From Paris with Love was a Trunk Show and Brunch Party held by POA Studio this past Sunday, Nov 9th at the Vintage Conservatory in Toronto. The Trunk Show was designed to offer valued clientele the opportunity to see all of the latest collection, all of which just arrived from Paris, before launching it in the store. The affair was intimate and featured limited edition fine scarves, exquisite jewelry, breath-taking hand bags, and absolutely stunning, one-of-a-kind clothing.
Love is indeed the operative word here, as I couldn’t help but fall in love with many of the beautiful pieces in this latest collection. The scarves and necklaces were the focal pieces of the collection, adorning walls and tables all over the venue and accompanying every article of clothing. Pieces ranged from delicate and understated to bold and gaudy; each one so unique and the perfect complimentary piece to ‘make’ an outfit.
Clothing included work by Designers and Brands: An’ge Paris, Egerie Paris, Show Girls Paris, Free for Humanity, Biscote, Oui, among others. My absolute favorite item that I fell in love with instantly was a sheer top in a leaf print with mixed media leather and crocheted shoulder and upper-back accents. The material and pattern were so vibrant and lively and the mixed media elements were tastefully done and made the shirt pop. This elegant top could easily work casually with a pair of jeans or leggings or could be punched up to slightly more formal with a nice dress skirt or dress pants. The majority of the collection shared a similar versatility. From what I can tell, most POA collections cater to taste, quality, and versatility; their collections offer the most unique pieces that undoubtedly become focal elements to any wardrobe. There is certainly something to be said about having an item in your wardrobe that you absolutely love, that people always complement you on, and that almost no one else has.
As if the absolutely stunning clothing and accessories weren’t enough, the brunch presented was positively scrumptious. The tantalizing spread consisted of delectable croissants and macarons served from Delysées (http://delysees.com/ ) and a spread of cheeses, crackers, smoked salmon, and shrimp. Along with choices of juice, wine, and absolutely delicious coffee.
POA Studio really knows how to treat their clientele well. Not only offering preview events like this one, but the studio itself is much more than a retail store. POA Studio is both a spa and luxury fashion boutique. One trip to POA Studio will have you feeling beautiful inside and out, and isn’t that what it’s all about? I would encourage everyone to venture out to this one-of-a-kind boutique for a shopping experience that you can’t get anywhere else. POA Studio is located at 98 Church Street in Toronto. You can also check out their services and collections at http://www.poastudio.com/.
Published Nov 2014 in Fusia magazine