One of my favourite labels Phi is shutting down. Their amazing Spring 2010 collection never went into production. When I’m in Holt Renfrew I look at the final few pieces of Phi and mourn a little. It seemed they were just hitting their stride. For the last few seasons, Phi had been pumping out some drool worthy collections.
Phi was one of the shows I saw in NYC at fashion week. It was my first viewing of the super popular models of Spring 2009 like Sasha P, Freja, Kinga, Irina, Hye, Suvi and Natasha. I was in awe of these people. It was then I learned that my instinct not to compare myself to these people was correct. They are freaks of nature (the a good way) and most people will never look like them.
I wanted Members Only Liquid Leggings back in July of 2008. They were priced at $98.00 (yikes!!!) and available at Urban Outfitters. Today I found them on sale at Urban Outfitters for 20 bucks. Score!!!
They really do feel a little weird. I don’t anticipate they breathe much, but they aren’t as bad as the American Apparel versions. I can’t help but love them, they are so obnoxious.
I recently purchased some Superfine Denim on sale at Jonathan + Olivia. The style name was Liberty and it came with black sheen. They almost looked like pants instead of jeans.
I don’t have any pictures of myself in them so I leave you with Doutzen being Doutzen instead. They are a great fitting pair of jeans. I have yet to wash them so I’m not sure how the colour and fabric treatment will fare afterwards. We shall see.
Although not part of its cultural tradition, Japan fully embraces the fun – and commercial spirit – of Christmas. As the festive season draws nearer, Monocle’s house model hits the streets to fill his basket for a toasty night with an equally hot companion.
Monocle’s male editorials are my favourite right now. See previous.
It was starting to get cold in Toronto and I needed a puffy down jacket. I have a lot of wool jackets that require way too many layers in the winter. I wanted a jacket that I could wear without a lot of layers. My ski jacket is down, but it’s not long enough.
It happened to be Buy Local Week when I started to I decided that I would buy a Canadian made jacket. My choices were slim, Canada Goose or CDN Spirit. I decided on the Cdn Spirit because Canada Goose is just too expensive, double the price.
I’m very, very happy with my purchase. The jacket is super warm and the fleece cuffs are a nice touch and keeps the wind from blowing up my sleeves. Cdn Spirit is carried by Sporting Life and Holly’s Fashions. I got mine at the Holly’s Fashion shop in the TD Centre.
The picture isn’t the best because I’m pretty lazy right now and can’t be bothered to take one.
These boots have a armadillo quality to them that I enjoy.
When I was in NYC for the Spring 2008 collections I remember picking up a pair of Jonathan’s shoes to try on. They didn’t have my size and I had no idea how much they cost at that point or I wouldn’t have bothered.
Jonthan Kelsey is available at Holt Renfrew Bloor Street.
In June 2008, a new limited edition COLORAMA 2 of only 500 pairs will be sold in a selection of the best stores worldwide.
For its second edition, the colorama’s design is about a disco stained glass, in a pop version, with metallic leather. Each elements constituting the shoe is in a different color, treated in contrasted & random tint areas. Metallics colors shine like precious stones : silver, carbone, rubis, orange, amethyst, sapphire, aquamarine.
Paris â€” PIERRE HARDY â€” Jardin du Palais Royal, 156 Galerie de Valois, 75001
London â€” Dover Street Market
Berlin â€” The Corner
Barcelone â€” 2046 shoes
Madrid â€” This and This
Copenhagen â€” Storm
New York â€” Barney’s, Jeffrey
Tokyo â€” Isetan
Saint Petersburg â€” Day & Night
Beijing â€” On Pedder
Hong Kong â€” On Pedder
My pair of dependable black heeled boots failed in November sometime. The heel started to bend in the opposite direction and walking was not fun. It was time to replace them. They had a good run, almost 2 years I think. I wore the hell out of them too.
The decision to get the Ash ‘Lenny’ Boot wasn’t a straight path. I first bought a pair of boots from B2, they weren’t perfect but they worked. Then in the same weekend I saw the Ash ones at Holt Renfrew. It was friends and family weekend too and I had 25% off. So, I bought the Ash boots, which ended up being cheaper than the ones from B2. I returned the other boots to B2 when I returned to work on Monday. I should have looked at Holt’s first for boots; they do have some mid range boots that aren’t ridiculously expensive.
This is one of the nicest dresses that could ever have a Cavalli label. It has a beautiful low V-back (click the link and you can see the other images). I can’t believe the price tag either, $3,005!!!!! For Cavalli, are you kidding me!!!!
One of the world’s most iconic toy companies, Steiff, has paired with one of the world’s most iconic fashion designers, Karl Lagerfeld, to create the most fashionable teddy bear on the planet. Less than 2,500 made and sold worldwide.
Limited-edition Karl Lagerfeld Steiff bear includes:14.5″H bear with jointed limbs, constructed of the finest alpaca wool. A miniature outfit designed in collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld, including black denim jeans, flannel jacket, white shirt, SwarovskiÂ® crystal-studded silken tie, leather belt with SwarovskiÂ® crystal-studded KL buckle, and tailor-made leather boots. Miniature sunglasses in the style Karl Lagerfeld himself wears. Special black-and-white gift box with KL and Steiff logos.Scribble of the bear, drawn and signed by Karl Lagerfeld.