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Last week, Philip Sparks invited media to preview his new line of accessories for both sexes. The collection is made up of a wide range of belts, bags, loafers, dock shoes and great two-tone brogues. The collection was right up Philip’s Tailored Goods alley , with great bright spring reds, yellows and blues. I’m in love with this laptop bag made of canvas and well-detailed vegetable dyed leather. This bag, along with everything else in this collection, will be a great hot item for Spring/Summer 2013!
I really enjoyed the colors and well-detailed tailoring that always goes into his collections. Make sure to get into the Philip Sparks store (162 Ossington Ave., Toronto, ON) now to pick up some great items and make sure to watch out for this collection this Spring/Summer 2013 season.
Make sure to get out and shop Thursday Sept 6th
Aime by Monica Mei
198A Davenport Road Upper Level, Toronto, ON M5R1J2 416-728-9213
Come celebrate a new beginning with Aime by Monica Mei as we open our showroom boutique! Preview the latest collection and receive a gift with purchase where a portion of proceeds will benefit Fashion Cares (Elton John Foundation & Aids Committee of Toronto). Dance the night away in our back patio with Tunezy spinning tunes, while tasting hor d’oeuvres by Elizabeth Hill Catering. More details coming soon! RSVP to
&/or Facebook: http://on.fb.me/SNPEQa. 6:00pm to 11:00pm.
Civello Queen 269 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1Z9 416-977-7755
Join us for an evening of Aveda rituals, complimentary fringe trims, music, refreshments and a little shopping of course! Connect with us over social media to win cool prizes, and experience the magic of our new Invati line with a complimentary scalp consultation and revitalizing treatment. 6:00pm to 11:00pm.
155 Cumberland Street, Toronto, ON M5R 2E8 416-922-1025
We’re turning Cumberland into a runway with this year’s hottest looks from New York fashion week. Come in and enjoy refreshments while we rejunevanate you with stress relieving rituals. Get glammed up for your night on the town with our brand new fall make up collection and try out one of our looks from the runway. Tweet or Facebook your new look for the chance to win amazing prices! 6:00pm to 11:00pm.
Toronto Eaton Centre 220 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2H1 416-979-8892
Amidst the fury of Fashion’s Night Out – take a moment to relax and rejuvenuate with us at Aveda Eaton Centre. Join us for comforting tea and cupcakes, as well as all of your favourite complimentary Aveda rituals. Relax with our new stress fix line, or keep the tempo up with our hottest hair and make up trends for this season! Tweet, instagram, or facebook your experience to win cool prizes and to receive samples of the magical INVATI! 6:00pm to 11:00pm.
Yorkdale Shopping Centre 3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON M6A 3A1 417-782-8222
We’re getting you red carpet ready for Yorkdale mall and beyond! Join us for an evening of beauty and shopping as we get you geared up for fall fashions with our Looks of the Runway and new fall makeup collection. We look forward to showing you all Aveda has to offer with new launches, special looks of the season, and giveaways all night long! 6:00pm to 11:00pm.
Toronto Eaton Centre 220 Yonge, Toronto, ON M5B 2H1 416-548-8656 Yorkdale Shopping Centre 3401 Dufferin Street Unit 240, Toronto, ON M6A 2T9 647-477-4137
Bench celebrates Fashion Night Out on Thursday September 6th! Stop by from 6pm-11pm for some style advice from the cast members of MTV’s 1 girl, 5 gays! Receive a complimentary gift with any purchase over $50. One per customer while supplies last. 6:00pm to 11:00pm.
101 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 2Z7 416-926-7575
Fashion’s night out is calling…DON’T GO HOME. Stop in for an exclusive Cole Haan Shopping Event. You’ll meet Chelsea, our sleek day-to-night pump, that proves sultry shoes can feel street-ready. Enjoy a treat on us as you shop. Bonus: enter to win a Sweepstakes! Don’t Go Home…Come to Cole Haan. 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
812 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 1V3 416-360-7249
We have invited Odessa Paloma Parker – editorial director of Plaid Magazine and stylist extraordinaire with Judy Inc – to offer styling tips. Arriving at 8:30, she will bring her expertise, wit, and charm to the event and we will supply snacks and of course, our Fall Collection. See close up how the designers styled the collection and what inspired them. Then see how our favourite fashion guru mixes things up her way. 8:30pm to 11:00pm.
355 Adelaide Street West, Ground Level, Toronto, ON M5V 1S2 416-977-3325
Featured designers include Smythe and Rebekah Price; sweets and drinks will be on offer, along with DJ sets by Rory Them Finest, Watt Milson and FASHION magazine’s Randi Bergman. 7:00pm to 11:00pm.*FNO Collection Available In-Store.
Fuzz Wax Bar
701 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 1E6 647-738-3899
Come celebrate Fashion’s Night Out at Fuzz Wax Bar! Enjoy complimentary champagne while you shop, and receive a COMPLIMENTARY eyebrow wax (which may be redeemed that night or at a later date) with the purchase of any retail product. Fuzz carries a variety of beauty lines, including I Love My Muff, PFB Vanish and Merben Brushes. Fuzz will also be partnering with jewelry company Stella and Dot to host a trunk show and raffle. Don’t miss out on this wonderful night of fashion and beauty! 6:00pm to 11:00pm.
Toronto Eaton Centre 260 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2L9 416-599-8802
6:00pm to 11:00pm.
913 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 1G5 416-546-7480
6:00pm to 11:00pm.
Yorkdale Shopping Centre 3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON M6A 3A1 416-916-4120
Celebrate Fashion’s Night Out, with GUESS! Stop by GUESS to enjoy DJ spun tunes and receive a gift with any $100 GUESS List purchase (*while supplies last). Restrictions apply. See associate for complete details.6:00pm to 11:00pm.
GUESS by Marciano
Yorkdale Shopping Center 3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON M6A 2T9 416-640-1213
Celebrate Fashion’s Night Out with GUESS by Marciano! Stop by GUESS by Marciano to enjoy a gift with any $100 M Loyalty purchase(*while supplies last). Restrictions apply. See associate for complete details. 6:00pm to 11:00pm.
13-15 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M4W1A3 416-920-4029 Toronto Eaton Centre 1 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M5G1Z3 416-593-0064
Join us Thursday, September.6th from 6 p.m. – 11p.m. as we celebrate Fashion’s Night Out with the ultimate shopping party! Enjoy special offers and the best Fall has to offer all while enjoying fabulous drinks and music! 6:00pm to 11:00pm.
50 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M4W 3L8 416-922-2333
Holt Renfrew presents “Hot in the City” street party on Bloor Street West. The store will be open that night until 11:00 p.m. 7:00pm to 10:00pm.
130 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 2C7 416-925-0111
INTERMIX invites you to toast FNO & TIFF. Fall in love with must-know designers, exclusive product and covetable pieces. ILIA beauty will treat you to a natural pop of color while the DJ spins of-the-moment music. Champagne and sweets will be served.6:00pm to 8:00pm.
Johnston & Murphy
Yorkdale Shopping Centre 3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON M6A 3A1 416-789-1304
6:00pm to 11:00pm.
Sherway Gardens at 25 The West Mall Space 1990, Toronto, ON M9C 1B8 416-621-1512 Toronto Eaton Centre at 220 Yonge Street Suite C009, Toronto, ON M5B 2H1 416-591-9300 Yorkdale Shopping Centre at 3401 Dufferin Street Suite 61, Toronto, ON M6A 2T9 416-783-2227
We will celebrate Fashion’s Night Out with our new fragrance Viva la Juicy la Fleur! We will have fragrance samplings and great offers in store! 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
Shops at Hazelton Lanes, 87 Avenue Road, Oval Square, Lower Level, Toronto, ON M5R 3L2 416-968-8680
MasterCard’s Stylicity Lounge at Hazelton Lanes will be buzzing with excitement on Fashion’s Night Out, Thursday, September 6th, 2012. Visit the Lounge for a chance to win a MasterCard gift card, and enjoy complimentary styling and make-up applications, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, mingle with fashion stylists, have your photo taken, and shop The Peacock Parade’s Fashion’s Night Out sale for special offers. 6:00pm to 11:00pm.
881 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G5 416-504-8704
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/preloved.ca. Twitter: http://twitter.com/prelovedlove. 6:00pm to 11:00pm.
100 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 3L3 416-323-3289 Toronto Eaton Centre 220 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 2H1 416-593-9640 Yorkdale Shopping Centre at 3401 Dufferin Street Suite 61, Toronto, ON M6A 2T9 416-783-3371
6:00pm to 11:00pm.
927 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6J1G5 647-352-8115
Discover the Peter Kent bags fall collection and marry them with our unique European scarves, jewelry and accessories. Receive a complimentary card holder with every bag purchased or a complimentary travel bag with every purchase of $1,000 or more including a Peter Kent bag. Refreshments will be served. 6:00pm to 11:00pm.
THE BAZAAR by RAC Boutique
The Burroughes Building, 6th Floor 639 Queen Street West (at Queen & Bathurst), Toronto, ON M5R 1A6 647-352-4433
The Bazaar will bring together a wide array of Toronto retailers including: Gotstyle, Lab Consignment, Drake General Store, Psalms:911, Vocado, Elle Hardware, Woodlawn, Rescue Vintage, Robber, Philistine, Canon Blanc, Magic Pony, Chloe Comme Parris, Life of Manek, Foe & Dear, Love of Mine, Fischer Street, Muskox, OnlyOne Gallery, 69 Vintage, Travis Taddeo, Fashionably Yours and The Cashmere Shop. Goods will include everything from jewellery to shoes to a wide array of clothing. The Bazaar will feature music by DJs Famous Players, snacks by PopChips, cupcakes by Short & Sweet Cupcakes, drinks from Vitamin Water, beer by from Kronenbourg 1664 and offer a selection of complimentary cocktails done by Banff Ice Vodka. Attendees will have a chance to win a pair of plane tickets from Porter Airlines to anywhere Porter flies. MasterCard is also a supporter of The Bazaar, and to encourage Torontonians to shop locally, MasterCard cardholders will receive special discounts on selected merchandise.6:00pm to 11:00pm. *FNO Collection Available In-Store.
The Peacock Parade
The Peacock Parade, www.thepeacockparade.com, will be selling official Fashion’s Night Out merchandise available on Monday, September 3rd, 2012. On Thursday, September 6th, The Peacock Parade will launch its special Fashion’s Night Out sale, featuring exquisite jewelry from Kara Ross, and luxurious cashmere from White & Warren. Free shipping on all items! *FNO Collection Available In-Store.
Toronto Eaton Centre
220 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2H1 416-640-5525
6:00pm to 11:00pm.
The Shopping Soirée
Shops at Hazelton Lanes, 87 Avenue Road, Oval Square, Lower Level, Toronto, ON M5R 3L2 416-968-8680
The Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI), TNT and Fashion Cares invite you to shop men’s and women’s accessories and apparel – spend $200+ and get a special Fashion Cares 25th anniversary retrospective book. Spend $500+ and be eligible to win two VIP Gala tickets to Fashion Cares on Sept 9th featuring Elton John (a value of $3000), PLUS two VVIP passes to the after party and two all-access event passes! 10% of event sales will benefit the Elton John Aids Foundation and the AIDS Committee of Toronto. 6:00pm to 11:00pm. *FNO Collection Available In-Store.
Yorkdale Shopping Centre 3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON M6A 3A1 416-783-0698
Celebrate FNO with passed refreshments and a sweet treat at our Tory Burch boutique. 6:00pm to 11:00pm.
Yorkdale Shopping Centre
3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON M6A 3A1 416-789-3261
Yorkdale Shopping Centre is celebrating Toronto’s Fashion’s Night Out on September 6th, from 6:00pm – 11:00pm. We’re kicking off the evening with a style-studded fashion presentation in Centre Court at 6:00pm, followed by a night of shopping with our first-class retailers. For event details, visit: http://www.yorkdale.com/about/events/?c_src=footer-button. 6:00pm to 11:00pm.
Omg you have to see these amazing pictures from Lucian Matis campaign! Still my favorite Canadian Designer and I love dressing my clients in his stuff, he kinda reminds me of McQueen with a Canadian twist.
Photography by: Greg Swales Production Assistant: Ashley Gesner Hair & Make-up: Anna Nenoiu-Csiki P1M Model: Leigh Hoby Ford Models
Glitz & Glamour pink party in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
Oxford Beach will host Glitz&Glamour, a pink party in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Glitz&Glamour will be held at the stunning Arcadian Court and Loft during the opening of the Toronto International Film Festival, September 6th. There will be a Calvin Klein underwear fashion show and live performance. For more information check out HERE and make sure to get your tickets here before they sell out! TICKETS
Lotus Leaf Communications held a private two day preview of some of their clients titled PRESSDAYS. This full service boutique public relations company from Toronto cater to many agencies from the fashion industry. They also have many other industry clients including Habourfront Centre and the Canadian Heritage. A couple months ago I had the pleasure to check out some of their great clients at PRESS DAYS and these are my favorites.
Thomas Sabo jewelry launched two new collections; Sweet Diamonds and Sterling silver GLAM&SOUL fall/winter 2012. The Media and local personalities were invited to attend an evening of cocktails and preview these 2 new collections by Faulhaber PR at Trump Tower. The room was set up so beautifully and to go with the theme it had matching cocktails and very sparkly treats.
“Sweet Diamonds signals the entry of the brand into the ‘genuine’ jewellery segment,” Edwards told Jeweller. “Developing the existing target group, this collection will also see expansion to new target groups, who are interested in ‘genuine’ materials. Sweet Diamonds is an extremely affordable luxury range and is priced from $100 to $300 and will be available from jewelers nationally late August.”
Thomas Sabo (German Brand) has always been a favorite of mine, with great pieces for men and women. Sweet diamonds is the fourth collection by The Thomas Sabo brand. This brand is well known for their sterling sliver, personalized charm bracelets and great watch collections.
Photographer: JJ Thompson
A couple weeks ago I attended Whitney Linens showroom launch. I have worked with Whitney Westwood creator of Whitney Linen on various occasions on the launch and sales of her line. Her pieces have an amazing array of colour and are really great for summer or traveling.
“The launch of Whitney Linen is inspired by European elegance and style, It is comprised of a 15-pieace women’s collection with a selection of men’s line and luxurious home décor pieces including be spoke table linens in an array of colours all detailed with the signature WL monogram finish” Said Whitney
Her pieces are really fashionable and I really love how many different colours she has used. To check her stuff out for retail or interested in buying you can email Whitney Westwood at firstname.lastname@example.org and check out the launch of the showroom below
“Linen is an eco-friendly material free of petro-chemical components. A breathable body-cooling fabric, ideal for extreme climates, flax is the strongest natural fiber. Many cultures pass heirloom pieces down from generation to generation. For centuries linen has been a wardrobe staple embraced by European culture. “I have spent much time in Europe and have watched elegant men and women, dressed in linen, walking the cobbled streets of France and Italy. They look so chic.”, Whitney says describing her attraction to the raw fiber.”
OMG, the closing ceremonies are always one of my favorites to watch!! This year my two favorite highlights of the event were the Spice Girls and Supermodels. The Spice Girls opened with “Spice up Your life”, and looked smoking hot and really fantastic! Every move they made and every time they sang, everyone in the audience was in awe and swaying back and forth to their tunes. Their Fashion and looks have come a long way since the 90’s and have become top notch. They are still pretty great and amazing and absolutely fun to watch when they all get together and sing away.
I think the show grabber, well for me anyways was when British Fashion and super models took center stage and ruled the runway. Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss Strutted down the cat walk in gold dresses like goddesses. All the Designers creations and Supermodels will be featured in September’s Vogue UK. Midas Touch, as what the creation was called had some of British top designers Alexander McQueen/ Vivienne Westwood, Burberry, Christopher Kane and rising up new designer Victoria Beckham. U.K. beauties Georgia May Jagger, Karen Elson, Stella Tennant, Lily Cole, Lily Donaldson, and Jourdan Dunn were amongst the spectacle show and even David Gandy wearing Paul Smith. Check out these amazing shots from the up-coming September issue of Vogue UK and enjoy.
Make sure to get your tickets as Designers Closet is this weekend and not to be missed.
“”Enjoy networking and mingling with fashion lovers
Get a first look at collections by talented locals including
Menswear by Anna Fora, ‘Viva Noir’ collection by Simply Beautiful Designs, Denise David Collection and ‘Gladiator Goddess’ by Jomanda allicock
Enjoy a Q&A session with designers.
MENSWEAR TREND FORCASTING showcase by the Beaucoup Creative Team [BCT]
drinks, sweets, and much more…”"
The dead line for designers to enter Art of Fashion is August 17th so get your applications in. This year the Art of Fashion event will be held during Nuit Blanche on September 29th 2012, at Hazelton Lanes in Toronto. Designers will compete for the $30,000plus prize package and showcase their collections in front of a panel of fashion industry judges. Also don’t forget about the 10,000 attendees during Nuit Blanche that will also get too see.
Loblaws and its Joe Fresh brand which was created by Joe Mimram are making a big retail jump into the United States market. “It’s going to be exciting. It’s bold. It’s aggressive,” said Joe Mimran(founder of Joe Fresh), of the partnership with J.C. Penney’s. “I buy into the vision — the wider aisles, the self-checkout, the cafe, the juice bar, the seating arrangements, the room being offered to the brands and the fact that each brand can have its own voice.” Loblaws said they will roll out 700 new Joe Fresh stores next spring to be opened in J.C. Penny stores.
“We are moving from being a promotional department store toward a unique classification — the first-ever ‘specialty’ department store. It’s entirely organized by specialty shops and 100 percent staffed by specialists who are experts in products,” J.C. Penney’s chairman and CEO Ron Johnson said. Joe Fresh has quickly become, with its 300 and 12 standalone stores, one of the top ranked clothing brands in Canada.
(Joe Mimram at the Queen and Portland Joe Fresh opening)
Fashion’s Night Out is coming to Canada! These confirmed rumours that Vogue and the CFDA are finally bringing their global, after-hours shopping party north of the border are true according to The Backseat Stylers and Toronto Life, Holt Renfrew and a lot of others have signed on.
Mark your calendars, the 4th edition of FNO will be on September 6, 2012! The list of participating retailers will be released in mid-August, so keep watching and checking out info for #FNO_Toronto Bookmark this site: http://www.fno-toronto.com/
It was official announced today that Robin Kay, President of Fashion Design Council of Canada (FDCC) also creator and Executive Director of World MasterCard Fashion Week has sold Toronto Fashion week to IMG Canada. IMG Canada will be operating with IMG Fashion to make Fashion week better than it ever was. With their international success it will be nice to see how they will elevate this event. Robin Kay will remain president of the FDCC and continue to support Canadian designers and consultant with the event.
“Creating Fashion Week in Toronto was a career dream for me as I was able to translate my skills as a designer and retailer into a celebration of Canadian fashion that has supported so many talented people to find an audience and a global runway. In business, timing is everything, and I am confident that the time is right for IMG to take World MasterCard Fashion Week to the next level,” said Robin Kay. “I have no plans to disappear and I will remain committed to helping and nurturing Canadian designers shine on the catwalk.”
“I’ve worked with Robin for eight years on Fashion Week and it truly couldn’t have been done without her energy, vision and support,” said Joe Mimran, founder and creative director of Joe Fresh Style and chairman of the Fashion Design Council of Canada Board of Directors. “I look forward to seeing Fashion Week evolve and grow as it leverages IMG’s global infrastructure and expertise.”
I think this is just the change that World MasterCard Fashion Week needed to bump up this event more internationally since it is the second largest fashion week in North America.
Im so excited for this cover, I think it is going to be one of my favorites! Check out whats going on Twitter.
SEPT ISSUE OF VOGUE. Photo: MERT & MARCUS Gown By: MARC JACOBS Styling: Grace Coddington http://littlemonsters.com/image/5023271cc46c85340e003cc9 …
Can’t get over how gorgeous LADY GAGA looks on the cover of this September’s VOGUE – http://bit.ly/RrBx2n
When Fashion week rolled a around this year I was greatly excited to see what my two favorite designers had been up too. We walked into the newly revamped Acadian Loft, greeting us at the door was some Stoli cocktail. So many celebrities like Sarah Gadon, Leesa Butler Zaib Skaikh (from little Mosk on the Parries) Gabrielle Miller and Tara Spencer Nainn from Corner gas. The lovely Jeanne beker of Fashion Television and you can’t forget the 3 tall dark glasses of water Jully black, Rosey Edeh, Suzane Boyed.
As the show started and the models came out looking like a sci-fi themed looking like Aliens which was the theme of the whole show. The curtains all opened bringing the sky line and light in which made it more magical or a little more sci-fi.
The colours coming down the runway were so vibrant like Greens, Blues and reds. Its edgy elegance, signature silk jersey fluidly draped dresses, very sexy and sleekly. The show ended in over 20 amazing black tailored pieces and dresses. The evening was amazing as I stayed back very late and danced my ass off with the many people that decided to stay back it was a great time!
BEHIND THE SCENES WITH GRETA CONSTANTINE!! Stoli Vodka Presents: Greta Constantine – From Sketch to Runway
We were invited to Trump Towers my Kirk and Steven of Greta Constantine for their launch of Sketch to Runway. This short film was showing us what it’s like from Kirk and Stephen getting their collection ready for the runway. It was passed on the collection 2012 Fall/Winter 2012 so check it out if you have not done so already!
On August 16th,2012 at 6:30 pm at Cube night club, In support of ONEXONE, a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of children, has teamed up with ONE UP to present WALK THE ONE WAY! This event will have a celebrity fashion show by Diesel hosted my Glen Baxter. There will be drinks and food so get your Tickets: $40 individual, $1000 Table of 10
They have Partnered with UBER to “Get our Guests to the Event in Style: ”
Founded in 1898, Rimowa since then has transformed itself into classic, fashionable and modern metal cases. With their cute slogan “Every case tells a story” inside out these amazing cases are incredible at how well the compartments inside pack so well.
Desia from Brill Communications showed us at the preview one of her own Rimowa cases that she uses and showed us everything that she can pack for her trip and have space for all she needed on the trip, but the amazing part is it was her carry on piece and she was able to fit everything in so well!
All are manufactured in Europe. Rimowa became the first company to produce luggage from structural aluminum; now with that, amazing wheels that turn every way, light weight cases for the heavy packer and the case won’t break. Count me in because I’m sold and want to get these amazing new products.
A little while ago I attended a preview for ECCO thanks to Brill Commutations. The previews are always in the beginning of summer and sometimes I like to save these posts to the time the collections are getting ready to go on the shelves. Some pieces are stunning and priced very well, ECCO is a famous shoe brand that began manufacturing 1963.
ECCO has been producing high quality shoes for nearly 50 years and they are so comfortable and each season they get more fashionable. I love that this collection have some great accessories, beautiful shoes and boots for men and women. The kids collection is pretty cute as well.
Lovely great footwear for women!
Great purses and accessories for Fall/Winter 2012
Amazing footwear for men!
I love Puma’s second year’s collaborations with Alexander McQueen, from shoes to high tops this is amazing footwear is for any fashionista closet. I attended Pumas Fall /Winter2012 preview at the Spoke club. We were treated to great snacks and amazing beverages; Lately Pumas has really been really pushing the envelope with all of this collaboration like McQueen and Ferrari really trying to make sales in all Niche markets. These collections this Fall/Winter has a range from Kids, Womens, Men’s also bags and accessories! For me I’m still in love with these McQueen’s I was given at the preview and working them out all the time!
The AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) and Elton John AIDS Foundation present a compelling evening of fashion, entertainment and philanthropy. Attend a red carpet cocktail reception with canapes and drinks as 25 years of Fashion Cares is recalled through images, film and live models at the Sony Center. The evening concludes with a fashion show. See some of the top international designers and unique fashion pieces, including the costumes of Elton John. Sir Elton John will also perform at the event alongside other musicians. We have missed Fashion Cares the past 3 years so make sure to get your tickets quick and watch here for behind the scene photos from the evening.
Fashion Cares is back for it’s 25th anniversary. Tickets can purchased now at Ticketmaster.
For its 10th Anniversary, HUDSON has chosen to celebrate the essence and spirit of Cabaret in their Fall 2012 advertising campaign. Shooting the campaign in Paris, the birthplace of Cabaret, HUDSON Jeans embraces the spirit of a place to exercise individuality; where onlookers could go against the rules of society without judgment or worry. The “HUDSON CABARET” captures the brand’s mission in print and on film, and 10 years of creating a community where every citizen is a connoisseur of life, moving forward fearlessly with passion and purpose – living life to the edge.
Beginning with a teaser video in early July, the HUDSON Cabaret will feature 4 video releases showcasing four statement styles of denim to be launched with our Canadian retails partners and activation on a global scale. A print advertisement will accompany each video release and retail activation. Our national Canadian retail partner is Holt Renfrew among other high-end denim boutiques.
Following the teaser video, the first style launch will be around the LEELOO, a color blocked jean animated in a fast paced modern day dance. In August, hip-hop artist/beat-boxer TEZ will introduce the “Juliette” skinny jean, of which the ankle zippers will serve as the musical accompaniment of choice layered over his compelling beats made entirely with his mouth. For the third style, the New York electronic dream pop band, Au Revoir Simone, will help Georgia May Jagger pay a poetic tribute to the beauty of the campaign collection’s “Art Deco” styles. The “Art Deco” styles, inspired by Faberge eggs, patterned wall paper and diamond bracelets, will launch across Canada in September.
Finally HUDSON will launch the “10th Anniversary” bundle with French duet, Daphne Burki and Gunther Love, and Georgia May Jagger. Daphne is a famous TV personality in France and he’s a reigning world champion of ”Air Guitar”. They pay tribute to the 10th birthday of the brand with a comedic battle in song. Directly commemorating the brand’s tenth anniversary, the package of 4 styles will include the “Abstract Flag” printed skinny – a meld of the Union Jack and American flag paying homage to the brand’s “Born in California” but “Rooted in London” DNA. YOUTUBE LINK
ECCO has sure stepped up there game with there shoes,Bags and accessories! Ive noticed over the years ECCO has really started to become more of a fashion brand following trends. Make sure to check out there collections in stores and here. Men’s, Women’s
Check out this great promotional video!
Lucian Matis opened Fall/Winter 2012 Fashion week off site at the Fairmount Royal York hotel. As guests arrived they were treated to champagne while they waited for the magical doors to open and we would all be seated. While we were taking our seats I noticed that the atmosphere was high in energy because everyone knew something amazing was about to start. The show was set up to such a large scale it reminded me of Marchesa, the first show I attended years ago. The doors opened on our left, amazing music blaring from the speakers and Lucian’s brilliant work started strutting down the catwalk. He started off with a theme that carried off in the week with Bird feathers. Other designers had tried pulling it off but not as well as Lucian!
“The lines in nature can travel, swirl and conjoin. These natural patterns are nature’s expression and purpose,” explained Matis.,”My designs have adapted and evolved through colors and shapes; the grace in movement which this planet and nature must play out from minute to minute, birth to death and, most importantly, the beauty in attraction.”
This collection by far was the best work I have seen Matis put down the runway, also better than most of Fashion week as well. All black attire dripping with amazing hand woven detail and feathers, there was something for every woman and all kinds of different occasions. Lots of great stuff that I would use for my clients for Red carpets, Balls etc.… I styled one of my clients Gabrielle Miller in Lucian Matis and brought her to the show she looked dashing and even ended up in the Toronto Sun. (See below) Lucian is a Toronto based designer international known for his amazing work after he appeared on the design show Project Runway Canada.
RED DRESS 2012
This was my third year covering The Heart Truth Fashion show (2010,2011) this is always an amazing event that brought together Celebrity power and Canadian Designers to raise awareness for this great cause. The Heart Truth! The Heart and Stroke Foundation started this event many years ago to raise awareness for Heart Disease and strokes, since it is the number one disease that affects women in Canada.
It was an amazing night with Jully Black shaking her booty to all the Cameras. Then having the lead singer from Kiss, Gene Simmons and his wife Shannon Tween head lining the event it made for a great night to raise awareness for a great cause.
Shannon Tweed wearing Arthur Mendonca, Gene Simmons wearing Indochino, Jully Black wearing Lauren Bagliore, Divine Brown wearing Freda, Jessi Cruickshank wearing Adrian Wu, Liza Fromer wearing Mallia, Natasha Gargiulo wearing MICALLA, Isabelle Maréchal wearing Anne De Shalla, Angie Seth wearing Thien Le, Ali Liebert wearing Momo, Lisa Ray wearing Farley Chatto, Gabrielle Rose wearing Something Blue, Lauren Lee Smith wearing Ines De Santo, Jessica Steen wearing Joeffer Caoc, Tamara Taylor wearing Mark Belford, Pascale Hutton wearing Paul Hardy, Susan Haskell wearing David Dixon and Catriona Le May Doan wearing LOVAS
Photo’s by Steven Hoeg
When I was approached by Ottawa Fashion week organizers to help put together the Celebrity charity show, which was so close to their fashion weekend I had my doubts. Being from Ottawa I knew their reputation about them being unorganized and not having the greatest reputation in the Canadian fashion industry from the past. I decided to do it anyway because it was for a great cause. After I began I realized that my concerns were correct because of all the problems I had with their team; then the show ended up being amazing and they raised money for UNICEF so I was content!
I enjoyed bringing all my friends and it was great that some amazing designers and jewelry designers agreed to help me at the last minute, It was a relief that I had so much help.
I really want to thank all my friends that walked, Leesa Butler, Gabrielle Miller, Rosey Edeh, Casie Stewart, Gail McInnes, Tre Armstrong, Erica Wark, the new people I met Solange Tuyishime, Elisabeth Manley, Leanne Lang,TL Radar, and a big shout to me good friend Cory Lee for being so amazing for walking and singing for this great cause.
Also big thank you to a MM Crystal Michelle Merizzi for coming down doing the jewelry and always supporting me with everything I do since the beginning. I also can’t forget the designers that helped me out last minute Rachel Sin, DeMOYO, Turbine,Sukhoo Sukhoo Thank you Thank you. It was such a great experience to be on the other side helping put together such a big show which gave me such a great experience and I wish Ottawa Fashion week the best as I will no longer be supporting!
This collection was showcased last Thursday at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York. The Fall/Winter 2012 line has great colour blocking and an eclectic mix. Prim pleats and fur detail which was great to see this season, also it was good to see that they have gotten away from the black and grey by adding more detail and great colour. This collection has a very innovative approach to Fall/Winter 2012.
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Today is the launch of Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin’s collaboration with Mac Viva Glam Lipstick and Lip Conditioner. This Collaboration premiered today in North America through to February 2013 (with the international launch on March 2012) at all Mac Locations and online maccosmetics.com. The lipstick is $14.50 U.S/$17.50 CDN and the lip conditioner (tube) is $15.00 U.S/$18.00CDN. Every cent of the selling price supports the MacAids funds which goes to help Women, Men and Children who are living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. These two hotties have teamed up for this great cause and it is Mac’s first time introducing a male celebrity in this campaign. This time instead of only having Nicki Minaj signature on the lipstick they have introduced a lip conditioner that has Ricky Martins. So now is the time to go out there and buy some of this great product and help out a great cause at the same time.
On day Three of Montreal Fashion Week Samuel Dong presented us with his magical collection. His creative cuts, and the blending of rich colour and fabric in opulent red, midnight blue, green, gold and silver. It was a night filled with beauty and exceptional sassiness. This fantasy collection brought the whole runway into an enchanting and wonderful place.
Photos byJimmy Hamelin
Eve Gravel label is inspired by her travels, music and street fashion. Her designs are feminine as much as they are tomboyish, but things she would wear in her day to day life. This collection was very chic with a great outdoor look. It was very ready to wear with great patterns, blacks, knits and fur accents. The designs went from over-sized coats to casual pieces and it had a very cool, feminine, and sexy look about it. Also the great added bonuses that Eve Gravel included were the marvelous accessories and hats which was the big topic for most of the women after the show.
Jason Wu has introduced a successful special edition line at Target, which he showcased at New York Fashion week. This collection demonstrates green, black and red colored garb featuring sharp shoulders, gold buttons, fur and big black belts embroidery patterns which has a military look and a lot of detail. Jason Wu has combined decadent fabrics with sophisticated silhouettes and paired them with classic handbags as well as tiny formal clutches for the cool weather season. This collection was mostly Black and red with luxurious fabrics.
Check out these amazing Illustrations done by Ottawa Fashion Week lead Hair and make up expert Sylvie Prud’Homme , Make sure to grab your tickets here OFWLIVE Its going to be a great weekend!
From a career in fine arts ten years ago, Sylvie Prud’Homme brought her talent, enthusiasm and passion to the hair styling industry.
Sylvie’s advanced training in London, England has developed a unique approach to her hair styling. She constructs colour and cut concepts that leave men and women feeling distinct, sophisticated and confident.
Sylvie’s experience styling fashion and media events have honed her ability to design editorial styles for special events, as well as classic up do’s for bridal and formal occasions.
Fusing her love of visual arts, fashion and hair design, Sylvie’s work stands out as a trendsetter.
- Key stylist LG Toronto Fashion Week (Toronto)
- Key Hair and Make-up expert Fashion Week (Ottawa)
- Key stylist “Project Runway Canada” (Ottawa)
- Vidal Sassoon Advanced Academy (London, England)
In February of 2005 Annie Chagon and Amelie Gingras-Rioux founded their company. The Label holds up to its name Annie 50, which is inspired by a simpler era gone by, the fifties. The Fall/Winter 2012 collection has a very pin-up style look to its pieces, it included a lot of knits, weeds, and satins. The great blends of Navy, dusty rose, and teal helped show off their great structure and detail, which was showcased in this collection. The Fall/Winter 2012 line also included great floral patterns, great detail and that wonderful pin-up style with that unique 1950s edge.
Photos from Jimmy Hamelin
The husband and wife team of Danielle Martin and Pao Lim have proved themselves on the international level. Their successful win last season of the Cross Canada Mercedes Benz start-up has left me very curious to see what they had in store this season.
Their collection showed Femininity, graphic art and the ever changing style of women. With colours ranging from pink, black and whites showcasing girlish figures strutting down the runway. There was a lot of silk from pieces changing from pants to dress suits and evening gowns. This collection was not your everyday women’s wear but something for the woman that lives a little or as I like to say “I’m living on the edge”.
“My idea behind the collaboration was to design for the Topshop girl a range that is as close to the aesthetic of my mainline as possible, with great control over the quality of design and production,” said Katrantzou. “I can’t wait to see the Topshop girls in the bowl dresses and for the most daring to see them try the print on print layering!”
The 10-piece collection features dresses and separates in the British designer’s signature vibrant prints. The designs are very close to the aesthetic of her eponymous line.The collection launches in Topshop stores on February 17.