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
I think this post pretty much speaks for itself. Not only has green been tagged one of pantone’s colours of the year, but with St. Patrick’s day happening this weekend, what better excuse do you need to go out and infuse a little green in your life? This is a round up of some of my favourite pieces in every shade and style of green. I would love to know, do you plan on picking up some green pieces this spring, for St. Patrick’s day or otherwise?
Have a great weekend celebrating!
- J.Crew Etta Satin Cap Toe Pump – ON SALE $220
- Marc by Marc Jacobs Small Top Handle Bag – $428
- Gap Slouch Green Skinny Jeans – ON SALE $25
- Madewell Tux Skirt – ON SALE $65
- Alexander Wang Johanna Ankle Cuff Sandal – $495
- Aritzia T. Babaton Bergen Blouse – $110
- Heather Hawkins Earrings – $88
- Equipment Asher Sweater – $305
- Tory Burch Reva Ballet Flat – $225
- Cambridge Stachel in neon – $165
- Kenneth Jay Lane Cuff – $60
- Zara Gathered Dress – $60
Gorgeous Emerald Green – Monique Lhullier
It seems surreal that we are already taking a look at fall fashion, but New York Fashion Week just ended yesterday, and I love taking a peek at all the collections to come this fall. It seems like just last month I was sharing my favourite looks for spring here, but 6 months has actually come and gone, and these looks are already hitting the shelves.
It seems that interesting draping, feminine cuts, deep and dark hues and fur accents were the major trends for fall, and these are some of my very favourite looks.
Deep Blue hue and lace – J Mendel
Long and Feminine – Nicole Miller
Hi-Low Minimalism + Leather – Michael Kors
Fun and Flirty – Rebecca Minkoff
Unexpected neckline – Tory Burch
Fabulous Fur – BCBG
Draping and a beautiful silhouette – Jenny Packham
Fall florals and camel accents – J. Crew
I know what you are thinking, “Spring already, really?”. But I actually attended the Husdon Jeans Spring 2013 preview back in December, and held off on sharing their gorgeous spring jeans until now, but I simply can’t hold out any longer. I was so happy to see that prints and bright coloured denim are not going anywhere, and Hudson is continuing to be creative with digital prints (check out those fabulous florals and city scape prints) and unique details like tuxedo piping and pretty pastels.
All of the jeans you see here will be hitting the stores starting now until well into spring. What jeans are you most excited about picking up this year?
Colours are not going anywhere this spring – loving the sherbert colours in particular
Unique designs, stripes, and prints
My absolute favourite pair – Floral Ombre
Stylish Mens Collection