Quote of the Day

“When you do things from your soul, other people really dig that shit.”

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The Dance || Alex Hutchinson


Quote of the Day

“If you can love the wrong person that much,
imagine how much you can love the right one.” – Unknown

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Streets of Fashion Month||Tommy Ton


Tommy Ton is simply spectacular, and I find street photography to be so fascinating. Specifically during fashion weeks. Every one is just ready to take chances and that’s what style is all about.  Just going for it no matter what and wearing what you feel like. Yes, fashion week is where everyone finds out what the next trend is, but on the street, there’s a conglomerate of trends and decades of fashion and style being tossed about. It’s not about one look or one designer, it’s about the power of choice and individuality among the chaos.

Here are my favorite looks from Fashion Month, all captured by Tommy Ton. <3

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Thank you style.com & Tommy Ton!

For more of his photos from this album, check out this link: http://www.style.com/street/tommy-ton/2014/090514-tommy-ton-street-style-spring-2015-ready-to-wear

Louis Vuitton || The Spirit of Travel

“To Travel is to Live”

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“A journey to the extremes of elegance” – Carine Roitfeld

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“The journey is the destination: getting there is not as important as the experience of going.” – The Spirit of Travel from Louis Vuitton

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Shot in South Africa by Peter Lindbergh, styled by Carine Roitfeld, and starring models Karen Elson and Edie Campbell.


Rihanna + Balmain Paris Spring 2014

Words by Kate Wotherspoon
Photography by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
Styling by Mel Ottenberg
Creative Direction by Atelier Franck Durand


Rihanna + Balmain Paris… do I even need to say more? Rocking 90s inspired amazingness, Rihanna steals the show and is captured by high fashion photography duo, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Styled by Mel Ottenberg with the infamous creative direction from Atelier Franck Durand this shoot was destined for greatness. Honestly, could there be anymore superstars involved?

I think I will be adding a leather jumpsuit and a herringbone suit to my wardrobe any day now… And her hair? Ughh… perfection!  Don’t worry about drooling all over your keyboard or Ipad, you wouldn’t be the first when it comes to this campaign. XO

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Style Feature || Farhad Younus

Words & Photos by Kate Wotherspoon

This guy, is one hell of a good dresser… I worked with him at Holt Renfrew and everyday his outfits would never disappoint.  From head to toe and handkerchief to showy socks, his look is sophisticatedly on trend and a perfect mix of media.  He works for Tom Ford and is a family guy with two sons who are quickly catching on to the definition of style.  He plans to start his own label on the side catering to urban women who will feel sexy and powerful wearing his designs and you can always catch him walking with a certain je ne sais quoi… #swag

We planned for the style feature numerous times but it never panned out until one day I was sitting in Starbucks and he joined me for break.  It was one of my last shifts and we were running out of time and decided we mineswell “get’er done now or never” (That’s obviously what I spat out, not him)… So, I borrowed a pencil from the barista and scribbled his thoughts, preferences and inspirations down on an Americano stained napkin and snapped some street shots with my handy dandy iphone!  Check out the photos and interview below. xx

Farhad Younus

Blazer: Zara || Dress shirt: Isaia || Pants: Wings & Horns

Ring: Isaia || Watch: Movado

Loafers: Tod’s || I want these for myself! Great colour!

Kate W: What is your current state of mind?

Farhard Y: Happy. I’m very happy.

KW: Where do you feel most at home?

FY: When I’m with my family.

KW: What’s the best advice you have ever been given?

FY: “The world is full of idiots, you have to learn to live with them”.

KW: What’s your biggest fear?

FY: Drowning. I almost drowned when I was 17 years old and I still have a fear of it.

KW: What’s your most prized possession?

FY: My sword collection.

KW:  What was your last purchase?

FY: The blazer that I’m currently wearing.

KW: What is your greatest extravagance?

FY: It would have to be working for Tom Ford.

KW: What was the last film you watched?

FY: “What to Expect When Expecting”. I hated it… But my wife dragged me along with her friends ahaha. I have to admit though,  there were some funny moments in that film.

KW:  Which designer(s) do you see yourself collaborating with?

FY: Isaia, Tom Ford and Brunello Cucinelli.

KW: Black or white?

FY: Black.

KW: Suspenders or bow ties?

FY: Suspenders.

KW: Favorite fashion city?

FY: Florence, Italy for it’s perfect mix of art, history and fashion. They know how to dress there.

KW: What makes you laugh?

FY: Anything really, I’m easy going.

KW: Prints or neutrals?

FY: Prints.

KW: What is your go-to breakfast dish?

FY:  Oatmeal with fruit or a little bit of honey.

KW: Your most desired drink?

FY: Rum on the rocks with a Cuban cigar.

KW: Your favourite fragrance?

FY: Tom Ford – Tobacco Vanilla.

KW: What song do you find yourself always busting a move to?

FY: I love to dance to any MJ song. I’m a big Michael fan.

KW: What are some songs currently on your playlist?

FY: Dr. Dre – “Next Episode”, Michael Jackson – “Off the Wall” and Neyo – “One in a Million”.

KW: Your magazine(s) of choice?

FY: GQ and Fine Cooking.

KW: So you like to cook! What is your signature dish?

FY: My homemade recipe for pasta – it’s damn good!

KW: Do you dress by your mood or the day’s events?

FY: My mood for sure.

KW: Thank you Farhad!

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Style Feature || Deanna Palkowski

Photos & Words by Kate Wotherspoon

Where do I even begin? Deanna Palkowski is honestly one of the coolest people I have met here in Vancouver. First of all she is incredibly funny! I think I had a side stitch from laughing so hard when interviewing her and by the end of it, I decided I should become her new sidekick and partner in crime. Second of all, she has striking style, genius talent and works her ass off! She follows through with what she say she’s going to do and she still has time to drop it low! Cool right?

Her passion for fashion, as cheesy as that may sound, occurred at a very early age when she watched her grandmother sew her and her sister matching floral, floor length dresses for a party. She then began self educating herself with the mentoring of her grandmother and learned all the tricks of the trade. Deanna then moved into acting during her adolescent years and following that she found herself captivated with styling.

Palkowski is a huge Canadian success when it comes to her work with fashion and creative direction. She is signed with Lizbell Agency and her work has been featured in various magazines like ION, Montecristo, Nuvo, Moda and Contributor Magazine as well as brands like Fidelity Denim. She also has her own brand called Minting Die and is looking into collaborating further with friends for new projects. I could write about her all day but I will leave you to check out her interview below and her pics showcasing that chic stylist touch! Enjoy. x

Shorts: Calvin Klein || Top: Vintage || Sunglasses: Oliver Goldsmith

Necklaces: Anna De Courcey & Sleep Standing Up || Bracelets: Philippe Audibert, Minting Die & Catherine Hartley || Rings: Minting Die

Purse: Vintage

Baroque Wedges: Jeffrey Campbell

Kate W: What is your current state of mind?

Deanna P: I feel very accomplished from where I started but hectic at the same time because I want to do more.

KW: Where do you feel most at home?

DP: Honestly, I feel most at home when I’m by myself. This way I’m left to my own thoughts with no one to answer to.

KW: What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

DP: When I was younger, my dad would play that trust game with me, the one where you fall and the other person is supposed to catch you from behind, and he would tell me he would catch me but never did! He always said to “Trust nobody” and I feel best when I take matters into my own hands then leaving it with someone else.

KW: What’s your biggest fear?

DP: Falling…Heights scare me. I also find it unnerving to think of not having that one person to share my life with, to share that special connection. I would hate to have to be with the wrong person.

KW: What’s your most prized possession?

DP: It would have to be my grandmother’s ring.

KW: What is your greatest extravagance?

DP: I’m still growing and I’m not there yet. I feel I’m only just starting with my career and would hate to say my greatest extravagance has already occurred.

KW: What was the last thing you bought?

DP: Black Converse shoes.

KW: What was the last film you watched?

DP: The Rum Diary.

KW: Which sites do you visit everyday?

DP: The NY Times, Tumblr & read the News, BoF and visit various magazine sites for inspiration.

KW: Which designers do you see yourself collaborating with?

DP: My talented friends, Central St. Martins, Margiela and Rick Owens.

KW: Black or white?

DP: Instinctively black, but I’m loving white right now – it’s so angelic.

KW: Suspenders or bowties?

DP: Suspenders. I’m over bowties.

KW: Favorite fashion city?

DP: Paris. I feel there’s more talent, creativity and history there. Fashion is a lifestyle in Paris.

KW: What makes you laugh?

DP: Everything. I seem to laugh so easily at anything!

KW: Prints or Neutrals?

DP: Neutrals.

KW: What is your go-to breakfast dish?

DP: Oatmeal with granola and berries!

KW: And what would be your signature drink?

DP: Oh Dirty Martinis and Double Vodka on the Rocks. I have a trick actually when ordering drinks at bars… It’s always loud and you end up going back and forth with the bartender while he asks you multiple times what you want, and no one can hear each other… I’ve solved that. I now have a saved note in my iPhone and just show the bartender the note and signal for “two” so I don’t have to go back later. Works like a charm!

Insanely smart trick ||Double Vodka on the Rocks || Deuces!

KW: What’s a song that you always bust a move to?

DP: I like to drop it low to Diplo – “Express Yourself”.

KW: What are some songs on your playlist at the moment?

DP: “Murda Bizness” – Iggy Azalea & “National Anthem” – Lana Del Ray Remix

KW: What are your fav fashion magazines to read?

DP: Hobo Magazine and ACNE Paper.

KW: What would you say your signature fashion piece is?

DP: Jewellery.

KW: Do you dress mostly by your mood or the day’s events?

DP: The day’s events.

KW: What makes you cry?

DP: Animals dying.

KW: If you could be in any music video, which one would it be?

DP: Any of Prince’s music videos! I love to dance – I have a bootie, so I like bootie dancing moves!

KW: Do you have any fashion idols?

DP: There’s so many people to draw from but Bridget Bardot and Kate Lanphear stand out to me.

KW: Vintage or new?

DP: If it’s a really great vintage piece, yes, but I’d rather always wear something new.

KW: What’s next for you?

DP: I recently became the new Fashion Editor for ION Magazine! I’m very excited to start this next chapter and I would like to bring the magazine to another level.

KW: Thank you for sitting down with me Deanna! I will definitely use your bar trick and perhaps drop it low…;)

www.deannapalkowski.com @deannapalkowski www.ionmagazine.ca

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