geekigirlStyle – Week 24

Welcome to my new weekly outfit of the day (OOTD) column called geekigirlStyle. I’m just playing some historical catchup with the month of June and Week 28 will see the column debut in its weekly format.

geekigirlStyle – Week 24


Philip Sparks Top
Vintage Liberty London Skirt
Philip Sparks Kilted Mock Shoes


Gap Tank Top
Gap Cardigan
Vintage Skirt
Rodin Derby Shoes


Summer Dress – Can’t remember the brand and can’t remember where I bought it.
RetroSuperFuture Sunglasses

geekigirlStyle – Week 23

Welcome to my new weekly outfit of the day (#OOTD) column called geekigirlStyle. I’m just playing some historical catchup with the month of June and Week 28 will see the column debut in its weekly format.

geekigirlStyle – Week 23


Philip Sparks Seersucker Dress
Lacoste Oxfords *


Gap Tank Top
Sarah Stevenson Skirt
Jacob Cardigan
Nine West Sandals
Bevel Sunglasses *
Eliza Earrings


Rag and Bone Blazer
Reitmans x Eve Salvail tshirt
Lacoste Oxfords *
Gap Pants
Bevel Sunglasses *


Zara Floral Bomber Jacket
3.1 Phillip Lim Chelsea Boots
Jeremy Laing Top
Gap Pants


Carven Pants
TopShop Top
Aldo Sandals
Jenny Bird Earrings

* indicates gifted item

i want: Alcoff Shirtdress by Trademark

Alcoff Shirtdress by Trademark
Alcoff Shirtdress by Trademark

I was creeping on a twitter conversation between a couple of friends who were talking favorably about this new American sportswear company based out of New York City called Trademark. I decided to check them out and I fell in love with the Alcoff Shirtdress.

Alcoff Shirtdress by Trademark
Alcoff Shirtdress by Trademark

The Alcoff Shirtdress is a perfect metallic shirt dress that looks as if it was poured on. The design details are perfect minimalism for the bold lamé fabric. The straight relaxed fit makes this dress super easy to wear to the office or  a party.  Of course, all great dresses have pockets and the Alcoff Shirtdress keeps them hidden by using side seam pocketsAlcoff Shirtdress by Trademark

Alcoff Shirtdress at $228 is a great price and nothing in the Trademark line will be over $500. The Alcoff Shirtdress is available ordered online at www.trade-mark.com but unfortunately they only deliver to the US at the moment. I hope you deliver to Canada soon ladies! I need this dress.

Trademark started in 2013 by Alexandra and Louisa Burch. Yup, the former step-daughters of Tory Burch. Alexandra and Louisa freely admit they have help from their very successful parents. The brand is backed by J. Christopher Burch’s investment company, Burch Creative Capital. Tory is on hand for consultations. It possible this could be a new Burch empire in the making.

images: www.trade-mark.com

Welcome to geekigirlStyle – A Weekly #OOTD Update

I’m not having much success in finding a really great way of automatically incorporating my Instagram content over here on the blog. I love Instagram and I like to post a lot of random fun things there. Since there isn’t an automatic solution that meets my needs, I’ve decided to do it manually. So to make it easier, I’ve decided to create a new weekly outfit of the day (#OOTD) column called geekigirlStyle. I don’t do a lot of personal style posting here (feels a bit weird to be honest) so I’m happy to ease into it with this weekly format. I’ve decided to post looks all week from the month of June and next Monday well see the beginning of the weekly rotation with Week 28’s #OOTD offerings.

geekigirlStyle – Week 22


Levi’s Denim Jacket *
Blank Denim
The Clash x Converse *
H&M Sweater


Joe Fresh Dress
Shelly’s London oxfords *
Stolen Riches laces


J. Crew Skirt
Zara Blazer
Nine West Shoes
Equipment Sleeveless Shirt


Danier Leather Custom Dress
3.1 Phillip Lim Chelsea Boots
Gap Moto Jacket
Kara Ross Handbag *


Philip Sparks Dress
Bevel Sunglasses *
Aldo Gold Sandals


YSL Clutch
Aldo Rise x Ostwald Helgason
Le Chateau *
Bevel Sunglasses *

Thanks for checking out the first geekigirlStyle post. Check back tomorrow for Week 23.

* indicates gifted item

Boutiques on eBay x Coal Miner’s Daughter Style Challenge

eBay Canada contacted me this with a Style Challenge request. My mission, should I choose to accept, would be to style an office and nighttime look featuring the Bee Print Bustier by Jordan de Ruiter. A couple of weeks ago on twitter I mentioned how much I liked the Bee Print Bustier so I was happy to take on the challenge.

Boutiques on eBay x Coal Miner's Daughter Style Challenge.
Boutiques on eBay x Coal Miner’s Daughter Style Challenge.

Let’s start with the office look. I pretty much did what I always do when I want to wear something inappropriate to the office, put a blazer on it. This look obviously wouldn’t fly in my financial district office place but many of you work in lest draconian dress code environments. I’m wearing my Junya Watanabe Commes des Garcons blazer (which I picked up at The Room for a steal), H&M high waisted pencil skirt and 3.1 Phillip Lim Chelsea boots. For the night look I ditched the blazer and swapped out the boots for gold sandals from Aldo Shoes. The night look is my World Pride 2014 look for Saturday’s parties!

The Bee Print Bustier is part of Boutiques on eBay which they setup to support Canadian Designers. For this exclusive collection they collaborated with Toronto based boutique Coal Miner’s Daughter. All pieces are under $90 with free shipping Canada Wide. Other designers in the collection are Jool Clothing, Jordan de Ruiter, Haller, Sara Duke, 3rd Floor Studio, and Norwegian Wood. The collection ends on June 30, 2014 so get your orders in ASAP.

Alessandra Dress by Haller
Alessandra Dress by Haller

P.S eBay Canada is auctioning off a one-of-a-kind Dress by Haller. The auction ends at 11AM, June 30th. All proceeds will support the Canadian Honey Council. For more information and bidding check out the eBay site listing.

Thanks eBay and Coal Miner’s Daughter for sending me the Bee Print Bustier to participate in the challenge.

i want: Combinaison Jumpsuit by Horses Atelier

I never knew I wanted a linen jumpsuit in pale pink until I saw that Horses Atelier created one for Spring Summer 2014. Now, that’s a bit of a lie, I’ve always had an interest in jumpsuits. A military flight suit is on my military “I want” list and has been for a long time. I haven’t pursued acquiring a flight suit very actively. When I do come across them they are either too weird-looking like this Soviet MIG flight suit or they are just too big and beyond the magic of alterations. Then there are the colour options which don’t really leave much room for light-hearted fun.

Combinaison by Horses Atelier
Combinaison by Horses Atelier

Combinaison by Horses Atelier provides a great fitting silhouette that looks slim fitting and roomy at the same time. The cotton linen blend will make it cool for the summer even though you’re encased in fabric. It’s got pockets which are a must. I love that it can be dressed up with some heels and a great handbag or it can be completely casual with sneakers and a baseball cap. I’m honestly having thoughts of this jumpsuit paired with my Danielle Meder Doc Martens. It’s really bringing me full circle into this 90s rehash the fashion world is obsessed with right now.

Horses Atelier also makes the Combinaison in black if you are looking for something more stain resilient. The Combinaison by Horses Atelier is made in Toronto. You can buy it via the Horse Atelier online shop for $400. Proceeds from all online sales go to the Clean Clothes Campaign which strives to improve working conditions in the global garment industry.

Horses Atelier is a Toronto based fashion brand by Claudia Dey and Heide Sopinka. Stockists in Toronto include Jonathan + Olivia, The Bay’s White Space and 6 by Gee Beauty.

Smythe Spring Summer 2014

Smythe Spring Summer 2014
Smythe Spring Summer 2014

The Smythe Spring Summer 2014 collection takes their classic tailoring and minimalism to new heights with suiting in liquid textures in Flouro and Petrol Shine. They recently expanded to trousers and this spring summer we will see skirts as the new must haves from Smythe.

Smythe Spring Summer 2014
Smythe Spring Summer 2014

As with every Smythe collection there are a lot of I want – I got approved pieces. I’m loving the Petro Shine suiting. Turn heads with the total suit or if that’s too much for you, just go with the pants. It might be a bit bright for most but I’d totally wear it to the office.

Smythe Spring Summer 2014
Smythe Spring Summer 2014

I was at an event late last year and saw the Foil Pant in person. They are so hot it’s not even funny and in the perfect silver shade.

Smythe Spring Summer 2014
Smythe Spring Summer 2014

The Flouro liquid texture suit is gorgeous too. It doesn’t have the leather vibe like the Petro Shine but it’s still gorgeous.

Smythe Spring Summer 2014
Smythe Spring Summer 2014

It’s not a Smythe collection without a military inspired jacket and Spring Watch Jacket is a great colour. The Smythe skirts are adorable. There is one that isn’t pictured because I didn’t like it that much but it’s more office friendly than the shorter ones that get the I want – I got stamp of approval.

Smythe Spring Summer 2014
Smythe Spring Summer 2014

The Harem Pants with the tassel are a must have in black and tangerine. I’m obsessed.

Smythe Spring Summer 2014
Smythe Spring Summer 2014
Smythe Spring Summer 2014
Smythe Spring Summer 2014

On my bucket list is a jacket with tails and this is the perfect cropped jacket with mini tails.

Smythe Spring Summer 2014
Smythe Spring Summer 2014

There are some great rainwear this season and I love this leopard print Lab Coat one. If you are looking for something more classic, check out the Khaki Walking coat.

Smythe Spring Summer 2014
Smythe Spring Summer 2014

I’ve notice that Bomber Jackets are going to be a big trend this spring summer. This classic black bomber has a twist, it’s quilted.

Smythe Spring Summer 2014 hits stores this month. You can find Smythe in the GTA at TNT Women, Holt Renfrew, Andrews Bayview Village, Grafic Woman and NYLA.

images: Courtesy of Smythe.

i want: Rick Owens Hun Jacket

Rick Owens Hun Jacket
Rick Owens Hun Jacket

It’s fucking freezing in Toronto right now and it has me thinking about fur. Rick Owens fur. Of course, I like to look at what the designers are creating and the jackets often cost more than a car or a down payment on a house. Some are amazing feats of cut and colour and others are pretty garish. Ideally, a vintage fur jacket is on my list of must haves. It’s cheaper and I like the look of vintage fur. Whenever I’m vintage shopping I check out the fur racks, in case I find that magical piece.

Rick Owens Hun Jacket
Rick Owens Hun Jacket

The Rick Owens Hun Jacket is made of Fisher fur jacket and has leather sleeves. It wouldn’t be great for -30 at all considering it’s from the Spring Summer 2014 collection but man it’s a very stylish and modern looking fur coat. Fur done cool, the only way possible in the land of Rick Owens. This puppy cost $31,752 and is available on RickOwens.eu.

images: rickowens.eu

Dreaming of Warmth with Roberto Cavalli Spring Summer 2014

Roberto Cavalli Spring Summer 2014
Roberto Cavalli Spring Summer 2014

I have a winter skiing vacation planned in February but this bitter cold over the last few weeks has me dreaming of the spring and summer. Naturally, I’m thinking of all the new fashions that will be hitting the stores very soon. One of my favourite collections for Spring Summer 2014 is Roberto Cavalli. I can’t believe it myself.

Roberto Cavalli Spring Summer 2014
Roberto Cavalli Spring Summer 2014

The S/S 2014 Roberto Cavalli collection is inspired by the cinematography of the silver screen, in a projection of femininity. Unique, romantic and exuberant, the Roberto Cavalli woman is the Goddess of a sensual revolution where images shine in the gowns just like in dreams. The desire to enhance reality through the filter of an extraordinary cinematographic light which becomes real in the seductive silhouettes and sinuous outlines of the clothes. Silver dominates the scene. Subtle hues of powder pink, pearl grey, mint green and light blue contrasted with black and white. Embroideries created with satin crystal baguettes, metal suspensions and Mukesh embellishment techniques stand out on the geometric cuts of the fluid dresses. Slip dresses, flowing caftans, jacquard prints, lace and tie-dye create contrasting and faded effects embodied in dynamic and luminous shapes. Python, iguana, crocodile and denim patchwork pants and jackets redefine the iconic heritage of the Maison in a contemporary style.(source: Roberto Cavalli YouTube)

This collection hit all my 20s style buttons hard. The embroidery and embellishments are incredible and at the same time very wearable. Everything is on point with this collection from the sweeping gowns, reptile pants and gem crusted accessories. I salivated watching the video which I’ve included below.  Photos don’t do this collection justice at all. This is my dream collection, something I never thought would happen with the designer Roberto Cavalli

images: style.com

Damir Doma x MYKITA Spring Summer 2014 Sunglasses

Damir Doma x MYKITA Spring Summer 2014 Sunglasses
Damir Doma x MYKITA Spring Summer 2014 Sunglasses

Easy way to my heart is through sunglasses. MYKITA always has great collaborations and I’m loving the Damir Doma Spring Summer 2014 ones.

Damir Doma x MYKITA Spring Summer 2014 Sunglasses
Damir Doma x MYKITA Spring Summer 2014 Sunglasses

There are two styls, Vivien and Rita. I like the combination of transparent material and wisps of colour that penetrate throughout.

Damir Doma x MYKITA Spring Summer 2014 Sunglasses
Damir Doma x MYKITA Spring Summer 2014 Sunglasses

“VIVIEN” & “RITA” are a statement, the two oversized butterfly-style frames are flamboyant, eccentric and larger than life. They are awash with colours that were infused into the transparent material employed: a frozen melange of rust-red, green, aubergine and blue colour clouds.

This two new sunglasses models are available in three colour combinations: Cloudy Blue (transparent with dashes of ink blue), Cloudy Brown (transparent with rust-brown hues) and Cloudy Purple (transparent with rust red, green, aubergine-coloured and blue colour clouds).

Both frames are fitted with tinted lenses from pioneering optical solutions specialist Zeiss and will go on sale in spring 2014 at all MYKITA Shops and the Damir Doma flagship store in Paris.(source)

Damir Doma x MYKITA Spring Summer 2014 Sunglasses
Damir Doma x MYKITA Spring Summer 2014 Sunglasses

images: blog.mykita.com

Proenza Schouler x M·A·C Cosmetics = OMFG!!!

Proenza Schouler x M·A·C Cosmetics
Proenza Schouler x M·A·C Cosmetics

It’s Proenza Schouler day at I want – I got. I come bearing amazing news. Proenza Schouler and M·A·C Cosmetics are collaborating on a Spring Summer 2014 beauty collection. OMFG!!!!! This limited edition collection will have Ombre Face Powders, Lipsticks, Pro Longwear Eye Liners and Lip Pencils, Nail Lacquers, and a 129SE Powder Brush. The collection will be inspired by Jack and Lazaro’s previous collections. Look for the collection to hit stores and online everywhere April 2014.

Quote from James Gager, Creative Director, Senior Vice President, M·A·C Cosmetics:
“I have always respected Jack and Lazaro’s keen vision and point of view. We’ve worked together backstage creating beauty looks for their runway shows for many years and it has been fascinating to me watching them evolve. They have a very particular perspective on their makeup look each season. It has been a great experience collaborating with them to bring their beauty vision off the runway to our customers.”

Quote from Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler:
“Beauty has always played a huge role in what we do on the runway and M·A·C has been one of our biggest supporters. We wanted to create something that the Proenza Schouler woman could relate to off the runway, and the M·A·C brand is so deeply rooted in fashion that we knew they would understand our vision.” (source: Press Release)

image: Courtesy of M·A·C Cosmetics

Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2014 Video

Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2014
Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2014

Proenza Schouler can do no wrong! This Spring Summer 2014 collection is so very strong with every look hitting the right notes in my style playlist. Jack and Lazaro relayed their inspiration to Hamish Bowles at Vogue:

looking at the ice-cool seventies interiors of architects and designers like Joe Colombo and Paul Rudolph, and the monumental organic furniture of the Brazilian Sérgio Rodrigues, and the North Californian J. B. Blunk. “Glass and chrome and white lacquer,” said McCollough of those vintage interiors that turned them on, “mixed up with a shaggy Moroccan rug.” “It’s minimal,” added Hernandez, “but there’s a warmth, an earthiness to it with all those green plants.”(source)

Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2014
Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2014

The shoes, the shoes. I want the shoes so badly!!

Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2014
Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2014

As always, I try not to make too many final judgements on a collection without seeing the video. The Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2014 fashion show is amazing! I’m so in love. I also took a look at the Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2014 trunk show on Moda Operandi. It’s just stunning.

Proenza Schouler is available online at thebay.com and in Toronto and Vancouver at The Room in Hudson’s Bay.

images: vogue.com

I want – I got’s Spring Summer 2014 Fashion Trend Forecasting Reference – Updated February 21, 2013

I want – I got's Spring Summer 2014 Fashion Trend Forecasting Reference
I want – I got’s Spring Summer 2014 Fashion Trend Forecasting Reference

I want – I got’s Spring Summer 2014 Fashion Trend Forecasting Reference

This is a listing of links to fashion trend forecasting reports for the upcoming Spring Summer 2014. (yup, it’s that time!) They are posted for reference and easy access for your fashion trend researching needs. This page will be updated as more fashion trend forecasting reports become available.

Updated February 21, 2013 – Fashion Forward Trends S/S 14

Updated February 21, 2013 – Spring / Summer 2014, Menswear Color Trends

Updated February 21, 2013 – Spring / Summer 2014, Women’s Color Trends

Updated February 21, 2013 – Kids Summer 14 Fashion snoop

Updated February 21, 2013 – Trendstop interior Summer 14

Updated February 21, 2013 – Spring Summer 2014 Intimates Inspiration

Updated February 21, 2013 – Spring / Summer 2014 Inspirations

Updated February 21, 2013 – JUNIOR HIGH SUMMER 14 COLOR PALETTES

Updated February 21, 2013 – DIVE INTO TREND COUNCIL’S SS14 FASHION DRESS TREND REPORT

Updated February 21, 2013 – TREND COUNCIL ONLINE FORECAST : LADIES SS14 HIGH SUMMER PALETTES

Updated February 21, 2013 – SS 14 SEASONAL LIFESTYLE PALETTES

Updated February 21, 2013 РPremi̬re Vision РForecast/Spring Summer 14/Fashion seasons

MENS TOP 4 TREND THEMES S/S 2014. FASHION SNOOPS

TEXTILE PRINT S/S 2014 WOMEN’S MENS KEY PATTERNS. TREND COUNCIL

WOMEN’S TOP 4 TREND THEMES S/S 2014. FASHION SNOOPS

Interfiliere Trends: Spring/Summer 2014

FASHION VIGNETTE: >>TRENDS – DESIGN OPTIONS . SPRING/SUMMER 2014

Lenzing Spring/Summer 2014 Fashion & Color Trends

Spring Summer 2014 Fashion Trends

trends s/s 2014 Pinterest Board

Colors Summer 14 Trend Council

More colors summer 14 Trend Council

Wolverine Leathers Summer 14

Summer 14 trends and inspiration

Peclers Paris Summer 14

TRENDS – PANTONE VIEW . S/S 2014

Premiere Vision Denim Report – Spring Summer 2014 trends

ACCESSORIES’ WOMEN’S KEY ITEMS S/S 2014. TRENDSTOP.COM

TEXTILE PRINT S/S 2014 KEY PATTERNS. TREND COUNCIL

BODY + ACTIVEWEAR TEXTILE TRENDS S/S 2014. NILIT (updated link with interactive trendbook)

EMERGING SURFACE TREND S/S 2014. TRENDSTOP.COM

WOMEN’S S/S 2014 MUST HAVE COLOR. TREND COUNCIL

Lenzing – Textile Fibers – Trends Spring/Summer 2014

SS 14 SEASONAL LIFESTYLE PALETTES

DIVE INTO TREND COUNCIL’S SS14 FASHION DRESS TREND REPORT