442 McAdam Goes Compact for Fall 2010

The first thing I noticed about 442 McAdam‘s Fall 2010 collection was its compact sized bags, very different from previous collections.  Though the 100% cowhide is still intact, the smaller size intrigued me as a petite person – though I have a few totes, I prefer smaller bags which are more in proportion for smaller people.  The […]

442 McAdam Fall 2010 Launch Event

442 McAdam held its Fall 2010 launch event at Poor Little Rich Girl on Yonge, south of Eglinton on Saturday, July 17, 2010.  Pictured above are two bags from the collection (the Hobette (left) and Chappy (right)) on a table with some refreshments.  More information about 442 McAdam’s Fall 2010 collection coming soon!

Burhemian Chic, California Cool

Cynthia Cheng California-based Ettika, a line of jewellery started by Ettie Rafeili and Joey Rafeili is an all-American brand inspired by their surroundings in Los Angeles.  Every colour of the rainbow can be found in this collection, which includes not only bracelets, but anklets, earrings and keychains as well.  The pieces which have both a bohemian […]

Green, Environmentally-Friendly Jewellery by Georgie Designs

Former teacher and mother, Robyn Klauer’s first memorable experience with art was when she painted faces on stones and selling them to neighbours.  When she was in sixth grade, she painted t-shirts with “puffy paint,” and sold it to her sister’s boyfriend for a $20.  

Pretty Jewellery Lands One in Handmade Heaven

Savithri Sastri Maileen Gan doesn’t want to look the same as everyone else.  That is why she loves handmade jewellery.  “I like that it is unique and that an artist put so much thought in to designing it,” said Gan, a business analyst in her twenties. One of her favourite pieces is a pair of […]

Glamming Up With glamjulz

Founded in 2000, Monica Graves’ glamjulz, a line of necklaces, bracelets and earrings has since expanded to over 100 retail locations across Canada  It has also been seen in swags at numerous award shows, including the Much Music Video Awards and on celebrities like Elisha Cuthbert and Nelly Futardo.   glamjulz also has a bridal collection, all hand-made with semi-prescious stone, glass or crystal.  […]

Pego Wallets an Bags: Affordably Cute!

Nursing grad Laura Braun has been interested in sewing since she was about seven years old. Influenced by her mother and grandmother, she eventually started taking sewing lessons.  One of her first projects was a draw-string bag, and this eventually led to creating complete outfits.  However, sewing was eventually put onto the back burner.

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Get Glammed Up at the Pre-Pink Bedroom Shopping Party!

NOTE: Cynthia’s Thoughts will return next week As many of you probably know, Prospere Magazine will be hosting a Pre-Pink Bedroom Shopping Party on September 15 at 32 Scollard Street.  The event starts at 6 pm and will featured discounted shopping at Jeanne Lottie.  Tickets are available via Eventbrite for a suggested price of $25 […]

Bridal Bliss Without Breaking the Bank, Part II

Leah Andrew Editor’s Note:  Last month, Prospere Magazine gave you the first five points of saving money on your wedding.  Below are the second five: Accessories. If you are working in a budget and your dress has already gobbled up most of it, consider some inexpensive sources for jewelry that can still complement your dress.  […]