Gallery: Jennifer Garner, Rob Lowe and Ricky Gervais on the red carpet at The Invention of Lying | Hollywood yohana


The (original) Office‘s Ricky Gervais hit the TIFF red carpet for the debut of the British actor’s first foray into big screen direction, The Invention of Lying. Gervais stars in the film with Jennifer Garner and Rob Lowe, who were also at the premiere. More red carpet pics after the jump.

Where the boys are | Hollywood yohana

When this year’s Toronto International Film Festival party invites started rolling, we knew we were in for one heck of an opening weekend. And on what could be the busiest two days in the city of Toronto’s history (think: TIFF, Virgin Fest and Canada’s Walk of Fame), this fashionable girl was more than happy to oblige, to the right party, of course.
We started Friday night by stopping by the eTalk Festival Party at 299 Queen West (also the home of MuchMusic). And while things were a bit more swish than this past summer’s MMVAs, at least in June we saw some star power. Celebs were on hand, but mostly holed up in the super exclusive V.I.P. Lounge. We mere mortals were only welcome on the third floor lounge, where thankfully most of the good stuff was taking place anyway. After Diddy performed and subsequently left after about 20 minutes, we waited around, anticipating the arrival of everyone’s favourite Sapphic duo, Samantha Ronson and Lindsay Lohan. They did not disappoint, showing up together around 10 p.m. LiLo didn’t venture too far from her gal pal’s side, and was texting away and shaking her head to the beats Ronson was spinning.
Fashion was calling, natch, and we promptly took our little self to the very V.I.P. Converse by John Varvatos and Holt Renfrew soiree, where we spotted some major star power. Mingling amongst the fashion set, including Dean and Dan Caten and a smattering of models, was Entourage’s Jeremy Piven (not very pleasant), Sophia Bush (looking hot in Hervé Léger), Gael Garcia Bernal, K-Os (who, reasons unknown to us, grabbed the Steam Whistle right out of our hot little hand and took a major swig!) and NBA MVP Steve Nash, who was being inducted to Canada’s Walk of Fame the following day (and tonight was scooping out treats for himself and his gorgeous wife at the gelato station). Also in attendance was a handsome looking George Stroumboulopoulos, Billy Talent frontman Ben Kowalewicz (who both at one point were seen chatting with Nash like obsessed sports fans) and Deryck Whibley, who came straight from Sum 41 band mate Cone’s wedding reception. After the electric performance by new indie fave MGMT (seriously, there was a bit of moshing in the lower level of Holt Renfrew. Love!), it was on to yet another party.

Saskatoon: Fall Frakas | Hollywood yohana

It’s that time of the year again. I feel the need to go out and buy new crayons, sharpeners and markers, and make a fresh start. Although I don’t need all the new school supplies I once did, I still find justification to go out and buy a few new outfits and some little extras to go with them.

My latest find just arrived at Frakas (183 2nd Ave. S., Suite 1, 306-665-3883,, a trendy downtown boutique that offers a slice of exclusive fashion to the Saskatoon scene: It was a Kira Kira pashmina ($25) that caught my eye. With an eclectic, bold pattern of lime and forest green, it was the perfect piece to start my year off and embrace the coming season.

Toronto: On fashion stardom | Hollywood yohana

Carol Ching's winning design 
A young hopeful aspiring to be a fashion designer is no foreign tale. While the young Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld debuted their talent at the International Wool Secretariat competition, modern hopefuls look for success on reality TV, and some…do it with toilet paper.
Before even setting foot in fashion school, 18-year-old high school student Carol Ching created a luscious gown (shown) out of 66 rolls of TP–the winning entry in a design competition held by Cashmere (the bathroom tissue, not the wool). Every September, the company has Canadian designers like David Dixon and Joeffer Caoc create the White Cashmere collection of dresses and this was the first time they opened their tissue couture showcase to talents from the general public. Who knew toilet paper could be so glam? As part of the winning prize, Ching will be attending New York Fashion week this fall (oh, if only she could bring me along!) but she also got a head start on her design career.
The design contest was promoted in part with the reality show, Project Runway Canada. The primetime attention being paid to fashionable creatives through these shows and competitions is noteworthy–behind-the-scenes fashion is generating public interest like never before. Outside of the networks, two major fashion documentaries are hitting theatres this year: The September Issue featuring Vogue editor, Anna Wintour, and Valentino: The Last Emperor, a documentary that follows the last two years of the legendary designers career. We’ve entered an era where fashion is embraced beyond sales racks and advertising. Like an art lover’s adoration towards artists, the public shares a genuine appreciation of the people and the artistry of fashion.

Vote: Which jacket do you love? | Hollywood yohana


The weather is just not cooperating, is it? We’d be happy to carry around any of these four jackets while we wait for the day to decide if it’s going to be cool, or warm, or rainy….

Dispatch from Versailles: Check out our top 25 looks (we had trouble choosing) from Chanel’s Marie Antoinette-meets-punk Cruise collection | Hollywood yohana

Crunch, crunch, crunch. The sound of platform sneakers on pea gravel signalled the start of the Chanel Resort 2013 show, with models emerging from a wall of greenery in the sprawling parterre garden of Versailles. A convoy of 300 black cars had chauffeured press and clients from Paris to the former home of Marie Antoinette for the event, which included a punk performance with Alice Dellal thrashing away on drums. The collection had many nods to the past: 18th century panniers, decorative stomachers and frilled sleeves, and cropped court wigs over ribbon-tied ponytails, all blended with cropped jackets and knickers in sugary pastels. Tilda Swinton, Vanessa Paradis and Inès de la Fressange mingled afterwards in a hot house with Lagerfeld, who was laden with jewellery including a delicate emerald pin. Emeralds and punk? Marie Antoinette and Coco Chanel? Quintessential Lagerfeld-style mash-ups.

Who had your favourite opening night dress? | Hollywood yohana

Photography by James Helmer

 With three big premieres on TIFF’s opening night, it wasn’t hard to narrow down the evening’s red carpet looks.

Look at this! It seems the Spice Girls will indeed perform at the Olympics closing ceremony on Sunday | Hollywood yohana

Given that we were already in fits of excitement-induced squeals over the mere rumour of a Spice Girls comeback, today’s pictures of the fab five rehearsing has sent us right over the edge.
The original Girl Power creators were spotted atop rhinestone-encrusted (!) cabs, clad in casual yet true-to-style looks for each of their Spice personas. Victoria Beckham was in a sleek, all-black outfit, Emma Bunton wore a sweet and femme sundress, Mel B was decked out in all white with a pair of knee-high Louboutin boots, Mel C worked her signature sporty look in leggings and Isabel Marant wedge sneakers and Geri Halliwell was casual in cutoffs and booties. (She’s looking a bit Kate Bosworth-esque, don’t you think?)
Though the five-some has yet to officially confirm their reunion at this Sunday’s Olympics closing ceremony, we can’t think of any other reason they’d all be careening about with mics in hand. Keep your fingers crossed that they’ll rig up the Union Jack double-decker bus for Sunday!

The scoop (and pictures!) from Rachel Zoe’s visit to Vancouver’s Holt Renfrew | Hollywood yohana

Big deal, small-boned stylist Rachel Zoe hit Holt Renfrew in Vancouver on Thursday afternoon to show off some of her Marianne Faithfull-fueled Fall 2012 collection for fans.
In Q&A with Holts’ Barbara Atkin, Zoe said the last time she visited Vancouver she was 16 years-old and came to go camping. A cloud of consternation came over the crowd, but that cleared up as soon as she admitted she “dressed very inappropriately” in platform shoes with piles of jewellery. Ah, that’s more like the Zoe we know.
A navy crepe jumpsuit and a white brocade pantsuit—which was the opening look in her New York runway show—elicited the most oohs and aahs. These utterances of approval may or may not have come from guests like model agency owner Liz Bell, who was on hand to see some of her girls toe a straight line in sky high heels, and ET Canada’s Erin Cebula and eTalk’s Susie Wall.
The event was disappointingly light on Zoe-isms though. No “bananas!” or “I die”, but there was a sliver of a new one for the Zoexicon. When chatting about beginning her career, Zoe wasn’t going to give up her age, but she relented realizing the information wouldn’t be that hard to find: “Google, duh!”

The Union Jack, stars, stripes and more! 24 shots of patriotic nail art on the fingers of Olympic athletes | Hollywood yohana

You’d have to be living under a rock to have not noticed the skyrocket rise in nail art popularity over the past few years. While Katy Perry and Rihanna were among the first celebrities to champion the trend, it’s has since snowballed into a genuine phenomenon, even engulfing this summer’s Olympic games in London.
From Great Britain to Australia an unprecedented amount of female Olympians have decked out their digits in designs expressing their national pride. If anything, it’s given the female competitors an edge over their male counterparts: while the women are able to flaunt their pride, sense of style and femininity via decorated nails, the men are generally limited to their uniforms (unless you’re into grills like Ryan Lochte, of course). It’s also a far chicer yet still temporary way of flaunting national pride. Goodbye been-there-done-that temporary tattoos, hello flag-printed nails!
Brands like P&G and CND have set up manicure stations near the athletes’ village to offer complimentary services—and as our photo gallery shows, many are taking advantage of the freebies. We’re obviously big fans of nail art here at FASHION (just check out our own take on an Olympic mani for proof), and what’s more, we love the fact that it’s giving the female competitors a unique way of bringing beauty and athleticism together. Here’s hoping the trend sticks around for future games!

Nail Corner: A twisted vine manicure inspired by Peter Som Resort 2013 | Hollywood yohana

Summer is still in the air but as fall nail polish collections continue to be announced it becomes hard to resist the allure (and the colours!) of the changing seasons. While Peter Som‘s resort collection is intended for warmer climates, its rich shades of grey, taupe and burgundy matched just-launched polishes from both Essie and Nars. And while the spindly vine and flower pattern on many of the collection’s pieces seems like an unconventional nail art motif, its organic shapes are ideal for practicing your brush skills: no straight lines necessary!