Ran into Cat Essiambre of The Deadly Nightshades on my way into Tuesday’s shows. Her Le Petit Beret looked adorable and I want to steal her glasses, on loan from boss Philip Sparks.
I’m so happy that Pat McDonagh didn’t do another Baskin-Robbins collection. I was concerned about seeing more ice cream flavor dresses. This time, the show started with a series of Russian military looks. There was lots of red, thick fabrics, gold detailing and structure. Pat does beautiful tailoring, but I wasn’t impressed creatively. It’s been done.
The later portion was very different: a couple Emilia Earheart outfits, a block of white, mal-executed feathers, a tacky lingerie dress and then bridal.
This photo makes the dress look better than it actually was. The shoulders weren’t wings, but fake doves that flopped around as she walked. It’s as if they were thrown on last minute, in an attempt to save an otherwise boring look.
Ashley Winnington-Ball was selling her resin-coated jewelry in the boutique section throughout the week. She’s also the manager of Shopgirls in Parkdale, a fantastic boutqiue that features the work of canadian designers and artists.
Erin in a Chanel headscarf and Leah, the leather queen.
Stefania needs to come out from behind the camera more often. I love the colours in her smock!
The LUNDSTROM show was nice but simple. I liked the use of muted velvet and the sparkly black evening jacket at the end was nice, but I wasn’t left swooning.
Evan Biddell did a melange of exoskeletons, fashion ninjas and a splash of cat for good measure.
I loved Biddell’s injection of colour and, as always, his creative use of hoods was great; but, the prints were a tad busy for me.
The detail on this jacket was unreal. The basket weaving technique was beautifully executed, creating a structured look that wasn’t too stiff.
Some of his pieces were quite unflattering though, like the stout metallic pants and dress with stuffed back humps.
More than anything, I was in love with his cropped tiger trench. Seeing as it’s the year of the tiger – my year – it was very appropriate. I want it!
I liked his use of cork – especially the skirt – but this piece was rigid and cumbersome. I couldn’t help but think of an armadillo. That being said, art doesn’t always have to be practical and I like that Biddell takes risks.
Irene Stickney of The Make Den in one of her own creations.
Jeff Rustia of Club Fashion Television reinvigorates disco chic
The infamous milliner, Jorge
One of his creations
Kealan and Russell of 69 Vintage
Michelle between bites of birthday cake
I love impromptu photo shoots! Leah just happened to match Michelle’s room perfectly. Meow!