I am strangely drawn to ridiculously expensive dresses with oversized bows. They're so whimsical and fun - yet beautifully constructed.

Pictured Above:
Derek Lam Strapless Bow Dress - $1490
Nathan Jenden Rae Bow Dress - $1300
Zac Posen Oversized Bow Dress - $1650
The Ultimate Oversized Bow Dress:
Marc by Marc Jacobs Bow Dress
Speech is a refreshing new jewelry label to emerge out of Toronto, fronted by 22 year old designer Michael Mercanti. With influences (Native American culture, rock and roll, and pirates) as varied as the material he uses (metal, leather, feathers, wood, seeds), Michael creates a collection that speaks for itself.

As a fan of cheeky fashion, I especially love the Silver Spoon piece pictures above.

Visit Speech.
Despite the rise in conscious fashion labels, eco-fashion still has a bad image. People often think of muted earth tones, stiff rough fabrics, and bland designs. Vancouver based Elroy is doing an amazing job at turning around those misconceptions. Her collection, made exclusively from eco-friendly fabrics like organic cotton, soy and bamboo, is fashion forward, contemporary and effortlessly chic.

And, in a subtle push to make conscious shopping even easier, Elroy has launched its own online boutique!
Visit Shop Elroy.
There are over 33 million people worldwide infected with HIV - including 2.5 million children. World AIDS Day, December 1st, now in its 20th year, helps bring awareness to the issue. The fashion world is making it easy for you to join in the fight against AIDS through wonderfully unique designer collaborations. The latest is is Six Scents.

Six Sense is a collaboration between fashion designers and perfumers and will include fragrances by Gareth Pugh, Bernhard Willhelm, Preen, Jeremy Scott, Alexandre Herchcovitch and Cosmic Wonder Light Source. Profits from the 'Six Scents' project, due to be released this year, will be donated to Designers Against AIDS and the International HIV/AIDS Awareness Education Center in Belgium.
It's that time of year again. The madness known as Holiday Shopping has started. Avoid all the crowds, pushy sales people, and crazed bargain hunters. We're going to make it easy for you to relax, shop from home, and score tons of deals! Here's our list of Black Friday/Weekend sales:

Save an additional 25% at House of Spy using coupon code black. Expires Dec. 1.

Save 15% at I Clothing by using coupon code holiday before Dec. 1.

Save 15% at Valerie Dumaine with coupon code relax before Dec. 1.

Save 15% at Anastasia Lomonova using coupon code alblack before Dec. 1

Save 15% and receive free ground shipping on all orders at Snoflake with coupon code shop. Free shipping offer ends Dec. 1, 15% discount ends Dec. 8.

Save 20% at JUMA with coupon code paperdoll. Expires Dec. 15.

Save 20% on all regular priced Nokomis merchandise with coupon code nokolove. Expires Dec. 24.
Born and raised in Florida, as a young girl Julia Galdo had dreams of becoming a Marine Biologist. Her mother was president of the Greater Miami Shell Club, which gave Julia excuse to spend a great deal of time in the water doing weird stuff. Her love of the ocean pushed her to study science in college, until she made an unexpected jump to art school in her junior year. A graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute - she has been fixed behind the camera lens since.
A true storyteller, Julia's work is fresh and whimsical. We are thrilled to present "Trip to Nowhere" as part of our Artist Project.

To see more of Julia's work, visit her website.
As a former boutique owner, I keep a very detailed description of a "dream store" in my head. Montreal based Reborn comes very close to my ideal store, with their wonderfully selected and edited stock. Check their site for their newly released Fall/Winter lineup.

Now, if only I could afford half of what they stock...

Pictured Above:

Henrik Vibskov Jacket - $599
Collection K Cardigan - $629
Complex Geometries Scarf Wrap - $220
Shining a spotlight on independent Canadian fashion.