Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Let them Eat Cake !!

Upcoming trends in fashion will commonly be topics of conversation on the Demure Blog. Today however, is more on the subject of food! 
Cupcakes have without a doubt been the craze in the dessert department this year. The new trend in dessert inspiration will definitely stem from the queen of cake herself, Marie Antoinette. 
French macaroons (Macarons, in French) are the hottest thing in Europe right now!
These little delicious monsters will surely make their way over to Canada in the near future and take over the hearts of sugar-addicts everywhere. 

Christophe Russel in Paris 

Christophe Russel in Paris 

LaDuree macaron ice cream at Printemps in Paris 
Macarons from Christophe Russel 

Andre and I At Laduree, founders of the macaron, in Paris.

My macarons from Mont Tremblant , the only place to find them near Ottawa

At the Bar at Laduree in Paris 

Enjoying cocktails and signature macaron
Me and my desserts 

Andre and I at the Laduree Bar

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Happy Closets

Ever heard of "Happy Wife = Happy Life" ? 
Well I believe the key to a happy wife is a happy closet. 
Organisation plays a huge factor on our emotions and state of mind everyday.
 If you make a conscious effort to minimize clutter in your life you will find yourself being less stressed out and generally more confident and happy. 
Start with your closet, this is a woman's sanctuary. Its the place where we keep some of our most cherished possessions. Why wouldn't you want to display these treasures in a charming way, rather than be in a pile on your floor? Leading a cluttered-messy life subconsciously plays a negative role on our psyche. 

Take this weekend to literally clean out your closet! get all the junk out! 
Step 1. Take out EVERYTHING from your closet and put it on your bed.
Step 2. Separate all the stuff you haven't worn in a year, and either give it to some girlfriends or to someone you think really needs it. You will feel good about doing such a good deed and cleaning out the "fluff" from your life.
Step 3. Make a plan, either organize by color or category. Create a system that you understand and will allow everything to have its place.
Step 4. One piece at a time, place (clean and steamed) clothing in your closet. 
Step 5. If you don't have one already...Get a shoe rack! organize and display these beauties! it will make you smile everytime you go into your closet!
Step 6. Get containers and bins for all jewelry and accessories. 

Tip : Take the lids on the bins. Make it EASY to put things away or you wont do it and things will end up back in that pile on the floor. 

Here is some inspiration, Some of the most beautiful closets from some of the most fashionable celebrities! 
Eva Longoria's Closet

Olivia Wilde's Closet

Jessica Alba's Closet

Olivia Palermo's Closet

Christina Ricci's Closet

Paula's Closet

Oprah's Closet
Mariah's Closet
Christina's Closet

Miley's Closet

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Dark Knight Rises

Christopher Nolan on set 

      The third installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman is set to hit theaters next summer. The Dark Knight Rises will be the third and reported final edition of Nolan's series.  July 20, 2012 will be a long awaited date for Batman lovers all over the world. I presume, hormone-crazed little teenage boys will now be lined up as well. Hotty-patotty Anne Hathaway will rock the famous black patent leather suit as every man's dream, Catwoman. Warner Bros. announced she was cast as Selina Kyle and Christopher Nolan stated, "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Anne Hathaway, who will be a fantastic addition to our ensemble as we complete our story." Who do you think will make the hottest Catwoman : Michelle Pfeiffer , Halle Berry or Miss Hathaway ?

Staring alongside Anne Hathaway and Christian Bale will be Tom Hardy who has been set to play Bane. Nolan said, "I am delighted to be working with Tom again and excited to watch him bring to life our new interpretation of one of Batman's most formidable enemies." Tom Hardy stared as Eames in Nolan's summer 2010 hit, Inception. 
May I just say...thank god they didn't cast Megan Fox as Catwoman! Thank you Warner Bros for sharing the hotness. 


                       Tom Hardy                                                                    Christian Bale and Michael Caine 

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Bridezillas in Ottawa

The Wedding Palace Bridal Show took place at the Westin Ottawa this past weekend. Ottawa has really stepped it up in the couture bridal gown department. With three fairly new stores in town, one no longer has to travel to a cottage in the boonies or to the land of bridezillas at Kleinfelds in NYC.
These new stores have finally put Ottawa on the map and a go-to destination for dress shopping! Thank you!!

Luxe http://www.luxebridal.ca/ 206 & 208 Dalhousie Street
Mia Bridal Co http://www.miabridalco.com/ 1600 Merivale Road
The White Dress - http://www.thewhitedress.ca/ 191 Preston Street
This gorgeous shop carries designers like Vera Wang and Badgley Mischka 

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At the Show with my wonderful girlfriends Lauren(left) and Alex (right)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Golden Globes - Best and Worst !

Best Dressed of the Night 
top 7 best dressed go to :

Sandy ....I love you . effortlessly gorgeous all the time ! Winner!

Anne Hathaway in a backless Armani Prive, hot as always! 
Emma Stone in Calvin Klein ..what an amazing color!!
Halle Berry in a Nina Ricci Mini Dress 

Angelina Stunning in Versace...Was it just me or was she a tad spacey at the awards? At least shes pretty ;)

Natalie Portman in Viktor & Rolf ...gorgeous dress...wrong colors but it awkwardly works 

Leighton Meester in Burberry..stunning (fab shoes ;)

And the Worst... 

January Jones.... im sorry , who are you?
 and why are you're bubbies...I mean you, wearing a lamp shade? 

Nathalie Portman looked beautiful in Black Swan ...
Tilda Swinton (troll-looking creature in picture above) looked like a retarded duck in Jil Sander

Julianne Moore in ...I refuse to Beleive this Lanvin ..yuck 

I'm embarrassed for her ...no words.
Ok that's a lie. Two different colored shoes? really? whats with these worst dressed women thinking its ok to add insult to injury with footwear. If your outfit is a disaster just accept it and throw on some Louboutins and people will be less inclined to judge... it worked for J-Lo last night.