Model Citizen in Kensington Market is a terrific place to get lost for an hour. Vintage meets avant garde. Excellent Canadian design is representin'. But they don't have a website?! so you'll have to take my word for it, and check the photos below. Oh, and here's a little profile from NOW. Or you could just head over and see for yourself.
Seriously, I've been looking at a fantastic Véronique Miljkovich architectural, bias-cut, shirt-meets-tunic thing for months. Hoping and praying that its $170.00 price tag might begin to reflect the current, post-Xmas economy.
On Thursday, happily, I did negotiate a bargain - $136.00 - though the argument has been made that I a) can't justify the need for a new top for the next decade, given my current crop and b) should be saving my pennies like everyone else - if only to pay off the frickin' bathroom (I mean, the gorgeous bathroom I love).
The point has also been made, by me time and again, that I love to support small Canadian business and Canadian fashion and for that privilege, my friends, one has to pay a premium. So be it. The piece is so beautiful, drapes so perfectly and looks so flattering that I will love it for years to come.
And here are the money shots: