Toronto Style & Fashion Calendar: April 15-21

Urban Catwalk, Kensington Market, April 12, 2015
Urban Catwalk, Kensington Market, April 12, 2015

It’s so lovely to see the city come alive with this sunny weather! Kensington Market was packed was happy Torontonians, enjoying the patio weather. I popped into two of my Kensington favourites: Bungalow and Courage My Love. Bungalow has a great selection of new and second hand clothing and accessories, alongside cool 20th century modern furniture. Courage My Love is a magpie’s nest of beads, buttons, silver jewellery, vintage clothes, and other quirky items. You can spend hours browsing the cases and racks filled with finds from all over the world, especially Mexico and Central America.

If you’re looking for some locally designed treasures, you might want to check out the Gardiner Museum’s annual jewellery trunk show. With eight designers, whose pieces you can preview here, you are sure to find a new bauble. I especially like C’est Joli‘s bib-style necklaces and Eliza Kozurno‘s sculptural textile-like pieces.

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Toronto Style & Fashion Calendar: April 8-14

Brown leather ankle boots from Three Fates, March 17, 2015
Brown leather ankle boots from Three Fates, March 17, 2015

One of the best things about the return to warmer weather is how it opens up your footwear options. I was pretty stoked to go out in my Converse the other day, and have been wearing out my new (to me) pair of brown leather ankle boots (see above) from Parkdale vintage shop Three Fates. Continue reading

Toronto Style & Fashion Calendar: April 1-7

1920s maids uniforms, Spadina House, March 5, 2015
1920s maids uniforms, Spadina House, March 5, 2015

If you haven’t checked out Burn With Desire at the Ryerson Image Centre, this week is your last chance! The exhibition features photographs of several iconic celebrities (Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor) by artist such as Richard Avedon, Edward Steichen, and Cindy Sherman. Continue reading

Toronto Style & Fashion Calendar: March 25-31

 

It’s a fantastic fashion week! There are plenty of shows, tours, contests, and workshops to choose from. I’m a busy bee with school and work, so I’ve had to limit myself to following World MasterCard Fashion Week on Instagram while still making time for the One of a Kind Show this Thursday.  Continue reading

Toronto Style & Fashion Calendar: March 18-24

Converse ads, St-George and College, March 8, 2015
Converse ads, St-George and College, March 8, 2015

The countdown to spring is T minus 3 days but I think we can safely say that it has already sprung in Toronto! The whole city seems to be in a great mood and I’m pretty sure it has to do with the sun. We’ve emerged from the shell of our hooded faux fur lined parkas and are the happier for it. Continue reading

Toronto Style & Fashion Calendar: March 11-17

1920s outfits, Spadina House, March 5, 2015
1920s outfits, Spadina House, March 5, 2015

Last week, my Blackberry bit the dust. I’ve been faithful to my BB (it’s all about the keyboard), but really it was time for an upgrade. I’m now the proud owner of a new-to-me iPhone and, more importantly, am a newly minted Instagrammer! Continue reading

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