Fashion-able: Power Ball street style

Last week, we headed to the always-fun, 14th annual Power Ball, a vibrant and original contemporary art party in support of The Power Plant gallery. 


Being the 25th anniversary of the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, the theme was Quarter-Life Crisis. The theme brought out some great outfits, unique accessories and an excuse to party like we’re 25 (best year of partying ever, right?).  We started the evening at the VIP event sponsored by Soho House and Grey Goose where we enjoyed delicious food, cocktails and an awesome performance by Dragonette. 


Following the cocktail, we made our way over to the Power Plant for even more food (a massive roasted bison) by Mark Thuet, art installations and a whole lot of dancing. Below we’ve compiled a few of the unique looks from the night that topped our favourites’ list.

Dragonette takes the stage in a delicious watermelon top.


Leather, blue & a choker.


Chain vest adds a little oomp to any outfit. 


Watercolour dress – fitting for the waterfront venue.


We’re still digging pantone orange.
Pops of colour and pretty smiles accessorize well with Thuet’s party eats. 
We love a good short suit. 
The only people who seemed to be truly creative with their outfit. Approved.
Photo from Post City.

We’re firm believers that shoes can make an outfit. 

Pink tips + mint = love. We’ve talked about these On The Fourth Floor before

My Hood: Allison

Our latest My ‘Hood: Allison talks about living in Condo Land AKA Lower Spadina.

The kitten and my view.
Moving into a condo at Spadina and Bremner was meant to be temporary; a short-term solution while I looked for a house in a “cooler” neighbourhood. Cut to two-and-a-half years later and I’m still loving living in the sky. While the City Place mecca might one day fall into ruin, as recently suggested by The Grid, it’s pretty shiny and new right now.
Best running motivation there is. 
Photo via Flickr.
On a typical weekend morning I’ll elevator down to the gym, hit the pool and finish up in the steam room. If it’s a particularly nice day, I’ll jog down along Lakeshore via the Terry Fox Miracle Mile (designed by Douglas Coupland). After that, it’s right to Thor for quick coffee or Le Gourmand for a leisurely breakfast over a newspaper.
Thor Espresso Bar
Image via Torontour.
If I feel like shopping, I’ll walk west on Queen or up to Kensington Market if I need to grab groceries (there’s a Sobey’s in my building but nothing beats Essence of Life). For retail therapy closer to home, there’s Riant, a cool boutique new to the neighborhood that carries a ton of great labels including Mackage and Rebecca Minkoff, and the Drake General Store on Bathurst (which happens to be my favourite of all three shops).
Coziest Drake General Store
Image via SheDoesTheCity
In the summer I’ll bike down to The Power Plant to check out the latest exhibit, or head over to the Harbourfront Centre for a free show or movie. I’m also right next to the Sky Dome Roger’s Centre, so I’ve gotten to know the nosebleed section quite well. In the winter I tend to hibernate but if I do go out, it’s to grab dinner at KitKat (my local gem) or a movie at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. The Island is also cool to visit in the winter; every Sunday, the residents play shinny on the ice against the backdrop of Toronto – so neat to watch.
Quite the rink
Image via SpacingToronto
So that’s my ‘hood. Future ghetto or not, I love my little sky pod.