Monday, March 30, 2015
Last night at the iHeartRadio awards Rihanna performed her new club banger #BBHMM Bitch Better Have My Money - I purchased it a couple nights ago when it dropped and have not listening to this since.. This bad gal has been on constant repeat.. I can't wait to drop this in the club next DJ set of mine! Enjoy! XX
Saturday, March 28, 2015
And BOOM, there he goes yet again. I say it every season, Toronto Fashion Week definitely saves the best for last! This season for Mikael D's Fall/Winter 2015 runway show he gave EVERYTHING to the runway.... Figuratively and literally, that was a gorgeous red runway if I must say so my self. I can not stress how strongly I feel about my statement that Mikael D is our most talented Canadian designer. He comes back every season to grace us with, what is, pure beauty! From the showstopping pieces to the fun sexy mini's everything undoubtedly gave us a #CoutureOverdose - Like I was literally gasping for air half the show.. On a side note! I actually can't also deny how much I love the scents from Juicy couture - I legit wore it out the last few nights (because I am a QUEEN! Get it right hunnie!!) and I felt like I had to beat everybody off with sticks lol! That being said, can't wait for more #CoutureOverdose moments and more Mikael D, more fashion week and more fun! XOJAY
Friday, March 27, 2015
Watch - Guess / Jacket - BLK DNM / Jeans - Rag & Bone / Denim Jacket - GAP
Because it's Toronto Fashion Week, I thought it would be nice to entertain the idea of the Canadian tuxedo.. You know the outfit people from all around the world think Canadian's think are, I guess, well, TUXEDO's #ASif #CherVoice #Clueless - Anyways I wanted to do one my way so I did just that lol.. Naturally there would be some amount of leather involved and a pair of Dr. Martens lol! But some new inclusions were the blonde hair which I am sure everyone's seen now in my last couple of posts! I couldn't do it. I had to go back to blonde, I actually got hair-fomo during brunette life. I was not living! Now.. Girl, I am LIVING!! That being said, I am more inclined to gold tone accessories i.e. my new oversized gold datejust style watch from Guess! Chic right!? ON a side note, I personally can't believe it's already the last night of Toronto Fashion Week! Where the hell did it go? Tonight is my last party at SOHO House! We are going to TURN IT UP! Tune in on social media & snapchat #ForThoseWhoKnow XO
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Jacket - BLK DNM / Jumpsuit - Pink Tartan / Clutch - Margiela / Watch - GUESS
OU CHILD!! Toronto Fashion Week has been in full swing this week honey boo boo, let me tell you! I have been having such an amazing time, exhausting but absolutely amazing. I always say this and I will happily say it again, I LOVE the energy that comes out of the city for Toronto Fashion Week, the fun, young, stylish and absolutely exuberant ambiance that the tents bring out when they come out! For the beginning of the week I thought I would do something a little more clean and classic! I decided to rock this kyuuute jumpsuit from Pink Tartan with my signature BLK DNM biker jacket and let the accessories speak. Obviously I am so crazy and on the go so I actually brought my bottle of Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Noir perfume with me because, you know, I like to maintain an essence of scent throughout the evening and uhm YOLO! LOL!! I paired the look with my literally ratchet but never out of style Margiela clutch that has seen the ends of the earth and than some but still is always around and my new Guess Watch - I was never really a watch queen but as time progresses and I try to wear classier less "tank-ier" ensembles I try to elegant-ize it up a lil bit haha! That being said, cue the watch lol! Can't wait to share more fashion week memories with y'all! Stay tuned.
Shot by Ayze on Pentax 645z
Monday, March 23, 2015
One of my favorite shows today at fashion week undoubtedly has to go to TRIARCHY! I loved the super chic equestrian ambiance of the whole thing. The whimsical styling and proportions to the clean and calm lines and colors in the collection. Another plus definitely has to be the infusion of the fun styles of footwear from those classic scrunchy camel knee high boots to the more structured and seek black boots! And since we're on the topic of shoes and stuff i think it's the perfect time to introduce my collaboration with Town Shoes! This Toronto Fashion Week I teamed up with Town Shoes, one of the official sponsors of Toronto Fashion Week to give one of my readers a chance to come on a little shopping trip with me! You could win a $100 giftcard and the day shopping with me this Saturday at Town Shoes!!!!!!
To enter all you have to do is tweet this line:
" Hey @JayStrut I want to win your @TownShoes fashion week giveaway here: http://bit.ly/1FJXHrx !"
I will select the winner at random so the more you tweet the more chances you have to answer!
I discovered Doja Cat during New York Fashion Week, while I was jamming around town with my home girl Claire from Fashion Bomb Daily! The sun was setting, we was cruising and this So High came on and it was literally love at first beat. I love Doja Cat's vibe and I definitely can't wait to see her live one day! #AYODojaHookACatUp lol!!Enjoy!!
Sunday, March 22, 2015
While in New York, it is mandatory to accept the request of Chanel for their private Haute Couture appointments. There is really nothing like getting up close and personal with couture. The art that goes into couture, still to this day leaves my mind in awe. The nearly infinite hours, countless details - It really does make you look at clothes like art (if you didn’t yet). Art that not only looks beautiful but makes you feel beautiful. Every time I get to attend these Chanel appointments it not only brings me back to that magical trip and experience Chanel selected me to be a part of last year in Paris at their Métiers d’Art but it also rejuvenates my appreciation for fashion, the industry and the art that goes into it.. On that note, let's reminisce.. Miss this video!
Reminiscing - Here is the video footage I captured from that magical trip & experience I was so lucky enough to be a part of with Chanel... So many great memories from a private fitting, to the shopping center show, all the way to the outsides of Paris to the private Haute Couture ateliers where all the magic happens!! Magic!
Thursday, March 19, 2015
PETER DUNDAS has been appointed as creative director at Roberto Cavalli. Dundas will assume the role immediately, vacating his position at the helm of Emilio Pucci. Rumours swirled late last year that Cavalli was set to relinquish his role as designer at his eponymous brand in favor of a shareholder role.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Leather Jacket - H&M Studio / Suede Jacket - Diesel / Ripped Jeans - Rag & Bone / Combat Boots - Dr. Martens
So the other day out here in Toronto it was nearly 10°C outside which after the avg. of -20°C we just lived the last couple of months is like a HOT SUMMER DAY! Spring is officially here, I don't even know what the groundhog said but girl bye I am living for this weather right now! On that note I took it into my own hands to bring a little Spring to the sidewalks of the city and finally dress accordingly for the weather lol! As you know, I would probably of dressed like this on the coldest day in our history and been all like #YOLO #YASSBISH lol! That being said, I thought it would be weird to layer my perfecto jackets but again with the #YOLO'ing. So I just did it lol! P.S.. I need y'all to stay tuned because I will be dishing out a series of fun parties and events I have put together during Toronto Fashion Week! STAY TUNED
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Derek Zoolander & Hansel hit Paris Fashion Week - Strut their stuff down Valentino Fall/Winter 2015 Catwalk
THIS..IS..EPIC! Can I say, this is probably one of the most epic fashion moments I have seen in quite a while! How hilarious. I couldn't even believe my eyes.. All I was thinking was.... #YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS BLUE STEEL!!! What an amazing promotion for Zoolander 2, hopefully (read: probably) going to be one of the best sequels we've got in a long time! I can't wait to watch this movie.. THIS is definitely how you get people talking!! #PARISFASHIONWEEK #SHUTDOWN #YASSBISH Until then, I got this video on repeat! enjoy
Vinyl is making a comeback, but for all intents and purposes the reign of cassette tapes is long since over, right? Perhaps not, if Sony has anything to say about it. At today’s International Magnetics Conference (Intermag) in Europe, the company is presenting a method of data storage utilizing magnetic tape which is capable of holding a whopping 148GB per inch.
Monday, March 9, 2015
How cool is this! When I did my Q&A with the TOM* team, little did I know that it was going to result in a 4 page feature in the second issue of their magazine TOM*. I am literally in awe over this because of how well written and produced the piece is. I have to say this might be my favourite feature I've ever been in! Thank you so much to the amazing TOM* team - Not only do I love this feature but I loved being a part of the family this season, from DJ'ing the opening night party to hosting the closing (and all else in between of course) - I just had such an amazing time with TOM* Toronto Men's Fashion Week this season and can't wait for the next. I think it is extremely important for Toronto's industry to support events like this. To all those people saying "who do the think they are" - "why are they even trying" - "it doesn't make sense" ... Let me ask you.. What are YOU doing to contribute to the fashion industry in our country.. IN only 2 seasons TOM has garnered international press, from Forbes to GQ (just to name two of the thousands of press features they have had).. TOM* is an impressive, well throughout out and executed infusion of culture, style and fashion in Canada and I undoubtedly support.. #ISupportTOM
SO I was creeping DIPLO on Snapchat last night (Yes I am on snapchat lol!) - And in his videos i heard this song playing in the background and because there was only a few seconds of it I had a crazy anxiety attack looking for it. Luckily it was easier to find than I assumed so here it is! I think I may have just found a new summer b-b-banger! I just bought it on iTunes and haven't stopped listening to it all weekend.. Such beach-vibes/top-down/champagne glasses/water-splashing/synchro-dancing/omg-im-so-cheesy-but-love-cute-moments-like-this! Enjoy! Xx
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
After more than the reasonably normal amount of time (read: like 2 years or something) one should spend looking for anything because after like 3 months it's legit obsession.. I have found the most ideal fit/cut/leather/structure leather biker jacket or wait, is it a perfecto jacket. I really don't know - but I am over the moon that after all this searching and (awkwardly) patiently waiting I have finally found the jacket of my dreams from Swedeish designer, Johan Lindeberg's BLK DNM - This piece is titled 'Leather Jacket 1' - The other variations are great to you can check them out here.. Anyways, I am going to roll around, swing, sing, skip and play in my new coat now... #KTHXBAI