Interview: Whitney Linen

I had the honour to interview Whitney Linen, a Canadian fashion duo, who is taking this country’s fashion world by storm! Debuting their Couture Collection during Toronto Fashion Week, Whitney Westwood and Franciska Veress are the creative/design team that take linen literally to another level! Who would have ever thought that linen could be such a luxurious material, that could be transformed into elegant day/evening wear designs?  Check out what they had to say! TSM: What inspires your designs? WL: Whitney: Our entire collection is influenced by travels throughout Europe and the Caribbean. I’m always inspired by the colors of the flax fields of the Baltics, the Cote D`Azur, the Chic Italian and French Lifestyle.   TSM: I noticed you spent much time in Europe, whereabouts?…

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Blogger of the Month: My Fashion Wishlist

Recently I had a contest to feature my 2nd blogger of the month, but this time there was a slight twist! All of the entries I was receiving were AMAZING and I couldn’t choose – so instead I made the viewers and fans vote on who they felt was the best! Our winner this month was Maria Tkachenko, blogger of My Fashion Wishlist.  I hope you love her as much as I do! 1. When did you start blogging & why? I started blogging very recently, this August as a way to deal with lack of wardrobe space and constant desire to shop. Now that I have My Fashion Wish List I go through the same process as I did when shopping, but at the…

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jewellery Designers: MARLU

MARLU truly caught my eye when I first stumbled upon their pieces browsing the net.  Simple and clean lines, yet there is something edge that stands out in all of their pieces! I had the chance to get a sneak peek at their S/S 2012 collection – if you think their F/W 2011 is to die for wait until you see S/S 2012! Read below to find out what they had to say about their collections and to find out a little bit more about the very talented sisters! 1. What inspired you ladies to become jewellery designers? Monika: I have always buried myself in fashion and lifestyle magazines. To this day it’s my favourite way to pass time and be inspired. I have a…

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Featured Designer – Gardé Del Avante

During LG Fashion Week I had the opportunity to meet in Naanafya, CEO & Creative Director of Gardé Del Avante.  What caught my eye was her stunning feather shoulder piece!  I believe everyone was drooling over it! I thought to myself I just have to talk to her and ask her where she bought her amazing accessory! When I found out she designed it I was even more in love! Naanafya truly has an extraordinary talent and just like her favorite designers, Alexander McQueen & Viktor and Rolf, she pushes boundaries and makes sure the individual wearing her pieces looks and goes beyond the ‘norm’! Check out my exclusive interview with Naanafya! 1. What made you become a designer? And when did you start? I…

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jewelry Designer: glamjulz

In August, I attended the MODE Accessories show in Toronto! I was able to network and meet some very interesting accessories designers. One of my most favorite was Monica Graves, the designer for glamjulz!  glamjulz was founded in 2000 and is based in Burlington, Ontario.  What caught my eye about glamjulz, was the uniqueness of each piece! Monica uses semi-precious stones, crystals and high quality glass, to make sure each necklace, bracelet, ring and earring are very exclusive and individual!  glamjulz has been worn by the hottest celebrities in Hollywood, Elisha Cuthbert, Lily Allen, Fergie, Jay Manuel, Nelly Furtado, Paris Hilton, Vanessa Millano, Tori Spelling and many more! 1. What made you become a designer? And when did you start? My first taste of “designing”…

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