Category Archives: Culture

The Enchantress of Bollywood

Doesn’t Aishwarya Rai Bachchan look stunning on the cover of this month’s Elle India?  She looks ethereal here in a dress by Rohit Bal, one of my favourite Indian designers.  Unfortunately, I don’t have a copy of the magazine in Canada to be able to share more. But, I think these pictures speak a thousand words about Ash’s classic beauty.

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ooh la la Louis Vuitton Maison Vancouver

2 storey handbag wall @ LV Maison Vancouver

No amount of rain could have stopped VIP guests from attending the invite-only Louis Vuitton Maison opening party last night in Vancouver.  The celebrities and journalists probably didn’t even notice each other’s soppy hair while basking in the lap of 10,000 square feet of LV luxury.

The Louis Vuitton Maison store situated in the Hotel Vancouver is the first of its kind in Canada and there are only eleven Maison stores around the globe.  According to Jean-Philippe Hecquet, vice-president at Louis Vuitton Canada, Vancouver was a natural choice for Canada’s first LV Maison.  “It’s a very dynamic city with a strong image and character, and its own personality. It represents a truly diverse, sophisticated cultural centre, one which we knew would be extremely receptive to the very highest level of Louis Vuitton creativity,” he said.

The LV Maison Vancouver houses ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, jewelery and of course, LV luggage including a trunk for $35,000.  There is a dramatic two-storey wall of handbags and original Canadian artwork by Vancouver artist Steven Shearer.

Soppy hair or not, Vancouverites are looking good in their new maison.

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Colette Loves Canada

Colette and the Hudson’s Bay Co. are giving us more reasons to love winter.  The young Colette, an uber-chic department store on Rue Saint-Honoré in Paris loves Hudson’s Bay, the iconic Canadian department store steeped in 340 years of history.  Parisians can now purchase select items from the Bay’s trademark multi-stripe wares including the Caribou point wool blanket, cashmere scarf, Geoff McFedtridge-designed mug, Swiss army knife, and the adorable snowman dress-up kit .  The cool factor continues to rise for The Bay as Colette is known to stock only the coolest of cool. Here are the items hipsters across the Seine are lusting after.

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