June 20, 2015

steve's place - detroit mi

I was reminded of a shoot that we did last year (that for whatever reason I never posted), upon hearing the news that Steve, owner of the famous 'Steve's Place' in Detroit, MI. was not in good health.
It was just after 11am on a Sunday in a deserted downtown Detroit when we walked into the bar to find Steve and his wife Sophie sitting in the back.   My friend Cathy and I ordered a couple of Pabst Blue Ribbon bottles (when in Rome) and struck up an easy conversation with Steve.  He offered us a shot of schnapps, on the house (may I remind you it was 11am :) to drink with our beer. I had heard from friends that this was a regular thing for Steve to do and because it seemed like it would have been offensive to turn him down, we accepted.
Steve was quite smitten with the photo shoot, even standing in a few of the shots.  A downtown fixture for over 40 years, I am sure Steve has seen his share of events.  Not sure a photo shoot for a vintage fashion blog was on the list before this day, so my heart smiles as I wish for comfort to you Steve.  xx

Photos C Miller

June 12, 2015

my resort 2016 gold stars

Hands down my favourite collection in years. Every piece was magic at Gucci.  
Bravo Alessando Michele!

 You had me at the dress, then I saw the boots and lost my mind; J.W. Anderson

The perfect mini dress has always made me feel taller than I really am; Fendi

The ideal white boot at Costume National

Show me some poppies and I instantly fall in love; Stella McCartney

 Volume that makes a statement but remains feminine at Rosie Assoulin

Athletic socks and a string bikini necklace at MM6 Maison Margiela. Inspired. 
And who knew a band-aid could look so chic?

A fresh twist on a classic at J.W. Anderson

Being that the 70's are my favourite decade for dresses, Lanvin was A+ in my book.

 Dress + Black + Volume = Love at Cynthia Rowley

When shoes are this beautiful, they don't have to be practical; Altuzarra

Photos Style.com

June 06, 2015

cafe bar pasta

Dress (vintage, Jones & Co Vintage, Windsor, ON; last seen here altered). Fur (second-hand, May-Court, Windsor, ON; last seen here). Hat (vintage, The Boodle Factory, Detroit, MI). Handbag (Chanel, vintage). Booties (Zara).

What better way to start your weekend than an early morning with friends and a heavy dose of caffeine!
Most mornings you will find Tom, owner of Cafe Bar Pasta on Dundas St W in Toronto, in the front window chatting with locals or a passersby.  Christine, his wife and the one responsible for the fantastic interior will pop in, say a quick hello and then is off; their young son has other plans than to stay and chat.
At night the cafe becomes a fine dining restaurant and bar hosting both dinner parties and intimate first dates.  It has become one of my favourite spots in Toronto. You really feel like you're part of the family.

Photos Renza