Toronto Style & Fashion Calendar: August 19-25

Toronto is a lovely city, but some weekends call for a day trip! Me and the lovely gals from Real Life Real Eats (a fun, local food Instagram) hit the road in search of farmers markets, antiques and fashion! Delicious pies were consumed, old treasures were found, and a fashion exhibit was explored. If you are ever in Kitchener, I suggest a stop at the Waterloo Region Museum. Housed in an impressive building, the museum is home to Street Style, an exhibit co-presented by the Fashion History Museum. The exhibition displays fashion from the mid 19th century to today, making connections with architectural trends in the Waterloo region. I put together a little slideshow with highlights from the museum’s collection and Street Style. Oh and be sure to watch the video above, which was featured in the exhibit!

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In other news, Cycle 21 of America’s Next Top Model debuted this week! ANTM is definitely my guilty pleasure. Normally this has nothing to do with Toronto (R.I.P. Canada’s Next Top Model) but one contestant is from the good ol’ Tdot! She’s gorgeous and seems pretty cool. All the best to her this season!

If reality television is not your bag, you might want to check out the new Yves Saint Laurent movie. Released on August 15, this movie is playing at one theatre in Toronto and has English subtitles, so it might not be available for long! Go soon if you want to see it on the big screen. And how lovely is the movie poster?! I’d love to have a copy to hang in my future office.

Yves Saint Laurent movie poster
Yves Saint Laurent movie poster

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Toronto Style & Fashion Calendar: August 12-18

Lulu & Lolie clothing rack, Harbourfront Centre, August 3, 2014
Lulu & Lolie vintage clothing rack, Harbourfront Centre, August 3, 2014

Fresh Collective fans, August is a stellar month for you! A collective of three Toronto boutiques specializing in woman’s wear by local designers, Fresh has announced three events happening this month. First up? Tea Time with Terri-Leigh! Hosted by the adorable Terri-Leigh, tea, treats, discounts and deals await you every Monday in August from 4-7pm. So if you’re one of those lucky bunnies with a free Monday, hop on over to their Kensington Market location. First time Fresh visitor? TRY to resist their amazing selection of dresses! I kid you not. I’m a lady who loves her dresses. I saw this Annie 50 dress on the Fresh website and am in love!

Annie 50 Fall/Winter 2014-2015 dress (source: http://the-booklet.com/look-annie-50-flying-through-the-clouds/)
Annie 50 Fall/Winter 2014-2015 dress (source: http://the-booklet.com/look-annie-50-flying-through-the-clouds/)

If you’re looking for something a little different but still sartorial, check out FASHION: A Night of Live Storytelling. WORN Fashion Journal and Racounteurs Storytelling are inviting people to share their stories about what clothing means to them. The criteria? All stories must be true, have happened to the teller, and be 7-10 mins long. More details can be found at the event link. Oh, if you’re reading this, I’m sure you have a few style stories to tell. I would talk about my collection of concert t-shirts; each one comes with a fun anecdote! They are currently sitting at the bottom of my closet, waiting to be made into a patchwork quilt. One day you WILL happen, quilt, one day.

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