Saturday, February 26, 2011

see the world in sequins & colour

Fashion week in Montreal has since come and gone but everyone knows, within the past few years, aside from the actual shows, fashion week has quickly become the haven for fashion students, bloggers, style snappers and the likes. We all come out dressed to the nines, wearing our favourite labels or immaculate re-creations using high street labels and vintage finds hoping to be photographed by the fashion paparazzi. Nowadays, it's not just FT or who spots the hottest at the best shows but Garance, Bryan Boy or this cutie who I spotted at MFW layered Zola Smile Style, in her usual knit brights and dozens of hair art creations.

It's exciting to see this wave of young style ingenues, but not everyone agrees.

My favorite Olivier Zahm says "I HATE THEM ALL" sat next to Mr. Terry Richardson (who happens to have his own photo blog Terry World) at, go figure, a forum event for blog and twitter fanatics. Honestly though, I read Zahm's own blog everyday and quite frankly, he's a hypocrite, a sexy one, but hypocrite nonetheless. He has blogged his way through NY, Paris, Milan shows the past few weeks, at the hottest ticket events this season, shooting all the most in-demand stars and fashion figures around.

I personally made my own effort in several minimalist LC splattered looks and feeling like a cool fashion poser. brap. It was a good time.

Don't I look happy?

Speaking of Terry Richardson (see above) I have been looking into his fashion photographer father's work recently as well. One of Bob's (that was his name) muses and my favourite subject of his, Anjelica Huston posed in several series' of images. I chose a few of my favourites. Certainly a different aesthetic from his son Terry's own photography.

Aside from fashion week, but still very much en vogue, I was introduced (last, after the entire world and my grandmother had heard about it) TED aka Technology Entertainment Design, the ING Direct of education. From business, science, global issues, speakers such as Jamie Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Moshe Safdie, this will answer any question you've ever had for design and fashion to aerospace and gender. Go online and check this thing out. I have a few here to get you started and I promise, each will at least make you smile and think.

It's a colourful new world whether it's in the fashion world or otherwise from bloggers, fashion photographers and philosophers. The resources available stagger the mind and waste time, but I love every aspect of it.

Whether Olivier Zahm cares about my opinion or not, well he's a sexy french man, he can say whatever he wants.


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Radio live transmission

Did I scare you?

Welcome back friend. Apologies for scaring you, don't worry, only my exes think of me in this light, it's not my usual look. Luckily for you, you know me only as a glamorous classy lady, yours truly, Bitch in a Suit.
I have never been one to really be on top of technology except with the iPhone (which we no longer mention...RIP July 2009-June 2010, sadface).
Seeing though as I'm massively challenged in this area, I usually require a more technologically aware friend around-thanks Luce!-to set up my computer and show me all these handy tricks found on the super-sexy new Macbook Pro I acquired for the big 2-5...
So the whole mishpacha banded together and got me this advanced piece of machinery and I am only now discovering the (clearly obvious) cool features mac has put on this application, iPhoto: THE EFFECTS!
This isn't really just a divisive tactic to take silly egocentric photos of oneself (yeah, right) but in actual fact to discuss, that's right ladies and gays, my favourite (aside from shoes, no doubt) the wonderful world of beauty products.
And look! I'm a superhero!! Ridding the world of lame people and spreading my fabulous bitchiness far and wide, to all corners...

The original Bitch ...although my story doesn't involve the mob, we're quite's worth it just for the title song.

I digress.

Getting back on topic, I like to stay clean but unfortunately for me and my ridiculous hair, it is a revolving door with products. Also, I don't know one girl who would say no to a trip to the local shoppers/pharma prix, jean coutu etc...So let's explore.
I have always been an eyeliner sort of gal, well before Wino took it to new extremes, it's been my look since 2005 with variations depending on the occasion.
I haven't been able to enjoy a good lip colour as of late, mostly because guys get funny about getting it on them after kisses, but I've discovered this stain that literally does not come off.

...Until you are making serious attempts to take it off with your electric tooth brush, swaying back and forth in the wee hours of the morning, secretly hoping you don't draw blood until this damn stuff comes off...all in the name of ...

The trick is, the ultimate trick in my opinion, is good brows, if you've got a good frame, you can build from there. No one likes a penciled-on brow and unruly caterpillars are just a clear sign of laziness. Other than that, work it bitch.

Also nails, ladies, crucial, take care of that please, good grooming is essential.

Speaking of...this girl is the ultimate in cleanliness. look how clean she is.
Here's a girlfriend and I getting down to Robyn last weekend, still no photos of the singer herself, but who cares really. Bring it!!

Also, mention from last week-Miss Lolitta's blog, proof in point (we went to this directly after Robyn, I'm clean, remember?) Rocking the late 70s-early 80s look. Turbans are so hot, you just can't go wrong. Can you?

Finally got to see this equally horrific, disturbing and beautiful film this week. Wow, go check it out. Although, I'm not sure if I'd recommend it to everyone. If you are comfortable with graphic, literal sex, extreme mutilation and talking animals-chaos reigns-then check this out. Plus who doesn't love Willem Dafoe? Gainsbourg won the best actress award at the Cannes festival for her performance as well in 2009, watching a woman go mad and controlled by the evil of nature? Right up my alley.

Now kids, what better way to start your saturday night and leave you with this, come on, join me! Have a glass of wine and a quick dance, you won't regret it:

Fashion Week next week-should make for a few good stories, until then...
Enjoy your weekend mes poules!!


Maybelline stiletto line liquid liner & superstay lip colour in everylasting wine
LC leopard turban headband
Vintage frames