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Whitney Linen showroom preview

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 whitney@whitneylinen.com 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.”

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COUTURE FOR A CAUSE

 

Tickets are available Sept 1 The Angel Project

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ART OF FASHION

 

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.

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Fashion’s Night Out Toronto is finally Happening on September 6!

 

 

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/ 

 

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LADY GAGA ON THE COVER OF VOGUE (SEPTEMBER 2012 ISSUE)

Im so excited for this cover, I think it is going to be one of my favorites! Check out whats going on Twitter.

 

Vogue Magazine@voguemagazine

The #SeptemberIssue is here! @ladygaga graces the cover of our largest issue to date: http://bit.ly/RC4udo  http://ow.ly/i/PRCz

Coco Rocha@cocorocha

The new @VogueMagazine cover with @LadyGaga is here! Are you ready for 916 pages!? http://pic.twitter.com/SurUxmMM

Lady Gaga@ladygaga

SEPT ISSUE OF VOGUE. Photo: MERT & MARCUS Gown By: MARC JACOBS Styling: Grace Coddington http://littlemonsters.com/image/5023271cc46c85340e003cc9 …

Jay Strut@JayStrut

Can’t get over how gorgeous LADY GAGA looks on the cover of this September’s VOGUE – http://bit.ly/RrBx2n

Marc Jacobs Intl@MarcJacobsIntl

MaJe @VogueMagazine cover featuring @ladygaga http://pic.twitter.com/2m8bDSuh

The September issue: Lady Gaga x @VogueMagazine http://twitpic.com/ah550l  (916 fucking pages!)

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BCBGMAXAZRIA Fall/Winter 2012

 

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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World Mastercard Fashion week (Toronto)

Make sure to get your passes and tickets here worldmastercardfashionweek.com

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Jason Wu Fall/Winter 2012

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.

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Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2012

 

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Fashion Design Council of Canada announces new title sponsor


World MasterCard takes front row on March 12-17, 2012

 The Fashion Design Council of Canada announced today that World MasterCard is the new title sponsor of Toronto Fashion Week. This change in the title sponsorship of Canada’s iconic Fashion Week will take effect for the Fall/Winter 2012 Collections this March at David Pecaut Square. World MasterCard Fashion Week will host over 60 designer runway shows and presentations, drawing thousands of fashion industry professionals and key influencers from across Canada and around the world to Toronto’s fashion district.

MasterCard continues to solidify its presence in the world of fashion via Stylicity, the official retail program of World MasterCard Fashion Week. Fusing the world of the high-fashion runway directly with everyday consumers, Stylicity celebrates the best of the city, helping others recognize what we already know: Toronto is a global destination for all things fashionable.

By partnering with local businesses Stylicity provides consumers with unique experiences, designer events and discounts at some of the hottest restaurants, shops, and exclusive spas in the city. Lilian Tomovich, Head of Marketing for MasterCard Canada adds, “World MasterCard Fashion Week provides a unique showcase for Canadian design talent and through our dynamic new partnership, we are excited to offer priceless experiences for true fashion lovers like never before.”

World MasterCard Fashion Week is one of the world’s most anticipated fashion events bringing together established names, emerging designers and luxury brands,” said Betty DeVita, President of MasterCard Canada. She adds, “Fashion is a key element of our Priceless Toronto and global Priceless Cities initiative. Through Fashion Week we are celebrating Toronto as Canada’s quintessential destination for all things stylish. We encourage everyone to experience all that Toronto has to offer.”

World MasterCard Fashion Week’s the Runway and the Studio will welcome industry insiders and fashion fans to view the collections of Canada’s leading designers and top up-and-coming talent from March 12-17, 2012. Stay tuned for further exciting announcements on more designers and sponsors that will be participating this year.
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Jean Paul Gaultier – Men’s Fall/Winter 2012

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Hermès – Men’s Fall/Winter 2012

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Lanvin – Men’s Fall/Winter 2012

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Viktor & Rolf Monsieur – Men’s Fall/Winter 2012

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John Varvatos – Men’s Fall/Winter 2012

 


 

MUGLER’s – Men’s Fall/Winter 2012

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DSquared² – Men’s Fall/Winter 2012

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Versace’s – Men’s Fall/Winter 2012

 

 

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Gucci’s – Men’s Fall/Winter 2012

 

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Calvin Klein – Men’s Fall/Winter 2012

 

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PRADA – Men’s Fall/Winter 2012

 

 

 

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Salvatore Ferragamo’s – Men’s Fall/Winter 2012

 

 

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Montréal Fashion Week – Fall/Winter 2012 Schedule

As Milan, Paris and London start sending their models down the runway us Canadians are getting ready as well.  I am excited to attend my first year of Montreal Fashion week, I will keep you updated as the designers are sending there collections down the runway and any get secrets happening backstage. Here is the schedule for MFW and can not wait to keep you updated!
Kevin

 

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Dolce & Gabbana’s – Men’s Fall/Winter 2012

 

 

 

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Burberry Prorsum’s Menswear – Men’s Fall/Winter 2012

 

 

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Valentino’s – Men’s Fall/Winter 2012

 

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Fashion/Lifestyle Calvin Klein Grand Opening

 

 

 

Last week was the grand opening of Calvin Klein’s newest freestanding store in the Fairview Mall. The new store which spans over 6100 square feet is offering a full range of men and women’s apparel, jeans wear, underwear, accessories, eye-wear and fragrances. The mall was invaded by thousands of hysterical teens because Joe Jonas was going to be at the opening. Joe Jonas who was dressed in black leather motto jacket, white V-neck T-shirt and black Calvin Klein jeans hit the stage to perform songs from his new solo album, Fast-life. Calvin Klein’s Global Creative Director, Kevin Carrigan and president and CEO Tom Murry were also there to celebrate the grand opening. So if you happen to be at the Fairview Mall check out the new Calvin Klein store in the eastern corner or the mall. Also watch out for the opening of 40 more stores in the next 5 years.

 

 

Photos by George Pimentel

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Beauty/ Mèreadesso

 

It has been three weeks since I began using this new product which I received in the mail.  I try using different products because I have problems with my skin from time to time.  As I began using this product I discovered how good it was. My usual routine is putting a serum, day and night cream and I also use eye cream. When I received this product I was sort of weary about it as I tend not to like all-in-one products, but this one actually works. It has not caused me any discomfort or any made me have any bad reactions to it.  My skin feels great; it is crazy to think that one product can work for all different Face treatments and it only cost $120. Make sure to check outwww.mereadesso.com for this product and so many other great ones.

 

 


 Mèreadesso women’s face and neck toning gel

 

“A single-step solution for your face and neck full of incentive to toss every other moisturizer, toner, serum, primer, day cream, night cream and eye cream you own. Talk about minimizing packaging.

This lightweight gel-lotion’s globally sourced ingredients include 16 botanical extracts, 8 minerals and enzymes and over 20 antioxidants. Easy to apply, quick to absorb and impossible to give up because the longer you use it, the less you’ll need it.” -www.mereadesso.com/index.php

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Lifestyle and Fashion/ SOREL

 

When I was younger I hated this time of the year when my mother would make me put on my ugly pair of boots. Although they were really warm and my feet were always dry on those cold days, they were big and clunky and I hated wearing them. Over the years I noticed how Sorel has really improved in the styling of their products and how the boots are more fashionable, but still have the warmth and dryness we have come to know and love from Sorel boots.  During our Canadian winters nothing is better than a nice pair of Sorel’s to keep the cold at bay. I love these new boots that Sorel has sent me to help keep my toes toasty and make me look great during those piercing cold days.

 

Their new collection of boots is exceptional and the Women’s collection has so many superb boots with many different styles to choose from. The entire collection of men’s, women’s and children’s boots come in the price range from 40$ to $300 dollars. Check out their new collection below and you will probably find something to suit your needs. Thank you to Sorel for my new boots that are going to keep my toes warm and very stylish for the winter.

Men’s Click here for more choices

Women’s Click here to see more

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KRANE BLACK FRIDAY ONLINE SALE

 

Menswear line, Krane is holding a Black Friday Online Sale from Friday, November 25 at 10am until Saturday, November 26 at 10pm.

 

Use the discount code DANIELSAN upon check out to receive a 20% discount on all outerwear.

 

Free ground shipping on all orders within the US and Canada.

 

www.kranedesign.com

 

 

“ABOUT KRANE - Krane is a remembrance of vintage uniforms with an ode to modern industrial design. Old-school leather techniques meet a new-school design attitude in pursuit of innovative garments and accessories. Graphic details evolve and transform classic silhouettes in making bold statements that acknowledge the thoughts and aspirations of today’s contemporary male.

Krane products are completely made in Canada. The Krane Man and Krane Bag lines are manufactured in factories in Toronto, with the hand-work done in house.”

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Canadian Liver Foundation presents “What a Girl Wants Toronto”

If you do not have tickets for this event GET them now. This event is put on by the Canadian Liver Foundation to help raise money for the foundation to help with education and research programs.

 

“What a Girl Wants is a night of fun, food and fashion but ultimately it is about what girls of all ages can help create – a world without liver disease. 1 in 10 Canadians are living with liver disease. Its that simple.”

 

Live Fashion show, Swag bags, Entertainment, Food and cocktails with amazing prizes and a chance to win a trip to Thailand. So make sure to check out and get your tickets at www.whatagirlwantstoronto.com

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Lunch with Margaret and George

 

Two weeks ago I got the chance to work on this wonderful event and run the Giles Deacon show and other backstage duties. The British designer was in town showing his collection for the event Lunch with Margaret and George. George and Lisa Corbo the owners of George C one of Toronto’s hottest designer’s boutiques for stylish men and women in Yorkville has partnered with the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation raise money for the Gattuso Rapid Diagnostic Centre. While I was busy backstage with Mac Cosmetics and Alcorn Salon making sure all the models were runway ready for the show, the guests were treated to a Champagne cocktail followed by a sumptuous lunch at theScarpetta restaurant at the Thompson Toronto Hotel. This sold out event raised $200,000 which was just marvelous.

 

“In 2009 Princess Margaret Hospital’s breast cancer rapid diagnostic centre received a $12.5 million donation from Emmanuelle Gattuso and Allen Slaight, who have since matched donations dollar for dollar towards the $25 Million expansion campaign. The couple’s fundraising campaign is part of the inspiration behind Lunch with Margaret and George.”

 

The event was a smashing success and the show went off without a hitch. I was so lucky to have worked this event, meet great people and work for a great cause. The next day I helped do Giles Deacon PR while he did some interviews at his Trunk Show at George C in Yorkville. Giles was such a pleasure to work with and a very warm loving personality with a great talent. One thing is for sure his collection was out of this world and nothing I have seen or ever worked with before. I would like to thank Leesa Butler for giving me the opportunity to work this fantastic event. Also George and Lisa Corbo deserve a big thank you for putting this great event on for a great cause with a very talented designer.

 

The Show

 

Photos by George Pimentel

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Sentaler Coat Event

 

Need a coat? Or just want to add more to your collection? Make sure if you have time this weekend to stop by 555 Richmond St. w. Suite 110 to check out these amazing coats!!

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The Shows (Day 2)

Jean-Pierre Braganza’s

www.jeanpierrebraganza.com

 

Wow Jean-Pierre really knows how to put a collection together; it was just out of this world. So unique from the stilettos to the fish tail braids and these impeachable pieces that fit the models frame. The way he uses geometric shapes and makes it so ready to wear but so elegant with a little edge is just wonderful and positively fantastic.

“These pieces are not for your typical lady my label is very high fashion, Avant guard and I am very inspired by sex, drugs and rock and roll but yet I always make sure in all my pieces of my collection are made to make a women look sexy” Jean-Pierre.

No wonder we have been seeing his stuff all over the internet and in magazines like Vogue. Jean-Pierre knows the women’s shape with this collection which fits the models frame so well that you can see their amazing figure and curves with great edge. This is one designer to keep an eye on and it’s a great way to start day two.

 

Todd Lynn

www.toddlynn.com

 

Well what can I say about Todd Lynn that we already don’t know? He is a genius when it comes to his collections; he is a favorite to all. With his rock and roll vibe in his collection you can see why he dresses people like U2-Bono, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards. This spring/summer collection was a mix of women and men’s. Todd Lynn collaborated with Louboutin to create cage like hybrid bootees that every women in the front row wanted to get their hands on. He also collaborated with Shaun Leane to make some pin-inspired jewellery that was on some of the jackets and other pieces in the collection. The colors were very pale with grey, white and taupe, also we seen a lot of electric blues throughout. Todd Lynn is a master to what he does and we are so lucky to have a designer like that we can call Canadian.

Thank you to Desia from Brill Communication and Paola and her company Paola Fullerton Inc. for putting on such a great event.

XO Kevin

 

 

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Lucian Matis Spring/Summer 2011

 

Lucian Matis show night was just brilliant and breathtaking. I always love seeing his shows because I always see a hint of McQueen, but in his own unique Matis way. His collection was so well put together and you can really see how well he knows a woman’s body and how the pieces flow to show off the woman’s amazing shape. From all the Fashion weeks up to now and all the shows for Spring/Summer 2010 we are really seeing some really bold colours and I am really excited to see how it will all pan out. I hope you enjoy the video and pictures below and fall in love with this BRILLIANT collection. Also we cannot forget Candice and Alison  luxury events always know how to put on a great event or show!!

 

XOXO Kevin

 

 

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Joe Fresh Opening

 

Tonight I attended the unveiling of the standalone Joe Fresh Store at Queen and Portland(Toronto). The store carries ready to wear and runway pieces including: women’s and men’s apparel, active wear, sleepwear, cosmetics, jewellery and sunglasses. So make sure to check out the store opening tomorrow and save 20% off your entire purchase.
Xo Kevin

 

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Greta Constantine, Ezra Constantine Spring/Summer 2011

 

Kirk and Stephan have pulled it off again. While arriving to Greta Constantine, the much anticipated opening of Toronto Fashion season was exciting. The energy was buzzing and the place was packed with Celebrities, Socialites, bloggers and Industry insiders. Filling the seats we waited for the show to start. The show was beautiful with great clean lines; bold colors and what we know and love best about their clothes are clean and crisp draping. I hope you enjoy the pictures I took sitting front row and watch out for these amazing clothes to make a splash this Spring/Summer 2012

XOXO Kevin

 

 

Ezra Constantine

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F-List Online Auction to support Dress for Success

 

F-listed, An Online Auction to Support Dress for Success Toronto – October 6 – 16, 2011 goes live tonight.

Going live this evening ( October 6th) at midnight to midnight October 16th you will be able to help The F-List celebrate their 5 year anniversary with an on-line auction with all proceeds going to Dress for Success. The F-List has joined with Dress for Success to do an on-line auction and Leesa Butler has been acquiring amazing key items for the auction. So make sure to check it out and bid on some great things to help support Dress for Success.  HAPPY FIVE YEARS  F-LIST.

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Ottawa Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 (Day 1)

 

These are my 5 Designer picks of the day!

 

   BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA
 

    www.birdsofnorthamerica.ca

 

 

  Valerie Dumaine

 www.valeriedumaine.co

 

 

ANOMAL COUTURE

www.anomalcouture.com

SIMON EKRELIUS

www.simonekrelius.com

RUD BY RUDSAK

www.rudsak.com

                             

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Jean Paul Gaultier Exbihit at The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

 

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is the host of The Fashion world of Jean Paul Gautier: From the sidewalk to the catwalk. This is such a great exhibit but will be closing this Sunday, Oct 2. So make sure if you have the time you go check it out.  The Exhibit goes all the way back to his first collection in 1976 to the present. Showing some of his greatest work even the amazing pieces he did for Madonna’s blond ambition tour in 1990. So make sure check it out and enjoy pictures courtesy of Leesa Butler.

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