Wedding Designer in the Spotlight: Christopher Paunil

We get up close and personal with this interview with Toronto-based leading Canadian bridal fashion designer Christopher Paunil. Here, Paunil shares his favourite tips for brides. Christopher Paunil’s gowns are available at Kleinfeld at Hudson’s Bay Queen Street in Toronto Do you have some tips for the 2015 Summer Bride? My number one tip for […]

Wedding Designer in the Spotlight: Alan Ta of Just Ta

DelectablyChic!‘s T. U. Dawood gets up close and personal with this interview with Montreal-based leading Canadian bridal fashion designer Alan Ta of Just Ta Designs of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Ta shares his favourite tips for brides. Alan with two models at a show TUD: Which cuts are the most flattering for women? AT: My favorite […]

Petite Designer Donna Thach and Her Line, Black Turtle

Cynthia’s note:  I recently had the opportunity to speak with Donna Thach of Black Turtle, a new petite-focused line of office-appropriate pieces.  The line is currently only available for purchase online, and, unfortunately, does not deliver internationally yet.  Soon!!! Donna Thach, Black Turtle founder and designer Tell me a bit about Black Turtle. Who is […]

France’s BMI Requirement for Models Should be About Proportion

The French government recently passed legislation which mandates a minimum BMI requirement for models.  The BMI must be 18.  Casting directors, designers, agencies and anyone else involved in the fashion industry who do not comply can face a charge of €75,000 (about $82,417 US) and six months in prison.  While this will reduce the number […]

Dolce and Gabbana, Elton John and #boycottdolcegabbana

I still can’t believe the Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana made such an awful comment.  And yes, Elton John and all the other celebrities are correct criticizing.  Synthetic babies?  Really?  I realize that since English isn’t their first language, that there might have been some things lost in translation, but still, that’s how they feel.  […]

BCBGMaxAzria Fall Winter 2015: Neutrals with Pops of Colour

It’s interesting.  When I first started writing about BCBG, the runway pieces were very different from what one might see in the boutiques.  It’s changed since Max Azria got rid of his namesake line to concentrate exclusively on BCBG and Hervé Leger.  For a while, it was a bit difficult to distinguish between the two […]

Nili Lotan: A Delectable Line for the Chic, Sophisticated Woman

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to speak with trendy, New York-based designer Nili Lotan.  Ms. Lotan’s pieces, often celebrity favourites, target a sophisticated woman who is not only looking for classic, long-lasting style, but also comfort.  The current Fall/Winter collection is filled with loose, comfortable pieces that pair well with skinnies or leggings and […]

TFI New Labels Crowns ‘Specialty’ Line AliceAzur Winner

The 2014 Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI) New Labels was held at One King West Monday night, featuring presentations of designs by four finalists.  The winner of the contest was Miriam Baker’s AliceAzur, a brand that, according to the program, “specializes in fitting women with a D cup+ bust.”  This is interesting to note as I […]

Kelly Claman Pop-Up Shop on Spadina and Adelaide

I had the opportunity to visit the Kelly Claman/JAC BTQ a pop-up shop earlier this week (despite the horrible rain!).  The store, which is located in the Adelaide and Spadina area, will be open until the end of May and features items by designers such as Kain, Whitney Eve and OFF DUTEE, all brands distributed […]

The shOws Recap: A Tale of Schoolgirls, Bulky Looks and a Snowmageddon

For the Fall 2014 season, Toronto’s OTHER major fashion event, The shOws, moves to the Storys Building in the Adelaide and University area, not too far from the Tents of World Mastercard Fashion Week.  As usual, there were delicious appetizers (mini tacos, pulled pork sliders and donuts, to name a few) and cool swag from […]





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