Saturday, July 18, 2009

Insider: Toronto fashion and photography

When people find out that I'm from Toronto, they tend to ask me what the city is like. I've always explained it like 'A cleaner New York' bustling city. As I'm here for ten days with my family, I wanted to share with you some amazing fashion and photography that is happening in my hometown.

Starting with Babak (above photo) who takes raw and stunning pictures. He has such a great eye and seems to be able to do everything from rock 'n' roll to beauty shots. I plan to interview him while I'm in Toronto and share with you more of his story and pics in a future post.
Check out this Toronto street fashion photography blog. Mens wear never looked so good.

We go to the Toronto Eaton Centre which houses more than 230 stores, restaurants and services. If you are in need of some retail therapy, then this is the place to go. Just remember to wear very comfortable shoes.

If I walk around the Eaton Centre twice, can this be considered my exercise for the day?

La Mimi Style fabulous Toronto fashion stylist and blog (pic above). I love her flirty and fun style. Stay tuned for a post about La Mimi as well.

Past Project Runway Canada contestant and Toronto designer Shernett Swaby is now offering her handbag line. These bags are unique in the shape, fun to carry and owners of these fab bags get stopped all the time about where they got them.

Toronto retro picture by Andrew Fare. Comment below and tell me, are you surprised about the fashionistas coming out of Toronto?


ivy said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Pink Peony said...

Looks like you are having a great time. :)

Children of the 90s said...

I love Toronto! A cleaner NYC is definitely a good description. Have a great trip!

edder said...

I love my city! We live 3 houses up from the beach and I can't imagine living anywhere else in Toronto (though I have...several in fact). It's a very fashionista town now.

I loooove those bags. They remind me of the Valentino Spring 2009 line. So pretty.

Johnny J said...

It would have been nice to see you choose an up-and-coming photographer (or photographers) for your TO insider analysis.

I dig Babak's portfolio...but instead of a white, male photographer who has (let's be honest) already peaked, what about the surge of new, young photographers who are not getting a chance at breaking through the barriers of fashion industry cliques?

Or why not profile some female photographers who have to deal with 1) not being gay, 2) not being male, or 3) both?

Or photographers without the silver spoon to survive the recession?

Just a sincere thought from a lover of all things in TO! :)