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Sep 2, 2009
Fashion Tips from Style Experts
D Yip

Three fashion tips each for men and women from six Vancouver style experts If, when getting ready for the day, you spend a lot of time rummaging around, mumbling that you can’t find anything to wear, consider taking the time to map out a more functional wardrobe strategy. It will save you time and streamline your expression.

Sep 2, 2009
What Not to Wear
Alison McLaughlin

First reports were enthusiastic, but what we thought was the first known photograph of Italy's mythical creature, the natural blonde, was soon proved a forgery. Llewellyn had a special skip in his step this morning. The birthday card from Nana contained...

Sep 2, 2009
Culture: Pet Shop Boys and Vancouver Strippers
J Bucher

In Music Pet Shop Boys For many of us no longer young, scanning the 23 years between the Pet Shop Boys’ first number-one song (“West End Girls,” from their debut album Please) and their most recent release (“Love Etc.,” now on...

Sep 2, 2009
Natural Wonders: The Art of West Coast Design
Steven Schelling

Beau Stanmore suit jacket ($240), Stanmore vest ($72), Stanmore brown trouser ($120), classic-fit chambray square plaid shirt ($85), circle motif silk tie and pocket square ($49), all by Haight & Ashbury, haight​andashbury​.ca, with special thanks to Lloyd’s of Gastown, lloydsofgastown​.com; John Fluevog Executor lace-ups ($339), fluevog.com; St. Moritz Lugano rose gold and brown leather watch ($995), st-moritz.com

Sep 2, 2009
September Wine: Okanagan Vineyards
Jim Hoggan/Alexandra Barrow

Made to order I was standing in Pentâge Winery’s new 4,000-square-foot natural-rock wine cellar recently when I realized that I have not been spending enough time considering, describing and drinking wines from the Okanagan Valley. Nestled on the hill overlooking Skaha Lake...

Sep 2, 2009
Video: 2009 BCBusiness Fashion Shoot
BCBusiness D.B.

Steveston, B.C., may not be a hub for high style, but for one sunny summer day in 2009, it was. Join us on a video tour of Garry Point Beach, and the 2009 BCBusiness fall fashion shoot. In "Natural Wonders: The Art of West Coast design," stylist Steven Schelling and photographer Gregory Chow put together a compelling visual package of business style. This is your behind-the-scenes look at the photo shoot.

Sep 2, 2009
Ten Neighbourhoods of Style
Alison McLaughlin

Yaletown Style Jennifer Kostuik | Owner: Jennifer Kostuik Gallery "I'm wearing a lot of dresses lately. They give me freedom to move – you can't hang art in a suit." (Here: a dress by Mellissa and shoes from Jack and Jill.)...

Sep 2, 2009
What Vancouver People Wear
Katie Lister

The "boyfriend" blazer | Club Monaco Samantha: “This is the new version of the blazer. It’s very trendy and is great for work as well as for going out on the town.” The blazer | A store in England called Next Jaslina: “I...

Aug 5, 2009
What Your Sneakers Say About You
Steven Schelling

When ad man Henry Nelson McKinney coined the term “sneaker” for Keds’s rubber-soled – and therefore noiseless – shoe in 1917, he could hardly have foreseen the humble canvas-top shoe’s eventual, all-pervasive market dominance. Whether you’re running a marathon or...

Aug 5, 2009
Culture: Malcolm Lowry, MusicFest & Annie
J Bucher

Festival MusicFest Vancouver MusicFest Vancouver has shed its old name (Festival Vancouver), but it’s pushing the same dope: two weeks of choral, chamber, jazz, early music, opera and world music in the heavy summer heat. I know, I know: it sounds like...

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