Month: September 2008

i want: Alexander McQueen Striped column dress

Alexander McQueen and Net-a-Porter teamed up to bring their customers the Alexander McQueen Private Show. It featured a few looks from Pre-Spring 2009 and it includes the dress I salivated over from the menswear show. Alexander McQueen Striped column dress Isn’t it fantastic. Check out the video at the Alexander McQueen Private Show link, it looks amazing in flight.

i got: Shema Yisrael Necklace from Topaz Jewelry

Shema Yisrael Necklace from Topaz Jewelry Amalgam of Hebrew letters spelling Shema Israel with circular leather backing on silver plated ball chain. unisex Shema Yisrael are the first two words of a section of the Torah It is considered the most important prayer in Judaism, and its twice-daily recitation is a mitzvah (religious commandment). This was one of the goodies I picked up from the Smashbox Gifting Lounge experience from TIFF. Topaz Jewelry is a local shop. 2554 Yonge Street Toronto 416-480-0040 EDIT: The picture would help wouldn’t. Jeez Anita, get it together.

Burberry Prorsum Ready to Wear – Spring 2009

Burberry is known for their trench coats and I love the ombre treatment Christoper Bailey had added this season. Love the pants, I’m really obsessed with the baggy right now. The shoes are getting too ridiculous. Look how high that heel is, crazy. This is another trend I’ve noticed over the fashion weeks, Super, Super, Super high platforms. the Fashion Spot – Burberry Prorsum S/S 09 Milan

Crazy Lady is now a trend

Refinery29 had me laughing with their top 13 trends from London Fashion Week Crazy Lady—Over the top, under the table. We can’t tell which it is, but we still feel a certain sisterhood with this level of eccentricity. So maybe we’re crazy, too. From left: Temperley, Topshop Unique, Aquascutum, Topshop Unique Crazy Lady is now an official trend. I wonder how this is going to play out in Spring 2009. We still have Paris to see if this trend will become entrenched or not. In New York, Marc Jacobs kicked off the trend.

Montreal 2008 – u&i

Another great shop in Montreal is u&i. It’s located on St Laurent but I didn’t manage to get any pictures. They weren’t as friendly as Thomas from Reborn so I didn’t bother to ask. From the Brand list you can imagine that it’s pretty cool.

i got: A vintage beaded bag

A vintage beaded bag This was one of my purchases in Montreal as I was told to hit up the vintage shops. I’ve been looking for a small, clutch like bag that can fit my Smartphone (Blackberry now) and my camera. This does both and is pretty, yay! This was purchased at Friperie St-Laurent, 3976, boulevard Saint-Laurent.

Montreal 2008 – Reborn

One of the coolest shops in Montreal is Reborn. Adrian from Fashion Verbatim recommended that I check it out. It’s in old Montreal and I visited it after my stop at the Notre-Dame Basilica. I had forgotten the address that Adrian had given me and I was wandering around looking and then I saw the window and I knew I found the place. Thomas (I think that is his name according to Adrian) was in the shop and he was so friendly and helpful. We talked fashion a bit and I mentioned that I was from T.O. and a blogger. Turns out he knows Tommy Ton from We are both eagerly awaiting Tommy’s photos from his travels during the fashion weeks. He’s even seen my blog before and that totally blew my mind. It still to this day surprises me when I meet people that have read this site. He showed me a lot of the great pieces in the shop like the my new obsession, the Denis Gagnon leather hoodie; it’s absolutely to …

Montreal 2008 РCh̢teau Ramezay Museum

I did some touristy stuff and saw the Château Ramezay Museum in Old Montreal. At the heart of Montréal life for more than 300 years, the Château Ramezay has been conserving and presenting our heritage since 1895. Whether you are a Montrealer or a visitor passing through, whatever your age, the doors to history are open to you. Our Museum offers you the opportunity to relive history through its permanent exhibition and its garden, and it also organizes many educational and cultural activities linked to the life of our community.

i want: Mackage Fall 2008 Jackets

Jackets from Mackage I need another jacket like I need a hole in the head but these two from Mackage are pretty nice. The one with the architectural collar is wool. The other is nylon and packable. I like the idea of being able to pack up a jacket. I have a packable but it’s a lot more utilitarian and not very fashion. Mackage has a brand new online store now too. images:

geekiviews: The One Hundred

Melissa from Harper Collins send me the new book The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own by Nina Garcia and illustrated by Ruben Toledo. Regular readers will remember that I review Nina’s other book, The Little Black Book of Style a while back. Nina decided to write the book because she is always asked what are the classic or must have pieces necessary for one’s wardrobe. So she put together a list of things she simply cannot live without. She goes on to say that this list isn’t the be all or end all and that a lot of self editing should be applied for your own personal style. She says the list is a guide and contains items that have lasted throughout the years. Nina always stresses the individual aspect of style in all her books and I appreciate that from her. It seems she not interested fashion clones. The book is beautifully illustrated of course. What I love about The One Hundred is that it’s full of …

Danielle Meder wins the Dr Martens Boot Design Contest

Blogging mate and friend Danielle Meder has won the Dr Martens Boot Design Contest Colour Puddle Jump by Danielle Meder I’m so proud of her and I will be one of the first people in the Tdot to be sporting these boots when the come out. You can sign up here to be notified when they go on sale. This is totally perfect because I’ve been thinking about my old 12 hole Docs, I miss them so! Time for a new and updated replacement. Everyone help me congratulate Danielle by leaving some kind words in the comments!

Rodarte Spring 2009 FTW

I don’t usually get Rodarte. I appreciate their work and the complexity, but I’ve always been meh about them. I don’t know what it is about this Spring collection that has me excited. They have basically expanded and refined the look they presented during Spring 2008 and the Fall 2008 seasons. It just looks so slick and polished for Spring 2009. The presentation of the collection was brilliant and I have to admit, I’m really loving the clothes too. Some of it is totally unwearable, but who the fuck cares. After a week of mediocre shows, Rodarte definitely stands out. Check the video! image:

Rad Hourani Ready to Wear – Spring 2009

There was no red in this collection, just basic black in different textures and finishes. His work looks simple but it’s all in the details. I wish there was video. I love these pants!!!!!!!! I love that Rad, a Canadian, is sticking to his signature long and lean silhouette. You can find Rad’s stuff at Holt Renfrew and Reborn in Montreal. The line is unisex which I find really intriguing. See the full collection here: the Fashion Spot – Rad Hourani S/S 09 New York images: