Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
The event will be taking place September 25, 26 and 27 2009 at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place. The organizers are currently looking for local designers, runway models, dressers, ushers and runway/backstage staff.
If you are looking for more experience in the fashion industry and this event interests you, then email Alison McEvoy at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to purchase tickets follow this link, http://www.theclothingshow.com/tickets.html.
I first discovered the eclectic, home-y, vintage store on a trip to New York City and I fell in love. Filled with books, beautiful clothes and lovely scented candles I knew that a store like this needed to be in Canada and now it is. Smack dab in the middle of swanky Yorkville, welcome Anthropologie.
As you first walk in, you are welcomed by the sweet scents of its many candles, perfumes and soaps. They also sell kitchenware (think colourful printed plates and mugs) , crystal doorknobs and books such as, The Little Dictionary of Fashion by Chrisitian Dior.
Most importantly, Anthropologie sells clothes, lots and lots of beautiful clothes. The type of clothes that you can picture yourself wearing in a beautiful garden or sipping coffee at Starbucks. It was prints galore with colourful silk and jersey dresses. Thin and thick knit sweaters had me imagining my fall wardrobe along with the pleated high waisted skirts.
I absolutely love this store for it is so inspiring. There is something new and exciting everywhere you turn and it is the perfect place to get lost and shop on a rainy day. In need of a few new things? Head over to 80 Yorkville and start exploring.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
This past Saturday I happened to be strolling down St. Clair Avenue West and came across the WychCraft Market, a weekly market featuring hand made and unique creations by Ontario's artisans. In the past, they have featured vintage clothing from Vanessa Pinkas and cute accessories by Camille Stone, but this time they had jewellery by Smart Sass Designs by Eunice Tan.
Monday, July 20, 2009
As we walked, in we were instantly surrounded by tons and tons of gorgeous leather, vintage handbags (my favourite) whose origins spanned a number of decades. Surrounding the cash desk were cute belts and printed scarves cleverly placed in a vintage stroller. The accessories were tempting but we were on a mission for the perfect outfit for our upcoming special occasion. Towards the back you can find a number a printed '60's shift dresses, gold brocade dresses, fuller flared skirts and the list goes on.
My mother found a few clothing items to try on and happily sat in the big velvety couch chair located in the middle of the store ready to voice my opinion of each outfit Nina Garcia style. Each outfit looked great. My favourites were a pink floral dress with a scoop neckline and a printed fuller flared skirt reminiscent on 1950's Cuba. The lovely sales associate was very helpful always suggesting different outfits and reminded me of Alice Cullen with her short hair and pixie-like demeanor.
This was a successful shopping trip. I may not have ended up with anything but my mom sure did! It just goes to show you that in a cool, hip vintage store like Flashback there is a little something for everyone.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
The team is about to compile the guestlist and begin inviting all the fabulous members of the fashion industry. The samples are looking gorgeous and the dates are confirmed.
Stay tuned for more behind-the-scenes information on Maybe by Sarah Catalfo presents "Bandits in Bows"!
I was on a mission to find some of fabulous New York designer, Yumi Kim's pieces and found my way first into TNT, then TNT Gallerie and finally TNT Blu. When I first walked into the spacious and minimal store, (TNT that is) I was first taken aback by their collection of white pants and bright colourful tops by Theory. As I continued to browse throughout the store I found some beautiful pieces by Philip Lim including a Chanel-inspired crochet jacket and brown evening top with a gold chain neckline. It was interesting indeed, however I was unable to find me some Yumi Kim. It was then that the sales associate directed me to TNT Blu but before I venture there, I stopped by TNT Gallerie next door.
TNT Gallerie looks like, you guessed it! An art gallery. Continuing with the minimal theme of the store, the clothes beautifully stood out. What I loved there was a to die for leather bomber jacket by Vogue/CFDA recipient, Alexander Wang. This was the type of jacket that makes coun the days down the fall. I also loved a fuschia cocktail dress with feather trim by Badgley Mischka. Now I was on my way to TNT Blu. At this location I was able to find Yumi Kim and admired the beautiful floral printed kimono tops. I also spotted a few cute maxis dresses and lots of studded Balmain-esqe jean vests and jackets.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
The blonde beauty won the modelling competition after a fierce battle where she had to strike a pose, strut down the catwalk and travel to New York City.
Best wishes Meghan! We look forward to seeing you on the cover of FASHION Magazine and showing what you got at fashion week!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Running July 23rd to July 26th events include, a launch event, a silent auction, brunch, shopping and of course fashion shows! Each event will be taking place along Queen Street West at locations such as, the hip, trendy Drake Hotel, The Social and Chasse Gardee.Proceeds for the event will benefit Canadian clothing bank, Windfall.
To RSVP for the exciting event and support Canadian fashion, visit: http://www.frugalfashionweek.com/ffwevents.htm and for more information about the entire fabulos event, visit: http://www.frugalfashionweek.com/ffwmain.htm.
And remember to always celebrate Canadian fashion in style!
Capezio, Geox, Belle de Provence and Mendocino will all have their merchandise on sale and if you spend $100 or more at any of the participating retailers you will receive a free 3-month subscription to Flare Magazine!
How cool is that?!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
As reported by, Toronto Street Fashion, http://www.fashioncan.com/ is an affordable and reliable way for upcoming Canadian designers to launch an online boutique. For local Canadian designers that are looking for a new way to drive sales and recognition for their creations, http://www.fashioncan.com/, provides promotional services, custom web design and a fully functional shopping cart.
Now you have the opportunity to easily snatch up the lovely designs of Anastasia Lomonova, Birds of North America, House of Spy and more!
Monday, July 6, 2009
I have always loved watching Mona Lisa happily show my mother, my other aunt, my grandmother and myself all her beautiful items, for she would always do it with a smile. Her enthusiasm and knowledge reminded me of one of those ultra stylish saleswomen in Holt Renfrew that you always wish you could be like when you grew up. When I was little, I used to go into Mona Lisa's room and love what was around me. Her dressers were filled with bottles of perfume, cosmetics, beautiful jewellery and sweet mementos, her room always smelt fresh with a whiff of sweet perfume and her collection of clothes was everlasting. (In fact it was so big that she had two!)
Mona Lisa's interest in fashion began when she was a just a little girl, where she would lie on the floor and watch her grandmother, who was a seamstress, sew. Her grandmother's fashion sense passed down onto her and Mona Lisa still has a crotchet jacket and gorgeous Chinese silk jacket (in impeccable condition) that was given to her by her grandmother in the 1960's. It was from a young age that Mona Lisa learned so many of her fashion tips, that still ring true today. Among them were: always buy quality items because it will last forever, if you ever see something you love buy it because you may never see it again and always value style over brand. The last rule Mona Lisa has definitely always stayed true to. She mixed high and low pieces before it was ever in style. Mona Lisa can always find items in Winners, Holt Renfrew, The Bay, vintage stores, Victoria's Secret and even the dollar store! No matter where Mona Lisa has found her items they have all been beautiful, special and glamorous.
Some of my favourite shopping trips to Mona Lisa's closet include when I received a black and white polka-dot halter dress that is very Marilyn Monroe, when I got a black Chanel-inspired handbag (which I love and wear everywhere!) and when I got a rectangular emerald green suede purse. Whenever my mother or other aunt need a new item for any special event they never forget to stop by Mona Lisa's closet and each "shopping" trip is never a disappointment. One time when my mother went, she was able to borrow a black sequined blouse that was to die for!
As I write this I feel so lucky to have such a stylish aunt that I can always gain fashion inspiration from. It is even more inspiring to always see her so enthusiastically talk about her beautiful pieces and never without a Mona Lisa smile.
Do you have an individual in your life that you have found inspired your own fashion choices?
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Ever since a young child singing, "Ohh baby give me one more chance....." Michael has expressed his taste for flashy, colourful clothing. From his colour co-ordinated suits worn during the days of Jackson 5 to the red hot leather jacket of the Thriller era, MJ has no doubt been an icon of music and fashion. With that said, here is a tribute to the King of Pop, may he rest in peace.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
So remember ladies and gentleman, when going out tonight remember to show your patriotism and to always do it with style!