With the much-anticipated Friday release of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby approaching, we’ve got the roaring 20s’ on our minds. The film has been hugely influential this season when it comes to fashion, beauty and accessories. The Gatsby look is famous for its glamourous, sophisticated style; think flapper dresses embellished with sequins and sparkle for the ladies and dapper suits and hats for the gents. Be sure to check out our top Great Gatsby-inspired picks when dressing for your next night out!
What’s your favourite Gatsby-inspired trend? Tweet us @natashankpr!
What does it take to be Canadian Cool? For the past month, NKPR has been supporting Canadian designers and brands, while raising awareness and funds to support grassroots organizations in Africa who are turning the tide of the AIDS pandemic in their community. And with our Dare To Wear Love Canadian Cool challenge, we need your support to help raise these funds for The Stephen Lewis Foundation!
The challenge ends March 7, but in the meantime, who do you think wore Canadian Cool best?
Lauren Michaels in a Mendocino LBD and Simply You accessories. Canadian Cool approved
Leah avoids the Canadian cold by keeping Canadian Cool in a Wilfred scarf and Aldo suede boots
Rebecca is NKPR-approved and Canadian Cool in an all-black outfit with from Artizia and RW&CO.
Alice looks super fresh and Canadian Cool in a blue button down from Joe Fresh
Kristin is Canadian Cool with an RW&CO. oversized sweater and a pop of oxblood from Aldo
Carly helped kick off the Canadian Cool challenge in outerwear staple Mackage
Micah works it – Canadian Cool that is – in a classic Smythe blazer
Lisa shows us the true meaning of head to toe Canadian Cool in Mackage, Wilfred and Joe Fresh
Who wore Canadian Cool best? Tweet us @natashankpr!
And join us at this years Dare To Wear Love Gala “Flower Power” to be held at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto on March 22, 2013 at 9PM. Purchase your Dare To Wear Love ticket today at www.daretowearlove.com and support The Stephen Lewis Foundation. Limited quantities are available so hurry before they are gone!
With Chinese New Year this weekend, we couldn’t help but take inspiration from the Year of the Snake! Let’s celebrate the sixth sign of the Chinese Zodiac in style.
Skin is in. Slinky scales in supernatural power colours are winding their way into seductive wardrobes around the globe. Bring the look to your best accessory – your nails – with essie sleek stickers.
The colour of the 2013 Year of the Snake is Black. Black is described in the Zodiac as the colour of Space, Arctic night, darkness on the Abyss, a colour of deep waters and of course, the colour of the dark smoky eye you can create with Stila’s Stay All Day Wet-to-Set Eye Shadow Trio in Thunder Cloud.
For those who prefer a neutral palette, the Year of the Snake is best celebrated with a statement accessory. RW&CO.’s new shoe collection (coming soon!) has just what you need with a pair of gold-snake print flats.
But let’s be honest, we’re the type to embrace the Snake from head to toe. Helping us out is a matching SYLK blazer and short suit from Mendocino, a bright snake print summer dress from Rachel Rachel Roy and a snake-inspired cardigan from Jones New York!
How are you celebrating the Year of the Snake in style? Tweet us @natashankpr!
What’s your Valentine’s Day fashion must-have? Tweet us @natashankpr!
This week’s IT List is all about one of our favourite fashion and beauty mags – The Kit! After working with legendary fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier at the IT Lounge Portrait Studio, NKPR had the opportunity to create a limited edition print magazine with The Kit, sharing the incredible photos and moments that were captured during film festival. The final product was a stunning piece of editorial, showcasing Patrick’s images and our incredible IT Lounge partners! Check out the final product of [The Kit is IT]!
But first, here are some of our favourite moments from The Kit is IT photo shoot with Patrick Demarchelier:
Suits star Gabriel Macht stopped by the RW&CO. suite at the IT Lounge Portrait Studio and chose a long sleeve black tee for his photo shoot with Patrick! Based on the result, we think Harvey Specter should lose the suit a little more often…
Supermodel Yasmin Warsame owns the cover of The Kit is IT, looking absolutely stunning in the lia sophia earrings and bracelets she tried on here.
From one fashion legend to another! Canadian fashion icon Jeanne Beker came to the IT Lounge to interview Patrick Demarchelier in the Grain Farmers of Ontario Refueling station, snacked on a Yogurty’s treat and was photographed as she is often seen, with her camera!
Trudie Styler stopped by the Lounge with her daughter Mickey Sumner for a mother/daughter photo shoot with Patrick Demarchelier! After the shoot, the duo stopped by the IT Lounge bar serving SKYY cocktails, Bottle Green sparkling and AQUAhydrate water before browsing the Holiday collection at RW&CO.
Academy award winning director and APJ founder Paul Haggis visited the Lounge’s Tweezerman booth for a bit of grooming to get ready for his close-up with Patrick!
Canadian television personality George Stroumboulopoulos joined NKPR President Natasha Koifman for a bit of healthy competition for a cause at the STIKS Gaming booth before posing for Patrick!
What was your favourite image from The Kit is IT? Tweet us @natashankpr!
Summer doesn’t officially kick off until June 20, but with Toronto temperatures hitting the high 20s’, we’d say it’s already arrived! Time to kick back, relax and enjoy the season!
Looking for a refreshing alternative to the typical syrupy sweet drinks of summer? We suggest an Aperol cocktail… or two! [Chatelaine]
Speaking of refreshment, Bottle Green is a delightful sparkling water from the UK, naturally sweetened with handpicked flowers and fresh-pressed fruits. Martha Stewart approved! [Toronto Sun]
Sandal season demands a pretty pedicure and essie’s got the perfect shades for summer! Cheeky names are essie‘s trademark… We think we’ll try “bikini so teeny”! [Toronto Standard]
Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is one of our favourite cultural events in the city! Our favourite exhibit of 2012? Jill Greenberg’s Glass Ceiling. Beautiful and thought-provoking. [National Post]
When it comes to summer fashion… we love it all! Striped lacy tee from Rachel Rachel Roy? Yes please. [Chatelaine]
Bold prints are all the rage this season! We love this scenic tank from Mendocino and bright floral printed skirt from Jones New York! [Flare Magazine]
Picnic couture? We are going bananas over this yellow button-down from RW&CO! [Fashion Magazine]
Did you make a New Year’s resolution this year? This week’s IT List celebrates the start of 2012! Our prediction so far… it’s going to be an amazing year!
New Year’s Eve may have passed, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop celebrating. Tasty holiday drinks from SKYY Vodka, Campari, and Cabo Wabo Tequila are sure to keep the party going all year long. [Toronto Sun]
We are loving Pantone’s 2012 Colour of the Year! (note Tangerine Tango filled blog post below) Stay on-trend with this sheer blouse from RW&CO.’s spring collection! [Toronto Sun]
One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight and get fit! But you don’t have to kill yourself in the gym to get results. Introduce walking into your routine to kickstart your fitness goals! Our favourite walking shoe – the very cool Fila Skeletoes! [Insert Magazine]
Bling in the New Year with essie Luxeffects polishes! The sparkle doesn’t have to stop after New Year’s Eve and these essie polishes will help you shine throughout 2012! [Beauty Connexion]
Happy New Year!
One of my favourite parts about starting a new year is checking out the emerging trends in fashion and beauty! In December, colour company Pantone named Tangerine Tango, a vibrant reddish orange as their 2012 Colour of the Year. We love this on-trend shade and have started to see the vivacious hue everywhere! Pantone calls the colour “sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive,” and we agree!
Want to add some Tangerine Tango to your life?
RW&CO. Dolman Sleeve Shirt
Stop traffic in this bright, boho chic blouse! Available at RW&CO. stores nationally.
House of Marley Positive Vibrations headphones
Make a statement with House of Marley headphones, offering superior sound and vibrant style! Available at Future Shop and Futureshop.ca
essie polish in Tangerine
They say nails are your best accessory, so treat them to this stylish shade! Available at select salons.
Stila’s Mango Crush Lip & Cheek Stain
Brighten up your cheeks and pout with this warm hue! Available at Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques.
This Italian aperitif is gaining popularity in Canada. Perhaps due to its tangerine colouring? Available at LCBO and select liquor stores nationally.
Do you love Tangerine Tango as much as we do? Tell us in the comments, or tweet us @natashankpr!