sd1100is_silverAhhh so excited!!!

After dealing with extremely crappy customer service courtesy of STAPLES Business Depot, this finally came in the mail for me yesterday! No it’s not the SD 770 IS 10 MP that I had listed on my wish list below, but it is the SD 1100 IS 8MP and way better then my four year old Pentax Optio S.


I was trying to think of a theme for our girls night wine and cheese party and decided it would be fun to have a stockings, tights, knee-highs, basically anything but leggings party.

The idea arose as a tribute to the fashionable ways tights are worn this season. So…  as a requirement for the party, everyone had to wear some sort of leg attire with their outfits.

Let it be known that I was damned by most of my friends as they were all scrambling last minute to find outfits that went with crazy, colourful tights. HA! Most of us ended up buying tights from The Bay because of their huge selection and pocket friendly prices.

But none-the-less everyone came looking amazing! The theme colours from the outfits of choice just happened to be blue, black, and grey. Many of us were in either patterned black tights, or patterned grey tights. Special shout outs to our fierce fashionistas Kath in cobalt blue tights, Michelle in dark purple tights, and Meg in a really cute red tube dress with sheer black tights (the ones with a line coming down the back).

It was a great night and fun times with 9 of my favourite girlies!

I am happy to say that I have been GOOD this year and majorly curbed my shopaholic tendencies. I was hoping maybe you could, ever so generously, aid to my cause by putting any of the following underneath my Christmas tree…

xoxo Melissa


This is my dog Mo (short for Mocha), he is the absolute cutest, most adorable Shitzu Poodle you will ever meet. Minus the fact that at the age of one, he still cannot comprehend the concept of using the bathroom outside and sporadically likes to do a number two in the house, even though I let him out five times a day and tell him “good boy poo-poo!”

The weather is quickly becoming extremely chilly and the pupster is in need of some clothes. I’m thinking about picking up a tracksuit for him from FouFou Designer Doggie Wear, along with a cute bow tie for the holiday season. 

He’s got to look fashionably put together for the guests and all the parties!

This 2009 DITA Collection pre-launched on October 17, 2008 at Gafas (561 Queen Street West), a fine eyewear boutique, in Toronto before it’s official launch in November, in Paris, France. 

“Dita is a celebrated eye wear design house based in Los Angeles inspired by vintage eye wear and  handmade in Japan using the highest quality materials. Dita’s coveted eye wear is quickly becoming the ‘must-have’ accessory for the fashion-elite and celebrities including Brad Pitt, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Jessica Simpson, Penelope Cruz, Kate Hudson, Lenny Kravitz, Eva Mendez and Jamie Fox.”

 I came across this eye wear line when I was helping a friend with the PR for it’s pre-launch party at Gafas. Dita co-founders Jeff Solorio and John Juniper flew in from LA just to unveil the 2009 collection here in Toronto. In case you are wondering, the line DITA is named after everyone’s favourite burlesque dancer, Dita Von Teese. I caught up with John at the party and as it turns out, she happens to be one of his best friends… needless to say, they named the line after her.

Dita is exclusively sold at Gafas in Canada. 

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Kanye West had recently openly expressed that he wanted to put his music career on hold to intern for Louis Vuitton or Raf Simons.




Was my initial response, but then I realized that he is quite the devotee to fashion so that does not really come as a huge surprise. Versus when I heard last year, that Sean Avery (NHL player of the Dallas Stars), wanted and went on to intern for Men’s VOGUE, I almost fell of my chair.

Compared to many actors/singers/celebs who are self-proclaimed fashion designers, I think it’s a positive and very respectable thing for Kanye to do. He is humbling himself for once by expressing interest in learning from one of the most successful and leading luxury retailers to date, and not to be just, in his own words, a “celebrity designer.”


First Sean now Kanye, is this becoming a trend? Celebrities who want to do “internships”?


From an organization’s point of view, they really have nothing to loose. Sure these guys wouldn’t know a thing about what they are doing but they are celebrities. Companies will not technically pay them, but I’m sure they will get special “intern” treatment. (E.g. Sean got to attend a Couture fashion show in Paris, he got to guest write and edit etc.) and if Kanye ends up interning for LV, they’d probably do the same and give him tons of free product.


Bottom line is why not? These celebrities are almost knocking on the doors of these organizations to be free spokes people. Not to mention the tons of publicity both the celeb and company will get. Win-win, the celeb gets their “learning experience” and the company gets effortless press.


Le *sigh*, the perks of being a celeb… at the end of the day it really is what YOU can do for the company. This is the epitome of just that!


In my opinion, there is no such thing as celebrities doing internships… it’s just them getting what they want and companies having nothing to loose but gain from the opportunity. Yes they will be learning, but it’s things that you and I will never learn or do as an intern.

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These are two of the six photos (courtesy of WWD) from the new LV campaign to be launched and the Material Girl is the face of it! The theme of this campaign is very Parisian and an extension of Marc Jacobs Spring ’09 fashion show.
LOVES IT – and that purse is calling my name!