Happy Canada Day!
While most of my Canadian counterparts are getting their party on today at one of Toronto's Summerlicious celebrations or on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, I'm --
Working on my tan and getting my beach on in sunny So-Cal. (True story).
That being said, I'm also celebrating my country's 143rd birthday by checking out a few of my favourite Canadian designers.
Let's a take a peak at what talent Canada has spawned, shall we? In no particular order:
- Pink Tartan: Co-founded and led by Kimberley Newport-Mimran, Pink Tartan is probably one of the most classic labels in Canada. Beautifully-made, partical clothes, cut mostly conservative - I love this line. Check out some spectacular styles at Neiman Marcus. I'm especially loving that tweed skirt.
- Ports 1961: One look at the Spring/Summer 2010 collection and it's easy to see why celebutantes like Olivia Palermo are such huge fans of the brand. Created with the hemisphere-hopper in mind, Ports 1961 features classic cuts in loose fabrics, like the Ports 1961 Furoshiki dress in cherry (on sale now).
- Pippa Small: Canadian-born and British-raised, jewelry designer Pippa Small's hand-crafted designs feature delicate chains and carved out stones. Exhibit A: These 18-karat gold pink tourmaline studs, sold-out at Net-A-Porter (but certainly check out the rest of the collection).