Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Getting to Know: Arthur Mendonca

6 Things You May Not Know About Arthur Mendonca

1. Arthur Mendonca graduated from Ryerson University with a fashion degree
2. He apprenticed at NYBASED and Canadian designer David Dixon
3. Born in Toronto, and raised in Sao Miguel, Portugal
4. In 2002, Arthur Mendonca was launched
5. He opened Spring 2005 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Los Angeles
6. Arthur Mendonca was also a guest judge on Project Runway Canada

Arthur Mendonca Fall/Winter 2013 Collection will be able to pre-order at Fisher & Company, in London, ON - Thursday, May 2nd from 10am - 8pm

Monday, April 29, 2013

Sneak Peek: Arthur Mendonca Fall 2013

Arthur Mendonca's Fall 2013 Collection is full of leather, bright colours, oxidized coppers, and mixed textures. See the collection in its entirety this Thursday, May 2nd.

Getting to know: Treana Peake

What is the point of being given this life if I don't try 
to do something remarkable with it? - Treana Peake

Obakki is a luxury Vancouver brand, that is built on more than just style: with a successful clothing line and charity the Obakki Foundation - Treana Peake has combined her love of fashion and philanthropy. Peake's belief when you shop local, it will lead to a global impact. At 38, Peake founded the edgy luxe clothing line in 2005 as a way to create opportunities for the talented but often ignored creatives working in the Canadian fashion industry. Proving to be business savvy by keeping volume in check and wholesale all operating under the same roof, she gas maintained excellent sell-through rates. Her reward has been 50% to 60% growth each season since 2009. Obakki has plenty of international buzz - coverage in UK Vogue, UK InStyle, and WWD. Some of the celebrities who love Obakki is Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Audrina Patridge and Kelly Rutherford.

Treana with actress, Kelly Rutherford

A model wearing an Obakki Spring 2013 print dress from Fisher & Company's Spring Fashion Show

What inspires Treana Peake?
Peake finds inspiration in things that are real and in moments, interactions or places that move her. If she doesn't feel it, then she is not inspired. Many of her inspirations come from her field work, for example standing in the middle of a cattle camp in South Sudan or dancing around a clean water with a community in a remote village.

Obakki Spring 2013 Collection is available at Fisher & Company, in London, ON

Thursday, April 25, 2013

How to Wear: Stripes

Stripes have become a wardrobe staple for spring and summer. There are so many different ways you can wear the trend, and below you show you some of the ways.

The model is wearing Marc Cain stripe tank, Marc Cain stripe skirt, and Marc Cain white denim jacket. The fabric is so comfortable, we have a feeling you will be living in this outfit. Perfect for running around the city, playing with your children, or relaxing at the cottage. 

Wearing head to toe stripes isn't your thing, no problem you can introduce the trend to your spring/summer wardrobe in smaller doses - such as a stripe cardigan or blazer. Both of these looks are work appropriate. The model is wearing head to toe Iris.

Instead of wearing black with stripes, you can never go wrong with red!

Keeping your entire look black and white is a real chic way to wear stripes. 

Love what you see in the pictures? Contact a Fisher & Company Wardrobe Consultant and get the look!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Mingling & Looking Chic

A fashion show isn't complete unless you have some fabulous guests! 

Fisher & Company Wardrobe Consultant, Kate Cross mingling with some of her stylish clients. Wonder what she is wearing? Marie Saint Pierre dress and IRO blazer - both available at Fisher & Company.

A longtime stylish customer, Marg (who also modeled in the show) is wearing one of the hottest shades of the season - mint!

Fisher & Company Wardrobe Consultant, Kerry looks pretty in pink in her Marie Saint Pierre dress.

Fisher & Company Owner, Jo-Ann Fisher standing with a customer also wearing Marie Saint Pierre. The ladies of Fisher & Company sure love Marie Saint Pierre!

Longtime Fisher & Company Wardrobe Consultant, Anne Thomson stylishly poses with her customers. She is wearing a M Missoni dress.

Fisher & Company Wardrobe Consultant, Nicole Oretan (who is also wearing Marie Saint Pierre) is in the middle of preparing model and customer, Karen McBride for the show!

Looking stylish is ageless!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Casually Chic

Below are more pictures from our Spring 2013 Fashion Show which happened last Thursday, and the theme was "Fashionable at Every Age". Dressing casual doesn't always have to be the same look, here at Fisher & Company we like to call it dressing "casually chic" and below are different options on how to obtain the look. 

Designers to look for at Fisher & Company: Marc Cain, Elizabeth and James, rag & bone, J Brand, ByLyse, Helmut Lang, James Perse, IRO, Eileen Fisher, and MICHAEL Michael Kors.

A military inspired jacket mixed with soft fabrics and a nude flatform. Remember a jacket that has structured will always give you shape, especially when wearing it with soft pants, like the harem style. 

To tone down colour denim, pair it with earthy tones.

Don't shy away from white during warm weather! White looks brilliant paired with brights or pastel shades. Perfect look for those lazy summer afternoons!

Want to add a little glam to your casual attire? Team a bold blouse, and a tailored blazer to your slim denim.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Spring 2013 Fashion Show

Last night was our Spring 2013 Fashion Show, where the theme was "Fashionable at Every Age". We want to thank all of our customers who attended the show, and as well the models (who also happen to be fabulous customers). Since there are so many pictures from last night, I have decided in each posting to feature either a designer or highlight a trend. Plus tons of pictures of our stylish customers and Fisher & Company staff. 

Marie Saint Pierre Spring 2013 Collection

Look #1 - Love the combination of hot pink and black. An easy way to add the colour-block trend to your spring wardrobe. Marie Saint Pierre dresses are so easy, all you have to do it put it on and you are ready to conquer the day, stylishly. 

Look #2 - If Jackie-O was around today you can bet she would be wearing this tunic style dress from Marie Saint Pierre. For another look, wear with black slim cropped pants.

Look #3 - Add a jacket and you are ready for the office, add some bling and fabulous shoes and you are ready for any formal event.

Look #4 - 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Fashionable at every age

So excited for tonight's spring fashion show! Our theme for the event is "fashionable at every age". It is such an important and key message for women, it doesn't matter how old you are - you can always looks stylish. It comes down to knowing your personal style, what looks good on you, and having the key items in your closet. 

Fisher & Company Spring 2013 Fashion Show
Tonight - cocktails at 7pm, followed by fashion show at 8pm, and followed by "Shop the Show"

Below are more rag & bone essentials:
The Bromley Blazer - love the lime green piping, a great way to inject colour into your outfit. A tailored blazer is an essential for all women. Wear with a fitted dress to the office, white denim on the weekend, or printed shorts for an evening out on the town.

The Ella Skirt - stripes are always a chic and classic choice for spring. Wear casually with a boyfriend tee, denim jacket, and flat sandals or dress it up with a ruffle blouse, sleeveless jacket, and 4-inch heels.