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!

Styling it up at Ottawa's Justine & Justinas

Christopher Massardo It’s nothing new to say that Ottawa gets over-looked from time to time regarding its ability to provide good fashion to the cities consumers. Ottawa doesn’t always miss the mark though, one example being Justine & Justinas on Sussex. Up until recently and its opening in 1993 the store was known simply as […]

LG Fashion Week Wrap-Up: Loves, Some Loves and No Loves

Cynthia Cheng            Lucian Matis (top left), Lovas (top right), Dmitri-Chris (bottom left), Heart Truth (bottom right)    Loves: Arm warmers at Lovas. No need to worry about cold arms while wearing short sleeves in the winter. Looking forward to get my hands (or rather, arms) on them later this year. Lucian Matis‘ collection.  […]

LG Fashion Week – Thursday: Coccolily Debuts and Others

Cynthia Cheng Coccolily, a Montreal-based clothing line by Naana Tennachie Yankey, made its debut at LG Fashion Week today.  The Fall/Winter 2010-2011 collection, called “A Modern Day Royal” is inspired by the era of Marie Antoinette and all the extravagance that came along with that period of time.  Frilly and feminine, these pieces should please […]

LG Fashion Week Tuesday – Plain Canvases, Femininity and Wearable Art

  Orange, by Vancouverite, Angela Chen was the first to go on Tuesday’s shows.  Though the collection consists primarily of basic blacks and creams, it is definitely not plain.  With puffy sleeved jackets and skirts as well as shrugs and drapey, feminine dresses, there isn’t much need to add many accessories to liven up an […]

LG Fashion Week Monday: VAWK, Gaudet, Jules Power

Cynthia Cheng The colour scheme for VAWK’s fall/winter line lies around cream and darkness.  Though there was lack of colour in the collection, the line was certainly not lack of style and design, nor was it so innovative that everyday women wouldn’t want to wear the pieces.  Featuring not just standard sized, skinny models, Sunny […]

Gorgeous Dresses Auctioned for a Great Cause

Cynthia Cheng The first dress auction Frocktail Party was held at the Burroughs Building on Queen and Bathurst on November 12, 2009.  Started by a group of friends who’ve known each other for years, the event, which consisted of a silent auction of dresses, supported the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).  The JDRF was created over 30 years ago […]

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 […]

Alberta Fashion Week, Part III

Cynthia Cheng Alberta Fashion Week Day 1 – Teaser from Calgary Fashion on Vimeo. Alberta Fashion Week , which has just wrapped up, would not have been the success that it was without the work of Nico Bacigalupo, who was in charge of media, sponsorships and events for the inaugural season.  He also runs a […]