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Montreal: Frilly little number

Dynamite
Photography by Carlo Mendoza

For my March break getaway, I’ll be packing a frilly little number like this one by Montreal-based chain Dynamite ($40, dynamite.ca). By day, I can work it on the beach with flip-flops and a sunhat à la Brigitte Bardot, then dress it up post-sunset with strappy sandals and glam red lipstick.


Montreal: Frilly little number

Dynamite
Photography by Carlo Mendoza

For my March break getaway, I’ll be packing a frilly little number like this one by Montreal-based chain Dynamite ($40, dynamite.ca). By day, I can work it on the beach with flip-flops and a sunhat à la Brigitte Bardot, then dress it up post-sunset with strappy sandals and glam red lipstick.


Toronto: Bug bites

Birks
Photography by Carlo Mendoza

When jewel-encrusted butterflies land on Lanvin’s Spring 2011 accessories, you know it’s time to put down your swatter and embrace the creepy-crawlies. Insect embellishment is creating major buzz, popping up on everything from belts to bags. Like Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz, I prefer them as luxe baubles, like this playful ladybug pendant by Aaron Basha (from $950, at Birks, aaronbasha.com). No exterminator necessary.


Toronto: Bug bites

Birks
Photography by Carlo Mendoza

When jewel-encrusted butterflies land on Lanvin’s Spring 2011 accessories, you know it’s time to put down your swatter and embrace the creepy-crawlies. Insect embellishment is creating major buzz, popping up on everything from belts to bags. Like Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz, I prefer them as luxe baubles, like this playful ladybug pendant by Aaron Basha (from $950, at Birks, aaronbasha.com). No exterminator necessary.


Vancouver: Gorgeous fabrics

Forte Forte
Photography by Carlo Mendoza

Leave it to the buyers at Misch (2960 Granville St., 604-731-1017, misch.ca) to stock the latest and greatest from the best under-the-radar fashion brands. New this spring is a capsule collection of shirts and other pieces by Forte Forte (forte-forte.com), an Italian label that has re-dyed and repurposed gorgeous fabrics.