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FAWN in the Toronto Star!

Check out the FAWN feature in Saturday’s Toronto Star!

Fawn boutique has sweet fashions, sweet prices
Fawn works hard to live up to its name with attitude and wit

By Rita Zekas

Fawn boutique is in the former Chocolate Factory at 967 Queen St. W. near the Candy Factory Lofts but you won’t get sugar shock. The stock isn’t sickly sweet.

Fawn is not about the cute little cuddly Bambis the name suggests, though there are deer heads over the cash register. The name, owner Kasha Bilobram explains, actually represents “fashion, attitude, wit and nostalgia.”

You want everything Bilobram is wearing: strenuously studded booties from the Queen West shop Chasse Gardée (1084 Queen St. W.), a graphic tee from Mary Meyer worn as a dress and a vintage army shirt as a jacket.

Bilobram, a native “downtown Torontonian” who is half Polish and half Ukrainian, had a background in merchandising, display and styling before opening the shop 2-1/2 years ago.

She has been interested in fashion since she was a child.

“I got that from my mom. My mom never wore the same thing twice,” she says. “She wore a lot of vintage and couture and had tons of jewellery. I’d walk around in her shoes.”

The shop is deftly curated: the intersection of structure and comfort.

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Recommended by Toronto Life’s Style Blog…

Caught Necking: Scrap the scarf for this artful collar

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With her asymmetrical lace collars, Vancouver designer Heather Martin gives Victoriana a mod update (Photo by Carmen Cheung)

These handmade lace collars from Heather Martin may look avant-garde, but Kasha Bilobram, owner of the chic Fawn boutique, disagrees. “Put it on with a simple dress or jeans a blazer, and you’re instantly dressed,” she says. “It’s effortless, and they make an ordinary outfit interesting.”

We like them because they’re an artful mix of the trendy chunky necklaces we’re seeing everywhere and the lightweight scarves that Torontonians can’t get enough of.

$195 at Fawn. 967 Queen St. W., 647-344-4703.

Fawn HEARTS Lemon Fresh….

Lemon Fresh recently profiled Fawn on its blog.

Tuesday Look: Kasha of Fawn

During a recent trip to the fabulous Swan restaurant I wandered across the street into the hip, quirky, lovely boutique: Fawn. It’s the kind of clothing store that I love. The kind where the small town girl in me is just waiting to be escorting out of the store for not being cool enough. Fortunately the generous social skills of its owner set me right at ease. I was exhilerated by the notion that I was being exposed to some fashion secrets that not even Rachel Zoe yet knew about. Visiting Fawn felt a little like reading an Italian Vogue from the future.  Note to self: return to Fawn-buy things there.

Tuesday’s look was captured when we parked in view of Fawn. The truth is that I was scrambling again for the right shot and on the commute home from work Stephen and I decided that in, or around, Swan would be some understated trendsetter. I had all but forgotten about Fawn when I saw Kasha doing some merchandising through the glass of her happening storefront in the bottom of the Chocolate Factory lofts on Queen St. West. I knew her outfit would deliver. Kasha is a former stylist, merchandiser and buyer and her shop is filled with small brands that are gathering fans for their quality and unusual designs. Her fabulous top is the from the complex geometries collection and her jeans (which are stunning and flattering and look crazy comfortable) are anzevino and florence. If you’re wondering about the boots, they’re of the pre-owned variety and they are in good company with the dozens of pairs of mint condition vintage pumps that line the floor in the perfect little shop that delivered a great Tuesday Look and a wealth of inspiration for my spring wardrobe. Thank you Kasha for your hospitality. Fawn is worthy of much Fresh praise. Note to self: buy vintage shoes at Fawn this weekend.