What I wore to WMCFW Fall 2014 – Day 2: Clover Canyon Scuba Dress

On the second day of WMCFW in Toronto, the chilly weather made me choose a super warm scuba dress with a digital baroque print by Clover Canyon. Scuba dresses are super warm, and kept me cozy and comfortable while travelling to the shows on foot, and inside the chilly tent. My scuba dress is by Clover Canyon, my glitter sunglasses are Miu Miu, my over-the-knee boots are from Zara (similar here), my jacket is c/o Nowistyle, my Selma satchel is Michael Kors, and my earrings are from Joe Fresh. The amazing scuba fabric of this dress is super insulating, and stretchy so I was both warm and comfortable. Neoprene also allows designers to print bold prints, so sky’s the limit. I was immediately drawn to the baroque cathedrals printed on the dress. I decided to keep my coat, purse and boots neutral to let the dress stand alone as a… View Full Post

Photo Essay: World Mastercard Fashion Week

A winter blizzard hit Toronto near the end of March, a week that coincided with World Mastercard Fashion Week on Mar. 18 to 22. The blustery weather was fitting, as designers were showcasing their fall and winter 2013 collections. Trends such as capes, elbow-length leather gloves and rich hues of burgundy and emerald were seen on the runway. But these trends could have been worn seven months early by fashionistas outside the tent decked out in their best fur adorned with a tuque on top. The fashion week was the second season in Toronto produced by IMG (an event company that also produces Milan and London fashion weeks). WMCFW showcases Canadian design talent. Often viewed as a highly commercial fashion week, this season, designers such as DUY and Pavoni have brought a little couture to the Canadian fashion scene. Photo 1 – The opening look of Caitlin Power’s fall 2013… View Full Post

Fitzroy Holiday Party

Last night, I went to Fitzroy Boutique’s second annual holiday party at the BYOB Cocktail Emporium on Queen West. Guests were treated to bourbon punch and cookies while they shopped new arrivals from Fitzroy’s Fall/Winter collection. As a special treat, Pinky’s Nails, Toronto’s first professional nail art studio were at the party too. I got purple nails with kitty accents. I love the way they turned out! Pinky’s Nails also did Toronto Fashion Week, and I remember more than one occasion where I was mesmerized by the nail art of some of the shows. For instance, take a look at these metallic and claw-like talons from the UNTTLD collection. While nails can be a great accessory, you can’t beat baubles and jewels. I love those minimalistic gold studs that were incredibly priced at $10-$20. Fitzroy also stocks a gorgeous collection of headbands and signature statement necklaces. I also love the… View Full Post

Fitzroy + Fringe in the Willows

This look was inspired by fun, flirty textures and one of summer’s hottest trends, fringe. I fell in love with this top when I saw it at Fitzroy Boutique, a permanent pop-up shop in West Queen West’s BYOB Cocktail Emporium. They just launched their online shop earlier this summer, where you can snag other pieces similar to this from brands like One Teaspoon, Whitney Port’s Whitney Eve, Ladakh and Show me Your Mumu, a Fitzroy exclusive. If you’re visiting Toronto’s West Queen West neighbourhood, you have to drop into BYOB for a cocktail, vintage Mad Men-inspired bar gear and of course the perfect cocktail dress to match! This top by Line & Dot is fun and features a stunning aztec motif in mint. I complimented the pattern with this organic crystal necklace from (believe it or not), Forever 21. I love the way the fringe falls and has so much… View Full Post

CHANEL in the Snow

This outfit is the perfect mix of high and low. Combining fast-fashion with iconic fashion. I’m wearing a vintage Chanel-style jacket that features gorgeous buttons and has a timeless shape. To compliment the jacket, I’m wearing this show-stopping patent leather jumbo flap re-issue by none other than Chanel. To balance the classic pieces, I’m wearing this sexy and trendy leather mini from Joe Fresh! It was on sale for $19 and I couldn’t resist. It fits me like a glove, and it’s so fun to dance in. I love it so much I bought it in gold too! The tee is also from Joe Fresh and I love its quirky take on the polka dot trend. The tee has sequin polkadots that are subtle tone-on-tone. It was so cold, but the gorgeous layer of snow casted an eerie glow on these pictures. The bag is so large, you could probably… View Full Post