What I Wore: IDS 2011

Well, technically, I didn’t just wear this to IDS 2011, I also wore it to brunch with le boyfriend’s mom, Tim Burton exhibition  at the Bell Lightbox building, a Mexi-food-fest at Milagro, and later on a couch, while watching Dinner for Shmucks (is it strange that I didn’t have any problems relating to the weirdos in the movie?).

As for the Interior Design Show, I can’t say that it blew me away. It was my first time attending, and I guess after the amazingness that was One of a Kind Show, IDS fell a little flat for me. I was expecting more furniture, more style, and instead I found A LOT of fireplaces and faucets. Perhaps if you were looking for a fireplace (or a faucet), IDS was the place to be last weekend. Or perhaps, I didn’t enjoy it too much because of the crazy number of people bumping into me all day long – I don’t do well in crowded spaces. 

Either way I did manage to spot a few awesome booths last Saturday – my favorite being Rollout – custom wallpapers – creative and cool. You should definitely check out their website if you’re thinking of shaking up your home design.

I Wore: Sweatshirt – Forever21; Jeans – Fidelity; Boots – Proenza Schouler (The Room); Bag – Longchamp

Blackwatch by SUNG Outdoor Preview

On Tuesday, Al and I, alongside a handful of Toronto style bloggers, had a pleasure of attending a preview of Alfred Sung’s Blackwatch collection for his SUNG Outdoor line. Blackwatch was designed with Sung’s favorite pattern in mind – a tartan in black, green, and blue and will be available exclusively at the Interior Design Show this weekend…as I was told, in very limited quantities. So if you’re mad for plaid, make sure to stop by and check it out!

Apart from the main attraction, we also got to check out some other pieces from SUNG Outdoor Collections - Madrid, Capri, Barcelona, Paris…all names evoking the fun and fabulous getaways. I can already imagine curling up in the Barcelona chair in my backyard during the summer, sipping sangrias, lazing around…comfy and in style. Both Capri and Barcelona collections are available exclusively at The Bay stores at very reasonable prices (starting at $150). And it’s a far cry from the plastic lawn chairs of yore.

I also had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Sung himself. Did you know that all Club Monaco tags used to say Club Monaco by Alfred Sung? That’s because he was one of the original founders of the company, along with Saul and Joe Mimran! He still shops at the stores, even though they now belong to Ralph Lauren.

Having designed womenswear, bridal gowns, menswear, eyewear, created fragrances, and now furniture, it looks like Mr. Sung has no plans of slowing down anytime soon. I wonder what’s next?