Sunday, March 19, 2017

One of a Kind Spring Show & Sale - Tickets Giveaway!

Happy Spring! The One of a Kind Show is coming up very soon! A leader in the maker movement, the OOAK Spring Show returns March 29 - April 2 at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place in Toronto. This will be its 39th year and there will be exciting new sections that showcase the range of artisanal products available in Canada. This includes the Craft Drinks zone where you can sample small-batch wine, beer and spirits from local "makers and shakers". How neat is that?

Other NEW sections this year include:

One of a Kind Marketplace
This section is open to all new and emerging makers looking to grow their business. Over 40 talented emerging artisans will have the opportunity to exhibit their unique craft.

One of a Kind French Pavilion
Together with The Chambres de Métiers et de l'artisanat - Ile-de-France (CRMA-IDF), there will be a French Pavilion at the Spring Show. In this pop-up section, nine artisans from the Parisian region will make their Toronto debut. Showcasing quality handmade goods from fashion accessories to home decor, this will be a chance for visitors to see the treasures of Paris without leaving the country.

In addition to the new sections available this year, visitors will also be able find their long standing favourites at The One of a Kind Show. With over 500 makers — 132 of which are new this spring — the Show will feature an array of handmade goods including artisanal food items, décor and dining, fashion, accessories, art, children’s clothing and toys.

Who's excited for the OOAK Spring Show? Mark your calendar and go discover the best in Canadian Handmade! For more info about the show, hours or to purchase tickets - check out the OOAK website here. Happy shopping!

Now, GIVEAWAY time - who want to WIN a pair to tickets? 
I will be giving away FIVE pairs of tickets! Simply enter with the rafflecopter widget below, if you leave a comment, don't forget to include your email address. When you're visiting David Chiu's Stuff Facebook page, a LIKE to my page would greatly be appreciated. All 5 winners will be randomly chosen with and they will have 24 hours to reply back to my email/direct message. Please make sure that you will be able to attend the show happening in Toronto from March 29 - April 2, 2017. Transportation will not be included. Giveaway closes midnight March 27, 2017. Good luck!

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II GUM!

Launched in Canada just last week, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Gum collection for Spring/Summer 2017 is another iteration of the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star II style. The Chuck Taylor All Star II Gum is given a subtle new look with the addition of both a gum rubber sidewall and toe cap. A tencel canvas upper continues to elevate the sneaker, along with a Nike Lunarlon sockliner and a super soft micro suede lining for comfort.

The Chuck II Gum is available in both low top and high top styles. Available colours includes: black, white, herbal and obsidian. They're available at Foot Locker, Hudson's Bay, Little Burgundy and Sport Chek, with a suggested retail price of $80-$85 CAD.

Now, when can we pack up those boots and say good bye to winter?! Can't wait to wear my sneakers full-time - especially these Chuck II Gum! So, what do you guys think of the Gum sole??

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Stuff I Wore - VANS All Weather MTE

Vans unveils All Weather MET Footwear and apparel collection, built to endure Mother's Nature's harshest weather conditions from the mountains to the streets. The collection offers an upgraded series of classic Vans footwear and apparel silhouettes that employ weather-resistant technology and construction while staying to Vans' timeless aesthetic.

Designed for the elements, the All Weather MTE collections presents outerwear pieces that mirror Vans's MTE footwear collection. Coated with durable water repellant (DWR), these progressive jackets will keep you warm and dry during the cold and wet winter seasons - perfect for Canadian winter! Don't be fool by some of the mild days we had here in Toronto, winter is not over yet. So, definitely go check out Vans All Weather MTE collection, now in stores.

The jacket I'm wearing is the Kilroy MTE. Very on trend - paying homage to the bomber! I loved that it's hooded - option for extra warmth. And with the bright orange quilted lining?! So cool looking! This is perfect for those crisp, frigid days.

As for the All Weather MET footwear, Vans enhanced models of iconic silhouettes including the Sk8-Hi MTE, Sk8-Hi 46 MTE, and the Old Skool MTE. The collection features premium Scotchgard-treated leather and suede uppers, warm linings and a heat retention layer between the sockliner and outsole to help keep feet warm and dry. A Vans constructed lug outsole takes advantage of over 20 years of snow boot history, infusing timeless style and modern technology into footwear that embraces the cold seasons.

Jacket - Vans Kilroy MTE
  Sweater - Vans
Joggers - Express Men
Shoes - Vans SK8-Hi MTE
Sunglasses - Marc By Marc Jacobs

Thoughts on this look/outfit? Make sure to leave me a comment. For more info about the VANS All weather MTE, click here.

Monday, February 20, 2017

J.Crew's Introduces Men's Stretch!

Great news! With a bit of flex and a little more give, J.Crew introduces a new collection of men's suits, pants and shorts with added stretch.

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Whether running to the train or the office, riding or walking to lunch, it's suiting that doesn't feel stuffy and denim, chinos and shorts that don't compromise style for comfort.

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The Stretch collection is now available in stores and online. For more info, click here.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

H&M Spring Icons Selected by The Weeknd

Spring Icons Selected by The Weeknd is a complete wardrobe of essential pieces, chosen by one of the world's most celebrated artists, who also happens to be Canadian, Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd!

The collection mixes utility and streetwear sihouettes with tailored lines, bringing together the important menswear statements of the season. Mark your calendar - the collection will be available in every H&M store that carries menswear, as well as online, from March 2.

"I had a great time selecting my Spring Icons at H&M. I love the mix of urban pieces like bombers and hoodies with tailored shirts and blazers. Every Piece is both effortless and fresh, which is just how menswear should be," says Abel Tesfaye.

There's a sharp street style look to the Spring Icons Selected By The Weeknd collection. A beige cotton bomber has the perfect details, from its ribbed hem to the round terry black patch at the chest. Hoodies are key pieces, with a flattened kangaroo pocket at the front, either in black or in olive. Wear over raw-edged jersey T-shirts that sit loose on the body and match with tailored pants functionally updated with a drawstring waist. Outterwear is important, such as the biker jacket in pleather for a light modern feel, or the zip-up work shirt in faux suede. Meanwhile refreshed tailoring brings clarity and sharpness, like mandarin collar cotton shirts, a semi-constructed blazer that's the perfect outer layer, or a lightweight double-breasted belted spring coat that's the quintessential finishing touch.

Now, who's excited about this Spring Icons Selected by The Weeknd collection? I can't wait! I'm a Weeknd fan! Plus, I absolutely love the collection streetwear theme and colour palette. Here are some of my fav pieces = will probably pick up, come March 2 : )

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Old Spice - NEW Swagger Gel

The Manliest grooming brand on the planet introduces NEW Swagger Gel to the Old Spice Hair Care and Styling Product line. Giving guys high hold and moderate shine for hair that doesn't try too hard.

And just in time, to combat those winter months 'Hat Hair'. You guys knows what I'm talking about. Here are some tips:

1.  Start with Old Spice Swagger Gel – Simply apply a small amount to your fingertips and rub together before applying to the hat line. Depending on the length of your hair, always remember a small amount goes a long way. 
2.  Keep it Dry – Make sure your hair is completely dry and styled before wearing the hat. Otherwise, your hair will flatten and take the hat’s shape when wet. 
3.  Hat Indentation Quick Fix – Use your fingertips to press and start rubbing the hat line out. Think of your fingertips as an eraser! 
4.  Water Works – In a pinch and without product? Wet your hands with water and flick excess off. Start with a small amount because you can’t unwet your hair. Remember, it’s just a quick touch up! 
5.  Hats Off to Hats – Many guys wear hats on a daily basis, and hats can also be cleverly used as a styling tool. They work great to bring down hair volume, or to help keep Swagger-styled hair in place from home to your destination. 

Old Spice Styling products can be found nationwide in retailer hair care aisles.

Old Spice Styling Products

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Uniqlo T-shirts in Canada!

I'm such a big fan - very excited that Uniqlo t-shirt (UT) is now available in Canada! It launched last month and is available at both the Eaton Centre & Yorkdale. Now, I won't have to ask my friends from aboard to get them for me.

UT - are carefully selecting pop art from around the world. In its 10th season, UTs have become central to Uniqlo's LifeWear approach by emotionally engaging with people. Their internationally beloved content simply and directly conveys the individuality and moods of wearers.

I LOVE graphic t-shirts! (I even created my own line, Hello! Stuff by David Chiu - you can check them out here.) UTs are the best - they're fun & I love their selections of pop culture icons; stuff like Disney, Marvel and Pixar just to name a few.

There's also the SPRZ NY Uniqlo t-shirt - a collaboration with MoMa. The SPRZ NY (Surprise New York) collection aims to disseminate examples of stunning artistic inspiration around the world. For the Spring Summer 2017 season, the collection features prints inspired by the work of, my favourites, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Jen-Michel Basquiat. It also features geometric patterns inspired by the work of Sol LeWitt, Francois Morellet, Max Bill and Gertrud Goldschmidt.

Will you be picking up some UT?