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Global Designer Spotlight: Pink Bull from Mexico City, Mexico

Gorgeous clutches by Pink Bull

    Bull Market.    By: Hina P. Ansari   *This is part of Ramp 1885′s newest series, “Fashion Travelogue–Mexico City,  Edition” where we personally explore the city’s greater style scene including cool boutiques and chats with the city’s style makers. Perfect for the fashion traveller.     *Special thanks to Senora Nadine Karachi-Estrada  ...

Feature: A Charming Historical Re-connection at a Paris Boutique

Ceinture Fléchée a traditional French Canadian scarf/belt

  Paris, France – ‘Terre de nos aïeux’ (‘Our home and native land’)   By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada   In a boutique specializing in wool trends, I reconnect with La Parisienne and Le Parisien, who believe me to be one of France’s prodigal daughters, returned from the pages of history.   All shimmers...

Global Designer Spotlight: ‘Pop Food’ Jewellery By Glenda Lopez from Valencia, Spain

Pop Food by Glenda Lopez

      Pop Art.   By: Marina Radovanovic Toronto, Canada   We have featured this bright, talented and highly creative young woman who creates stunning jewellery  based on various elements of nature and further expanded to include human architecture, design and mechanics. Now, Lopez has a whole new twist that she introduced with her...

Feature: CPFW’s Buyer’s Cocktail Eve at GOTSTYLE Distillery, Toronto

CPFW's Buyer's Cocktail at GOTSTYLE

      Commerce Couture.    By: Hina P. Ansari     On Saturday June 15th, the final bash for PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week took place at the chic boutique, GOTSTYLE boutique in the Distillery District of Toronto.   The brand new expansion of the noted GOTSTYLE Menswear store, opened...

Feature: Taking In The Sunday Markets of Rome

Jean shorts at Rome's Mercato Monti market

    Something old, something new; Sunday’s in Rome shines with markets at Mercato Monti    By: Danielle Taheny Rome, Italy   One of my favourite Sunday outings, is a trip to Rome’s Monti district. It is bursting with quaint cafes, vintage stores and little art galleries. It is especially wonderful in winter, to wander...

Feature: Quito’s Handicraft Market Heaven

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      Handicraft Heaven is discovered in Quito, Ecuador.   By: Karina Perez Quito, Ecuador     Quito, the capital of Ecuador has many amazing places for art and culture lovers. Specifically, I want to tell you about our “Mariscal Handicraft Market”.     Located in one of the most popular areas...

Feature: Our Virtual Pop-Up Shop Brings The World To Your Wardrobe

L-R: Available now!; Retarded Velvet, Jasmin the Strange & INNA Clothing Co.

   *Note our 2012 Holiday Pop-Up Shop has ended! Stay tuned for more Pop-Up Shop announcements throughout the year!   Our Holiday Pop-Up Shop Is Open! *Check it out here*   Happy Holidays!   We are  so excited to announce the official launch of our virtual Pop-Up Shop just in time for the...

Feature: Wait and See Boutique from Milan

Wait and See boutique in Milan Italy with fashion designers

    A cozy boutique nestled in an old convent, reenergizes the Italian fashion retail scene.    By: Petia Dimitrova Milan, Italy   Have you ever fantasized about a shopping spree in an old-time convent transformed into an extravagant modern boutique? Then take your chance and head out to Wait and See, a...

Feature: Rome’s My Cup of Tea

My Cup of Tea

    This groovy atelier showcases independent artistic brilliance.    By: Petia Dimitrova Rome, Italy   Anyone interested in exploring the fine fashion products of budding Italian designers can have a look at their exhibits in My Cup of Tea – a former  artist’s mezzanine atelier which now has been transformed into a...

Global Designer Spotlight: Sydney

In Mandy Heng

  The go-to designer for Oz’s notables, Mandy Heng.  By: Triston Berlin, Germany   Collaborating with an impressive artistic team of talent, photographer Thomas Wawrzyniak shot French model Claudia Carmen Carpentier in Sydney during her extended stay Down Under, as well as Sydney based models Natalie Bowden and Roni Holt. All models wore clothes by...

Feature: Affaires à Suivre from Tunis, Tunisia

Tunis' latest retail offering: Affaire à Suivre

  Where second hand becomes chic and glam.   By: Amel Gaaloul Tunis, Tunisia     Affaires à Suivre is the name of a clothes and fashion accessories outlet that recently opened in Tunis; fortunately for me just around the corner from my office. Linda Zribi Smaoui, the shop owner, who also happens...

Feature: Vintage Room: From the world to Foligno and back

A classic marching band jacket

A trip to Italy proves that there’s always room for vintage love.  By Amel Gaaloul Tunis, Tunisia    This summer I was lucky enough to return to a small town I had once visited when I was a student: Foligno, in the Italian province of Umbria. Also known as...

Feature: Profiling fashion blogger Lily Melrose

Lily Melrose

      This UK-based fashion blogger boasts serious style and substance.   By: Andrea Lo Hong Kong   With a large number of prominent fashion bloggers today — many of whom have gone on to enjoy recognition and even careers within the fashion industry and in journalism...

Feature: Brazilian coffee & shoes make the perfect café

Colourful shoes!

    Sole to Soul. Take one part Brazilian coffee and two parts gorgeous footwear and you’ve got a pretty heavenly café.    By. Sarah J. Montoro Salvador da Bahia, Brazil   Anyone who’s ever been into a Starbucks might be familiar with the richness of Brazilian coffee beans, but you’d have to actually step...

Feature: Zando from South Africa gives us tips on festival dressing

Skinny Jeans

      When the heat breaks and the tunes are cranked, make sure you’re ready to sport the perfect outfit for this summer’s onslaught of festivals!   By: Lyndsey McLaughlin Glasgow, Scotland     It’s almost that time of the year again when we pack up those tents, load up the beer and meet...