’t like it, we’re not entirely opposed to the term “mullet dress.”


Vote! Who wore it best at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Emerging Talent awards? | Hollywood yohana

Industry darling Joseph Altuzarra was named the 2011 recipient of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award for emerging talent last night in New York. Altuzarra, known for his complex seaming and fitted pants, won a $300,000 cash prize and a mentorship program from the CFDA’s Business Advisory Committee including Anna Wintour and CFDA president Diane Von Furstenberg. Macabre jeweler Pamela Love and newcomers Shane Gabier and Chris Peters of Creatures of the Wind both won runner up prizes of $100,000 each.
Meanwhile, on the red carpet, the bright young things were out in full American-made force, decked out in everything from fellow nominees Cushnie et Ochs and Suno to the event’s title speaker Calvin Klein. Oh, and Jenna Lyons was there too. (“Nothing to see here, folks!”)


Which red carpet star are you most excited to see at TIFF? | Hollywood yohana


The official TIFF guest list has been released and, as usual, it’s major! Amongst the cast of glittering names, heralded directors and studly leading men (would you like a side of Ryan Gosling/Alexander Skarsgard/Brad Pitt with that?), there promises to be some serious It girl action on the red carpet with everyone from Tilda to Keira to Blake to Carey heading to town. Stay tuned for our coverage leading up to and during the festival, but in the meantime, let’s indulge in a little girl crush freak-out. Who are you most excited to see?

Calgary International Film Festival red carpet pics | Hollywood yohana

Last week at the Calgary International Film Festival  opening night gala, FASHION and a stylish crowd celebrated the beginning of a 10-day Alberta film frenzy with a red carpet walk, the world-premiere of Jim Cliffe’s déjà vu flick, Donovan’s Echo, and a champagne reception with food truck fare at Eighth Avenue Place.
Veteran actor Bruce Greenwood arrived by limo to help present the film, in which he plays a police officer and friend to another movie-vet, Danny Glover.

So, how does one decide what to wear to such an event? The always-chic CIFF executive director, Jacqueline Dupuis, looked sophisticated and poised with a sleek, blonde ponytail and a long, draped black jersey dress from local designer Lauren Bagliore (laurenbagliore.com).
With her classic Prada shoes that are, as she says, “a million years old,” selecting a Bagliore design was the easy part. “I knew it was Lauren for sure when I narrowed it down to the three finalists—all Bagliore—but I had a bit of a meltdown choosing between the three of them!”
“When I’m choosing an outfit, I want to look like myself, feel like myself, and feel confident,” said Dupuis. “The only way I can describe the dress I chose is to say that it made me feel really special.”
Meanwhile, on this balmy September evening, the little black dress dominated, save for a few who went bold in cocktail dresses of spring green, raspberry red, and electric crimson, a flicker of the dashing “New West” city name that so many Calgarian’s are taking to heart.


Olivia Wilde, Ashley Greene, and Alicia Silverstone all rocked metallic dresses last night. Who wore it best? | Hollywood yohana

At last night’s premiere and after-party for Butter, Olivia Wilde, Ashley Greene, and Alicia Silverstone all looked similarly, well, buttery and shiny! Wilde in a stunning white Grecian Marchesa gown with gold beading, Greene in a white and metallic-thread Oscar de la Renta dress, and Silverstone in a charming Proenza Schouler cocktail number. Who wore it best? Vote after the jump!


Elizabeth Olsen dishes on her Erdem gown. Meanwhile, Juliette Lewis shows up in jeans! | Hollywood yohana

At the red-carpet screening of Martha Marcy May Marlene, the taut, psychological tale of a woman recovering from time spent in a sexual cult, were stars Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson, Hugh Dancy, and writer/director Sean Durkin. Fresh from the Vanity Fair party the night before that celebrated the film, Olsen looked stunning in a long Erdem gown in rich jewel tones, which she says she chose because “it has great colour, and it feels like a long, pretty maxi. It’s the only thing I’ve put on that fit me right away.” She paired the elegant ’40s-style dress with bright-blue heels by Jason Wu.

Meanwhile, Paulson showed off her long legs in a short, poof-skirted purple cocktail dress, smiling for pictures, and Dancy made a beeline for fans to sign autographs and take pictures before doing any press. Once the cast was tucked away inside the theatre, Juliette Lewis made a surprise appearance, happily posing for some photos in a low-key look of jeans and a tee, Louboutins, sunglasses, and a hat.


In the battle of Cannes best dressed, Diane Kruger comes out on top. Which of her looks do you like most? | Hollywood yohana

Following her back-to-back showstopper appearances at Cannes, Diane Kruger has now officially proven that she is physically incapable of looking anything short of perfect. From a gold gilded Vivienne Westwood number to a subtly sexy Jason Wu lace wrapped dress, Kruger hit the sartorial jackpot during her tenure as a judge at the film festival. Click through to see her best red carpet moments at Cannes and vote for which one you think should come out on top.


Bellacures' Samira Asemanfar Dishes on Nail Trends & More | Hollywood yohana

Samira Asemanfar 
Luxury nail salon Bellacures will be celebrating their new location in Pasadena, Calif., with a grand opening event on June 7. We caught up with the owner Samira Asemanfar for scoop on summer nail trends and nail care.
Which nail colors and styles are in this season?
The more pop the better! This year, colors and sparkles that pop are what are hot. We are seeing more people want to make their mark with brightness, whether it is a pair of neon sandals or some reflector-like nail polish. At Bellacures, we love this! We believe that the happier the colors on your nails the better your mood during the week.
What are your favorite neon and metallic polishes?
Brights we love include Essie's Braziliant (orange), Bazooka (orange) and Lights (pink), OPI's Greenwich Village (green), Never a Dull Moment by Ginger & Liz (yellow) and Make a Difference by Gelish (Pink). For metallics, we love OPI's Just Spotted the Lizard (a gold/green) and Dolce & Gabbana's Platinum (pewter).
What tricks can girls do to maintain their manis?
I recommend the Gelicure (gel manicure). It will last longer than any other technique attempted to keep that polish on! Even those with the healthiest nail beds won't get a longer wear than they will with gel. Other than that, stay hydrated and get your vitamins (fish oil, omega-3s, biotin)—the healthier your nail beds, the better they adhere to polish/gel.
The dreaded chip after leaving the salon! Got tips for girls when they find themselves in that predicament?
Bellacures customers tend to come back in and we fix their chip for free. However, if this is inconvenient, we recommend a touch up. Even a color in the family of the color you have on will do the job. If the rest of your nails are perfect, no one but you will notice the one dreaded spot. If the chip is on your fourth finger, feel free to paint the whole nail over a completely different color. That's the trend right now that you can get away with.
What are ways to protect nails against harmful UV rays and the salted water during a day at the beach?
Before you go into salt water and sand, rub coconut oil onto your cuticles and hands to protect the skin and nails. After the oil, make sure to wear an SPF 50 cream. The hands are just as important as the face!
It's sandals season! What are your tips for pedicures?! What's the hot trend right now?
Glitter! Get some sparkles on those toes. Put a layer of your favorite glitter polish over your color for a fun look.
Cuticles can be a nightmare to deal with! What are your tips for caring for your cuticles?
Cuticle care is so personal. The best way to keep your cuticles from acting up is to never cut them, but if you have already started, it's too late. Best cuticle practice is to push them back regularly (especially after you get out of the shower and your skin is soft). However, for most manicure addicts, like myself, trimming cuticles is a must. If you are doing so, just make sure your hands are getting enough moisture with a hand and cuticle cream.
What should all women do to ensure their hands/nails look healthy and moisturized at all times?
1. Wash dishes with gloves on.
2. Moisturize daily. Use a hand cream that has a cuticle treatment in it. We like J.R. Watkins Hand and Cuticle Salve, Deborah Lippmann's Rich Girl Hand Cream with SPF and SpaRitual's Handprint Hand Salve.
3. For extra dry hands and cuticles, apply hand cream/cuticle care at night and wear gloves. You can add some oils to your cream for extra moisture—argan oil, grapeseed oil, almond oil, coconut oil or macadamia oil. Take your pick!
4. For exfoliation, we like at-home treatments in between manis. Mix 1 cup of sugar with 1 cup of grapeseed oil and 1/2 cup of araon oil for an amazing scrub to get your hands into shape! You can use the same formula with salt for your feet.
5. If you're not getting a manicure professionally, always apply base coat before you polish.


Warren Alfie Baker Talks Styling Tamera for Season 2 Shoot | Hollywood yohana

Warren Baker, Tamera Mowry-Housley 
We were right there as Tia and Tamera shot the promo pics for Season 2 of their hit reality show, which returns to Style on Monday, June 11, at 8/7c. It was there that we met Warren Alfie Baker, who styled the lovely Tamera. Read on to find out his approach to dressing Tam!
How did Tamera help guide the wardrobe selections?I had a conversation with Tamera before I started to pull clothes. It always helps to see what the inspiration is and see if the client wants to try anything new. I had never worked with Tamera before, so I wanted to combine my sense of fashion with her requests. I love a bit of teamwork! Tamera said she was a big fan of Victoria Beckham's style—that real structured dress look, but still sexy. I really love that sense of style, but I also wanted to keep her look young and fresh by playing with prints.
What kinds of clothes did you have for Tamera?
When I was pulling clothes for Tamera, I was looking for some quirkiness to add to Tamera's style. We had never worked together, so it was about trying new things and exploring brands, colors and structures. I am one of those stylists who goes on instinct and is pretty secure in their choices. For instance, I used a gorgeous Karen Millen structured dress, which was good for a little curve. It lays just above the knee, but is super fitted. This dress, in particular, was a navy blue with bursts of pinks and orange flowers that made it pop. It was one of my favorites.
Did you have to take into consideration what Tia would be wearing?
We were quite lucky with this! They managed to just work together on the first try! They look great together.
After working with Tamera, how would you describe her sense of style?
Tamera loves structured dresses that are classic and timeless. What I love about her is that she is open to try new things, which shows that she will forever be evolving. I think that's a great way to be with fashion. I wanted to work with bolder colors for Tamera and work with her gorgeous figure. The dresses I chose were timeless with a twist.
What did Tamera love about each of her outfits for the photo shoot?
Tamera was most excited that she was trying on brands that she had never tried before. It's always such a great feeling when you can educate clients in addition to just bringing the clothes. When a client says "I never would have picked this," but then tries it on and ends up loving it, that's when you know that you have done your job well.


Giuliana Stuns in Maria Lucia Hohan Gown at Gracie Awards | Hollywood yohana

Giuliana Rancic at Gracie Awards 
If you were thinking that you'd have to wait 'til September (Emmys is the official start of awards season) to see Giuliana Rancic in another showstopping gown, think again! Red carpets happen year-round. Just last night, the stunning Italian graced the Gracie Awards in Beverly Hills wearing a beautiful red silk tulle Maria Lucia Hohan gown.

The gorgeous halter dress featured the It designer's signature draped bodice and a diaphanous, slit skirt that revealed a nude mini (very on trend) and a little leg. She allowed the fiery color to burn bright by rocking nude peep-toes that didn't compete with the striking number.

Giuliana accessorized with amazeballs Amrapali gold statement snowflake earrings and a gold Le Vian strawberry gold starburst ring with chocolate diamonds.
Perfectly coiffed (when is it never?!) carmel waves and a bronzy makeup palette completed G's beauty look.