Month: November 2010

Lanvin x H&M Fall 2010 Illustrations

The Lanvin x H&M Fall Winter 2010 – 2011 Preview gave me access to the H&M press site which had all kinds of multimedia to download. The illustration above was part of the invite I received for the preview. I found two more illustrations from Alber Elbaz on the site. They call them illustrations but it looks like Alber used pieces of fabric from the collection to create people and clothing. images: courtesy of H&M

Iris Clothing Fall 2010 – 2011 Motion Lookbook

Toronto based Iris Clothing is a locally made menswear label that is available online and at Uncle Otis in Yorkville. Merv Maranan is the man behind Iris Clothing. Merv cut my hair once. I cheated on my first and long-term barber with Merv because he was way closer to home at Mike Scissor’s. He’s also a friend of my brother’s who facilitated my infidelities. I attended the Spring 2010 launch party at Uncle Otis earlier in the year and really liked his collection of well crafted classics. My brother is a big fan. I’m tempted to call my brother a muse to Iris Clothing as he gets special one of a kind styles that aren’t available to the public. That seems pretty muse worthy to me. My brother has great style and is immaculate in his dress. I’m sloppy while he is perfect. He’s a jeans, t-shirt, button up, hoodie, hat, jacket and sneakers person but looks really good. Merv directed two short fashion films for the Iris Clothing Fall 2010 collection and they are …

Lanvin x H&M Fall 2010 Preview Video

I almost forgot that I took some video at the Lanvin x H&M Fall Winter 2010 – 2011 Preview last week. I was send the new Zi8 Pocket Video Camera which takes some decent video. My full geekiviews post on the camera will be up this week. images: courtesy of H&M

WORN Fashion Journal’s Issue 11 Release Party, November 13, 2010

WORN Fashion Journal’s Issue 11 Release Party Saturday, November 13 at 9:00pm – November 14 at 2:00am The Dovercourt House – 1st Floor Ballroom 805 Dovercourt Rd. Toronto WORN Fashion Journal invites you to HIT REWIND at TIME AFTER TIME! Come celebrate fashion and music from 1950 to 1999 – this is a half-century-revival. Dress for your favourite decade and be eligible for a Best of the Decade prize. Arrive early and feast on free tasty treats courtesy of Dufflet Pastries! Take a chance on our Retro Raffle to win prizes from our generous sponsors Comrags, Royal Ontario Museum, The Royal Cinema, Mrs. Huizenga, K-W Sewing Machines, Dufflet Pastries and Come As You Are. Show off your shimmy, shake, and strut as our DJ spins a mix of passionate ballads and vintage boogie-rific beats $10 ADVANCE TICKETS at Freedom Clothing Collective – 939 Bloor St. West Take Me Back – 1692 Queen St. West Function 13 – 156 Augusta Ave. OR go to OR $12 at the door All tickets include a copy of …

Martinis and Manicures, November 23, 2010

Martinis and Manicures PACT Social Entrepreneur, Kimberley Neeson invites you to have the most fun you have ever had supporting charity. To support PACTFashion, a real world sewing-and-design project for at-risk youth across Toronto where young people gain practical design, sewing and alteration skills while creating something special for those in need – just one of the many programs of the PACT Urban Peace Program. PACT Martinis, Manicures and a Russian Themed PACT Fashion Show Meet PACTFashion instructor Irene Stickney and her team of fledgling designers. See the story below about this transformative project. Martinis, manicures, PACT Fashion show, vintage clothing, jewelry, makeup, giveaways – a true girls’ night out! Vintage curious will be provided by: 69 Vintage Collective, Rozaneh Vintage, Tomorrow Never Knows Stackt by Erin Anderson. Tuesday, November 23, 2010 from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Pravda Vodka Bar 44 Wellington Street East Toronto $35.00 per ticket – includes martini and manicure Tickets available at

i want: Graffiti-print high-waisted jeans by Proenza Schouler x JBrand

Graffiti-print high-waisted jeans by Proenza Schouler x JBrand The collaboration of Proenza Schouler and JBrand. The denim is high waisted and the print is hand painted on. They come in white on black, blue on black and black on black. I like the blue on black the best. If you are looking to do a DIY recreation, check out roenza Schouler x JBrand are available on, net-a-porter and images:,

i want: Parachute Long Dress by All Saints

Parachute Long Dress by All Saints I love the Parachute Short Dress by All Saints and I’m glad they’ve made a longer version for fall 2010. Inspired by an original wartime parachute, this double layered cotton dress took 75 hours to create. Consisting of 10m of fabric, this inspirational piece features 16 cotton ties to create a truly unique silhouette. Unfortunately there are no Canadian retailers for All Saints clothing. The closest we have it New York City and online. images:

Lanvin x H&M Fall Winter 2010 – 2011 Preview

I attended the Lanvin x H&M preview this week at the AGO. I was given the opportunity to view the collection in person and get all touchy feeling. I’m very impressed with the collection. The fabrics are well done and there are more than a few pieces that I really like. They’ve done a great job to translating Lanvin luxury to the H&M market. The collection is basically favourites from previous collections made at a mass market level. The clothing has shape and the right fabrics to hold and create it.  It’s mostly synthetic but that’s pretty much what Lanvin at the luxury level is too.   I ran into Tommy Ton at the preview and we browsed the racks together for a bit.  He was impressed with the fabric too.  He’s excited about the men’s pants. I was impressed with the packaging. It’s beautiful.  Lovely boxes that are perfect for reuse.  The garment bags are cloth and beautiful. Sometimes the packaging is just as exquisite as the item it contains. Hermes certainly knows what they …

BIG BANG: The Campaign by Esprit and SOS Children’s Villages

From October 26 – November 13, 2010 each Esprit stores in Canada will provide customers with a drumstick, which will direct them online to a virtual super drum from via The target is to reach 3 million ‘bangs’ globally, at which point Esprit will donate a further 500,000 Euros worldwide to the SOS Children’s Village Alibaug, INDIA. Customers will also be able to purchase a specially designed SOS mug in-store, priced at $9.95, with the proceeds going directly to the SOS campaign. You’re probably wondering what the hell is a Bang? You goto the website, select your country and click on a virtual drum. I tried it myself. No login and super easy. If they reach 3 million bangs Espirt coughs up the cash. Oscar nominated actress, Maggie Gyllenhaal and her husband, the critically acclaimed actor, Peter Sarsgaard have been chosen to act as global ambassadors for the opening of the SOS Children’s Village Alibaug. The couple was inspired to be part of the monumental opening of the SOS Children’s Village Alibaug and raise …

Lanvin x H&M Fall Winter 2010 – 2011 Video

You’ve probably heard the news, Lanvin is the next H&M designer collaboration. It’s a men’s and women’s collection by Lanvin’s artistic director Alber Elbaz and menswear designer Lucas Ossendrijver. There have been some photos to show up but finally here is a great video that shows a lot of the looks. I’m getting a preview of the collection on Wednesday and I’m super pumped to see this stuff in person. It’s gonna be awesome or crap. I still think that their is a lot of potential in the jewellery department. I’ll be paying close attention. You can see Lanvin for H&M Women’s Lookbook images on