JEANNE BEKER GOES BLACK & WHITE FOR SPRING
JEANNE BEKER Post City’s fashion columnist is a former host of Fashion-Television and is one of Canada’s most trusted authorities on style and fashion, having covered the industry for more than 25 years as a journalist, speaker and author. Below: Beker’s jacket is by emerging T.O. label Rank by Rani Kim, $295
JEANNE’S PICK OSCAR DE LA RENTA AT HOLT RENFREW, 50 BLOOR ST. W., $3,395 “This is all about fun and frivolity! Feathers have become a classic, and tiny sequins add that extra amount of dazzle. This could be worn by a woman of any age.” SO...
A PLAYFUL SOUL JIL SANDER AT GRAVITYPOPE, 1010 QUEEN ST. W., $385 “These remind me of sandals I wore when I was a little kid. They have a European vibe to them. It’s a heavier look for sure; it’s a funkier look. Wear with boyfriend jeans, shorts,...
FRENCH AFFAIR A.L.C. AT HUDSON’S BAY, YORKDALE SHOPPING CENTRE, $740 “This is great. It’s that fabric that reminds me of those Azzedine Alaïa dresses — for 8 million dollars! Very body-hugging, great for travel.”
TRIPPY TRIBAL NICOLE MILLER AT ANDREWS, BAYVIEW VILLAGE, $350 “Nicole Miller really knows women’s bodies. The ruching makes it very flattering across the belly.”
SHARP LINES JUDITH & CHARLES, BAYVIEW VILLAGE, $475 “They do great career dressing. You could do serious business in this. It’s gonna be very slimming because of the black panels on the side.”
NOT A SQUARE BALENCIAGA AT 119 CORBO, 119 YORKVILLE AVE., $695 “These are so gorgeous. They look like old bistro floors. It’s a great quality jean with a bit of a low rise — not for women of a certain body type. If you’ve got the body, wear them!”
GAMELY GRAPHIC KSUBI AT ROOM 2046, 1252 YONGE ST., $235 “You can never have enough sunglasses. These look like stained glass windows — incredibly graphic. They’re very flattering on.”
OPTICAL TRICKS OHNE TITEL AT INTERMIX, 130 BLOOR ST. W., $565 “Oh, I love this flirty little skirt! Such great stretch in this knit; there’s lots of movement to it. Wear it all year round.”
A ZIG WITH A ZAG NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD AT DAVIDS, 66 BLOOR ST. W. $875 “The minute I looked at these, my eyeballs fell out of their sockets because this is op art at its best. They just scream, ‘Look at me!’ I love them. Fabulous.”
SNEAK-Y SPIRIT TOMS, TOMS.CA, $75 “These are just fun little hightops with a really beautiful satiny fabrication and a great digital print. You could wear them in a myriad of ways. Great value.”