Folio.YVR ☆ Issue 16 ☆ 2022 ☆ Luxury Lifestyle Magazine ☆ Vancouver, BC

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Welcome to Folio.YVR Lux ur y Lifest yle M a g a zine's first Holid a y Ed it ion - a d elig htful colla b ora tion with Ret a il- Insid er, C a na d a 's most rea d reta il ind ustry news source. Not intend ed a s a d efinitive shop p ing g uid e b ut more of a snea k p eek into the 'ecoluxury' p rod ucts in Va ncouver. C urious a b out this term - ec olux ur y? It is rela tively new a nd d escrib es ob jects a nd exp eriences tha t a re b oth hig h- q ua lity, exp ensive a nd crea ted with a sensitivity for the environment, the well- b eing of those involved in the p rod uction p rocess, a nd susta ina b ility. An ecoluxury ob ject could b e a couture g own crea ted b y a hig h- end d esig n house of ea rth- friend ly fa b rics or rep urp osed ma teria ls. Such fa b rics mig ht b e na tura l fib res g rown a nd ha rvested without p esticid es, using susta ina b le p ra ctices a nd without huma n/ a nima l exp loita tion. An ecoluxury g eta wa y ma y ta ke tra vellers to a five- sta r resort tha t ha s b een b uilt a nd org a nized so tha t fa cilities, a menities, a nd g uests ma ke the sma llest p ossib le ca rb on footp rint. This ma y mea n tha t the resort runs on sola r p ower, uses wa ter efficiently, offers cruelty- free b ea uty items, a nd p romotes non- exp loitive off- site a d ventures.You g et the id ea . Do a s little ha rm a s p ossib le while using the resources to keep the environmenta l cost a s low a s p ossib le. Ta king a b ea t a nd step p ing b a ckwa rd s to when we va lued a 'slow p rocess' of crea tion. In this Holid a y Ed ition issue, we sha re the incred ib le Rolls- Royc e Sp ec t re, the ma rq ues first electric motor ca r, a nd a p romise from Torst en M üller- Öt vös tha t a ll RRs will b e electric b y 20 30 ! Entrep reneur a nd luxury furniture p urveyor Sha ma Gup t a la unched a g org eous new showroom for Aeon b y Ha b it a t on West Pend er a nd Howe Streets.

I invite you to visit a nd exp lore the new- to- the- city b ra nd s like Giorg et t i, La svit , a nd M oroso a nd swoon over the interior d esig n b y M c Kinley St ud ios. Looking for some ice? When a g ency owner a nd fa shionista Aud rey Hya ms Romoff of Overc a t PR extend ed the invita tion to the M a ison Birk s Snow fla k e Collec t ion la unch, I could not sa y 'Yes' fa st enoug h! The frosty symb ol of our C a na d ia n winters cra fted in white g old a nd d ia mond s? Plea se! Also in our Accessories offering s is the colla b ora tion b etween Ma ison Birks a nd C a na d ia n g la m d esig ners Gret a Const a nt ine a nd the rela unch of Chop a rd in the Luxury Zone. Their new loca tion a nd ra ng e of exq uisitely cra fted p ieces a re worth a visit. These stories a nd more a re wra p p ed up with a b ig b ow in this issue with a b ea utiful cover b y Ann Gold b erg . A little more a b out her a nd the Ca na d ia n Perennia ls exhib ition on p a g es 26 - 27. During this holid a y sea son, p lea se ta ke a moment to consid er those org a niza tions who a re ma king cha ng e in our city, our communities, a nd in our hea rts with their ha rd work - more tha n likely volunteered a nd consid er d ona ting to those who need it most. I invite you to look b eyond the g a la s, fla shy b a llroom events, smiling celeb rity fa ces, flowing C ha mp a g ne, a nd ta x receip ts. Let us a lso sup p ort those who tirelessly strug g le to p rotect the most vulnera b le a round us, feed the hung ry, a nd shelter the ma rg ina lized 36 5 d a ys a yea r. C omp a ssion is sup er sexy a nd if you a re unsure where to b eg in, visit Ca na d a Help s.org a nd sea rch. All listed a re leg itima te, vetted , a nd p rovid e ta x receip ts. You will b e shocked a t how ma ny there, b ut the a mount of cha ng e you ca n ma ke with a d ona tion is incred ib le, a nd they a lso a ccep t cryp tocurrency!



R O L L S -R O Y C E SPECTRE EV

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n 19 0 0 , Rolls- Royce co- found er, Cha rles Rolls, p rop hesied a n electric future for the motor ca r, recog nizing the clea n, noiseless a lterna tive to the interna l comb ustion eng ine ? p rovid ing there wa s sufficient infra structure to sup p ort it.

Tod a y, more tha n 120 yea rs la t er, the time ha s come for Rolls- Royc e M ot or Ca rs to fulfil the p rop hecy of its found ing fa ther with the first fully electric Rolls- Royce, Sp ec t re. Sp ectre ma rks the sta rt of Rolls- Royce Motor C a rs full electrifica tion. Technolog y ha s rea ched a sta nd a rd tha t ca n d eliver the iconic Rolls- Royce exp erience - enha nce the Rolls- Royce exp erience. The insta nt torq ue, silent running , a nd the sense of one imp ercep tib le g ea r ha ve d efined the cha ra cteristics of a n extra ord ina ry ca non of p rod ucts d a ting b a ck to the very first motor ca r. Due to these d evelop ments, Rolls- Royce ha s confirmed tha t b y 20 30 its entire p rod uct p ortfolio will b e fully electric. In unveiling Sp ectre, Rolls- Royce sets a new p reced ent in the crea tion of a n entirely orig ina l cla ss of motor ca r, the Ult ra - Lux ur y Elec t ric Sup er Coup é. This d esig na tion refers to Sp ectre?s ind ulg ent p rop ortions, sp ecified in resp onse to a commitment tha t there is no g rea ter luxury tha n tha t of sp a ce.

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L U X U R Y IN S P IR A T IO N The ma rq ue?s d esig ners a re d eep ly rooted in the context occup ied b y their motor ca rs. Therefore, their insp ira tion is d ra wn from world s fa r b eyond a utomotive, includ ing ha ut e c out ure, mod ernist sc ulp t ure, na ut ic a l d esig n, t a iloring , a nd c ont emp ora r y a r t . In conceiving the p rincip a l sketches for Sp ectre, the ma rq ue?s crea tives were d ra wn to mod ern ya cht concep ts, sp ecifica lly the cla rity a nd p recision of line, intellig ent use of reflection a nd a p p lica tion of ta p er to emotiona lize silhouettes. From the front, Sp ectre?s sp lit hea d lig ht trea tment is intersected b y the wid est g rille ever b estowed on a Rolls- Royce. The va nes of the Pa nt heon g rille a re now smoother in section a nd a flusher fit, d esig ned to help g uid e the a ir a round the motor ca r?s front. Along with a n a ero- tuned Sp irit of Ec st a sy fig urine the g rille d elivers Rolls- Royce?s most a erod yna mic motor ca r, ever. The g rille is softly illumina ted , with 22 LEDs lig hting up the sa nd b la sted rea r sid e of ea ch of the va ne.

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The silhouette?s most d ra ma tic fea ture is Sp ectre?s fa stb a ck. The p rop ortiona l d ema nd s of Sp ectre?s sca le req uired Sp ectre to b e the first p rod uction two- d oor coup é to b e eq uip p ed with 23- inc h w heels in a lmost one hund red yea rs. This d esig n trea tment ma rries the iconog ra p hy of Sp ectre?s sp iritua l successor, the Pha nt om Coup é to a contemp ora ry Rolls- Royce d esig n.



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B E S P O K E FE ATUR E S Insid e, Sp ectre is p rovisioned with the most technolog ica lly a d va nced Besp oke fea tures yet. For the first time on a series p rod uction Rolls- Royce, Sp ectre is a va ila b le with Sta rlig ht Doors, which incorp ora te 4.796 softly illumina ted ?sta rs?in the interior a nd tha t is exclud ing the Sta rlig ht Hea d liner. As with a ll Rolls- Royce motor ca rs, Sp ectre?s interior suite offers clients nea r- infinite Besp oke p ossib ilities. The a ll- new front sea t d esig n ha s b een insp ired b y British ta iloring , with la p el sections tha t ca n b e rend ered in contra sting or ma tching colours to the ma in b a se. Sp ectre d elivers the iconic Rolls- Royce d rive a s it is b uilt on the ?Architecture of Luxury?- a new, hig hly flexib le a ll- a luminium sp a cefra me a rchitecture, ta ilored for electric d rive. It a lso und erp ins tod a y?s Pha ntom, C ullina n a nd G host, a nd C oa chb uild p rojects. Royce 2.0 . The electric d rive technolog y is a d va nced enoug h to fulfil the Rolls- Royce exp erience.

?This is the sta rt of a b old new cha p ter for our ma rq ue, our extra ord ina ry clients a nd the luxury ind ustry. For this rea son, I b elieve Sp ectre is the most p erfect p rod uct tha t Rolls- Royce ha s ever p rod uced .? Torst en M üller- Öt vös, Chief Ex ec ut ive Offic er, Rolls- Royc e M ot or Ca rs Wa t c h for Pa rt III of Folio.YVR' s Rolls- Royc e Series in Issue # 17. We exp lore 20 Yea rs a t G ood w ood : The Home of Rolls- Royc e.


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n your holid a y list to try a nd new to the west coa st is a uniq ue whisky cha nnelling the ma jestic roya lty of Ind ia . Roya l Ra nt ha mb ore Whisk y is cra fted with va rious b lend ed ma lt scotches. The Scotch g ra in is ma d e from 10 0 % ma lted b a rley, ca refully b lend ed with oa k- infused Ind ia n Gra in N eut ra l Sp irit . The ta sting notes includ e the wa rm a nd intense orcha rd fruit a roma s, followed b y sweet flora l notes a nd hints of citrus a nd finishing off with sub tle forest honey a nd sp icy d ried fruits. Ad d itiona lly, a rich fla vour simila r to Eng lish muffins, melted b utter, p lum ca kes, a p p le p ie, cocoa a nd a hint of sp icy p ea ty smoke. As sip p ing a nd innova tive cockta il culture continues to flourish, p a trons d ema nd a ta ste of sop histica tion a nd exp lora tion in the b lend ed whisky ma rket, which ha s insp ired Roya l Ra ntha mb ore to crea te a nd sha re their b lend ed whisky. It ca n b e enjoyed a s a b evera g e nea t or in cra ft cockta ils. The p ossib ilities a re end less!

The comp a ny, a long sid e the executives, is d ed ica ted to sup p orting the Ra nt ha mb ore Tig er Reser ve a t the Ra ntha mb ore Na tiona l Pa rk b y d esig ning the Roya l Ra ntha mb ore whisky?s log o a nd p a cka g ing to ra ise a wa reness in the Sa ve t he Tig er initia tive. They wa nt to p reserve the tig er p op ula tion a s they a re the most ma jestic a nima ls on ea rth. Being one of Ind ia ?s la rg est a nd old est d istilleries, Ra d ic o Kha it a n is the p a rent comp a ny of Ra mp ur Dist iller y, p rod ucing one of the first in its series in the Herit a g e Collec t ion, the Roya l Ra ntha mb ore Whisky. The offering s a re a lrea d y g a rnering a ccola d es interna tiona lly, with the d istrib ution of this fine p rod uct in C a na d a , Europ e, UAE, Africa , SE Asia , a nd the USA.


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owntown home furnishing s a nd d ecor shop p ing just g ot a little more exciting with the la unch of the new Ha b it a t b y Aeon loca tion a t the corner of West Pend er a nd Howe Street. With 18- foot ceiling s, ta ll op en wa lls, a nd b ea utifully d esig ned furniture, the sp a ce is comp elling with its mod ern yet ma jestic look. The vertica l a nd horizonta l sla t a rchitectura l elements a d d a d imensiona l p ersp ective, a nd the d ifferent sections convey a wa rm a nd inviting vib e, like wa lking throug h a n inviting yet sop histica ted home. After the success of Aeon St one & Tile a nd Poliform, Sha ma Gup t a , Aeon G roup ?s Presid ent, d ecid ed to p ush the envelop e of interior d esig n a nd luxury b y crea ting a sp a ce tha t ep itomizes finesse a nd luxury.


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G L O B A L V IS IO N R E A L IZ E D Influenced b y her extensive tra vels throug h Europ e a nd visiting va rious d esig n shows a nd events, Sha ma envisioned the future of how mod ern d esig n should b e rep resented on the west coa st. With the la unch of the new Ha b ita t b y Aeon, she ha s b roug ht tog ether a cura ted list of hig h- end g lob a l b ra nd s in one g lorious new sp a ce. Desig ned b y Wa lk er M c Kinley of M c Kinley St ud ios, the showroom a llows connoisseurs of contemp ora ry d esig n to lose themselves in its visua l richness. The p hilosop hy b ehind the new store is to show how furniture enha nces the overa ll exp erience of a sp a ce.

N EW B RA N D S SHOW CASED With this new a d d ition to Va ncouver?s d owntown, the b ra nd a lso b ring s uniq ue a nd iconic g lob a l luxury interior d esig n b ra nd s to the west coa st. It a d d s sop histica ted g la mour to the Va ncouver d esig n ind ustry. By introd ucing b ra nd s like Giorg et t i, La svit , Sollos, Bomma , a nd M oroso, Ha b it a t b y Aeon ha s crea ted a sp a ce tha t comp liments the thriving rea l esta te ind ustry in Lower Ma inla nd . While G iorg etti is a n Ita lia n furniture b ra nd sp ecia lizing in luxurious contemp ora ry furniture, Moroso is a nother Ita lia n b ra nd known for using textured fa b rics a nd b old up holstery with ma ny p ieces d esig ned b y the renowned Pa t ric ia Urq uiola .


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N E W O P T IO N S F O R Y O U R H O M E Sollos b y Ja d er Almeid a is a well- resp ected Bra zilia n hig h- end furniture b ra nd fa mous for its curve- insp ired d esig ns tha t will a p p ea l to the d iverse ma rket serviced b y Va ncouver?s d esig n community. La svit a nd Bomma a re renowned lig hting b ra nd s fa mous for using the Bohemia n techniq ue of ha nd - b lown g la ss to crea te sp ecta cula r lig hting for a ny sp a ce. Among its d ifferent a rea s, the showroom fea tures the most exp a nsive fla g ship kitchen of the luxury Ita lia n b ra nd M inot t i Cuc ine while a lso hosting sta te- of- the- a rt kitchens b y Ast er Cuc ine. With this p erfectly p la ced loca tion, Ha b ita t b y Aeon a ims to red efine the Desig n District of Va ncouver with neig hb ouring b ra nd s like Poliform, M a jor Int eriors, Roc he Bob ois, Avenue Roa d , a nd Turri.


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e ha ve a rrived a t a ma g ica l sea son of lig ht, love, a nd sp a rkling joy. A time to celeb ra te the p eop le a nd moments we ca re a b out most. O n this p recious occa sion, Ra d o p resents two encha nting versions of its well- loved True Sq ua re Op en Hea r t timep ieces. For everyone in b la ck a nd white, they a re a p erfect exp ression of love a nd lig ht, a nd a celeb ra tion of life tog ether. With its injection- mould ed monob loc ca se a nd b ra celet in g lossy white or b la ck hig h- t ec h c era mic , this mod el p resents a comp elling version of the b ra nd ?s iconic sq ua re d esig ns, with g ently curved corners, sleek d ia l visua ls, a nd fa scina ting views of the a utoma tic movement in motion within. The g lea ming b la ck surfa ces a p p ea r in p owerful contra st to the lig htweig ht, hyp oa llerg enic mod el, executed in imma cula te white hig h- tech cera mic. With g old en ha nd s a nd g ilt- ed g ed cut- outs, the d ia ls on b oth mod els a d d a n exclusive touch of cla ss. Desig ned for those with a ta ste for eleg a nce, the g littering white version fea tures 12 top - cla ss d ia mond s set to ma rk the hours. At the hea rt of these iconic sq ua re wa tches is Ra d o?s ca lib re R734 a ut oma t ic movement , ea sily a d mired throug h the intrica te p a ttern of wind ows in the d ia l. The movement a nd movement hold er a lso fea ture a numb er of Sw iss w a t c hma k ing ?s exq uisite d ecora tive finishes, with finely cra fted b a la nce, g ea rs, a nd p olished comp onents a t centre sta g e. The 80 - hour p ower reserve a lso ma kes the True Sq ua re O p en Hea rt a wa tch with sta ying p ower for everyd a y life. The holid a y sea son b ring s a sp ecia l lig ht from the d ia mond s on the d ia l, from p recious memories a nd p resent moments. With the True Sq ua re O p en Hea rt in b la ck a nd white, we celeb ra te our time tog ether.


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or her 8th solo exhib ition, Va ncouver a rtist Ann Gold b erg p resented a series of p a inting s exhib ited a t the Pend ulum Ga ller y in d owntown Va ncouver (until Ja nua ry 12, 20 23). The sub jects p rima rily consist of C a na d ia n p erennia l flowers. The works includ e orig ina l oil p a inting s on ca nva s with p hotog ra p hs on Dib ond (a luminum) a nd white fra med inkjet p remium p a p er. The p a nd emic isola tion ca used Ann to consid er the huma n connection to flowers a nd , more b roa d ly, the collective connection to na ture. She b eg a n to see a nthrop omorp hic q ua lities in these flowers. Huma n emotions in these p la nts were revea led a s the multitud es of tra g ic p a nd emic stories were rep orted . She ob served these sub jects in more d eta il tha n usua l, with a ll her senses. C olours, sound s (a nd silence), smells, a nd textures were a ll exp erienced with heig htened sensitivity. Left : Ca na d ia n Perennia ls / 54x 6 0 / Oil on Ca nva s 20 21 Top Rig ht : Tree Peony in Vic t oria / 24x 36 / Oil on Ca nva s 20 21 Cent re: Tree Peony on Va nc ouver Isla nd / 24x 36 / Oil on Ca nva s 20 21 Bot t om: Kim St even' s Da hlia / 48x 36 / Oil on Ca nva s 20 21


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ehold the b ea uty of Birk s Hig h Jew eller y, celeb ra ting na ture's sp lend our with unp a ra lleled a rtistry. With over 140 yea rs of sa voir- fa ire, Birks crea tions a re ma sterful p ieces to trea sure throug h g enera tions. With its sig na ture crea tivity a nd cra ftsma nship , Birks now ma rries ra d ia nt d ia mond s a nd p recious white g old , g iving life to the exq uisite Birk s Snow fla k e Collec t ion.

These g listening p ieces a re hea rtwa rming trib utes to the b ea uty of winter in Ca na d a , with d esig ns tha t softly twinkle like fa lling snowfla kes. Ea ch one is p erfectly uniq ue, ea ch a timeless na tura l wond er. "With over 140 yea rs of exp ertise, we a re thrilled to showca se our imp ecca b le cra ftsma nship a nd meticulous a rtistry with this new collection," sa ys Jea n- Christ op he Béd os, Presid ent a nd C EO of Birks.


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T H E C H IL L F A C T O R The Birks Snowfla ke C ollection d ia mond - set white g old p end a nt fea tures a sing le 18- ka ra t white g old snowfla ke, a sig na ture d esig n element of this collection, set with round a nd p ea r- cut d ia mond s. The p end a nt is ma d e of 9 1 d ia mond s a nd ha s a tota l ca ra t weig ht of 2.78 c a ra t s. The Birks Snowfla ke C ollection d ia mond - set white g old nec k la c e fea tures a b ea utiful snowfla ke tha t fa lls g ra cefully from a sma ller snowfla ke p end a nt. The 18- ka ra t white g old neckla ce is set with p ea r a nd round - cut d ia mond s, a nd the white g old cha in is d ecora ted with d ia mond s. The neckla ce is ma d e with 283 d ia mond s a nd ha s a tota l ca ra t weig ht of 12 c a ra t s. The Birks Snowfla ke C ollection white g old a nd d ia mond ea rring s a re symmetrica l a nd fea ture a sing le la rg e d ia mond snowfla ke of 170 d a zzling p ea r a nd round d ia mond s weig hing 4.49 c a ra t s. Birks Snowfla ke collection white g old a nd d ia mond d rop ea rring s fea ture a snowfla ke ha ng ing from a cluster of sma ller, round d ia mond s. The snowfla ke in 18- ka ra t white g old incorp ora tes p ea r- sha p ed d ia mond s a nd fea tures 196 d ia mond s for a tota l of 5.31 c a ra t s. The white g old ring set with d ia mond s is a version of mod ernity of a cla ssic fa ncy ring . It fea tures a n oversized snowfla ke ma d e of 10 5 p ea r a nd round - cut d ia mond s. The g limmering snowfla ke is susp end ed in 18- ka ra t white g old weig hing a tota l of 2.85 c a ra t s.


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P E R FE C T FO R YO U Exq uisite a rtistry. Uncomp romising cra ftsma nship. Luminous crea tions. In a hea rtfelt trib ute to the wond ers of C a na d ia n na ture, the ma ster jewellers a t Birks Hig h Jewellery meticulously d esig n a nd cra ft ea ch p iece b y ha nd . The new Snowfla ke C ollection b ring s you d ia mond a nd white g old ring s, p end a nts, a nd ea rring s tha t a re true works of a rt. The collection is a va ila b le in M a ison Birk s stores, includ ing West Ha sting s in Va nc ouver, St. C a therine Street in M ont rea l, C a rrefour La va l, Sherwa y G a rd ens, Bloor Street, a nd Yorkd a le Ma ll in Toront o.


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irk s, C a na d a ?s p remier wed d ing a nd fine jewellery b ra nd , ha s p a rtnered with Ca na d ia n Desig n House Gret a Const a nt ine to crea te a one- of- a - kind collection of four wed d ing looks insp ired b y Birks eng a g ement ring s. ?Pa rtnering with Birks wa s a fa nta stic exp erience,? sa ys Kirk Pic k ersg ill, C o- Found er a nd d esig ner of G reta C onsta ntine. ?O ur one- of- a - kind b rid a l looks riffed on mod ern a nd cla ssic elements while reta ining the inherent eleg a nce tha t d efines b oth of our b ra nd s.?

?Birks and Greta Constantine share the same commitment to craftsmanship and design,? says Kat ie Reu sch, Birks-Marketing Director. ?As a Canadian brand, we wanted to collaborate with a Canadian designer and Greta Constantine was the perfect fit.?


The Birks Da re t o b y the tri- g old Bi Eng a g ement Rin fea tures rose, yel p a vé d ia mond rin d ia mond . The Bir G reta C onsta ntin ind ivid ua lity, with overskirt tha t ca n jump suit und erne motif of the ring , ceiling d esig n in incorp ora ted into mesh d eta iling .

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The Birk s Blue d r neckline a nd a n a wa ist, ta kes insp i Dia mond Eng a g e eng a g ement ring surp rise element nestled in the set p la ys up on this m trim woven into t colour b lue p la ys Birks herita g e, a s recog niza b le b o a t their fla g ship s


o Drea m look wa s insp ired irk s Da re t o Drea m ng . This uniq ue d esig n llow, a nd white g old a nd ng s with a solita ire rks Da re to Drea m g own b y ne celeb ra tes b old h a d eta cha b le ruffle- trim n b e removed to revea l a a th. The sig na ture mesh which is insp ired b y the the first Birks store, is o the overskirt with visib le

ress, with a stra p less a symmetrica l d rop p ed ira tion from the Birk s Blue ement Ring . Like this g , which incorp ora tes a - a sa p p hire g emstone tting - G reta C onsta ntine mesmerizing d eta il with b lue he tiers of the d ress. The s a n imp orta nt p a rt in the s the colour of their hig hly x a nd the iconic b lue d oors store in Montrea l.


Esta b lished in 187 from the la te 19 th the Birk s 1879 en d esig n elements setting a nd d eta the p a st a nd p re 1879 g own ca p tu its mod ern silhoue sleeves a nd tra in a rchitectura l ele

The Birk s N or t h S the b rig htest sta r mod ern mini with d ia g ona l ruffles b echoes the a d ven sta r ca p tured in t setting of the Birk ring .

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Found ed in 20 0 6 Pic k ersg ill a nd S collection is a va i world wid e, sp a nn Al- Ot hma n, the E a nd Selfrid g es, a Op era nd i a nd Fa


79 , Birks ta kes insp ira tion h century for the d esig n of ng a g ement ring . Structura l a re seen in the ring s uniq ue ils tha t ta ke insp ira tion from sent. Gret a Const a nt ine ures this sa me sentiment with ette a nd cla ssic g a thered n, hig hlig hting the ments of the era .

St a r d ress is a n homa g e to r in the nig ht sky. The h b ow d eta iling a nd b y G reta C onsta ntine nturous sp irit of a shooting the sig na ture five- p rong ks North Sta r eng a g ement

6 b y d esig ners Kirk St ep hen Wong . The ila b le in over 45- d oors ning 15 countries, includ ing Et oile Group , Holt Renfrew , a s well a s b oth M od a a r fet c h online.


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wiss wa tch a nd jewellery b ra nd Chop a rd op era tes a n exq uisite b outiq ue a t 110 8 Alb erni Street in the city?s Luxury Zone. The store?s d esig n includ es lig ht wood floors, wa ll p a nelling , a nd luxurious fa b rics a nd furnishing s tha t the b ra nd sa ys a rtfully reflect the feeling of a fa mily home. The store fea tures C hop a rd ?s Ha ut e Joa illerie a nd Prec ious La c e crea tions a long sid e the iconic L?Heure d u Dia ma nt , Ha p p y Dia mond s, a nd Ic e Cub e collections. There is a p riva te a rea a t the b a ck of the store tha t fea tures rich sha d es of lea ther a nd a n extensive lib ra ry. Ca roline Sc heufele, C o- Presid ent a nd Artistic Director of C hop a rd sa id ?C hop a rd is p roud to unveil a b ea utiful jewel in Va ncouver. We?ve b een welcomed with op en a rms a nd rema in committed to this imp orta nt, g rowing , a nd vib ra nt ma rket in C a na d a . We look forwa rd to welcoming friend s of the Ma ison to our new home, one tha t emb od ies a nd showca ses the crea tivity, innova tion a nd cra ftsma nship C hop a rd is known for.? The Va ncouver store is C hop a rd ?s only sta nd a lone streetfront b outiq ue in C a na d a . The b ra nd a lso ha s a b outiq ue p resence a t CF Sherw a y Ga rd ens in Toronto a t jewellery reta iler L?Oro.


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nterna tiona l fa shion sta r Ja y M a nuel p resented 12 top C a na d ia n d esig ners a nd their Vision of a Fut ure Wit hout Ca nc er to kick- off Brea st C a ncer Awa reness Month a s p a rt of the 19 th Annua l Ca shmere Collec t ion. With a theme C elestia l Awa kening : A C eleb ra tion of Streng th, Hop e, a nd C omp a ssion - a t The Symes in Toronto. Twelve b rillia ntly ta lented d esig ners from a cross C a na d a crea ted their uniq ue a nd b rea thta king visions of a future without Brea st C a ncer a t a one- of- a - kind show of orig ina l couture ? a ll entirely cra fted in sheets of soft a nd luxurious Ca shmere Ult ra Lux e Ba t hroom Tissue. More tha n 240 top C a na d ia n d esig ners ha ve ta ken p a rt in the C a shmere C ollection, now celeb ra ting its 19 th yea r. Prod uced b y Krug er Prod uc t s, it serves a s the a nnua l kick- off to Oc t ob er Brea st Ca nc er M ont h. "C a na d a ha s a n a ma zing wea lth of fa shion ta lent, a nd seeing these crea tive visiona ries b ring their show- stop p ing d esig ns to life a s a collection on the runwa y is truly a n ep ic sp ecta cle," sa ys a p roud Ja y M a nuel, who is cura ting the collection for the first time.

"O ur 20 22 theme, C elestia l Awa kening , is a C eleb ra tion of Streng th, Hop e, a nd C omp a ssion a nd a sked our d esig ners to look to the hea vens for insp ira tion. I a m tota lly b lown a wa y b y the crea tivity, skill, a nd cra ftsma nship tha t went into ea ch a nd every d esig n," he sa ys. Found ed in 20 0 4, the interna tiona l a wa rd - winning C a shmere C ollection is a n a rd ent sup p orter of C a na d a 's fa shion d esig n community a nd the Brea st C a ncer ca use. Ma ny of the g rea test na mes in C a na d ia n fa shion ha ve contrib uted to the collection, includ ing Va ncouver's Ja son M a t lo, Gra nd i, Ca rly Wong , Alex Yu, a nd the much b eloved Gret a Const a nt ine. Interna tiona lly recog nized fa shion p hotog ra p her Just in Wu ca p tured the collection. Justin is a n a wa rd - winning Toronto- b a sed p hotog ra p her a nd d irector a nd is b est known for shooting world - renowned fa shion a nd b ea uty ca mp a ig ns; a nd ha s worked with Vog ue, ELLE, a nd GQ. Long - time collection p a rtners M AC Cosmet ic s a nd FLOW Ha irc a re crea ted etherea l, on- theme looks for ed itoria l p hotog ra p hy a nd runwa y. Eleg a nt a ccessories were b y SALT Fine Jew elr y, a nd L' int er va lle p rovid ed exq uisite footwea r.


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PAG E 42: WINNER O F THE CASHMERE C O LLEC TIO N C O MPETITIO N: DEMASCARE PAG ES 44- 45: C LO C KWISE: L'UO MO STRANO KENSEY ERIN DO C H TRISTAN REHEL KYLE G ERVACY KAELA KAY PAG E 46 - 47: C LO C KWISE: MIMIELA SAM STRING ER MADALEINE NELSO N C HELIEL AFFLATUS HIJAB


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usta ina b le a nd p roud ly C a na d ia n outerwea r b ra nd Wux ly ha s colla b ora ted with veg a n C a na d ia n music icon, Br ya n Ad a ms. Loved for its a nima l- free, fa shion- forwa rd outerwea r, Wuxly?s la test limited ed ition collection g a rners even more a d ora tion a mong music enthusia sts. This sea son, the susta ina b le b ra nd a nnounced the la unch of its colla b ora tion with una b a shed ly veg a n C a na d ia n rocker, Brya n Ad a ms. ?I?m so p roud to ha ve colla b ora ted on this kick a ss collection with WUXLY ? a b ra nd I ha ve p ersona lly a d mired for yea rs a nd whose core va lues, I sha re ? a nd I ca n?t wa it to see how p eop le ma ke it their own a nd rock these p ieces,? sa ys Ad a ms. To the tea m a t Wuxly, Brya n wa s a n ob vious choice for their first colla b ora tion a s he ha s b een a committed veg a n for over three d eca d es. The b ra nd 's a nima l- free a nd eco- friend ly ethos a lig ns with the musicia n?s d ed ica tion to p rotecting the ever- so- vulnera b le p la net.

?Meeting Brya n for the first time wa s a wesome. He wa s d own- to- ea rth a nd cool a s a fa n,? sha res Ja mes Yuric huk , former footb a ll p la yer a nd C EO of Wuxly Movement. ?I could see why he is so a ccomp lished . He would a lwa ys b e rea d y to work on the collection, whether on the roa d , if it wa s la te a t nig ht, or on the weekend . I could see the p rid e tha t g oes into his work when he p uts his na me on it? there is a lot of p a ssion in this p roject.? Brya n?s close rela tionship with the outerwea r b ra nd sta rted b a ck in 20 19 . And now, four yea rs la ter, the p a rtnership is red efining wa rmth b y crea ting the first t ec h- led , a nima l- free Ca na d ia n p a rk a ? tried a nd tested to help C a na d ia ns b ra ve the country?s cold winter elements. ?The BAD Collec t ion is a n homa g e to a n a ll- time rock leg end tha t sp a ns g enera tions. My son's in elementa ry school listening to Brya n just a s I d id when I wa s their a g e a nd still d o,? sa ys Yurichuk. ?The Kick Ass silhouette is something we wa nted to ca p ture in this collection. Brya n rocks the house when he is on sta g e, a nd we wa nted our customers to b e a b le to exp ress their inner rocker. So the log o a ccomp lishes tha t.?


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Brya n, one of the b est- selling a rtists of a ll time, d irected a nd sta rs in the ca mp a ig n tha t wa s shot in his stud io in Lond on. He crea ted his interp reta tion of the collection with his tea m using a b la nk sla te.

By p rod ucing the outerwea r collections loca lly, Wuxly help s streng then the C a na d ia n comp a ny while red ucing tra nsp orta tion- rela ted ca rb on emissions.

?The end result wa s wicked ,? revea ls Yurichuk.

?We a re incred ib ly focused on p rod uct q ua lity a nd b ra nd integ rity? b eing the b est we ca n b e is a t the forefront of everything we d o,? he sa ys. ?Ra d ica lly susta ina b le b y d esig n continues to b e a north sta r for Wuxly, a nd we will never stra y from tha t.?

As the only veg a n a nd susta ina b ly ma d e outerwea r b ra nd in C a na d a , Wuxly?s p op ula rity continues to g row org a nica lly. There is yet to b e a nother C a na d ia n outerwea r la b el tha t sha res the sa me commitment to loca l p rod uction a nd a nima l- free fa b rics.



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ith its C F Richmond C entre la unch, Rod en G ra y, a luxury d esig ner b outiq ue, exp a nd ed into a new ma rket a nd celeb ra ted its 15th yea r! Known for its luxury d esig ner b ra nd s, includ ing Fea r of G od , Dries Va n Note, Jil Sa nd er, a nd Ma rni, the Richmond b outiq ue is 1,70 0 sq ua re feet a nd not short on style a nd uniq ue offering s. The b outiq ue fea tures simila r b ra nd s a s its first loca tion in historic G a stown (8 Wa ter Street) while exp a nd ing to includ e unisex a nd lifestyle op tions. Esta b lished in 20 0 7, a nd now 15 yea rs la ter, it ha s continued to exp a nd its b ra nd na mes. In 20 17, its b ra nd list wa s a round 38 - now Rod en G ra y ca rries over 50 b ra nd s.

Visitors ca n find va rious p rod ucts, includ ing clothing , outerwea r, footwea r, a p otheca ry, home g ood s (like G ufra m), a nd a ccessories. Selling clothing is not the only p riority a t Rod en G ra y, a s it a lso focuses on ed uca ting a nd ma king customers feel comforta b le in a luxury environment. Visit the C F Richmond C entre b outiq ue, which fea tures new d esig ners a nd will includ e p op - up b ra nd s to cycle in new crea tive looks to the store.


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a ncouver is home to the only Ma rimekko concep t store in C a na d a . Known world wid e for its luxurious, colourful, a nd uniq ue d esig ns, Ma rimekko wa s esta b lished in 19 51 b y Armi Ra t ia in Finla nd . They ha ve 150 stores, includ ing loca tions in Norwa y, the United Sta tes, Denma rk, Ja p a n, C hina , Austra lia , Hong Kong , a nd Tha ila nd . C eleb ra ting its 70 th a nniversa ry la st yea r, Ma rimekko is recog niza b le b y the iconic p op p y a nd "is a n esta b lished b ra nd tha t ha s g rea t q ua lity tha t everything is ma d e to la st d eca d es a nd to b e p a ssed on," sa ys N a t eish Wilma n, the G enera l Ma na g er of the Ma rimekko store in Va ncouver. "We know our client's na mes, a nd there a re only three of us who work here, b ut we ca rry the most b ea utiful b ra nd s. So it is a lovely b a la nce for us tha t we ha ve this incred ib le d esig n with a ll of this history, b ut it is still just a neig hb ourhood shop ," sa ys Wilma n. C hoosing to la unch in Va ncouver wa s b eca use of the la rg e Finnish p op ula t ion. "I think it is kind of funny. You mig ht not think Finla nd a nd Va ncouver a re simila r, b ut Finla nd ca n b e so ra iny a nd g rey, a nd so you b ring in a ll these ha p p y- looking colours a nd tha t is the sa me here," sa ys Wilma n. "So much of wha t we consume is so d isp osa b le a nd tha t is rea lly the op p osite of Ma rimekko," sa ys Wilma n. "It is a b out g etting tha t cla ssic b ea utiful d esig n tha t will la st forever, a nd every p iece ha s the na me of the a rtist who ma d e it, so it is a cool connection to the history or Ma rimekko when you g et a new p iece." Shop Ma rimekko a t 851 Homer Street, Va ncouver, BC.


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Edi tor-i n-Ch i ef & Publ i sh er Hel en Si w ak , EcoLux Luv Comms A ssi stant Edi tor: Rach el M oore Ret a il Insid er Colla b ora t ion: Chop a rd b y Cra ig Pa t t erson Rod en Gra y b y Shelb y Ha ut a la M a rimek k o b y Shelb y Ha ut a la

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