Today, fashion designer Anna Sui came to Toronto at the Eaton Centre location of Sears to promote her cosmetics line.
I have always admired Anna Sui as a designer. Her bohemian rock and roll aesthetic is glamorous and poignant with every season. But this feminine and eclectic style changes subtly with each collection, showcasing a new inspiration or theme. I asked Sui what inspires her as a designer and she replied, “I think I have a great job, because I can use everything that I’m into in my work. It’s music, it’s movies, you can just see visiting a museum, or seeing a garden, even a flower.”
I brought it along with me, and she signed it.
While waiting in line, I talked to other fans of Sui and people involved with the event. Some definitely dressed for the occasion.
Lexi wasn’t wearing Anna Sui, but I loved her mix of bright colours and that vintage printed dress had a lot of personality. Her chartreuse suede flats are gorgeous, and I would love to find shoes in such a juicy colour for next summer.
I fell in love with this pair of boots at Winners. I’ve always been a fan of riding boots, because they are clean, elegant and have no unsightly zippers, but this pair is my new favourite. The laser-cut lace pattern at the top adds that feminine edge to a masculine silhouette.
She was so kind and sweet to her fans and colleagues, she even told one girl (dressed in one of her designs) “That is my favourite dress.” It was amazing meeting a visionary in the fashion and cosmetics industry, and I hope to see a future collection walk down the runway sometime.