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Trends for Spring Summer 2015 According to Toronto’s World MasterCard Fashion Week SS15

Posted on: Monday, October 27, 2014

Never question why Bloggers, Fashion Editors, Stylists, Buyers and other Fashion industry folks head over to the Tents to see what is to come. By watching the runways, you can start to plot out what you and your clients will want to wear next Spring. Its like pre-shopping! Using Toronto’s World Mastercard Fashion Week as a reference, check our Trend findings of what you will want to grab from stores for your own closet!

1970s Glam
We applaud the designers who used the glamorous 1970s as a reference for their runway presentations. Wide legged pants, large floral prints, stripes, statement jump suits and beaded sheer remind us of the richness of rock and roll and disco! If you have wide legged pants from seasons ago, hang on to them for your spring evenings out.
 
ss15 1970s Collage 1 ss15 1970s Collage 2 
 Designers (listed by row Left to Right)  - Hayley Elsaesser, Laura Siegel, Hilary MacMillan, Brit Wacher, HD Homme, Elan & Castor, Mikael D, Blak-i, Pink Tartan, Pink Tatan, Pink Tartan, Stephan Caras, Stephan Caras, Pink Tartan, Thomas Balint, Target
 
White
After a winning season last Spring & Summer, White is still all the rage. Most of the collections this season featured a few white dresses and two pieces. It is east to tell that the LBD is now in competition with the LWD! See our favorites from this season.
White Collage
 
Designers (listed by row Left to Right)  - Sid Neigum, Mikhael Kale, Matthew Gallagher, Narces, Sid Neigum, Rudsak
 
Green
Spring is all about new life and restoring! Green grass and beautiful flowers. What better color to wear than luxe Green! Personally, Green is one of our favorite colors! People don’t easily gravitate towards it, but it can do wonders for a wardrobe when paired with the colors of purple, pink and yellow.
Green Collage
 
Designers (listed by row Left to Right)  - Hayley Elsaesser, Malorie Urbanovitch, Malorie Urbanovitch
 
Pastels
Pastels took a back seat a few seasons ago while animal print and plaid stayed in the spotlight. Designers are showing us that the lighter, more delicate shades are coming back! We do enjoy pastels paired with neutrals such as beige and tan.
Pastels Collage
 
Designers (listed by row Left to Right)  - Melissa Nepton, Rachel Sin, Mackage, Soia & Kyo, Narces
 
Menswear Inspired for The Ladies
What would women’s wear be without a bit of menswear inspiration! From the collared shirt dress to suit jackets, women can get that bold and structured look borrowing from Menswear staples.
Mens Inspired Collage
 
Designers (listed by row Left to Right)  - Caitlin Power, Klaxon Howl, Klaxon Howl, Rachel Sin
 
Incorporating Trends with your favorite on-going looks will make for a fun spring and summer season!
What trends do you want to try for 2015? Let us know! Tweet @Her_Castle
 

Images By George Pimentel

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Styling Up with AMIClubwear.com

Posted on: Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Recently, we partnered with the California based AMI Clubwear and had the opportunity to style adorable pieces from their online shop! Don’t let the word clubwear mislead you. The website offers many styles for day wear, casual wear and accessories. Here Telly and I matched up our new AMI Clubwear pieces with our closet items to show you how a cute nightwear dress can easily become a dress for business or an evening dinner. Like what you see? We’ll have the links to the items so you can shop the AMI clothing line!

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Telly is wearing the Black White Short Sleeve Sexy Sweater Dress. This lovely dress can go the distance as you can see here. Telly grabbed a Sirens fuzzy sweater to make the dress cocktail ready. IMG_9909

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These amazing funky shoes, Green Peep Toe Carved Wedges, are also from AMI Clubwear! If you want height and comfort hot wedges are the right way to go. Chunky is back and AMI offers enough options for the look.IMG_9913 IMG_9917

Isn’t this dress a beauty? Adding a pieces of jewelry is truly optional. With the design going on in the front you don’t need to add major accessories.IMG_9919

The back is just as exciting!IMG_9922

Take 2! The same dress paired with a Rachel Sin leather jacket.IMG_9924 IMG_9928

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I went with this modern color-block body-con dress from AMI Clubwear. With a simple trench coat and accessories, I’m set for a nice patio lunch and perhaps a meeting afterwards.IMG_9931

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My sexy wedged sandals are so Miami! These are AMI’s Nude Strap Vamp Side Buckle WedgesIMG_9936 IMG_9943 IMG_9944 IMG_9949 IMG_9951This dress is great for those that want to show their shape but not too much skin.

Overall, the quality of the items are good for the price. Delivery was quick and the website offers so many options in styles, including Plus Size clothing. Telly and I highly suggest visiting the website for yourself and a new summer outfit. We’re looking forward to more AMI wear finds ourselves!

Thanks to AMIClubwear.com

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Beautiful World: Empowers Children To Greatness

Posted on: Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The foundation, Beautiful World hosted a cocktail hour and dinner at the luxurious Liberty Grand, raising funds and bringing awareness to the needs of children abroad who live in sad conditions, some without parental guidance. Our evening started with a media reception where we chatted with Much Music personalities and Toronto fashion designer, Rachel Sin. You will see our photo time below. After the reception, guests sat down to a 5 course meal while being entertained and educated. We asked Founder of Beautiful World Canada, Sara Dunkley what things do we as Canadians take for granted, that children in war ridden countries need…

“They have no mattresses, they sleep on the floor, they have no electricity. In Canada we don’t appreciate our houses, we don’t appreciate our heating, we don’t appreciate our electricity. Even the safety and security here; we leave our houses and we send our children to school or take them out to different places, we know there safe.”

We were also very inspired after speaking with CNN Hero and Founder of Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project, Twesigye Jackson Kajuri who had us thinking about what more we could do as Canadians to help efforts overseas. His charity acts as an advisor to Beautiful World. We were upfront in asking Jackson about why he decided to be associated with Beautiful World…

“If Beautiful World were taking advantage, I wouldn’t be associated. We came up with a mandate and we tell them what the children need to prepare them for a better future. They listen to me because I know the life, and I understand what the children face.”

We then asked him what makes all the work worth it, what is the most rewarding thing about being involved? He proceeded to play a video on his smart phone of children graduating from school with hopes to be whatever they want to be because they have a choice. He said orphaned children had grandparents who died with a wish to see their children educated.

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Pop Star Jesse Giddings and Much Music‘s Phoebe Dykstra.

The evening left us thinking about the importance of assistance and support for charities. Beautiful World not only needs money, but they need bodies and hands that are willing to work towards change. The vision of children in mud, covered in flies doesn’t show progress, but watching children in a video march towards their graduation day in their cap and gowns show us where our money and thoughts are going. Just a thought.

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World Mastercard Fashion Week: Rachel Sin

Posted on: Sunday, October 28, 2012

Rachel Sin made her World Mastercard Fashion Week debut this season, and all fashion eyes were on her! She didn’t seem nervous as we spoke to her backstage and she didn’t need to be. The studio runway room was packed, and many people were left standing! Rachel Sin has garnered fans with her feminine, modern, sharp style, so fans of the brand were excited to see what she would be presenting. The show started with skirt & pant suits in neutrals, trimmed with gold zippers. We enjoyed lace trimmed pants with tuxedo like blazers, and long knit maxi dresses. One color used that we didn’t see too much of this time on the runway was mid-night blue, but it was used in a few Rachel Sin blazers throughout the show. That color with the strong lines & details in the blazer came across as regal! Rachel hit every episode of a woman’s day. From work to play, Rachel Sin has provided a look for the sharp ‘superwoman’ woman.

Our Favorite Pieces From Rachel Sin SS 2013

Images: Raymond Chow

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The VIP Shopping Experience! Rachel Sin, Sentaler & ROXX

Posted on: Friday, June 1, 2012

Rachel Sin, Sentaler & ROXX provided a chic VIP shopping experience for their customers last weekend at the SENTALER Showroom on Richmond St, Toronto! We had an amazing time checking out the latest Rachel Sin creations, the lush warm outerwear from Sentaler, and the sharp statement pieces from Roxx jewelry. If you missed the event, no fear! The designers do plan to do this again! Check out how we spent our time at the VIP shopping event. We planned on staying for an hour, and it turned in to 3 hours! Each designer offered great deals on their original designs.

3 Designers in 1!

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Shop Rachel Sin, Roxx and Sentaler!

Posted on: Tuesday, May 22, 2012

We couldn’t think of a better combination for a VIP shopping event! Fashion Designer Rachel Sin, Jewelry designer ROXXand Outerwear designer Sentaler will join forces Saturday, May 26th for a fun filled day of styling and shopping. Its not often that you get to ask the designer styling questions while you shop their collections right? Did we mention you’re entitled to a glass of bubbly while you shop? Smashing! Check out all the details below for this weekend’s event below and visit the event page!

 WHEN: SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2012
12PM – 6PM

WHERE: SENTALER SHOWROOM
555 Richmond St. W. Suite 110
Toronto, ON M5V 3B1

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ANTM LIVE: The Pictorial

Posted on: Thursday, May 10, 2012

Sights from ANTM Live Toronto…

PR expert Sasha Stolz & Fashion designer Rachel Sin

 

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FAT 2012! RACHEL SIN

Posted on: Sunday, April 29, 2012

Rachel Sin presents a solid, slick collection of sophistication and class with her latest, shown at Fashion Art Toronto (FAT). Canadian recording artist, Cory Lee, opened the show with a live performance setting the tone for a night out on the town! Our favorite dresses hands-down were the shiny black & silver dress (also done in black and gold) and the collared charcoal grey dress. Rachel gave us well-tailored, elegant party pieces designed for the strong, yet feminine woman. Here are some of our favorites below for your viewing pleasure.

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