All Vamped Up: Read our interview and go behind the scenes at our cover shoot with Nina Dobrev | Hollywood yohana

FASHION Magazine | September 2012 | Nina Dobrev

With two feature films and a top-rated TV series, Nina Dobrev is taking a bite out of Hollywood. Check out our interview and go behind-the-scenes with our homegrown September cover star.

Remembering Anna Piaggi: We mourn the loss of fashion’s most fabulously eccentric editor | Hollywood yohana

Even if you only glanced at a picture in passing, the image of Anna Piaggi would have undoubtedly left an imprint in your memory: her blue marcel curls, rouge-dotted cheeks, flamboyant hats and colourful, pattern-clashing clothes were an unmistakable fixture on the front row, one that will be sorely missed as the fashion world learns today of the 81-year-old’s passing.
Piaggi was born in Milan in 1931, and broke into the editorial world as a translator at the Mondadori publishing house. She moved into fashion journalism as the fashion editor of Italy’s first women’s magazine Arianna in the ‘60s, and began contributing to Vogue Italia in the ‘70s. She’s began writing for everything from Vanity Fair to L’Espresso, and as her editorial page count grew, so did her eccentric wardrobe. Her 2865 dresses and 265 pairs of shoes were celebrated in a Topshop-sponsored, Victoria & Albert Museum exhibit entitled “Fashion-ology” in 2006, while friend and admirer Karl Lagerfeld documented over 250 sketches of her many looks in Lagerfeld’s Sketchbook.

Though the exact circumstances of her death aren’t known yet, the industry has already taken to Twitter with an outpouring of remembrance and fond words of the Milanese style icon.
“23 anni di lavoro insieme, migliaia di D.P. realizzate insieme. Ti ricorderĂ² sempre Anna,” Franca Sozzani tweeted today, which translated reads: “23 years of working together, thousands of D.P. [Doppie Pagine - double-page spreads] realized together. You will always be remembered Anna.” Piaggi’s fantastical double-page spreads for Vogue Italia were one of the things she was most famous for, and a collection of her most memorable D.P.’s were documented in her own book Fashion Algebra.
Stefano Gabbana, who was reportedly the first to break the news of Piaggi’s death, tweeted: “RIP Anna Piaggi… :((((( ciao grande Anna!!!”
Piaggi’s always inspiring presence will be greatly missed, but her legacy as “the world’s last great authority on frock,” as described by Manolo Blahnik, will undoubtedly live on.

What’s in your bag, Christine Faulhaber? | Hollywood yohana

Today, we inspect the belongings of another of Toronto’s PR power players: Christine Faulhaber. At the helm of her namesake firm, Faulhaber has been responsible for bringing some of the best internationally acclaimed brands including heavy hitters like IMG and Thomas Sabo to Canada with as much style and grace as you’d expect from anyone carrying a Louis Vuitton Pont-Neuf bag would have. So without further ado, let’s get down to business and snoop inside!

Bring on the jewels! 3 easy steps to update a pair of pumps | Hollywood yohana

This week’s DIY comes courtesy of our crafty intern extraordinaire, Erin Summer-Kibblewhite, who joined us for a week after she won H&M’s Conscious Couture Contest with her eco-friendly beaded collar. Erin’s DIY skills continued to wow us when she created the perfect summer to fall transition pumps inspired by the bold jewel tones that paraded down Miu Miu’s Fall 2012 runway. Erin added a little bling to a gorgeous pair of ruby red pumps, showing us that it’s possible to get a designer footwear look without shelling out for designer footwear prices. Kudos Erin!

25 shots of camo prints that do anything but blend in on the Toronto streets | Hollywood yohana

For as ubiquitous with wartime as the camouflage print is, its pretty impressive to see how far and wide its presence as a fashion print has stretched. From dude-approved low slung shorts to utilitarian backpacks, it can be spotted in multitudes everywhere and anywhere. As pictured in this gallery, have a look at the print’s Toronto -centric appeal.

Toronto is joining the ranks of New York, London and Milan: IMG Fashion has bought Toronto’s World MasterCard Fashion Week | Hollywood yohana

It’s hard to believe that in the space of 13 years, Robin Kay has taken Toronto Fashion Week from a single-sponsor, $25K-budgeted event to the second largest fashion week in all of North America. With today’s huge news that IMG Canada (in collaboration with IMG Fashion) has bought World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto, it truly seems like the event has fully come into its own.
Though this new ownership means that Kay, the founder and former executive director of the event, will be stepping down, she assured the Canadian fashion world that she wouldn’t be going anywhere.
“Creating Fashion Week in Toronto was a career dream for me . . . In business, timing is everything, and I am confident that the time is right for IMG to take World MasterCard Fashion Week to the next level,” she said. “I have no plans to disappear and I will remain committed to helping and nurturing Canadian designers shine on the catwalk.”
So what does this mean for this year’s events? Well, IMG already handles all the major international fashion weeks across the world, including New York, Milan and London to name a few. Its huge network of expertise, experience and contacts will definitely mean big things for the Canadian talent that manages to show at Toronto Fashion Week, bringing even more international attention to homegrown designers.
Despite the change of hands, Toronto Fashion Week is still slated for October 22-26 at David Pecaut Square.