Local fashionistas, stylists, bloggers, editors and buyers come together to enjoy the art of fashion. Up-to last year we had our very own Toronto Fashion week where Canadian talent and already establish brands could showcase their designs. This year one of Toronto’s most prestigious malls, Yorkdale put Canada’s fashion designers at the centre of style with FashionCan 2017. Yorkdale hosted top fashion designers as they presented their Fall/Winter 2017 collections. Two days of runway presentations from designers such as Mikhael Kale, Jennifer Torosian, UNTTLD and RUDSAK.

When I received my Media accreditation pass I was very excited to attend. I have also immediately reached out to my go-to designer LUNIA BONDER with a dress concept that I had in mind for few months already. Lunia has shared my excitement and with the time to spare the dress arrived a day before the show. I have given Lunia few colour options and texture of materials I prefer. She selected the materials and over multiple chats we have come to agreement on red/burgundy velvet-silk option that would work best for the style of dress. Lunia has always offered me her professional opinion which I value tremendously. Everyone who’s attending the show is extraordinary in a sense of their unique outfit. I also wanted to showcase the dress that was custom made for me. Colour of this tulip dress and fit were a match made in heaven. My figure is not perfect but this dress “hugged” all of my curves and it made me feel incredible.

As the presentation was for Fall/Winter 2017 season I pared the dress with black over the knee boots and sleek black bag. I could not tell you how many complements I have received regarding colour and style of the dress and I was so proud to tell everyone that the dress was made by Polish Designer.

Canadian Television Personality (designer, stylist and writer) and my personal favourite Jeanne Beker has approached me to ask where is the dress from and who made it. She and I chatted then about my accessories. I was truly stars struck!!! I think all of us like to be complemented but to be acknowledged by someone you admire and look up-to is an ultimate reward. This is not a first time I had received such a positive response when wearing Lunia’s designs. The complements are often on the design, craftsmanship and of course that those are one of a kind piece that no one else has.

I am writing this today to thank Lunia and the way her designs make me feel.How unique and personal those piece of clothing are and how I stand a little taller when I am wearing them.

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Dress – Lunia Bonder // Boots – Stuart Weitzman // Bag -Chanel

xo

Paula

Photos: Christie Ressel