Posts Tagged ‘online’
Anna Wintour proudly declared, “coats are the new handbag,” in the current September issue of Vogue. I couldn’t agree more. Braving single-digit temperatures paired with wind, rain, snow, sleet and just unfriendly conditions is something we’re all going to be re-living soon. In addition to the requisite, mid-winter visit to Miami, I’ve always been an advocate for luxurious outerwear – I mean, if you’re going to be wearing a coat every single day for seven months, it might as well be good quality and gorgeous. And the right coat can actually alleviate seasonal depression – or I’d be willing to bet my money on it. Read the rest of this entry »
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.
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 »
As Billie Holiday said it, “You go to my head. With a smile that makes my temperature rise like a summer with a thousand Julys.” This is precisely how I feel about the sequin pants by Canadian designer, Rachel Sin. They fit as comfortably as lululemons minus the venti-sized ego. And they will take you from day to night, if styled just as I did. Stay tuned for the evening wear portion of this pageant….
I paired the pants with Converse sneakers because chucks have become my best friends, they go with everything – don’t let anyone convince you of otherwise, ever. A heather blue LnA racerback tank top, tucked in to give it a bit more structure and to show off the oblong pockets on the sequin pants. I then proceeded to throw on an army green anorak from The Gap, which my sister recently returned to me after borrowing it for 3 years. A chunky, purple Toy Watch for good measure. Lastly, pigtails and a carrot-orange, wool felt cloche (that’s the correct name for this type of cap – cloche – not a twinkie hat as I’ve been referring to it) with lizard embossed leather visor by Max & Co.
The best part, use the code EUROTRASH25 on Rachel Sin’s website www.RachelSin.com and receive 25% everything you purchase until Dec 10, 2012. Perfect if you’re looking for something to wear to all those holiday parties coming up, what to wear when standing under a mistletoe sort of predicament.
In the second instalment of Eurotrash Shops Luisa Via Roma I ask about lusting for leather leggings and the improbability of splurging on them.
Leather leggings are perhaps the most glamourous bottom you can dig up. Throw them under a hoodie and you’re a model off-duty. Wear them with a blouse or peplum bustier and you’re ready for a night out on the town. My favourite look with leather leggings are black leather ankle boots that flow seamlessly from the pant so, even if you tried, you wouldn’t be able to pick out where the pant ends and the boot begins.