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    I love Springwise

    this year’s top100 fashion & beauty ideas We’re deviating from our regular schedule to bring you the best new business ideas we’ve spotted over the last 12 months—smart concepts that will continue to provide entrepreneurs with plenty of opportunities in 2009. Next up: our 10 favourite fashion & beauty ideas, each of which taps into a current consumer trend: Yakkay — Stylish helmets for urban cyclists Transitional Sizes — Clothing rental for size-changing dieters Catwalk Genius — Adopt-a-designer program for crowdfunded fashion Sneakart — Customizing sneakers with removable stickers Stitsh — Click to buy: fashion blog is a street version of shopping mags Keds & Zazzle — Design your own…

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    Oriental Mix

    Living here in Toronto, sometimes I get so wrapped in US Weekly, YBF and theSuperficial that I forget I am Chinese! My mom is from futuristic and affluent island Hong Kong (hello fashion capital!) and my dad is from the arts and culture hub of Shanghai (hello Vegas of China). There is no denying that the influences of Hollywood and BET shape fashion trends and define the street style here in Toronto – but there is a whole entire nation pushing fashion forward – Asia! I found some famous Japanese pop stars by a quick Google search and realize that supercute + sexy = lethal! I am lucky because I…

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    Pretty much flawless

    I have 2 personalities, glossyvonne and yvonne. One is blonde and fun and the other is a brunette and kinda studious. 🙂 I am yvonne for 2009 until further notice. Biked to Sephora today on Bloor and wanted to find a nice matte flawless foundation to match my new hue, and after playing around for hours, I was debating the new multishade makeupforever liquid foundation or the smashbox high def one. Then the Laura Geller phenomenal foundation one caught my eye! Cool bottle that swivels shut and keeps the foundation fresh, a nice pump system that works well for me – so it’s amazing! Pretty, sheer-medium coverage and minimal transfer.…

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    The Spirit

    I really like going to watch movies with bad reviews – probably because I laugh at parts that nobody else do… let’s see what this ones all about! Loved it, knew i would – eff rotten tomato reviews, i should start my own ketchup reviews haha.. anyway… my favourite line was ‘why does it smell so dental’! Love the over the top dialogue, creative and artistic scenes, the red knife, the femme fatale roles and the eye shadow on Samuel L Jackson

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    Say it Right

    Louis Vuitton Shanghai Found a cool little guide on chicspy on how to pronounce all those lux brands you love: Abaeté: Ah-bye-ah-tay Alejandro Ingelmo: Allay-handro In-gel-mo Andrew Gn: Andrew Jen (rhymes with “ten”) Andy Thê-Anh: An-dee Tay-Ann Anya Hindmarch: Ahn-ya Heind-march Arthur Mendonça: Ar-thur Men-doe-sa Badgley Mischka: Badge-lee Meesh-ka Balmain: Bal-mah Bottega Veneta: Bo-tega Ven-e-ta Bulgari: Ball-gah-ree Burberry Prorsum: Bur-bur-ree Pror-some Carolina Herrera: Caro-leena Hair-era Cesare Paciotti: Che-sah-ray Pah-cho-tee Chaiken: Chay-ken Christian Lacroix: La-Kwa Christian Louboutin: Loo-boo-tin (“tin” rhymes with the French word “vin”) Diane von Furstenberg: Fur-sten-berg (pronounced as spelled) Dries Van Noten: Drees Van Know-ten Ermenegildo Zegna: Er-men-a-geel-do Zen-ya Etienne Aigner: Eh-tee-yen On-yay Gareth Pugh: Gareth Pew Giles…

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    Popcorn

    Microwave popcorn, movie popcorns, and now – super gourmet 479* popcorn from California. With flavors like Vietnamese Cinnamon Sugar, Black Truffle & White Cheddar and Chipotle Caramel + Almonds… you will make sure every single one you throw in the air lands in your mouth! Organic, fancy and totally necessary! Send me some!