Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Who's That Girl? (Who's That Girl?)

It's Jess!

Well, I definitely have The New Girl's theme song stuck in my head and it is driving me bonkers but in a very good way!!

Theme song on repeattttt!

Who else is in love with Zooey Deschanel's dorky character and her hilarious roommates?

Anyone watched the Thanksgiving episode yesterday?
Turkey in dryer anyone? Oh, and Justin Long as the cute awkward-dorky teacher Jess brings home for Thanksgiving dinner?

More pluses to this show:

1. Definitely not a soapy-chick show: lots of good male characters!!
2. Hilarious witty writing
3. There's a douchebag jar for heaven's sake!
4. Zooey is just super dorkably-cute!
5. Random singing
6. Zooey's cute outfits
7. Awkward roommate moments
8. Unusual behaviours
9. Male hilarious stupidity
10. Female hilarious stupidity


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Gift List: CBC "Retro" Reporting Bag

I am en amour with this retro CBC/Radio-Canada messenger bag and I strongly believe it would make for an excellent Christmas or graduation gift for moi (HINT HINT ! )

Why buy this bag? :

I am bagless as my H&M bag broke on me today at the mall
As a reporter/journalist, I will wear it and use it with pride
Will go perfectly with my newly bought heels of the same colour
I like bags
I like you
I'm too cute to say no too.

Find it on the CBC shop here ! Shop away you fine people, shop away!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Movember Moments & #nakedespy

As a big Movember gal, I wrote a story for Calgary Fashion and the #nakedespy event that happened in Calgary last Saturday. It's one of my favorites so I thought I'd share!

As we all know by now, November or “Movember” is a month dedicated to men and the prolific growth of their mustaches or other sort of facial hair. Although growing these mo’s may seem like a good reason to break out male-driven competitiveness, it is (usually) for the good cause of bringing awareness and funds to men’s health issues such as prostate cancer while us women follow the growth patterns of our mens untidy growing ‘staches (or not-so growing ones).
There are a series of “Movember-ish” events that happen across all cities in Canada. Some are quite focused on the ever so popular mustaches while other events take a slightly more naked spin....

To read full story go to Movember Moments on the Calgary Fashion website.

Red Joe Lips

I don't usually post photos of me but this photo was literally taken an hour ago and I just love the way it turned out. Believe it or not it's my first time experimenting with red lipstick (this one is from Joe Fresh in "ruby") and, well, I like it.

Fashion Column: a Peek at Fashion Week

Fashion Column: Peek at Fashion Week

Claire Miglionico
Fashion Columnist - The Reflector
I had the great chance of meeting Spiro Mandylor, a Toronto-based fashion and design blogger that I like very much. Photo: Claire Miglionico

I flew to Toronto to attend LG Fashion Week’s 25th season two weeks ago. It’s North America’s second largest fashion week after New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

This year, big white tents replaced the more intimate and less mobile venues of past seasons and allowed for this season’s attendees to experience the first true New York-like fashion week atmosphere. The runway tents were set up right across from the famous Alexandra Theatre on King Street West in Pecaut Square similar to New York’s set up in Bryant Park.Twelve years ago, the first Toronto Fashion Week took place at the prestigious Windsor Arms Hotel close to the fashion and entertainment district of Yorkville in downtown Toronto. In later years, the venues were quite numerous and in various downtown quarters.
In a Toronto Standard online story, freelance lifestyle writer and former FASHION Magazine editor Leanne Delap said she liked this year’s venue because the concept of tenting in the middle of the city made it feel like a true fashion week to her.
LG Fashion Week stayed truly Canadian, as 40 Canadian designers showcased their spring/summer 2012 collections to the media, public, buyers and other major fashion heavyweights.
Being part of media for Calgary Fashion I was able to attend all runway shows and sit comfortably in media reserved seating (sometimes I had the privilege of sitting front row), mingle with other journalists, fashion bloggers and designers, and had the great fortune of finding myself backstage more than once.
At first, the number of people wandering in and out of the tents was overwhelming and a little daunting. People were everywhere, ready to network, talk fashion and business and wanting to have their photo taken. I did not once encounter an unfriendly face and by mid-week, I realized most people shared the simple common love of fashion.

Scouring for people with great style was one of my duties at LG. From all the style photos I've taken, these two grils stood out the most. Photo: Claire Miiglionico
Runway shows were incredible to be a part of. The excitement, the fashionable people sitting front row, the rowdiness of the media pit that housed well over 60 photographers and videographers, and the runway shows themselves made for a bone-shivering experience.
Shows that stood out were those that incorporated conceptual art attitudes toward the showcasing of their designs (Krane), and designers who were able to keep things interesting by the inclusion of unconventional runway styles like having models barefooted (Laura Siegel), models smiling widely while skipping down the runway like innocent school girls (Denis Gagnon) and quantum physics as the inspiration behind a collection (Adrian Wu).
Another highlight was going backstage to film designers being interviewed. I would follow my colleagues Daniela Codreanu and Jacquie Jardine with my camera and capture them in action. Being backstage was possibly one of my favourite places to be as I find the behind-the-scenes aspects of things much more gripping and motivating.
Seeing make-up artists talk about what eye shadow to use for the next show, hairstylists spending hours on a model’s hair, and PR people running around frantically making sure everything is going accordingly really opened my eyes to the hard work put into delivering it to the masses in such a perfect and timely manner. We couldn’t help but feel special for being a part of the behind-the-scenes of fashion — this secretive world that isn’t usually experienced by the general public.
Watch for Calgary Fashion’s LGFW coverage in the coming up weeks at Email me at or tweet @Clairemig.