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. For spring/summer 2015, cuts are a bit geometric – the first few looks featured cropped […]

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 looks are bound to look great at next season’s weddings, summer fundraisers and other social […]

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, there’s something about the collection that is sophisticated, elegant and lady-like.  While there are some […]

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 concerts at the venue.  Performers there have included Elvis, Frank Sinatra as well as Queen.  […]

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 as well as his Croation roots, is very lady-like, with below-the-knee skirts, texture and patterns.      As we […]

Clutches, Clutches EVERYWHERE!

One thing we’re noticing on the runways at various Fashion Weeks are clutches. These small bags, which, according to Montreal-based blogger known as “Miss Sly”, is “perfect to store the necessary, and the ideal accessory” are a classic. Comments from others ranged from clutches being “glamorous” to being a great accessory for a night out […]

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 in the greens and teals.  Purples and burnt oranges/tans were also seen.  Fall/Winter 2011 is filled with fur-trimmed […]

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 time.  Colours, though predominantly black, had pops of pink, teal as well as pale mauve.  […]

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 are more much more pleasing to the eye. This definitely tells us her experience – […]

C’est Tray Chic!

Connie Limoncelli  (Photo courtesy of Lonny) Ever look at a photograph of a beautiful interior and wonder why your own home can never look that pristine and put together? Well, one reason is that the majority of homes featured in magazines and photo shoots are styled to within an inch of their lives by some […]





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