NEWCASTLE BROWN ALE X VICE PREMIER

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Our friends at Newcastle Brown Ale teamed up with Vice to launch the first two episodes of their five part series based around Newcastle, one of Europe’s most underexposed party towns.

The night was expertly catered with the finest sharings of Pogo’s and Sliders, Famous Players made the music happen and the space filled fast with Toronto’s finest.

If you made it out, it was great catching your smile in the crowd and if you couldn’t make it, hopefully we’ll see your face next time!

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FALL STYLES

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Matt has dressed up a pair of Lifetime Collective ‘Erland’ pants by layering an Aigle ‘Glacien’ cardigan over the contrasting plaid ‘Mod Check’ button down by Fred Perry. Throwing in a sharp highlight by accessorizing with a Vitaly ceramic ‘Amici’ ring and finally grounding it all with a pair of Jshoes ‘Realm’ desert boots.

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Chloe takes contrast to the next level by matching the thick textures of this white Covet ‘Dolman’ sweater with the classic black ‘Cheap Monday ‘Heinie’ skirt. Anchoring the outfit with a pair of Patent ‘Go Tractor’ shoes from Cheap Monday and drawing deserved attention to the Coutu Kitch ‘Triangle Bunting’ necklace, highlighted over the Covet sweater.

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Pat keeps things simple with a pair of time tested Levi’s ’510′s coupled with the classic look of Generic Surplus’ ‘Klien’ canvas shoes. Opting for consistency but breaking up the outfit with the textured pattern of the Lifetime Collective ‘Xavier’ solid sweater, he adds a touch of subtle detail with a black Vitaly ‘Vesi’ ring.

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THE GRITTY PERFECTION OF ‘Bed|Stü’

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Bed|Stü’s INSPIRING LINE OF BOOTS boasts a vintage style that reflects both the resilience and character of the tough streets from which their design derives. They age their natural materials to perfection through proprietary processes and unique hand finishes – giving them their timeless yet modern appeal.

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Bed|Stü derives from the unabashed streets of Bedford Stuyvesant – a gritty neighborhood in central Brooklyn. Formed in 1930, the neighborhood’s name itself is an extension of the Village of Bedford, which was eventually expanded to include the area of Stuyvesant Heights. “Stuyvesant” comes from Peter Stuyvesant, the last governor of the colony of New Netherland.

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The philosophy at Bed|Stü is the same today as it was when the brand emerged in 1995: always striving to find innovative ways to combine the old with the new. They take great pride in their craft and infuse passion and vitality into every facet of their truly unique and fashionable line.

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SOPHISTICATED SWEATS WITH ‘TWYFORD’

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TWYFORD IS A TORONTO BASED LIFESTYLE CLOTHING BRAND that specializes in premium comfort wear. The company’s founder, Matthew Davies created the line in 2013 with a vision to design comfortable yet sophisticated garments offering versatility beyond traditional ‘sweats’.

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The concept was inspired during his university studies in engineering. Davies found himself constantly resorting to his signature uniform – consisting of sweatpants and hoodies – all of which offered him no sense of structure or design and a look that garnered him defeat. After graduating, he pursued his vision and began studies at Parsons the New School for Design in New York City, later leading him to internships with Toronto designers Greta Constantine and Smythe. His most recent internship was completed in New York with Robert Geller, winner of the CFDA/Vogue Award for Best New Menswear Designer.

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Twyford encourages you to embrace your busy lifestyle in a pair of their well crafted, sophisticated sweats that will take you far from the ‘dress-down’ concept of sweatpants.

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AUGMENT YOUR STYLE WITH LIFETIME COLLECTIVE

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​CANADIAN BASED ‘Lifetime Collective” was founded in 2002 by Reid Stewart and Trevor Fleming, beneath a buzzing light bulb in a dingy basement suite, The Lifetime Collective began as a collaborative group of artists and friends.  As more people came to find and love what Lifetime was creating, Reid and Trevor were able to expand the brand and move out of that basement suite. The collections now cover head to toe, men’s, women’s and the latest line, Uniform Standard a call back to the skate and snow roots of Lifetime

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Lifetime is now well out of the basement and working out of their own Little Mountain Workshop, producing fashionable collections for all seasons. More than a “brand of lifestyle,” Lifetime is defined by the changes that occur and the creative ways we adapt. In fact, the theme of Lifetime should be, “a work in progress,” as it is ever-changing and far from finished, a dream never fully realized.

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Lifetime Collective has grown strong from its humble roots in that dimly lit basement as shown by this seasons collection which features rich, saturated colours that meet vintage-inspired prints and silhouettes to tell a classic West coast story.

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‘WHITE FEATHER DESIGNS’ CREATE RAW ART

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BREANNE MORROW,THE CREATIVE FORCE behind ‘White Feather Designs’  studied in a warm colonial town in Mexico called ‘San Miguel de Allende’. She modestly admits to never having considered pursuing the path of a metalsmith, but made the right decision when she left her full time government job to live out the dream.

3Breanne has always been drawn to creating pieces from scratch, and has the ability to make a vision become reality. She was influenced by the best of both worlds growing up. Her Mother, a Gemologist, taught her how to appreciate all the different styles of jewellery and is always teaching her valuable skills that are needed in the industry today. Her Father, a cabinet-maker, taught me how to respect the machines that you work with, and by taking raw forms of material and turning them into works of art.

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Come visit us and be infinitely inspired by the latest collection of White Feather Design pieces that have arrived here at Lavish&Squalor.

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BACK TO BLACK FOR FALL

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THIS FALL, BLACK IS THE FOUNDATION OF A CONFIDENT LOOK.

From leather motorcycle jackets to skin tight jeans, there’s a certain careful carelessness to all black outfits that turn all the right heads.

We’ve compiled a couple striking outfits to help inspire your choices this season. Come down to Lavish&Squalor and darken your wardrobe this fall to see the powerful differences that an all black collection can have on your lifestyle.

 

 

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1 – Obey Dover Beanie
2 – Chapter Toryn Denim Jacket
3 – Fred Perry Tipped Crew Sweater
4 – Levis 510 Jeans
5 – Palladium Baggy Leather Gusset
6 – Chapter Kean Pocket T Shirt

 

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Womens

1 – Tassel Scarf

2 – Cheap Monday Second Skin Jeans

3 – Mink Pink Python Tank

4 – Cheap Monday Megan Sweater

5 – Palladium Pampa Boots

6 – Obey Hitchhiker Jacket

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PALLADIUM PRESENTS TOKYO RISING

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pharrell-williams-tokyo-risingPALLADIUM TAKES YOU EXPLORING 

into Tokyo as the city faces a new reality in the wake of natural disaster.
While persistent challenges still lay ahead, the city’s creative class is hell-bent on making sure that their home town thrives. Innovative and resilient, they are defining the future of Tokyo on their own terms.
Palladium and Pharrell Williams put their boots on and went exploring, bringing you this inside look at the recovery and effects from the Tsunami and the people who were affected.

 

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WEWOOD; ONE WATCH = ONE TREE

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH WEWOOD

The appeal of WeWood watches is found not only the aesthetic beauty of the wooden timepieces but also in the awareness that when you buy a WeWood Piece, the company plants a single tree.
WeWood has partnered with ‘Trees for the future’ and ‘American Forests’ to help ensure that their impact on the planet is minimal and extends beyond a manufacturers traditional responsibilities.
Completely absent of artificial and toxic materials, WeWood showcases the power that we have to make a difference in this world.
Know that you’ve made a difference by showing WeWood some deserved love.

 

 

 

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NUIT BLANCHE

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NUIT BLANCHE IS THIS SATURDAY! 

And we want to help you celebrate properly.

Start your night here at Lavish&Squalor and enjoy a glass of mulled wine between 5 and 7pm.

Set the mood with a little retail therapy before exploring the city streets with all of our new arrivals from your favourite brands.

 

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