Take your style notes from Prada this season and pair a sweet summer dress with bold, antique-style earrings. Edmonton’s Rachel Bingham lovingly handcrafts one-of-a-kind jewellery from antique and discarded materials sourced throughout the world for her line BangBang Bijoux (bangbangbijoux.com). Mixing vintage brass, Lucite and resin with re-polished beads, crystals and appliqués, these on-trend treasures tell a sparkly story (from $35). Read more »
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This year, one of Edmonton’s local treasures celebrates the 10th anniversary of her ready-to-wear label, Suka Clothing (sukaclothing.ca). Alisha Schick is known for balancing feminine silhouettes with edgy geometric details, and her Spring 2012 show at Western Canada Fashion Week included an array of cool cosmic microprints. Here, the designer and fashion design instructor (she teaches at Edmonton’s MC College) talks secret fashion weapons and childhood fads.
What is your secret design weapon?
“My sketchbook is my most important tool. I sketch a full figure for key pieces and looks, and then elaborate. There is always a strong story behind each collection.” Read more »
Edmonton had never seen anything like it before. Over the course of two short days, fashion industry experts from New York and Toronto bulldozed into a city of over a million people and changed its fashion beat.
The Mercedes-Benz Start Up program, now in its second year, has again begun its search for the next big Canadian designer, and last night, asked five of the top designers (after a grueling day of interviews with the top 10), to show their collections at the semi-final runway show at David Morris Fine Cars, an Edmonton Mercedes-Benz dealership.
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This is the time of year to revamp your lingerie collection. Treat yourself this Valentine’s Day with a trip to one of Alberta’s two new Victoria’s Secret locations (Kingsway Mall, 109 St. and Princess Elizabeth Ave., Edmonton, 780-479-4221; Southcentre Mall, 100 Anderson Rd. SE, Calgary, 403-278-4881; victoriassecret.com), both fully stocked with all the fine lingerie and satiny goodness you’ve been fantasizing about since the brand’s Canadian launch nearly two years ago. Read more »
The aptly named So Pretty Jewelry (sopretty.ca), by Edmonton gem Cara Cotter, delivers precious stones in Caribbean hues–just in time for your mid-winter tropical getaway. Her Gum Drop Seafoam Chyrsoprase & Gold Vermeil Locket ($165, shown) stole my heart. Available at the new So Pretty pop-up shop in Coup Garment Boutique (101-10137 104 St., Edmonton, 780-756-3032, coupboutique.com). Read more »
Boxing Day: It strikes fear in the hearts of retail workers, and trumps Christmas celebrations for all bargain addicts. For the rest of us, it’s an opportunity to pick up what our well-meaning significant others didn’t end up buying us for the holidays. If you are willing to brave the cold, the lineups (like the one pictured above at Toronto’s Eaton Centre), and the inevitable Christmas hangover, here are some shops that you should check out.
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I love spying runway-inspired pieces for less, and this tailored Ellis jacket by BB Dakota ($160) fits the bill. With its sleek silhouette and chic black leather collar (very Hermès), this polished staple is sure to add sass to your sugar-plum holiday dress. Available at the Bamboo Ballroom (8206 104 St. NW, Edmonton, 780-439-1363, bambooballroom.ca). Read more »
Inside the Art Gallery of Alberta’s Refinery late night party: Plaid shirts, fur stoles, and Movember moustaches galore
Can’t think of anything better than dancing the night away with the Yeti from that 1964 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer TV special? Neither can we. Well, that’s exactly what happened last Saturday night at what’s undoubtedly one of the most beautiful new buildings in Canada, the Art Gallery of Alberta. A ticket to what might be the hottest party in Edmonton, the AGA Refinery late-night art party is in its eighth run since the new building, designed by Los Angeles-based architect Randall Stout, opened two years ago.
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