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“Fashion is the armour that protects us from the reality of everyday life.” – Bill Cunningham


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Bill Cunningham New York

Before The Sartorialist, Tommy Ton, Garonce Dore and many other street style photographers – the original street style photographer is the legendary Bill Cunningham.  Bill is the funny old guy (he’s 83!) who rides his bike around Manhattan capturing ever-changing fashion trends for the New York Times.  Bill says “the best fashion show is definitely on the street, always has been and always will be.”  We couldn’t agree more!

In May, a documentary about this iconic man was released, appropriately called Bill Cunningham New York.  We cannot wait to see it and luckily it’s playing at The Royal Cinema on College Street this week (June 27-30, 7 pm everyday and 9 pm on the 30th). Check out the trailer….


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Annual SMUT Soiree

What a busy few weeks it’s been with parties and dressing up.  Last week, we attended the 6th annual Smut Soiree hosted by Lainey Gossip and her crew of celebrity insiders.  The party organized by The Society keeps getting bigger and bigger each year which means the venue gets bigger.  It was held at the Evergreen Brickworks and what a beautiful space it was.  I love that it’s a mix of new and old and indoor and outdoor.
CM and I wore outfits that coordinated with each other, but we didn’t do it on purpose!  This seems to happen a lot with us, kind of like twins wearing the same thing without consulting each other.
CM’s Marilyn dress came from Betsey Johnson in Maui, and my red number came from Urban Outfitters.  I threw on a little jacket from H&M to add to it’s plainness. JD

Click here to see the SMUT wrap up on Lainey’s site.

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Simple 90s Look

Never underestimate clothing yard sales.  We love them!  I got an awesome purse once from a yard sale on Gore Vale, and this past weekend I bought a top for $1.50.  I gave the woman a toonie and said to keep the change, so it was actually $2.  Always be sure to wash anything vintage you buy (that’s a given), and then you’re good to go.

I paired my new/old top with my yoga jeans by Second Denim ($110), Banana Republic clogs ($23), Cole Haan purse ($165), and Cheap Monday sunglasses ($30).  It was a simple 90s look.  I never thought I would like short tops again, but now that’s all I really like.  It’s weird how fashion shifts and changes, but fun too.  I just really hope flare jeans don’t come back, ew.  JD


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MMVA Swag Lounge

Julie and I won a tour of the MMVA swag lounge through the amazing Casie Stewart and Broken Heel Diaries.  We were 100% excited as it meant a tour of the upcoming fall goods from some exciting retailers as well as meeting some fabulous bloggers who we have been following since the beginning.  Not to mention some great swag.  Within the swank Hotel le Germain and Maple Leaf Square, I started in the Bench lounge with Casie.

I really wanted this jacket but was told that it was being saved for a celeb.  “How do I become a celeb?”, I asked.  Don’t think they got it.  Oh well, I left with a black cotton tank dress perfect for days at the cottage.

Next up was Beyond the Rack with Jay Strut.  The online shopping site just launched a new vintage component in addition to their collection of designer and more budget friendly vendors.  Jay and I had to show off some of their current designer collections – Mui Mui, Tom Ford and Balenciaga (not to mention our red pants).

I was swept off to the next room where Blo Bar (you know how much we love and frequent Blo Bar) and Carol Baker Visage were offering hair and make up touches.

Bloggers Coco & Lowe hosted the make-over team in addition to Line Knitwear.  This sweater is on my wish list for fall.

Possibly in a plan to save the best for last, I embarked on the Converse lounge hosted by Marcus Troy.  My new Chucks (my first pair ever I must add) were spray painted and were on my feet shortly after.  Pics of my Chucks to come.

Let’s get some shoes.

Thanks Casie and Broken Heel Diaries!

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Power Ball: Thirteeth Floor

After the Conair beauty lounge, we made our way to Power Ball 13 – one of the city’s largest charity events in support of The Power Plant art gallery.  The annual gala raises vital funds for exhibitions and public programs.
The venue was packed with interesting people, contemporary art exhibits, DJs, and porchetta on a spit.  It was a gorgeous night so we spent most of it mingling on the outdoor patio.  Oh warm summer nights on a patio, please stay with us for a while.

Outfit details for JD:
BCBG one-shoulder dress $124
Top Shop heels $100 (from LAB Consignment)
Nine West clutch (gifted)

Outfit details for CM:
BCBG one-shoulder dress $180
Cole Haan wedges $90
H&M clutch $12

The chignon was a fun hair-do, except it was so big it stuck to the velcro tent wall, and hit the roof of the cab while getting in.

See more pics on our Facebook page here


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Conair Beauty Lounge

Getting ready for a party can be stressful, especially when rushing home from work.  But it’s always amazing when someone else gets ready for you.  Before last Thursday’s Power Ball, we got our hair and make-up done at the Conair beauty lounge in the Thompson Hotel.  Thanks to our friends at Rock-It Promotions for the invite – the experience was fab.
CM went sleek with a fresh blown-out look, while I went for a sky-high chignon.  We made some new blog friends and had a blast sipping champagne while getting primped.  If only this could happen before every party…maybe one day.  JD


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