December 30, 2013

REMEMBERING 2013

amadeus-on-the-catwalk-1 amadeus-on-the-catwalk-2 amadeus-on-the-catwalk-4 amadeus-on-the-catwalk-5 amadeus-on-the-catwalk-6 amadeus-on-the-catwalk-7 amadeus-on-the-catwalk-8 amadeus-on-the-catwalk-9 amadeus-on-the-catwalk-10 amadeus-on-the-catwalk-11 amadeus-on-the-catwalk-12 amadeus-on-the-catwalk-13 amadeusonthecatwalk-ny5 For this last post in 2013 I decided to go back and pick some of my favourite outfits of the year.
I would like to thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for reading guys! Your support means so much to me! I wish you the happiest of holidays and your best New Year ever!
See you again in 2014!

December 27, 2013

HIGHLAND

tartan vest hunter boots amadeusonthecatwalk
tartan vest hunter boots amadeusonthecatwalk
tartan vest amadeusonthecatwalk
tartan vest hunter boots amadeusonthecatwalk
Vest: Cream & Soda l Jacket: Replay l Turtleneck: Zara l Shirt: Old Navy
Pants: J.Crew l Boots: Hunter l Hat: H&M l Sunglasses: ZeroUV

So as expected the weather has dropped extremely low, it's now officially winter and boy, 
Canada doesn't let you forget it! Keeping warm is my biggest priority, but why not keep it 
stylish with a splash of tartan!

My addiction to tartan is growing. I didn't think I was going to get into the trend that much

 but here I am, loving it. I now have a blazer, skirt and this vest which I plan on wearing to death.
 I think it's perfect for December as it's a red and green tartan, so pretty christmasy.

'til next time...


December 24, 2013

DRAMA

samuel dong ruffle trench amadeus on the catwalk
samuel dong ruffle trench calvin  klein bag amadeus on the catwalk
Trench: Samuel Dong (similar here and here) l Bag: Calvin Klein (another great one here and here
Shoes: Barbie (similar here and here) l Sunglasses: Michael Kors

Merry merry Christmas!!! 
I hope you are enjoying the day with your loved ones!

 For today's look I chose this dramatic and fabulous black trench which is a feminine spin 
on a traditional trench-coat. I love how the designer has updated it with ruffle trim along the edges 
and around the tulip hemline which adds so much to the texture-rich look. 
Another great thing is that it can also be worn as a dress! 

How do you like it? 

Details

December 21, 2013

INCOGNITO

army jacket guess bag amadeusonthecatwalk
army jacket guess bag jessica simpson shoes amadeusonthecatwalk
army jacket guess bag amadeusonthecatwalk
army jacket guess bag jessica simpson shoes amadeusonthecatwalk
army jacket guess bag jessica simpson shoes amadeusonthecatwalk
Jacket, shorts and turtleneck: Zara l Bag: Guess l Shoes: Jessica Simpson
 Fur stole and hat: H&M

Army green + black is another classic combination that can be worn so many ways, 
from the extremely casual to the really dressed up. 
This muted group of colors on its own is understated yet sharp.
I incorporated burgundy color and paired this jacket with a fur collar to add more femininity. 
Pushing up the sleeves of my army jacket makes for a beautiful balance between 
an androgynous effect and feminine styling.
What do you think?

December 11, 2013

EYE-CATCHING HUES

jewel-tone pants zara shoes amadeusonthecatwalk
I love a good jewel tone piece whether it's a top, skirt, pants or a statement necklace. 
These luxe colors, like ruby or emerald have the power to make you feel rich and sophisticated
 just like real-life gems. 
 I paired these emerald pants with a pink sweater creating an eye-catching, color block outfit 
for the upcoming holiday season. I could have easily chosen a neutral top and played it safe, 
but that just wouldn't be me :-)

Happy Thursday!

December 08, 2013

KEEP IT SIMPLE

zara trench via spiga booties amadeus on the catwalk
Although I am a big fan of bold colors and prints I sometimes love to wear simple outfits
 that don't require too much thinking. This one is a no-brainer and 
it's also one of my favorites. 
Classic trench, heels (of course), hair pulled back and just a hint of leopard print 
on my belt - it's incredible how one little item can transform your entire look, right?

December 06, 2013

BURNING BRIGHT

animal leopard print madonna truth or dare shoes bow belt
What can I say, I am a sucker for a bold coat and shoe!
I know a lot of people are not big fans of leopard print and I used to think the same thing,

 but with a little moderation, leopard print can really look fabulous. 
Do you agree with me?

December 02, 2013

ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY

j.crew polka dots amadeusonthecatwalk
Polka dots. You either love them or hate them. 
Not everyone feels comfortable wearing this print but there is something about it 
that I personally find very cute. "Less is more" is definitely not my thing when it comes to polka dots.
I can't tell you enough how much I enjoy playing with clothes, using my imagination.
Being a pianist, I was always able to express myself creating music but I never thought fashion 
could give me so much joy and pleasure too. It makes me happy being able to express 
my creativity in a way I never thought I would.

November 29, 2013

ROAD WARRIOR

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 This is an example of my go-to winter outfit at the moment especially when I am in a hurry. 
A coat and turtleneck to keep me warm and pants (or in this case shorts). 
When I wear a basic outfit like this I always like to turn it into something fun 
so I jazz it up with accessories, colored lip or nail or a pair of edgy booties like these.
 I am sure that any fashion blogger would agree with me on this one: 
Taking outfit photos in winter is not fun at all (unless you're lucky enough to live somewhere hot)!!! 
I think I am just going to give up doing my hair. There is no point, 
a cruel wind in Toronto always ruins it all!! So I will just be doing it in a bun 
or a ponytail until spring and spare myself the frustration, that's for sure!
Happy weekend everyone!

November 25, 2013

RUGBY CHIC

I love leather and I love a good blazer so I played a little with these two pieces.
 I wanted to dress this combo down a bit without losing a refined, city sleek edge.
 So I put on a hat... Then I put on a scarf... And voila!
I am rocking a rugby chic look.

How do you like it?

November 22, 2013

RETRO REVIVAL

 
I believe that investing in your outwear pieces is a must. It's one of the first things
 people see on you and you'll be wearing it over and over again.
Therefore nothing makes me more happy than finding a classic, timeless piece like this coat 
I recently bought. It reminds me so much of Audrey Hepburn's style. 
Paired with a skinny jean this outfit gets a modern twist without losing the retro vibe.

November 18, 2013

LIMONCELLO

You know I am all about color when it comes to dressing, but yellow was 
never my favorite. I always thought it didn't compliment blondes so I normally avoided wearing it.
I have finally decided to give it a try (though I had doubts) and this is the final result.
What do you think? Should I stick to it... or not?

November 15, 2013

TRUTH OR DARE

I've had this pair of printed jeans since last year but for some reason I didn't wear them too often.
 I actually wore them right after I started blogging, see HERE.
I wanted to give them life again so I paired them with these gorgeous fuschia heels. 
If someone had told me 15 years ago that I would wear shoes designed by Madonna,
 I would have probably laughed. But for me, this is just an example that you can be or have anything 
you truly wish for.
Just make a wish, believe and watch it come true.
 
ps. I have finally joined Instagram! Follow me @amadeusmaya

Love,
M.

November 12, 2013

FALL STROLL


I am bringing you another outfit for another beautiful fall day.
Don't you just love the colors of the leaves? Just beautiful...
Love,
M.

November 01, 2013

BLUE MOUNTAINS

I spent a few beautiful days in Blue Mountains... Loved it!
For the first time I am showing you someone who has been hiding behind the camera all this time. Someone who loves me unconditionally and without whom I wouldn't be what I am today. 
Thank you my love!!
PS. 
 How do you like my glitzy shoes? A sparkly piece of clothing in your wardrobe like these shoes will be your jewelry so make sure you tone it down with another matte piece of clothing.
Love,
M

October 21, 2013

RAIN IN COLLINGWOOD

My weekend getaway.. Pictures were taken with my phone so the quality is not as good as when I use my camera, but still.. Better than nothing, right?

October 15, 2013

TORONTO VINTAGE CLOTHING SHOW

You all know my passion for vintage and I had a pleasure to attend the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show which I have been looking forward to for quite some time.
This year's show hosted some of the vendors from Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and I was lucky to find unique vintage pieces that were affordable and good quality like the dress I am wearing in this post, a perfect little coat that I will be showcasing very soon and some other stuff.
I will let you feel a little bit of atmosphere while you are watching the photos. 
Love,
M.

September 22, 2013

DURING THE BREAK

 Hello again!
These photos were taken just 2 days ago when my two beautiful friends and I went to a great event about nutrition- which I also have a great passion for, followed by Gala dinner.
We enjoyed our time, learned some new stuff.. 
The outfit I created for this event was quite simple but I felt very classy wearing it. As my dear friend Monica would say It's so ME :-)
 I hope you keep smiling and stay fashionable.
Love,
Maya

April 15, 2013

MIRRORED

 Hi guys!! 
Do you remember this skirt? It already made its appearance in 
THIS POST, last summer when I paired it with a chambray shirt. 
The photo quality was really poor but it was just the beginning of my blog. 
So anyways... Which combo do you like more?

March 06, 2013

SPRING DREAMING

It is still winter, but with more and more hints of spring being just around the corner. 
It's this time of the year I think more about spring coming, than winter going. 

 I'm already dreaming of bold colors and fun dresses, and no jackets :-)
For those of you who dream a little too much about the future,
 I put together this outfit for those sunny days when it's nice and warm. 
I looove this gorgeous matte satin dress with it's printed pattern and color. It's so fun!!

Ps. I tried so hard to keep the wind from ruining my hair and I was pretty mad about it! 
But then.. Who am I to try to fight against a natural force?..
 I just gave it up and laughed :-)
Love,
M.