Filth of the Day

By The Starving Stylist on 11/30/2009

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Why spend all your hard earned lunch money on a Louis Vuitton/”LV” writing notepad when you can pick up a "W", for "WHAT THE FUCK" notepad instead? With its amazing low price, it will definitely leave your wallet “Happy After” and by the looks of its good use of reusing another brand’s logos, it’s probably made out of recycled paper too! Kind on the environment and great on the dollar! Pick up a piece of filth today and kiss your social life goodbye! Currently available at your local dollar store in Yaletown.


My 'Homecoming' a.k.a. Blanche Macdonald 2009 Grad Fashion Show

By The Starving Stylist on 11/26/2009

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Being a former Fashion Merchandising graduate that I am at Blanche Macdonald Centre in Downtown Vancouver, I was absolutely delighted to attend this year’s grad fashion show. . .well. . .mainly for the fact that I had received VIP/Media passes and sat directly in front row, alongside with my two best friends and beside fab local fashion designer, Jason Matlo.

Taking place at the lavish Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, 49 graduating students showcased three designs each with models strutting trotting down the runway in the grand ballroom that was at full capacity with eager viewers. I constantly thank my three glasses of red wine that I had during the show that kept me calm and at ease since I had the irritating urge to shove a model off the runway and then strapping on a pair of 6 inch stilettos and showing her how it’s supposed to be done since barely any of them could even remotely fierce a walk.

The fashion show, even though it was quite lengthy, flowed superbly smooth and was very well executed. As for the clothing collections, many of them were extremely impressive and if given the right opportunity, could possibly rival actual well-established design houses because it was so great. But as for unfortunate others whose collections had me rolling my eyes back till I went blind, I hope fashion school was just a hobby and that mommy and daddy paid for schooling because it would be a huge waste of money if the only thing you learned how to do was to throw some tulle on a curtain and call it a dress!

As the fashion show came to an end and with a BIG sigh of relief that I could finally get up and go to the washroom, somewhere in my cold-blooded soul smiled and was glad that I attended tonight’s grad show. Seeing so many familiar faces, welcoming smiles and adoring instructors that once taught me, made me realize how much I miss schooling at Blanche Macdonald and how incredible the learning experience was. A grad fashion to others it may be, but it was like a homecoming event for me.

Congratulations to the 2009 Fashion Design Class at Blanche Macdonald!

p.s. Do you love me? . . .Then start stalking FOLLOWING me on Twitter.


JNBY: Just Naturally Be Yourself

By The Starving Stylist on 11/23/2009

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Scarf: JNBY

A clothing line founded in 1994 in Hangzhou China, JNBY takes clothing beyond its basic function by allowing it’s wearers to think outside the box in discovering other ways to wear one single garment. A shirt turned into a skirt, scarf, and a shawl or a jacket that can be worn inside out or even upside down, JNBY has given its consumers the opportunity to be their own creative designer.

I have always been intrigued by the unique designs of JNBY, so with a recent invitation to its private fashion show of their Holiday 2009 collection, I was swift to RSVP and of course being a ‘STARVING’ individual that I am, how could I possibly deny free champagne, food and of course fabulous fashions?

The fashion show, hosted at their new and chic store location on West 4th in Kitsilano was a delight and intimate gathering of loyal clients, local fashionistas and artistically savvy individuals. Models sashayed intensely one by one down the runway, with the exception of one who soaked up some extra unneeded limelight by awkwardly grazing it but luckily, that did not take away the splendour and absolute edginess of the garments.

The clothing designs were fresh and innovative. The natural fabrics used were luxe and the leathers, completely lavish. I also liked the major intricate detailing that was presented and the wide use of different textures gave a lot of definition to the garments.

I enjoyed my time at the show, catching up with many familiar faces and getting to know new ones. I nearly went retardly-blind a handful of times though and bumped into a mannequin or two, due to the extreme track lighting set-up for the runway, but nonetheless I left the show with the admiration of a brand who understands that fashion is about “Showing personality through natural creativity” and by telling people to “Just Naturally Be Yourself”.

Check out any three of the JNBY locations in Vancouver @ Metrotown Centre, South Granville and West 4th Kitsilano.


Letting the Cat Out of the (Balenciaga) Bag.

By The Starving Stylist on 11/18/2009

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This website above is my current new boredom buster when I have time to waste. I can spend hours creeping through images of crap people stash in their handbags without feeling remotely guilty that I invaded their personal belongings and frankly, who the hell doesn’t love to snoop?

Okayyyy sure. I am freakishly interested with the kind of junk people carry with them on a general daily basis. It could explain a lot in one’s personality, who they are and what they like. So, it’s basically a summarization of oneself in a handbag.

But right now, all I want to know is where all the really hardcore good stuff that’s hiding in the bags on the website? I know that BITCH with the ivory ostrich leather Chanel 2.55 or the SNOB with the Birkin has a baggy of coke or a bottle of laxatives and under-the-counter diet pills hidden somewhere in that God-almighty of designer handbags! No one is just ballsy enough to display it that’s all!

Soooooooo, you've seen whats in my bag. . .What's in YOURS?


Role Model

By The Starving Stylist on 11/16/2009

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Role Model, Craig McDean


Back to Black

By The Starving Stylist on 11/12/2009

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Blazer: FILIPPA K. Shirt: VINCE. Circle Scarf: DIY.Pants: H&M. Boots: ZARA.

Pardon my lack of quality in blog entry updates, I’ve been wallowing in self-pity and absolute frustration lately. My extreme ‘on edge attitude’ is murderous and I’m just about the biggest son of a bitch a whore could ever have towards anyone and everyone around me.

I’ve been sporting nothing but black from head to toe in my daily attire for the past week. This basically warns people not to fuck with me because I will do more than rip a new hole in your face, but I will also flush your pet fish down the toilet and use your tooth brush to make you polish my boots with it.

I find the colour black a very empowering colour rather than depressing and sadistic. Bland it may be, but this colour is intimidating when worn with extreme confidence and alluringly sexy when dressed in the correct way. It’s the colour of the unknown, which makes others ponder in mystery and absolute wonder. Of course and best of all, wearing black is slimming to the eye and nothing feels better than looking adequately skinny enough to rival against any rail-ass-thin bitch off the runways of Paris and Milan.


I'm Not Perfect, But I Know My Value

By The Starving Stylist on 11/11/2009

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Starving Stylist Turned Starving Model

By The Starving Stylist on 11/06/2009

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Wardrobe Stylist: VICTORIA MEISTER

Usually working behind the scenes of the camera, I got the fortunate opportunity to work in front of the lens just last week because you know, a plus-sized model needs to book some work too!

So, just like Naomi Campbell with her BlackBerry clutched in hand as self-defense, I got my weave and make-up done, tried on some fancy duds with my lovely stylist and basically sucked in my stomach and “smiled with my eyes” in front of the camera lens the entire day.

It’s a lot of work ‘trying’ to look beautiful, no wonder selected models get paid the big bucks. Gosh, I was just happy that I was fed an actual meal after instead of just living off stale chewing gum and ice water during the day! But then again, I should just be grateful that I can even book a modeling gig for that matter!


My Lover is also Available in Green

By The Starving Stylist on 11/04/2009

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Meet my infatuated love. She’s also available in a lavish green as well. Her simple classic beauty amazes me while her luxurious texture captivates me. But unfortunately, it just didn’t work out between the two of us because she was a filthy SLUT and completely SOLD herself OUT before I could even get my hands on her. So now, I can only dream of her.



Socialites of Society

By The Starving Stylist on 11/01/2009

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Blazer: H&M. Sweater: DIESEL. Jeans: DIESEL. Boots: ALDO.

Being the local dwelling socialite that I am (or at least pose to be), I attended the grand opening of Glowbal Group’s newest addition to the restaurant collection in Vancouver, SOCIETY.

Of course being the FAT free-loader that I am, I stuffed my face with just about everything that was served in front of me and drank enough cocktails to fill a bath tub, while of course being cautious of lurking paparazzi’s out to snap a photo of me eating. Wouldn’t that be a great headliner: “STARVING STYLIST DOESN'T LOOK SO STARVING ANYMORE!” I couldn’t help myself because the food was delectable and it completely satisfied my “need for comfort” appetite.

The restaurant’s decorum was quite lush and its boudoir atmosphere made the environment ultimately alluring and sexy, but unfortunately I couldn’t say the same thing about its serving team’s attire which seemed more fitting for a beer garden or a rodeo bar rather than a place this chic. The plain white tee or tank with blue jeans was just too casual and a complete turn off for me.

But regardless, the food and drinks were delightful and it was great seeing familiar faces and making friends with new ones. So, SOCIETY is definitely a place to check out if you want to have your comfort food and still look fabulous while do so!