Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Aman: Borrowed Style

Aman confessed that her chic dress shirt comes compliments of her boyfriend's closet.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Actor, Painter...ICON: Billy Dee Williams

When I was a kid, I not only idolized Billy Dee, I wanted to be the iconic actor.  His persona as a dashing casanova in films such as Lady Sing the Blues and Mahogany left an indelible impression on an adolescent like me.  Of course, his turn as the suave Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars franchise only sealed his iconic status.

This past weekend, Billy's talents as an 'abstract reality' painter were featured at Liss Gallery in Yorkville.  The event drew a large crowd who were treated to his inspirational paintings as well as his mellow readings of Brian Liss' poetry set to jazz music.  It was a perfect gathering to see an intimate and funny side of the multi-talented artist.

And yes, I did get to personally meet my favourite actor.  I'm still smiling from the experience.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Luisa Duran: Spring Begins!

It's what every street style blogger's been waiting for: Spring!  And it couldn't come sooner - looking for style in winter is a challenging and cold task.  I'm glad I can finally brighten up TorontoVerve with some spring colours.

Care to comment on what you thought of Toronto's winter style?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Luisa Duran in Vintage Floral

Today, the Factory Collective is holding their "Pop-Up" Vintage Sale at 688 Richmond Street West (noon-6pm) and if you drop by early, you may be fortunate enough to snag everything you see on Luisa.

Luisa Duran is a freelance make-up artist who has worked with celebrities such as Nelly Furtado.  For more details, visit her website at

Friday, March 11, 2011

Naro: Model Citizen

Naro's uniquely striking looks has graced my camera twice now and it comes as no surprised that she's a professional model.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Christina: "Vintage Pop-Up" Woman

This coming Saturday, March 12th, the Factory Collective will be holding their "Vintage Pop-Up Sale" at 688 Richmond Street West (12pm to 6pm).  Christina's entire attire will be among the items for sale. Other vintage gems include Indian Paintbrush, Charmes d'une Fille, schon, Julianna Clarke and Swagger -- not to mention Fierce Deer jewelry and Baker and Pearl cupcakes.

For more information or to preview their line, join the Factory Collective Facebook page.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Ami: Shadowplay

Soon Ami will be launching an online vintage store with her fellow fashionistas, specializing in a wide variety of genres from the 60's & 70's -- including capes, coats, boots, summer dresses and mou mous.  A native Texan, she is very much influenced by vintage Western styles and native accessories.

During the next few weeks, we'll be featuring some of Ami's beautiful pieces that will be available on her Fashion Collective website.  And details will follow about an upcoming Fashion Collective sale in the Queen West area.