This Month in Luxury Lifestyle

Abbey Bothwell on Vacation

Abbey Bothwell on Vacation

When you are 15 years old and shopping at Sephora, the furthest thing from your mind while a making crucial decision on lip gloss, is your future. After being approached by a model scout, Abbey Bothwell stood there, a little shocked but intrigued, and it was […]

The Venetian in Las Vegas: Business and Pleasure

The Venetian in Las Vegas: Business and Pleasure

When Las Vegas beckons with her shiny lights, glittering trinkets, and golden palaces, it takes a woman of great strength to look the other way. But she is not me. I love Vegas with all its trappings. Knowing my business is taking me into the […]

Savannah Caterino at Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Savannah Caterino at Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Savannah Caterino is a fresh face from League Models who hails from the beautiful west coast. Based in Vancouver, this 18-year-old has been modeling for four years, and when working with her on a recent shoot for luxury fashion boutique Colton’s Couture, she nailed every […]

Gucci Launches Home Decor Pop-Up at Holt Renfrew [PHOTOS]

Gucci Launches Home Decor Pop-Up at Holt Renfrew [PHOTOS]

Italian luxury brand Gucci has launched a unique set of pop-ups for its home furnishings line at Holt Renfrew’s downtown location in Vancouver, as well as in Toronto’s Yorkdale flagship. Fans of the mesmerizing installation will be able to enjoy until early January 2019. These […]

Andrew GN: A Mercurial Approach to Design, PFW Spring/Summer 2019

Andrew GN: A Mercurial Approach to Design, PFW Spring/Summer 2019

Andrew GN is a designer with a mercurial approach to design. Unlike his peers, one collection rarely rolls into the next, and he does not lazily re-appropriate his previous collections. I have learned the hard way not to get too comfortable in my love affair […]

Fashion Friday: Paris Fashion Week S/S 2019

Fashion Friday: Paris Fashion Week S/S 2019

Year after year, Paris Fashion Week commands the attention of the world. Top luxury designers of the world compete in this lucrative high-level market that will ultimately dictate what we all will be shopping for in the next year. As the divine Miranda Priestly explains in the most […]

Suzette Hernandez: Embracing Minimalism in a Luxury World

Suzette Hernandez: Embracing Minimalism in a Luxury World

Through hard work and diligence, Suzette Hernandez has experienced a remarkable transition from retail worker to being crowned Miss Canada 2013, graduating with honours from UBC Sauder in 2014 to a career in marketing for two of the world’s top luxury brands – De Beers […]

Fashion Friday: NYFW Spring 2019 Trends for Now

Fashion Friday: NYFW Spring 2019 Trends for Now

New York Fashion Week is the first stop on the international fashion week circuit which commandeers the whole month of September for the fashion press. The Big Apple was first in a long line of cities – London, Milan, Paris – rolling out Spring 2019 […]

Open Road Audi Boundary Unmasks Perfection [PHOTOS]

Open Road Audi Boundary Unmasks Perfection [PHOTOS]

OpenRoad Audi Boundary hosted an exclusive masquerade ball for 200 of their customers and VIP guests to celebrate and unmask the 2019 luxury lineup from Audi – the all-new 2019 Audi Q8, A6, A7, and A8 models. The expansive venue was transformed into an ornate […]

NUVO Invites Choo’aholics to Shop for Charity [PHOTOS]

NUVO Invites Choo’aholics to Shop for Charity [PHOTOS]

Earlier this month, NUVO Magazine Editor Claudia Cusano orchestrated a wonderful fund-raiser for the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation which tapped into two things that Vancouver woman love – charity work and shoe shopping! The bubbly pink Champagne was Moët & Chandon, the hors-d’oeuvres were deliciously designed […]


Once in a Lifetime Event

Couture Beyond: Close-up of the Genius of Guo Pei [PHOTOS]

Couture Beyond: Close-up of the Genius of Guo Pei [PHOTOS]

Guo Pei: Couture Beyond is the first Canadian exhibition devoted to the work of Guo Pei, China’s preeminent couturière. This mid-career survey features more than forty complete looks from Guo Pei’s most iconic runways from 2006 to 2017. In her theatrical, extravagant creations, Guo Pei combines contemporary aesthetics, production methods and materials with ancient tradition, evoking Chinese history and mythology in her craft techniques, fabric selection and imagery. The exhibition provides a comprehensive overview of her evolution as a designer as well as her contribution to global fashion culture.

These images represent only a fraction of the pieces exhibited and to truly appreciate and revel in the genius of Guo Pei, you must attend! Couture Beyond runs at the Vancouver Art Gallery until January 20, 2019.

Helen Siwak, EcoLuxLuv, Couture Beyond, Guo Pei, VAG, Haute Couture, Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Vancity, YVR, BC, luxury lifestyle, haute couture, couture designs, chinese couture

Helen Siwak, EcoLuxLuv, Couture Beyond, Guo Pei, VAG, Haute Couture, Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Vancity, YVR, BC, luxury lifestyle, haute couture, couture designs, chinese couture

Helen Siwak, EcoLuxLuv, Couture Beyond, Guo Pei, VAG, Haute Couture, Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Vancity, YVR, BC, luxury lifestyle, haute couture, couture designs, chinese couture

Helen Siwak, EcoLuxLuv, Couture Beyond, Guo Pei, VAG, Haute Couture, Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Vancity, YVR, BC, luxury lifestyle, haute couture, couture designs, chinese couture

Helen Siwak, EcoLuxLuv, Couture Beyond, Guo Pei, VAG, Haute Couture, Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Vancity, YVR, BC, luxury lifestyle, haute couture, couture designs, chinese couture

Helen Siwak, EcoLuxLuv, Couture Beyond, Guo Pei, VAG, Haute Couture, Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Vancity, YVR, BC, luxury lifestyle, haute couture, couture designs, chinese couture

Helen Siwak, EcoLuxLuv, Couture Beyond, Guo Pei, VAG, Haute Couture, Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Vancity, YVR, BC, luxury lifestyle, haute couture, couture designs, chinese couture

Helen Siwak, EcoLuxLuv, Couture Beyond, Guo Pei, VAG, Haute Couture, Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Vancity, YVR, BC, luxury lifestyle, haute couture, couture designs, chinese couture

Helen Siwak, EcoLuxLuv, Couture Beyond, Guo Pei, VAG, Haute Couture, Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Vancity, YVR, BC, luxury lifestyle, haute couture, couture designs, chinese couture

Helen Siwak, EcoLuxLuv, Couture Beyond, Guo Pei, VAG, Haute Couture, Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Vancity, YVR, BC, luxury lifestyle, haute couture, couture designs, chinese couture

Helen Siwak, EcoLuxLuv, Couture Beyond, Guo Pei, VAG, Haute Couture, Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Vancity, YVR, BC, luxury lifestyle, haute couture, couture designs, chinese couture

Helen Siwak, EcoLuxLuv, Couture Beyond, Guo Pei, VAG, Haute Couture, Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Vancity, YVR, BC, luxury lifestyle, haute couture, couture designs, chinese couture

Helen Siwak, EcoLuxLuv, Couture Beyond, Guo Pei, VAG, Haute Couture, Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Vancity, YVR, BC, luxury lifestyle, haute couture, couture designs, chinese couture

Helen Siwak, EcoLuxLuv, Couture Beyond, Guo Pei, VAG, Haute Couture, Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Vancity, YVR, BC, luxury lifestyle, haute couture, couture designs, chinese couture

Couture Beyond, Guo Pei, VAG, Haute Couture, Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Vancity, YVR, BC, luxury lifestyle, helen siwak, ecoluxluv

Helen Siwak, EcoLuxLuv, Couture Beyond, Guo Pei, VAG, Haute Couture, Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Vancity, YVR, BC, luxury lifestyle, haute couture, couture designs, chinese couture

All images were taken on location at the Vancouver Art Gallery by Helen Siwak.