Twihards join Degrassi kids, Fefe Dobson and Bella’s dad at the New Moon premiere | Hollywood yohana


Team Edward and Team Jacob came out for premiere of The Twilight Saga: New Moon at Toronto’s Winter Garden Theatre last night. The crowd ranged from tweens in kitten heels and crinolines (Suri Cruise in five years) to TwiMoms in satin and sequins. The accessory of the evening wasn’t sparkly jewels reminiscent of Edward’s sun-touched skin, but feathered headpieces that were more posh than goth. But back to the boys!
See photos from the New Moon premiere after the jump.

Sasha Valsamis, a fan who’s read the books a few times, said emphatically, “Team Edward all the way, because he’s really hot.” While she admitted to being into Harry Potter than Twilight, Degrassi: The Next Generation’s Charlotte Arnold was firmly on Team Jacob: “I like vampires, but I’ve had my fill of Robert Pattinson, he’s everywhere, and werewolves are cool.”
Adding further star power to the premiere were Billy Burke (Charlie Swan, Bella’s dad) and Justin Chon (Bella’s friend Eric), who spoke to the audience about their experiences working on the Twilight series. Burke let everyone in on the joke that resulted in the mustache he sports in the films, and showed little fear of fan backlash when he noted that he still hasn’t read the Stephenie Meyer bestsellers. The stylish Chon, who spends his time off-set at his two shoe stores, joked that in the third film we can look forward to more of his cafeteria scenes.
No stranger to premieres, Canadian actress Natalie Brown, whose first viewing of Twilight was just last week, was excited to see how the film would “shape up” prompting much tittering about Taylor Lautner’s abs. And yes, when they made their first appearance the crowd did cheer, though the camera’s first slow motion pan of Edward got considerable more noise, answering which team comprised a majority of the audience.
The fun of the film over, guests mingled over cocktails and snacks, while playing armchair critic. The evening ended with Band of Skulls playing their track from the New Moon soundtrack–just the kind of music a moody Bella would love.

Fitness class report: Body Conditioning by Dancers | Hollywood yohana


For those who like to work up a serious sweat, get thee to Eva Redpath’s Body Conditioning by Dancers class series ($169 for an 8-week series, evaredpath.). The super-bubbly, dance-trained instructor has put together a killer program of high-energy cardio (skipping, plyometric jumps), strength training with resistance bands, comprehensive stretching and balancing poses based on ballet exercises that will have you reaching for the towel. Committing to the entire series is a good way to make sure you stick to your fitness goals, and as you become familiarized with the sometimes fairly complicated choreography, the workout can only get more effective.

Heidi Klum is a puzzle waiting to be solved | Hollywood yohana


Fashion photographer Ruven Afanador has created a puzzling piece of Heidi Klum paraphernalia. In collaboration with Editions Ricordi, a new limited-edition puzzle entitled Couture Banquet (editionsricordi.) takes an Afanador snap of Ms. Klum, breaking it into 1,000 little pieces. The image, originally taken for a Vogue Spain editorial, highlights Klum amid a festive courtly feast that will reward jigsaw enthusiasts with a luscious scene. Klum’s dress shimmers in a golden dust against the rich earthy colour palette. Each puzzle is signed by the artist and delivered in a silk wrapping (fancy!), with 5% of the 350 euro price tag going to an AMREF educational fund in Kenya.

Fashion news: More Daul Kim details emerge, Giles stays in Paris, Tavi goes to Tokyo | Hollywood yohana

Photography by Peter Stigter

It looks like Daul Kim did indeed commit suicide. Paris police say her boyfriend found her hanged in her apartment. In a recent entry on her blog, the South Korean model stated “the more i gain the more lonely it is … i know i’m like a ghost i have nothing but myself.” [AP, The Cut]
If you didn’t already have tons of totally rational jealousy over Style Rookie blogger Tavi Gevinson‘s Rodarte friendship and fashion week access, here’s another bit for you: The 13-year-old will be the guest of honor next week at the Comme des Garçons party in Tokyo.
Giles Deacon will keep his show in Paris. The London designer jumped to the City of Light for the Spring 2010 shows after winning the ANDAM award. Of the move, Deacon said, “Sales were up 42 per cent for the spring collection, and a lot of new buyers came to the show. I work in London, employ people here, but I need to look at the bigger picture.”
Matt Tyrnauer‘s documentary Valentino: The Last Emperor is on the shortlist for Oscar nominations. At the film’s Milan premiere last night, the designer said, “What can I say? An Oscar would be an incredible crowning for an emperor.”

Style Panel: 6 ways to incorporate fall’s edgy black-on-black leather look into any wardrobe | Hollywood yohana

Style Panel Black-on-black challenge, Vickie Laliotis

 Embracing the coming season’s black-on-black, leather-hungry sensibilities might not be for everyone, but the girlie girls of the world can breathe a collective sigh of relief—the trend is as flexible as it is fun. To achieve a look that feels feminine yet decisively on-trend, I opted for a faux leather mini and a black, peek-a-boo cutout sweater. By keeping silhouette, proportion and accessories in mind—think statement necklaces and fun bracelets—I was able to embrace the trend while remaining true to myself.

Style Panel: 6 ways to incorporate fall’s edgy black-on-black leather look into any wardrobe | Hollywood yohana

As we’ve already attested to (twice!), one of fall’s most dominant trends is undoubtedly the black-on-black leather look made staple by fictitious mastermind Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Since such a tough as nails getup isn’t, well, everyone’s cup of tea, we challenged our Style Panelists to appropriate some portion of the look into their every day wardrobes. From Adventures in Fashion’s Vickie Laliotis’s girlie peek-a-boo sweater and faux leather skirt to Hello Elo’s Élodie Parthenay’s sleeve tattoos, this look varies in degrees of perfect execution.

What’s in your bag, Karen Cleveland? | Hollywood yohana

What's in your bag, Karen Cleveland?

Y’all better take note, because what’s inside today’s bag speaks volumes on how to make things happen. Karen Cleveland, FASHION’s senior manager of marketing and communications, is our resident wheeler and dealer, who makes sponsorships, partnerships and all other ships happen with a smile (and a sincere one at that) perma-planted.

Designer DIY: 6 steps to recreating Dolce & Gabbana’s stunning rosette necklaces for yourself | Hollywood yohana

DIY: Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2012 rosette necklace

 A good Dolce & Gabbana show guarantees the following: a myriad of hot pant options, be it lace, crochet, or embroidered; saucy corset-topped little black dresses, and over-the-top accessories. The label’s Fall 2012 collection contained all of the above and more: lushly gilded capes and bow-bedecked heels are details that only begin to scrape the surface of this design duo’s most recent ode to Sicily. After much deliberation, we selected this gold and organza confection of a necklace to replicate for our designer DIY. Surprisingly simple to make, this statement piece treads a fine line between lavish and over-the-top, but when we’re talking Dolce, that’s exactly where you want to be.