All posts under ‘Amina Said’

Inside JNBY’s pre Toronto Fashion Week party: Models in Miley buns toast the Chinese label’s Canadian debut


JNBY Pre-Toronto Fashion Week Party

Photography by Kayla Rocca

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Amidst the homegrown talent, one very cool and far away brand will be making its Canadian runway debut next week during World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto. JNBY (Just Naturally Be Yourself) is big in Japan…and Thailand and Singapore and France as well as China, where it hails from. A week before its reveal at fashion week (and we’ll save the oohs and aahs till then), JNBY previewed its Spring 2014 collection to an ultra trendy crowd at a pre-fashion week party hosted by The Collections. The stellar clothes were shown alongside a large photo print by Cory VanderPloeg of a model wearing Laura Siegel‘s spring collection..

Regular scenesters like Amina Said, Sarah Magwood, Parris Gordon, Jay Strut and The Collections threesome Dwayne Kennedy, Mel Ashcroft and Brian Richards lined the walls as well as fresh faced models in Miley buns and off duty sweaters. As with any cool kid party, there were plenty of new faces to creep in true Cinderella form. We’d like to crown a new style princess, but we don’t know her name. You! Got the other glass slipper?
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The Outnet and The Coveteur fête Toronto with two back-to-back parties


The Outnet The Coveteur Toronto Dinner

Photography by George Pimentel

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For those of us who sideline in online sale stalking, The Outnet is a mainstay. Launched in 2009 as the post-sale outlet for designer den Net-a-Porter, the site has morphed into a full fledged Mecca for designer discounts boasting insane slashes on over 200 brands including Valentino, Stella McCartney, Alexander Wang and its own in-house label, Iris & Ink, which serves as a head-to-toe top off collection for the all the rest of the site’s covetable wares.
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Inside the Joe Fresh afterparty: 20 photos of the stylish set proverbially kicking off their heels after the Fall 2013 fashion show


Joe Fresh Fall 2013 Afterparty Joe Kimberley Newport Mimran Galen Weston

Photography by George Pimentel

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Given the well-heeled ladies and gents that show up for a Joe Fresh fashion show, you’d never believe the label’s wears run as affordably as they do. Though as any Loblaws shopper in Canada knows, they do. After last night’s punky all-black Fall 2013 outing, showgoers were looking to kick off their heels (proverbially speaking) with signature orange cocktails, mini tacos and pulsing DJ beats at the private watering hole, Storys.

Fresh off the Fresh runway, models Heather Marks, Meaghan Collison and a group of studly males in tight sweaters flooded the room with just enough impossible beauty to make the ogling worth it. Creative director Joe Mimran and wife Kimberley Newport-Mimran showed up in coordinated head-to-toe black suiting, adding their own luxe touch to the non-colour of the night. As the two cozied up to Loblaws frontman Galen Weston, nightclub impresario Charles Khabouth and our favourite dandy, Bruce C. Bailey, an informal dance party broke out with queen of the moves, Andrea Bolley, at the forefront. Just an average rip roaring night in Toronto as of late, it seems.
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Inside our 35th anniversary party: We celebrate in style alongside 700 of our chicest friends


FASHION Magazine 35th anniversary party

Photography by Kevin Gonsalves

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What’s better than a birthday party? Your own birthday party! On Wednesday night, the FASHION team (well, that’d be us) celebrated the magazine’s 35th anniversary, and as you might expect, Toronto’s most stylish guys and gals were out in full force. 700 of our closest friends packed into the Distillery’s Fermenting Cellar to toast us with Skyy Vodka cocktails, mini burgers and musical performances by Divine Brown and The Parallels.
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What’s in your bag, Amina Said?


Photography by Erin Seaman

If you haven’t yet heard about the new Canadian ecomm site, you’re about to hear a lot more about it from now on, because newly on board as the site’s PR and social media manager is one of our favourite girls about town, Amina Said. By favourite, we mean we’re obsessed. Said’s got more style in her bejeweled baby finger than many have got in their whole bod. She’s also beautiful, funny, and… did we say we were obsessed? Anyways, here’s a peek into her bag. You’ll probably be obsessed too.

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Inside Holt Renfrew’s blog fête: Toronto’s finest Man Repeller enthusiasts looking unfortunately sexy


Photography by Jenna Marie Wakani

If not for the many male accoutrements and red lips, we’d have spotted the largest convergence of stylish man repellers in the city at Holt Renfrew on Tuesday night. Gathered to meet their maker, Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine, at the launch of Holts’ in-house blog, Holts Muse, said repellers looked, well, unfortunately sexy, gussied up in many a layered shirt/sweater/skirt combo. The most un-man repellent of the bunch, Holts fashion gal Mackenzie Yeates, wore a set of lace-veiled bunny ears atop an all-black getup, while Holts PR’s Amina Said donned a pair of skin-tight leather pants. Meanwhile, the Man Repeller herself—in the MOST amazing bejewelled Dannijo necklace, we might add—rattled off her top five tips to dressing just like her:

1.     White t-shirt
2.     Crop top over t-shirt
3.     Chambray button-up unbuttoned
4.     Leather jacket
5.     Sequin pencil skirt

Well, if there’s a man out there who doesn’t get sequins, then we don’t want him anyway.

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