Interior Design

So lately I have been cheating on fashion with furniture! As Carrie Bradshaw would say!

My boyfriend and I are on the hunt to find our own perfect little place to live in, we are looking in the downtown Toronto area. Anyway, ever since we started looking I can’t help but think how I want to decorate it…this is all so exciting! My mom who is an excellent interior designer asked me what kind of style I am aiming for. I stalled for a while because I was really unsure, I have always grown up in a very modern home my entire life with contemporary or even future looking furniture pieces. But I also love the rustic look-wooden dining room tables etc. My mom luckily told me that you can easily combine modern with rustic interior design phew!! Here are some inspirational pictures. As you can tell I only like neutral colours. White is my ultimate favourite for furniture combined with neutral tones and grey. Of course wood needs to be added into the equation for my complete look!

I also included a link to one of my favourite furniture stores in Toronto (Liberty Village) called West Elm. They have fabulous modern and rustic furniture/home pieces. Here is the link http://www.westelm.com/shop/furniture/all-living-room/?cm_type=gnav

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World MasterCard Fashion Week

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure and privilege to attend Toronto Fashion Week to preview FALL 2013 collections from different designers with an industry pass. Having an industry or media pass is always a big bonus because you get access to all things VIP, fantastic seats and of course the ability to get amazing snapshots of the stunning models.

I attended all 5 days of fashion week and it was HECTIC for sure. Between getting ready and running around for my job…I was walking on a fine line. However, it was an exciting week.. experimenting with different hair, make-up , outfits and photoshoots. What more can a girl ask for?

I saw tons and tons of designers collections such as: Joe Fresh, Mackage, Pink Tartan, Rudsak, Vawk, Christopher Bates (who is so handsome), Korhani Home, Soia & Kyo, Ashtiani…any many more!

The greatest part of the entire week is the networking opportunities and the ability to meet such fabulous people who do fabulous things! My ultimate moment at Toronto Fashion Week was when I made it to the TORONTO STAR under street style. It felt really good but weird to open a newspaper I read religiously and see myself on page 2 with amazing designers, models etc.

I mean come on….I’m just a twenty something year-old girl ūüėČ

Front Row Seats!!

Front Row Seats!!

 

Front Row Action! Loving it!

Front Row Action! Loving it!

 

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Korhani Home...Simply divine.

Korhani Home…Simply divine.

 

Chloe comme Parris

Chloe comme Parris

 

Laura Siegel

Laura Siegel

 

Beautiful venue

Beautiful venue

 

Matthew Gallagher

Matthew Gallagher

 

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Can't believe this model looked my way...amazing shot!

Can’t believe this model looked my way…amazing shot!

 

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Joe Fresh

Joe Fresh

 

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Still can't believe I took this picture...took a lot of focus!

Still can’t believe I took this picture…took a lot of focus!

 

Toronto Star feature!

Toronto Star feature!

 

Post-show cuddles with the boyfriend

Post-show cuddles with the boyfriend

 

My Day 3 Outfit

My Day 3 Outfit

 

At the Thompson Hotel for 7 for All Mankind Party!

At the Thompson Hotel for 7 for All Mankind Party!

 

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Me in the Toronto Star on the bottom right corner. Featured with Pink Tartan and Bustle models!

Me in the Toronto Star on the bottom right corner. Featured with Pink Tartan and Bustle models!

 

Lights..camera..action

Lights..camera..action

Hope you enjoy my personal photos of World Mastercard Fashion Week!

xoxo DB

I love my city!

Love these ¬†photos taken of me in Toronto. I think it’s nice to admire your own city as if your a tourist! The one at the very top is at the Ritz Carlton downtown Toronto, the second photo is literally right in front of the CN tower and the third photo is an amazing rooftop view from my sister’s condo facing King St West. Pretty amazing…..

Empire of Diana

Welcome to my blog “Diana and the City”! I am looking forward to sharing with all of you my personal diary of fashion, travel and music. From the surf coasts of Australia to Parisian cafes to the busy high fashion corners of New York City, I’ve done it all and seen the dynamics of self expression with my very own eyes. However, none of it means anything unless I can share it with people! Here it goes;)