i want: Oval Slip Dress by complexgeometries

Oval Slip Dress by complexgeometries
Oval Slip Dress by complexgeometries

Another season, another complexgeometries dress I want. This Oval Slip dress is just perfect for summer. It has a halter neck which is a must for any perfect summer dress and is made from silk.

Oval Slip Dress by complexgeometries
Oval Slip Dress by complexgeometries

You can purchase it online at complexgeometries.net for $676.

images: complexgeometries.net

i want: Nomad Dress by complexgeometries

Nomad Dress by complexgeometries
Nomad Dress by complexgeometries

The sleeves and the neckline is what draws me to this complexgeometries dress. The billowy silhouette looks so comfortable and perfect to pair with leggings and boots in the early spring and fall.

Nomad Dress by complexgeometries
Nomad Dress by complexgeometries

The complexgeometries Nomad Dress is made of light weight cotton voile. It’s available on complexgeometries.net for $240.

images: complexgeometries.net

I want – I got Holiday Gift Guide – Part 1

So, this year I lost my mind and I decided to create a holiday gift guide. I’m usually anti-gift guides because I’m not much of a Christmas person and gift guides are a shit ton of work. I don’t know what made me change my mind this year but here we are. People have told me this is a good idea, so I hope you find it helpful or amusing.

This is the part one of four in the I want – I got Gift Guide series. I have so many favourite things I wanted to include. This gift guide is very much I want – I got. You’ll see things I want, things I got and other obsessions.  Some things are affordable and some aren’t but I’ve tried to mix it up. The list covers fashion, beauty, electronics, art, toys and booze. Basically, all the items on the gift guide are I want – I got approved.

So, join me on this exploration of things I would love to see under my tree at Christmas.

complex geometries coma sweatshirt, complex geometries Long Turtleneck Dress
complex geometries coma sweatshirt, complex geometries Long Turtleneck Dress
  • complex geometries Coma Sweatshirt ($240) – online at complexgeometries.net and Fawn (967 Queen Street West, Toronto) carries complex geometries in Toronto
  • complex geometries Long Turtleneck Dress ($262) – online at complexgeometries.net and Fawn (967 Queen Street West, Toronto) carries complex geometries in Toronto. Looks like the gold turtleneck is sold out folks. There are grey and navy options.
Synergy Jem & The Holograms, Dean Davidson Plaza Ring, Hermès Clic Clac H Bracelet, Hermès Brazil Enamel Bracelet
Synergy Jem & The Holograms, Dean Davidson Plaza Ring, Hermès Clic Clac H Bracelet, Hermès Brazil Enamel Bracelet
  • Synergy Jem & The Holograms doll collection ($125) – Holt Renfrew (50 Bloor Street West, Toronto)
  • Dean Davidson Plaza Ring ($185) – Holt Renfrew (50 Bloor Street West, Toronto) and online at DeanDavidson.ca
  • Hermès Clic Clac H Bracelet ($645) – Hermès (130 Bloor Street West, Toronto) and online at Hermes.com
  • Hermès Brazil Enamel Bracelet ($565) – Hermès (130 Bloor Street West, Toronto) and online at Hermes.com
Givenchy Dahlia Noir Eau du Toilette, Maison Martin Marigela (untitled), Balenciaga Florabotanica Eau de Parfum, Demeter Fragrance Mahogany
Givenchy Dahlia Noir Eau du Toilette, Maison Martin Marigela (untitled), Balenciaga Florabotanica Eau de Parfum, Demeter Fragrance Mahogany
Mykita x Moncler Lino Sunglasses, Gap Twill Parka, m0851 Medium Weekender, Moncler S Mayuko
Mykita x Moncler Lino Sunglasses, Gap Twill Parka, m0851 Medium Weekender, Moncler S Mayuko
Smythe Great Coat, Philip Sparks Slip Dress
Smythe Great Coat, Philip Sparks Slip Dress
Dell XPS13 Ultrabook, Worn Fashion Journal Subscription, Print from YellowKorner
Dell XPS13 Ultrabook, Worn Fashion Journal Subscription, Print from YellowKorner
Church's Classic Burwood glossy leather brogues, Jeremy Laing Mouton Knit Sweater, Jeremy Laing Ridged Fan Sweater, Maison Martin Margiela Glitter-finished raffia brogues
Church’s Classic Burwood glossy leather brogues, Jeremy Laing Mouton Knit Sweater, Jeremy Laing Ridged Fan Sweater, Maison Martin Margiela Glitter-finished raffia brogues
ROM Membership, AGO Membership, TIFF Membership, Opera Atelier The Magic Flute Tickets
ROM Membership, AGO Membership, TIFF Membership, Opera Atelier The Magic Flute Tickets

Check back tomorrow for Part 2 of the I want – I got Holiday Gift Guide.

I’m a Moon Apparel Ambassador + 20% off the Ottoman Dress

The Moon Apparel Blogger Ambassadors
The Moon Apparel Blogger Ambassadors

This seems to be the year of starring in ad campaigns for me which is pretty freaking awesome. Earlier in the spring, I was in the MasterCard Stylicity campaign and now for fall its Moon Apparel. They have gathered some of their favourite Canadian bloggers to show how we incorporate Moon Apparel into our wardrobes. Like the Stylicity campaign, this is a paid gig. Gotta love feeling like a working model 🙂

In celebration of individual street style, MOON Apparel has partnered with 10 Canadian fashion bloggers in five cities across the country. The bloggers were specially selected by Mimran Group Inc. to become members of an ambassador program set to launch October 8th 2012. The bloggers were challenged to bring their best fashion flair forward by integrating their individual style with clothing pieces from the fall 2012 MOON collection and accessories from their existing wardrobe to create seasonal fashion looks. Captured on the streets of their cities, the bloggers turned the lenses on themselves to shoot their looks. Each ambassador will post their favourite look and style tip of the season on their respective blogs and invite their readers and followers to enjoy an exclusive offer from MOON. Check back with the Yellow Dot Blog each week for the full scoop on Canada’s newest style influencers.(source)

You can see all the blogger’s looks on fashionmagazine.com but my style selection for the campaign is the Ottoman Dress. It reminds me of Alaïa but this I can afford. From October 15 – 18, 2012 you can receive 20% off The Ottoman Dress on moonapparel.com by using the promo code IWANTIGOT..

Save 20% on the Moon Apparel Ottoman Dress with the code IWANTIGOT
Save 20% on the Moon Apparel Ottoman Dress with the promo code IWANTIGOT

Moon asked me to talk about my look (which is a pretty typical fall look to be honest) and give some styling tips for the dress.

This is a classic fall look for me. I contrast the ladylike Ottoman Dress with a rock and roll edge. To achieve this I use the standard: opaque black tights, black flat boots and a leather jacket.

This knit Ottoman Dress is my favourite piece from fall 2012. My look can be adapted slightly with motorcycle boots or even some black converse. The dress is also perfect for colour blocking. Pair it with bright tights or a cardigan. It’s time to break out your colour wheel. To create a more classic look use a white or black button up shirt, black tights and black pumps. Finally, on those really cold days add a turtleneck for extra warmth.

I really enjoyed this campaign because I had free reign to do whatever I wanted. Each blogger receive a package that includes pieces from the fall collection. Our job was to style it and capture it. I received the Ottoman Knit Dress, Riding Pant, Snakeskin Blouse and Pencil Skirt. One Sunday, I put together looks for everything but the skirt and bundled them into a garment bag. There was a quick stop at the Eaton Centre MAC cosmetics for makeup applied expertly by Lainee Diona. Then onset stylist April Wozny and photographer friend Dave Yan, who brought two friends along as his assistants headed over to U of T. We did it guerrilla styles in one of the building at the University of Toronto. No, we didn’t get permission and strategically placed ourselves outside of camera range. Moon only required one look but I’m posting the others for fun. It was a fair bit of work and we should show it off.

I paired the Riding Pant with a black Complex Geometries tank top, plaid Smythe blazer, Rebecca Minkoff MAC Bag and Ash Boots. I paired the Snakeskin Blouse with a Nine West clutch, Club Monaco over-sized blazer and cobalt blue pants from the Gap. The earring and ring are from Jenny Bird and the bangle is Hermès.

From October 15 – 18, 2012 you can receive 20% off The Ottoman Dress on moonapparel.com by using the promo code IWANTIGOT.

Complexgeometries Fall Winter 2011 – 2012

Complexgeometries Fall Winter 2011 - 2012
Complexgeometries held their fall winter 2011 – 2012 presentation at The Westside Gentlemen’s Club. That’s right, a strip bar. Designer Clayton Evans had colour and collaborations on the mind for the season. It’s a surprisingly colourful fall winter 2011 – 2012 collection for Complexgeometries and I’m not complaining. The textile evolution of the line into fabrics other than jersey is progressing with charmeuse, silk, mohair, suede and wool.

Complexgeometries Fall Winter 2011 - 2012

Collaborations came in the form of jewellery and shoes. Complexgeometries partnered with fellow Montreal designer, Mireille Boucher of Harakiri.

Complexgeometries Fall Winter 2011 - 2012

See the Complexgeometries fall winter 2011 – 2012 presentation video by Jason Last.

Complexgeometries Fall Winter 2011 - 2012

The towering platform boots came out of the minds of LD Tuttle and Complexgeometries. Clayton tells me they are 9 inches high. I’m simultaneously scared and salivating. It’s an extra 9 inches of height. Who the hell knows what I’ll use it for but I want it. I’d probably scare small children and some men. Do these qualify as Manrepller shoes? Ha Ha.  Thankfully there are some more reasonable short boots available in the collaboration too.  Yes, Chasse Gardee will carry the collaboration.  It’s the first question I asked. 🙂

Complexgeometries Fall Winter 2011 - 2012

Complexgeometries Fall Winter 2011 - 2012

Char Alfonzo who is a New York-based Multimedia Artist took some sublime photos of the show.  Another website called NAAG also posted some lovely photos of the collection. These pictures are so much better than nymag’s photos. (NAAG is closed)

images: nymag.com, char-alfonzo.com

Complexgeometries Spring Summer 2011

Complex Geometries Spring Summer 2011

My fashion favourite Complexgeometries was in New York showing off the Spring Summer 2011 collection. I’m still very excited about this and I’m glad Clayton is moving on up as they say.

Complex Geometries Spring Summer 2011

The show got a lot of pre and post press from sites like Nymag.com, WWD and Fashionologie. Yay Clayton!

Complex Geometries Spring Summer 2011

Diane, A Shaded View on Fashion has some more photos of the collection. There are men’s looks that I didn’t include here as I focused on the women’s looks I liked.  Yup, I’m planning my Spring Summer 2011 Complexgeometries purchase.

Complex Geometries Spring Summer 2011

Jason Last was around with his trusty camera to grab a bit of video of the presentation.

images: zimbio.com, nymag.com

i want: Complex Geometries Fall 2010 – 2011

Complex Geometries Fall 2010 - 2011

Fall 2010 – 2011 is now available on complexgeometries.com. I’m really loving the sheer pieces this season. Fawn (my favourite store) has also seen some fall delivers, I wonder if Kasha bought any of the sheer pieces this season.

Complex Geometries Fall 2010 - 2011

Complex Geometries is getting big. Finally Style.com has decided to mention Clayton’s line in their Spring 2011 preview. Congrats Clayton, I’m so glad to see my favourite designers getting recognition by the top players in the fashion industry. Good luck with your show in NYC.

Complex Geometries Fall 2010 - 2011

images: complexgeometries.com

Complexgeometries Fall Winter 2010 – 2011

Complexgeometries – Fall Winter 2010 – 2011

Yes, the Complexgeometries Fall Winter 2010 – 2011 looks are out. I’m always excited to see what Clayton comes up with season to season. I’m a big fan and I’m enjoying watching the evolution of shapes and fabrics. Fall 2010 looks great and I’m liking the sheer layers.  I love the grey tank wrap (middle look top photo) and I can see it easily being the next complex piece in my wardrobe.

Complexgeometries – Fall Winter 2010 – 2011

Complexgeometries – Fall Winter 2010 – 2011

images: complexgeometries.com

Fawn Boutique Spring 2010 Arrivals

I visited Fawn Boutique on the same day I visited Chasse Gardée. I went crazy with the Olympus E-PL1 and took a bunch of pictures of the spring 2010 new arrivals.

Fawn Boutique Spring 2010 Arrivals

I talked to Kasha about the new items. She pointed out great pieces from newly acquired label SHIN, the Line Knitwear leather jackets, the new Complex Geometries and [Blank] denim.

Fawn Boutique Spring 2010 Arrivals

I was drooling over pretty much everything in the store. It’s my favourite store in Toronto and I love Kasha’s buying. She is such a great curator of clothing.

Fawn Boutique Spring 2010 Arrivals

Fawn Boutique Spring 2010 Arrivals

I was wandering the streets with my friend Jaime Woo who captured some photos of me in Fawn .

Fawn
967 Queen St W
Toronto
(647)334-4703

Complex Geometries Spring 2010 with photos by Tommy Ton

Complex Geometries Spring 2010 photos by Tommy Ton

Tommy Ton has shot another beautiful ad campaign with Complex Geometries.

This is a MUST own.  So amazing
This is a MUST own. So amazing

I checked out the collection on the website. It’s another season where I can see myself acquiring a few pieces.

Complex Geometries Spring 2010 photos by Tommy Ton

Complex Geometries Spring 2010 photos by Tommy Ton

There is also a great campagin video for Complex Geometries Spring 2010 created by Jason Last called Perpetual Leisure. It was on the the Business of Fashion’s Top 10 Fashion Films of the season.

PERPETUAL LEISURE from JASON LAST on Vimeo.

Every season there is something to love from Complex Geometries, Thank you!

images: jakandjil.com and complexgeometries.com

The White Tee Project – Complex Geometries x Jak & Jil

The White Tee Project - Complex Geometries x Jak & Jil

Complex Geometries and Tommy Ton have teamed up to present The White Tee Project and it’s stunning!

The White Tee Project - Complex Geometries x Jak & Jil

See the rest of The White Tee Project at jakandjil.com.

These shots make me want to go out and buy the Bag Dress and Split Square Dress.

Complex Geometries is available online and at Fawn Boutique and UPC in Toronto and Reborn in Montreal.