Carolina Herrera: Ladylike and Graceful, as Usual

If I had all the money in the world, I would buy every single piece Carolina Herrera shows, every single season.  Sadly, I don’t have that kind of money for these very beautiful, lady-like looks, which are, as usual, gorgeous.… Continue Reading

Carolina Herrera’s Timeless Sophistication

Carolina Herrera never stops pleasing the more sophisticated crowd.  Her Spring/Summer 2013 collection, which has, according to a Tweet just prior to the show, “timeless influence,” definitely lived up to that.  With gorgeous, colourful prints as well as neutrals, these… Continue Reading

Gorgeous, Lady-Like Lines at Arthur Mendonça

Arthur Mendonça’s Fall/Winter 2012 collection is one of the few that I’m absolutely in love with.  From the salmon coloured, dolman sleeved dress to a long sleeved, turquoise gown with a centre slit, slim leather pants and shiny, patterned pieces,… Continue Reading

From Shrine to Hockey to Shrine to Food: Loblaws Maple Leaf Gardens Opens

Built in the heart of the Great Depression, Maple Leaf Gardens (aka “The Gardens”) was home to Toronto’s NHL team for decades, truly a part of Toronto’s cultural history.  Many people, especially those over a certain age, attended their first… Continue Reading

Designer Honours Mother and Aunt with ‘Sisters’ Collection

Wesley Badajak’s LOVAS Fall/Winter 2011 is called “Sisters” which honours his mother, Manda Badanjak and aunt, Marija Vejin, both immigrants from Croatia who arrived in the mid-1970s.  The collection, which is both influenced by the decade his family came to the country… Continue Reading

Gucci Goes 70s Fabulous

Cynthia Cheng Mintz OK, it comes to no surprise that the 1970s are back.  However, Gucci, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, takes it even one step further, making the 1970s even more extreme.  The collection’s most dominant colours were… Continue Reading

Badgley Mischka Elegantly Sparkles with Gorgeous Detailing

Cynthia Cheng Mintz With drapey, shiney pieces, Badgley Mischka’s Fall/Winter 2011 sparkled down the runway.  Lady-like and sophisticated in both evening gowns and daywear, every piece looked like it could have been from a different era, yet modern at the same… Continue Reading

Soft and Lady-Like Looks for Carolina Herrera

Cynthia Cheng Mintz It comes to no surprise that Carolina Herrera’s Fall/Winter 2011 collection cries out lady-like elegance, from formal evening gowns to shorter pieces that are more appropriate daytime. Unlike the more casual or younger looking lines, the pieces… Continue Reading