Missoni Pre Spring Summer 2014

  With all the serious flooding lately in Calgary, I began to fill my day-dreams fantasy with all the possible choices of swimming suits for my belated summer. As much as I like beaches, I can not get tan. Large pool parties is my perfect substitute, intimate, relaxing. This season Missoni in-cooperated their signature knitwear patterns into the Pre-Spring Summer 2014. Everything is a bit toned down this season, but I still feel like I am looking through a kaleidoscope of color. It is a summer put-together with zigzag motifs, waves and a work of art of geometric and abstract floral jacquard. Which, is exactly what we need in Calgary right now, a touch of color to cheer up the greyness in this muddy atmosphere. 

Source: vogue.it 


Time to reconsider. Raincoats

   Have lived in Calgary for about 10 years, never thought I would need any rain wear in this dry-weather + snowy city. Even during the heavy raining seasons, a trench coat would probably do it. So it never occurs to me that I would need something more than just an umbrella  Recently, with all the serious flood and damage happening in Calgary, it is time to go far and get down on to some serious rain gear styling . To find the right rain gear that keeps you stay dry while making you look super chic.  With the amount of stuff I carry around with me, an extra umbrella would be rather annoying. A raincoat could be the perfect alternative for those of you that carries load of stuff in your bag. Check out some of the ones I love that I've found.

Terra New York 

Wanda Nylon Transparent Raincoat

YEOHLEE Placket Raincoat

Friis & Company Gita Raincoat 

Source:  TerraNewYork, Friis&Comany, Ferfetch.com


Lauren Bagliore Dal Deserto All'Oasi SS 2013

  Lauren Bagliore S/S 2013 presentation, a night that brightens the atmosphere of Calgary high fashion scene in this gloomy weather. Calgary Fashion community would not be compromised by the rain nor the flood. +GarMann L@Gar&Man:L had the pleasure to walk the runway at the night of the show along with some of the best known fashion faces in Calgary, Kim Noseworthy, Ania B. Powered by the PARK crew with Kara Chomistek, and the Italian chamber of commerce in Canada, Dal Deserto All'Oasi collection "From the Wasteland to the Oasis" This season, Bagliore explores the balance of fine Italian couture making and Asian Fashion aesthetic. Guided by her unique fashion design mastery emphasizing each fine detail, creating a fantastico trio across texture, size and patterns. Couple of my favourite design were contrast black and white symmetric dress, loose waist Italian silk dress with that beautiful light weight drape that can easily be mix and match in all seasons. Loving all of her pieces that have the style to last over time, they are made to be worn effortlessly chic across seasons after seasons. The minimalist speaks loud. Japanese sumo hair with black bold samurai brows makes the statement clear. 

The designer continues to reconstruct and express right out Bagliore's world of fashion. They are bold and edgy. Bagliore continues to visualize italiana femminilità. 

  During the fitting day before the show, Lauren and I got to catch up a little since her last show in Calgary. Only about six months since the last show, time flies by. She's been a great friend and inspiration, her word of advice and courage have supported Gar&Mann:L so much along the way. Never seize to surprise me everytime I meet her. Wonder if my progress in Italian would allow me to be able to held a small conversation in Italian with her next time. 

  Coalescing the two aesthetics of the long history and culture of Japanese and Italian art and fashion,Lauren Bagliore's Dal Deserto All'Oasi 2013 SS is The collection. Gar&Mann:L Loves Lauren Bagliore, to all of you stylish people out there, if you like art and fashion be sure to follow and check LaurenBagliore.com to support and be sure to check out Ania. B's great coverage.

Videophotogapher: +Jack McLee @Gar&Mann:L

Videocredit: +Jack McLee  @Gar&Mann:L

Photographer: +Paul Lee  @Gar&Mann:L

Supported By:
The Italian Chamber of Commerce - www.iccbc.com
Hedkandi Salon - www.hedkandisalon.com
Butter Beauty Bar - www.butterbeautyparlour.com
Smoothe Laser Clinics & Aesthetics - www.smoothe.ca
Gravity Pope Shoes - www.gravitypope.com
Studio 122 - www.studio122.org
Hyatt Auto Gallery Mercedes Benz -www.mercedesbenzcalgary.com
downtownfood - www.downtownfood.ca
Empson Wines - www.empsoncanada.com

Fashionsign Magazine - http://fashionsignmagazine.com/
With Special Guest: Mikey Da Roza - www.mikeydaroza.com

 Photocredit: +Paul Lee  @Gar&Mann:L. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.