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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Combat-Couture Editorials: DSECTION Magazine Creates a Fashion Battle with its ‘Legendary’ Spread

Entitled 'Legendary', this editorial for DSECTION magazine, captured by photographer Arnaldo Anaya-Lucca, sees models Ysham Jackson and Dae Na in a pose war of the martial arts variety. Lensed in bold, black and white photography, this image series boasts striking, self-defense shots of the model duo in different forms of weapon-carrying, couture combat.

Modern wears, including pieces from Calvin Klein Collection, are displayed in a brave, new context, proving that there is strength in style.

Authored by John Ibbitson

Images from The Fashionisto

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Dapperly Dressed Gentlemen: The Thom Browne Classic Fall 2014 Lookbook Revives Traditional Suiting

Modern men who have a nostalgia for traditional tailoring will certainly relish in the launch of designer Thom Browne’s newest line from Thom Browne New York, which is set to hit luxury stores sometime next year. Seen here in the Thom Browne Classic Fall 2014 Lookbook, the collection is made up of more time-honored styles, cuts, and fabric choices. Offering men who appreciate Thom Browne’s design aesthetic the ability to wear his suiting in a way that remains current, while also celebrating decades of menswear’s past.

Authored by John Ibbitson

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Xmas from THE BRUNETTES and Let the Boxing Day Shopping Begin

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We hope that you score some great deals this Boxing Day.


Images created at the Samsung photo station at Holt Renfrew for THE BRUNETTES blog *images from THE BRUNETTES' collection not to be used without providing a source link to this posting

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Hashtagged Holiday Couture: Target Transforms the World MasterCard Runway into a Christmas Spectacular

THE BRUNETTES prefer their holiday time preceded by a hashtag. That's why we found the launch of Target's #MyKindOfHoliday campaign to be one of the most entertaining shows of World MasterCard Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014.

With gift-giving models, Christmas tunes, and fake snow falling from above, Target took a somewhat more commercial route and showcased current Fall/Winter pieces from the retailer's in-house labels instead of unwrapping its Spring/Summer 2014 collections on the runway. Models sported affordable looks from Target's CherokeeMerona, and Mossimo lines, which were impeccably styled to appear more high end.

The show was all about fun and reminding consumers that Target is the place to shop for all of their holiday needs, even if it was way back in October. Models sold the festive theme by interacting with the audience, handing out gifts before and during the show, walking with high energy and big smiles, and even high-fiving each other as they passed one and other on the runway. 

The show ended with an all-star appearance from Target mascot Bullseye, the brand's iconic, pet terrier,  which garnered joyful cheers, applause, and #MyKindOfHoliday photo tweets from a fashionista audience that was feeling the Christmas spirit a little early this year.   

Target's furniture and housewares even made an appearance in the tent. The usual, wooden, folding-chair seating in the first couple of rows had been swapped out with more comfortable, living-room loungers from Target's inventory, while every seat in the room came with either a faux-fur throw or a festive pillow placed on top of it as a complementary gift for attending.  

Target also had the best sponsor booth inside the tent's common space where World MasterCard Fashion Week guests could snack on a chocolate version of the Target REDcard, try on jewelry or accessories handpicked off of a miniature, moving conveyor belt, pose for a pic at a photo station, and have an expert touch up their makeup before making their way to their next show. Pulling out all the seasonal stops, the Target runway presentation and sponsor booth at World MasterCard Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 definitely kick-started THE BRUNETTES' anticipation for the holiday season. 

Authored by John Ibbitson

Images from the World MasterCard Fashion Week website and THE BRUNETTES' own collection *images from THE BRUNETTES' collection not to be used without providing a source link to this posting   

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Warm Winter Accessories: THE BRUNETTES Attend the Official Launch of Dylanium Knits

THE BRUNETTES headed up to Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood earlier this season for the official launch of the Dylanium Knits winter accessories line. Perfect for the holiday season, the collection consisted of traditional and infinity scarves, as well as warm, cozy toques in shades of maroon, white, grey, and black.

The label’s designer, Dylan Uscher, who created his signature knitwear for collaborations with acclaimed designers Sid Neigum, Philip Sparks, and Greta Constantine before concentrating his efforts on his own brand, personally welcomed guests to his event and shared with them the history of the line.

Taking over the luxury-retail space of Homegrown Boutique, a specialty shop that caters to clients looking to purchase clothing crafted by Canadian designers, Dylanium Knits could be seen throughout the store displayed on racks, complementing mannequins’ outfits, being tried on by party invitees, and in the bags of satisfied customers looking to add a little couture to their winter style.

Authored by John Ibbitson

Images from Homegrown Boutique’s Facebook page and THE BRUNETTES’ own collection *images from THE BRUNETTES’ collection not to be used without providing a source link to this posting
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