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Issue 16: January 2009

Not Just Pretty
Victoria delivers style and sustainability.

Gagnon’s Goddesses
Modern, minimalist, and notably high end.

Treasure Trove
Shoe shopping for Toronto style mavens.

Camp Out
Tomboys everywhere will be roasting marshmallows in style!

Back to the Future
Musing influences.

South Granville’s favourite flower.

Issue 15: November 2008

Solitary Stroll
Chic serene style for brisk winter weather.

T.O. Fashion Week
A look at Toronto’s spring 2009 runway.

4 Core Fashion Finds
Grey area.

Joe Fresh
A bevy of spring treats.

Dynasty Diva
Nada proves that an heiress can have class.

Opposites Attract
A refined kitsch by Evan & Dean.

Issue 14: October 2008

4 Core Fashion Finds
Opposites attract.

Hum Celebrates
This twosome turns 2!

Oliver & Lilly
A true treasure…

Nicole Bridger
Spring 2009 Show at BC Fashion Week.

Jacqueline Conoir
Spring 2009 Collection at BCFW.

Jason Matlo
Dressed to Impress at BCFW.

Suited for Summer
Anna Kosturova gives us one more reason to look forward to summer!

Who is Generation Next?
Three designers face off for the title at BCFW.

Issue 13: September 2008

Preloved creates unique and trendy fashions from recycled vintage wears.

Cheap Chic
Who says chic has to be expensive in Vancouver?

The top must-have items for fall.

4 Core Fashion Finds
Getting back to basics.

Our Native Land
Kulus Designs brings native artwork to the streets.

Phat Caps
Graffiti and hip-hop inspired caps.

Best Dressed
GLOSS shows the best-dressed outfits at TIFF.

Detailed Designs
Simon Chang uses elaborate elements that will get you noticed.

Issue 12: August 2008

Fall Trends
The hottest trends of the season.

Four Core Fashion Finds
Intimate apparel.

Woman of Courage
Nicole Bridger: a source of inspiration.

Hitting the Catwalk
The insider's guide to Aritizia's fall fashions.

Swinging Sixties
Valerie Dumaine makes pieces that would make Jean Shrimpton swoon.

No Sherpa Required
Just leaving the house requires strategic planning - these bags will help!

A Balancing Act
Finding the delicate balance between the sexes.

A Sense of Style
Flattering fall fashions by Adrienne Butikofer.

Issue 11: July 2008

GLOSS showcases summer fashions.

Ahoy Sailor!

This summer, take a peak into Italian nobility at Barefoot Contessa.

Here are four fabulous finds that should put black back in the wardrobe for fall!

Toronto’s best bridal boutiques.

Be haute when you tie the knot.

Issue 10: June 2008

Bathing Suit Bliss
GLOSS went on a search for the perfect summer suit and found Sea Queen, Anna Kosterova, and Vata Brasil.

Fidelity Denim Blooms
Fidelity's new line of coloured skinny jeans

Better late than never!
Brand new boutique graces Yaletown.

4 Core Fashion Finds
These “made for any occasion” items are a simple way to make and compliment an outfit.

A True Artisan
Rocco P. on his highly coveted shoes, Italy’s old shoemaking traditions, and designing for Amy Winehouse.

Lykke Li for a day
This Swedish songstress's personal style involves chunky statement shoes, vintage jewelry, and loads of mascara.

From conservative cow town to Italian Vogue, Muks are the hottest item for summer.

GLOSS chats with Jamil Juma about their latest collection.

Issue 9: April 2008

From the catwalks of Toronto to retail spaces across Canada, designers are making a big splash.

Wild Spring Thing
GLOSS takes a look at what Canadian retailer Aritzia has in store this spring!

What is IF?
We just found our own Imaginary Friend.

Honey Love Couture
Lisa Osei takes her label Honey Love Couture to new heights!

Fashion Royalty
One on One with Joeffer Caoc.

L'oreal Fashion Week
GLOSS checks out the catwalk at Toronto's L'Oreal Fashion Week.

4 Core Fashion Finds
Fashion stylists let the cat out of the bag!    

Live in Colour
Janet Hill takes us through a kaleidoscope of colours.

Egg Clothing
Hatching a fashionable future!

Fashion News
From lockouts and IPOs to fashion industry tax credits and lost baggage, GLOSS brings you the latest in fashion news.

Issue 8: March 2008

A certain Je Ne Sais Quoi
The clothes may have a certain je ne sais quoi, but our reasons for loving dace are clear.

Fashion News
News from around the fashion world, including the latest in the Anna Wintour vs. Rachel Zoe snubfest.

No ordinary jewellery
Trial and error take Toodlebunny designs to a whole new level.

Above and Beyond
Tu Tram Pham interviews Montreal jewellery designer Allison Sklar of L'Au Dela.

Mama Mia!
Mia Melon will make you look as adorable as you are.

In Living Colour
Rainbow Brite has nothing on Nada Yousif.

Get Yours
The best jewellery and accessories around.

4 core fashion finds
Four stylish solutions that will have you singing in the rain!

Every Story
Angela Fama shows there are two sides to every story.

Spring Fashions
Lively prints, global styles, intricately woven knee-high boots.

Issue 7: February 2008

Global Warming Just Got Hotter
Aqua di Lara’s designer comes out with her new swimwear line Qiss Qiss.

Hunt and Gather
Gloss interviews Gastown shop owner and designer Natalie Purschwitz.

Nicole Picard
Jessie Lajoie sits down with Montreal designer Nicole Picard.

White Label’s Entrance
Tu Tram Pham meets up with up-and-coming Montreal designer Evelyne Dupuis.

The Girl Next Door
A Vancouver designer captures the look of the feminine tomboy.

4 Core Fashion Finds
Simple solutions for a closet crisis.

Mado will leave you with a night to remember.

Fashion News
From Posh Spice in the nude to Mikhail Gorbachev's latest perestroika with Louis Vuitton.

A must-have for spring’s new modern “it” girl or boy.

The Fake Debate
A few hints for finding the perfect statement piece.

Issue 6: January 2008

She’s a winner
Nicole Bridger discusses winning the Generation Next contest and creating her own line.

Winter May Cry
Get the lowdown on winter shopping at MEC.

Fit for Lady Dutch
Models hit the runway at the fun and sparkly Time Supper Club.

Out with the Old
A look ahead to the next decade of fashion.

A Whole Lot of Love
Elika Designs is more than just a new, edgy label; for designer Hrissa Soumpassis, it is a lifelong dream.

Fashion News
GLOSS reports on the international fashion scene.

Four Core Finds
Fashionable accessories “four” any occasion.

Get Yours
The best jewellery and accessories around.

Wardrobe Rehab
Roll those sleeves up cause it’s time to get down and dirty.

Two One Two
East meets West in Vancouver’s Gastown

Issue 5: November 2007

rk Contest
Enter to win a $250 shopping spree.

Fashion News
GLOSS reports on the international fashion scene.

M-Smart Design
Stylish shopping with sensible standards.

La Belle Epoque
Beautiful clothes and a bit of history equate to a perfect excuse for a trip to the museum.

Earth, water, air, fire and … fashion?
Kristen Bond shares a little about her truly environmentally inspired collection.

Runway Report
Tu Tram Pham reports on Montreal Fashion Week.

Chatting up the Lovely
Cindy Cook sits down with Melissa Taylor of Love, Deming.

Subtly Iris
Iris Setlakwe’s showcases her collection at Montreal Fashion Week.

Hey there Foxy
The skinny on Foxy Jeans' Spring ’08 collection.

Workin’ it Eve Gravel Style
Meeting up with Eve Gravel, one of Montreal’s most promising young talents in design.

Fleas Aim To Please
Tu Tram Pham dons an umbrella to check out Puces Pop Montreal.

Envers Par Yves Jean Lacasse
GLOSS photographer Josh Brown captures this spring collection at Montreal Fashion Week

George C
Celebrating Canadian design at George C.

Ginch Gonch
Who said fashion can’t be fun?

Joe Fresh Style
GLOSS’s Bryanna Brown interviews Joseph Mimran.

Indiva Spring 2008 Collection
A fashion fusion of East meets West.

Bustle Spring 2008 Collection
Design duo Shawn Hewston and Ruth Promislow showcased a collection with horse motifs.

Joeffer Caoc
Fusing simplicity with glamour, Caoc reinterprets elegance at L’Oreal Spring Fashion Week.

Andy ThÉ-Anh
Andy presents a spring collection this year with many options for modern career-oriented women.

Le T by Thein Le
Le needn’t worry about competing with the Stella McCartneys of sportswear anytime soon.

It’s difficult to go wrong when you mix feminine lightness with sharp military edges.

Paul Hardy
Not bad for a collection put together in just 12 days!

Pink Tartan
Redesigning the 60’s in a very modern way.

Grandma’s Closet
Designer Kate Clark brings the past to life with Dureen.

Cavali Frenzy at H&M
As Halle Berry says, . “The line is all about opening Roberto Cavali to the people."

What to wear to the holiday parties.

Issue 4: October 2007

I’ll Take That in Purple
The brightest and most fabulous colour of all.

Great Canadian Handbag
Canadian handbag designers are really hitting the mark this season.

Go on a Lark!
This husband and wife team up to bring their stylish sense to Vancouver’s Main Street.

Common Cloth
Fashionistas and art enthusiasts gathered to check out what’s in store for Spring 2008.

fashion news
GLOSS reports on the Canadian and international fashion scene.

4 Core Fashion Finds
Wooly winter warm-ups.

Welcome to the Fashion World
Elroy’s eco-friendly clothing has captured the heart and soul of the West Coast.

Dominic Design Studio
Vancouver jewellery designer shows GLOSS that recycling can be beautiful.

BC Fashion Week shows there is no limit to the talent coming out of the Art Institute.

Jacqueline Conoir
Sassier silhouettes strutted the catwalk at BC Fashion Week.

Sounds like Fashion?
B.C. Fashion Week officially rang in with amped-up beats at Gorg-a-mish.

Generation Next
BC Fashion Week is dressing the next generation.

Anna Kosturova
New meaning for poolside glamour at BC Fashion Week.

Christina Darling
Bringing fun, flirty, and feminine designs to BC Fashion Week.

Ginni Kelley
Mod meets India hits the runway at BC Fashion Week.

Veegy by Veronica Guan
Showcasing Grecian inspired looks at BC Fashion Week.

Evan & Dean
BC Fashion Week’s must-see show.

Blushing Boutique
The red carpet was rolled out for Blushing's six month anniversary.

Issue 3: September 2007

Take out the film reels...
GLOSS goes glam with flashbacks of old Hollywood.

From Catwalk to Sidewalk
Fashion, music, and models invade Toronto’s Yonge and Dundas Square.

Fall into Transition
Vancouver designers showcase local looks for Fall.

fashion news
GLOSS reports on the Canadian and international fashion scene.

These prices have this cowgirl’s landlord on cloud 9.

Gastown Glamour
"One of a Few" boutiques that gets it right every time!

Bootcamp 2 Bigtime
Models strut their stuff for top agents in Toronto.

Best Dressed
GLOSS shows the best dressed outfits at TIFF.

Pretty as a peacoat!
It’s the season to bundle up in style!

Montreal Shops
Stepping into this charming boutique is like poking around in someone’s closet.

Monkey Business
Three Monkeys is Montreal’s launch pad for up-and-coming designers.

Fabulous finds “4” wardrobe!
Four core fashion finds from boutiques around town.

Issue 2: August 2007

GLOSS visits the schoolyard for Fall fashion.

Enter to win one of four pairs of Zeha Berlin sneaks.

Come join GLOSS for 18 days of fashionable fun in Vancouver.

The hottest Fall trends by Canadian designers.

Five top Toronto shops for the style maven’s fashion fix.

Canadian designers dish on dresses.

GLOSS reports on the Canadian and international fashion scene.

Finally, a Vancouver boutique with a designer edge!

This Canadian designer gives us reasons to fall in love with ourselves at Narcissist boutique.

Rebelling against fashion’s tendency to mass-produce shoddy accessories.

It’s time for a mad tea-party in a Lily & Cohoe hat.

212 ARRIVES IN 604
Vancouver’s been seeing a lot more of Scott Walhovd and Anthony Castro.

Traveling across the pond to Europe’s best shopping experiences.

One of the best-kept secrets in the West End of Vancouver.

Grab fashion by its dainty (yet dangerous) horns and take a walk on the wild side.

The shapeless 60s-inspired shift dress offers a new kind of flatter.

Issue 1: July 2007

GLOSS goes eco-chic in Stanley Park with Canadian designers on display.

Made You Blush
Shelley Klassen takes fun, flirty and feminine to a new level.

Setting Us Free
Freedom Clothing Collective makes clothing that has a conscience.

Fashion News
Rebecca Tay reports on the international fashion scene.

fashion's garden of eden
It’s just like the heavenly Garden of Eden, except that at Eden Fashion Boutique, Adam and Eve have style.

what a peepshow
Its cheeky name and pink exterior hints at something special for the true girly girl.

laps in luxury
GLOSS went on a search for the perfect summer suit and found Cuchè, SHAN, and the Maritime Campus.

Want a biscuit?
Find swirling racks of flirty shirts and sleek empire waists at Biscuit General Store.

nanna, i want to wear it...
Nanna designer Jody Phillips sits down with GLOSS.

Toronto’s Going Green
Three Toronto retailers that are going green: Grassroots, Left Feet, and Peaches & Green.

not so common
Common Cloth provides a sophisticated, fashionable look so we can go wherever the day leads us.

toronto's week of style
GLOSS review Toronto’s first Week of Style.

Sustainable Style
What role does the frivolous fashion industry play in making the world a better place?

the belly bump
Ladies, say goodbye to those muumuus and embrace your bellies — it’s time to look fabulous during your pregnancy!

stylish spies
The Style Spy held its first ever “Are You Our Next Style Spy Girl?” fashion show finale at Richmond Centre.

so modish
Modish online jewellery boutique looks for that “missing piece” for the urban fashionista.

four core finds
Four core fashion finds from boutiques around Vancouver that a girl shouldn’t be without this summer!

The Amazing Alpargata
Reminiscent of a devolved Vans shoe, these lightweight wonders do not make you sweat!