What’s not to love about this time of the year? The crisp winter air, the twinkling decorations, the holiday festivities, the warm woolies and cozy coats, and the general good-will and happiness as we wind down another year. Here’s another thing to add to the list: all the fun contests that pop up in the days leading up to Christmas! Continue reading
Before starting your holiday shopping, don’t forget to do a few good deeds. That’s really what the holiday season is about! The Bata Shoe Museum is hosting its annual Warm the Sole sock drive in support of The Scott Mission. Drop off a brand new pair of unworn socks at the Bata anytime up to November 30th. Continue reading
Hello snow! I left my home yesterday and stepped into a winter wonderland. Having grown up in Quebec, this weather is right up my alley. But I do sympathize with those of you not enjoying the snow and ice. So here’s my number one Toronto winter fashion tip: buy some rain boots. Yup, rain boots. Continue reading
The other day, I was browsing Facebook and came across a post encouraging people to do their Christmas shopping at small and local businesses. This is an idea I fully support! I know, I know; you’re in denial but the holiday shopping season has arrived. So whether you’re on the ball and ready to tackle your list, or prefer to wait till the very last minute, there are some great options for you! Continue reading
“People garden, they cook … My ingredients are clothes.”
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
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
Now would be a good time to clone yourself. World MasterCard Fashion Week is upon us and with it comes a gajillion (no joke) events. The big runways shows are happening in the tents at David Pecaut Square, next to Roy Thomson Hall. Unfortunately, most events are not accessible for us mere mortals but there are friendlier associated happenings, so keep your eyes out for those! If it’s all a bit overwhelming, save your energy and dollars for Fashion Saturday. Continue reading
Toronto fashion lovers, get thee to the Jack Lux Toronto Pop-Up shop! They are down to their last week, so everything is $20 or less! I stopped by on Wednesday during Vintage Crawl Toronto and picked up a 1950s wool coat for $20. Yup, $20, no joke. It’s my first legitimate piece of vintage clothing and is perfect for fall/winter. You have till October 23 to find your perfect vintage score!
While you’re browsing the racks at Jack Lux, you might want to keep this contest in mind. Continue reading
It is now fully fall in our fair city. I bought a cozy, slightly oversized, grey cable knit sweater and am ready to wrap myself up in tall leather boots, thick tights, and fleece-lined mittens. Essential for when you’re trekking the city in search of great style and fun fashion events! There are a few worth checking out this week, including two on Thursday: GapDay with FLARE Magazine and the Fall 2014 edition of Vintage Crawl Toronto. I’m also invited to a clothing swap that same evening, so I’m going for the triple threat! Who’s up for the challenge? Continue reading