Behind the Scenes
|Posted by Kelly Claman on January 9, 2017 at 9:40 PM||comments (1)|
I love the month of January - it's a new year, the days start to get longer, and amazing Pre-Spring fashion begins hitting the stores. This year, the Italian designers stand out to me in particular - the opulence and detail is incredible and there are quite a few statment pieces that caught my eye.
SUNGLASSES - Dolce and Gabbana - Available at Browns Fashion
FUR BAG - Valentino - Available at My Theresa
SEQUIN SKIRT- Dolce and Gabbana - Available at Matches Fashion
PINK DRESS- Dolce and Gabbana - Available at Moda Operandi
BLACK SANDALS - Prada - Available at Net-A-Porter
GOLD RING - Lynn Ban - Available at Lane Crawford
DENIM - Siwy Denim - Available at The Lux Life Boutique
WHITE CASHMERE - The Row - Available at The Webster
BUCKET BAG - Alaia - Available at Farfetch
|Posted by Kelly Claman on December 7, 2016 at 5:20 PM||comments (0)|
Montreal will always be my home. It's where I grew up, where my family is from, and where I began my career in the fashion industry. It's been quite some time since I've been there (usually Rebecca and the girls would make business trips to Montreal while I would head to the west coast), so last week's visit was long overdue and it brought back a lot of great memories.
The Vogue Loews Hotel:
I've always loved the Vogue hotel and I stay there anytime I'm in the city. They can accomodate any request and they are dog-friendly. My pup enjoyed the "Bow Wow Beef Tenderloin" and he was super-cozy on their fluffy dog bed. I also love the decor - they always have beautiful floral arrangements around the hotel and they have lots of fashion-centered art and photography in every room.
Tavern on the Square:
Tavern is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. I used to have many after-work dinners there with clients, friends and family, and I enjoyed many lunches on their patio with my father, one of our weekly rituals. They have something on their menu to suit everyone's tastes from pasta dishes to seafood to french cuisine, and they have the best daily specials. At Tavern I always feel at home.
Abe and Mary's:
Abe and Mary's is a unique lifestyle concept store created by my aunt and named after my grandparents - Abe ad Mary Claman It is a destination on Jean Talon and they're known for their fabulous cafe which offers home-made salads, sandwiches and baked goods with a focus on gluten-free health-conscious options. I picked up several beautiful cashmeres from Rachel Zoe, Vince and Rebecca Taylor and what I love best of all is that they're dog-friendly. My pup had the time of his life visiting the store!
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|Posted by Kelly Claman on November 17, 2016 at 7:50 PM||comments (0)|
I cannot believe we're already in the middle of November - this Fall has gone by so quickly! The past few months have been hectic at the KCC between our Fall Denim event, our Spring 2017 market and the launch of our e-tail venture. It's been an exciting period of growth for us and at the same time, there has been an influx of new retail and media channels into the Canadian marketplace (such as Nordstrom Canada), making this a unique and thrilling time for Fashion in Canada.
That being said, I've been receiving many inquiries about life in the fashion industry as well as about my favorite brands, stores, and inspirations. My journey has been a long and winding one, spanning over 10 years. There's never been a dull moment and the time feels right to share more of my thoughts and influences with all of you. I'll be updating this space up to 4 times a week with new content, and I'll respond here to some of your email inquiries.
Wishing you all my best,
|Posted by Kelly Claman on September 26, 2016 at 6:30 PM||comments (0)|
Nordstrom has finally rolled out doors in Canada's major cities. We are so excited to welcome two locations here in Toronto - one downtown at the Eaton Center and another in Yorkdale Mall. Not only does Nordstrom bring highlight pieces from runway designers that have previously not been available in Canada, but they also offer unique styles from popular designers, such as Alexander Wang and Helmut Lang, which are available nowhere else.
Some of my favorite collections in the store include Delpozo, Self-Portrait, McQ and Simone Rocha.
It will be very interesting to see how Nordstrom's arrival will impact the Canadian marketplace!
Here's a peek BTS at the Eaton Center gala:
|Posted by Kelly Claman on July 18, 2016 at 7:10 PM||comments (0)|
Last week, we hosted our exlusive "LA in the Fall" launch event for Siwy Denim and it was incredible! In addition to kicking off our Fall line with the Canadian press, we also introduced our full seamless line and the response has been insane. The event was produced by Liquid Communications at Wish Restaurant in Yorkville. Big thanks to the entire team which includes photographer Jonathan Hooper, Lancome makeup artist and creative director Myles Sexton, DJ Lokei and Liquid Comm's fearless leader Amanda Lao who created an incredible experience for our guests.
Guests included Elle Canada, Fashion Magazine, Yahoo! Canada Fashion and Entertainment Tonight Canada. Entertainment included our dreamcatcher station, selfie stations complete with a custom snapchat filter, and a gifting booth featuring amazing products from Siwy and from our jewelry brand, Ellie Vail.
Here are some snaps from the big day, #SIWYxCA -
|Posted by Kelly Claman on June 29, 2016 at 10:10 PM||comments (0)|
I cannot get enough of Siwy's Catherine jean. This fierce wide leg crop has also been a top seller and editor favorite going into the Fall 2016 season. It is one of the styles that Natalie Suarez of @NatalieOffDuty chose to highlight in her recent Siwy feature and it has been such a hero jean that it is going forward thru Holiday/Resort 2017 in several additional washes.
I cannot wait til August when this style finally drops - in the meantime, here's a peek at some of the options!
|Posted by Kelly Claman on May 19, 2016 at 8:30 PM||comments (0)|
The highly anticipated Siwy Denim X Natalie Suarez campaign has finally launched and we are loving the images! Natalie of @natalieoffduty rocks Siwy's signature seamless denim along with Siwy's new vintage-inspired tees from the Spring 16 collection, and the photos exude a cool casual LA vibe. They also show the incredible flexibility of the seamless collection.
Here is a peek at the campaign!
|Posted by Kelly Claman on May 10, 2016 at 6:30 PM||comments (0)|
Siwy Denim has just launched a limited edition capsule of seamless washes with the signature pocket. They are amazing classics that allow for 360 degree flexibility and fit like a second skin - perfect for the working woman going from the office to meetings and more. I consider them to be the perfect 24 hour pant, offering comfort with a chic, polished look.
As these 6 washes are being cut to order, they will be available in limited quantities across North America. Nothing beats an exclusive jean in this world of endless denim offerings. Contact us for more info! [email protected]
|Posted by Kelly Claman on May 3, 2016 at 5:05 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Kelly Claman on April 26, 2016 at 4:55 PM||comments (0)|
We're thrilled to announce that the KCC now distributes Ellie Vail Jewelry in Canada! The collection is all about minimal styles for every day. Prices range from $35-$95 CDN retail, with the majority of the collection retailing under $75 CDN.
Ellie Vail Jewelry was founded in 2014 after former celebrity stylist Ellie Vail took an impromptu jewelry making class and realized that designing jewelry not only came naturally to her, but was something she enjoyed and was good at.
Having previously styled the likes of Sofia Vergara, Celine Dion, and even the Kennedy Family, Ellie Vail understands the importance that accessories play in the wardrobe department. Ellie describes herself as a "creative DIY" type woman, so her appreciation for accessories and more specifically jewelry can be seen in all of her designs.
Ellie Vail Jewelry is designed for the everyday girl. Her collection is a mix of minimal and edgy pieces combined with the latest must-have trends. her goal is to keep the line affordable for everyone. Ellie Vail Jewelry is designed so that if you love it, you can have it.
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