Month: February 2009

i want: Jeffrey Campbell Biz Belted Bootie

Jeffrey Campbell Biz Belted Bootie I’m playing more attention to boots these days. It’s boots and skinny pants for me right now. I think I’m gearing up for the release of Danielle Meder aka Final Fashion’s Dr. Martens. Jefferey Campbell is available in Canada at Browns, Frakas, Little Burgundy and Spank. You can find the Jeffrey Campbell Biz boot online at Canadian retailer

i got Hello Kitty On The Prowl Nail Lacquer

Hello Kitty On the Prowl Nail Lacquer by M·A·C Cosmetics I didn’t think much of the Hello Kitty line from M·A·C until I met someone wearing the On the Prowl Nail Lacquer. It was grey and matched my Oakley sunglasses perfectly. I had to have some. I received some tips from M·A·C insiders that told me that it’s selling out quick and to get my but to a store. I was successful in my attempt. I would call ahead nearest M·A·C store to check availability if you are still looking. Limited edition shades of Nail Lacquer in a bottle featuring Hello Kitty and M∙A∙C and Hello Kitty logos. The promotional video for the line is interesting. Gotta love half naked men with Hello Kitty Heads.

IDS09 Favourite Things – Atelier Jacob

A friend of mine runs Atelier Jacob. I was in love with this booth setup. I though it was one of the best of the show. It radiated a nuclear-like glow paired with minimalist design. Toss in the beautiful duo of Team Atelier Jacob and you have the makings of an amazing fashion editorial. The prototype chair on the right (duh) left is my favourite. Marco is working on fabrication materials and it should be put into production soon.

Ohne Titel Ready To Wear – Fall 2009 – 2010

Ohne Titel Ready To Wear – Fall 2009 – 2010 The collection was pretty dark, but a few pieces really stood out for me. They all involved something that looked like metal applique. It was a beautiful touch adding texture and tough edge to the clothing. images: thefashionspot – See the whole collection Ohne Titel Ready To Wear – Fall 2009 – 2010

i want Rick Owens Washed and Gathered Leather Jacket

Rick Owens – Washed and Gathered Leather Jacket How freaking hot is this leather jacket by Rick Owens. It’s has more volume compared to most of his sleeker leathers. He keeps the signature slim sleeves with high armholes that makes a Rick Owens jacket a dream to wear. It’s cropped and it reminds me of a bomber jacket put through the Rick Owenantor. image:

Halston Ready To Wear – Fall 2009 -2010

I really liked the Halston Ready To Wear – Fall 2009 -2010 collection presentation. Like many labels, they opted out of New York fashion week and created a video presentation that launched on the Halston website. It doesn’t give you a good look at the clothing, which might be a good thing. I saw the fall 2009 collection on wwd and it isn’t that great. They really need a Creative Director behind that brand as it looked like a collection formed by consensus. There were a couple great jumpsuits and that’s it.

IDS09 Favourite Things: 5×5: 5 Designers. 5 Inspired Spaces – 64th & Queen – Rec Room Redux

64th and Queen created the ultimate recroom. I loved the black and white colour scheme and the light fixtures. I thought 64th and Queen did a great job, then I figured out why. They are the team that put on the Valentino and DSquared2 fashion shows in Toronto. They also designed L’Oreal Fashion Week and the Queen West shop Jacflash. The bed was raised off the ground, love it! Photos taken by Paul Baik –

IDS09 Favourite Things: Design Talks – Design Trends by the Minute

On Saturday I saw the presentation Design Talks – Design Trends by the Minute. It was a round table featuring some of the biggest bloggers in the Design world: Harry Wakefield (, Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan (Apartment Therapy) and Grace Bonney (design*sponge). It was interesting to hear how they started and their opinions on blogging. It was interesting to hear that Grace Bonney doesn’t use social media or RSS. A little surprising about the RSS and not so much about the social media as she was the only one on stage without a death grip on their smartphones. I was on Twitter and posted some key points. It was really interesting to hear that they all are moving away from Blogrolls, saying that content is the new blogroll. Chew on that for a bit bloggers. Photos taken by Paul Baik –

Interior Design Show 2009 – Photo Roundup

I attended the Interior Design Show 2009 with my photographer Paul Baik on Thursday for the opening night party/media preview and Saturday. I was really excited about this event because I had a photographer who knew what they were doing. My good friend Paul Baik is a graduate of Ryerson’s photography program. He’s also a Financial District combatant like myself. It would be nice not worrying about photos. He had a slick Nikon D3 that makes my little point and shoot look pathetic beyond belief. The Media room welcomes us with Veuve and media kits out the ying yang. There was so much to see and I’ve battled with myself as to how I want to present this. Do I do a massive post or break it up? I’ve decided to break it up. This post is an overview and you can use the two slideshows to see the photos. I will be posting about my favourite things from IDS all this week. Day 1 – Thursday Day 2 – Saturday All photos taken by …