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

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

Beautiful Blingy Jewel Tones for Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff’s Fall/Winter 2012 collection was all about the bling without going too far.  The collection consisted of a wide range of different looks, ranging from biker jackets to blazers, ankle-length pants, mini-dresses and winter shorts, models strutted down with… Continue Reading

Cynthia on Jean Kwok’s Girl in Translation

As someone of Chinese descent, books about people with similar backgrounds often interest me.  When I was sent an email author Jean Kwok’s publicist regarding her 2010 novel, , I replied quickly with interest.  The story centres around a young… 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

Flowy Boho Chic Styles Do Not Fail at Rebecca Minkoff

Cynthia Cheng Mintz Most people don’t think of fall fashio as being soft and flowy.  This was definitely not the case at Rebecca Minkoff, whose boho chic and 80s-inspired styles did not disappoint in her Fall/Winter 2011 collections.  With slouchy… Continue Reading

NYFW: Feminine 80s Menswear Inspired Lace at Ruffian F/W 2011

Cynthia Cheng Mintz For Fall/Winter 2011, Ruffian is all about lace, with more than half the pieces containing this elegant material.  It is also very much 1980s inspired – not only are we seeing the lace, but also shoulder pads (the show… Continue Reading