NAEEM KHAN – Ready to Wear – Spring/Summer 2018 NYFW

Oh! The drama! One of my favourite designers (ever!) Naeem Khan has raised the bar yet again with yet another super glamorous fashion show. I have been in love with Naeem’s work for a very long time! But have truly fallen in love with his work during his last S/S runway show at NYFW. This season, I had a tons of uber glamours projects and events  lined up for fashion week, but this was without a doubt my most anticipated show of my NYC trip. Seated in the front row was none other than actress Shay Mitchell, along with stars like Paula Abdoul, Kristen Cavallari and Payton List. Can you say epic FROW anybody ?

As the fog machines, and pounding music began, the first look was released.  Flowers incorporated in the haute couture worthy hair styles made for the perfect dichotomy, as these edgy hair styles mixed in perfectly with the delicate laces, and crystal fabrics from the ready to wear pieces. I love crystals and lace just as much as anybody. But fringe is my absolute favorite (If done correctly). Naeem understands my fringe obsession, and I was super happy to have seen him incorporate it in his last three runway collections. As you can expect, There was no shortage of fringe in this year’s show, and you guessed it. All my favourite looks this season just happened to have fringe… Shocker right?

I will be eagerly waiting to see what Naeem has up his sleeve for F/W 2018.

Until next time,

Sergio.

JOHN PAUL ATAKER – Ready to Wear – Spring/Summer 2018 NYFW

Flying directly from Toronto to NYC for Fashion week at 6:30am in the morning and running on no sleep. I went directly from the airport to the John Paul Atker show, I felt like a straight up zombie. I was running on no sleep and just finished hosting a booze filled party earlier in the day…

With all this considered I know my short term suffering would be worth it in the long term as Two of my favourite models Joan Smalls and Karlie Kloss were both walking in the show as well as a killer line up for the front row I know this show would not disappoint.

Arriving to the show at Clarkson Square, I realized that my seat was right across from former Real Housewives of New York stars Kristen tatement and current cast member Dorinda Medly. Myself, Having been a part of The Real Housewives of Toronto Season 1. I was so glad to housewives from another city supporting local talent and we snapped a quick FROW pick together.

The show had no shortage of fabulous! Luxury fabrics tailored to perfections with the touch of the perfect gold pieces and gold accents. Think Greek goddess fabulous! But way more luxurious! This was another level of glam and the perfect way to start the week. It was definitely one of my highlights of the week.

Until next season,

Sergio

How To Survive Muskoka 101

Muskoka? YASS!!  Having been raised a city boy, I have not seen the lakes in almost 12 years… I had no idea what the hell to expect, and after having spent a few days relaxing (and partying) on lake Joe. I can truly say I’ve been totally missing out for all these year! It was the perfect timing, as I also got to attend my dear friend Joan Walker’s annual dock party for the first time too… As relaxing and as glam as Muskoka can be…There’s a few things everybody should know to save themselves some hassle.

YOU MUST – Plan in advance. 

I think everyone is aware that Canada has the most bi-polar weather in the world. We only have about 8-10 warm weekends of pure sunshine to enjoy. With that said, People from  all over Canada  around the world plan around and book these weeks far in advance…So.. If you think you will score a cottage or hotel room last minute YOU. ARE. WRONG. Especitally for the summer long weekends!

Planning, and booking in advance is essential, and you should always have a back up plan. You never want to be scrambling to find a place to stay…Trust me, You do not want to be that annoying friend who asks to stay at a friend’s or family members cottage last minute…And of course, I’m guilty of that as my initial plans fell through last minute. This was truly #NotAGoodLook!

LEAVE THE DEBIT AND CREDIT CARDS AT HOME!!!!!!!

Ok. Well, don’t actually leave them at home. But Jesus! If you take any advice from this blog post this would be the one thing I stress the most! I think Muskoka put a ban on card terminals. Being somebody who never carries cash. I was in-convinced so many times, and not knowing what a huge hassle this would cause me.

If you plan on partying or drinking… Trying to find Ubers in Muskoka is literally like trying to get a crocodile Birkin at Hermès. They are never available. The only other option is to take a cab.. and, There is only two cab companies Muskoka… and both companies don’t accept credit card or debit. Do you see how annoying this can be? Imagine being at a party, and having your buzz killed by not knowing how the hell to get back to your friends cottage or hotel in the middle of the night because you don’t have cash. Don’t make the same mistakes as me. ALWAYS. BRING. CASH.

Be ready to wait …

Going back to the topic of cabs, don’t expect cab life in Muskoka to be like cab life in city life. When you order a cab in Muskoka, I can take 30min-1h for the cab to come a pick you up. Plan Accordingly and be ready to wait! Same this goes for the drive up, and back down also, as cottage country traffic is usually brutal.

Relax and Enjoy the fresh air! 

Muskoka is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and you will have the most incredible time and return feeling refreshed! Regardless, if you are going to Muskoka to have relaxing holiday …or if you plan on getting wild at an X rated party. Just remember to pack accordingly to the weather that week and …for the love of god bring cash with you.

Until Next time Muskoka!