Friday, October 29, 2010

Caillianne- Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection + Halloween Day 1

We are sooo in love with Carole Tanenbaum's vintage jewelry collection that when she asked us to do a Halloween post, we were so excited! We saw all of her spooky Halloween-ish jewels like: cats, orange and black Bakelite, crystals, eyeball rings, scarecrows, spiders, aliens, cobwebs, black gems, orange bangles....the list goes on and on. Halloween is our most favourite holiday of all time! Every Halloween, we are the girls who dress up all bloody, disgusting and insane! But for the next two days before that happens, we wanted to do outfit posts celebrating the spirit of Halloween and Carole's stunning jewels!

Carole has over 21,000 pieces in her vintage collection and we go gaga everytime we see new pieces in there! We had so much fun putting on all of the Halloween inspired pins and bracelets and felt like the Queen's of Halloween today!!! Check out her amazing online shop for some unbelievable finds! Click here! Time to go eat some candy!

Jacket- Vintage knit jacket by Junko Koshino from vintage store Marmalade in NYC
Tank- Old Navy tank top from Old Navy store in Toronto
All Jewelry- Bracelets, pins, ring and necklace all from Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection
Jeans- Black and leather jeans by If 6 were 9 from Holt Renfrew in Toronto
Socks- Candy corn Halloween socks from Spirit Store in Toronto
Shoes- Black velvet Marc Jacobs sandals from Saks Fifth Avenue in Michigan
Bag- Halloween bag from Spirit Store in Toronto
Boa on Bag- Vintage orange feather boa from Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection
Pin on Bag- Vintage Lea Stein orange cat pin from Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection

The Look: Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection + Halloween

Fun Fact: I'm wearing four pins on my knitwear jacket to make it look like one big sparkly pin. Carole told us one of her favourite things to do is group pins closely together in clusters for extra drama.... it's really brilliant styling! Also, how funny are my candy corn socks?! When else am I supposed to wear them? Hahaha! Pin It Now!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Samantha- Cheetah + White Leopard

Coat- Beckerman leopard coat from Fall 2007 Collection
Leggings- Forever 21 leopard leggings from Forever 21 store in Toronto
Watch- La Mer neon green watch gifted from La Mer Collection
Scarf- Beckerman handmade silver and black scarf knitted on our knitting machine
Rings- Alexander McQueen skull ring from Alexander McQueen store at Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, Vintage Mickey Mouse ring and turquoise ring from Brimfield Antique Show, Vintage gold ram ring from Grandmother
Bag- Marc by Marc Jacobs/SpringVision bag from Holt Renfrew event in Toronto
Shoes- Black motorcycle boot gifted from Aldo and cast from Doc in Toronto :)

The Look: Cheetah + Snow Leopard

Fun Fact: A few weeks ago, I got this limited edition Marc by Marc Jacobs bag at a VisionSpring/Marc Jacobs event at Holt Renfrew. Some of the proceeds went towards VisionSpring bringing eye glasses to people that need them in developing countries. The bag was designed so that it looks like an EYE chart! Pin It Now!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

D.I.Y. Chanel Bag Dog Costume!

We made a D.I.Y (do it yourself) Chanel bag doggy costume! It's the perfect Halloween costume for your fashion pup! And it's going to be auctioned off at the Paws For the Cause event this Thursday night in Toronto. This event is going to be outta control woofin' cute! Paws For the Cause asked us to make a dog sweater and to walk in the runway show with our dog wearing our custom creation which supports the OSPCA (Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.) It is a really great cause! and 100% of the proceeds goes directly to the animals in need. We are total animal lovers, so this was something we just had to do! We thought it would be fun if we made a D.I.Y video which shows us making the dog costume step by step and it also includes our two favourite accessories, Cubby and a Chanel bag all rolled into one! But we wanted to make it look like Cubby and the Chanel bag were one entity! What would Karl think? Haha! He is a walking and barking Chanel bag! Hahah!
To buy tickets or donate for this Thursday October 28th night's event at 8pm at Red Bull 381 Projects located at 381 Queen St. W # 200 click here! We hope to see you there!

P.S Can everyone please vote for Cubby (to win a car) it sounds silly but he knows how to drive! CLICK HERE! Thanks a million!!!!

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Anchor + Sailor moon

Jacket- Comme des Garcons jacket from Bergdorf Goodmans in NYC
Belt- Vintage Sailor belt (no label) from Vintage store in Miami
Shoes- Grey Pura Vida shoes from Holt Renfrew in Toronto
Anchor Hair piece- Vintage Diamante Anchor hair piece from The Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection
Bag- Balenciaga clutch from Balenciaga store in New York

The Look: Anchor + Sailor moon

Fun Fact: I was sooo excited to wear this vintage Carole Tanenbaum anchor hair piece! I love vintage hair pieces soo much and they are sooo hard to find at flea markets and antique shows! I was sooo excited when Carole showed me her Diamante collection! I love anything sailor- esque! and this hair piece was calling out my name! So, I wore it to the opening night of Toronto's LG fashion week! It was a great week filled with lot's of parties and fashion shows! Pin It Now!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Samantha- Morticia + 1960's Mod

Dress- Vintage Futura Couture from Cheap Jack's Vintage store in NYC
Necklace- Vintage 1960's necklace from Brimfield Antique Show in MA
Ring- Lalique sunflower ring gifted from Lalique in NYC
Bag- Celine bag gifted from friend in NYC :)
Shoes- Boot from Browns store in Toronto and cast from Doc in Toronto

The Look: Morticia + 1960's Mod

Fun Fact: I dig the arms on this dress and love how when it gets cold, I can see the goose bumps on my arms through the cut outs!! haha! Halloween is one week away...gotta figure out my costume and go buy some pumpkins before the good ones are gone! Pin It Now!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Caillianne- Geisha + Grunge

1. Caillianne Beckerman looking Geisha-Grunge Gorgeous 2. T by Alexander Wang Classic Long Sleeve Dress with Pocket, $105 @ Shopbop 3. Floral Embroidered Jacket, $6,685, by Christopher Kane @ Net-a-Porter 4. Crumple Kusha Tote, $52, by Kanazu Sen-I @ Cooper-Hewitt 5. Modern Vintage Shoes Ola Flannel Tongue Booties, $295 @ Shopbop 6. Anda & Masha by Selima My Old Man Felt Hat in Black, $298 @ Singer 22 7. Dior Lipstick in "Ara Red," $30 @ Sephora 8. JRock, Ink, $18 @ Chapters/Indigo 9. Momiji Message Doll, $17 @ Pearl River Mart 10. Gold Log Stool, $323, by Jason Phillips @ The Future Perfect 11. Mouth Blown Crystal Set, $298, by Artel @ The Future Perfect.

The Look: Geisha + Grunge

Dress- Vintage handmade embroidered dress from Japan from Gadabout vintage store in Toronto (from her cottage annual sale)
Jacket- Vintage jacket from Paris from Gadabout vintage store in Toronto (from her cottage annual sale)
Bracelet- Vintage emerald bracelet from Carole Tanenbaum Collection
Hat- H&M hat from Africa collection from H&M store in L.A
Socks- Navy knee socks from Sockman in NYC
Bag- Vintage Prada red satin bag with bamboo leaves from '98 Collection
Shoes- D&G gold heels from D&G store in New York

Fun Fact: We were sooo excited when our friend Jordan asked us if she could do a Style Storyboard based on one of our outfits as inspiration. It's the last picture featured above. Her blog is called Style Story board and she takes inspiration from Fashion, Culture, Art, Lifestyle, Music and Design which brings life's stylish inspirations all together on one amazing mood board! We love how she put it together with Christopher Kane's embroidered jacket, red lipstick, Nirvana boots, and that cool gold log candle! I also love how she made my look inspired by Japanese street style. Check out her blog, it rocks! I actually just got this dress and jacket from a fabulous vintage sale last weekend! The dress is from the 1940's and all hand embroidered and this technique is called trapunto. I was sooo completely obsessed, I had to get it! The vintage jacket is from Paris from the 1920's! Teacher's used to wear it so they didn't get chalk all over their clothes when they were teaching! Hahaha! How clever! Pin It Now!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Alexander McQueen Rug Company Party!

We went to the Alexander McQueen Rug company party which was held at the Avenue Road store to celebrate McQueen's rugs and pillows he designed for The Rug Company. It took him three years to design them with The Rug Company and this is technically McQueen's last collection. The McQueen rugs are sooo special and gorgeous because they are all handmade and made out of the finest wools, cashmere and silk yarns. They are couture rugs!

The gold and black rug (photographed below) with the dragon in the center is called the military brocade print and was a real standout. McQueen also designed a hummingbird print, a skull print and a feather print. We are holding the skull and hummingbird pillows below and are totally obsessed with them! The Rug company has also collaborated with a other designers like Vivienne Westwood, Marni, Alice Temperley, Paul Smith, Matthew Williamson, Diane Von Furstenberg and many more. They are also doing rugs with Giles Deacon that are coming out in the future...YES!! We also loved the Vivienne Westwood British flag pillow and the pillow with the patchwork house on it which was designed by a label called Committee. This is the first Rug party we have ever been to and it was really cool because all of the carpets were laying on top of each other and they had two big guys wearing white gloves grabbing a corner and pulling the rugs back slowly to see the next one underneath. These rugs are sooo gorgeous and like a piece of Art, we could never imagine walking on them with shoes on!

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