CULTURE

BOUTIQUE – LOVE&GREED

Over the years that I have lived in Toronto i have watched many of my favorite boutiques close on Queen West due to the increasing rent. Now  ” Vogue nominated second coolest place in the world,” is being diluted by commercial giants and pushing the Made in Canada boutiques closer and closer to high park. […]

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CULTURE

SURFACE DESIGNER – DEE WILKIE

  Who are the designers behind all the beautiful fabrics we see on the runway and why are they never in the media’s spotlight? We would like to direct your attention to the East Coast of Canada where surface designer Dee Wilkie captivates us with her vivid fabrics! Based out of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Dee […]

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CULTURE

MAKEUP ARTIST – SASHA MERCEDES SIMLER

Every morning when I wake up, I immediately sign on to Facebook or Instagram in hopes that @ChanelEverlast aka Sasha Mercedes Simler has posted a new #MOTD. I met this incredibly talented makeup artist two years ago and ever since that very moment we became friends. Sasha has honestly inspired me each and every day […]

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CULTURE

BACKSTAGE – JOAO PAULO GUEDES – TOMFW

  Lights, Camera, Go Model…. The beat drops,  the lights ignite and before a matter of a few minutes the runway show is over. Little do many realize the hours and preparation that take place prior to the runway shows. Here is an exclusive look backstage of designer Joao Paulo Guedes collection before it hit the […]

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CULTURE

DESIGNER – ANDREW COIMBRA – FW16

On February 24 the Beverly Hotel on Queen St West filled with Toronto’s  most fashionable to support a rising Canadian menswear label, Andrew Coimbra. Andrew’s newest collection brought the spotlight back to an oil spill that occurred last April in Vancouver, B.C.  “I began thinking about the different forms of marine pollution and researching natural forms of […]

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CULTURE

TOM*FW – FW16 – Day Three

As quick as a photographer’s shutter speed at the end of the runway, TOM* FW16 came to a close. The lights dim and the sound of stilettos fade from 444 Yonge street. Let’s go back and revisit the final night of TO and celebrate the designers who gave us a spectacular  finale.  Since I first […]

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CULTURE

TOM*FW – FW16 – Day Two

Day Two at TOM* had an eclectic and diverse lineup of street wear & formal wear. The contrast between the subtle details within a suit to the hand made textiles kept the energy of the evening quite animated. The lineup really kept us fashionably stimulated as we gazed from #FrontRow.   Designer  Joao Paulo Guedes really stole the […]

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CULTURE

TOM* FW – FW16 – Day One

Toronto Men’s Fashion Week (TOM*) kicked off this week. The Fall/Winter collections have to be my favorite season to see hit the runway. Although I might be desperate for it to be spring again, seeing layering come down the catwalk warms me up.   I may even get a slight tan from all the bright […]

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CULTURE

DESIGNER – SOM KONG – HAKAMA COLLECTION

I always envied Isabella Blow for being a muse of Philip Tracey and the late Alexander McQueen. I wondered what it would be like to watch them create at the beginning of their careers. Blow would have had an inside look into each masterpiece, the reality behind the fantasy they created. I like to think that […]

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CULTURE

DESIGNER – KHAN – SS16

Who the hell is Khan? One of the first bold questions I had to ask myself upon discovering the brand. Khan, (derived  from the Persian word meaning King) launched in 2013 in Detroit, MI. Khan recently featured a #NordMagazine favorite, albino model Shaun Ross in their SS16 Campaign. Which was photographed by Breann White and Rowan Minor, in an […]

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CULTURE

#SAKSCANADA – PRE OPENING – QUEEN ST

Toronto has been waiting in eager anticipation for Saks to finally open their doors here in Canada. We do not have to wait much longer as the Grand Opening of their Queen Street location is this Thursday, February 18. With anything new, isn’t a little teaser perfect to get you even more excited? Here, just […]

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CULTURE

MAKEUP ARTIST – ASHLEY REGNIER

  With the rise of social media and the rapid rate in which the beauty industry is growing, it takes a lot to excite the makeup artist in me. Makeup and the “trends” that follow can be very repetitive. Everyone is doing the same look with different colors and it loses its sense of individuality […]

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CULTURE

DESIGNER – EVAN CLAYTON – SS16

Nude illusions, leather and a lot of BLACK ON BLACK ON BLACK. Vancouver based designer Evan Clayton sure knows how to make this heart of mine swoon. Not only are his designs fearless but so are the diverse selection of models that stomp it out down his runway. What will the rising Canadian star come […]

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CULTURE

DESIGNER – BEN LALIC

A few months back i was getting lost within the vortex of Instagram when in my feed appeared the beautiful laser cut top that you see below. I was instantly on the hunt for the designer of this piece, and that is how i discovered Australian designer Ben Lalic. I was so impressed by the […]

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CULTURE, FASHION

ADAM X ATELIER – SS16 – SPOKE CLUB

Adam X Atelier premiers his SS16 collection this season at the Spoke Club in Toronto! Former understudy of Alexander McQueen leaves all in attendance breathless during his show. We look forward to seeing this rising Canadian designer continue to bloom! Thank to Ming Siu for the runway images.

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CULTURE, FASHION

World Master Card FW – SS16 – Day Two

Mercedes-benz Start Up Designer:  Beaufille   Mercedes-benz Start Up Designer: Narces   Mercedes-benz Start Up Designer: Unttld Mercedes-benz Start Up Designer: S,P. Badu Mercedes-benz Start Up Designer: Leinad Beaudet Mercedes-benz Start Up Designer: Laura Siegel Huge thank you to our runway photographer Maloney Aguirre for providing us with the images from WMCFW

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CULTURE, FASHION

Andrew Coimbra – SS16

Here are some of our favorite looks from Andrew Coimbra SS16 Lookbook by, Photographer : Brandon Titaro – Website Grooming : Lauren Fisher Models: Rachel S (Elite Toronto) & Steve Wafo.  

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CULTURE

Nord Presents: Inland 2015

This season of #madeInland we came on board as the official media sponsor. What in incredible turn out we had for the first day, and despite the industry party the night before everyone was glowing Day Two of Inland. It was so nice meeting all the Canadian designers and all the guests attending todays event!  Here are the images […]

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CULTURE

Nord Presents: FAT 2015 Launch Party

Push aside your bathroom scale because another season of FAT ( Fashion Art Toronto) is about to serve you a week of  canadian creativity you could not possibly resist.  On Friday April 17 Toronto’s FATest and most fashionable made their way to  Parloque on Queen street to celebrate the kickoff of the 10 year Anniversary  of […]

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CONTEMPORARY, CULTURE

All Things All The Time

By Rachel Katz Douglas Coupland’s -everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything-   Until only very recently did I learn anything about Douglas Coupland. Up till then he existed on the periphery of my awareness. Sure, I’d heard of him—all Canadians of a certain age have—but I’d never taken the time to get to know […]

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CULTURE, FASHION

TOM* FW – SS16 – EMDA

Closing TOM* FW SS16 where the four finalist from the Emerging menswear Designer Award.  It was a very close season this year said the judges and i think we all could agree sitting in the #FROW. Each designer really brought their own concept to the runway this season. Winning this season of the EMDA was Designer […]

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CULTURE, FASHION

TOM* FW -SS16 -Day Two

Kicking off Day Two of TOM* FW SS16 is, Designer: Atelier Guarin Website Designer: Shanon Pamaong Website Designer: Hip & Bone Website Designer: LaFaille Website Designer: Dalla Website   Huge thank you to our TOM* Runway Photographer Shayne Gray (Website) –  Courtesy of Toronto Men’s Fashion Week   

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CULTURE, FASHION

Zaid Affas – SS16

LA based designer Zaid Affas premiers his collection in Toronto this season in the exquisite Art Gallery of Ontario. Custom designed shoes from Jean-Michel Cazabat made exclusively for this Show.  Mindham Fine Jewellery presents a spectacular collection from VERDURA.  Designing for Ports 1961 and Ralph Lauren he now showcases his own design voice within hisSS16 collection and for a good cause. […]

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CULTURE

Nord Presents: Neotribalism Launch Party

From the hipsters of Parkdale  to the Bloor streets beauties, they all came together to create a new tribe in Toronto at Nuvango Gallery and retail space.  Life size pages of the magazine  covered the walls of Nuvango, as Toronto’s most fashionable create new conversations. Designer Joao Paulo Guedes  slides his hangers down the clothing rack as he reveals […]

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CULTURE, FASHION

TOM* FW – SS16 – Day One

Kicking off the SS16 Season of TOM* Fashion Week is, Designer: Parloque Website Designer: Nuvango Website Designer: Philippe Dubuc Website   Kenneth Barlis Website   Designer: Pedram Karimi Website  Designer: Swam Canada Website      Huge thank you to our TOM* Runway Photographer Shayne Gray (Website) –  Courtesy of Toronto Men’s Fashion Week 

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