ant a Beyoncé-approved manicure? Check out Lisa Logan’s new Minx nail decal collection! | Hollywood yohana

With a client list that includes Beyoncé, Katy Perry and Madonna, it’s safe to say that Lisa Logan is a bona fide expert when it comes to the art of nail design. (Need more proof? She was the nail genius behind this Vogue Italia shoot.) Her latest partnership with Minx, the nail decals seen on fashion runways and stars like Rihanna alike, is yet another example of her always colourful and eclectic design aesthetic. The vibrant set of eight designs ranges from ‘90s-esque neon tribal print to a heart pattern initially designed for Suri Cruise. Most salons that carry Minx will have the set, but if you’re in New York you can get them done by Logan herself, at her soon-to-open salon. Oh, you bet our fingers are already crossed that you’ll get an appointment at the same time as Beyoncé.

Beauty Fix: Lash-enhancing serums, the best eyeshadows for green eyes and how to master the art of contouring without looking like a Kardashian | Hollywood yohana

Are eyebrow-lengthening serums safe to use? Curious about mastering the art of contouring without looking like a Kardashian? Can the same tricks that keep your face looking young also help your hands? From grooming to makeup, there’s an endless amount of questions that can arise when considering how you take care of you face. But don’t fret—Beauty Fix is here to help! This week we’re taking on these questions and more to keep you looking your best all summer long.

Thompson Toronto teams up with Greta Constantine to create a sexy new Lobby Bar uniform for its staff | Hollywood yohana

Toronto’s Thompson Hotel shares our love for all things Greta Constantine. The super sleek hotel chain is making sure their staff is up to snuff by teaming up with the label’s designers, Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong, to create a new chic staff uniform. Check out the sketch for the design above, and read up on the collab on torontolife.

Crystal Renn outposes in V, McQueen shoes are even scary for models, a B.O. fragrance and more | Hollywood yohana

Photo by Terry Richardson for V. Via

Shots from V‘s upcoming and already over-hyped “plus-size issue” are out. Terry Richardson’s “One Size Fits All” features side-by-side shots of Jacquelyn Jablonski and a not-really-plus-sized Crystal Renn in the same pose in the same outfit. It’s worth noting that Renn out-vogues Jablonski at every turn. [Models., via Fashionista]
Fashion stylist is apparently the when-I-grow-up job of the aughts. Except for celebrity stylist, which according to 10 editor Sophia Neophitou is “something you just don’t want to become.” Take that, Zoe-ophytes.
Abbey Lee Kershaw and Natasha Poly reportedly took one look at the anteater shoes they would have to wear for Alexander McQueen’s Spring 2010 show, turned tail and ran. [Frockwriter, via The Cut]
Kate Moss‘ daughter, Lila Grace, takes after mummy in the fashion department. Says Moss: “Lila’s already got a great handbag collection! She’s got a mirrored Fendi bag and she’ll say things like, ‘I’m not going to wear that anymore.’” She’s seven. [Fashionista]
Diddy provided Madame Tussaud’s with a bottle of his I Am King fragrance in order to douse his newly-unveiled wax figure. That’s how people will know it’s fake, because we all know that Diddy’s “secret”: “I put on Unforgivable first, then I top it with I am King.” Details, Tussaud. Details. [Spoiled Pretty, via Jezebel]

Behold: Coco Rocha’s wedding dress | Hollywood yohana

Now, two months after Coco Rocha married James Conran, she’s finally, FINALLY tweeted a full-length photo of the wedding dress. We knew it was Zac Posen, and we knew what the top half looked like, but behold the mermaid skirt in all its glory. Thank you Coco, for putting us out of our misery.

They said/We said: The beginning of the end for Vena Cava? | Hollywood yohana

In news that is not totally surprising but sad nonetheless, Vena Cava is reported to be in extreme financial trouble, and on the brink of collapse. After the design duo of Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock didn’t show in Spring 2012 fashion week, except to a small gathering of friends and family, rumours swirled of financial difficulties and the effect of the ambiguous and negative reviews by the likes of the New York Times that their past collection received.
Reports are saying that negotiations with a major investor broke down earlier this month, leaving their financial state “drastic” and in need of saving. At this point, the company needs an angel investor (who would need a halo, for sure) or partner to bail them out.
So far, everyone is staying as positive as they can. “We love what we built with Vena Cava and are dedicated to seeing it thrive and grow. We have had some very positive talks from potential partners and feel confident about moving forward,” Mayock stated, and the company still has a deal with T.J. Maxx in the works. Fashionologie, though, is reporting that, “According to a source close to the situation, the label moved out of their Soho headquarters this week and laid off a lot of staff.” Hopefully they’re just getting rid of some overhead, and will pull through these tough times.
The Cut: “The Barneys website currently offers only one item by the label — a black dress marked down by over 50 percent. … Hopefully holiday sales will prove strong and a new investor will help the company sort things out.”
Racked: “Well, we have no problem doing our part to help, which includes buying this, this, and definitely this.”

Randi Bergman, online editor: “While this might have been brewing for a while now, I can’t help but be shocked by the duo’s so-called demise. It was only a few years ago that Mayock and Buhai were the bright young things on the scene, and I really find it hard to believe that all that positive energy and attention is just going to wash down the drain given how wearable and seriously It girl their clothes are.”

Style Snaps Trend: 25 shots of polka dots on ladies and kiddies on the Toronto streets | Hollywood yohana

Just like last week’s style snaps stripes post, polka dots are a standout graphic element that have become as neutral as a simple white tee. Need proof? Just take a look at these 25 awesome shots of men, women and even the kiddies donning dots and specks on the Toronto streets.

Nudity in the cemetery? This image must be from Carine Roitfeld’s new magazine… | Hollywood yohana

Condé Nast blockade or not, the hype surrounding Carine Roitfeld’s forthcoming publication CR Fashion Book is showing no signs of flagging, especially after the big unveil today of the glossy’s first full image.
The much-anticipated image went live on the magazine’s home site this morning and shows Dutch model Juliet Ingleby striding through a cemetery in a billowing lavender veil, sparingly accessorized with red stilettos and a purse. A trio of black-clad attendants morosely brings up the rear, walking behind their colourful leader in Roitfeld-esque leather boots. Like all the other sneak peeks from CR Fashion Book so far, the shoot was styled by none other than Roitfeld herself, and shot by photographer Sebastian Faena.
If you can’t wait until the mag hits shelves on September 13, you can pre-order the print edition for $15 or the digital edition for $5 on the magazine’s site. In even more exciting CR-related news, WWD has also confirmed that the former Paris Vogue editor-in-chief will be hosting a launch party during New York Fashion Week; if Roitfeld’s past fêtes are anything to go off, the event won’t disappoint.

It’s official! Fashion’s Night Out is coming to Toronto and we’ve got the scoop | Hollywood yohana

After months of speculation, its finally official: Fashion’s Night Out is coming to Toronto! The New York-based fashion street fest launched in 2008 to help boost the US economy is heading north, with retailers across the city set to take part on the evening of September 6, 2012—the same night as New York City’s FNO and the first night of TIFF. The one-night-only citywide block party sure to be a glittering affair with several events already in the making around Queen Street West and King Street West, and the stylish gals over at Rac Boutique and Peacock Parade on board to help with the night’s planning. We’ll keep you abreast of the plans as we hear!

Style Panel: 7 unique ways to make summer’s bright lip pop, no matter your style | Hollywood yohana

Bright lips are another one of those things that was once seen as statement, but has now made it mainstream. Despite its popularity from the runway to the red carpet, though, some still find the colour pop hard to do. To help, we asked the ladies of Style Panel for their unique tips on how to dress for their favourite shades. New this week, we’ll be hearing from beautiful Montreal-based blogger and vintage maven Élodie Parthenay, the latest addition to the panel.

Alexander McQueen and Kenzo duke it out in the battle of who’s video will get you high first | Hollywood yohana

Apparently both Alexander McQueen’s and Kenzo’s creative teams have blowing our minds on their agendas today. In their latest videos, McQueen’s for fall and Kenzo’s for pre-fall, the brands’ latest collections are presented in equally frenetic videos.
McQueen’s, directed by David Sims, stars Suvi Koponen (who is also the print campaign’s star) as some sort of intergalactic being traveling through the net/space/a video game/your solarized subconscious as she takes her visor sunglasses on and off.

On the flip side, Kenzo’s vid, directed by Quentin Jones, slices and dices its model into puzzle pieces that dance around the locker room and hop to and fro with a hula hoop. It kind of reminds us of what Winona Ryder‘s videos were turned into by Ben Stiller’s television dweebs in Reality Bites, but without the insult.

They said/We said: Katie Holmes’ fashion line sales have increased since her public split from Tom Cruise | Hollywood yohana

When Katie Holmes first announced her divorce, we were all shocked by the move: up until a month ago, she seemed every part the dutiful wife, playing a supporting role to Tom Cruise’s megawatt presence. What we didn’t realize at the time was just how much Holmes would shatter that old image in the weeks to come.
Since that announcement, Elle’s oddly prophetic and impossibly well-timed feature on Holmes went viral across the web, Holmes’ legal team managed to pull off what must be one of the fastest settlements in celebrity divorce history (two weeks…two weeks!), Holmes snagged sole custody of Suri, taped an appearance on Project Runway and managed to make a series of almost daily public appearances around her home in New York City, looking impeccably put-together and serene each time (in other words, not acting or looking like someone who was going through a painful divorce).
What’s particularly admirable about these appearances though is the discrete marketing tactic implicit in them: with hoards of paparazzo clamoring for a picture outside her door every day post-scandal, Holmes very wisely chose to almost exclusively don none other than Holmes & Yang, her own line with former Cruise stylist Jeanna Yang, for her jaunts about town. As the New York Times puts it, the paparazzo shots have become “a stealth ad campaign,” one that’s been put into motion right before the brand’s first-ever showing at New York Fashion Week come September.
“The way she’s getting photographed today, she’s in a position to get more exposure than ever before,” Robert Burke, a former Bergdorf Goodman executive and fashion consultant, told the New York Times. “She’s not waiting for fashion editors and stylists to come and pull her clothes.”
Whether it’s a strategy or not, it’s worked: Holmes & Yang sales have skyrocketed at retailers like Bergdorf Goodman and Barneys. Whatever your feelings about the former Mrs. Cruise are now, you have to give it to her: she’s not the brainwashed sidekick we once thought she was.

Jacob Bernstein: “It all seemed a bit too calculated . . . did Ms. Holmes really need to run out for milk on a recent day when dozens of paparazzi were outside her door?”
Benjamin Wallace: “Holmes, unable to get the kinds of roles she wanted, realized she could cast herself in the part of a lifetime. […] She knew a good third-act twist when she saw one.”
Bernadette Morra, editor-in-chief: “Katie’s positive publicity bonanza will likely be studied by public relations students for years to come. This appears to be a masterfully executed plan leaving nothing to chance—even her daily “walkabouts” for the cameras. Whether the plan was hers or not might never be known. But even if it wasn’t, she is clearly smart enough to have heeded expert advice. Without question, the Holmes & Yang show will be the hottest ticket of NYFW.”

FASHION designer giveaway: Enter to win this dress by Paul Hardy | Hollywood yohana

FASHION designer giveaway: Enter to win this dress by Paul Hardy

2012 marks FASHION Magazine’s 35th Anniversary! To celebrate, each issue, we’re pairing up with a different Canadian who is also celebrating a milestone. We invite our readers to enter for their chance to WIN the designers’ featured show pieces. Good luck!