Mikhael Kale SS13

 

This week I decided to feature my favorite Canadian designer Mikhael Kale. Born in St. Martins and currently residing in Toronto, this designer is taking fashion to a whole new level and will put Canada on the map for high fashion. As quick as Kale takes us on a whimsical and romantic story with his collection, elements of his designs adds an edge to a traditional silhouette.

 

What made his collection so special in my eyes is his ability to draw my eyes to the garment while the details kept me there.

New York Designer: Joseph Altuzarra

Vogue is ready to invest in giving talented young designers the opportunity of a lifetime in their “fashion fund” challenge. The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CDFA) has teamed up with Vogue for the last nine years in helping young designers build their business and pair them up with industry moguls that will mentor them for success. Each year hundred apply and only 10 finalists will be chosen. The panel of judges includes vice president of CDFA Diane Von Furtensberg, J crew’s Jenna Lyons and Vogue’s own Anna Wintour. No pressure there.

DIY Fashion: Club Chrissie

“Club Chrissie is a DIY/talk show done in a way that you have never seen before”, Chrissie says. “Its part Wayne’s World, part Pee-wee’s Playhouse, inviting viewers to add their own creativity to projects, so it fits perfectly into Pharrell’s concept of ##Q##i am other##Q##”.

The Spectacle Continues; Haiku Studios

Last Thursday night, me and Alicia Arruda ventured to Haiku Studios at 644 Kingsway in Vancouver. Continuing on from Alicia##Q##s take of the place, I found some designers quite intriguing myself. We didn##Q##t know what to expect coming in, frankly I was expecting something much bigger like a trade show kind of feel. So to my surprise when we arrived, the teeny tiny boutique style shop was open to the street and was very welcoming.In fact, the first person to welcome us in was jewelry designer Mary Craig. She was inviting with a warm smile, and lead us to her designs: Clutch Jewels.

Maggie Bill Wardrobe Director for ET Canada

 

Maggie Bill Wardrobe Director for ET Canada

 

Maggie
 
Maggie Bill has worked in the film and television industry for many years. Beginning her entertainment career initially as a producer, Maggie was getting tired with the job when the opportunity arose to fill in when short a wardrobe stylist.

“I had some experience in the fashion world and I just continued on from there. It just seemed to be my niche, and works for me.”

 

While in Torontodoing a job for a friend who was an agent for ET Canada, Maggie was asked if she wanted the position as head stylist for ET Canada. She said “Yes” and after living inVancouver for 11 years, Maggie moved toToronto on a three month contract, and the rest is history.

Zara Durrani : A fresh face and new voice in Vancouver media.

Story by Alihandra Dubien

Main photo l&s is by Clayton Cooper

Yoga photos by Miles Clark

 

On September 18th 2011, I met up with the wonderful Zara Durrani at Bean Around The World Coffee on Davie Street downtown Vancouver. We had an interesting chat about her new show Life and Style as well as her personal life.

Zara Durrani grew up in Lahore, Pakistan a completely different world for most of us; daily goals were not to try and become famous or to get a promotion at work, it was about survival. It was simple; make enough money to take care of your family, to feed them, and to send them to school. To Canadians that sounds pretty straight forward, right, but in Zara’s world, her family struggled to do so. Even with the difficulties of life in Lahore, Zara was a star student and had the grades to prove it.