1. When fast is not fast enough

    Visit the Luxury & Supercar Weekend at VanDusen Botanical Garden on Sep 6 & 7 for three daily designer fall fashion shows presented by Oakridge Centre.

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  2. Fall fashions at Luxury & Supercar Weekend

    My favorite luxury event in Vancouver is the exclusive Luxury & Supercar Weekend held at the VanDusen Botanical Garden on September 6 & 7 showcasing the best in automotive, fashion, art, design, wine and spirits, making it the social garden party event of the year.

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  3. Ralph Lauren soothing gray is the new black with his fall 2014 collection – stylecaster.com.
    Monochrome gray is the look for Ralph Lauren Fall 2014 collection – harpersbazaar.com.
    Crafted from hammered metallic sequins, Zuhair Murad Fall 2014 – style.com.
    Michael Kors bohemian look for fall 2014 – michaelkors.com.

    Gray is the new black

    I first reported in fall 2013 my quest for a lambskin gray jacket to bring a modern style to my wardrobe. Today, gray is the new black as it has gained huge popularity with men and women fashions and as we approach our twenty-ten midpoint, gray has become the color of the decade.

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  4. Chloe Trujillo adds French flair to rock & roll

    What happens when French fashion designer Chloe Trujillo takes on the influences of rock and roll, you have an exquisite collection of fine French silk scarves with strong metaphors such as human skulls and mystic imagery.

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  5. Cuadra available at Xixo Apparel – xixoapparel.com.
    Cowboy boots made from exotic materials by Cuadra.
    Fine crafted men’s footwear made from fine leathers such as deer skin.
    Xixo Apparel where you will find handcrafted leather footwear, jackets, handbags and accessories.

    In search of affordable luxury: Xixo Apparel

    When searching for true value in the world of luxury leather shoes and accessories, you need not look further than Xixo Apparel in downtown Vancouver, distributor of the Cuadra brand of quality handmade Mexican leather goods.

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  6. Giorgio Armani Prive Fall 2014 couture jacket – wwd.com.
    Dramatic black and white by Armani for fall 2014 – wwd.com.
    Playful polka-dots by Giorgio Armani’s Prive Fall 2014 evening collection – vogue.co.uk
    Nothing is more exciting than a lady in red by Giorgio Armani fall 2014 couture collection – harpersbaazar.com
    Black cape with incredible texture by Armani fall 2014 collection – vogue.co.uk.
    Giorgio Armani bold and minimalist for fall

    Giorgio Armani, master of old world elegance introduced his Prive Fall 2014 Couture evening collection of bold and dramatic whites, blacks and reds with a softer touch of fluffy and layered looks that women will certainly love this season.

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  7. Public School fall winter 2014 collection for both men and women – publicschoolnyc.com.
    Public School fall winter 2014 collection for both men and women – publicschoolnyc.com.
    Public School fall winter 2014 collection for both men and women – publicschoolnyc.com.

    Public School: New York Street swagger

    The personal appearance of Public School designers Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow at Holt Renfrew Vancouver last week to debut their fall winter men’s collection was just another milestone in the long list of fashion achievements for this dynamic duo from New York.

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  8. On the runway at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim 2015, Mara Hoffman’s collection of colorful multi-print swimwear – feedly.com.
    Multi patterns is the hottest look for swimwear 2015 by Mara Hoffman – fashionbombdaily.com.
    Perfect for your next tropical vacation, sensual coverups from Caff Swimwear for summer 2015 – fashionising.com.
    Suboo sporty swimwear at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim 2015 – popsugar.com.au.
    aking us back to the 90′s with hamburger prints from Wildfox Swim show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2015 – itsallstyletome.com (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Wildfox Swim)

    Mercedes Benz Fashion Swim Week

    Miami is even hotter when the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim show is in town and this years collection of colorful multi-color pattern swimsuits and dazzling day to evening resort wear did not disappoint for summer 2015.

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  9. Dior fall 2014 – vogue.co.uk.
    Thakoon brings us vivid landscapes of fuchsia, cobalt and orange mixed for fall 2014 – thakoon.com.
    Neon yellow on black from Emanuel Ungaro fall 2014 collection – ungaro.com.
    Balenciaga mixes it up with a bold yellow coat, red strip knit dresses and cobalt blue gloves for fall 2014 – balenciaga.com.

    Bright and fearless for fall 2014

    Each fall we normally take a turn towards darker colors such as browns, khaki and burgundy, but that’s all changing as fashion designers have now brought us a bolder color palette for fall 2014.

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  10. Supermodel Gisele Bundchen and Carles Puyol walk in the tunnel to present the World Cup in a special Louis Vuitton travel case – capitalbay.com
    Louis Vuitton brand ambassador Gisele Bundchen and retired Spanish defender Carles Puyol unveil the World Cup trophy at the championship game – anazahra.com
    Louis Vuitton’s stunning torquise dress worn by Gisele Bundchen at the World Cup championship game- glamour.com
    FIFA commissions Louis Vuitton to design traveling case for the World Cup trophy – designboom.com

    World Cup trophy travel in Louis Vuitton style

    As the World Cup trophy travels the world in a bespoke trunk by Louis Vuitton, it seem only fitting that their Brazilian native brand ambassador Gisele Bundchen was clad in their latest collection during the statuette unveiling at the championship game.

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  11. Dolce & Gabbana fall winter 2014 - dolcegabbana.com
    Valentino bold geometrics for fall winter 2014 - style.com.
    Classic tailored cape for fall winter 2014 by Valentino – fashionista.com.
    Dsquared2 RTW fall 2014 capes – wwd.com.

    Capes bring dramatic flair for fall

    Fashion designers have embraced capes for fall winter 2014, taking a modern twist to a classic piece going both short and long to feminine and mysterious.

    Whether it’s embroidered with intricate designs featuring a large hood by Dolce and Gabbana or 60‘s bold color geometric patterns from Valentino, capes have become the most distinctive outerwear piece for women this fall.

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  12. Dunhill eight button blazer for spring summer 2015 - trendcouncil.wordpress.com
    Dunhill collection combines fine tailoring with a stylist one button blazer – style.com
    Soft elegant colors defines Dunhill’s spring summer 2015 collection – fashionablymale.net
    Stylist ferns and magnolia prints from Dunhill are the best topical prints I have seen for spring summer – style.com

    Dunhill: Old world elegance returns

    Alfred Dunhill began his business in the late 19th century selling motoring accessories such as leather over coats and goggles for the first drivers of automobiles, so it is exciting to see the brand rejuvenated at London Collections: Men last June with newly appointed creative director John Ray as he unveils his first spring summer 2015 collection.

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  13. Gizia spring summer 2014 collection.
    Gizia purple/blue dress available from Garment Global $750.
    Grey Python leather jacket by Gizia available at Garment Global $2750.

    Garment Global offer European glamour

    Garment Global a new online boutique introduced their glamorous European fashion collection at private invitation only Red Carpet Media Launch and Shopping Evening last Friday at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

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  14. Outdoor swimming pool of the newly renovated Molitor Paris. – mltr.fr/en
    The first bikini, designed by Louis Réard, was modelled for the first time by dancer Micheline Bernardini at Piscine Molitor Paris in 1946. Photograph: AFP. – Photo: bitrebels.com
    Réard’s design gave the bikini its name and business boomed as he pronounced a “genuine’ bikini could be pulled through a wedding ring.” – Photo: bitrebels.com
    Illustration of the newly renovated Molitor Hotel Paris, reopened last May. – Photo: flayks.com

    Molitor Paris: Birthplace of the bikini

    The original art-deco Molitor pool house built almost a century ago where they first introduced the bikini reopened last May as the Molitor Paris, a luxury boutique hotel, spa and private club.

    Dubbed the birthplace of the bikini, the Piscine Molitor had two pools, one indoor for winter and one outdoor which was where the fashionable chic Parisians socialized from the 1920’s to 60’s.

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  15. Tod’s spring summer 2014 collection – tods.com
    Tod’s driving shoes, its all about color for spring summer 2014. – tods.com
    Tod’s Gommino driving shoes are a timeless design available in a wide range of colors. – tods.com
    Tod’s driving shoes, perfect for summer. – tods.com.

    Driving shoes: Colorful summer footwear

    Classic Italian driving shoes now offered in canary yellow, orange and cobalt is part of a new dramatic color renaissance with men’s fashions this summer.

    As men have begun to embrace more color, one of the best ways to add a touch of vivid boldness to your look is with summer footwear.

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    Photos: Tods.com