Saturday, November 28, 2009


So, I have some bad news. No photos from the event as I was unable to go thanks to Mother Nature. It started snowing around noon, but it was warm so the snow all melted on the road, then it snowed more and got cold and turned all the roads into sheets of ice. By the time I got off work at six, it was terrible. The make a long story short, I almost went in the ditch, slid sideways into someone, barely made it up a hill and, after three hours, was not even halfway home (my commute is usually twenty minutes). After three hours, I was fed up, but I had to wait thirty minutes to be able to pull off onto a residential street, since no one was moving as no one could get up a hill ahead. Finally I was able to pull into a residential area and park. So after trying to get home for three and a half hours, I started walking. After another hour and fifteen minutes, I made it to the nearest train station, where my boyfriend met me (thank goodness for cell phones). We took the train to the station near our house and walked the last twenty minutes home. I finally got home at 11:30, which meant I had missed the event (and had no car to get there even if I hadn't).

But on the bright side, I do have an outfit picture of what I wore today to go get my car (thank goodness a friend gave me a ride to it). And I'm even wearing the vest I got last week!

Vest: Juma
Tee: Bluenotes
Jeans: French Connection
Boots: Shelley's

Friday, November 27, 2009

Another Fashion Event

I really enjoy going to fashion event; I enjoy being surrounded by fashion and the people who love it. That's why I was excited when Sabra Mottram, a girl from my design class who also designs handbags, invited the rest of the class (including me) to her Fall 09 collection launch. I'm excited and I think it will be lots of fun. I've even convinced the bf to come. I'll post up pictures tomarrow. (Maira, if you read this, you are invited).
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Jessica Biffi Spring 2010

Sorry for my absence and I promise to get an outfit picutre of my new vest, as well as a new hoodie my mom bought me as a pre-Christmas present (I know, I'm really lucky, plus it was 50% off and my mom can't resist a sale either).

Anyway, I just got around to looking at the photos from Toronto Fashion week (I know, I'm like a month late) and I totally fell in love with these dresses by Jessica Biffi. They are so pretty, but still really interesting. Also, I thought these jumpsuits look super comfy and I want one just to laze around in next summer (plus I kind of missed the boat on the jumpsuit trend last summer). The rest of rest collection was a bit too clubby for my taste, but if that's your taste, go check it out. Plus I have to love that she's Canada and came in second on Project Runway Canada. Check out her whole collection here. (Photos from

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Shopping goodies

I know that's it's almost time to start thinking about shopping for other people (and I actually have!), but I can't resist a great sale. Unfortunately, this sale was bittersweet, as there were some awesome deals to be had, but it also meant that a great store, Pink Sugar, is closing!

I tried on lots, but only ended up getting one thing, a awesome long knit vest. I've kind of been looking for a long vest for a while and so I was excited to get this. I'll probably wear it over the weekend and I'll try to get an outfit post. I wish I had a job where I could dress up more and not worry about spilling nasty chemicals on my clothes! Anyway, the vest is by Juma, a brand I've never heard of, but I really like it (and it's Canadian!).

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Style Icon: Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury has been my idol since I was 15. While his voice is truly inspirational, he also had a great personal style. I know of very few others who can pull off a sparkly silver unitard! His onstage outfits are were dramatic, emphasizing what a great showman he was. However, I'm equally inspired by his offstage style whether it's a simple striped tee or an amazing floral jacket that I wish hung in my closet! What do you think? Are you inspired by any past or present musicians? (Photos from,,,,,

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Girl crush alert

Ok, is anyone else obsessed with the Plastecine's hair last week on Gossip Girl? I want the lead singer's hair so badly, especially her bangs! Best part of the episode.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Artwear Part 5

Boutik also took part in the ArtWear fashion show. My favourite part of their looks was the sparkles (I know, I'm a sucker for sparkley things)! My favourite look is the pink dress, which was a lot more vibrant in real life.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Artwear Part 4

Another boutique which took part in ArtWear was Mealan. I liked their pieces; they are very fun! I've never been to Mealan, but now I think I will have to make the trip! Plus, they have the cutest anchor in thier logo! I really like the plaid coat, the fur scarf and the purple-y stripe-y dress.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

ArtWear Part 3

Besides featuring an exclusive capsule collection by Adejoke, several local boutiques also starred in ArtWear. One of these was Azul Couture. They showed some really interesting pieces. My favourite was definately the green dress. I will be showing pictures from the other boutiques throughout the week. I hope you're enjoying my coverage of ArtWear!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Artwear Part 2

On to part two of my coverage of Artwear. Adejoke from Project Runway Canada designed a special capsule collection of her line alala just for this event. It was really exciting to see actual runway pieces debut on the runway and made me want to be a part of the fashion industry even more! I also fell in love with one of her spring/summer 2010 dresses, which Adejoke was actually wear. Plus the girl who worked at her table was superduper nice! I apologize for the weird colouring of the photos, I don't have photoshop so I don't know how to fix the colours caused by the reddish lighting. If anyone has any tips or know of a link to something that can do this for me, that would be great. I would love to improve my photography. I felt a little self-concious standing in the press area with my little point and shoot camera, but I think it did a pretty good job.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

ARTWear (Part 1)

There was so much great stuff going on at ArtWear on Friday and I took so many pictures that I'm going to have to post about it parts to avoid overwhelming everyone. The event took place in the beautiful Hotel Arts, which was a really lovely venue for this kind of event.

From start to finish the event was really well planned and definately an enjoyable evening. As you walked in, they had even set up a red carpet with crazy papperatzzi guys pretending to take photos.

There was a silent auction that had some really great items that could be bought, including a Versace handbag, a couple of fur coats and this amazing dress from alala that I wanted really bad. They were also auctioning some really cool art like this. It's entitled Three Blind Mice.

There were also some great outfits and some really creative ones like these. I love how bright the one girl's dress is and the blue pieces on the other girl's outfit.

This was the venue where the fashion show was held. They had lights that changed colour, with made waiting for the show to start more fun. Also, here were the hosts of the show and a lady whose non-profit organization sponsered the event.

Next I will start posting up the fashions shown at the event, including an exclusive capsule collection of alala by Adejoke from Project Runway Canada (who I saw and was too scared to talk to).