Rags&Pieces

A regram from Erin Wasson’s instagram page of the perfect statement tee. 
I absolutely need this tshirt in my life and thankfully, it’s available online on her site for a mere $65.

A regram from Erin Wasson’s instagram page of the perfect statement tee. 

I absolutely need this tshirt in my life and thankfully, it’s available online on her site for a mere $65.

Every week, there’s a new shoe collaboration announcement saying <insert designer/celebrity name here> inked a deal with <insert sneaker brand here>. And if it’s not an __ x __ collection, each season more models are strutting down the catwalks with luxury sneaks. Street style sites are also teeming with photos of the latest and greatest original flated footwear. 

While stilettos will always have a place on the pavement and runways, it seems this trend is shifting towards mainstay.

Personally, I’m really excited to see what Mary Katrantzou will come up with. I’m hoping she’s going to delve into her roots of graphic prints of bold colours rather than the more muted patterns she went with in her last A/W ‘14-15 collection. 

If I&#8217;m to take this week as any sort of sign, then the weather is definitely a female figure because here in Toronto, it was warm enough for people to be wearing short shorts on the weekend and then the city was blanketed in a sheet of white snow a few days later! Today, it&#8217;s back to negative temperatures so to battle that, I&#8217;ve got my trusty Initial wrap vest. 
Everything in this photo was bought outside of Toronto&#8230;which is actual a theme I particularly love about my closet. For this OOTD: Tee from James Perse in NY, Initial vest from HK, and Made and Crafted denim from Montreal. 

If I’m to take this week as any sort of sign, then the weather is definitely a female figure because here in Toronto, it was warm enough for people to be wearing short shorts on the weekend and then the city was blanketed in a sheet of white snow a few days later! Today, it’s back to negative temperatures so to battle that, I’ve got my trusty Initial wrap vest. 

Everything in this photo was bought outside of Toronto…which is actual a theme I particularly love about my closet. For this OOTD: Tee from James Perse in NY, Initial vest from HK, and Made and Crafted denim from Montreal. 

My picks from Bridal Fashion Week ‘15 so far.

T-B, L-R: Naeem Khan, Romona Keveza, Christos, Anne Barge, and Oscar de la Renta.

Personally, I have never gravitated towards large a-line silhouettes or extremely flared gowns, but rather, I like silhouettes reminiscent of column gowns. I fell in love with Angel Sanchez years ago whose background is in architecture. His gowns have these amazing lines to them with some sculptural element. Antonio Berardi always has amazing RTW dresses as well that could easily work as bridal gowns (ie Look 2 from his Spring ‘12 collection)

What I love about the the first three gowns pictured is the dramatic nature in either the print and detailing, or the shape of the gown. Naeem Khan’s gowns were bold, yet delicate. The Romona Keveza gown is just a complete knockout because it’s so, so sharp. The gold hardware against the stark and strong white is brilliant, and the baring of the décolletage and the way the single shoulder draws your eye up is amazing. I also love how the single strap is in line with the cut of the dress going the entire length of the dress and how it opens at the bottom to reveal your shoes when you walk. That. Is. Sexy! The other three gowns are ones I chose because I found them ethereal and dreamy. I love the delicate ruffled layered bottom of the  Christos gown. I’m also a sucker for crystal embellished belts. The off-the-shoulder Anne Barge gives the illusion of strapless without actually being strapless, and I like how the draping seemingly pulls to one side and gathers into a floral embellishment. Lastly, the ODLR gown is my choice for an updated take on the classic trumpet gown.

Catching up on Bridal Fashion Week. My picks coming up on the blog later! 

Catching up on Bridal Fashion Week. My picks coming up on the blog later! 

My friends know me so well! My GF, Cecilia, brought me back a pair of rose gold skull earrings from Korea! 

My friends know me so well! My GF, Cecilia, brought me back a pair of rose gold skull earrings from Korea! 

Despite essentially living in dark/black clothing, it’s not often I find an interior space done in dark moody hues that I love. However, I came across this closet/office by San Fran-based designer Catherine Wong this morning and instantly fell in love!

Enough light floods in so that you don’t feel overwhelmed by the blackened walls. And on top of that, the custom cabinetry and shelving, the carpet, and photo frame are all done in white to help balance the room.

I love the golden tone given off by the light fixture in the first room as well and the shape of it is ultra chic and modern.

One day…one day…

A personal style is like handwriting - it happens as the byproduct of our way of seeing things, enriched by the experiences of everything around us.

—Massimo Vignelli

All black everything. That is usually my fashion life motto. I admit, I throw in some blue denim from time to time, I have one or two brightly coloured pink sweaters and a handful of dove grey knits, but for the most part, my wardrobe consists of noir

To me, black is the chicest shade you can possibly wear. The colour is super versatile: it can either provide you with a blank canvas to work with, or it can be used as a statement alone. 

Whenever I wear black, I never worry about my appearance. I feel powerful, elegant, and put together when I wear it…and I never feel black wears me.