Month: August 2010

I want – I got A Week in Review – EDIT, Givenchy, Kinect for Xbox 360 and Marni

A weekly roundup of stories from I want – I got. Featured Posts EDIT by Jeanne Beker Fall Winter 2010 – 2011 – I check out Jeanne’s line of wardrobe basics for The Bay Raquel Zimmerman Dances to Lady Gaga in Gareth Pugh – I can’t get enough of this video. Watch It! Givenchy Haute Couture – Fall 2010 – New videos, HD quality. Stunning Marni Fall Winter 2010 Accessories and Shoes – Designer accessories for the Canadian winter. X’10 Canada: Xbox 360 Holiday Preview Event – Kinect need now.

X’10 Canada: Xbox 360 Holiday Preview Event

I don’t do much on I want – I got that deals with video games. People send me links to their iPod/iPhone apps but nothing from any of the game companies. That was until the invite to the Xbox 360 holiday preview came through email. Jackpot! There were all types of games at this preview event like the new incarnations of Halo, Fable and Mortal Combat. The Kinect for Xbox 360 system impressed the hell out of me. I want a Kinect Xbox 360 system. I NEED a Kinect Xbox 360 system. Kinect for Xbox 360 brings games and entertainment to life in extraordinary new ways — no controller required. Simple to use and fun to play, Kinect for Xbox 360 allows owners to jump into Kinect-enabled games for any type of play, and the Kinect Hub puts your favourite movies and TV programs, music, live sports, and social networks all in one place. The Kinect sensor recognizes you, responds to your gestures, listens to your voice and works with every Xbox 360 console. That’s …

Star Wars x Adidas Fall Winter 2010 -2011

Star Wars x Adidas is coming back with a new lineup for Fall Winter 2010 – 2011. This series includes shoes from characters like Han Solo, C-3PO and R2-D2, Boba Fett, and Jabba the Hutt. I’m freaking over the Boba Fett shoes, he’s my favourite Star Wars character ever. The Jabba sneaks are really cool. They are a great colour, they are high tops and I love the textured leather.  I have to admit I like them more than the Boba Fett ones. Who doesn’t love some Han in carbonite? That was the theme of these The Empire Strikes Back inspired sneakers. Of course, these won’t come in my size. :(  The collection even features a Wookie jacket. Look for these shoes at the Adidas Originals store on Queen Street and other sneaker shops.

EDIT by Jeanne Beker Fall Winter 2010 – 2011

A small group of online media joined Jeanne Beker at The Bay headquarters for a preview of EDIT by Jeanne Beker. Since everyone is doing the celebrity lines why not Jeanne. She at least has the years of fashion knowledge that makes it palatable to me. Jeanne never claims to be a designer. She’s partnered with the Corwick Group from Montreal who takes on the designer duties. It was a great experience to have Jeanne at our disposal and she talked about the industry and the changes that have happened with online. She made a crack about how everyone in the room probably weren’t of an age to remember a Pre-Fashion Television world. However, there were a couple of us that chimed in to correct her. Fashion Television is celebrating 25 years and the release of EDIT by Jeanne Beker is to  to coincide with the anniversary. This 25 piece capsule collection will be available in 65 Bay stores in September. It consists of Jeanne’s personal selection of silhouettes and colours she feels are must …

Raquel Zimmerman Dances to Lady Gaga in Gareth Pugh

I’m amazed at how much I enjoy watching Raquel Zimmerman dance around in Gareth Pugh. On 20, 23 and 24 November 2009, world-renowned fashion designer Gareth Pugh took up residence in the LiveStudio to handcraft a one-off garment for SHOWstudio SHOP. The entire process of creation was recorded and broadcast live to a global audience, while Pugh’s final dress was modelled by Raquel Zimmermann in a unique and truly unprecedented one-off performance.

Hermes Fall Winter 2010 – 2011 Ad Campaign

The Fall Winter 2010 – 2011 ad campaign for Hermès is a lot darker than Spring Summer 2010 which was fairytale like.  The Avengers theme from the runway show goes hand in hand with these photos.  It’s like the lovely spy who is decked head to toe in Hermès makes her getaway with her SO Black Kelly.  She just can’t leave her wardrobe so she gets  her kindly old mentor to have them moved to her safe house by carriage.  Of course, this generous act will result in his death.  Yada, yada, yada.  I should write screenplays.  Ha This is the SO Black Kelly that baghounds have been salivating over. I’m salivating too and I totally realize that the black packaging is definitely selling this bag. Model: Constance Jablonski Photographer: Paolo Roversi images:

Danier Fall Winter 2010

The Fall Winter 2010 – 2011 collection from Danier is out. Some of my favourite pieces are their collaborations with John Hillifer, winner of Danier Design Challenge 2010 and the Raphael Mazzucco Mixed Media Montage collection.  The selection of pieces I like are all very motorcycle inspired. I’m loving the leather dress and Celine inspired black leather tshirt. John’s jacket is very different from what I normally see in Danier and that’s a good thing to see them embracing different design.  Raphael Mazzucco Mixed Media Montage collection pieces have colourful linings that were created by Raphael. images: courtesy of Danier

Secret Fall 2010

I’m slowly coming to terms with the fact that summer is almost over and fall is starting up. I like fall but it leads to no good, namely winter. However my season package of tights from the Secret Fall 2010 collection arrived and I’m getting excited for fall. It means colourful tights and Secret has helped me in that regard for a few seasons now. Thanks Ashworth Associates for keeping my gams colourful all season long. I really love this fall’s colours: Berry, Grey, Camel, Blue, Plum and Red. They come in tights and legging versions. I usually contrast my tights with a black outfit, but these colours make me want to go monochrome this fall. Tights and leggings are a great way for the colour-phobic to ease themselves into wearing colour.  To be honest, I just like being obnoxiously colourful in the office, it needs it at times. I am a huge fan of Wolford but you can’t beat Secret’s prices and general availability. Tights are $7.50 and leggings are $7.95. The leggings have …

Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2010 – 2011 Ad Campaign

I liked the Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2010 collection. I didn’t care much for the shoes and I don’t care much for the ad campaign. The girls are too thin and it’s distracting. The campaign video is much better. It has some good lingering shots of the clothing. EDIT: Boo they took the video down. However you can view it online at images:

Watch It! Roots Fall 2010 Video

I was just sent the new behind the scenes video from Roots for their Fall 2010 collection. It was filmed in beautiful Trinity Bight, Newfoundland. You can check out the full lookbook on I’m pretty partial to the outfit below. The sweater is catching my eye. I’ve been a big fan of the Russian Vamp Boots and I really like that they have made them higher. It’s perfect for folding over and I like the look. image:

Watch It! Givenchy Haute Couture – Fall 2010

I posted about the Givenchy Haute Couture Fall 2010 collection a number of times on the blog. Those posts contained some video and I keep finding more video to share with you. This time around I’ve located some HD videos of the fall 2010 Givenchy Haute Couture. You can get an even better look at this stunning collection. This is a making of video. It gives you a look at the backstage madness, etc. < Check out Susan Tabak’s video of her visit to the showroom. This is a video interview with Suzy Menkes and Riccardo Tisci.

i want: Fruitz Watches

I’m into watches these days. I love my Toywatch and you rarely see it without it. I covet the uberluxury of Rado watches. I relieve my youth with GShock. I like the look of these Fruitz watches and they remind me of fruit slices.  I love the colour schemes.    The watch bands are silicon.  Fruitz watches also have some kind of health claim that I don’t really buy into ask, I’m skeptical. The earth resonates at 7-9 hertz.  So does the metal Natural Frequency Technology disk embedded in a Fruitz watch. We have infused it with these key frequencies via a proprietary process. With a Fruitz watch, natural frequencies are delivered to your body through your wrist. That means wearing a Fruitz watch brings you more in in harmony with the natural earth than ever before.  The Natural Frequency Technology actually works with the individual biorhythm and energy field of the Fruitz watch wearer.  It is likely to inform your body to relax. It does so by exposing your bio-field, the Master energy field that …

i want: Acne Studios Fall 2010 – 2011 Dresses

I’m loving these dresses from Acne for fall 2010.  Ara, the short, sexy leather number would be a great edition to my closet that is lacking shorter hems.  It sounds divine after reading the description. Strapless, short and futuristic leather A-line bustier dress with a zipped detailed skirt. Inner top body is built up like a corset with bonings. Inner grosgrain ribbon with hook and eye closure holds the waist. Skirt part has two front zippers with inserts, which allows for skirt width adjustments. Hemline finishes just below the hips. Fit is short and narrow The drapey Pluto and Omega are my typical hemline and great for the office. I love the silk styles Alpha and Atlantis are just great LBDs.  I’ve recently discovered that the key to wearing silk dresses is about wearing some shapewear or a great slip underneath.    Atlas is another fun short dress that uses a stretch crepe fabric for the top, the bust and skirt are in a fused stiff fabric. Available at :Ara, Pluto, Omega, Atlas, Atlantis images: …

I want – I got A Week in Review – Tommy Ton, Victoria’s Secret and Ezra Constantine

A weekly roundup of stories from I want – I got. Featured Posts Pic Me Tommy Ton at Holt Renfrew <Ezra Constantine Spring 2011 Preview i want: r5.5 White Jubile watch by Rado x Jasper Morrison Gap Premium Pant Collection Fall 2010 Alexander McQueen Fall 2010 – 2011 Shoes Look out for these week’s Events Marcus Wainwright and David Neville of Rag and Bone at Holt Renfrew, August 28, 2010 Meet Adriana Lima at the Grand Opening of Victoria’s Secret at Yorkdale, August 26, 2010 Look out for these new sales Remix Summer Sale 2010 Jeremy Laing Moving Sale 2010 It’s the last week you can enter the Prada Swing Sunglasses Manga Contest. Guest blogging at the Vitaminwater Canada Blog

Pic Me Tommy Ton at Holt Renfrew

Tommy Ton returned to the Toronto fashion scene for an exhibition of his work. Holt Renfrew is displaying Tommy Ton’s photos on the mezzanine level at the Bloor Street store from August 18 – August 30, 2010. Holt Renfrew is delighted to welcome fashion photographer Tommy Ton to Holt Renfrew Bloor Street, Wednesday, August 18, 2010 for a private event to launch an exhibit of his work. The exhibit of 12 images of some of fall 2010’s most sought-after footwear styles will be housed at Holt Renfrew Bloor Street from August 18 to August 30 on the mezzanine level. These one-of-a-kind photos were taken by Tommy Ton this spring in Toronto and have each been signed by the photographer himself. For the duration of the exhibit, Holt Renfrew will host a contest where one can enter the chance to win one of 12 framed and autographed prints valued at $1,500. Please see contest details at Holt Renfrew Bloor Street. I attended the party for Tommy opening night. I really liked what they did with the …

Ezra Constantine Spring 2011 Preview

The Ezra Constantine Spring 2011 preview took place at the home of Michael Cooper and Krystal Koo. They are friends of Kirk and Stephen’s who generously made their home available for a great fashion experience.  The choice of forgoing the fashion show was a smart one as the garden party atmosphere was enjoyed by everyone and well into the night.  It’s hard not to love good looking men, Macallan Scotch, Peroni, great fashion, friends and beautiful weather. It was an eight look preview into the Spring 2011 collection. The boys promised their will be more to looks to come. The collection continued along with design treatments from previous season with cowl necks, slim and fitted pants with oversized pockets. I felt there was a touch of safari and military in the olive and khaki looks. I liked the draping added to the structure in those pieces. They even threw in some sheer pants and put them on beautiful Paolo. Standouts for me were the white shirt and khaki skort look and the khaki button up …

i want: r5.5 White Jubile watch by Rado x Jasper Morrison

I love Rado’s incredibly expensive watches. The collaboration between Rado and and designer Jasper Morrison were some of my favourite things at The Interior Design Show this year. You can read more about the launch of the Rado x Jasper Morrison launch on designboom. The collaboration must have been popular because Rado has unveiled a new style, the r5.5 White Jubile. It’s a White High Tech Ceramic Bracelet, champagne colored sun brushed dial with 8 diamonds, sapphire crystal. It retails for, gulp, $3,000. Of course Rado can be found  at Holt Renfrew and others which you can find the website. image: Courtesy of RADO

Alexander McQueen Fall 2010 – 2011 Shoes

The ornate nature of these Alexander McQueen Fall 2010 – 2011 shoes has me speechless. The Object Fetish by SHOWstudio: Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2010 – 2011 Shoes video blew me away but I didn’t realize how extensive the ornate shoe collection was. I’d love to see these up close. I’m so curious about the materials used. The heels look like they are made of plastic.  I can’t believe they would be some kind of metal, seems that would be too heavy.  I wonder how long some of these embroidered pieces take to produce? images:

Gap Premium Pant Collection Fall 2010

Gap invited media over one morning to check out the Premium Pant Collection. The response was big and everyone was posting and tweeting about the pants. I contributed to that myself. There are 5 different styles of pants in your typical Gap styles: Boy Fit, Modern Boot, Curvy, Perfect Trouser and Slim Cropped.  All the styles came in black and some had navy blue or grey options.  Each person got a pair for our own evaluation.  The Slim Cropped style drew me in and I opted for that.  They only came in black.  I was really happy with the fit and stretchy material.  They are the type of pants you buy a size smaller because they will stretch out.  They didn’t do a very good job of repelling my cat’s hair so I think the lint resistance thing is a little suspect. After washing the fit stays true and the colour doesn’t fade. There were some predictions that the Slim Cropped would sell out. I believed this would happen; the pants fit very well. Many …

Guest blogging at the Vitaminwater Canada Blog

I was asked to do a two week, eight post blogging gig over at I don’t do much guest posting but usually make exceptions when they are paid gigs 🙂 I’ll be talking about the people and places I love in the Toronto fashion scene. My first post is about Kirk and Stephen from Greta Constantine.