Levis x Lookbook.nu Global Style Party in Toronto

Levis x Lookbook.nu Global Style Party in Toronto

On Thursday, I went to the Levi’s x Lookbook.nu Global Style Party in Toronto at the Drake Hotel. The event was hosted by Rachel-Marie of Jag Lever and Ellie Frost who won a contest for their DIY interpretations of the classic Levi’s 501s.

Rachel Marie and Elle Frost

Rachel Marie and Elle Frost

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Drinks and sushi kept coming all night, and it was great to catch up with the Toronto bloggers and meet Rachel & Ellie. The hosts raffled off pairs of Levi jeans to lucky winners. The event is the first of a few Global Style Parties hosted by Levi’s and Lookbook. Their next stop is in NYC.

Guests could bring in their 501s and have a tailor rip, distress and alter them, and then you could use stamps and studs to add a personal touch to a classic pair of jeans.

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I brought in a pair of Levi’s I got at Value Village for $8 and the tailor agreed they would make an awesome pair of cutoffs.

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Here’s a tip for getting perfectly frayed edges… after you cut off the legs, vigorously whip and shake the jeans to loosen the threads.

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Afterwards, I had fun at the studs and stamp station, where I stamped on my initials, a typewriter (celebrating my journalism degree!), a map of the world and a camera. To set the stamps, we used a heat gun, but you could probably do the same with a blowdryer or by putting them in the dryer at high heat.

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Natasha didn’t have jeans to stamp, so she decorated her face instead.

rachel marie jag lever elle frost bobby raffinAt the back of the event was a photobooth where myself and the other Lookbook bloggers snapped a few photos all night long. Here I am with Bobby Raffin, Elle Frost and Rachel Marie.

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The dresscode was simple: wear your Levi’s 501s. I had a distressed pink pair I bought at Episode, a vintage shop in Amsterdam. I paired it with a vintage bag, floral tie shirt from Target and Bambi tattoo tights c/o Nowistyle to complete the garden-inspired look.

bambi tattoo tights nowistyle vintage bag floral shirt daffodils daffodilsThe event was a lot of fun and a great opportunity to DIY your jeans while meeting other stylish bloggers. If you live in New York or Sao Paolo it’s definitely not an event to miss!