Toronto Style & Fashion Calendar: October 15-21

Jack Lux Vintage Pop Up Shop, Queen and Bathurst, September 9, 2014
Jack Lux Toronto Pop-Up, Queen and Bathurst, September 9, 2014

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

Toronto Style & Fashion Calendar: October 8-14

rack of clothes at the Blogger Bazaar, Soho House, September 27, 2014
rack of clothes at the Fall 2014 Blogger Bazaar, Soho House, September 27, 2014

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

Toronto Style & Fashion Calendar: Sept 10-16

Display at the Fashion Follows Form exhibition, Royal Ontario Museum, August 21, 2014
Display at the Fashion Follows Form exhibition, Royal Ontario Museum, August 21, 2014

West Queen West must be feeling especially cool this week. According to Vogue US, it is among the 15 Coolest Neighborhoods in the World, alongside Canal Saint-Martin in Paris, Bushwick in New York City, and Tiong Bahru in Singapore. Although the criteria isn’t exactly clear, I’ve attempted to decode Vogue’s fashion speak. I think it is based on the neighborhoods that best embody the “new street style,” which steps away from attention-grabbing getups and moves towards a more utilitarian, practical but still hip look. Whatever that means, we’ll take it. Heck yeah Toronto!

It’s a quiet week for fashion events because really, who wants to compete with TIFF. Although personally, I’d pick the runway over the silver screen any day. However, the coming weeks are chock full of stylish goodness! Take a look at the list of upcoming events below and start making space in your calendar. To help you out, I’ve listed my top three picks for the rest of September:

  1. Women in Clothes: A Conversation. A Clothing Swap. A Book Launch, gravitypope (1010 Queen Street West), September 18, 7-9pm
  2. Politics of Fashion/Fashion of Politics (guest curated by Jeanne Beker), Design Exchange, September 18, 2014 – January 25, 2015
  3. Etsy: Made in Canada Day, MaRS building (101 College Street), September 27, 10am-4pm

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Jessica Rose boutique flyer, Walmer and Kendal Road, July 13, 2014
Jessica Rose flyer, Walmer and Kendal Road, July 13, 2014

THREE fabulous events on July 17th?! You couldn’t possibly hit them all up … or can you?  When there’s a will, there’s a way and I am here to help you, my stylish friend. Start at 5pm with the Freedom Clothing Collective’s Late Night Shopping event to score 20% off purchases of $100 or more, then scoot on down to Shopgirls at 6:3opm for their Christmas in July Pop-Up Shop with treats and deals on spring/summer clothing, then finally hit up the Coal Miner’s Daughter at 8pm for their 5th anniversary party for some bubbly and giveaways. Whew! I’ve even made you a map.

Meanwhile, I’m pretending the John Fluevog annual sale is not happening. Because I really want these. And these. But alas, I must save up for my upcoming school year. However if you have the extra dough, I highly recommend investing in a pair of Fluevogs. I wore these beauties as my wedding shoes and was happy and comfortable the whole night. There are two Toronto locations, one on Queen near John and the other in the Distillery District.

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