Posts Tagged ‘vintage’


Doris Day and Rock Hudson. Marc Jacobs in jammies. Teddy bears. If there was ever a time to draw inspiration from the boudoir, the transition from late summer to early autumn is utterly apropos. As my friend Jill would say, “It’s nesting time.” But instead of piling on cumbersome knits that render the silhouette that of the Michelin man – not a Michelin star – I used the good sunshine and humidity as an opportunity to bare some skin. No flannel nightgowns here, just silky slinky short-shorts in a soft paisley print and a vintage blouse. I added a muted rose-toned Rebecca Minkoff 5-zip purse and round, oversized sunglasses to keep it chic. It’s all very Miu Miu, don’t you think? Read the rest of this entry »


Just two weeks ago I posted images from my desert-inspired styling of the Michael Eardley Khloe dress. You can buy it online using my exclusive promo code EURO30 to get 30% off the entire store or at Homegrown Boutique in Toronto (16 Cumberland Street). This time around I styled a pair of silky smooth shorts from Michael Eardley’s Spring 2013 collection. Paired them with a DKNY cropped knit sweater and sequins Bottega Veneta heels to juxtapose comfort and razzle dazzle. My sunnies are vintage, Claudia Carlotti that sparkle with a degrade lens. What do you guys think? Read the rest of this entry »

Photography by JR Bernstein.

Another season, another reason, to wear Bottega.

Finally summoned the courage to tote my satin snakeskin Bottega Veneta clutch in real life. I paired the bag with a layered outfit including my mom’s vintage checkered blazer with fox fur collar. My necklace was a gift from a friend, a hand painted bird skull mould, from Australia. My hair was inspired by The Blonde Salad and totally revamped by stylist, Kristina Lombardi at Loki Hair Studio. This look reminds me of New York City under the clouds, even though I was under the tents at David Pecaut Square in downtown Toronto, instead.

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Rachel Sin Augustina Dress $325 CAD. Available at Use code EUROTRASH25 to receive 25% until Dec 10, 2012.

There’s something about the 3/4 length pencil skirt that can make any woman feel like she’s a young Liz Taylor in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), trying to seduce her husband into going to bed with her. He likes whiskey better. But she possesses a latent sexuality that’s plain for every spectator to see and we sit there screaming at the screen, “Are you blind, Paul?!?!”

Dressing up the Rachel Sin Augustina dress got me thinking about film noir. The femme fatale, a lady who will steer you wrong even though it feels so right. She’s lonely. A criminal. And perhaps, just needs saving – or perhaps, she’s evil to the core.

The dress has an ultra-feminine silhouette and hugs you in all the right places. I went with this hourglass look, it’s so classic and lovely – hard to believe I could be so evil in it!

Paired it with sky-high Yves Saint Laurent Tribtoo heels available at LUISAVIAROMA.COM. Taking notes from Victoria Beckham, these shoes are essentials because they pull up your calf muscles giving your legs an extra-long appearance.

Next came accessories. My grandmother’s vintage purse is right out of a Tuesday night on TCM. And the Tiger of Sweden “Butch” hat was a tip of the hat to George Sanders as The Saint. It adds a bit of business to the whole outfit. I could be a mob wife, you know? Pow Pow Pow.

Not much jewellery but vintage Chanel earrings and an Anna Sui black rose cocktail ring that stealthily flips open, lipgloss inside.

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If you joined me yesterday, I showed you how to style the Rachel Sin sequin pant for daytime fun. Where yesterday was sporty, today is glamourous. Although people on facebook dared to call me homeless when I posted an outtake from this particular look as my profile picture (albeit I was making a face that alluded to vagabonding), I really hope you all agree with the sequin tuxedo (as in sequin-on-sequin).

I’m wearing the same sequin pants from Rachel Sin paired with a sequin racerback tanktop from, wait for it, bebe. Hey man, you never know what you’ll find there. My shoes are Betsey Johnson (RIP) but I bought them at Winners for $50 a few summers ago. I love the blue jewel that sits atop my toes. A vintage mink stole; bejewelled daisy bib necklace available here at Forever21, and a pavé coral frog ring from Italy.

Remember, use the code EUROTRASH25 at to get 25% off anything and everything you buy until December 10, 2012!

The sequin pants are a favourite holiday staple for me. They are perfect for those endless holiday dinners (elastic waistband, hello) and you won’t ever have to worry about making the naughty list when a mean game of Twister ensues after overdosing on fruitcake. Because if you were wearing a skirt, well, there it is.

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You are all invited to the opening party for Shoppalu X Miracle Thieves pop-up shop that runs from Thursday, Sept 20th until Saturday, Sept 22, 2012. Opening night will feature fab vintage finds at 25% off as well as music (I’ll probably be DJing) and lots of drinks, cocktails, etc. SS2013 goodies will also be on sale for 75% off on opening night, and 50% off the rest of the days. Pre-Spring shopping, anyone?

Shoppalu is a huge supporter of my blog, we’ve collaborated for over a year. Theirs is an online boutique that sells curated vintage goods as well as pieces from Graham & Spencer, Tiger of Sweden, Velvet, One Teaspoon, Free People, Handsome Clothing Co… to name a few. They cater to ladies with a unique sense of style, not afraid to incorporate something other than trends into their aesthetic, or perhaps, making the trends. Bold and beautiful.

Miracle Thieves is an ongoing community space on Crawford Street that continuously evolves. A social enterprise, is what they call it. Supporting artists, creative people and fashion, it truly is a landmark for Toronto’s creative community.

So that’s all you need to know. Hope to see you all there!



Craaay vintage fashion accessories at Amarcord Vintage Fashion, 252 Lafayette Street

Here is the first of a few posts showcasing a collection of photographs I took whilst wandering the streets of New York during Fashion’s Night Out, it was truly a phenomenal experience. On the one hand I was bummed out for missing all the festivities here in Toronto for baby’s first FNO – but then again, I doubt it was as intense as it was in the big apple. In NYC, the streets were on fire.

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This look is what I like to call, full nerdin’ fashion. For one, I used to wear these glasses out in public, everywhere. Nostalgia is to blame for their presence here. Black Keys concert t-shirt. Vintage Arsenio Hall blazer, at least doubled the size of my actual shoulders in a winter white. Another vintage find: long culottes, high waisted from Europe – Rome, I think. Wore my Gucci clogs, not depicted here, because my iPhone has the range of a photo booth, circa 1993, Yorkdale Shopping Mall on a Friday night with your buddies.

Please, someone tell me a DSLR is a better investment than a Balenciaga.

Every now and then, I grace my readers with a poorly taken photograph from instagram using my iPhone. We can’t all be Leandra Medine! So, here’s what I wore just last week on a casual Friday evening in Yorkville – not my favourite place but hey, it was hot enough to stand the usual douche-bag protocol one must adopt if you want to fit in. Nothing is more douchey than freshly shaven legs and a pair of clogs. It says, “I’d rather be in the Riviera than be within 50-feet of your garlic breath.”

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This has to be one of the greatest shopping events of the summer in Toronto. If you’re downtown near Ossington Ave this weekend don’t miss the Carnival Market. Here’s their official town crier statement:


This is not your typical pop-up shop! Stroll through the midway and be dazzled by the array of products, clothing, accessories, food and more!

11am – 5pm
134 Ossington

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