“August is vacation month in Europe, and most people in Italy go away. So I chose something very summery that many people are attempting right now: the midriff-revealing crop top. I like the idea of Carlotta’s mixed proportions: It’s a crop top over a skirt that has horizontal stripes and is floor-length. She’s able to wear different proportions but also colour—the metallic blue sunglasses match the skirt and the mini Kelly clutch. I know for most women it’s a bit extreme to be wearing those three together, but I think there’s a lesson to be learned in how to play with colour, pattern and proportion. This is a nice end-of-summer look—it makes you want to go on vacation. When I look at this, I think of St. Tropez or Lake Como.”
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Brace yourself for the best Canadiana street style yet. While we may have thought it difficult to top last year’s stellar batch, these shots prove yet again, the Calgary Stampede has it going on in the street style department. Captured by photographers Ania Bonieka and Tyler Stalman, event attendees did not fail to impress us when it came to dressing for the festive occasion. Read more »
For those who remember dressing up to go see The Backstreet Boys because obviously they’d scoop you out from the crowd just to compliment your outfit, you’ll understand the supreme need for fans to dress up for Beyoncé and Jay-Z. The duo’s co-billed On The Run tour hit Toronto last night and as predicted, it was epic. Even with the dueling Lady Gaga concert next door at the ACC, the city’s (Skydome) Rogers Centre was ablaze with fans styled to the nines in #Flawless merch and Beyoncé-inspired outfits. See our favourite looks from outside, shot just before the Carters gave it up like not many other couples can.
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With its booming beauty and retail markets, South Korea has become Asia’s latest region to watch for all things pore-less and very, very cool. Last month, we were exposed to the epic styles gracing the streets of its capital, Seoul, by way of Calgary-based photographers Ania Boniecka and Tyler Stalman. Now, we’re zooming in even closer at street style’s most interesting sub-trend: identically-dressed pairs. Read more »
Summertime might seem like an odd time to broach the topic of layers but hear us out. Unlike winter when the weather ranges from cold to colder and your winter boots and leather leggings are a safe bet, summer can be a bit tricky when it comes to outfit planning. Cold nights with days ranging between sweltering and monsoon-like or downright chilly, layers seem to be the perfect answer to our everyday wardrobe conundrums. Layering up our wardrobe is going to be our secret weapon when it comes to standing out, practically, this season.
We’re talking about new ways to pile on the clothes, like the ultra-inventive dress over pants look or the complicatedly chic skirt, over jeans, over a shirt. It’s all about layering up your pieces in new ways, affording you endless options. So unlike Rihanna’s CDFA barely-there dress, less is not more this time around—more is more.
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World Pride Week 2014 is officially over and we’re missing it already. The 10-day-long event was the biggest one yet, and of course, the week came to a close with Sunday’s epic parade, which saw its fair share of water guns, rainbow flags and incredible costumes. The delightfully sun-drenched parade involved over 12,000 participants this year (more than double the number from 2013′s closing event!).
Pride Week wouldn’t be complete without some amazing street style, and Toronto didn’t disappoint (does it ever?). Check out 43 snaps of the city’s finest from Pride Week 2014.
“I remember moments based specifically on outfits, and when I was thinking about what photo would be perfect for this time of year, this image of Ece Sukan immediately came up. It’s from a couple of years ago in Milan, but when an outfit stands out in your mind, I think it stands the test of time. I don’t just want to focus on what’s on trend or what’s in season. It’s more about moments of style, and this was just one of those outfits for me. I love that it’s very white and starchy and just really, really chic. She likes to mix pieces from her own wardrobe with things she finds in her boyfriend’s closet—like this oversized men’s T-shirt paired with a Givenchy skirt, which I’m obsessed with because it’s a very simple, tight pencil skirt, but the way it’s cut in the front changes everything. And that clutch she’s carrying is basically the clutch that everyone has in their closet: that vintage market find. So actually this is kind of like ‘something new, something borrowed, something used!’ It’s interesting to see someone take a piece that’s meant for a man and alter the proportions by rolling up the sleeves, tucking it into a high-waisted skirt or wearing it with heels. In Italy, fashion comes before comfort. It’s a big part of being Italian—she’s not Italian, but it’s something you embrace when you live there.”
Underground Pizza Party: 20 street style snaps of hot babes (and Macauley Culkin!) eating pizza during NXNE
If you had told me back in the early ‘90s that, one day, I’d be at a pizza party hosted by Macauley Culkin, I would have never believed you. And then, obviously, I’d have done this. Well, this very far-flung fantasy came true last Friday when the actor-turned-singer hit Toronto to perform as part of NXNE 2014 with his band Pizza Underground. Just as the name implies, the band exclusively covers The Velvet Underground but replaces lyrics with pizza-related references (“Stephanie Says” is now “Papa John Says,” for example). So, there we were on a sunny Friday afternoon, eating pizza while being serenaded by Culkin and his band, all the while scoping for outfits on the appropriately dressed guests. Local pizza-enthusiast Natalie Petozzi (she just launched a pretty epic pizza blog) went so far as to wear a pizza sash while snacking on the deep-dish delight. Safe to say, it was a pretty epic way to start off the weekend.
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