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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Stud Muffin


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This winter I'm lusting after all things studded: jackets, shoes, and even gloves.
When I saw Carrine Roitfield in a gold-studded leather Givenchy jacket, I knew I had to have something like it for this season.
The problem is, I'm lacking an Olsen-sized bank account so I had to seek out an alternative..

Black studded Supra Skytop's.
I first noticed Supra's new industrial-cool sneaks on the addictive streetwear site highsnobiety.
These things are the closest thing sneakers can get to what can only be referred to as "shit-kicker" boots. I'd love to wear them with my A.P.C denim and a gray hoodie for a casual look.
Last week I spotted them in the window at
Stolen Riches. (734 Queen St. W.) I've been meaning to make a probably useless trip down there and ask if they carry or can order me a size 6 men's.
Ah, the hassles of having a thing for men's shoes and being a woman with size 8 feet. Don't get me wrong, I would not be pleased if my favorite men's shoes were suddenly produced in woman's sizes. That would diminish the special feeling I get from procurring the men's kicks I desire in a size that actually fits me. Yes, I take pleasure in knowing that other girls probably aren't wearing the same shoes as me. Don't we all?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Interview with [dress to] KILL Magazine's Patrick de Grace

Amidst the frenzy that is fashion week, [dress to] KILL Magazine cofounder and editor at large Patrick de Grace met up with fashionMOVEMENTZ in Toronto to talk about his new Montreal-based magazine. He oozed style and charm while discussing the Montreal fashion scene, the fashion industry, and the visionary designer he does P.R for, Denis Gagnon.

Kill Magazine a hot new publication produced by Montreal's most talented fashion industry folks. Kill is free, and it boasts artistic, cutting edge editorials. It features the most interesting of Montreal's fashion and art scenes. A certain stand-out from Canada's fashion magazines, Kill embodies an authentic Montreal cool that captivated fashionMOVEMENTZ.

JB: How did you get your start in the fashion industry?
PDG: I was first working as an accountant…about a year. I decided to move onto something else. I met Denis Gagnon after he came back from Morocco, he was there teaching for 3 years. I started making friends, hanging around and getting involved. By being with certain people at photo-shoots, I kind of realized that I have “the eye”. I realized that I have a talent for editing, which I didn't know before.

JB: Did any fashion magazines or media interest you while you were growing up?
PDG: I'll tell you a story. When I was young, there was a TV show on musique plus, hosted by St├ęphane Le Duc who is now my chief director, so we now actually work together!
I wasn't as much into the magazine thing, more television. (The show) was young, it was hip.

JB: What inspired KILL magazine?
PDG: Well, I was there at the beginning. I met Sylvain Blais about a year and half ago and he said I have a project: “I'd like to make a magazine.” So with Ewa Bilinski and Kathia Cambron as partners, we set out to make a fashion magazine. We now have fashion editor Fritz and beauty editor Vincent Francis.
We are dedicated to promoting and supporting fashion designers and the people in this avant-garde industry. We really want to highlight the business, to show the story and people behind the images.
We aren't teaching people how to dress, it's not like that. We want to bring people somewhere else.

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Friday, November 21, 2008

Stay Warm!

When the temperature plummets, winter coats sell like hot-cakes. Before running out to grab one, check out fashionMovementz runway inspirations:

from top, Fall 2008: Givenchy, Christopher Kane, Burberry Prorsum, Aquascutum, Giles.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Bad boy flicks and Fall/Winter Fashion = A killer combo!

fashionMOVEMENTZ like to draw fashion inspiration from films. We don't look only to the obvious ones like Annie Hall either. The winter weather has me looking towards both 50's and 80's juvenile delinquent movies. Channel the ripped-denim, white-tee'd, leather jacketed style from these movies and you'll bad ass AND cozy.

River's Edge, 1986

(pictured above) I adored the early 90's tapered denim, white-socks, with black boots, flannel and leather. Dig Ione Skye's luscious wavy brown locks against a chunky white cable knit sweater!

The Outsiders, 1983
The legendary cast wears flannel, leather, denim, and that awesome mickey mouse tshirt!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Interview - Dialogue Headwear

Glowing up the scene since 2005... Trevor Harris loves colour. If someone strolls by wearing a piece from his Dialogue line, chances are you'll notice. In a sea of gray scale and drab Ontario winter skies, Dialogue's fluorescents stand out. “Stand out” is almost an understatement. With colours like “highlighter yellow” draping the Dialogue skateboarders, snowboarders and fans, a more accurate description would be “glow-out”.

Wearing Dialogue, you'll stand out not only on the streets or slopes, but in the clubs. I saw for myself when I stared down at the dance floor at Circa on Friday night. One dancer was sporting the highlighter yellow shirt and he literally glowed.

Fashionmovementz' Jacquie Burton met with the determined young entrepreneur behind Dialogue after learning of the line at this fall's Clothing Show. Excited by his candy-coloured merch and impressed by his motivated yet humble spirit, Jacquie wanted to know more about the guy responsible for the line that seems an equivalent to the ubiquitous electro music of today.

JB: Why Dialogue?

TH: When I first started I was crocheting the hats myself. Everything was handmade, and it was literally just for my friends. I call it Dialogue because I had to have a conversation with each one of my customers to customize their hat for them. So everyone who's bought hats from me, it's been through personal communication The first two years I was doing this, everyone knew who I was because I would hand deliver hats to them so I'd always have to have a 'dialogue' with them.

JB: Who is involved with Dialogue?

TH: For the most part, I do everything myself. I print the t shirts myself, I do all the designs, I made the website myself. But there are a lot of people involved. I sponsor Skateboarders and snowboarders, which is actually a really good way to get your name out there. For the most part, I do everything myself, but my parents are also involved, they help me out a lot. They've basically allowed me to do what I need and I'm very lucky to have them.

JB: How long have you been in business?

TH: Officially, on September 15, 2005. But I started taking it really seriously in 2006.

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Monday, November 3, 2008

Favorite from Fashion Week!

Evan and Dean's line featured the fantastic work of metal-craft artist Brendalyn Avender.

Her wrist cuffs, shin guards and gauntlets were by far the most interesting jewelery we'd seen the entire week.

Avender's line is actually available in Toronto at Distill, 55 Mill Street in the Distillery District.

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