Paz Torras: A brand worth keeping an eye on.

Hello my lovely readers!

As this month has been a crazy mishmash of work and fun, I have been neglecting my blog a little  so I am sorry for that – please forgive me! In one of my previous posts on Pret a Porter Paris, I mentioned a brand that I discovered while back in Toronto (at Lola and Gigi) called Paz Torras. I purchased a winter jacket from them that I absolutely love. For me, winter outerwear is always difficult to find because I want something that is warm enough for Canada, doesn’t have really long arms (like most ski/snowboard jackets), and that doesn’t make me look like a marshmallow. In my mind those don’t seem like big requests but when I went out in search of a coat I found out quickly that these were in fact tall orders, until I found this jacket from a Spanish company called Paz Torras.

 

It’s an Apres Ski style jacket with a poofy collar that hides a rolled up hood for when it snows unexpectedly. It has a long zipper as well as a button flap over the zipper to keep the wind out and a great elastic belt that is comfortable and doesn’t cut you in two.

I love the shiny blue colour, the belt that give the jacket a real shape, the decent sized pockets and of course the details of the black vinyl piping on all the seams.

Paz Torras is not a plus size company persay as they don’t make all of their outfits in plus sizes. However, they have certain pieces that go up to a EUR52. I am wearing a EUR50 and

I have wiggle room in the jacket still so I can layer if ever necessary. The company, for the moment seems to sell only in boutiques as their site doesn’t seem to be made for everyday purchasing, only buyers from stores. I really hope they will launch more into the plus size world as I’m confident they would do really well!

The only place that I know of to buy Paz Torras is through Lola and Gigi – as their store locator doesn’t actually locate stores and is all in Spanish.

I hope you are all enjoying the end of the winter season, in Paris it has been getting warmer and warmer and feeling like Spring!

 

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Sunday:Pret a Porter Paris

This past weekend I was invited to attend the Pret a Porter Paris exhibition. The exhibition is an enormous gathering of clothing, shoes, and accessories companies and designers who meet in one place to show off their goods to buyers from stores. Only buyers can place orders, and you can’t purchase anything at the show so for the public it’s really more of a up to date fashion museum where touching and trying on is discouraged. Despite not being able to buy there were plenty of great designers there to oooh and aww over.

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I wore my BigBeauty (For Taillisime/LaRedoute) Smoking blazer, a black short sleeve shirt from Evans, stretch mini skirt from H&M, Spanx tights, New Look black buckle booties and a black LaRedoute handbag.

I was super excited to see one of my newest brand discoveries – Paz Torras. Over the winter break I bought a new winter coat made by Paz Torras and I am in love with it. Once I get my real camera working I will share it with you, I promise. It’s hard to tell from my photo, and to be honest I didn’t think the display items they had out were enormously exciting but this company really does make beautiful pieces. My winter jacket is so well cut and comfortable. and it flatters my shape. I was hoping to be able to tell you what size they go up to but their site lacks in information. If I come across it, I will update this, but definitely check it out.

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The show was lacking in plus size apparel, but I did see some great accessories and leather goods! For some of my favourites, I am going to do specific posts on them so I can actually show you all the neat stuff they have to offer so stay tuned. In the mean time, don’t forget, it’s the London Plus Blogger meet this Saturday! I can’t wait, I am bursting with excitement, it’s not even fit. I will have plenty of updates for you soon with photos of the weekend and all that good stuff.

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Until then happy weekend everyone!