SNEAK PEEK INTO THE LATEST PEDRAM KARIMI CAMPAIGN

A DIARY EXCLUSIVE

Yes, you’ve seen his mastery grace the pages of Diary Volume 6 (so fab). And now, we have the Diary exclusive sneak peek of visionary designer Pedram Karimi’s  most recent campaign, ONE UNDONE. Talk about the perfect start to a FASH FRIDAY. Enjoy stylish Social Gals and Gents!

 

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CREDITS

Creative direction and photography PEDRAM KARIMI.

Makeup CHLOE SIMIONI.

Assistants MAIA FADDOUL, STEPHANIE HABR, FELIX AYOLA.

Models CHARLIE SHULZ, CATHERINE (Montage), CATHERINE (Bookmanagment).

 

TORONTO FASHION WEEK DIARY EXCLUSIVE

SOME STYLE SCOOP

It’s no secret that #Canada is on fire right now, clearly one of the coolest (ahem hottest) countries on the planet, as top publications like Vogue, Vanity Fair, and yezzzzz Rolling Stone clamour for coverage (and covers!!)  of our gorgeous progressive young PM Justin Trudeau and his stunning stylish First Lady Sophie Grégoire.

In fact, Sophie, who I have the pleasure of knowing personally (REALLY great peeps!) has, in addition to myriad other roles, emerged as a spectacular ambassador of Canadian fashion, routinely snapped by a cacophony of international lenses sporting a variety of spirited and inspiring creations by the country’s most talented designers.

Indeed, what she has done, and continues to do for them, is so admirable. Go Sophie!

But she’s not the only one celebrating all that homegrown talent on the FASH front. Our Fashion Weeks do a pretty spot-on job too, like last week’s Toronto Fashion Week, where a plethora of designers converged to showcase their latest greatest collections for #SS18.

While I unfortunately couldn’t be there live (even Social Gals need vacay), my trusted collleague Jessy Colucci, a blossoming young design talent in his own right (chosen to close Montreal’s own FESTIVAL MODE & DESIGN), did head down for the festivities, capturing the following snaps, which we couldn’t help but share.

Enjoy Social Gals and Gents, and do be sure to check out the official site, containing loads of exclusive pics and video from the week. GO CANADA!

 

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The edgy masters from Montréal stayed faithful to their signature aesthetic with well-structured modern pieces that can easily be dressed up or down depending on the life catwalk:

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PEDRAM KARIMI

A favourite of Diary’s for a while now, Pedram took inspiration for hair and makeup from prehistoric times but favoured a lighter palette that worked well with his spring summer basics. Of course, there were some more complex showstoppers. Pedram, people!

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Finally, the whimsical and daring visionaries behind this rapidly expanding label masterminded one of their best collections to date, working colour and patterns and cuts in new and innovative ways, and giving the party-inclined much inspiration for their next entrance making outfits!

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Power to that! Go Canada!

SUMMER MAXIS WITH FASHITUDE

FOR EVERY OCCASION

Clearly, we’ve become a nation of maxi dress devotees. And it’s no accident ’cause the dresses are not only so easy to wear, but available in a seemingly never-ending array of styles, fabrics, and hues. For your end of summer maxi pleasure, some of our faves:

 

SOLACE RED & BLACK COLOUR-BLOCKER

When entrances are meant to be impactful, even in a casual way, this two tone numero from Solace will certainly have them taking note.

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SWEATY BETTY HOLISTIC DRESS

Not gonna lie, Diary has developed quite the crush on Sweaty Betty. See this baby for proof; optimal over workout gear, and equally hot for anything else, depending on accessories. 😉

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TOP SHOP BEACH MAXI

Of course, this season is all about the flowy romantic vibe, with white a major go-to, and frills, well, verging on epidemic. This easy dress from the masters at the top (yes, TOPSHOP) is a perfect beach cover, without getting too caught up in the season’s frou.

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YSABEL BLACK ENTRANCE MAKER

Not for the beach (obv), this sexy and incredibly well-designed sheath is what sassy summer nights are all about. Heck, winter nights too. 😉

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NASTY GAL SLIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD TEE DRESS

Sometimes, you wanna feel completely undone and cosy, like you’re wearing the weekend tee you sleep in. Nasty Gal delivers. Enjoy.

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NASTY GAL IN THE SCOOP MAXI DRESS

Yes, you’ve seen this dress before. But that’s because it’s just so well-done. Cool, chic, sporty, comfortable. #Love

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MSGM ONE-SHOULDER PRINTED SILK-CHIFFON MAXI DRESS

You’ve noticed that we’re not huge fans of the print-cess shtick. Still, there are some offerings on that front worth giving a second (third and fourth) glance like this one by MSGM.

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TED BAKER ISHANI EMBELLISHED TWO-TONER

Finally, this Ted Baker is somewhat of an obsession. Grecian and gorgeous, it still screams minimalist power gal. Well done TB!

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YUP, so many good reasons to go MAXI. 😉 

 

5 SUNGLASSES BRANDS WE CAN’T STOP COVETING

DESIGNED FOR IN-THE-KNOW SOCIAL GALS & GENTS

1. QUAY AUSTRALIA

If they’re good enough for delish-est divas J-LO and Gaga, and have already launched a limited edition capsule collection with La Kylie, #QUAYXKYLIE, then there’s gotta be something there. And there is. Loads. Sleek AF aviators, hot and innovative hues, and some majorly inspired contemporary styling. Did we mention the affordable price tag, and cool Australian pedigree?

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2. WESTWARD LEANING

For Social Gals and Gents who like to marry good sartorials to good causes, this San Fran-based sunnie is for you. Each style is attached to a corresponding cause, to which a portion of all sales is donated. Talk about being a good ( and insanely stylish) corporate citizen.

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3. ZANZAN

Boasting a Brit background, this range does the daring side of Brit fashion, proud. The designs are bold, fanciful, oft-printed and very fabulous. Not for the oh-so yawners who prefer to travel under the wire. 😉

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4. PERVERSE

Though newbie on the shades front, this wildly named newcomer is already wowing the celeb gang, with devotees like Cara D. And Jaden S. rapidly expanding their personal collections. But really, who could resist such feline fantastic?

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5. GENTLE MONSTER

Finally, if you have a thing for futuristic designs that scream statement, this range is a keeper; a monster to embrace, not escape. 😉

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Yeah, not too shabby. Cheers to the well-shaded in 2017. 

 

CONDOLAVIE, A VERY FASHIONABLE HIVE

FOR URBAN LIVERS & COOL SPACE LOVERS

Yes, FASH FRIDAYS are usually reserved for posts about fashion we wear, but after recently taking a walk through a friend’s condo development, and ooh-ing and ah-ing about the cool digs he had masterminded in the heart of Lasalle, it dawned on me that fashion – or style, as it is often dubbed – doesn’t permeate the sartorial alone.

In fact, it plays a major role in many areas of our lives, including our living environments. Big time.

And so, with that epiphany fresh and inspiring, I decided to share some morsels about this really well-done and incredibly livable hive called CondoLaVie, a trend likely to continue in Diary World, as I continue to encounter other equally wow enclaves of style that don’t necessarily fit in our closets. 😉

OK, OK, on with the post!

Just what’s so fabulous about CLV?

Let me count the ways:

First, the spacious but still cosy three-bedroom penthouse, spanning 1470 sq. ft., routinely floods with sunlight through enormously impressive (and just plain enormous) New York-style windows, giving the space a distinctly lofty and open feel, an aesthetic that has become so popular, and profoundly appreciated, in today’s fast-paced world.

Second, the spacious doesn’t end with the interiors, but continues to envelop lucky dwellers via a private 590 sq. ft. terrace, easily accessed by sliding doors. Perfect for entertaining small and large clusters of friends, the perch is also tailor-made for exhaling after a busy, action-packed day.

Third, the savvy developer made sure to join forces with a very talented and well-known interiors master, who’s currently primed and excited to work with clients to customize the hive of their dreams, using nothing but the highest-quality materials.

Finally, the amazing luxury condo space doesn’t just linger in aspirational territory. It’s actually incredibly well-priced, making it an excellent option for young professionals, families, and empty-nesters looking to downsize, while still enjoying the many benefits of a self-contained home, replete with outdoor, private living.

Will this smitten Social Gal be making the move to CondoLaVie?

You’ll have to wait and see. 😉

For more, go to condoslavie.ca.

For right now, enjoy the following exclusive pics:

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Photography CONDOLAVIE