Thursday, October 30, 2014
If I had to pinpoint my style, it would be difficult to label myself. Somedays I feel ridiculously girly and decide to dress myself in pinks, skater skirts and lace. On other days I get this bad girl vibe deck myself out in black, leather and marled clothes.
But even though I don't have one particular style to differeniate myself from others by, I appreciate being able to go back and forth with differnt looks. It allows for a very diverse (albeit expensive) closet from where I can draw inspiration from and to cross my styles amongst each other to create new looks. Some may peak into their closets frustrated each morning with the thought that they have nothing to wear (don't lie, we've all done it at least once), but now I look at my closet in inspiration. Curious as to how many different outfits I can create by not restricting myself to one particular style.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
For the last and final day of WMCFW S/S 2015, I decided to go all out and wear the most avant garde outfit that I own. This blue "paperbag" dress (from the H&M Studio collection) was surprisingly comfortable, though I did wear a paper of spandex shorts underneath to prevent any suprising flashes in the case of a bend over mishap. I've never actually worn something as crazy as this before, and was a little bit worried as to how comfortable I'd feel wearing something as out there as this.
Surprisingly though, I didn't feel out of place whatsoever at all, considering that it is Fashion Week afterall, and I am in Toronto, as opposed to Ottawa. This dress received lots of love, inspiring me to continue and explore unconventional fashion as it's so much more fun than just your everyday closet.
Dress - H&M | Shoes - Zara
I can't have a Fashion Week post without including some photos from the shows right? One of the biggest surprises on the last day was seeing Gina Tores (Jessica from Suits) walk the runway for Huntress' debut launch. She commandeered the two dogs who walked down the runway with her and looked stunning!
Another fan favorite amongst the show goers was Mikhael Kale's beautifully constructed dresses. The fold out piece paired well against futuristic cut-outs. His collection also played with a variety of fabrics (sometimes up to 3-4 in one look alone) and showed great attention to detail.
One of my favorite designers that showed was Brit Wacher. Mostly because her collection was very ready-to-wear and designed with a modern and minimalistic aesthetic in mind. I absolutely loved her boxy designs as well as the different fabrics and textures. Like Mikhael Kale, her artful use of folds in fabrics worked fantastically against her neutral palettes, yet allowed her to add in subtle pops of colors. My absolute favorite look, was the skirt with a fluorescent yellow underlining that glowed againt the marbled silver fabric.
And of course you can't end Fashion Week without a closing show by Mikael D. His collection was filled with beautiful formal and evening dresses that accentuated the models' figures and were completely on trend. Beauty pageant fluffy level dresses? Nope, think adorably modern, sleek and sexy silhouettes.
It was fantastic covering WMCFW S/S 2015 and I met some extremely talented and kind people throughout the week! I'm definitely hoping to be at the next one in 6 months time to see the new looks that designers have created!
Friday, October 24, 2014
After waking up to only 4 hours of sleep, my exhausted body hauled itself out of bed made it's way to WMCFW for day 4. I'm surprised that I actually made it all the way through this week without crashing yet. My team had the chance to interview 5 designers participating in the Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI) program as well as enjoy a lovely brunch provided for by WMCFW. I'll wake up to 4 hours of sleep for smoked salmon and breakfast sausages anyday!
I took advantage of the warmer temperatures by braving the outdoors in a crop top, pleather skirt and of course my furry vest to keep myself warm. I've also been needing a reason to wear these stacked heels one last time before the snow falls, and apparently I created the perfect oufit to match it!
Top - Garage | Skirt - H&M | Vest - Chicwish | Heels - Shoemint
Thursday, October 23, 2014
We're more than halfway through the craziness that is WMCFW and I'm just about ready to crawl into bed to hibernate! I've been up and about for 15+ hours a day everyday this week so far and it's really starting to take it's toll on me. Living on a liquid diet when you're running around doing things all day long really isn't effective and I definitely need to start consuming some solids again soon.
That being said, I've quite enjoyed my time at WMCFW15 and can't wait to see what's in store for the last two days! Oh did I mention that I got snapped by Toronto Life for street style and was featured in one of their posts?
|Photo courtesy of Toronto Life|
I've also found the solution to my baby hairs and flyaways: Redken Control Addict 28 - Extra High Hold Hairspray (wow that was a mouthful). We were given bottles of this hairspray in our goodie bags, and though I'm not a fan of crunchy sprays, this one did it's duty in taming my fly-aways. I highly recommend it to anyone that wants to achieve the slicked back and clean look.