Kate Bosworth x Topshop Fall 2013 Collection Now at Hudson’s Bay

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In case you needed another reason to spend your hard-earned pennies, The Collection starring Kate Bosworth for TOPSHOP is now available at The Hudson’s Bay stores in Canada…and it’s pretty great! In her role as a design consultant to TOPSHOP, Kate Bosworth developed the collection alongside the design team. Kate wanted a different tone from the more bohemian inspired Spring Festival range that she starred in, and as a result, a capsule collection of chic modern classics with a twist was created. There are shirt dresses with leather trim, perfect t-shirt dresses, dreamy metallic foil leather (NEED!), sexy stiletto shoes – 46 amazing staple pieces that would complete any wardrobe.

“The collection is tailored and classic. For fall, we wanted to create luxurious pieces with a strong minimalist approach. Slim silhouettes are cloaked in a masculine shape, staying true to the mix of masculine/feminine balance that exists in my personal aesthetic,” shared Kate Bosworth.

What do you think of The Collection? Are there any pieces that you’ll be picking up for yourself? Share in the comments.

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Wishlist: Mackage Fall 2013 Collection

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During last season’s WMCFW one of my absolute fave collections was Mackage Fall 2013. Already well-known for their outerwear, the brand’s Fall 2013 collection was particularly strong, featuring modern silhouettes, flattering cuts, and great fabrics. Checkered moto jackets, leather lapels and sleeves, fur collars – it was so well-executed, I found myself coveting every single coat on the runway. But outerwear wasn’t the only thing that got us all drooling, for fall, Mackage finally introduced the brand’s first collection of leather handbags. Beautifully-made, with creative touches like arrow closures and mixed leather finishes, these bags weren’t good, they were amazing. I remember thinking “Can these bags be in stores without having to face yet another fall?”

Well, although my wishful thinking couldn’t stop the summer from ending, the good thing is…Mackage Fall 2013 collection is now in stores! On my personal wishlist are the Shanty checkered moto jacket, and Titan Large Blue Cross-body Bag, but I truly love so many other pieces, that picking favourites wasn’t an easy task.

What about you? How do you like Mackage Fall 2013 collection? Are you into their bags? Share your faves in the comments.

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You Are Invited: Shop ‘Til You Drop with LOULOU Magazine and Yorkdale!

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So many exciting events this week! Not only am I hosting a shopping party with Sam Edelman at The Bay on Thursday, October 3rd, Yorkdale will be pumping that night with LOULOU’s Shop ‘Til You Drop event, featuring complimentary valet parking, shopping bag check, gift items, plus additional savings at many retailers. Attendees will be able to watch fall trend presentations, and enter a contest for a chance to win a $1,500 Thomas Sabo gift card, while the first 200 shoppers who spend $200 will receive a LOULOU gift bag valued at over $250! Sounds amazing, right? If you are interested in attending, make sure to RSVP HERE, and don’t forget to shop ’til you drop!

Who: LOULOU shopping editor Liv Judd and Cityline personality Tracy Moore

What: LOULOU’s  Shop ‘Till You Drop

Where: Yorkdale Shopping Centre, 3401 Dufferin St, Toronto (Centre Court)

When: October 3rd, 2013 (5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m)

Shopping: 12 Must-Have Coats to Keep You Warm This Fall

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Summer is officially over and done with, and while I’m not the biggest fan of cold temps, I do love fall fashion! Coats, blazers, boots, fun layers – the options are endless! But if you live in Canada, a great coat is my one-and-only must-have. It is, after all, the first piece of clothing people will see when they see you, and it is one that you will wear most often, so why not make it a great one?

There are lots of options available at Yorkdale right now for any taste and budget, so let’s look at four great styles to help you choose one (or two, or three, or four – we don’t judge!) that works for you.

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Whether you like stripes, plaid, leopard spots, or any other kind of print, there’s a coat out there for you! Over the past few years, brands have become a lot more adventurous, and as a result, printed outerwear is no longer a rarity. If you tend to wear a lot of monochromatic looks, a printed coat could add that extra something to your daily outfits. After all, I’m sure you have a black coat or two in your closet already. It’s time to spice up your fall!

1. The Bay 2. Ann Taylor 3. Zara

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You Are Invited: Meet Designer Sam Edelman at The Bay!

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Shoeaholics, rejoice! You are invited to meet designer Sam Edelman at the Hudson’s Bay store on Queen St this Thursday, October 3rd! The fab event will be held at Canada’s largest shoe department, and if you haven’t yet had a chance to stop by, this is a really good excuse to finally experience The Bay’s jaw-droppingly beautiful (and stocked to the brim) shoe floor.

But that’s not all! Attendees will also be entered to win a Sam Edelman shoe wardrobe valued at $750! Is there a better way to get your wardrobe ready for fall? I think not. Refreshments will be served, Mr. Edelman will be there to sign shoes, and my girl Sharon of the Backseat Stylers and I will be trying on shoes and probably dancing up a storm! It’s always a pleasure to meet Style Blog readers, so if you decide to stop by, please be sure to say hello. And if you need any help with your shoe choices…well, Sharon and I would be more than happy to oblige. Shopaholism enabling is what we do. Hope to see you there!

WHERE: Hudson’s Bay, Queen Street, Main Floor
WHEN: Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 5-7pm

Wishlist: Chanel Fall 2013 Bags…All of Them!

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It’s Friday, and I am in the mood for some daydreaming. Ever since I laid eyes on Chanel’s Fall 2013 collection, I’ve been obsessed with the new selection of bags. The Lego clutch is still there, but is more sophisticated than its green and red Spring 2013 predecessors, and that Boy Chanel bag with chains? That’s what dreams are made of, you guys! It’s just perfect! If you haven’t seen this season’s selection, you MUST check it out. This is the first time in a long while that I am coveting SO MANY of Chanel’s new styles and not just the classics.

Now, who wants to buy a lotto ticket with me? Anyone?

Photo Credits: Chanel

Isabel Marant for H&M Sneak Peek!

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The highly-anticipated Isabel Marant for H&M collection is set to hit the stores on November 14th, which, if you think about it is VERY soon! So when I saw the sneak peek of the collection, published in Harper’s Bazaar, I got really excited! While I was expecting to see a lot of tribal pieces, the sneak peek proved that the collaboration will be much more than that!

Earlier this year, H&M posted 2 other sneak peeks of the collab, a dress (and possibly boots) from the women’s collection, and a sweater from men’s. Both very distinctly Marant. The Harper’s Bazaar article shared that the collab will also include tees, sweats and tribal-chic jackets similar to what the designer showed in Spring 2010, embroidered dresses similar to Fall 2012 collection, and oversized and cropped  “shaggy sweaters” made of loops of wool yarn. “We did a kind of knitted ‘fur’ in wool, which is super cool,” Marant said.

And if you were worried about the quality aspect, don’t! Here’s what Isabel Marant had to say about the collaboration: “It was clear from the beginning that we didn’t want to just do a cheap version of Isabel Marant, so we worked around keeping a really high level of quality in the fabrics and the manufacturing, doing things by hand.” Sounds promising to me!

What do you think about Isabel Marant for H&M? Are you getting excited? Share in the comments.

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Wishlist: Mulberry Willow Tote

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A couple of weeks ago, the new Mulberry boutique opened its doors at Yorkdale Shopping Centre, and I could not wait to stop by and check out the store. When I finally made it there, I was smitten. The boutique feels spacious, but intimate too, and the selection of bags is impressive. If you live in Toronto and you still haven’t been…why not?! The boutique is full of beautiful, well-made bags, clothes, and accessories, and is a must-visit at Yorkdale.

And though I loved a lot of things at Mulberry on my visit, one thing that truly captivated my full attention was the customizable Willow tote. With a zip-off clutch, and a great selection of colours and textures, Willow is truly a perfect bag for a city girl – large enough for all of the essentials, and versatile enough for special occasions. My fave Willow combo can be seen in the photo above…so ladylike, so special, and SO expensive. Well, considering that it’s a very limited-edition bag, it’s not THAT expensive, but sadly for me, I will have to keep dreaming about this one for now.

What do you think of Mulberry? Have you stopped by the Yorkdale boutique yet? Share in the comments.

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Zara Woman Fall 2013 Ad Campaign

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Even though I don’t feel like summer has even begun here in Toronto, I can’t help but start thinking about fall clothes. Yesterday, on August 1st (!!!), I even bought a pair of leather leggings and a grey sweatshirt. What’s wrong with me?!

Seeing Zara’s new Fall 2013 ad campaign certainly doesn’t help with my fall cravings. I am in love with everything in the first photo – leather jackets, cami dresses, wide-brimmed hats…I want to buy it all, and wear it exactly as pictured! The rest of the ad campaign is kind of a snoozefest (just me?), but I definitely see a few pieces here and there that I’ll be picking up as soon as the temperatures start to dip…which could be tomorrow.

So what do you think of Zara’s Fall 2013 ad campaign? Are you looking forward to shopping for fall clothes or am I crazy? Share in the comments.

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Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton Fall 2013

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Michelle Williams is the latest celeb to lend her pretty face to a Louis Vuitton ad. Starring in the brand’s Fall 2013 campaign featuring two new handbags – W and Capucines, Michelle looks picture perfect. Hair, makeup, her facial expressions…perfect, perfect, perfect! I simply can’t stop looking at these photos! The only problem is…Michelle’s stunning face totally distracted my attention away from the bags. Seriously, forget the bags, and just give me something that will make my lips/eyes/brows/hair look this good!

What do you think of these ads? Do you think Michelle is a good fit for the brand? Share in the comments.

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