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Dior at the ROM

I must confess that after having been wowed by the splendid Paris Dior exhibit in September, I was a little bit skeptical about what we would see at the ROM. But I was wrong. The curator, Alexandra Palmer, cleverly brought it home by scouting dresses owned by Canadian fashionistas in the early 50s—recognising household Canadian names amongst the donors makes one feel proud and involved.

London Calling: Anna and Cristóbal

Luckily for me, my London dates overlapped with two major fashion exhibitions happening in the city.  The Fashion and Textile Museum presented The World of Anna Sui, and the V&A held the much-hyped, Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion. The fashion lover in me was thrilled to be around to catch a few of the seemingly endless supply of fashion exhibitions that happen across the pond.

London Calling - My Eclectic List of Things to Do

London is terrific in the fall. The tourist crowds of summer have dissipated, making it easier to see attractions and the weather is perfect for walking around. The city’s old trees are bursting with fall colours, and the parks are stunning. I spent 14 days in London this September exploring everything it has to offer and crossing off some bucket list items. Most people were surprised at what I didn’t visit on vacation (think Buckingham Palace, London Eye, and Tower of London). Here’s my eclectic list of my top favourite things to do.

Making Fabric with bbellamy & bbellamy

I’m a real sucker for fabrics — and lampshades. They go hand in hand really, using the fabric to make lampshades. So bbellamy & bbellamy has been on my radar screen for a while. For years, vicariously only via Facebook. Until last month when I rang the bell of a dingy, almost abandoned looking store front in Muizenberg, Cape Town.

TIFF 2017: Grace Jones Takes Toronto

My life changed during the Toronto International Film Festival this September. The legendary Jamaican model/actor/singer Grace Jones came to Toronto promoting her documentary: Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami. She's my hero, my goddess and my guiding light.