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 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 […]

The Media and the So-Called 'Plus Size' Model

Cynthia Cheng They’ve been in the news a lot these days, the so-called “plus-size” model.  And usually, commenters say that these women “don’t look plus.”  Well, of course they don’t.  Models like Crystal Renn, who is 5’9″ and a size 12, are still model-height.  The average woman, who is a good four or five inches […]

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, […]