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by Anna Yu
Canadian born and Paris based designer Calla Haynes began her fashion career as a model while studying at the Parsons School of Design in New York and Paris, which then quickly landed her jobs with Olivier Theyskens for five years at Rochas and Nina Ricci. She moved on as a freelance and created textiles for designers such as Alexander Wang and Erin Fetherston. It was only natural that she took the next step and launched her own line. Her spring 2010 collection featured luxurious fabrics crafted into casual chic garments. In a muted color palette featuring nudes, creams, and grays the feminine collection included body conscious corset dresses and tops, slim trousers, and blazers that don't have the "boyfriend" prefix. Her unique digital prints add to the easy going yet alluring collection. Her line is currently only available at Debut in New York, but I'm sure it won't be long until more stores follow! Take a peek at my slideshow to see more.
With the 2010 Winter Olympics less than 2 weeks away, Vancouver's status as a vacation hot-spot has been skyrocketing. And what better way to experience a culture-rich city for the first time (or in a new light) than at a landmark hotel dedicated to Vancouver's art, music, and history? The Listel Hotel, dubbed the city's "most artful hotel," boasts both gallery and museum-themed floors, curated by the city's Buschlen Mowatt Gallery and featuring traditional furniture crafted using native techniques. The hotel's O'Doul's Restaurant and Bar is the spot to catch a live jazz show every night of the week and with its prime central location within the city, Vancouver's favorite dining, shopping, and sight-seeing landmarks are only a few steps away! Click through the slideshow for a tour of the hotel that's every culture craver's dream!