“This was the very first photo I took from the spring season. Sometimes it takes a couple of days to feel like you’re seeing something new that inspires you, but when I saw Kate coming up the steps, I was like, ‘Oh my God, I need to take this picture right away.’ I love how polished and pared-back she looks. The simple crop top, the subtle LV bag, the Céline sandals—they whisper, they don’t shout, which is what most people do at fashion week. The whole fashion logo thing is very dated, I think. It’s just so contrived at this point. With Marc Jacobs leaving Louis Vuitton, I think we’ll see a shift in Paris. We’re entering a new era of fashion, moving toward this different way of dressing that goes back to being comfortable and real and at ease. Amanda Brooks, the former fashion director of Barneys, wrote something on her blog recently that I think is very important: ‘Simple clothes don’t cover things up, they reveal who you are. It’s better to be seen than to be noticed.’ It’s all about being who you are, liking simpler things and not being caught up in the whole circus of everything.”
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From a surprise Beyoncé performance to the announcement of Alexander Wang x H&M, the first instalment of Coachella 2014 was probably the most major on record. Got FOMO? Us too.
And while the stage may have been full of surprises, what we saw on the fields was pretty much in line with what we’ve been seeing since music festival style became a thing: fringe, feathers and flower crowns. This year, the candy coloured hair trend made a nice accent, with our favourite festivalgoer pictured in a shark-print bathing suit and turquoise hair to match. Also spotted was an inside lip Coachella tattoo. Now that’s commitment.
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Earlier this week, we took a dip Down Under to lurk the summery street style outside Sydney Fashion Week. Since we’re suffering from a bit of a slow spring start, the shots were just the dose of melatonin we’d been waiting for. Today, we’re back with more quirky shots from native street style mavens and international attendees alike. Vibrant mirrored shades, nineties-inspired cami dresses and popping colour combos are persistent throughout—as is that classic Aussie sense of unadulterated fun.
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For those of you who attended any of the recent fashion weeks, the thought of attending shows during the summer is but a mere fantasy. Sandals! Crop tops! A far cry from February’s blizzards. Fantasy proves reality in Australia, where Sydney Fashion Week is underway and while it’s technically considered autumn down under, the street style outside the shows is anything but covered up.
In this first batch of photos, photographer Stefania Yarhi captures the Sydney fashion crowd in a mix of local labels like Discount Universe and international must haves from Prada, Kenzo and Céline. Aussie street style stars like Margaret Zhang and Nicole Warne seem perfectly in element, wearing airy neon pieces. Stay tuned for more epic street style out of Sydney. Summer can’t come soon enough.
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Your first time at any international fashion week will teach you a valuable lesson: You need a fur. And not just any Margot Tenenbaum style granny hand-me-down. A fur so intricately patterned, multi-layered and artificially coloured, that it has to be designer. Given its place at the apex of the top Fall 2014 trends, you’d think recessionary times were long gone—it’s virtually everywhere, from a hyper colour mink at Altuzarra to a fluffy red dress at Prada. Wear it with caution or as Dior prescribes, dangle it over your arm like it’s no big d. Let the fur fly, scruples or otherwise.
Can it be? Is this really the final day of Toronto Fashion Week? Say it ain’t so! The week has flown by in a blur of models, outrageous outfits and one or two parties. So to celebrate the week that was we have an extra-large extra-stylish batch of street style pics for you.
The looks on the streets seemed to be a resounding chorus of leather and patterns. Leather baseball hats, one particularly fierce glossy leather skirt, black leather moto jackets, and more than a fair share of leather handbags in a variety of colours and textures. And did you see those waxed cotton overalls? The look of leather minus the sweat factor. Genius. Read more »
It can be easy when out on the streets outside of the fashion show tents to focus on the big names and habitual style stars. So it’s somewhat refreshing when we have a almost a whole batch of street style shots of relative unknowns—you can appreciate the unsponsored and unbiased looks for their uniqueness and how their personality shines through.
While there was plenty of statement outerwear, we are especially loving all of the throwback styles on the street. Going back to the athletic vibes of the ’90s and ’00s, an oversized Adidas logo tote bag caught our eye and one, very brave and probably frost bitten, fashion goer bared her tummy in a sports bra and matching track pants topped with a long fur jacket. It’s like Britney meets J.Lo—our teenage style idols in one perfect outfit mash-up. Toronto stylist Odessa Paloma Parker was a playful hodge podge of ’80s patterns, everything from blown up houndstooth to artsy paint splodges to a loud yellow and black plaid wrap. Only a true pro like Parker could work just a jumble of patterns—budding stylists take note.
Yesterday wasn’t without it’s daily dose of daytime fashion week glamour however. One head to toe plaid look kept things feminine with midnight blue velvet pumps and a lacy, and racy, bodysuit underneath. Bonus points for taking slouchy plaid pants off the golf green and making them suddenly covetable. Fancy shoes were abound outside the tents, with several dramatic metallic takes, covering everything from gold oxfords to platform black and gold medallion sandals. Doing metallics in a slightly more low key approach, were two friends dressed in similar iridescent jackets, one in cream, one in mint, both finished with a pearly sheen. This is how you do metallics for the daytime, people. Another great example of rocking high-shine during waking hours, was a stunning black belted jacket finished with gold embellishments across the front and sleeves. The simple silhouette of the jacket, matched with pared down accessories was the perfect way to take metallics from day to night, without going over the top.
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It’s official. Toronto has had enough of winter. For the kick-off of World Mastercard Fashion Week, the fashion crowd opted for lighter layers and vivid pops of colour. If we dress for spring, it’ll come quicker right?
Toronto socialite and fashion patron Sylvia Mantella went for a bold orange coat, accenting her ivory and bright pink Mikhael Kale dress underneath. Why go for one bright colour when you can rock two? Stylist Odessa Paloma Parker’s bubble gum pink furry coat looks even more chic when paired with an equally psychedelic clutch. Habitual street style stars Samantha and Caillianne Beckerman were out in full ‘90s kitsch in bright yellow with a ying-yang backpack and a homemade DIY Simpson’s appliqué denim jacket. They glammed up their look, switching out their usual relaxed tresses in favour of throwback ‘40s curls and victory rolls, while fellow blogger Mo Handahu added byzantine blue to her look matching the deep hue of her burgundy jacket. Model Stacey McKenzie braved the cold and went for full glamour in a thigh-high slit dress with embellished mock-epaulettes.
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