Move over 2.55, the new It accessory is the designer bike. Enter Martone Cycling Co., a collection of super sleek, fashion-driven bikes and accoutrements popping up outside The Room at Hudson’s Bay in Toronto through August 10. Vibrantly-hued, made of steel alloy and aluminum, and with with pretty much all the bells and whistles you could imagine, the bikes are pretty much up there with Chanel snowboards on our “sporty things to covet” wish lists. For this special edition of “What’s in your Bag,” we caught up with the brand’s babely founder, Lorenzo Martone, for a tour of his studio and to see what he carries with him while riding the streets of NYC.
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Mondays generally suck, unless you get to spend them hanging with indie darling Zoe Kazan. If the name doesn’t ring a bell (and hell, that last name should), you’d probably know Kazan from Ruby Sparks, the film she not only wrote but also starred in back in 2012, and lately, as the bright-eyed romantic lead opposite Daniel Radcliffe in The F Word. Filmed in Toronto and for what seems like the first time ever, actually set in Toronto, The F Word (or What If? in the United States) tells the story of two friends artfully trying to deny a budding romance while inhabiting the dreaded Friend zone. We snooped the contents of her olive green Miu Miu satchel while chatting about her fave things about Toronto (touring the city by foot), ways to relax in flight (half a melatonin does the trick) and great ways to fall asleep (watch 10 minutes of any reality television show). Now proceed with snooping her bag for further revelations of her charm.
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If you haven’t heard of Edie Parker, chances are that you’ve probably already seen Edie Parker. From the streets outside fashion week to the Instagram accounts of style makers like Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine, Edie Parker’s hella-vibrant acrylic minaudieres have been catching flashbulb lights like woah since the label launched in 2010. Created by former editor turned PR maven Brett Heyman, the vintage-inspired line of clutches, bags and accessories has become one of our favourites to covet, especially since launching at Holt Renfrew this season. While in town for a trunk show last week, we lurked Heyman’s own personal Edie Parker bag, the star-sequined Lara clutch.
In just over 10 years, Tamara Mellon has established herself as a titan of the fashion world. The former accessories editor turned CEO of Jimmy Choo built the label from the ground up, making it one of the most recognized names in luxury footwear and accessories (and worth upwards of $100 million to boot). After leaving the company in 2012 and penning an ultra-revealing autobiography In My Shoes, Mellon went back to the drawing board, launching a namesake label of her own last fall. Consisting of slick and sexy ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories for the ball-buster inside all of us, the label was an instant sell-out when it launched on Net-A-Porter. This season, the label launches at Holt Renfrew, which the 46-year-old OBE toasted last week in Toronto. While in town, we took a peek inside one of her new bags for a reveal of what a champion accessories designer carries along for a 24-hour jaunt.
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It is an indisputable fact that Linda Rodin is the coolest 65-year-old woman in Manhattan; see her campaigns for The Row, J.Crew and the photo shoot in our May issue for further proof. We can only hope to be as awesome as the former model, stylist and now beauty entrepreneur—her facial oil Rodin Olio Lusso may be simple in concept, but highly stylish in execution. The silver haired, perennially fuchsia-lipped Rodin flew to Toronto last month for an event at Prologue Lifestyle, where her line is sold, and where she was monopolized by our staff in a welcoming, fan girl embrace. The next day, our nosy selves met at her hotel, where she showed off her newly purchased Zara flats and graciously allowed us to poke around her Marni purse. Read more »
In the magazine world, they say it takes a village to send any given issue to print. Here at FASHION, it takes Jacquelyn Francis. Our too-cool executive editor holds the reins on production, making sure that everyone’s dotted their Is and crossed their Ts with fashionable flavour to boot. In this edition of “What’s in your bag?”, she gives us a bit of insight into what keeps her in tip top mental shape on a day to day basis. First clue: Prada.
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Designer of darling shoes and handbags—Kitty flats, Lobster t-straps and Gummi Bear clutches among them—that bear the moniker Charlotte Olympia and a spider’s web emblem, Charlotte Dellal made the transatlantic flight from London last week for a trunk show at The Room at Hudson’s Bay Vancouver. Before greeting fans and introducing them to her latest sea-themed spring collection “Overboard,” she clicked open her Brigitte Bardot-clad clutch for us to snoop through. In addition to a well documented heel fetish, the lady is mad about miniature things, and that includes nail polish, hairbrushes and her three adorable sons.
Oh, how time has flown! It seems like just yesterday Nancy Won joined the FASHION Magazine team as fashion news editor—but it was actually almost a year ago! Meaning: We’re way overdue for exploring the contents of her purse. Nancy describes her Alexander Wang bag as badass and we’d certainly use that word to describe her personal style as well. (From stacking rings to Nike kicks, Nancy’s got cool-girl style on lock.) And as you can see from our purse snooping—crystals! A tiny Tabasco sauce!—the inside of her bag is pretty cool too. Read more »