The DX Fashion Design Camps

by Chris F on Jun 8th, 2012 in Announcements
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The Design Exchange, Canada’s Design Museum, offers fashion and design based summer camps in the heart of Toronto’s financial district. The weeklong, hands-on sessions consist of inspired projects, field trips to local design studios and visiting guest designers like David Dixon and Jeremy Laing, who speak with campers about careers, education and never giving up on their dreams! A powerful message for the next generation of world-changing designers!

Beckham teams up with H&M for underwear line

by Taja Scott on Jul 28th, 2011 in Announcements, Designers, Events, News
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Footballer, Dad, and loving husband is set to launch a men’s underwear line in February 2012, to coincide with Valentine’s Day.  Beckham announced Thursday that he was teaming up with H&M to make a new range of bodywear for men. H&M said Beckham’s new line would be sold in some 1800 of the company’s stores in about 40 countries worldwide.”It marks the beginning of a significant relationship between H&M and David Beckham, with new bodywear products being launched seasonally,” the company said in a press release. Since his wife is a well known fashion designer, I guess Beckham decided to give it a try. He’s been working on the collection with his team over the past year. “I am excited and looking forward to showcasing the range to H&M customers from February,” he said. The head designer of H&M, Ann-Sofie Johansson, admired Beckham and was excited for his work; callingRead More

Fashion Icon Greatly Missed: Amy Winehouse

by Taja Scott on Jul 26th, 2011 in Announcements, Designers, News
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Amy Winehouse, a powerful and talented British singer, passed away in her home Saturday. She was only 27, struggling with drugs and alcohol. Many reports said she left rehab about a month ago and later received a clean health report as recently as Friday. There are reports stating their were no signs of drugs in her home. They are waiting for the results of a toxicology test which takes two to four weeks. Meanwhile, family and friends gather to say goodbye to Winehouse at a private funeral ceremony in London today. Kelly Osbourne and Producer Mark Ronson were among mourners who arrived for the service at Edgwarebury Cemetery in north London. Kelly styled her hair in a high beehive of the singer’s trademark. During her career, she released two albums, winning five Grammy awards for her, “Back to Black” album while making headlinesbecause of an eating disorder, destructive relationships and drug abuse. Although, her career ran short, Winehouse hasRead More

NARS Relaunches E-Commerce Site & Amazing Styles from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

by Taja Scott on Jul 22nd, 2011 in Announcements, Designers, Events, News
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From dazzling swimwear to a new creative look in digital makeup, it’s NARS and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. This year, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim was better than ever with international designers showcasing their 2012 swimwear collection. As they showcased their line of work, Mercedes-Benz gave insiders a first hand look at the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe. Can I say gorgeous? The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week was a 5-day event from July 14-18, 2011 which was held in Miami, Fla. Many designers were featured at The Raleigh for their line of work. They were: LUXE, by Lisa Vogel, Diesel, Beach Bunny Swimwear, L*Space by Monica Wise, Caffé Swimwear, Mara Hoffman Swim, Aqua Di Lara, A Ché, Natori, Cia.Marítima, and Luli Fama. Lisa Holladay, manager of brand experience marketing for Mercedes-Benz USA said, “Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim attendees can always count on seeing unique swimsuit style concepts for the first time that represent designerRead More

Fashion News Update: A divorce but not in fashion & Athletics merge into fashion

by Taja Scott on Jul 19th, 2011 in Announcements, Designers, News
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After seven years of marriage and beautiful three year old twins, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony decide to call it quits. If you do not know the dining duo (or what use to be a duo), they were known for being the superstar couple who had it all. Jennifer Lopez, singer, actress, model, and fashion designer embarked on a new journey in hosting American Idol. She received millions in hosting  American Idol. She is not only known for becoming a new host of American Idol, but for her many roles in movies such as; The Wedding Planner, Maid in Manhattan, and The Back-up Plan. Marc Anthony, actor, musician, singer, songwriter, and producer is the top selling tropical salsa artist of all time. He has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and is best known for his Latin salsa numbers and ballads. He has also appeared on various films like Man on Fire,Read More

Fun Fashion Seminar is this coming weekend!

by Taja Scott on Jul 14th, 2011 in Announcements, Designers, Events, News
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Do you have trouble finding the perfect ensemble that suits your style and look? Do you want to know how to spot the perfect look off the rack? Well… have I found a perfect seminar for you! This Sunday starts a fun fashion seminar where you’ll learn how to find fabulous clothing for your body and secrets on how to make your body look taller, thinner, and younger. Fashion Stylist Rachel Matthews Burton will guide you through fab fashion. As said in a press release, “At the end of the two hour FunShop, Burton will talk one-on-one with the group and answer any of your style questions. You can also bring in a troublesome outfit and get her expert advice on how to pull it off- or how to create new looks from your go to wardrobe pieces.” How awesome is that! If you do not know who Rachel Matthews Burton is, she is one of the topRead More

Must Have Fashion Accessories from Soul Beautiful

by Taja Scott on Jul 12th, 2011 in Designers, News, Product Reviews
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Ladies, imagine a collection that strives to bring you affordable accessories while enhancing your wardrobe. Imagine a collection that gives you the opportunity to make a fashion statement you’ve always wanted.  Well… no need to imagine any longer, with  Soulbeautiful.ca you can obtain solutions to your wardrobe and more. Soulbeautiful.ca helps you enhance your natural beauty with the Soul Beautiful Silicone Enhancer Collection. The collection has  solutions which fixes wardrobe malfunctions with any bra in seconds. The Soul Beautiful enhancers and accessories are designed to make women feel confident while showcasing your inner beauty. SoulBeautiful.ca recently launched and has become Canada’s one stop shop for silicone enhancers and bra accessories. The enhancers and accessories are given to illuminate women’s beauty, confidence, and story. Being women themselves, Soul Beautiful knows a collection that presents a unique, customizable, and affordable accessories will provide women with the chance to shape and enhance their overall look.  Soul Beautiful has 5 Must HavesRead More

Fashion News Update: Venus Williams Fashion Line & Azzedine Alaia turns Dior job down

by Taja Scott on Jun 21st, 2011 in Announcements, Designers, News
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From five-time tennis player champion to an epic decline by one of the world’s most famous designers is this week’s fashion news update. Venus Williams, prominently known as the African- American tennis player who has been ranked World No. 1 by the Women’s Tennis Association on three separate occasions has a fashion line. The clothing line was launched in 2007 with Steve & Barry’s clothing line but it declared bankruptcy in early 2009 and closed its stores. Venus Williams clothing line EleVen, is designed to be versatile on the tennis court as well as on the street for a casual appearance. The collection includes dresses, accessories, pants, shoes, and warm up suits. Since Venus is proud of her collection, she decided to sport her latest wear at Wimbleton. A complete fashion shocker in a match against Uzbekistan’s Akgul Amanmuradova. She wore a white jumper with gold accents on zipper and belt including a design above her chest. The top half ofRead More

Design Camp: Toronto’s Summer Filled with Fabulous Fashion

by Taja Scott on Jun 14th, 2011 in Announcements, Designers, Events, News
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Promoting the value of design, The Design Exchange (DX) is a  non-profit educational organization in Canada that devotes a greater awareness of fashion design. They impact the lives of youth by building substantial relationships though communication, teaching design disciplines, utilizing educators, businesses and the general public through programs, exhibits, lectures, and workshops. This involvement plays a role in stabilizing the youth through economic growth and cultural vitality. The Design Exchange mission is to promote the value of Canadian designs, through engaging and enriching programs. Gearing up for a summer filled with amazing fashion, Design Exchange in Toronto has a great year of tremendous summer camp sessions.  ”This year’s line-up of summer camp sessions includes Vintage Couture, Fashion TV, and Essential Fashion which will explore the iconic little black dress and essential accessories.” Katie Weber, Camp Director says,”The week-long sessions are not just inspiring for the young designers who participate, but it’s also aRead More

Shenae Grimes has a passion for fashion

by Taja Scott on Jun 9th, 2011 in Announcements, News
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You may know her from the American teen drama series 90210 as Annie Wilson, or as Darcy Edwards on the Canadian television series Degrassi: The Next Generation. You may even recognize her as a reoccurring guest star in Naturally, Sadie, the television sitcom that first started in 2005 and ended in 2007. Today, Shenae Grimes is beginning to show much interest in the world of fashion. Born in Toronto, Canada on October 24, 1989, Shenae Grimes felt led to make a name for herself. She has appeared in seven films, seven televsion shows, and two music videos which of one she has written, directed, and song. Being a famailiar face in show biz was not the only thing she had in mind for her life. She also wanted to explore the world of fashion. After interning at Toronto’s Fashion Television during her high school education, Shenae wanted to explore her love for fashion. She explored her passion for fashion through her roles in television. Shenae knew thatRead More