WMCFW FW14 Day 3 #DailyOutfit

For my third FW14 WMCFW outfit, I decided to put the emphasis on a bright colored coat. I picked this amazing green coat from Zara to compliment my red hair. I think anyone can pull this look off. Zara had a handful of other colored jackets like fuchsia, bright yellow, neon blue, etc. I think wearing a bright colored coat automatically spices up your outfit!

Here I am after three full days of shows, a little tired to say the least! Had such a blast again this evening! Can’t believe it’s over for this season. Check for my full Day 3 recap coming tomorrow am! Night!! xo

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   Photos by @Offner

Zara Green Wool Coat (get it here)

Modern Vice Camo Jetts (get them here)

Anine Bing Black Boat Neck T-Shirt (get it here)

Karen London Gypsy Ring (get it here)

Karen London Dream Weaver Necklace (get it here)

Anine Bing Bohemian black hat

Zara handbag with faux fur 

 

WMCFW FW14 Day 2 Recap

Day 2 at World MasterCard Fashion Week was action-packed! I had 5 shows to attend yesterday evening.

THOMAS BALINT

I kicked my night off with the promising Toronto designer Thomas Balint. It’s always a pleasure to see men’s collections. I find it very refreshing and it can also be very inspiring. Balint’s designs tonight did just that. He presented a plethora of structured jackets, textured shirts, high collars, velvet jackets and shirts. All items were chic yet at the same time very casual and wearable every day. The man Thomas Balint dresses is one that likes fashion with an edge but that also wants comfort. I particularly liked his cropped pants as well as the use of one very androgynous female model. I also liked his choice soundtrack, opting for some Franco acts including Lescop and My Sister Klaus. All in all, simply put, men dressed in Balint threads will be hot. Can’t wait to get @offner in some of these!

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Picture by George Pimentel / Getty Images

LAURA SIEGEL

Next up was New York designer Laura Siegel. She started her show with a touching video on women jewelry makers in Africa and a discussion on how she’d like people who buy clothes to directly be connected with their artisans. I quite frankly didn’t know all that much about Laura’s designs before the show started but I was completely drawn in with her vintage, candle-lit living room set up. I liked the laid back vibe she had going on, which was definitely reflected in her creations. Every model sported a beautiful black bohemian hat that accompanied all of their oversized or loose fitting garments. Laura presented earthy tones, rich dark camo greens, retro imprimés, long knitted scarves, oversized knitted sweaters and dresses, wrap dresses and probably my top piece of the collection – the oversized long belted coat. Who doesn’t love big oversized items in their wardrobe when fall rolls around? Great choice of boots and also thoroughly enjoyed hearing some Lykke Li play during the show. Well done Laura! I’m a new fan!

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Pictures by George Pimentel / Getty Images

MBSU PRESENTS – MATIÈRE NOIRE & MALORIE URBANOVITCH

It was my first time attending a Mercedez Benz Start Up show and let me tell you, the room was PACKED! When you entered the show room, two models were standing on small podiums, lit by a dim blue light with eerie music playing in the background. A perfect mood setter for the first of two shows. The first designer, Matière Noire aka Cécile Raizonville, originally from the south of France, now calls Montreal home. She definitely had a very dark aura around her clothes. Though I wasn’t 100% sold on all of her creations, the pieces that did speak to me were her knit sweaters, the equestrian-inspired caps, the moon sweater and sweater dress as well as her electric blue coat and black coat.

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Pictures by George Pimentel / Getty Images

I was happy to also see Malorie Urbanovitch present her collection, which to me represented comfort and warmth. She definitely had a 50s school girl look going with the long knit pleated plaid skirts and knee high socks. I enjoyed all of her fuzzy dresses and long fuzzy coats. She presented a great combination of knits and different fabrics, going from suede to viscose. I thought her earthy and neutral color palette was very soothing. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised with the collection.

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Picture by George Pimentel / Getty Images

MÉLISSA NEPTON

The Montrealer has definitely made herself known in the past year or so. The first collection that I saw from Mélissa hadn’t really resonated with me, but this particular collection definitely did. She had a brilliant color palette that she stuck to throughout – black, gold and egg white, with a few nuances and prints. I like that she opted for large triangular shaped prints, switching from black to egg white. All of her sweaters, dresses and pants looked incredibly comfortable and cozy. She had great textured shimmery items, quilted fabrics and near the end even threw in a pop of mint green. I personally wasn’t a fan of the soundtrack but the amazing designs definitely made up for it. I sincerely feel that Mélissa has really grown as a designer, presenting original clothes for a sophisticated yet edgy woman.

It was extremely to just pick a few but here are some of my favorite looks… I absolutely adore the first and last look!

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Pictures by George Pimentel / Getty Images

DAVID DIXON 

Finally, I saw David Dixon’s show entitled “White Label”, his bridal wear debut for Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay. The show room was well over capacity, everyone crouching to catch a glimpse of his presentation video on love. The message was: “Love never fails”, which I thought was super endearing! The show started with a few white dresses followed by light peach and pink tones. I liked his modern take on these contemporary wedding, gala and cocktail gowns. Lot’s of ruffles and BIG and bold sparkly jewels. The collection transpired freedom and joy. My favorite piece was hands down the bridal lace pant with bustier and blouse combination, a great alternative for those not wanting to wear dresses on their special day. The show ended on a perfect note – David walked down the runway as the theme song from the film My Best Friend’s Wedding – “I Say A Little Prayer For You” played.

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Pictures by Carlos Osorio / Toronto Star 

Another inspiring night at the tents! Check back tomorrow for my recap of Day 3!

WMCFW FW14 Day 1 Recap

Last night World MasterCard Fashion Week Fall Winter 2014 officially kicked off in Toronto. I’m beyond thrilled to be attending a handful of shows again this season. Here’s my Day 1 recap from the shows I saw yesterday evening.

VAWK

Vawk is a luxury ready-to-wear label designed and hand crafted in Canada by Sunny Fong. I had heard a whole lot about this label the past few seasons but had never had the opportunity to attend a show. So tonight was my Vawk baptism.

The show last night was all about black everything but with a touch of silver, shimmer and grey! The collection had the perfect combination of elegance and badass. Though dark and a little “gothic”, this collection can definitely be worn by all types of women. I loved all the long flowing gowns with cutouts and sheer layers. I loved seeing lot’s of black of sequins, open backs and leather. My favorite piece of the collection was the black leather biker jacket with the textured silver sleeves. I can definitely see myself wearing that killer jacket with any one of those dresses!

I loved the variety of girls he picked for the runway especially the inclusion of his older model with an artsy prosthetic leg. Props to him for showing diversity.

It was so nice to see the designer Sunny Fong run down the runway with a huge smile at the end of the show. He seemed to have had as much of a good time as we had.

Finally, if you’re a fan of Sunny’s designs and want to help him out, he’s currently running an IndieGoGo campaign to help cover the costs of his runway show yesterday in addition to starting an online shop and expanding the brand internationally. For more info, go here. Here are some of my favorite looks:

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BEAUFILLE

I had first seen this Canadian womenswear and jewelry brand’s runway show last season and had been absolutely in awe. Designers Chloé and Parris Gordon‘s looks totally appeal to me. I also love that they use the beautiful and so talented Langley Fox as one of their models for their site. Last night’s runway show left me feeling the same way! Every stylish hipster in Toronto was in the room to witness their inspiring FW2014 collection. The show started with a few red pieces – leather pants, textured jackets, long sleeved dresses followed by some sharp red imprimés. The old school hip hop musical background was perfect for this 90s inspired show. I loved that the show went from some super girly skirts and dresses to more tough and edgy detailed pants and structured jackets accompanied by adorned baseball caps. I really appreciated their mix of tailored and flowing pieces. Great jewelry as usual!

One thing that I love most about these girls is their consistency. Though there is evident growth in their designs, their signature look can definitely be seen, which is something that will surely please their fans. All in all, a super wearable collection. I would personally wear the entire collection! Here are some of my favorite pieces:

 

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I unfortunately had to miss Sid Neigum‘s runway show later in the evening but I’ve seen lot’s of great feedback post-show all over social media.

Check back tomorrow for my recap of Day 2!

Have a great Tuesday!

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WMCFW FW14 Day 1 #DailyOutfit

For this season’s runway shows I decided to keep my outfits pretty warm as the weather outside is still super brutal. For my first look of the week, I’m wearing shades of white, off white and black. I opted for a more rock n’ roll outfit to kick this exciting week of high fashion!!

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 Photos by @Offner

Uranium pattern headband (get it here)

Zara white denim pants

 Zara Biker Jacket with zips (similar one here)

Anine Bing knit sweater

Pamela Love High Tide Pendant (get it here)

Steve Madden ECNTRC-C flats (get them here)