Centre Street Style

Mikki Fox, of lifestyle blog Centre Street Style shows her national pride by pairing the powder blue motorcycle jacket with a Tanya Taylor printed dress and black accessories. Click for the original post.

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"My years in fashion design school were a constant mix between being inspired to pursue a career as a fashion designer and feeling detoured by the immense obstacles that a fashion designer faces, especially one in Canada.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to explain and champion why an independent designer cannot produce t-shirts for under $20, why someone would purchase a dress for the price it cost you to make it when they could get something for a 1/10th of the price at TOPSHOP, and why it is so hard to make a living doing something ‘so glamorous’. So when I see someone living out their own dream, taking the plunge and triumphantly producing inspiring, quality designs, my first instinct is to support...

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...This fabulous leather jacket, this buttery soft, powder blue dream was designed and produced entirely by the exquisitely talented Anneke Forbes, our very own local fashion designer.  I initially met Anneke through the world of blogging, and like most of us aspiring fashion designers, she wore many hats.  Recently she’s re-launched her site, Anneke Forbes, to reflect her dedication to her designs, a place where you can shop her creations online.  This leather jacket is tailored-made to order, and the fit and attention to detail is comparable to all of the high-end designs that reside in my closet.  I can’t wait to see what Anneke comes out with next, and I promise to share it with all of you.