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: 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: November 5-11

Assorted looks from the Fashion Blows exhibit, Hudson's Bay on Queen street, October 30, 2014
Assorted looks from the Fashion Blows exhibit, Hudson’s Bay on Queen street, October 30, 2014

“People garden, they cook … My ingredients are clothes.”

Isabella Blow

Did you catch the Fashion Blows exhibit? If you weren’t able to make it out, fear not! I snapped a few pics of the lovely outfits from Isabella Blow’s and Daphne Guinness’ wardrobes. Blow’s pieces, mostly from Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy, were stunning! A real fashion fantasy. The most amazing part was that she wore many of these outfits in her day-to-day life, not just to fabulous fashion events. You could see clear signs of wear on the garments. These clothes were well-loved and I admire her for that. Sometimes I want to bust out my Pink Tartan gold tulle skirt for work (a $20 sample sale score!), but end up saving it for a “special occasion.” Continue reading

Toronto Style & Fashion Calendar: Oct 29-Nov 4

Free People shop, Yorkville and Bellair, October 25, 2014
Free People shop, Yorkville and Bellair, October 25, 2014

Well, Toronto, it’s been a pretty eventful last few days. My social media feeds are chock-full of new mayor and CBC scandal buzz.  If you need a bit of a break from the brouhaha, why not take refuge at Hudson’s Bay on Queen and check out the Fashion Blows exhibit? 55 beautiful items from the collection of late fashion and art patron Isabella Blow are on display, including pieces by Alexander McQueen, Bill Blass, Dior, and Philip Treacy. It’s free, open during store hours, and only here till Saturday.

Saturday also marks the first day of November (times flies!), so here are my top three events for the upcoming month: Continue reading