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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Danielle Meder X Doc Marten!

Toronto's premiere fashion illustrator, Danielle Meder, won a Dr Marten boot design contest (very deservedly so, I might add!). When I first started reading Danielle's blog, Final Fashion, I noticed her unique paint splatter boot design was in the running. Well, the talented Ms. Meder's design got mega votes, took the prize, and she recently received her real life pair! The good news - They will be available in Toronto and Montreal at Neon. I can't wait to rock what will surely be the most envied Docs around.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

fashionMOVEMENTZ at the Spring Clothing Show

We hit the Spring Clothing Show on Saturday at The Better Living Center. There were some great vendors, and we saw favourites and friends like Cry Wolf Clothing and Dialogue Headwear. We met some fascinating vintage entrepreuneurs and did some shopping, of course.

The Highlights

My fave vintage booth was where I picked up this biker jacket (from now defunct Canadian leather company Cosa Nova). I had been struggling to find a perfect one, and this one fits better than most thrift/vintage women's biker leathers that I've been able to find, and the price was right, so I had to take it home.
I had a fascinating chat with co-owner's Jesse and Josh. I found out that they are vintage purveyers to the fullest- They own
Snap Clothing(reworked designer vintage) F As In Frank Clothing (new & used, Snap reworked vintage available in Whistler and Vancouver), AND these busy guys do Hoboken and Haberdashery 80's and 90's vintage streetwear and vintage urbanwear.
Jesse is a second generation vintage man. His family has been in the biz long before I was old enough to care about vintage clothes, owning Toronto's old vintage shop South Pacific. Jesse's father also founded what was probably Toronto's first vintage shop, The Farmer's Rag Market in the Flat Iron building.

Jesse's partner is the ever-knowledgable and passionate Josh.The two of them have been serving up great vintage and shall continue to do so!!/ get it here -
SNAP Clothing

Hoboken & Haberdashery on Ebay

F As In Frank

Shernett Swaby's gloriously eye-catching and functional new line of handbags and purses. The line debuted at the One-Of-A-Kind show with fantastic response - she sold out in a flash - and we can see why. Swaby, the Project Runway Canada alum, showed us her large, mid and clutch-sized handbag selection. You can pick up your own at the shop, 187A Queen Street East, Toronto, ON.I was especially taken with the large black ruffled bags - pretty, and I could fit my whole life in it.
More here - Shernett Swaby

Art/Skate or Streetwear
The Bait Shop 358 Dufferin Street, Suite 117, Toronto, Ontario.
The Bait Shop Gallery (voted best new gallery of 08) is a hidden gem that I can't believe I haven't been to yet. They were offering up their own brand this year, and they also had artists do an all day giant collabo painting.
Sample sale this week: May 8th and 9th, Noon to 6 at the gallery, 368 Dufferin.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Surreal Things @ The AGO

Surreal Things offers a new perspective on the surrealists’ contentious and ambiguous relationship to the commercial fields of design, fashion, advertising, architecture, film and theatre. The exhibition explores how the increasing pressures of burgeoning consumer culture conflicted with surrealism’s first principles. Nonetheless, there was significant creative, cross-fertilization between surrealist artists and designers. The exhibition brings together some of the most extraordinary objects ever created, and will include painting, sculpture, architecture, works on paper, jewellery, ceramics, textiles, furniture, fashion, film and photography.

May 9 – August 30, 2009 - We'll be there opening day! Can't wait!

Click here for more info

Monday, May 4, 2009

TEXTSTYLES 1 year partay!

Friday, May 8th, 10pm - 2am

Rolly’s Garage 128 Ossington Ave. Toronto

Surface2Air Shoes Please!

photo - Garance Dore

I saw these gorgeous strappy things first on a photo from Garance Dore (she is in Australia right now) and then found that they were from French brand Surface To Air. I thought, gee, of course they are.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Model Infatuation..

above:  Jamie Bochart's comp card, Jamie and fiance Michael Pitt, and Jamie in Balmain, W Magazine .

As you can probably tell by now, we heart our models here at fashionmovementz.
The most recent
Vogue was tailor made for model fanatics like us, with their gorgeous cover spread featuring "The Faces of the Moment".
"The Real Lives of Models", "Meet the Boyfriends" and the Stephen Meisel piece were all delicious reads. It had have been my favorite Vogue in years. I don't even think I'll take the scissors to it, this ones a keeper.

There was, however, a model not featured in the model May 09 issue of Vogue. This model doesn't quite fit into the same innocent blonde category as girls like Caroline Trentini, Anna Jagodzinska or Lily Donaldson.

This model actually graced the cover of Tokion Magazine instead. Her name is Jamie Bochart, and she has my attention. She is a model/musiscian/fiance to actor Michael Pitt. Tokion mentions something about Bochart making other models look like cheerleaders or something of the sort and I have to agree. She is a supremly dark beauty with unconventional good looks. I first noticed her in W Magazine's April issue editorial "Stardust" shot by Inez van Lamsweerde. As I flipped through the pages I thought to myself "who is this Ramones looking bad ass chick!" 
I can't wait to see more, Ms. Bochart.

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