An evening of haute couture at Faubourg Paris

  Last week Franck Point, owner and Master Artisan for Faubourg presented A Fashion Love Affair pairing artisanal French delicacies with haute couture. The evening was a smashing success and I had a wonderful time. The fashions were beautiful and the cuisine superb. Best of all you can still enjoy the wonderful offerings of Faubourg.      …

Ultimate Upcycle Challenge returns to the  Vancouver Home + Design Show for the third year running

  Local celebrities and creatives to revamp pre-loved chairs for charity auction at BC Place Stadium, October 16-19, 2014   Taking five has never looked – or felt – so good! The Ultimate Upcycle Challenge 3: ChairLIFT, a charitable furniture repurposing project, is taking place once again at the Vancouver Home + Design Show, happening October…

Meet Hector Cabrera, Frontier Luxury Flooring

High-quality flooring lays the groundwork for a stylish, well-situated life. Meet Hector Cabrera, founder and luxury flooring specialist for Frontier Luxury Flooring, a premium flooring studio and installation company based in Vancouver, BC. A self-described flooring matchmaker, Hector seeks to understand his clients’ needs and lifestyle goals, then connects them to the goods. Gone are the days of shopping for floors…

MOE’S Home Collection – Autumn

  Silly kids, Halloween is for adults too! With everyone’s favourite spooky celebration skulking in the shadows just past the turn of autumn, MOE’S Home Collection is gearing up for a ghoulishly good time with eerie (and age-appropriate) home accessories. Forget sickly sweets, tacky trimmings and throwaway decorations, this year is all about hosting a…

MOE’S Home Collection announces expansion of flagship Vancouver store

New showroom will offer chic, expedient shopping experience  starting this fall Interior design devotees, mark your calendars! MOE’S Home Collection, Vancouver, Canada’s top spot for high-style furniture and home décor, today announced a $50,000 expansion of its flagship location’s third floor, including plans to remodel the space into a brand-new retail showroom. Starting this fall, shoppers…

Fashioning Cancer Fundraiser

A Night of Fashion, Art, and Music Supporting Cancer Prevention WHAT: alumni UBC welcomes fashion, art, and music lovers to Fashioning Cancer, a fundraiser in support of the Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Centre at UBC. The event is part of Western Living Design Week and will feature the auction of ten exquisite evening gowns…

MEET TIFFANY T 

  An Unapologetically Modern Collection by Tiffany’s New Design Director   In her new role as Tiffany’s design director, Francesca Amfitheatrof took the measure of the city—its power, energy and daring—and captured it in the graphic Tiffany T.   Born in New York, Tiffany T is an icon for a new era. Amfitheatrof dedicates it…

Stoneworks Jewellery: An Unlikely Business!

What do you get when two retired school principals join forces to start a small business? A tutoring service?  A consulting service for school districts? Those would be good guesses, but you would be way off base! What you get is a most unlikely business: creating gemstone and multi-metal jewelry! So how did these two…

The legendary CLAUDE MONTANA

In 1976 the handsome #CLAUDEMONTANA hit the stage.  Without any fashion design schooling whatsoever, he took sexy #leathers, glamorous furs with a mix of #punk, the #NewYork and #London scene to create a line of clothes.  With such extreme fashion combinations he remarkably produced a look that changed fashion forever. His first show indicated how…

TIFFANY & CO. INTRODUCES A COLOURFUL ADDITION TO PALOMA’S SUGAR STACKS

  Known for creating jewelled masterpieces, exclusive Tiffany designer Paloma Picasso adds to her vibrant ring collection, Paloma’s Sugar Stacks, with pavé gemstones that are as big and luscious as the cabochon gems that launched the collection. Paloma’s Sugar Stacks include her favourite gemstones: amethyst, blue and pink sapphires, rose quartz and blue topaz. Tiffany…

Vancouver Fashion Design: U.T.F.L. interview

  Vancouver is a place with many talented people and the Uwi twins, Lévi and Reuben, are definitely part of the group. I met up with the local fashion designers and talked about their motivations and ideologies. Having their first collection be featured at The Hudsons Bay Company, their success has only motivated them to launch…

Who’s in YOUR CLOSET?

    Most people outgrow the desire to name inanimate objects. As children, we name our stuffed animals, dolls, and sometimes our shoes & dresses.  Some adults continue to do so. I’ve recently overheard a young women calling her #ChristianLouboutins, Pricilla, while her friend chatted about ‘’ Betty’’[referring to her  #Docle&Gabbana jumpsuit] about as emotional…

Vancouver- based Designers Unveil Musically Inspired Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

The Uwi Twins Fashion Label (U.T.F.L.) is proud to announce the launch of its spring/summer 2014 collection with a three-day pop-up shop experience July 4–6. Founded by the dynamic duo Reuben and Lévi Uwi, the U.T.F.L. draws inspiration from hip-hop and house music to create a line that represents urban fashion at its best. The limited U.T.F.L. spring/summer…