The top 13 Instagram-worthy  Presents

Fashion unicorn Spotted on American musician and actor Selena Gomez (Instagram's most followed accounts), Coach's wool and cashmere unicorn sweater was created for a selfie in the snow. Coach 1941 Uni Intarsia Sweater, $565 through . Royal therapy Allow the world (and all your followers) know what you think of your special someone with one of New York-based Edie Parker's signature acrylic clutches, making a strong statement without speaking a word. Read more [...]

The top 13 Instagram-worthy gifts

With our photograph-it-or-it-didn't-happen mentality in mind, not to mention Instagram's 800 million active monthly users, Caitlin Agnew shares some of the season's gifts that are guaranteed to get likes FASHION UNICORN Spotted on American musician and actor Selena Gomez (Instagram's most followed account), Coach's wool and cashmere unicorn sweater was made for a selfie in the snow. Coach 1941 Uni Intarsia Sweater, $565 through . ROYAL Read more [...]

Toronto AGO and Hermès bashes fuse art and fashion

Hermès store opening, Toronto The party to mark the opening of the new Hermès store in Toronto was one of the most anticipated of the season, and it proved, without a doubt, to be the best fashion party of not just the season but the year. Hermès Canada president and chief executive officer Jennifer Carter, who has run the company here since 1988, taking it from a single counter to four shops from coast to coast, was beaming on Nov. 28 as she Read more [...]

How to Present it Forwards during the holidays

Save some of your holiday shopping budget for a present with an integrated give-back. Caitlin Agnew picks presents that are both charitable and TrendyBRASS TACKS We provides assistance through its five pillars of effect: education, food, water, opportunity and wellness. Targeted towards chance, this handmade cuff gives financial tools to a woman in a growing community, enabling her to make a sustainable income and provide for her loved ones. Check out Me We's site for even more gift ideas, Read more [...]

Mid-century Layouts: A new exhibition revisits classic Dior

A new exhibition revisits the Dior wardrobes of Toronto society figures in the 1950s. Caitlin Agnew reportsToronto's Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is bringing classic couture back to Bloor Street with the introduction of Christian Dior on Nov. 25. Feting the 70th anniversary of the House of Dior, the exhibition explores the early years of the Parisian label's haute couture collections, starting in 1947 shortly after the conclusion of the Second World War and ending with the designer's death in 1957. Read more [...]

On the lookout for that special luxury item? Here is how to find it online

While the rest of the world was clicking through holiday wish lists, the luxury-goods market was reluctant to come around to e-commerce. Indeed, there are still some holdouts, such as Parisian leather goods company Goyard, that have yet to make themselves available online. But in 2017, the internet has become a great place to find the most luxurious, thoughtful and unique gifts for your loved ones, and typically boasts more options than you can find in person. .gi-custom-blockquote{margin-bottom:2em;font-family:PrattItalic;padding:0 Read more [...]

Online luxury finds

While the rest of the world was clicking through holiday wish lists, the luxury-goods market was reluctant to come around to e-commerce. Indeed, there are still some holdouts, such as Parisian leather goods company Goyard, that have yet to make themselves available online. But in 2017, the internet has become a great place to find the most luxurious, thoughtful and unique gifts for your loved ones, and typically boasts more options than you can find in person. .gi-custom-blockquote{margin-bottom:2em;font-family:PrattItalic;padding:0 Read more [...]

Fashion designer Azzedine Alaia, who dressed Michelle Obama and Lady Gaga, dies at 77

Tunisian-born designer Azzedine Alaia, a fashion iconoclast whose clingy styles helped define the 1980s and that dressed famous women from Hollywood to the White House, has died at age 77.The French Haute Couture Federation declared Alaia's departure on Saturday without providing details. Twitter tributes to his influence on fashion poured in from around the globe.Alaia ((AZ'-uh-deen uh-LY'-uh) occasionally was dubbed the "king of cling" for the sculptural, formfitting layouts he popularized during Read more [...]

She Does The Town: A pioneering Site’s decade of disruption

As the female-focused website She Does The City turns 10, Caitlin Agnew sits down with creator Jen McNeelyAfter the site She Does the City went live in 2007, it was unlike anything you could discover online. Composing with a young female audience in mind, founder Jen McNeely was a trailblazer of authentic storytelling and community building. "In Canada, there was not really an internet space for girls or even a media offering for girls that was edgy and had verve and voice and was youthful and Read more [...]