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the it lists – fashion & lifestyle blog | July 28, 2015

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July “it” Girl – Irene Kim

July 22, 2015 |

tumblr_nhgx96USAs1rcoad1o1_1280Irene Kim, social media star and Korean-TV personality, can now add to her accolades: global beauty contributor for Estee Lauder.

She joins Kendall Jenner on the Estee Lauder team of “instagirls” who have become beauty giants from their Instagram antics. Which isn’t surprising given her instantly-recognizable (and ever-changing) neon-tresses, porcelain skin, and head-turning outfits.

Irene carries the knickname of “hurricane Irene” that she’s been given in South Korea because of the frenzy she creates with her colourful personality and style. It doesn’t hurt she has a troupe of K-pop friends involved in her adventures.

Raised in Seattle and South Korea, the former Fashion Institute of Technology student turned It girl now stars in not one but two fashion and beauty television shows (in English and Korean): Mnet America’s K-style and South Korea’s Style Live.

She’s easily become one of the most sought-out girls to photograph for street style photographers. However, her street style star cred will have to compete with her appearances on the runway at Soul Fashion week and front row at NY Fashion Week.

This It Girl has a huge heart, a cramped closet, and unicorn hair. We respect all of those!irene-kim-getty

Instagram: @ireneisgood





Me-Ow! Glitter Cat Eye Sunglasses

July 14, 2015 |

ME-OW! Miu Miu‘s collection of statement eye wear is fantastic. Inspired by 1940’s film noir, the glasses have gorgeous glitter acetate frames in a distinctive cat eyes. And I love the pairing with the understated brown lenses so they’re not too flashy.

Warning. Don’t fall too deep in love because these purr-fect shades are hard to find. Found a few here!

Beach Bling – Metallic Temporary Tattoos

July 9, 2015 |

Ready for a summer fling with a gold or silver tattoo?

Beach bling for sun worshippers is exactly what Flash Tattoos delivers. Jewelery inspired temporary tattoos in metallics compliment the rich glow of a tan.Screen Shot 2015-07-08 at 3.08.28 PM Screen Shot 2015-07-08 at 3.10.46 PM

Each package contains a collection of tattoos ranging from rings, knuckle tattoos, arm bands, chokers, long chains, and more. Rihanna collaborated with designer, Jacquie Aiche, to create her own line of Flash Tattoos.

Even with exposure to sun and water Flash Tattoos will remain for 4 to 6 days as long as you go easy on the soaps, lotions or sunscreens.

If they haven’t already started flooding your Instagram, just wait, they will!

P.S. In Toronto you can score some at Over the Rainbow.

Rethink at the Races x Woodbine

July 6, 2015 |

IMG_7357The perfect way to wrap Canada Day (Week) was spending Sunday with the ponies and pretty people at Woodbine Racetrack’s 156th Queen’s Plate. My partners in glam were Casie Stewart, Marcella Baric, and (far right) Carla Catherwood.

IMG_7343Rethink Breast Cancer hosted us at their #RethinkattheRaces tent, where their “Black Beauty & White Rose” garden party was the hot spot for the hippest of Toronto’s horsy set.

We walked the pink carpet with ladies in fascinators and dapper dudes in bow ties to an oasis of – betting, bubbles, the Ten Spot Beauty Bar, Flare Magazine, and Yellow Tail’s sangria (which required much watching out for the white); and I got the silent auction going (sorry, J-bird, I didn’t manage to score the One Direction tix). Read More

Spring Clean 2015 – New Tunes

June 30, 2015 |

spring clean 2015 picMy #SPRINGCLEAN 2015 #playlist “Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life!”

First Toronto said this is the worst winter in years, now I keep hearing that about this summer. So I thought I’d share the playlist I made this past spring to do a reboot and wish for some hot weather.

This annual playlist is a collection of fave new tunes making me shake & wiggle around the house, do a little ‘spring’ cleaning, BBQ or roadtrip.

She Is Back! The It Lists Returns

June 23, 2015 |

Screen Shot 2015-06-30 at 4.11.22 PMDid you miss me? I missed you.

This last year has been a hard journey – I closed my company, switched careers, left most of my friends, and moved across the country to change up life to work in the world of comic con (pop culture conventions – you know like what Entourage’s Drama does with his Viking Quest character).

As much as it’s my passion blogging about fashion, trends and all things “it” – it’s not as easy as you think. For over eight years I shared with you weekly, but with the crazy, crazy demands of a crazy job it just became too much.

Fast forward through the fun, wacky and bizarre (I’ve got some great tales from the Green Room), and sadly those became over shadowed by some crappy bosses & work I wouldn’t wish on anyone. And I realized I was missing out on a lot of life and why I made Toronto my new home.

So today all the paperwork is done #WINNING and it’s time to start enjoying Toronto. Ready to follow my next adventures?!

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