Photo Friday: World MasterCard Fashion Week Fall 2013

Today is the last day of World MasterCard Fashion Week Fall 2013. It’s been a jam-packed whirlwind of beautiful men, women and clothes. If you missed a minute of the runway strutting, celeb spotting or general fabulousness this week, feast your eyes on today’s Photo Friday and FOMO no mo! 



 




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Fashion-able: #WMCFW Day 2

We’re excited to welcome Bianca Teixeira to the fourth floor. She used to work on the third floor below us, and we’ve missed running into her in the hallways! 

Bianca Teixeira (@BeeLauraTee) is a
writer in Toronto. Her words have appeared in Sharp Magazine, Huffington Post,
Toronto Standard, FashionMagazine.com, Fashion Television, The Kit,
Fashionotes and more. She writes mostly about style, beauty, entertainment,
fitness, television recaps and media.


Six Things That Caught My Eye: WMCFW Day 2
Klaxon Howl’s Cropped Peacoats
I absolutely love watching menswear shows but can never stop myself from thinking ‘who would actually wear that?’. Designer Matt Robinson took ideas from the past and turned them into still wearable pieces. The cropped peacoat in particular really caught my eye (paired with a newspaper cap, naturally) because it reminds me of something Gene Kelly would have worn. Totally swoon worthy.

Laura Siegel’s Dramatic Make Up
The glorious fall shades that showed up intricately draped over Laura Siegel’s models didn’t stop at the neckline. I absolutely loved the deep berry shade on the models lips. Combined with warm golds on the eyelids, the lips popped right out of the face and had me jonesing for a quick stop into a makeup store to copy the entire look.

David Dixon’s Blazer Cape Hybrids
Dixon’s show was all about girl power from the opening video that remarked that the notion of women keeping silent is bullshit, to the thumping female anthems mixed in with quotes about feminism. The clothes too gave off serious power-suited-femme vibes. While it was hard to choose just one thing from this runway that caught my eye (feathered collars? Sequined sleeves?) the capes that resembled blazers from the back were absolutely incredible.

DUY’s Fur Sleeves
Thanks to winter’s last hurrah, anything with fur definitely made me yearn. One jacket in particular during DUY’s show actually had me extending my arms hoping to swathe myself in it: a powder blue leather jacket with a sumptuous fur collar and sleeves.

All of Line’s Outerwear
No one does outerwear like Line and no one makes me wish for cold weather EXCEPT the designers behind Line. From the textured leather jackets to the oh-so-cozy knits, my seatmate and I couldn’t help but whisper ‘want that, and that, and that’ after every model walked down the catwalk. As much as I loathe being cold, I would gladly face another six months of winter for the chance to rock a layered belted Line sweater. 


Sid Neigum Hair

As someone who can barely straighten their hair without causing serious injury to myself and others, Neigum’s skyscraping hair was all I could focus on! 




*All photos courtesy of World MasterCard Fashion Week and George Pimentel

Fashion-able: Streetstyle at LGFW

Half the fun of fashion week is seeing what people off the runway are wearing. We were continually impressed by the creative layering and fancy footwear we spotted on guests throughout the week, despite the rain and chill. We decided to bring our camera on day five to capture some of our favourite end-of-week ensembles.

Name: Caryn Ceolin (Ryerson University)

Favourite LGFW show: Pink Tartan

Could not survive LGFW without: Tights. She always keeps an extra pair in her purse in case of rips and/or layering.

What we love about her: Caryn’s leather-trimmed cape caught our eye first, but we’re obsessed with her spiked Marc by Marc Jacobs heels.

Name: Jacqueline Flaggiello

Favourite LGFW show: Chloe Comme Parris

Could not survive LGFW without: Snacks and red lipstick.

What we love about her: Her silky wide-legged pants paired with a silky button down top is the most refined version of the trendy “pyjama dressing” we’ve seen yet.

Name: Diondra Ascenuik

Favourite LGFW show: Baby Steinberg (her sister works for the designer)

Could not survive LGFW without: Comfy, yet stylish shoes

What we love about her: The sweet blouse, structured handbag and full skirt are very ladylike, but her leather dress adds a bit of edge and keeps it from being too sweet.

Name: Randi Bergman (online editor, FASHION)

Favourite LGFW show: Chloe Comme Parris

Could not survive LGFW without: Cab chits

What we love about her: We’re torn between her custom-made Pink Cobra jacket and her to-die-for Prada heels. Either way, what a babe!

Name: Bella Mumba (blogger, Hey Do You)

Favourite LGFW show: David Dixon

Could not survive LGFW without: Good vibes and bright colours

What we love about her: In a sea of black, Bella’s refreshing combination of colours and prints is a sight for sore eyes.

*All photos courtesy of the talented James Lourenco

LGFW: The final day

The last day of LGFW always brings its own special energy, and even though we’ve seen so many shows at this point, we love it the best. Here are some of our top moments and looks from Friday. 
Anu Raina’s show was pretty and colourful. The fresh prints on the feminine dresses and skirts had us longing for spring and sunshine. 


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The statement necklaces in the Micalla show. The expert combination of jewels and precious metals resulted in stunning, sparkling pieces.


Baby Steinberg’s show was titled “Remnants” and was made up of scrap material. The designer impressively weaved these scraps together to create form-fitting, multi-coloured designs.
We loved her eco-conscious/sustainable designs and can’t wait to see how her work develops.

Crisp tailoring paired with avant-garde styling and prints at Cydelic by Choryin. Love this chic white outfit. 

The beautifully draped dresses, stark black and white prints and thick black eyeliner at Lauren Bagliore impressed us. 


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This stunning yellow dress from David Dixon was one of our faves from the evening. A great pop of colour in an otherwise black and white show.
Denis Gagnon’s anticipated closing night show didn’t disappoint. The playfulness of the models and the music gave the room a boost of energy and inspiration. His modern take on a bride and groom (two women) was beautiful and reminded us of the freedom we fight for and, in this industry, so fiercely embrace and support in Canada.

And that’s a wrap! See you at the tents again – it’s mere months away.