What fashion koolaid was Anita drinking in 2009

Anita in custom Mi Concept leather dress at Holt Renfrew TIFF party, Sept 2009

There are some trends I got behind this year that aren’t for everyone. I’ve drunk the fashion koolaid if you will on some trends. Here are the ones that made it into my closet.

I love the strong shoulder and thigh high boot trend, but it was somethings that I never made it to my closet.

i got: Marc by Marc Jacobs Tobo Handbag

Marc by Marc Jacobs Tobo Handbag

The Oracle stared at my Weekend Bag by m0581. “This”, he said complete with hand gestures, “has to go.” It’s true, my beautiful robin’s egg blue bag had seen better days.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Tobo Handbag

So for Christmas, I received theMarc by Marc Jacobs Tobo Handbag as a replacement. I helped pick it out too. I love the colour and the fact it’s made out of neoprene. The neoprene has the letter of Marc by Marc Jacobs embedded in the fabric but it’s not in order.

The Marc by Marc Jacobs Tobo Handbag is available at Holt Renfrew.

images: neimanmarcus.com

i want: Sporty SpinTO Style

I’m hear to talk style for the SpinTO party on May 15, 2009 (Friday!!!). I don’t have my outfit yet. I have a back up plan, that’s the gold plan. I have another idea, but it’s more sporty than gold. With an unlimited budget however my Sporty SpinTO party outfit would be amazing. So, I thought I would dream up an “i want” SpinTO style.

SpinTO - Solid Gold. May 15, 2009.  Get your tickets Now!

My favourite pieces are from ThreeASFOUR

Three as four bodysuit - Sporty SpinTO Style

I’m head over heels for this catsuit. Paired with a sheer tunic or tank top, sigh!

Three as four - Sporty SpinTO Style

Of course there is the hotter than hell Alexander McQueen legging and top combo.

Eiffel Tower Top - Spring 2009

Eiffel Tower Leggings - Spring 2009

You can do it Prada Style.

Prada - Sporty SpinTO Style

Prada - Sporty SpinTO Style

I’m particularly fond of the yellow House of Holland bicycle shorts. I pair it with a nice white racerback tank.

House of Holland - Sporty SpinTO Style

Or Alexander Wang, who even showcased bicycle shorts in leather for Fall 2009. They aren’t pictured because they are kinda ugly.

Alexander Wang - Sporty SpinTO Style

Alexander Wang - Sporty SpinTO Style

SpinTO is a perfect event to showcase the bike short trend that has been gaining strength throughout the last few seasons. My choices are from Resort 2009 through Fall 2009. Here are a few examples of websites talking up the bike short trend: Style Bubble: Cycling into Spring and The Coveted: The Return of The Bicycle Short?.

It’s safe to say whatever I’ll be wearing on Friday it will be tight. I hope to see you there. Get your tickets now.

SpinTO is a fundraising project that kicks off with a party on May 15 celebrating the 600 km Friends for Life Bike Rally from Toronto to Montreal in support of the Toronto People with AIDS Foundation.

This project will be lead by a community-media site at SpinTO.ca, a place where stories about the journey riders in the Rally will be told through new media including blogging and video podcasting. These stories will continue to be told well beyond the kick-off party leading up to the ride to Montreal taking place in July 26-31, 2009. SpinTO has been organized by a team of community contributors, led by Mark Kuznicki and Adam Schwabe, both riders in the 2009 Bike Rally.

images: style.com

Proenza Schouler Ready to Wear – Resort 2009

It’s weird. I’m really loving some of the looks for Resort that I probably shouldn’t.

Proenza Schouler Ready to Wear - Resort 2009Proenza Schouler Ready to Wear - Resort 2009
I can’t explain what draws me to these looks and I can’t believe I like the jumpsuit.

Proenza Schouler Ready to Wear - Resort 2009
The collar on this jacket is great.

Some looks I just don’t get though, like this one
Proenza Schouler Ready to Wear - Resort 2009

via the Fashion Spot – Proenza Schouler Resort 2009
images: thefashionspot.com