Diane von Furstenberg silk wrap dress ($349)
Valentino silk blouse ($149)
Guy Laroche printed skirt ($125)
1970s Lanvin plaid dress ($249)
I was so excited, when fashion photographer Miguel Jacob asked me to model in the spring Stylebook. I’d never done a professional shoot before, so I was equally excited and terrified. Though when they told me that I could pick my own outfit and that I simply had to include a current fashion trend, my shoulders relaxed, because I knew exactly how to approach it.
I have an extensive collection of kimonos and Chinese embroidered jackets, but I wanted to be more whimsical. So, I turned to Julie from I Miss You Vintage, because she has the most extensive personal collection of antique Asian textiles out of anyone I know. I wasn’t disappointed, when she pulled out this jaw-dropping gorgeous turn-of-the-century silk embroidered midi skirt. I paired it with a Victorian parasol and jewellery from our boutique and then found a graphic print blouse at Topshop to add a modern twist. It was perfect.
FLARE did a wonderful little writeup about the boutique that celebrates our sustainability as much as our quality. They compare us to a “beautifully curated museum, albeit one in which you can touch and play with the objects d’art.” Aw shucks!
The last few weeks have been totally insane. Not only am I opening our new boutique at 886 Queen Street West in less than two weeks, but it’s Toronto Fashion Week (more like fashion month) and so I’ve been running from runway show to party to runway show.
I don’t drink coffee, so mornings have been especially rough, but today I woke up to find this colourful FLARE video. Being featured alongside Jeanne Beker and Joe Mimran is totally reenergizing!