LaSalle College opened the doors to its new Yaletown campus for a media tour today (September 4).

With the move from LaSalle's original West Pender location to a heritage building at 101 Smithe Street, the fashion and design school increases its student capacity from 100 to 400.

"The government of British Columbia has taken a really strong exmphasis on job training and this fits very well into what we're doing," said Vancouver-False Creek MLA Sam Sullivan, who was on hand for the event. "I'm so proud to see our city on the map with this very prestigious school."

The school's five-story building, originally constructed in 1911, has been restored and retrofitted with an emphasis on creativity and environment.

Although Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt may have come under fire for breaking their pledge that they wouldn't get married until all same-sex couples could marry in the U.S., one of Jolie's former lovers is hearing same-sex wedding bells.

Japanese American model and actor Jenny Shimizu, who once had a relationship with Jolie (who costarred with her in the 1996 film Foxfire), is engaged to her partner Michelle Harper.

Jolie is quoted as saying of Shimizu: "I fell in love with her the first second I saw her. I would probably have married Jenny if I hadn't married my [first] husband."

Shimizu also lists Madonna as one of her former lovers.

The Vancouver International Airport was recently named the most efficient airport in Canada. But does it have the best washrooms in the nation?

It's in the running for that honour, as it's been named one of the five finalist nominees in the fifth annual Canada's Best Restroom Contest.

It'll be competing against washrooms at the Calgary Zoo, Niagara Falls' Planet Hollywood, Niagara on the Lake's Shaw Club Hotel and Spa, and Toronto's Patria restaurant.

The contest describes the YVR washroom thusly:

Dîner en Blanc in Vancouver gets a lot of hate, and for the most part, it’s unwarranted. I attended my first Dîner en Blanc last night, and what I saw were thousands of people having fun, outside at a park, making new friends, and celebrating life. What’s there to hate about that?

Dîner en Blanc literally sparkled in Yaletown last night.

As the sun set on David Lam Park, some 3,200 lucky ticketholders made the north shore of False Creek glow.

Here’s a selection of attendees' photographs.

Vancouver's third annual exclusive, all-white picnic spectacular has come and gone.

Dîner en Blanc Vancouver 2014 took place in—surprise, surprise—David Lam Park in Yaletown.

Intrepid photographer Andrew Chin was there to capture these stunning shots of the extravaganza, which temporarily closed part of the seawall.

Vancouver’s best-looking summer picnic is officially underway in Yaletown.

For its third year on the West Coast, Dîner en Blanc is happening in David Lam Park at the east end of Davie Street.

Organizers had a tough time keeping the popular event’s location a secret up to the 6 p.m. embargo this year.

The 2014 waitlist for Dîner en Blanc invitations is more than 30,000 names long. That means there’s a whole lot of people in Vancouver who are more than a little disappointed they’re missing out on Thursday night’s picnic at a still super-secret location.

And if your Facebook news feed looks anything like mine, you are hearing about it. Loudly.

Since arriving in Vancouver three years ago and exploding in popularity faster than craft beer, Dîner has become the must-hate event of the summer.

When it comes to body image in North America, there's always been a traditional emphasis for men to bulk up and be big, and, conversely, for women to be thin and petite.

In the past, overweight men often escaped scrutiny while overweight, well even healthy-sized women, faced scathing criticism.

It's only since men have become increasingly visible half-naked in underwear commercials, horny clothing line ads, firefighter calendars, and the lot that men have begun to face mounting pressure to conform to exacting standards of physical appeal.

Thus, we've witnessed the growth of shapewear for men, including the mirdle (a girdle for men), over the past decade.

For a quick recap, here's a video that covers some of the developments in this area.

In keeping with a tradition started by music writer Michael Mann, the Georgia Straight is keeping you updated on all the fashion statements at the Squamish Valley Music Festival. 

Instead of analyzing who wore it better, we're just going to point out that these guys, spotted busting some serious dance moves at the Austra set, look awesome. And they get extra points for wearing suit jackets in the 27-degree heat.

They told the Straight they dressed their best for tonight's headliners, Arcade Fire. As part of their Reflektor tour, the band has been asking audiences to dress up or wear costumes.