TIFF Vote: Who was the best dressed at TIFF? | Hollywood yohana


TIFF is winding down this weekend, so it’s time to award the festival’s best dressed. The contestants are: Natalie Portman in Lanvin at the Love and Other Impossible Pursuits premiere, Radha Mitchell in goddess white at The Waiting City [UPDATE: We found out this weekend that Mitchell's dress is by JC Obando], Drew Barrymore in Alexander McQueen at Whip It (we’ll ignore her hair) and Penélope Cruz in RM by Roland Mouret at Broken Embraces. There’s a slideshow below if you need a refresher. Have a write-in vote? Tell us in the comments!


Kate Middleton wore a bird-print coatdress to a solo charity appearance today | Hollywood yohana

We’re suddenly finding ourselves craving a certain style of outerwear: the coatdress. While it might be a little impractical for our typical roster of day-to-day errands, Kate Middleton’s many outdoor-based engagements make it a winter wardrobe staple. (And bonus—it suits her trend of being thrifty: she gets to debut a fresh look without having to purchase both a new coat and a new dress.)

Earlier today, Middleton greeted fans in a wool Orla Kieley number while en route to two appointments for the Art Room charity. It has since sold out online (of course) but if you’re feeling the playful bird print, the brand is apparently a favourite at Anthropologie.


Who okay-ed this? Egypt’s Olympic uniforms are Nike and Adidas knockoffs! | Hollywood yohana

If you thought Ralph Lauren’s made-in-China garments for the U.S. team’s Olympic Opening Ceremony outfits were scandalous, then brace yourself for something even worse: Egypt has admitted that they not only outsourced the outfits for their 112-person Olympic team, but that the China-made products are knockoffs.
The Associated Press spoke with Gen. Mahmoud Ahmed Ali over the phone, who told them the Egyptian Olympic committee decided to sign a deal with a “Chinese distributor in light of Egypt’s economic situation.” Unfortunately for the committee, not even their athletes are getting behind their decision to pinch pennies. Egyptian synchronized swimmer Yomna Khallaf, who tweeted that she had to pay over $300 out of her own pocket “to have proper stuff to wear,” said the team’s bags have Nike logos on the front but Adidas zippers; in other words, they’re not even half-decent knockoffs. Nike is obviously not pleased with the whole situation, and said in an email statement that they have tried to contact the committee “to see if a solution can be reached.”
Obviously, for a country going through an economic crisis, the financial weight of the Olympics can be especially heavy, but what better time is there to show resilience than at the Olympics?


Outside Lands style snaps: Our 10 favourite looks from San Francisco’s hippest music festival | Hollywood yohana

Outside Lands 2012, Music Festival Style

The Outside Lands festival celebrated it’s fifth birthday this past weekend in the legendary Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and over 65, 000 people a day grooved to the tunes of Stevie Wonder, Jack White, The Kills, Bloc Party, Tanlines, Of Monsters and Men and Santigold. Known for SF’s obsessed foodie culture, Outside Lands’ food trucks almost stole the show with to-die-for fried chicken ‘n’ waffles, bacon funnel cakes, and pork belly buns. Style notes: the temps are chilly so expect at least three layers consisting of tank, sweater, leather jacket plus scarf, hat and gloves, all of course done in an effortless SF cool with a tinge of southwestern boho chic. See our favourite looks from the weekend.


Inside last Thursday’s launch of Marc Jacobs’ latest fragrance in Toronto: Dot-wearing partygoers, dotted cocktails, dotted manicures and more! | Hollywood yohana

Marc Jacobs Dot Toronto launch party, Gardiner Museum

 If there were ever an example of dress code done well, it’d be last Thursday’s launch event for Marc Jacobs’ latest fragrance, Dot. The light and fruity fragrance came to life with its ladybug covered petal flacon inspiring a roomful of dot-wearing partygoers, dotted champagne cocktails (read: blueberries) and a dot manicure station from the team at Tips Nail Bar. With so many dotty ensembles in the mix, it was nearly impossible to pick a favourite. Nearly. In a green polka dot blouse, black polka dot shorts, and oversized bib costume necklace, Style Panel’s Danielle Roche, who sat tweeting the night away alongside her Kastor & Pollux co-conspirator Bianca Venerayan, got our vote.


New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 Street Style: Ombrés, logo tees and an Advanced Style muse outside the first day of shows | Hollywood yohana

New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 Street Style

New York Fashion Week officially kicked off the Spring 2013 show season yesterday with a full day of fashion shows around town. As shows from BCBG Max Azria, Tadashi Shoji and home-grown label Kaelen took place inside Lincoln Center, our street style photographer extraordinaire Stefania Yarhi was busy snapping Advanced Style favourite Rita Hammer in her signature circular glasses, PR dynamo Kelly Cutrone in head-to-toe black and gussied up Nylon editor Michelle Reneau sporting new bangs. While the A-list scooted inside, Yarhi snapped an awesome gent in the most awesome red suit (the red hat!) and even a little baby fashion show attendee. (Diaper changes are the new street style shtick.)

Elsewhere, as shows by Costello Tagliapietra, Creatures of the Wind, Honor and Katie Gallagher took place at It-locales Milk Studios and the Standard Hotel, the rest of the New York Fashion Week street style savants showed up en masse. Many a slender gal rocked the ever-popular bright ombré (pepto pink and Kool-Aid blue are still going strong) as well as pop logo tees  (ahem, Wu-Tang Clan and Rocky Balboa) and loopy mixed prints. Also spotted? The sure-to-be the latest street style standard see-through and beaded Shourouk purse.


Fashion’s Night Out Street Style: 55 shots of Toronto’s most stylish parties and partygoers | Hollywood yohana

Fashion's Night Out Toronto Street Style

After years of anticipation, Fashion’s Night Out, the Vogue-backed citywide street party that began and expanded worldwide to include stops in London, Paris and even Sydney finally made its way to Canada’s fashion capitals, hitting Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal last night. As our editors attended events around Toronto, photographer Farzin Ghayour hit the pavement to shoot the street styles.
Beginning with Holt Renfrew’s 175th anniversary street party, Ghayour captured some of the most adorable and magenta-filled moments including limited edition sweatshirts being sold direct from the brand’s roadtripping truck, custom-designed magenta Diet Cokes being handed out, the crowd (including president Mark Derbyshire) watching a specially filmed tribute video featuring guest spots from Victoria Beckham, Donna Karan, Michael Kors and others.

Then it was a quick jaunt over to Hazelton Lanes’ MasterCard-sponsored soiree to watch the ladies get glammed up and then! Another stop! It was off to the BAZAAR, where local retailers like Rac Boutique, The Drake General Store and 69 Vintage held court. Later, Ghayour hit eLUXE’s celebration, where our very own online editor Randi Bergman was spinning. There was a photo boot, lots of candy, and lots of stylish folk all trying to fit on a tiny little couch.