Top 5 Pieces: Poupette St Barth’s

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With the Holidays just around the corner and Vancouver’s dismal Tim Burton-esque weather, it feels somewhat unnatural to be discussing swim and resort wear. Nonetheless, with designers releasing their Spring/Summer and Resort collections, it is clear that the season ahead will be one of vibrant pattern, vivacious colour, unconventional silhouettes, and an overall air of whimsy. So whether one is escaping winter by spending the holidays in Barbados (we are jealous) or is simply seeking summertime wardrobe, nothing warms one up quite as well as perusing through collections of beach and resort apparel.


Nothing embodies the happy-go-lucky spirit of the season more than Poupette & Saint Barth’s newest collections, exotically named Aruba, Samoa, and Eden, Moorea and Belize. Each collection differs in mood and character, and yet remains true to the brand’s relaxed and low-key aesthetic.

Mary Tripi – Hair Stylist Icon

Mary Tripi,a name that transcends decades of fashion and beauty as a pioneer and leader in the industry, is known for her uncompromising style and extensive knowledge in trend forecasting and innovation in hair..its fashion, function and health and how it can define us. Assignment Fashion is extremely proud to have our very first candid interview with Mary in her Downtown Toronto salon located in the prestigious Yorkville neighborhood, where she tends to the manes of many from all walks life, everybody is a celebrity when Mary opens her doors and welcomes us in to THE PRIVATE WORLD OF MARY TRIPI.



The Private world Of Mary Tripi


How, and when, did you get started in the make up/ beauty industry?


MT: I started to work at a salon in Athens Greece when I was 14 years old, which was 1954. I began washing hair and assisting to begin. Doing hair and working in the beauty industry is a way of healing someone.

Natalie Langston: Her style, Her words


As an on-air reporter and entertainment personality Natalie can always be found out and about in Vancouver covering the hottest events and interviewing many celebrities and industry professionals.
She loves being a part of the action and thrives on chasing down the next story. Whether she’s hosting, reporting, or producing, Natalie always manages to bring out the lighter side of stories, with a flare for entertainment news.Natalie is currently the host and producer of “Fitness on the Run,” on Novus TV, a weekly fitness show, RTOWN Vancouver’s newest reporter/producer and a has also signed on as the fashion reporter for the very popular weekly, half-hour entertainment and lifestyle show FMA Weekly. See Natalie in full effect on Check and Shaw TV this fall


What are the top 3 must haves in your closet?

I love a good pair of Frye Boots, black leggings from Artizia, and a great scarf to add a pop of colour. I have a coral one I love that I got ages ago from Holts and an infinity grey one that’s super super cozy and warm.