Posted on | August 10, 2010 | No Comments
We love guests, so it was a real treat to receive a visit from the 1,000 Cups tour today. These coffee lovers have the enivable job of treking accross Canada in 10-days to meet and greet the country. You can check out their exploits on their official blog. While at Cabaret, on of their few Toronto stops, the team tried on a few pieces and spoke to Tao Drayton about vintage, Toronto living, and of course – Poutine! The US team featured a combination of awesome crew from both Seatle and Portland. We had a great time telling them all about our fair city and pointed out some of the sights.
Check out some of the behind the scenes images of the shoot and stay tuned for information on when the official video will be released.
Posted on | August 8, 2010 | 1 Comment
THE CABARET COLLECTION:
Over the years we have dressed many brides in our fabulous vintage pieces, creating individual one-of-a-kind looks for each of our brides. We have been pleased to see that demand for such pieces has continually increased, however availability of size, colour, and style were always limited. To solve this dilemma, we created The Cabaret Collection, a unique signature line inspired by the very best of our select, original vintage dresses.
The Cabaret Collection takes its inspiration from the “Cocktail Bride”: A beautiful, stylish, and sophisticated yet fun-loving woman who wants a glamourous vintage-style party dress for her special day. This distinctive line focuses on the quality and uniqueness found in the fashion of the 40s, 50s, and 60s while meeting the needs of the contemporary bride in fit and styling. The charm of fine detailing, excellent construction, and superb fabric creates a modern-day classic that we hope you love.
Currently, The Cabaret Collection features ten dazzling designs, which are handmade in Toronto. The dresses can be made to measure and details changed to varying degrees, upon request
The age of glamour never ends, as evidenced by this sensational line of vintage inspired dresses! If you have any questions about The Cabaret Collection, please feel free call or email.
Headpieces and hats: David Dunkley www.kcshats.com, and Cabaret
Posted on | August 7, 2010 | No Comments
If you look in our New Arrivals Gallery you’ll find quite a number of dresses and outfits that feature this necklace. Frankly, its been our go-to accessory for quite some time in the store and has been featured in the window display and in photos numerous times.
Its the little black dress of jewelry.
We’ve paired it beautifully with 1950′s knit day dresses, 1970s evening wear, and even peeking out from a 1940′s suit set. Its been admired by many customers but hasn’t found a home, a frequent comment that we hear is “I have nothing to wear it with”. A bold piece of fine jewelry can make its own place of distinction with a variety of outfits. My favorite look for this piece was with a bold 1950′s Kelley Green knit dress and it also looked fantastic when borrowed for a photo shoot to be styled with our Cabaret Collection Tulip dress in antique white.
Explore your closet in an open minded way and try out pieces in your jewelry box that may have slipped out of favor; you may find a great new look right under your nose.
Posted on | August 6, 2010 | No Comments
I think its an understatement to say, that we really enjoyed Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s character Ramona Flowers in her new movie Scott Pilgrim vs The World. It was fantastic to see a film that not only used authentic Toronto locales but also had a hint of authentic Toronto street-style as well. We’ve picked out a few pieces from our racks that wouldn’t be out of place in the closets of either Scott or Ramona.
Posted on | August 5, 2010 | No Comments
1 – Handkerchief (Sadly no – paper tissues cannot be substituted) The reason for this will be seen in final photographs when little bits of white paper maybe stuck to your forehead. It has happened before to many a bride’s dismay. Vintage handkerchiefs also give the opportunity to add something old on the walk down the aisle in a discrete way as well as make a fantastic keepsake for generations to come. One of our Cabaret Brides had the fantastic idea of finding a variety of handkerchief in different styles with vintage monograms of the initials of her bridal party. They make a great last minute favor to the others who are part of the day.
2- Tinted Lip gloss (Not lipstick) Its tempting to reapply colour throughout the day however, unless you are applying complete face throughout the day, while your cheek and eye clour fade with wear, the tone of your lips will outshine the rest of your face. So if you only intend to touch up your lips throughout the day just keep it to a tinted lip gloss that coordinates with your base colour – with all the kissing and smiling your lips will thank you for the extra moisture. To keep your colour throughout the day try a lipstain colour as the base instead.
3 – 3 feet of Dental floss (But not the whole package) Why dental floss you may ask? Because your wedding day unfortunately is usually the one day of your life that you will somehow get something stuck in your teeth sadly and usually your venue will not be conveniently located next to a drug store. One customer told us of her attending a wedding of a co-worker where she got a piece of salmon sashimi stuck in her teeth early in the cocktail reception. This lead to desperately looking for loose threads on her outfit in a washroom stall to remedy the situation. Best way to travel with it: wrap a length around a couple of hair pins instead of caring the whole package and taking up precious purse space.
4. Hairpins (Not multicoloured or metallic) Just 4 or 5 will do in a colour that compliments your hair – so no metallics. Even the most coiffed of hairstyles sometimes flop under the pressure of having to stay perfect for an entire day under lights, humidity, sitting in gazebos in the park, and dancing with uncles. Just a few hairpins will ensure that your veil or headpiece stays in place along with any stray hairs.
5. A happy memory (This can be anything) We’ve heard of ticket stubs from a first date, a friendship bracelet from a best friend, or a piece of fabric from something you both have shared. When all is said and done, even an event with 5 or 500 people really just comes down to 2. Take something down the aisle that always reminds you of this and really it will help with keeping everything in perceptive if the car arrives late, the cake is tilted, or your hair goes flat. It always just comes down to 2.
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