April Showers Bring May Flowers

Dressing for the weather this month has been quite the challenge. We rang in the month with some pretty promising Spring weather, and then after a dip in temperature, some standard April Showers, and of course a standard April snow storm…. (wait.. what?!), the weather seems to be heading in right direction.

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One of my favourite  purchases so far this year has been a staple in my wardrobe this month. My clear raincoat from Long Tall Sally has been keeping me dry with all the wet/snowy weather we’ve been getting, and now that things are finally getting warmer, I don’t have to worry about covering up any of my awesome summery outfits! One of the best parts? The fact that these sleeves would keep dry even the longest of shirt sleeves!

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Also, this entire outfit may or may not have been inspired by the endless amounts of Coachella photos that have been filling up my Instagram feed. One day I’ll be able to go and experience it for myself, and I’ll be prepared for any kind of weather with a badass raincoat like this one. Until then, I’ll just rock my festival vibes here in the 6ix for the summer. Who knows, maybe I’ll bring this look to our own Bestival in June!

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RaincoatTTYA x LTS Rain Mac
$155
I’m wear a size 6.
Romper: Forever 21
$19.90
I’m wearing a medium. I also don’t mind the ‘cheeky’ fit for beach/festival wear but wouldn’t recommend it to tall sistas who are looking for a slightly more conservative fit.
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Flower crownmade by me!!
Umbrella: Blue Banana in Kensington Market, Toronto.

 

 

Photos by Vanessa Popoli

FAT2016

If you’ve read my previous posts and/or you follow my instagram, you’ll know last week was Fashion Art Toronto (FAT2016). Just as it sounds, it’s a week full of fashion and art that happens once a year here in Toronto.

This year was my third time being involved with FAT, and while I didn’t walk in as many shows as I did last year, I still had just as much fun. On Day 1, I walked in two shows back to back. I started the night with WallacePlayford and their collection Neko-pop. It was probably  the most playful and fun fashion show I’ve ever been in and was an absolute blast! As soon as I left the runway at the end of that show, someone was pulling off my socks while another helped me put on a bodysuit, and someone was brushing out my hair while another was adjusting my makeup. In about 3 minutes, I was ready for the second show of the night, Elizabeth Elwood‘s collection: Blossom. The entire collection was comprised of stunning, feminine pieces. I strutted my stuff in a beautiful light blue satin skirt and blazer with an even more beautifully embroidered bodysuit.

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I went back on Day 4 for my third show, walking for Wolf n Crane. This show was adorable and probably my favourite of the week. While having that cutesy vibe, it was also dark and edgy, which is right up my alley! I also had the opportunity to shoot in this outfit with a couple 0f the event photographers, so I’m looking forward to receiving shots off the runway as well!

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After walking in the shows I managed to stay and watch the following shows too. It’s so much fun to be part of the magic, but it’s also awesome to be in the audience and experience the show from the other side. I was able to see Amplify Apparel on Day 1, and Nuvango on Day 4 (among others), but I also hear that Evan Biddell’s David Bowie tribute was incredibly awesome! Even though I wasn’t able to watch all the shows, I made sure to go back and check out all the photos. Here are some of my favourite looks from this year:

Designers in order from left to right: Amplify Apparel, House of Etiquette, Evan Biddell, Odrea, Uguu, Nuvango, Lushyne, Lesley Hampton

The week went by far too quickly but overall it was an awesome one! It’s always fun to meet new local designers and see their collections come to life on the runway. I’m already looking forward to next year 🙂

 

 

All photos by Raymond Chow (CanadaWears)

A Night at the Museum

A new exhibit opened up on Saturday at the Royal Ontario Museum here in Toronto, called Tattoos: Ritual. Identity. Obsession. Art., and it was conveniently my day off, so my boyfriend and I decided to go on a date! Both having tattoos ourselves, we were very interested to check out the exhibit.

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The admission line was a bit long, but as soon as we got our tickets we headed straight to the fourth floor. The exhibit was a good mix between history, evolution, and examples of work, past and present. There was even an entertaining collection of letters between Sailor Jerry and various individuals including Ed Hardy.

The afternoon was fun, and so was my outfit. You better bet I wore heels with my adorable LTS overalls (which I’m absolutely in love with by the way)! It’s been a long, long time since I’ve had a pair of pants that still reach the ground even with heels on.

Overalls: TTYA x LTS Denim Jumpsuit
38″ inseam!!!!
I’m wearing a size 6.
Top: unknown from my closet
Bag: Aldo
Shoes: Aldo