Archive for September 2012

10 eurotrash points for the Iceberg sweater.

Eleanor, gee, I think you’re swell.

This lady, whose age I’d rather not know considering the breadth of her accomplishments, is a fashionista trendsetter tastemaker wonder. Her concept store You You Store in Torino opened in 2006 and launched her career as one of Italy’s leading fashion figures. She models and writes, always looks nice. And hangs with The Blonde Salad – or Chiara hangs with her. Eleonora also has a blog called Jou Jou Villeroy (and you thought Whatever Eurotrash was weird…). Her blog is part magazine, part street style gallery, and part online store.

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For those who follow me avidly, you already know I’m leaving on Wednesday to cover the Mercedes Benz of Buffalo Fashion Week. For those tuning in now, well, now you know. I’m super excited to be covering this event for my blog! I’ll be staying at the Hotel Lafayette where I’ll be meeting with designers Wednesday evening like Dowry Designs, Prajje 1983, Gwen Beloti and Elena V Designs.

Also happening on Wednesday, a Fall fragrance event at Tony Walker & Co boutique with Tocca fragrance specialist. I ADORE the Tocca Florence scent, candles, you name it. It’s made from stuff like Italian Bergamot, Apple and Crushed Violet Petals… smells divine. Catch me in my Mercedes Benz car buzzing around while I’m there. For those who know me really well, a driver is my ultimate luxe dream. I can wear heels and have that second glass of champagne – all this girl has ever wanted!

A special thanks to KC You There PR for all their work and making it possible for me to cover #MBBFW.

 


Thanks to everyone who came out to the Shoppalu X Miracle Thieves event last week. I know some of you got some really great vintage finds, despite having to strip down to your knickers in the stockroom, ahem, Katherine and Rhena! My friends are definitely resourceful when it comes to a pair of striped shorts at 75% off.

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Walking into Spiritual America on Rivington St. in Soho was like imaging up my  ideal closet and then swooshing open the doors, voila, dream come true.

I couldn’t pick just ONE item but unfortunately, I don’t have Chiara Ferragni’s cashflow. So, I copped the raspberry pink Rodebjer knit sweater because it caught my eye. In fact, I thought about it overnight before purchasing, just cuz NYC is full of amazing shopping I didn’t wanna blow my load prematurely, if you know what I mean.

UPDATE: You can purchase this Rodebjer sweater online now! Click this link. Free shipping in Sweden until Christimas!

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Friends,

You are all invited to the opening party for Shoppalu X Miracle Thieves pop-up shop that runs from Thursday, Sept 20th until Saturday, Sept 22, 2012. Opening night will feature fab vintage finds at 25% off as well as music (I’ll probably be DJing) and lots of drinks, cocktails, etc. SS2013 goodies will also be on sale for 75% off on opening night, and 50% off the rest of the days. Pre-Spring shopping, anyone?

Shoppalu is a huge supporter of my blog, we’ve collaborated for over a year. Theirs is an online boutique that sells curated vintage goods as well as pieces from Graham & Spencer, Tiger of Sweden, Velvet, One Teaspoon, Free People, Handsome Clothing Co… to name a few. They cater to ladies with a unique sense of style, not afraid to incorporate something other than trends into their aesthetic, or perhaps, making the trends. Bold and beautiful.

Miracle Thieves is an ongoing community space on Crawford Street that continuously evolves. A social enterprise, is what they call it. Supporting artists, creative people and fashion, it truly is a landmark for Toronto’s creative community.

So that’s all you need to know. Hope to see you all there!

xo

Eurotrash

This past Thursday we gathered at 688 Richmond St, the location of Pinky’s Nail Salon, for their opening party. Well, technically they’ve been open all summer but now was the time to celebrate initial success and finger-licking nail art! Owner, Lizzie Renaud is also the mastermind behind Speakeasy tattoo shop on Harbord; she did my owl tattoo last summer, in case you didn’t know. At Pinky’s, her nail technicians are highly specialized, and most have backgrounds in fine art or have a very VERY sick obsession with nails. I use sick in the good way. Here are some pictures from the bumpin’ party that night with a few notable appearances…

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Ladies. I don’t have to tell you that there’s nothing like a good bra to hold up our, well, ladies…

Change Lingerie is all about the proper fit, without breaking the bank. Of course, I had to try on a few bras for myself! The support is probably the best I’ve ever felt in a bra. The Change bra is structured so that most of the support comes from underneath the cup, or the underwire, rather than the straps. Meaning, no digging into your shoulders and no OOPS, my bra cup just slipped up over my boob (yes, that’s happened to me before).

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Craaay vintage fashion accessories at Amarcord Vintage Fashion, 252 Lafayette Street

Here is the first of a few posts showcasing a collection of photographs I took whilst wandering the streets of New York during Fashion’s Night Out, it was truly a phenomenal experience. On the one hand I was bummed out for missing all the festivities here in Toronto for baby’s first FNO – but then again, I doubt it was as intense as it was in the big apple. In NYC, the streets were on fire.

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The best purchase I made this summer are these jungle print cropped pants from Zara at a smooth $49.99. I’ve worn them more times than anyone would ever think they could wear jungle print pants. Naturally, I couldn’t close my suitcase without throwing them in at the last minute – true story. A wise decision, that was, to entertain the impulse. I paired them with a double print top; the pops of blue flowers match in the overall clash. Arm party, necessary. Complete with Jewel Mint All Wrapped Up bracelet (thank u!) and Tarina Tarantino pink skulls. My gold Miu Miu sandals making an appearance here alongside the latest edition to my closet, the Louis Vuitton Neverfull (ideal travel companion: goes with everything and is literally, never full) and my NY Yankees hat because sometimes I can dig cliches.

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Quite the surprise, on the third day Mr. Eurotrash found himself in New York City staying in the Lower East Side. He called up his main squeeze (me) and we had lattes at The White Rabbit (depicted below). I originally brought 5 pairs of heels for 4 days and wore nothing but my leather flat boots from PINKO; well, if we’re being honest, they’re my sister’s boots. In NYC fashion happens even in the most casual manifestations.

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