Thursday, September 18, 2014
So I don't know if I have told you guys but I have been very emotional the last few weeks, very nostalgic and very aware of time.. I am coming into my own skin and with everything that is happening in my life so fast, I want to be able to keep the memories and really remember some of the major moments that are taking place and that have happened in my story of life so far.. Then I thought, what better way to do this then with a friggin photo-album.... I am so fortunate to be able to experience some really cool things in life, from fashion shows, directing a boat in the Adriatic Sea, private concerts and just new cities... So with the thought of that I reached out to my friends over at HP who shared with me a new technology that they are producing called HP LIVEPHOTO where you take a video, print a frame from the video on high quality glossy paper and when you view the photo through your phone, the photo comes to life!! Sounds complicated I know.. But with that said, enter my new HP Envy 5530 All-In-One printer, yes, a new and very different topic compared to my regular fashion rants but I really feel like I have to share this new phenomena! It's so cool to the point my mom started yelling "OMG OMG OMG LOOK AT WHAT IT'S DOING!" hahaha.. For a better understanding of what I am saying, check out this video below!!
GET IT NOW!?!?!?.. How insane right!?... So in celebration of this amazingness I am going to give one of my lucky social media followers one of these amazing printer prize packs so that they can do the same thing I am doing and bring their favourite memories to life! With the holidays around the corner, how cool would it be to give someone a live photo album! RIGHT!?
To enter all you have to do is tweet me by pressing
the button below or copy + pasting the text:
Tweet to @JayStrut
"@JayStrut I want to win your @HPCanada #HPPrint Live Photo #STRUTwitHHP giveaway here: http://bit.ly/hpenvy5530"
Monday, September 15, 2014
Every season I am always so excited to attend the Diesel Black/Gold runway shows, both men & women’s, not only because of the grand level of detail and cool production behind each show but because of the constant element of surprise. I feel that every season designer Andreas Melbostad, strengthens the energy of the brand by incorporating new and refreshing design assets to the sensibility and soul of the Diesel Black/Gold brand. Whether it be using furs for fall or the signature rock studs and leather details for spring, each season always has a exciting added flavour taking each collection to a new level. This season there was colour, skin, classic style and a whole lot of signature leather and studs. The show was exciting, energetic and I am definitely excited to get my hands on some of the pieces next season! Also, make sure you check out the Diesel Black/Gold Men's Spring/Summer 2015 collection as well on my blog!!! Also, stay tuned to social media because I will be sharing my live videos from the show with the #HPPRINT Live Photo technology!!
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
There's really only one way to correctly describe that moment when it's 4:00PM on a Tuesday and you are arriving at your private appointment at the Chanel Corporate Offices in New York for your up close and one on one walk-through of Chanel's most recent Haute Couture collection. That one way, or more if anything word is #DEAD.. No kidding, it's MAGIC!.. Chanel's Fall/Winter 2014-15 Haute Couture collection crazily embodies all that Haute Couture is. The powerful details, the craftsmanship, the unique and other-wordly embroidery, and the overall presence of the house. I had the honour of getting all up in it with these pieces and can't even really explain just how magnificent the work behind these pieces are. From the concrete, yes, Karl used concrete as embroidery on some of these pieces to the plastic laminated lace, every inch of every textile was thought out and created to make fashion lovers around the world dream.. Enjoy these photos and remember to stay tuned for my #HPPrint Live Print photos that will come to life with exclusive videos from my experience at my Chanel Haute Couture appointment...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
OK, the bar has officially been raised, set, placed, whatever you want to call it. The other night during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, Armani threw, by far one of the most chicest and absolutely stunning events in celebration of their 'Frames For Life' screening and initiative which gives to aspiring Film Directors.. For the event, I wore a beautiful custom jacket from my friends over at HD HOMME a Haider Ackermann tank top and topshop trousers.. The event was such a success... Armani definitely knows how to throw a party..
photo x Mauricio Calero
Friday, September 5, 2014
So the other day MTV asked me to jump on board for a fun little live TV session that took place during the commercials of this year's MTV Video Music Awards. We talked fashion, the Kardashians, Nicki Minaj's Anaconda, and I even had a wardrobe change (#ButWhatElseWouldYouExpectMissHunty)... I'll get the clips to share with you when I can! Xx
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
The @HudsonsBay will be doing the first ever International Exhibit of Fashion Icon Isabella Blow's Collection
Fashion Blows will open to the public at The Room at Hudson’s Bay, Queen Street on October 23 and will showcase a number of significant pieces from The Isabella Blow Collection; one of the most important private clothing archives of the late 20th Century/early 21st Century, now owned by Daphne Guinness. This includes garments from the many designer talents she discovered and launched, such as Alexander McQueen, Philip Treacy and Hussein Chalayan, amongst others. The capsule exhibit will run for 16 days and admission is free of charge.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Here is your look at Queen B, Beyoncé Knowles on the cover of CR Fashion Book's Issue 5. For her first collaboration with ex-French Vogue E-I-C, Queen Bey is seen serving it in some really serious high-fashion gear by Comme des Garçons, Saint Laurent, Prada and more, along side original poems that that she wrote appearing beside her portraits in the magazine. The cover was shot by Pierre Debusschere with "guest creative direction" by Riccardo Tisci <3
Miley Cyrus covers the most recent issue of V Magazine shot by Karl Lagerfeld #YASSSSSSSMILEYYY
How absolutely gorgeous is the new Powder Bridal & Evening wear boutique location in Toronto! I mean it's about time a thoroughly beautiful and experience worthy bridal and evening wear boutique came to this city!! This boutique is literally like a Parisian escape, from the decor and details of the store itself to the beautiful light, fresh and absolutely stunning dresses on those golden racks.. Whether it's an exclusive like being the only retailer in all of Canada to carry Berta Bridal to brands such as Zuhair Murad couture, Gemy Maalouf, Aruna Seth shoes, and so much more beautiful things & such!! Also they are having a Jenny Packham sample sale soon so go check out their website and register for their updates and news if you are in need of a gorgeous dress - http://PowderToronto.com
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
I've recently been living for the revival of the denim jacket. I mean who even knows if it's actually having a revival? I just know that i like it.. And I know I probably haven't slipped into one of these bad boys in years but now it's my new found addiction. I think I got pretty lucky with this wash, I am such a denim wash obsessed freak, like the pickiest of the picky! Now I need to find a black denim jacket and my collection will be complete... While browsing the inter web I found some denim jacket's that I think y'all could like yourselves to.. Heres one from AG Adriano Goldschmied, a classic blue denim jacket from Levi's Made & Crafted, a cute light wash denim jacket from Baldwin Denim or a white denim asymmetrical cut jacket from DL1961 for when you feelin' spicy!!.. #GetYourDenimOn!!
If you know me then you know I am allllllll about experiences! Whether it’s travel, hotels, fashion shows, parties, you name it, if it's done right, I am there! So you can only imagine my excitement when American Express Canada asked me to have a 'Front Of The Line' experience in celebration of 25 years of its Front Of The Line program which gives Cardmembers access to some of the best seats in the house to many sought after events before they go on sale to the general public. American Express Canada invited me and a guest to join them at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre here in Toronto for the John Legend concert! Right away I obliged, I mean... HELLO!? Who doesn't like to be serenaded by one of the most talented gentlemen in the industry right now #THANKyouVERYmuch!?!? Needless to say my personal 'Front Of The Line' experience was definitely something to remember and definitely set the standard high for entertainment experienceslike this...
ALSO, in celebration of 25 years of the 'Front Of The Line' program, American Express Canada is doing areally fun and exciting contests... From August 7th to September 1st, @AmexCanada will be holding daily Twitter contests offering the hottest tickets to concerts, theatre, and dining experiences happening across Canada!!! 25 pairs of tickets will be given away daily.. To enter, users must reply to the daily contest question from @AmexCanada using the hashtag #FOTL25 and the @AmexCanada Twitter handle
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
How to define my style in two words now-a-days.. No shame, I'll just say it.. Kim Kardashian.. She has been nailing it every single time she has left her house and I have loved every single moment! From the red carpet ready looks to the street style swag she is giving me L-I-F-E!! One of my most recent favourite looks from her is this super cool and casual look. I love that she has dope essentials and she is not afraid to wear them over and over again!! I did some hunting online for some fun similar and mucho's necessarious pieces from Vince and Gareth Pugh for bomber jackets.. Next I checked out some skinny jeans and instantly fell in love with this pair from DL1961 the wash is on point!..
Monday, August 25, 2014
Obviously everyone knows by now, I am a huge fan of Kim Kardashian's current style. I love everything she has been rocking and her recent devotion to my favourite brand in the world clearly has her getting all the points I have to give huntie! That said, you already know I have to give her some props for rocking that new Balmain Resort 2015 collection! There was a Balmain army at this year's MTV VMA's from Kim Kardashian and Jourdan Dunn to Joan Smalls to and Chanel Iman, all giving that red carpet some BALMANIA!
You know what, I was really pleasantly surprised when miss I-G-G-Y pulled up to this year's MTV VMA's in this look! It was a bowl full of "YASSSS HUNTYYYYYYY!! ON YOUR COUTURE LEVEL FLOW!!!!"... LOL like really! I really dig Iggy Azalea on a artist level but never really directed my attention to her fashion sense much until this moment in Atelier Versace, Versace's haute couture collection. I loved the metallic tones on her skin and against her platinum weave (I refer to all hair -natural and/or fake- as weave).. Side note, just saying, I think she coulda' used a slight up the leg or something for some added sexy + drama!