If you’re hoping to get into the holiday spirit and downtown on Saturday (November 23), CandyTown will be taking over the streets of Yaletown from 12 to 9 p.m. The second-annual free holiday festival organized by the Yaletown BIA will see the historic neighbourhood transformed into a winter wonderland.
This year’s attractions include horse-drawn carriage rides, face painting and children’s crafts, ice sculptures and decorated Christmas trees, appearances by Santa and other holiday characters, and live music.
The founder of lululemon athletica is back-peddling on statements he made during a recent interview on Bloomberg TV. In a video posted on the Vancouver-based yoga apparel company’s YouTube channel today (November 8), Chip Wilson says that he’s sorry—but not to his customers.
Six months after lululemon athletica started dealing with customer complaints about its yoga pants, the company’s founder has fired back. Chip Wilson told Bloomberg TV on November 5 that customers’ bodies are to blame when it comes to issues such as see-through fabric and pilling.
Guess where Guess' latest global brand ambassador is from? Bollywood, no less.
The American fashion label announced that Indian actor Priyanka Chopra has signed on as the new face of the clothing line.
What's more, there's a Canadian rock star connection.
Bryan Adams shot Chopra's first media campaign, which is anticipated to be released next month, in black and white.
Chopra is the first Indian model to become the face for the brand, which has previously employed the likes of Claudia Schiffer and Anna Nicole Smith.
No surprise to find Miley Cyrus's trick-or-twerk outfit on Yahoo's list of most-searched costumes this week. At last check her VMA teddy bear one-piece and even the comparitively matronly Baretard T-shirt version were sold out on Amazon.com, a sure sign of the impending apocalypse.
(The foam twerk finger however was still selling for a cool $9.95.)
Vancouver knitters and fibre artists will gather at the city’s largest fibre festival this weekend. Knit City is scheduled to take place Saturday and Sunday (October 26 and 27) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive).
The second annual event organized by Knit Social, a Vancouver-based knitting events company, includes a vendor marketplace, lectures, workshops, and demonstrations.
A popular Vancouver clothing boutique is closing its Yaletown brick-and-mortar shop at the end of October. Jennyfleur Loves… (110 – 1058 Mainland Street) announced recently that after three years in the same location, it was not renewing its lease.
“This doesn't mean that we are going away. We are not closing our doors, but for now at least, we are changing the way we do business,” a post on the clothing retailer’s Facebook page states. “At this moment, we have been seeking but have not found another location that we feel is suitable for our boutique, but we will be maintaining our online presence.”
Apparently M.I.A. is a go-to style guru. Who knew? I always thought she looked a bit like a walking thrift shop, personally. But the folks at Versace think M.I.A. has something to offer the fashion world. They tapped Mathangi Arulpragasam to design a new capsule collection for Versace Versus, which is currently for sale at the Versus online store.
The rapper-singer, whose mother worked as a seamstress for the British Royal Family (no, really!), was apparently inspired by bootleg Versace items when conceiving of the collection. Which means we now have to wrap our heads around the idea of Versace selling its own version of cheap Versace knock-offs for upwards of US$495.
The largest Gastown Shop Hop is set to take place Thursday (October 17) from 5 to 10 p.m. This year, the event features 53 shops offering in-store specials, music, and in some cases drinks and snacks to customers that evening. The Gastown Shop Hop also includes 17 restaurants and bars located in Gastown.
Would you like to dine at a teddy bear's picnic in the woods? Or with Lucy in the Sky? With Diamonds? Or how about in a world of white?
These were just some of the options that Vancouver diners were given when they chose to attend a new fundraising dinner series.
Vancouver's inaugural GE Monogram Dinner by Design event was held in conjunction with Interior Design Show West to benefit the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation.
Needless to say, this wasn't your average dining experience. Ten designers were asked to create a visually striking dining environment for ten guests to dine upon a four-course meal from Culinary Capers. The catch was that they had to do it in a mere 24 hours.