Coat Confessions: Part 4 – The Denim Details

marcjacobs  monkey-met-marc


TRE_1536 denim-for-spring

Spring time has got me very confused. There is no real consistency in the weather or when it comes to preparing for spring outfits and outings, the only way to survive is to be ready for everything. On cooler days, like last week when Trevor and I were running around downtown, the temperatures were bouncing around 10 degrees (50 fahrenheit) and depending on where you were and if you were in the sun or not, it was freezing and windy. Armed with a warm drink, and an extra layer, we were ready for anything.

I typically lean towards leather jackets during this season, but since this year’s biggest fabric trend is clearly denim, especially raw and embroidered, I’ve been loving the attention to the versatile staple. My perfect denim coat for 2016 is all about embellishments, and Marc Jacobs nailed it with studs, stars and even a sequins cherry patch. Paired with the must-have cut for denim pants, flares,  I was warm until we approached a terribly windy section of Queen St. where we grabbed another coffee to warm up.

Read the part 1, 2 & 3 of my Coat Confession series.

Coat: Marc Jacobs, Turtleneck: Picadilly, Jeans: Madewell, Platforms: Vagabond, Watch: Movado, Glasses: Derek Cardigans, Phone case: Face
Photography by Trevor Negin


Wet Hot American Fashion

camp copy

CAMP_barbara_social  chocker

Summers growing up for me meant one thing, 2 months of freedom roaming in the wilderness at camp. Fashion Magazine asked their style what part of summer camp style has stayed part of our lives, inspired from Netflix’s TV series adaption of the classic cult movie Wet Hot American Summer (which you must see if you haven’t). Here is what I said.

Photography by Trevor Negin
Shorts: Levi’s, Shirt: 1 State available at Hudson’s Bay, Clogs: Zara, Sunglasses: Raybans, Necklace: my childhood


Rain Delay







In my childhood, rainy summer days meant either a day spent with my friends in my sleepover camp’s cabin, or running around carefree with messy hair and clothes. Now, rainy days cause my hair some intense anxiety, as keeping my colour in comes with a great deal of issues.

I’m often asked how my red stays so saturated through the 6-8 weeks I go between getting it done and I’ve always held true to my favourite product. My success is because of Revlon Professional’s Nutri Colour Creme conditioner in 600 Fire Red, which basically add colour back in after each wash.

Only problem is, that it also washes out each time my hair gets wet, so getting caught in rain storm ends up looking very messy. For me the sacrifice of always being prepared with an umbrella is worth my vibrant colour, could you handle this high maintenance hair?

Dress: Zara (similar) (similar), Shoes: really old from Browns (similar)
Photography by Trevor Negin