• Closed for Vacation Aug 25-Sept 1

    Hi lovelies, just a note that we will be closed from August 25th-September 1st as I take a much-needed summer vacation! You may remember last year I went to Arizona and I'm excited to be going back. This will be my 6th visit to the state and it's really become like a second home to me.

    The landscape is just so dramatically different than what we're used to, the stars are a hundred times brighter and the shopping...well that's my favourite part! I'll be picking up lots of stuff for the shop so keep an eye out over the coming weeks for some extra special vintage! 

    Last year my friend Rebecca posed in some of my favourite finds from the trip (which some of you were lucky enough to score upon my return)

    I'll see you when I get back and can't wait to share my goodies with you all! Follow my trip on Instagram @girlonthewinghamilton

    xoxo

  • Ten Dollar Sale: End of Summer

    it's baaaack! Our TEN DOLLAR SALE, which was such a hit at the beginning of April, is back for it's second instalment! Help us clear out the racks in preparation for fall and score some amazing deals! All vintage clothing will be on sale for $10/a piece. Yes, it's true...$10 a piece! We'll also have some extra deals and specials on other items so stay tuned and see you there!

    Get there early for the best selection. We will also be refreshing the racks throughout the weekend so not to fear if you can't make it until saturday. 

  • Prints Charming

    It seems like this summer has been flying by and it's hard to believe that we're nearing the end of July! My biggest summer style obsession is always bold, tropical prints and while they suit this heat, they can also easily be transitioned into your fall wardrobe. A great example of this is shown in Clover Canyon's Resort 2015 collection that features pops of bold colours, one-of-a-kind prints and classic tailoring. I love the pairing of these separates- simple yet dynamic. For most, the idea of mixing patterns is scary but I think this collection shows it's actually easy. If you have the confidence and love what you're wearing, you'll always look out-of-this-world! Check out some of my favourite outfits and styling from the collection:

      

      

      

    We've got tons of amazing printed dresses and seperates right now- so come on by soon and let's play with patterns together! 

    xoxo

     

  • Behind the Scenes: Summer Lookbook

     

    We had a lovely sunday shooting our summer lookbook! Our wonderful photographer Vai Yu Law did an amazing job capturing the joys of summer and making the girls look as cute as ever! It was great working with hair and makeup artist, Melissa Keenan, who worked on our spring lookbook again. She created some beautiful and simple summer looks that gave the girls a classic and refined, yet fun look. And our models were the darlings Izzy and Lauren from Spot 6 who were such troopers posing in the heat and making it look effortless! They were a great duo and did an awesome job playing bff's! Check out some behind the scenes shots and get excited for our Summer Launch party this upcoming Friday July 4th where we'll unveil our latest lookbook and have a whole new vintage collection out on the racks! 

    See you Friday July 4th for our Summer Launch Party from 6-9pm! We'll have our new vintage collection out, secret deals and discounts and lots of treats for you and your girls!

     

     

  • Sporting Season

    This Sunday we'll be shooting our Summer Lookbook and couldn't be more excited! Our inspiration for the shoot comes from the sports of summer. Think croquet, badminton and lawn bowling. Who says you can't look cute and ladylike while taking part in a sport or two! Check out some of our vintage and more recent inspirations here! And save the date for our Summer Launch Party where we will debut the new lookbook and our summer collection coming up on Friday July 4th!

      

     

     

  • HFW: Tropicana

    We had a great time on Saturday at the Hamilton Fashion Week Gala runway show! Our models looked beautiful in their tropical inspired looks and we were honoured to open the show and set the tone for the first half.   

     

    Siobhan McAvoy did an amazing job opening the show in a 60's bold printed mini dress and statement earrings. The darling Delaney Stone looked awesome in a pair of 60's jungle-printed shorts, crop top and banana necklace/earrings. Natasha Stavnitzky was drop-dead gorgeous in an Esther Williams high-waisted bikini and vintage accessories. The adorable and always energetic Tess Garland looked like a bombshell in a retro one-piece swimsuit and pineapple earrings. Kate Sciamanna (that girl can strut!) killed it in an off-the-shoulder crop top, statement necklace and parrot-printed skirt. Closing the show was the amazing Victoria Stavnitzky, who had such an amazing runway presence, in an embroidered folk top and high-waisted denim shorts. Seriously love these ladies and they will always be honourary Girls on the Wing!

    All in all it was a great night with a wonderful team and lots of friends around! It was so fun seeing the collections from our pals at Newolds, White Elephant, O's Clothes, the Eye of Faith and Hawk and Sparrow. Special thanks to the James North General Store boys for executing the event! And very very big thank you to my pal Noah McGillivray for making an awesome summer mix for the girls to walk to!

    See more photos here or on our Facebook page (shot by Ralf Vandermeulen)

  • Hamilton Fashion Week: Inspiration

    We're excited to showcase a 6-piece collection as part of Hamilton Fashion Week's Gala runway show this evening. Our collection is inspired by the tropics, the south of france and the juiciness of summer! Our models will be in fun, bold summer prints and feminine colours. Think 1960's Brigitte Bardot gone tropical! 

     

       

    Show starts at 7:30 pm and is located at the Cathedral on James St North- hope to see you there!

    Bisous,

    Girl on the Wing

  • Party footage



    Some footage that my friend Julian Gray took as we celebrated the store's first birthday last month. It's an ode to the shop, best friends and life!

  • Fruity Lady


    This summer we're wearing our heart...scrath that, our STOMACH on our sleeve in fruit-inspired styles! I've always loved Carmen Miranda, and all that she stands for. Known to most as the woman with the fruit on her head, Carmen Miranda was a talented singer/dancer/actress appearing in countless movies from the 30's-50's. I know her best from the movie "The Gang's All Here" where she rocks her signature style. On screen you can find her in elaborate costumes often with fruit or floral headpieces and turbans. Off screen she was known for her overwhelming collection of platform shoes. My kind of lady!


    The fruity style is great because it encompasses everything we want from summer: fresh, fruity, bright and nostaglic- a fruit motif can never go out of style. I remember wearing dresses with watermelon prints as a kid and strawberry earrings- and now designers are experimenting with different fruit fabrics and inspirations. My favourite fruity collection has to be Mother of Pearl's SS14 show. This London-based duo teamed up with artist Mat Collishaw to create some amazing patterns- check out the juicy looks below!

    Check out some looks available at Girl on the Wing:

     

    And check out some of our weekly picks this week (featuring lots of citrus-inspired styles!):

     

  • Spring Lookbook: Behind the Scenes

    We had a great shoot this past Sunday for our Spring 2014 Lookbook debuting this Friday at our One Year Anniversary party! The inspiration for our spring collection was simple, feminine and fresh looks with pops of florals and bright colours. Featuring a mix of ladylike dresses and classic denim pieces, this collection really sums up my personal style. It was such a joy to shoot! We spent the day on location in Dundas at Dyment's Farm, which was the perfect location! The Dyment family has been a staple in the Hamilton community for years and it was so fun to shoot there, as I remember it from being a kid. The farm offered the perfect backdrop to the clothing and we lucked into some beautiful weather.

     
    Our lovely model, Carrie, from Spot 6 Management  was the beauty in our last lookbook and I couldn't wait to work with her again. She's such a joy on set as she is so cooperative and lively. When I imagine the perfect "Girl on the Wing" she comes to mind instantly. Such a classic beauty with so much character and even though she's just finishing up high school she exudes class and confidence. Love this girl! Such a smarty pants too- bringing her adorable cozy poncho to warm up between shots. 

     
    Our photographer was the wonderful Vai Yu Law who had previously shot our summer 2013 and fall 2013 lookbooks. I love working with her because she is so calm and collected on set and knows how to get the shots she wants. I feel so lucky to have her on my team and am always floored when I see the final shots she captured.

     
    This shoot was our first time working with Hair and Makeup artist, Melissa Keenan, and she did such an amazing job! I instantly felt like I'd known her for years and loved all her ideas for changing up the hair and makeup between each shot. For someone so young, she already has an amazing work ethic and style to her work.

     
    And as always we had our set/props whiz, Amanda Cordero on hand to help us frame the shots and beautify the whole thing! I met Amanda a year ago at the Vintage Marketplace and she has been such a godsend! I sent her a photo of a ukulele I wanted to recreate and she made it just perfectly! Stay tuned for our upcoming Anniversary window that she's designing, also to debut this Friday!


    We also had two lovely assistants; Nylene Rimando (hair&makeup) and Vanessa Smikle (wardrobe) who helped make the team what it was. It was so fun having them there and their help was much appreciated!


    All in all it was a great day- perfect weather (well, minus the wind), a lovely team of talented women, beautiful clothing and the perfect setting! Can't wait to share all the photos with you this Friday at our Anniversary party from 6-9pm.