CANDID, NOT.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

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PULL & BEAR OFF SHOULDER SHIRT   ⏐  HELMUT LANG SKIRT  ⏐  ZARA HEELS ⏐  PROENZA SCHOULER BAG

Behind every candid #ootd or #wiwt, there is a lie. What do you think about this very frank statement? Do you agree or disagree? I do agree 100%.

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THE REVERSIBLE SHIRT

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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ZARA SHIRT   ⏐   ZARA SHORTS   ⏐  ZARA ESPADRILLES ⏐  VINTAGE AIGNER BAG

Aside from unintentionally wearing all things Zara, wearing the not reversible 'reversible' looking shirt is as sloppy as I can get from my closet.  In lieu with current trends, and now that I have bought one that looks intentionally reversible, it is pretty alright. However, I would stress that you are better off taking an oversized men shirt and wearing it backwards. You would probably achieved similar results. #justsaying

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A WHOLE NEW MEANING FOR 'PREPPY'

Sunday, June 26, 2016

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FINERY DRESS   ⏐   ZARA SHIRT   ⏐  SOMETHING BORROWED HEELS (here) ⏐  PROENZA SCHOULER BAG

The word 'preppy' isn't a common thing in my vocabulary and so is dressing the part. As much as I would like to mention how much I dislike watching 'Clueless', the movie plays a substantial role in the fashion industry whereby it brought on the preppy movement in the early nineties. My take on this Finery dress pays tribute to that movement in a subtle manner. A modernizer version of trend. 

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UNTIL NEXT TIME, TORONTO

Saturday, June 25, 2016

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April 24, 2016  ⏐  BYE FOR NOW.  The last day of Toronto was somewhat somber for me, as to all holidays when it is ending. Three years ago while residing in the city, I seemed to take for granted the beauty of it, its diversity and its cosmopolitan vibe. For example, I never really stop and look into the stores or cafes in Kensington Market. It was always going back to my regular hideouts, my comfort zone. This time around, I realized there is more to this little neighbourhood than Kensington Bistro, Pamenar Coffee and that Bungalow boutique that stocks the best vintages. I spent my last day trying out locally brewed kombucha, checking out various flavored popcorns, having my chai fix at what supposedly one of the best coffee houses in Toronto and basically getting fat.  

Restaurants:


Bar IsabelLittle Italy
El Trompo,  Kensington Market
Jimmy's CoffeeKensington Market
Witches Brew Handcrafted KombuchaKensington Market

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RETAIL THERAPY AT A PHSYICAL EXPENSE

Friday, June 24, 2016

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WILFRED COAT ⏐  BANANA REPUBLIC PANTS   ⏐ PJK SWEATER  ⏐  MANSUR GAVRIEL BAG ⏐  SOMETHING BORROWED SHOES

April 23, 2016   ⏐ 4.5 MILE STREET SHOPPING. I always have the best time walking along Queen Street (regardless  of how physically straining the activity is to anyone's soles), entering and exiting its countless stores of vintage clothing and household goods. There is no doubt why it is dubbed a hipster heaven. Although lately, it had become more mainstream with international retailers as residents but the street still retained some of its charms with the trendy cafes and restaurants. There was this store that I adore, and the items brought in by the owners are the kind that I would love to have but do not require i.e Kinfolk postcards and very, very pretty kitchen utensils! I thought to myself, with all these pretty utensils, I could be a domestic goddess in the making. I laughed. Who am I going to kid? Myself?

Restaurants:
TerroniAvenue Road
Momofuku Noodle Bar, University Avenue
ConstantinopoleQueen Street 
NugateauQueen Street 

Shops:
The Old Faithful Shop, Queen Street
AnthropologieQueen Street
Gravity Pope, Queen Street

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MY 'MANSUR GAVRIEL' TALE

Thursday, June 23, 2016

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MANSUR GAVRIEL MINI BUCKET - BLU

So this happened, after 2 years of resistance and constant 'sold out' status. I was in the midst of walking out of the department store and to rejoin the others, only to find myself backtracking my steps towards a shelf of Mansur Gavriel bags. There I was standing there, running through my mind thinking weren't all these bags sold out in every e-commerce platform? I screamed a little in excitement inside me. The ones on display were the regular sized buckets, so there I thought 'thank god' I won't succumb to the terrible urge of getting the bucket bag. Then this very kind sales associate approached me and told me in a semi-secretive manner that there was a mini bucket previously put on hold and currently being stored inside a room. She asked me whether I would like to take a look at it.

Two try ons and one cup of ice-cream half a mile away later, I walked out with the bag. One word, WEAK and I am not even denying. 

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DAMAGE DONE

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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BDG BLAZER ⏐  TOPSHOP SHIRT   ⏐ BEYOND THE VINES SKIRT  ⏐   C√ČLINE BAG ⏐  SOMETHING BORROWED SHOES

April 22, 2016   ⏐  RETAIL THERAPY. In other words, damage has been done by browsing through stores of bespoke shoes and also the admiring the same shelf of Mansur Gavriel bags at Holts (Holt Renfrew). Worst part of it was walking out with a pair of bespoke Crockett & Jones shoes and a Mansur Gavriel mini bucket. Talk about buyer's guilt.

Lately the culinary trend has been all things Turkish as can be seen via the Turkish/ Mediterranean cafes appearing across the city. I was glad I managed to grab some simits and a really good chai latte. The last time I had really good simits was at the Taksim district of Istanbul. 

Restaurants:
ByblosDuncat Street
Simit & Chai CoKing Street
ZAZA EspressoYorkville

Shops:
Holt RenfrewBloor Street
Anthropologie, Yorkville
TNT, Hazelton Lanes
LeatherFootAvenue Road
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