September 26th, 2012
When it’s raining chats and dogs, a girl needs the right coverage. Trust our Toronto editor, a born and bred Londoner, to know a few things about dressing for drizzle, downpours and deluges.
I look like a British bobby in this picture, but my rain hat ($2) is so handy on days when the drizzle is relentless. And it beats the hassle of a brolly. At most convenience stores.
For a feminine take on wellies, I love these rubber ankle booties ($195) from Loeffler Randall. At Augustina, 138 Cumberland St., Toronto, 416-922-4248, www.augustinaboutiques.com
The banana yellow rain jacket from Gap Kids was our ed-in-chief, Sarah Bancroft’s idea (Vancouverites know a few things about rain, too). I bought an XL and it fits perfectly and gives my look a retro feel. My son has a mini version. At GAP stores across the GTA, www.gapcanada.com
September 27th, 2011
It’s time to stash away our summer brights in favour of terracottas, tangerines, burgundies and reds, or what one fashion editor calls, “the uniform of a Buddhist monk.”
From local fashion house Diepo, this terracotta jacket tops our lust haves. We love the sleeves and wide lapels on this chic topper.
The last few seasons at Club Monaco have been really strong and fall 2011 is no exception. Muted, earthy tones are in abundance. These amber culottes are the embodiment of lady charm.
With its bold print in bright autumnal hues, this is the perfect fall skirt ($194) to skip through town in.
A wardrobe is incomplete without a scarf ($195) from textile maven Virginia Johnson. —Athena Tsavliris
August 10th, 2010
As much as we love our summer staples – shorts, espadrilles and a tattered Panama – our fall fashion radar is most certainly on.
With her artful prints and feminine details, it’s hard to resist Calla Haynes’ collection for fall. An Olivier Theyskens graduate, (she worked with the Belgian designer at Rochas and then Nina Ricci), Toronto-born Haynes received her first major accolades at Paris Fashion Week.
This next collection is darker and edgier than her spring debut, but a smattering of thigh high hemlines, flirty ruffles and sheer fabrics keep things ultra-feminine and alluring.
We’ll trade in summer shorts for printed silk pants any day.
Calla is available at The Room, The Bay, 176 Yonge St., Toronto, 416-861-9111, www.thebay.com