Archive for the ‘Fashion’ Category

TOM*FW Volunteer Casting Call

Posted: December 21, 2014 in Fashion


Historically, Menswear designers have always taken a back seat. Often showing their collections alongside the women’s or tagged onto the end of global women’s fashion weeks. Finally, Menswear can have their own platform to showcase their innovation, creativity and talent here in Toronto. TOM*FW is created to stimulate the fashion industry and the economy. – TOM*

If your looking to get your feet wet in the fashion industry, I highly suggest registering as a volunteer for the upcoming Toronto Men’s Fashion Week. This will be TOM’s second time around showcasing Canadian designer’s SS15 lines returns in February 2015.

TOM is the 8th Men’s Fashion Week in the world celebrating the best in menswear design followed by London, Milan, Florence, Singapore, Vancouver and Los Angeles. TOM* serves to showcase established and pioneering menswear designers and brands.

I was fortunate enough to be a part of TOM* the previous time around as a sponsor and had the opportunity to meet many influential people within the fashion and media industries. Knowledge and business cards were exchanged and innovation and networks were created. I highly suggest volunteering to anyone looking to make it their first experience as meals are also provided! Click here to go to the sign-up page.



This is an interesting match-up, Rihanna has been named the Creative Director of Puma, overseeing the women’s vertical. “Rihanna will work with Puma to design and customize classic Puma style, as well as create new styles to add to the Puma product portfolio,” the company said Tuesday. It is said to be a multi-year partnership, which I imagine equals big money for Rihanna. She is also said to act as the brand’s Global Ambassador alongside Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt and football star Mario Balotelli, in addition to starring in the brand’s add campaign for 2015.

Puma is one of my favourite brands so I’m glad to see it get the attention. Another celebrity who supports Puma is Toronto’s own, Deadmau5. Besides Beyonce, I would say Rihanna has the highest influence on fashion in the music industry for chicks.

Disaronno Wears Versace

Posted: December 15, 2014 in Fashion
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Disaronno has collaborated with one of the world’s most reputable fashion houses. The DISARONNO wears VERSACE limited edition bottle is a collaboration between two iconic Italian brands.

Combining the classic shape of the Disaronno bottle with the signature decadence of Versace fashions, the design takes its inspiration from he blue, gold, and white motifs of the Versace home collection.

The project supports “Fashion 4 Development”, a charity sponsored by the United Nations that creates opportunities for women working in the fashion industry in developing countries.

This one of a kind collectors’ edition bottle is now available in stores around the world, so make sure to pick one up now for yourself or as a gift to that fashion forward family member this holiday season!


I have always been a big fan of Kanye West’s fashion sense, except for the skirt thing but I get it. One of his most notable pieces to date is the H&M x Versace collaboration bomber that he debuted at his performance for the VS Fashion show a few years ago.

The Versace for H&M collection was always going to be a hit, its unmistakable pedigree whipping up a frenzy before the colourful clothes even hit shelves. This jacket in particular has skyrocketed in appreciation since its debut. Originally $129.99 in-store, it was selling for $800 on eBay the very next day. Now, if you search on eBay you would be lucky to find one for sale.

About a month ago my good friend Passion Daisy, another Toronto fashion blogger was fortunate enough to find me one these staple pieces at a thrift shop on Queen St. W. in Toronto. I scooped it for $80! Once I got home I checked it’s current value on eBay and there was only 1 available for $1300 which has already been sold.

The moral of this story is you never know what you can find in thrift shops!

Suits you, sir: The $129 Versace for H&M jacket, as worn by non other than Kanye West, is now available on eBay for $799PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 17:  Swizz Beatz attends the Swizz Beatz and Reebok host party at VIP Room Theatre on November 17, 2011 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Franck Prevel/Getty Images)
Kanye and Swizz Beats rocking the iconic jacket.Versace for H&M

Drake Opens OVO Store in Toronto

Posted: December 5, 2014 in Fashion
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Toronto born rapper Drake is set to open his first brick-and-mortar store front for his label October’s Very Own, or OVO, this weekend. The store will be located in Toronto’s Trinity-Bellwoods neighbourhood at 899 Dundas St. West. According to a tweet sent from the label’s Twitter account, doors will open on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Last month, Drake sparked rumours of a possible store front for his clothing line after he posted a photo to Instagram of a sleek looking building featuring the OVO logo. The photo was captioned: “Proud of my guy @oliverelkhatib OVO Store opening soot #6side,” referring to the label’s creative head Oliver El Khatib. The hashtag “6side” likely refers to Toronto, which Drake nicknamed “The 6.” It’s unclear what the origin of the nickname is, but some suggest that it may refer to the city’s area codes, 416 and 647. Others have also suggested it references Toronto’s amalgamation of six areas: Toronto, Scarborough, North York, East York, York and Etobicoke. Drake has opened pop-up stores in the past, but this would be his first physical store.

Ray Ban Clubmasters

Posted: December 19, 2013 in Fashion
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The Ray Ban Clubmaster’s offer a classy vintage style to compliment your wardrobe.

They come in black or tortoise with gold framing. The frames were famous back in the 50’s and 80’s and are now making a major comeback.


This Saturday November 16th, Get Fresh Company located at 498 Queen St W. in Toronto, will be hosting Karla Moy a.k.a. HustleGrl‘s 5 year anniversary with a Birth of Heroes pop-up shop.

The pop-up shop will run from 4-10 pm, offering 50% off on all their latest gear as well as free giveaways all night long. Music will be provided by DJ Lissa Monet and will feature many special guests, hopefully Drake will stop by!


5 Panel Hats

Posted: November 12, 2013 in Fashion
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Just like the snap back, 5 panels have also made a comeback into the fashion world. I would say this is due to hip-hop influence, particularly Tyler the Creator. The formation of the hat makes for a more comfortable fit and they incorporate an old school feel with the buckle style fitting strap.

Many of the major labels have their own 5 panels now so you can rep whoever you like. One company I’d like to point out is Toronto’s own Birth of Heroes Co. Their Hawaiian themed hats look dope and I can’t wait to add a few to my collection.







In between hair cuts I find I spend so much time contemplating, “what to do next?” It’s hard trying to find a cool hairstyle that’s conventional for men, because you want it to be both professional for your nine to five, yet edgy enough for the club afterwards. Here is a couple styles I’ve noticed lately that do the trick.

First, is the Disconnected Comb-over. Much like the traditional nerdy comb-over, this style incorporates edginess by shaving the back and sides to create that drastic, defined look. The hair is taken aggressively close on the sides and back typically with a number one blade. This clipper section is taken high up to the point where the head begins to round on the sides. The back is clipped up to the crown and the top is left about four inches long to create that definite disconnect between the sides and top. Some people even go as far as running the the clippers up the comb-over line to give it that extra thick line for definition.

For styling, I always recommend running cold water through your hair first, comb it over (you can use a blow dryer is used to give height in the front), and then add a bit of styling product (preferably matte for a nice texturized look without the shine).


The second hairstyle I’d like to mention is a hybrid between the disconnected comb-over and Sons of Anarchy’s, Jax Teller’s slicked back look. This hairstyle was made popular by David Beckham like every other hairstyle in the past 5 years. If your ever looking for fashion inspiration he is usually a good go to guy. After all, he did end up with the hottest Spice Girl.


If you have any other styles that you think are dope, leave a comment or link below.

Stay Fresh!

Denim Dress Shirts

Posted: November 6, 2013 in Fashion
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Denim dress shirts look classy and stylish but they can be hard to match with your pants. You don’t want to look like you’re in a blue jean suit. What works best is a fresh pair of black or white pants. If you want to try something edgy go for a pair of camo pants or a nice shade of Khakis.

You can pick up a shirt at any thrift shop if your looking to make it unique and customize it with patches or studs. Otherwise, H&M or American Eagle carry them for roughly $40. They come in different shades and washes.

The denim dress shirts are a unisex item these days. They look especially good on girls when they got it tied in a knot at the front with a black skirt on and some gold accessories.. But that’s just me. Either way, these shirts are a good item to have in your wardrobe for any occasion.