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What not to wear....please

"Fashion is the most powerful art there is. It's movement, design, and architecture all in one. It shows the world who we are and who we'd like to be." -- Blair Waldorf "Gossip Girl" With that said...

Designer Alexander McQueen's fortune goes to charities, staff, family and dogs

Bright star of British design scene left fortune of $26 million when he committed suicide.

Summertime and the DIY is easy

It's mid-July and the weather barely screams summer in Vancouver. Instead of lounging around all day watching re-runs of Project Runway, try out these simple and fun DIY projects. Nailed it Half-moon...

Be cool this summer

It's summer. It really is.  So, don't be shy. Pull out that cute maxi dress you've been dying to wear all summer, even if it's rainy out.  Open your umbrella and have some fun. Hair, hair,...

Oh Canada! Kate wows 'em in designs by Quebec-born Erdem

Wrongly predicted to be designer for royal wedding gown, London-based designer has still clearly won the newlywed's heart

Versace partners with H&M for fall fashion line

"I want Lanvin, not flowers."  This line from H&M's promo video, practically sums up the reaction of fashionistas everywhere. After all, who wouldn't  want to own a designer piece in...

Princess Diana's evening gowns fetch millions in Toronto

The late Princess Diana's dresses were sold for millions at Waddington's auction house in Toronto Thursday night. Diana's Edwardian-inspired Victor Edelstein evening gown was auctioned for a...

Asian model mix-up revives stereotype

Will the real Du Juan please stand up?

Fashion heat wave

This summer, look out for a revival of the midi skirt. Falling past the calf, the length provides an excuse to reach for high heels. Stylish and versatile, flowing skirts offer  endless options...

Old fashioned chic more stylish than ever

Old fashioned has become chic, but as designers derive so many ideas from the past, the question arises: is innovation dead?