Events in Toronto

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Just sharing a pic snapped at the Walk-In Closet X Shoppalu Pop Up Shop launch party on Thursday night at The Oz Studios – try saying all that in one breath! Here I am wearing BAZZUL with the designer’s cousin and Shoppalu founder, Janice Liu. I discovered this brand at the beginning of the summer season and can’t wait to work with creative director, Felicia Burke. Her designs are the perfect match for a Eurotrash girl. Some of her pieces are available at the pop up shop happening right now until Aug 28!

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 You don’t want to miss this pop-up sale in Toronto this week at OZ Studios – LOVE the jewellery from Kavut.com. You will certainly find some gems at this event. See you there xoxo


Sometimes, just sometimes, I feature males in the Eurotrash People section of the blog. This gorgeous specimen was a recommendation from my friend, Alex Liang. And apart from his handlebar moustache, Mariano Di Vaio is impossibly – ridiculously – good-looking. A eugoogalizer, even.

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Augustina store windows are perennial treats. Image by Kaerucomm.

Nestled along a quaint, cobblestone path in Yorkville, Augustina has been a favourite treat of mine since I started seeking out cool shops in Toronto – circa grade 9. And it was love at first sight. The only store to have ever stocked accessories by the prestigious Italian ski fashion brand, Postcard (don’t even go there, Moncler), I’ve always had a deep admiration for Augustina’s keen eye on cool things. Always a bit more recherché, a bit more eurotrash, if you will.

And finally, we can shop these goodies online as Augustina has just launched its e-commerce website across Canada at http://augustinaboutiques.com. I’ve got my eye on the Augustina brand laser-cut leather pouches ($195 CAD) and dreaming of the Anita Ko rose-gold leaf ring with diamonds ($5,750 CAD). Operative word: dreaming.  Read the rest of this entry »

Wearing exclusive Smythe x eLUXE tuxedo blazer; $595 CAD. 

I must preface this post with an admission. I’m not much of an online shopper, in that, I’m always a bit nervous about purchasing something I haven’t seen or touched before. Which, I believe, is completely normal. However, you won’t find an e-commerce enthusiast who’s as passionate about the changing landscape of consumerism as I am. Needless to say, I had a 15 minute jumping-on-the-bed-athon when eLUXE invited me to peruse their headquarters here in Toronto and get the full personal shopping experience with their lead personal stylist, Jennifer McConville. I brought along my friend, photographer, JR Bernstein, to capture it all with his trusty Fujifilm camera.  Read the rest of this entry »

 

Dress by Alessandra Rich FW13

On Saturday, March 23rd at the Andrew Richard Designs venue in downtown Toronto, I will be attending the Second Annual Memory Ball Gala event and you should be there, too. I can’t tell you how important it is for fashion to give back to local causes. In this case, we’ll be raising money for The Alzheimer Society of Toronto. And as a writer, my cognitive wares are perhaps most dear to me. I can’t even begin to image what living with this disease is like, or in the case of the girls who founded the Memory Ball last year, give care to their mothers both diagnosed with it.

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photography by JR Bernstein 

Most of you know Canadian designer, Christopher Bates, as a Mercedes-Benz StartUp finalist from last season’s World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto. His tongue-in-cheek, lipstick-on-your-collar, dress shirt is a calling card for his Bond-inspired menswear. He serves up fashion shaken, not stirred. But something you may not know about Mr. Bates – he’s eurotrash. We immediately hit it off.

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image by Nelson Dolan 

Toronto jewellery designer, Shah Emily Noaman, is one of the most giving people I’ve ever met. She’s always up to something that helps support a good cause, local artists and businesses. No surprise that she pulled off a heartfelt afternoon at Nyood to support The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and tons of local artists, auctioning off amazing gifts and certificates. It was all really sweet. I brought my mom with me. We bonded over David’s Tea and cookies upon cookies.

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These days I’m lacking lots of things. A photographer – another human being, really, who will point and shoot my camera; a tripod, perhaps; diamonds, most definitely. I try with the limited space and resources available to me. My real goal is to show you my new pants from Stefanel and how I wore them last night to the Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend event by FAJO Magazine and !Xam Diamonds. Yeah, I tried on a 4.08c cushion cut stone with another carat in the halo and band. I mean, it was sparkly and nice and looked SO WRONG on even my right ring finger, but I’m more of a Blake Lively solitaire kinda girl.

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Gian-Paolo Mazzotta. Image by Tara Noelle. 

Ladies, ever look at a guy in a suit and think, “I wish I looked like him”?

I do it all the time. Despite my small frame and nonexistent shoulders, one of my grandest dreams is to parade around in a suit all day. Kinda like Posh Spice in an all white suit with matching white bra in 1997.

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