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Toronto Fashion Week Spring 2014: 4 things we loved from Day #2

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Toronto Fashion Week Spring 2014: 4 things we loved from Day #2

mercedes-benz-start-up-wmcfw-001A sunny gold dress from co-winner Malorie Urbanovitch. Photo courtesy of George Pimentel.

We reveal the top fashion, beauty and model moments from Day #2 of WMCFW Spring 2014 (you don't want to miss what Sid Neigum had to say in our one-on-one interview below). Meet JNBY Chances are, you’ve never heard of the brand JNBY—but we’re willing to bet in the next year you become as familiar with their name as you are the Gap and J.Crew. That’s because JNBY already has over 600 standalone stores throughout Asia and Europe, and their fashion forward (but affordable) pieces have garnered comparisons to Uniqlo. Their presentation last night during fashion week boasted lots of easy, breezy separates, but by far the biggest accessory on display was the nipple: just about every look featured models’ exposed chest areas. We’re pretty sure that next spring, we’ll be wearing our JNBY pieces with camisoles underneath. - Alannah O'Neill, associate editor More EXCLUSIVE pics and updates from WMCFW after the jump... mercedes-benz-start-up-wmcfw-002

One of Matière Noire's darker looks from her winning runway presentation. Photo courtesy of George Pimentel.

No falling for Sid Neigum Sure, it was a solid collection of laser-cut fabrics inspired by blueprints of 18th century architecture. But that’s not what worried Neigum backstage during the show. “The shoes were really stressing me out!” says the designer. “I’ve made custom shoes out of wood before a few seasons back and wanted to do it again. I wanted a baggy, sort of paper bag-looking shoe and we just wrapped them in leather—I didn’t know they would be so hectic to walk in.” The good news? “No spills, no mess so I’m happy about that.” - Ava Baccari, web writer A tie at Mercedes-Benz Start Up We had the pleasure of watching nine stunning runway shows from young fashion designers across Canada at Mercedes-Benz Start Up. Contestants included Dreamboat Lucy, Pedram Karimi, Eliza Faulkner, HD Homme, Lauren Bagliore, Hip and Bone, Faded Lifestyle, Malorie Urbanovitch and Matière Noire. With music pounding like a heartbeat between each show, our adrenaline was pumping for the winner's announcement. After nine amazing mini runway presentations from these up-and-coming designers, the judges could not break their gridlock, selecting both Malorie Urbanovitch and Matière Noire as winners of the prestigious prize package and a kick-start to their careers. Coincidentally, our fave look from the shows was a cotton candy pink dress from Malorie Urbanovitch, who also mentioned this was her star piece at the beginning of the night. - Sarah Thompson, web producer wmcfw-dauphine-mckee-beauty

Dauphine McKee's amazing pink eye makeup backstage at Melissa Nepton.

Dauphine McKee at Melissa Netpon When Canadian-It girl Dauphine McKee opened Melissa Nepton's Spring 2014 runway presentation, our jaws totally dropped in awe of her gorgeous eye makeup and striking features. Dauphine was an absolute superstar on the runway, walking at least three looks down the catwalk from ethereal, flowing white gowns to sky-high skirts and platform wedges. - Sarah Thompson, web producer

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