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Retro Glam

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This week’s outfit is inspired by the above print created by Toronto-based artist Dionne Simpson. It’s Mad Men vibe seems at once to be totally current yet classic, just like the neutral-coloured shopping picks. A chain or sequined scarf is a nice alternative to a necklace – scour vintage boutiques or the St. Lawrence Market for similar options (at prices that won’t force you to choose between your new accessory and eating lunch). Loving this look whether this Valentine’s brings you romantic candy kisses or cocktails with the girls.

Dress, Bridget $189 Club Monaco; Sunglasses, Aviator $90 (U.S.) Michael Michael Kors; Bracelet, Cut Out Feather Hinge $24 (U.S.) Urban Outfitters; Shoes, Laso $225 Boutique 9; 1-866-993-9378 Clutch, Lauren Merkin $250 (U.S.) Charlotte Ronson; Shrug, Lux Fur $32.80 Forever 21;

Acrylic on canvas, Dionne Simpson. Urban Scape, 2004. 48” x 48”, $5,000.

Location of the Week: Linea Intima

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