Behind the Scenes
|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 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 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.
SPRING 2016 Best-Sellers
FALL 2016 Best-Sellers
Vanderpump Rules Cast - Scheana Shay and Kristen Doute
E! News with Giuliana Rancic
|Posted by Kelly Claman on April 10, 2016 at 11:00 PM||comments (0)|
I cannot get enough of Siwy's new seamless line - the fit is just incredible. They're the perfect 24 hour jeans which offer ease and comfort while remaining very polished and chic aesthetically.
The seamless experience is designed to give the ultimate performance potential in denim without sacrificing style. By removing the side seams, Siwy has accomplished something special - a jean that feels like second skin. Innovative, buttery-soft and super-stretch fabrics allow for 360 degree flexibility. They're a wardrobe staple for busy working women.
These are a few of my favorites!
|Posted by Kelly Claman on May 19, 2015 at 10:20 PM||comments (0)|
I'm so thrilled to finally share these images! Several weeks ago, team KCC partnered with Nord Magazine and Doc Martens on an exclusive editorial, "Stand For Something", a campaign for freedom and equality for all. Each subject chose a cause they believe in and styled themselves to perfection in pieces from Kain Label and Viparo to express their passion. It is always such a pleasure to work with Jonathan Hooper and Myles Sexton, the dynamic duo behind Nord.
Images: 1) Sasha Exeter in Viparo, 2) Miguel Perrault in Viparo, 3) Julio Reyes in Viparo, 4) Vicki Hogarth in Donna Mizani, 5) Adonis Chantz in Viparo.
|Posted by Kelly Claman on May 19, 2015 at 9:40 PM||comments (0)|
Toronto Fashion Week recently wrapped up and we had the privilege of dressing some of Toronto's top Street Style Stars in Viparo. Here is a peek at some of my personal favorite looks!
|Posted by Kelly Claman on November 25, 2013 at 7:15 PM||comments (0)|
Our highly anticipated Spring 14 Lookbook is finally here!
A collaboration with photographer Jonathan Hooper and with Hair+Makeup artist Myles Sexton, the images highlight our favorite Spring '14 styles across all of our collections. Some of the trends we focused on this season include crop cut-out tops, tennis dressing, and Chambray.
Thanks to Nikki at B&M Models for her work on the shoot as well!
|Posted by Kelly Claman on September 3, 2013 at 11:45 AM||comments (0)|
in partnership with Chloe Magazine and CANFAR
An exclusive style lounge for celebrities to get red carpet ready
from September 4 – September 7, 2013
Presented by fashion distributor Kelly Claman Company and fashion showroom Stylist Box, The Suite, in partnership with Chloe Magazine and the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) will provide exclusive access to a range of daywear and eveningwear looks for actors, producers, and television personalities to borrow for special appearances during the Toronto International Film Festival while offering complimentary styling, hair and makeup services.
Designers include a variety of emerging and established brands from Canada, USA, and the UK; with red carpet dresses from Andrew Majtenyi, Lucian Matis, Masha, Maybe by Catalfo, Moose&Beaver, Whitney Eve, and Wren; to daytime looks for press junkets from Hilary MacMillan, Kain Label, Kova & T, Love Zooey, Skinny Sweats, and Me to We Style; which can be accessorized with statement pieces from Arctic Ice, I’MONIQ Accessories, Kara Ross, Laborde Designs, Mizdragonfly, and fashion-forward touchscreen gloves from Quill & Tine.
“Each minute, one young woman is infected with HIV,” says Alex Kruger, Communications & Marketing Manager for CANFAR, “The Suite is a great way to bring together passionate women in the entertainment and fashion industries who have the power to change this statistic through their influence and knowledge we will pass on to them.”
VIP guests will receive over $2,000 worth of services and product, including red carpet styling services from Kelly Claman Company and Stylist Box, makeup and hair by Erin Heather, and interview opportunities with Chloe Magazine while enjoying refreshments from mike’s® authentic shandy, Palm Bay Spritz®, VitaminWater, and treats from Jelly Modern Doughnuts and Clafouti, home of THE ORIGINAL CROOKIE®.
Each VIP guest will take home with them a gift bag stocked full of stylish items, including a piece of exotic skin jewellery from celebrity favourite Kara by Kara Ross, Kova & T denim leggings, a special item from Whitney Eve’s current collection, crystal earrings from Arctic Ice’s Polar Bear collection, a $50 gift certificate to select a special piece of lingerie from Montreal-based Arianne’s online boutique, a t-shirt from socially conscious line Me to We Style, stylish heritage black berets from Parkhurst Knitwear, a croc print leather wristlet from Geox, international award-winning nio™ - a unique mobile phone application that protects items from loss or theft, Stylist Box limited-edition “Don’t You Know Who [I think] I am?” CANFAR t-shirt, a reusable Tkaro bottle, earrings from Laborde Designs, Secret Silky by Secret Legwear’s control-top pantyhose and reinforced toe pantyhose in black and nude, Green & Black’s Organic premium fair trade certified chocolate, and Vitamints Recover to reduce stress and restore energy and boost the immune system post-TIFF.
Expected celebrities and personalities include Lauren Lee Smith (Cinemanotes, The Listener), Gia Milani (director, All The Wrong Reasons), Katie Boland (Gerontophilia), Sianoa Smit-McPhee (All Cheerleaders Die), Meghan Heffern (The F Word), Gabrielle Miller (Call Me Fitz) Amanda Grace Cooper (All Cheerleaders Die), Mayko Nyugen (Cracked), Inga Cadranel (Orphan Black), supermodel Monika Schnarre, Malinda Walcott (producer, The F Word), Luisa D’Oliveira (Cracked), Anna Hopkins (The Grand Seduction), Nicole Munoz (Defiance), television host Veronica Chail, and more.
Media and stylist preview will take place on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 between 4pm and 7pm.