i got: Cynthia Doll Dress by Collectif

Cynthia Doll Dress by Collectif
Cynthia Doll Dress by Collectif

A new clothing shop opened in my neighbourhood called Rosie the Rebel Retro Boutique. My fashion radar spotted it out of the corner of my eye on the way home one day. I jaywalked across Bloor to check it out. Fashion is a calling, literally at times. They carry Rockabilly, Psychobilly and Retro clothing. I soon realized this place would be really bad for my wallet after trying on this cherry dress and crinoline combo. The cherry dress didn’t win my heart this round, it was a 50s style dress from London based, Collectif.

Established in the year 2000, Collectif is an independent 1940s and 1950s inspired vintage reproduction brand based in London. We create garments and accessories that are inspired by genuine vintage patterns, knitting patterns, and fabrics from our extensive archive. (source: Collectif website)

Cynthia Doll Dress by Collectif
Cynthia Doll Dress by Collectif

The Cynthia Doll Dress makes me feel as if I should be attending a sockhop with my little white poodle. It’s perfect for the office and I’ll be able to wear it in all seasons. It comes in blue and dusty pink. It retails for £89.50 on the Collective website but I paid around $100 (I think?) for mine at Rosie the Rebel.

Cynthia Doll Dress by Collectif
Cynthia Doll Dress by Collectif

Here’s my elevator selfie. I didn’t manage to get a proper full length shot of the dress (no photographer SO here). I paired the Cynthia Doll Dress with my Marni x HM sandals and Zara bomber. If I wanted to take the 50s look a literally I should have worn my white Derby shoes by Rokin or my lavender Worksong brouges.

images: me, collectif.co.uk

i want: Animal Print Dresses by Moschino Cheap and Chic

Animal Print Dresses by Moschino Cheap and Chic
Animal Print Dresses by Moschino Cheap and Chic

Fashion blogging friend, Nelia alerted me to this cool Moschino Cheap and Chic cat dress she put in a post on her blog called Shopping: Stylish Cat Lady Essentials. I immediately did some digging and found a couple other great animal dresses by Moschino Cheap and Chic. I want them all. They cost $495 and can be found at shopbop.com and net-a-porter.com.

images: shopbop.com, net-a-porter.com

i got: Kaiyra Sandals by Nine West

Kaiyra Sandals by Nine West
Kaiyra Sandals by Nine West

It seems we skipped spring and moved right into open toe shoe wearing weather. I honestly thought I wouldn’t wear sandals until closer to June but there I was wearing peep toes at the end of April. A new summer season means new wedge sandals. I was having a particularly bad day and used my Nine West gift card to cheer me up. I love a good wedge sandal and I have more than a few pairs of them kicking around.

I was debating between the Kaiyra and Shaky sandal. The blue and green patterns of the Kaiyra won out. They have a 5″ cork wedge with a 1″ platform. They are high but comfortable, the perfect shoe dimensions. I still might get my hands on the Shaky sandal, they are on sale now. So is the Kaiyra if you are interested.

i want: Body Jewellery by Dolorous

Toronto has a number of great jewellery designers and Dolorous is one of them. Danielle Singer, designer, uses brass chains and various vintage components to create her beautiful, minimalist designs. I’m really into her body jewellery right now.

Menat Broad Collar Body Chain
Menat Broad Collar Body Chain

Menat Broad Collar Body Chain is my favourite piece by Dolorous right now. It would make a great statement piece on a long gown for formal occasions. It also would be great more causally too. It’s $278.64 at here Etsy shop.

The Menat Broad Collar Body Chain, inspired by medieval accessories, is a modern style of body jewelry meant to be worn across the shoulders. This beautiful and flattering statement piece is made with two draping strands down the front and three across the back, connected at the shoulders with a section of ornate vintage copper chain from which several strands of brass chain are draped, creating a cap sleeve style look that allows the piece to balance comfortably across your shoulders.(source: Dolorous Etsy Page)

Crystal Lattice Body Necklace
Crystal Lattice Body Necklace

Crystal Lattice Body Necklace is another great piece that would make a great statement on a simple gown. It’s a cheaper option than the Menat Broad Collar Body Chain at $187.55.

The Crystal Lattice Body Chain is a versatile necklace featuring a large vintage chandelier crystal that is absolutely breathtaking in person.The vintage crystal at the center of the necklace is surrounded by layers of draped brass chain, interlaced with one another.
Its constructed to allow it to be worn either as a draped and layered necklace, or as a beautiful body chain with chain interlaced down and around the torso and creating beautiful back detailing.(source: Dolorous Etsy Page)

images: etsy.com

i got: Chanel Summer 2013 Inimitable Waterproof Mascara

Chanel Summer 2013 Makeup Collection
Chanel Summer 2013 Makeup Collection

There are so many lovely things in the Chanel Summer 2013 makeup collection. Chanel Nail polish is always a must have for me but I never really though about Chanel mascara. I didn’t even know Chanel had mascara until I saw an email about Le Volume de Chanel mascara a few months ago. My catlike curiosity eventually got to me and I used a Hudson’s Bay gift card to buy the pricy mascara in black. Le Volume de Chanel didn’t disappoint and I loved its forumla and brush. When I saw the mascara colours for the Chanel summer 2013 collection I lost my shit. They were bright in a way that I usually isn’t associated with Chanel. Yellow (Zest), lime (Lime Light), aqua (Aqua Blue) and blue (Blue Note) aren’t colours you see very often and not in such a pigmented way. I made my way down to the Chanel counter at Holt Renfrew to get a look at them in person. I knew that I would buy Blue Note as I’ve been constantly searching for a better blue mascara than my current favourite Dior. For kicks I had the Chanel associate apply Lime Light to my eyes. The colour matched my vintage Adidas jacket and I was hooked. I didn’t try on Zest or Aqua Blue. Yellow seems like a good idea in theory but from the photos I’ve seen it looks little too costumey.

Chanel Summer 2013 Inimitable Waterproof Mascara
Chanel Summer 2013 Inimitable Waterproof Mascara – Blue Note, Lime Light

The mascara is really pigmented and it really coats the lashes, depositing rich colour everywhere. The mascara formula is long-lasting and waterproof. I’m a big fan of  the summer 2013 Chanel mascara shades. Blue Note kills my former favourite Diorshow dead and stomps on its corpse. The vibrancy of the blue in the Chanel mascara is untouchable. Chanel mascara is pretty expensive at $36. I still highly recommend it if you are looking for bright, standout lashes.

images: me, chanel.com

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

InnerSPACE: Rise of the Fashion Blogger

If you were at WMCFW in Toronto this year you might have seen me with a camera entourage. Or you might have seen me doing an on camera interview backstage. The program InnerSPACE on the SPACE channel asked me take part in a segment about fashion bloggers along with Stefania Yarhi and Nathalie Atkinson.

SPACE’s flagship show, InnerSPACE is a daily entertainment talk show that covers film, television, video games, technology, comic books, gadgets, and all things genre. Hosted by Ajay Fry, Cynthia Loyst and Teddy Wilson, InnerSPACE takes its audience behind the velvet rope by giving them VIP access to the people, places, and things inside genre that they’ve grown to love.

InnerSPACE: Rise of the Fashion Blogger
InnerSPACE: Rise of the Fashion Blogger

The segment is called “Rise of the Fashion Blogger”.

Fashion reporting has changed in recent years with the introduction of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. If you have a device and an opinion, fashion can be instantly accessible to the masses.(source)

The video doesn’t allow embedding so here is the link where you can check it out on SPACE.ca. Watch InnerSPACE: Rise of the Fashion Blogger. InnerSPACE also had an In Studio interview with Jeanne Beker which was its own segment. You check out the link on SPACE.ca Watch Jeanne Beker in Studio.

I haven’t watch the segment yet. I love being on camera, it comes pretty naturally. However, I don’t enjoy watching the final product. I guess I’m too self conscious or too much of a perfectionist that the experience is always jarring. I’ll get around to watching this eventually, I always do in the end.

i want: Leather Perforated Mini Skirt by Proenza Schouler

Leather Perforated Mini Skirt by Proenza Schouler
Leather Perforated Mini Skirt by Proenza Schouler

When I was younger I had so many mini skirts in my closet. Now I have two and I miss wearing them. It’s pretty pathetic. So I keep my eyes peeled and I love coming across unusual ones like this neon green perforated leather mini skirt by Proenza Schouler. Of course this piece is expensive, $1650 at Barneys.

images: lyst.com

i want: Aldo Rise x Preen Buito High Heel Sandal

Aldo Rise x Preen Buito High Heel Sandal
Aldo Rise x Preen Buito High Heel Sandal

I’m a big fan of the Aldo Rise collections and I’m a huge fan of Preen. So when these two get together, I get a little giddy. For Spring Summer 2013 Preen and Aldo released three styles of shoes with two different colourways per style. I’ve already picked up the Musilova style which has a pointy toe, asymmetrical vamp and ankle strap. It’s in a bone colour and the leather has some texture to it. I’m also a big fan of the Preen x Aldo Rise Buito Sandal. It wasn’t available when I purchased the Musilova thankfully because I would have walked out the door with both.

All the styles from the Aldo Rise x Preen collection are $155 and can be found online at aldoshoes.com or in select Aldo Stores like Eaton Centre.

images: aldoshoes.com

Pierre Hardy x NARS Nail Polish Pairs

Pierre Hardy x NARS Nail Polish Pairs
Pierre Hardy x NARS Nail Polish Pairs

I’m all about the NARS Cosmetics Nail Polish collaborations and this summer shoe designer Pierre Hardy brings his spring summer 2013 colour palette to NARS. There are twelve polishes in total but they are available in packages of two. The colours are complimentary. The Pierre Hardy x NARS Nail Polish collection is:

Pierre Hardy x NARS Nail Polish Pairs
Pierre Hardy x NARS Nail Polish Pairs

SHARKS (yellow, lavender), SHARPLINES (peach, burgundy)

Pierre Hardy x NARS Nail Polish Pairs
Pierre Hardy x NARS Nail Polish Pairs

VERTEBRA (coral, dusty rose), ETHNO RUN (orange, navy)

Pierre Hardy x NARS Nail Polish Pairs
Pierre Hardy x NARS Nail Polish Pairs

EASY WALKING (rose gold, camel), VENOMOUS (gunmetal, black) which is exclusive to narscosmetics.ca

The collection is available now at any NARS counters and online at narscosmetics.ca. Each duo retails for $32 and they come in a cute box with a little dustbag.

image: courtesy of NARS and narscosmetics.ca

i want: Nicki Flare Dress by Rag & Bone

Nicki Flare Dress by Rag & Bone
Nicki Flare Dress by Rag & Bone

I saw two version of this amazing skater dress at Holt Renfrew’s Rag & Bone party. Of course, those colours were black and white. The best colour, this neon green could only be found in top form. However, Moda Operandi and rag-bone.com both carry the superior green version for $595.

Nicki Flare Dress by Rag & Bone
Nicki Flare Dress by Rag & Bone

images: modaoperandi.com

Rag & Bone Visit Holt Renfrew

Rag & Bone Visit Holt Renfrew
Rag & Bone Visit Holt Renfrew

Bravo to Rag & Bone designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville who battled their way to Toronto during an ice storm. They weren’t going to miss the Holt Renfrew bash in their honour that unfortunately happened on a very shitty weather day.

Rag & Bone Visit Holt Renfrew
Rag & Bone Visit Holt Renfrew

Holt Renfrew commissioned five local graffiti artists to create new work using Rag & Bone’s Spring Summer 2013 collection as inspiration. Skam, Li-Hill, Elicser, Joel Richardson and EGR turned the third floor of Holt Renfrew into a northern Houston Project. Fashion Magazine, She Does the City and Backseatstylers where there to document the party.

Rag & Bone Visit Holt Renfrew
Rag & Bone Visit Holt Renfrew

I own one piece of Rag & Bone. It was a blazer I got at a consignment shop for a great deal. The preppy aesthetic of Rag & Bone is done very well and I love what this award winning brand produces. Spring Summer 2013 has some great neon green pieces like the standout leather motocycle jacket.

Rag & Bone Visit Holt Renfrew
Rag & Bone Visit Holt Renfrew

Outfit Breakdown:
I always enjoying my vintage Chanel skirt as it has the best movement of any skirt I own. For the party, I paired it with a Kova & T bodysuit (Courtesy of Kelly Claman Company Inc), Smythe Jacket (courtesy of Smythe), Goffredo Fantini boots and a Loeffler Randall Rider bag.

You can see the rest of my photos of the spring summer 2013 Rag & Bone collection in the gallery below

images: me, backseatstyler.com

i got: Black Lizard Rider Bag by Loeffler Randall

Black Lizard Rider Bag by Loeffler Randall
Black Lizard Rider Bag by Loeffler Randall

I’m having an intense love affair with a handbag right now. It’s the Loeffler Randall Rider Bag in black lizard printed embossed leather. This bag came into my life with the help of eLuxe’s great personal shoppers. I made a comment on the eLuxe Facebook page when they posted a preview of the beautiful Neon Red and Bubble Gum Loeffler Randall Rider Bag. It seems my Internet squeal of a comment prompted a mental note for this personal shopper. I soon received an email telling me that the Rider Bag was in stock and ready for purchasing.

The Rider Bag is adjustable. It’s an attaché , a shoulder bag or a cross body bag. It also has two straps on the back that allow it to attach to your bicycle handles if you do that sort of thing. The dimensions of the bag are 11.5″ x 8.75″ x 4.5″. The shoulder strap is 14.5″ long and it adjusts to 20.5″ when in cross body mode. There are 3 pockets inside the bag and it can hold all your electronic gadgets including a pocket for your tablet. It’s the perfect big but not too big handbag.

The Black Lizard Loeffler Randall Rider Bag is sold out on eLuxe but the Neon Red and Bubble Gum version is available. Augustina also carries the Rider Bag and they have a few great colours like white, natural and cobalt. They are also sold out of the Black Lizard style. The Rider Bag retails from $535 – $595.

images: fashionmagazine.com, loefflerrandall.com

Lucian Matis Spring Summer 2013 Ad Campaign

Lucian Matis Spring Summer 2013 Ad Campaign
Lucian Matis Spring Summer 2013 Ad Campaign

Lucian Matis does it again with another brilliant Spring Summer 2013 Ad Campaign. This comes on the heels of his beautiful Fall Winter 2012 Ad Campaign.

Lucian Matis Spring Summer 2013 Ad Campaign
Lucian Matis Spring Summer 2013 Ad Campaign

See the rest of the campaign in the gallery.

Photography: Greg Swales
Hair/Makeup: Ashley Gesner – P1M
Model: Jessa – Sutherland

images: Lucian Matis Facebook Page

I want – I got Editorials – Nomad Spring Summer 2013

I want – I got Editorials – Nomad Spring Summer 2013
I want – I got Editorials- Nomad Spring Summer 2013

So, this is the second post in my I want – I got Editorials group. I was blogging for the award-winning MasterCard Stylicity project this season and I organized three editorial shoots for the stores Philip Sparks, Nomad and Spectacle. The shots turned out really well so I’ve decided to showcase some of them here too. This is Nomad.

I want – I got Editorials – Nomad Spring Summer 2013
I want – I got Editorials – Nomad Spring Summer 2013

I really wanted to do the modelling for Nomad myself. However, I felt there were a couple of problems with that. One would be sizing. The other problem was audience. Nomad is a menswear shop and I need to speak to their main customers who are men. So my photographer Dave Yan and I convinced my tall and lean brother to model. He was great!

I want – I got Editorials – Nomad Spring Summer 2013
Towards the end of the shoot we got Curtis to do some classic poses.

Nomad is an amazing shop and their sales associates are some of the incredibly helpful and down to earth. I even saw a couple of things that would fit me in the store. I’m going to have to go shopping.

I want – I got Editorials – Nomad Spring Summer 2013
The RUN DMC pose is a must

Curtis makes everything look amazing. Thanks dear brother for your hard work and thanks to the guys at Nomad for styling everything up. You can check out all the shots from this editorial in the gallery below.

I want – I got Editorials – Philip Sparks Spring 2013

A lot of bloggers love to the do the photoshoot of themselves thing. If you’ve been here long enough, you know that’s not my thing. I rarely post about my daily outfits because I honestly don’t find it or them interesting. For those of you that are curious about what I’m wearing, your best bets for glimpses are to follow me on twitter or instagram. You can search geekigirl to find me.

Philip Sparks Spring 2013
Doing my best Ginuwine Pony imitation

So, I don’t like outfit posts and that kinda shit but I enjoy doing the occasional editorial. Some of these editorials I’ve organized and others I’ve just played model. I was blogging for the award-winning MasterCard Stylicity project this season and I organized three editorial shoots for the stores Philip Sparks, Nomad and Spectacle. The shots turned out really well so I’ve decided to showcase some of them here too. First up is Philip Sparks.

Philip Sparks Spring 2013
Twirling is the best part of owning a Philip Sparks Tailored Goods Inc skirt

I brought my sometime collaborator with me Dave Yan. We did the Moon campaign together and he has an amazing eye for shots. The amazing Andrew Coimbra styled the looks and I played model.

Philip Sparks Spring 2013
Just hailing that taxi!
Philip Sparks Spring 2013
I honestly have nothing funny to say about this one

You can check out all the shots we took that day in the gallery below.

Here is a list of the items featured in the shoot. You can buy them in store at 162 Ossington Avenue or online at philipsparks.com.

1. Awning stripe dress – $395
2. Pin Stripe Blouse – $195
3. Navy Woven Flats – $195
4. Circle Skirt – $295
5. Trench Coat – $595
6. Knit Dress – $295
7. Accordion Briefcase -$395
8. Navy stretch belt – $110
9. Laptop Case – $125
10. Tote Bag – $295

geekiviews: Guerlain La Laque Couleur Nail Polish

Guerlain La Laque Couleur Nail Polish
Guerlain La Laque Couleur Nail Polish

Guerlain is introducing a new permanent nail polish collection to its makeup line up. The collection features 10 shades as well as a Gel Top Coat and protective base. Gel top coats are going to be the next rage in the nail polish world. They claim to give a similar finish to a gel manicure without the need of the potentially cancer-causing UV lamps. What makes a gel top coat different is that it contains polymers or epoxy resin that provides the coverage, protection and finish. Julep, Deborah Lippman and Dior all have gel top coat products on the market.

Guerlain La Laque Couleur Nail Polish
Guerlain La Laque Couleur Nail Polish

At the preview, I got to see the nail polish in person and I indulged in a mini manicure. Guerlain impressed me. The polish is very opaque and there was 95% coverage in the first coat. I love that Guerlain has the wide and flat brush design like Dior’s nail polish. The wide brush makes applying polish so quick and easy. Some people prefer a thinner brush but I’d love all my polish brushes to wide and flat. Guerlain’s Gel Top Coat is great. My nails do have a gel manicure finish. They are super shiny and flat like glass. It’s the kind of manicure you stare at for hours saying “shiny” to yourself while rocking back and forth in a chair at the office.

Guerlain La Laque Couleur Nail Polish
Guerlain La Laque Couleur Nail Polish

The colour palette for the collection is pretty safe with a range of pinks and reds of various shades and a few neutrals. It’s influenced by 60s pin-up calendars. There are no crazy colours but they are beautiful. The polish is heavily pigmented resulting in rich colours that really pop when applied. The colour palette also matches their 10 iconic lipstick shades just match up the style numbers.

Guerlain La Laque Couleur Nail Polish
Guerlain La Laque Couleur Nail Polish

Guerlain La Laque Couleur Nail Polish retails for $25 each. You can buy Guerlain at their shop in Yorkville at 110 Bloor Street West or at Sephora.

images: courtesy of Guerlain

i want: Obsedia Handbag by Givenchy

The Givenchy Obsedia Bag
The Givenchy Obsedia Bag

I have a bit of a Givenchy bag obsession. I’ll admit that. I’ve talked about the Pandora and Antigona perviously and I love the Obsedia Bag too.

The Givenchy Obsedia Bag
The Givenchy Obsedia Bag

Both the Givenchy Taupe Leather Gold Trimmed Obsedia Shoulder Bag and the Givenchy Red Leather Gold Trimmed Obsedia Shoulder bag are both available at ssense.com for (le sigh) $1775.

images: lyst.com

i want: Peplum Moto Jacket by Sacai

Peplum Moto Jacket by Sacai
Peplum Moto Jacket by Sacai

I got to touch the Sacai Peplum Moto Jacket in person at Holt Renfrew the other day. It’s so beautiful. I love Chitose Abe’s take on the moto jacket with the addition of the peplum back and the choice blue striped fabric. It’s available online at Barney’s and also available in Khaki Green.

images: lyst.com

i want: Leather Pouches by Mary Katrantzou

Mary Katrantzou Printed Leather Pouch
Mary Katrantzou Printed Leather Pouch

Mary Katrantzou is releasing her first line of leather handbags. The stamp and currency prints of the Spring Summer 2013 collection are perfect for the Wristlet Pouch Clutch and Leather Pouch styles.  You can pre-order the collection at saksfifthavenue.com with an expected shipping date of April 14, 2013. The collection comes out March 11, 2013 in Europe. The handbags priced at $681 and $854. Saks also delivers to Canada.

EDIT: I’ve just found out from Mary Katrantzou herself that these leather pouches will be available at The Room by The Hudson’s Bay!!

images: en.vogue.fr

Kara Ross Spring Summer 2013 Preview

Kara Ross Spring Summer 2013 Preview
Kara Ross Spring Summer 2013 Preview

Kara Ross is Queen of the exotic skins. This award winning designer is known for her luxury clutches made of out of a colourful assortment of skins like lizard, python, alligator and ostrich finished with a clasped made from coloured stones. Kara is a certified GIA gemologist and she puts that experience into her handbag and jewellery designs.

Kara Ross Spring Summer 2013 Preview
Kara Ross Spring Summer 2013 Preview

To compliment the skins, Kara uses mother-of-pearl, labradorite, black onyx, rock crystal and hematite gemstones. Kara by Kara Ross jewellery uses alternative materials like jet, marcasite, lava, wood and chalcedony to create her statement making jewellery in addition to traditional materials like resin, crystal, Malachite, Lapis, Tiger’s Eye, Amethyst, Turquoise and Onyx.

Kara Ross Spring Summer 2013 Preview
Kara Ross Spring Summer 2013 Preview

I attended a preview of the Spring Summer 2013 Kara Ross Handbags and Kara by Kara Ross Jewellery. It was the first time I got a look at the product in person and I’m such a fan of the handbags. I love the Art Deco inspiration in the shape and the clasp design. The skins are so unique and colourful with all kinds of colour combinations including neon available. I’m the lucky owner of a neon pink python Electra clutch (thanks to Kelly Claman Company) and I love it. It’s the perfect statement piece for a completely black outfit but I’m also looking forward to doing some crazy colour blocking in the summer. I’m thinking of paring it with my neon yellow dress and pink cork platform heels.

Kara by Kara Ross is available online at eluxe.ca and The Bay or in store at Holt Renfrew (Made a mistake about Holts, Ursula B in Montreal also carries Kara Ross).

i want: Printed Cotton Viscose Raffia Dress by Mary Katrantzou

Mary Katrantzou Printed Cotton Viscose Raffia Dress
Mary Katrantzou Printed Cotton Viscose Raffia Dress

Mary Katrantzou has moved away from crazy prints for fall winter 2013 so we better get in our love with the spring summer 2013 season. I love this shirt dress with detachable pull on tunic. I love the design of stamps and money.

Mary Katrantzou Printed Cotton Viscose Raffia Dress
Mary Katrantzou Printed Cotton Viscose Raffia Dress

The dress was available on Luisaviaroma but it’s sold out.

images: lyst.com

Kania Spring Summer 2013 Lookbook

Kania Spring Summer 2013
Kania Spring Summer 2013

I enjoyed opening the Kania Spring Summer 2013 lookbook, the images are beautiful. Kania is the brainchild of Ottawa based Stacey Bafi-Yeboa. She is a former Broadway dancer and that experience heavily influences her designs. Kania is designed and manufactured in Canada. The Spring Summer 2013 Kania collection is called Tropical Luxuriance. Stacey brought in Tanzanian model, Herieth Paul who moved to Ottawa when she was 14.

Kania Spring Summer 2013
Kania Spring Summer 2013

Welcome to a world where fashion meets dance and where fantasy is reality. A private island where you can escape the ordinary and be submersed in luxury. Steamy nights and hot summer days rule your world. You’ll sense the relaxed beauty of the Caribbean and be transformed into the glamour of an African queen. As you step into paradise you’re ready to let go, to let loose, to be noticed, to be free. Is it a dream? No … you’ve just entered the island of KANIA… get ready to experience…TROPICAL LUXURIANCE(source: press release)

Kania Spring Summer 2013
Kania Spring Summer 2013

Stacey’s dance background is evident in the clothing. Everything is sexy but comfortable looking. Stacey began her design career when friends started to request the outfits she made for dance auditions. Kania is available online at kania.ca and in Toronto at Shopgirls and Any Direct Flight.

images: courtesy of Kania