Hamilton's First Street Style Blog

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

On the street....James St. N.

I like the two-toned boots and that grey cardigan - you can find cardigans like this one at Aritzia.

Name: Ella
Age: 28
Occupation: Owner of Mulberry Street Cafe on James St. N.
Favourite Designer/Clothing Store: Eve Gravel
One Piece Of Clothing She Can't Live Without: Hoodies
Favourite Place in Hamilton: Gore Park
Favourite Musician Right Now: Lee Reed

Monday, November 29, 2010

On the street....George St.

This is Kenny (on the right) at his graduation party at Absinthe lounge. The "formal-casual" look on guys is the best!

Kenny also has a hilarious button show - please check it out!

Name: Kenny
Age: 24
Occupation: Producer/Director - Button Enthusiast
Favourite Clothing Store/Designer: H&M
One Piece of Clothing He Can't Live Without: Toss up between Skinny Jeans and V-Neck Tee's
Favourite Place in Hamilton: Brantdale Avenue. Good Memories
Favourite Song Right Now: He really enjoys "Contra" by Vampire Weekend but lately he's had 

"Do your ears hang low" (that kid song) stuck in his head with a weird European accent...lol!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

On the street....Locke St.

I love the black and white checker mix with the red - great combination!

Name: Leanne
Age: 23
Occupation: Executive Assistant (Radio)
Favourite Clothing Store/Designer: Club Monaco
One piece of clothing I can't live without: Jeans
Favourite place in Hamilton: Locke St.
Favourite Song Right Now: Moby - "I Believe"
What am I wearing: Jeans - R&R, Black Heels - Steve Madden, Jacket - Club Monaco, Blouse - Jacob

Saturday, November 27, 2010

On the street....King St. W.

I love the ruffles on this shirt it adds a subtle flare to this otherwise simple shirt.

Name: Sarah (great name ;) )
Age: 21
Occupation: Baker at Cupcakes on 1050 King St. W.
Favourite Clothing Store/ Designer: Zara
One Piece Of Clothing You Can't Live Without: Jeans
Favourite Place in Hamilton: Snooty Fox
Favourite Song Right Now: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - "Home"
(oddly enough I had downloaded this song right before I met Sarah)

Check out Cupcakes in westdale:


Friday, November 26, 2010

On the street....Locke St.

I really like tops like these but for some 
reason I can never pull them off.

Name: Chantelle
Age: 25
Occupation: Registered Nurse (Cardiology)
Favourite Designer/Clothing Store: Guess/H&M/Aritzia
One piece of clothing you can't live without: Ripped Jeans
Favourite place in Hamilton: Starbucks
Favourite Songs right now: "Your Eyes"
What are you wearing: Bracelets - Guess, Necklace - Gift from 
Boyfriend, Boots - Aldo, Jeans - Guess, Tank Top - H&M, 
Cardigan - Gift.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

On the street....Dundas St. E.

Hi Guys! I thought it would be fun to do one of me for those of you who don't know me that well. My roommate Leila and I went on a lovely hike in Waterdown to this waterfall last year. I have a love for waterfalls and feel very lucky to live in Hamilton since we have more waterfalls than in any other city.

P.S Are there any other questions you would like me to ask the people on the street?

Name: Sarah (obviously)
Age: 26
Occupation: Blogger
Favourite Designer/Clothing Store: YSL or Marc Jacobs/Aritzia (so happy there is one in burlington now!)
One piece of clothing you can't live without: Skinny Jeans
Favourite place in Hamilton: Mulberry Street Cafe and Absinthe Nightclub
Favourite Songs right now: Far East Movement - "Like a G6" ( don't laugh - I'm a sucker for catchy songs haha) and Blu and Exile "First Things First'
What are you wearing: Sub Zero Leather Jacket, Vintage Necklace, Grey Coolcat Cardigan, White French Connection Tank Top, Billabong Purse, Razzle Dazzle Tights, Urban Outfitters Gladiator Sandals

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

On the street....Main St. W.

This is Emily in Milli's store on Main St. W. where she works as a sales rep. I met her at the Pink Tartan Event last week. She is holding Ginger the shop dog. Believe it or not but Emily is wearing a black jumpsuit by Theory, one of my favourite brands. She also has on a black Milli's cardigan and vintage jewelry. Who knew a jumpsuit could look cool - what are your thoughts?

Monday, November 22, 2010

On the beach....A Tribute To My Grandmother

This is my Granny and Grandad. My Granny would be 102 years old today. I have
always looked up to my Mother and Aunt Brenda for their style - clearly this is where
they got their great sense of style from. How awesome is my grandmother's bathing suit?

Sunday, November 21, 2010

On the street....Hess St.

This is Alina, she is a jewelry designer who I met at a friend's birthday party at Gown & Gavel on Hess last night. She makes those really cool gold dipped real leaf pieces. Love those white pants and shoes - who says you can't pull off white after  labour day?! Check out her site www.femm.ca

Name: Alina
Age: 20
Occupation: Business Student and Jewelery Designer
Favourite Designer/Clothing Store: Made You Look in Toronto
Favourite Musician: Katia Zuccarelli and Through the Sunset

Saturday, November 20, 2010

On the street....Wilson St.

This is Susan, she owns Hanleys The Loft on 382 Wilson St. in Ancaster. The boutique has top designer brands for all ages.  There is an amazing Helmut Lang jacket that I want. Susan has great style - simple and classy.

Name: Susan
Occupation: Boutique Owner
Favourite Designer/Clothing Store: Collette in Paris/Karl Lagerfeld
One piece of clothing you can't live without: Perfect Black Blazer
Favourite Song right now: P Diddy - "Hello Good Morning"

Friday, November 19, 2010

On the street....Mains St. W.

Last night I attended the Pink Tartan event at Milli's on Main St. W. Kimberley Newport-Mimran, the President and Head Designer of Pink Tartan, was in attendance and looking fabulous. The pieces from the collection are youthful and can be worn for any occasion.
Guests at the event drank pink champagne and ate mini ruben sandwiches, lavender and rosemary shortbread cookies with goat cheese and caramelized onions, mini ahi tuna steaks on cucumbers, mini chana-masala chickpea pies, mini butter tarts - I can keep going but I'll stop at that.
Kimberley Newport-Mimran, President and Head Designer of Pink Tartan, wearing amazing Chanel boots.
Some pieces from the new collection - love that jacket!
Milli's Christmas display.
Milli's famous store front window - even if you can't afford to go in - you can at least afford to gaze at the window displays.
Milli's is a great store for top designer names. Come check out Pink Tartan at Milli's today!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

On the street....James St. S.

This is Elizabeth, she owns Sweet Deviance Boutique on James St. S. The boutique is reminiscent of a Betsy Johnson boutique, which happens to be her favourite designer, and has an array of great vintage designer finds at affordable prices.  Check out the photos below and her website: 


Name: Elizabeth
Occupation: Boutique Owner
Favourite Designer/Clothing Store: Betsy Johnson
One piece of clothing you can't live without: High Heels
Favourite Song right now: Rihanna ft. Eminem - "Love The Way You Lie"

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

On the street....Locke St.

This is Susan, I met her at the MUSCARI Champagne Event last week. I love this look - so simple and fresh.
Name: Susan
Occupation: Retail/Buyer
Favourite Designer/Clothing Store: Tom Ford/Milli
One piece of clothing you can't live without: Sweater
Favourite place in Hamilton: My Home
Favourite Song right now: Peter Gabriel Remix - "Come Talk To Me"

Monday, November 15, 2010

On the street....Locke St.

Name: Tracey
Age: 42
Occupation: Teacher
Favourite Designer/Clothing Store: Mendocino
One piece of clothing you can't live without: Flats
Favourite place in Hamilton: Locke St. Starbucks
Favourite song right now: Howard Shore's Twilight theme song

Friday, November 12, 2010

I am going to be away again this weekend so no posts till Monday. See you then!

On the street....Locke St.

This is Brad - I met him at the MUSCARI Floral Champagne Party on Locke St. last night. He works as an interior designer at MUSCARI. Great outfit! Why don't men dress more like this?

Name: Brad
Age: 26
Occupation: Designer
Favourite Designer/Clothing Store: Alexander McQueen (also my favourite)
One piece of clothing you can't live without: Blazer
Favourite place in Hamilton: Locke St.
Favourite song right now: Kesha - "We are who we are"

Thursday, November 11, 2010

On the street....Park St. S.

"I'm a lumberjack and I don't care." You all know my love for plaid <3. Stay tuned for tomorrow - new format for the Steel City Street Style blog. I think you will like it!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

On the street....Park St. S.

Howdy! James dressed as a cowboy - a classic costume. Love the jacket! Its hard to tell but the jacket is made of suede.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

On the street....Park St. S.

Last weekend my roommate and I had a Halloween Party with devilled eggs, ghoulish dip, witches brew (a bean and sausage soup), dirt cupcakes with worms on them and an orange sorbet punch. It was a fantastic spread and lots of fun. Here is a photo of my gorgeous friend Katie dressed as a peacock.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

On the street....Park St. S.

Ahoy fair maiden! I like the timelessness of this costume - you can't really pin it down.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Hi readers! I will be away this weekend so there will be no posts. Thanks for your understanding. See u Monday!

On the street....MacNab St.

Love. Those. Shoes. I was in a rush to catch a bus and I saw this woman walking across the street and didn't have time to talk so I just snapped a shot of her.  The shoes make the outfit, the rest of her outfit is simple and elegant which lets the shoes pop. 

Thursday, November 4, 2010

On the street....Park St. S.

Another art inspired costume. Can you guess? Hint: Its a famous actress by a controversial artist.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

On the street....James St./Canon

Don't you just love this jacket? This girl knows how to layer. Do you have a favourite jacket you can't live without?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

On the street....Park St. S.

Can you guess who they are? There are only a select few who have heard of Degrassi - sure you have heard of the New Generation but maybe you were too young for the original. Well, for those who do know you would guess this costume pretty easily. So who are they supposed to be?

Monday, November 1, 2010

On the street....King St. @Absinthe

I love the colours of this costume and the head dress is a piece of art. The pirate girl is okay too I guess ;). I thought it would be fun to show costumes this week on the blog. What were some of your favourite costumes?