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Toronto Fashion Week: Cobalt Copy and Pavoni

{My cobalt look, along with my colour twin, sweet Jane}

 

{Lovely Iva in her cobalt look – both photos via Iva}

 

 

Creating outfits for Fashion Week was a little more difficult than I had anticipated.  I know, I know. . . such serious problems, right?!  I wanted to wear looks that I felt confident in but that also felt very “me”.  My outfits came together very last minute, mostly as I was running out the door each day.  On the last day of Fashion Week, I was feeling a little low on inspiration, and decided to “copy” myself and re-wear this head-to-toe cobalt number that I posted back in December.  Well, I guess I sensed that the colour of the night would be cobalt because the sweet Iva and wonderful Jane also both rocked this vibrant hue.

 

One of the most stunning shows during World Mastercard Fashion Week was by Pavoni.  The looks were luxurious and feminine, and the runway was full of lace, tulle, peplum, embroidery, sheer panels and sparkle. . . everything that I love.  Below are my favourite looks from the Pavoni Fall 2013 show.  I would kill to wear that black lace and peplum cocktail dress!  Visit FashionMagazine.com to see the full collection.

 

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{Pavoni Photos by Jenna Marie Wakani via Fashion Magazine}

 

 

 

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Toronto Fashion Week: Flower Power and Vawk

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Coat: ASOS. Blouse: Zara (love this similar blouse). Jeans: H&M. Shoes: Boutique 9. Handbag: Balenciaga. Watch: Michael Kors. Rings: Coach, Kate Spade. Sunglasses: Chanel.

 

Is it totally annoying if I say I felt like a million bucks in this outfit?  I usually don’t feel my “prettiest” in casual outfits or jeans, but there is something about this outfit that made me feel like I was invincible.  And that “something” was my coat.  I often get very passionate about my clothing purchases, and my thought is that if I don’t absolutely love something, then why would I buy it?  Well, this coat goes beyond “love” for me.  This might just be one of my all-time favourite pieces in my wardrobe. . . ever!  It’s actually too pretty for me to tuck away in my closet, and I’ve been hanging it on the outside of my closet door for the last month so I can stare at it every time I walk in there.

 

I purchased this floral stunner in January and was waiting for just the right moment to wear it.    Well, what better moment than Toronto’s World Mastercard Fashion Week!  And, what a good decision that was.  The day I wore this also marked the first time that anyone has ever asked to take a photo of my outfit.  Fun, right?!  My look was actually featured on the website of my favourite city magazine, Toronto Life!  So exciting!  Ummm, but please ignore the painfully awkward look on my face. . . you can tell I was completely uncomfortable yet overly thrilled during this moment.  Thank you, Toronto Life!

 

I wore this outfit to Day 4 of World Mastercard Fashion Week.  My favourite collection of that night was the Vawk Fall 2013 show.  Vawk is the luxurious ready-to-wear line by Sonny Fong, who was the winner of  Project Runway Canada Season 2.  The collection, titled “Nordic Fauna,” was inspired by Scandinavian minimalist design as well as classic winter hunting gear.  The coat below, with the sheer pleated side, was simply stunning. . . definitely a piece I would love to own.  Click here to see the entire Vawk Fall 2013 collection.

 

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{Photos by Jenna Marie Wakani via Fashion Magazine}

 

 

Fuchsia and Bordeaux

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Coat: J.Crew. Blouse: J.CrewSkirt: J.Crew. Clutch: Henri Bendel. Shoes: Joan & David. Rings: Coach, Kate Spade. Necklace: BCBG. Sunglasses: Chanel.

 

I’m taking a short break from my Fashion Week posts to share this outfit and guest post I’m doing today for the super sweet Tash at her blog, Style-Isle, while she is on vacation.  I must confess that styling this burgundy skirt with this bright pink coat was not my idea.  I copied this combination from a J.Crew ad. . . the very same ad where I first laid my eyes on this beautiful fuschia coat.  I already owned the skirt, but I knew that once I bought this coat I would definitely pair them together.

 

Speaking of a vacay, I’m pretty excited to be heading to Chicago this long weekend with my family for a few days of fun, great shopping and delicious food.  Heading to the Windy City for Easter has become a tradition for our family, minus my brother.  A weekend of shopping is not exactly what he considers to be “fun”.  Oh, boys. . . what do they know!?  I’m also looking forward to indulging in what I think is the best cheesecake out there, after my Mom’s of course.  I think I’ve tried nearly every flavour of cheesecake on The Cheesecake Factory’s menu, my favourite’s being the Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cheesecake and the Lemon Raspberry Cream. . . yummmm!

 

Today, I’m also linking up with the fabulous Lauren at her blog Style Elixir, for her Style Sessions series.  Thank you to both Tash and Lauren for allowing me to share my looks on your blogs!