Thursday, October 23, 2014

WMCFW 2014: Day 3

WMCFW 2014: Day 3


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?

WMCFW 2014: Day 3
Photo courtesy of Toronto Life
Not going to lie, it was quite the chilly day, but anything in the name of fashion right? Don't worry, I had my jacket inside waiting for me when I left to go home. No hives for me this week!

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. 

WMCFW 2014: Day 3

WMCFW 2014: Day 3

WMCFW 2014: Day 3
 Top - H&M | Skirt - H&M | Shoes - Zara | Bracelet - c/o My Femme Crush

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WMCFW 2014: Day 2

WMCFW 2014: Day 2

It feels like the longest day, but it's not. I'm only on the second day of a weeklong stretch of WMCFW S/S 2015 and I'm already starting to feel worn out. I'm currently putting together this post at 3:45 AM, and will have to wake up by 9 AM in order to get ready to attend a brunch. Although it's tiring, I definitely cannot complain about the amount of fun I've been having attending all of h shows and parties. It's definitely a blast, but I can't wait until I can crawl into bed tonight for a quick few hours of shut-eye before it starts all over again.

WMCFW 2014: Day 2

WMCFW 2014: Day 2

WMCFW 2014: Day 2

WMCFW 2014: Day 2

WMCFW 2014: Day 2

Dress - H&M | Vest - Dynamite | Booties - Shoemint | Hat - Dynamite

I can't attend WMCFW S/S 2015 and can't not talk about the shows right? But becase I have to attend each and every single one for work, I'll just share my favorites. Of all the designers who walked the runway last night, my absolute favorite would have to be NARCES

The beautifully detailed and delicate dresses had me drooling all over my seat and wishing that I had events to attend in order to justify the puchase of one of the dresses. I smell the burn of my credit card soon. The designer left $100 gift certificates at each of our seats, so you know that's going to be put to good use!

Just tell me you aren't falling in love with these designs yet. I dare you!

WMCFW 2014: Day 2

WMCFW 2014: Day 2

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

WMCFW 2014: Day 1

WMCFW 2014: Day 1

Yesterday was the opening night for World Mastercard Fashion Week 2014 to showcase designers' Sping 2014 collections. I attended the event on behalf of my work with the responsibilities to provide editorial coverage for our projects and I figured heck, why not snap a couple of photos for myself!

Of all 3 shows that I attended last night, I can definitely say that Sid Neigum was my absolute favorite. His artistic play on texture through a monochromatic pattern demontrates that you don't necessarily need color in your wardrobe in order to add detail to your look. With the write construction of materials and through the correct choice of fabric, intricite details can be created in the absence of color.

Pink Tartan's collection was also beautiful, and played on the fringe trend, but I wasn't exactly feeling the whole 70's vibe that was going on with the geometric prints on the pajama like sets and the bold white piping. Some of the backless jumpsuits did have stunning silhouetts albeit they also had a crazy fringe trim.

The winner of the Mercedes-Benz Startup actually ended up being Sid Neigum, which was suitably appropriate since he such an immaculate collection. The fact that he was already showing his collection on the runways himself demonstrates his aptitude in the fashion industry and a strong promising career.

I've already fallen in love with so many of his textural masterpieces, if only I had a place to wear them to!

WMCFW 2014: Day 1
WMCFW 2014: Day 1
WMCFW 2014: Day 1

WMCFW 2014: Day 1
Dress - J. Crew | Blazer - Dynamite | Booties - Shoemint

Monday, October 20, 2014

Girly Grunge

Girly Grunge

Everyone has those day where they just want to dress down and stay comfortable without sacrificing style. That's where my blanket scarves come into play. If you haven't noticed by now, I kind of abuse my scarves and wear them out as much as possible (basically everyday).

I paired up your basic jeans and a T-shirt with my blanket scarf which complemented my pink moto jacket. I felt that the overall look felt too covered up, so I played around with the cuffing situation that's happening at my ankles. Finding the right length that felt right, I tied the whole outfit together with a simple pair of black ankle booties.

How do you dress up your basic look?

Girly Grunge

Girly Grunge
Girly Grunge
Girly Grunge
Girly Grunge
Girly Grunge

Top - H&M | Jacket - Zara | Jeans - American Eagle | Booties - Shoemint | Scarf - Aritzia

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Silken Flowers

Silken Flowers

I've found that simplicity is key when adding new pieces to my wardobe. Basic silhouettes that work well when layered together are the most important pieces to me now. I used to gravitate towards statement pieces in hopes of standing out from the crowd, but now I much more appreciate a minimalistic style.

I have yet to completely lose my preference for statement pieces though, as seen evident by my silk floral pieces. But instead of dressing in head to toe statement, I prefer it to be done in smaller pieces.

Silken Flowers

Silken Flowers

Silken Flowers

Silken Flowers

Silken Flowers

Top - H&M | Silk Dress - Joe Fresh | Booties - Miista