[xml][/xml]
The Bahamas Weekly Facebook The Bahamas Weekly Twitter
Columns : Style Drama - Edward Quan Last Updated: Mar 28, 2020 - 12:46:26 PM
Style Drama - Edward Quan Feed


Columns : Style Drama - Edward Quan
Spring Fashion 2020: Give Your Wardrobe a Warm Weather Update - Mar 27, 2020 - 12:22:59 PM

spring_fashions.gif
Luxury sportswear is the top fashion story for spring and summer and what better way to step up your style game while still emphasizing your toned bodies and athletic lifestyle? After all, who wants to be wrapped up in long sleeve tees and sweatpants once the warmer weather arrives? Trade those joggers for a pair of hot pants to show off your sleek legs or pull on a crochet dress that covers just enough to leave a bit of flirtatious mystery.

In past seasons, luxury fashion’s take on sportswear leaned heavily towards ‘sports luxe’, offering designer sneakers and sweatpants. This spring, however, European luxury fashion designers have begun moving away from the casual athletic look and toward a more polished style.

As summer days approach, consider refreshing your wardrobe with colours, cuts and styles that transform your current look into a more fashionable elegant one...
Columns : Style Drama - Edward Quan
Zip, Sip and Dine: Outdoor Adventures and Dining Delights in Tualatin Valley - Feb 24, 2020 - 11:01:33 AM

Zip_and_Sip.gif
Located just west of Portland, the Tualatin Valley is the gateway to Oregon’s wine country. Offering an abundance of world-class wineries and breweries, a culturally diverse dining scene and an array of outdoor adventures, a visit to the Tualatin Valley is an enriching vacation experience.

During my recent visit to Tualatin Valley, I discovered that the region, with all its outdoor delights, is less than one hour from downtown Portland. As a savvy traveler, I always prefer cruising along quiet back roads during a relaxing weekend getaway so I steered clear of the congested I-5 South highway, the standard route to central Oregon’s wine country.

I recommend you begin your Saturday by enjoying Oregon’s natural setting with hiking, biking or zip-lining...
Columns : Style Drama - Edward Quan
Holiday fashion trends offer a touch of extravagance - Dec 9, 2019 - 1:25:42 AM

Holiday_SM.jpg
For many of us, the holiday season is an opportunity to be more glamorous and alluring with our personal style.

In recent years, the rise of street style and Instagram influencers have pushed luxury fashion houses to adopt a more flexible approach to holiday fashions, allowing consumers to express their personal style using designer pieces.

The rise of the ugly sweater craze is just one example of how consumers have gone anti-designer fashion.

Designers are catering to this desire for individualism more and more, and as a result, there are no major seasonal fashion trends, and the distinction between high and low fashion is becoming increasingly blurred...
Columns : Style Drama - Edward Quan
Escape to Canada's Pacific Coast Rainforest to discover Tofino’s finest tables - Oct 6, 2019 - 6:39:38 PM

Tofino_SM.jpg
With its extensive network of hiking trails through stunning old growth forest, Tofino is one of the greatest wilderness vacation spots in British Columbia, Canada. But there’s more to this gem of a coastal retreat than outdoor adventures. Aside from its wild and adrenaline-fueled surfing excursions and intimate lover’s strolls along deserted white sand beaches, you can now add exceptional dining and outstanding lodgings to your list of reasons to visit Tofino. For those desiring a more luxurious experience after a day exploring this vast outdoor playground, Tofino is coming into its own.

For my last travel assignment to Tofino, I visited in fall to write about storm watch season for a women’s magazine, but for this late spring visit we arrived to sunny skies...
Columns
Tri-Valley Wine Region: California Wine at a Slower Pace - Jul 10, 2019 - 10:00:57 AM

GIFMaker.org_C37X3e.gif
To the delight of many of the region’s vintners and restaurateurs, Northern California’s wine country is world famous. Unfortunately, with that fame comes two-lane rural roads congested with tour bus traffic and wine tasting venues crowded with Instagram-crazed tourists scrambling to snap the perfect picture.

For those looking to escape the throngs of tourists, a more luxurious vacation experience can be had in the Tri-Valley wine region. There, you can visit historic wineries, meet the owners of family vineyards, sip boutique wines, savor stellar dining choices and indulge in designer fashion shopping...
Columns : Style Drama - Edward Quan
Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade - Aug 12, 2017 - 9:33:46 AM

Degas_MKT_38-S.jpg
Impressionist painter Edgar Degas is well known for his late 19th century paintings of Parisian dancers and racehorses. What he is perhaps less known for is his fascination with the quotidian details of modern life in the French capital, including high fashion hats and the women who crafted them.

Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade, currently on show at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, explores this infatuation which inspired a visually compelling body of work that subtly documents the effect that hat-making had on turn of the century Parisians, from working women to high society men and everyone in between...
Columns : Style Drama - Edward Quan
The Beret Story - Apr 21, 2017 - 2:29:44 PM

Bridget_Bardot-S.jpg
The French beret long associated with artist Pablo Picasso living in Paris during the early 1900’s, revolutionaries and made stylish by actress and fashion model Brigitte Bardot in the 50’s has returned as one of the hottest luxury fashion looks for spring.

Now with its rebel history and look, it has recently appeared in the runway designer collections of Yves Saint Laurent, Isabel Marant, and Dior. Given a makeover with bright colored textured wools to all black leather with colored stones, the best beret looks on the fashion models were with their hair up...
Columns : Style Drama - Edward Quan
The 80’s Fashion Trends Love Affair for 2017 Has Begun - Feb 8, 2017 - 9:16:24 PM


S-80s-Fashion-Trends-for-2017.jpg
If you lived through it, you’ll probably remember the 80’s as a decade when fashion was larger-than-life. The 80’s fashion trends introduced us to bold female silhouettes defined by colorful oversize blazers with shoulder pads, big permed hair with heavy makeup and risqué low cut sequin dresses with thigh-high slits. Needless to say, it was one of the more influential style periods in recent memory.

Many fashion designers look to the past for inspiration and their love affair with 80’s fashion trends is everywhere for spring 2017. Watch for the following 80s style influences, some which we may soon see on our city streets...

Columns : Style Drama - Edward Quan
Simon Barth Couture: Dark Seduction 2016 - Dec 9, 2016 - 12:35:01 AM

Simon-Barth-2-S.jpg
When he showcased his first collect at Berlin Fashion Week nearly ten years ago, Simon Barth realized he didn’t quite fit in with the minimalist aesthetic of the German fashion scene. The fact is Barth lives for creating intricate embroidered haute couture dresses and, in 2013, the German-born designer moved to Vienna, Austria where today he is handcrafting exquisite floor-length evening dresses for the women of the Viennese ball.

Steeped with aristocratic tradition and home to the most extravagant and romantic balls you will find anywhere in the world, Vienna is one of Europe’s oldest capital cities. During ball season, which begins each winter and runs until Ash Wednesday...
Columns : Style Drama - Edward Quan
Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style - Nov 11, 2016 - 10:26:50 AM

Yves-Saint-Laurent_1.jpg
The Seattle Art Museum (SAM)’s exhibition Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style offers a unique retrospective of the work of one of the most influential French haute couture designers of our era.

The exhibition takes visitors through Saint Laurent’s legendary career and reveals both his artistic genius and his creative process as an haute couture designer. On display at SAM is an exemplary collection of 110 ensembles, many of which have never been shown in public before, showcasing the tremendous achievements of his 44-years in the fashion industry...
Columns : Style Drama - Edward Quan
International Looks for Spring / Summer 2017 - Oct 30, 2016 - 12:09:31 PM

Jac_by_Jacqueline_SM.jpg
For RozeMerie, designing was a predestination. A photograph of her late mother sitting behind a sewing machine inspired her to create pieces for herself throughout her teenage years in Vancouver. RozeMerie enrolled at ESMOD and moved to Paris to study design and pattern making.

With passion, focus, determination and skill, she returned to Vancouver in 1986 and developed Jacqueline Conoir, a line of women’s power suiting and evening wear.

JAC identifies as accessible luxury: unique design, playful clean lines, versatile and easy to wear with rich fabrics at a moderate price...
Columns : Style Drama - Edward Quan
Eymeric Francois: Midnight in Paris - Jun 24, 2016 - 9:51:14 AM

Eymeric-Francios-_VFW_.jpg
Photo: Simon Lau
Mixing classic couture looks with daring lingerie details, fashion designer Eymeric Francois is reimaging French couture. His Autumn/Winter 2016 collection, entitled Midnight in Paris, combines elegant long evening dresses with tight corsets and transparent lace body suits to give us a sizzling sensuality not normally expected in luxury fashion.

During Vancouver Fashion Week I had the pleasure of interviewing this young designer to learn more about his vision of French elegance for today’s woman.Trained under couture designer Thierry Mugler, Francois produced his first luxury collection in 2000 in Paris and has not looked back since. Today, at 35 years of age,he brings to the timeless elegance of French style a sensualism that features bareskin, transparent lace, strong sexual undertones and more than a hint of fetishism...

Columns : Style Drama - Edward Quan
Armani: Designing for Women in a Digital Age - Mar 17, 2016 - 2:37:28 AM

Armani-Digital-SMALL.png
Melding his signature clean lines with colourful digital designs, Giorgio Armani unveiled “New Pop”, his Emporio Armani Autumn/Winter 2016-17 collection, at Milan Fashion Week. In pursuit of a younger Italian woman, the collection was an homage to the high tech era, offering splashes of fluorescent colour and emoji-like prints on funky fabrics.

“New Pop” proved that “King Giorgio”, as he is known to his colleagues, is equally at home designing youthful, trendy pieces as he is producing elegant gowns for the red carpet. Armani, now 81, embraced the new digital generation, showing black fabrics printed with geometrical motifs made up of squares, triangles and circles in bubble gum pink, lime green and citrus yellow.

Columns : Style Drama - Edward Quan
Eye-Catching Colourful Stripes Take Us Into Spring - Feb 17, 2016 - 7:42:32 PM

Stripes-Sm.gif
Keep an eye open over the next few months and you’ll notice a playful new twist on a spring fashion classic. With the onset of the warmer weather, women will be immersed in the graphic lines, zigzagging patterns and dynamic colour combinations of bold, bright stripes.
 
This represents a fascinating evolution from a look that dominated women’s wear just a few seasons ago when European luxury designers presented more traditional patterns such as houndstooth and pinstripes...
Columns : Style Drama - Edward Quan
Sleepwear Becomes Day-Wear in Spring Fashions - Jan 12, 2016 - 10:49:43 PM

S-Givenchy-Spring-2016.jpg
There is an underlying sensual fever with the new spring fashions. Lingerie-inspired looks of embroidered silk and lace, soft flowing ruffles and sexy bare shoulders have emerged from the luxury designer collections of Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta and Givenchy. Sleepwear, it appears, has transformed into day-wear.

Creative director Peter Copping, of Oscar de la Renta, has taken his inspiration from the culturally rich flamingo dance of Spain and delivered a vibrant red-hued ruffle ensemble that was a runway showstopper. His use of a sexy black Chantilly lace tank top under a poppy jacquard capelet, paired with a matching pencil skirt, is an exquisite example of the new sexual chic ...
Columns : Style Drama - Edward Quan
The Making of a Perfume: Go Big or Go Home - Dec 15, 2015 - 11:00:20 PM

Geir-Ness-SM.jpg
It’s the day before Mother’s Day in the year 2000
, and Norwegian Geir Ness was about to make his grand entrance at the Nordstrom Beverly Hills store to launch his first fragrance Laila. Just a few weeks prior, he was haggling at a garage sale for a five-dollar suit that he was wearing and a small piece of red carpet to stand on. A colleague, a man named John, was playing the role of paparazzi, but could not even afford film for his camera. On cue, two young female friends were ready to scream hysterically as Ness made his appearance on the floor.

That was then...
Columns : Style Drama - Edward Quan
Pantone Color of the Year brings us two pastel hues - Dec 9, 2015 - 9:20:25 PM

Pantone-Color.jpg
The Pantone Color of the Year announcement is closely observed by the fashion and design industry as their decision can have influences on consumers for many years.

For the first time ever, the Pantone Color of the Year is a pair of inviting shades, Rose Quartz a pale pink, and Serenity a baby blue hue for 2016.

What first comes to mind with these two pastel colours is that it’s all about babies, but Pantone denies that. More so, it’s probably the turmoil we face in our world today that has Pantone selecting a harmonious pairing of colors for warmth and tranquility as we enter the New Year...
Columns : Style Drama - Edward Quan
Green Embassy: Glamorous fusion of couture and nature - Oct 27, 2015 - 11:51:37 PM

Sm-.TheShedStudios.com.jpg
Green Embassy
celebrates the earth’s mystical rain forests and the treasures that they hold with a new haute couture collection for spring 2016 filled with dazzling romantic dresses in a lush palette of crimson, cream, purple and yellow.

It has been a year since I last interviewed Australian fashion designer artist, Zuhal Kuvan-Mills at Vancouver Fashion Week, where I first discovered her exquisite couture collection that is both luxurious and earth friendly.

Titled, Silent Rainforest this collection is visually stunning. Several of the outfits have high collars taking us back to the classic Victorian era...
Columns : Style Drama - Edward Quan
The renaissance of the luxury jewelry brand, John Rubel - Oct 9, 2015 - 7:11:04 AM

Jewelry-Gif.gif
The legacy of John Rubel began 100 years ago when two brothers, Jean and Robert Rubel arrived from Budapest to open their first atelier a few doors from the Place Vendome, Paris. Skilled jewelers, their talents were quickly recognized and in demand by luxury retailers such as Van Cleef & Arpels and Boucheron.

The brothers were legendary as their famous “Roses” bracelet made for Van Cleef & Arpels displayed at the Exposition of Modern and Decorative Arts in Paris won a Grand Prize in 1924.

In 1939, the Rubel brothers followed Van Cleef & Arpels to America where they were trusted to manufacture their jewelry...
Columns : Style Drama - Edward Quan
Versace Couture: Romantic and Oh So Sexy - Aug 28, 2015 - 12:29:01 AM

Versace-SUMMARY.gif
For many years, Versace couture was about the hard rock party girl. This fall she’s more romantic with soft feminine chiffon layers, pastel colors and sparkling jewels. And yes, she’s still very sexy.

As discussed in previous columns, there has been a move over the past two years towards a softer look with the luxury fashion designers such as Louis Vuitton and Armani.

Donatella Versace has always crafted garments that enhanced a woman’s figure. It was always more than just revealing a hint of leg or cleavage; there was sense of toughness combined with sizzling sexiness that has made the brand successful over the past several decades...
<< prev page    next page >>

Receive our Top Stories



Preview | Powered by CommandBlast

Latest Headlines
News
Urban Renewal provides more than 1200 backpacks during N.P. give-a-way
Godfrey Kenneth Kelly Knighted at Government House
GB Minister happy power company agreed to delay proposed rate increase
Cabinet Office: BIS closure for three days
MSC Donates Food Supply to Grand Bahama Urban Renewal Centers Inbox
Community
MSC Donates Food Supply to Grand Bahama Urban Renewal Centers Inbox
Urban Renewal Fox Hill - School Giveaways
RBDF and NEMA conducts Training Workshop
Panel Links Resiliency to Sustainable Development Targets
PHA RBDF Partner in Successful Blood Drive
Bahamian Politics
Alert #5 on Tropical Depression 13 - 9pm
PLP Deputy Leader Chester Cooper MP in response to National Address by PM Minnis
DNA: Emergency Order blunder shows leadership crisis
DNA: Government's mixed message on opening borders
DNA calls for one month delay in the reopening of international borders
Bahamas Weather
Bahamas Public Forecast - Sept. 28
Severe Weather Warning update - Sept. 25
6pm News Item on Post-tropical Cyclone Teddy
12pm News Items on Hurricane Teddy, TS Beta & TD Paulette
6 pm News Items on Tropical Storm Beta And Hurricane Teddy
Sports
Cancellation of the 34th GBPA Conchman Triathlon
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism announces Virtual Golf Shootout on YouTube
Bahamas Professional Golfers Association elects New Executive Committee
Back on the Water: Nassau Rowing Club confirms 7th Annual Learn to Row Camp
European tour announces resumption of 2020 season
Columns
Pamela Burnside: The Peril of the Power of One
Joe Darville: Ongoing investment in the education of our children..a sacred obligation
GB Small Business Community: Letter to the Prime Minister
Pamela Burnside: Monetary Cooperation
GB Airport a necessity to attract investors & jobs
Events Calendars
New Providence Events Calendar
Grand Bahama Events Calendar
Family Islands Events Calendar
Aliv Hope Gala Ball under the patronage of Bahamas PM & Mrs. Minnis is this Saturday
Paint Fair plans 2 big events on October 11th & 13th
Entertainment
Zootopia - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
The 21st Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® will Honor Musical Excellence with a Powerful Night to Air on Univision - Nov. 19
The Inspire International Music Festival, Workshop and Master Classes Aims to Entertain, Teach and Inspire!
Academy launches Virtual ‘Gold’ Program with 19 Entertainment Industry Partners
Academy announces next phase of equity and inclusion initiatives
Sales & Promotions
Dolly Madison statement pertaining to timely delivery of appliances
Due to COVID-19 Grand Lucayan will not feature regular buffets at this time
Dolly Madison Home Center will be closed until Mar. 31
Play on the course and relax at the spa at Grand Lucayan Resort
Portobellos 'Easy like Sunday Morning' Brunch
Arts & Culture
The Governor General Signs the Book of Condolence for the Late Pastor Hugh Roach
Arlene Nash-Ferguson presents book to Minister Rolle
Preserving the Peace on our Piece of Earth
Students learned new culinary skills and techniques at Young Chef Conference
Pop, Soul, and R&B received star treatment at National Arts Festival
Streaming Multimedia
Free Uppercut Concert at Dive In postponed due to Matthew
A Mouth Full explores gourmet pizzas at Domino's
Bahamian filmmaker releases "Atlas Calling" as an urgent call to protect the ocean
A Mouth Full: Sweet Treats at Mortimer's Candies
A Mouth Full: Organic Living from 'Field to Fork'
Inside The Bahamas Weekly
Do you need a media consultant, publicist or event promoter?
Contact The Bahamas Weekly Team
TheBahamasWeekly.com Celebrates 11 yrs! Online Survey
Moultrie Elected 54th Speaker of the House of Assembly
Receive our "Top 70 Stories of the Week"
Navigation (Site Directions)
Finding your way around our Website
Opportunities
STEM Summer Camp returns to Nassau for 6th Year
HGTV Seeking Expat Buyers & Real Estate Agents in Nassau, Exuma, Eleuthera & Abaco
BFPA to present talk with Bahamas Film Commissioner in Grand Bahama
Movie Masters featuring Sean Robins - Feb 27th & 28th
The Investment Group zeroes in on recipients for second round of funding
The Bahamas Boasts
Shoot your film in Andros, Bahamas
IADB designates Nassau as an "Emerging Sustainable City"
Bahamas announces New Marine Protected Areas
Parallax rides a "Bahama Blue" tide to World Oceans Day
The Bahamian Flag Makes it to the Top of the World
A Taste Of The Bahamas
Bahamas seaplane pilot Paul Harding reveals a lifetime of adventures in new memoir: Sharks in the Runway
(VIDEO) Ocean Waves Nature Sounds of The Bahamas
Etiquette for The National Flag of The Bahamas
Junkanoo: Hidden Treasure of the Bahamas
Bahamas Investment Authority frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Market Place
Land for Sale: Royal Palm Bay
Grand Bahama Hurricane Resistant Warehouses for SALE
Conch Salad on Wheels is available by order on Saturdays Only!
Grand Bahama Hurricane Resistant Factories for SALE
2010 Toyota Vitz for Sale: Proceeds to the Humane Society
Focus on Fashion
Samba Sol Grows its Bahamas Collection
Meet the Bahamian descendent leading LA Fashion Week
Bahamian fashion icon Flo Miller launches book
Theodore Elyett outfits Porsha Williams for the cover of Rolling Out Magazine
Eleuthera fashion designer releases new line
Hot Links
Websites we'd like you to know about...
at a glance
New Providence Events Calendar
Quote of the Week - Words Have Weight
PayPal now accepts Bahamian based credit cards
VAT Bahamas
Free VAT Filing Workshop offered from June 13- June 15 in Grand Bahama
D.I.R Announces Operation Enhancement Measures
VAT Filing & Payment Deadline Changes
VAT: Request for Filing Extensions after Hurricane Matthew
VAT Taken Off Some Educational Fees
Health
PAHO urges countries to plan early for COVID-19 vaccinations to reduce deaths
PAHO reports more than 60,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in pregnant women, with 458 deaths
COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates suicide risk factors
COVID-19 has infected some 570,000 health workers and killed 2,500 in the Americas, PAHO Director says
PAHO asks countries to reinforce contact tracing and data systems as the region starts to reopen
Opinions
Opinion - COVID-19 Pandemic: India’s response and global strategy
Opinion Editorial: COVID-19 Highlights Caribbean Community’s need to build resilience
Opinion: We must leverage the ‘Commonwealth Advantage’ to counter the economic fallout of COVID-19
Opinion: Coronavirus and climate disasters - Small vulnerable countries face dual threats
Opinion: We should not go back to business as usual after COVID-19
Medical Education Review Program (MERP)
DeVry Medical International to close Grand Bahama based M.E.R.P. Program
Join Our Team: MERP Staff Accountant (4 Month Term)
Grand Bahama Minister meets Medical Executives
MERP Supports the Arts in Grand Bahama
Grand Bahama landlords updated on MERP housing requirements
Ross University
DeVry Medical International Calls on Minister Darville
New MERP session underway at Ross Bahamas site
Ross University School of Medicine Expands Affiliation with Premier U.S. Teaching Hospitals
Ross University promotes Dr. George Lotocki to Director of the Medical Education Review Program
Dr. Thomas Shepherd to Retire as President of Ross University
Grand Bahama Real Estate
BeachCottage242.com - Grand Bahama Getaway
Investors eye Old Bahama Bay anticipating Skyline Announcement