Mackage @ Toronto Fashion Week.

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Montreal label Mackage put on a stellar Summer 2015 show last night at David Pecaut Square. They presented a collection full of ready-to-wear leather in relaxed and casual styles. The moto jackets, the leather track suits, fringe skirts and cutout tops were all very wearable and chic. The designers showed us how they have totally mastered the art of layering as well. The addition of a full-length, collared, sheer button-up to a few of the women’s looks created a new silhouette that made those outfits stand out among the rest. If you can judge a collection based in its wearabilty and power to pave the way for new trends, Mackage S/S15 was a big hit. xo

TYLER/APRIL

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I had the pleasure of shooting professional dancer Tyler Gledhill for Northbound Leather a couple weeks back. Tyler is a 31-year-old Canadian Taurus with smouldering good looks and the flexibility of a contortionist. In addition, his good grace, his warm smile and the way he fills out his tights surely make him the full package (no pun intended). You can see Tyler in action from April 9th to 11th performing in “The Land of Fuck (a fable)” with the Dietrich Group at The Citadel in Regent Park. He will then be dancing in “The Man In Black / Looking for Elvis” with Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie also at The Citadel from May 21st to the 31st. I hope you enjoy these photos of him in the meantime. Does Game of Thrones start tonight?! xo

Photography: Jennifer Toole // Styling: Cheryl Kocot

Shot on location at The Extension Room.

Northbound Leather Crystal Collars.

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$55 each at Northbound Leather. Shimoor shot by me.

SHIMOOR/FEBRUARY

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Meet S aka S Machina aka Shimoor Machina, Northbound’s featured lady model of the month for February. Shimoor is a 24-year-old Canadian Aries Psych major at York University. Shimoor is pictured here wearing the newest designs by Northbound’s in-house designer Cheryl Kocot. We caught up with her to ask her the Northbound Twenty. Click through to see the interview. Text and photos by me.

 

Northbound Leather: The Holiday Edition

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Happy Holidays from Northbound Leather! We are having a big sale in the days leading up to Christmas to ensure that everyone gets their stocking stuffed. Peruse our holiday-themed leather lingerie fashion editorial featuring Rob Manuel and Chanele for gift ideas.

Rob is a faithful customer of NBL and we adore him for it. Wrapped over his bulging muscles our pieces look good enough to eat. You can catch Rob in action every Friday night on stage at Remington’s. He told us he would love it if you came.

Chanele is a nineteen-year-old dream. She is a student of broadcast journalism at Ryerson  who models on the side. Her Latitia Casta face and Rapunzel hair are enviable tokens of beauty. Chanele is single, open-minded and always up for a party. She certainly got us into the holiday spirit!

All items pictured are available at Northbound’s Yonge Street store. Drop by the shop and stock up for the season.

Love,
Jennifer Toole // Photographer & Art Director
xoxo

Www.jennifertoole.com

Make-up & Hair by Bronwen Weiderick.

Northbound Leather Models of the Month: The November Edition

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Northbound Leather‘s reign as purveyors of fine fetish fashion in Toronto is what the brand has come to be known best for over the years. What has fallen to the sidelines is their incredibly crafted/handmade line of outerwear that is the best Toronto has to offer. Take a look at the new Northbound coat and jacket designs featured in this November editorial pictured above and shot by me. Pass by the store and chat with one of the sales team to get your fall/winter jacket custom ordered to fit you and your price point.
 
The dapper Marcos Louro posed as our featured male model of the month. He is a 22-year-old Brazilian who has been modelling since he was fifteen. He is in Toronto completing med school. It is unfair that one man can be so handsome, so smart and so young all at once. And he can channel James Dean in leather too!
 
Charlotte Lind-petersen is our featured female model of the month. She is a 20-something Virgo with a passion for fashion and fun. Charlotte is a new recruit to Toronto, hailing originally from Vancouver. She welcomes all invitations that provide distractions from her sushi-slinging day job. We love the way she wears that white leather three-piece outfit. Madonna would be proud.
 
All clothing items pictured here available at Northbound Leather
Photography by Jennifer Toole.

Northbound Leather 2014 Catalogue!

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