Toronto Style & Fashion Calendar: March 4-10

 

If you know me, you know I seriously l-o-v-e Preloved! Preloved is a local brand that reclaims old fabrics and integrates them into new pieces. I’m sad that they closed their bricks-and-mortar store; I miss sifting through the treasures in their fantastic warehouse sales. They now sell exclusively online (sad face) as well as through a few select retailers, and have just released their gorgeous spring collection! I’m not an online shopper (I need to try before I buy!) but might take a chance and order a couple of pieces, namely the Koo pants and Rin tunic.

Preloved has also partnered with another one of my loves, Anthropologie, to create the gorgeous Piecework Sweatshirt. You can win one of these beauties by visiting Preloved’s Instagram and following the contest steps by March 6th. Good luck! I’m keeping my fingers crossed; would love to add this to my spring wardrobe!

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Toronto Style & Fashion Calendar: February 25-March 3

Bradley Quinn talks about  The Future of Fashion, OCAD University, February 24, 2015
Bradley Quinn talks about The Future of Fashion, OCAD University, February 24, 2015

The photo above is hot off the press as I just got back from Bradley Quinn’s talk at OCAD on the Future of Fashion. LED lights woven into fabric and the Apple watch are just the tip of the iceberg. Continue reading

Toronto Style & Fashion Calendar: February 18-25

Display at Politcs of Fashion, Design Exchange, January 23, 2015
Display at Politcs of Fashion, Design Exchange, January 23, 2015

Things are picking up! It has been quiet for awhile on the local fashion scene, but slowly sales, lectures, and events have started to pop up. Does this mean spring is coming too? Continue reading

Toronto Style & Fashion Calendar: February 11-17

 

Clothing rack at Magic Pony pop up shop, Design Exchange, January 23, 2015
Clothing rack at Magic Pony pop up shop, Design Exchange, January 23, 2015

Hey fashion lovers! Valentine’s day is just around the corner. It’s the perfect excuse to wear anything and everything red and pink and dotted with hearts! Continue reading

Toronto Style & Fashion Calendar: February 4 – 10

Politics of Fashion banners, Bay and King, January 27, 2015
Politics of Fashion banners, Bay and King, January 27, 2015

Toronto fashion lovers, how are you keeping warm these days? If you want to beat the cold, it’s time to layer up. I’m talking sweaters over t-shirts, leggings under long skirts. Layering can also help you come up with awesome new outfits from your existing wardrobe. Continue reading

Toronto Style & Fashion Calendar: January 28 – February 3

Mary Quant and Geoffrey Beene dresses at Politics of Fashion/Fashion of Politics, Design Exchange,  January 23, 2015
Mary Quant and Geoffrey Beene dresses at Politics of Fashion/Fashion of Politics, Design Exchange, January 23, 2015

Do you have an extra $500 lying around? Nope, neither do I. But hypothetically, if you did, you could buy yourself a ticket to the swanky Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards Gala. Continue reading

Toronto Style & Fashion Calendar: January 21-27

Fashion Follows Form, Royal Ontario Museum, August 6, 2014
Fashion Follows Form, Royal Ontario Museum, August 6, 2014

Hold onto your hats! It’s a whirlwind week of fashion-related exhibition openings and closings! The Ryerson Image Centre is beginning its lineup of winter exhibitions, including Burn With Desire: Photography and Glamour. The show looks at how photography defined Hollywood glamour beginning in the 1920s up until today. With works by Edward Steichen, Annie Leibovitz, Richard Avedon, Andy Warhol and more, this is sure to be a must-see! Continue reading

Toronto Style & Fashion Calendar: January 14-20

Display at the Bay, Yorkdale Mall, January 3, 2015
Display at Hudson’s Bay, Yorkdale Mall, January 3, 2015

I normally love BlogTO but their recent street style post left me a bit cold. And no one needs to be any colder in this polar vortex! Titled “The top 20 street style looks in Toronto from 2014,” it featured their top photos from their ongoing street style feature. Continue reading

Toronto Style & Fashion Calendar: January 7-13

Advanced Style at Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, Bloor and Bathurst, Jan 4, 2015
Advanced Style at Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, Bloor and Bathurst, Jan 4, 2015

Hello and happy 2015! I hope you had a lovely and relaxing holiday season. It was great to have some time off, but it’s also nice to be back. I’ve missed writing my weekly posts!

I started my year on the right foot, film-wise, by taking in Advanced Style at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. Continue reading

Toronto Style & Fashion Calendar: December 17-30

Kind Exchange Annex, Bloor and Lippincott, December 16, 2014
Kind Exchange Annex, Bloor and Lippincott, December 16, 2014

Toronto might be a big ol’ gray rainbucket right now, but even that can’t get me down. The holidays are here! I actually had spare time today (a rare gem in a grad student’s life) and stopped by the Annex Kind Exchange. These gorgeous J. Crew pumps were sitting on the shelf, just waiting for me to try them on and fall in love. Continue reading