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BCBGMAXAZRIA :: Spring/Summer 2014 Preview

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When I think about the brand BCBGMAXAZRIA, I immediately think about extravagant, formal gowns that are great for special occasions like prom, red carpet events, birthdays and office cocktail parties. Visiting their first-ever spring/summer 2014 media preview proved me wrong as I became acquainted with easy to wear pieces from their latest runway, ready to wear and their signature Hervé Léger by Max Azria collections over a delicious breakfast.

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BCBGMAXAZRIA, BCBGMAXAZRIA SS14, BCBG, runway, preview, clothing, urbanebloc, Christine Lu

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Song of Style x eLUXE Capsule Collection

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It’s happening. Word on the street is one of my favourite fashion and style bloggers (of ALL TIME, no really, no joke) is collaborating with Canadian etailer, eLUXE. If you haven’t already heard the news, the collaboration is with none other than the celebrated style influencer Aimee Song of SongofStyle.com hailing from the West Coast, California. Interior designer by trade, she runs her fashion and lifestyle site from the chic city of Los Angeles and boasts a loyal global following with over 1.1 million Instagram followers alone.

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Starting December 4, 2013, we can now all own a piece of Aimee’s inimitable style through the Song of Style for eLUXE capsule collection featuring a limited run of six luxury t-shirts and sweatshirts. From what we’ve seen so far, the collection is wearable, sophisticated and in line with the season’s hottest sweatshirt trend. The tees and sweatshirts are available in a classic crew or raw neck and can be found in chic dark storm and white, white and black or grey and black combinations. Affordable and aspirational, the pieces are priced from $40 to $90.

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Want to know the best news of all? She’s coming to Toronto this week and I’ll be doing a short interview with her in person! Excuse me while I collect myself. Now the pressure’s on, and I’ve only got one question running a mile a minute in my head: What to wear?!

To be the first to find out when the collection is available for purchase, sign up here. Stay tuned for a full recap of our upcoming meet and greet with Aimee!

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Photo source: Song of Style

Greta Constantine Spring/Summer 2014 Preview

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Photo credit: Stephanie Ho

Admiring from afar, I’ve always been a fan of the creative work done by Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong that make up the coveted Greta Constantine brand. With a usual edgy, sophisticated and dark motif, it was interesting to see how they would apply their craftsmanship to a spring/summer 2014 collection, and they did not disappoint.

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Photo credit: Stephanie Ho

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Photo credit: Stephanie Ho

Set up in a presentation format, the dynamic duo welcomed Toronto’s fashionable crowd to a stylish evening with cocktails provided by Stolichnaya Premium Vodka at Malaparte. Models mingled with the crowd and unveiled the latest by Greta Constantine that had a vision of female grace undone. Balancing smoldering sexuality with elegant sophistication, body skimming silhouettes were on display in contrast to the flared skirts, ruffles and bows. The models looked chic with their slicked back hair, as if they emerged from a dip in a pool that was hidden backstage.

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Isabel Marant x H&M Collection Preview

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Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Isabel Marant pour H&M collection preview hosted at Malaparte. With Michael Jo in tow (who took our fabulous photos that evening), we were delighted to see the collection up close and personal before its official launch in stores on November 14th starting at 8am ET. Drawing inspiration from the most beloved and iconic pieces from her career, Marant has assembled an eclectic wardrobe of must-have urban staples with a trademark Parisian flair. An electic mix of boho elegance with a certain laissez-faire attitude, Marant has designed pieces for the contemporary women, to the playful teen and for the very first time, a compact wardrobe for men.

 

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Men’s Collection

The quality is soft and supple to touch, and  I was impressed by how androgynous the collection was. I have my eye on a few pieces from the men’s collection which can easily be worn by women for the extra baggy look. From everyday wear including T-shirts and sweatshirts, to tailored outwear to dresses, and chunky knits to sexy boot sand bohemian accessories, there’s something for everyone.

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Women’s Collection

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Isabel Marant x H&M pumps

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Women’s Collection

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Isabel Marant x H&M fringe boots

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Men’s Collection

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Love this knit sweater!

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So nice to meet @lorettachin @artemina@primandpimp that night!

Hope you enjoyed the sneak peek! Will we see you in line on November 14th?

Top Trends from Toronto Fashion Week SS14

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From October 22nd-26th, David Pecaut Square housed 5 full days of excitement and fashion pleasure during World Mastercard Fashion Week . Now that it’s finally come to an end, it’s time to review and take a closer look at some of the notable trends that were on the runways.

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