House of Hsueh Clutches: Great Accessories, Great Gifts

Cynthia Cheng One thing that many brides are thinking about is what to get their bridesmaids as a thank you gift.  For me, the choice was pretty easy.  The first thing I thought of were House of Hsueh bags.  Hand-made by Toronto-based designer, Benita Hsueh, they are very versatile and can be used as small purses […]

Evan Biddell Shopping Event: November 26, 2009

Season One Project Runway Canada winner, Evan Biddell (below, centre) held his “End of a Decade Sale” at Chasse Gardee on November 26, 2009. The event featured a window display by multimedia artist, Jol Thomson (see video above. Also pictured on the right below), whose show will be at the Gibsone Jessop Gallery in Toronto’s […]

Did Your Mom Make That? No, I Did!

Nancy Rosa and her mom, Dulce, have been making dresses out of vintage fabric for more than 10 years.  When people comment on Nancy’s dresses, she would always answer the question with, “my mom made that,” and thus, the line, mymommadethat was born.  After all, it’s a personal line.

Alternative Fashion Week

Here are some highlights from various shows at Toronto Alternative Arts and Fashion Week.  The event, which is being held at the Distillery District closes Friday, April 24.

Toronto Alternative Arts and Fashion Week – April 21 to April 24

Toronto Alternative Arts and Fashion Week starts on Tuesday, April 21 and runs until Friday, April 24  at the Fermenting Cellar at the Distillery District.  The four day event celebrates and showcases innovative artists (including sculptors, photographers, musicians and designers) who “push forward and redefine our perception of the fashion [and arts] phenomenon.”  Designer: KIrsty McKenzie – […]

FastLane at the Distillery District: Where the Past Meets the Present

Cynthia Cheng FastLane once again put together an amazing event. This time, instead of a cocktail party at or near the Entertainment District area of Toronto, participants went to the historical Distillery District. The program included dinner at Archeo and a performance of Wild Dogs (more about Wild Dogs here) at the Berkeley Street Theatre. […]

Meredith “Lady Lamb” Mainguy of Shimu Shai

Cynthia Cheng Shimu Shai, a spa located in Corktown, just north of Toronto’s Distillery District area is run by Meredith “Lady Lamb” Mainguy. Lady Lamb came up with the name because of its “soft, soothing sound” a name that sounded like a puppy. The name also reflected the spa’s philosophy of wholesome, country freshness. Most […]