J. Crew’s Fall 2012 Catalogue Looks Like a Magazine

October 7, 2012 - 3:21 pm

Downtowners in Toronto are wildly excited about the new J.Crew womenswear and menswear stores in the Eaton Centre which opened last week (yes, gentlemen you read that right—J.Crew menswear is finally here in Canada at a brick and mortar store!)

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Editors were invited to a special 8:30 a.m. breakfast before the shopping centre opened to get their fill of the new merch and snack on breakfast delights. And we all received a lovely little gift at the end, a cobalt-blue stone and gilt bracelet and J.Crew’s Fall 2012 catalogue: an editorial-looking delight! One of my favourite runway models of all time, Tao Okamoto, and a beauty that has been streetstyled religiously over the past couple of runway seasons: Caroline Issa, Tank magazine’s founder and editor-in-chief.

Take a peek at the catalogue below, filled with cashmere, cute separates and all of the chic we’ve come to expect and love from J.Crew.


photos: Glynnis Mapp / FashionTK

April 77′s new Paris store, Noise Creation

June 19, 2012 - 8:36 pm

Trendsetters in Paris have much to be happy about: a new president—and a brand new April 77 store location in Bastille.

OK, so a new French leader isn’t quite the same as a new clothing store—but isn’t it?

April 77 (a style leader in its own right) opened the 7-9 rue de Charonne store in the 11th district (metro Ledru-Rollin / Bastille), a super-trendy area for all kinds of chic types.

Even better: April77 is working with the group of Parisian shoegazers called Noise Creation and have two really cute limited edition tie-dye T-shirts to buy—”April” T-shirt in gray tie dye and “Noise” T-shirt in tie dye multi-colours.

Priced at €40 (about $45 CAD) and available to you dear shoppers at and the brand new rue Charonne store—if you feel like a trip to Paris on the fly. I know I do.


*photos: (c) Yves Mourtada for April 77

Irresistible IRO

April 15, 2010 - 3:12 am

This brand re-emphasizes the importance of the luxury T-shirt. The French-based company founded in Paris by brothers Laurent and Arik Bitton, has gained so much popularity in recent months, it has joined the ranks of other haute T-shirt pushers like LnA and T by Alexander Wang.

French brand IRO and its loungy, soft shirts and separates are showing off French style dressing the way we admire it: effortlessly sexy, confident and unabashedly dedicated to quality fabric.

The line has received the seal of approval (not to mention several sample requests) from Kate Moss  and can be purchased at boutiques like Thistle & Clover in Brooklyn and Shopbop, and the 50-piece men’s collection has been plucked up by buyers at Scoop and Ron Herman.

 I’ll take five of each please!

*photos: IRO


Marc Jacobs ♥’s Canada

February 1, 2010 - 12:20 pm

While Marc Jacobs summers in St. Barts with his beau Lorenzo Martone (amidst swirling rumours of a seaside wedding between the two) fashion’s North American l’enfant terrible still managed to have time to show Canada the love. The new limited-edition Mr. and Miss. Marc ski lift tee, launched exclusively worldwide at Holt Renfrew on January 25.

This sweet sketch of Mr. and Miss. Marc on a ski lift doesn’t make us physically warmer (hello, -17C last week), but at least we can add yet another designer tee to wear under our many, many layers. The shirt is a perfect gift: it comes enclosed in a Marc by Marc Jacobs gift box (too late for Christmas, but just in time for Valentine’s Day, wink*).

The Mr. and Miss Marc ski lift tee is $65 CAD and available at Holt Renfrew stores in white and dapper grey, in sizes extra small (for those who like the fitted look) and large for those still sporting the boyfriend trend. 

 *photo: Holt Renfrew


Putting the Marc in markdown

August 6, 2009 - 6:10 pm

Marc Jacobs closes summer with an eye-opening sale

Denim cutoffs, resin bangles, graphic T-shirts–oh my!

After a frugal summer of saving for that special Fall purchase, Marc Jacobs does it again by stealing our hearts away with staples sure to keep your closet stocked ’til next year’s heat wave.

MJ is practically giving away end of season merchandise!

Editor lusts already include: skinny jeans at $78 (swoon), classic take-anywhere-totes for a cool $20 and a snake head bracelet at just $5. That’s less than a Starbucks grande chai, folks.

FashionTK is heading to the nearest Marc Jacobs store to purchase these glorious braderie items. View items online and get that credit card ready for a sale swipe!