i want: Darla Leather Totes by Chloe

The Darla Leather Tote by Chloé is a good looking bag. It comes in the large version in brown and the smaller in red.
Darla Large Totes by Chloé

They are very schoolboy satchel looking.  All the bag needs is a shoulder strap for crossbody options.
Darla Leather Tote by Chloé

images: net-a-porter.com

Pic Me Tommy Ton at Holt Renfrew

Pic Me Tommy Ton at Holt Renfrew

Tommy Ton returned to the Toronto fashion scene for an exhibition of his work. Holt Renfrew is displaying Tommy Ton’s photos on the mezzanine level at the Bloor Street store from August 18 – August 30, 2010.

Pic Me Tommy Ton at Holt Renfrew

Holt Renfrew is delighted to welcome fashion photographer Tommy Ton to Holt Renfrew Bloor Street, Wednesday, August 18, 2010 for a private event to launch an exhibit of his work. The exhibit of 12 images of some of fall 2010’s most sought-after footwear styles will be housed at Holt Renfrew Bloor Street from August 18 to August 30 on the mezzanine level.

These one-of-a-kind photos were taken by Tommy Ton this spring in Toronto and have each been signed by the photographer himself. For the duration of the exhibit, Holt Renfrew will host a contest where one can enter the chance to win one of 12 framed and autographed prints valued at $1,500. Please see contest details at Holt Renfrew Bloor Street.

I attended the party for Tommy opening night. I really liked what they did with the shoe department. Tommy’s photos were hanging everywhere. The hottest fall 2010 shoes strategically placed on pedestals and encased in clear cubes. They included a pair of Fall 2010 Alexander McQueen shoes that are worth $4000!

Pic Me Tommy Ton at Holt Renfrew

It wasn’t all fun for Tommy at the party, he was working photographing the attendees shoes. This would be the first and only time many people (myself included) would ever have Tommy shoot their shoes. I was glad I didn’t wear my Camilla’s as I noticed someone else in them. I wore some Nine West sandals because I was wearing pants and the shoes weren’t visible. I got Tommy to shoot them anyways, why not right.

Pic Me Tommy Ton at Holt Renfrew

I didn’t take many photos of the guests but I loved Tommy’s animal print sweater. It was so soft. Jaime amazed me with his head to toe Patrik Ervell ensemble. I did lose my shit when I saw him. There aren’t many people who could pull the look off the head to toe print and I was pretty excited to see Jamie executing it perfectly in front of me.  He’s just too adorable.

Pic Me Tommy Ton at Holt Renfrew

Of course the shoes were a major part of the party and we all drooled over McQueen, YSL, Dior, Lanvin, Chloe and Balenciaga. I’m a fan of Chloe boots this season, big time.

Pic Me Tommy Ton at Holt Renfrew

See all my photos from the event.

i got: Patent Leather Booties by Chloé

Patent Leather Booties by Chloé
I just got my beloved Chloé booties from the Spring Summer 2008 collection fixed at Kaner. They have been out of my shoe rotation for at least a year because I’m that lazy. It inspired me to share my shoes on the blog. I really loved Chloé with Paulo Melim Andersson at the helm. I wish I was able to get a few more pieces by him before he was kicked out of the house. These were a Holt Renfrew Now or Never buy.

i want: Chloé Spring 2007 Shoes

I’m loving the shoes from Chloé this season.

Chloé Piped leather sandals
Chloé Piped leather sandals Spring 2008
These are pretty and I love the colour.

Chloé Perspex panel platform sandals
Chloé Perspex panel platform sandals Spring 2008

Chloé Patent leather sandals
Chloé Patent leather sandals Spring 2008
These are so weird they are awesome.

Chloé Patent leather sandals
Chloé Patent leather sandals Spring 2008

I like the new Chloé, it was time to switch up the brand.

EDIT: Holt Renfew is carrying the silver version of the Piped leather sandals. They are stunning in person, it’s a shame that they aren’t in teal.

images: net-a-porter.com

That Secret Garden a-line dress by Chloe is the stuff of dreams!

I blogged about theSecret Garden a-line dress by Chloe from the Fall 2007 ready to wear collection in November. It’s fantastic in pictures and absolutely stunning in person.

Secret Garden a-line dress by Chloe
Secret Garden a-line dress by Chloe

I tried on the Chloe dress for kicks and I just had to take unauthorized photos. It was so beautiful. A heavy duty open end two-way zipper ran the length of the back of the dress. It’s definitely a winter dress, the wool made it a lot heavier than I expected. I’m in love, I can’t believe it was on the sale rack. It was still too pricey for me, so I only got a brief taste of its exquisiteness.

This is the runway look and a closer look at the detail.
Secret Garden a-line dress by Chloe Fall 2007 runway detail

images: me and elle.com

i got: Nine West Heels

Chunky heels from Nine West
I picked up a pair of navy heels the other day. It wasn’t an easy search as shoes are mostly brown, burgundy, tan or black these days. There are a lot of cobalt shoes hanging around but not too much in navy. I found these shoes at Nine West. The picture show is grey but the ones I have are navy. I like the fake reptile print in them also.
Nine West Shoes - Cascada Fall 2007

They are basically knockoffs from the Chloe Spring 2007 season. They removed a strap, changed the colour and ditched gold for silver.
Chloe Spring 2007 shoes

I like that the chunky heel is back this season, they are so much nicer to walk in, even at 3.5 inches.

I also tried on these Prada Fall 2007 knockoffs but they didn’t look that great on me. The original Prada’s for comparison, they changed the colour, but it’s basically the same shoe.

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Carnivale of Couture: Dream Bags by Pursed Lips

Pursed Lips’ Carnivale of Couture: Dream Bags
This is a fun Carnivale of Couture about handbags. Designer Ella asks 2 questions.

1. If you were to only have the allowance for one Big Name designer IT Bag, what would it be? (This is a dream to many with the allowance for none!)

Choosing one bag is so hard. I really love the Fendi Spy bag. ($2,100.00)
Fendi Spy

But I really like the Chloe Paddington too. This one in lizard is very interesting. ($7,200.00)
Chloe Paddington Washed Lizard Bag