It's on! Toronto World Mastercard Fashion Week
has taken over the city's David Pecaut Square, and all eyes will be on the runways -- and the fashionistas watching said runways -- from now until October 26.
We're still overhauling our wardrobes, trying to decide what to wear.
Instead of cribbing ideas from some international runway or fashion mag, we're drawing inspiration from what we know best: The CBC.
We've put together looks paying homage to Don Cherry
, The Beachcombers
and even Q's Jian Ghomeshi
. Today, we're channelling what Toronto Fashion Week would have been like at the Turn of the Century. Check out this Murdoch Mysteries
The lovely and lady-like Victorian details are fetching, but these rings look like they could double as bone-smashing knuckle-armour. If more ladies wore bling like this, Murdoch would have had fewer mysteries to investigate.
2. Biker style Coat with Faux Fur Collar (Mango)
Drs. Grace and Ogden are as fiercely B.A. as turn-of-the-century ladies can be. A cozy coat with biker details seems about right.
3. "Pretty as a Princess" Headband (Mod Cloth)
Delicate hair accessories wow as well now as they did in 1901.
More adventure-ready jewellery inspired by Murdoch's old-timey crimebusters.
Here's a "Murdoch" Mystery we'd love to see solved: How do you afford ultra-luxury items like this one on a fashion blogger's salary?
Call the constabulary! This skirt's billowing ruffles are made of sheer and shimmery chiffon. Some innocent gent might spy your ankles!
Just like Dr. Grace would carry! (Warning: Please leave all scalpels, formaldehyde and assorted medical items outside the Fashion Week tents.)
8. "Victorian Romance" Crocheted Lace Blouse (Ruche)
This top might be fussier than anything in Dr. Grace or Dr. Ogden's closet, but hey. Times change. Tastes do, too.
These wooly hand warmers feature some charming, Victorian-inspired bead-and-lace work that wouldn't be out of place at the Policemen's Ball.
These booties were made for walking...back through time.
Toronto World Mastercard Fashion Week runs October 21 - 26.