Shop Skinny Sweats and clothing by Butikofer, Masha, and accessories by Laborde during the Fall In Pop Up Shop.
October 2nd-6th, 2013
1086 1/2 Queen St. W (at Dovercourt)
Saturday- 11am-3am (open late during Nuit Blanche!)
Sunday- 11am -5pm
Get the details here https://www.facebook.com/events/712149518813668BUTIKOFERSkinny Sweats designer Adrienne Butikofer had a brand of contemporary women’s wear before she started Skinny Sweats. She was a TFI New Labels finalist in 2008 with her eponymous label. Adrienne will be selling the few remaining Butikofer pieces and samples as well as some other fun one offs from the vault of making and selling clothing in Toronto for the past 10 years. butikofer.com
LABORDECanadian-born designer Kristen Laborde’s jewellery reflects women’s desire for individuality. Drawing inspiration from diverse ethnic backgrounds to shape her style, she uses materials from all corners of the globe. Laborde creates fresh eclectic handmade jewellery that stands apart from the rest. Materials such as semi-precious stones, mixed metals, industrial findings, leather and stunning beads come together to shape dynamic and uniquely elegant arrangements. Her designs have appeared in the pages of publications such as Flare, Strut, Canadian Living, Zoomer, Toronto Star, National Post as well as Toronto Fashion Week runways and on numerous television shows, including The Marilyn Denis Show and Breakfast Television. Notable personalities wearing Laborde Designs include Katie Boland, Divine Brown, Luisa D’Oliveira, Stacey McKenzie, Inga Cadranel, Cory Lee, Georgina Reilly, andSuzanne Boyd. Laborde creates strong pieces that can be worn in many ways. Jewellery as unique as the individual who wears it. @labordedesigns | Facebook
Ready-to-wear label Masha was established in 2012 with a mission to provide women with a luxurious, elegant, yet slightly avant-garde look. Each piece in the collection is meant to demonstrate the beauty of the human form. The evening wear line debut took place at Arts & Fashion Week in Toronto to highly positive reviews and was named one of the Top Five Designers to Watch by FASHION Magazine and Top 10 Designerby BlogTO. Masha has been featured in a number of magazine specifically on the cover of the summer edition of GLASSbook, and in Chloe Magazine worn by MuchMusic’s Liz Trinnear. Her celebrity clientele include Lauren Lee Smith, Fefe Dobson, Amanda Grace Cooper. The collection is currently available online at shopmasha.com. Masha is also available for consultation for custom orders. @mashaapparel | Instagram |FacebookSKINNY SWEATS
Skinny Sweats is a lifestyle brand of mostly bottoms, designed and manufactured in Toronto. The brand began in 2012 with a singular style- the Basic Skinny Sweat, and has grown to include many signature designs like Trouser Sweats, Slash Sweats, printed leggings and other fashion forward and fun basics. The brand’s objective is to create a look of polished comfort, made for a woman who loves fashion and wants to maintain her personal style on her days off. All the current in stock selection onskinnysweats.com will be available and on sale at the Fall In Pop Up. There will also be a small batch of extra long Skinny Sweats, a small batch of extra short ones, as well as some samples, treasures, and a few brand new pieces for Fall 2013. skinnysweats.com| @SkinnySweats | Facebook
“our focus is ‘slow design’, a counter-movement to ‘fast fashion’.”- Muttonhead
Muttonhead recently revealed their A/W13 collection and I’m loving it. After taking a look at it, I’m all kinds of mad all over again for missing their pop-up shops/sales last year ( I was out of town. It won’t happen again) For those who are unfamiliar with Muttonhead, it’s a unisex, sportswear line ethically manufactured right here in Toronto, and it’s dope!
I’m normally pretty colourful and girly when I dress, but I have my days where I just wanna keep it simple and chill in something comfy, but still look good, and if it’s made in Canada, even better! This is wear Muttonhead comes in. I love how everything is so well made, the hoodies are EVERYTHING, loves the crew-necks, feeling the accessories, and the best part is that it’s unisex, so I can rock the entire collection!
I’m more of a fedora kinda girl, but I’d totally do it!
Simple. Functional. Stylish. YES.
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“our clothing is designed to outlast trends.”-Muttonhead
Last night we attended the one year anniversary of Positive Space at the Positive Space store on King street. For those who don’t know, Positive Space Interiors is a Canadian based designer and manufacturer of premium and custom made furniture. Their products include bedroom and dining room furniture, kitchen tables, and chairs. I always walked past this store while I was at George Brown but never went in, and was pleasantly surprised by the furniture that was on display last night. I. Loved. The. BEDS! I’ve seen beds with storage drawers before, but these ones were so well made, and the storage drawers have loads of space!! Any who, it was a fun evening, I met lots of great people, sipped on chardonnay and snacked on some yummy appetizers. It was a good night!
Thank you for inviting us, and Happy One Year Anniversary!
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Sky Blue Silver Grey Goose Down Coat from Joy Pet Products
We are on the last legs of summer right now and fall means one thing for dog owner – Time to shop for coats! We recently tried a brand new coat from our friends at Joy Pet Products. You know it is filled with real down because it smells like down pillows and down duvets! The down that Joy Pets Products used is cleaned between 10 – 15 times and the standard is 2 – 5 times because of dog’s sensitivity to smell.
The Joy Pet Products Goose Down Filled Dog Coat has a removable poly fill hood and a 3M reflective piping for safety. This new version of the dog coat feels lighter than their previous Original Goose Down Filled Dog Coat because its made with soft water resistant nylon on both sides. It is super warm for short coat wimpy dogs like Jacob because it still has the same high fill power white goose down.
The best part of these nylon coats without the fleece layer is that they prevent shedding inside the coat and fur bits getting stuck. They are fully reversible for two different looks, adjustable fit and machine wash and dry for easy wear – easy care.
Side view of the coat – The hood is a bit small to actually use but it is cute and removable!
*The hood is actually meant to be worn as shown on our site to give extra neck coverage. It’s helpful for dogs who have longer bodies but don’t need a larger size coat.
It is also reversible grey.
She started designing jewellery for family and friends in the 90s. Turned the hobby into a part -time career while finishing her degree, opened up a tanning/gift boutique; and the rest as they say is history. I mentioned before that I had an awesome time, spending the day with Shah, and now you have a chance to see just how lovely she is. Get to know her!
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I mentioned last week, that I got to spend the day with Shah Emily, who is the founder and CEO of 3SHAHS; a custom jewellery line based here in Toronto. I had the opportunity to pick her brain, as well as get a preview of the new 3SHAHS Spring/Summer 2011 collection, which I loved by the way. Before the interview, I had to warn Shah that I an on an oohing/aahing-free diet while filming, as my videos pretty much o.d from them… it was difficult, and the occasional ooh and aah slipped out, but not biggie; the collection is wonderful, and has me craving warm summer weather!
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ps: Gems in the City Tonight!