She’s Got Style: Fall TV : Parenthood’s Lauren Graham

She's Got Style: Lauren Graham

If I wasn’t already excited enough about fall fashion, here comes fall television season! Old favourites returning, new shows and characters to fall in love with… oh the excitement!

Everyone takes a fashion cue or two from celebrities, so I thought why not tie in fall television to fall fashion and do a bit of a fashion profile on some of the starlets of the season!

In my opinion, one of the BEST shows on television, NBC’s Parenthood (on Global in Canada) finally returned from hiatus last week. I got a chance to watch the premiere episode last night and as always, it left me in tears (I’m a big sap, what can I say?). Now the cast is full of incredible stars, but I have a huge soft spot for TV’s coolest mom, Lauren Graham who plays the quirky Sarah Braverman. Not far off from her beloved role of Loralei Gilmore in Gilmore Girls, Graham plays a single mother with an irresponsible past, trying to get her life together with the help of her huge family of loveable kooks.

I’ve always admired Grahams style. She tends to wear comfortable, basic pieces with a bit of a bohemian flair, while adding just the right amount of rock and roll edge. She’ll pair a pretty, feminine dress with some knee-high leather boots, or add a biker jacket over basic jeans and a jersey top. A touch of sparkle with some statement jewellery, a nude lip and a simple eye are the finishing touches to this easy-to-master look!

She's Got Style: Lauren Graham Fashion

Leather Jacket Mango
Slouch Boots Miz Mooz
Blue Tie Top Mandala (buy now!)
Black Skinnies Yoga Jeans
Necklace Sugar Rush
Earrings Odd Bird
Button Boots Miz Mooz
Dress Mandala (buy now!)

Which fall premieres are you most excited about? Who would you like to see profiled next? Sound off in the comments below or Tweet at us!

Beautiful Burgundy For Fall – FC Ambassador Guest Blog

Here’s another FC Ambassador Guest Blog by the lovely Nicole Wilson of DaintyGirl.ca

There’s always at least one trend each season that I fall head over heels for! In Spring/Summer 2012, it was the peplum that emptied my bank account and rocked my wardrobe. I also splurged on some embellished collars which took the accessories world by storm and they’re still going strong!

The Fall/Winter 2012 trend that has me in a fashion frenzy is hands down, the hottest colour of the season – BURGUNDY!

I absolutely adore this this colour and all variations of it: maroon, wine, berry, eggplant… OH AUBERGINE! It’s flattering to every skin tone, but I especially love the way it complements my fair skin and brings out the red in my hair!
This warm autumn colour first stole my heart on the fashion week runways, in light and dark variations and all kinds of textures: silk chiffon, tulle, lace, leather and even fur (faux for us, of course)! Swoon!

There’s no way I can afford couture (yet), but my wallet won’t be safe from this trend for long…burgundy is showing up EVERYWHERE! All of my favourite retailers are stocked up on burgundy for fall/winter, including Fresh Collective!

Fresh Collective Loves Burgundy

I recently purchased the Mandala Designs Serena Zig Zag Dress (far left); I love the burgundy paired with black and grey and the Missoni-like style!
All it takes is one trip to the mall and you’ll find burgundy jeans, dresses, blouses, handbags, shoes and more! Talk about temptation!

I love my burgundy skinny jeans this season and I have my eye on a pair of burgundy ankle booties too!

This stunning colour is compatible with a variety of other colours too – try it with gold, heather grey or cream for a neutral look or go bold and colour block with blue, purple or orange combinations! This trend also pairs well with some other fall trends:
Black & White is hot for fall/winter and burgundy is the ultimate complimentary colour for a classic and elegant look.
Geometric Prints stand out against this rich solid colour and give way to an exciting range of possibilities for edgy accessories too!
Animal Print in classic black and white Dalmatian or black and tan Leopard look great with burgundy, but you’ll also find sexy animal print jeans in burgundy – I recently saw a python print on a pair of burgundy skinnies and I’ve been dreaming about them ever since!
Leather is hot this season but full-on leather may not be for everyone. Never fear – there are some incredible leather accent pieces in-stores and stay on the look-out for coated/waxed denim. It’s comfortable and gives your basic skinny jeans a sexy leather look! I’ve seen them in burgundy and a variety of other jewel tones this season.
Go out and get some bargain burgundy for fall and splurge on a couple versatile and statement making burgundy accessories, like heels, handbags and jewellery.

The burgundy trend extends to beauty too! My must-have fall makeup includes a rich burgundy lip stick and lip gloss. These vampy deep red lips look amazing with clean, pale skin and minimal eye makeup for day or smoky brown/copper eye makeup for night. Picture these two runway looks combined…RAWR!

Some of my recent burgundy beauty buys include NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Rouge Tribal, MAC Crème Lipstick in Media and the Urban Decay Naked Palette to achieve that smoky brown eye.

Don’t delay ladies, get out there and shop the burgundy trend…it’s not going away anytime soon and items purchased for fall will transition beautifully to winter! Start your burgundy shopping spree at Fresh Collective at Queen West, Roncesvalles or Kensington Market!

Happy Shopping!
Nicole