Entrance to the fashion week tents at David Pecaut Square
If you happen to follow any Toronto bloggers, Canadian Magazines, or other Canadian fashion insiders, you are probably well aware that Toronto Fashion week has been going on all week. I had the chance to attend my very first fashion show last night, and while it was definitely a dream come true, as I was chatting with another blogger buddy (more on that in a moment) we definitely agreed that is was nowhere near as “glamorous” as we might have expected. The shows are much shorter than you imagine them to be, and while you try very hard to appreciate the details, materials and craftsmanship that has gone into the pieces, it all happens so fast. Truthfully, I think I was suffering from a little bit of sensory overload. There was some fun star-gazing in the front row, and checking out everyone’s outfits was definitely a highlight, but it all felt very blink and you will miss it.
However, having said all that, I can’t wait to go back for more. The best part for me was connecting with a blogger friend (most of you would know her as Jenny from Crazy, Style, Love) in person, and learning some insider tricks from her and some of her other friends on how to navigate the insanity of fashion week. I already have a plan of action for the spring shows (which we agreed will be more exiting simply because of the injection of colour) and I still saw a couple of coats at the Rudsak show tonight that I would love to get my hands on this fall (sadly I was not in position to take any great photos to share with you, but I still wanted to give you an honest look at what it was like from my view).
Here are a couple snaps I remembered to take despite being a little overwhelmed, and a few of my favourite looks from some of the other collections that have already been shown this week. Have a great weekend!
Stargazing and big furry hoods
Final Line Up at Rudsak
The Joe Fresh Show was presented almost all in black and white – I am loving this striped sweater and pleated skirt
Mackage brings some drama with this floor grazing coat – love the camel with black leather accents
Beautiful fall florals from Pink Tartan
Camel coat and a pooch (any man with a dog is good in my books)
I have several friends of the male variety who are nice enough to support my blog, but in all fairness I haven’t really geared much of the content towards them, unless you count getting to eat some of my recipes. So in their honour, and because there is nothing like men’s fashion in the fall, here are some of my favourite looks. I simply can’t get enough of the luxe fabrics, layering, elbow patches and overall manliness of all of these looks.
Scarves and Blazers
A Pocket Square and leather gloves
Layers upon layers
Casual Sunday with man’s best friend
From Top Right: Cath Kidston polka dot umbrella, $48 / Clear umbrella, $20 / Coach umbrella, $58 / Adrienne Landau leopard umbrella, $54 / Burberry umbrella, $250 / Western Chief , $16 / Missoni for Target Zig Zag $59 / Jean Paul Gaultier Striped Umbrella $75 / American Apparel , $45 / Rainbow umbrella, $18
Most of the eastern coast is currently getting drenched, and there are no signs of this weather letting up anytime soon. While I find the rain can be maddening, it is a great excuse to get some cute rain gear. There are so many options to stay warm and dry in this weather, that it almost (that is still a big almost) makes me happy about the rain. What are you favourite rainy day looks?
And on a much more serious note, I hope all those who have been affected by Sandy are staying safe and dry with those they love. Especially our friends in NYC – stay safe! xo
One of the best parts of fall is the transitioning of your closet to some of your more cold weather friendly items, and usually a big part of this has to do with the fabric. Here are some of my picks for the always classic fall fabrics – velvet, corduroy and suede. In my opinion, nothing sums up fall like these three fabrics, and while it can be tricky to find fashionable pieces that will stand the test of time, I have tried to round-up some of my favourite looks at all different price points. What are some of your favourite fall fabrics besides these?