Jane Aldridge has the designer shoe game on lock. Her wildly popular blog, Sea of Shoes, has documented her favourite purchases and pairs since 2008, landing her on the pages of Vanity Fair and at dinner tables with Karl Lagerfeld. So it’s fitting that we caught up with the red-headed blogger at Holt Renfrew Yorkdale, to celebrate the launch of the newly-revamped shoe hall. Naturally, she was advising fellow footwear lovers on pre-Christmas purchases and posing for photo opps with fans. (As for Aldridge’s own shoes, open toe Jerome C. Rousseau cage booties are a new favourite. “I’ve been wearing these tons, actually, ever since I got them,” she said.) Read more »
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Since the launch of her blog, Song of Style, back in 2008, Los Angeles-based blogger Aimee Song has become one of the blogosphere’s most beloved. With her penchant for bright colour combos, positivity and long flowing locks, she’s built an empire of page views, Instagram likes and Facebook fans. She’s turned all that into several collaborations with brands like Michael Kors, 7 for all Mankind and now Canadian eCommerce site, eLuxe. The 6-piece capsule collection ($45-$75, eluxe.ca) features logo T-shirts and distressed sweatshirts all emblazoned with “Do Epic Chic” and “VoiLÁ.” “I’m always about positive sayings,” she says. “I always feel like if you’re positive in the morning, you wake up saying ‘Oh my gosh, today is going to be a great day,’ then, everything is gonna be great! And I thought if I was going to do ‘chic’ then I’m going to make it epic, so why not, ‘Do Epic Chic’?”
While Song was in town last week (wearing the new Chanel chain link booties, we might add), we sifted through her Michael Kors bag and found plenty of the bloggers go-to items. They were all epically chic.
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Katie Boland ranks high on our list of young Canadians worth keeping an eye on. In the past few years the Toronto-based actress had made waves with notable roles including one alongside Kat Dennings in the 2010 flick Daydream Nation and in her own web series Long Story, Short (which she wrote and co-produced, by the way). The striking brunette, who has much to be excited about with a role on the new CW series Reign, stopped by our offices to give us an uncensored look at what she carries in her everyday bag. A self-professed iPhone addict, who admits she can’t live without eyeliner and is constantly on the hunt for the perfect red lipstick, is refreshingly down to earth and surprisingly low-maintenance (lipstick, Visa and phone is all that she brings with her to red carpet events). We got up close and personal with Boland’s must-have items as she let us peruse through her purse.
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For those of us who came of fashionable age by the television set in Canada, Jeanne Beker is it. Trailblazing the industry since the launch of FashionTelevision in 1985, she is without a doubt the country’s most recognizably fabulous face. Known for her bestie status interviews with the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Beker has often been referred to as pioneer, renegade, genius and trendsetter—-they’d all be accurate. Her omnipresent fashion presence has inspired many careers and since FT’s tearful end last year, she hasn’t stopped. Beker still covers major fashion events for E! News and designs not one but two collection, Edit by Jeanne Beker work wear and Fysh by Jeanne Beker optical.
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For the past 7 years, Dan Levy has been part of the Canadian pop cultural consciousness. As co-host of MTV Canada’s The After Show alongside Jesse Cruickshank, we instantly fell for his humour, his hand gestures and his penchant for thick-rimmed glasses. When he ditched us for the sunny skies of Los Angeles a few years back, we’ll admit, we were teary eyed. But hey, can you blame him? Since being in L.A., Levy’s been making waves once again with guest spots on Lainey Gossip and in the film Admission alongside Tina Fey. Most recently, he’s taken that famed frame affiliation to the next level by creating his own line of glasses, D.L. Eyewear. Genius. The line includes 10 Dan Levy-approved styles which double as both optical and sunglass frames (check ‘em out here, as modeled by Levy and his conveniently stunning pal, Sasha Tong).
While we were already fairly well versed in this multitasker’s optical essentials, we went searching through his bag to see what else he carries with him all day every day. So go forth, snoop Dan Levy’s bag!
We’ve got a brand spankin’ new cover girl today, and it’s none other than hit pop artist Demi Lovato. To celebrate her covering our latest issue, we present this insider’s look at what the award winning artist carries with her from day to day. Photographed while on the set of our cover shoot, these snaps reveal Lovato’s biggest makeup obsession: “I carry a lot of concealers [and] powders because I love to have clean glowing skin, but the secret is to make sure you wash it off every night to keep your skin clear!” she said.
If there were an award for Toronto’s most fashionable twins, Samantha and Caillianne Beckerman would win it year after year. The identical duo’s love for a kaleidoscopic magpie blend of designer duds has not only become a staple on the Toronto fashion scene, but on the web as well, where they boast a cool 44,000 Instagram fans. To boot, the sisters are H&M’s official fashion bloggers and have previously collaborated with Coach, Aldo, Bulgari and Teen Vogue, just to name a few. So, how do they do it? The Beckerman sisters really seem to have fun with fashion. Definitive subscribers of a “more is more” sensibility, the duo are constantly dressing up for each other on their blog Beckerman Bite Plate and well, we just can’t get enough. The twins let us inside their fabulous Mary Poppins bags for a peek at what they carry with them on a daily basis. The results, as you would imagine, are some of the most vibrant and fun imagery we’ve seen all week!
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In celebration of Milly‘s exclusive collection for Banana Republic, we got to rendezvous with designer Michelle Smith when she hit Toronto last week. Only hours from just getting off the plane from her Memorial Day long weekend vacation, Smith was all smiles while greeting media and diehard fans that eagerly anticipated her visit. With no time to clean out her bag from her holiday travels, we got an honest and filter free look into what the designer carries with her from day to day. From Smith’s daily cravings (granola bars) to her Instagram obsession (follow her @MillybyMichelle) to her love for science, we got see a whole new side of this designer mom’s life through the items in her bag.
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