Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Caillianne- Parisian Street Style + Cotton Ball

Knit Jacket- Vintage Norma Knitted Norma Jacket from Sherway Garden Antique Show
Grey Sweater- See By Chloe Sweater from Holt Renfrew in Toronto
Leggings- H&M Men's Long Underwear from H&M in Toronto
Shoes- Dries Van Noten from Jeffries in NYC
Bag- Vintage Chanel from Chelsea Flea Market in NYC

The Look: Parisian Street Style + Cotton Ball

Fun Fact: My Aunt had an amazing knitting store when I was growing up! And My grandmother would knit me pom pom sweaters like these Norma sweaters. Norma also had a store in Toronto and these sweater jackets became extremely popular in the 80's! They are really hard to find and I started to collect them but have only found 2 of them in the last ten years of looking!..Oy! I was so excited when I found this one a few months ago and just had to wait for it to get cold enough to wear it!

Samantha- Smokey the Bear + Lumberjack

Jumper- Vintage Norma Kamali from Manhatten Antique Show in NYC
Hat- Vintage Hat from Hell's Kitchen Flea Market from the cutest vendor named Judith who owns Charles Adler Vintage
Shoes- Todd's from Holt Renfrew in Toronto
Belt- Ralph Lauren from Ralph Lauren store in the Hamptons in NYC
Bag- Valentino from Hamptons in NYC
Necklace- Vintage Bolo from Godmum

The Look: Smokey the Bear + Lumberjack

Fun Fact: I love plaid! I always go weak in the knees for anything Lumberjack print! Its so woodsy and reminds me of camping and PURE Canadian FUN eh? hahha!


mka television special

styleocide of tfs

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Samantha- Claude Montana + Metal

Jacket- Vintage Claude Montana Jacket from the Vintage Clothing and Textile Show in Toronto
Jeans- Blank Jeans from Holt Renfrew in Toronto
Shoes- Ralph Lauren from Holt Renfrew in Toronto
Grommet Hat- Whiteley London from Holt Renfrew in Toronto
Bag- Beckerman Lace Love bag

The Look: Claude Montana + Metal

Fun Fact: I just got this awesome coat from the Vintage Clothing and Textile Show and it was such a find!! I love the cobalt blue lining, the woven leather chain bracelets around the sleeves and the button holes are covered in silver plates. Gotta love the HARDWARE!
PS. How outrageously funny is this wall?! haha

Caillianne- Little House on the Prairie + Black Leather by The Sex Pistols

Top- Vintage Leivan top from Value Village in Toronto
Skirt- H&M from H&M in Toronto
Tights- Leopard Tights from Candy's Costume Shop in Toronto
Shoes- Vintage (no label) from store Vintage Mix in Ossington, Toronto
Scarf- Vintage from Bayview Village Heritage Market in Toronto
Bag- Prada Satin bag from our Godmum
Charm on Bag- Knitted girl in kilt made by Chloe

The Look: Little House on the Prairie + Black Leather by The Sex Pistols

Fun Fact: I had fun doing my hair today! The easiest way to braid your hair around your head is to part it down the middle first. Flip your head over and start french braiding the one side of your head from the bottom and continue the braid along the top of your head along to the other side while picking up the part of the hair that you sectioned off. When you get to the section behind your ear braid all the way down straight and tie it off with an elastic. Then take bobby pins and pin the rest of the braid around your head and hide the ends under the other part of the braid. Spray it with hairspray and pull it a little bit to make the braid bigger and messy! In order to do this you basically need to know how to french braid your hair yourself! or you can always get a friend to do it!

reader request: ashley

Monday, September 28, 2009

Caillianne- Matisse + Surfer from the 70's

Vest- Suede Vintage 70's vest from Chelsea Flea Market in NYC
Dress- Homemade no label dress from Value Village in Toronto (I cut it shorter)
Belt- Vintage Belt from vintage store in South Hampton, in NYC
Socks- Cashmere socks from Banana Republic
Shoes- Gucci from Gucci store in NYC
Bag- Vintage Louis Vuitton bag with scarf used as the tie
Hat- LF from East Hampton in NYC

The Look: Matisse + Surfer from the 70's

Fun Fact: Sammy and I are shooting our 100th look each today!!! Yowzas !!!! YAY! We are sooo excited!!!

Chloe- Mary Quant + Catwoman

Dress- Moschino Jeans from I Miss You Vintage at the Sherway Gardens Antique Show in Toronto.
Socks- Knee High Socks from H&M in Toronto
Shoes-Prada Beatle Boots from Holts Renfrew in Toronto

The Look: Mary Quant + Catwoman

Fun Fact: My Mom gave me her Prada beatle boots today because she knew how much I obsessed over them! My Mom and I have the same shoe size... too bad for Caillianne and Samantha! hahaha

Samantha- Marc Jacobs Spring 2010 + Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters

Blouse- Vintage blouse (no label)from Hells Kitchen Flea Market in NYC
Camisole on top- Silk chiffon Moschino Couture! from Giorgio Femme in Toronto
Jeans- Vintage Levi's from Salvation Army in Toronto
Belt- Etro chain belt from store in Toronto
Bag- Miu Miu bag from Miu Miu store in NYC (borrowed from Caillianne)
Ring- Vintage black cameo ring from grandmother
Pumps- Velvet Gucci heels from Gucci store in NYC

The Look: Marc Jacobs Spring 2010 + Marshmallow man from Ghostbusters

Fun Fact: I used to do my hair like this when I was 16 years old! I loved the movie Hackers with Angelina Jolie (HACK THE PLANET!) and this hair style went with the movie because it seemed so futuristic and technologic!

olsen style id: mary-kate's DRIES jacket


Sara tells it like it is

Here's Sara's interview from Love it.

You were effervescent and marvelous as the star of TBL. How do you feel about the CW’s decision to cancel your show so quickly?
We’re so shocked! I definitely think it’s unfair. The CW didn’t give our show a chance to succeed or fail. We had some amazing episodes coming up that we were all proud of, and the story lines were about to get really interesting, so we’re sad that no one will ever even see those! It’s unbelievable the way that they told us—we were all in the middle of work. I was sitting in the hair and makeup chair, and I’m getting my hair done just like a normal Friday—we were all excited for Friday. And all of a sudden, they got the call, and the producers had to make an announcement on set that we were done—that we were over! And I was sitting there in shock. I couldn’t believe that in the middle of work, the rug was pulled out beneath our feet. Immediately, I run over to Corbin's [Bleu] room, and I’m like, 'oh my God, oh my God!' I was freaking out! And Corbin was shocked. Everyone was just devastated. It was horrible. Terrible.

You didn't see this coming at all?
We were worried because our show didn’t get as much marketing as other shows. Everywhere you go in New York City, you see Melrose Place posters everywhere—I see Vampire Diaries everywhere. And CW, they just didn’t put any money into advertising for our show whatsoever. It was up to the cast to keep the show going, so we went to every red carpet, we talked about the show, we publicized, we did twitter, we did everything we could possibly do to get the word out about the show. We thought it was really worth it because we care about the show—we care about each other and we wanted to make it work. But if people don’t know that the show even exists, they’re not going to watch it.

Why do you feel they weren’t behind the show?
I have no idea. We wanted the same thing. We did the pilot, and when we saw the pilot, we were all so proud of it, and we really thought we had made something special. We’re a really talented group, and most of us have been working for a long time and have really good projects under our belts, and I just don’t understand why they would do this.

How do you feel about the CW’s decision not to air the five other episodes you’ve already filmed?
It’s a slap in the face! It’s almost like we were part of this family and now suddenly we’re dropped. I couldn’t even call the CW because they probably have my number on their caller ID and they’re like, 'no don’t pick up, don’t pick up.' It’s crazy. And oh my God, episodes three, four and five were going to be amazing. That’s what really sucks. You’ve got to have time to let a show get its legs and find an audience, especially when they’re putting zero dollars into advertising. And we were slowly going in that direction. Everyday I was getting emails from Japan and Brazil and the U.K from people who were buying the show on iTunes and were going nuts over it. And if they had just given it more time to really catch a fan base I think it could’ve been huge for the CW. I really think they missed out, and I really think they’re missing out on a huge opportunity for themselves.

And now they’re going to be airing Melrose Place in your place…
It’s hard because I don’t want to sound ungrateful for everything they have done for us, but I think especially since this happened Friday—it’s really hard for me not to be angry. I really don’t want to upset [CW President] Dawn Ostroff, because she is a really cool lady. I just don’t understand how they could do this.

Do you know how Executive Producer Ashton Kutcher feels about it?
I think he’s just as disappointed as all of us. This had his name on it, and it was his first scripted series. I don’t understand how they’ve given so many shows in the past a chance, and not ours. I mean why ours? Why us? It blows my mind. The saddest part for all of us is that we became friends beyond the show, and so we are sad that we don’t get to go into work everyday and have fun together. And honestly, we wanted people to just love the show. Everyday we came into work with a mission to do the best possible work we could do, and we did our jobs. It sucks that nobody can even see that. No one will even see the really cool things we did.

Do you have a message for the fans of the show that are devastated by this news?
Everyone that supported us—I know there’s a lot of people on Twitter who are really serious, and there’s a petition that has 8,000 signatures now—thank you so much for watching the show and for caring and believing in us. We really appreciate the fans and we are really thankful.

*This is the best bit....

Do you know what your next project will be?

Are you kidding me? [Laughs]. We thought we were going to be here until December. Literally we packed up our lives from Los Angeles to New York. I spent two months and thousands of dollars without a paycheck moving to NY. And now they just say, 'oh, peace, you’re done?' We all signed 6 month leases, and now we all have to figure out how to get out of our leases, and I have to figure out how to get all my furniture back. I don’t know what to do with this NY furniture. We’re kind of stranded.


Sunday, September 27, 2009

look of the day: mary-kate


Marc Jacobs. I love them!!!


H&M trench, WhiteConverse,Shorts Mango jeans, Rayban vintage sunglasses.

How couldn´t I be in love with this pair of perfect shoes?! Marc Jacobs
it´s been giving us some of the best shoes and everything
for many seasons. At the right moment
I tried on these big ones, I knew they were for me.
Aren´t beautiful shoes the best thing a woman can buy?
It feels so right, and also right when suddenly becoming half feet taller in them.
I love so much big heels!
I had to walk all day, but at least I used my converse´s, another right buy, I hope they
don´t get more black than white too soon.


PS. I had a big and difficult exam yesterday, I mean difficult..( reason I couldn´t post more this week) Well, I hope I `ll get it great. wish me luck!
Thanks so much readers!

TBL cancelled

In the middle of filming episode 7 on friday we were told that 'The Beautiful Life' had to be shut down and that The CW were canceling the show.

I think all of us (and I'm talking about everyone- not just cast) are sad that something we invested our time, effort and talent into was thrown away so abruptly by the network but the reality is the ratings were VERY low. Nobody knew this show was even on. The advertising campaign for TBL was small to non existent.

We were the last pick up of the season and that's just the way it goes sometimes. The CW had Melrose Place and Vampire Diaries and had already allocated the publicity budget to those shows. We were on after Top Model and we had the draw of Mischa. They never had any plans to advertise us. I guess we were an experiment to see if ratings can fall out of the air...... um, they cant.

Now I'm sure lots of other factors contributed to the cancelation but all I can tell you is what I know and my opinion. I think 'The Beautiful Life' was an amazing idea and it really did have all the elements to be a great show but it just never got to realize it's full potential.

I had a great time working with everyone anyway.

Onwards and upwards. Worse things happen at sea. One door closes, another one opens..... and all the rest of those sayings ;)

I've found that looking at theses shoes makes everything better.

Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte, Spring 2010. Sickness.

P.S Some very sweet person started a petition.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Caillianne's Top Twelve- September 24, 2009

Samantha and I are celebrating our 99th Look/Outfit on the Blog! We have almost hit 100!!! YAY! We went through our favourite looks on the blog today and picked our top 12 looks! I thought it would be fun to draw our favourite outfits and put the photographs underneath them! xox Beckerman girls

Samantha's Top Twelve- September 24, 2009

Caillianne drew me! Aren't I cute?

mary-kate and ashley: another magazine f/w 09

mary-kate at the Burberry After Party

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Samantha- Richard Avendon for Versace + Colorful Flowers

Shirt- Etro From Etro Store in NYC
Skirt- Leather skirt from H&M Store in Toronto
Shoes- Prada satin pumps from Holt Renfrew in Toronto
Turban- Prada yellow turban headband from Prada Store in Toronto
Sunglasses- Chanel sunglasses from Jeffrey's in NYC
Bag- Marc Jacobs from Super Saturday in the Hamptons in NYC
Charm on Bag- Tracey Feith from Tracey Feith store in the Hamptons in NYC
Belt- Vintage from a Vintage store in South Hampton in NYC borrowed from Caillianne
Necklace- Vintage chain from Kensington Market in Toronto

The Look: Richard Avedon for Versace + Colorful Flowers

Fun Fact: I just got this skirt from H&M on the weekend and it was 50% off!!! YAY!