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
Holt Renfrew is currently holding a street style contest for the Canadian retailer’s newly launched blog, Holts Muse. Naturally, I had to enter. But what to wear in a sartorial battle with, well, the whole country?
With so many pieces in my closet that I’m currently obsessed with, pulling together just one outfit to represent me and my personal style was a tough assignment. After much deliberation, I stuck with my usual, trusty formula: smart-looking jacket + chic blouse + statement jewelry + fierce shoes + one pop of colour. And red lips, of course!
A caption to my photo was required, and instead of ‘Harbourfront Hoedown’, as T earnestly suggested, I titled my submission ‘The Mixologist’. Why? Because this ensemble combines the unexpected: contrasting patterns and different textures, feminine pieces with masculine touches, and fast fashion with designer items. It’s still only one outfit upon which to judge my street style contributions to the Canadian landscape (I’m so dramatic, I know!), but it’s very me.
Check out my submission in the Holts Muse contest photo album on Facebook here. And throw me a ‘like’ if you happen to – it’d make my day!
Zara blazer / Tara Jarmon blouse / Zara skirt / Stuart Weitzman shoes (gifted; available here) / Balenciaga bag / FALLON necklace and cuff / Banana Republic bracelets / YSL ring / Chanel glasses / MAKE UP FOR EVER make-up
Fellow blogger Spiro Mandylor took this snap of (a semi-reluctant) me at the ShopCatch launch party this week. My beloved one-of-a-kind cameo pin by TOODLEBUNNY + the vintage feel of the shot (courtesy of Instagram) made for a fun photo I wanted to share. Plus, it was my brooch’s first ever outing, so I wanted you all to see it. And to go check out TOODLEBUNNY‘s site! Because they’re an awesome Canadian jewelry line, and I love them.
P.S. Such a fun name too! TOODLEBUNNY, TOODLEBUNNY, TOODLEBUNNY.
Image Credit: Spiro Mandylor
The last time I wore this David Dixon sample sale find, it was the dead of winter; black tights and closed-toe shoes were a necessity more than a fashion choice. In the heat of July I pulled the dress out of my closet for round two, and left the pearls, tights and pumps behind this time. Instead, I turned to purple Gucci sandals for a pop of colour and my FALLON cuff for some edge, producing a decidedly very different vibe from my first go at styling this dress. Sure, the fabric was a bit heavy for summer and I sweltered a bit, but it was all worth it.
David Dixon dress (last seen here) / Club Monaco belt / Chanel bag / Gucci shoes / FALLON cuff (last seen here) / MAKE UP FOR EVER make-up
I have a confession to make. See, I could tell you that I came up with the idea to pair this simple ivory silk tank top with this lovely black lace skirt, and you would all believe me. Except that it’s not true; I didn’t do it. Tara Jarmon did. The Canadian born, Paris-based designer has a knack for creating chic, feminine pieces like this combo dress, and I’ve been a big fan of her eponymous line ever since I discovered it at The White Space at the Bay.
The rest of the ensemble, I’m happy to report, was my doing. It all could have gone quite granny on me, but I balanced out the rather ladylike dress and Chanel accessories with some edge via my beloved FALLON cuff and Louboutin stripper heels. Perfect beach outfit, non? I kid, of course. I wore this ensemble to attend the wedding ceremony of a very lovely couple, E & D. One plus one, just like a combo dress.
Tara Jarmon dress / Chanel pearls / FALLON cuff (last seen here) / Chanel bag / Christian Louboutin shoes / MAKE UP FOR EVER make-up
Joseph blouse / LaROK LUXE vest / Thakoon pants / FALLON cuff / Chanel bag / Chloé shoes / Chanel glasses / Aritzia belt / MAKE UP FOR EVER makeup
I learned a very valuable lesson when I wore this ensemble to Day 1 of LG Fashion Week: If you don’t want to be pet, fondled, stroked, or touched really in any manner, don’t wear a cuddly-looking fur vest, because doing so is apparently an invitation to all for all of the above. I didn’t mind though, really, because I was sporting my brand spankin’ new FALLON cuff.
The Violet XL cuff from FALLON’s Fall 2010 collection was on my Christmas list for Santa back in December, but the man in the red suit didn’t come through for me; luckily, RAC Boutique did! When I tweeted recently about how I’d been searching for this cuff in vain, the lovely Faith Orfus, lovely co-owner of RAC, graciously let me know that they had one left, a fact I was woefully unaware of. I paid RAC a visit shortly thereafter and the rest, as they say, was history.
Thank you, RAC, for the exceptional customer service and the cuff of my dreams! This is the start of a wonderful relationship, I’m certain, between you, me, and FENTON/FALLON…
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On a recent visit to RAC Boutique here in Toronto, I spotted the stunning FALLON All Points West lasso collar necklace on the neck of a very chic mannequin. It was lust at first sight, and even though I walked out of the store that day without it, I’ve been dreaming of it ever since – it’s some kind of fierce! I’ve picked up a few FALLON pieces recently, but my obsession with this fabulous necklace solidifies my status as an official FALLON addict.
Available online at Barneys and TOBI for $350 and in-store in Toronto at RAC Boutique.
Image Credit: Barneys
J.Crew is not known for carrying anything other than the most ladylike, preppiest of clothing and accessories, but the chain’s recent jewelry collaboration with FENTON/FALLON
is changing all of that. In fact, the collection is so edgy, I can imagine the usual J.Crew crowd being turned off by it. I, however, am chomping at the bit for the chance to snag this Carrington side drape necklace – I get a military vibe from it that I’m just loving. With a price tag of $275 though, I’ll have to wait patiently for a big sale.
Check out the entire FENTON/FALLON for J.Crew collection here