Tommy Ton for Saks Fifth Avenue Spring 2013 Shoes!

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Speaking of gorgeous spring shoes…check out this amazing spread shot by the Canadian street style photog Tommy Ton for Saks Fifth Avenue! Featuring some drool-worthy styles by Salvatore Ferragamo, Fendi, Valentino, Altuzarra, Jil Sander, Derek Lam, and more, these photos are making me drool all over my laptop!

Right now, I am straight up OBSESSED with these lace-up Ferragamos. They are insanely hot, and I need them in my life ASAP. The heel looks super high, but the design also looks sturdy and secure, so I probably wouldn’t break my ankle. Just in case, I’d like these flat snakeskin Valentinos as well…you know, to mix it up!

What do you think about this photo spread? Are you getting excited for spring? Do tell!

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Style Fille: Miroslava Duma

As always, am in love with Tommy Ton’s street style photos from Fall 2012 shows for Style.com…or rather his photos from outside of the Fall 2012 shows. After clicking through the lot of them, I spotted a few photos of my fave Russian Style Fille – Mira Duma, in a variety of amazing looks. From office-ready, to winter-cozy, to perfectly 70’s.

I love that this girl can pull off pretty much ANY look, without looking like a fashion victim. I also love that Balenciaga leather jacket of my dreams (below on Mira’s friend), and the fact that I have the same vintage Chanel backpack as Mira. I don’t know why it’s even important, but for some reason it made me happy. 

So, what do you think of Miroslava Duma’s fashion experiments? Which look of hers is your fave? And how in the world can I get my paws on those awesome leather overalls? If you know, share in the comments.

Photo Credits: Tommy Ton for Style.com

Style Fille: Liz Cabral

Last night, I attended my first Spring 2012 show in Toronto, spotting a bevy of stylish editors/bloggers/socialites hanging out at the venue. Since I was camera-less, I didn’t attempt to snap anyone’s pic with my phone (how unprofessional!), but I did check everyone out.

The one person that really stood out to me last night was Liz Cabral, wearing a maxi skirt, with a Roots varsity jacket draped over her shoulders just so. Simple and chic. These photos of Liz at New York Fashion Week were taken by Tommy Ton for Style.com, featuring the same effortless vibe that the stylish editor usually exudes, and which I adore. And now that it’s fashion week time in Toronto, I can’t wait to see what this Flare Mag editor will wear next. And this time, I’ll have my camera at the ready!

Photo Credits: Tommy Ton for Style.com

When Tommy Met Anna: Anna Dello Russo and Tommy Ton at The Room

With such industry boldface names as Jeanne Beker, Liz Cabral of Flare, The Room’s Nicholas Melamphy, socialite Suzanne Rogers, Shinan Govani of the National Post, designers Jenny Bird and Sunny Fong, and many others, partying alongside Vogue Japan’s Anna Dello Russo and Toronto’s own (via Oakville), Tommy Ton at the “When Tommy Met Anna” exhibit gala – The Bay was the place to be last Wednesday night!

Dello Russo, who reportedly changed 6-7 times throughout the day, wore a variety of outfits by designers available at The Room – from the artful Mary Katrantzou dress and skirt, to the girly bandaid frock by Giles, to the elegant Erdem shift (with a feather coat by Wayne Clarkfor some added drama, of course)…Anna was once again a one-woman fashion show – surrounded by giddy fashion lovers and photographed all night long. Other pieces seen on Dello Russo were shoes by Charlotte Olympia, Alaia and Brian Atwood, dresses by Wu, Prabal Gurung, and Giambattista Valli…safe to say – eye candy galore! Toronto’s stylish set, agonized over WHAT TO WEAR for weeks prior, also did not disappoint in their best à la Anna attire – making it one of the best parties to people watch in a while.

The next day, Dello Russo, sporting a custom-made HBC Canoe on her head (Mr. Canoehead, anyone?), and Ton with golden eggs on his noggin, came back to The Room to sign autographs, shake hands, and kiss babies  pose for photos with eager fans – the final hurrah of ADR’s first whirlwind visit to her “guru’s” home country, and an event that will surely be discussed for weeks to come.

If you missed your opportunity to meet the street style icon in person, you can still check out the showcase of Tommy Ton’s best ADR photos at The Room, which runs until this Friday, April 29th. We will also be giving away an Anna Dello Russo paper doll by Danielle Meder very soon. Stay tuned!

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Anna Dello Russo + Tommy Ton at The Room in Toronto!

Vogue Nippon’s editor-at-large, clothes collector, and a “fashion maniac”, Anna Dello Russo is really a one-woman-fashion-show. And if you have been drooling over her latest designer outfit, now is your chance to meet the Italian-born street-style icon in person!

Anna will be signing autographs at The Room at The Bay on April 21st (11am-12pm) in support of the photo exhibit “When Tommy Met Anna”, shot by Tommy Ton! The exhibit will be on display until April 29th at The Room (Queen St. Bay Store). This is one opportunity, you do not want to miss!

See you there?

Photo Credits: Tommy Ton, Mr. Newton, Sartorialist, The Fashion Spot, The D Planet (as noted in photo names)

Style Fille: Viviana Volpicella

Speaking of all things Prada, here’s a pic of Vogue Nippon’s Viviana Volpicella rocking stripes like it ain’t no thang. She’s been one of my fave Style Filles for a while now, mainly because of her contagious smile and her love for bright and colorful fashions. In that regard, Spring 2011 Prada collection is seriously up her alley. How I wish my budget allowed me to add a few Prada dresses to my closet. One day…one sweet day.

Do you like Viviana’s look? Or are you over stripes? Let me know in the comments.

Photo Credits: Tommy Ton for Style.com

God Save The Queen: The Next British Invasion Party!

Last week, the most amazing thing happened. A group of prominent young British designers landed in Toronto to be feted at The Bay’s own Room on Queen St. Having swooned over many of their collections on Style.com for years, it was an incredible experience to have been able to meet and mingle with such creative geniuses as Canadian-born Erdem Moralioglu and Mark Fast, Jonathan Saunders, Nicholas Kirkwood, Giles Deacon, Marios Schwab, Tom Binns, Mary Katrantzou and the lovely Charlotte Olympia Dellal – all huge names worldwide, and all partying together at the same Room at the same time! When I first got the invite, I think le boyfriend went deaf from my…ahem…excitement. Huge thanks to Sandra for the invite! You’ve made my year!

I must say that I was quite nervous and starstruck by most of these talented individuals, and as Sharon of The Backseat Stylers put it, sometimes you have to remind yourself that designers too are people. If there was one designer that I really REALLY wanted to meet it had to be Erdem. I’ve always been fascinated by his beautiful, feminine designs and thankfully, the designer himself was just as charming in person. As a Canadian, who once upon a time went to Ryerson, he said that it felt great to come home, where he still has a lot of friends and family.

Later on at the party, I also got a chance to meet and speak to Charlotte Olympia Dellal, whose fun and fab outfit (peep the banana clutch) and whimsical shoes stole my heart, as did her cheeky personality.

Other attendees that night included Tommy Ton of Jak and Jil, whose photos are a huge inspiration to thousands of fashion lovers everywhere, and who is also notably a Canadian, Lisa Tant of Flare Magazine, Dan Levy of MTV Canada, and dozens of amazing Toronto bloggers. I had such an great time hanging out with Sharon and her hubby, Kimberly of The Souls of My Shoes, Lisa – The Hip Urban Girl, and meeting stylist Tricia Campbell Hall.

There were so many stylish people to photograph, so many beautiful (and I mean REALLY beautiful) clothes and shoes to look at – I can truthfully say that this was the event of the year in my books. So much talent and fashion under one roof, it was intoxicating.

And that’s the thing about the new Room at The Bay. It offers a wealth of labels to even the pickiest of shoppers, all carefully displayed in a gorgeous, brightly lit space, featuring trunk shows straight off the latest fashion shows, and giving its customers an opportunity to actually meet the designers. Even on a regular shopping day, The Room is an experience in itself, but pair it with what happened at The Next British Invasion gala, and you’ve got yourself a sure recipe for a night to remember. It might not feel like The Bay you already know, and perhaps it isn’t. This newly-improved Bay is way better!

What I Wore: Dress – Jacob; Blazer – Zara; Socks – H&M; Bag – Prada; Shoes – Miu Miu

Photo Credits: Style Blog, Last Photo Courtesy of The Backseat Stylers

Yorkdale Shopping Centre Fall 2010 Campaign

It seems just yesterday, I found out that I, along with nine other lucky ducks, won Yorkdale’s  Yorkdale is Me contest! It was an awesome and memorable journey, and it was an honor to be able to participate in the mall’s Spring 2010 campaign. Well, it is spring no longer, and Yorkdale’s Fall 2010 campaign is now out – and I love it so hard!

The thing that definitely drew me to these is their aesthetic. Totally inspired by Tommy Ton photos, no? Love that the campaign focuses on the many different styles and price points the Yorkdale stores carry. And since I’m an H&M junkie, I love that items from my fave store are featured a few times (can you spot them?). Overall, I find that these photos are very different from other malls’ advertisements, as well as compelling enough to make me want to go hunting shopping for those sweet camel-colored boots…now!

What do you think? Are you loving this campaign as much as I do? Let me know in the comments.

Photo Credits: Yorkdale

LG Fashion Week: Stylish Attendees

This year, thanks to the wonderful Yorkdale Shopping Centre dream team, Al and I got royal treatment at LG Fashion Week. After having dinner with my fellow Yorkdale Is Me winners, we piled into a limo and were sent on our way to Allstream Centre with our very own amazing photoprapher – Mandy. All very Cinderella-like…except instead of the prince at the ball, we got to see some fun and fab fashion shows! And as usual, where there’s fashion, there’s fashionable peeps! I had so much fun meeting my Twit-friends in real life, mingling with my real-life friends, and celeb-spotting. I don’t actually mean real celebs, because let’s face it, it’s Toronto Fashion Week, not London or Milan. But there sure were a few names a lot of us, Canadians, would recognize. Among the few I saw were Jeanne Beker, Canadian model Stacey McKenzie, Flare’s Editor-in-Chief Lisa Tant and Fashion Director Liz Cabral, super-blogger Anita Clarke, international photographer Tommy Ton, Dragon-lady Arlene Dickinson, MTV’s Dan Levy, Globe and Mail’s Amy Verner and Loblaw’s Galen Weston…phew…I might’ve seen some other Canadian celebs, but those are the ones that come to mind at the moment.

I also got to meet the lovely Sarah Nicole Prickett of Eye Weekly and Jen of Bras and Ranties, rocking a vintage leopard print jumpsuit – meow, indeed. And even if this city’s fashion week was moved to The Ex, a.k.a. the most UN-fashionable location imaginable, a lot of people still brought their A-game. With the exception of the girls that wore prom/bridesmaid dresses to the shows – wrong occasion. So what am I rambling on and on about? Here are some cool, stylish, fun-dressed LGFW attendees from March/April shows that caught my eye…and the ones I could actually get to. There were others that were too far and/or my hands might or might not have been already full with Peroni and snacks.

Coulda, Shoulda…

A couple of years ago, when this colorful Prada collection was still in stores, I was mulling over this clutch for a while. In the end, I decided that the colors were too loud and I wouldn’t love it months/years later. Well, two years after, this Tommy Ton photo from NYFW is sparking jealousy and regrets. I really wish I had bought it when I had the opportunity. It’s a perfect size, and the color is not too loud, and it matches her fingernails, and…Damn! I hate coulda, shoulda, wouldas.

Photo Credits: www.style.com