Nicholas Kirkwood and Sophia Webster Party at The Bay in Toronto!

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The Bay is clearly ON FIRE this month! After hosting the lovely designer Sam Edelman two weeks ago, the magnificent department store welcomed not one, but two uber-talented British shoe designers at Toronto’s newly renovated “largest in Canada” shoe floor – Nicholas Kirkwood and Sophia Webster.

Having met Kirkwood a couple of years ago at the same location, I felt pretty lucky to get another chance to chat with this young and inspiring designer. He was just as approachable and easy to talk to as he was back in 2010, and as you can tell from that pic above, we are now BFFs for life! True story*. I also got to meet Sophia Webster, who used to be Kirkwood’s design assistant, and who has obviously learned a lot from her mentor – her shoes, just like his, are truly drool-worthy and must find their way to my wardrobe one of these days…soon.

Like most parties at The Room, this one was THE place to be if you’re into people-watching, what with stunning clothes, beautiful shoes, and notable attendees like Bonnie Brooks (in a pair of Kirkwood zig-zag shoes), Greta Constantine designers Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong, Suzanne Rogers, Stacey Kimel, and Kim Tanenbaum, mingling with the guests of honor, who were both swarmed by an army of adoring fans for the majority of the night.

I know I’ve said this before, but if you still haven’t been to the gleaming new shoe floor at The Bay (Queen St and Yorkdale), then you are truly missing out. Even without designers in attendance, the shoe department is a sight to behold…and a place to find the most amazing shoes. My BFF Nicholas Kirkwood totally loved it and so will you.

*Not a true story

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What I Wore: Boyfriend Jeans Forever

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I’ve had these boyfriend jeans for what seems like forever, and you know what? They are still in style! Le bf hates them with a passion…probably because they are so beaten up, and aren’t the most flattering jeans out there (in his opinion), but to me – they are perfect. I mean, what’s not to love? They are comfy, and go with pretty much anything and everything. This, my friends, is what I call a keeper.

What about you? Do you like boyfriend jeans? Would you ever wear them? Let me know in the comments.

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Roksanda Ilincic Celebrates Spring 2013 Collection at The Room at The Bay

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Last week I had the pleasure of attending yet another fab event at The Room at The Bay. This time, to celebrate the London-based (Serbian-born) designer Roksanda Ilincic and her Spring 2013 collection. I’ve been a fan of Ilincic’s vibrant clothes for a while now – most notably on Ginnifer Goodwin, who really knows how to wear Ilincic’s modern and elegant designs, and from shopping at The Room, where I always pause to drool over a dress or two.

As is usually the case, The Room was packed with Toronto’s most stylish, including The Bay’s CEO Bonnie Brooks clad in Roksanda Ilincic, actress Sarah Gadon and her photographer pal Caitlin Cronenberg. Ilincic herself was lovely and gorgeous to boot. She showed off her Aldo collaboration shoes (hitting the stores soon) and complimented me on my skirt (from her Fall 2012 collection), which I snagged at The Room last season. Good eye! When my friend Kim asked Ilincic whether a diffusion line could be in the works, the designer coyly replied “Maybe”, which sounded a lot like “Yes”. It seems introducing her clothes to a wider/younger audience could be in the pipeline, and I certainly wouldn’t complain if I could afford to add a few more pieces by this talented young designer to my wardrobe.

Roksanda Ilincic Spring 2013 collection is currently available at The Room, so if you have a minute, make sure to stop by and check out these colourful pieces for yourselves. They are guaranteed to make you happy…especially on a wintry first day of spring.

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Shopping: The Room at The Bay and Holt Renfrew Winter Sale!

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It’s that time of the year, people…SALE TIME! Which means you need to get yourself to The Room at The Bay and Holt Renfrew stores ASAP, because those designer pieces you were lusting over all season long have most likely been discounted!

On my list this season are Charlotte Olympia, Nicholas Kirkwood, and Proenza Schouler goodies from The Room, and Miu Miu, Valentino, and Alexander Wang pieces from Holt Renfrew. But there’s so much more than that…so don’t walk…RUN, and take advantage of some seriously awesome deals. Good luck!

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