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Designer Monique LHuillier On Her Lasting Marriage With Fashion

Let them eat (wedding) cake! Slicing through more than two decades in business, designer Monique Lhuillier’s eponymous label, which started in 1996, is coming up on 21 years.

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Japanese Designer Kenzo Takada On Finding Harmony In Fashion

When one thinks of the name Kenzo, images of bright abstract designs and an eye-catching colour palette instantly come to mind. After all, the French fashion house has long been associated with vibrant tones, zany prints and athleisure.

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Anna Sui Shares Her Most Memorable Moments, On And Off The Catwalk.

La Nuit de Bohème doesn’t just describe Anna Sui’s latest fragrance; it also pretty much sums up the fashion designer’s ultra-fabulous career. From famous friends to bold designs to her signature red lip, Sui is the sum of parts—a glittering past laced with a sense of adventure, a creative spirit who doesn’t shy away from statement looks. She’s like a storybook heroine, only her story doesn’t begin in some faraway land.

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Designers Peter Pilotto And Christopher De Vos Venture Beyond In Search Of The Unexpected.

“We don’t look at being two creators as a challenge—it is a benefit. There is a dynamic tension at times, which is what is sometimes needed to bring a collection to the next level,” says Christopher De Vos, who sits at the helm of London-based luxury womenswear line Peter Pilotto, alongside his designer counterpart and the label’s namesake. “Together there is more of everything—more ideas, more energy, more support and more fun,” De Vos says, describing how more is more when it comes to their partnership.

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Beloved Designer Betsey Johnson Stands By Her Lipstick, Diamonds, Champagne And Rock & Roll.

“I go from the cheap, sparkling wine, up to a couple sips of Cristal,” says fashion designer Betsey Johnson, sharing her impartial love for the bubbly. “Champagne is very up. It’s like an energy drink.” If that’s the secret to the 71-year-old’s hustle, spunk, optimism and trademark cartwheel, we say pop that bottle.

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Fancy Foot Work – Sarah Jessica Parker on party shoes and why the shoe must go on.

This article originally appeared in the December 2017 issue of Real Style magazine by writer Heidi Hofstad. Become a Real Style subscriber and get the hottest fashion, beauty and celebrity news, enter exclusive subscriber giveaways and be the first to receive the full digital version of Real Style magazine every month. Click here to subscribe […]

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Angelo Caroli – The King Of Vintage

Looking for last minute gift ideas has us making like #stylishsanta and checking off our list at A.N.G.E.L.O. Boutique at McArthur Glen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport. Real Style spoke to Angelo Caroli (assisted by a translator) here.

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Toronto Designer Farley Chatto Interview

Toronto designer Farley Chatto loves design. From his eponymous label (think elegant, well fitting menswear and womenswear with a European flair) to his work as a teacher and advocate. his passion for fashion is palpable as seen in the gorgeous fur jacket on the cover. He spoke with Real Style about his new line, the ethics of fur and what it’s like to dress Sarah Jessica Parker.

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Anna Sui Designer Interview

The 50-year-old fashion designer’s larger than life runway looks have also resulted in a book, cosmetics line and fragrances. On the eve of the release for her new fragrance La Nuit de Bohème, Anna Sui shares her most memorable moments, on and off the catwalk.

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Lubov Azria Designer Interview On Her Inspirations And Why She Loves Dressing Angelina Jolie

Read our interview with Lubov Azria , the creative powerhouse behind BCBGMAxAZRIAGROUP and find out which of her children inspires her, which is her favorite movie star to dress and why she thinks L.A has amazing culture.

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Designer Picks: David Dixon’s Fall/Winter Fashion Tips

Toronto fashion designer David Dixon has been a staple at Toronto Fashion Week for many seasons now. His feminine aesthetic has made him a perennial favourite for women who want to look glamourous and chic from the office to the evening gown. Real Style asked David Dixon for his fall fashion advice to help us get that luxe touch in all of our outfits this season.

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Designer Picks: Lucian Matis Shares His Fall 2013 Faves

Lucian Matis is known for his extravagant designs when it comes to his main line but with his ready-to-wear Matis by Lucian Matis collection it’s all about clothes that women can wear throughout their 9 to 5 and straight to after work cocktails. We caught up with Lucian to chat about fall’s inspiration and key pieces you should invest in now.

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Designer Picks: Emerging Designer Dalia MacPhee On Her Spring/Summer Favourites

Canadian designer Dalia MacPhee is emerging as one of the go-to designers for Hollywood stars to find one of a kind gowns for any type of event. Stars of Vampire Diaries, Big Bang Theory, Glee and Dancing With The Stars have been spotted walking the red carpet, skipping across a dance floor and singing a ballad in Dalia MacPhee gowns and cocktail dresses. Real Style turned to this budding designer for her take on spring fashion. See Dalia MacPhee’s designer picks for the season.

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Designer Picks: Comrags Designers Pick Their Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Must-Haves

Spring is a time to freshen up your wardrobe with new looks to celebrate the warmer weather. We are turning to Toronto based design team Comrags once again to help us to update our spring fashion this year. With this chic relaxed style, Joyce Gunhouse and Judy Cornish always know just what is needed to make our spring style seem brand new. See what the Comrags design team have picked for their Spring must-haves.

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Evan Biddell Talks About His Triumphant Return To Canadian Fashion

Canadian designer Evan Biddell made his long awaited return to the Toronto Fashion week scene with his latest Spring 2013 collection. The sea of animal print, black and youthful Warhol influenced pop-art prints were bold and playful. We had a chance to speak with the Saskatoon born designer and former Project Runway Canada winner about his latest collection, aMuse.

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