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Feature: ‘Veiled’ Threat – Montreal, Canada’s Hijabistas Speak Out

Montreal Protesters against Quebec's Charter of Values Photography courtesy of cbc.ca/Ryan Remiorz/CP

          The  Quebec Charter of  Values and their battle against the hijab. Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé By: Ottawa, Canada     A storm is brewing in Montreal, Canada’s most fashionable city.   The provincial state, which famously stayed out of the bedrooms of the nation in 1967, has instead elected to...

Feature: Style Spotlight On Performance Artist, Eden of Eden And The Swan

Flawless Eden

    Eurochic.      By: Triston Hong Kong/Shanghai, China   Eden is a pin-up model and sartorially savvy neo-burlesque performance artist forging ahead with a new show, Eden and The Swan, and cultivating new looks along the way. She gives us insight into her creative process behind the scenes and on the red...

Feature: New York Musician Dani Elliott is Sonic & Sartorial

Dani Elliott

      Dani Elliott: Sonic & Sartorial. By: Triston Hong Kong/ Shanghai, China     Sonic SuperWoman Dani Elliott knows her way around a note. The musician is back again with her latest EP that will more than satisfy her current fans and introduce her to an even wider audience. Her  self-titled...

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  ...

Photo Feature: “City Chic” from Shanghai China

City Chic

      Fashion photographer Yocky Zhang sent us this fabulous shoot, “City Chic”  shot on location in Shanghai, China.   Crew credits:   Photographer :     Yocky Zhang @yockyzhang.com Stylist :                    Yali Qian  (CLÉMENT & CLÉMENT ) Make-Up:            ...

Feature: Highlights from Fashion Week Mexico Spring/Summer 2014

L-R: JI+B, Black, Rhapsody & Lorena Saravia Spring/Summer 2014 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Mexico

    A Fresh Crop.    Direct from Mexico City, Spring/Summer 2014 brings forth a fresh perspective.   By: Hina P. Ansari       JI + B “Blue Blood”   Former architects turned designers Jesus Ibarra and Bertholdo Espinoza have created their brand over a decade ago. Having presented their collections in...

Feature: Highlights from South Africa Fashion Week F/W 2014

L-R: Sober, Erre, Larisa Terblanche & Narainsamy Fall/Wintr 2014 at South Africa Fashion Week

    The runways of South Africa sizzled where they presented the Fall/Winter 2014 season and here are our favourites!   By: Hina P. Ansari       ERRE   As part of this brand’s mantra of exploration and travel, this season’s Fall/Winter 2014 line fully embraces the colourful and textural world of...

Global Designer Spotlight: Tanya Moss from Mexico City, Mexico

The "Grenada" Collection by designer Tanya Moss

    Silver Lining.    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  It...

Feature: L.A. author & singer, Dahlia Schweitzer dishes on her style

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  Dahlia Schweitzer: The Looks | The Books By: Triston Hong Kong / Shanghai, China     If you are on a budget, there are thrift shops in every city that can fit not only your tastes, but your budget. Depending on your personal sense of style, there are plenty of possibilities to suit you up...

On the streets of…Istanbul, Turkey

T-shirt love from Istanbul, Turkey

        Who Do You Love – Istanbul Style Watch   By: Alba Brunetti Istanbul, Turkey     It took me a long time to break up with New York, but once I did I was glad it was over. Don’t get me wrong, we tried to work on it for years, but...

Global Designer Spotlight: 54 Kingdoms — From Ghana To The Globe

54 Kingdoms an online fashion destination celebrating the African style sensibility.

      Kingdom Come: Fashion Storytelling   By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada   In 1948, over 500 Jamaican and Barbadian men boarded the Empire Windrush, leaving the sunny shores of their Caribbean islands for an uncertain future in Britain.   They landed at Tilbury docks in London, and would be...

Feature: Riga, Latvia’s Fashion Mood Pret-a-Porter Spring/Summer 2014

L-R: Black Salt; Cinnamons & Zane Poriete from Riga Fashion Mood, Fashion Week in Riga, Latvia

  Absorbing Baltic fashion latest through Riga Fashion Mood 2013 Spring/Summer 2014.  By: Deniss Zelenkov Riga, Latvia   Latvia never fails to stand out from the rest of the fashionable world. Preserving its refreshing attitude, Riga Fashion Mood (RFM) (03.10.13 – 04.10.13) has been the last stand pioneer of providing a dynamic platform and a...

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...

Feature: Highlights from MQ Vienna Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013

L-R: Kamila Gawronska-Kasperska; Rozbora & Rama Diaw from MQ Vienna Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013

    Haute Austria.   By: Hina P. Ansari    Vienna Austria brought to the runways a wonderful collection of designers. Here are some who really stood out for us!   Kamila Gawronska-Kasperska   Having studied in Warsaw, Poland and honed her couture skills as an award-winning costume designer, Kamila Gawronska-Kasperkska moved fully into...

Feature: Kors Cares — Michael Kors Takes On World Hunger

Designer Michael Kors' campaign to fight world hunger, #Watch Hunger Stop with Chanel Iman (left) and Lily Aldridge

      In honour of World Food Day we take a look at fashion designer’s Michael Kors fight to end hunger here at home and around the world.    By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé  Ottawa, Canada   What does putting an end to hunger look like?   Better seeds. Richer soil.  More nutritious crops.  Access...