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Style Diary: Styling at World MasterCard Fashion Week

Posted on: Thursday, April 16, 2015

Before the storm that is WorldMaster Card Fashion Week.

Before the storm that is World Master Card Fashion Week.

This season Chantel Telly and I assisted The Collections, a fashion production and public relations company with four World Mastercard Fashion Week shows for Fall Winter 2015. It was very stressful, very on the fly, but so much bloody fun. A few weeks prior to the shows, we helped with casting models and dealing with fittings. It was a pleasure working with some of our favorite designers including Mikael D, Triarchy, 3.Paradis, and Helder Diego.

 Triarchy

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 3.Paradis

20150327_102016_resizedOne of the unglamorous sides to styling? Lacing mens dress shoes. Trust me, many ladies (and men) have no idea how to do it. Pre-show prep meant lacing these at home before packing them up for the show the next day.

Mikael D.

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The most challenging show was probably this beautiful majestic showcase, the Mikael D. runway show. A few dresses were literally on JUST in time to make the runway. We packed the dresses at one location and drove them straight to the tents. I included a few images from the sitting process here. Everyone on the team worked hard to get this show looking flawless and we were proud to play such a huge part.

Helder Diego

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This show was weeks in the making with fittings and casting taking place early on. Again, a great team to work with and a flawless show. It alos helps that we are Huge fans of the line and the color scheme that Helder Diego used.

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Out & About: Cavalia ‘ODYSSEO’

Posted on: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The spirit of the Horse is always on stage, even during this Lovely music and aerobatic piece around a large carueselThe spirit of the Horse is always on stage, even during this Lovely music and aerobatic piece around a large carousel.

The best dreams and fantasies have the following elements: Music, beauty in its purest nature, movement and entertainment. The wonder of the global hit live show, Cavalia ODYSSEO, is so great that no brick and mortar space can handle it. When you see those huge white tents in the Toronto horizon, you know the show is about to begin.

We had the opportunity to see a media preview of the live show, starring 70 horses, 45 artists including riders, acrobats, aerialists, dancers and musicians from all over the world. What they present is pure magic. No words never need to be uttered because visually, every emotion comes to life. During our preview, 12 horses were on stage taking direction from a rider with not a single whip or loud call. After the show we were told that was the very first time in the world that this performance was ever done. It was lovely! Everyone in the audience was moved. The very atmosphere of being in a tent is lost with the help of projectors and heavenly pleasing music. You are lost in the fantasy and taken away for a bit. Exactly what you need after this chilly winter season. For the family, this is a GREAT way to have your kids enjoy and appreciate animals, but you may have to look into booking riding lessons for the kids afterwards. This show will inspire everyone to try riding. Obviously, we suggest you add this show to your social calendar. We’ve seen it at least once every time its comes to the city.

The show started April 8th and continues throughout May, but I suggest grabbing tickets now before ODYSSEO moves on to other cities worldwide.

CO Performance Collage

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Fall Winter Trends According to World Mastercard Fashion Week FW15

Posted on: Tuesday, April 7, 2015

World Mastercard Fashion Week FW2015

World Mastercard Fashion Week FW2015

Toronto comes alive when those white tents rise into crisp spring skies because it symbolizes that the most important week for Canadian Fashion is near with World Mastercard Fashion Week FW15. Fashion insiders, Industry members and Fashion fans converge on David Pecaut Sqaure to celebrate Canada’s fashion industry with daily runway shows showcasing established brands like Rudsak and David Dixon, while introducing fashion insiders to younger designers like Kania and Hayley Elsaesser. This season was fun for as as we styled numerous shows while taking in as many shows as we could! We enjoy sitting in the shows and enjoying the sights with our fellow fashion friends, but nothing beats the pressure of  casting models and dealing with fittings days before and suiting up the models moments before the collections are revealed to the world.

Here, we want to stir you in the right direction for Fall Winter 2015! Using WMCFW designer collections, we will give you an idea as to what will rule the streets for fashion later this season.

 PLAY ON THE PENCIL SKIRT

The pencil skirt has been on the radar for many seasons now, but the diverse and sexy garment is being styled and designed in so many different ways. Check out what looks made the runway this season.

David Dixon

David Dixon

Helder Diego

Helder Diego

Helder Diego

Helder Diego

Malorie Urbanovitch

Malorie Urbanovitch

FAB FURS

We are HUGE fans of fur coats here, so we were pleased to see the amount of Fur (Real & Faux) that took to the runway this season. To us, it seems that furs will be going back to the 1980s when furs were gigantic and over-powering! Get excited and see these hot looks from the runway.

Farley Chatto

Farley Chatto

Pink Tartan

Pink Tartan

Fringed Accessories

Fringed Accessories will be a must have from now to 2016, so keep an eye out for them. Love what Mackage did here! A fringe belt is a Stylists dream. With this belt you can literally change a basic body con dress into a fringe wonder. We want!

Mackage

Mackage

 Show Off That One Leg

Not everyone can pull off a mini. I mean, they aren’t the most comfortable wardrobe items in the world, but if you want to show some leg, the front slit is always a great option. The look was all over the runway this season and of course, it was sexy! Check out these looks.

Mackage

Mackage

Mackage

Mackage

Stephan Caras

Stephan Caras

Fantastic Fabrics

Obviously, Fashion is a visual art. What stimulates fashion fans is what they see before trying a garment on, so when unusual fabrics and materials take the runway, you can’t help but stare a bit longer. These pieces below had us going.

Melissa Nepton

Melissa Nepton

Melissa Nepton

Melissa Nepton

Mikhael Kale

Mikhael Kale

Mikhael Kale

Mikhael Kale

For The Boys

Menswear is in its own realm these days. Fashion for guys has taken off in a huge way and not since the 1970s has menswear been so exciting to look at. From cool layering options (meggins under shorts reminds us of Jared Leto Styles) to old classics (Double breasted suits and the Canadian Tuxedo Denim look), Mens trends will keep the guys looking good for us ladies this Fall Winter.

3 Paradis

3 Paradis

Klaxon Howl

Klaxon Howl

Triarchy

Triarchy

 WINTER White

Last season was filled with white wardrobe options and guess what? Nothing has changed! White is totally accepted after labor day and designers are cutting fabrics into stunning looks for not only formal wear, but casual everyday wear.

Hilary MacMillan

Hilary MacMillan

NARCES

NARCES

Sid Neigum

Sid Neigum

Triarchy

Triarchy

 Black Minimalism

Clean. Polished. Sophisticated. Designers this year reminded us why black is here to stay. Cut a gown in a simplistic manner and leave the accessories at home, then, prepare to turn heads. We loved these looks below.

Mikael D

Mikael D

Mikael D

Mikael D

VAWK

VAWK

 Until next season…

 Photography: George Pimentel / Getty Images

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Musically Crushing: Walk The Moon – Shut Up and Dance

Posted on: Monday, April 6, 2015


Walk the moon live in concert

Name: Walk The Moon  (@WALKTHEMOONband)
(aka: WALK THE MOON in all capital letters)

(Nicholas Petricca: Lead Vocals, Keys, Synthesizer/ Kevin Ray: Bass, Vocals, Casual Rainstick, (guitar for acoustic sets)/ Sean Waugaman: Drums, Vocal/ Eli Maiman: Guitar, Vocals)

Profession: Rock, Pop, New Wave Band (RCA Records)

Origin: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Song we’re crushing on: Shut up and Dance

Why should you care:   Their track Shut Up and Dance is contagious. Earlier last  week at around 4 am in the morning, Carcia and I were on route to a styling gig and this song came on; let’s just say it turned our tired frowns upside down. It’s fun, fresh, happy and has a good message. Shut up and dance (Whenever I have an issue or feel stressed, that is exactly what I do)! The new wave track does not ease off from the synthesizer s at all. The video for the song is just as cheerful as the song its self. It’s kind of crazy with all the 80′s references but hey, its a music video right? Bright colors, lots of dancing, big smiles and you can see for yourself here. Have a listen and prepare to shut up and dance.

 

Walk The Moon

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Out & About: SANUK Footwear #FeeltheBeach

Posted on: Thursday, April 2, 2015

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Starting off as a surfer or skater brand shoe, SANUK was a unique item for Beach goers to enjoy. Since 1997, the brand has evolved as a joyful, happy lifestyle. The founder,  Jeff Kelley, only employs individuals who skate and or surf meaning everyone involved with this brand truly cares about spreading happiness and active living. When you have a pair of SANUK’s you’re literally walking on a yoga mat all day! Yes, the brand’s insole is made of the same material as your comfy yoga mat. Celebs such as Matthew McConaughey, Halle Berry and Brad Pitt walk daily in their SANUK footwear. We can’t wait to show off our pairs of SANUK, so stay tuned to the blog.

The brand has some great items to come this Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. We recently walked through their preview where the beach was the theme. Don’t be fooled by the hashtag FeeltheBeach. SANUK is offering up shoe styles that you could rock with a pretty summer dress in the city, or booties that you could rock at a concert or club. While taking in the shoe goodness that was SANUK, we had the chance to check out Smash Juice Bar (coming to Toronto soon) and it was delicious! As you know, we are big juice fans and knowing that we will have a local place to juice up without having to make a pit stop at home is such a great concept. Check out our images below to see what’s in store for SANUK.

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Color Rules Spring. Get With it.

Posted on: Monday, March 23, 2015

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 Spring Cleaning and Daylight Savings. Spring is a new day! Its a launch into Newness. This doesn’t only apply to your home and your clock, but it applies to your closet too! Being a Torontonian, Winter means Black and Grey, period. Of course, Black and Grey have their place, but believe me, embracing some clothing color in March will make you feel fresh and light. My favorite Spring/Summer color is Yellow! This bright hue is great on my skin tone and it goes so well with other colors! Black, Green, Purple! I could go on and on. A fashion icon that loves this color as much as I do would be Solange, who does color oh-so well. You can’t miss her on a red carpet.

This dress is short, cute and versatile. I’ve worn it to a product launch and even to the office with the right shoes. To toughen up this dainty dress to my liking, I paired it with pointed-toe Doc Martens. What doesn’t work with Docs? You’ll see this dress out and about, I promise. What colors are you excited to wear this Spring/Summer? Let us know!

Similar Looks here, here & here!

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Out & About – GUESS Spring/Summer 2015 Preview

Posted on: Thursday, March 19, 2015

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GUESS‘s brand keeps getting stronger and stronger! The retailer is on point following all the trends consumers are going crazy for this Spring and Summer! Florals, 2 piece outfits, dark denim one pieces and fancy business casual wear. Don’t worry though, as GUESS is still serving up the classic cut-off denim and button down crops. One thing I noticed and appreciated was the design of the latest GUESS handbags. Gone are the over-done, over labeled and branded bags for classic, structured bags for any lady who wants that chic hangbag look. Of course we have pictures here for you below.

What items do you like best?

Expect to see these items the next time you walk through your local GUESS location.

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Add Some Plaid

Posted on: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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The key to stellar winter styling is Layering. If you layer properly, you won’t only keep warm, but you’ll look chic as well. It always start with the winning item. Here, the winning item is the KARV Clothing winter jacket. Any coat with leather inserts is a great buy as this trend is here to stay. Rather then black, we worked with grey and it only adds depth and more interest. A simple red top (JACOB) gives us some color and to make the look party ready, we threw in a statement skirt (Express) with over-the-knee boots (ALDO). For even MORE drama, throw in a plaid scarf (ZARA), beret with a vintage broach and you’re set. There is a lot of elements here, but it still works together for a winning winter look.

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