Monday, October 13, 2008


So I think this video basically says it all. I proves that Gareth Pugh is a dedicated reader of I told you soo. What else could explain his latest collection? The freaky collars that the queen of hearts from Alice in wonderland would love, and the black & white tights that are even better then their Chanel counter part. I feel like I should ask Gareth for some recognition but I think I will let it go. Making him an I told you soo is good enough.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008


   Have you ever been in one of those situations where you can't decide if that guy at the bar has the good looks of a girl or that girl  at the bar has the sharp masculine features of a man, but either way he/she is really hot.  Well that confused feeling is nothing to worry about now, because it seems to be a trend. Bowie really holds I told you soo rights on this one. After all, women and men have been confused by him for quiet some time now. He pulls off the makeup so well. Agyness Dean even seems to be taking some cues from him. She totally resembles 1980's David Bowie. However if your not brave enough to chop off all your hair and start getting mistaken as a guy for fashion's sake maybe it's easier to go route of dressing the part. Rag & Bone's Spring 2009 collection has great suits that will make you resemble some very fashionable men. Coco Rocha's blue suit practically makes her Mark Ronson's twin while still maintaining her supermodel femininity. This means more clothing options for everyone .... maybe even some more men in skirts. 

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Thursday, September 18, 2008


So according to Harlequin Patterns are in. I can't say that I have anything remotely close to harlequin patterns in my closet. Lots of flower patterns, some paisley an animal print here or there, but nothing that would make me resemble a mime or one of the characters from Alice in Wonderland. However there is one small little bit of this trend that I am totally excited about 2 tone tights. I saw a girl wearing them last winter (she made them herself by cutting off the one leg of two different colour tights, cool idea but I feel like bathroom visits might get a little tricky.) This girl definitely has I told you soo rights because these two toned tights are everywhere.  Chanel has an amazing pair but, if you can spend hundreds of dollars on your tights because you will probably rip them you can get a similar look from AA for way less. There are also some pretty cool harlequin inspired accessories out there. The key though is not going over the top or you will look like a drama camp kid but, older and sadder.

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Thursday, September 11, 2008


First it was black then navy and trust me the new nail colour this fall will be grey. It's seriously hard to find, even finding images of people wearing this colour was difficult, but just trust me it's in. NYT just published an article on the importance of nails apparently the feet and hands are now just as important as the face.  I definitely saw some grey nails in the slide show that goes along with this article. So if you can't find any grey nail polish but are dying to wear it before everyone else so you can tell them "I told you so". There are a couple options. 

1. Frantically search it out on E-bay you can seriously buy anything on E-Bay.

2. Why not put your old black nail polish to good use mix it with some white and voila instant grey.

3. Use a grey paint marker. Sounds weird yes but it will totally work and it's way easier to apply than normal nail polish.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


I've never got those people who go sock-less in the middle of winter in order to wear their favourite pair of pumps. I'm a huge advocate of socks with pumps. It's so hot, figuratively and literally (No more frost bite!). And it gives you a chance to put those weird socks you've got for years from your great aunt to use. If I can't tell you so, let Scott Schuman do it. He spotted all these ladies looking great in their socks at NY Fashion Week.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Disney has really always been on the ball when it comes to trends. Look at Lindsay they knew she would be big ever since the parent trap days. Since most of my child hood was spent watching the great Disney movies not any of the weird ones that come out now-a-days (who and what are Lilo & Stitch), I feel like the movies have influenced my look. That mickey mouse ear look was definitely a mistake however. I'm so happy that Marc finally caught on to this hidden style maven and is telling everyone soo in his Spring 2009 collection. It's soo Mary Poppins. So get ready to wear lots of crazy floor length dresses, great crazy and hats and sweep the odd chimney or two.

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Friday, August 29, 2008


3.1 Philip Lim 


Ever since 1986 and the first showing of Labyrinth I've loved thick eyebrows. Jennifer Connelly's acting wouldn't have been nearly as good in that movie if she didn't have those expressive eyebrows of hers and Bjrok wouldn't seem nearly as crazy without hers. It's like eyebrows emphasize any emotion your trying to express. Even famously expressionless models seem to have a little bit more emotion in their faces (they could just be smiling with their eyes though...tyra has taught them well.) So if you weren't blessed with rocking eyebrows I would rush out and buy an eyebrow pencil stat or go on E-bay and try and search for some of Connelly's pluckings. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


I can just picture Carrie Fisher  laughing and muttering I told you so as she watches herself  in Star Wars being shown on TBS (way too many times in one month). The Princess Laya braids that once were only worn to impress nerd boys are all over the place, and they look awesome.  Even politicians are noticing the trend. Yullia Tymoshenko knows the power of the braid, you know she was the most popular girl in her class because she was always rocking cool hairstyles and maybe even styling the hair of a select friend or two. I bet she used the same tactics (good looks & favours) to win the election. If you don't know how to braid I would learn ASAP, apparently even LC braids her own hair. 

Monday, August 25, 2008


I am  a huge fan of overpriced magazines. For some reason paying $14 for a magazine gives me a little adrenalin rush. British Vogue at $10.95 a pop always seems to be a bit better then it's American counter part that sells for a mere $4.95. When I travel suddenly a cheap magazine seems exotic and cool because of it's exaggerated price tag. Nylon might be easy to come by here, but is quite the find in Italy. The $10-$20 price bracket isn't getting me going these days however. Thank god then for Visionaire, whose issues are super pricey and  like little art pieces. This magazine (if you can even call it that) totally pulled an i told you soo, they are selling their issues for as much as $750. So no more free magazines ( ie. Vice), I think the old saying how good can the milk be if the cow is selling it for free really applies. $750 milk tastes allot better then the free stuff. 

Sunday, August 24, 2008


I never really understood the idea of the "boyfriend jean". Who wants to wear those ugly wide leg things with indistinguishable stain on them. Most importantly should you and your boyfriend really be able to fit into each others clothing? That said the pleated trouser pant that might have been worn by one of your physics teachers, is the new "boyfriend pant" (not that you would have ever dated the physics teacher.) I won't say I told you so, but if the physics teacher was here I'm sure he/she would site some mathematical equation about everything returning to it's original state which basically means it's coming back into style.

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Saturday, August 23, 2008


Did you ever feel like you hit your peak at 15? Well apparently you should because teen's are the new 20 somethings. Miley and Zac are the new Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle except they're actually in highschool. So even though I probably told you so in highschool, that 15 would be the best year of your life, if you are looking to get back to your youth here are a few suggestions:

1. Get a really obvious fake id (Not getting let into a bar is the ultimate way to look young. Cross your fingers you get IDed.)

2.Know all the lyrics to Highschool Musical 

3.Start riding your bike or better yet get your mum and dad to pick you up

Friday, August 22, 2008


Maybe they remind me of my youth, after all no school uniform is complete without one, but cardigans are definitely a staple this fall. Mr. Rogers loved them and I told you so should you. Cardigans make everything warmer and every outfit a little more work appropriate. An over-sized cardigan with some pretty tights and hot shoes and nothing else can still make a super sexy outfit. 

Hanging out with your (FAMOUS) MUM

I think this has always been a trend. However it seems like more, and more, people are taking advantage of their famous parent's status. There is no better way to get on the red carpet (with Demi) or get invited to a fashion show (with Anna) then going with your famous parent. That said, famous parents seem hard to come by these days. I think Angelina but be looking for a new adpotie though, so there is still hope.


What's better then pants attached a top, Nothing. Coco thinks so too, and I trust everything she does. So does Topshop, they  have a bunch of cute ones but they use the british lingo and call them
Playsuits. Playsuits are appropriate for every occasion in my opinion. Black for the office or colourful and sparkely for going out.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Justin Bobby who?

He's back and soo much hotter. Everyone said Justin Bobby (of the Hills), looked like a dirty rat and not in a good way. Well I think some people could see through his main to the beauty within (the hair). He's cut the main and I told you so he's a keeper. To bad for Audrina. 

50 cent says take your VITAMIN WATER

So Canada has always been a bit behind when it comes to getting the latest energy drinks. Remember the wait for
Redbull. So you can imagine how excited I was when I spotted a Vitamin Water vending machine at Walmart (don't ask me why I was there.) Vitamin water is like a miracle healing tool, it will cure even the stronger hang over. Be careful though because it's not really water, like one may think, it actually has a bunch of calories.