Positively plus: Roxy Earle on her Le Château extended size collection

White linen? Check. Jumpsuits? Check. Snakeskin? Check. Fashion? Absolutely! Roxy Earle, with a personality as big as her curvy figure, is thrilled that she finally has access to the kind of fashion she craves. Especially the [...]

Balenciaga: McCord exhibition sheds light on the master of couture and his legacy

Balenciaga is a label that can generate strong opinions. On the one hand, you have the “master,’’ as his contemporaries called Cristóbal Balenciaga at the height of the haute couture years, the 50s and 60s. [...]

Grand Prix Week unfiltered

Here is an unfiltered picture diary of my Grand Prix week, seen through my iPhone, often with a glass of Champagne in hand. Race, what race? – as I ask every year. PRELUDE: OFF TO [...]

Closet confidential: contemplating a fashion diet and what I wore to the Grand Prix

(Headline with apologies and in homage to the late, great Anthony Bourdain) A funny thing happened to me at the Hermès carré counter: I swooned, and felt as if I were about to faint. Was [...]

Grand Prix: racing cars, racing boats, racing to the parties

It’s going to be one of those weeks. Grand Prix week is here, and my trusty old-school paper calendar has no more room. The festivities kicked off Monday, as Hugo Boss invited a few folks onboard [...]

C2 Montreal: a festival of ideas

Dear C2 Montreal, Thank you for inviting me to Montreal’s festival of ideas, if you will. To me, it’s up there and above all the other festivals the city has to offer – jazz, comedy, [...]

About face and more: VicPark Spa offers cutting-edge treatments

Victoria Park, the spa and health club in Westmount, has opened a fabulous new facility in the Golden Square Mile. Housed in a restored Victorian mansion on de la Montagne, it features bay windows, raw [...]

Wearing Canada proud at the CAFA gala

Oh Canada! At the fifth annual CAFA awards in Toronto last Friday, fashion’s glitterati came out to shine in a manner that has hardly been a hallmark of prudent, practical, nice Canadians. Sparkle, tulle and trains [...]

From Fashion Preview and Prélude, a week of fashion in Montreal

Jam-packed, raucous and buzzy. Soignée, elegant and bubbly. Those were the moods at two back-to-back shows at different events to close out a week of fashion in Montreal. Quelle semaine! Fashion Preview, the showcase for [...]

The voice: 10 trends you need to know about e-comm in 2018

The semi-annual HOP summit of the Quebec retail council – the Conseil québécois du commerce de détail – brings together the biggest players in business in Quebec, as well as the amazing startups that are [...]

Playa imperfecto: Isla Mujeres beach offers splendid swimming. Chaotic town has hidden gems

I called them the leatherbacks, a couple in their late 70s, maybe 80s, who hit Playa Norte on Isla Mujeres every afternoon with paperback books. They spread a blanket by the water on the bustling [...]

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Impressions from Toronto Fashion Week

Impressions from Toronto Fashion Week: Wandering in to the revamped, rebranded Yorkville Village, where Toronto’s new fashion week just wrapped its second season, I was struck by the familiar. Montreal retailers Jean-Paul Fortin, Judith & [...]