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 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 […]

Christmas in Hong Kong: Absolutely CRAZY!

Christmas Eve at Pacific Place Mall, Hong Kong  In most parts of the west, Christmas is quiet.  Stores are closed and people are spending time with their family.  Not so in Hong Kong.  Though Christmas is celebrated commercially (kids see Santa, homes often have trees and of course, malls and streets are decorated), the Christian […]

Toronto Has a Big Old Hollywood Night Out

Cynthia Cheng Marilyn?  Bogie?  What are these dead actors doing in Toronto?  No, they have not come back to life.  Instead, these were celebrity impersonators greeting guests at the “red carpet” entrance to Big Night Out, a gala and fundraiser celebrating the Toronto Chapter of Big Brothers and Big Sisters, a mentorship program with a very […]

June 4, 2009: Big Night Out

  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto held its 39th Big Night Out at the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex on June 4, 2009.  The event was hosted by Canadian celebrities Colin Mochrie (above, left) and his wife, Deb McGrath (right).  A full piece on the event will be seen in our next issue, out Tuesday, […]

Food Booths at the One of a Kind Show

Logan Niles Spring rolls from Saigon Soul Food I had the pleasure of attending the One of a Kind Show this past weekend at Toronto’s Direct Energy Centre.  I naturally couldn’t wait to check out the food products, do some sampling and get a feel for the kinds of culinary items displayed.