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#FashionCAN – What’s That?

If you’re a regular frequenter of Yorkdale Mall, I’m sure you’re aware of the massive expansion they did of 18+ stores, including the newest Nordstrom in Toronto. Earlier this week, right before the grand unveiling of the new wing, Yorkdale and CAFA got together to bring the Canadian fashion industry an opportunity to see the SS17 Collections of the country’s top designers. A runway built literally in the middle of the hall of the new section, Yorkdale hosted an intimate setting for the invite-only runway shows of Canada’s fashion leaders, new and veteran. Continue reading #FashionCAN – What’s That?

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Couture is the Cure for “What Will I Wear?”

If you’re a frequent visitor to The Lifestyle Bistro, you’re probably aware that I had the pleasure to attend the Nordstrom Gala at CF Eaton Centre a couple weeks back. It’s worth mentioning that the night was pretty much a blast, especially since it involved an open bar, shopping, and the chance to dress up. And if you know anything about me, you know I don’t like to settle when it comes to my wardrobe choices, so naturally, it was the perfect opportunity to wear my favourite Canadian designer: Stephan Caras. Continue reading Couture is the Cure for “What Will I Wear?”

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NordstromTO Gala @ CF Eaton Centre

If you live in the GTA, and you’re not hiding under a rock, I’m sure you’ve seen a lot of the marketing involved in the anticipated opening of the two first Nordstrom locations in the city: CF Eaton Centre and Yorkdale. Aside from the signs, social media campaigns, and overall buzz about the openings, both stores are starting off by hosting a Gala to celebrate the opening. Last night, Toronto’s fashion crowd (and more) got together at Yonge-Dundas Square and celebrated the new department store in style. Continue reading NordstromTO Gala @ CF Eaton Centre

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Taking Fashion Week Style to the Street

I wrote previously about how sometimes the “personal style” showcased at fashion week, be it Milan, Paris, New York, or Toronto, can sometimes be a little bit over the top. You can read more about it here, but the gist of it is, I believe it’s important to stay true to who you are – and also somewhat maintain your dignity as a human being.

Funny enough, it seemed like the Toronto fashion industry got the memo about avoiding going over the top, and went completely under. There was not a single feathered boa to be seen. Men showed up in jeans, chelsea boots, and bomber jackets. The world of street style fashion was not present in Toronto. Continue reading Taking Fashion Week Style to the Street

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Fashion Week life vs. real life

 

Probably one of the craziest weeks of the season (at least for me) is almost done, attempting to balance my part-time job, my studies (in the midst of midterms, yikes!), and representing The Lifestyle Bistro at Toronto Fashion Week.

I managed to do the near impossible, and convince my corporate boyfriend (who is FAR from the fashion industry) to attend a show with me on Day 1 of Toronto Fashion Week. The result? We survived! Continue reading Fashion Week life vs. real life

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Pre-TFW: a look into the Toronto fashion scene

Up until I started my blog and started getting slightly more involved with the fashion industry, I didn’t know much about Canadian designers other than Pink Tartan, Mackage, and Rudsak.

With Toronto Fashion Week just a couple days away, it’s safe to say I am definitely more up to date. And quite frankly, if I plan to keep writing about fashion on The Lifestyle Bistro, it would be embarrassing not to know the designers who work a mere 20-minute drive away (I’m a suburban girl). Continue reading Pre-TFW: a look into the Toronto fashion scene