SOME LOOKS WE LIKED: At the H&M party

Photography by Natalie Castellino.

On Wednesday night, the H&M at the Eaton Centre held a big, shiny party to celebrate its revamped space. Media mixed with preferred shoppers, and everyone enjoyed both a 25 percent discount and some serious people-watching. We’ve narrowed down our picks for the night’s top 10 looks, and our favourite elements within each ensemble.

Favourite elements (left): The proportions of the silhouette—the long jacket, high waist, and just a touch of floral shirt showing; (right) The amazing turquoise jacket.

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THE BOULEVARDIER: Meeting the Face Hunter

Yvan Rodic, the photographer known as the Face Hunter, was in town for an event hosted by The Society and Balenciaga at The Room at the Bay last night. Yvan answered questions from the crowd about, among other things, his new book of street style snaps. Photography by Natalie Castellino.

Marq Frerichs met Yvan earlier in the day.

I spent what seemed to be a very long 20 minutes with Yvan Rodic, the Face Hunter yesterday. He’s tall, with “I don’t care” hair and a great French accent—swoonable I’m sure. To be honest, I came to the interview with a few preconceived notions and unfortunately, I left with them intact. My overall sense of the experience was that I wasn’t part of the club but that he was happy to make a living off my wanting to belong or at least be a voyeur.

Why would a self-confessed digital child bother publishing a coffee book? “It seemed like a progression, I was approached by a couple of publishing companies,” Yvan told me. His eyes and body language seemed to really be saying: meh, whatevs.

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FASHION WEEK: In the bag

Photograph by Jonathan Loek.

Jennifer Campbell, FASHION Magazine‘s online editor, is one of the funniest, most down-to-earth people in the business. We caught up with her yesterday at the shows, where she was carrying a rather large bag. (Most of the pros are packing this season, in part because the on-site food is pricey and not altogether delicious. Nathalie Atkinson even brought homemade cookies last night.) Jenn gave us a peek into her bag and an itemized list of its contents. Continue reading