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Pottery Barn a cozy addition to Edmonton

Today I had an opportunity to sneak a peek at the new Pottery Barn, which opens Saturday in West Edmonton Mall. The first thing I noticed about the American home decor retail store is its affinity for...

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Bidding adieu to Dansk

Beloved home décor store Dansk Gifts will be closing its doors after 37 years in business. To mark the end of an era, owner Stasia Nawrocki will be offering a closing-out sale as well as a draw to win...

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Edmonton designer Cassandra Hobbins to compete on NBC’s Fashion Star

Cassandra Hobbins‘ career is about to get crazier than a pair of Alexander McQueen armadillo heels. The Edmonton born-and-bred designer, now based in New York City, will be competing in the second...

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Recapping Fashion Star Episode 1: Showstoppers

Photo courtesy of Fashion Star on Pinterest. Thank goodness for my PVR. Due to my week-long date with a Mexican beach and some strawberry daiquiris, I didn’t catch Friday’s Season 2 premiere of...

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WEM’s Target sign is the new harbinger of spring

Photo courtesy of @WEMFashion via Twitter. Any sprigs of spring that may have peeked out from beneath decaying snowbanks are now gone. Thanks to today’s unwelcome snowfall, all hope for warm,...

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Fashion Star recap: Sex Sells

Cassandra Hobbins’ sheer midi dress. Photo via Fashion Star on Pinterest. I don’t know why, but I had Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools (Drank)” in my head during Friday’s episode of Fashion Star....

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Malorie Urbanovitch F/W 2013

Local designer Malorie Urbanovitch showed her F/W 2013 collection last night at Startup Edmonton. The venue was beautiful, packed with industry professionals and fashion lovers alike interested in...

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Western Canada Fashion Week: A Storify of the celebrity showcase shenanigans

What a riot! Last night, Journal Style reporter Marta Gold and I walked the catwalk as part of Western Canada Fashion Week’s celebrity showcase. Despite our nerves (I was entirely convinced I was going...

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Fashion Star recap: Something for everyone

Photo courtesy of Fashion Star on Pinterest. Hello, bidding war. Fashion Star contestant and Edmonton-bred fashion designer Cassandra Hobbins stole the show Friday night when her geo tunic sparked a...

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Fashion Star recap: It’s Getting Hot In Here

Photo courtesy of Fashion Star on Pinterest. Friday’s episode of Fashion Star was all about hot tempers and hot weather. Spats and catty feuds aside (reality TV drama makes me puke), Edmonton’s...

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Tweet, tweet, tweet: What was said during Western Canada Fashion Week

Wanna know what everyone had to say during Western Canada Fashion Week? Thanks to the  brilliantly talented Journal web wizard Lucas Timmons, we’ve created an interactive bubble chart to explore tweets...

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Fashion Star recap: It Takes Two

Photo courtesy of Fashion Star on Pinterest. The competition on Fashion Star is getting tighter than the pleather pants I wore in 2001. And of course, when the going gets tough, there’s no better way...

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Whyte Avenue Shop Hop, 2013 edition

Spending a day on Whyte Avenue always equals fun, but on April 25 it’ll be fun times two thanks to the second annual Shop Hop. From 5 to 9 p.m., participating businesses will have their own sale or...

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Who Cares? Wear opens second location

Alice & Olivia jacket from Who Cares? Wear. South-siders, rejoice! Who Cares? Wear has officially opened their second location at 5104 Mullen Road (located on Rabbit Hill Road just north of the...

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Fashion Star recap: Buyer’s Choice

Photo courtesy of Fashion Star on Pinterest. “Everybody better get the hell out of your way.” That’s what Fashion Star mentor and designer extraordinaire John Varvatos had to say about Edmonton’s...

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WCFW is heading to Calgary

It looks like Western Canada Fashion Week is taking a road trip. On May 4, Edmonton’s semi-annual fashion event will be heading down to Calgary to host an emerging designer competition as well as a...

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Fashion Star recap: Night On The Town

Cassandra Hobbins with her Team John teammate Silvia Arguello. Last night, I finally had a chance to watch the latest episode of Fashion Star. Friday’s live news coverage of the manhunt for the Boston...

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Getting Ready to Shine

Tonight’s the night! After two months of sewing and stitching, around 50 fashion studies students from several Edmonton high schools are ready to flaunt the garments they’ve created for the third...

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Fashion Star recap: His and Hers

Cassandra Hobbins’ Japan pant. I’m so stressed out right now. Friday’s episode of Fashion Star really made me ponder mortality and existence and how a butterfly can flap its wings halfway across the...

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The Butterdome Spring Craft Sale is this weekend

La Chik belts, which will be sold at the Craft Sale The seventh annual Butterdome Spring Craft Sale is happening this weekend, May 3 to 5, at the University of Alberta Butterdome (87 Avenue and 114...

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