Saturday, December 26, 2009


That's right y'all. Hugg Passion four years running! Come blow off some holiday stress!

Like usual we'll be playing only the best music from throughout the year. All 2009 all night - rock, pop, indie, electronic, rap, danse - everything. But this year we're moving to the comfy confines of The Double Deuce Saloon on Queen just west of Beaconsfield. If you haven't checked out this new bar (opened in 2009, natch) here's your chance. And for all the old fogies things get going at 9 if you wanna make an early appearance... ;)

2009 was a great year for tunes. Please join us.

Music by Huggs & Sarah Smallfry.

Hosted by Grace.

Happy Holidays!

9pm - FREE (all night)
Double Deuce - 1168 Queen Street West

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays Everyone!





Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Miss Murphy

Brittany Murphy's husband, Simon Monjack, has a photography website completely dedicated to Brit. She is the subject of every photo, and there are tons amazing shots. I especially like the few I have posted, but they are all worth checking out. I still can't believe she is gone! So sad.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

R.I.P. Brittany Murphy

"You're a virgin who can't drive" - one of the best lines of all time, from my favourite movie of all time, delivered by Brittany Murphy. Clueless, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Girl Interrupted, Spun...she was a fave in my books that's for sure! Devastated by her sudden death, she will be missed.

Tea Time in TO

To top off today's date with BK we stopped by The Red Tea Box for tea time. I believe we got the Mad Hatter's Bento. Deliciousssssssssssss! You should go.


Madame Lohan in Muse Magazine with Petey Wright, photographed by Yu Tsai. Gotta love the gal.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Baby All I Want 4 Xmas Is...

When I left for LDN in June, I had my going away party at 751 with the sweet, sweet 90s R&B tunes provided by my bff Dj Huggs. Well, Love You Down is BACK for my LDN holiday return to TO/The Mariah Carey Holiday Special. If you are in Toronto, I wanna see you on Tuesday!! Here are the details:

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Love You Down returns for the winter break with All I Want For Christmas Is You.
That means all 90's R&B all night in the basement w/ Huggs.
+ 90's Hip Hop upstairs w/ Mensa.
And now 90s roving ringer Tim "DJ Co-op" Hoover might be in the place too! Stay tuned!
Hosted by Grace, Erika, Claire, Maddie & The Academy.
Door by Sarah Smallfry.
Plus Jasmine is gonna come dance on her night off!
Aaaaand special prizes for anyone who turns up in an exact replica of Mariah's santa suit

Happy Holidays!

Holiday Horrors

This holiday season I have come to realise that Travel Agents are worthless human beings. That may sound harsh, but after my recent personal travel trauma, I don't care. Let's see now, when my flight to London was booked last June, the appointed travel agent misspelled my name on the confirmed ticket. Let's fast forward to December 16th 2009, the day I arrived at Heathrow Airport to return home for the holidays, only to find out that I had missed my 9am flight. Why did I miss my 9am flight? Well, I missed it because the flight I was aware of was at 3pm. Long story short, the same travel agent forgot to notify me of the completely different flight that I had been moved to by Air Canada. Genius, I tell you. After 7 hours straight of tears and standby, I returned the next morning to get on a new confirmed flight to Toronto via Ottawa (gross). Feeling sorry for myself I did a bit of Duty Free shopping that started with a hott pink YSL lipstick and ended with my new monstrous Kurt Geiger's above (a few bits in between but they are not worth mentioning). Do we loooooooove these bitch clogs or what!? I do. xo

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Glossy Magazine - STUDENT SEARCH!!

Fashion Student Style

Name: Lee Dares
Age: 18
Location: Toronto
School: Ryerson University
Occupation: Fashion Student / Model

Lee, Glossy Salutes you!

Glossy wants YOU to be featured in our latest blog addition: ‘A Day in the Life of a Fashion Student.’ We want to see your personal street style shots, examples of your work (sample garments, graphic design, illustrations, etc.) and to know a bit about you! The glossiest of ‘Glossy Girls’ (and boys) will then be chosen to be featured on the Glossy blog once a week.

‘A Day in the Life of a Fashion Student’ diary submissions should be sent to GLOSSYMAGAZINE@GMAIL.COM with the title included in the subject line. Please include you name, age, location and school within each diary submission. We hope to hear from you soon! xo

Monday, November 23, 2009

But We're "Creative"

Ahhh how happy was I when I found out my dear Emily would be moving to LDN around the same time as me?? Pretty much ecstatic! I mean, who else would I have here to drink multiple double gin and tonics with? Or to stumble from the over-priced gastro pub to the back of a boutique in order to polish off another bottle of wine and take part in an impromptu fashion shoot!??? Only Emily that is. Luckily, our "creative talent" goes far beyond the shots above, in fact we are currently brainstorming for a shoot we will be collaborating on back in TO over the holidays. Stay tuned. x

If You Believe In Fairies, Clap Your Hands

Please turn to page 188 of this month's iD 'Super Nature' issue to witness MY NAME in iD effing Magazine omfg! One of Beth's main inspirations for this shoot was 90's Versace, which is pretty much me in a nutshell. Needless to say, I loooooved helping Beth and my main girl Becca get this shoot together, and watching Beth put together the looks during her run-through was...incroyable. Evidently, the final shoot results (shot by Ellen Von Unwerth) are absolutely fabulous! x

I'm With The Band

I tracked down London-based stylist, Biki John, just in time to catch the glam-rock inspired shoot she was working on for Fash Pack's November Editorial. A mix of Fannie Schiavoni's FW09 and SS10 collections worked perfectly and her pieces are featured in almost every look - woohoo! If you look closely, you can spot some Silver Service pieces too. I think the shoot looks hella hott and I am loving the Riri-esque model along with the sexxi lace onesie! x

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Glossy Gets Fashion Collaged

The collage used to be my area of expertise in past art classes. I absolutely love collage; I die for it. Sadly I no-longer have much time to create my own, but luckily there are dedicated bloggers out there who are committed to creating fabulous fashion collages. Loft In Soho created a a fun, scrapbook style collage for their Glossy Issue 4 feature, while Random Fashion Coolness took a more artistic and abstract approach. I love love love both of the special Glossy pieces that were created and think each one captures different elements of Glossy perfectly. Below the Glossy features are two more by Random Fashion Coolness that I think are just amaaaze. xo

Disco Nails

What's the new nail colour of the season? Sparkly Disco Nails in any colour! I am currently razzlin' and dazzlin' in a wicked shade of sparkly purple-pink multi.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

My Trip 2 Paris

1. Enjoying the nice Paree weather next to Rzr

2. Tittay grab welcome from Ryne. Thanks for that Ryne!

3. Just after our delicious brunch! Neil, Me & Rzr.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!

With Love,
Jack & Hammer

D is for Danielle Prescod!

Once upon a time, I was finishing up my time at Teen Vogue and Danielle was just beginning hers. Taking all the new super interns under my wing, I taught the girls about daily life as a super fashion intern and their duties. Dee was a gem from the start. Having come from W and NYLON mag, we talked about our one mutual TO friend, my boyfriend's band and...clothes?? Danielle has done so well, I am soooo proud!! I almost started screaming hysterically when I came across this page at the news agent last week. Double-page spread on Danielle herself!?? AMAAAAZING. Lots of love xo

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Lovers in loooove

Geeeee Geeeeeeee

We are all in stripes, but it was not planned...I swear.


I have no money so I travel vicariously through miss Fifi Lapin.

Lady Liberty

This. Is. Heaven.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


So, girlfrenn BK passed this vid on to me yesterday with a message saying my parents had secretly taped me as a child. This little girl has definitely got some classic GC 'tude going on but y'all KNOW I fully put up the W hand sign when I was a kid! She probs hasn't seen Clueless yet! Haha too cute.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


This is an image from the new controversial 14-page French Vogue editorial with model, Lara Stone. But is she really in 'blackface'? Or is it just a case of Tanorexia??

Donatella has been rocking that look for ages...

Monday, October 12, 2009