Fashion Preview 10: Markantoine, Leinad, Lucas Stowe ……

Kudos to Emanuela Lolli for keeping Fashion Preview, a showcase for Montreal design, up and running for 10 seasons. It can’t be easy. It has moved from its early editions at the Phi Centre and [...]

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Hello, beauty! A fine crop of lotions, potions, products

I have always been a fashion junkie – witness the tie-dye cotton jacket I had a fit for at age 6. Since then, my closets have always been overflowing. Now, it seems, I am going that [...]

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Festival Mode & Design: catwalks, conferences and a chat with Le Château’s Herschel Segal

The Festival Mode & Design takes to the streets, theatres, conference rooms and museums of Montreal for its 18th edition August 20-25, with an eclectic program of fashion, music, dance, conferences and films. Among the [...]

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 [...]