We had the pleasure of attending the Guilty Pleasures Sale in Toronto this past Saturday. The event was hosted by Toronto Fashion Incubator at the Drake Hotel and was an full of stunning treasures to pull at our heart (and wallet) strings.

Our favourite purchase of the day? Adorable bracelets from Shop for Jayu.

Toronto Fashion Incubator


Each week, we will share you with our must-have items of the moment. These are hand selected items are the essentials that each of us at BOXNOIRE simply can’t live without. Up this week, Karyna’s picks…



1. Madewell Silk Cami [ $78.00 ]

2. Alexander McQueen Velvet Flats [ $645.00 ]

3. JCrew Flower Lattice Necklace [ $268.00 ]

4. Rag & Bone Metallic Booties [ $550.00 ]

5. Kate Spade Handbag [ $498.00 ]


So are you wondering what the must-haves are for NYFW? Don’t worry, we’ve sorted through all the options to bring you the things you simply shouldn’t live without.

NYFW Essentials

[ Givenchy Bag, Ipad, Chanel Lipstick, Valentino Gloves, Thierry Lasry Glasses, Maison Martin Margiela Coat  ]


mykita glasses

If you haven’t noticed already, glasses have become less of a necessity and more of an accessory. If you want to look more edge, casual or are missing that final touch – what do you do? Throw on a pair of glasses, obviously. Except it wasn’t so obvious until recently, and specatcle design had been kind of boring until some smart people took advantage of the trend to try and spice things up.

And let’s be honest, is there anyone who is not tired of those wayfarer frames that all the hipsters are wearing? I mean it was cute at first, but enough is enough, people. Move on already. You’re not original, and you look like a dork. Try something different.

However, if you still like the idea of glasses, we did see something during Paris fashion week that was a perfect blend of innovation and craftsmanship. If you’re interested in buying into this trend, you have to take a look at the collaboration between Damir Doma and the Berlin-based brand Mykita.

It’s futuristic and vibrant colouring make this the perfect accessory to stand out from the crowds. Without being too over-the-top, these glasses are majorly cool, and nothing like the typical thick-rimmed glasses that are taking over the masses.

mykita glasses

If you’re anything like us, you’re probably dying to throw out your boring black (or brown) specs and try something on the wild side. Thankfully, you don’t have to travel to Berlin to grab a pair (though that isn’t such a bad idea), you can get this new look at Centre Vu in Montreal, the only place that the brand is currently carried in Canada. If you aren’t in there, give them a call – I’m sure they can help you satisfy your craving for these gorgeous glasses.

Check out Mykita’s and Centre Vu’s website for more info.


If there’s one thing we can’t get enough of here at BOXNOIRE, it’s fur. We will confess, we are 100% obsessed. We’re not picky though, we’ll take just about anything – mongolian, rabbit, fox, mink…

As a way to profess our undying love of fur, we’ve decided to feature a brand that has influenced the industry since the early 1920’s. FENDI has become synonymous with Italian glamour and luxurious fashion. The brand is known to display garments that are rich, sensual and indulgent. Starting as a small family business in 1918, FENDI has come along way from its humble roots as a small leather goods shop in Rome. FENDI established itself as the best in the business (the fur business, that is) in the roaring 1920’s, and has since maintained that reputation.

So, we invite you to dream a little (and drool a lot) while pouring over these gorgeous furs from FENDI from the last decade. Eat your hearts out, fur lovers.

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This next stocking stuffer is perfect for anyone on your Christmas list. This Missoni stuffed elephant or bear is not only perfectly adorable, but the proceeds are also donated to OrphanAid Africa. We love both that this little guy is not only gorgeous, but charitable!

DAY 9 – Missoni Stuffed Animal [ $50.00 ] – in stores only

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This little stocking stuffer is truly quite the catch. The Dannijo ‘umbilical’ bracelet is colourful and eye-catching, and is sure to be a conversation piece. This easy to wear item can be worn with literally any outfit (though we prefer it paired with all black) and at under $100, it’s quite the steal!

DAY 8 – Dannijo Bracelet [ $98.00 ]

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