Retail Therapy

424 Fifth’s Latest Collection Has Everything You Need For Fall

424 Fifth‘s Fall 2014 lookbook landed in our inbox back in June, right when summer was finally hitting and we were in no mood to think about sweater weather. But now that summer’s end is drawing near and we’re reminded of just how much we love autumn dressing, our eyes are on the prize: pretty much every piece in 424 Fifth’s latest collection.

There’s the plaid felt sweater at the very top of our wish list, the burned-out-rose midi skirt right below it, the leather bodice jumpsuit, the rose-embellished sweater dress…the list goes on. And did we mention the shoes, the Lord & Taylor private brand’s newest venture? The footwear styles are as to-die-for as their apparel counterparts.

We can’t wait to get our shop on. Check out the gallery below for the complete 424 Fifth Fall 2014 lookbook – are you loving the collection as much as we are?

Images courtesy of 424 Fifth

Retail Therapy

Coveting from the Backseat: Roots ‘Moto 2.0′ Deerskin Vest

We’ve had the perfect leather vest on our ongoing shopping list for some time now, and we’re just about ready to cross it off, thanks to Roots.

The brand is currently celebrating its 41st anniversary (happy birthday!) with a #sweatstyle campaign featuring Canadian tastemakers in classically Roots styles. Our favourite? The Moto 2.0 Vest in deerskin, aka the leather vest of our dreams.

We’re in love with the clean, minimalist styling and supple leather. It’s the perfect layering piece as we – say it ain’t so! – transition into fall. The vest retails for $598 over at Roots.com.

Images courtesy of Roots

Street Style

The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – August 15, 2014 Edition


Vanessa Hong of The Haute Pursuit, Vancouver/New York

This past week was all about stark summer whites on the Canadian style blogs.

Jentine stunned in a gorgeous fringed number, Vanessa edged up a lovely eyelet frock, and Ania committed to the colour head-to-toe with a pretty tiered skirt and a pair of very hot wedges we’d love to steal borrow.

Didn’t you get the memo?


Alex of Alex’s Closet, Montreal


Ania Boniecka of Ania.B, Calgary


Krystin Lee of Suburban Faux Pas, Toronto

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Retail Therapy

Joseph Altuzarra for Target – The Complete Lookbook

With the much-anticipated high-low collaboration between Joseph Altuzarra and Target set to drop one month from now, the cheap and cheerful retailer has released the complete lookbook for our viewing pleasure.

The capsule collection features nearly 50 pieces of apparel, shoes and accessories that stay true to the New York-based designer’s signature sexy aesthetic. ”We are really focused on a very adult and seductive way of dressing,” says Altuzarra. High on our wish list? The luxe red velvet tuxedo jacket, incredibly hot over-the-knee boots, and ultra-chic wrap dress.

Retailing from $17.99 to $89.99, Altuzarra x Target will launch on September 14 at most Target stores across Canada, as well as Target.com (which sadly doesn’t ship north of the border) and Net-a-porter (select assortment). Take a gander at the complete collection in the gallery below and check out a sneak peek video of the ad campaign starring Eva Herzigova. Which pieces do you have your eye on?

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Retail Therapy

Converse x Missoni Fall 2014 Capsule Collection

Converse has teamed up with Missoni on a capsule collection launching this fall. The two brands have partnered for a whopping 8th time on a line-up of Chuck Taylor All Stars featuring the Italian design house’s signature zig zag prints.

The collection includes 5 equally covetable colourways in the unisex All Star Missoni and the ladies-only All Star Fancy silhouettes, each pair retailing for $110. If, like us, a pair of Converse x Missoni sneakers has been on your wish list for many seasons now, now’s the time to take the leap. The latest collaboration arrives in Canada this upcoming September at  Town Shoes, Little Burgundy, Gravity Pope and Livestock.

Will you be buying?

Image courtesy of Converse

Retail Therapy

Smythe Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Must-Have ’10×10′ Collection

Fellow Smythe addicts rejoice: the Toronto-based purveyor of must-have blazers is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with a reissue of 10 of its bestselling styles. We’ve been fangirls ever since S’s first purchase back in 2009 so, naturally, we’re downright delighted.

Aptly dubbed ’10×10′, the capsule collection features fresh versions of Smythe’s popular duchess blazer (named after Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, of course), schoolboy blazer, and double-breasted reefer coat. At the top of our wish list? The Dickens blazer in bronze jacquard, hands down.

Retailing from $595 to $895, 10×10 hits Holt Renfrew, TNT Woman and other select retailers in mid-September to early October. Check out the gallery below for the complete collection. Which styles are you excited to have a second chance at snagging?

Images courtesy of Smythe

Street Style

The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – August 8, 2014 Edition


Anik Lacasse-Richard of Montreal In Style, Montreal

With everyone on the east coast in Montreal for Osheaga (or so it seemed, at least), this past week was all about festival fashion on the Canadian style blogs.

Anik, Gabrielle and Hawley showed us how it’s done: Anik toughened up a pretty floral maxi with ankle boots and heavy statement jewelry, Gabrielle rocked some summer leather in a fierce, perforated vest, and Hawley topped a summery printed frock off with an angelic crown braid.


Gabrielle Lacasse of Dentelle + Fleurs, Montreal


Ania Boniecka of Ania.B, Calgary


Ivy Xu of This Is What We Do, Vancouver

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Street Style

The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – August 1, 2014 Edition


Vanessa Cesario of The Brunette Salad, Toronto

Style blogging gals across the country turned up the heat this week in some very hot getups indeed.

Vanessa showed off the gams in a skirt with a well-placed front slit, Anik successfully combined a sexy LBD with sporty sneakers, and Nichole put on a lesson in sartorial hotness in head-to-toe black.

*Insert (polite and well-meaning) catcalls transmitting over the interwebs.*


Bianca Venerayan and Dani Roche of Kastor & Pollux, Toronto


Krystin Lee of Suburban Faux Pas, Toronto


Assa Cisse of My Curves & Curls, Toronto

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Street Style

The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – July 25, 2014 Edition


Hawley Dunbar of Sidewalk Hustle, Toronto (Image Credit: Amy Creyer for Teen Vogue)

Canadian style bloggers were out and about and looking fabulous this week.

Hawley and Sonya travelled south of the border, the former perfecting her festival look for Pitchfork in Chicago with a print-on-print ensemble that impressed the likes of Teen Vogue, and the latter taking to the streets of New York in a lovely tiered cami dress and TDF Chanel Boy bag.

Here at home, Alanna went for a stroll in the countryside in a minty fresh crochet lace matched set, and Jen prepped for a day at the races at the upcoming Deighton Cup with an ultra-chic jumpsuit and pearl-embellished fascinator.

Ain’t summer grand?


Alyssa Lau of Ordinary People, Edmonton


Sonya Esman of Class Is Internal, Toronto


Bianca Venerayan and Dani Roche of Kastor & Pollux, Toronto

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Retail Therapy

Coveting from the Backseat: Charlotte Olympia ‘Shanghai Express’ Collection

Charlotte Dellal is taking us for a ride on the Shanghai Express this fall.

The London-based accessories designer’s latest collection for Charlotte Olympia is a line-up of shoes and handbags inspired by Chinese culture, and it’s full of jaw-droppingly gorgeous pieces. Dubbed ‘Shanghai Express’, the 100+ item offering features everything from pandas and dragons to lanterns and, yes, the prototypical Chinese takeout boxes. Dellal has gone very literal, as usual, and we love her for it.

Admittedly, some pieces lean dangerously towards tacky, but we’re willing to overlook them in favour of the many beautiful designs in the collection. In fact, we’ve fallen head over heels in lust with the gold lattice Pandora clutch (it’s about time we nab one of those Perspex clutches!), the Fantastic Dolly pumps (a TDF new take on a CO classic), as well as every item inspired by blue and white porcelain.

Check out the gallery below for highlights from Charlotte Olympia’s Shanghai Express collection. What’s on your wish list?

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