The Bay & FLARE Present the Fall/Winter 2011 Trend Report

Friday, fashion and FLARE proved to be a winning combination as I wrapped up a hectic week by attending a fall/winter 2011 trend presentation by Suzanne Timmins, vice president of fashion direction for The Bay, and Lisa Tant, editor-in-chief of FLARE magazine. Over the course of an hour, the two fiercely engaging and stylish women reviewed all the major trend stories of the season. Each story was followed by fashion show segments using pieces from The Bay to illustrate. Let's take a look at the event in pictures, shall we?

Timmins (left) and Tant onstage

The 60s segment was my favourite.

Loved the insouciant cool of the 70s-inspired looks.

Menswear-inspired looks. The second model's outfit was quite similar to mine (scroll down), don't you think? Her two-toned blouse was See by Chloe; mine was Madewell.

Patterns and brights prove that wintertime dressing need not be drab.

I was delighted when Lisa Tant caught my eye from backstage before the presentation, smiled and mouthed a silent "hello" to me. I was even more delighted when we said hello to each other in our complementary "black and white with a touch of red" outfits and I asked for a photo. (I have a history of asking for a photo with her, and each time she's obliged me very graciously. See here and here for proof.)

Isn't her Prabal Gurung dress amazing? Kudos to friend and photographer Kevin Kinisky for helping me snap this photo.

Special thanks to Suzanne Timmins, Lisa Tant and the Hudson's Bay Company for the lovely event.


  1. You are just a girl about town lately, Miss. Lisa! Meeting all these fashion celebs (and Steven Nash too). You always look so beautiful and put together, I do love the blouse you're wearing. It really is similar to the one that was in the show...what a compliment :)!

  2. Alicia, I was a girl about town last week. This week I'm hunkering down to get some serious work done!

  3. This looks like it was a great event, I actually love all of those outfits (especially the 70s-inspired ones). Agree that Lisa Tant's dress is AMAZING.

    xo, alison*elle

  4. Argh!! I wanted that Madewell blouse so badly but it's sold out in my size online now :( I've been looking for a white blouse with black trim like that for months now. Do you know what brand the one at the Bay event was?

  5. Megan, hers was See by Chloe, although it wasn't all silk: the collar and pocket trim are leather.

  6. love it


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