Month: December 2011

I want – I got’s BeachMint Top Picks

So, the BeachMint team are expanding internationally and now JewelMint, StyleMint and ShoeMint are shipping to Canada. Rock-it Promo sent me a sneak peak package from BeachMint consisting of the Victorian Charmer Necklace and the Pauline Wedge in Wine. The jewellery is the quality you would expect for $30.  I have stayed away from Steve Madden shoes since the early 90s but I have to admit I like the Pauline Wedge.  I’m a bit obsessed with e-commerce retailers and packaging.  The packaging for ShoeMint and JewelMint are pretty nice with jewellery box being my favourite. I’ve been browsing the JewelMint, ShoeMint and StyleMint sites more seriously since they started shipping to Canada. Here are my top picks. Shipping costs to Canada are from $9.99 to $19.99. images:,,

complexgeometries Spring Summer 2012

complexgeometries can do no wrong in my eyes. Once again I’m drooling over the newest collection. Spring Summer 2012 sees complexgeometries move into prints and pastel colours. I’m loving the results It looks like the LD Tuttle collaboration is continuing from the looks of the crazy shoes. images:

NEW YEARS EVE – A Masquerade Ball at Easy & The Fifth – December 31, 2011

NEW YEARS EVE – A Masquerade Ball at Easy & The Fifth – December 31, 2011 I’m happy to host a little New Year’s Eve bash. Come ring in 2012 with me and my friends. You are invited to New Years Eve at Easy and The Fifth hosted by Shinan Govani (National Post Social Columnist, Author of the Novel Boldface Names), Anita Clarke (Fashion Blogger, & John-Paul Ricchio (Principal of John-Paul & Associates), April Wozny (April Wozny PR) & Gail McInnes (Owner, Magnet Creative Management). Dress: Modern Masquerade. $100 OPEN BAR! Tickets Price includes: Balloon Drop Midnight Countdown, Custom Party Favors, Lavish ‘Masquerade’ Decor, Live Entertainment, End of the Night Giveaways and Catering by The 5th Grill & Terrace. Music by: DJ Etro Location: 225 Richmond Street West, Toronto ON M5V 1W2 — 416.979.3000 Saturday, December 31, 2011 10:00pm until 2:00am BUY TICKETS ONLINE: Stores: SOUNDSCAPES- 572 College Street (Little Italy) Toronto ROTATE THIS – 801 Queen Street West Toronto PLAY DE RECORD – 357A Yonge Street Toronto

i want: ela Spring Summer 2012 Handbags

The candy coloured M.I.L.C.K clutches from ELA handbags are so great. The colours are so vibrant and perfect for summer. I also love the black studded handbags in the ela Spring Summer 2012 collection. The Lady Bag is one of my favorites and in this fabrication it looks pretty cool. The small version is an option for those looking to scale down in size. ela is available at Chasse Gardée, Ewanika, La Merceria, rac and The Narwhal in Toronto. images: courtesy of ela

Dandi Maestre Spring Summer 2012

Dandi Maestre has once again created a visually stunning lookbook for the Spring Summer 2012 collection. Her photos are always very colourful with a wonderful cast of characters with interesting faces. Dandi is one of my favourite Toronto jewellery designers. Her pieces are handmade in Canada and use organic materials such as antlers, bull horn, rough amber and emeralds, reclaimed wood, natural seeds and nuts, elements found on shores, in rivers, jungles and forests. The Spring Summer 2012 collection is called Raw. “The raw beauty I find in people and nature inspires my new sculptural pieces. I see my work as artwork, where there isn’t anything too outrageous. I believe in uniqueness . Nature is unique, and so are my designs, each one of a kind, individual and raw. Beauty is in all of us and I want to make people feel this. My work is all about texture and imperfection, just as us.” -Dandi Maestre Dandi Maestre has a showroom in Toronto at 386 Huron Street. You can also purchase her designs online. See …

I want – I got’s ALDO Rise Spring Summer 2012 Top Picks

Aldo partnered with six designers for the Spring Summer 2012 collections. The collaboration was nameless previously but now it has a name, Aldo Rise. Participating for Spring Summer 2012 is JW Anderson, Preen, Faster Mark Fast, Libertine, Christian Cota and Cushnie et Ochs. Aldo created a great tumblr blog for the collection and enlisted the help of  Tommy Ton and The Coveteur to take lots of photos during fashion week. They captured a  lot of great images to see and the Aldo Rise Tumblr archive is a good place to start. I’m a big fan of the collection.  Here are my top picks.  It’s going to be hard to decide which pairs to pick up. Preen Faster Mark Fast > Libertine JW Anderson Christian Cota Aldo Rise hits stores March 8 , 2o12.  Watch this space for more details about availability. images: