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Archive for September, 2010

Live in Toronto: The xx

Live in Toronto: The xx

Thursday, September 30, 2010

While I never listened to their debut album on repeat, watching The xx perform last night at Massey Hall, the music spoke to me in a way that iTunes hadn’t and completely blew me away. The trio, all dressed in black, appeared only as dark silhouettes against a pitch black backdrop in a smoky haze… READ MORE

Category: Canada, Concert, Review, Toronto

Dieppa Restrepo Shoes

Dieppa Restrepo Shoes

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Founded by Colombian duo Andrea Vargas Dieppa and Elisa Restrepo, Dieppa Restrepo’s unisex shoe collection provides a contemporary twist on a gentleman’s shoe that is very fashion-friendly. The androgynous shoes are well-crafted and durable and are available as oxfords, lace-ups and loafers in a variety of colours and finishes. Wether you buy an existing pair… READ MORE

Billy Reid SS '11

Billy Reid SS ’11

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Billy Reid stayed true to his Southern style with his Spring/Summer 2011 collection. Influenced by being in Louisiana, the line has a distinct all-American feel combined with a refined hipster look. The collection consists of patterned double breasted suits, cotton pleated pants, sheer white shirts, cashmere sweaters and boots. While the line is rugged and… READ MORE

Category: Fashion, Shopping

Suno New York

Suno New York

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Being a Kenyan, Im always intrigued by African influences in fashion and music so New York brand, Suno, caught my eye immediately. Max Osterweis, the designer, named the company after his mother who visited Kenya years ago. After falling in love with the beautiful country, she decided to stay there. It wasnt until 2007 after… READ MORE

For The Kids

For The Kids

Saturday, September 18, 2010

While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about. -Angela Schwindt More photos below.

Manimal

Manimal

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Manimal began after cofounder and designer, Kristen Lombardi was inspired by the vast space of the desert to create a collection. Her shoes, bags and jewellery pieces are all influenced by her interest in traditional costumes and craftsmanship. Based out of Brooklyn, everything is hand-made and organic. In addition to using recycled leather, she is… READ MORE

Tom Ford Womenswear SS '11

Tom Ford Womenswear SS ’11

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

After six long years away from womenswear, Tom Ford is back with a bang. Personally narrating his show to just a hundred exclusive guests, he spoke of individuality by getting his friends of different ages and body types to model the collection. Among the group was Julianne Moore, Beyonce Knowles and Iman. He is keeping… READ MORE

Category: Fashion, New York, Shopping

Paris Travel Guide: Restaurants

Paris Travel Guide: Restaurants

Friday, September 10, 2010

A food lover’s guide to restaurants in Paris: Le Water Bar Colette is a trendy, fashionable restaurant on Saint-Honore with an excellent lunch menu and lots of beautiful people enjoying the finer things in life. Angelina, a tearoom restaurant established in 1903 is a five minute walk from the Louvre. This little landmark must be… READ MORE

Live in Toronto: Vampire Weekend

Live in Toronto: Vampire Weekend

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The night started off at the Molson Amphitheatre with two opening acts; Dum Dum Girls and Beach House, the latter of which were a laid-back indie band, with a raspy-voiced female lead who had a giant mane of wavy locks. They seemed lost in the music in a glow of coloured lights and had some… READ MORE

Category: Canada, Concert, Toronto

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. -Thornton Wilder