Pink Tartan’s fall/winter 2012 collection combines the season’s trusty neutrals with unexpected pops of emerald green and red. Borrowing from spring’s trends, colour-blocking and monochromatic palettes make a reappearance, but you won’t see any pink or neon here. Rather than a wave of colour, designer
Kimberley Newport-Mimran (Joseph Mimran’s other half) plays with layers of mixed mediums. The collection features combinations of leather, mesh, fur and feathers in an unexpected but satisfying way. To get the look, pair bold pieces with simple, well-made basics for a unique take on every outfit.
Joe Fresh brings back the ’70s without looking dated. Skinny pants, thick knits and striking colours have us cosying up for fall.
Pay homage to the heyday of design with fashion and décor that will woo even the wildest horses.
Anchor your home with striking ironwork inspired by the equestrian life. Anthropologie’s Stable Hook is a subtle detail that no one will be able to overlook.
Take the Reins
A throwback to the saddlebag, J.W. Hulme Co.’s Legacy Shoulder Bag is great for the girl on the go. If you need a purse that will come along for the ride, the lifetime guarantee offers added insurance.
An experience that evokes agony or ecstasy, regret or satisfaction, shopping for clothes is something we all have to do. After decades of dressing people for a living, I’ve learned a few things that can help to heighten your experience while keeping you sane.
Define your needs. What essential piece(s) are you missing from your wardrobe, and how much are you willing to pay for it? Ask yourself what shop or boutique would most likely carry what you’re looking for.
Know your body type. Sometimes this is tricky because some of us tend to focus entirely on our flaws, which leads to a distorted sense of our shape. But knowing how to wear what’s right for your body type is essential to making it look its best. Attend a workshop or catch a fashion makeover show to learn the basics. Read more
Photo 1: Klaxon Howl’s Queen Street West shop has managed to achieve commercial success while maintaining its Canadian roots with vintage and military menswear pieces. www.klaxonhowl.com
Photo 2: Inspired by New York City’s club culture, Sid Neigum shows a dark, avant-garde collection this SS12 season. www.sidneigum.com
Photo 3: Proving that home décor and haute couture go hand-in-hand, Korhani shows off a Canadian Made Innovation SS12 indoor rug in Rabbit print. www.korhani.com
Photo 4: Korhani continues to sweep us off our feet with its innovative rug runway fashion show. Model is wearing Korhani’s SS12 reversible outdoor patio rug in China Flower print. Read more
This V-neck cotton dress is proof that you don’t have to compromise style for comfort. Jackpot’s Giany dress wins big with a floral print piece that’s a jean jacket away from out West. www.iccompanys.com
Nothing to wear? Add Anthropologie’s Oval Stack Necklace to your little black dress and you’re ready to head out the door. The muted simplicity of this chunky piece presents the perfect solution to any wardrobe dilemma. www.anthropologie.com
From Heel to Toe
Known for creating outside-the-box pumps, renowned footwear designer Brian Atwood opens up this fall with studded peep-toe pumps. Don these delicious heels in Fuxia Suede Read more
City Life magazine helps you prepare before stepping out into in the brisk fall air.
A COG IN THE MACHINE
In a world where self-improvement is ubiquitous, author Max Barry elevates us to the wryest pinnacle with Machine Man. www.maxbarry.com
PLAY THE FIELD
Blue like the sea, this polyamide Cottonfield Marston_H jacket will look hot on those ice-cold days. www.iccompanys.com
I WANT YOU
Travel luggage that takes you through the terminal in style. Want Les Essentiels de la Vie’s Da Vinci 72 HR Carry-On Read more
’Tis the season for jewel tones, velour, velvet, faux fur and mid-length skirts. Everybody wants to feel luxurious, and there is no better time than now. Textures and colour schemes of blue, purple and burgundy run the season … what else could be better?
1. The leather jacket is edgy and spontaneous – one of the most versatile items of clothing to accommodate everyone’s individual taste.
2. Faux fur is a must-have in your closet. A fur vest adds such luxury to a simple look.
3. Welcome to the ’40s. The mid-length-to-long skirt dresses up your legs for a soft, feminine look. Pair with a tucked-in blouse and the season’s best boots. Read more
As stylish youngsters growing up in Toronto, three long-time friends knew that they often stood apart from the rest. They were the kids that were fashion-forward, the ones that people didn’t quite understand. After years of experimenting with style, Asif, Arafat, Steven Nhem and Sufyan Qureshi are now the co-owners of a Vaughan boutique that caters to the sophisticated and fashion-driven male who understands that style doesn’t have to be sacrificed in a world of mass-produced looks.
Named after a word that means beautiful thinking, Eunoia Jeans carries an eclectic collection of contemporary chic to vintage heritage pieces from international quality brands. Trademarks of premium clothing include the rare denim of Naked and Famous, the craftsmanship of Raleigh Denim, classic Fred Perry footwear, and favourites such as Citizens of Humanity, Read more
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The fall season is looking bright – as bright as fall can be. Orange is the colour of the season, along with coffee, cedar, phlox (eggplant for the vegetarians out there), and bamboo. There’s a whole range of colours to complement orange – have fun with it!
The Jean Jacket
The season’s must-have item. Not the boxy kind from back in the day but a more tailored blazer-esque fit to accentuate your silhouette. Opt for a shorter crop to streamline your body and longer tapered sleeves to make this look even sexier. What’s perfect about this look is its versatility – dress it up, dress it down, layer it, wear it Read more