Geeky Chic
2 years ago
Miguel Correia, PR intern, writer and fashion enthusiast, charmed us at first sight.  His gorgeous smile had me giggling (inside) like a school girl. As we started talking, my internal giggles subsided and evolved into respect. It was exciting to speak with Miguel because I sensed that he had a genuine excitement for fashion and that he was working hard in pursuing his passions. Miguel is certainly busy - he is currently a PR student, interning with fashion label, Kavi Kavi, and at Salim Remix Clothing, a Toronto-based consignment shop and working at Over The Rainbow, Toronto’s go-to for jeans. It takes a lot of heart, soul and sweat to succeed in the fashion industry (and any industry, for that matter), and Miguel seems well on his way.
Miguel described his style as simple but current. His wardrobe is full of pieces that don’t go out of style and, in some cases, which he has been collecting for years.  One really can’t get more classic than a pair of jeans and a gray t-shirt. Yet, we loved how modern his look was, owing to the cut of his clothes, the resulting silhouette and of course, his disarming smile.
Story by Irene Kim. Photo by Melissa Sung. 
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The Goods: 
Top, H&M
 Jeans, Nudie’s
Shoes, TOMS

Miguel Correia, PR intern, writer and fashion enthusiast, charmed us at first sight.  His gorgeous smile had me giggling (inside) like a school girl. As we started talking, my internal giggles subsided and evolved into respect. It was exciting to speak with Miguel because I sensed that he had a genuine excitement for fashion and that he was working hard in pursuing his passions. Miguel is certainly busy - he is currently a PR student, interning with fashion label, Kavi Kavi, and at Salim Remix Clothing, a Toronto-based consignment shop and working at Over The Rainbow, Toronto’s go-to for jeans. It takes a lot of heart, soul and sweat to succeed in the fashion industry (and any industry, for that matter), and Miguel seems well on his way.

Miguel described his style as simple but current. His wardrobe is full of pieces that don’t go out of style and, in some cases, which he has been collecting for years.  One really can’t get more classic than a pair of jeans and a gray t-shirt. Yet, we loved how modern his look was, owing to the cut of his clothes, the resulting silhouette and of course, his disarming smile.

Story by Irene Kim. Photo by Melissa Sung. 

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The Goods: 

Top, H&M

 Jeans, Nudie’s

Shoes, TOMS

2 years ago
Annie looks positively 60s summer chic in her Diane von Furstenberg plaid dress. All that’s missing is a scarf wrapped around her hair and we’re good to include this red lipped beauty in a segment of Mad Men. The setting is seemingly fitting given that Annie works in Toronto’s own Mad Men-esque hub, Bloor and Bay street, where advertising agencies line up, or stack up I should say, like homes on tree lined streets in suburbia. The dress, made by the doyenne of dresses, is one in which I am mad about. It’s simple, yet ultra feminine, perhaps because it is evocative of a time where women were meant to be perfect wives and beautiful lovers at the same time.
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The Goods: 
Dress, Diane von Furstenberg

Annie looks positively 60s summer chic in her Diane von Furstenberg plaid dress. All that’s missing is a scarf wrapped around her hair and we’re good to include this red lipped beauty in a segment of Mad Men. The setting is seemingly fitting given that Annie works in Toronto’s own Mad Men-esque hub, Bloor and Bay street, where advertising agencies line up, or stack up I should say, like homes on tree lined streets in suburbia. The dress, made by the doyenne of dresses, is one in which I am mad about. It’s simple, yet ultra feminine, perhaps because it is evocative of a time where women were meant to be perfect wives and beautiful lovers at the same time.

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The Goods: 

Dress, Diane von Furstenberg

2 years ago
Toronto Street Style: Striking Style Inspired by Unlikely Coupling

Make-up artist Ashley Lovsin is a photographer’s dream - striking, stylish and a radiant spirit to boot.  First, her hair.  I have always appreciated a great short cut on a woman and looking at Ashley, how could one not appreciate it too?  The cut highlights her features and captures her personality beautifully.  She has done many variations of the short cut in the past, and this one in particular was inspired by an unlikely coupling.  The side shave was inspired by talented Swedish pop star, Robyn (“doing amazing things these days!”), and the platinum white by the dignified elegance of ladies of a certain age.  I love hearing from where people draw their style inspiration as it reminds me that inspiration can literally come from anywhere.   

As for her outfit, Ashley’s black could very well have been white.  The combination of sheer materials and delicate details resulted in a feel that was far from somber, but rather sweet and light!  

But, even Ashley, with her bold style, feels security with a little length on top of her head.  I understand where Ashley is coming from, but I say to go with whatever she wants - her instincts are right on! 

Story by Irene Kim, photos by Melissa Sung
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The Goods:
Top, Sirens
Skirt, Value Village ($2.99!)
Shoes, Spring
  

2 years ago