MEET THE BAKERS

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Ted Baker London was the talk of the town last Thursday as Toronto’s top editors and influencers dropped by the FSHOPPE to preview the SS17 collection.

The new designs are feminine with lots of lace and floral prints (groundbreaking). Silhouettes mimic Dior’s New Look of the 40’s and 50’s, which is a classic choice for Ted. Rolling with 50’s theme, we rented some retro props including pastel rotary phones, vintage food boxes and milk bottles, a big box tv and records. Attendees were invited to help themselves to an old fashioned sundae bar by Sweet Sammies and at the end of the event, they went home with a branded Google Cardboard to experience the Ted Baker collection in virtual reality.

To embrace the 50’s housewife look for the event, I pinned my hair into a fake bob, applied my brightest shade of lipstick and grabbed my favourite new piece from Ted – FLUXAM, the Folk Foliage skater dress. Shop the collection in a 360° film, ‘Keeping up with the Bakers,’ hosted on tedbaker.com today!

xo Lau

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Detailed Denim

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As spring approaches, there is one thing that everyone must invest in…a perfectly worn in, classic James Dean inspired jean jacket. I fell in love with a Lennox & Lucy original from Urban Threads/Studio 103 in Fredericton, NB. When shopping I always like to think about how many times I will wear a piece and then divide it by the price to justify the spend. When it comes to denim jackets, literally everything matches with it so I couldn’t resist when I came across this cute find.  All Lennox & Lucy jackets are one-of-a-kind with fun patches and inside details. They are also handmade in Vancouver by a hardworking stay-at-home mom so I am more than happy to support local. Check out more of Keanna’s work here: @lennoxandlucy.

xo Lau

Sweater Weather

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Although spring is right around the corner, sweater weather still reigns in the 6ix. To escape the winter blues, I swapped out the dark heavy knits for airy pastels courtesy of Joe Fresh (who, by the way, is currently clearing out their holiday stock… you’re welcome).  Luckily, I have an amazing friend pursuing their passion at Ryerson School of Fashion who needed test model for his first photography project. Then and there I knew I had to take the opportunity to highlight this awesome find. We spent last Saturday catching up and scoping out locations around Bloor-Yorkville area, which I will definitely be revisiting soon (stay tuned!!).

Thank you to Chris Berneck for being an angel and making me feel and look super glam, I will be your test model anytime.

xo Lau