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EMERGING DESIGN DUO SPARK A FLAME WITH THEIR UNDEFINABLE LABEL

Published in Plaid Magazine Online, November 2012 Photos by Leda & St. Jacques José Manuel St. Jacques and Simon Bélanger are the creative minds behind UNTTLD.  The design duo hailing from Montréal were in Toronto last month to showcase their Spring/Summer 2013 collection on the closing day of World MasterCard Fashion Week. UNTTLD defines itself … Continue reading EMERGING DESIGN DUO SPARK A FLAME WITH THEIR UNDEFINABLE LABEL

DUNDAS WEST SPACE OFFERS ENCOURAGEMENT & EXCITEMENT FOR CREATIVE MINDS

Published in Plaid Magazine Online, October 2012 Photo provided by Miracle Thieves “Miracle Thieves is a colony of joyful rebels,” states their website.  What’s the colony rebelling against?  “The norm,” says free-spirited founder Tiffany Naval, otherwise known as Tiffany Love (her artist name).  “I think it speaks for itself.” “I’ve never been one to conform,” … Continue reading DUNDAS WEST SPACE OFFERS ENCOURAGEMENT & EXCITEMENT FOR CREATIVE MINDS

EYEWEAR DESIGNER TAKES A STROLL ON THE SUNNIER SIDE

Published in Plaid Magazine Online, July 2012 Photo provided by Derek Cardigan As we soak up the sun’s warm rays this summer, a cool pair of shades are needed not only for protection but as an essential summertime accessory. Vancouver designer, Derek Desierto, is the eyewear designer for the Derek Cardigan collection (available at ClearlyContacts.ca), … Continue reading EYEWEAR DESIGNER TAKES A STROLL ON THE SUNNIER SIDE

OUR FAVOURITE FASHION PLAYERS GIVE ADVICE ON BANISHING WARDROBE WHITTLING WOES

Published in Plaid Magazine Online, May 2012 Illustration by Madison van Rijn ‘Tis the season for fresh starts.  If you’re like most people and can’t part with the pieces that have languished in your closet for some time (that you admit you will probably never wear), or if your closet is overflowing with no space … Continue reading OUR FAVOURITE FASHION PLAYERS GIVE ADVICE ON BANISHING WARDROBE WHITTLING WOES

ICONIC BOARDING BRAND CONTINUES TO EVOLVE

Published in Plaid Magazine Online, April 2012 Photos provided by Element What do running a business and skateboarding have in common?  They should both be “progressive, pure, and dangerous, but do it with style and have fun” says Element founder, Johnny Schillereff, whose vision is not only inspired by skateboarding, but art, music, and fashion … Continue reading ICONIC BOARDING BRAND CONTINUES TO EVOLVE

MELANIE FERRARA TAKES ACTION WITH HER VINTAGE-INSPIRED DESIGNS

Published in Plaid Magazine Online, January 2012 Photos by EK Park, Pasada Media Melanie Ferrara, designer of the womenswear label, Device Design Co., believes that “fashion isn’t as mysterious as many companies would like us to believe, and its success is not in beauty alone.” That’s why she creates designs suited for a practical lifestyle … Continue reading MELANIE FERRARA TAKES ACTION WITH HER VINTAGE-INSPIRED DESIGNS

LET YOUR PERSONALITY SHINE WITH A PIECE FROM THIS POP-UP TO PERMANENT SHOP

Published in Plaid Magazine Online, November 2011 Photo by Amanda Stancati We all know winter can put a damper on the best outfit; an easy way to add zip to your look is a great accessory, and thankfully Zane Aburaneh of A2Zane has re-opened his amazing accessories shop. Last night was the official launch of … Continue reading LET YOUR PERSONALITY SHINE WITH A PIECE FROM THIS POP-UP TO PERMANENT SHOP

THE COFFEE CONNOISSEUR TELLS US WHERE TO GO

Published in Plaid Magazine Online, November 2011 Photo provided by Sam James Sam James has been giving caffeine-addicted Torontonians their daily fix since he opened his eponymous space, the Sam James Coffee Bar, in 2009, and the Sam James Coffee Pocket the following year.   With his perfect technique, delicious drinks, cool foam art complementing each … Continue reading THE COFFEE CONNOISSEUR TELLS US WHERE TO GO

UNIQUE GIFTS FOR YOURSELF & OTHERS, ALL WITH AN ARTISTIC TWIST

Published in Plaid Magazine Online, November 2011 Photos provided by Bluebird Handmade The bluebird is a charismatic creature known for its decorative bright hue and graceful melodies.  Its ethereal beauty reflects that of a handmade piece of art, one that is made with quality craftsmanship, and one that tells a story, like the never-ending songs … Continue reading UNIQUE GIFTS FOR YOURSELF & OTHERS, ALL WITH AN ARTISTIC TWIST