Toronto Fashion Week: Flower Power and Vawk

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 98 0

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ASOS-Floral-Coat-Balenciaga-Grey-City

ASOS-Floral-Coat-Balenciaga-Grey-City

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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Vawk-Fall-2013

{Photos by Jenna Marie Wakani via Fashion Magazine}

 

 

Stars and Stripes

Monday, March 18, 2013 65 0

Hat: ASOS. Coat: Zara. Shirt: Zara (love this starry version). Jeans: H&M. Shoes: J.Crew (old). Handbag: Balenciaga. Ring: Stella & Dot. Sunglasses: Chanel.

 

Happy Monday everyone!  Today is a pretty exciting day for me. . .tonight I will be attending my very first fashion show, ever.  Toronto’s World Mastercard Fashion Week begins today and runs until Friday.  I’ve dreamed of attending a fashion show for as long as I can remember, and I’m giddy with anticipation for this evening.  I’ll be attending several spectacular shows over the next week including Joe Fresh, Mackage, Rudsak, Vawk, Lucian Matis and Pink Tartan.

 

Just as exciting as attending the shows, I’m also looking forward to meeting several other Toronto Fashion Bloggers for the first time in person.  Connecting with other women who love fashion as much as I do was one of the main reasons I started blogging.  I moved to Toronto six years ago this month, and have met many wonderful people since, but none that shared the same interest and passion for fashion as I do.  I have a feeling that I will finally feel like I’m in my element this week, with fabulous women who, like me, live for fashion.  Now, the most important question is, “What in the world am I going to wear?”.

 

 

Feminine Flare

Friday, March 15, 2013 103 0

Coat: Jacob (c/o). Top: H&M. Shoes: Boutique 9. Belt: BCBG (from a dress). Tights: Hue. Handbag: Chanel. Sunglasses: Chanel.

 

I’ll venture to say that almost any Canadian woman you stop on the street would say that they have at least one item from Jacob hanging in their closet.   I already had my eye on this flirty flared trench coat when the sweet people at Jacob offered to let me choose a piece from their new Spring collection.  Of course, I’m a sucker for the pretty blue colour and feminine flared shape.  I’m really excited to experiment at bit with this coat and actually wear it as a dress once the weather warms up a bit.  I can already picture wearing it with bare legs, my sparkly citron Anthropologie belt (as worn here), and maybe my yellow Nine West pumps.