Archive for October, 2010

For the past few weeks I've been shopping for a new pair of black shoes.  I need them first for the Women in Leadership Gala on the 6th, and then for both work and fun occasions.  My goal was platform peep toe shoes with a stacked (not stiletto heel).  I wanted good quality shoes that will last me […]

First off I realize that this is Thursday, but I was only able to post part 1 of my Eco Wednesday post yesterday.  So here is the late Part 2 on Designer Baby Steinberg.  As with Sarah Stevenson, this was her first LG Fashion Week show.  The show's theme was Salvage - reclaim. repurpose. refresh.   […]

Sometime timing is a bitch and sometimes it just works out.  In my 48 hours in Toronto last week I was able to catch 2 new designers, who each take their own unique approaches to producing sustainable fashion.   Today I'll feature Sarah Stevenson and tomorrow Baby Steinberg. Sarah Stevenson To set the stage for Sarah's first collection […]

I love Joe Fresh.  It reminds me of the good old days of Gap classics.  And their show at LG Fashion Week was a HOT ticket.  It was crazy crowded.  But somehow that just made the show more exciting.  The show started with a video of what looked like a 1950s Italian vacation - pretty, […]

Last week I had the opportunity to fly to Toronto to attend the She's Connected Conference.  The conference also coincided with LG Fashion Week.  So I went online to get accredited as media.  I was only able to attend a few shows, but the media pass allowed me access to the media lounge and access to […]

What I enjoyed about Lara Presber’s Spring/Summer 2011 line was the classic lines with unique details.   These are the type of clothes I could see in my closet for years.  These were beautiful classic dresses that complemented a grown woman’s curves.  And details like hand-made porcelain buttons. Lara is an architect who started designing her […]

There were a number of fabulous designers at Eco Fashion Week Vancouver.  All of which to meet the Eco Criteria set by the organizing team and Green Advisory Board.   I'll admit I was naïve and thought this meant the entire process of each designer that showed at the event would be 100% sustainable.  As I quickly learnt […]


Back in 1999 when I moved out to Vancouver I had a client that required we wear pagers (yup back in the stone age when pagers were the "quickly fading" thing).  It was also handy to tell the time.  Since then I find I rarely wear a watch.  I will get excited about a new […]


Way back in the mid 90s when The Gap was king they ran a TV ad that re-ignited the Swing Dance craze.  (And since I met my husband on the swing dance floor I have a special spot for this ad in my heart).  This week the first stand alone Joe Fresh store in Canada opened in Vancouver […]

It has been a bit of a busy week.  Monday is usually my writing day and it was Thanksgiving.  While I loved eating all that pumpkin pie I missed getting some great posts written.  I'm also volunteering on the Women in Leadership SuperWomen and Friends Gala committee and with only 3 weeks to go we've been […]

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