Bayview Village Shopping Centre: A History

The article about Bayview Village Shopping Centre over at Retail Insider inspired me to write about the mall from my own perspective.  The mall, located at Bayview and Sheppard, has a special place in my heart because I grew up… Continue Reading

Project Re: Brief – Vintage Ads Re-Imagined Courtesy of Google

Just in time for the season six premiere of Mad Men this Sunday, I came across a link to  Project Re: Brief, a documentary about how four well-known ads from the 1960s and 1970s (Volvo (“Drive it like you hate… Continue Reading

Five Year Blogiversary Giveaway: Smashbox’s Decades of Style Set

To celebrate Shorty Stories’ half-decade as a blog (Saturday is the official Blogiversary!), we are giving away Smashbox’s Decades of Style set. This palette, which consists of eyeshadows, blushes and lipglosses, includes colours as well as a guide to put together three of the most iconic looks of the 60s, 70s and 80s. The palette […] Continue Reading

NYFW: 1960s Betsey Mania!

With a theme of 1960s London, going into the disco era of the 1970s, Betsey Johnson’s Fall/Winter 2012 collection opens with a short video of girls screaming at who’s presumably The Beatles.  The collection was full of bright colours, miniskirts, floppy hats, chunky sweater dresses and po’boy caps we see a typical Betsey production of […] Continue Reading

LABEL: North American, Lakeside Cool

While many designers were calling for the tropics, the vibe that came from LABEL’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection was closer to home, with more of a North American coastal or lake/cottage-like feel than the tropics.  The looks are mostly short (almost… Continue Reading

Come Fly Away with Prada

The show was an hour late (or, in fashion-speak, half an hour), but it was definitely worth it.  Prada‘s Fall/Winter 2011 line’s all about flight.  Ranging from aviator sunglasses to caps and big button coats the collection also had vibes… Continue Reading

Son Jung Wan Makes NYFW Debut with 70s Inspired Pieces

Cynthia Cheng Mintz The 1970s ruled once again Thursday at the presentation of Son Jung Wan’s Fall/Winter 2011 collection.  This cool, winter-inspired collection had a colour palette of grey as well as mauve, lavendar and just a hint of  fall camel.… Continue Reading

Over the Rainbow Turns 35!

On August 27 and 28, Yorkville’s independent denim-focused store, Over the Rainbow, celebrated its 35th birthday.  Not only was there a two day party complete with popcorn, pizza, a DJ and a photo booth (an old fashioned, retro, 1970s looking… Continue Reading