Monday, 27 February 2012

Oscars 2012 Fashion!

Hello everyone,
I'm sorry that it's been forever but this blogger has been crazy busy! I have 3 exciting posts planned for this week though so lots of fun coming your way. I promise I haven't disappeared! I love blogging and I have developped a schedule now so that I can post more often.
That being said, the oscars were last night and the fashion was hot!
The stars always look their best for this huge awards show and this year was no exception.
I know you're dying to know what my top picks were for the night so here they are!!!

Gwyneth Paltrow

Oh my god...this look absolutely took my breath away. How stunning did she look in the gorgeous white Tom Ford gown?! I am in love with the long white cape and her simple yet dazzling cuff bracelet and ring.  Her hair was sleek and her makeup was simple yet perfectly feminine. Rosy cheeks and lips with a little bit of eyeliner go a long way! I love the shape of the dress and the way it hugged her curves in all the right places. Paltrow was deffinitely the one that stood out last night and I think all of us bloggers have agreed on this. Her look was soft and feminine and absolutely flawless.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina looked like a true red carpet star in this simple yet sexy Atelier Versace gown. The red lips are classic and I love her messy blowout. I like that the gown has that unexpected slit in the leg and I love the detail at the bust. This gown was fairly simple yet on Angelina it looks astounding. She pulled it off perfectly (even if it was a kind of usual black dress for her).

Michelle Williams
Michelle looked so cute yet sophisticated with this look. Love the puplum detailing and the cute clutch. I also love the cute train of the dress and the peplum detailing. This coral dress looked stunning against her fair skin and deffinitely brightened up the red carpet! Love it!

Jessica Chastain

In love with this Alexander Mcqueen number! Although I haven't seen it really be mentioned much in the fashion recaps, this is one of my favorites (Although, let's admit, I am slightly biased when it comes to gold and sequins!). Her hair and makeup didn't really stand out at all for me but she still looked breathtaking in this gown. I love the gorgeous detailed train of the dress and the beautiful hourglass shape that this dress gives her. The gold detailing is to die for and it is deffinitely what makes this an oscar-worthy dress.

Octavia Spencer

How glamorous does this super talented actress look?! The accesories were simple because all the focus was on this beautiful gown. It deffinitely suits her body type and I love how it comes together at the waist. Although it was another white dress, the sparkly sequins made the dress shine and it really reflected her personality and style. She totally deserves all the recognition she is getting!

Glenn Close

The color of this dress looked incredible on her! Such a beautiful forest green and deffinitely an unexpected choice compared to all the other gowns we were seeing. The color is beautiful and I love the jacket. So sophisticated and perfect for a woman her age. I also loved the bottom of the dress! So beautiful and so put together.

Stacy Keibler
What a glamorous dress! George Clooney is one lucky man because his girlfriend's look was to die for and certainly red-carpet worthy. I love the classic wavy one-shoulder hair and the glowy look of her skin. The gold tone of the dress is beautiful and yet it did not seem overpowering to me which I love. i love the one strap on the dress that looked beautiful draped across her shoulder. The dress has so much ruching and detail that you cannot help but love this dress. A plain dress with this color woulden't have been nice but this deffinitely does the trick! In love with her glamorous and bold look.

Other favorites included Rose Byrne, Penelope Cruz, Shailene Woodley, Cameron Diaz and Emma Stone but they didn't quite make my absolute favorites! Deffinitely look up their outfits though if you missed them because all of these ladies looked beautiful.

See you at the next awards show! You know I always recap the outfits at them!
- Gen

P.S Your fave blogger is nominated for "Ottawa's Most Fashionable" in the Faces Magazine 2012 SIG Awards! It would mean the world to me if you went and voted for me as of March 1st! You can vote at Thanks so much for all your love and support and thank you to all of you that nominated me!!!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

My Top 5 Grammy Outfits

Hello hello!
So the 54th Grammy Awards recently happened and there were deffinitely some amazing outfits worn by celebs on the red carpet. I know you're all dying to hear my favorites so here they are!

My Top 5

Oh my god. She looked terrific. This dress deffinitely flattered her curvy shape and looked stunning for the occasion. I love the hair and the makeup as well! Beautiful juicy red lips with bold black liner are classic and look so nice against her fair skin.

eHonestly I am very suprised that her ensemble hasen't been mentioned much in other bloggers' Grammys fashion recaps. I think this dress is stunning. Revealing yet subtle with the lace and i love the gorgeous flow of the dress at the bottom. Also, I love how the belt really accentuates her waist and adds a metal pop to the feminine gown. Paris Hilton's outfit was one of my faves!

White was deffinitely a color that I noticed going around alot but Carrie Underwood pulled it off flawlessly. I love the crystal detailing of the dres and the curve-hugging silhouette of it. I love the subtle earrings and how she didn't add much jewelry to an already dazzling outfit. Her hair was up in a pretty effortless updo which I thought worked really well with the sophisticated dress since it was already formal enough. The black clutch is subtle but adds a cool edgyness to her outfit.

This dress is so unique and has some incredible detail to it! Reminds me of a kimono. Beautiful train and I love the way it goes around her neck. It had a slight opening right above the chest without being too revealing. I thought this was beautiful on Swift's fair skin and slim shape.
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I find people are really loving or hating this one...and I am deffinitely one of the lovers! I love how Fergie just went for it and really rocked it! This is a unique Jean Paul Gaulthier gown that really stood out and Fergie pulled it off beautifully. I love the lace and of course the bright bold orange. I like that she chose to pair it with gold accesories that flatter the orange nicely. She looks so sophisticated despite the craziness of the dress which is what I loved so much about it all.

I was also a big fan of Katy Perry, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Rihanna's outfits I just don't think they make it into my top 5.
Oh and can I just say...what in the world was Nicki Minaj thinking?!
That outfit was crazy but not in a good way. The only one that can pull off an outfit that extreme is Lady Gaga and that is my firm belief.

Thanks for reading guys!
Stay Tuned for more fun posts like this one coming your way.
- Gen

Friday, 3 February 2012

My favorite NYC stores PART 1

Hey guys!
So I recently took a little January trip to NYC and I went to some really great stores. New York City is amazing for shopping and I swear it has every store you could possibly imagine! Since there were so many great stores, I had to try and narrow it down. That is why this will be in two parts. I just couldent choose a few! So here are some of my top stores to check out on your next trip to the big apple.

Century 21

Everyone told me to go check this one out! Everytime I'd ask people for recommendations for fashion shops to check out this is the first one that people said. It is a huge department store that is close to Ground Zero. It is so big and I swear it had every brand you could possibly imagine at a great price. There's something there for everyone. It's kind of like a Winners but 10x better! I promise you will love this store. The only thing I recommend is planning to be there for a long time because it is very crowded and you do need to search through a ton of racks to find stuff. Deffinitely check this one out!


Yes that's rights, Marc Jacobs has his own book store! This is such a cute little store with all kinds of affortable and cute Marc Jacobs knicknacks (Think Marc Jacobs notebooks and pens!) and an amazing array of fashion and art-inspired books. This is such a cute store and I really think everyone would enjoy it.

Betsey Johnson
If you're into anything girly then you will absolutely love any of the Betsey Johnson shops! Her clothes are deffinitely affortable when it comes to designer duds and they really are the epitomy of femininity. Her dresses are the most popular thing you will find there but I deffinitely recommend checking out the super cute bags and jewelry to add that final touch to any outfit. Betsey Johnson is a must-see for any shopper in New York.

Victoria's Secret
(Herald Square location!)

This is the best Victoria's Secret I have ever been in. It is gigantic and has everything you could possibly want in stock. Although it is usually crowded and hard to get through, it has a ton of merchandise and some really friendly employees. I deffinitely recommend checking out their swimsuits. They are the best ones you could find and this store offers the largest selection. Also, I'm a sucker for their pink line because it is comfortable (but still cute!) and made well. And of course you have to check out their famous bras which offer a variety of styles and sizes. They have the most comfortable bras ever.


This one is a given and it's right beside Victoria's Secret Herald Square! This store is filled with designer clothes as well as more affortable options. They're got everything from shoes to bags to makeup. They have it all! It's the ultimate destination in NYC and I swear you won't regret checking it out. Keep your eyes peeled for the great deals and the sale racks throughout this gigantic store. I found a gorgeous emerald-colored designer shirt for only 20$ on a reduced rack!


Topshop is a trendy retailer from the UK that recently opened it's doors in the US as well as in Toronto! It's got high-end quality clothes at rather resonable prices and you can find everything trendy there. It's even got a Topman, which is just for guys and features some amazing pieces for the guy looking to get his style on. I love how clean and pretty the store is. Everything is so chic and makes you feel like you are truly shopping designer. I love the clothes here and you will too!

There are also a ton of incredible vintage shops in NYC. I deffinitely recommend checking those out because you will be amazed at what you can find there. Unique pieces that no one else will have! NYC is the best place to vintage shop.

Anyways I hope you guys enjoyed his and stick around for PART 2 which will feature some more of my favorites!!
- Gen