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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 […]

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 […]

Couturier Andrew Gn Presents Luxury Trunk Show at Leisure Center

Couturier Andrew Gn Presents Luxury Trunk Show at Leisure Center

Internationally renowned couturier Andrew Gn presented a two-day trunk show in Vancouver’s most engaging retail space, Leisure Center. With a selection of over 150 pieces from his Spring/Summer 2018 Collection, PreFall 2018, and a limited amount from Fall/Winter 2018 (which debuted at Paris Fashion Week […]

Redesigned Bentley Continental GT Launched at Aurora Jet Hangar [PHOTOS]

Redesigned Bentley Continental GT Launched at Aurora Jet Hangar [PHOTOS]

Bentley Vancouver cordially invited us to attend a private evening to unveil the highly anticipated redesign of the third generation Continental GT. The Aurora Jet Hangar: Million Air Building at YVR International Airport was the location and the luxury car line-up for valet was along! Guests […]

Celebrity Stylist Karla Welch Cruises in With the Cadillac Escala Concept

Celebrity Stylist Karla Welch Cruises in With the Cadillac Escala Concept

Before the doors of the 2018 Vancouver International Auto Show opened, various private events unfolded throughout the two floors of the fully loaded Vancouver Conference Centre. Industry and media guests were invited to advance viewings of many vehicle debuts, which ranged from cute to crazy […]

Takashi Murakami Celebrates Birthday in YVR Style

Takashi Murakami Celebrates Birthday in YVR Style

Celebrating his 56th birthday in Vancouver, international Japanese artist Takashi Murakami had a vibrant day filled with media events and festivity. An early morning at the Vancouver Art Gallery saw a brightly robed Murakami presenting the The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg exhibition of over […]

Chef Alvin Leung Talks Diabetes

Chef Alvin Leung Talks Diabetes

When The Demon Chef wants to talk diabetes, you sit down and listen. Chef Alvin Leung and I met at Botanist Restaurant over a steaming bowl of steel-cut oats, dried fruits, fresh blueberries, and almond milk. Chef Leung was casual in his signature head-to-toe black topped by a bespoke Play No More […]

Suzette Hernandez is Intrigued by Luxury

Suzette Hernandez is Intrigued by Luxury

In September, Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot officially launched its Vancouver boutique on Alberni Street in the famous ‘Luxury Zone,’ with superstar performer and brand ambassador Lang Lang in attendance. From the invite-only press conference in the private upstairs lounge to the boutique showroom and onto […]

Bespoke with a Twist: Cattivo Ragazzo

Bespoke with a Twist: Cattivo Ragazzo

The name definitely says it all and the ‘bad boy’ behind the Cattivo Ragazzo atelier is Dino Minichiello. Sitting with arms crossed on a high stool, Dino’s eyes smile as he slowly sounds the name out for me, astounded at my lack of Italian. Energy fills the room as he […]

Secret Location Exposes Matteo Cibic

Secret Location Exposes Matteo Cibic

At the epicentre of historic Gastown at One Water Street, a series quirky window displays offer a glimpse into the heart of Secret Location. Adorned with giant keys, the glass doors of this hidden boutique open to a playground of couture by designers whose names […]