I wanted this McQ Alexander McQueen coat sooo badly. I featured it back in November (remember?) when I first discovered it at The White Space at the Bay, and proceeded to visit it many, many times before finally taking the plunge.
It’s one of my favourite pieces right now, and it’s all because of that tail. It serves no real functional purpose, but with it I could be a magician, or marching band member. Or perhaps a girl on her way to a Mackage fashion show. Who knows?
McQ by Alexander McQueen coat / D&G shirt / Elise Overland leather pants / Gucci shoes / OBJECT for Danier clutch / YSL ring / MAKE UP FOR EVER make-up
Remember that Mugler event I attended at the Bay last month? I shot all the fabulous people there that evening, including Toronto socialites Suzanne Rogers in Givenchy and Stacy Kimmel in Mugler, but failed to document my own decidedly less glamourous outfit. Lucky for me, Jason Hudson, the Bay’s official photog for the evening, was on hand with his trusty camera to do the job.
Jason is, first and foremost, one of my favourite faces to see at fashion events, but also happens to be an incredible photographer. Through his lens, I always come out looking good, and that’s quite the feat. I’ve edited enough of my own photos to know that credit definitely goes to the photographer on that one, and not me!
On this particular occasion, Jason captured me looking rather smart. I’ve got the librarian-type glasses going on and my chic leather banker’s envelope by OBJECT for Danier tucked under my arm. I look like, well, an accountant, which happens to be my day job. In truth, this ensemble isn’t quite office-appropriate, but when 6 o’clock hits, the leather pants – a staple in my other life as a fashion blogger – come out to play.
Check out Jason’s other fabulous shots from the Mugler event here.
Roland Mouret jacket / Banana Republic belt / Elise Overland leather pants / OBJECT for Danier envelope clutch / YSL ring / FALLON necklace / Chanel glasses / Alexander McQueen shoes / MAKE UP FOR EVER make-up
Image Credit: Jason Hudson
VAWK’s Creative Director Sunny Fong, me, and VAWK’s Business Director Ben Barry
Back in December, I snagged one of the most coveted pieces available at the VAWK sample sale, a Fall 2010 runway jacket that instantly became the fiercest piece of outerwear in my closet, taking that title from such heavyweights as a long, white belted trench by Burberry and a 3.1 Phillip Lim fur collar leather bomber. Three months then passed as my beloved jacket sat idly in my closet, waiting for its big debut.
I’d decided early on that I’d save the jacket for VAWK’s Fall 2011 show, but with it already having been so expertly styled by Tricia Campbell Hall for the Fall 2010 runway, the pressure was on to represent for VAWK but also to make the jacket my own. In the end, I paired the jacket with my most prized accessories, the Alexander McQueen Fall 2010 winged booties also making their first outing and the Chanel crocodile flap bag I’ve been carrying nonstop lately. I’m no Tricia Campbell Hall, but I think I did quite alright styling myself, wouldn’t you say? *wink*
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RM by Roland Mouret jacket / Elise Overland leather pants / Aritzia belt / Chanel bag / Alexander McQueen boots / Chanel glasses / MAKE UP FOR EVER makeup
During LGFW, I spied a certain tweet that went a little something like this: “Those dressed to the tits at #lgfw are usually the ones doing the least amount of actual work. #fact.” This little jab, while not directly aimed at me, made me pause and ponder: Did this observation apply to me?
I wasn’t sure if I would be considered to be “dressed to the tits”, but I’ll be the first to admit that, as the clotheshorse that I am, I do give a lot of some thought to what I’m wearing to the shows. Who doesn’t? But, I concluded, I also work damn hard while I’m there. See Exhibit A, above. I wore this particular ensemble to the Greta Constantine show, where my steel-toe stiletto boots and I traipsed around the Audi dealership, snapping photos of everything as we went – all so I could bring you this post. So was I “dressed to the tits”? Maybe. But was I working hard as well? Damn straight I was. Not to say, of course, that there’s no truth to the tweet that started it all; it just doesn’t apply to me.
And on that note, now that I’ve successfully convinced you that all I do is work, work, work at the shows, here’s possible evidence to the contrary. T spotted me in the background of this photo from the runway show that night, sitting back and enjoying the gorgeous looks go by, as captured inadvertently by Anita of I want – I got. If you look closely though, you’ll see that I still have my Blackberry in hand, jabbing away at the tiny keys so I can keep the Twitterverse up-to-date on the show. Now that, my friends, is diligence.
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