Is it just me, or has this week been the absolute longest ever? But TGIF, friends. It’s finally time to pour a glass of pinot noir and indulge in some bargain bin chocolate bunnies while reviewing the top style stories and gossip. Let’s get to it! First, a moment of silence for the passing of
Fashion Television, which was canceled this week due to low ratings. Host Jeanne Beker tweeted on Wednesday: “So surreal. This dream is over: After 27 glorious years,
FT production ceased today. So sad to see some of my closest colleagues move on.” It’s truly the end of a fashion era for anyone working in the Canadian style industry. Jeanne Beker was my first fashion teacher, and some of my earliest memories are of watching
FT on Sunday nights before
Magical World of Disney came on. We’ll miss you,
FT! [
Twitter] OMG, OMG, OMG. Brangelina are engaged, you guys. Angelina Jolie was just photographed wearing a (giant) rock on her left ring finger. Luxury jeweller Robert Procop told
The Hollywood Reporter that he “did indeed design an engagement ring for Angelina Jolie, in collaboration with Brad Pitt.” It make sense that Procop was involved in creating the ring: he famously collaborated with Angie on her bauble line “The Style of Jolie,” which was so exclusive that people could only shop the pieces by invitation only. [
The Hollywood Reporter]
Marie Claire‘s accessories editor Kyle Buchanan has been documenting how much cash he spends on the weekends for
Daily Front Row, and he just reached a milestone: In five months, he’s dropped $51,308. 32—which is more than the total yearly income for the majority of families in the United States. Um…congrats?  [
Daily Front Row] Remember how
last week I begged everyone to stop speculating about the new Dior designer? Looks like my prayers have been answered, because Raf Simmons was appointed to the exalted position earlier this week. Since some industry tongues are already questioning how Simons’s minimalist style is going to mesh with Dior’s signature frilly femininity, we can’t help but wonder how the designer will hold up under the intense pressure and scrutiny that the next couple fashion seasons are sure to bring. We’re rooting for you, Raf! [
The Cut] ELLE Canada favourite Crystal Renn dyed her hair (and eyebrows) platinum blonde. “People can’t believe the transformation. I had black hair and now I have white hair,” Renn told
People magazine. “That’s what’s so exciting. I wanted to do something different. I wanted to show up as a different canvas at a shoot. It’s a very extreme look but very beautiful. Though it’s nothing conventional.” What do you think of the new ‘do? Let us know in the comments section!  [