Spotlight

Issue #1: RozeMerie Cuevas Creates Fashion Empire in China

Issue #1: RozeMerie Cuevas Creates Fashion Empire in China

Over 30+ years, designer RozeMerie Cuevas built her brand into a household name in Canada. Named for her mother, Jacqueline Conoir was a women’s wear brand which garnered numerous awards and provided women with sharp style and a philosophy of success. In 2016, the brand […]

Issue #1: Christine Hutter & Moritz Grossman

Issue #1: Christine Hutter & Moritz Grossman

It was in 1986, just after having earned a Bachelor’s degree, when Christine Hutter first discovered the beauty of mechanical timekeeping instruments. As she started her apprenticeship with master watchmaker Wilhelm Glöggler in Munich, he showed her old pendulum clocks, pocket watches, and chronographs with […]

Issue #1: Armani/Casa Now Calls The Armoury District Home

Issue #1: Armani/Casa Now Calls The Armoury District Home

Vancouver’s Armoury District is now home to Canada’s first boutique showroom of Armani/Casa, and the fourth in North America, preceded by New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. The showroom 1656 West 2nd Avenue, 28 and consists of 2,200-square-feet of retail space, and a large meeting […]

Issue #1: Modaselle: Authentic Luxury Resellers

Issue #1: Modaselle: Authentic Luxury Resellers

In 2015, Vancouver-based online luxury handbag and accessory re-seller Modaselle opened a brick-and-mortar retail location on Seymour Street. This was only two years after the launching of an e-commerce business, which was looking to tap into the burgeoning billion-dollar online luxury resale market. It was […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rado Brings Earthy Collection ‘The Elements of Time’ to Vancouver

Rado Brings Earthy Collection ‘The Elements of Time’ to Vancouver

While it may have been rainy outside, it was cozy inside Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s Notch8 when I sat down with Rado watches Brand Manager Celine Cano. The intimate setting was a welcome mid-day change from the Champagne-fueled presentations favoured by luxury brands. Cano charmed me […]

Chinese Couturier Guo Pei to Visit Vancouver for VAG Launch

Chinese Couturier Guo Pei to Visit Vancouver for VAG Launch

At 51, Guo Pei is China’s most renowned couturier and for 20 years her pieces have showcased traditional Chinese craftsmanship with the incorporation of Western and contemporary elements. The western world most likely first heard of Guo Pei from the dramatic entrance that Rihanna made […]

Whisky Wisemen Presents #BeWise 18 with Drew Green & Jill Earthy

Whisky Wisemen Presents #BeWise 18 with Drew Green & Jill Earthy

The Be Wise Whisky Festival hosted #BeWise18 of the Speakers Series at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown. Drew Green (CEO of Indochino) and Jill Earthy (CGO of FrontFundr) shared their stories and vision, brand ambassadors delivered a whole lot of whisky wisdom to an enthusiastic […]

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 […]