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Nightlife Magazine: STYLE LOOKOUT
Jessica Warren and Alison Cohen report on the best and worst of club fashion
Throughout March-April, Nightlife Magazine will be putting up little snippets of last weekend’s fun, in the form of a style-photo blog on their website.
Take a look at what is up so far HERE, and keep checking back for the rest.
So I was too busy to attend a crazy amount of shows like I did during Toronto Fashion Week, but there was 2 events that I would not have missed, the Kill magazine launch party and the Telio fashion show to support some of my favorite people.
This is Montreal’s hottest power couple, do I even need to say anything? Look how beautiful! Devon was in charge of a lot of the styling in Montreal’s brand new hottest fashion magazine Kill. Just look:
Here’s another one of my best boys. If you’re wondering why the long face, I think he just really needed to pee. Thomas is one of the most talented designers I know and had a dress in the Telio contest fashion show. He might not have won, but he did win the key to my heart. T-bone also just departed from the very exclusive brace-face crew and we’re all very sad about it, especially because now Shadi and I are pretty much alone and it’s slightly lonely.
Last but not least, this boy needs no introduction and he’s had quite a few mentions and tributes on this very website, so that’s enough ego-boosting for this guy, but check out his beaaaaaaaaaaautiful editorial in Kill magazine, styled by the one and only Devon.
This young man was one of the first people I met during fashion week in Toronto. His name is Russ and he is extremely precious, as you can probably tell. I love when people do that little slightly awkward foot tilt but look at that cute little smile. We stiffled yawns as we witnessed some of the last shows of the week. A black collection? How avant-garde!
Click on the banner for some photos from a little birthday gettogether in my slanted hallway. Pwrraaaawhr!
More on thefriendattack, scroll doooooooown!
In addition to pretty much every judge from Canada’s Next Top Model or Canadian Idol, and the whole Degrassi cast, Santa made an appearance at Toronto Fashion week, but this time, he was not the gift bearrer, he was the gift bearree (?) at the Mellinda Mae Harlingten show. If santa really was magic, maybe he would have made the show a little bit more exciting. Although the Sienna Miller-lookalike designer’s collection wasn’t bad, it was a bit boring. But at least she was cute? Here are some photos. Pretty, but blah. Back to santa though, I like his relaxed, post-holiday look, so casual, kind of charming. Hello pretty boy. Please (gently) drop a new lense for my camera and a few hundred dollars down my chimney.
So I was waiting in line to pick up my press pass and keeping my eyes alert for any well dressed people when I saw a little dash of purple walk past me and I stopped this handsome couple and took this photo thinking ”this chic looks familiar”! When she picked up her phone and said a little ”hey, this is Fefe!” I remembered Fefe Dobson but couldn’t quite put my finger on quite what song she did, so on my last night in Toronto, Darryl and I, post finishing our vodka and wine went to get a pizza and youtubed Fefe. Check it, she’s got ”her sunnies” and her bangs are world defyingly straight. She’s so baddass, look at all those people running after her. The way they chew their gum with their mouths wide open. But anyone else a little freaked out by this frame? Take out the microphone and watch her come out of your screen? Worried? I have way too much time on my hands…
This weekend I was on the super snuggle pants party patrol. and Today finally marks the end of my latest 72 hour party binge.
I’m happy to report that I sucessfully made it through a thursday-friday-saturday all night mega party to bring you about a million pictures and a very sore throat.
I needed one more day to recover, but get ready for good photoz.
Here we have a picture of Dang. One of my favourite people to see out. Firstly, because I dont see her out that often, and secondly because when I do she always gives me a piece of my favorite watermelon flavored gum (sometimes if i’m lucky, she even gives me two!).
These boys answered our ad for Davy Crockett look alikes. Its nice to see a bit of earthy browns amidst the oversaturated neon mess of most the parties I go to. I kept calling the guy in the middle Davy and I’m pretty sure he thought I was nuts.
Normally I have a problem with the Canadian tuxedo. Denim Jacket with Denim Jeanz. But considering this cute little guy is wearing two different shades of demin, and he clearly looks like he knows better than to wear a Canadian tuxedo, it leads me to the conclusion that he is probably wearing denim underwear.
After Digitalism, I somehow ended up at Coda. And when I got there I ran into some more of my favourite people. This picture looks like it could have been taken in the summer, but believe it or not, it was taken 2 days ago. I think MTL is definitely ready for spring, and all that comes with it.
I liked this girl’s glasses. That’s why I took her picture. They reminded me of the Chanel ones that I nearly cream my jeanz over every time I see them. Anyways, about 5 mins after I took this picture, there was an ambulance at Club Soda, and I’m pretty sure it was coming for her…. moral of the story: don’t waste a good outfit with bad drugs.
looks like this guy is hiding a mystery
I told this guy (who wishes to remain anonymous out of fear of being arrested by the fashion police) that if I were shooting for Vice Magazine, he would be in the Dont’s. But then I re-assessed this photo now, and realize its not all that bad, and then I also realized that I haven’t given Angelo my daily phone call. Oops…did I just say his name?
Extensive research led me to discover that this is Andrew Sardone, a Fashion/Design Writer for NOW Magazine. Read his take on fashion week shows here. He had flawless style throughout the week that helped soothe my sore eyes. Thanks homeboy!
So this beautiful beautiful young lady caught me 100% off-guard as I was speed walking in a hungover daze, late to meet with a friend in Kensington market. I hardly saw anyone quite this attractive the whole time I was at Fashion Week and then all of a sudden, I run into her and snap in streetstyle mode and stop her for a photo. I was there to get my free loaf of bread from Cobs (read Darryl’s post lower down). I also tried to go get a haircut at Superstar Hairsalon, but they don’t take debit and I had just used up what was left of my cash on a yogourt and fruit parfait, so my hair will just have to stay long and stupid until my next trip to Toronto because I want to look like a superstar.
I get to be obnoxious today and request things, so when my roommate started to serenade me with an accordeon, I sent him back to his room to practise and made him record a sweet little tune for me, check it:
by Mr. Kurt W.
TFW is over. The T is for Toronto, if you’re wondering. The T is also for Terrible.
But hey, we did get a bunch of free shit, all of which was intended for people more important than us. But when they didn’t show up, Marilis and I were ready to swoop in on their front-row seats and the accompanying swag bags. If I can take a moment to provide some free promotion, I’d like to direct you to Cobs Bread, who will be feeding me for the next 3 weeks with vouchers for free loaves of bread that we picked out of the bags.
Also, a note of thanks to whoever it is that makes Orangina. The countless free bottles at the shows were perfect mixer for the water bottle full of vodka stashed away in Marilis’ purse.
Moving on, here’s some highlights (and lowlights) of the week, and some street style:
Coco Rocha, the highest profile model to come from Canada in some time. Coco’s walked for the likes of Anna Sui, Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, and Christian Lacroix. And now, Joe Fresh. Joe Fresh sells his clothes at a supermarket, just so we’re clear about that.
A small gallery of an innumerable amount of somebodies that I was asked to take photos of. I think the guy in the last photo is in toothpaste commercials. And the lady in the first photo has some pretty intense teeth. Check em out!
The camera even resisted focus on this guy’s hair. On a sad note, this guy is probably a Canadian fashion magnate.
Ok, in case you make the same mistake I did, this is not Kalan Porter. The girl had some amazing jewelry though. Much better than Kalan could ever dream up.
“I’m Lara, and this is Sara. We do everything together.” Lara, Sara, if you’re out there, you know where to find me, you rhyming beauties you.
Ever notice how models almost never have good style of their own? Here’s the one exception I’ve ever found.
I just liked their scarves, OK?!
What a hunk.
Yes, you’re right, it really IS that guy from Degrassi. These are some well-dressed kids.
Alright that’s all. My photos from the So_Me vernissage are coming soon. Including an exclusive interview with So_Mom! (not really though).
Darryl and I took a break from trying to find a way our hunt for free drinks/food to keep us alive because together we have about enough money to buy a pack of gum, and our search lead us to this little show right here:
So Me doing the D.A.N.C.E. yeah?
Paving the way for all middle aged ravers around the globe. We’d like to invite you all to bring your moms out to parties more often because they will demonstrate more enthusiasm and out of this world dance moves then your brain can even wrap itself around.
Later that night, Darryl and I got ready to go out, drank about 6 Rockstars and vodka and somehow managed to decide to stay in and go straight to bed… Our precious little boy also took some shots that will probably make their way on here very soon! Well… very soon. Lets say eventually.
Read HRO’s post on So Me for the whole she-bang.
Get ready for this weekend. It’s gonna be a 72 hour bender extraordinaire.
ALSO: Alison NEEDS 1 Chromeo ticket so if any of you guys have one you would be my new best friend. contact me HERE
Here are a few photos from 2 fridays ago’s The Fix at Coda which celebrated Montreal’s finest DJ, A-Rock! This fine young man celebrated his 7th birthday, being lucky/unlucky to be born on Febuary 29th.
CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS HERE!
There’s something to be said about these shoes. First of all, they should be showcased in a museum, second, they should NOT be in close proximity to the salty wet streets of Montreal this time of the year, but mainly, we just need to praise and compliment Maddy on her perseverence for spending a whole night worth of dancing with these shoes on her feet.
This is the birthday boy in question and his lovely lady Shay who really were happier then it seems on this photo. Maybe the festive bird hat was bringing Adam down?
I just got back from a week in Toronto and so this post is about my wonderful Toronto friends who already miss a lot.
Here’s a few from A.D/D’s Randomland Friday at Circa and Saturday at the Peer Pressure party at the Drake Hotel
click HERE for the rest
BUT I didn’t get to see my friends enough so I’m making up for it by putting up a mix of pictures to refresh my memory. These pictures are stolen from Baller, with permission of course! I don’t steal from people (who I know)
Out of 900 photos that Kristie has on Facebook (sorry for saying the F-word guyz) probably about 400 are taken before eating, during eating, or after eating something from McDonalds. I don’t think I’ve ever met three girls (R-L : Kristie, Shannin, Siena) who enjoy late-night McDonalds more than they do.
How many of you had one of these shirts with the rips and beads? I remember my baby sitter dressing me in one of these in white, that my grandmother brought back from Ft. Lauderdale along with a stuffed flamingo.
Look what I recovered from our blog archives! Here’s one of the very first photos we took, on a hunting trip with Dane if I’m correct but that just got lost in the sea of unpublished drafts. In fact, while we’re at it, if I’ve taken your photo in the past and it’s yet to make it’s way on these pages, feel free to either contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and yell, or just take comfort in the fact that I’m lazy/busy. You probably have flawless style.
This girl probably has a really cute name with like Emma Ann or Betty Sue and on her free time, she bakes pies and makes fresh lemonade. In fact, I bet Betty Sue makes the best lemonade you’ve ever tasted. I bet she’s also a really talented artist and she’ll grow up to be a librarian or a caretaker to the elderly. Today, Betty Sue is probably on her way to the art supply store, or better yet, some random antique store, to buy some innovative goodies to create the world’s cutest yet somehow ironic art installation. Love the shoes Betty Sue, and your sunglasses make me want to be in love.
You know Darryl, he’s the foxy boy behind the Street Clash competition and our special collaborator, bringing us love from Toronto, Berlin and Stockholm, see them here. Darryl and I spent that morning loitering at Eggspectations (the newest hotspot, word on the street) and we’ll be covering Toronto fashion week next week, so we’ll have some sweet photos coming up for you guys! I have a confession to make though, a realisation that came to me as I was reviewing my photos. Last Thursday, I was walking around Toronto and witnessed a beautiful boy in a black cloak crossing the street. Seeing as I’m on constant street style look out, I took a few seconds to consider stopping him for a photo, but we were already too far away to do anything about it. I did however say something along the lines of “oh man, that boy had good style” to my friend Miranda and glanced back to notice he was looking at me… Weird? I believe it was no other then this beautiful boy in a black cloak.
So I went on a little 24 hour trip to Toronto for CMW to visit some friends from Victoria who were doing a show at Wrongbar as part of a showcase for Unfamiliar records and MuseBox.
Here’s the singer from Lioness , the band that opened the show. They were so awesome but when she tried to give me a flyer, I tried to explain I wasn’t from Toronto but over the loud music, she probably didnt get it and kind of just walked away. Awkward? I like that she had 2 awesome pairs of shoes on stage with her though, but wore neither and just did her thang in gold socks.
This is after Ryan was off to drive the members of Lioness and their things back to their jam space, the bar was closing so we had to wait outside with all the gear. It was cold.
Here are pretty much some of my favorite people ever. We met 2 years ago at the Fringe fest when they were looking for a place to crash. They are just so precious that I even convinced myself that driving to Toronto with some strangers I met off craigslist was a good idea just to see their lovely faces for a few hours. The verdict? So worth it. Hopefully they’ll be back for the Fringe to share their cuteness/awesomeness with Montreal s’more. Listen to their band here and do it now before they become really famous so you can tell people how much cooler you are to have discovered them ”before they became really big”.
Indyish throws monthly parties of art and music and fun in various locations around town, and the last one, being the 1 year anniversary was called the Dress Mess and required some fancy attire (not that I ever miss a chance to wear a dress at any of these parties), so it allowed for good photos. Check out this page for more about the Monthly Mess and find out what we’ll be up to for next month. Photos from the night are up on my flickr!
Ms. Georgiev looked particularily cute. I’m pretty much in love with that cute pleated skirt. She was there with Worn who coordinated a wall where people were encouraged to add post-its to containing with their mom’s fashion advice. Some post-its said things like “If you wear your spiderman costume every day, it stops being special”
This is one of the designers behind Moly Kulte, Genevieve Dumas. Go visit their store for some cute and eco-friendly clothes at 4523 St-Denis. I also love this pin:
And this is basically the if-i-ever-get-married dress i want. Or maybe I’ll just steal it, and wear it every day until people forget it’s a wedding dress and then make it my trademark…