And The Oscar Goes To...

Oscar Season is exciting... catching up on the year's greatest movies, film-themed parties, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and critiquing celebs' outfits. In honour of this very special occasion, etched in tin brings to you a roundup of the best of The Oscars 2011.

As always, Sandra Bullock looked fantastic! Want hair like hers? The Gloss shows you how.

Helena Bonham Carter... gorgeous, creative, flawless, etc. Admire her fashion sense? Absolutely.

If you haven't seen all of the nominated films yet, it's not too late! Get thee to a Blockbuster or Netflix, make some awesome snacks and enjoy.

Which of Anne Hathaway's dresses did you like best?

Genderbending is becoming mainstream... I love it! Check out the hosts, Anne Hathaway and James Franco's outfits.

I'm such a fan of Reese Witherspoon's look: very 1960s Barbie, in the best way possible.

And the Oscar goes to.... A list of all the winners.

How did you celebrate Oscar night?

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

20 February marks the beginning of Eating Disorders Awareness week. These disorders, including Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Control Disorder and EDNOS are incredibly dangerous and misunderstood, so awareness is precisely what we need.

For more information, click here & visit Canada's National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) or here & visit USA's National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA).

Past, Present, Future...

I find myself thinking quite a lot about last October, lately. Perhaps it's a romanticized, oft-dreamed-about version, but nonetheless... Last October was magical.

I spent time in one of my favourite cities (Montreal), experienced the most incredible show I have ever been to (Emilie Autumn!!) and was the mad girl I am today, albeit a slightly more emotionally healthy (I like to think so, anyway) and less huge (by that, I mean a size 14-ish rather than a size 18-ish, which feels like a big difference). I was also attending school and excelling there more frequently than I am now. Much more frequently.

Then again!!....

This month (February) has been pretty great too:

Last year I hated my body, and this year I'm learning to love it, even though it's bigger. My anti-depressants and anti-anxiety pills are finally working. I'm poly, out-and-proud. I have an amazing girlfriend and a wonderful boyfriend. Even though my friends and I don't spend much time together, when we do, words can't describe how ecstatic I am. I have discovered the brilliance of red velvet cupcakes, champagne and listening to opera while enjoying a bubble bath.

If I keep this up (with some help of course <3)  and recreate last October, maybe things will be better than the present and even better than before....

Here's hoping.      xo
I apologize for the recent lull in posts, ladies... Starting tomorrow that will change :)


Music Monday 7.2.2011

Before she was an infamous meat-wearing, McQueen-adoring, 'Bad Romance'-singing sensation, Lady Gaga wrote dozens of songs, including this gem. Fun fact: 'Fashion' was featured in the film Confessions of a Shopaholic before anyone knew who this blonde was or the pop culture phenom she would become.

What's your favourite Gaga song?

Vacation Information From Toronto's Ultimate Travel Show

Last week, I went to Toronto's Ultimate Travel Show. I learned a lot about various locales I'm dying to visit. Most excitingly, though, I was inspired to examine the healing potential of a trip, whether it's halfway across the world or a jaunt downtown. Check out my post on The Selectively Silent Child + let me know what you thought of the show!
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