Month: March 2008

What does Barbara think?

I was reading the Buyers Report from WWD on the Fashion Spot and noticed that Barbara Atkin, vice president, fashion direction from Holt Renfrew talks about the collections from a retail perspective. Milan “Although Milan started as a somber season, it ended on a high note by offering a variety of beautiful and luxurious clothing with an infusion of newness. We saw a combination of the strict and subdued juxtaposed against a kaleidoscope of color, print and detail, all adding up to a decadent, luxurious bohemian style. We saw influences from the Seventies with long, lean silhouettes and covered-up clothes playing against the short and swinging. The ‘separates’ dressing that had its roots in the Seventies is making a strong return. We will be looking for luxurious coats; cropped or shapely jackets with accented shoulders; soft, folkloric dresses, blouses and skirts; cardigans and sweater coats; skinny and cropped pants, and man-tailored suits. We will be slightly increasing our budget over last year, as we believe our customer will continue to come to us looking for …

i want: Kidrobot Project MUNNY by Common Cloth

Kidrobot Project MUNNY Common Cloth There were a lot of good MUNNYs but I liked Common Cloth’s the best. This one-of-a-kind custom-designed 8″ MUNNY was created exclusively for the Project MUNNY charity auction by Canadian designer, Common Cloth. Debuted at a super spectacular event at CiRCA during Toronto’s L’Oreal Fashion Week, this iconic doll figure from Kidrobot is being auctioned to raise money for War Child Canada. Name and Description “Black Star” The inspiration for this MUNNY are the following three statements: Simple is enough excess Common is uncommon Love uncomplicated Runners Up Damzels in this Dress Greta Constantine Preloved Lucian Matis And don’t forget the Karl Munny

Prada Spring 2008 James Jean lookbook

I got a look book on my weekend trip to the friendly neighbourhood Prada store. I love the illustrations of James Jean that is all over the collection. It turns out there is a whole line of accessories too. My trusty scanner and I got to work. Note these are large images for your enjoyment. Click the thumbnails. Nathalie Atkinson from the National Post wrote and article on James Jean called Pure Jeanius. Another great article with a lot of images (many you have seen on I want – I got) is found at the comics212 site in a post called: PRADA IS JAMES JEAN: Comic artist covers spring collection. This is the It bag of the season, even with all the calls about the end of it bags. NyMag has a post about getting your hands on the exclusive bag. Please don’t hotlink!

Gap Design Editions are back. Coming to store near you in April

The designer collections are back this year. I picked up a Rodarte shirt last season. I’m curious about this season. Click the images to get a look at this years collection which includes some menswear. Article from WWD. – thanks the Fashion Spot Gap’s iconic white shirt is getting a new life this spring. Next month, Gap will be bringing back its Gap Design Editions limited edition program, having enlisted 3.1 Phillip Lim, Band of Outsiders, Michael Bastian, Philip Crangi and Threeasfour for the program’s second round. The initiative, part of Gap’s partnership with the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, featured Rodarte, Thakoon and Doo.Ri last year. This time, it will also incorporate men’s wear and jewelry, and widen its distribution to include Gap adult stores in Canada, the U.K. and Japan. “We were very pleased with the launch last year,” said Gary Muto, president of Gap Adult. “It is centered around encouraging new American design talent and bringing it to a broader audience. There are a lot of emerging designers and it’s become a crowded field, …

Coogi2G this is for you babe.

I have a small group of readers that comment regularly and they are very near and dear to my heart. Yesterday at L’Oreal Fashion Week I met Coogi2G. I was sitting in the runway room and this cute boy, dressed very well I might add, taps me on the shoulder and asks, “Are you geekigirl?” In the rare instances I’m approached by people on the street about the blog, that is usually the first words out of their mouths. I kinda like being called geekigirl by someone other than myself and aloud, lol. So, I said yes and Coogi2G started gushing about the blog, which always makes me feel a little self-conscious. I’m always amazed that people read this damn thing and like it even. I did turn his gushing around directed it right back at him. Comments are special things and they mean a lot when it’s not spam. Coogi2G, thanks for reading my blog, I’m honoured that you check it multiple times a day and that you take the time to comment. Words …

Buy Design for Windfall

I’m in the Fashion Magazine April 2008 issue with some peeps from the Toronto fashion scene. The ad is for the Buy Design for Windfall fundraiser. I had no idea that we would end up in a full page spread in Fashion Magazine, it’s kinda neat. Unfortunately the left hand side got a bit cutoff because of the magazine seam. EDIT: I’ve replaced the image with one that isn’t cut off. Click the image to see a larger version

Toronto Bloggers getting props

Some of bloggers got a mention in Media In Canada, ya us! If any sector of the blogosphere is achieving desirable-venue status in the eyes of marketers, it’s these online fashionistas. At L’Oreal Fashion Week this time around, their ranks include,,, and – whose founder, Adrian Corsin, is the only Canadian blogger to be invited by Chanel to France to attend the recent launch of a new perfume. Bloggers take starring role at L’Oreal Fashion Week – link to full article Media in Canada was launched by Brunico Communications Inc. in August 2004. From research and audience measurement innovation to ratings impact and spend trends, Media in Canada covers the gamut of media biz news and identifies new media opportunities. Both an email newsletter and a website, Media In Canada is a key resource for media buyers and planners, marketers and media sellers, providing a heads-up on property launches and changes in all media, including TV network programming and schedules.

i got…

Fashionista talked about these cheap Old Navy sandals in the post called Our New Solemate. I was intirguied but didn’t search them out. I was in Old Navy last week and found the last pair of 8s sitting around for 10 bucks. I couldn’t resist, they are pretty cute. image:

Jack & Jones and Only opens in Toronto

Jack & Jones and Only opens in Toronto More sinful than needs. More playful than wants. There is ONLY JONES. With over 700 shops around the world per brand, JACK & JONES and ONLY are now available through the boutique, JONES located in the heart of Toronto’s fashion district at 557 Queen Street West! Both JACK & JONES (for the guys) and ONLY (for the girls) compete globally with high-end denim labels in quality and style, but are offered at outrageously affordable prices. The two premiere Danish labels are made for anyone who loves denim, so really, everyone! Come and check out the boutique for a wide selection of denim along with button-ups, vests, tanks and sweaters for both men and women.