Have you ever been curious about designers and their thought-process before going in front of thousands of people and live television? I have! I’ve also, been reluctant to voice a question such as “what were you thinking?” for fear that my question will be received with an intense glare and angry bird eyes. In my quiet voice, a “sorry” would be uttered as I back up and run far far away.
Attending four previous fashion weeks in Toronto, this year, I was invited to Vancouver Fashion Week for the first time. For a full week, VFW Founder and Producer Jamal Abdourahman introduced me to various designers showcasing their creations – my question nagging in the back of my mind. By the fifth day, I was seated next to a lovely woman designer – Canella Hostal – whom I discovered would be showcasing her designs the following evening.
After talking for awhile and watching another runway show, I blurt out “When you are creating a collection, what is going through your head? Do you ever look at other designer collections, compare or think they are nuts?” I cringe, waiting for angry bird eyes. Canella laughs and explains “The runway is the one place where a designer gets to show off just how creative they are. Sure, you can make the designs mainstream, but on that one day, you get to show the world just how creative you are – you want to go all out. Every piece expresses an emotion, impression or feeling you were having at a particular time. Musicians express it through music, Artist with art, and Designers with each piece.”
We have become so accustomed to cheap and mainstream clothing that the thought of clothes being art never crosses the majority of our minds. How we piece each item together gives one “self-identity” but what about the cuts, fabrics, and colours? What story do they tell? Fashion week allows designers, local and internationally, to express themselves through designs and materials that are sometimes not considered by the mainstream consumer. For sure they dictate what the next trend is by including it in the overall design and it’s easy to spot, but after this conversation, I now know what to say to that person who blurts out “what is that?” while attending a fashion show.
Canella Hostal is a French-born, Dubai-living Designer and Teacher at Esmod Dubai. Lines, stripes, flowers and tropical feelings inspire her newest collection ‘Tropical Symphony’ – This is the identity for the collection.
Canella commented, “Mixing flowers and playing with the stripes were very challenging and I loved it! Flowers and stripes are quite the opposite of each other; flowers reflect spring and summer and are soft and delicate. On the other hand, stripes are straight to a point with no limits and totally free.” Canella Hostal Couture SS17 follows her authentic touch, by combining colors such as; blue, red, white, orange and pink. Her new collection includes menswear for the first time.
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This year, the 2015 Fireworks Fantasy Bra designed exclusively by world-renowned luxury jeweler, Mouawad, is the hot accessory from the catwalk that has everyone talking.
The Mouawad masterpiece is valued at $2 million, including the bra and matching belt. The pieces took more than 685 hours of labor to be handset with 6,808 dazzling precious gems, including diamonds and swirling strings of blue topaz, yellow sapphires and pink quartz all set in 18-karat gold.
All the models were also styled from unique Mouawad jewelry pieces ranging from colored gems and diamonds to add glam to each look. The total pricing for all the jewelry worn in the show is valued up to $15 million.
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show airs December 8 at 10/9C on the CBS television network.
This past week I was lucky enough to attend Dove’s Hair Series event for their Oxygen Moisture Collection. As a person with flat, fine hair, this product was absolutely everything I needed. I always have a really hard time adding volume to my hair and giving my hair that “natural and relaxed” look some women are just born with.
Dove Oxygen Moisture, part of the Dove Advanced Hair Series, is made for women with fine hair to deliver moisture and volume in one. The advanced formulas allow women seeking volume to achieve 95 percent more body and fullness after just one wash. I was very excited to receive the Oxygen Moisture collection from the Dove team! After just one wash my hair smelled amazing and had the ideal balance of moisture and volume. End result? Fuller-looking hair, tangle free, and easy to manage!
Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner
Mild formulas that deliver moisture and volume in one Shampoo gently cleanses with a creamy lather
Creates bounce, fullness, and natural-looking volume Conditioner absorbs effortlessly into hair
Delicately smoothes without weighing hair down
Hair is beautifully moisturized and full of natural volume
Adds up to 95 percent more body and fullness after just one wash*
Use with Leave in Foam or Root Lift Spray for all day hold
Ultra-light leave in-treatment
Keeps style in place all day long without weighing hair down:
Adds shear moisture and nourishment
Gives light hold and control
Hair is easy to manage and strengthened by reducing breakage
Adds up to 95 percent more body and fullness after just one wash** Provides all day hold for the style
Evenly distribute through wet or dry hair, focusing on the ends
A light mist provides targeted lift from the roots
Does not weigh hair down at the roots, where it tends to fall flat
Lifts hair at the root for added body and fullness
Adds up to 95 percent more body and fullness after just one wash**
Provides all day hold for the style
Spray on damp hair at the root and blow-dry