Elle Canada

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Extremely honored to have been featured in Elle Canada‘s Best Street Style: Toronto Fashion Week Spring 2015 and also TFW Spring 2015 Street Style: The Most Amazing Accessories and Detail Shots from this past week at World MasterCard Fashion Week.

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You can see both articles in full here:

http://www.ellecanada.com/fashion/street-style/best-street-style-toronto-fashion-week-spring-2015/a/94405#ss-cfa39a4b-44e4-481a-89b3-87ac5e46c8d1-slide-13

http://www.ellecanada.com/fashion/street-style/tfw-spring-2015-street-style-the-most-amazing-accessories-and-detail-shots/a/94413#ss-affbcf09-7647-49d8-80fc-05f3a7778ed0-slide-16

WMCFW SS15 Day 5 Recap

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Yesterday was my last day of shows for this season at World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto. What a whirlwind of a week it’s been. It’s always so inspiring to see the runway shows.

BRIT WACHER

I didn’t know what to expect going into this first show yesterday and to my surprise I was completely drawn into the collection she presented. I loved her minimalist yet somewhat futuristic looks. The earthy tones complimented well the style of the garments she presented. I can without a doubt say that I’m a fan of the entire collection.

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Pictures by: SONY Canada

MIKHAEL KALE

The studio was jam-packed yesterday for Mikhael Kale’s runway show. There definitely seems to have been a lot of thought put into this collection and a lot of hard work that went into making these items. The collection was incredibly creative, not only in the cuts but also in the choice of material and the combination of materials he presented. It was modern, intricate and detailed. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the show!

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Pictures by: World MasterCard Fashion Week

HD HOMME

Yesterday was my HD Homme initiation. The collection was colorful, bright and filled with bold prints. My favorite item of the collection was the black flower bomber jacket he presented. There was a lot of silk on the runway, an element that caught me a little off-guard. The entire collection was accessorized by a rad up and coming jewelry brand from Toronto called Vitaly Designs. I think that the pairing with these jewels completed the outfits nicely.

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Picture by: SONY Canada

STEPHAN CARAS

The Stephan Caras show without a doubt had its own signature look. What a great idea to pick just a few fabrics and create so many different gowns, pantsuits and tops & shorts from them. The collection was feminine, imaginative and romantic. The gold and cream created an incredibly glamourous line, which was contrasted by the models’ mohawks. Beautiful from start to finish!

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Pictures by: SONY Canada

MADAME MOJE

Vancouver’s Madame Moje presented dresses with varying colors, textures and cuts last night. All of them were interestingly constructed and very ladylike. The design pair have a skill for making every model’s behind look incredibly plump and beautiful. I believe that every woman could find something to her liking in their ss15 collection.

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Pictures by: World MasterCard Fashion Week

MIKAEL D

Mikael D finished off this incredible week of fashion in a very glamorous way with his exceptionally gorgeous gowns. So in love with this gold dress below. It’s a must-have!! Every creation was unique and well imagined. Every gown was fabulously detailed and put together. I was enchanted by the collection.

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Pictures by: SONY Canada

Hope you’ve enjoyed my recaps this week! Until next season…

WMCFW SS15 Day 4 Recap

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Day 4 was a shorter day for me at the tents but I still saw some amazing pieces on the runway.

THRESHOLD – RANI KIM & SOM KONG

Two young designers that I’ve never had the chance of seeing before. Rani Kim, who presented her debut collection made a pretty big statement with the items she presented. The show started with a contemporary dance duo followed by some loose, flowy and colorful creations for both men and women.

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Picture by: George Pimentel (WMCFW Facebook)

Som Kong undoubtedly has an interesting way of designing clothes and fitting them to a women’s body. His fabrics were all stunning, I especially liked the beautiful red number that started the show. I also liked his long sleeved grey shirt with embossed hearts. I truly believe that this young designer is very unique and has a bright future ahead of him.

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Pictures by: SONY Canada

MALORIE URBANOVITCH

Thrilled to have seen Malorie’s collection last night. The first thing that stood out was all the incredible colors she used. I very much enjoyed the mix of plum, black, forest green, lime green, burgundy and red. Her formfitting knit dresses were the bomb! I’m also a big fan of her suede type dresses like the one pictured below and at the very top of the blog. Congrats on a memorable presentation!

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Pictures by: George Pimentel (WMCFW website)

Last day at the tents for the season tomorrow. Stay tuned for my last recap coming on Saturday!

WMCFW SS15 Day 3 Recap

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Wednesday was probably my busiest day of the week at WMCFW. I attended 5 shows, all of which were super interesting. Here’s what stood out from each runway presentation.

RUDYBOIS

Those who’ve been following my blog, know how much I love RUDYBOIS. I’ve had the chance to wear some of his beautiful dresses at the GALA ADISQ, the JUNO AWARDS & the GEMINI AWARDS. I couldn’t be more proud of him. Yesterday was his first ever show at WMCFW and he KILLED IT! Rudy presented a super classy, simple yet sophisticated collection in three colors – red, black and white. The thing I love about Rudy’s designs is that he creates them with a woman’s body in mind. He knows how the body moves and what is the most flattering. I think that this will be key to his ever-growing success. Couldn’t be more proud of his runway debut. So much more success to come!

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Pictures by: David Kirouac

HILARY MACMILLAN

Hilary MacMillan’s first piece down the runway last night came with an awesome twist – an incredibly cool painted back piece on the jacket. Each piece that was sent down the runway was interesting not only from the front by also from the back. I loved all the extra details and attention she placed all around her creations. Great prints and colors on the runway. I think I found my perfect white summer dress!

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Pictures by: David Kirouac

CHRISTOPHER BATES

I always love seeing menswear shows because I find them so refreshing. Christopher Bates presented last night, a collection that could not only suit every type of man but that also had one clear and concise editorial line. I love his re-imagination of the camo print, his mix of casual shirts with dressier pants and his all-black semi-rock semi-classic look.

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Pictures by: World MasterCard Fashion Week

KLAXON HOWL

To me, Klaxon Howl is the perfect menswear designer. He always combines classy, effortlessly cool and edgy pieces together to create unique and strong looks. He also incorporates elements from the past in his designs but gives them a modern twist. There were many things that I liked about last night’s presentation including the incorporation of a few women’s looks, some graphic shorts and pants, comfy sweaters and his classic vests and dress shirts.

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Pictures by: World MasterCard Fashion Week

MACKAGE 

Always my favorite show to watch each season. This season it was about three main color palettes – black, white and blue / yellow and white / military green and black. They also added a few pops of neon pink here and there but kept the color combinations bold, which is very suiting for the clothes they presented. This season, I loved the addition of new handbag styles, the fringe, long sheer shirts as well as perforated leather and lot’s of layering. Whether it’s menswear or womenswear, the talented duo have got both down to a tee. I would once again wear everything that went down the runway last night… Remarkable!

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Pictures by: David Kirouac

 Tomorrow! It’s my recap of Day 4 at WMCFW. Stay tuned!

Star Print

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Another day at WMCFW, another outfit! Wearing my brand new Anine Bing dress. I thought it was super cute when I saw it on the racks of the brand new Anine Bing store in Los Angeles last month so I had to get it. Happy the sun was finally out yesterday in Toronto 🙂

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Photos by Aleyah Solomon

Anine Bing Star Print Loose Fit Dress (get it here)

Urban Outfitters felt slouch fedora (get it here)

Zara Green Wool Coat

The Kooples Faux Python Embossed Boots (get them here)

Urban Outfitters knee high socks

WMCFW SS15 Day 2 Recap

Another busy day at the tents yesterday in Toronto! Here’s my recap for Day 2 at WMCFW SS15.

ELAN + CASTOR

This was my first time seeing a runway show by Elan + Castor. Her show was filled with ample amounts of stripes, knits and earthy tones with a few pops of pink and purple. The top buns and bandeau tops were also a thing. Everything she presented looked incredibly comfortable and cozy!

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Pictures by: David Kirouac

NARCES

Also my first Narces runway show last night. The entire collection was beautiful, dainty and flirty. She stuck to a very feminine color palette – white, pink, pale yellow, seafoam green and blue. I liked the intricate beading, flower details and lace on some of the dresses. The model below totally reminded me of a modern ballerina. My favorite was the white lace doily dress below. I could totally see myself wearing it next summer!

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Pictures by: David Kirouac

MINNIE MOUSE PRESENTATION

Not your traditional fashion show but just as fun to check out. The Minnie Mouse special presentation last night was pretty magical. They had asked a handful of local designers including Sig Neigum, Beaufille, etc. to make a special Minnie Mouse inspired creation. Everyone’s piece was incredibly creative and all channeled the Minnie Mouse spirit. I loved that they had placed big posters of the evolution of Minnie Mouse throughout the decades around the studio. Everyone was smiling, champagne was flowing and Minnie ears were everywhere in sight. Last night’s presentation definitely brought back lot’s of memories of my childhood and all the times I went to Disney World.

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Pictures by: Me

THOMAS BALINT

Thomas Balint is one of my favorite Canadian menswear designers. There was a very British rock n’ roll vibe to the collection he presented last night. Some of the show’s highlights were the black and white striped pants and blazers, the loose fitting pants tucked into army boots, the orange trench coat and his really nicely structured dress shirts. Anyone else recognize Cibo Matto’s “Sugar Water” track playing in the background?

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Pictures by: David Kirouac

BUSTLE

You could definitely feel the summery vibe with the collection that bustle presented last night. Lot’s of prep, color and class on the runway. It definitely fit the European backdrop, parasols and Peroni bottles they had placed as props on the runway. My favorite pieces were hands down the relaxed drawstring trousers for men and the white blazer and pencil skirt combo for women.

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Pictures by: David Kirouac

 

MÉLISSA NEPTON

Mélissa’s designs totally blew me away last season. This season, it was all about presenting something fresh, clean and sporty. Show highlights: dolphin shorts, drawstring pants, sheer & white stripped garments, and the many skirt and top combos. She did a great job accessorizing her show yesterday. I’m crushing hard on all the shoes I saw on the runway. I feel like if I was wearing Mélissa’s designs, I would not only feel comfortable but also look amazing!

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Pictures by: George Pimentel – Getty Images

TARGET

Target is reputed for always putting on the most fun runway shows. Last night’s show included inspiration from Paris, New York and oh yes… winter! I loved the addition of live music on the runway. Music plus models smiling and having a good time created good vibes all around! Lot’s of great knits, bags, faux fur vests, jackets, leopard, plaid and faux leather pieces. One thing’s for sure, I need the plaid coat pictured below!! In case you haven’t heard Target Canada is now collaborating with TOMS to offer a special collection that will be available across Canada on November 16th. Being a big fan of the brand, I was happy to see them on the runway last night!

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Pictures by: Michelle Siu/The Canadian Press

Stay tuned for my 3rd recap coming tomorrow!

Red

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For today’s WMCFW outfit, I’m keeping warm in my new baggy vegan leather trousers that I can’t get enough of, plus an oversized knit sweater. Love that red is in this season, it’s always been a color that I’ve loved wearing. Last spring, I made a custom pair of Modern Vice Dove Booties in Manhattan that are all red. Stoked to wear them with my knit sweater today.

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 Photos by @Offner

Modern Vice custom Oxblood Dove Bootie (similar one here)

Anine Bing Bohemian black hat (get it here)

M for Mendocino baggy vegan leather pants

Zara oversized knit v-neck sweater 

Aldo Parella bag (get it here)