Soia & Kyo debuted their spring collection at World Mastercard Fashion Week in muted tones of khaki, tan, white and yellow. Jackets ranged from trench coats, to blazers, to full length macs. One print was shown, a textured black and white birch like print that I really liked. I also loved the glimpses of the beautiful patterned lining inside of the jackets.
This was my first time at a Matthew Gallagher show, and I was blown away! I loved the structural pieces, surprising pleats, voluminous skirts and luxe fabrics. Bravo! (more…)
Backstage is always a flurry of excitement, but this year it seemed even busier than usual!
I caught up with Grace Lee, Maybelline New York’s Makeup Lead, backstage. She was creating the above look for Mackage.
I was super thrilled to be at the Joe Fresh show at World Mastercard Fashion Week! There’s something really awesome about seeing affordable clothing that you can literally go out and buy on the runway.
Before the show I spotted Joe Mimran himself in trademark orange backstage! It was very exciting.
I am incredibly excited at the news that one of my favourite illustrators, Garance Doré, is going to be launching a stationery collection with Rifle Paper Co!
This is great news and I can’t wait to get my hands on it! Rifle produces really high quality stationery. The collection includes invitations, notebooks and iphone cases.
The collection will be sold at the French store, Colette, and online on Riffle’s website. Woo hoo! The collection launches in March.
Darling details and festive frocks
LOFT is one of those stores that I simply can’t walk into without walking out with a little something. I was happy to be invited to check out what they have for the holidays!
The details really stand out to me this season. I love the collars with tiny jeweled elements, scalloped lace and ruffled belts. The collection featured elegant dresses for holiday parties, causal striped sweaters, and luxe fabrics.
Of course, no holiday outfit would be complete without glitzy accessories. Sequined evening bags, polka dot make up bags and simple suede heels can dress up an outfit.
To get your hands on some LOFT for the holidays, visit one of their Toronto locations (Yorkdale & the Eaton Center both have one) or shop online!
If you were to walk by the Royal Ontario Museum on a Friday night, you might be surprised to see a long line snaking around the building. After your first visit to Friday Night Live at the ROM, you won’t be wondering any longer (and you’ll probably be part of that line.) FNL at the ROM is a thoroughly enjoyable way to spend a Friday night.
For $12, enjoy a themed night of music, food and entertainment. The theme changes each week! Click here to see. The theme that kicked off the fall series was Fashion.
The Art of Fashion (www.artoffashion.org) was on hand with finalists from their The Art of Fashion Design Competition. Designers were on hand with models to show off their stylish designs! This was with With Glen Baxter, host of CTV’s In Fashion, award-winning designer Izzy Camilleri and ANOKHI Fashion editor Jacqueline Parrish.
Beckie DiLeo, (www.beckiedileo.com) a Toronto “live painter,” artist and fashion illustrator, was on hand doing live portraits of guests. It was so much fun! She wore a fantastic tutu and painted my sister and I. She was great!
Of course, there was lots to eat. Vendors included City Gourmet, Pimenton, Curbside Bliss, Gourmet Gringos, La Rivolta, Little Tomato, The Saucy Pierogi,HotBunzz and Tita Flips.
Food and drinks can be bought using ROMbucks. Each ROMbuck is $6, and most items cost 1 or 2 ROMbucks. I had HotBunzz and tacos from Gourmet Gringos! Tasty.
The live bands performing that night were: The Walkervilles, Craig Stickland and Jamie Ruben Trio.
You’re able to wander through the ROM exhibit until 9:30 pm. After that, it can become a bit of a boozy fun party (with dinosaurs!) so you’re only able to visit certain parts of the ROM. After 9pm, the place was packed! It was a great night. I can’t wait to go to some more!
FNL at the ROM is 7pm- 11:30pm every Friday until Dec. 6th. The event is 19+ and costs $12 to get in. You can buy tickets in advance.
The upcoming themes are:
- Friday November 1: Climate/Culture
- Friday November 8: Planet Asia
- Friday November 15: Let’s Dance
- Friday November 22: Get Wild
- Friday November 29: Light It Up
- Friday December 6: Season Finale!