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Lust List: November 2013 Edition

14 Nov

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There’s nothing I adore more than a red wool coat. Just add a classic jacquard dress, embellished ballet flats, and a mini bow bag, and you have the perfect ensemble that transitions seamlessly from day to night.

1. Vintage Red Coat
2. Shoshanna Dress
3. Forever New Flats
4. Forever New Bag

Gatsby

30 Oct
How I imagine Jordan Baker

How I imagine Jordan Baker

The Great Gatsby has long been one of my favourite books. Yes, I was that kid in high school who actually didn’t hate it. One thing that really stood out for me was the character of Jordan Baker. Jordan was the epitome of a flapper girl – independent, self-possessed, and liberated. She represented the social freedom and rebellion of the jazz age that gave rise to the new women.

Naturally, for a Halloween party at a friends on Saturday, I decided to pay homage to one of my favourite characters. I found this fringe dress at a vintage shop in LA that I absolutely adore. My string of pearls used to belong to my Nonna T and are slightly out of era from the 30s or 40s.

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Bright Young Things

28 Oct
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Venetian Mask, Phoebe Couture Dress, Kate Spade Bag, Circa John & David Luxe Heels

I love Halloween.

On Friday, I attended a Halloween party at the ROM with some friends I met at TIFF. Costumes were encouraged, which was perfect because I love dressing up. I bought my handcrafted Venetian mask in Venice last October and knew this would be an appropriate event to wear it to along with a white sequin dress. Admittedly, I was unsure what this masquerade inspired look was until someone asked me if I was Daisy Buchanan from the Great Gatsby. A bit of an epiphany occurred and I decided I was a Gatsby-era bright young thing attending a masquerade ball! The ingenuity of strangers will never cease to amaze me.

What are you dressing up as for Halloween?

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It was perfect once…

26 Oct

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Casual Fridays

25 Oct
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DKNY Jacket, Forever 21 Sweater, Forever 21 Shirt, AllSaints Jeans, Coach Bag, Mason Scotch Flats, Jewelry from Italy

I have a confession: I detest jeans.

I used to be unable to live without them and collected an embarrassing amount throughout the years. This all changed once I went on an extended trip to Europe and decided only to bring a carryon (more about that later). Jeans were too bulky to pack so I decided to forgo jeans and relied on leggings and dresses.

Fridays in the office is deemed casual and EVERYBODY dons their denim. At first I would wear my take on a “casual” dress, but I would get called out for being “too fancy”. Alas being the newbie, I was forced to conform. Luckily, I have found the BEST jeans at AllSaints that are both stylish and comfortable. Paired with a polka dot sweater and crisp white shirt with a leather collar I was all prepared to take on what I would consider “smart” casual attire.

Photo Cred: Vida

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Holt Renfrew Opening Night Party

22 Oct

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Last night I was invited to Holt Renfrew’s opening night party for Toronto Fashion Week. It was a surreal experience being greeted by a dozen people as I walked in, asking to take my coat and leading me up to the event. I’m really a fish out of water when it comes to these things, as I knew no one other than the person I came with.

Throughout the evening, we mingled with other guests, feasted on hors d’oeuvres, macaroons, and tiny donuts, and indulged in the most delicious cocktails. The Ciroc Red Berry Lemonade was perfection.

I felt awkward taking pictures with my iPhone, but did sneak a couple shots. If I ever do see any of the shots the photographers snapped I’ll be sure to post them.

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Lace & Leather

21 Oct
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Danier Jacket, Navy Dress, Calzedonia Tights, Forever 21 Necklace, Stuart Weitzman Heels, Kate Spade Bag

The gala for Chloe Magazine was the first fashion event I have ever attended. I spent all day agonizing over what to wear. Last Fall/Winter, I spent time in Europe where I had a home base in London. Once I did all the touristy things, I spent my days shopping and practically lived at the Oxford Circus Topshop. There, in the boutique section, I found the most magnificent lace dress (okay top) from Navy. I decided to wear it with a pair of black tights, my Stuart Weitzman pumps, leather jacket, and statement necklace.

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