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WMCFW Photo Diary Day 2

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World MasterCard Fashion Week has been flying by in a haze of knits, leathers, feathers, sequins and furs. Tuesday was a big day of shows. We saw Klaxon Howl, Line Knitwear, the Mercedes Benz Startup: DUY, David Dixon and Sig Neigum.

Klaxon Howl and Sid Neigum both sent their models down the runway to live music which was very cool. The big topic trending on Twitter however, was not about the clothing or the live tunes, but the hair trends that were making bold statements on the runway. It seemed that just about everyone in the “Twittersphere” had a comment to make about the “hair tuck” at Line Knitwear. I would just like to take this moment to say that while I do not often wear a turtleneck, I am frequently guilty of tucking my hair into the necks of my sweaters, scarves and jackets. I thought all girls with long hair knew this trick…. no knots!!! Apparently, this is a major fashion faux pas. You win some, you lose some right? But I for one, will continue to tuck. The next hair raising topic (I had to go there), was the “lollipop” hair at Sig Neigum. ‘Nuff said. Kids, don’t try this at home.

All in all it was another phenomenal day for fashion. Amazing, rugged menswear at Klaxon Howl, elegant knits and my personal favourite, a woven leather jacket at Line. DUY showed really cool chunky knits and maxi skirts and Sid Neigum perfected minimalistic chic, if not the updo. It was David Dixon‘s show that really brought down the house with it’s pumping “girl power” anthems and messages of equality. His garments took us through the closet of the Modern Woman, from the sleekest of office looks, to the most exquisite evening gowns. I have included some of the highlights from the shows for you to enjoy. Now, back to the tents for Day 4!

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*Photos 8-12, 17-26 Credit to George Pimentel via Flare


WMCFW Photo Diary Day 1

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Yesterday Toronto kicked off the Fall 2013 season of World MasterCard Fashion Week in style! I saw Miz by Izzy Camilleri, Chloe Comme Parris, Pink Tartan and Bustle. I will be getting runway reviews to you soon so you can begin planning your Fall wardrobes!

In the span of four hours we were transported through the decades. Miz by Izzy Camilleri and Pink Tartan took us back to the early 1960s, Chloe Comme Parris to the grungy ’90s (my personal fav) and Bustle into present day. The tunes at Chloe Comme Parris and Bustle had me singing and bouncing around in my seat. Such a fun evening!

I am so happy that my girls from Elle Hardware are also attending the shows this season. Lindsay and Hilary MacMillan run one of the coolest accessories boutiques in the city. Both my cuff and short necklace from today’s post were purchased at Elle Hardware. To keep updated on all of the jewelry trends from the runway in Toronto, be sure to follow Elle Hardware on Instagram and Twitter. If you want to see the action as it happens, follow me on Instagram and Twitter. Now, it’s back to the shows!

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Aldo Toque (last seen here), Wilfred dress from Aritzia, Chanel boots, tights and gold necklace (last seen here), Elle Hardware necklace and cuff (last seen here), H&M double finger ring

Top O’ the Mornin’ to Ya

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I hope that you all had a lovely St. Patrick’s Day and that you aren’t feeling too hung over this morning! I didn’t make it out to the pubs this weekend, but I did wear my kelly green trench to get into the festive spirit! Instead on enjoying a few pints, I spent the weekend preparing for World MasterCard Fashion Week, which starts today! Tonight I will be seeing Chloe Comme Parris, Pink Tartan and Bustle! I will be documenting my entire week and will try to update the blog as often as possible! See you from the runway.

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Costa Blanca coat (old), Oliver Peoples Sunnies (similar style), Elle Hardware necklace, Chanel boots

Meet the Press

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I am so excited to announce that I have received my very first press credentials to cover Toronto’s World MasterCard Fashion Week. This means that next week I will be bringing all of you along with me to the Fall 2013 runway shows.

The last time that I participated in Toronto Fashion Week was three years ago when I worked as a volunteer. It is very cool to be going back, this time as a member of the press. I am honoured and delighted to be participating in this event. There is nothing better than supporting local talent and I cannot wait to see what Toronto has to offer this season.

Have a wonderful weekend, and I will be seeing you on Monday from the runway!

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The above photos were taken when I was volunteering for the event in March 2010. How time flies and hair grows!

*World MasterCard Fashion Week photo courtesy of FS Local Toronto Blog

Here Comes the Sun

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This weekend the sun came out and it now officially feels like springtime in Toronto! When the temperature rises above zero, Canadians are always tempted to reach into the back of their closets and pull their shorts and sandals out of hibernation. There is nothing better than wandering the city during the first days of spring and watching people drive around with their tops down, order ice cream cones and sunbathe in the parks! What we Canadians may lack in practicality, we make up for in enthusiasm. In reality, if the sun dips behind a cloud, it is still really COLD! I think I exercised restraint by leaving my sundresses at home and opting instead to wear a Joe Fresh jacket and flannel top. I thought it might be more seasonally appropriate to greet the sun by adding a dash of colour to my look. Although, the Canadian in me couldn’t resist celebrating the arrival of warmer days by rocking some open toe shoes!

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Joe Fresh Top & Jacket, Zara Pants (Last Seen Here), Topshop Shoes, Chanel Sunnies (similar) and Watch, Aldo Skull Bracelet (Last Seen Here), Topaz Jewelry Necklace