Dolce & Gabbana Summer Style

 For my trip to Italy this week, I am looking forward and excited to see and taste everything Italian. I am excited to see all of the beautiful Italian products especially by Dolce & Gabbana.  I was inspired and happy to see the Dolce & Gabbana Spring windows in their flagship store here in Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville district. The Spring 2016 collection was their homage to their beloved Italy. They designed all of the things that symbolised Italian art and culture, even included the names of the Italian cities and their monuments into their dresses. It always make me happy to see Dolce & Gabbana windows. The red lace dress below is just gorgeous. Their designs are always stylish, colourful and just full of joy! 
 The card stated that this is a Sicilian Limited Edition, hand painted wooden sunglasses. A tribute to the Dolce & Gabbana DNA inspired by the Sicilian Tradition. 

Chanel Travel Style

 Spring is the start of travel time for me. This weekend, I will be travelling to Italy for some needed rest and recreation. I am so excited about this trip as I will be visiting some cities around Rome. The Chanel Spring windows around Toronto displayed their Spring 2016 Collection which was inspired by everything about travel. The runway show was held in a makeshift Chanel Airport where models presented Chanel luggage and clothes that are stylish and comfortable. I wish I was travelling with all of these Chanel clothes, bags and luggage. Their knit skirt, tops, culottes, stylish jacket and sneakers, including the red Boy Chanel Bag will be perfect for my trip to Italy this week.
Watch here the video of the high class Chanel Travel Airport.

Spring Blooms

 Finally, there are spring floral blooms around our neighbourhood. Both flora and fauna are starting to come back to life, showing us their beautiful glory and filling the air with their fragrant scent. Spring is a time of new beginnings, starting again and pruning of the old. For me, I begin my morning walks again for exercise. Walking allows me to empty my mind, to be calm and to let new inspiration come in. Walking is also good for my health and fitness. I hope you are enjoying this spring, a time of new beginnings and admiring all the natural beauty around us.

Spring Exhibits From New York to London

 I wish I could jet set now between New York and London so that I can view the two hottest Spring exhibits,  Manus x Machina at The Metropolitan Museum in New York  and the British Vogue 100: A Century of Style at the National Portrait Gallery in London. The Met exhibit was celebrated last Monday with the Met Gala which is the grandest Fashion party of the year. That party  had 500,000 roses all over the museum and served 325 bottles of champagne. The only thing I don't like is that the Gala gives too much attention to the Hollywood celebrities and less on the New York socialites. Hopefully, I would be able to visit their exhibit in June to see all of the beautiful fashion creations. 

 View here the Video of the exhibit narrated by Chief curator Andrew Bolton. 
Meanwhile in London, British Vogue and the National Portrait Gallery is celebrating Vogue 100: A Century of Style. To celebrate the centenary, the Duchess of Cambrige has her first ever Vogue cover. It's a perfect choice since the Duchess is the Patron of the National Portrait Gallery. Her two portraits in the magazine were also included in the Exhibit. We hope to see her more in Vogue covers just like her mother in law, the late Princess Diana who was a Vogue cover girl four times. 
Watch a guided tour of the Exhibition.

Meet Style Setter: Tanya Taylor

I admit and call it a style crush but Canadian designer, Tanya Taylor is definitely making big waves here in Toronto, New York, Washington DC and as far west as California among Hollywood ladies. Tanya was born and raised here in Toronto, studied finance in Montreal at McGill University then the design bug took over when she enrolled in London's Central Saint Martins and at the Parsons School of Design in NYC.  Tanya has now launched her own fashion house based in NYC where all her clothes are made and sold in various major department stores from Holt Renfrew in Canada, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth, Neiman Marcus, Modus Operandi and her on-line shop here. 
2016 Spring Collection. 
Fall Collection. 
Tanya presenting her Spring collection to Anna Wintour, US Vogue Editor in Chief. 
US First Lady, Michelle Obama is one of her loyal customers, always wearing Tanya Taylor's clothes in her official and private functions. 
Tanya is her own best model for her collection. Her youthful, original and stylish designs are admirable. Tanya even designs her own prints. Tanya is definitely walking towards the right direction to success.

Photo credits: Follow Tanya Taylor on Instagram.

Queen Elizabeth II At 90

This week the Queen celebrated her 90th Birthday. She is one of the world leaders and women that I admire because of her longevity, dedication to serving her country and people, survivor, and so incorruptible. Well, she is the only Queen of UK I know ever since I was born. It was like growing up with the Queen always there. Then my family moved to Canada which brought us more closer to the Queen and her royal family.  I wish some world leaders will follow her example by being less corrupt and be more dignified. I wish the Queen a longer life to live and a better quality of life in her older years. 
The Queen was not born in a Palace but at 17 Bruton Street in London's Mayfair on 21 April 1926 and was christened on 29 May 1926 at Buckingham Palace. 
The Royal Family stayed in Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle during WWII. The Queen learnt to drive in 1945 when she joined the Auxiliary  Territorial Service as a Subaltern. 
The Queen and Prince Philip celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary in 2007.

The Queen is a keen photographer and enjoys taking photographs of her family.
The Queen became the longest reigning monarch on 9 September 2015 surpassing Queen Victoria's long reign. Princess Elizabeth was crowned Queen in June 1952 at 25 years old. She is the fortieth monarch since William The Conqueror obtained the crown of England. 
Every day of every year, the Queen is kept fully briefed on matters affecting the realms and Commonwealth. 
The Queen has visited 117 countries, travelling at least 1,032,513 miles during her reign. 
Queen Elizabeth is Patron of 626 charities, organisations and military regiments.
Recent photo of the Queen with 3 generations of future monarchs. 

 Queen with her great grand children.

The Queen is passionate about her horses and corgis (photo above). 
Happy Birthday Her Majesty! Long Live the Queen!

Photo credits:  V&A Museum Postcards Queen's Diamond Jubilee, photos by Cecil Beaton, Tatler Magazine  and  @BritishMonarchy
Pamela lives in Toronto. I work in Banking in the field of Credit and Finance. The Style and Travel Journals blog has evolved into an on-line magazine blog about my experiences and inspirations on style, travel, people, lifestyle and current events. My blog features are not sponsored posts. The photographs and stories featured here are all from my own resources and experiences. [Pamela RG] (