Industry News

Know a medical worker? Therma Kota wants to send them a Hero Cape

March 20, 2020 // 0 Comments

Women’s outerwear line Therma Kota are giving MAJA rain capes to our real life superheros: the medical professionals who are risking their lives right now to save others. They are calling on the public to nominate a medical professional who you are in awe of to be sent a Hero Cape along with your testimonial. “We feel strongly that the true influencers are the everyday heroes who [...]

Toronto-based Knix creates first-ever lingerie campaign exclusively featuring women over 50

March 17, 2020 // 0 Comments

Growing up in the ’80s and being obsessed with fashion and beauty advertising, most of the body types I was exposed to as a young girl were fitness bodies a la Jane Fonda and the statuesque supermodels like Cindy Crawford. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Valeria (@ladies_from_the_eighties) It wasn’t until 2004, when I saw an ad featuring women of different ages and [...]

Prince’s late-career clothing designer Call & Response collaborate on an exclusive line of 1999-inspired apparel

December 9, 2019 // 1 Comment

Icons are never forgotten – they always live on through their legacy, especially in the case of The Purple One, Prince. His music is being re-released, you can now stream his catalogue through various services, and his unfinished autobiography, The Beautiful Ones, was just published. “Prince often wore vests as they can be stylish yet still feel open – allowing arms to be free [...]

Toronto’s philanthropic set gathered for The Talk 2.0 moderated by Sylvia Mantella to raise over $108,000 for youth arts charity UforChange

November 20, 2019 // 0 Comments

On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, five of the country’s most brilliant and innovative minds came together to support of one of Canada’s most creative charities UforChange for the second annual “The Talk” – a live panel discussion with producer and director Barry Avrich, award-winning writer and editor Sabrina Maddeaux, celebrity fashion designer Christopher Paunil, and CBC [...]

Step inside Canada’s premiere celebrity styling and gifting suite as NIUCOCO presents The Salon at Stylist Box

August 30, 2019 // 2 Comments

Canada’s exclusive fashion showroom, Stylist Box returns with their seventh annual celebrity styling and gifting lounge, NIUCOCO presents The Salon at Stylist Box (formerly The Stylist Suite). This year, the by-invitation-only suite will take place at the showroom’s headquarters in Toronto’s trendy Trinity-Bellwoods area with private celebrity appointments taking place [...]

Hilary MacMillan extends sizes for Spring/Summer 2020!

July 23, 2019 // 0 Comments

Curvy babes rejoice! Your favourite Canadian vegan womenswear brand Hilary MacMillan officially announced the extending of her sizes for Spring/Summer 2020 which will see select pieces available up to 4X and dress size 22! Famed for her range of feminist-themed varsity jackets – which have been available up to 4X for the past year – the designer is heeding the demand for [...]

INLAND Fall 2019 is happening Sept 27 & 28!

July 18, 2019 // 0 Comments

Canadian fashion lovers save the dates! Everyone’s favourite all-Canadian Fashion pop-up INLAND is returning this Fall on September 27 and 28! Designers interested in applying have until August 16 to connect with thousands of style-savvy shoppers over two days in the heart of Toronto’s fashion and entertainment district. Apply to exhibit [...]

Canada’s exclusive celebrity styling lounge The Salon at Stylist Box is now accepting designer applications

July 18, 2019 // 0 Comments

The Salon (formerly The Stylist Suite) is Canada’s exclusive celebrity styling and fashion showroom held during the Toronto International Film Festival® brought to you by Stylist Box Inc. (That would be my fab business partner Christian Dare and me!) This year we are celebrating our 7th annual event! So what is this magical wonderful dream closest? Well… The Salon is where [...]

How to pitch your fashion brand

July 18, 2019 // 0 Comments

Love fashion and TV shows like CBC’s Dragon’s Den? You might want to check out this event. FGI Toronto is hosting a competition, The Pitch where five aspiring fashion designers have the opportunity to compete for a prize package worth $20,000 in services to help elevate their brand. I don’t know who the five designers are yet, but having judged an industry competition [...]

EVENT | Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards | Saturday, January 31, 2015

January 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

The second annual Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards (CAFA) are taking place this coming Saturday at the Fairmont Royal York – one of my favourite venues in the city. Expect the who’s who is Canada’s fashion industry with some special ex-pats expected to make appearances, including the host of the evening Joe Zee (who doesn’t love him?) and CAFA Jury members [...]