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FASHION @ TORONTO ONE OF A KIND SHOW & SALE SPRING 2018

FASHION @ TORONTO ONE OF A KIND SHOW & SALE SPRING 2018

Do you love surrounding yourself with beautiful, locally made, high-quality creations?

Then don’t miss the chance this spring to explore the booths of over 500 different artisans at Toronto’s 2018 One of a Kind Show and Sale, Spring Edition.

OOAKS18 is an incredible forum that brings together everyone from clothing designers, jewelry artists, painters, hat makers, and in this special edition... craft beverage producers.

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1920s CLOCHE HATS: FEMINIST INSPIRATION & VINTAGE STYLE

There’s a reason everyone knows about cloche hats. Inseparable from the iconic image of a stylish woman from the 1920s, these little helmet hats represent a turning point in not only fashion, and women’s, history. Named for their shape with the French word for “bell”, cloche hats were an essential style item for 1920s “flappers”. “Flappers” were women who were known to break conventions of the day, either just by having more money and independence, liberal party-going lifestyles, or simply devilish displays of wit. Their look was about throwing out the corset and welcoming in the cigarette...
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FASHION AND ART IN TORONTO

FASHION AND ART IN TORONTO

Have you heard of Fashion Art Toronto? One of the biggest fashion events of the year in Canada? We believe it is where the boundaries of experimental art and wearable fashion collide in very exciting ways. 

MONIKOVA was at FAT in 2011 and 2012. We loved it, and...... We are thrilled to announce we have a very special collection coming your way this spring!

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THE STYLE OF TUNICS FOR MEN

Menswear in the past focused on clothing above the waist and now that is all changing as men begin to focus on the garments below the waist. This season mens- and womenswear have crossed over each other to create more gender fluid clothing. Men have become bored of their plain trouser look and have begun to take inspiration from womenswear, particularly in their silhouettes. They want less structure, more options and the ability to experiment with cuts they have never worn before. Tunics and skirts are in or shall we say wearing tunics as a skirt is in. Light, breezy...

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HAIR TRENDS THIS SEASON S/S 2017

HAIR TRENDS THIS SEASON S/S 2017

BUSY LADIES, rejoice the good hair news! Trends are on our side, and you can kiss your hairbrushes goodbye for Spring Summer 2017 Kind of.  The trends from the catwalks suggest that, over the next seasons, your hair will look very relaxed, like you just emerged from the waves. This is basically an updated version of the wet look so appreciated by JLo and Kim Kardashian, but also by supermodels like Gigi Hadid and Joan Smalls, who periodically sport this style on the several red carpets of the events they are invited to. The 2017 version of this hairstyle is...

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How to wear tunics

HOW TO WEAR TUNICS

MODERN TUNICS  The tunic has come a long way since the days of the ancient Greeks and Egyptians. Tunics are now worn almost exclusively by women. Their proportions have shortened, but the word "tunic" still describes a long blouse with a somewhat straight cut that mimics the silhouette of the classic Roman garment. Tunics for women might be flowing, crisp or fashion forward like that sports a beautiful and feminine arched hem. But one thing all tunic tops have in common is their length.  GETTING THE PERFECT FIT  Tunics tops are flattering on all body types. However, some variances work...

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