Burhemian Chic, California Cool

Cynthia Cheng California-based Ettika, a line of jewellery started by Ettie Rafeili and Joey Rafeili is an all-American brand inspired by their surroundings in Los Angeles.  Every colour of the rainbow can be found in this collection, which includes not only bracelets, but anklets, earrings and keychains as well.  The pieces which have both a bohemian […]

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.  […]

The Recessionista’s Guide to Holidays

T.U. Dawood Did you ditch Holiday cards last year because of the Recession?  Are you dreading Secret Santas and holiday gift giving this year because your budget is just not what it used to be?  Have you not got yourself a special outfit to wear to the office Christmas party because it’s simply too much […]

Gorgeous Silver Jewellery Make Things Pop

Chrissy Cook, a graduate of Millersville University in Pennsylvania (where she majored in Fine Art Metals) and Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design (United Kingdom), studying Contemporary Jewellery Design, launched Chrissy Cook Designs, a line of sterling silver jewellery just this year.  Prior to launching her line, she had been working professionally as a goldsmith […]

Glamming Up With glamjulz

Founded in 2000, Monica Graves’ glamjulz, a line of necklaces, bracelets and earrings has since expanded to over 100 retail locations across Canada  It has also been seen in swags at numerous award shows, including the Much Music Video Awards and on celebrities like Elisha Cuthbert and Nelly Futardo.   glamjulz also has a bridal collection, all hand-made with semi-prescious stone, glass or crystal.  […]

A Big Splash At the Sheraton

Cynthia Cheng CityEvents held its Happy Hour Splash, a post-work pool party at the Sheraton Centre’s pool on August 19, 2009.  The event was one of many Pre-Pink Bedroom parties to get Toronto hyped up for the official Pink Bedroom Party on October 1.  Funds raised at the event are going to the Campbell Family Cancer Research […]

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, […]

Toronto Designer Collective Sale – On Until Sunday, June 28!

The Toronto Designer Collective Sale, featuring designers and brands such as Aime Luxury (pictured above) started Friday afternoon and continues until Sunday. The event is located at the Burroughes Building (639 Queen Street West) from 11 am to 9 pm both Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28.

Photo Tiles bring out Elemental Memories

Elemental Memories is a line of photo tile jewellery created by Lisa Laverty, who has always had an interest in art.  Whether it’s recreating something new from an old outfit, painting walls or anything else, there’s always something to create or recreate.  In addition, Lisa has a BFA in Art Education. The idea to start Elemental […]

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 […]