Happy Friday!

It's magical.
Thats all...

Source: Odylyne


Trend Alert: S/S 2011: All around stripes

Jil Sander (left) Fendi (middle) PPQ (right)
Issey Miyake (left) Wunderkind (middle) Versace (right)

Jason Wu (left) Clements Ribeiro (middle) Aquilano e Rimondi (right)

The pattern for SS.2011 is clear, stripes and more stripes. We are seeing stripes with a bit more punch than we have in previous seasons. They are more than just your classic Breton stripes, designers have showcased them in an array of different ways; nautical, bold, skinny to electric. 

Source: elle.com

How to: Organize your closet!

Being away for 6 months in Milan really forced me to re-evaluate all of the things in my closet. I had so many new amazing purchases and so little space to store it all. The night I got back three of my closest girlfriends and I had a closet cleaning party – best thing I have ever done. For the first time in about 5 years I can actually close the closet door. Imagine that!

Here is a step-by-step guide to helping you clean out your closet.

1.     Start with a clean slate. Take everything out of your closet. As you are taking things out putting them into piles is key. (1) Keep – a good rule for all my keep pieces is ask the question; have I worn this in the last 6 months? (2) Repair – many pieces sit in your closet unworn because they need minor alterations or repairs, this is a great opportunity to do this & (3) Donate- I tend to bring all my old designer goods to extoggery in Toronto and the rest to a local charity.

2.     Figure out your needs. Now, think about what’s necessary to make your system work better before you purchase anything. Do you need some baskets for sweaters or more shelf space? If so, look for practical storage solutions such as vertical storage (IKEA has some great storage solutions.) Tip: make sure you take measurements before your out to buy. 

3.     Give everything a spot. Make sure you assign spots. Put items you use most at arms length, then arrange items by type: jeans, dress pants, skirts, dresses, ect.

4.     Keep things uniform. Matching hangers is a must for me. Helps in keeping everything uniform and is just very visually appealing. Making sure all of the clothing is facing in the same direction is also very important.

5.     Sort accessories. Coil all belts and put them in bins along with scarves and socks/ tights.

TIP: Closet cleaning can be a really great opportunity for you to create outfits in your wardrobe. You will be amazed to discover so many things you forgot you had (I found many with tags still on … eekk.)

1.     Hangers $4.49 from IKEA
2.     Green storage boxes $5.99 (2 pack) from IKEA
3.     Storage with compartments $20.00 from IKEA


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Weekend look book: 10.24.2010 The Olive Branch for Children Charity Event

I hope everyone had a really great weekend. My weekend was very eventful - to say the least. We ended off the weekend with a bowling event at lucky strike lanes that was for a great cause. The foundation is The Olive Branch for Children, an amazing charity that we have all recently got involved with.

Click here to learn more about the foundation.

Introducing: Dotty by Heather Shipton

This past Thursday friends, family and buyers all gathered together for the launch of Dotty by Heather Shipton. Designer Heather launched her dress line at an exclusive event in her showroom. The highly anticipated collection consists of dresses that flawlessly transition from day to night. The night was kicked of by an amazing fashion show and followed by an exclusive sale (& some bubbly). The night was a great success and we wish Heather tons of future successes.

For more information on the collection please contact Heather Shiption


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Happy Friday!

I can't remember were I pulled these photos. Looking at them I am so inspired by them - the color, the composition I just absolutely love everything about this window display. Happy weekend everyone ;).



Don't we all wish we were as glamourous as fifi. 
Here she's rocking my favorite outfit for fall 2010.


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Isn't this just the most amazing statement necklace ... I thought so! 

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How to: Wear fur

After attending some of the Toronto Fashion Week spring shows thus far I think its safe to say Fur is one of the biggest trends of fall 2010. Be it faux (personally I prefer the faux) or real fur is back in a big way. Yesterday we saw some strong hits of fur on boots, scarves and some really great shoes. Take a look below at some other examples. 


Sneak Peak: Lanvin for H&M



Style Crush ...

Source: Cupcakes and Cashmere 

How to: Dress the part

Finding that perfect outfit for a job interview is no easy task (interviewing for a job in the fashion sector only adds pressure to have that perfectly balanced trendy but professional outfit.)

Do you go for the latest trends? Or do you walk in there in head to toe label? Or should you always play it safe and wear the classic suit?

My advice would be to strike a balance between all three of these extremes. You want to be able to show your personality while not overdoing it.  Always remember that keeping the look simple and fuss-free is always more elegant than someone that looks like they are trying too hard. Take a look at some wardrobe examples below. 
Option One
Option Two
Option Three


Livegoingfast hearts Blush's favorite bloggers window

I was so happy to hear that Livegoingfast was chosen as one of Blush's favorite blogs. I think what she has done with the window is absolutely amazing ;) Check out her website here. http://www.blushshop.ca/


Anna Dello Russo

Japanese Vogue's fashion director Anna Dello Russo takes Hilary through her exhaustive fashion week wardrobe at her suite at the Paris Ritz.

Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving Weekend!


Shop of the month: Tabula Rasa

Images from the Tabula Rasa fall 2010 look book

745 Broadview Ave 
Toronto, Ontario
M4K 2P6

Tabula Rasa is one of my absolute favorite shops in Toronto. Owner Jennifer Park has created a boutique for the fashion forward woman who loves both vintage and new (SOO me, I know.) This store has infused exceptional vintage clothing, reworked pieces and up and coming labels. Take a look at some of her looks from her Fall 2010 look book. 

The trends of SS11 Fashion Week's

1. Leopard to say the least 
 2. Black on black on black
 3. Floor sweeping 
Source: Style.com


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