Last night, I attended the media preview of Vancouver’s second J. Crew store—located inside Pacific Centre (701 West Georgia Street)—which opens to the public today (May 22).
The U.S.-based men’s, women’s, and kid’s apparel brand opened its first Vancouver outpost on Robson Street last year. This second shop carries womenswear collections only, including clothing, accessories, costume jewellery, and shoes.
The subject of a music feature this week, Vancouver's own Gold & Youth serve up something dark and stylish in the video for the song "Jewel".
The clip was directed by Natalie Rae Robison and was produced by The Lab magazine. It doubles as a fashion video, showcasing clothing by MARKOOF. No, I don't know what MARKOOF is either, but that's what it said in the credits.
Ashley Diana Morris isn't just another pretty face you'll see walking down Robson Street.
No, this Vancouver resident also has an honours degree from the University of Toronto in theatre and English literature.
And now, she's been included on Hello! magazine's list of the 50 most beautiful Canadians.
Of course, it didn't hurt that she's also a model for Guess, thanks to her discovery by famed fashion photographer Odette Sugarman.
Morris burst to public prominence playing the lead in The Best Years on Global TV.
Mother’s Day may have just passed, but several Vancouver retailers are already looking ahead to Father’s Day in June. The Harry Rosen store in Pacific Centre (700 West Georgia Street) will be hosting a Fred Perry polo event on Saturday (May 18) from 2 to 6 p.m.
Fred Perry is a British heritage brand named after the tennis star of the same name. The label, which includes men’s, women’s, and children’s collections, launched in the 1940s with a simple sweatband and quickly expanded to include other sports-inspired clothing, such as pique polo shirts, track jackets, tennis shoes, and more.
Shoppers who purchase a Fred Perry polo shirt ($85 to $115) during the event will receive free monogramming—perfect for impressing dad with a customized clothing piece on Father’s Day.
If you’re still shopping around for a Mother’s Day present, consider picking out a gift that gives back. Two Vancouver-based businesses have launched limited edition collections that arrive just in time for Mother’s Day and are charity-minded.
Homegrown accessories boutique Blue Ruby Jewellery (various locations) has teamed up with Vancouver-based charity Cause We Care Foundation for a special collection of bracelets that helps support single mothers. Five styles of bracelets ($20 to $55) are made from a combination of teak wood beads, turquoise, blue quartz, aquamarine, and moonstone, which look great paired against bright, summer apparel.
As the mercury rises to summer levels in Vancouver this week, consider, for a moment, how men might change the way they dress to fight global warming.
Is it possible that in offices where the guys wear suits and ties the air conditioning has to be cranked up?
From Harajuku's goth Lolitas to Uru-Hara's hip-hop boys, Japan's new generation has never been known to shy away from fashion freakery.
Neon-hued 'dos and leopard-print hair-dye jobs have also become trendy. But will this tasty new look catch on?
Apparently a stylist named Hiro from the hip Osaka-based hair salon called Trick Store is pushing the "Ripe Tomato" (or "kanjuku tomato" in Japanese), seen here.
Got Craft? has secured a new home for Saturday and Sunday (April 27 and 28). After discovering they would need to find a new last-minute venue earlier this week, organizers have secured Templeton Secondary School (727 Templeton Drive) for its independent craft fair.
The spring market was originally scheduled to take place at the Maritime Labour Centre; however, a fire on April 19 has shut down the venue until the start of May.
Vancouver’s largest independent craft fair is searching for a new home. Got Craft?, which is scheduled to take place Saturday and Sunday (April 27 and 28), is looking for a last-minute venue after a fire at the Maritime Labour Centre office (1880 Triumph Street) broke out on April 19.
The Maritime Labour Centre was actually a new venue for the seventh annual fair. Got Craft? moved from the Royal Canadian Legion in order to accommodate more vendors. This weekend, more than 80 local designers, artists, and crafts people passionate about do-it-yourself culture are signed up to showcase their work.
The 18th annual World Ski and Snowboard Festival has wrapped up in Whistler.
Here's a selection of photos from the fest's second weekend, featuring Fashion Exposed and Swollen Members.