These are a few of my favourite things

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Fashion week officially starts today in Toronto. Look forward to lots of runway and personal style updates here and on our Instagram in the coming days! Lucky for me I also get to spend the next 4 nights pacing frantically in my closet trying to figure out what shade of white goes with which kicks. Oy vey.

In the meantime, I give you some of my favourite street style looks from the last month in New York, London, Milan, and Paris, which also serve as fantastic inspiration for my sartorial game plan for the week. Of course, unlike many of these international editors and socialites, I don’t exactly have at my disposal the latest in designer RTW pieces. But that’s ok. Sometimes all it takes to look good and dress interesting is a closet of rare vintage finds, a badass shoe collection, and heaps of creativity.

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We out here shinin’

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(Photo: Delpozo’s official Facebook page)

A Wednesday gift from Delpozo to us. You may have gotten a quick look at these lustrous babes from our story on the Delpozo show at NYFW last week. They looked exceptional paired with the retro-future feminine looks but up close they’re strong enough to wear alone. Or if you’re not harbouring nudist tendencies, a pair of black culottes and paper-thin T-shirt works too. I can’t say enough about everything that makes these shoes so memorable: the unexpected pointed toe, the subtle shine of the leather, the modest platform peeking out from under the foot , and of course, the metallic glow of the gold and magenta leather embellishments. All of these elements combine to give the shoes a distinct superhero vibe, and what woman doesn’t want to feel like that?

Delpozo AW 2014

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It’s pretty unbelievable that the Josep Font-led Delpozo only made its NYFW debut a year ago. Judging by the  meticulously designed, couture-like looks that came down the runway for the brand’s autumn/winter 2014 collection, you wouldn’t be out of your element to think that this was the creation of a seasoned veteran. Featuring a very on-point palette of  blues, pinks, and the current season favourite, cream, the collection is charming without being cavity-inducing. Font achieves this balance by playing with shapes throughout. Architectural coats and a-line dresses with billowy skirts. Slouchy cropped pants with boxy tops. Voluminous capes layered over slim turtlenecks. The  recurring use of circular shapes is a whimsical touch, and is vaguely referential without becoming retro. (If I were to all of a sudden become Zooey Deschannel’s stylist, I’d probably try and force her out of her twee get-ups and into the cream mod dress with the mustard discs) And the dreamy organza dresses, while not being particularly game changing, are absolutely pristine. Overall, the element of fantasy infuses the collection with playfulness but never overwhelms, which means it’s still wearable  for those of you who can afford a $5000 dress (yes, that is actually the price tag).

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