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YES! Tomorrow it is finally happening and you’re invited. Homegrown‘s pop up sale at The Gladstone Hotel. Look out for pieces by Vitaly Design, Zoran Dobric and Emily Woudenberg – my personal faves!


image: Rachel Sin Spring 2012

Inspired by the architectural design of the Hotel Peninsula in Hong Kong, the architect/fashion designer, Rachel Sin, created a Spring collection that she says, “is perfect for afternoon tea at the Hotel”. Her favourite piece from the collection (and mine) is the pure linen suit. In a white linen, the pants are high waisted. The jacket, cropped and designed with different tiers of linen and a silver, sparkly underlay. Sin does glitter in the most elegant way.

Sippin’ Rosé and perusing the collections I was quite impressed with Homegrown’s selection. They carry Sarah Stevenson, Caitlin Power, Zoran Dobric, Rachel Sin and Emily Woudenberg. I wanted to douse myself in all the gorgeous Canadian designer pieces but there was one problem – I was dressed up. Zip flies, belts, tucked in t-shirts, top handle bags, blazer layered under a jacket layered under a fur stole. How can anyone shop when they are dressed like a bag lady? Not to mention I had heels on, carrying a bottle of FIJI in one hand and a champagne flute in the other.

image: My nonna’s bag, vintage fur stole, winter white jacket by Spoon, vintage wool blazer (my moms); snakeskin belt by BCBG and Zara cropped pant in chocolate brown and white knit t-shirt. 

When I shop to buy – I shop in sweatpants, a t-shirt and footwear you can slip off with a high kick. This is probably why salesclerks are reluctant to help me find my size or acknowledge my presence. If I’m not dressed like a bag lady, I’m dressed like a bum. Either way, nobody wins. But unless you have a personal assistant to hold all your bags, undress you and massage your feet every 4 meters (I’m assuming that’s what PA’s do) when I go shopping, I need to be comfortable and inconspicuous. Is it any wonder I own more PINK, Juicy Couture and Roots sweats than I’d like to admit?