Rose Cordero People say this girl (and I mean girl, she’s 16) is going to be the next thing. She’s signed to Supreme Model Management. I love her look and I hope to see her all over the place for FW10. via frillr.com image: Shameer Khan Photography: Rose Cordero
Felipe Oliveira Baptista Haute Couture – Spring Summer 2009 I check out Felipe Oliveira Baptista’s collections every season but this year his presentation and standout jackets caught my eye. There is also a futurist aspect to the clothing. I’m also enjoying the urban uniform vibe his clothing portrays. images: Felipe Oliveira Baptista Haute Couture S/S 09 – the Fashion Spot.
Giorgio Armani PrivÃ© Haute Couture – Spring Summer 2009 I don’t usually think twice about an Armani Haute Couture collection, however he went in another direction and I’m intrigued. images: Giorgio Armani PrivÃ© S/S 09 Paris – the Fashion Spot.
Interior Design Show is happening from February 5-8, 2009. I’m hoping to cover the events going down for the blog. I’ve never been but have heard many, many good things.
Givenchy Haute Couture – Spring Summer 2009 Givenchy Haute Couture is always great, but it was exceptional for SS09. Easily one of the best shows during Couture week. images: Givenchy Haute Couture S/S 09 Paris – the Fashion Spot
I first salivated over the Alexander McQueen Striped column dress during the Mens Spring Summer 2009 show. Soon afterwards, Net-a-Porter carried the dress and I went crazy again as they had some great shots of the dress. Well, I finally tried on a variant of the dress at Holt Renfrew Bloor Street. Of course I had to take a couple sneaky photos in the changeroom. It’s stunning, but it’s a shame this version missing the statement shoulder. This dress fits like a dream and feels like nothing on. It’s a serious curve hugging dress. I’m in love. However, it’s $1500!!!! A girl can dream though.
I was shocked to see a great photo from Katie Holmes for Miu Miu. Shocked I tell you. image: the Fashion Spot – Miu Miu S/S 09 : Katie Holmes by Mert & Marcus
On Sunday I attended CupcakeCamp Toronto. It was a cupcake extravaganza and many different cupcakes were to be had for the over 400 people that passed through LabSpace. At the beginning it looked like getting Cupcakes would be hard, but eventually the crowd became more manageable and it was easy to get cupcakes.
Fashion Magazine has a great spread in the February issue that featured Canadian designers. You can also see a behind the scenes video of the shoot on the website.
Hedi Slimane – Photos from Vues Privees, Yves Saint Laurent’s Parisian home These shots by Hedi Slimane are so incredibly beautiful. Click the link to see the full set, I’ve only selected a few. via: Frillr images: Hedislimane.com
Sonia Rykiel Ready to Wear – Pre-Fall 2009 I really like these two looks from Sonia Rykiel’s Pre-Fall collection. images: wwd.com
Balenciaga Leather Peep Toe Booties Loving these shoes much more than the sock covering ones. images: Style.com Spring 2009 Shopping Guide
Alexander McQueen x Puma 2009 Fall Collection Preview Alexander McQueen is expanding with Puma and now they have clothing as well as shoes. I’m hoping there are some sneakers for women in this collection too. images and via Hypebeast
Check out some noteworthy links from across the Toronto blogosphere In Life and In Fashion has Seven Style Resolutions that I can fully agree with. Chick Advisor gives us 8 Tips for Working Successfully from Home. What Women Want updates me on Michelle Obama. Petite Fashionista gives out some Quick Tips to Elongate your look for petite women. Hey Do You gets props for my favourite link love post Snow, where she lists all the Inuit words for different types of snow. And also for the cute dogs I’ve seen lately.
Behind the scenes with Marc Jacobs and Madonna for Louis Vuitton via aweebitskint.com
I rarely post a full collection but Christian Lacroix was spectacular. He’s turned me around and I’m now a fan. He’s toned down his wild look and taken the core elements for this Pre-Fall 2009 collection. I’m in love with it all. images: the Fashion Spot
verdigris vanity by t8designs a lovely art deco era compact with a beautiful green front decorated with a raised floral and “skyscraper” motif forms a decadent showpiece on this long statement pendant. I found this gem through Twitter. EDIT: sorry about the broken image folks. It’s fixed now
So, my LG Canada friends have been keeping me posted about the new Prada phone that debuted at CES this year. I’m always interested in the intersecting world of fashion design and electronics. It looks very slick but there isn’t much in way of specifications right now: Camera 2M CMOS Camera / LED Flash Dimensions 98.8 Ã— 54 Ã— 12 mm Weight 95g Memory External Memory Slot (Micro SD) Standard Battery Innerpack Battery 800mAh USB USB 2.0, USB Mass storage Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.0 Frequency EDGE Tri-Band (900/1800/1900)
One of my peeps at Saks sent me a link to this video they had made for the Alexander Wang Spring 2009 Collection at Saks.com. In this video, Alexander talks about the inspiration for the designs and a model stands there doing what she does best in said design. I find it really interesting as I love to know what the backstory to each piece is. I’m not one to watch a lot video but I think this works for the following reasons: it’s short and the designer is talking about pieces that are available at the retailer which allows it to be more focused and relevant. It gives the consumer more information about the collection and they now know what is available in the store/online shop.
My friend, Danielle of Final Fashion, decided to profile me and her first post in a series called fashion blog karma. It’s like a mini interview and Danielle says some very kind things about me. Fashion Blog Karma singles out a fellow fashion blogger for a little link love and a couple questions. When I was looking for someone to feature for my first karma post it was hard to decide; and I only had one day to throw it together. The answer came to me with a little link love – Anita (aka geekigirl) at I want – I got just posted her year-end wrapup with a little shout out for me. She’s done a lot of shout-outs for me (including my first ever blog interview at blogTO), and she commissioned a fashion figure, so its about time I sent a little bit of karma her way. Read the rest of the post at Final Fashion.
There is something about this campaign for the Phi Spring Summer 2009 collection that I really like. I get a 20s vibe from the setting. For some reason the background colour reminds me of The Great Gatsby. I also am a fan of the dark haired model, Kinga. She was also in the Balenciaga Spring Summer 2009 ad campaign. Oh ya, this is another Meisel joint. the Fashion Spot
Comme des GarÃ§ons Speedo Cute and functional swimwear, the way I like it. There are a variety of styles for men also, check the link out. images: doverstreetmarket.com
Very strong collection IMO from Balenciaga for Pre-Fall 2009. I am in love with the pants, big time. Looking forward to the detail and high res shots of this. The shoes look very interesting too. See the rest of the collection at Balenciaga Pre-Fall 2009 Collection on Style.com
A bunch of great Pre-Fall 2009 collection came out and Lanvin was one of them. I would love to see the detail shots for this. Is Alber Elbaz always on? He doesn’t seem to have a bad season at all. See the full collection at Lanvin Pre-Fall 2009 Collection on Style.com
Teck Suite of Galleries and Light & Stone: Gems from the Collection of Michael Scott is now open at the Royal Ontario Museum. This by far is my favouite collection. I had to be kicked out of the gallery when it was over because I was wandering around gawking so much. Teck Suite of Galleries: Earth’s Treasures showcases the Royal Ontario Museum’s exceptional specimens of minerals, gems, rocks and meteorites, a collection among the finest in North America. The 6,900 square-foot combined gallery space fills the length of the Weston Family Wing on Level 2 and is divided into the Vale Inco Limited Gallery of Minerals, the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame Gallery and the Gallery of Gems and Gold. The fascinating displays are contextualized and illuminated by over 40 interactive touch stations, compelling video exhibits and engrossing information on Canada’s mining industry. The Vale Inco Limited Gallery of Minerals presents approximately 2,300 minerals, rocks and meteorites, exploring such areas as the classification of minerals, their physical and scientific properties, causes of mineral colour and …