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The Find: 10 pairs of shoes with attention-grabbing embellished heels

In a bid to get noticed by street style photographers, the savvy editors and bloggers at New York Fashion Week dumped chic minimalism for flashy look-at-me footwear, with heels ranging from delicate to sturdy to sexy to out-there. One way to emulate the look is by adding some shoelery (that’s shoe + jewellery) to a pair of pumps already in your closet. For a better way, check out the ten pairs below.

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Miu Miu launches its first Canadian boutique in Holt Renfrew on Bloor

Canada’s first Miu Miu boutique

Miu Miu’s Toronto boutique opened this weekend (a week earlier than rumoured) in a corner of the Holt Renfrew store on Bloor. The space is small but luxe, with damask curtains, gold counters and crystal display cases. The store-in-store carries the quirky-cool brand’s handbags and accessories, but none of its clothes. In other words: you’re in luck if you’re looking for a gorgeous purse, but anyone in the market for a purple print suit will have to order it online.

Miu Miu Holt Renfrew Toronto, Holt Renfrew, 50 Bloor St, W., miumiu.com

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Miu Miu is opening its first Canadian boutique in the Bloor Street Holt Renfrew

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Holt Renfrew has confirmed that Miu Miu, Miuccia Prada’s outrageously popular offshoot brand, is opening a boutique in its Bloor Street flagship. Holts is staying mum on what exactly Miu Miu’s first Canadian boutique will carry, but local lovers of quirky accessories should be able to find out as early as February, which is when the boutique is rumoured to open. [h/t Retail Insider]

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TIFF PARTY: Christina Hendricks and Elle Fanning catch up like schoolgirls at the Ginger and Rosa after-party

Elle Fanning, Alice Englert, Alessandro Nivola and Christina Hendricks (Image: Lu Chau/Photoganist)

Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars buzzed around the Entertainment District on Friday night, promoting nine star-studded films being screened on day two of the Toronto International Film Festival. On the corner of Duncan and Pearl, a small crowd of mainly curious bar-hoppers loitered by two red carpets set up on each side of Charles Khabouth and Hanif Harji’s newest venue, the AMC Storys—the location of last year’s hyped Soho House pop-up club. Still, it was after midnight before the stars started to show for the Ginger and Rosa post-premiere party.

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TIFF RED CARPET: Christina Hendricks and Elle Fanning are both ginger at the Ginger and Rosa special presentation

TIFF RED CARPET: Ginger and Rosa

Despite her famous shock of red hair, Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks is not the titular Ginger in Sally Potter’s Ginger and Rosa, which had its premiere at the Elgin Theatre last night. That honour goes to Elle Fanning (like Hendricks’, her light blond hair is dyed red in the movie), who took to the red carpet in a brightly patterned purple Miu Miu suit (Hendricks was both more demure and more of a bombshell in a black Ports 1961 dress). In the film, which is set during the sexual revolution in 1960s London, the BFFship of teenagers Ginger and Rosa (played by Alice Englert) is tested when the latter begins an affair with the former’s father, Alessandro Nivola (did we mention the sexual revolution thing?). And despite playing only a supporting role in the film (that of Fanning’s mother), Hendricks still pretty much owned the red carpet as she pulled out her trademark big smiles and coy glances.

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Good Stuff Cheap: six designer sample sales that make lining up seem entirely sane

(Images: Jeremy Laing by Thomas Kletecka/Collective Edit; high heel courtesy of Alexander McQueen; bow tie courtesy of Band of Outsiders; jeans courtesy of Nudie Jeans Co.; zip-up courtesy of Puma; kids’ boot courtesy of Geox; )

For Straight-from-SoHo Fashion
Crowds huddled in Ossing­ton’s doorways are a familiar sight, but nothing compares to the sidewalk jams that form when Jonathan and Olivia owner Jackie O’Brien holds her biannual sales (starting on Boxing Day and again in June or July). Cool kids, designers, ad execs and artsy-leaning scions flock here for deconstructed hipster wear from Manhattan, Sweden and the U.K., by the likes of Alexander Wang, Rag and Bone, Band of Outsiders, Engineered Garments, and Wings and Horns. All up to 50 per cent off. E-mail info@jonathanandolivia.com to get on the list.

FOR Big European Labels
Toronto retail veteran Elsa Reia was hosting sample sales long before they were in vogue, which explains her all-star roster of designer brands: apparel, accessories and footwear from Alexander McQueen, Rick Owens, Dries Van Noten, Miu Miu, Martin Margiela, Lanvin, Isabel Marant and more. The blowout runs over two days in April and October. Expect a variety of sizes and inventory, from recent and past seasons, marked down by 70 per cent or more. E-mail info@reiastudio.com to sign up.

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