Saturday, February 27, 2010

New Blog!

La Vie a La Mode has now been changed to The Short Fashionista!

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Goodbye Alexander McQueen 1969-2010

This morning, I woke up to not so great news, and I still can't believe it's true.  I was devestated to find out that one of my favourite fashion designers, avante-garde British designer Alexander McQueen had been found dead in his London apartment. At 40 years old this is a very untimely death, and according to many sources it is said that he had committed suicide by hanging himself.  By the time paramedics arrived on the scene, it was too late.  It's such a tragic end to the life of one of the most unique and creative designers out there. McQueen was one of my favourites; his clothing and fashion shows were always spectacular, with his Spring/Summer 2010 show being one of my ultimate favourites.  His death comes just as New York fashion week is underway, London fashion week is a few days away, and just as he was set to unveil his fall collection on March 9th during Paris fashion week.   The fashion world has lost someone who has been very influential and who has influenced a whole new generation of designers with his provocative and edgy designs.   Alexander McQueen, the influential and controversial designer, will be missed by all in the fashion world. 

"At one level he was a master of the fantastic, creating astounding fashions shows that mixed design, technology and performance and, on another, he was a modern day genius whose gothic esthetic was adopted by women the world over." -Alexandra Shulman, Editor of British Vogue

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Style Icon: Kate Middleton

Not the usual type of person to be considered a style icon, Kate Middleton, has proven otherwise. Known to most people as the girlfriend of Prince William, Kate has been on numerous best dressed lists over the last few years.  She has become a fashion icon for many women, just as Princess Diana was a fashion icon for her generation.  From conservative dresses, and cocktail hats, to preppy, girly and casual clothing, this girl definitely has style.   Kate gets extra points for her impressive collection of blazers and boots, both of which I absolutely adore and have plenty of as well.

Here are some of my favourite Kate Middleton looks:

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Quote of the Day

"It’s all a game, with new rules every season"
- Stefano Gabbana (speaking about fashion)

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

It's Here! Paris Haute Couture Week!

I can't believe this season is upon us once again. Alas, I am not complaning because it has to do with fashion! With shows from Dior, Armani, Givenchy, Chanel, and Gaultier amongst many others, it is certainly one of my favourite weeks of the year.  Sadly, unlike 13 year old blogger Tavi Gevinson, I am not sitting at the front row of the couture shows.  One day, one day (well, it's what I keep telling myself at least!).

Anyway, today (and by today I mean Monday seeing as it is now 12 am Tuesday) Alexis Mabille, Christian Dior and the Giorgio Armani Privé showed their collections, and were a few of the shows that kickstarted the week. 

Here is the schedule for the week:

Sunday, January 2010, the 24th

JOSEPHUS THIMISTER** 7.00 pm See invitation

Monday, January 2010, the 25th

ALEXIS MABILLE** 10.00 am Garage Turenne - 66 rue de Turenne - Paris 3e

CHRISTOPHE JOSSE** 11.00 am Les Beaux Arts de Paris - salle Melpomène - 13 quai Malaquais - Paris 6e

ANNE VALERIE HASH noon 36 boulevard Bonne Nouvelle - Paris 10e

CHRISTIAN DIOR 2.30 pm 30 avenue Montaigne - Paris 8e

ADELINE ANDRÉ 6.00 & 7.00 pm JTM Gallery - 40 rue de Richelieu - Paris 1er

GIORGIO ARMANI PRIVÉ* 9.00 pm Palais de Chaillot - 1 place du Trocadéro - Paris 16e

Tuesday, January 2010, the 26th

CHANEL 10.00 & 12. 00 am Pavillon Cambon Capucines - 46 rue Cambon - Paris 1er

STEPHANE ROLLAND 2.30 pm Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine - 45 avenue du Président Wilson - Paris 16e

MAURIZIO GALANTE 3.30 pm See invitation

ATELIER GUSTAVO LINS** 4.30 pm 10 rue Hérold - Paris 1er

DOMINIQUE SIROP 5.30 pm See invitation

GIVENCHY 7.00 pm See invitation

Wednesday, January 2010, the 27th

ON AURA TOUT VU*** 10.00 am JTM Gallery 40 rue de Richelieu - Paris 1er

FRANCK SORBIER 11.00 am Sotheby's - 76 rue du faubourg Saint-Honoré - Paris 8e

ELIE SAAB* 12.30 pm Théâtre National de Chaillot - 1 place du Trocadéro - Paris 16e

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER 2.30 pm 325 rue Saint-Martin - Paris 3e

LEFRANC.FERRANT** 4.00 pm Couvent des Recollets - 148 rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin - Paris 10e

MAISON RABIH KAYROUZ** 5.00 pm 38 boulevard Raspail - Paris 7e

VALENTINO* 6.30 pm Couvent des Cordeliers - 15 rue de l'Ecole de Médecine - Paris 6e

Thursday, January 2010, the 28th


Here is the website for more info! :   Mode a Paris

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Miranda Kerr's Top Ten Looks

Take a peek at Miranda Kerr's top ten looks and see where you can get similar fab outfits for less!

PS. Be sure to check out Modelinia, one of my favourite style websites!

See the full slideshow on

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Quote of the Day

"I never think of myself as an icon. I just do my thing"
- Audrey Hepburn