• Luck of the Irish

    St Patricks day is just around the corner, and while I'm not the type to go crazy for it I do enjoy any excuse to dress in any theme. Green is one of my favourite colours to wear and it's one of those shades that looks good on most people. This year I'm inspired by designer Rozae Nichols who drew inspiration from her Irish heritage, for her line Clover Canyon's Fall 2014 collection. There are hints of typical Irish imagery: tartan plaids, a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, countryside florals and a rich colour palette of greens, blues and oranges. 

    Love this collection, especially that quilted coat! Hope this help inspires some of you when putting together your St Patricks day outfit! Stop in and check out some cute plaid pieces, green accessories and more!

  • Floral Folk

    There's still a shiver in the air but with the recent reappearance of the sun, spring is the only thing on my mind! I long for the day when I can leave the house without a parka and snowboots. It's going to be here before we know it and we're starting to plan the store's spring season. We've got some exciting new product lines coming in, some stellar vintage and must-have accessories on their way. Today's spring fashion inspiration is all about folky florals.

    Alberta Ferretti's spring 2014 collection was heavily influenced by various European folk cultures, specifically Hungarian floral embroidery. I've always had a love for traditional European clothing for it's intricate and decorative designs on simple, well-cut clothing. With Ferretti's latest collection, she brings this traditional folk style to a high-fashion level. 

    I love the way Ferretti mixes simple, feminine silhouettes with decorative embroidery and pattern. All the pieces are based in either black and white with pops of bright colours- most notably in vibrant pinks and reds, tangerine oranges, and a bold lavender. The looks feature cropped tops, tiered skirts, empire waists and full skirts. My favourite part of the collection is how she bridges the gap between so many European styles; long, flowy Grecian style dresses, hints of Parisian chic, traditional Hungarian details and Ferreti's native Italian romantic style. 

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    Vintage Top, Folk Heart Earrings, Vintage Silk Skirt, Hibou Fringe Necklace, Vintage Top, Flower Girls postcard set.  All Items Available at Girl on the Wing.  

  • Fallspiration: Clean n Cozy

    Each morning seems a bit cooler and while my friends are cursing the heavens I have a slight smirk on my face, just dreaming of all the outfits I can finally wear. Late summer/early fall is the best season for fashion and the fact that I can wear things with sleeves again is making me dream of my upcoming September wardrobe. There's so many looks we're loving for fall but one of the simplest and wearable has to be a clean, classic silhouette in neutrals and whites. One of my favourite fall collections, by Creatures of Comfort, demonstrated this beautifully. So simple, so chic and so wearable. We'll be sure to stock lots of great classic pieces in the shop for fall in the upcoming weeks; thinking crisp collared shirts, two piece outfits, and tailored day dresses. 

  • Crown of Love

    My favourite accessory from the FW13 runways was hands-down the jeweled crowns from the Dolce and Gabbana show. Maybe not the most practical or sensical for the average woman, but sometimes you just gotta throw caution to the wind and get decked out in whatever way makes sense to you. And these ornate golden crowns make sense to me. I especially love the way they coordinate with the oversized gold earrings and decorative garments. We've got some beautiful vintage ornate earrings in stock and may even have one vintage golden crown hanging around somewhere (that is if you can pry it from my strong grip). 

     

  • Resort Inspiration: St Tropez

    The resort collections are always my favourite to drool over and this season I'm crazy for Collette Dinnigan's work. I've been feeling inspired by all that is the South of France these days...feminine silhouettes, pastels mixed with deep corals and aquas and nods to nautical style. Her collection encapsulates all these things and is heavily rooted in 60's style. Check out some of my favourite looks!