What I Wore: Holt Renfrew Blog Launch

Leandra Medine | November 12, 2011
You may or may not know that I spent the early portion of this week in Toronto–sorry–I mean soooory–I mean Toronno–helping the loverly ladies at Holt Renfrew launch their new blog Holts Muse. It was a pleasure to venture out of the U.S. in only one hours time. Also a pleasure: making a personal appearance (I laugh) and hosting a cocktail party at the Bloor Street location of Holt Renfrew in T-town. There, constructed upon five big bubble letters that spelled out Holts were five key trends to perfect your try at man repelling clad in photos from this here blog. This obviously includes: the arm party, colored pants, leopard print, chunky booties and oversized clutches. They just get me. It’s sweet. But onto what’s important, peep the photos below of my two carefully constructed outfits for the day. And when I say carefully constructed, I most certainly mean: shit thrown into my bag at 4:15AM just before leaving to catch a 6AM flight.
blouse: The Kooples, jacket: Thakoon, pants: Topshop, purse: Proenza Schouler, necklace: DANNIJO
Hubba, hubba. Its just dawned on me that my shoes look like monster trucks. Chic. And then night fell.
blouse: The Kooples, sweater: T by Alexander Wang, skirt: Mikkat Market, booties: Chanel.
And of course, it ain’t an outfit without some double fisted arm parties. Contents from my dad, DANNIJO and Pamela Love. Check out Holt Renfrew’s new blog here…there’s some video content! Because you’d asked, nail color is Chanel Peridot and may I add, very US passport chic. Thanks again for making me feel important, Canada. That was out of body, and you know, straight up capital F Fun.
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03001490403699458982 ﻌFashionQamarﻌ

    Love both outftis! the black green pants are awesome-just like you and your arm parties!!:)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12918661464750203232 Doni Brown

    Love that look! It looks like a look I wore and posted a week ago on my blog!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16566532867568697455 siddathornton

    i want that thakoon jacket, but the second outfit is my favorite – really cute.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14654691178100203023 Roxanna

    Great jewelry, great Chanel peridot polish 🙂


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08465741627705532706 Bonnie Friday

    Ahhh I love both of these outfits! I'm from Australia, but flew over to NYC for fashion week in September. I was grabbing a coffee from Starbucks with Dempsey Stewart and asked a girl where she had got her totally rad playsuit from. Turned out it was Danielle from Dannijo, who invited us to her show the next day!!
    I guess it's true what they say about NYC being the city of opportunities!

    Thanks for sharing this launch, it is always a pleasure to read your insights!


  • http://www.stylesocietyinc.com Style Society

    Great outfits- kinda obsessed with your Burberry shoes!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10418547238996143646 YoUngLiNgToN

    lovely pieces here, OMG your heels… just so AMAz..


  • http://itsmesassi.wordpress.com/ itsmesassi

    Love the second look!! 🙂 And your heels are gorgeous!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13340220316930238633 Hillary

    As usual, you look amazing! I can't believe you threw those outfits together so quickly, and I totally want to steal those Burberry monster trucks from you! I can't say it enough: AMAZING!!!!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14227790770455857624 The Fancy Teacup

    Those Topshop pants and Burberry creepers…I die…so in love.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02843219989417330704 Blog de Cameron

    Hi to Man Repeller from Paris,
    I love your gold bracelet/ring/slinky wonder. Can you tell me where I can get it?
    Thank you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05359487128946293599 SAMANTHA

    i love the hand piece and your boots !!!


  • http://www.jeffreylylesalon.com/blog Being Blonde

    Awesome…and we love how the gold nails really polish off the bejewelled wrists.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08813269203887879585 Trips & Treasures

    Wow I LOVE the armparty as you call it and the Peridot matches perfectly !

    cool skirt aswell

    fashion & lifestyle in Belgium

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13040980954884943494 David Leron

    Great outfits!

    David Leron

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06502998148007689018 Romina C.

    I love all of your outfits! You look gorgeous! You're a great inspiration as a fashion blogger!

    xx Romi


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01406688056052163694 Mary


    KISSES FROM ITALY http://www.thelastillusion.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15089103352911415231 Fashion Dawgs

    This looks like super fun. Love the arm party, very rad.

    Fashion Dawgs

  • http://runningintherainn.blogspot.com/ Serea

    Like your second outfit, I usually dress like that, black and grey, skirt, higheells, Love it!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07774760402655563074 Sabrina

    Lovely outfits. I adore the last photo with the hand/nail/jewelry detail, beautiful!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13551019250087056230 Jennifer

    oooh that is such a shiny arm party. also loving your monster truck shoes xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12053570871613282811 tiny dancer

    LOL!!! I just realized I totally say Toronno….I'm in Ottawa…..and slightly embarrassed now 😛 Fab post! Come back to the country soon 🙂


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08802460803153602951 karina


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07650486939448955178 lucia m
  • http://loulou.therails.ca Loulou

    Hope you enjoyed your visit to my neck of the woods! Love your brightly coloured necklace.

    Loulou @ Loulou Downtown

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09001997685893437632 Elena Martínez Bengoechea
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15235755566305774338 Audrey (hkittygirl)

    I love your second outfit! 🙂

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02116258930954122989 Polly

    Love it all!

  • Anonymous

    Toronto isn't T-town, it is T-dot.

    That said, you are awesome and I am sorry I missed it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18234007927388076913 Inhale | Fashion and Beauty
  • anne marie

    you are so beautiful !!
    I read you every day!!!

  • http://vanillachic.wordpress.com/ sarah

    i love these outfits. you look so warm and cozy and still so stylish!


  • http://www.blondevivant.com Blonde Vivant

    I say you did pretty well with your late night packing! the polka dot pants are fab!

    <3 Blonde Vivant

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03478806963221576991 Fashionista

    So cute! Love the second look! Lovely acessories!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00922493231790791173 La Petite Olga

    Love your pants and your second look!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07676698510440246459 Taye Anita
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15562639510556021515 Zweiteiler

    both outfits are amazing! Love the shoes and your jewely!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02149680025832574287 Laureen Gazio

    Love the 2nd outfit !

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17432174261302352489 Ruth Logan

    your shoes are incredible! I love everything, everything, everything!


    Ruth X

  • http://thrillofthechaise.com/ thrillofthechaise.com

    First, you look amazing. Second, please give me those shoes. Third, I am so happy to see you in that jacket because I saw it in the Bluefly video and almost cried when I saw the tags were still on it 🙂



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02527008933557848354 Emmy

    I saw the pics on the Holts Facebook page…it looked like everyone had a fab time.:)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07649100721033868817 Feelgoodlookcute

    I love your polka dot pants!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04007364825338739929 The life after

    Lovely nail polish!

    The Life After

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01514627554329642237 Vasilieva

    love love love your pants, and these burberry booties are definitely my favourite


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17486147958211746138 Samantha Lui

    I am so upset that I missed this!! I was totally just a few minutes away!!! 🙁 Come back to Toronto…I mean "Toronno" as we say!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07448320013760001231 Scent Hive

    Your makeup looks gorgeous, especially in your "night fall" look. Break down please?

  • http://www.10k10q.com Devi

    OMGG love your shoes and your accessories! stunning!! DANNIJO <3 <3 Your whole outfit is also stunning!

    xx Devi

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13678937953382560659 Jody-Ann

    You visited my city and I never got to see you, nooooo!

    Confessions of a Purse-a-holic

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05659796932666602271 Carolina Sundell

    That outfit is super chic, I love the dotted pants and the jacket i super cute. The combo is perfect! Plus you can never go wrong with The Kooples.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18381489781965613296 Claire

    you should call it double wristed arm parties b/c double fisted sounds kinda dirty. unless you intended it to be like that…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04893470294529632614 xxM

    I need that gold nail polish… can post something about it 😀
    And the second look layering was fab… so inspired!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00057659963592070593 ~Chelsea

    You've inspired me to get on the arm party train! 🙂

  • http://pinkwedges.wordpress.com Sheyla

    Love the matching gold arm candy with the nails. Both looks are great!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14162261099516199088 *Marine Fleury*

    i just discover your blog!! amazing! you re stylish!!
    i was wondering, what s the size of your shirt?i would like to order it but i m living in montreal so i can t make a mistake with the size!
    thank you.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03111435323808384669 The Vintage Scene

    Did you know that Topshop just opened a month ago in Toronto! Loving it!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03089353830910546241 karenf07

    Obsessed with the shoes. Wish I'd made it to meet you so I could've stolen those bad boys off your feets.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10556491512083155208 mouse

    so im kind of a creep since i was in your class last semester, but i LOVE your blog so much its becoming terminal. i love your clothes; i just wish i could afford them

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12347329353442093349 Michelle Lee

    Amazing look


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06841237588940938787 Lydia

    The first outfit is one of my favorites I've ever seen of yours.

  • Anonymous

    Haha someone got to it first, but we are the t-dot! Toronno loves you and all your man repelling gloryness!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17115423516641338460 The Foolish Aesthete

    Love this whole outfit, and the shoes are awesome!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14175109361864026758 Tori

    Cute! I love your boldness!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03705476141906955403 Grace

    Arm party going strong still! Love!

    xx Grace

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01857198373293387490 things – collection
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02059576132093704108 fashionably-late*
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15848228991056695673 Raspberry and Rouge

    Great pants!! Happy weekend!

    XO Rebecca

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02324693035045035556 followthewhiterabbit

    lıke your pants

  • http://www.closetcravings.com Closet Cravings

    Love those Burberry Prorsum shoes – I hope those are have a permanent place in your closet. They're monster truck chic. =)
    Satisfy Your Cravings For Celebrity Style and All Things Stylish and Sweet

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03806943456811771630 Yara

    The video on their blog is fun -> thats is because YOU are funny 😉 Gringrin ghehe… Bye now, love Yara from Clinquante.blogspot.com !

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14626127672641435637 Naina

    You're SO beautiful! I know that this comment may warrant from you a shriek followed by a frenzy of rooting through your closet for the most layered, repelling outfit ever… but Leandra, you look HAWT in the second photo. Hawt hawt hawt.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07176590100848026280 Carmo

    Golden arm party!! Love it 🙂


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01784175553990561467 Freyja_smejya

    You were in Toronto?!? I work so close to Holts and I missed it. We could've been cargo-vest twins.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16613257185939695123 Julia

    Brittany who is doing social media for Holt Renfew is amazing! I hope you get to work with here again in the future!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17074252938780601458 Catarina Ferreira Pinto

    AMAZING look. Looks so relaxed but yet so fashionable 🙂 I just love it 🙂


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05138988534017357020 Carol

    those shoes are incredible! And I freakin' love your pants!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15040870386362518986 girl in the poodle shoes

    Love the necklace you're wearing with the grey sweater!


    Girl in the Poodle Shoes
    ^Follow the link to my etsy jewelry shop where you can "arm party" it up!!

  • Anonymous

    I adore you jewelry and arm fiesta!!
    specially that ring/bracelet.. you are very special

  • Anonymous

    Do you ever feel bad for spending such ridiculous amounts of money on clothing when that money could be used to help people in need?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10456902592654842689 Alison

    love your night outfit! the sequined skirt and the necklace are just so sparkly and gorgeous!

    <3 Alison

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15980069159146092697 Fashionista*

    Lovely outfit post
    i adore your style


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11619602287054788529 Amuna

    I always love your outfits 🙂


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07466562542553013530 Audrey Leighton

    lovveee that bracelet ring thing in the last picture- not sure what to call it besides cute



  • Anonymous

    Love this!!! Who is your watch by? Thanks!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11805937144228433416 Rue Lamarr


    I just saw your Holt Renfrew segment on Fashion Television so I had to check out your blog. Love it and I will be following.



  • http://vanillachic.wordpress.com/ sarah

    LOVE the polka dot pants!!! so so cute.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17242113013912973449 Danielle

    OMG I die for a cute stack and yours is adorable!!!
    Danyell Ramblings

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07032237201151640021 beauté du bonheur

    the polka dot pants!! so adorable


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05745648827772959004 pretty haute

    your shoes and accessories are BAWSE!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15157331294725300872 jas

    the first outfit is definitely more repeller, but i love the mix of prints and colours! love the necklace of the 2nd outfit


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16603701673468071750 LRB

    A Toronto arm party suits you!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04071569093551990137 Les Arts Plastiques

    I saw this/you on Fashion Television ( or was it In Fashion), you looked fabulous–I really love the necklace. Holt's in Edmonton never has guests like you 🙁

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04392538306781168379 Elegantly Wasted

    I LOVE your outfit in the third picture. I love the way that you can throw on so many different things at once and just make it work so flawlessly! You never look overdone!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14531946171530002182 peony

    Those pants are divine!!!!I love them!
    your nails are great)


  • ana

    good to see you're spreading the man repelling love! i'm from australia and i'm heading to new york in jan, it'd would be so cool for you to do a man repeller-style guide to nyc 😀

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06352140490409379236 Kathleen
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15079897786095126505 Arstcrylique

    Love that look.
    The shoes are to die for!

    Sara Ottavia C.

  • http://hauteeyes.com Caitlin

    Loving your topshop pants and alexander wang sweater!! Proenza Schouler bag is to die for!


  • http://mstwirlyskirts.com Molliee

    love every last detail of your look!


  • Aiko

    could you tell me where can i get the bracelet/ring thing on your right hand, please? looks so cute and I'm dying to get one for me!!


    big love from tokyo xoxo

  • http://theartofwor.wordpress.com/ theartofwor

    it was great to meet you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04056175968419299824 Natalie Live

    What a cool event! Love you're writing and love love your first ensemble with the Thakoon pants. The whole outfit had wonderful structure. Well worth almost being late for your flight, I say!


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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04700294011788884566 Guenda

    love the shoes!
    ciao from italy http://guendastoptoptips.blogspot.com/

  • http://closetconfidentials.tumblr.com/ Bridget

    love your outfits here and especially the nails!! i have been obsessing over the peridot color chanel came out with this season.. so cool…


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14508259636300662418 Its Mine I Made It

    your bracelets are deliciously fabulous. obssesd.


  • http://www.possessionista.com possessionista

    I don't even care about the fashion. Your writing makes me pee. thanks for being an original voice.

  • http://ifisawyouinheaven.tumblr.com remy

    that's the nail color i've had on for like 2 months straight! somehow, that makes me feel significantly cooler….

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15258038203610937037 Carmen

    That watch is amazing! Who? What? Where?!!!