TEXTURE TO THE MAX

Make a major style play with texture this coming Spring 2013

Make a major style play with texture this coming Spring 2013!

It looks as though 2013 will be the year of not holding anything back. The more texture and embellishments the better! There was a huge focus on the Spring 2013 runways on intricate jeweled and floral detailing from designers such as Chloé, Giles and Matthew Williamson. With electric colours also very much in style this coming season, the intricacy in the embroidered accents mixed with these colours takes this trend even further down the cool spectrum. Do you dare?

1. Shoes, $575, Alexander Wang, available at ShopBop.com.
2. Pants, $990, Les Chiffoniers, available at Net-a-Porter.
3. Bag, $845, Dolce & Gabbana, available at Net-a-Porter.
4. Top, $790, Oscar de la Renta, available at Net-a-Porter.
5. Jacket, $340, Chaser, available at Bloomingdales.
6. Dress, $430, Diesel. (Available in store in February.)

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Phillip Lim Does Overalls

The 90′s are back! I loved wearing them as a kid and the grunge-style has returned in full effect. We are all used to having various denim pairs but now it is a whole other ball game. Fashionistas have the option to wear the returning trend in so many different materials such as leather and different lengths of the overall are being worn with the ankle cut off being the most popular. Footwear is also taken to a whole other level where sneakers do not dominate whatsoever. Our favourite pumps and other heels are a great accent to add. Patterns from stripes to floral designs add to the neverending list of different looks.

Fashion tip- Looking to tone done the look then pair with a blazer left open and a simple dainty necklace to still work the trend but not feel overwhelmed.

CREDITS IN IMAGE:
Top Two: styleiseternal.net
Mira Duma: blogs.glam.com

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The Couture Critic: Gucci SS13

The Couture Critic: Gucci SS13

We love Frida Giannini!

Colours were popping all over the place and even though we all know that Spring/Summer brings out the rainbow-brite in all of us, we can’t help but point it out again. However, it is the extra embellishments such as the bell sleeve and bottom accents, print skins, ruffles and belted outer wear that added even more to this season’s collection. Silhouettes were tailored yet very relaxed. Plunging necklines added femininity to the extra tailored pieces and of course, Giannini, balanced it out just right. Tastefully vibrant sums it up in every way!

Our favourite pieces from the runway above all courtesy style.com.

Love Gucci but hate the high price tags then be sure to visit Consign Toronto and shop the new selection of bags, shoes and sweaters all at crazy low prices.

Happy Shopping!

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The Store on Queen

The Store on Queen

Earlier this spring, a little boutique opened up in the hub of Toronto’s fashion district and did it ever open with a bang! The Store on Queen was launched by two friends who have made their mark in the city and are honoured to call thousands of people and customers their friends. Known for their quirky and fun personalities, owners Angela and Valentina welcome every customer just like how they would chat and act with each other. Not only that, but many ladies religiously follow the two on their Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages as they take daily shots of themselves wearing the clothes they buy for the store. I, too, am a personal fan and even message these gorgeous girls if they can recommend something for my special nights out. They are always on the ball and know my style inside and out! The duo found some time from their crazy schedule to chat with me about all things TSOQ…

Mijana: TSOQ is being talked about all over Toronto! How did the two of you join forces?
Valentine: Well both of us recently moved to Toronto last fall. I am from Vancouver and had my own store there. Angela was here but working on her family’s restaurant business out in Western Ontario. I sold my store, came here because I wanted to start something new and fresh, met Angela, and she felt the exact same. Funny enough, we had a coffee date on Feb 29 (out of all days!) and we came across a space for rent on Queen Street. That was pretty much the beginning of it all. Both of us felt that Toronto was missing something and since we both just moved to the city, there was nothing keeping us grounded here even though we wanted to live here so bad. So we decided to takes matters into our own hands.

M: What do you think makes TSOQ different from other boutiques in the city?
Angela: TSOQ is very different. We are different. We are ourselves. We push boundaries when it comes to our fashion style. We LOVE making friends with all of our customers. We love each other, fashion, what we do and all the lovely girls that come in here every day.

M: Angela you’re a designer and Valentina you’re the buyer – how do you two work together when looking for pieces to buy for the store?
V: Angela and I know our girls very well and essentially are on the same wavelength with their style and fashion interests. We discuss Continue reading

The Black Box Boutique

The Black Box Boutique

When you walk into the The Black Box Boutique you really do feel like you`re walking into a little jewellery box! Having opened just four months ago, bloggers and fashionistas from all over the city have been drooling over the hand selected brands by owner, Lilla Balint, such as ToyWatch, Vita Fede, Noir and also Canadian brands such as Liel and Lentz and her own in-house exclusive line, LB. Recognized for her distinctive selections, these lines have been crafted in places as far-flung as Israel, India, France and more! Just this past October, pieces from The BBB were shown off during World Mastercard Fashion Week in Toronto by writers for Stylicity on behalf of fashion week.

This 2nd floor walk-up in Yorkville offers a great range in prices starting at $40 upwards to $500.  There is something in here for Continue reading