Going Nude? Wow, SERIOUSLY?

Last week, we asked you what you wore to keep cool in this hot weather.  We were extremely surprised that 40% of you said you like to go nude.  I didn’t think we Prospere gals had the guts to do this!  At the same time, another 40% of you liked to wear flowy dresses.  10% […]

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 […]

Vintage: A Great Way to Go!

Erin Easterbrook When Courtney Leclair puts on her green, floor-length house-robe complete with shoulder pads, she’s engulfed in glamour. The robe is embroidered with a gold dragon on the back. The intricate detailing and luxurious materials suggest it was expensive, but Leclair bought the robe for a modest $8. Vintage clothing, like the dresses displayed […]

Petite-Related Websites Growing, But Not Fast Enough

Cynthia Cheng In 2002, I started an unsuccessful message board where women lacking height can discuss their issues.  Because of its name, it was soon inundated with inappropriate spam posts, prompting me to close the site.  A few years later, I launched Shorty Stories.   Things have changed since then.  Slowly, but surely, new sites have […]

Vintage Shopping a Huge Success

Erin Easterbrook Vintage clothing has been doing very well in this economy The 25th annual Ottawa Vintage Sale was a day of “full-body contact shopping.” That’s how Jill Guertin describes the event which took place Nov. 15 in the Chateau Laurier Hotel. Although numbers have yet to be confirmed, many vintage vendors say they thought […]

Poll: 5'10" model wearing pants designed for 5'3" = False Advertising?

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Periwinkle on Bloor Great for Unique Holiday Gifts

Various vendors at Periwinkle on Bloor Periwinkle on Bloor, a store which allows artists and designers to rent cubbies to sell their product, recently opened on Bloor, near High Park.  Managed by Cindy Yong, this type of boutique is fairly common in Asia, though unlike Periwinkle on BLoor, products tend to be locked behind glass.  […]

A Custom Made Labl

Trained in fashion in Portugal, Elizabeth Olivera’s old world influences are clearly seen in her style.   Upon coming home to Canada, she worked for some time at a studio, with positions including design assistant and PR representative. In 2002, she launched Labl, a custom-design clothing company. Labl’s clothes are based on a client’s personality.  This […]

Secrecy Increases Suspense at BC Fashion Week

Laura Norbury JC Studio Spring 2009 This fall BCFW is eagerly awaited by the local fashion industry for a few reasons. For starters, this will be the first year that the event isn’t under the direction of longtime BCFW veterans, Vladimir Markovic and Deborah Walker, but a new team run by Chez Noel. The local […]

Frugal Fashion Week: July 23 to July 26

Toronto’s inaugural Frugal Fashion Week launched on Thursday, July 23 with a media and industry event (above) at Chasse Gardee.  The public launch occurs Friday, July 23 at 69Vintage.  For more information, including event times and tickets, please visit the event’s website!