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A fashion and music blog written by Ashley Laramie

It Blue Me Away: Versace Pre-Fall 2015

December 17, 2014

versace pre-fall 2015

Things are getting graphic at Versace. The fashion house presented their Pre-Fall 2015 collection this week, revealing looks that were a far cry from the traditional va-va-voom glamour aesthetic the label is famous for. Instead, this season Donatella and her team experimented with contrasting colours, clean lines and bold mixed prints, hitting the sporty mark without sacrificing sophistication.

Weekend Update // 12.14.14

December 14, 2014

Vogue Anatomy Weekend Update

Musically speaking, this is a huge week for me. D'Angelo, one of my all-time favourite musicians, is releasing his first album in over 14 years on iTunes tonight! Naturally, I had to start off this edition of Weekend Update with his new song "Sugah Daddy", an explosive jazz-influenced soul track that has me on my toes anticipating what's to come. Listen to the new song and 11 other fantastic tracks on this week's playlist!

Adios, ACN

The Newsroom series finale

Despite being the most hate-watched show in the history of television, I am forever obsessed with Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom. I can't even pretend to classify it as a guilty pleasure anymore, and am incredibly sad that the series finale airs tonight. What will I do without the snappy, signature-Sorkin dialogue, the impossibly high moral standards of the characters, and the dramatically "dad rock"-soundtracked moments? Atlantis Cable News anchor Will McAvoy probably wouldn't approve of this Buzzfeed-style post, but let's face it, I'm not exactly on a mission to civilize today...

Something About You

December 13, 2014

faux fur collar

When the winter winds start to howl, my animal instinct is to reach for a furry friend. My cat is pretty useless in this department, seeking solitary nap time over couch cuddles. To compensate, I turn to this hibernation-approved faux fur coat to keep warm. It nixes the need for a scarf and doubles as a guaranteed statement-maker, channeling Penny Lane and Snuffleupagus in the process.

Weekend Update // 12.07.14

December 7, 2014

This week's edition of Weekend Update is a bit morose and moody. New releases on the music scene have been relatively low-key and melancholy, but my selections are by no means a reflection of my state of being! In fact, things have been upbeat and festive in my neck of the woods lately. I visited one of my dearest pals in Toronto last week, celebrated my mom's birthday a few days later and have been keeping busy with work and Christmas preparations ever since. 

Coffee Table Wishlist

December 6, 2014

Featuring an endless supply of beautiful photography and gorgeous design, coffee table books can serve as sources of inspiration for years on end, adding a splash of style to a room or a bookshelf in the process. When it comes to holiday shopping, these tomes are a tried and true pick for all of the fashionistas in your life. As a self-proclaimed coffee table connoisseur, I've taken it upon myself to round up five of the season's best books for your gift giving and wishlist-making purposes...

Weekend Update // 11.30.14

November 30, 2014

American Thanksgiving is one of my favourite holidays for two reasons. For one, the food is amazing. I am Canadian, but most of my family hails from the USA, so it's tradition to indulge in a turkey feast for both countries' version of the holiday (sidenote: although I'm not debating the dual dining experience, my waistline might be). The second reason I love American Thanksgiving is the onslaught of Christmas tunes I give myself permission to start playing non-stop. In between "Deck the Halls" and "Jingle Bells", however, I took a break for a little Soundcloud action. Here's what I found...