Breaking Down The Buy Design Outfit

I was very impressed with my Buy Design Outfit that I thought I should dedicate a post to it.

Buy Design 2009 - Post Party Pictures by  Raymund Galsim
Buy Design 2009 - Post Party Pictures by Raymund Galsim

This the best full body shot I have at the moment. I happen to love this photo also.

The fur caplet is Bear. Yes, you read that right Bear. I don’t own it. It was rented from a great vintage shop call The Refinery (588 Markham St.). I enjoyed every second wearing that caplet. It also was the focal point of my outfit.

The top is Greta Constantine. You can’t see the back, but it’s basically non-existent on this shirt.

The leggings are Member’s Only.

The shoes are Nine West, a Balenciaga knockoff I’m told. I lived in these sandals last summer and plan on doing the same this summer.

Purple Clutch is YSL.

Buy Design 2009 - Post Party Pictures by Gail McInnes

The feathered headpiece is from KC Hats (998 Bathurst St). I never imagined that the headpiece would work without hair, but I was proven wrong in the studio and I left the studio with it in a bag.

images: Raymund Galsim, Gail McInnes

Buy Design for Windfall 2009

Buy Design for Windfall

Buy Design for Windfall 2009

BUY DESIGN, Windfall’s annual charity gala, is revolutionizing the party scene with a creative social media campaign and a night promising out-of-this world indulgences. For its sixth year, Windfall’s space-themed affair will have guests dancing to a supernova of ’60s mod music with host, Adrian Mainella of CBC’s Fashion File. Praised as a top Toronto event by BizBash magazine, BUY DESIGN is the universe’s best party since the Big Bang. Shooting down to earth Saturday, April 18th at 8PM in Toronto’s Distillery Historic District, BUY DESIGN supports Windfall, Canada’s only NEW clothing and basic-needs bank.


BUY DESIGN’s galaxy-renowned live and silent auctions bring in donations that will sate fashionistas, foodies and culture lovers alike. Earthly possessions up for bid include Jenny Bird handbags, a $1000 H&M shopping spree and gift certificates to the city’s best restaurants, spas, and salons. Be there for the curtained reveal and get first bid on items – from roundtrip Via Rail tickets to Montreal and autographed NHL and NFL jerseys, to one of a kind couture from Doll Factory by Damzels.

Stop by the sci-fi Beauty Lab and get glam amongst beauticians in lab coats and beakers overflowing with luxury beauty products from brands such as Smashbox, Boss, Cargo and L’Oréal. Satisfy your astronomical appetite and indulge in delectable mini beef burgers, herb crusted lamb chops and sweet potato fries courtesy of Encore catering. Top off the night with BUY DESIGN’s exclusive take home treasures thanks to the evening’s generous sponsors.


BUY DESIGN is harnessing super social media power to get Toronto suited up and ready for blast off. Intergalactic femme fatale BuyBarella is all atwitter about being the official muse of BUY DESIGN. Follow BuyBarella’s every move on Twitter and you will be automatically entered to WIN tickets for you and 3 friends: With insider scoop on haute auction items and exclusive party details, BuyBarella is this planet’s best resource for up-to-the minute BUY DESIGN news.

Windfall, the evening’s beneficiary, is an award-winning charity that distributes more than $10 million (retail) worth of NEW clothing and other basic-needs items annually. Through partnerships with over 90 social services agencies – from shelters for abused women and their children, to reception centres for refugees and supportive housing for disabled people – Windfall reaches out to the Greater Toronto Area’s neediest citizens.

Tickets on sale now: $75, or 6 for the price of 5!


Buy Design for Windfall 2008

Buy Design for Windfall 2008

On Saturday, April 26 2008 Toronto’s Distillery Historic District will play host to the 5th annual BUY DESIGN charity gala: Buy Design 54. Supporting Windfall Clothing Service, Canada’s only NEW clothing bank, party-goers will strut their stuff in Halston lamé or polyester pant suits to the tunes of the 70’s.