LG Fashion Week: Patio chic at Bustle

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Shawn Hewson and Ruth Promislow (Bustle) | photo by Kevin Naulls (Dressed for Dinner)

You know their story, the one about the two Bay Street lawyers turned fashion stars. You have heard their story, because they live up to their hype as designers, creating classic pieces that can continue to be on heavy rotation for seasons to come.

Two of the heavy components for the show were coral and blue plaids and arboreal prints that were painted on with a richness that looked almost like pieces had been tar-splattered.

Bustle by Nathalie

Bustle S/S 2010 | photo by National Post

Plaid was incorporated throughout the collection, featured as lining for collars, trim and pants. I absolutely fell in love with a pair of pink plaid pants.

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Bustle S/S 2010 | photo by Kevin Naulls (Dressed for Dinner)

Bustle always puts on a wonderful show. The music was energetic (Martin Solveig feat. Dragonette – Boys and Girls and The Gossip) and the models looked very comfortable in what they were wearing. Stacey McKenzie was naturally the most comfortable:

Stacey McKenzie makes her presences known | photo by Kevin Naulls

Stacey McKenzie makes her presence known | photo by Kevin Naulls

Surprisingly, so was Rick Mercer (who is now a model):

Rick Mercer discusses new career as model | photo by Kevin Naulls

Rick Mercer discusses new career as model | photo by Kevin Naulls

In the short time the models had with the runway, Bustle sent a myriad of separates, effectively layering cardigans, blazers and tennis shirts. Everything was colourful, including their guests:

Madeline Cravit (right) and friend | photo by Kevin Naulls

Madeline Cravit (right) and friend | photo by Kevin Naulls (Dressed for Dinner)

When I saw Madeline and her friend, I knew I wanted to capture them on film. They had the retro aesthetic going for them that I really respond to. It is almost Mad Men 2.0 – a little more contemporary, but fun and sexy at the same time.

Chloe Beckerman | photo by Kevin Naulls

Chloe Beckerman | photo by Kevin Naulls (Dressed for Dinner)

It should be obvious why Chloe stood out to me. The cherry red popped and demanded attention, but it was balanced with earth tones to showcase a complete, unified (and very unique) ensemble . I knew I needed to capture this look – a definite stand out last night. Chloe is a fashion designer and information about her day to day style, along with her sisters can be found at http://beckermanbiteplate.blogspot.com/. See the Beckermans website (http://www.beckermans.com/) for more information about their collections.

Heidi Ondrusek and Tanya Chevannes | photo by Kevin Naulls

Tanya Chevannes and Heidi Ondrusek | photo by Kevin Naulls (Dressed for Dinner)

Heidi and Tanya were sweethearts. After assuming they were models, I took their card and walked away, thinking that their card was the barrier between me and taking their photograph (I can be such a novice!). Turns out it was a big, hilarious misunderstanding and although they could definitely be models because they are gorgeous, they are stylists at an online fashion magazine. Have a look at some of their work at http://patentonlinemag.com/.

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One response to “LG Fashion Week: Patio chic at Bustle

  1. Little A

    Amazing shots! Love the review, and attention to detail (re: the runway music, etc)

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