Posts Tagged ‘shopping’

1. Vince Camuto Contrast Trim Cheetah Spots Blouse $89, available at Girl Friday (740 Queen St W) www.GirlFridayClothing.com 2. Vince Camuto Corsage Floral Skirt $140, available at Girl Friday www.GirlFridayClothing.com 3. Vince Camuto Petal Sandals $130, available at Brocks www.brocks.ca in Port Perry (168-178 Queen Street).

Victoria Day Weekend. The official start of patio season and white pants. This year, whether we celebrate it with or without a beer in hand pending the LCBO strike, we had better look – and smell – fabulous. That’s why I’m giving one lucky reader a full size bottle of Vince Camuto fragrance! All you have to do follow the rules at the bottom of this post to win. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Like my pants? Get 25% off by entering code EUROTRASH25 when you shop online at RachelSin.com

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.

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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.

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As you all must know by now, the birth of ‘Eurotrash’ as it has come to be defined by this blog, was in Florence in 2004 after an early morning visit to Luisa Via Roma. Since purchasing my first pair of limited edition Notify jeans by Linda Evangelista with the words “BACIAMI DI PIU’” spattered across the derriere, we began to think of Eurotrash as more than just a pejorative term used to describe that European anomaly who died in a nightclub in Ibiza, dressed in neon lycra – for us, Eurotrash was just the beginning of the ultimate symbol of luxury. It would never be that materialism driving most North American consumption; it would be both aristocratic and plebeian; organic and awkward; it would be Jeanne Moreau walking all of Paris at night.

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The pop-up store, Sauvage, now has a permanent home at 644 Queen Street West. Last week blogger and ‘it’ girl, Gracie Carroll, threw her 1 year blog b-day at the store to inaugurate its new home. I am already a huge fan of Sauvage, and after seeing their expansion into apparel (trust me, they have beautiful merch), I can only see me shopping there more and more. I bought my SOLES black leather ankle boots there, which I can officially say, are my official Fall shoes. They give me that Stockholm Street Style chic I’ve always wanted. Pair them with skinny jeans and my floor-length knit scarf from Zara – I’m good to go, somewhere.

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Shopping in Italy, or on holiday in general, always lends me a certain figment of wealth. All of a sudden 100 euros becomes the yardstick for all purchases. Those green bills go marching one by one; hoorah, hoorah. Today’s style pilgrimage lead us to Stefanel in Sora, (FR). Italian, simple luxury brand that specializes in cashmere and knitwear, and a favourite of The Blonde Salad (see her post celebrating Fashion’s Night Out at their Florence store). I almost bought the cardigan dress she’s wearing in the pics but opted for a houndstooth boyfriend pant with matching grey hoodie. It’s sporty luxe love all over again! Definitely a fashion week outfit I plan on pairing with my Sauvage ankle boots and red, red lips!

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Sentaler is opening up their showroom to Eurotrash readers this weekend. Friday, October 5th and Saturday. October 6th, from 12pm to 6pm my readers can shop the Sentaler FW 2012 collection as featured in this month’s FASHION magazine issue. Everyone who attends will receive a $100 gift card with the purchase of any full price coat.

But wait, hold everything. (I had to say that since it’s the token line of American infomercials, and I’ve been watching a lot of those lately, alone, in hotel rooms, at 1 am).

If you mention the code “Whatever 3″, or print out the coupon and present it at the event, you will receive an additional gift just for reading my blog! And there will be complimentary cocktails! Coats and cocktails, is there a better way to celebrate the chilly weather?

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Step away from the Walden Galleria, even for just an afternoon. While I visited Buffalo for Mercedes-Benz of Buffalo Fashion Week, I got to check out some of the cool, independent boutiques in town, proving that going south of the border for more than a slick deal on an Abercrombie sweater is something you should consider.

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More about this sweater later, but first, Rodebjer. The New York based brand awarded Swedish Elle‘s Designer of the Year title over and over again. I became acquainted with Carin Rodebjer’s fashion line yesterday at Spiritual America at 5 Rivington St just around the corner from Soho. This store has a range of brands that will change your affiliations in a heartbeat. Highly curated but with enough selection to make a weekly purchase totally possible. I mean, I’ve been to A LOT of stores in my day, and Spiritual America really stands alongside the most memorable.

Tune in for more about my mysterious raspberry knit sweater from Rodebjer….