Fash­ion blog­gers open up their clos­ets

The Province - - LIVE IT! - ALEESHA HAR­RIS Ahar­ris@post­media.com

Fash­ion fans in Van­cou­ver are get­ting the chance to shop a few of their favourite blog­gers’ clos­ets at the up­com­ing Shop The Blog­ger Closet sale.

Hap­pen­ing April 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Stretch Stu­dio in Van­cou­ver (180 E Pen­der St.), the event will see six lo­cal in­flu­encers sell­ing some of their wares to help raise funds for Be­cause I am a Girl to help fight gen­der in­equal­ity.

In col­lab­o­ra­tion with Flaunt Fash­ion Li­brary, the blog­gers in­volved in­clude: Randa Sal­loum, Claire Liu of Von Vogue, Rina Samantha of And She Dressed, Charmyn Chan of Ko-Morebi, Elizabeth Ma­nun­tag of The Style Saver, Holly Ho, Britta Bisig of Van­cou­ver Vogue and Vicki Duong.

Visit flaunt­fash­ion­li­brary.com to learn more.

La Vie en Rose sup­ports con­fi­dence

La Vie en Rose is hop­ing to help women feel good in their lin­gerie with a new cam­paign.

Dubbed Con­fi­dence Through Com­fort, the ini­tia­tive aims to high­light each woman’s in­di­vid­ual beauty by show­cas­ing women of vary­ing ages, eth­nic­i­ties and body types in a few of the brand’s top-sell­ing styles.

“It is clear to us that the dis­cus­sions among our cus­tomers are no longer about be­ing sexy above all when it comes to lin­gerie,” Marie-Noel Ger­vais, the vice-president of ecom­merce at La Vie en Rose, said in a news re­lease.

“They want to feel good first, please them­selves be­fore any­one else and ac­cept and en­joy who they are and how they look.

“We wanted to cre­ate a cam­paign with this in mind, in which our cus­tomers could see them­selves.”

To learn more about the new Con­fi­dence Through Com­fort cam­paign, visit lavieen­rose.com.

Cana­dian fash­ion gets a new fo­rum

The Cana­dian fash­ion in­dus­try has a new fo­rum thanks to a part­ner­ship be­tween KPMG and The Cana­dian Arts & Fash­ion Awards.

The Fash­ion & Re­tail Fo­rum will re­port­edly be a, “busi­ness-fo­cused event fea­tur­ing prom­i­nent busi­ness lead­ers across North Amer­ica dis­cussing trends and op­por­tu­ni­ties shap­ing the fash­ion in­dus­try and re­tail land­scape,” ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease.

The in­au­gu­ral event will kick off with a CAFA Tech Talk hosted by Dax Dasilva, the founder and CEO of Light­speed, and will also in­clude con­ver­sa­tions with in­dus­try in­sid­ers such as By­ron and Dex­ter Peart, co-founders of WANT Les Essen­tiels; Anne Martin-Va­chon, president of the Shop­ping Chan­nel; Ethan Song, co-founder of Frank & Oak; Jackie Tardiff, se­nior vice-president of Reit­mans; and more.

Tick­ets to the event in Toronto on April 6, are $69 and can be pur­chased on­line at Cafawards.ca.

Dog­gone good fash­ion day for fans

Love dogs and fash­ion? Well, you’re in luck.

Van­cou­ver lux­ury re­seller Mine & Yours is host­ing a Dog & Fash­ion Party on April 2 from noon to 6 p.m. at their bou­tique lo­cated at 1025 Howe St.

Shop­pers are in­vited to stop by the shop with their furry friends to browse the store, where there will be or­ganic dog treats for The Healthy Hound, snacks and drinks for peo­ple, a dog pho­tog­ra­pher to snap pho­tos, and more.

To learn more about the event, visit Mine­andy­ours.com.


Van­cou­verite Randa Sal­loum is one of six lo­cal blog­gers tak­ing part in the up­com­ing Shop The Blog­ger Closet sale, be­ing held in sup­port of gen­der-equal­ity ini­tia­tives.

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