Toronto Style & Fashion Calendar: February 25-March 3

Bradley Quinn talks about  The Future of Fashion, OCAD University, February 24, 2015
Bradley Quinn talks about The Future of Fashion, OCAD University, February 24, 2015

The photo above is hot off the press as I just got back from Bradley Quinn’s talk at OCAD on the Future of Fashion. LED lights woven into fabric and the Apple watch are just the tip of the iceberg. Continue reading

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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 28 – February 3

Mary Quant and Geoffrey Beene dresses at Politics of Fashion/Fashion of Politics, Design Exchange,  January 23, 2015
Mary Quant and Geoffrey Beene dresses at Politics of Fashion/Fashion of Politics, Design Exchange, January 23, 2015

Do you have an extra $500 lying around? Nope, neither do I. But hypothetically, if you did, you could buy yourself a ticket to the swanky Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards Gala. Continue reading

Toronto Style & Fashion Calendar: Sept 2-9

Louis Vuitton bag and Converse high tops, St-George subway station, August 4, 2014

Toronto lovelies, it’s that time of the year again when we put away our shorts, bid summer a fond farewell and gear up for another year of … the Toronto International Film Festival!  TIFF is starting up this Thursday and it’ll be 10 days of red carpets, film screenings, and walking around Yorkville in dark shades, pretending to be a celebrity. I do not have your gala invite (or mine, for that matter) but Trove and Hush Puppies are co-hosting an event with free manicures and a chance to win tickets to the TIFF pre-festival soiree! Plus you can scope out the new Hush Puppies collection, which includes cuties like the Mindset Chukka and the Erike Lonna. Nothing like a fun and practical bootie to warm up the Canadian fall/winter season.

Hush Puppies Mindset Chukka - Black
Hush Puppies Mindset Chukka – Black

 

Hush Puppies Erike Lonna - Black
Hush Puppies Erike Lonna – Black

The big fashion to-do this week has got to be INLAND. INLAND is brand new event in the form of a shopping marketplace with clothing and accessories for men and women from over 80 Canadian designers whose collections are all made in Canada. Sounds like a True North fashion lover’s dream! Unfortunately I’ll be out-of-town this weekend, but let me know what sweet scores and new designers you discover if you go!

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Chanel boutique entrance in the Colonade building, Bloor and University, July 8, 2014
Chanel boutique entrance in the Colonade building, Bloor and University, July 8, 2014

Hello long weekend! If you’re doing a Toronto staycation for the extended weekend, there are plenty of fun fashion-related going-ons. I have my eye on the Leslieville Flea, happening this Sunday at Harbourfront Centre (yes, that’s nowhere near Leslieville, but just go with it). Ah, nothing like brunching and browsing on a Sunday morning on the waterfront.

Also worth checking out is the Jack Lux Toronto Pop-Up shop. Jack Lux is a Montreal-based vintage clothing shop that recently acquired one of Canada’s largest vintage collections, most of which is from the now-defunct Centre Nationale du Costume. There are over 200,000 items from the 1920s to the 1990s, many of which were used for television and film shoots, and nothing is more than $80.  If you can’t go right away, fear not! Stock will be replenished as it sells, so there will be new treasures popping up over the next three months. If you go, send me pics of your awesome finds!

If you prefer your clothing brand-new, Trove is having a Summer Clearance Sale at all three locations. Score 15%-40% off summer goods including clothing, shoes, and accessories. Oh and if you’re a Treasure Trove or Facebook fan of theirs, you get an additional 10% off sale items.  Hit that “Like” button now! If you’re a shoe person, I’d recommend the Annex location. For clothes, check out Bloor West. I got a great bridesmaid dress there, inspired by Emma Stone’s Lanvin dress at the 2011 BAFTA Awards, but for less than $100. I may or may not occasionally strut in it around my apartment when I’m home alone.  Don’t tell my hubby! I’m hoping for a miracle invite to some fancy red carpet event so I can wear it (in public) again.

Emma Stone in Lanvin at the 2011 BAFTA Awards (source: http://stylegurus.wordpress.com/2011/02/13/emma-stone-at-the-bafta-awards/)
Emma Stone in Lanvin at the 2011 BAFTA Awards (source: http://stylegurus.wordpress.com/2011/02/13/emma-stone-at-the-bafta-awards/)

How are you spending your styling long weekend? Let me know in the comments below.

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  • pop-up shop: Jack Lux Toronto Pop-Up, 536 Queen Street West (near Portland), July 23rd-October tba, Mon-Sun 10am-9pm
  • sale: Trove Summer Clearance Sale, all Trove locations (Annex, Danforth, Bloor West), July 25-July 31 (closed July 28)
  • event: Timeless Style, Fresh Collective boutique, Queen Street location, July 31, 7-9pm
  • event: Leslieville Flea, Harbourfront Centre (235 Queen’s Quay West), August 3, 10am-5pm

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