Yvette Craddock and StyleFolioJewelry

Yvette Craddock, founder and style director of StyleFolioJewelry.com has been in love with fashion industry since she was a child model.  As a teenager, she started designing her own clothing, which she still does today (while working with a tailor).   While she was making these clothes, she realized that she needed accessories to compliment her […]

Karen McFarlane – Jewellery by Karen

Thirteen years ago, after one of the earlier waves of  hospital “downsizing,” Karen McFarlane made a major career change.  Instead of seeking work within the industry elsewhere, she decided to go into jewellery.  First as a project to update her personal collection, it eventually became a line called Jewellery by Karen, which consists of necklaces, […]

Designs by K. Cayetano: Internationally Inspired Jewellery

For Karen Cayetano Leano, fashion is in the blood.  In her bio, she notes that stylishness comes from her father, while the love of jewellery comes from her mom.  Though she does not have formal education in fashion – her undergraduate degree is in business – she has worked as a production manager in the […]

Smartbride.ca Raises Funds to Help Women

Cynthia Cheng   Smartbride.ca, the recently-launched free, classified site catering to all things bridal-related, held a charity event to raise money for the Women Moving Women program.  Women Moving Women, which is part of the Canadian Women’s Foundation, helps lower-income women escape poverty by empowering themselves.