TIFF 2016 | The parties, the outfits and the celeb sightings

Hey guys! I know I’ve been away for a while, but I’ve had a really good reason: TIFF 2016. Things have been insane between working seven days a week and then partying (almost) every night at the Toronto International Film Festivals many, many events.

I couldn’t make it to everything (think I would have just died) but I did manage to pick and choose a few of my favourites to sip, dance and chat the night away at. Here’s a little run down on how my TIFF 2016 celebrations went down.

S/ Magazine + Sharp Magazine TIFF 2016 Festival Gala

WHAT: This was the first party of the week. (We were also supposed to hit up the TOM*FW Men of Hollywood party but this one happened to be so poppin’ that we didn’t get a chance to leave.)  I brought my girlfriends Sheila and Daria with me and met up with our other friends Stephan and Shanel. There were a ton of other people we knew there, which was so nice because since I’ve been so busy lately I haven’t had a chance to catch up with anyone! This was the perfect time to get the 411.

WEAR: I brought out my 1st Zimmermann purchase, the strappy little white number. I bought it a couple years ago when I was living in Sydney and went on a weekend trip to Melbourne. What ultimately convinced me to purchase the dress? The girl selling it to me told me that Beyonce had bought the same one. I’ve never seen Beyonce wearing it but… it’s still my favourite. I paired the dress with my brand new cobalt blue velvet Steve Madden ankle boots (bought at the new Nordstrom Eaton Centre) and matched them with my navy THEIT camera bag.

WHO: I swear we saw James Franco, but we went up to talk to him and he said he wasn’t James Franco. Whatever, I’m still convinced.

tiff 2016 s/ magazine sharp magazine pop up party

tiff 2016 s/ magazine sharp magazine pop up festival gala

The Producers Ball + Trespass Against Us After Party

WHAT: My friend Sebastian (the incredible designer behind Atelier Guarin) and I had a big night with two fantastic parties back to back. First up was the Producers Ball hosted by the Property Brothers and organized by NKPR. The food was amazing – think spicy jumbo shrimp, lobster tacos and chocolate on a stick for dessert – and the location was very cool (although not literally because it was smoking hot in there). Next up we went to Michael Fassbender’s after party hosted by Strellson. The dj there was l-i-t and we danced until the early morning hours.

WEAR: I wore my other Zimmermann for this party – again, paired with my velvet ankle boots. Yes, I wore them two days in a row but they’re just that good okay? I kept my accessories to a minimum with my DIY denim choker (and to set the record straight, I made it before Kim wore hers) and a few thin gold chain necklaces.

WHO: At the Producers Ball we had the chance to mingle with Francesco Yates, FeFe Dobson and Missy Peregrym (my favourite from Rookie Blue – had a bit of a fan moment) and at the Strellson party we chatted with Michael Fassbender.

tiff 2016 producers ball melina morry sebastian guarin

tiff 2016 producers ball melina morry sebastian guarin

The TIFF 2016 Ovation Party

WHAT: This was the first time I actually partied at the TIFF Bell Lightbox! It was a great time with delicious drinks, fabulous company and the best beats to dance to all night long. I went with my girlfriend Cristina – editor & founder of VANE Airport. The photos we took (below) were from the pre-Ovation party fiesta in celebration of our friend Chris Zownir’s birthday! Chris designs seriously cool mens cufflinks – check ’em out here.

WEAR: I wore my skirt + top set from Bardot Australia. My sister sent it to me for my birthday in June and I had only worn it once when I went out with my BFF in Victoria. It was definitely time to bring out this lacy #ootn again. I wore it with leather ankle boots and accessorized with two DIY chokers.

WHO: I didn’t recognize anyone uber famous there but of course, there were a ton of very cool people to mingle with.

L’oreal Gold Glam TIFF 2016 Soiree

WHAT: This was our final hurrah of TIFF 2016 – and it was a great one. This party was so gorgeous! It was held on the rooftop of the TIFF Lightbox and although it was starting to feel a little chilly, the champagne helped take our minds off that. We danced the night away under the stars and mingled with some of the beauty industry’s best!

WEAR: This was one of my favourite looks from the whole week. I wore a one-of-a-kind dress from Atelier Guarin’s latest collection. I’ve never worn something with a slit that high but I mean, it did make me feel pretty sexy. I kept the look simple with my strappy Tony Bianco heels, a studded wrap belt from Club Monaco and earrings by Michael Hill.

WHO: There weren’t any major movie stars there (or at least not that I recognized) but we did see Stacy McKenzie and many other make-up artists, stylists and emerging actors.

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loreal gold glam tiff 2016 party melina morry the lady-like leopard toronto fashion blogger sebastian guarin atelier guarin

loreal gold glam tiff 2016 party melina morry the lady-like leopard toronto fashion blogger atelier guarin

loreal gold glam tiff 2016 party melina morry the lady-like leopard toronto fashion blogger atelier guarin

loreal gold glam tiff 2016 party melina morry the lady-like leopard toronto fashion blogger

loreal gold glam tiff 2016 party melina morry the lady-like leopard toronto fashion blogger atelier guarin

loreal gold glam tiff 2016 party melina morry the lady-like leopard toronto fashion blogger atelier guarin

That’s a wrap! Until next year.

Melina Morry, fashion blogger at The Lady-like Leopard.

MISSISSAUGA FASHION WEEK | Behind the scenes with Shilango

The second annual Mississauga Fashion Week is here! Once again I’m behind the scenes with Shilango helping style shoots, organize models and help promote the handcrafted Mexican jewelry line.

Mississauga Fashion Week is still extremely new but with all the hard work that’s going into it (trust me, I’ve been there and seen it myself) it’s sure to take off – in a big way. There are so many great designers finally getting their chance to be seen!

And now with the cancellation of Toronto Fashion Week, will this be Mississauga’s turn to shine? We’ll find out soon. First, let me take you behind the scenes at the promo photo shoot we did at a Mississauga mansion. (Thank you Jas for letting us use your place!)

Behind the scenes with Shilango at Mississauga Fashion Week

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MISSISSAUGA FASHION WEEK | Behind the scenes with Shilango Jewellery

Models
Cheyenne McNeil
Adriana Fortino

Designer
Shilango

Photography
Moby Shaikh

Styling
Melina Morry and Paola Silk

Melina Morry, fashion blogger at The Lady-like Leopard.

TORONTO FASHION WEEK CANCELLED | Why I’m not devastated

Toronto Fashion Week has been cancelled. People are freaking out. The city is shocked. When you’re used to seeing the glass – of champagne – half full, it’s hard to think about it being empty. But even with Toronto Fashion Week cancelled (one of my favourite times of year) I’m really not that devastated.

Before you judge my opinion as being too harsh (but it’s our fashion week!!), let me explain.

Toronto Fashion Week Cancelled. Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard outside the tents.

Toronto Fashion Week cancelled – why I’m not devastated

Toronto Fashion Week was cancelled because it wasn’t being sponsored in the way it needed to be. If something isn’t working out how you think it should, shouldn’t you be thinking of ways to make it better? To improve it? If cancelling Toronto Fashion Week until that’s able to be done is the way to achieve that, then maybe that’s for the best.

It’s definitely sad, I’ll admit that. Even though I’ve lived in Toronto for two years and have made it to only four seasons of Toronto Fashion Week, I really look forward to those weeks and seeing all my fashion friends that I don’t see on the daily.

You know the saying “you don’t know what you’ve got ’till it’s gone”? Now is the time for people to realize how important Toronto Fashion Week was to the city (and fashion lovers across the country) and come together to make it even better than before.

It’s not gone forever.

We’re just moving on to bigger and better things people! Personally, I want our own Toronto Fashion Week to rank amongst the best in the world. We’ve got the talent, don’t we? Why continue on with something you’re not happy with when you can shut down, rebuild and come back better than ever?

Plus, now we’ve all got a little more time to plan those outrageously cool outfits, make new blogger friends to attend the shows with and give other events the time of day that we might not have before.

The best is yet to come!

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Shaken Not Blurred | 3 James Bond inspired outfits

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Hey guys! On April 13th 2016 students from Humber College will be dressed in their James Bond best to promote their campaign for alcohol awareness and drinking in moderation. After all, responsible drinking will never go out of style – like James Bond himself.

“We want to remind students [about] the effects and dangers of alcohol abuse. Our goal is to encourage every Humber College student to be responsible with their alcohol consumption this summer,” says Kate Kourtsidis, a chair of the Shaken Not Blurred event.

I think this is a great event and a great way to bring awareness to the subject. But as with any event, you want to look amazing – especially such an event as a James Bond soiree. Don’t worry, I’ve got your back.

I styled a couple James Bond inspired outfits to give you some ideas of what to wear.

3 James Bond inspired outfits for The Daredevil, The Romantic and The Female Bond

Shaken Not Blurred - James Bond Inspired Outfits

Shaken Not Blurred - James Bond Inspired Outfits

Shaken Not Blurred - James Bond Inspired Outfits

Make sure to check out more info on the event Facebook page and watch the promo video here.

Have fun!

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DESIGNER INTERVIEW | David Dixon’s Gene Collection

This year at Toronto Fashion Week, David Dixon’s Gene Collection was something like he’s never shown before. There was buzz all around the audience as we waited for the first model to make her debut on the runway. All we knew was that this collection was very different and that Dixon had partnered with a leading women’s health organization (which we later found out was Ovarian Cancer Canada).

What Dixon sent down the runway was a deeply personal collection and a glimpse into what he’s been dealing with since his sister Susan passed away from Ovarian Cancer last year.

David Dixon Gene Collection at Toronto Fashion Week

PHOTO: George Pimentel

The Gene Collection was a way to launch Ovarian Cancer Canada’s campaign “Know Your Genes” which encourages women to get to know their genes better and hopefully help raise awareness about the disease.

I caught up with Dixon backstage post-show to discuss the inspiration, the creative process and the therapeutic aspect behind his Gene Collection.

David Dixon’s Gene Collection

The Lady-like Leopard: THIS IS A COLLECTION THAT MEANS A LOT TO YOU. HOW DID IT FEEL SEEING IT COME TO LIFE ON THE RUNWAY?

David Dixon: Designing this collection was almost a therapy, because I was [affected] by Ovarian cancer in late October [2015]. We wanted to talk about initiatives, about how to communicate, the messaging – and because fashion creates such a large audience of people and there’s so many impressions that we can give at a fashion show so we thought lets do it about ovarian cancer.

The Lady-like Leopard: THE COLLECTION IS QUITE DIFFERENT FROM YOUR USUAL STUFF – DID YOU HAVE ANY WORRIES ABOUT HOW IT WAS GOING TO BE RECEIVED?

David Dixon: I did actually because I haven’t shown in a year, so I was a bit nervous in terms of revealing it. I’m typically known for a lot of intricate fabrics [so] I thought ‘okay how am I going to put my stamp onto denim and still make it elegant and wearable’?

David Dixon Gene Collection at Toronto Fashion Week

PHOTO: George Pimentel

The Lady-like Leopard: TELL ME MORE ABOUT YOUR CHOUCE TO INCORPORATE MORE DELICATE FABRICS LIKE THE TULLE, LACE, ETC.

David Dixon: At the end of the day, I had to! Plus, to also add some interest too to the denim. I didn’t want to approach [the show] like a challenge like on Project Runway. I wanted to make the clothes wearable, approachable, and still conversational because they’re made out of denim.

The Lady-like Leopard: WHO WOULD BE THE IDEAL WOMAN TO WEAR YOUR CLOTHES?

David Dixon: The women that I design for are very confident and very powerful women, they’re inspirational. I’ve designed clothes for CEOs, soccer moms, celebrities and everyone in between. It’s all about lifestyle and how it fits into how they live.

The best from David Dixon’s Gene Collection

The best from David Dixon's Gene Collection

PHOTO: George Pimentel

The best from David Dixon's Gene Collection

PHOTO: George Pimentel

The best from David Dixon's Gene Collection

PHOTO: George Pimentel

The best from David Dixon's Gene Collection

PHOTO: George Pimentel

The best from David Dixon's Gene Collection

PHOTO: George Pimentel

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MFWK 2015 | Make way for Ontario’s latest fashion week in Mississauga

For a long time big cities have been the ones to host the bigger events in the fashion industry, namely fashion week – or as we know it in Toronto, World MasterCard Fashion Week. People from all around make the trek to the downtown core to witness some of Canada’s biggest designers.

But what about people from outside the city?

It would get exhausting (I can only imagine) travelling to Toronto every time you wanted to see some good fashion, right? Well, not anymore! The city of Mississauga has taken matters into their own hands and created what they are calling Mississauga International Fashion Affair – or in other words, their own fashion week.

The launch happened on Saturday night and I was backstage to catch all the action while I helped style and dress models for my friend Paola’s jewellery line, Shilango (who had their very own set, yay!).

It was hectic backstage – which can be expected from any fashion week – but overall, for the first Mississauga Fashion Week ever, it went pretty smoothly. It can only get better from here!

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Backstage wearing my new Naked Wardrobe dress.

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Paola, the founder of Shilango Jewellery, with 3 of her gorgeous models.

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Paola and me backstage.

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Models Sarah, Cheyenne and Karol backstage.

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Don’t these girls look amazing?

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Paola doing her last minute touches.

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Models Rayshelle, Britney and Ashley ready for the runway.

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A few minutes to spare for a selfie before strutting their stuff.

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Paola with model Ashley before the final walk.

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The show is over and it’s time to celebrate!

What I’m wearing:

white lace-up dress | NAKED WARDROBE
strappy ankle boots | CALL IT SPRING
white neoprene coat | ATELIER GUARIN
handmade leather Mexican purse
necklace & bracelet | “MONACO” BY SHILANGO

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TORONTO FASHION WEEK DAY 5 | Stephan Caras, Mikael D

I saved my favourite outfit for the final day of World MasterCard Fashion Week – save the best for last and all that jazz. I wouldn’t say my favourite shows were necessarily on this day but that’s not to say they weren’t just as amazing as the others. It was a day of farewells to the people you only see twice a year and a day to make plans to see others again soon, and to relish in the last full day of shows until next spring.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Toronto, October 2015.

My look: “Wear Canadian made” – and accessorize with Peru

I know all about the need to support Canadian fashion. Given that World MasterCard Fashion Week is a time for celebrating Canadian talent and fashion, it’s almost a faux pas not to wear something Canadian. However, I’m not only a Canadian and chose to express that on this day by accessorizing with some of my best Peruvian purchases.

When you think of Peru, what comes to mind first? I bet it’s not these chic ankle boots, silk tank or round sunnies (the clutch, maybe). I’m determined to change that. I found some of the coolest stuff in my closet on my last trip to Peru and I can’t wait to discover more next time I’m there.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Toronto, October 2015.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Toronto, October 2015.

WHAT I’M WEARING:

white silk tank | EL CLOSET DE MI HERMANA
black culottes | TOPSHOP
black leather ankle boots | MENTHA Y CHOCOLATE
grey wool coat | TOPSHOP
sunnies & clutch from Peruvian markets

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Toronto, October 2015.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Toronto, October 2015.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Toronto, October 2015.

Toronto Fashion Week Day 5: Stephan Caras

This collection definitely felt like spring! There were a few designers during the week that played heavy rain and thunder sounds as tracks to their show, which felt extremely fall/winter to me, but Stephan Caras took the spring theme seriously. Flowers were blooming everywhere! I loved the bright colours paired with a bright lip too.

The collection took a turn towards the sultry Stephan Caras dresses we all know and love but then ended back on a brighter note with a full, floral printed skirt. Love.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Toronto, October 2015. Runway photos by George Pimentel.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Toronto, October 2015. Runway photos by George Pimentel.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Toronto, October 2015. Runway photos by George Pimentel.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Toronto, October 2015. Runway photos by George Pimentel.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Toronto, October 2015. Runway photos by George Pimentel.

Toronto Fashion Week Day 5: Mikael D

This collection was very sexy. Lace, cut-outs, slits and slinky material dominated the runway. These were the kind of dresses that you wear when you want the whole room to stop and look at you – you’d be an idiot not to stop and stare.

I liked the fact that all the models had the same wig on. For me, it allowed me to focus more on the clothes instead of the different hairstyles of every model. But enough about the hair, that’s not what we’re here to talk about. I’d really, really love to find a place to wear the 2 piece crop top & full skirt outfit (posted last below). So gorgeous.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Toronto, October 2015. Runway photos by George Pimentel.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Toronto, October 2015. Runway photos by George Pimentel.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Toronto, October 2015. Runway photos by George Pimentel.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Toronto, October 2015. Runway photos by George Pimentel.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Toronto, October 2015. Runway photos by George Pimentel.

Toronto Fashion Week Day 5: Misc. shots from outside the tents

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Toronto, October 2015.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Toronto, October 2015.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Toronto, October 2015.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Toronto, October 2015.

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All runway photos by George Pimentel.

TORONTO FASHION WEEK DAY 4 | Rachel Sin with a surprise appearance by Chrystina Sayers

Day numero cuatro was by far my shortest day at the tents – only showing up for one (but well worth it) show. After all, I had to save my energy for the Grey Goose after party that followed. But seriously how can fashion week be so exhausting? We dress up, mingle with other well-dressed and like-minded people and watch even better clothes coming down a runway.

Tough week, hey?

With my blogging friends Veronica of (the) VB Chic and Eleni of Bijuleni.

With my blogging friends Veronica of (the) VB Chic and Eleni of Bijuleni.

My look: Finding my inner Kim Kardashian (apparently)

Although completely unintentional, I realized upon leaving my house that I was definitely channeling a bit of a Kim K get-up. With my body hugging top and skirt, cage-y ankle boots and long coat draped over my shoulders, I guess I looked the part – and played it up. I may or may not have practiced a couple faux paparazzi shots when walking up to the tents.

It was dark when we arrived at the tents so we didn’t get a chance to have any photos snapped outside. Hopefully that pic above does my Kardashian look justice.

Toronto Fashion Week Day 4: Rachel Sin

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Rachel Sin runway photos by Che Rosales Photography. Toronto, October 2015.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Rachel Sin runway photos by Che Rosales Photography. Toronto, October 2015.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Rachel Sin runway photos by Che Rosales Photography. Toronto, October 2015.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Rachel Sin runway photos by Che Rosales Photography. Toronto, October 2015.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Rachel Sin runway photos by Che Rosales Photography. Toronto, October 2015.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Rachel Sin runway photos by Che Rosales Photography. Toronto, October 2015.

Rachel Sin was hands down one of my favourite collections of the week. I could see myself in almost everything – probably not the orange, just because that’s not really a colour I wear a lot, but it was a nice pop to see coming down the runway. The collection was super minimal, chic, relaxed and practical. You can call me a newfound Rachel Sin fan.

Also, remember Chrystina Sayers from Girlicious?! (Who could forget that suspenseful moment when the judges paired her against her BFF Natalie to win the last spot in Girlicious only to have them both make the cut?!) She’s back and better than ever with a new single Feel Lit and performed it on the Rachel Sin runway. What a show!

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Rachel Sin runway photos by Che Rosales Photography. Toronto, October 2015.

#STAYGOLD everyone!

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All runway photos by Che Rosales Photography.

TORONTO FASHION WEEK DAY 3 | Hilary MacMillan, Pink Tartan, House of Mackage

Yes! Some of my favourite shows happened to be on this middle-of-the-week day. Hilary MacMillan is always a favourite with me and she didn’t disappoint in the slightest with her 70s revival. Pink Tartan also showcased some chic 70s prints and styles while Mackage stayed true to their brand, sending out leather, fringe and some see-through mesh pieces. Loved everything. 

Scroll down and read on for runway photos (and mental shopping).

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Toronto, October 2015.

My look: Shearling, wide legs and the “Colt”

Ladies and gentlemen of fashion week, I’d like to officially introduce you to my latest THEIT camera bag, the Colt. It’s every bit as delicious as it looks with its genuine navy leather exterior, gold details and room for all your photography needs inside. Bloggers tend to go for smaller, more portable cameras anyways so the Colt is the perfect way to carry your camera and add a stylish accessory to your look at the same time. Get yours here.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Toronto, October 2015.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Toronto, October 2015.

WHAT I’M WEARING:

camel coloured turtleneck | TOPSHOP
flared pants | MICHELLE BELAU
shearling + leather vest | ZARA
pointed slingbacks | CHANEL
assorted rings | PERUVIAN MARKET
navy leather camera bag (the Colt) | THEIT

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Toronto, October 2015.

Toronto Fashion Week Day 3: Hilary MacMillan

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Hilary MacMillan runway photos by George Pimentel. Toronto, October 2015.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Hilary MacMillan runway photos by George Pimentel. Toronto, October 2015.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Hilary MacMillan runway photos by George Pimentel. Toronto, October 2015.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Hilary MacMillan runway photos by George Pimentel. Toronto, October 2015.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Hilary MacMillan runway photos by George Pimentel. Toronto, October 2015.

Toronto Fashion Week Day 3: Pink Tartan

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Pink Tartan runway photos by George Pimentel. Toronto, October 2015.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Pink Tartan runway photos by George Pimentel. Toronto, October 2015.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Pink Tartan runway photos by George Pimentel. Toronto, October 2015.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Pink Tartan runway photos by George Pimentel. Toronto, October 2015.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Pink Tartan runway photos by George Pimentel. Toronto, October 2015.

Toronto Fashion Week Day 3: House of Mackage

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. House of Mackage runway photos by George Pimentel. Toronto, October 2015.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. House of Mackage runway photos by George Pimentel. Toronto, October 2015.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. House of Mackage runway photos by George Pimentel. Toronto, October 2015.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. House of Mackage runway photos by George Pimentel. Toronto, October 2015.

Toronto Fashion Week: Misc. shots from outside the tents

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Toronto, October 2015.

With my stylish cousin Cherie. @cheriealien

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Toronto, October 2015.

Seems like @thevbchic and I are always getting caught getting ready to take a photo.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Toronto, October 2015.

Blogger Tiffany Cruz from City Sleek Chic and me. Follow her @tiffanyc_

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Toronto, October 2015.

We’re somehow always kind of coordinating.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Toronto, October 2015.

Fashion week selfie with @iamsamias @thevbchic @bijuleni and @dylan_horner

All runway photos by George Pimentel.

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TORONTO FASHION WEEK DAY 2 | Mercedes-Benz Start Up w/ UNTTLD, Laura Siegel & Beaufille

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My look: structure, suede and a handmade clutch

Today I went for a simpler look – wrap vest from Zara, wide leg trousers from H&M, strappy sandals from Topshop and last but not least, my handmade, leather clutch from Peru. I was so excited to debut the clutch. It’s always exciting to know that you have something that you’re 99% sure no one else will have. That’s one part of fashion that really thrills me.

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What I’m wearing:

white lace bralette | EL CLOSET DE MI HERMANA
white wide leg pants | H&M
black suede wrap vest | ZARA
strappy heels | TOPSHOP
round sunnies | PERUVIAN MARKET
handmade leather clutch | PERUVIAN MARKET

Toronto Fashion Week Day 2: unttld

Congratulations! UNTTLD was the winner of the Mercedes-Benz Start Up. I loved this collection from beginning to end and it kind of reminded me of my outfit of the day – black, white, wrapped. I felt that the pieces were very classic but with a distinct modern edge.

Toronto Fashion Week Day 2: Laura Siegel

The loose fitting and draping fabrics were my favourite part about Laura Siegel’s collection – and of course that electric blue coat. All the pieces seemed very interchangeable with each other and easy to wear on a regular day basis. Also loved that the girls were wearing sneakers! It makes it much easier to envision walking down the street.

Toronto Fashion Week Day 2: Beaufille

The award for the best cut-outs should go to Beaufille. I loved the sneaky bits of uncovered skin in each outfit. Although some of the looks had quite a low neckline, they made up for it by having longer sleeves, longer hems and showing just the right amount of cleavage. I’d say you could get away with wearing some of these to the office even – and then out for drinks.

Toronto Fashion Week Day 2: Misc. shots from outside the tents

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Toronto, October 2015.

With Veronica of (the) Vb Chic. Follow her @thevbchic.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Toronto, October 2015.

My stylish cousin Cherie. Follow her at @cheriealien.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Toronto, October 2015.

Prepping for our photo.

Fashion blogger Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard goes to WMCFW s/s 2016. Toronto, October 2015.

Fashion week selfie with these super babes. xx

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All runway photos by Che Rosales Photography.