Santa-Monica brand TOMS has decided to expand their shoe empire this upcoming Spring 2012 with their collection of ballet shoes.
The brand promises that this collection will continue with their One for One program (for those who are unaware, TOMS donates a pair of shoes to a child in need for every purchase). The ballet flats will be sold at retailers for about $75 but for those who are willing to spend an extra $50, a series of upscale versions (think of TOMS and The Row collaboration) will be available at U.S. store, Neiman Marcus.
The TOMS ballet shoes will be available in fabrics such as suede and linen as well as leather.
And if you’re super excited for these flats, the TOMS website has an e-mail sign-up that will notify customers when the collection is available.
Further feeding my online shopping addiction, I was looking through the Dior section of Sephora when I stumbled upon Dior’s newest cosmetic, Dior Backstage Eyeliners-To-Wear Multi-Wear Adhesive Eyeliner Patches.
These patches come in a set of four: Effeft Velours, Effeft Brilliant (which has black Swarovski micro-crystals) and Effet Haute Couture (which shines with white Swarovski micro-crystals).
To be honest, the idea of stick-on eyeliner is an iffy idea to me. Have you ever gone to the bar and seen that girl with the false eyelashes and they’re half off and she doesn’t realize because she’s too drunk? I foresee this as a major possibility with these eyeliner patches. Imagine them falling off halfway throughout your night.
My suggestion is just to buy a gel liner and practice until you get your perfect look (because despite being multi-use, they are a $60 investment).
But for all those fanatics who love the idea, these will be available in Dior stores starting tomorrow (September 8th) and are currently available exclusively on Sephora.com.
So in a hasty decision to up my blog presence, I’ve decided to start a YouTube channel.
I bet you’re thinking “Wow Carly, a YouTube channel? With Carly Foy? HOW AWESOME!”
And you’re right. It is awesome.
This video I made, is like a cupcake without the sugar.
To be honest, it’s missing the Carly Foy swag I have. So with that being said, the video is a legit tutorial. I’m an awkward person on camera and for that, I apologize. Yet it is a learning curve. I promise that the next video will say “I’m Carly F. Foy and I’m awesome” versus “I’m just Carly Foy and I don’t know how to smile.”
To watch the tutorial, click here.
And if I fail as a YouTuber, I’m going to blame the ginger.
Craving for a few more statement pieces to add to my wardrobe this fall, I decided to scour the pages of Etsy to find unique pieces that would be perfect to don with a tee and a pair of skinny jeans (the only pants I will ever wear willingly).
So when I stumbled upon Miss Annie May‘s Etsy boutique while perusing through the jewelry pages, I was impressed. Her designs use vintage costume jewelry and an abundance of chains. Miss Annie May heavily uses of brassy colours that adds just the right amount of perfection to create her vintage aesthetic.
With pieces like the “Queen Rebel” (above, left, $70.89 CAD) and my current favourite, “Desert” (below, $80.74 CAD), Miss Annie May’s designs are the perfect piece to be donning as the weather cools down and wardrobes change from summer fun to chilly fall.
It’s almost near impossible to live in North America and not be aware of ABC’s The Bachelor/The Bachelorette series. I remember watching the first season and seeing Trista jilted as third runner-up. I then vowed to never watch it again. That was until this season, when I got caught up with Ashley’s annoying Bentley drama that consumed the regular weekly magazines I read. I was anticipating the finale to be perfect. After all, Ashley has a stylist and a beautiful backdrop for her staged proposal.
I was severely disappointed with her dress just as much as I was with her final choice (sorry JP, but Ben was a smarter choice and I’m pretty sure a huge chunk of the female population would agree).
The dress made by designer Randi Rahm and according to HollywoodLife, cost $16,790. Overall, I think the dress was absolutely breathtaking — that is, on the hanger. However, on Ashley, the dress was not flattering at all. With her small chest and an awkward set of straps that were only there for decorative purposes, this overpriced frock made her look like she had saggy boobs and wide hips. Though I will give her immense props for feathers and glitter, a combination I favour dearly.
Additionally, I absolutely hated those pearl drop earrings from Cezua of Beverly Hills. Don’t get me wrong, I love pearls and have a set of pearl drop earrings myself, but the contrasting black pearl and white pearl did not suit the blush Rahm gown and I certainly hated the fact that the earrings were the opposite of each other.
And Ben, if you’re reading this in the Sonoma Valley, even though the ring you picked out made me want to vomit, call me.
I look forward to M.A.C.’s unique collaborations and limited-edition collections but for some reason the announcement of Cindy Sherman’s fall collaboration line has put me off completely.
If you are unaware of who Cindy Sherman is, luckily I do. I studied her in my Art History class and she is a notable photographer. Her series, “Untitled Film Stills” is a series of portraits that capture the artist in different looks. She has also done fashion work with Comme des Garçons, Marc Jacobs and Balenciaga.
I shouldn’t say the entire line is bad, a vast majority of the palettes are subdued neutral tones that one could easily wear. But then there is a few colours that make Sherman look like she wants to go to a rave, which to me, looks a bit weird for an A/W release.
However, I’m judging based on the promotional shots that M.A.C. has released. I just know as an avid M.A.C. lover, this limited-edition collection does not appeal to me and I really don’t think there will be a mass appeal amongst regular customers.
The Cindy Sherman for M.A.C. Cosmetics collection will be available September 29 to October 27, in M.A.C. Cosmetics stores/stands and online.
As a major fan of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, I have grown up surrounded by products produced under their name. From playing with their versions of Barbies to watching Passport to Paris, the duo has managed to not only capture my attention but hold it for years and years.
And now, this fashionable duo has come out with a more affordable fashion club that will ensure to keep your casual styles chic with StyleMint. The StyleMint site is a once-a-month style shop that allows you to see, based on your “StyleProfile,” what would be the best T-shirt for you. To create your StyleProfile (which is purchase obligation-free), you just need to answer simple questions from your style preferences as well as your age and what size you normally wear.
The StyleMint website sells all T-shirts for $29.99 and also offers free shipping.