No, I’m not planning to crash someone’s wedding, although that’s on my list of “before 30” to-dos. The wedding I’m planning to attend this Saturday is of two people that I had never met (friends of the b/f), hence the “strangers” bit. And since I’m not quite sure how dressy the event will be, I’m thinking something classic and safe. I don’t want to stand out, nor look overly sexy. The plan is to wear a black lace overlay tube dress with beige/nude lining underneath. My inspiration for the outfit will be Erin Wasson at Teen Vogue event earlier in the year (minus the showing panties), and A/W 2009 Balmain/Dior runway shows.
Spent the last hour in a crowded Holts’ showroom, waiting to speak to Scott Schuman. The event was poorly organized, but the wait was well worth it. As much as I respect Scott Schuman – the photographer, much has to be said about Scott Schuman – the man. Handsome, funny, patient, stylish, and kind. He didn’t mind the throngs of fans. He answered every question thoroughly and with thought. He laughed with the audience and cracked jokes. He offered words of advice to amateur photographers and bloggers. And he also was very patient. The room was sweltering and most people, who had short lunch breaks, had to dash right after taking a picture or shaking his hand. Yet he had to stay and did not seem to mind it at all.
The paperback copy of his book was also there and it’s much thicker than I imagined! It’s amazing how he remembers every picture that he took for this book, every single subject. He told funny stories about some people that made the cut, sharing that one of the girls only eats Jelly and one of the women actually works at Holts. His words of advice were “be true”, which is what he said to the reporter’s question on what sets his blog apart from others. He is true and it shows.
Loved meeting him so much! We chatted for a bit about his trip to Venice, and how he just shoots and doesn’t care what it is or whether the settings on his cam are right. All that can be taken care of later, he just takes photos of what feels right. He also shared that he brought his girlfriend (the chic Garance Doré) to tears on a Venetian gondola, because he was such a tough subject to photograph. All told as if talking to a group of old friends. Very, very endearing!
Jo and I ran back to our offices with giddy glee. I don’t think I was this happy to meet Gael Garcia Bernal, and I love Gael! Scott will be at the Drake Hotel later tonight. Not sure if I am going to make it to that party; the crowd will probably be insane! Either way, welcome to Toronto, Mr. Schuman! It was truly a pleasure!
The crowd at Holt Renfrew, waiting to meet The Sartorialist.
The Sartorial way to wear shoes.
Scott Schuman sharing stories about the people in his book.
Yours truly with The Sartorialist!
Lots of folks went all out, wearing leopard prints, crazy hats, latest trend shoes and fur…in July.
Joanna and Scott Schuman.
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Large necklaces have been big for a few seasons now, from Marni to YSL to H&M, it seems that they are everywhere. I, too, have been looking for a “perfect” one at a decent price and finally have found it at…Forever 21! If you haven’t checked out their jewelry selection as of late, you might just be surprised as their necklaces and earrings are looking more grown up and bold this season. And for prices ranging from $10 to $25 – me likey!
Check out more neck-bling after the jump!
So, Scott Schuman will be in Toronto tomorrow! Yay! Some of my fashionista girlfriends and I will definitely be attending to gush and blush as we take photos/get autographs from the Sartorialist himself! But, if you are truly a fan of this man’s work, then you must see this book! The Sartorialist by Scott Schuman. I believe it will be available in the US August 12th, and sometime in September internationally.
The book comes out in both hardcover (Bespoke edition…very freaking nice, but $175!) and paperback ($25 and still nice)…pick one depending on your budget. Either way, I think it would be a great addition to any stylish person’s coffee table. Think of the endless conversations (arguments) you’ll have about the many people and different outfits portrayed in Mr. Schuman’s first (and hopefully not last) book! Can’t wait to meet him and can’t wait to get my paws on this book!
Photo Credits: www.thesartorialist.com
This is why I love Toronto. There is always something to do! Last weekend, Mexican luchadores descended upon Toronto’s Harbourfront to kick some ass and to participate in some Q&A. But don’t be fooled! Behind those patent red lace-ups and scary (not) masks hide total sweethearts! Mexican wrestlers – beyond your expectations!
For someone who loves shoes as much as I do, I’d have to shamefully admit that in my 6 years in Toronto, I still have not visited the Bata Shoe Museum. Until last Wednesday that is. It’s not that I wasn’t curious to see the shoe-volution, it’s that I always put it off, thinking that I’d visit it on one of those rainy days when I have nothing else (better) to do. Well, 6 years later, and at my boyfriend’s suggestion, I finally paid a little visit to the museum that has Cinderella’s slipper as one of its exhibits. As it turned out, there was a Till 10 event happening that night, and we enjoyed a night of shoes, wine, acrobatics, and more shoes. To tell the truth, I wasn’t really impressed with the space, nor with the shoe selection, nor with the way the shoes were displayed. Plus, there was no Carrie Bradshaw section! Blasphemy! But if another rainy day comes about, and if you have nothing else on your plate, and if you love shoes, then stop by and say hello to the many shoes at Bata…but whatever you do, don’t bring your boyfriend!
If you live in Toronto and, like me, admire Scott Schuman’s photography, then you are in serious luck! The talented photographer and godfather of street style blogging will be making a personal appearance at Toronto’s Holt Renfrew store on Wednesday July 22, 2009 12:30-2pm for the unveiling of his photographs, on display at the Bloor store location 22-29 of July. See you there!
Jo and I both fell in love with Miriam’s jacket at first sight. Loved its architectural simplicity and off-white color, as well as the way Miriam paired it with a simple white tank underneath, coupled with a pair of skinny True Religion jeans, and of course a pair of Yves Klein blue peep toe flats with fun yellowish-green nail polish on her toes and fingers. Simple and perfect!
Spent the last 20 minutes of my subway ride listening to some pathetic idiot fighting with 15 year olds about same-sex marriage. One of his arguments was “Ellen DeGeneres smells”. Sometimes I wonder, how humans had made it this far.
Thankfully, the rest of my day was by far better than my ride home! First day back at the office, and feeling chirpy and refreshed, even though still super jet lagged. Got a pedicure with Jo after work, spotted a super cute girl in a super cute jacket at the salon (to be posted), had sushi, and…finally saw the new Holt Renfrew windows dedicated to bloggers!
Loved them all! Jo’s faves were the Sea of Shoes (Not! 5-6 pairs does not a sea make!) and Bryan Boy windows. Mine was Garance Doré. One because I love her blog, and two…the window had Eiffel Towers wearing clothes!!! Enough said.
Which one is your favorite?
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Sheena Matheiken is amazing! This girl vowed to wear the same black dress every single day for a year to raise funds for the Akanksha Foundation, which supports educational expenses (including uniforms) for slum children in India! It might not seem like a tough thing to do, but think about it, wearing the same thing every single day for an entire year…You’d have to be super creative!
Click here to check out The Uniform Project, donate money or accessories, and of course see how Sheena is changing up her little black dress every day for a great cause!