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All's fair in love and wardrobe: Old-timey, romantic summer fashions are back

The summer carnival, circa the 19th century, has come to town. And it’s bringing lacy frocks, fine millinery and a charmingly romantic approach to fashion with it.

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The belle of the fair opts for shade when enjoying her afternoon tea. Lace Gown by BCBGMaxAzria, $625 (www.bcbg.com) Hat by David Dunkley Fine Millinery, $265.00 (www.DavidDunkley.me) Multi pearl necklace by Cezanne, $20.00 at The Bay (www.thebay.com). Long pearl necklace by Cezanne, $28.00 at The Bay (www.thebay.com) Pearl bracelets by Cezanne, $25.00 at The Bay (www.thebay.com) Arianna Shoes by Dr.Martens, $179.99 (www.drmartenscanada.ca). Earrings by Cocoa Jewelry $25, at Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques (www.shoppersdrugmart.ca) Decor: Cotton-blend striped fabric, $29.99 per yard at Designer Fabrics (www.designerfabrics.ca). Polycarbonate chair, $459 at The Art Shoppe (www.theartshoppe.com). Lucite accent table, $1,850 at Ribbehege & Azevedo (www.ribbehegeandazevedo.com). Ceramic teapot, $49.95 at Putti (www.putti.ca). Wedgwood tea cup and saucer, $50 at William Ashley (www.williamashley.com). Silver teaspoon, $15 at Cynthia Findlay Antiques (www.cynthiafindlay.com). Linen napkins, $53.95 per set of four at Williams-Sonoma (www.williams-sonoma.ca).

Photography by Tintype Studio/Fashion direction and styling by Corey Ng for P1M.ca /Hair and makeup

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Mirror image: Who says life on the road has to be harsh? At this fair, creature comforts are de rigueur. Pavoni dress, price on request through www.pavonicollection.com. Shoes, $125 at Town Shoes (www.townshoes.com). Diamond drop earrings, $5,200, Edwardian crystal necklace, $1,250 at Cynthia Findlay Antiques (www.cynthiafindlay.com). Decor: Sheer linen drapery, $91 at Pottery Barn (www.potterybarn.ca). Curtain tie-backs, $9.99 each at Designer Fabrics (www.designerfabrics.ca). Mirrored vanity, $1,795, velvet stool, $375, Persian rug, $4,725 at Elte (www.elte.com). The Vanity: Crystal bud vase, $45, hand mirror (part of six-piece set), $995 at Cynthia Findlay Antiques. Cire Turdon room spray, $195, glass box, $69.95 at Putti (www.putti.ca). Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf perfume, $125 at Holt Renfrew (www.holtrenfrew.com).

Photography by Tintype Studio/Fashion direction and styling by Corey Ng for P1M.ca /Hair and makeup

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Shows of strength and athletic prowess are characteristic of many carnivals. See you down by the river! On her: Maje dress, $495, long pearl necklace by Cezanne, $28, pearl bracelets by Cezanne, $25 each at Hudson’s Bay (www.thebay.com). Earrings by Cocoa Jewelry, $25 at Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques (www.shoppersdrugmart.ca). Shoes, $125 at Town Shoes (www.townshoes.com). On him: Henley shirt, $55, pants, $74 at Banana Republic (www.bananarepublic.ca). Johnston & Murphy shoes, $225 at Town Shoes. Decor: Dog statue, $899, walnut pedestal, $799 at The Art Shoppe (www.theartshoppe.com). Painted wood paddle, from $220 through www.contactvoyageingco.com. Trophies, $695 and $795 at Cynthia Findlay Antiques (www.cynthiafindlay.com). Megaphone, $145 at Queen West Antique Centre (www.qwac.ca). Custom outdoor grass provifded by Andrew Richard Designs (www.andrewricharddesigns.com).

Photography by Tintype Studio/Fashion direction and styling by Corey Ng for P1M.ca /Hair and makeup

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Cotton candy, tea and thee: On the midway, the potential for romance is ripe. On her: Lace Gown by BCBGMaxAzria, $625 (www.bcbg.com) Hat by David Dunkley Fine Millinery, $265.00 (www.DavidDunkley.me) Multi pearl necklace by Cezanne, $20.00 at The Bay (www.thebay.com). Long pearl necklace by Cezanne, $28.00 at The Bay (www.thebay.com) Pearl bracelets by Cezanne, $25.00 at The Bay (www.thebay.com) Arianna Shoes by Dr.Martens, $179.99 (www.drmartenscanada.ca). Earrings by Cocoa Jewelry $25, at Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques (www.shoppersdrugmart.ca) On him: Jacket by polo Ralph Lauren, $345 at Holt Renfrew (www.holtrenfrew.com). Pants by Banana Republic, $74.00 (www.bananarepublic.ca). Shirt by Boss Hugo Boss, $195.00 at Harry Rosen (www.harryrosen.com). Belt by Gap, $39.95 (www.gapcanada.ca). Shoes by Ted Baker, $265 (www.tedbaker.com).

Photography by Tintype Studio/Fashion direction and styling by Corey Ng for P1M.ca /Hair and makeup

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