Words: Sumona Roy
Fashion and Elegance at its Best
I had the pleasure of attending the launch of a new fashion label in Toronto. Hosted at Montecito Restaurant in the heart of downtown Toronto, attended by a well-dressed crowd, including Canadian actress Elisha Cuthbert (of 24, One Big Happy & Happy Endings fame) it was the perfect scene to launch this elegant and streamlined collection.
Founder and Designer Tara Rivas was a very warm and gracious host who radiated a down-to-earth nature excitement of launching her new fashion line — The TMR Collection.
The collection is a contemporary womenswear line When speaking to Rivas it as quite evident she had a clear passion and love for fashion. She likes to describe distinctive sense of style as a “combination of the clean lines of Scandinavia with a hint of Latin American verve”. This is very evident throughout her collection.
She proudly supports the Canadian industry and features locally sourced fabrics and manufacturing. What I loved about the collection is that the look is very versatile looks that can easily be transitioned from day to night. Her use of a streamlined design, unique structural cuts and fabrics for comfort, TMR provides a very elegant and practical style to her ready-to-wear clothing line.
Throughout the evening we were privy to view her collection up close and personal with some of her collection displayed on mannequins as well as some being accessible to guests on racks where you were able to take a closer look at her different pieces. A small but significant touch to the evening that I appreciated was that the display had a broad range of sizes which definitely was appreciated by the guests.
Throughout the evening we were treated to amazing h’orderves created by the Montecito Restaurant as well as some great bubbly. Definitely a restaurant that I will return to to check out their menu a bit more in depth. Check them out at www.montecitorestaurant.ca for their menu.
ELXR JuiceLab was present to promote their Organic Cold Pressed Juice. We had some fabulous samples and it has actually sparked my interest to investigate a little further into these healthy beverages. Some of my favourites: First Base, Beta Rush and Soothe Operator. Definitely worth the venture.
Overall, a fantastic evening that was very well executed. If you want to get up close and personal with Tara Riva’s Collection you can check it out at ShopGirls on Queen West in Toronto. You can also view the collection on her website at www.TMRCOLLECTION.comand also order online!
Images courtesy of bkonthescene