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TMR Collection Fall/Winter 2015

TMR Collection Fall/Winter 2015

It’s always fun to watch a debut unfold before you. Tara Rivas unveiled the Fall Winter 2015 collection from her newly minted womenswear line, TMR Collection. Tara began her career altering store bought clothing and after years of that she made the jump into creating custom clothing for herself. This collection is the logical conclusion to those efforts. “I want to create collections that offer women maximum style with minimum effort,” said Tara Rivas, founder and designer. “My desire is to create clothing that makes women look and feel good.” For her first collection, Tara has wisely focused on a tight edit of beautifully made foundation pieces that can easily be integrated into anyone’s wardrobe. She’s taken classic pieces and added a bit of flair which makes her collection both stylish and office appropriate. Pleather inserts and mesh detailing bring the style and sex appeal to the garments. In addition to pleather, Tara uses triacetate crepe, bamboo and rayon. The entire collection is produced in Toronto and uses locally sourced fabrics. Lets take a look …

HELLO! Canada's Best Dressed 2014

HELLO! Canada’s Best Dressed 2014

I love emails that brighten a dreary day. I was having a particularly stressful day at work a couple weeks ago when I got an email from HELLO! Canada. They wanted to include me in their Canada’s Best Dressed list for 2014. My first reaction was jaw drop and WTF are they kidding! I select people to be on lists like this, I don’t grace them. But there it was seriously staring me in the face. Of course, I agreed my ego demanded it. Ha I had to answer some questions about my style, etc and I was placed under embargo till November 20, 2014. I still wasn’t quite sure if it was real and decided to keep my mouth shut in case it turned out to be some cruel, horrible joke. The morning of November 20, I got a text message from Kirk of Greta Constantine congratulating me. Kirk and Stephen are also gracing the list. It wasn’t a hoax, yay! When I got in the office that morning I took a look through …

geekigirlStyle - Week 24

geekigirlStyle – Week 24

Welcome to my new weekly outfit of the day (OOTD) column called geekigirlStyle. I’m just playing some historical catchup with the month of June and Week 28 will see the column debut in its weekly format. geekigirlStyle – Week 24 Philip Sparks Top Vintage Liberty London Skirt Philip Sparks Kilted Mock Shoes Gap Tank Top Gap Cardigan Vintage Skirt Rodin Derby Shoes Summer Dress – Can’t remember the brand and can’t remember where I bought it. RetroSuperFuture Sunglasses

geekigirlStyle - Week 22

geekigirlStyle – Week 23

Welcome to my new weekly outfit of the day (#OOTD) column called geekigirlStyle. I’m just playing some historical catchup with the month of June and Week 28 will see the column debut in its weekly format. geekigirlStyle – Week 23 Philip Sparks Seersucker Dress Lacoste Oxfords * Gap Tank Top Sarah Stevenson Skirt Jacob Cardigan Nine West Sandals Bevel Sunglasses * Eliza Earrings Rag and Bone Blazer Reitmans x Eve Salvail tshirt Lacoste Oxfords * Gap Pants Bevel Sunglasses * Zara Floral Bomber Jacket 3.1 Phillip Lim Chelsea Boots Jeremy Laing Top Gap Pants Carven Pants TopShop Top Aldo Sandals Jenny Bird Earrings * indicates gifted item

geekigirlStyle - Week 22

Welcome to geekigirlStyle – A Weekly #OOTD Update

I’m not having much success in finding a really great way of automatically incorporating my Instagram content over here on the blog. I love Instagram and I like to post a lot of random fun things there. Since there isn’t an automatic solution that meets my needs, I’ve decided to do it manually. So to make it easier, I’ve decided to create a new weekly outfit of the day (#OOTD) column called geekigirlStyle. I don’t do a lot of personal style posting here (feels a bit weird to be honest) so I’m happy to ease into it with this weekly format. I’ve decided to post looks all week from the month of June and next Monday well see the beginning of the weekly rotation with Week 28’s #OOTD offerings. geekigirlStyle – Week 22 Levi’s Denim Jacket * Blank Denim The Clash x Converse * H&M Sweater Joe Fresh Dress Shelly’s London oxfords * Stolen Riches laces J. Crew Skirt Zara Blazer Nine West Shoes Equipment Sleeveless Shirt Danier Leather Custom Dress 3.1 Phillip Lim Chelsea …

I want – I got’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide – For the Well Read Fashion Lover

It’s that time of year again and I want – I got is putting together massive Gift Guides of things I think would be perfect to give as gifts this season. The second Gift Guide in the series deals with Books of the fashion variety. I haven’t kept up on my fashion books this year but thankfully, my savior, Nathalie Atkinson at the National Post has. I trolled her articles at the National Post to come up with this list. Some of these books like, The Coat Route is already on my list to read and now I have 7 others. Hazlitt #1 – I tossed this one in the list because my friend and one of my favourite designers, Jeremy Laing is Art Director for the issue. How to Read Fashion: A Crash Course in Styles, Designers, and Couture by Fiona FFoulkes Giambattista Valli The Coat Route: Craft, Luxury, & Obsession on the Trail of a $50,000 Coat by Meg Lukens Noonan Philip Treacy by Kevin Davies The Master of Us All: Balenciaga, His …

FASHION Magazine Winter 2014 - Courtney Love

FASHION Magazine Winter 2014 – Courtney Love

Courtney Love looks absolutely amazing on the cover of the FASHION Magazine Winter 2014 issue. I can’t wait to read the full interview. Cover Credits: Photographed by Chris Nicholls and styled by Zeina Esmail, Courtney Love wears a dress, $3,500, by Gucci at Holt Renfrew and earrings, $1,200, from Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection. Hair by Domingo Quintero for Jed Root/Serge Normant Products. Makeup by Lisa Aharon for Jed Root/Chanel Beauté. Fashion Assistant, Eliza Grossman.

I want - I got's Top Picks for Nuit Blanche: The (Re)Generator Project

I want – I got’s Top Picks for Nuit Blanche: The (Re)Generator Project

The (Re)Generator Project The [RE] GENERATOR Project is an interactive multimedia installation that explores the concept of “RE” (REcycling, REmixing, REinventing, REusing, REpurposing etc) using elements of fashion design, visual art, social media and projection mapping. It is guided by the Akan ideology of Sankofa which states, “It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten.” The [RE] GENERATOR Project will incorporate Gabrielle Lasporte’s organic exploration of “flow” using the Modern Batik technique and Chinedu Ukabam’s digital remix of African patterns and mashup of fashion silhouettes. The installation will close the loop between the creators and their audience, allowing them to “weave” their own inspiration into the installation in real time. A special hashtag will be revealed on the website ( before the installation goes live, making it possible to upload an image or pattern into the installation using Instagram. The selection process will be crowd-sourced using the number of “likes” or comments. H&M Eaton’s Centre, Yonge Street & Dundas Street (Best viewed from the south-west corner of Yonge and Dundas.) …

Fashion & Textiles Trivia Night – September 25, 2013

Fashion & Textiles Trivia Night – September 25, 2013 Venue: Fox’s Den, 1075 Bay St. Time: 7 PM What is Batik? What is Diane Von Furstenberg best known for? Which British inventor patented the first workable sewing machine? Silk comes from worms, but which part of the worm produces the silk threads? Who is credited with inventing the Little Black Dress? Strut your stuff and show off your fashion and textiles know how. Hosted by Curator Sarah Fee No pressure, it’s all fun. Questions range from easy to challenging with teams competing for bragging rights. You could achieve the status of student all the way up to curator! So grab a beer, join a team and prepare for a good time. Contact 416-586-5797

WORN Loves Jeanne: A Conversation with Jeanne Beker - August 29, 2013

WORN Loves Jeanne: A Conversation with Jeanne Beker – August 29, 2013

WORN Loves Jeanne: A Conversation with Jeanne Beker at Type Books – August 29, 2013 Torontonian. Actress. Mime. Journalist. Television personality. Clothing designer. Fashion lover. Jeanne Beker has worn many hats in her life – both figuratively and literally. On Thursday, August 29, 2013, join WORN Fashion Journal at Type Books for an up close and personal conversation with Jeanne Beker. WORN Editor-in-Pants, Serah-Marie McMahon, will sit down with our Issue 16 cover star to discuss fashion as art, as personal expression, and as a way of life. WORN Loves Jeanne: A Conversation with Jeanne Beker at Type Books Thursday, August 29, 2013 7pm – 9pm Type Books 883 Queen Street West Toronto ON THIS IS A FREE EVENT Thursday, August 29, 2013 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. WHERE Type Books 883 Queen Street West Toronto, Ontario M6J 1G3

Mademoiselle C Trailer

Mademoiselle C Trailer

I love me a good fashion documentary and the next movie to take us all by storm will be based on Carine Roitfeld!! Carine Roitfeld ran French Vogue for 10 years, building a reputation as one of fashion’s most influential movers. Her inner circle of friends includes Donatella Versace, Tom Ford, Karl Lagerfeld, Mario Testino, Riccardo Tisci, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Alexander Wang. Yet few people outside the fashion world have heard of her…until now. Mademoiselle C chronicles Carine’s launch of her new magazine “CR Fashion Book.” It gives a rare inside glimpse at the inner workings not only of Roitfeld’s professional world but also her personal life. It is a film about transition, letting the audience watch as Carine moves to New York, starts a new business, and prepares to become a grandmother. And of course, its filled the the models, celebrities, and eccentric personalities that make the fashion world so entertaining. The film is set to get a release date in September 2013 in the US. No word on Canadian distribution.

MAC x Antonio Lopez

This campaign image for M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez collection is just breath taking. 70s supermodels Marisa Berenson, Jerry Hall and Pat Cleveland aka Antonio’s Girls look absolutely incredible here. Antonio Lopez is one of the great fashion illustrators and M∙A∙C has created a collection based on his work and muses. I’m absolutely in love with the packaging. The legendary fashion illustrator’s vibrant energy, brazen attitude and love of life inspire a striking colour collection featuring: Eyes x 6 Palettes, Lips x 3 Palettes and Face Palettes perfect for highlighting natural tones and contours. Each palette displays the fiercely individual face of one of his muses, “Antonio’s Girls,” while each product’s packaging features a drawing by the artist, making these objets d’art to be treasured. Available on September 12, 2013 at all M·A·C locations and M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez Face $55 M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez Make up Bag $48 – Available at M∙A∙C stores only M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez Powder Blush $46 M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez Lips $33 M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez Eyes $52 M∙A∙C …

The Future in Store Webseries

I’m in love with this new webseries from PayPalCanada called The Future in Store. It talks about the technology developments in the retail industry. It’s hosted by my golf buddy Amber Mac and Doug Stephens, Retail Guru. Episode 1 features 1. Kate Spade Saturday: 2. eBay Now: 3. RedLaser: 4. Story: I have to admit that the Kate Spade Saturday shop wall is a really good looking installation. After seeing the eBay Now spot, it looks like personal delivery is going to be a big trend. Hurrier just started in Toronto and it will be interesting to see what other stores they partner with. Red Laser could be very, very dangerous to window shoppers! Episode 2 features 1. NeighborGoods: 2. Fancy: 3. PayPal innovation at the eBay Inc. Commerce Innovation Centre at New York City 4. Nordstrom: 5. Nomi: I found Nomi the most interesting in episode 2. It’s very Big Brother but I’d be curious to see how the data is applied to changes in merchandizing …

Christian Dior Secret Garden – Versailles Videos

Met my fashion kryptonite with Dior using Depeche Mode as the music for their Secret Garden – Versailles video series. May 2012 – Secret Garden – Versailles A film by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, starring Daria Strokus, Melissa Stasiuk and Xiao Wen Ju in La Galeries Des Glaces – Château de Versailles. Depeche Mode: ‘Enjoy the Silence’ June 2013 – Secret Garden – Versailles The Château de Versailles, emblem of Dior’s tradition, hosts a new tale which brings to life the Dior Fall 2013 collection. The chateau and its park abound with well-kept secrets. The heart of the royal land conceals an extraordinary world of poetry and color: in the depth of its mysterious woods a secret garden blooms out of sight, inhabited by flower-women. From the Grand Trianon to the enchanted forest, Versailles becomes the picturesque backdrop of a dreamlike tale. Depeche Mode – Behind the Wheel

Christian Dior Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 Ad Campaign

I’m lucky this season for my favourite models headlining campaigns this season. Mariacarla Boscono is one of the stars of the Christian Dior Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 Ad Campaign. I’m not big on the whole campaign so I’ve only included the two I like. Model: Mariacarla Boscono, Daria Strokous Photographer: Willy Vanderperre images:

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. There is a campaign video too!! Sasha is looking awesome and I’m glad she’s returned to the fashion world. Photographer: David Sims Model: Sasha Pivovarova images:

Lanvin Fall – Winter 2013 -2014 Ad Campaign

I love all the personalities the model, Edie Campbell takes on for the Lanvin Fall – Winter 2013 -2014 Ad Campaign I love the print campaign. The photos are so rich and each look is a real transformation. I’m not a big fan of the ad campaign video for some reason. I find the campaign works better without the talking and I find the men more interesting than Edie for some reason. This is my favourite image and favourite dress of ones featured. Model: Edie Campbell Photographer: Steven Meisel Make-Up: Pat McGrath Hair: Guido Palau images:

Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall – Winter 2013 – 2014

The Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall – Winter 2013 – 2014 collection made me sit up and take notice this year. No it wasn’t because of the clothing, it was the models. The Black Models. Like, finally. Dior has been incredibly lily white since Raf Simons took over. It was a very different to John Galliano’s way of doing things that was a bit more inclusive. Raf isn’t off the hook and I’m not applauding Dior for anything. I’m just happy to look at these beautiful women. Like, Yasmin walked the damn show. That’s awesome. You can watch the Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall – Winter 2013 – 2014 fashion show below. I liked a lot of the clothing too and you can see the rest of the photos for the Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall – Winter 2013 – 2014 collection on

Schiaparelli Haute Couture by Christian Lacroix Fall – Winter 2013 – 2014

Christian Lacroix kicks off the revival of the House of Schiaparelli with a Haute Couture collection for the Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 season. Every season the House of Schiaparelli will be inviting a different artist to create a Haute Couture collection. These collections aren’t for sale and purely for the love of Couture (and great advertising to boot). There are a couple of videos out that show the collection and interviews with the designer and Schiaparelli spokespeople. The video below is an interview with Christian Lacroix with Suzy Menkes. I think my favourite part of the collection is the hats. Schiaparelli Fall 2013 Couture Collection on

Miu Miu Fall – Winter 2013 – 2014 Ad Campaign and Video

The Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 ad campaigns are starting to come out and so far Miu Miu is my favourite. There are some really striking images in the campaign. The love the way the colours seem so saturated and leap off the page. Evoking a spirit of adventure and daring, the Fall/Winter 2013 campaign captures the passage of girls in a twilight cinema-scape loaded with intrigue, imagination and femininity. Set at the end of a seaside pier, their stories unfurl against a mysterious cityscape and vanishing horizon, brought to life in an up-tempo quirky dance video where the models move harmoniously with the rhythm and mood of the music. While standing on the dock of the bay waiting for a ferry, they dance away the fun of the night before returning home in the early morning. In a fabricated reality of noir optimism, Inez & Vinoodh capture a diverse and exhilarating cast of characters including Katlin Aas, Emily DiDonato, Daphne Groeneveld, Georgia May Jagger, Adriana Lima, Marina Nery, Hind Sahli, Anne Verhallen and Lindsey …

Hi-Tec Urban Hike

Hi-Tec and NKPR teamed up to take media on a Toronto Urban Hike in order to discover the new collection of walking and hiking shoes built with the fashion lover in mind. Each participant was given a choice between a number of different casual but functional shoe styles to try out. I went with the Sierra Lite Original high tops in pink. Thanks Hi-Tec! The Sierra Lite Original is Hi-Tec’s original suede and mesh walking boot. The shoe has the qualities of a hiking boot with a high fashion look. We gathered at the NKPR offices in our best urban hiking street style outfits and put on our shoes. It was interesting to see what styles everyone picked. Pink was very popular with the women but only two of us went for the high top Sierra Lite Originals. I was very impressed that they came with a second set of pink laces and I immediately began to switch out the white pair. They really wanted to show us that you don’t need to break in …

geekiviews: Tickled Pink Foundation Garment by Saxton Chayse

Foundation garments are a staple in my wardrobe. The use slips, camisole and tshirts are a common practice in my fashion world. I’ve added a new must have item to my foundational garment roster, the Tickled Pink undershirt. It’s the perfect garment as it works as an undershirt and prevents sweat marks and pit stains without resorting to using those underarm adhesive pads. Saxton Chayse sent me a Tickled Pink undershirt to test drive last summer. It wasn’t something that I thought of using during that season so I didn’t look at it until the fall. I was in love after our first outing, it was a miracle worker. I tend to sweat a lot and avoid wearing long sleeves some days because of embarrassing sweat stains. With Tickled Pink I no longer worry about it because of the triple layered pad sewn into the armpits. It’s not bulky which surprised me as that was one of my initial concerns. The deep v neckline and short sleeves accommodates all kinds of outfits. The synthetic fabric …

I want – I got’s Luminato Festival 2013 Top Picks

The Luminato Festival is upon us once again. There are so many things to see and do during the festival. Toronto is lucky to have a few Marina Abramovic’s works to take in also. Here are I want – I got’s top picks of the festival to get your started on your festival planning. The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic Unfortunately this is sold out. I was lucky enough to see the show on June 14. It was haunting, beautiful and random. I loved it completely and shamelessly. Willam Dafoe (who I love even more now) and Antony were perfection. It’s a performance that will stick with me for a very long time. I hope to be able to see it again in the future. Marina Abramovic – The Past, The Present, and The Future of Performance Art: A Lecture – June 18, 2013 – 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. — No Intermission.. $25 Winter Garden Theatre A Symphonic Birthday Party – June 21, 2013, 8:00 p.m. – 9:20 p.m. Free. The Hub at …