Stuart Weitzman Stores Coming to Toronto

Cynthia Cheng   A pair of Stuart Weitzman wedges from 2008 According to this Toronto Life article, Stuart Weitzman will be opening its first Ontario store at the Eaton Centre in August (there are already two stores in Quebec).  I am extremely excited as this line is one of few which carries uber-tiny sizes.  As a size […]

Dara Fleischer – Blogger, Marketing Director and Fashionista

Dara Fleischer, originally of Montreal, is a graduate of Ryerson University’s broadcast journalism program.  She has worked in a variety of different fashion-related publications and companies, including LOULOU magazine and Club Monaco.  She is currently the Marketing Director of Beyond the Rack, an online shopping club based out of Montreal.  Dara was one of the earliest employees […]

Mir Handbags: All About Shapes, Patterns, Art and Function

Montreal bag designer, Miriam Fortier is about “art and function.”  Her line Mir Handbags, launched in her hometown three years ago, when she was just a couple of years out of fashion school.  Bags were her thing – one doesn’t have to worry about dress size when it comes to bags – the right bag […]

Model Search Challenges the Definition of Beauty (Day 3)

Cynthia Cheng Winner, Brittney Fisher The inaugural Canada’s Plus Size Model Search winner, Brittney Fisher of Vernon, BC, was crowned at a cocktail party at Fashion Week on March 18.  Brittney, who is 23, wins a one year contract with Montreal’s Specs Models, a $2,500 wardrobe from The Reitman Fashion Group’s Addition-Elle, Penningtons and MXM, […]

Remembering the Montreal Massacre

Today, December 6, is the National Day of Remembrance.  Nineteen years ago, 14 women, all students at the École Polytechnique, were killed by a gunman, Marc Lépine, who was on a “mission” to “fight feminism.”  First, he killed several women in a classroom, before moving on to other parts of campus.  He then shot and […]

Poll Results: $150K on Clothes and the Lack of Seriousness- Yep, Diva

Last week, Prospere Magazine asked: There are reports which have called Sarah Palin a “diva.”  Do you think she is one? When it comes to her clothes, a quarter of you believe that Sarah Palin is a diva based on the amount of money spent on the threads.  Seriously, $150,000 is a lot of money!  […]