Hello, lovelies! This week, we visited the Sunday Antique Market in hopes to find some vintage goods. The Sunday Market is a weekly antiques and collectable show and sale that takes place every Sunday near the St. Lawrence Market, Toronto. It is where all the savvy collectors come for those ‘one-of-a-kind’ finds.
You may think that it is one of those touristy location with over-priced items, but that is not the case. If you look hard enough, you will for sure be able to find things that are rare and at a good value. As a trick that we used, is to try the vendors outside of the building, because they may have similar items to the inside vendors, but they will offer you a way better deal.
Also, be ready to spend the whole Sunday afternoon at the market, because you may have to shift through all the junks to find the goodies that you’re looking for. The more earlier you go, the better stuffs you will find! It opens at 7:00AM every Sunday morning and closes at 5:00PM.
Lastly as a quick reminder, be careful with your belongings when you are in this marketplace! This place can be very cluttered with people, and it can be very easy for thefts pick-pocketing while you gazing at all the amazing stuff.
The weather in Toronto is extremely unpredictable, as it can bring lots of sunshine on Monday, yet got a major snow storm on Wednesday. I literally experienced two seasons in three days… The good side is: everything is fully covered by snow after the storm.
I was thinking to do a shooting at sugar beach with snow so it gives a fancy look since the background is a combination of pink and white colours. However, I didn’t get a chance to go in the past few weeks due to midterms and endless assignments. Thus, I was actually excited about the “bad” weather and decided to go right after.
It looks unreal, like a fair-tale.
Sugar beach is located at 25 Dockside Drive in Toronto’s eastern East Bayfront. This is a cute little spot to relax when your down by east side of Queens Quay (Click to see more information). It has chairs, umbrellas, and super soft sand. However, it is actually an urban beach park because the “beach” is not meant to allow swimming, but still provide functions as other social activities. Some people considered Sugar beach as a paradise in the busy downtown area, as they can come chill and relax during lunch break or after work. During the summer time, it holds several events such as music festival. You could come to read, people watch, or fall asleep under the sun, and for kids to play with the sand.
So I decided to take off my winter jacket when it was -10 degrees that day just to look nicer. I gotta say it’s worth it (hopefully haha). I chose to wear a all black outfit because it creates a strong contrast with the brighter white background. To make it fun, I picked this square disc necklace from COS. I like how big the necklace is and it’s really eye-catching as well. The midi skirt is from Forever 21 that I purchased last year, and I remember it was around $25, such a good price right!
Lastly, special thanks to my amazing friend Kristy for this lovely behind scenes shot, you could visit her personal page at http://kristyjqcheung.tumblr.com. She is absolutely talented yet creative at photography and editing, please take a look <3
We are honoured to be a part of the team for this season’s Toronto Men’s Fashion Week! It was definitely an incredible experience, where we got to watch some shows during our shifts and see some beautiful, well-dressed guests and models. 😉
We brought our cameras to the last day of the fashion week, and we were able to capture some of the atmosphere of this event. We watched three shows this day, including Xian, Caffery Van Horne, and Kenneth Barlis.
Don’t get us wrong; all the shows were amazingly performed, each designer had their own unique style and concept. But what caught our eyes most was the last outfit on the runway of Kenneth Barlis (as you can see in the picture), with the intricate sequin feathered jacket. Its whole show consisted of fun-coloured men’s suits and awesome soundtracks (because who doesn’t like “Uptown Funk”?).
Father of TOM* : Jeff Rustia
At the beginning of the Kenneth Barlis’ show, the father of TOM*: Jeff Rustia gave some quick shoutouts to all its event sponsors and also shared a very heart-touching story of his lost son, Kol, who was born with Trisomy 13, a fatal genetic syndrome. He said that the lost of his son was the reason why he was inspired to launch Toronto Men’s Fashion Week, where all its proceeds will be donated to the The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) to improve the condition and lives of children with congenital diseases. We send all our prayer to his lost son, and hope that more people will be aware of the cause and be more motivated to attend TOM*’s shows.
Too bad we are both going away during the summer (which also means more travel photos!), but if you’re interested there is another TOM* happening in the August. The tickets are open to the public (around $20 which is not too expensive), and you get to check out all the good-looking male models + amazing fashion pieces!
But of course, there are other ways to get involved and see the backstage of TOM* by being part of its team. They are always looking for more volunteers about a month before the collection starts, including: events & logistics, food & beverages, dressers, graphic designs and so on.
Stayed tuned for next week’s Rhapsody Monday, and have a great week everyone! ♥
On this week’s Rhapsody Monday, we took a visit to the Trinity College Chapel (as we talked about in our previous post) in the University of Toronto. It was fascinating to see such beautiful architecture existing on campus, and since we had classes right after, we decided to do a very quick photo shoot.
The chapel is located at Trinity College, Hoskins Ave., Toronto, where we also published another blog post on. Its design has an essence of European gothic style, which we found to be very different from many other chapels in Toronto. The second floor has a large pipe organ, which is often used by the music students and faculties.
The chapel was the last work of a British architect who also designed Liverpool Cathedral, the Cambridge University library, as well as the famous British telephone booths! For anyone who’s interested, click here to see its full historical background. The chapel provides services throughout the week, but from time to time, the chapel becomes empty and quite. If you pass nearby, feel free to go inside and keep yourself a moment from the busyness of the city. And yes, they also provide wedding services *wink-wink.
Yu:Usually during my school days, I like to dress comfortable for those long hours sitting in classes. This is where all my jumper dresses come into play, and out of all that I own, the ASOS one is definitely my favourite. The shoes are vintage pieces gifted by my mother (s/o to the most amazing women in my life!). They are real leather and were handcrafted in Italy. The only downside to them is that the soles are very hard, which makes my feet feel sore after a certain amount of time, and also slippery when walking on snow/ice. But none of that matters since they look so pretty 😀
Yico: You guys may notice that I wear sweaters really often and match them with different bottoms like a pair of pant, jeans or skirt. I am kinda lazy in winter so sweater is always my top choice, and I only need to take my jacket, then I am ready to go out. As I mentioned in first post, I bought about a total of 10 sweaters this year. (I should stop but I just cannot, the struggle lol).The one I am wearing is from an individual store back in China, I am so obsessed with the deep green colour, and it has vertical stripes give a trendy look than the plain ones. The material is a mix of mohair and wool which makes it super warm.The high rise skinny jeans is from Forever 21 and I have to say it is so soft and comfortable!!!
We are planning on making a post of TOM*(Toronto Men’s Fashion Week) for next week, so stay tuned! Have great week everyone! ♥
Hi, I’m Yico. We thought it would be nice to start off by letting you know more about us. This week, I’ll be introducing myself, and next week, you will get to know Yu better.
Now that you have a better feeling of who I am, I want to show you guys my visit to the Royal Ontario Museum this week.If you guys are thinking of going, it’s free for students on Tuesdays. I decided to take advantage of this discount, as I’m not going to be a student pretty soon (!!!)
This hall has warm tone lighting, creating a gorgeous effect when it reflects off the windowsIt was a windy day, so I chose a soft taro-purple knit. It’s a v-neck slouchy fit and hangs off the body really beautifully, looking effortless but still stylish. As the top is a looser fit, I decided to tuck it into a slim pencil skirt to balance my silhouette.It’s a lot warmer than it looks as the fabric is a closely woven knit. The triangular leather bag is from COS( A Swedish brand that under The H&M group, and recently opened their first Canadian store on Bloor St in Toronto). The lines are so simple and minimalistic but the shape is eye-catching. Although it looks small, it still has enough space for my phone, keys, and cardholder.
I like how the skirt has a front slit, as it adds a bit of visual pizzaz.
This area is called the Stair of Wonders, and it is my favourite spot in ROM. You can see different shapes when you look from different angle. I recommend everyone to go check this unique place out. The walls of the Stair of Wonders are a bright white, providing an interesting contrast to the dark steps. It reminds me of a bar of chocolate…..now I’m craving for chocolate, haha.
This gallery features “Treasures from Earth”. The rocks on display match the amethyst colour of my sweater
Lastly, I have to mention my shoes! It’s a spin on the traditional converse, made in collaboration with the designer Jack Purcell. The black curve on the front of the shoe looks like a smiling face 🙂