The minute I walked into this pop up store in Toronto’s mid-town neighbourhood, I felt a special energy, and I knew immediately there was something special about this up and coming Canadian ready to wear women’s designer. Her name is Tara Rivas and she can be easily mistaken for the model of her minimalist, comfortable, yet edgy designs. It doesn’t take long to realize that she is both talented and beautiful on the inside and out.
She is based in Toronto and her line is Made in Canada. Her designs are best described as having maximum style with minimum effort. In a pinch, her designs will take you from day to evening. Some of her items are even reversible so you can go from elegant to sporty in a nano second. Get this, each piece is named after a Toronto street!
As you can see her designs are divine, and which girl wouldn’t want to be seen wearing one of these gorgeous dresses? If this dress is not up your alley, the good news is that there is something for every woman, and every age. Her lines are clean and her designs are timeless. You will simply look polished, refined, and feel comfortable in the clothes you are wearing (which all corporate gals know is not the easiest of tasks). Her line is truly a breath of fresh air.
Tara’s making a label switch from using the current label TMR Collection (www.tmrcollection.com) to simply using her name as representing her brand. Her web site is also in the middle of a make over but will be up and running in the next week @ www.tararivas.com, but don’t let that stop you from looking and feeling your best wearing her Canadian designs. Tara is definitely a Canadian talent on the rise and a designer you will want to keep your eye on.
The pop up shop will be open in the Yonge and St. Clair neighbourhood until June 28. Be sure to pop your head in and say hello. If you miss it there will be other pop up spots Tara will be hitting in the city so be on the lookout.
The special touch at the shop is her adorable mother, who can be spotted assisting happy customers. Her mom is equally as passionate about the line and just as charismatic as Tara. Not only will you get a dose of great fashion but an equally happy dose of great energy. This is one designer you want to watch grow gracefully, right in front of your eyes.