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

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

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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