7.2 Million dollars spent on the Hendrixroe show ? – Toronto Fashion Week

Hendrixroe clothing may always look and fit like a million bucks. But this season, she quite literally raised the bar about million times… or 7.2 million times to be exact. By having both the male and female models dripping in fine jewellery courtesy of Mark Lash.

My 3 years in the Toronto fashion industry, this was the first time I ever attended a fashion show where a brand was able to pull off this magnitude of sparkle on the runway.

The sparkle of the Mark Lash diamonds paired with gorgeous neon Hendrixroe silks, Victoria secret worthy hair, and make up topped up with sunglasses from blank and blue by Alexander Liang’s. There is no doubt all the models looked like barbie and ken!

Barbie and Ken seem to be the ultimate pairing, as Hendrixroe really focused on gender fluidity this season. For the most part, All the looks in both shows can be worn by both genders. If that wasn’t fabulous enough for you, this seasons collection raised the bar even more, by including matching men’s and woman’s outfits. OK! BUT HOLD ON ONE SECOND! I’m not talking about a ratchet boyfriend and girlfriend goes to NYC so lets get matching t-shit kind of vibe… I’m talking gorgeous hand tie-dyed matching silk outfits people, matching outfits the left the crowed (and myself) in AWE!

Until next season Hendrixroe,

Sergio

What to wear when you have nothing to wear ? Situational Dressing

There comes a time in every fashion lover’s life where you make yourself wonder…”What the hell do I wear?” followed by “I don’t have anything to wear!”…I’m sure we have all been there at some point… But depending on the circumstance, I like to help my self overcome this horror of having nothing to wear by asking myself this question first. How can I make my outfit situational? This will help you be more on track on finding the right outfit. EJ Johnson gave us all the perfect example of “situational dressing” when he forgot his Chanel sailor hat while on a Yatch party. He wished he was more “situational”.

In my case, I was not going to a yatch party, but rather, I was attending the Porsche North Toronto dealership launch party… and needed to find myself an outfit fast! I went back and forth between different looks, but I ultimetly decided on wearing the outfit that made me look most like a race car driver.

My new two toned studded leather jacket that I purchased in SOHO, New York was the perfect piece for this evening. I paired with leather Vince bottoms, white leather Ecco Shoes, and a Yves Saint Laurent Crocodile bag. Quite honestly, Not the most comfortable outfit to wear in the heat. But it sure was the perfect situational outfit! and it got tons of compliments!

Next time you find yourself wondering what to wear, Think “SITUATIONAL” and I’m sure it will help in some way or another.

Until Next Time,

ZANG TOI – Ready to Wear – Spring/Summer 2018 NYFW

I finsihed off my S/S New York Fashion week season with none other than The Zang Toi show! Zang Toi being one of the official designers on closing day of NYFW, I was not only honoured but super excited to be invited personally by the designer to attend this show.  There was no lack of socialites at Zang Toi’s New York Fashion Week show. Sitting across from me was Donald Trump’s first wife Ivana Trump,  David Foster and singer Patty LaBelle. It was quite an impressive audience, I must say! It was evident that Toi truly knows his customer and has build loyal relationships with everybody seated in his front row. This seasons show was breathtaking! Fabulous emerald silks, and perfectly tailored gowns ready to be worn on a hot summer day shopping in Capri or having lunch in Portofino. My favourite and by far the most spectacular pieces for this show were the emerald green deep cut silk strapless gown with black bottom half.  The slick back ponytails definitely elevated the looks and drew gasps from the crowd as each model strutted down the catwalk.

Following the show, We headed backstage……. Where I had one of those  O!M!G! Fashion Week Sparkly Moments!! You know a moment so fabulous that it makes your whole body sparkle? Well, I sparkled! Backstage, Pattie LaBelle grabbed me, and said “I adored me and just wanted to let you know I was staring at u the entire show! I loves my style.” She said this to me with only a few seconds to respond to her as her security pulled her away! Crazy right ? This is one of the reasons why I love you New York!

Until next time, I will see you all again in February!

Sergio,