Last Friday night Jen, Daphne and I headed down to the Fresh Collective boutique on Queen Street West for a Wardrobe Makeover. I was excited for some quality girl time and to check out Fresh Collective since I know many of my straight-sized fashion enthusiast friends are fans of the Toronto-based boutique. They sell designs made by mostly local indie designers and have a hip, modern sensibility. As a plus-sized consumer, I'll be honest, I wasn't expecting to have much to try on or purchase. Boy, was I ever wrong. The selection of plus sized clothing at Fresh Collective might just be one of the best kept shopping secrets in Toronto!
We had a great time, not just trying on items in the store, but tinkering with pieces from our own wardrobes. The staff was insightful, fun and kept the wine and cheese coming. What's not to like?
Here are Jane and Christine, the two consultants that we worked with that night. They had such an ease about the way they treated us that by the time the evening was done, I felt like I'd had a girl's night with four girlfriends instead of just the two I came with. Hey, Jane and Christine!
Here we are with our purchases! I have to point out, there was zero pressure to buy from Jane and Christine, but if you want to leave with at least one or two pieces, check your pulse. Seriously. There's something wrong with you.
I left with two great and versatile items from Studio Fresh, designed by Connie Meyer who trained as an architect and not a fashion designer. Her pieces are structured yet flowing, simple yet complex and so, so comfortable. I can't wait to add some more of her designs to my wardrobe!
For your chance to win, just leave a comment on this post telling me why you'd like to try Fresh Collective's Wardrobe Makeover service. A winner will be picked at random and announced next week on Fashion Friday! Good luck!
Some fashion related eye-candy online:
Fresh Collective has a totally addictive Pinterest page. Check it out here.
The Fall 2013 line from Studio Fresh is stunning.
Some tips on dressing for Fall from the Fresh Collective blog.
If there's anything that you'd like to see in this space on a Friday, let me know!