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The Gladstone Hotel goes green with Grow Op

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / April 21, 2016

grow op torontoGrow Op is more than a garden show - it's essentially a plant-themed festival taking over the Gladstone Hotel for four days starting today (April 21 - 24). This year's exhibit, titled Cultivating Curiosity encompasses special evening events, workshops, and over 30 installations.

Through these immersive experiences, Grow Op touches on urbanism, environmental sustainability, landscape design, and contemporary art - with hopes of reframing our understanding of our place in nature. Tickets to the exhibit are $11, although certain events are free to attend.

Here are 5 things to do at Grow Op 2016.

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Fashion & Style

The 10 most outrageous looks from Fashion Art Toronto

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / April 18, 2016

wallace playfordFashion Art Toronto (FAT) ended with a bang on Saturday, bringing to a close the 11th instalment of Toronto's alternative fashion week. This year's theme, DRESS CODES, challenged designers to explore the connection (and disconnection) between fashion and identity. Highly conceptual looks swept and sashayed at the Daniel's Spectrum, many of which left the audience either amazed or alarmed.

Here are my picks for the most outrageous looks from FAT 2016.

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Fashion & Style

5 things to see at Fashion Art Toronto

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / April 8, 2016

fat torontoYear after year, Fashion Art Toronto (FAT) rolls around and shakes up the scene just when we think we've seen enough for the season (kudos to Toronto Fashion Week). Running from April 12 to 16, runway shows, live performances, short films and art exhibits will animate the Daniel's Spectrum (585 Dundas St. East) with conceptual art and fashion.

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New Toronto shop a great source for cool casualwear

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / March 27, 2016

The SiistarOne of Toronto's newest indie clothing shops is a great source for cool casualwear and quirky accessories. Stock is replenished regularly with interesting brands from all over the world.

Find out more in my profile of The Siista'r in the fashion section.
Fashion & Style

The 10 most unusual looks from Toronto Fashion Week

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / March 21, 2016

toronto fashion weekComing from a dedicated show-goer, Toronto Fashion Weeks seem to be growing and progressing each year. However, the fashions - although beautiful - are often safe and underwhelming. There's only a handful of designers who step outside of the box, making the audience do a double take and say, "wait, what?"

Here are my picks for the most unusual looks from Toronto Fashion Week. There need to be more of these!

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Fashion & Style

5 emerging designers from Toronto Fashion Week

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / March 21, 2016

toronto fashion weekLast Friday, Toronto Fashion Week's fall 2016 season came to a close. Though the event seems to be an excuse to peacock for an entire week, it's a totally different story for runway newcomers; designers and labels who presented their collections for the first time and are trying to pave a way for themselves in the Canadian fashion landscape.

Here are 5 emerging designers that caught my eye at Toronto Fashion Week.

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