World Master Card Fashion Week~Spring/Summer 2013 Day 1~Pavoni~A Ball in Versailles

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Pavoni landed on my radar last season.  I never actually saw the show only the video review and that was enough to be kicking my own butt all over the tents.  But this season my schedule didn’t allow for me to get into the tents to see this show on the opening night either, which I accepted with some sadness but accepted nonetheless.  I did however have the gift of a live feed so I was able to watch the show from start to finish.  Of course I wasn’t disappointed the collection was flawless and gorgeous shimmery and effervescent.  Everything that I have now come to expect from this design team.  The colours were kept simple, tans, blacks and gold with a pale sea-foam green thrown in, in places.  Lace in both black and metallics added some sex appeal. The evening gowns were red carpet perfection and would hold their own with many of the designers we see worn on the carpet during award season.  Then there are the Ball gowns; there is no other designer currently presenting during fashion week who does a Ball gown like Pavoni yeah I said it!  Check the pictures  they say it all….

Photos courtesy of Mirian Njoh for Opique

Jean Pierre Braganza Spring/Summer 2013~The Shows Toronto~Abstract Architecture

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I always love discovering a new Canadian designer that I would wear and recommend.  I personally think that we as Canadians place far too much stock in International brands that don’t do anything to promote our industry our sense of fashion or the talent that we have right in our own back yard.  With more designers entering the market place who clearly have a vision and a voice it is important that Canadian media spotlights these designers so that the general population can find them and begin to purchase their collections.  I think Jean Pierre Braganza is one of those designers who needs to be showcased and shouted about.  Now I wasn’t at the actual show but my photographers were and I am soooo thankful because I got beautiful photos of this collection.  I knew that there was magic happening on the runway because this collection had the Blogeratti all a twitter on twitter.  Once I did get the photos I was equally as impressed with the collection as everybody else was.

The collection was print heavy, with no shortage of colour.  It also included jumpsuits my personal fav! One that you could pair with a blazer and head to the office and the other jumpsuit you’d pair with a killer shoe and head out for a night on the town.  The dresses in the collection all had abstract design elements including asymmetrical necklines and hems. Splashes of a print combined with solid fabrics made the designs way more interesting than if they had just the print alone or  just a solid colour.  Overall I loved the collection and thus far it is my favourite.

Check out the pics below…..

Photos courtesy of Melonie De Guzman for Opique

Chloe Comme Parris Spring/Summer 2013~The Shows Toronto~Sheer Separates

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The Chloe Comme Parris collection is one that I have reviewed each season since they began presenting in Toronto.  The design team consisting of two sisters created a collection for the daring and leggy girl who  likes to flirt with her clothing. She keeps things casual and comfortable but when she gets dressed she has no problem showing off some skin but also knows how to remain a lady.  The collection included multiple looks that consisted of sheer printed separates.
You could pair them together or wear them mixed with other pieces from your Spring/Summer wardrobe. My favourites were the shorts especially the leather ones.  I feel like this collection is a perfect, I wanna look effortless on a date collection, preferably a date that includes a ferris wheel and a board walk.

Check out the pics!

Photos by Miriam Njoh for Opique

Chanel No 5 Commercial~Featuring Brad Pitt

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There is only one reason I am writing a post about this Chanel No 5 commerical and that is Brad Pitt.  If you know me you know that I have had a deep abiding love for this man since I saw Interview with a Vampire in high school. (I am remarkably well preserved) Ha! It deepened into an all consuming desire when I saw Legends of the Fall.  Frankly I’ve not stopped loving him since! So here is Brad in all his “I’m getting older and finer” glory for Chanel No 5.  Both parts of the film! Thank me later!

Laura Siegel Spring/Summer 2013~The Shows Toronto~Austrailan Outback Boho hippie

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Hello hello I am back from my hiatus don’t read anything into the timing. Ha! What better way is there for me to jump back into writing than by reviewing the shows for Toronto Fashion week.  Like most major cities around the world that host a national and in some cases international Fashion week there are shows that take place surrounding and during the official Fashion Week; Toronto is no exception.  In Toronto the Fashion fun starts this week and this is my first review for the season. Yay! I am familiar with Laura Siegel but have never reviewed any of her collections.  So here we go….

Laura Siegel’s Spring/Summer collection takes me to the Australian outback where cacti and lizards roam.  This collection is for the girl with a bohemian style that likes to mix the ruggedness that is suede with the lightness of linen. The accessories were completely complimentary in that they completely finished each look.  Wide-brimmed hats were perfectly paired and felt appropriate for this sun-loving collection. Along with long necklaces and layered scarves perfect for keeping sand out of the eyes. Her colour palette was muted with sea-foam greens, tans, taupes, and pale blues.  Perfect for blending into the landscape. This whole collection could comfortably be packed for a weekend in the Outback.  Check out the photos below.

Photos courtesy of Marian Njoh for Opique

World Master Card Fashion Week F/W 2012~~Individual Style

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This post is dedicated completely to the stylish individuals I see at the events I attend during fashion week including the shows.  This season I took particular notice to one Blogger who I am friends with Sharad Morhan. Sharad always looks great but these past two weeks I loved every outfit he rocked I thought you might too.  I chose these three looks because they show you how different his style is and how he switches it up.  He is one of the funniest people you’ll meet and his blog is strictly for the dudes, so now yall know where to go to step your fashion game up! www.freshlyeducatedmen.com First pic goes to and my choice for best dressed Sharad Morhan.

Some more fashionable peeps…

Glen Baxter In Fashion

Glen Baxter In Fashion

Melissa Nepton, Kreesha Turner, and friends

Melissa Nepton, Kreesha Turner, and friends

Lolitta Dandoy rue de mode

Lolitta Dandoy rue de mode

Backstage fabulousness

Backstage fabulousness

Salem of Remix clothing

Salem of Remix clothing

Angie Smith fashion producer from ET Canada

Angie Smith fashion producer from ET Canada

Jay Strut www.jaystrut.com, Chessena and friend at Juma

Jay Strut http://www.jaystrut.com, Chessena and friend at Juma

Chantal Bedward www.pinkmafia.ca

Chantal Bedward http://www.pinkmafia.ca

Bonnie Yam Of Roxx

Bonnie Yam Of Roxx

The always dapper Spiro Mandylor or www.itsallstyletome.com

The always dapper Spiro Mandylor or http://www.itsallstyletome.com

Septembre Anderson and friends at Lovas

Septembre Anderson and friends at Lovas