Shoplisted: UPC Boutique Checks in Fine Labels

I’m a bit in love with a couple of things right now, and they all happen to be at the shop UPC Boutique. I first fell in love with Faren Tami’s darling coral silk vest and its blushed, feminine swing.  Then I stumbled upon the Disaya trompe pleated dress in blush and black.  Anyone who has ever seen the movie Steel Magnolias, and knows me, must know that “my colours are blush and bashful.” (And if you don’t, rent the flick. It says it all.)  It’s a sucker punch to my heart, I’m hooked.  UPC also carries Montrealer Rad Hourani’s unisex line, Rad by Rad Hourani. Without question it’s time to add these to my wardrobe.  

After shopping (and yes, they ship internationally) I turn to the blog for their latest state of fashion advice.   The latest post is about cardigans, and here is another winner from Disaya – the striped bow cardigan.  Is there anything sweeter to wear on fall’s early nights?

You can follow UPC on Twitter too.  Regular Tweets reveal their “Look of the Week” where you get 10% off a purchase of any item from that week’s look…that’s one look for men and one look for women.  But if you’re in Toronto, just swing by next time you’re in Yorkville.

upc boutique
128 1/2 Cumberland Ave
416 929 9209 

It’s Official. We’re Throwing a Party.

They say the only constant in fashion is that everything changes. The same can be said about fashion weeks in Toronto. Between a new venue, new designers, and new restrictions on which shows are available to the public, there is plenty of change to LG Fashion Week’s Spring 2010 calendar.

One more change to your fashion week….

Join the F-list Monday through Friday, October 19 – 23, for The Official. It’s fashion week’s biggest party all week, every night at Maro in Liberty Village. We kick off a new season of Designer Spotlights with up and coming designers like Abel Munoz, one of Canada’s few haute shoe designers. Enjoy fashion installations, beauty bars, footage from the runway shows care of Fashion Television, guest dj’s and MORE! Every night is different and always open to the public.

And since Maro is around the corner from the LG Fashion Week tents, we’re throwing out the red carpet for all of fashion week. No cover if you show your LG Fashion Week laminate!

DOORS OPEN 8PM NIGHTLY….stay all night and strike a pose for the cameras! (It’s fashion week, of course there will be cameras!)

Here is just a TASTE of how we kick off our first official Official!

Monday, October 19
Dress to Kill magazine Toronto launch party
Designer spotlight with 2009 TFI New Labels winner, Faren Tami
CLUB RED installation by Aria Boutique
DJ Daniel spins the tunes into the late night

Tuesday, October 20
Designer spotlight with knitwear designer, Heidi Ackerman
Designer installation with IT Showroom featuring Zoran Dobric, Carrie Hayes, Katya Revenko of Desperately Different & Karamea’s MIchelle Turpin
Party all night with DJ Barbi

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