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Styling your life: Clinton Kelly is on his way to help Calgary decide what not to wear

Clinton Kelly is on his way to help Calgary decide what not to wear  By Yvonne Jeffery, Calgary Herald March 22, 2011     Not that anyone needs an excuse to shop the fashion halls of Calgary’s downtown, but a June 18 event is upping the ante. Fashion expert Clinton Kelly, from TLC’s What Not to Wear, will

Who’s Loving Latin American Kicks?

BY THERESA TAYLER, CALGARY HERALD JUNE 29, 2010 On June 24, Mercedes Pupo officially opened doors at her new Carmen Steffens shoe boutique, located in Fashion Central, in downtown Calgary. The shelves are lined with high-end leather pumps, flats, heels and handbags ranging in price from $80 to $900 and favoured among celebrities such as Eva

Lara Presber Flagship Store

Calgary Herald, Friday, May 21, 2010 Lara Presber of the Lara Presber Flagship Store at Fashion Central discusses architecture, fashion and how to look great this summer. How did you make the jump from architect to fashion designer? I was always interested in fashion and even designed my first “collection”–I use the term loosely as it

New jewelry design inspired by injury

Calgary artist’s body art created in wake of pulled ligament By Theresa Tayler, Calgary Herald, May 25, 2010 Read more: Mallett’s body has always been a source of inspiration. The Calgary-based jewelry-maker’s passion for sport and athleticism is one of the driving forces behind her line of geometric, tactile body-fitting pieces. When the 29-year-old pulled

AG Silver Boutique: Joseluis Castillo shares an international success story

AG Silver Boutique: Joseluis Castillo shares an international success storySwerve Magazine, Calgary Herald Published: Friday, May 14, 2010 Tell us about the history of your family-run business. We come from a family of silver-jewelry makers. For the past 15 years, we’ve been creating contemporary designs that are more fashion-oriented, using higher-quality materials. We have our own

Fine brew stirred Calgary coffee shop plan: Luxury key as partners launch brand

Small Business deVille Luxury Coffee and Pastries – Owners: Paul Brassard and Mark Nolan – Established: May 2008 – Locations: Art Central and Fashion Central in the downtown – Employees: About 20 – Description: Luxury coffee and pastries, licensed for beer and wine, sandwiches — CALGARY – A few years ago, the idea to set

Talking Shopwith Echo Evenings and Echo Bridal

Swerve Magazine, CALGARY HERALD APRIL 23, 2010  Spring is finally here, and what better way to celebrate the warm weather than to treat yourself to a gorgeous new dress?Echo Evenings has a beautiful collection of perfect hand-painted silk gowns and one-of-a-kind cocktail dresses. Diba and Neki Cufi, the retailers behind Echo Evenings and Echo Bridal, two fabulous

All About Pearls: an interview with Kristin Richard of South Sea Pearls

“Pearls are as unique and diverse as the Women they adorn,” states Kristin Richard, the elegant proprietor behind Kaviar South Sea Pearls, one of Fashion Central’s fabulous new boutiques.  The minute you enter her gorgeous French country boudoir-inspired boutique you really start to understand what an experience pearl shopping can be.  With the Venetian Pearl

Lara Presber launches her Spring line

You don’t have to be an architect to see the influence of form, lines and structure in Lara Presber’s work. But you do if you’re the one trying to create it. For the Calgary-born fashion designer with the newly-opened shop in the conglomerate of couture called Fashion Central, much to her surprise upon graduating from the DOMUS Academy of

Fashionable Additions to Fashion Central

Transitioning from the local scene to a world-renowned mini-dress queen…  The sound of the Betsey Johnson grand opening streamed from Fashion Central down Stephen Avenue Thursday night, thanks to DJ Atu Bedroc Kumi, DJ Dex and a packed boutique of people keen to buy something frilly.  Fashion Central is quickly filling the last of its