31 January 2013

Sisters down to visit

How is everyone's Thursday? Today was some crazy weather, on my way to class this morning I felt like I was going to get blown off my feet aha. My sister, Caitlin came up to visit me for the weekend. We are going to get some shopping done, and celebrate as she finished her exams yesterday.
Now we are just hanging back at res, and she so nicely brought down the recent seventeen to read.

28 January 2013

Best Dressed SAG 2013

Did you all get a chance to watch last nights SAG awards? I unfortunately did not get a chance, however I never miss an opportunity to look at red carpet re caps. Here are my best dressed of the night.
 Naomi Watts in a stunning, and sparkly Marchesa strapless mermaid gown. She paired it with a fresh face and a deep pink lip with a loose wave and a deep side part. Julie Bowen was brave going for a bold, leather gown with shoulder detail by Johanna Johnson.
Nina Dobrev, the canadian beaut' looked very colourful in her pink Elie Saab gown. A simple and more classic look was spiced up with the lace cutouts on the sides and back. Amanda Seyfried wore a Zac Posen mermaid gown, in a royal blue. Her gown was sporting a large ruffle on the bottom, a big runway trend for Spring/Summer 2013.

Who did you think was best dressed last night?


27 January 2013

Bedroom Ideas!

Hey everyone! Since Courtney and I have been looking at apartments for next year for school, I decided to look at different bedroom ideas. Personally, I love neutrals and pastel walls with simple accents. White walls are my favourite because they automatically make the room look larger. I like having different textured blankets and pillows to add dimension to your bed. Having a mirror in your room will also make your room look bigger. I like the mirrors with a large frame, it adds character to them.I really enjoy all of these bedrooms.


25 January 2013

Chunky Chain Runway Look

The chunky chain necklace was a popular accessory on the spring/summer 2013 ready to wear runway. Designers like Versus and DSquared (as seen below) styled this look differently. 
This look is accesible in a variety of styles and colours at both designer and department pricing. Heavy gauge chains are used in both choker and longer style necklaces. All with a twist, dipped in paint, plastic, coloured and a leather like finish using matte or rubber coating.
1. Aldo Accessories // $20
2. Primark
3. Tory Burch // $285
5. Tory Burch // $225

happy friday everyone!

24 January 2013

Elie Saab Spring/Summer 2013 Couture Collection

Elie  Saab's Spring/ Summer 2013 couture collection was absolutely stunning. The use of lace embroidery brought all his pieces together and rhinestone embellishment added sparkle to many of his pieces.

The classic silhouettes in the collection, will make them a sure to see on the red carpet in the future. As well as the variety of colour with pure white, lavender and black.

Take a look for yourself!

all photos from vogue 

What do you think of the collection shown this week?

Also you can now follow us on twitter @crossthecatwalk

22 January 2013

The Perfect Camera Bag

Anyone that has a camera knows how difficult it is to keep it safe when you take it out. I mean dragging around an awfully large camera bag just does not make sense, nor does it flatter any outfit choice!

I was doing a bit of searching today and actually came across some great bags from canvas to leather that makes protecting your camera as easy as snapping a picture.

The Bowery // $119

The Palma // $319

Riva Bag // $149

The Bossi Bag // $159

(this way you can add them to your favourite purse)

Now we have no excuse to not bring our camera everywhere we go, with so much choice it will be difficult to choose just one bag.


19 January 2013

Snow in London!

Hey everyone! It's been snowing in England! It feels like home, although there isn't any snow back in Toronto! Its really pretty here! One thing that I find hilarious is that parts of England shuts down when it begins to snow! It becomes a snow day! Some people use umbrella's to protect them from the snow! I found this strange yet inventive! 

Larissa Xx

18 January 2013


Todays outfit is simple. My fav jeans (J brand Pencil leg) , brown belt (the Gap), a thin knit sweater (aritzia) and a rose gold and black necklace (Aldo).

I thought I would add a goofy picture of me bundled up to go to the mall. Im on the hunt for some black ankle boots under $50, lets see if I can find a pair!

Happy Friday!

17 January 2013

Canary Islands

Hey everyone!

Last weekend Courtney, Lexie and I went to Tenerife in the Canary Islands. It is beautiful! The views are incredible. It was a really good way to spend a weekend to relax.

This is the view from our hotel! They have a lake that you can go kayaking and canoeing on!

The beach across the street of our hotel. The beach didn't have any sand, it consisted of large pebble!
We decided to do some tanning on the rocks! It was really nice view!
On our last day in Tenerife we decided to explore the island. We visited Playas de las Americas. In this town, there were restaurants, shops and a beach. We went to a Japanese restaurant for lunch, then decided to go the beach one last time!

Larissa Xx

12 January 2013

outfit of the day


Today I am wearing an oversized plaid shirt I got from Zara's store sale yesterday, if there is a store near you I suggest checking it out to get some great deals! I paired it with my J brand jeans cuffed and my ankle boots.

I am off with my roomies today to look at some possible houses for next year which is exciting!

Happy Saturday 


10 January 2013

cuppa' tea

Is it just me or does anyone else love a good cup of tea? As I cannot drink coffee I love to try new tea flavours as there are so many different and interesting combinations. A great tea shoppe near me is Davids Tea

For christmas I got a few different types of loose tea; earl grey (as seen above), karpe tea, glitter and gold (my all time favourite as it makes a glittery drink) and pink flamingo. 

If you haven't tried the endless possibilities of loose tea you should!


9 January 2013

Photo Effects

Hey everyone!

I found this website to edit some of my pictures, it's called pixlr.com. This website has a variety of overlays, borders and many more things to do improve your picture!

I can't wait to go away for the weekend!
Larissa Xx

8 January 2013


Hey everyone! 

Sorry for not posting on the blog for a while! I've been really busy spending time with my family! I am back for school in England! I had gone into london a few days ago and bought a pair of green sequin hotpants from H&M! they were on sale which was even better! I plan on wearing them on St. Patty's day while in Dublin!

I made some hot chocolate tonight because it reminds me of home as I am a bit homesick already! I am using a mug that Ilona had given to me for Christmas! I love how there is chalkboard paint on it and I can write what I feel on it! 

This weekend a few friends and I are going to the Canary Islands! I cannot wait to feel the sun and be in warm temperature! 

Larissa Xx

4 January 2013

Crazy fashion creations

Hey, how is everyone's new year going.

I have recently stumbled upon some bizarre and creative fashion accessories I thought would be fun to share.

Celine's Barefoot Shoe I found while looking at the recent copy of Flare

Cynthia Rowley's Flask Bangle, perfect for any night out! Easy to fill and add to any outfit for $225.

A skirt that transforms into the perfect coffee table by Hussain Chayalan. Short of space isn't a problem for this piece of furniture!

Hope you are all keeping safe and well.



1 January 2013

Happy new year

Hope you all had a great night!
Here's a couple pictures of our new year festivities!
Larissa and Ilona xxx