Golden Globe outfits trashed, Canada Goose parkas are like SUVs, Jersey Shore clothing line

Golden Globe outfits trashed, Canada Goose parkas are like SUVs, Jersey Shore clothing line

A Canada Goose parka 

Dani Reiss, CEO of Canada Goose, compares his now-ubiquitous down parkas to SUVs—just as the Land Rover was not intended to be an urban status symbol (it was supposed to be an off-road vehicle), Canada Goose outerwear is made for barren northern climes. Instead, says Reiss, it’s turned into the affluent city slicker’s winter coat of choice. It’s true. People in Toronto aren’t trudging through snowdrifts, but it seems every third person is wearing a toasty Canada Goose. [Toronto Star]

• The outfits at the Golden Globes have received some pretty harsh criticism, but Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks, who plays Joan, is the target of most of the bashing. Andre Leon Talley, the larger-than-life Vogue editor-at-large, described her Christian Siriano strapless peach number as a “roadside-diner peach melba,” saying the ruffles on her frock “thudded like industrial tarp along her body.” Talley’s sentiments were shared by the New York Times’ Cathy Horyn, who called Hendricks’ outfit an “exploding ruffle dress” and agreed with a stylist who said, “You don’t put a big girl in a big dress. That’s rule number one.” [Vogue]

• Luxury brand Burberry has blown away projections, with a 16 per cent increase in sales this quarter. During that time, the company opened five new stores, including one in Toronto. Maybe the label has finally beaten the image problems it has been battling since 2002, when an East Enders star was photographed wearing the signature check head-to-toe. [IB Times]

• Canadian model and designer-in-training Coco Rocha is making her own dress to wear to the Grammys, where she’ll be reporting for ET Canada. She’s vague on the details but posted a teaser photo on her blog. Looks like Monika Schnarre’s got some competition on her hands. [Oh So Coco]

• It was only a matter of time before the stars of Jersey Shore, the MTV reality show that follows “guidos and guidettes” sharing a summer house, made use of their meteoric rise to fame and started selling stuff. Cast member Jenni, a.k.a. JWOWW, is now selling a “sexy sophisticated” top on her Web site, which she says will make “people of all ages and body type feel more confident in ‘the scene.'” Nothing makes a gal feel comfortable like a cleavage-baring, navel-grazing halter. [The Cut]