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Fashion News | Rihanna x Manolo Blahnik So Stoned Collection

As you may already know, we have quite a few Rihanna fans on the Designer Swap team. Pictures have been released of Rihanna’s next and final collection with Manolo Blahnik, and it definitely was not a disappointment. After two previous collections, the final Rihanna x Manolo collection, aptly named “So Stoned” is available to purchase on July 6th. The collection features four designs with a...
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Tips & Trends | Easy Summer Dress Outfit Ideas

As temperatures start to rise, there’s nothing better than a summer dress to quickly slip on and head out the door. The perfect one is light, airy, and can easily transition from a day at the beach to a night out with your girls. To show just how versatile a summer dress can be, I styled three looks using one dress, and hope that it...
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Tips & Trends | Top 5 Summer Office Wardrobe Staples

With summer – and warm weather, finally here, it’s officially time to trade in spring jackets and dark-coloured pants for sundresses and flowy tunics. Hot and humid temperatures can make dressing for the office a challenge, especially when you want to wear tank tops and shorts, but have to put on pencil skirts and blouses. Whether your workplace is corporate or allows some dressing flexibility,...
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Tips & Trends | Logo Mania

If you’ve spent much time online lately, you’ve likely seen a slew of images featuring highly logoed items popping up on influencer blogs and Instagram posts. This recent trend towards a more is more aesthetic is a definite departure from the sleek minimalist looks that we’ve become so used to seeing. Think Kim K’s head to toe monochromatic ensembles and you know just the kind...
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Community | Q&A with Christine of The Style Status

For girls on the go, wardrobes have to be stylish and easy. Enter Christine of The Style Status: your go-to source of monochrome, minimalist wardrobe inspiration. If you’re like me, constantly sitting in front of your wardrobe thinking about what to wear, we could probably both learn a thing or two from Christine. In this Q&A, learn Christine’s must-haves and her fave fashion trends! What or who inspired...
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Tips & Trends | What to Wear With Denim Shorts

Summer is almost here and that means a seasonal staple is back: denim shorts (See Related: Top 5 Must Have Summer Clothing Pieces). A versatile classic, they can be dressed up or down, and a part of almost every summer outfit. Whether in good old fashioned blue, black, white, or a breadth of other colours, we all have at least one pair in our wardrobes....
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Tips & Trends | Top 5 Must Have Summer Clothing Pieces

 1. A Staple Pair Jean Shorts The amount of times a summer I find myself in a pair of jean shorts is uncountable. They are a favourite of mine because they are so versatile and style-friendly. You can dress them up and most certainly dress them down…anything goes! 2. Interchangeable Bathing Suit Tops and Bottoms When we were kids, bathing suits were a breeeeeeeeze! These...
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Community | Q&A with Mirabelle of Pix-elated Passion

From the first time I stumbled upon Mirabelle’s Instagram, I always felt there was a certain je ne sais quoi about her. Perhaps it is her beautifully curated, clean Instagram aesthetic, or her professional quality outfit photos that look like they belong in a magazine editorial. Every outfit seems thoughtfully put together, and made for her. Take our advice and follow her immediately – this girl has got a...
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Tips & Trends | Top 5 Must Have Summer Accessories

Summer is right around the corner (come on Mr. Sun, shine just a little brighter) and as young women, we stress about a few things as it approaches. Firstly, we worry about what we’ll look like in our bikinis (I’m still working on this as we speak). Secondly, we try to think of all of the adventures we want to go on with our pals...
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Outfit Of The Day | Featuring Our Multi-Coloured Pucci Belt

Us sisters are not too fond of wearing belts. One, we don’t like it when there’s something around our belly (it feels itchy). Two, we don’t really need to wear one unless our pants are too loose (which doesn’t happen often because Momma Pham can alter it!). However, belts are versatile and can complete an outfit if it is worn the right way. It all depends...
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Fashion News | The Best of Cannes Film Festival 2017

The 70th Annual Cannes Film Festival kicked off on May 17th before wrapping on the 28th, and while films are supposed to be the main focus, all eyes were on the red carpet. The who’s who of the acting and fashion worlds flocked to France for what’s essentially become a week and half long fashion show. Stars make sure they look their best not only...
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Men’s Style Guide | Men’s Fashion in Tokyo

A couple weeks ago, I came home from a trip to Japan and everything about it is simply incredible. From the food to the culture, to the fashion… everything was breathtaking. There was specifically one place I loved for fashion: the crosswalk square in Shibuya. Everywhere I walked, there was a different type of fashion that I have never seen men pull off before. There...
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Featured Favourites | 4 Perfect Summer Wedding Guest Shoes

Whether you go for understated or over-the-top, we’ve got the perfect shoe picks for the summer wedding you’re attending. We’re loving these girly and glam heels and hope you do too! Are these heels not for you? Well, don’t worry – we’ve got more for your browsing pleasure! Shop now!  Which heels are you lusting over this summer? Let us know in the comments! Designer...
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Tips & Trends | Think Pink

The one colour trend that shows no sign of slowing down is everything pink. Not so much bright pink, but varying shades of baby and pastel. This has been dubbed “Millennial Pink”, since it’s mainly the younger generation being drawn to all things pink. Shoes, shirts, pants, bags, jackets; if it’s pink, it’ll sell. The actual products themselves don’t even have to be rose-hued, the...
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Tips & Trends | Wardrobe Must-Have: The Romper

Each summer, us girls stare into our closets for the perfect, easy-breezy summer outfit. While we can never go wrong with an effortless dress, it’s time to switch things up. What used to be considered children’s playwear, dating back to the 1900s, has now become one of the trendiest silhouettes for this season. The romper, perfect for any brunch, lunch or event that you might...
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Tips & Trends | Taking The Best OOTD

Ogling at those fashion bloggers and celebrities who seem to get that perfect OOTD (Outfit of the Day) shot each and every time is a common practice when scrolling through your Instagram feed on the daily. From the lighting to the angle, to the entire thing looking completely candid and natural… it’s enviable. However, there are definite tricks of the trade when it comes to...
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Tips & Trends | Bare Your Shoulders

Summer is right around the corner, temperatures are rising, and the time to bare some skin to stay cool in the heat is upon us. Tanks tops have long been a summer staple, and while they’re still a great essential to have in your wardrobe, the shoulder-exposing trend is here to take the trusty tank’s place: Off The Shoulder. While there are endless ways to style...
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Fashion News | The Rise of Gucci

Gucci has been doing well lately, like really well. With some of the best sales in 20 years, Alessandro Michele, the new creative director at the helm, has no doubt been the reason why the brand has seen such a resurgence. Having only worked with the brand for just over two years, Michele has been able to accomplish a lot. Some classic 70s Gucci looks...
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Tips & Trends | Flower Child: Spring 2017

Florals for spring? GROUNDBREAKING. I know, I know. Cue the Devil Wears Prada scene that even 12 year old me understood. Every year, I make it an incentive to get creative in order to successfully transition into the spring season without looking like a bouquet. Truth is, I’ve always gravitated to the timeless print. Now, I do believe that florals can be quite tasteful while...
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Outfit of the Day | Featuring Our Neto Blue Leather Jacket

It’s FINALLY Spring! Us Pham sisters cannot be happier. Spring fashion to us means more colours, more prints, and of course – more skin! Us sisters have always had a big soft spot for bold colours. Wearing colour makes us feel like we can take on the world during our dark days. So, when we received today’s featured designer item, we were thrilled and could not...
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Featured Favourites | Bvlgari Pink Serpenti Forever Flap Bag

Looking for a new bag to add to your collection? Designer Swap has a beautiful Bvlgari Pink Serpenti Forever Flap bag that could be yours! This Millennial Pink bag is currently on sale for $1,680, so if you want it, you’re going to have to act fast.   Pink is still reigning as the most popular colour of year so you’ll be right on-trend, however,...
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Fashion News | The Only Coachella Outfit You Need to See

As worn by badgalriri, of course. Coachella on Instagram has always been about festival-goers showing off a new outfit every day (are they even there for the music?), and lately, also about celebrities and influencers raking in that #ad money. Regardless, this year, this is the ONLY Coachella outfit you need to see. Behold – Rihanna in head to toe sparkle, an outfit designed by...
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Tips & Trends | Cozy Season: Kardashian/Jenner Edition

FINALLY! My 90s-early 2000s dreams are coming true and track suits are making a comeback. In addition to this, swapping out bodycon for oversized is totally giving me an excuse to eat more (and I’m not sorry about it either). Let’s talk cozy for a moment. A$AP Rocky and the Mob (who are style icons in their own respect, might I add) are coining the...
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Fashion News | Coach x Rodarte

The latest collaboration in the fashion world is between two powerhouse brands, Coach and Rodarte. Whispers about the collab began earlier this year, but it wasn’t until this week that more details were announced. The 40 piece collection includes ready-to-wear, with some amazing moto jackets, and of course, accessories. The collection seamlessly pairs Coach’s classic cool with Rodarte’s flair for whimsy. Jackets and bags embellished...
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Tips & Trends | This Spring’s Best Denim Trends

It probably goes without saying, but jeans are the one pair of pants we can rely on day in and day out. They come in all shapes, colours and sizes, they’re beyond easy to style, and we can almost bet each and every person has a ‘go-to’ favourite pair. Every season, thanks to the trusty fashion gods, we don’t toss away our denim. Instead, we...
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Tips & Trends | Trendsetting With Nadia Aboulhosn

If you don’t know who she is, get to know her, find her out, look her up, etc. I’m going to get straight to the point…no one is as bold, brave or stylish as Nadia Aboulhosn. Her sense of style is dope and her give no f***s attitude is inspiring. She pays attention to what’s trendy but she’s unapologetically herself in how she maintains her relevance....
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Community | Q&A With Sasha of SashaDoll Fashion Closet

Scroll through Aleksandra’s blog and you will notice two things: her seemingly endless collection of designer bags, and her ability to pull off any outfit. She is our source of inspiration, and we envy her wardrobe. Bookmark her blog ASAP – you won’t regret it. 1. What or who inspired you to start blogging about fashion? I love fashion. I love playing with clothes. I...
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Tips & Trends | Where To Go And What To Wear: Brunch

Some people say you truly are not Torontonian until you’ve spent your Sundays brunching in the city, and realistically, what better way is there to ride out the last few weeks of winter than sipping mimosas with our girlfriends! Brunch is always a fun meal to dress for. Typically, no matter which season we’re in, lighter colours always work their way into the brunch ‘uniform’...
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Tips & Trends | FENTY x PUMA: “Preps Gone Bad”

Just when you think Rihanna can’t outdo herself, she does. She is my muse and everyone else’s too (and if she isn’t, I’m sorry you don’t get it). The fashion icon has broken through glass ceilings on the streets, on the red carpet, on tour and now, her vision is on the runway. No one dresses like Rihanna. That’s what’s so special about her designing...
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Men’s Style Guide | What Will be the Next Big Vintage Tee Trend?

Over the last few years the popularity of concert and band tees has absolutely exploded. They have gone from being a very niche market, populated almost exclusively by those who listened to that type of music or specific brand, to a massive fashion trend. This huge increase in demand, combined with already limited supply has led to skyrocketing prices, with vintage band tees going for...
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Fashion News | TWFW Lesley Hampton FW 2017 Recap

One of the other shows I had to pleasure to attend while at Toronto Women’s Fashion Week was Lesley Hampton’s The Golden Hour FW17 collection. Drawing inspiration from her First Nation’s heritage, Hampton’s collection was a display of black, white, golden and earth tones. Intricate geometric designs, flowing, sheer fabrics and gorgeous brocade made each unique piece extremely eye-catching. Glittering and metallic finishes the fabrics...
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Fashion News | TWFW Rachel Sin SS/FW 2017 Recap

This weekend marked the first ever Toronto Women’s Fashion Week, and I had the opportunity to attend a few shows, one of them being Rachel Sin’s. Sin’s Kizz Me on the Runway presentation of her SS/FW17 collection was inspired by Kizomba dance, and it definitely showed in the flowing movement of the more romantic pieces. Part of the collection was done in hues of powder...
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Fashion News | TWFW David Dixon FW 2017 Recap

Tassels, ruffles, bold prints and sleek side parts, David Dixon left the crowd absolutely breathless after taking over the runway Friday evening at Toronto Women’s Fashion Week. The fall/winter collection debuted a steady range of beautiful looks, with each piece slightly different from the last and taking accessories to the next level. Models strutted down the runway with big earrings and jet straight, blunt cut...
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Community | Q&A With Vanessa Falsetti of Josephine

“Josephine, or Jo March, is a creative, caring, ambitious, thoughtful, unconventional, imaginative and loving woman who finds creativity in every corner of her life and shares these creative ideas with her sisters.” Vanessa Falsetti, creator and writer of Josephine, is all about creativity and simple living. She shares everything from recipes to reviews, and frequently features life with her husband and two adorable boys, making...
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Tips & Trends | The Loafer

If you’re someone who can’t stand the thought of sliding your feet into six-inch heels, don’t stress – the most popular shoe of the moment is nearly a slipper. The loafer has taken street style by storm after being worn on models, celebs and bloggers all around the world. The comfy flat was a fashion go-to this past fall and will thankfully still be in...
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