Slimness of Models is a Designer Issue

A recent  New York Times article said that model Coco Rocha is getting fewer jobs now than a few seasons ago because she’s “too fat” at 5’10” an size four.   Please note that the Times article is actually from February 15, not February 16 as indicated in the video. A similar article has also been […]

Peak Historical Gallery and Tram Video

Until the 1880s, the only way to get up to the Peak was by sedan chair.  The tram, which took three years to build, finally opened in 1888 and ran on steam engine.  In the 1920s, it was replaced by electricity.  Originally used to take British expats to their homes, today, the tram carries over […]

Alberta Fashion Week, Part III

Cynthia Cheng Alberta Fashion Week Day 1 – Teaser from Calgary Fashion on Vimeo. Alberta Fashion Week , which has just wrapped up, would not have been the success that it was without the work of Nico Bacigalupo, who was in charge of media, sponsorships and events for the inaugural season.  He also runs a […]

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 – […]

Until April 18: U of T Visual Studies Students Show a Multi-Genre Exhibit of Work

Cynthia Cheng Students from the Visual Studies thesis class For What Is Not Said, the University of Toronto Visual Art Department’s Thesis Class presentation opened this past Thursday evening at the Connaught Building at 1 Spadina Crescent.  It features works by the 10 students in the Visual Studies thesis class which range from paintings to calligraphy […]

Cynthia's Thoughts: AP Didn't Know they had a YouTube Channel

I wasn’t going to write a Cynthia’s Thoughts today, since it’s a holiday, but I just found out (probably a few days too late) about this on TV. Yeah.  Some people at the Associated Press didn’t know that they had an official YouTube channel until a small Tennessee radio station was asked (incorrectly) to take […]