Monday Muse: Fearne Cotton

Photos: Zimbio

Fearne Cotton is currently tops on my list of style muses. I’ve blogged about this beauty before but I couldn’t resist calling her out once again for her most recent fabulous outfits. The British belle who presents BBC Radio 1‘s weekday mid-morning programme is photographed daily as she walks to work and enters the studio. Her street style constantly impresses me and I find myself regularly dying over her amazing ensembles, which are put together and accessorized to perfection.

I dream of hijacking Fearne’s closet. It’s true.

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Spring Sneak Peek: Replay SS11

I’m currently freezing my buns off in Edmonton, Alberta. It’s about minus thirty with the wind chill today, and despite my warm, down-filled puffy DC Masella jacket, I’m still a complete baby in these chilly temperatures.

So I’m sure you can imagine how quickly the sight of these ads for Replay’s Spring Summer 2011 collection sent me into a dream-like state (amid my shivers). Almost instantly I began fantasizing about sunshine-y summer days at the beach, wearing beautiful clothes, running around amusement parks with the cool kids, and chilling in the back yard with bare feet.

I’m so, so in love with the entire photo shoot for this ad campaign. I’m really digging the vibe of this italian denim line’s recent collection. I want it all.

Photos courtesy of Replay

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Christmas time is, without a doubt, one of my favourite times of the year. With the holiday season often comes an endless list of social engagements and parties to attend. One of the many things I totally love about this time of year is choosing great outfits to wear at all the fun events. And if you know me, you know that I don’t like to ever be photographed in the same outfit twice. Apparently I think I’m Paris Hilton. I don’t know what my problem is…it’s a weird thing I have. Yes, I realize nobody else cares, but it bugs me.

I love experimenting with my look and trying something different; from that little red dress to the big snuggle up with jacket, scarf, mittens and wooly hat. Now’s the time for  faux fur, beading, ruffles, sequins, cozy sweaters, plaid and flannels and even velvet. I heart the holiday season.

Christmas is a time when one can get away wearing something bright or against the grain (you can even bust out a Santa hat and look adorable!) So I encourage you all to have fun and express the colourful you during this festive season!

**Photos in this entry are not property of Work in Progress. They have been taken from various websites. If your photo has not been credited and you would like it to be, please e-mail me.**

Style Crush: Whitney Port

Whitney Port is still one of my favourite babes on the block. I think she’s absolutely adorable, and even when she goes for a quirkier, offbeat look- I usually dig it. I may not be part of the majority with this one, but I’m truly sad to hear that The City will not be returning to MTV. I recently re-watched all the old episodes back to back on the MTV website and remembered exactly why I fell in love with the show in the first place. Unlike some of the more ridiculous “reality” television shows currently on the air *cough*Jersey Shore*cough, I really enjoyed my weekly half hour look at Whitney’s life. I found following her on her journey to build a career in the fashion industry interesting. Plus, I spend a lot of time wishing I lived in New York. I got to live vicariously through Whitney when she did. I hope LC‘s new show will fill the fashion industry void to some degree… and I suppose I still have Kell on Earth and The Rachel Zoe Project to get me through. I just liked that The City was following a young and relatively unestablished girl trying to make her way. Cutrone and Zoe are veteran pros; fun to watch as well, but for different reasons.

Thank God the paps don’t leave Whitney alone, or how would I ever get my style fix? I stalk Zimbio regularly to see what she’s been wearing. Let’s face it, my Tumblr page would certainly suffer without endless photos of Whit coming in. I’m very happy that she’s become quite the little blogger over on her site too. I enjoy reading her little notes and looking at her personal photos.

Photos via: Zimbio

C’est Magique!

I love the look of curls and waves, but I’d never been very handy with a curling iron when it came to doing my own hair. My friend Jenna is the master of creating  my favourite look, or what we call “The Britney.” (For the record, we named this look back when Brit had enviable locks. It was long before the girl shaved her head or had a nappy mane of horrendous extensions). Getting back to the point,  I’d never been talented enough to achieve the look I loved on my own. Until now…

Enter the solution to all of my wavy  hair woes: the Infiniti by Conair You Curl. It’s a tourmaline ceramic styler  with a unique, clamp-free design and a cone-shaped barrel. It creates the soft, less structured curls that I love. No more clamping down on my hair! All you do is wrap some strands around the barrel, hold for a few seconds and then release. Voila! Curls! I gave it a trial run last night and I was pleasantly surprised. Not only is it super easy to use, but the style stayed in all night- no droopy curls, no sections falling out before I was ready to go home. (This is almost unheard of with a mane as thick and heavy as mine!)

Of course, when you’re talking styling, excellent product is also key. One of my favourite products to assist in achieving this look is Bumble and bumble’s Spray de Mode. It’s a totally light and flexible spray. It gives you the hold you desire, while still being very workable. No crunchy locks with this one- just bouncy curls, leaving your hair soft and shiny; just the way you want it.

I couldn’t be happier to have found this little gem of an iron just in time for all the Holiday parties. Two thumbs up for the Infiniti by Conair You Curl.