Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Christian Louboutin's New Short Film - La Répétition

I saw this on Facebook today and became completely obsessed with it. Christian Louboutin has teamed up with Dance Choreographer Blanca Li to present his Fall 2016 Collection in a Short Film inspired by A Chorus Line. On top of the Short Film there is also a Lookbook taken by René Habermacher that showcases his Fall 2016 Collection in action, well frozen action.

Poached Eggs + Asparagus + Lemon Vinaigrette

Over the past couple of months I have really started to enjoy cooking and experimenting with new recipes, which I'm sure you've noticed with my last couple of Blog Posts plus on Social Media. I am all about quick healthy meals that don't compromise flavour, honestly you don't have to sacrifice sauces and dressings, just make them yourself, that way you know exactly what's going into them! This meal is the perfect lunch or light dinner and you literally need less than 10 ingredients (in which at least half you probably already have in your kitchen) and 15 minutes, who doesn't love that. Check out the Ingredients and Directions below:

Ingredients (2 Servings)
1) Asparagus - 1 bunch
2) Eggs - 4 Eggs
 3) Olive Oil - 1 tbsp
4) Garlic - 2 Cloves Minced
5) Hot Sauce - Optional
1) Lemon Juice - 2 tsp
2) Olive Oil - 4 tsp
3) Dijon Mustard - 1/4 tsp

1) Saute Asparagus in Olive Oil and Garlic - Approx 10 minutes
2) Boil Water and Poach Eggs - 5 minutes
3) Whisk together Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, and Dijon
4) Plate Asparagus, place Eggs on-top, lightly drizzle Lemon Sauce over everything, and add Hot Sauce, if desired, on-top of Eggs.
5) Voila! ENJOY :)

Thursday, May 26, 2016

What's for Dinner Tonight - Stuffed Salmon

I am a huge Fish lover and tend to eat it 2 - 3 times a week, but after a while it can become boring and repetitive, which makes me start wanting to eat out more or reach for something unhealthy. After spending hours on Pinterest trying to find ways to spice up my Fish Fillets, I pulled ingredients from 3 different recipes and my Stuffed Salmon was born! Now I have a uber-delicious meal that is super easy to make and takes approximately 45 minutes to prep and cook.

Ingredients (2 Servings)
Salmon Fillet - 4 Oz (X2)
Spinach -3 Cups
Basil - 1 Cup
Sun Dried Tomatoes - 1/3 Cup
Feta (Cubed) - 1/2 Cup
Garlic (Minced) - 2 Cloves
Olive Oil  - 1 Tbsp

1) Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
2) In a heated pan mix Olive Oil, Garlic, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Spinach, and Basil together. Once Spinach/Basil have wilted and Sun Dried Tomatoes are fragrant remove from heat and mix in Feta.
3) Take your Salmon Fillets and slice through the middle stopping just before the other edge.
4) Spoon the mixture into the middle of the Fillet, then cover with the top flap of the Salmon and carefully place in a lightly oiled baking sheet/dish. 
5) Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes, depending on the thickness of your Salmon Fillet.
6) Remove from the oven and serve with your favourite side, I made a simple Spinach Salad, which you can see below, but quinoa/rice or any vegetable would be equally as delish! 


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Best Dressed: 2016 Billboard Music Awards

I really wasn't overly impressed with the fashion from Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards, therefore I only have 4 Celebrities making my Best Dressed List.  The biggest win of the night was Miss Britney Spears, who not only received the 2016 Millennium Award, but dawned two stellar looks on the Pink Carpet. Also, my love for Zuhair Murad continues as the other 3 Best Dressed Celebs all wore looks from this designer.

Pre-Show Britney Spears - Dress: Reem Acra | Boots: Schutz | Jewellery: Jacob and Co.
Post-Show Britney Spears - 2 Piece Dress: Charbel Zoe Couture
Jessica Alba - Dress: Zuhair Murad | Boots: Stuart Weitzman | Jewellery: Cartier

Lucy Hale - Ensemble: Zuhair Murad | Sandals: Giuseppe Zanotti | Clutch: Rauwolf | Earrings: Kavant&Sharart | Rings: Paige Novick
Mila Kunis - Dress: Zuhair Murad Couture | Sandals: Neil J. Rodgers | Clutch (not shown): Tyler Alexandra | Jewellery: Anita Ko

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Kendall Jenner Uses Cannes As Her Personal Runway

Magnum Double: The Event - May 12th, 2016
Dress: Versace | Sandals: Stuart Weitzman | Earrings: Harry Kotlar
Vanity Fair X Chopard Event - May 14th, 2016
Dress: Mathieu Mirano | Jewellery: Chopard
"From the Land of the Moon" Premiere - May 15th, 2016

Gown: Roberto Cavalli Coututre | Sandals: Gianvito Rossi | Jewellery: Chopard
Chopard Wild Party - May 16th, 2016

Dress: Elie Saab Haute Couture | Sandals: Jimmy Choo | Jewellery: Chopard | Clutch: Charlotte Olympia

Thursday, May 19, 2016

DIY Blackening Seasoning + Tilapia Recipe

This restaurant quality Blackening Seasoning is super easy to make, a fraction of the cost of purchasing pre-made, and is delicious on Fish, Chicken, Steak, or whatever your favourite protein is. The best part is that it is made with everyday spices found in most pantries, and trust me if I had them all then most is an understatement. 

 Here's what you need:
Chili Powder
Garlic Powder
Onion Powder
For 1 serving of protein you need 1/2 tsp per spice, totaling approx 3.5 tsp of mixed seasoning, or like me you can make a larger batch to keep on hand for future use (remember to use equal parts of every spice). Mix all spices together and your seasoning is ready to be rubbed onto your protein.
Now that you have the tools to blacken your favourite protein, I have the quickest and tastiest Tilapia Recipe that takes literally 3 Steps and less than 15 minutes from prep to table. All you need is a Tilapia Fillet, your seasoning, and whatever side you want to serve with it. I served a red cabbage slaw beside it, but roasted veggies, rice, or on-top of a spinach or kale salad would be equally as yummy! 
1) Using 2 tsp of Oil Olive, oil frying pan and let simmer
2) While waiting for your frying pan to heat, rub approx. 1.75 tsp of seasoning per side with your hands, totaling approx. 3.5 tsp of seasoning per fillet
3) Once frying pan is hot, place tilapia in pan - fry until seasoning is crusted then flip over and cook the other side (approx. 3-4 minutes per side) 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Amal Clooney Killed Cannes With 2 Looks

As we all know the BIGGEST International Film Festival is currently under way in Cannes, France with the worlds BIGGEST Celebrities wearing the BEST Designers walking numerous Movie Premiere Red Carpets, every Fashion Girls dream, right? Well my Cannes Film Festival Dreams have been filled with fashionable hits, misses, and surprises, and Amal Clooney has only been hits and surprises. I will admit I was never a huge fan of Amal's style, however after these past two looks from Cannes I eat my words. Hello Fashion World Amal Clooney Has Arrived! Is it just me or is she looking extra EXTRA fabulous lately and this time it isn't because George Clooney's on her arm; but it doesn't hurt 😉. 
Amal's entrance and exit into Cannes were equally as fashionable and left me wanting more. Check out what Amal wore below:
Money Monster Premiere - May 12th, 2016
Gown: Atelier Versace | Sandals: Jimmy Choo | Jewellery: Cartier 
Leaving Hotel Eden Roc - May 14th, 2016

Dress: Valentino | Bucket Bag: Burberry | Pumps: Sarah Flint | Sunnies: Heidi London

Kim K Goes Au-Natural for Vogue Australia

Who: Kim Kardashian West
What: Vogue Australia - June Issue
Photographer: Lachlan Bailey
Stylist: Christine Centenera
Desingers: Yeezy and a selection of custom corsets

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Blake Lively's Cannes Film Festival Fashions

As you all know, if you follow me on Instagram (@rmrebecca87), I am OBSESSED with Blake Lively's fashion sense. Her style continues to impressive me, especially since she creates all her red carpet looks without a Celebrity Stylist. Blake is currently at the Cannes Film Festival promoting two upcoming movies, The Shallow and Café Society, which means a lot of press, premieres, and parties therefore numerous outfit changes! Now that the Cannes Film Festival is over and Blake has made a major statement throughout the festival it it time to remember all her amazing looks, with the help of her growing baby bump, the variety of designers she wore, and the variations of shapes, styles, colours, and pattern combinations.
May 10th, 2016
Cannes Airport Arrival & Café Society Event
LOOK #1 Trench Coat: Burberry | Trousers: Burberry
LOOK #2 Dress: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi | Sandals: Salvatore Ferragamo 
Cannes DAY #1 (May 11th, 2016)
Café Society Photo Call & Café Society Premiere
 LOOK #3 Jumpsuit: Juan Carlos Obando | Sandals: Christian Louboutin | Necklace: Jennifer Meyer
LOOK #4 Gown: Atelier Versace | Sandals: Christian Louboutin | Rings: Lorraine Schwartz & Ofira
Opening Ceremony Dinner Gala
LOOK #5 Ensemble: Salvatore Ferragamo | Pumps: Christian Louboutin | Rings: Lorraine Schwartz & Ofira
Cannes DAY #2 (May 12th, 2016)
Café Society Luncheon & Vanity Fair X Chanel Party

LOOK #6 Dress: Valentino | Sandals: Jimmy Choo
LOOK #7 Top Coat: Chanel | Dress: Barrie Knitwear | Pumps: Christian Louboutin | Clutch: Chanel

Cannes DAY #3 (May 13th, 2016)
The Shallows' Photo Call & L'Oreal Event
LOOK #8 Dress: Giambattista Valli Haute Couture | Pumps: Christian Louboutin | Clutch (not shown): Roger Vivier | Jewellery: Lorraine Schwartz & Ofira 
LOOK #9 Dress: Versace | Sandals: Giuseppe Zanotti | Jewellery: Ofira
Ma Loute (Slack Bay) Premiere
LOOK #10 Gown: Vivienne Westwood Couture | Pumps: Christian Louboutin | Jewellery: Lorraine Schwartz | Clutch (not shown): Oscar de la Renta
Cannes DAY #4 (May 14th, 2016)
The BFG Premiere
 LOOK #11 Gown: Atelier Versace | Sandals: Christian Louboutin | Jewellery: Lorraine Schwartz
Cannes Day #6 (May 16th, 2016)
LOOK #12 Dress: Cynthia Rowley | Sandals: Sarah Flint | Jewellery: Lorraine Schwartz | Sunglasses: Chanel

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Cocowhite - 14 Day Oil Pulling Challange

After watching a long segment on the multiple health benefits of Coconut Oil on today's episode of Dr. Oz - I remembered, Hey! I have some Cocowhite Oil Pulling packets in my bathroom and should start using them! What is oil pulling you ask - well it is the process of swishing Coconut Oil around in your mouth for 5-20 minutes at a time to dissolve large amounts of bacteria and plaque helping reduce/prevent bad breath, discoloured teeth, gum inflammation, gingivitis, and cavities. This isn't anything new, Oil Pulling has been used for thousands of years as an Indian folk remedy, the only difference now is that Cocowhite has portioned, flavoured, and packaged the oil so you use the correct amount each time. Also, all products are 100% natural and preservative free, BONUS!
For the next 14 days I will be using my Cocowhite Oil Pulling packages and will be sharing the results on my blog, so be sure to check back. If you want to purchase Cocowhite (note: they ship worldwide) or learn more about the UK based Company click here.


Maybelline's Lash Sensational® Luscious Washable Mascara In Blackest Black

 FINALLY a drug store mascara that compares to the designer brands found at Sephora! After years of spending $25+ on a single tube of mascara, I can now save my wallet from overspending and still get a superior product, seriously you can get it at Walmart for under $7! Maybelline's Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara has a thicker consistency than most which creates long voluminous lashes without clumps. There is just something about the fanning wand that I cannot explain, the application is flawless, separating each lash perfectly, and curling from root to tip. If you want the boldest lashes EVER, this is the mascara for you!

Next From The Bookshelf

I was lucky enough to be contacted by JRB Communications to receive an advanced copy of the  Gucci Memoir, "In the Name of Gucci: A Memoir" by Patricia Gucci, and can't wait to dive into it! (Especially with patio season just around the corner!!) This memoir gives us a rare glimpse into the world of Gucci seen by Aldo Gucci's daughter, Patricia. Although it's release date was only a couple of days ago, May 10th, "In the Name of Gucci: A Memoir" has already been receiving rave reviews! REVIEW HERE!

If you would like to purchase your very own copy of "In the Name of Gucci: A Memoir" by Patricia Gucci click here.