Tuesday, 29 July 2014

TSOQ Launch Party

Two weeks ago Sergio and I got to join the lovely ladies at The Store On Queen to celebrate the launch of the shop's new home at 662 Queen St. West! There is nothing more chic than badass girls creating their own success and doing it on their own terms. We were lucky enough to get an early look at the new store and I promise, it does not disappoint!

The d├ęcor in the new shop is a harmonious blend between clean and pristine, and rustic antique. The exposed brick and antique furniture paired with the fun, vibrant and trendy product that TSOQ is famed for totally feeds my craving for a good juxtaposition. A D.I.Y chandelier of dangling Barbie dolls hung from the ceiling is totally the cherry on top!

The girls definitely know how to throw a great party! It was fabulous to see some new faces and a total ball to see some familiar ones as well. DJs Lissa Monet, Dustin P, and Fizza Jasmine set the perfect musical vibe for the evening. Complimentary wine was provided by Vines Play, a very cool Toronto based wine-centric event marketing firm that caters to "a new generation of wine drinkers." AMEN to that!

Check out Angela and Valentina at 662 Queen St. West, or shop TSOQ online at  www.thestoreonqueen.com

Photos by Sergio Roque

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

OOTD - World Pride 2014

Happy Canada Day y'all! I hope everyone had a blasty-blast at the World Pride festivities that graced Toronto for the past week. It is a beautiful thing to see people, young and old, from all walks of life expressing themselves and celebrating who they are.

I decided to bring you guys my little OOTD from the final day of Pride.

Fun Fact: A torrential downpour ensued almost immediately upon my arrival on Church St. It poured rain for about an hour before the skies opened back up, revealing a most fitting rainbow. It was nothing short of magical, and the perfect way to end an equally magical celebration!

Photos by Michelle Dixon.

Outfit details, where-to-by and more photos after the jump!

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Black On Black On Black

I'm not in mourning, I swear! In my books, it is 110% acceptable to be decked out in head to toe black in the middle of June. It's classic, it's bossy, it's chic, and it screams "Homegirl ain't playin!" without actually screaming at all. A monochromatic look shouldn't limit your personal style or stop you from incorporating your personality into your look. I see it as an opportunity to play with textiles and layering to make things fun!

The best way to amp up a black look is to load up on textiles. The key to a serious black-on-black look, is to create dimension rather than have your individual pieces disappear against each other. In this look I've paired mesh, leather, suede and jersey to create a dimensional black look that has character!

Photos by Sergio Roque.

Outfit Details, where to buy, and more photos after the jump!

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Canadian Tuxedo On Acid

Denim on denim is totally having a moment this spring and I am all about it! This trend is super accessible since most of us already have the denim basics hiding in the backs of our closets. I definitely don't have enough bank to get my hands on the denim delights of Balmain's Spring 2014 Ready to Wear collection, (see my fave look here) but I do have quite the collection of acid wash, which brings us to this outfit. Like Justin and Britney before me,(click here if you don't recall this priceless hollywood gem) I've decided to take it over the top!

Photos by Sergio Roque. Outfit details below.