Posts Tagged ‘toronto fashion’

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If you remember a few weeks ago upon my return from New York Fashion Week, I posted about an elusive “pink lady” who I saw there but had no idea who she was. Since, I’ve not only found her blog, My Empirical Life, but I’ve added her to my list of Australian style blog inspirations (the ever-growing), and had a little exchange with her over instagram (i heart social media!). Now it’s time that Tanja Gacic was featured on my blog as an official Eurotrash girl, don’t you think?  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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Sprezzatura, as defined by the Zingarelli dictionary (the Italian version of Merriam-Webster) is: studied carelessness. Honestly, if it had a synonym it would be Eurotrash. Recently, fashion vernacular has adopted sprezzatura, or sprezz, to describe a dapper gentleman who looks like he’s in front of the Pitti at any given time. He’s cool, nonchalant and impeccably well-dressed without evidence of any effort put into his outfit other than enviable brilliance.

One token accoutrement of the Sprezzatura man are his socks. A pop of colour, pattern and sexiness goes a long way around the ankles. I find ankles to be one of the most attractive parts of the male body (am I weird?), but gimme a great pair of shoes, some ankle flash, and I’m yours. Besides, it’s definitely a way of showcasing individual personality without pushing an outfit beyond the limits of Pagliaccio.

So, if you’re a guy with a proclivity for ankle swag and sprezzatura you could win 12 pairs of dapper socks from Toronto-based online boutique, Socking Behaviour. These guys specialize in helping every guy find their personal style by starting from the bottom – socks! All you have to do to win is:

1. Like Socking Behaviour’s FB Page and Whatever Eurotrash.

2. Post a picture of your style to Socking Behaviour’s wall tagging my blog, Whatever Eurotrash.

3. Most likes win 12 pairs of socks.

For more info, visit the Socking Behaviour website.

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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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Or should I say, Caroline Sieber von Westenholz? Her recent wedding was featured in the September 2013 issue of Vogue as The Wedding of the Year – look out, Klout score! She is formally referred to as a Chanel brand ambassador and Karl, himself, made her wedding dress. Of course, Laetitia Crahay had a hand at the veil and so on and so forth. Privilege at its apogee. Seriously, I’ve been following her on instagram for a few months now and it’s all St. Tropez to me.

She lives in a castle and dresses as though she had every runway collection at her fingertips. All her clothes look brand new, too. Poppin’ tags. (Never mind tags I swear she drinks champagne for breakfast). Her life is most assuredly a charmed one. Picking street style proved difficult, however, because Caroline sometimes looks too affected, as though the clothes were laid out for her the night before by a Chanel-bot. I tried to select the few outfits that have a bit more movement to them. Something common folk might aspire to, if not dare to imitate whilst feeling ballsy one afternoon in a couture daydream.  Read the rest of this entry »

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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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If there’s one style I am loving from the Fall runways it’s the printed sweater. I’m not usually one to jump on trends (I prefer to eschew them with my nose up in the air), but once in a while I like to play along. Let’s play the game of how much money is in my bank account at the present moment! Is it Marni or is is Wilfred? Budgeting a Fall wardrobe is definitely a numbers game and with all the fur, leather and knit – those zeroes just keep coming! Luckily, I’ve found two very similar checkered sweaters for every budget. I mean, if you’re going to buy a sweater you want to invest $100 at the very minimum, otherwise, and trust me when I say this, you are wasting your money. And if a luxe knit can make you feel like a million bucks, imagine what fur can do.

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I think if you stand too close to Anna dello Russo you begin to morph into her not-so-quite replica. Such has been the fate of her assistant, Carlotta Oddi. Not quite Anna, but still quite Eurotrash.

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Lorenzo Mattotti poster for Aperol

It just so happens that one of my favourite aperitivi, the Aperol Spritz, is making a proverbial comeback. Well, listen here, sonny, I’ve been drinking this Italian cocktail way before hipsters added it to their vocabulary – frankly, way before hipsters existed. Oh, the summer’s quiet, the sun lulls and venerates the pause right before the cork pops out a cold bottle of Prosecco. Drip, drip, drip; swish, swish, clink. Signorina!

Since tomorrow’s my birthday (woo woo!) I’m offering up a stolen recipe for the Aperol Spritz – and I encourage all of you to take a pause this weekend, just before the sun sets and the cork pops, with this blood red potion in hand. Be Eurotrash for a moment, or for life.

alla salute.

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