Apr 14, 2014

Dagmar & Rousset and Douglas & Bec opening‏ - by Colin J. Harte.

Over in Melbourne Collin managed to check out the opening of the very cool (and swish) looking  Dagmar & Rousset and Douglas & Bec.
Below is his review of the opening. If you're in Melbourne you should check it out.

Oh là là… the opening of the new space for the clothing collection of Dagmar and Rousset and the fashion and home wears of Douglas and Bec is sure to become a mecca for the intelligent fashion forward set. Set in a gritty converted Collingwood warehouse, the space has an airy feel of an art gallery where the pieces are functional art.

 Whilst at first weary of the meeting of the two mediums of fashion and home wears the combination culminates in what is truly a tour de force of cross branding, the result of which can truly be called a concept store. Full of bright, bold concepts at that.

From uber cute socks and underwear, twee but full of whoopee, to old-worldy scissors, to bronze pots designed by Japanese artisans this store as it all. If your house burnt down tomorrow and you got a large insurance payout and you had to start from scratch this would be the place to it. Whilst I attended for the fashion my heart was stolen by the furniture full of wit and yet strangely humble. With its clean sharp lines it is sure to brighten up any loft with its Scandinavian lightness.

And yet would you believe that it is made in Auckland? And just look at the old guy who turns it out. And the man who makes this is truly an archetypal father figure.

As for the opening, well look at this guy who was pumping out the rice wine.
And why the French opening do you ask? Why that’s because Dagmar and Rousset run French classes at night. Bon appétit!

Store address: 30-32 Easey St, Collingwood, Vic 3066 Australia
Ph: (03) 9419 2200 http://dagmar.com.au/ http://madebydouglasandbec.com

Apr 11, 2014

Toronto - Faces of Winter

Toronto is cold in winter. Super cold. It's hard to get a feel for people's style when they are wrapped up in winter coats.

I met this lady on the street, on a particularly cold day. I LOVED her bright coat.

Mar 30, 2014

Lets put the style back in Sportswear - DOPE LIFE NEW YORK

Dope Life New York is an indie NYC label which is predominately street wear. 
As Street wear, sports wear and casual wear take center stage in recent months, I think it's important to have a decent cap. 

I'm just IN LOVE with these caps. not only are they totally unique but they are made incredibly well. 

Caps are $40 each and come in a whole array of colours! Below are my favorites but check out the rest on the website

Mar 22, 2014

NYC street style part 4 - Tyesha

I met Tyesha in Topshop at night. Unfortunately, the iridescent lighting was so very bad I struggled to get a good picture. I DID get one though. Which was lucky because I loved this girl's outfit! 

Which you can tell I would love because I love me some grunge inspired, around the waist shirts!


Hat- Zara
Shirt- Givenchy
Flannel- Tommy Hilfiger 
Jeans- Citizen of Humanity 
Sneaker- Isabel Marant
Phillip Lim Purse
Coat- J. Crew

Mar 19, 2014

That time I looked like I was in a Latino girl gang, in Toronto

Not that I have anything against Latino girl gangs. I just don't remember waking up that day thinking I was going to aim to look like a bad ass, it was Toronto, I was aiming for layers and warmth.

I was lucky enough to have Chelsea  to take some street style pics of me. A Woman of many talents she is.

Beanie- Comme des fuckdown
Chain- forever21
Sweater- Oversized, vintage NZ wool
Tee- The dog show
Skirt- San pareil vintage
Shoes- Doc Martens 

Mar 18, 2014

NYC Street style part 2 - Tyler Chiang

I caught up with the VERY cool Tyler Chiang (@tylerrhys on Instagram) in one of the trendy parts of Soho.

I loved her entire outfit, but I have to say; those Louis Vuitton rings really stole my heart!
Tyler is the epitome of New York Cool .

Mar 14, 2014

Chelsea Collinson

Chelsea Collinson, is a Toronto illustrator (among many other things) I met, in uh, Toronto. 
I LOVE these greeting cards sooooo much! 
Check 'em out. 
Also, check out Chelsea's website. She's a pretty rad MUA too.