herself.com in Vogue Italia!

Screen Shot 2014-11-19 at 9.48.54 PMVogue.it published one of my stills from an upcoming project with Caitlin Stasey called herself.com. The website will feature nude photo series with in-depth interviews working toward building women’s collective sense of self through our brave and beautiful participants’ examples. The website will launch on Saturday January 10th with an exhibition and soirée at Clint Roenisch’s gallery in Toronto. Save the date! xo #herselfdotcom

Harold Klunder: Live by the Sun, Love by the Moon @ Clint Roenisch Gallery

Dutch/Canadian artist Harold Klunder opened his new show at Clint Roenisch’s gallery last night with a bang. Here’s a bit about Harold from Clint:

“Keenly aware of art history and of the titans of Dutch painters who have come before him, from Rembrandt’s relentless self-scrutiny through to Vermeer’s quality of light to Van Gogh’s fevered impasto and Willem de Kooning’s early series of voracious women, Klunder embeds his influences into his own paintings, often monumental in scale and years in the making. To take in a Klunder painting is to become privy to the narrative – the excavation – of one painter’s lifelong engagement with this most storied of mediums, its profound history and its unmistakable immediacy, always unfolding now, standing outside of time, receptive to the present viewer’s gaze.”

The show will be up until December 6th at 190 Saint Helens Ave. Be sure to check it out. xo

Mikhael Kale.

Michael Kale-5Michael Kale-2 Michael Kale-4 Michael Kale-6 Michael Kale-7 Michael Kale-8In a sea of blushes, pinks, creams, whites and silvers Toronto designer Mikhael Kale debuted his S/S15 collection at WMCFashionWeek this afternoon. Every piece had a touch of something sheer, a little skin, some sparkle, plastic detail and a unique construction. It is a futuristic collection that fuses ‘sexy’ with ‘elegant.’ It’s like everything Leeloo from the Fifth Element would wear if she grew up and went to the ball. xo

Haley Elsaesser.

HaleyElsaesser-3 HaleyElsaesser-4 HaleyElsaesser-5 HaleyElsaesser-6 HaleyElsaesser-7 HaleyElsaesser-1HaleyElsaesser-2All the way from Australia, designer Haley Elsaesser flew with her trunks of wearable treats to show off to Toronto. Her show yesterday closed the third day of WMCFashionWeek with a real feast for the eyes. Bold, youthful, fun,prints in candy colours were the backbone of the collection. Add a helmut of silvery sparkled hair on the models and the look was straight out of Harajuku. Every piece shown was fresher than the next. It’s a pleasure to see a designer having so much fun with fashion. In a season so burdened with the ease of wearing all black everything, lending to the dreary landscape of winter, Haley’s show made a playful splash. xo

Mackage.

Mackage-1 Mackage-2 Mackage-3 Mackage-4 Mackage-5 Mackage-6 Mackage-7 Mackage-8 Mackage-9 Mackage-10 Mackage-11 Mackage-12Montreal label Mackage put on a stellar Summer 2015 show last night at David Pecaut Square. They presented a collection full of ready-to-wear leather in relaxed and casual styles. The moto jackets, the leather track suits, fringe skirts and cutout tops were all very wearable and chic. The designers showed us how they have totally mastered the art of layering as well. The addition of a full-length, collared, sheer button-up to a few of the women’s looks created a new silhouette that made those outfits stand out among the rest. If you can judge a collection based in its wearabilty and power to pave the way for new trends, Mackage S/S15 was a big hit. xo

Rachel Sin.

Rachel Sin-1 Rachel Sin-2 Rachel Sin-3Rachel Sin-4 Rachel Sin showed her summertime rendition of the modern woman in her show at WMCFashionWeek yesterday afternoon. She is dressing the working woman in a professional, safe and sexy way. I say safe because the cuts and silhouettes have all been shown before and, aside from a pair of fabulous black sequinned trousers, no risks were taken with this collection.  There were 80’s inspired power suits (sans shoulder pads) in primary colours and boldly printed secretary blouses, but the pieces that turned my head were from another era. Here and there a model would strut down the runway in a very 70’s disco-inspired look that had me thinking of Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface – one of the most legendary fashion references of all time. The slinky, body-skimming dresses and a very posh onesie were ultra-feminine and made to show off a woman’s frame in a most flattering way. xo

Elan + Castor.

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Elan+Castor-4 Elan+Castor-5Toronto designer Leah Antoinette showed Elan + Castor’s new Summer ready-to-wear collection at David Pecaut Square this afternoon for Toronto Fashion Week. The airy knits and custom silks immediately had me dreaming of relaxing on a warm beach this winter somewhere gorgeous down south. It’s rare to see designs that manage comfort, coziness and elegance at once, but Leah has done it. Hand-dyed silks and hand-woven knits are highly covetable on the best of days, but on this cold, rainy afternoon in Toronto these pieces are a special kind of daydream. xo