Last week was a crazy one, and my blog posting schedule took a hit…I didn’t attend any previews, parties, or launches, choosing to deal with some crazy stressful life stuff instead. But when I learned that Michael Kors would be stopping by his new Bloor St boutique, I knew I couldn’t miss it…no matter how busy I was!
At the party, the designer danced the night away to the beats played by the gorgeous Alexandra Richards (clad in Kors, of course), autographed a couple of his bags for the awe-struck customers, and mingled with the attendees and staff members of the boutique. Full of energy and always with that toothy grin at the ready, Kors was sure fun to observe, and my friend Sharon and I even got to grab a pic with our fave Project Runway ex-judge before he drove away into the night. Not bad for a Wednesday. Not bad at all.
After the designer’s departure, the crowd thinned out, and I actually got to check out the store, which was bright and airy, and stocked to the brim with neon bags, pretty summer shoes, and lovely modern American classics (as well as edgier pieces) which we’ve come to expect of Michael Kors‘ signature line. I pawed at some black and white purses, which would be a perfect addition to anyone’s wardrobe this season, but at the end of the night, just meeting the designer and watching him get down to old school Michael Jackson was enough fun for one night.
If you are curious to check out the new Michael Kors boutique in Yorkville, it’s located on 131 Bloor St West. Happy Shopping!
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Style Blog, May 6th 2013 |
HUGE NEWS, lovelies!!! I am excited to confirm that after months of rumours, it’s been finally confirmed that Nordstrom will be coming to Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre in fall 2016!!! 3 years definitely seems like forever right now, but at least it’s a done deal, and we will be getting our very own Nordstrom store at Yorkdale after all. Bring out the champagne!
“We are thrilled to bring a store to Yorkdale Shopping Centre and view this as a tremendous opportunity to serve Toronto,” said Karen McKibbin, President of Nordstrom Canada. “Yorkdale is clearly a premier fashion destination, home to an impressive mix of retailers and we’re excited to be part of the centre. Ever since we announced that we’re coming to Canada, we have been humbled by the response from customers, and we can’t wait to get to work on earning their business.”
So tell me, are you thrilled about these amazing news? Doesn’t it make you wonder what else Yorkdale has up its sleeve? I am pretty sure the surprises will just keep on coming. Share your opinions in the comments!
Style Blog, April 8th 2013 |
Canadian designer Jeremy Laing is known for creating quietly cool clothes that are the opposite of flashy. His strength is in well-thought-out details and immaculate cuts; his clothes don’t shout, they whisper. But it seems for his Fall 2013 collection, Laing has decided to spice things up.
Most of the collection was still signature Laing, with beautifully-cut pieces, leather detailing, flowy skirts (and dresses), and classic palettes, but…added to the mix was gold lamé seersucker. Present in more than a few looks, the shiny (yet lightweight) pieces were a (good) shock to the eye, and added that certain je ne sais quoi to the designer’s fall collection. And though I wouldn’t be brave enough to wear gold lamé head-to-toe, I would certainly love to add a shiny motorcycle jacket to my growing collection of fun outerwear.
Apart from the not-so-lame lamé, I fell in love with the black and white striped print – a result of a collaboration with a Toronto-based artist Vanessa Maltese. The “broken” stripes paired with a pop of yellow was my favourite combo on the runway that night.
At the end of the show, Laing gave a quick interview, walking the attendees through the inspiration behind a few of his favourite pieces, sharing that his clothes are “hard to sew” but “easy to wear”, and having seen his pieces on cool-girls like Anita Clarke and Sarah Nicole Prickett (worn effortlessly, it seems), that statement certainly rang true.
What do you think of Jeremy Laing’s Fall 2013 collection? Share in the comments!
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Style Blog, March 21st 2013 |
It’s official! Jean-Pierre Braganza is one of my absolute favourite Canadian designers. His Spring 2013 collection took my breath away last year, and I simply loved his Fall 2013 show. With Asian-inspired prints, origami-like folds, and elegant outerwear, Braganza’s fall collection was a treat to see up close and personal.
My favourite pieces included the elegant structured blazers and flowy draped gowns, and while last season’s prints were more my steeze, I appreciated Braganza’s fall prints all the same. The mesmerizing photo-print tunic was definitely something I would add to my wardrobe next season.
All in all, I was really happy to be able to take in Jean-Pierre Braganza’s Fall 2013 collection in person at the shOws. He’s an incredibly talented designer, and it’s thrilling to watch him succeed.
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Style Blog, March 18th 2013 |
Last Sunday, my fellow LOFT Girls and I threw a brunch-themed party at Yorkdale Shopping Centre’s LOFT store…and it was a blast! Our guests showed up bright and early to shop, sip cocktails, and nosh on yummy brunch bites like Nutella + banana wraps, and cinnamon sugar donuts. Attendees enjoyed 25% off new spring collection, DJ playing fun beats, free customized totes personalized by designer and stylist Tiffany Pratt, and a chance to win a $500 LOFT Gift Card and Personal Styling Session at Yorkdale Shopping Centre.
I truly loved meeting and mingling with my readers, sharing my excitement about the new spring arrivals, and those delish mini hot chocolates certainly didn’t hurt either! Huge thanks to everyone who trekked to Yorkdale at 10am on a Sunday morning to attend our little event. I really hope you had fun! Check out some photos from the event below and on our Facebook Page.
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Style Blog, February 27th 2013 |
If you live in Toronto, love shopping, discounts, yummy food, music, and freebies, then this event is for you! On Sunday, February 24th, yours truly alongside my fellow LOFT Girls will be hosting a super fun brunch-themed bash at LOFT (located at Yorkdale).
Brunch-inspired bites and cocktails will be served, while you shop the new collection with a special 25% off discount (applies to full-price merchandise), and the first 75 guests who spend $100 will receive a gift with purchase! There will also be a DJ and a photographer to get the party started.
Excited? Want to attend? Spots are limited, so make sure to RSVP ASAP! See you there?
When: February 24th, 2013 10am – Noon
Where: LOFT, Yorkdale Shopping Centre
Style Blog, February 6th 2013 |
Shoeaholics, rejoice! Coming to Toronto’s Design Exchange next year is the Christian Louboutin Exhibit! Expected to run from June 21 to September 15, 2013, the exhibit will most likely feature designs from Louboutin’s personal archives, showcasing handcrafted designs, and one-of-a-kind pieces, which will surely delight the die-hard fans of the designer.
“At the core of the exhibition will be a unique exploration of Louboutin’s design process, taking the visitor through every stage of the design journey, revealing how a shoe is constructed, from the initial drawing and first prototype through to production in the factory,” reports The Fashion Spot.
And while, I haven’t been too impressed with the most recent Louboutin designs, I am definitely excited about this exhibit! Are you going to check it out when it finally arrives in Toronto? Share in the comments!
Photo Credits: TFS
Style Blog, December 11th 2012 |
Yup, you heard it hear first! One of my fave UK retailers AllSaints Spitalfields is all set to open their first Canadian store right here in Toronto at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Spring 2013! Ever since I laid my eyes on their leather jackets (for both men and women), I’ve been obsessed. And now that we are finally getting a store right here in Toronto, I just know that I’ll be doing some major damage, while adding some seriously cool pieces to my wardrobe.
If you are not familiar with AllSaints Spitalfields (or AllSaints for short), make sure to check out their website and peruse their fab selection. Le bf and I are both huge fans.
Photo Credits: AllSaints Spitalfields
Style Blog, November 15th 2012 |
That’s right, lovelies! According to National Post’s Shinan Govani, the most adorable of Parisian patisseries Ladurée is coming to Toronto next year, and I couldn’t be happier!!! Though we’ve had our macaron fix here in Toronto filled by our local dessert shops, in my mind, nothing compares to Ladurée’s sweet goodness.
I’ll make sure to update the whens and the wheres once that info becomes available…but in the meantime…HOORAY for Ladurée!!!
Photo Credits: Ladurée
Style Blog, November 6th 2012 |
Joe Fresh gives good show. Everybody knows that. And though it’s been proven many a-times before, Joe Fresh Spring 2013 show in particular, was one for the history books.
First things first…Pat Cleveland is a goddess. Pat opened the show sashaying, gliding, and dancing to the beat and down the runway, past the cheering and clapping audience, looking very much like the definition of fierce (sorry, that’s the only word I could use to describe it). It was glorious!
As for the clothes, I loved it all. Bold stripes, graphic prints, and silver leather pieces from this collection will be sure to make the upcoming summer a cool one…and my closet a happy one. I already have the entire Joe Fresh Fall 2012 collection in my closet (or at least most of it), Spring 2013 will soon follow suit.
Some of my favourite pieces included a metallic dress with cut-outs, metallic jackets and skirts, and black and white everything. Come spring, there’s a good chance you’ll see me camping out at my local Joe Fresh on truck days, stalking these pieces like a lioness stalks her prey. And to be honest, I’m really looking forward to it.
What do you think of this collection? Share in the comments!
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Style Blog, November 2nd 2012 |