i want: Jeremy Laing Fall 2009 – 2010

I love the image on the landing page for Jeremy Laing website. It doesn’t look as impressive in this image so I suggest you click on the Jeremy Laing link to get a look at it in its glory.

Jeremy Laing Spring 2009 Website Landing Page

I just wanted to mention the image because it was so striking, but this is an i want post and the object of my affection is Jeremy Laing’s Fall 2009 – 2010 collection.

Jeremy Laing Fall 2009

I love it when Jeremy posts the collection on his site. You get photos from another angle and get to see some the details that you’d miss otherwise. There is a lot of beautiful details in this collection.

Jeremy Laing Fall 2009

Doesn’t this just scream wear me. The gloves, the little swish of the skirt, the freaking collar. I want!

Jeremy Laing Fall 2009

This is the “I’m so way hotter than you dress there is flames coming off me” dress. I love it, perfect for getting attention.

Jeremy Laing Fall 2009

images: jeremylaing.com

Jeremy Laing Ready to Wear – Fall 2009 – 2010

Jeremy Laing Ready to Wear – Fall 2009 – 2010.

Jeremy Laing Ready to Wear - Fall 2009 - 2010

I’m a big fan of this collection The Jeremy Laing Fall 2009 video is what sealed the deal for me. Everything looks so good moving. The music selection is perfect. Things that I thought I didn’t like in print came to life in video.

Jeremy Laing Ready to Wear - Fall 2009 - 2010

There is also a video of Jeremy backstage and he gives us more insight into the inspiration for the collection and it’s construction.

images: style.com

L’Oreal Fashion Week Spring 2009 – Holt Renfrew celebrates Canadian Fashion


After a season off the Holt Renfrew celebrates Canadian Fashion event was back on the LFW schedule. This is one of my favourite events of fashion week. It gives you the ability to see the clothing up close and meet the designers.

This season it was hosted by Adrian Mainella of Fashion File instead of the free for all type atmosphere that was present in previous ventures. A clothing designer was paired up with a jewelry designer to showcase the work. There was a little Q&A session with each designer pair conducted by Adrian.

First to show was partners in crime, Greta Constantine and Dandi Maestre. I’m a big fan of the designers work. They really complemented each other in the presentation, which was different from the runway show where I thought Danni’s accessories overpowered the clothing. Get rid of the handbags and what do you know, balance is once again restored. I had a bit of bias at the show too because I was lucky enough to get a preview of the Greta collection at their studio. Maybe I wouldn’t have noticed so much if everything was new to me.


Next up was Dean Davidson and Jeremy Laing. I’m also a fan of both designers. Regular readers of my blog know that I love Jeremy big time. Dean’s signature brushed metal finish makes his jewelry a winner in my books too. It was great to see the green and yellow dress in person. It was my favourite of the spring 2009 collection.


The final pairing was Mikhael Kale and Jaleh Farhadpour. Jaleh is all about the diamonds and precious stones. The black diamond bracelet (pictured above) is quite beautiful. Mikhael showed three dresses which I found a little surprising. There wasn’t any of his rock and roll tough girl pieces. I loved the black dress pictured above. They actually appeared on the runway at the LG Fashion Fusion party.

I liked the new format as it gave the audience a chance to hear the designers talk about their inspiration and process. The audience, in typical Canadian style, was very shy and no one asked the designers any questions.

Slideshow after the jump

Jeremy Laing in W


Jeremy Laing is in the July 2008 issue of W mag. Here is a teaser scan, but go out and get a copy. I got mine. He is part of the Summer Camp editorial shot by Bruce Weber. The link has a slideshow of some of the images. There is a lot of naked Lara Stone, Daria and Kate Moss all over the place, be warned.

School’s out, and the livin’ is easy. The latest flock of new designers hits the road with some top models and friends for a little fun—dressed or not—under the Miami sun.

Lucinda’s List: Toronto’s Top Ten Style Cliques

So Lucinda McRuvy of Rags and Mags had decided to map out Toronto’s Top Ten Style Cliques a la Style.com. I thought the style.com feature was pretty lame, mostly because I don’t live in NYC and I find the whole thing pretty high school (it never seems to end). That being said, this is Toronto, I live here and I find this list very amusing. Yes, your’s truly is mentioned and I’m surprised that Lucinda even knows my name. She’s never acknowledged my presence.

Earlier this year, style.com chronicled New York’s top style clans, courted controversy with their inclusions (and exclusions!), and drew attention to the segregated world of fashion. The article got me wondering about who shapes the Canadian style landscape. What style clans to we have? Are they as defined and closed as those in New York?

Surveying and spying at Spring events, I surmised Toronto’s top trendsetting teams and observed those hovering around. Before I announce my Top Ten Style Cliques, I must address the hovering wannabes because it is so unsophisticated and must be curtailed. Those in the know can detect insincerity and sycophantic tendencies a mile away, so those people will never find a fitting fashion clique.

If you admire someone’s work or style, by all means, tell her. Everyone loves a compliment. But no one loves a stalker. If you are real, the object of your fashion affection will reciprocate. By no means should you pop up uninvited to any event hosted by your preferred couture crew; you should always be invited.

If you’re new on the style scene, don’t just insert yourself into the center. Sit back, watch, and analyze. Read The Art of War if you must. There is a fine line between interlocutor and obnoxious, pushy bore. Patience is definitely a virtue and will be rewarded with gradual acceptance on the scene.

Whose patience, determination, and style has reaped rewards? Read below to discover Canada’s hautest troops, but keep in mind that membership is fluid and most cliques are on friendly terms. All do support Canadian fashion.

Where’s the list you ask, click here -> Sophisticated City by Lucinda McRuvy

Fashion Magazine February 2008 – Cdn Designer Spread

I have scanner so I can scan now. WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! I talked about the great spread in Fashion mag in Feb and now I present my favourite images.
Fashion Magazine February 2008 - Cdn Designer Spread
I really like the dress on the left from Malak by Kalam Lee

Fashion Magazine February 2008 - Cdn Designer Spread
I’m in love with this dress by Jeremy Laing

Fashion Magazine February 2008 - Cdn Designer Spread
Renata Morales

Fashion Magazine February 2008 - Cdn Designer Spread
Lida Biday

Fashion Magazine February 2008 - Cdn Designer Spread
Arthur Mendonca

images: me and my scanner.

Jeremy Laing Ready to Wear – Fall Winter 2008 – 2009

Jeremy Laing Ready to Wear – Fall Winter 2008 – 2009
Jeremy Laing Ready to Wear - Fall Winter  2008 - 2009
Jeremy Laing Ready to Wear - Fall Winter  2008 - 2009

Inspired by the kaleidoscopic cover of The Possibility of an Island, the latest novel by Michel Houellebecq. The interior of a ’50s couture bodice, with its excess seam allowance becoming a decorative element. Josef Albers’s “Homage to a Square” color-field experiments. Quadrant-based construction, with a nod to Vionnet.

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love.

images: thefashionspot.com

Jeremy Laing Fall 2007

Regular readers know of my love for Jeremy Laing’s designs. Supercool website, Refinery 29 named Laing as one their top 5 shows at New York Fashion Week, Fall Winter 2007. They also think that he will get a CFDA grant in the future. So, things are going well for him and I’m glad.

It’s all about the details with Jeremy, don’t be fooled by the simple designs. Check out the show video.
Jeremy Laing Fall Winter 2007 - Onyx dress with ski belt.Jeremy Laing Fall Winter 2007 - Ski Dress
Onyx dress with ski belt., Ski Dress

Jeremy Laing F/W 2006

Jeremy Laing F/W 2006
I don’t like to get adhead of myself too much. I’m not really into thinking about Spring when it’s cold and thinking about Fall when it’s warming up, but that’s just me. I did happen to notice that Jeremy Laing has the F/W 2006 collection pictures up on the website. Love the presentation. Drool away people.

Od to a new job…

I started a new job on Monday. I’m still in software, just back to my favourite stomping grounds, the business district. I worked for 3 years at a company that didn’t have a dress code. I could pretty much wear whatever I wanted. So I spent most of my time in jeans. Now that I’m working for a financial institution I have to look a lot more professional. Thankfully, I didn’t need to buy a whole new wardrobe. I’m a clothes horse and have a far bit of professional attire. Not enough suits though, so I’ve been looking.
This post is about if I had unlimited funds to buy clothes for my new job. If I could afford these clothes I probably wouldn’t need to work. I took a look through the Spring/Summer 06 collections and this is what I found.

Starting with a good old Canadian boy, Jeremy Laing
Jeremy Laing SS06

Roland Mouret
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