November 25, 2010

The French know how to do it right...

Galerie Lafayette Shopping Center - Paris, France

The decorations were to perfection. In the centre of Galerie Lafatte is a 4 story Christmas tree, beautifully  
decorated with colorful glass bulbs and detailed golden accents... breathtaking. Tiffanay's , Louis Vuitton and Prada are a few of the luxury brands available here. The day that I was there was a busy Saturday in November and the place was flooded with shoppers looking for that special something. If you are in Paris make sure this is a place on your list of places to visit. 

November 22, 2010

Did you cry when Bambi died ?

Did you cry when Bambi died ? Well Bambi has made a come back on the runways in Paris for those who want to walk a mile in Bambi shoes. These shoes were worn by Model Eilish Browne for a L'Oreal photo shoot on Rue Royale in Paris on Novemeber 9th.  Want them ? JC de Castelbajac is the designer and they retail for 520.00 Euro.

Need a matching Jacket ? Check out the whole Bambi Collection...

These black and white striped killers are really only for those who don't plan on walking much. Strike a pose !

November 18, 2010

Jennifer and Gel Media Canada

Expect more fashion interviews from the music industry in the future. Gel Media has me to join their team and to interview and blog about all the latest styles in the music industry.

November 15, 2010

Apocalyptica on tour....will u see them ?

Me and Eicca

Apocalyptica just wrapped a tour in Europe and I had the opportunity to hang with them in Paris...well actually they crashed our party. We happened to be eating at "Nos Ancetres les Gaulois" and when you have 14 Belleza Salon hairdressers from beautiful Knoxville, TN and 1 Canadian girl from St.John's, NL (that would be me) partying like KNOW we will get attention. The guys were easy going and joined our table for drinks.....little did they know hairdressers can't resist long for a laugh the Tennessee ladies braided the hair of  some of the band members. They must have loved how crazy we were  as we were on route to Moulin Rouge and they tagged along with us, metro ride and all. To be honest most of us had no idea who Apocalyptica were and after returning to Canada I researched the band and I am a new fan of their music. The band from Finnland has been together since 1993 , they are an orchestral rock band and they are super talented. Apocalyptica will take a Metallica song and create a totally different sound , all instrumental using the cello... brilliant.  Mikko is the drummer and and he likes to record songs naked and the rest of the band did the same so I have read on their website.  These guys are free spirits with a passion for music and fashion in the 80's rocker sense.
Want your hair long like Eicca Toppinen ? To get that look fast you could get hair extensions to add length and thickness. I have great length hair extensions myself and I love them. It will cost about $1000.00 and up but only grows 1/2 inch per month so if you want it fast, money talks. Also to get a rockstar hair color like Mikko Siren have a haircolorist do a balayage technique to create an effect that the sun has lightened some of the ends. Mikko's may be his natual...I didn't ask as with this technique,only your hairdresser knows.  Let's not forget Paavo Lotjonen...he keeps his hair short and is creative with his facial hair. Use a transparent shaving oil instead of a cream so you can see as you design and sculpt that facial hair. L'Oreal Professionel has a men's line of haircare products Homme that I would recommend to achieve these looks. Matte is my fav as it does what it says, no shine, matte finish with a small amount of hold.
The seventh studio album "7th Symphony" from rock Finnish cello-quartet Apocalyptica is in stores everywhere.
Mikko, the drummer and I

Perttu Kivilaakso, Mikko and I

Want to see them perform live ? Here is a list of their upcoming tour dates...
11/25 Orlando, FL House of Blues
11/26 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
11/27 Tampa, FL Ritz Ybor
11/29 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
11/30 Flint, MI The Machine Shop
12/01 London, ON Cowboy's
12/02 Montreal, QC Metropolis
12/03 Ottawa, ON Bronson Centre
12/04 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
12/05 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
12/06 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock Cafe
12/07 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
12/08 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
12/09 Richmond, VA The National
12/10 Greenville, SC The Handlebar
12/12 Knoxville, TN Valarium
12/13 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom
12/14 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
12/15 Houston, TX House of Blues
12/16 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
12/17 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Apocalyptia on tour....will u see them ?

November 4, 2010

Sushi with Nutella ?

OK, I am a sushi lover...I am not afraid to try any type of sushi, sashimi etc. I'm in Paris right now and went out for dinner last night at ID Sushi Restaurant to find Sushi with Nutella on the menu.  I love Nutella...which is a hazel nut chocolate spread if you didn't know. Intrigued and somewhat grossed out by it...we decided that we needed to try this. Actually it wasn't so bad, kind of like a rice pudding......thoughts ?