Walking The Red Carpet At The 6th Annual Canadian Arts And Fashion Awards – CAFA 2019

Last week, I had the honour of attending the 6th annual Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards. This was my 5th year attending the awards and I knew I had to bring it this year. Before we get into that, can I just say…. Dayum! I feel old! I have been doing blogging for 5 years now. What a journey!

The Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards is single handedly my favourite event in the social calendar. I refer to this event as The Met Gala of Canada. Everyone rocks Canadian garments and celebrates the success of our industry! This year, considering the fact that I’ve basically done it all on the red carpet at this event. I decided to do something custom. My custom look was created by Aleks Suzak who is the creative director of Balessa. This is not only the first time she’s ever dressed a guy. But this was also my first time wearing something custom made.  The entire piece was crafted from silk crêpe de chine and hand painted by the designer herself. You can shop her collection here! https://balessaofficial.com. My hand bag was also a bespoke piece by Canadian handbag designer Anavi Designs. Custom Created to match the look perfectly, made from genuine snakeskin! All the diamonds are from Canadian Jewelry designer Mark Lash and The shoes are Maison Margiela.

I also wanted to give a shout out to my glam sponsors Amelia Ricci Salon and Beauty Bar Laser clinic!

Until Next year CAFA!

Sergio.

Attending Roberto Cavalli Fall/Winter 2019 – #MFW

Heartbreaking news strikes Cavalli lovers like myself this month. First, the resignation of creative director Paul Surridge. A week later, News that all stores in North America were to be shut down… Even in prime shopping districts and flagships like NYC’s Madison Avenue, Rodeo Drive In Beverly Hills and Bal Harbour in Miami are closed. I’m personally devastated by the news of the Madison Avenue shut down. I traveled to NYC quite often, and I always made it a priority to visit my Cavalli Family at the Madison Avenue boutique who have helped bring Roberto Cavalli to Canada! Regardless of the recent disappointments, I wanted to share my experience attending Paul Surriges last collection for Roberto Cavalli. 

Ironically to everything mentioned above, this F/W 19 collection actually happened to be my favourite show of the Milan Fashion Week season…and one of my favourite fashion shows of all time! 

Combining both mens and womenswear F/W into this one show. I loved all the loud prints and bright colours! I don’t think there’s a piece that I didn’t like from this show. My favourite piece was the multi coloured shearling skin jacket which I absolutely need right now! 

I’m excited to see who they bring on board for spring/summer and I’m hopeful that the brand will make a return very soon!

Until Next time, 

Sergio. 

Attending Versace Fall/Winter 2019

Versace is always my most anticipated show during Milan Fashion Week. Considering the fact that the Pre-Fall show in NYC was so #MAJOR. I was excited to see what Donatella would come up with for Fall/Winter 2019. 

Having had my outfit pre-planed (Head to toe Versace of course) and having picked up my  invitation at the Via Montenapoleone Versace Boutique earlier that day, It was now show time! 

Kia Gerber, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid entered one after another. Gurung glamour has now become a popular trend. I was honestly a little surprised that Donatella took this collection in that route. However, I’m not mad at it! My favourite look would have to be the blue crystal beaded dress. But ultimately, I loved almost everything from this collection. Closing the show was former supermodel Stephanie Seymour wearing a black crystal beaded gown. This was the first time she hit the Versace runway in 20 years! What a way to close the show! 

Until next season, 

Sergio.