i want: Herve Leger by Max Azria Barbie

Hervé Léger by Max Azria Barbie
Hervé Léger by Max Azria Barbie

I have to admit, I’m pretty smitten with the Hervé Léger by Max Azria Barbie. They’ve done a really great job on her. LOOK AT THE GLADIATOR SANDALS PEOPLE!!!

Hervé Léger by Max Azria Barbie
Hervé Léger by Max Azria Barbie

Barbie® doll wraps herself in chic couture fashions constructed out of authentic Hervé Léger by Max Azria bandages and yarns, and manufactured at the same factory that produces the full designer collection. The first look is a red haute bandage dress with a removable black harness belt, black gladiator boots and a signature black and gold clutch. The second look includes a black-andwhite jacquard dress, open-toe booties and a black-studded clutch.(source)

Hervé Léger by Max Azria Barbie
Hervé Léger by Max Azria Barbie
Hervé Léger by Max Azria Barbie
Hervé Léger by Max Azria Barbie

The Hervé Léger by Max Azria Barbie® Doll is available for $150 on Barbiecollector.com.

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geekiviews: Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer by Marc Jacobs Beauty

Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer by Marc Jacobs Beauty
Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer by Marc Jacobs Beauty

Marc Jacobs announced a beauty line earlier this year and the reaction was pretty massive. As a teaser, the press release included photos of of the packaging design. I was in love already. The design was so compelling. Black and silver dominated the packaging that played with long lines and curves. The design was simple but managed to capture a distinct, expensive look of its own. It didn’t matter what the product was like I would be buying some nail polish and mascara.

Marc Jacobs and Sephora are both owned by LVMH. Marc Jacobs Beauty is a collaboration between the designer and Sephora Originals, the company’s private label. This is first foray into cosmetic collaborations with designers from the LVMH family. Originals produced lines for Hello Kitty and a few smaller designers previously.

So fast forward to September and the collection is in Sephora stores. I’m on a mission to buy the Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer by Marc Jacobs Beauty. I spend an agonizing time figuring out which colours to buy. The selection of colours isn’t large and there are only 24 shades but man, they are gorgeous. I selected an army green called Nirvana and a metallic red called Desire Wine. Everyone asks me about the brush and if it was difficult to use. Thankfully, the rounded lid on the Nail Lacquer is just a cap. You pop it off and a regular brush is underneath, like Chanel or YSL bottles.

Marc Jacobs Beauty nail Lacquer gets thumbs up from me. It’s really, really good. The colours are very saturated and opaque. The formula is easy to work with and not too thick. The Lacquer dries flat like glass (similar to my favourite Chanel) and has the shiniest finish. It claims to have the shine of 30 coats. I can’t say that number is right but I couldn’t stop looking at my nails for days. I wore the lacquer for 5 days with minimal wear on the tips before I got bored and needed to change it up. I used three coats for my application because I’ve become a three coat junkie. You could get away with two coats no problem though.

Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer by Marc Jacobs Beauty is $22 and available at Sephora in Canada.

i want: New York Blazer by Bano eeMee

New York Blazer by Bano eeMee
New York Blazer by Bano eeMee

Canadian online shopping is developing rapidly and I’m getting notified of new shops all the time. One of those shops is Pont Neuf Boutique. I was browsing the site and discovered this great leather blazer by Bano eeMee. The New York Blazer has a fitted, sever cut. I also love anything that can be worn a number of different ways.

Calgary based Bano eeMee was launched in 2011 by Creative Director Aleem Arif. Aleem works closely with artisans in his native Pakistan to produce the brand’s leather jackets. Canada isn’t totally left out and some pieces are produced in Calgary.

The New York Blazer by Bano eeMee is $348 at Pont Neuf Boutique.

images: pontneufboutique.ca

Proenza Schouler x M·A·C Cosmetics = OMFG!!!

Proenza Schouler x M·A·C Cosmetics
Proenza Schouler x M·A·C Cosmetics

It’s Proenza Schouler day at I want – I got. I come bearing amazing news. Proenza Schouler and M·A·C Cosmetics are collaborating on a Spring Summer 2014 beauty collection. OMFG!!!!! This limited edition collection will have Ombre Face Powders, Lipsticks, Pro Longwear Eye Liners and Lip Pencils, Nail Lacquers, and a 129SE Powder Brush. The collection will be inspired by Jack and Lazaro’s previous collections. Look for the collection to hit stores and online everywhere April 2014.

Quote from James Gager, Creative Director, Senior Vice President, M·A·C Cosmetics:
“I have always respected Jack and Lazaro’s keen vision and point of view. We’ve worked together backstage creating beauty looks for their runway shows for many years and it has been fascinating to me watching them evolve. They have a very particular perspective on their makeup look each season. It has been a great experience collaborating with them to bring their beauty vision off the runway to our customers.”

Quote from Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler:
“Beauty has always played a huge role in what we do on the runway and M·A·C has been one of our biggest supporters. We wanted to create something that the Proenza Schouler woman could relate to off the runway, and the M·A·C brand is so deeply rooted in fashion that we knew they would understand our vision.” (source: Press Release)

image: Courtesy of M·A·C Cosmetics

Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2014 Video

Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2014
Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2014

Proenza Schouler can do no wrong! This Spring Summer 2014 collection is so very strong with every look hitting the right notes in my style playlist. Jack and Lazaro relayed their inspiration to Hamish Bowles at Vogue:

looking at the ice-cool seventies interiors of architects and designers like Joe Colombo and Paul Rudolph, and the monumental organic furniture of the Brazilian Sérgio Rodrigues, and the North Californian J. B. Blunk. “Glass and chrome and white lacquer,” said McCollough of those vintage interiors that turned them on, “mixed up with a shaggy Moroccan rug.” “It’s minimal,” added Hernandez, “but there’s a warmth, an earthiness to it with all those green plants.”(source)

Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2014
Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2014

The shoes, the shoes. I want the shoes so badly!!

Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2014
Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2014

As always, I try not to make too many final judgements on a collection without seeing the video. The Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2014 fashion show is amazing! I’m so in love. I also took a look at the Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2014 trunk show on Moda Operandi. It’s just stunning.

Proenza Schouler is available online at thebay.com and in Toronto and Vancouver at The Room in Hudson’s Bay.

images: vogue.com

I want – I got’s Top Picks for Nuit Blanche 2013: Philip Sparks Bespoke Bow Tie Shop

Philip Sparks Bespoke Bow Tie Shop
Philip Sparks Bespoke Bow Tie Shop

To celebrate Nuit Blanche, the Philip Sparks shop will be converted into a bespoke bow tie workshop on Saturday, October 5. Between 7 pm and midnight, Sparks and his studio team will be taking custom neckwear orders from shoppers and cutting, stitching and pressing them up on the spot.

“Our focus this season has been on highlighting that our menswear and womenswear is proudly made in Toronto,” says Sparks. “This event is an opportunity for customers to see local manufacturing in action and order a one-of-a-kind piece made just for them.”

The installation will also mark the launch of a new, premium bespoke service available through the store. Unlike many other made-to-order offerings, Philip Sparks tailors collaborate with customers to develop coats, suits and shirting from scratch with personalized design and material sourcing and multiple fitting appointments.

Philip Sparks Bespoke Bow Tie Shop
Saturday, October 5, 7 pm to midnight
162 Ossington Avenue (side entrance off Foxley Street)

Hermes Festival des Metiers at The Design Exchange – October 2 – 6, 2013

Hermès Festival des Métiers at The Design Exchange - October 2 - 6, 2013
Herm̬s Festival des M̩tiers at The Design Exchange РOctober 2 Р6, 2013

Herm̬s Festival des M̩tiers at The Design Exchange РOctober 2 Р6, 2013
Hermès proudly celebrates both the passion and perfection of the work of its artisans with the Festival des Métiers in Toronto from October 2 – October 6, 2013 at the Design Exchange. This engaging cultural exhibition provides a fascinating insight into the longstanding traditions and values of Hermès in the crafting of fine objects defined by an uncompromising commitment to the highest standards of quality. The exhibition features intimate behind-the-scenes demonstrations by masterful craftspeople from the renowned Hermès workshops in France, illustrating the methods in which products are painstakingly made-by-hand using techniques passed from generation to generation.

Admission to Festival des Métiers is free.

October 2 – 6, 2013, 11am – 7pm Daily.

Location: Design Exchange — 234 Bay Street

Website: www.dx.org

Converse x Maison Martin Margiela – Fall 2013

Converse x Maison Martin Margiela - Fall 2013
Converse x Maison Martin Margiela – Fall 2013

I talked about changing up my shoe game but Converse keeps calling me back. This collaboration with Maison Martin Margiela is pretty awesome.

“Converse is thrilled to partner with Maison Martin Margiela. The collection perfectly embodies each
brand’s spirit of individuality and self-expression unifying Converse and Margiela’s conviction of
unleashing creativity,” says Matt Sleep, Converse Senior First String Designer.(source: Press Release)

Converse x Maison Martin Margiela - Fall 2013
Converse x Maison Martin Margiela – Fall 2013

The first-time Converse Maison Martin Margiela collaboration features the Chuck Taylor All Star and the Jack Purcell sneakers, each completely hand-painted in Maison Martin Margiela’s iconic white paint. Covering all canvas, eyelets, laces and soles, they naturally crack and shed their outer coat of paint to reveal the original colors beneath.(source: Press Release)

Converse x Maison Martin Margiela - Fall 2013
Converse x Maison Martin Margiela – Fall 2013

“The Maison has always been obsessed with white; it is used as a layer to give an incognito feeling. A sort of poetry, with the passage of time, the shoe asserts itself,” says Maison Martin Margiela.(source: Press Release)

Converse x Maison Martin Margiela - Fall 2013
Converse x Maison Martin Margiela – Fall 2013

There are four colour ways available: red, black, navy and Margiela-exclusive vintage yellow. This limited edition collection are availalbe at Margiela stores and select Converse retailers. They retail for $200USD/200€.

Converse x Maison Martin Margiela - Fall 2013
Converse x Maison Martin Margiela – Fall 2013

images: converse.com

VAWK x Shangri-La Hotel Toronto

VAWK x Shangri-La Hotel Toronto
VAWK x Shangri-La Hotel Toronto

The Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto is celebrating it’s first anniversary. Together with Sunny Fong of VAWK they unveiled new Lobby Lounge attire for the female staff that he designed.

VAWK x Shangri-La Hotel Toronto
VAWK x Shangri-La Hotel Toronto Paper Doll

“I wanted the design to truly reflect a hybrid of my brand and what I feel Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto represents. I was inspired by the art work in the lobby, the Ming vase tea library and the ornithological theme that is prevalent in the hotel and the Zhang Huan ‘Rising’ sculpture,” said Fong of his inspiration. “When I met with Richard Cooke, we wanted something that seemed almost theatrical, so naturally I knew the silhouette had to be both sophisticated and sexy. I felt my desire to custom create a bold graphic print inspired by the Ming vase would absolutely make a dramatic statement.”(source:Press Release)

VAWK x Shangri-La Hotel Toronto
VAWK x Shangri-La Hotel Toronto

The design is inspired by architecture and design of Asia. The dress is a take on the tradition gipao. The print reminds me of blue and white porcelain that began development in 14th century China.

VAWK x Shangri-La Hotel Toronto
VAWK x Shangri-La Hotel Toronto

I really like the design of the dresses and they fit perfectly with the Shangri-La aesthetic. Great job Sunny, I hope they let you redesign the men’s uniforms too.

VAWK x Shangri-La Hotel Toronto
VAWK x Shangri-La Hotel Toronto

Anna Sui Nail Collection

Anna Sui Nail Collection
Anna Sui Nail Collection – Nail Colour N

Anna Sui has some of the prettiest nail polish packaging on the market. I’d buy it for the packaging alone. The Anna Sui Nail Collection has 45 shades and styles.  The Nail Colour N Collection comes in a black bodice shaped bottle. It comes with a more traditional nail polish brush for regular application. I attended an Anna Sui beauty preview and received a sample of Nail Colour N 402 which is a very dark red with some gold glitter. I really liked the formula, the brush and it stayed chip free for a week.

Anna Sui Nail Collection
Anna Sui Nail Collection – Nail Colour N
Anna Sui Nail Collection
Anna Sui Nail Collection – Nail Art Colour N

The Nail Art Colour N Collection come in a black bodice shaped bottle with a ruffle dress for easy identification. It has a brush that is flat with short and firm hairs to allow for nail art applications. I haven’t tried the polish in this collection yet but it claims the solid shades only needs one coat and that the glimmer shades are very sparkly and shiny. I’m very curious to try this nail polish out because of the one coat claims and the brush. I’m a two coat minimum girl sometimes three depending on the shade. I just love rich, rich colour.

Anna Sui Nail Collection
Anna Sui Nail Collection

Both the Nail Colour N and Nail Art Colour N collections are 3 Free, contain resins for a glossy finish and have Anna Sui’s signature tea rose scent. Rounding out the Anna Suit Nail collection is a base coat, top coat and nail treatment oil.

I received a number of swatch images from the preview and I’ve included them in the gallery below.

Nail Colour N, Nail Art Colour N, Base Coat and Top Coat all retail for $15. 34 colours from the collections are available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Pharmaprix and Murale (in store and online). The full collection will be available at select Hudson’s Bay stores.

images: courtesy of Anna Sui

i want: Polygale Jacket by Moncler

Polygale Jacket by Moncler
Polygale Jacket by Moncler

While I’m enjoying what probably is the last heatwave of the summer, I’m also thinking of the upcoming fall and winter seasons and the fashions it brings. Yes, I’m still obsessed about owning a Moncler winter coat. This Polygale Jacket by Moncler would be perfect for hitting the ski hills as I like longer winter jackets for running around the city. This one has a detachable Raccoon fur collar.

images: moncler.com

Mulberry is Now Open in Toronto

Mulberry Toronto Bloor
Mulberry Toronto Bloor

Mulberry opened their first two Canadian stores recently. The British company, founded in 1971, is known for their luxury leather craftsmanship. Rural English references in their designs results in an aesthetic they define as ‘Le Style Anglais.

“Toronto is a key location in Mulberry’s North American expansion,” says Carl Barbato, President of Mulberry USA. “With the country’s expanding luxury market and consumer base, creating a strong presence in Canada is the next natural step for Mulberry.”

Mulberry Toronto Bloor
Mulberry Toronto Bloor

Toronto is the lucky home for the stores found on Bloor Street West and the powerhouse Yorkdale Mall. Before opening in Toronto, I didn’t have much hands on experience with the brand. I’ve posted about their sweater craftmanship before and I’ve seen some of their bags in Holt Renfrew. Shortly after the opening, I was invited to check out the Bloor Street location to get to know the brand.

Mulberry Toronto Yorkdale
Mulberry Toronto Yorkdale

The Mulberry store finishing is beautiful. Designed by British architects, Universal Design Studio they use timber, limestone and oak as features to complement Mulberry’s dedication to craftsmanship and luxury. Both stores carry Men’s and Women’s leather goods as well as Womens ready to wear. Mulberry fans will be glad to know that IT bags Bayswater, Alexa, Del Rey and the gorgeous Willow will be available for purchase in Canada.

Mulberry Toronto Yorkdale
Mulberry Toronto Yorkdale

Touching the Mulberry leather goods just reinforced how beautiful they are in person. I’ve always liked their classic styles and they would make for a great investment bag. I’m a sucker for brands that take their craftsmanship heritage very seriously. Check out this post about how they construct the Willow handbag.

Mulberry Toronto
Mulberry Toronto

One of the lovely Sales Associates had me trying on Mulberry coats from the Fall 2013 ready to wear collection. I love playing dress up in things I really can’t afford! The Made in Italy ready to wear collection is very pretty with intricate embroidery and complex prints. Even the buttons are special. I’m also now in love with Mulberry shoes and the Bow High Heel Pump is my obsession.

You can see more photos from my trip to Mulberry including multiple handbag shots in the gallery below.

Mulberry in Toronto can be found at the following locations:
131 Bloor Street West
Toronto

Yorkdale Shopping Centre
3401 Dufferin Street
Toronto

images: courtesy of Mulberry, me

i want: Crepe Gowns by Stella McCartney

Leave it to Stella McCartney make these great minimal colour blocked gowns. The design is simple and made showstopping via colour, silk and velvet

Brigitte Colour-Block Crepe Gown by Stella McCartney
Brigitte Colour-Block Crepe Gown by Stella McCartney

Brigitte Colour-Block Crepe Gown

Floor Length Stretch Crepe Dress by Stella McCartney
Floor Length Stretch Crepe Dress by Stella McCartney

Floor Length Stretch Crepe Dress is my favourite. Like I said about the Simone Rocha coat, I love perfect pink things.

Colour Block Crepe Gown by Stella McCartney
Colour Block Crepe Gown by Stella McCartney

Colour-Block Crepe Gown

images: mytheresa.com

I want – I got’s 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target Top Picks

3.1 Phillip Lim x Target
3.1 Phillip Lim x Target

I was on set with 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target the other day for a photoshoot and I happened to get an up close look at the upcoming collection. I like the Target collaborations. I have a couple dresses from the Jason Wu collection that I still wear and love. I was so disappointed that Target didn’t land in Canada before the Parabal Gurung collaboration hit the stores. It looked really good. 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target is the first designer collaboration to hit Target stores in Canada. I don’t have details about store availability yet, but check back for more updated.

3.1 Phillip Lim x Target
3.1 Phillip Lim x Target

‘One of the reasons I wanted to collaborate with Target is because I felt that together we could create a collection that would inspire – one that is cool and chic, but still very accessible’

3.1 Phillip Lim for Target is a sophisticated and elevated collection that is both beautiful and functional. Rooted in a classic fall palette of neutral tones and prints, the collection features a variety of versatile, affordable pieces that modern women and men can wear on-the-go, while remaining effortlessly chic. (source: press release)

3.1 Phillip Lim x Target
3.1 Phillip Lim x Target

I mentally selected my top looks from the photos that hit the Internet last week and that didn’t change after seeing them in person. For Women, I’m not interested in the Boom print but I love the paper floral print items. All of them. I also really like the green and blue colour blocked pieces. Rounding it out is the simple black and white dress. The navy camo print in the mens collection is pretty great too. While the handbags don’t make my top pick list they are very well done. They are non-leather versions of some of his hottest luxury handbags.

3.1 Phillip Lim x Target
3.1 Phillip Lim x Target
3.1 Phillip Lim x Target
3.1 Phillip Lim x Target

There are no women’s shoes in the collection. The ones pictured are from 3.1 Phillip Lim collection proper. Only the men get 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target sneakers. Some items in the collection will be exclusive to Target.com and a small number of pieces will be in select stores only (think, leather and suiting). Prices start at $19.99 and go up to $299.

3.1 Phillip Lim x Target
3.1 Phillip Lim x Target

images: courtesy of Target Canada

Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 Ad Campaign

Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 - 2014 Ad Campaign
Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 Ad Campaign

The Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 collection was quite an achievement.

Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 - 2014 Ad Campaign
Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 Ad Campaign

I like the minimal look of the ad campaign. It works perfectly against the super ornate clothing.

Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 - 2014 Ad Campaign
Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 Ad Campaign
Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 - 2014 Ad Campaign
Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 Ad Campaign
Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 - 2014 Ad Campaign
Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 Ad Campaign
Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 - 2014 Ad Campaign
Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 Ad Campaign
Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 - 2014 Ad Campaign
Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 Ad Campaign

Model: Edie Campbell
Photographer: David Sims

images: Alexander McQueen Facebook

i want: Stretch Silk-Blend Midi Dress by Miu Miu

Miu Miu Fall - Winter 2013 - 2014 Ad Campaign
Miu Miu Fall – Winter 2013 – 2014 Ad Campaign

I’m obsessing over the Stretch Silk-Blend Midi Dress since I saw this Miu Miu Fall – Winter 2013 – 2014 runway piece in the ad campaign. It just screams simple sex appeal to me.

Stretch Silk-Blend Midi Dress by Miu Miu
Stretch Silk-Blend Midi Dress by Miu Miu

It’s the exposed shoulders that give this dress that kick I’m in love with.

Stretch Silk-Blend Midi Dress by Miu Miu
Stretch Silk-Blend Midi Dress by Miu Miu

This silk blend beauty is €1,069 at mytheresa.com.

images: style.com, mytheresa.com

i got: Cynthia Doll Dress by Collectif

Cynthia Doll Dress by Collectif
Cynthia Doll Dress by Collectif

A new clothing shop opened in my neighbourhood called Rosie the Rebel Retro Boutique. My fashion radar spotted it out of the corner of my eye on the way home one day. I jaywalked across Bloor to check it out. Fashion is a calling, literally at times. They carry Rockabilly, Psychobilly and Retro clothing. I soon realized this place would be really bad for my wallet after trying on this cherry dress and crinoline combo. The cherry dress didn’t win my heart this round, it was a 50s style dress from London based, Collectif.

Established in the year 2000, Collectif is an independent 1940s and 1950s inspired vintage reproduction brand based in London. We create garments and accessories that are inspired by genuine vintage patterns, knitting patterns, and fabrics from our extensive archive. (source: Collectif website)

Cynthia Doll Dress by Collectif
Cynthia Doll Dress by Collectif

The Cynthia Doll Dress makes me feel as if I should be attending a sockhop with my little white poodle. It’s perfect for the office and I’ll be able to wear it in all seasons. It comes in blue and dusty pink. It retails for £89.50 on the Collective website but I paid around $100 (I think?) for mine at Rosie the Rebel.

Cynthia Doll Dress by Collectif
Cynthia Doll Dress by Collectif

Here’s my elevator selfie. I didn’t manage to get a proper full length shot of the dress (no photographer SO here). I paired the Cynthia Doll Dress with my Marni x HM sandals and Zara bomber. If I wanted to take the 50s look a literally I should have worn my white Derby shoes by Rokin or my lavender Worksong brouges.

images: me, collectif.co.uk

i want: Ruched Tulle and Silk Dress by Christopher Kane

Ruched tulle and silk dress by Christopher Kane
Ruched tulle and silk dress by Christopher Kane

Now this is an exposed midriff dress I can get behind. It wouldn’t be safe for work but I’d wear it everywhere else. Thank god for Christopher Kane and PPR money. The dress is very vampy and it’s with reason, Christopher was inspired by Bela Lugosi and The Bride of Dracula. The dress is made out of black tulle and silk. The neckline, cuffs and waist are elasticized. It’s beautiful and lot cheaper than some of the Dolce & Gabbana dresses I tried on the other day. The Christopher Kane Ruched tulle and silk dress is available on net-a-porter for (le sigh) $1,910. You can find Christopher Kane at The Room at The Bay in Canada.

images: net-a-porter.com

Mary Katrantzou x Moncler Fall 2013 – 2014

Mary Katrantzou x Moncler Fall 2013 - 2014
Mary Katrantzou x Moncler Fall 2013 – 2014

Oh Hi, Mary Katrantzou x Moncler jackets. What’s that? You want me to stop eating for months on end so I can afford you and your yards and yards of downy goodness. Honestly, that’s sounding like a really good idea because my mind is blown by your stunning beauty. I was really upset when Sacai’s design term was up at Moncler. However, Moncler being the absolute fucking best brought in Mary Katrantzou to take the fashion crazy functional outwear to the next level. They are magnificent and expensive!

Mary Katrantzou x Moncler Fall 2013 - 2014
Mary Katrantzou x Moncler Fall 2013 – 2014

For the Moncler M collaboration, Mary Katrantzou took inspiration from the duality found between the interiors of a classic sports car and those of a gypsy caravan. Silhouettes were inspired by the sculptural shapes of Katrantzou’s AW12 collection and the research on car interiors. The chiffon gowns of Katrantzou’s AW12 show are converted into ultralight nylon coats, allowing the experience of wearing a ball-gown to become an everyday possibility and the sculptural silhouettes mimic the shape of a car seat, capitalizing on the versatility of the down jacket. Katrantzou also worked on bespoke brocades for this collaboration, which combine the exceptional technical abilities of Moncler with a hand crafted artisan textile.

Mary Katrantzou x Moncler Fall 2013 - 2014
Mary Katrantzou x Moncler Fall 2013 – 2014

Luisaviaroma has some select jackets for preorder. They start at $1323 and go up to $5470. That includes duties and shipping! Matches Fashion and Moncler.com will also be selling the Mary Katrantzou x Moncler collection. Not sure if The Room at The Bay will be picking any of these up as they carry Mary Katrantzou ready to wear.

See all the jackets in the Mary Katrantzou x Moncler collection and some photos of the presentation in the gallery below.

images: Mary Katrantzou Facebook

Dolce & Gabbana is Now Open on Bloor Street

So, Dolce & Gabbana quietly opened on Bloor Street late last week. I happen to know the Assistant Manager and I dropped by to check out the new Designers on the block. Dolce & Gabbana took over the old Louis Vuitton space and structurally it hasn’t changed much. Womenswear, evening wear, jewellery, fragrances and accessories are downstairs. Upstairs is all for the guys with ready to wear, accessories and shoes on hand. There is even an $85,000 watch for sale!

Dolce & Gabbana Bloor Street
Dolce & Gabbana Bloor Street

There were so many beautiful things in the store that I had to sneak in a little dress up action. First up is the classic Dolce & Gabbana bustier dress. Everyone who saw my photos on Instagram liked this one the best. It’s a great dress but bustiers don’t tend to fit me right.

Dolce & Gabbana Bloor Street
Dolce & Gabbana Bloor Street

I managed to try on a couple gowns. I love this white and black lace one. It was about $7500. It was light as air and full of movement.

Dolce & Gabbana Bloor Street
Dolce & Gabbana Bloor Street

Another beautiful dress was his black bustier gown. The bustier is hidden underneath the silk. I forgot to tie the dress and make a nice bow in the back. This baby will set you back $9000. I didn’t want to be a dick, so I limited myself to three items to try on. I wanted to try everything though.

Dolce & Gabbana Bloor Street
Dolce & Gabbana Bloor Street

The store is pretty gorgeous and not overdone like I expected. They will carry a lot of ready to wear in the store so there should be a selection of those crazy mosaics dresses from Fall 2013 coming in soon. Right now there is a lot of Pre-Fall collection available. The shoe selection is smaller than I expected but look out for those lace pumps and the floral boots. Just amazing! Check out the rest of my photos of the new Dolce & Gabbana store on Bloor Street in the gallery below

i want: Octopus Necklaces by Lost Apostle

A few weeks ago, I went to an event for Etsy Canada. We were introduced to some of Etsy’s biggest Canadian partners and talked about their Affiliate program. I received a personalized gift bag at the end of it. It was curated with me in mind and featured some designers the Etsy folks we up my alley. That’s how I discovered Lost Apostle.

Lost Apostle is based in Montreal and creates bronze and silver jewellery for the person who doesn’t want something dainty and feminine. We are talking animal skulls, anatomical hearts, flying picks, syringes, feathers and hand grenades.

Octopus Necklaces by Lost Apostle
Octopus Necklaces by Lost Apostle

I received the Human Skull necklace in bronze from the Etsy Canada gift bag but I’m kinda obsessed with Lost Apostle’s Octopus pendants. They come in Silver and Bronze and there is also a choice of leather straps instead of gunmetal. Too adorable.

If that isn’t enough, there are Lost Apostle Octopus earrings to match. I’m dying. Lost Apostle is pretty affordable also with prices starting around $30 and going up to $300. The Octopus necklaces range in prices from $42.24 to $58.08.

images: etsy.com

Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 Ad Campaign

Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2013 - 2014 Ad Campaign
Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 Ad Campaign

One of my favourite models working for some of my favourite designers. I love the Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 Ad Campaign with my absolute favourite model, Sasha Pivovarova.

Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2013 - 2014 Ad Campaign
Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 Ad Campaign

There is a campaign video too!!

Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2013 - 2014 Ad Campaign
Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 Ad Campaign

Sasha is looking awesome and I’m glad she’s returned to the fashion world.

Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2013 - 2014 Ad Campaign
Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 Ad Campaign

Photographer: David Sims
Model: Sasha Pivovarova

images: thefashionspot.com

Kenzo Fall – Winter 2013 -2014 Ad Campaign

Kenzo Fall - Winter 2013 -2014 Ad Campaign
Kenzo Fall – Winter 2013 -2014 Ad Campaign

Kenzo has the early lead in my favourite ad campaign of the Fall – Winter 2013 -2014 season.

Kenzo Fall - Winter 2013 -2014 Ad Campaign
Kenzo Fall – Winter 2013 -2014 Ad Campaign

With Schiaparelli Haute Couture back, it’s nice to more surrealism in fashion.

Kenzo Fall - Winter 2013 -2014 Ad Campaign
Kenzo Fall – Winter 2013 -2014 Ad Campaign
Kenzo Fall - Winter 2013 -2014 Ad Campaign
Kenzo Fall – Winter 2013 -2014 Ad Campaign
Kenzo Fall - Winter 2013 -2014 Ad Campaign
Kenzo Fall – Winter 2013 -2014 Ad Campaign

OMG, kitty in a shoe. Love!

Kenzo Fall - Winter 2013 -2014 Ad Campaign
Kenzo Fall – Winter 2013 -2014 Ad Campaign
Kenzo Fall - Winter 2013 -2014 Ad Campaign
Kenzo Fall – Winter 2013 -2014 Ad Campaign
Kenzo Fall - Winter 2013 -2014 Ad Campaign
Kenzo Fall – Winter 2013 -2014 Ad Campaign

creative trio Maurizio Cattelan, Micol Talso and Pierpaolo Ferrari behind arts magazine TOILETPAPER for its fall 2013 campaign. The advertisements star Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi and male model Sean O’Pry

via Kenzo Embraces Fantasy for Fall 2013 Campaign with Rinko Kikuchi | Fashion Gone Rogue: The Latest in Editorials and Campaigns.