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Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau in Oscar de la Renta: A missed opportunity for Canadian designers?

Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau and Justin Trudeau shot by Norman Jean Roy for Vogue magazine. It's quite extraordinary that a Canadian prime minister and his wife should be featured in Vogue. The fashion magazine feature on Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, online now and to appear in the January print edition, has unleashed a mini-blizzard of reaction [...]

By | December 11th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau in Oscar de la Renta: A missed opportunity for Canadian designers?

Fashion TV is back: M2M launches on Apple TV

Apple has got into the fashion game with M2M  – Made to Measure – on Apple TV. Billed as the "new face of fashion storytelling," it's a huge archive of documentaries, fashion films and fashion shows. Last night I caught Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? – Qui êtes vous, Polly Maggoo – William Klein's rapier-sharp satire of [...]

By | December 8th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Fashion TV is back: M2M launches on Apple TV

ê.a.t., drink and be arty: W Hotel opens new restaurant

Montreal's W Hotel has changed the game in dining decor in this city with a new eatery that it calls a "transitional" restaurant from the former Otto quarters. êat  or ê.a.t. as it is variously spelled – note the lack of capitalization and with-it circumflex – opens to the public Friday, Dec. 4, but media and VIPs [...]

By | December 4th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on ê.a.t., drink and be arty: W Hotel opens new restaurant

Launching a blog: a whirlwind of fashion and fun

  I have treated myself to a ride on the fashion merry-go-round in the three weeks since I left the Montreal Gazette after more than 27 years as  a copy editor, assignment editor, Review editor, Fashion editor and Business reporter. It is great fun to do the town as a blogger – or even as a fashion journalist: [...]

By | November 30th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Launching a blog: a whirlwind of fashion and fun

From Ruby Foo’s to the Ritz – and back

Share your memories of the Ritz, the fabled hotel asked as it opened its doors Sunday to the public to show off the crème de la crème of party pickings. There were fab floral arrangements, table settings fit for a prince, macarons, bijoux – from the charming Charlotte Hosten -  whiskies and wines ... and a [...]

By | November 30th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on From Ruby Foo’s to the Ritz – and back

When Stephen Jones came to town

So Stephen Jones, charming and gracious at his opening conference at the Festival Mode & Design, opened with a story about his connection to Montreal, which dates back to 1984 and his welcome to the city by Iona Monahan, the legendary Montreal Gazette fashion editor (and my predecessor, whose brown Robert Clergerie shoes I was [...]

By | August 20th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on When Stephen Jones came to town