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.

TMR Collection Fall/Winter 2015
Tara and I

“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.”

TMR Collection Fall/Winter 2015
TMR Collection Fall/Winter 2015

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.
TMR Collection Fall/Winter 2015
TMR Collection Fall/Winter 2015

Lets take a look at my favourite pieces

TMR Collection Fall/Winter 2015
TMR Collection Fall/Winter 2015

Portland Reversible Dress. The reversible dress isn’t a new idea but it’s beautiful to see it done well. This dress looks great on all shapes and it’s perfect for travelling. Nice little bodycon number.

TMR Collection Fall/Winter 2015
TMR Collection Fall/Winter 2015

I love the subtle mesh details on the Madison Pant

TMR Collection Fall/Winter 2015
TMR Collection Fall/Winter 2015

Liberty Top takes the raglan top and adds some perfect side slits

TMR Collection Fall/Winter 2015
TMR Collection Fall/Winter 2015

The Davenport Blazer is business in the front and party in the back. The strategically placed mesh panels

TMR Collection Fall/Winter 2015
TMR Collection Fall/Winter 2015

The Brant Top is a great texture clash.

Prices range from $160 to $320 and is available online and at Shopgirls.

Photo credit: Mauricio Calero / Ryan Emberley Photography

HELLO! Canada’s Best Dressed 2014

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.

HELLO! Canada's Best Dressed 2014
HELLO! Canada’s Best Dressed 2014

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 the list. What the hell am I doing on this list, I thought, these people are in another league. I guess I’m being hard on myself about the whole thing and I should reject these “best dressed fraud” feelings.

I was grateful for the good-natured and necessary razzing by a friend at dinner the next day as it put things back into perspective. Not many people at the office know and I’m great with that as it’s a bit of a weird topic to discuss.

Thanks HELLO! for selecting me as one of Canada’s 50 best dressed people in 2014. I’m outwardly humble about the honour and inwardly fist pumping!

images: George Pimentel, ca.hellomagzine.com

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 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

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 Boots
Gap Moto Jacket
Kara Ross Handbag *


Philip Sparks Dress
Bevel Sunglasses *
Aldo Gold Sandals


YSL Clutch
Aldo Rise x Ostwald Helgason
Le Chateau *
Bevel Sunglasses *

Thanks for checking out the first geekigirlStyle post. Check back tomorrow for Week 23.

* indicates gifted item

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.

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

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

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

Philip Treacy by Kevin Davies

The Master of Us All: Balenciaga, His Workrooms, His World by Mary Blume

Shocked: My Mother, Schiaparelli, and Me by Patricia Volk

The Perfume Lover: A Personal History of Scent by Denyse Beaulieu

FASHION Magazine Winter 2014 – Courtney Love

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.

Published
Categorized as Fashion

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
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 (http://theregeneratorproject.org) 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.)

This project is both indoors and outdoors.

Fashion & Textiles Trivia Night – September 25, 2013

Fashion & Textiles Trivia Night - September 25, 2013
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
programs@rom.on.ca

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
WORN Loves Jeanne: A Conversation with Jeanne Beker at Type Books – 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

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

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

M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez
M∙A∙C 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 www.maccosmetics.com

M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez
M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez

M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez Face $55

M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez
M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez

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
M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez

M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez Lips $33
M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez Eyes $52

M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez
M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez

M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez Mirror $30

M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez
M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez

M∙A∙C x Antonio Lopez Tote $66.00 – available exclusively at www.maccosmetics.com

images: Courtesy of 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: http://www.saturday.com
2. eBay Now: http://www.ebay.com/now
3. RedLaser: http://redlaser.com
4. Story: http://story-thestore.com/store

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: http://neighborgoods.net/
2. Fancy: http://www.fancy.com/
3. PayPal innovation at the eBay Inc. Commerce Innovation Centre at New York City
4. Nordstrom: http://shop.nordstrom.com/
5. Nomi: http://www.getnomi.com/

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 and store design.

I’ll continue to post more of the series as they become available.

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 РCh̢teau 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

Christian Dior Fall Winter 2013 - 2014 Ad Campaign
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.

Christian Dior Fall Winter 2013 - 2014 Ad Campaign
Christian Dior Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 Ad Campaign

Model: Mariacarla Boscono, Daria Strokous
Photographer: Willy Vanderperre

images: thefashionspot.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

Lanvin Fall – Winter 2013 -2014 Ad Campaign

Lanvin Fall - Winter 2013 -2014 Ad Campaign
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

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

I love the print campaign. The photos are so rich and each look is a real transformation.

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

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.

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

This is my favourite image and favourite dress of ones featured.

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

Model: Edie Campbell
Photographer: Steven Meisel
Make-Up: Pat McGrath
Hair: Guido Palau

images: thefashionspot.com

Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall – Winter 2013 – 2014

Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall - Winter 2013 - 2014
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.

Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall - Winter 2013 - 2014
Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall – Winter 2013 – 2014

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.

Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall - Winter 2013 - 2014
Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall – Winter 2013 – 2014

You can watch the Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall – Winter 2013 – 2014 fashion show below.

Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall - Winter 2013 - 2014
Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall – Winter 2013 – 2014

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 Style.com

Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall - Winter 2013 - 2014
Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall – Winter 2013 – 2014
Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall - Winter 2013 - 2014
Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall – Winter 2013 – 2014

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

Schiaparelli Haute Couture by Christian Lacroix Fall - Winter 2013 - 2014
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).

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

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.

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

I think my favourite part of the collection is the hats.

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

Schiaparelli Fall 2013 Couture Collection on Style.com.

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

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

The Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 ad campaigns are starting to come out and so far Miu Miu is my favourite.

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

There are some really striking images in the campaign. The love the way the colours seem so saturated and leap off the page.

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

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 Wixson. From these curious rendez-vous materializes the idiosyncratic sense of adventure that encapsulates this collection.

Music: “Hand Clapping Song”, performed by The Meters(source: miumiu.com)

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

The campaign video is even better than the still images. I just love it. The duo Inez & Vinoodh directed the film and it features the models: Adriana Lima, Anne Verhallen, Daphne Groeneveld, Emily DiDonato, Georgia May Jagger, Hind Sahli, Katlin Aas, Lindsey Wixson, Marina Nery.

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

It’s been a long time since I saw the Miu Miu Fall – Winter 2013 – 2014 Fashion Show so lets refresh our memories

images: miumiu.com

Hi-Tec Urban Hike

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.

Hi-Tec Urban Hike

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.

Hi-Tec Urban Hike

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.

Hi-Tec Urban Hike

They really wanted to show us that you don’t need to break in Hi-Tec shoes in to be comfortable. These are shoes you can take right out of the box and go. After the hour we spend walking around, I’d have to agree. I knew that these Sierra Lite Originals would be perfect for travel and day outings. A few weeks later I went to the Christie Antique Show in Dundas, Ontario and the Sierra Lite Originals were perfect. You do a lot of walking at these antique shows and the shoes were so comfortable. They also were perfect for friend spotting as the bright pink was hard to miss in a crowd. These are going to be of great use when I head out to Whistler this summer. I got some trails to hit up and bears to see. My hardcore, took a long time to break in, heavier, hiking boots will stay at home.

Hi-Tec Urban Hike

We visited a few places on our hike: Graffiti Alley, David’s Tea and the Caplansky’s Food Truck. Along the way superstar Street Style photographer Stefania Yarhi was snapping away.

Hi-Tec Urban Hike

HiTec Urban Hike
I went with an all black outfit because the Sierra’s are just so bright. I paired up a Jeremy Laing top with Gap pants and my favourite vintage Adidas Jacket.

images: courtesy of NKPR, taken by Stefania Yarhi

geekiviews: Tickled Pink Foundation Garment by Saxton Chayse

Tickled Pink Foundation Garment by Saxton Chayse
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 is similar to my slips and shapewear so you can be assured that clothing with drape correctly over top.

Tickled Pink Foundation Garment by Saxton Chayse
Tickled Pink Foundation Garment by Saxton Chayse

The amazing Tickled Pink undershirts are now part of my weekly wardrobe and I seriously can’t live without them. They are perfect for people that use natural deodorants instead of antiperspirants. The undershirts wash very well. I put them in the dryer and haven’t experienced any shrinkage or changes in shape of the garment. I’ve also gotten over my summer aversion to Tickled Pink undershirts and see the garment as a year round device.

Another benefit of Tickled Pink undergarments is reducing dry cleaning bills. I have a few dry clean only outfits that I usually end up wearing for a couple of hours at a party. It gets expensive drying cleaning after each wear but with foundation garments like Tickled Pink you can avoid this extra cost.

I loved Tickled Pink so much I ended up buying two more from the Toronto based online shop. They come in four colours: black, white, beige (I can’t call this nude) and pink. They retail for $39.99.

images: courtesy of Saxton Chayse

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

Luminato Festival 2013
Luminato Festival 2013

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
The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic photo: Lucie Jansch

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

The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic photo: Lucie Jansch
The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic photo: Lucie Jansch

A Symphonic Birthday Party – June 21, 2013,
8:00 p.m. – 9:20 p.m.

Free. The Hub at David Pecaut Square

Chamber Magic- June 17 – 19 – 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
$75, $60
George Brown House

Luminato Festival 2013 - MAI Prototype
Luminato Festival 2013 – MAI Prototype

MAI – Prototype – June 14 – 22, 2013 – various times
$25, Trinity Bellwoods Park. The video below is Marina Abramovic discussing MAI – Prototype

Stockpile – June 14 – 22, 2013 – 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Free
Brookfield Place – Allen Lambert Galleria

One Thousand Speculations – June 14 – 22, 2013 – 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Free
The Hub at David Pecaut Square

Luminato presents Dolls by Viktor & Rolf - Till June 30, 2013
Luminato presents Dolls by Viktor & Rolf – Till June 30, 2013

Luminato Festival 2013 – VIKTOR&ROLF DOLLS – June 10 – 30, 2013
Free
10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Royal Ontario Museum – Thorsell Spirit House

Lancôme - Roses by... Photo: JJ Thompson
Lancôme – Roses by… Photo: JJ Thompson

Lancôme – Roses by… – June 11 – 22, 2013 – 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Free
First Canadian Place

The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic photo: Lucie Jansch
The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic photo: Lucie Jansch

Mark Morris Dance Group – June 21 – 23, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
$95, $85, $75, $60, $45
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

20 Bloggers for a Rose: The Lanc̫me Virtual Gallery РJune 14 Р20, 2013
Free
Check out this Virtual Gallery installation located at David Pecaut Square with your smartphone. Download the Virtual Gallery App for Android and Download the Virtual Gallery App for iPhones. You can only see the gallery when you are physically located at David Pecaut Square.

Danse Lhasa Danse – June 19, 2013 – 9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Free
David Pecaut Square
This event will be streamed so if you can’t see it, bookmark this page and watch the video below on the 19th at 9pm.