Events

Thom Browne Charms at The Room at Hudson’s Bay


Nicholas Mellamphy, Thom Browne and Liz Rodbell

On November 4, The Room at Hudson’s Bay’s Toronto flagship threw an unforgettable cocktail party in honour of designer Thom Browne, complete with psychedelic wallpaper, an indoor lawn and the most fabulous stilt walkers you ever saw.

Of course, the folks at The Room have been on a roll of late. Liz Rodbell, President, HBC Department Store Group and Nicholas Mellamphy, Vice President, The Room hosted the soirée mere days after Fashion Blows, the awe-inspiring exhibition celebrating the life of Isabella Blow, closed at the luxury designer department. It’s been a good month for The Room, having been graced by the presence of style icon Daphne Guinness (in support of Fashion Blows), followed by the talented (and dapper!) Mr. Browne.

The evening was attended by a who’s who of Toronto’s social set, including the likes of Suits actress Meghan Markle, model Yasmine Warsame, philanthropist Suzanne Rogers, and fashion director George Antonopoulos. All were charmed by the New York-based designer, and many sported his wares to the event as evidence of their fandom. Check out the gallery below for some very chic style snaps from The Room’s Thom Browne fête.


Meghan Markle


Anita Clarke


Veronica Chu


Randi Bergman


Angela Koszuta

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Events

Jimmy Choo Fêtes Opening of First Boutique in Canada

Jimmy Choo is on a roll of late: in August, the luxury brand opened the doors to its much anticipated first boutique in Canada, and then just this past week went through with a highly watched IPO. Busy as the footwear and accessories design house may be, they found time to celebrate their first Canadian boutique at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto recently.

Guests of honour Waris Ahluwalia and Mila Mulroney were joined by the city’s social set, including FASHION Editor-in-Chief Bernadette Morra, Cityline‘s Tracey Moore and Suits actress Meghan Markle, as they toasted the new boutique. The store reflects a new design concept being rolled out in expansion stores around the world, and will offer women’s and men’s shoes, handbags, sunglasses, small leather goods, and more.

Our favourite part of the new boutique, hands down, was the corner dedicated to the new made-to-order shoe service. The brand’s signature silhouettes, including the classic Anouk, Lance, Xenia and Tite styles, are available for customization for Choo fans looking for the bespoke experience. With a myriad of luxe materials and colours to choose from, we promised ourselves we’d return someday soon for a pair of personalized stilettos.

Haven’t yet had the chance to check out the fab new Jimmy Choo boutique yourself? Check out the gallery below for snaps from the launch party.


Waris Ahluwalia and Mila Mulroney


Meghan Markle


Cailli and Sam Beckerman with ELLE Canada Editor-in-Chief Noreen Flanagan (centre)


Ben and Jessica Mulroney

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Street Style

The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – October 17, 2014 Edition


Alanna Durkovich of Xander Vintage, Vancouver

This week’s Lookbook is all about fashion firsts.

Lisa was the first to rock a look from the highly anticipated Alexander Wang x H&M collaboration (#NBD), Sasha was the first to sport a piece from the 424 Fifth Fall collection we’ve been obsessing about for months, and Nelia was the first to ever make us consider going grey on purpose as she debuted her new platinum ‘do.

We may be hanging out in the backseat, but our favourite Canadian style bloggers sure aren’t – they’re right at the forefront of the scene.


Vanessa Hong of The Haute Pursuit, Vancouver/New York


Sasha Exeter of So Sasha, Toronto


Ivy Xu of This Is What We Do, Vancouver

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Red Carpet

The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – September 12, 2014 Edition


Alyssa Lau of Ordinary People, Edmonton

With NYFW in full swing this past week, the sartorial diaries of Canadian style bloggers who’d made the trek to the Big Apple provided plenty of Lookbook fodder.

From an all-white ensemble on Alyssa (snapped by The Sartorialist himself, no less) to a matchy-matchy green getup on Lisa to high shine co-ordinated looks on the Beckerman twins, Canadian style was well represented on the fashion week street style scene. Wouldn’t you say?


Gracie Carroll of Gracie Carroll, Toronto


Lisa Dengler of Just Another Fashion Blog, Toronto/New York


Vanessa Hong of The Haute Pursuit, Vancouver/New York

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Street Style

The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – August 22, 2014 Edition


Samantha and Cailli Beckerman of Beckerman Bite Plate, Toronto

Nothing hails the quiet approach of fall more than the re-emergence of leather on the Canadian style blogs after a summer hiatus.

This week, the Beckerman sisters took to the streets in their classic biker jackets, Jenny donned a perforated leather top under a vibrant floral statement coat, and Ania (who we suspect wears her leather all year round) went for the sporty vibe in a moto mini skirt.

Are you ready to bring the leathers out to play again too?


Claire Liu of Von Vogue, Vancouver


Vanessa Hong of The Haute Pursuit, Vancouver


Jenny Jovanovic of Crazy Style Love, Toronto

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Street Style

The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – July 11, 2014 Edition


Assa Cisse of My Curves & Curls, Toronto

What better time to have some fun with fashion than when you’re not cocooned in a heavy parka? This week, Canadian style bloggers took advantage of the balmy weather to add some flare to their outfits.

Alanna sported a sherbet-hued matched set (with co-ordinated shoes to boot!), Assa rocked the oversized ruffle with an off-shoulder look, and Ania donned some snake print and the requisite cowgirl hat for Calgary Stampede festivities.


Sonya Esman of Class Is Internal, Toronto


Alanna Durkovich of Xander Vintage, Vancouver


Ania Boniecka of Ania.B, Calgary

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Street Style

The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – June 20, 2014 Edition


Jackline A. of Sincerely Miss J, Toronto

This Saturday’s Summer Solstice marks the longest day of 2014. For style bloggers across the country that means more hours in the day to get their style snaps in – and they’ve definitely been taking advantage of the sun’s extended hours over the past week.

From Jackline and Krystin in lovely, ladylike frocks on the streets of Toronto to the Beckerman sisters in their typically delightfully outlandish looks on the MMVA’s red carpet, Canadian style bloggers officially welcomed the arrival of summer in very chic fashion.


Alison Hutchison of Styling My Life, Vancouver


Krystin Lee of Suburban Faux Pas, Toronto


Alex of Alex’s Closet, Montreal

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Street Style

The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – June 13, 2014 Edition


Jill Lanksy of The August Diaries, Vancouver

This week in Canadian street style, it was all about statement dressing – no wallflowers here.

Jill paired a hard-to-miss bright yellow frock with a fierce pair of lace-up heels for a party-perfect look, Sonya brought the drama in a royal purple floral print dress and seasonless ankle booties, and Sasha knocked it out of the ballpark with a jaw-droppingly hot skirt suit that was anything but corporate and boring.


Sasha Exeter of So Sasha, Toronto


Sonya Esman of Class Is Internal, Toronto


Cailli and Samantha Beckerman of Beckerman Bite Plate, Toronto

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Street Style

The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – April 11, 2014 Edition


Lily Nguyen of Bleed For Fashion, Vancouver

With the sun shining and the snow having melted away, spring fashion is finally emerging on the fashion blogs this week (sans goosebumps). Parkas were traded in for denim jackets, open-toe shoes started to be favoured over boots, and bare legs began to see the light of day.

Samantha rocked a pair of funky shades, Anik bared her shoulders, and Lily took her classic YSL Tribute sandals out for a spin. Are you diving head first into spring fashion too?


Samantha Beckerman of Beckerman Bite Plate, Toronto


Krystin Lee of Suburban Faux Pas, Toronto


Lisa Dengler of Just Another Fashion Blog, Toronto/New York

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Street Style

The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – March 28, 2014 Edition


Amanda by Max Kopanygin for MTV Fora, Toronto

With fashion weeks taking place both in Vancouver and Toronto last week, this week’s edition of The Canadian Street Style Lookbook is a particularly juicy one. Our favourite style bloggers from coast to coast descended on the two cities to take in the Fall 2014 collections in their fashion week best, serving up some serious eye candy.

In Vancouver, Ivy channeled her ladylike sensibility into a very feminine blush and black-and-white polka dot pairing. On the other side of the country in Toronto, Amanda (snapped by street style photographer Max Kopanygin) put on a lesson in metallic dressing. She also put forth a very strong case for socks with sandals.

We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the Beckerman sisters. The Simpsons-adorned denim jacket, yin yang handbag and bright yellow knits they sported to World Mastercard Fashion Week are proof that no one has as much fun as they do with fashion.


Ania Boniecka of Ania.B, Calgary


Gracie Carroll of Gracie Carroll, Toronto


Krystin Lee of Suburban Faux Pas, Toronto

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