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Valentine's Day style guide
Valentine's Day is practically an excuse to wear flirty, romantic dresses. Check out the VO guide for gorgeous dresses, from chic and elegant to shamelessly sexy.
Feb 5th, 2012
Fierce fashion and bold play, the Lady Gaga way
Music and fashion unites Lady Gaga fans at the Born this Way after-party gala presented by LuvnGrace and Bella Garnet.
Jan 22nd, 2013
Beauty, Fashion and Empowerment at Beauty Night Society's Celebrate Dignity Gala
The women who have been supported by the Beauty Night Society decided to give their thanks via a fashion show at the organization’s 12th year anniversary.
Dec 10th, 2012
Love out, love in with SummerSkin
Chelsea Maier has "upendo" tattooed along her ribcage, the Swahili word for love. This ink is a constant memory of working in Africa and defines her apparel and accessories line, SummerSkin....
Jul 23rd, 2012
Vancouver's cycling style sense: Can Vancouver become Cycle Chic?
Spandex, Gore-Tex, lycra. Will Vancouver's cycling fashion sense ever change? Perhaps with the help of Vancouver Cycle Chic, Vancouver will finally put style before speed.
Jun 20th, 2012
Wolf Circus: jewelry without boundaries by Fiona Morrison
Handmade jewelry for the beautiful, brainy, bold and badass.
Jun 18th, 2012
Corsets, cupcakes and bubbly at Hycroft Mansion
Melanie Talkington showcases her extravagant antique Parisian corsets at Hycroft Mansion; an afternoon spent ogling beautiful models, drinking sparkling wine, and eating decadent treats.
May 29th, 2012
A history of plaid: from railway to catwalk
For 35 years, my father wore a plaid flannel shirt to work. As a shipwright and glorified Mr. Fix-It, his uniform changed marginally from day-to-day. Tucked into faded jeans from Mark’s Work...
May 26th, 2012
Tina Tam of Carnal Design dazzles with sensual, edgy clothing
Heavily inspired by "heavy metal and rock 'n roll with a femme fatale attitude," Carnal Design originated from local designer Tam's final collection project during her last year at the Art...
May 16th, 2012
Hot trends for dresses this summer
It's finally starting to feel like dress season. Dress trends have something for everyone, especially when it comes to colour. Have your pick of brights, pastels, patterns or neutrals.
May 11th, 2012