Posts Tagged ‘canadian fashion blog’

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The very first fashion model I fell in love with was Christy Turlington. To me, she epitomized what I liked to call Roman beauty – a classic elegance and balance in her features pervades all eras and changing notions of what is beautiful. To me, she was the top. In many ways, she still is the top.  Read the rest of this entry »

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If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then clearly I have free rein to equate Giannini’s Spring ’14 collection to a fluffy, pink flamingo. Sure, the birds are missing some sequins and swag, but all in all the association is uncanny. It’s one of those moments when an ink blot of the pink flamingo would prompt the fashion victim to blurt out, “Why doc, that’s easy. Gucci Spring 2014. What do I win, what do I win??!!”

No victims here, though, as Giannini continues to explore the boudoir where she left off in Spring 2012 (perhaps a pregnancy suffices to explain the temporary departure from sexiness in between yesterday and tomorrow; I said flamingo, not stork). These roaring 20s inspired silhouettes have me picturing Kay Francis swathed in flouncy sleeves and pearls, trying to light a cigarette with one of those oversized lighters that dubbed as a paperweight held in both hands. So, flamingos, Kay Francis and Gucci. Someone diagnose me, please. I have a severe case of FABULOUS.

 


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Just came across this collaboration on Beau Coops – footwear that is sporty and luxurious. Love the colourblocked look, even if some might say it’s all gone Pete Tong by the time next Spring rolls around. I still think these babies are worth a second glance. Can’t you just imagine them with a short miniskirt, Balenciaga-esque ruffled hemline, a sporty sweatshirt with rounded shoulders and a cute pair of ankle socks? I can.

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NEW YORK – A long way from her native New Zealand, designer Karen Walker has had unprecedented success in North America showing her latest Spring/Summer 14 collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City last week. Most of us Torontonians know Karen Walker’s eponymous label for her sunnies. Independent boutiques such as Visit ZANE at 753 Queen St. West and Canadian online retailer eLUXE are two great places to shop for her signature, oversized and over-the-top, plastic faceshields (i.e., sunglasses). Read the rest of this entry »

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Photography by JR Bernstein

The possibilities are endless. Nighttime reveals latent dreams of couture and high heels. In my mind, it’s the spark of excitement – dressing up to go out like a transformation from monotony to fantastic. I asked myself who I wanted to be that night. A lady with lots of secrets. A leather dress that stuck like a second skin. A disguise. A reprise, even. For I’ve been here before, acting out a venomous slither of long legs and black lashes through the night.

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 Photography by JR Bernstein

Taking photos around Tribeca after the Sass & Bide show on Tuesday, at The James Hotel rooftop, finally, and earlier, kicking it around Grand Central Station after the jam-packed Diesel show – which we didn’t get to see thanks to Kanye West’s ego taking up five seats – we had to watch from outside the Vanderbilt Hall due to overcapacity regulations. But like I always say when things don’t go quite as planned during Fashion Week, “there’s always next season”. Sass & Bide was spectacular though and I must say my futuristic outfit proved for the perfect street style photographs. I’m wearing a leather Caitlin Power dress, Nella Bella Morelle Clutch and Dolce Vita shoes with transparent heel (on trend). Metallics, plastics and leather. A high ponytail is the only way to complete this look. And of course, a cupcake from famed Magnolia Bakery.  Read the rest of this entry »

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What better day to post these scholarly photographs than the first day back to school? Summer may be coming to an end but there’s a promise of better outfit days in the Autumn – a crisp blazer never harmed nobody. My outfit here is sophisticated prep school meets transgressive student – fashionably – out of uniform; a look I am all too familiar with. I was forever altering my high school uniform to add some chic to my everyday as a 17 year old. Do I ever wish I could’ve worn these soft jersey sweat shorts back then; rope detail adds a touch of the nautical nose-snub. I colour-blocked with a grey cotton tank from Club Monaco, white blazer from H&M, and Dodo la Parisienne ballet flats (that have been through the ringer this summer). Double band chain ring by Made Her Think available at Kavut.com. What’s a bougie outfit without a Gucci bag? The token stripe means access to the cool kid’s lunch table in the cafeteria. Duh. Speaking of cool kids, big thanks to Alexander Liang for shooting and inspiring these photographs! Read the rest of this entry »

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I absolutely adore this Topshop Fall Winter ad campaign. It just speaks to me – the colours, the textures, and the sweet promise of cooler days as a welcomed extension of summer. A permutation of the sunshine seasons exists in that skirt, even if the reality of Fall is much bleaker in North America than in the glossy pages of a magazine.

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Visited an old friend, MyTheresa.com, only to find that they now have a Canadian online store with shipping service, DHL (you pay a premium for it but it’s the best, in my experience). I love that they get new items in three times a week, and put a heavy emphasis on curation – they suggest what goes with what so you’re not deliberating for hours. For my inaugural purchase I’d like to take this Kenzo knit pullover here.

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I could have easily called this style story “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” but went with Sea Red instead. The sky is so blue on these cooler summer days; it’s the ocean above where airplanes dip like Donzis blazing across the sky. So, Alex Liang and I decided to channel Tom Ford and pseudo-Gucci campaign this up! I’m wearing my biggest handbag splurge ever – the Gucci Jackie bag – purchased in Rome, 2009. Keeping it glam, long tanned legs required some chain mail and leather, enter Herve Leger heels. A vintage silk blouse paired with Zara destroyed denim shorts. My hair, courtesy of hot yoga braids and the reddest lips you can imagine. My leather wraps are Swarovski and Jewel Mint just to add a tad of edge to the whole look. Big thanks to Alex for snapping these shots! Read the rest of this entry »