Pattern Loving

We’re almost halfway through the week’s entries to the Fashion Finder Blogger contest at Pickering Town Centre. Each day we are posting a finalist; one lucky “stylist in the making” will win. Today’s finalist, Avery, loves stripes and has a good eye for combining patterns — a very hot trend right now. Click here to view Avery’s style video.
 
Currently, on the runways of Toronto Fashion Week, we’re seeing more stripes and patterns for fall 2012…
 
Lundstrom Collection, fall 2012. Photo by George Pimentel.
 
Matis by Lucian Matis, fall 2012. Photo by George Pimentel.
 
Joe Fresh, fall 2012. Photo by George Pimentel.
March Break Fashion Week at Pickering Town Centre continues through Sunday, March 18th. You still have time to enter the contest and a chance to win a $500 gift certificate to PTC, a Blackberry Playbook from Best Buy Mobile and a chance to appear with the F-list at the America’s Next Top Model Live show in May.
 
I’ll be at the mall on Sunday between 12 – 2pm, so come down and let’s talk style!

Fashion Finder Finalist

All week we’re picking finalists for Pickering Town Centre’s Fashion Finder Blogger contest during March break. Reviewing the entries has become a favorite part of my day, as many are so passionate about fashion and style. Who knows where they will end up?

Meanwhile, the F-list is spending all week at the tents for World MasterCard Fashion Week. Here are some fall fashions from the runways that I think this finalist would also love.

Chloe Comme Parris, Fall 2012. Photo by George Pimentel.
Soia & Kyo, Fall 2012. Photo by George Pimentel.
Line, Fall 2012. Photo by George Pimentel.

Style Addicts Finalists

Congrats to Emily, our next finalist in Pickering Town Centre’s March Break Fashion Week. Her look included a clever pairing of different patterns – stripes and polka dots – along with a punchy red trench coat. We’re seeing similar patterns on the runways of Toronto Fashion Week.

Holt Renfrew shows off a striped jacket from Smythe. Photo by George Pimentel.
Adrian Wu mixed polka dot fabrics. Photo by George Pimentel.

Raising the Next Generation of Style Addicts

Truth: some of my fondest memories are playing dress up with clothes. I would spend hours pouring over my mother’s scarves and jewelry and turning her sweaters into dresses. I spent hours at the mall, too, even though my part-time Baskin Robbins job didn’t afford me department store clothes – at least I could find inspiration to exercise my cash and creativity at Goodwill.

So the chance to work with young stylists-at-heart during Pickering Town Centre’s March Break Fashion Week was a no brainer! All week young fashion lovers can get mini makeovers, strut their stuff on the catwalk and meet celebrities. I will pick a finalist each day from the Fashion Finder Blogger video auditions and post to the F-list Facebook page (don’t forget to like the page!).

One winner will have the chance to appear with me in May at the America’s Next Top Model Live event (May 4 – 6). Check out our first finalist here.