Month: June 2011

i got: Alexandre Herchcovitch x MYKITA Sunglasses

I talked about ordering a pair of Alexandre Herchcovitch x MYKITA sunglasses at the MYKITA media day at Josephson Opticians. A few weeks after ordering they came in. I finally got to take advantage of the gift certificate I received in exchange for posing in the Josephson Opticians 75th anniversary ad. I’m very, very happy with my purchase. The MYKITA’s shape is understated but it’s necessary to offset the insanely bright blue colour. The blue lens casts a beautiful light on everything. It makes me happy. I get a lot of stares with these sunglasses. Hmm, that seems to happen with all my sunglasses these days. I’m getting a MYKITA bug now and I really want the Bernhard Willhelm red metal ones. images: me, Gary Campbell

MYKITA Spring Summer 2011

MYKITA‘s popularity is built on the snobbery of engineers. I laugh at this statement as Moritz Krueger and Philipp Haffmans describe their eyewear company’s rise in popularity. I met them at Josephson Opticians for MYKITA media day. They were in Toronto for a personal appearance and trunk show at the store. It’s rare to hear something that honest. So that kind of candor combined with the unstoppable ooze of cool the duo resonated made me like them immediately. How can you hate on a guy who can wear knickers and not look stupid? I thought it was physically impossible. I was wrong. MYKITA is a Berlin based eyewear company. Moritz and Philipp are two of the four co-founders with Daniel Haffmans and Harald Gottschling rounding out the quartet. The Berlin headquarters serves as homebase for all steps of the business from design, production and marketing. HQ is called the Workshop. MYKITA’s snob factor is based on their patented hinge design that removes the need for screws and soldering. Individual frame elements are cut from thin sheets of …

i want: Rado r5.5 Chronograph in White

Rado has introduced a new r5.5 Chronograph watch in a white ceramic finish. I’m a sucker for a chronograph watch and I like the simplity of the Rado.  The watch is part of the limited edition Rene Liu, Rado Global Ambassador collection.  Rene is a Taiwanese actress, singer and writer.  Of course, the watch is too rich for my blood at $3,100 but you can find Rado at Holt Renfrew and Birks. image:  Courtesy of RADO

I want – I got A Week in Review – Jeremy Laing, H&M x Versace, Chip and Pepper Wet Wear

A weekly roundup of stories from I want – I got. Featured Posts The Return of Chip And Pepper Wet Wear brings back high school memories. I love Zoran Dobric Spring Summer 2011 Dresses Flare visits Jeremy Laing at his studio H&M x Versace is the next designer collaboration. Upcoming Events and Sales Philip Sparks Summer Sale 2011 VENDOR CALL: Creative Heart Collective Fall Show & Sale

Proenza Schouler Resort 2012

Proenza Schouler’s Resort 2012 collection sees the boys moving away from Navajo blankets inspirations.  They’ve thrown in patchwork, marble prints and a 70s colour palette.  Amazingly it works with typical Proenza flare. I can’t wait to see the complete lineup of accessories. The handbags and shoes are looking pretty good from these shots. images:

Peter Pilotto Resort 2012

Peter Pilotto‘s Resort 2012 collection is probably hard on the eyes for some people. I think that obnxious factor is what indeared me to this collection. The prints are photographs of classical jacquard and lace that were fractured and zoomed in to give a microscopic feel. images:

The Return of Chip And Pepper Wet Wear

Chip And Pepper Wet Wear brings back high school memories. It was very popular during those days to be sporting the two bulldogs and celebrating beach culture in Richmond Hill. The return of Chip And Pepper Wet Wear for Spring Summer 2011 season is at the perfect time for me to feel nostalgic about the line. Chip and Pepper came to town for a preview that was held at the close to completion Templar Hotel. The 27 room hotel is going to ultra luxury with a Chef that will make you whatever you want whenever you want. I’ll probably never see the inside of the place after the preview because it will only be open to hotel guests. It looks like it will be pretty damn swank looking, so maybe I’ll be able to arrange a tour for I want – I got and report back my findings :). Chip gave me the warmest welcome I’ve ever experienced at a press preview. How can you not love a man who offers you a beer right after …

Givenchy Resort 2012

Givenchy Resort 2012. Be still my beating heart. This more than makes up for the Givenchy fall winter 2011 – 2012 collection that I didn’t enjoy all that much. The accessories were quite good for the fall winter 2011 – 2012 collection though. images:

i got: White Derby Shoes by Rokin

I was looking for a great menswear inspired shoe like an oxford or brogue. Originally, I bought some lovely cork oxfords by Dieppa Restrepo at Chasse Gardee. Unfortunately, they didn’t fit very well and I had to return them. I was distraught as the shoes were made of cork and looked amazing. Shoes need to fit no matter how special the shoe is and how much it breaks your heart to return them. My alternative choice was the white derby by ROKIN Footwear also carried at Chasse Gardee. They aren’t the cork Dieppa Restrepo but they are pretty exciting in their own right and super comfortable. During my shoe search I finally discovered the difference between an oxford, brogue and derby. Oxford: a style of laced shoe characterized by shoelace eyelet tabs that are stitched underneath the vamp Brogue: a style of low-heeled shoe or boot traditionally characterized by multiple-piece, sturdy leather uppers with decorative perforations (or “brogueing”) and serration along the pieces’ visible edges. Derby: a style of shoe characterized by shoelace eyelet tabs …

I want – I got A Week in Review – Prada, Shrimpton Couture, YSL

A weekly roundup of stories from I want – I got. Featured Posts I’m loving the Minimal Baroque Sunglasses by Prada It was oh so fun Playing in Shrimpton Couture’s Closet for La Société Cheri also kick started my Yves Saint Laurent Tribute Sandals desire again. Last week, The Star has named me one of Toronto’s Best Dressed for 2011. Yay Upcoming Events and Sales NADA Pop-Up Closing Sale till June 30, 2011 complexgeometries White T Sale on Now

Toronto’s Best Dressed – The Star

Derick Chetty of The Toronto Star named me one of Toronto’s Best Dressed for 2011. Yay! I wasn’t expecting this when Derick emailed me a month ago. This is my first best dressed listing and so far things have been positive. Coworkers got a kick out of it and I know my Mom loved it. I’ve done the smart thing and stayed away from all the comments on Really no point in reading the hateraid about something so insignificant in the whole scheme of things. Choosing the outfit was a nightmare. I’ll be honest about that. Read the article at These 31 people are Toronto’s Best Dressed on image:

Preen Resort 2012

Preen Resort 2012 is the stuff that dreams are made of. I’m truly, madly and deeply in love with what Justin Thorton and Thea Bregazzi have got going on for this resort season. The collection has loose Japan references influenced by a kimono Thea bought many years ago. The Preen Resort 2012 collection can be pre-order till June 22, 2011 on Moda Operandi. Their collection photos are amazing, check it out before they are gone. images:

OBJECT, George Antonopoulos x Danier Fall Winter 2011 – 2012

I missed the Danier Fall Winter 2011 – 2012 preview a few weeks ago. I wanted to see the new line OBJECT created by George Antonopoulos for Danier. I had twitter to keep me updated that day as I slaved away at the office. The lookbook images are pretty damn good looking. These are my top picks from OBJECT by George Antonopoulos for Danier Fall Winter 2011 – 2012. I didn’t know what to expect from OBJECT exactly. I know George.  His style and taste is impeccable. It would only make sense that OBJECT reflect his sensibilities.  I’m in love. I love the contrast in textures in pieces.  The menswear influence is quite strong. I’m glad to see that I could easily wear most of this stuff to the office without much of a side glance from my coworkers.  They know me too well nowadays. I have some serious thinking to do this summer about my fall Danier purchases with OBJECT, Greta Constantine and Mark Fast coming. It might be time to expand the leather options in …

H&M x Versace Fall Winter 2011 – 2012

Thank god I was burning the midnight oil last night so I could get this post up. H&M is teaming up with Donatella Versace for the next designer collaboration. H&M is proud to announce that its fall 2011 designer collaboration will be with one of the world’s most legendary fashion brands, Versace. Designed by its creative director Donatella Versace, the exclusive collection will look back to the vibrant heritage of the brand, full of leather, print, colour and exuberance in exclusive materials at fantastic H&M prices. The collection will include lines for women, men and selected pieces for the home. The collection will be released in North America on Saturday, November 19th. It will be sold in about 300 stores worldwide as well as online. In addition, Donatella Versace has also designed a pre-spring collection for H&M which will be exclusively available in countries with H&M online sales from January 19th, 2012. “I am thrilled to be collaborating with H&M and to have the opportunity of reaching their wide audience. The collection will be quintessential …

i want: Yves Saint Laurent Tribute Sandals

I’m totally obsessed with the Yves Saint Laurent Tribute Sandals. Playing in Shrimpton Couture’s Closet has taught me that I need these shoes in my life. A towering platform paired with the ability to match with any outfit, this is perfection. Yves Saint Laurent sandals also come in all the colours of the rainbow. These green leather and coral patent ones are so fun. images:

i want: Prada “Made in India” Dress

Prada PR are lovely people who keep me in the loop. I get a lot of updates about celebrities wearing the clothing that I enjoy receiving but don’t post about usually. However, Jennifer Garner in the Prada “Made in India” dress changed my mind. Last year, I wrote about the Prada “Made in …” Project. A limited edition collection that partners with artisans from across the world. The ‘Made in India’ collection dress is handmade in workshops dedicated to Chikan. It’s an ancient type of Indian embroidery noted for its light textiles and floral motifs in delicate cotton thread.  The green dress is lovely but I had to include the celebrity photo for the other colourway. It’s beautiful. images: courtesy of Prada

Playing in Shrimpton Couture’s Closet for La Societe

I took the lovely Cheri, owner of as my date to the opening of Charles Khabouth’s new restaurant, La Société. Charles Khabouth owner of INK Entertainment and Alessandro Munge of Munge Leung Design Associates talked to me about La Société at Balthazar’s when I did the I want – I got’s Bisha Adventure in New York City with them last summer. I’ve waited patiently since then to see the results and I got my chance at the launch party.  La Société is a beautiful and I’m  amazed that they managed to blow away any reference to the former occupants, Dynasty Restaurant.  The patios are massive and they will be a very popular this summer with the “see and be seen” crowd.   The dinning area and bar are full of rich woods and stained glass ceiling is an amazing statement fixture that everyone should see, just stunning. (See the facebook page for photos) I’m looking forward to a new lunch option for my regular Saturday Yorkville excursions. Steak tartar, yum. Cheri decided that she wanted to dress …

i got: Minimal Baroque Sunglasses by Prada

The Prada Minimal Baroque sunglasses have been my obsession since the spring summer 2011 collections hit the Milan runways last September. I originally wanted the crazy blue and white ones. They’d make a great addition to my crazy sunglasses collection. It didn’t look like the blue ones would be coming up to Canada in any major quantities so I decided on the tortoise shell Minimal Baroque sunglasses instead. My favourite Prada SA John helped The Oracle and I decide between the two offerings, black and tortoise. I liked the lens shade better in the tortoise and they were a bit more exciting than basic black. Like most of my sunglasses these Prada’s get as many stares as my neon green Prada Postcards. Check out this short commercial for the Prada Minimal Baroque Sunglasses. images:, me

I want – I got A Week in Review – Camilla Skovgaard, Oliberte, Philip Sparks and Moncler S

A weekly roundup of stories from I want – I got. Featured Posts Oliberté Footwear Fall Winter 2011 – 2012 I want – I got ❤s Camilla Skovgaard – The best customer service experience I’ve ever had. i got: Moncler S ‘Shihoko’ Trench – Happy Birthday to Me. Abel Muñoz Fall Winter 2011 – 2012 Preview Playing Model for Philip Sparks – I take a little turn on the catwalk for Philip Sparks Upcoming Events and Sales Trunk & Eat Show by Frugal Fashion Week – June 16, 2011 Illyria Design Dress Party – June 16 – 18, 2011 Topshop 1 Year Anniversary Sale – June 16 – 19, 2011 Carolina Herrera Bridal Trunk Show – June 16 – 18, 2011 Power Ball 13: The Thirteenth Floor – June 16, 2011

Oliberte Footwear Fall Winter 2011 – 2012

Oliberté, the first premium footwear company based in Africa, was founded in 2009 by Canadian Tal Dehtiar. Tal is a multiple award winning entrepreneur who has worked on many international projects that have helped to build small and social businesses in over 25 developing countries. Oliberté partners with factories, suppliers, farmers and workers to produced the shoes and contribute to the development of industry. Ethiopia, Liberia and Keyna are the countries Oliberté currently operates but there are plans to expand too Cameroon, Congo, Uganda and Zambia in the coming years. Business is booming and the last two years sales have risen from a meager 200 pairs to over 10,000 projected in 2011. I heard about Oliberté shortly after they launched and l’ve been quietly following their progress over the years. I’m glad to see the styles are becoming more sophisticated and stylish. Currently, Tal is focusing on developing the men’s collection to be more sophisticated and stylish. The women’s revamp is expected for the spring 2012 season. The Fall Winter 2011 – 2012 collection features …

i got: Moncler S ‘Shihoko’ Trench

Moncler and Chitose Abe of Sacai came together to create the Moncler S capsule collection. Think Sacai sensibility and Moncler quality and functionality. I’m in love with the line. I was lusting over the Moncler S ‘Shihoko’ trench coat. It has this beautiful cape detail that gives it a lot of volume. You can wear it in a number of different ways. I needed a proper trench coat and I didn’t want to get Burberry. I loved the army green colour. It’s not khaki. I stared at the jacket while it sat on the rack at full price. I contemplated the purchase but never followed through. This past weekend I noticed it on sale at Holt Renfrew and decided I would buy myself a birthday present. Toronto is getting some sub 20 days coming up so I plan on taking this jacket out for a proper workout. images:

I want – I got loves Camilla Skovgaard

I talk about shoe designer, Camilla Skovgaard often on the blog. Last year, I received a pair of Camilla Skovgaard Drop Cut Out Sandal for my birthday. They were the perfect black shoe, I loved them. You can imagine my sadness when I discovered the hell of my sandals snapped. The only thing holding it together was leather. This happened before the Tommy and Anna event at The Room. I mentioned my dilemma in the post and my new shoe purchase to compensate.  It was just a casual mention.  Okay, it was more like a howl of sadness.  The new shoes were quite nice but they weren’t my Camilla’s. A few hours after the Tommy Met Anna post went up I received submission via my contact form. I had to do a double take when I read the sender’s name. It was Camilla Skovgaard. I shook my head a little and opened the message. I checked the address and sure enough it was from the Camilla Skovgaard domain. That’s when I started to do a little fangirl …