Monthly Archives: February 2014

Brave New World

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Marc Jacobs Look 1 / Look 2 / Look 3 / Look 4 / Look 5 / Look 6 / Look 7

Not that I’ve ever actually been to fashion week, but from what I hear, the Marc Jacobs show is one that everyone most looks forward to. I can understand why. The sets of his shows are elaborate and take the viewer to another world, while the clothes themselves are always beautiful and interesting. I just finished watching the live stream of his Fall 2014 collection, and I feel as though I’ve been hypnotized. Continue reading

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Cloudy Night

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ERGMAAAGADDDDD…this may be the coolest runway I’ve ever seen and I bet you’re not surprised to hear its all care of the brilliance that is Marc Jacobs. I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT COMES DOWN (and around and around) THIS RUNWAY!!! I want to go to there! Thank god for live streaming!

NYFW #favouritesfromyesterday

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Marchesa Look 1 / Look 2 / Look 3 / Look 4 / Look 5

Another day in New York, and another slew of collections showing loyal fashion followers what the upcoming Fall 2014 season is going to look like. The day wasn’t quite as exciting as I had hoped, but there were still some shows that really sparked my interest.

To begin my dissection of February 12th, let’s start with Marchesa.

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NYFW #catchup

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Rodarte Look 1 / Look 2 / Look 3 / Look 4 / Look 5

New York Fashion Week is in full swing, sadly my blogging skills have not been (thanks to academic endeavours), so I’ve got some catching up to do.Over the past few days the cat walks of the Big Apple have really got my fashion spidey senses tingling.

Rodarte has long been one of my very favourite labels. Kate and Laura Mulleavy are true artists and I’ve always applauded them for being so bold in their inspiration. For Fall 2014, the Mulleavy sisters definitely delivered. It felt like their older collections, when things were quirky and in a way “arts and craftsy” (I mean this as a compliment, as they do it so well). Other than a few of the smocked dresses, and the drawstring high-waisted pants, I’m a huge fan of the collection.

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Underground Roulette

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The Subway Heroes: Bradley / Jakey / Jakey / Pee-Wee

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching I thought it was about time that we discussed matters of the heart, more specifically matters of the sidelong glances of those who ride public transit.

Between Monday and Thursday I spend almost 2 hours each day aboard the subway. To and fro I go, typically over-heating and frazzled OR head nodding off, dangerously close to the person next to me. And I’m not the only one. Apparently 2.67 million other folks are riding the TTC daily. And of those 2.67 million, a good handful of them are eye candy worthy.  Continue reading

Alternative Angst

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Look 1 / Look 2 / Look 3 / Look 4 / Look 5

One of my all time favourite t.v. shows has to be My-So-Called Life. At the time the show was originally aired I was 6 years old and not quite of the Angela Chase era. However, in high school the Family Channel aired re-runs late at night, and I instantly became hooked. There are countless reasons why I enjoyed the show, many of which having to do with Jared Leto’s character, Jordan Catalano (Jordan Catalano’s choker, Jordan Catalano’s hair, Jordan Catalano’s wall-leaning skills, Jordan Catalano’s dyslexia…), but also the cast’s wardrobe was pretty rad.

Claire Danes skulked around in loose fitted, burgundy babydoll tees, with plaid shirts tied around the waist, and her bestie, Rayanne Graff, was always sporting interesting getups that involved denim, daisies, macramé, and braids. The show acted as a time capsule of the 90’s, and with it the Seattle sound sub-genre.  Continue reading

NYFW #favouritelooksofyesterday

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Dion Lee Look 1/Look 2/Look 3

New York Fashion Week is in full force, which means my dream expansion of my wardrobe is very carefully being planned as well. February 6th showcased some unbelievable apparel that I would die to get my hands on.

The first show that I really loved was Australian, Dion Lee’s. The girl sporting these minimalist duds is one cool chick. The subdued hues and all black everything looks were my favourite. Also the range of fabrications is something to marvel at. I would be more than happy to cuddle up in the super soft knits that look beyond cozy, but still very chic. The halter dresses and tops featuring a criss-crossed lattice of snakeskin were the perfect ratio of cool sophistication. One of my top looks from the collection was the all black leather pant ensemble finished off with a beau chapeau. It brought to mind an image of the independent Mattie Ross from True Grit, but instead of running around Texas, she’s in the Australian outback looking oh-so-stylish. Continue reading