Sid Niegum Kicks off Fashion Week…

…and also wins this year’s Mercedes-Benz Startup (MBStartup)!  Sid first showed his entire Spring/Summer 2015 collection, which according to the press release is “based on packaging design. It’s about transforming two dimensional to three dimensional; achieved through laser cutting and mathematical pattern design” followed by a condensed version at the MBStartup presentation along with five […]

See Beautiful Dining Room Concepts at DelecTABLE Designs April 27-29

These days, when people are looking for ideas to redecorate, or just for some inspiration, they go online, perhaps to a site like Pinterest. But going online is not the same as getting ideas live. The Junior League of Toronto (JLT) will be presenting its inaugural DelecTABLE Designs from Friday, April 27 to Sunday, April […]

Fashion Week Epilogue: The ShOws at the Ritz-Carlton Toronto

On March 19 and March 20, four Canadian designers presented their Fall-Winter 2012 collects at the ShOws at the Ritz-Carlton, concept started by Pamela Fullerton for Canadian designers who’ve gone abroad to show back home.  For the Fall-Winter 2012 season, designers presenting were: David Szeto, Ruffian, Jean-Pierre Braganza and Jeremy Laing.  I was able to […]

Pretty, Sophisticated Sloane Tea

If you haven’t seen the growth of interest in tea in Toronto, you must be living under a rock.  From shops like David’s Tea to tea sommelier programs at schools like George Brown College and “designer” brands of teas, it’s definitely catching on by the mainstream. Container of Sloane Tea’s Heavenly Cream, one of their […]

Interior Design Show Kicks Off 2012 Event with VIP Party

The Interior Design Show (IDS) is back this year and kicked off with a VIP cocktail party.  The event, which was in support of OneXOne, an organization that improves the well-being of children around the world, featured the Cherish Auction and Exhibit – children’s chairs re-imagined by 20 different Canadian designers from the fashion and […]

The shOwsTO: Celebrating Art and Style

On Thursday, October 13 and Friday, October 14, Paola Fullerton Inc.’s TheShowsTO focused not only on fashion, but art as well.  Featuring designers as well as fashion-related film and speakers on art and trends, the two-day event, held at the Ritz-Carlton on Wellington Street.  Unlike LG Fashion Week, the “official” Fashion Week for Toronto, no […]

Mary Katrantzou Brightens Up Cold Weather

Cynthia Cheng Mintz Mary Katrantzou presented her very artsy pieces at the last day of London Fashion Week’s Autumn/Winter 2011 Collections (the official last day is actually Wednesday, but only men’s wear is being presented).  Resembling pieces of hand-painted antique china, these very colourful pieces are certainly different from what many other designers are presenting for next season.  […]

Dark, Shiny and Plain for Vivienne Tam’s Fall/Winter 2011 Collection

Cynthia Cheng Mintz While many designers are emphasizing colour for Fall/Winter 2011, Vivienne Tam decided to stick with what traditionally works best – plain darks.  Her show opened with a dark runway, with the first few models wearing dark colours such as greys/blacks, especially for pants and skirts.  Tops were a little more varied, with some […]

Interior Design Show Opening Night Party

Cynthia Cheng Mintz  The 13th annual Interior Design Show kicked off yesterday with an opening party at the Metro Convention Centre on Front Street. Called “All You Need is Love”, the event featured previews of exhibits which will open to the public on January 29.  One of such exhibits is called Sibling Revelry, which features works by designer-siblings […]

H&M/Blogger Collaboration Line!

This has apparently been a rumour for years, but it’s finally coming true.  Swedish style blogger Elin Kling is collaborating with H&M for the next designer collection, to be available in early February.  The look is said to be minimalist and work appropriate and look amazing, despite the lack of bold colours (at least from […]

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