LOOKCITY: On The Rise Of Eluxe, Peplum, Fishtail Braids, And The Legacy Of Denim

by Jenny Bachynski | After the shutting down of popular Canadian website Sweetspot.ca, founder Joanna Track has relaunched her new venture Eluxe.ca. It’s worth a daily check in to see what’s happening in Canadian fashion.

Guess copied Gucci. Gucci accused Guess of trying to “Gucci-ize” their brand. A lawsuit ensued. Now, it appears as if the longtime feud has been somewhat settled.

Peplum: a flared ruffle attached to the waist of a jacket, bodice, etc. They’re all the rage and popping up everywhere. My picks: one, two and three.

Summer style isn’t just about clothing. Try out your skills with a fishtail braid or some nail art.

From June 21st to the 24th, there will be a designer clothing sale at the Empire Landmark Hotel. Expect Current/ElliotRag + Bone and Citizens of Humanity to be hung, among others.

Karl Lagerfeld recently debuted his Chanel pre- spring/summer 2013 collection. The over-the-top decadent show took place at the beautiful Versailles gardens (which are not usually open to the public). Listen to Karl’s take on his rock ‘n roll-inspired collection.

Dace is one of Vancouver’s fashion design treasures. With her simplistic styles, luxurious fabrics and all around inspiring ideas, it’s no wonder that her brand has become an international success. She recently announced that she will be coming out with a kid’s collection and she needs your help with a name.  And while you’re at it, she has some great sale items up in her shop, too.  That Ember Cape is pretty awesome…

Come October, Vancouver will be getting the largest international Topshop/Topman store.  The 33,000 square footer (!) will be located at 674 Granville Street, right on the strip. The store will include both women’s and men’s apparel, and that includes shoes and accessories. Let the count down begin.

Bonus: at the top, denim and The Legacy of Cool


Wyatt from the West End | A nice mix of summer and preppy.

Alice from Downtown and Jennifer from Toronto | Classic Vancouver summer

Kristina from Strathcona | Great tone on tone. Beautiful Coat

Lisa from Burnaby | Classic, clean, fresh and pretty

Louisa from South Van | Great shoes and a new trend – the mullet skirt

Ryan from Mount Pleasant | Casual Sunday with a touch of class.

Vanessa, Hayley, Amy all from Main St. | The girls of Barbarella taking a sun break.

Olivia from downtown | This girl knows how to accessorize.



Jenny Bachynski is the Style Editor of Scout Magazine. Raised in Alberta, she packed up her bags in her teens and headed to Vancouver to pursue further education in fashion design. In 2009, she started her own small business Jenny Andrews Recycled Leather Goods, as well as her blog Jenny Loves. Thereafter, she discovered that one of her greatest joys was stumbling upon beautiful and interesting things, and sharing them with anyone who would listen.


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