EVENTS - Miss Sixty Store Opening

If you had asked me in May or June my opinions on Miss Sixty, I wouldn't have known what to tell you. I've since met an incredibly awesome person who calls Miss Sixty one her favourite brands and it opened my eyes to the great potential of their clothing. I mean, some of the bold prints are a bit much, but the cut and glitz of their collection is kinda exciting.

What does it mean now that a store is opening in Vancouver? Frankly, I think its great to see that these companies are recognizing that Vancouver is a market that ought to be tapped. Finally the world is seeing us as a fashion-conscious, even fashion-oriented city. At least now their will an alternative to Bebe when shopping for evening attire, and the average Vancouverite will look like they walked out of a photoshoot, rather than a yoga studio for once.

As for Miss Sixty's male counterpart, Energie, I have much the same to say. Although I find their advertisements incredibly appealing, its not a shop I would necessarily go to. However, if it brings a bit of variety to the standard faded-jeans-and-button-down male wardrobe, then I'm all for it! Actually, after giving their most recent collection a second look, I have to admit, the company is doing a good job of slowly pushing actual-men's fashion in a direction I think it should be going.

The location will be at 970 Robson Street. I think the Grand Opening advertised above is invite-only, but the store will likely be open to the general public on Friday, October 12.


Your Civic Duty

If you thought that your obligation to vote for vancouver was over, you are mistaken.

StreetClash: vote daily.


PARIS - Rock en Seine

Dani visited Paris back in August, and attended the "Rock en Seine" music festival. Here are a few pictures of some of the youngsters who were also in attendance.

The last photo is of a fellow blogger named Geraldine Dormoy. Geraldine blogs for Café Mode.

VANCOUVER - Carrall & Water / Robson District

Yesterday the CBC kindly asked if they could join me in some style hunting. I met up with the crew of Living Vancouver in Gastown, and after they asked me a few questions in front of the cam, we hit the streets. The segment should air sometime in the next month, but I'll let you know when to tune in.

In the meantime, here are the stylish Vancouverites who may be featured in the episode:

The producer, Malania, insisted that I get in front of the camera for a change. I find it rather gratuitous, but here it is...

Don't Forget to Vote

Check out the competition, The Minneapoline. Just don't vote for them.


Interesting Article

Whether you love it or hate it, there is a lot to say about Vancouver's sense of style. Personally, I love it, and I think Czarinna Tabobo of ohalamode.wordpress.com agrees with me. Read the recent article she wrote about fashion in Vancouver and tell me what you think. You may also recognize some of the photos she used to support her argument.


New Layout

less pretty. more organized.

UPCOMING EVENTS - Sound of Fashion / Generation Next

I'm starting to get a lot of emails about fashion-related events in Vancouver. When I first started the blog, I remember thinking how difficult it was to break the upper echelon of Vancouver's fashion society. I can't help but think that the reason a lot of you read the blog, is because you too, like me, want to become more involved in the Vancouver fashion scene. So, I thought I would publicize the event invitations I'm sent for two reasons:

1) to continue democratizing fashion in Vancouver
2) to give you a chance to be spotted by me, should I be attending


BC Fashion Week - Sound of Fashion
Wednesday, September 26
9PM - 2AM
Georg-O-Mish [695 Smithe]
Featuring DJs Ani Sali & Marky Mark
Tickets available at Eden Fashion Boutique or at (212), 454 W Cordova St. For more information, email rsvp@gtwo-pr.com or call 603.617.9101


BC Fashion Week - Generation Next Fashion Show
Thursday, September 27
Performance Works Granville Island
Featuring local designers: Elroy Apparel, Nicole Bridger & Mia Melon*
Tickets available at Twigg&Hottie, Liquid Clothing, and Dream. For more information email, sarah@thehoneymustard.com or call 604.734.5674

This is the only BC Fashion Week show open to the public.

* Edited 09/26/07



It seems a bit like it should be long over now, but The Commodified is still competing on StreetClash, this week against Minneapolis. Every day a new photo from The Commodified and The Minneapoline will go head to head, and the blog that wins 3 out of 5 times will move on to the next round. Make Vancouver proud, and vote!


***Edit: This week's clash will begin on Wednesday.


VANCOUVER - Livestock Block Party, Abbott Street

Well, it doesn't really get any more 'street' than a block party. Livestock threw one on Abbott Street this afternoon, complimented with food by Guu, the music of various local DJ's, beer garden at JD's BarberShop, and a halfpipe overcrowded by skaters.


VANCOUVER - Debutante Ball & Fashion Show, Celebrities Nightclub

The Debutante Ball showed the most recent creations of local lines: Mothertrucker Clothing, Love, Deming, Shea Couture, Elroy, Bon Bon, Adhesif Clothing, Kitchen Couture, and Amber Jewelry.


VANCOUVER - Dream, 311 West Cordova

Today I met Wendy, the owner of Dream, on her way to work. For over a decade, Dream has been carrying almost an entire inventory of locally designed pieces at its 311 West Cordova Street location. After meeting her, I cracked open my new book, Robert Greene's The Art of Seduction, and stumbled upon the following, appropriate passage:

Daily life is harsh, and most of us constantly seek escape from it in fantasies and dreams. Stars stand out from others through a distinctive and appealing style, they make us want to watch them. At the same time, they are vague and ethereal, keeping their distance, and letting us imagine more than is there. Their dreamlike quality works on our unconscious. Learn to become an object of fascination by projecting the glittering but elusive presences of the Star.