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Kathy Cheng, President of Canadian garment manufacturer Redwood Classics Apparel, is profiled on LORI (Ladies of Real Influence) this month.

 

In the piece, Kathy discusses her role as a mentor for the Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI), as well as her involvement as a member of the Program Advisory Council for Ryerson’s School of Fashion; George Brown’s School of Fashion Studies; Seneca College’s School of Fashion; and Centennial College’s Fashion Business & Management Program.

 

In 2014, Kathy was one of three Canadians inducted into The EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women program, a North American competition and executive leadership program. In 2013, she won a position on the Women’s Executive Network’s list of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada.

 

Read more about Kathy’s contributions for the next generation of North American apparel greats here.

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The 2015 Boutique Ball, put on by The Corsage Project, is rapidly approaching!

 

Each year, the Corsage Project hosts the Boutique Ball – an incredible event that brings together women of all ages to celebrate the achievements of deserving young women. On this special day, an event space is transformed into a giant shopping bazaar with hundreds of new dresses, shoes, purses, pashminas and jewellery. Corsage Girls shop the various wares with their own personal shopper to complete their prom look and are treated to a mini makeover and goodie bags filled with gifts from our generous sponsors.

 

This year, the Boutique Ball is being held on April 19, and The Corsage Project is looking for a bevvy of volunteers to make the dreams of these girls come true! Over 300 volunteers each year lend their time and talent to the Boutique Ball, and you can be one of them. Here are some of the positions available:

 

Personal Shopper – Pair up with a Corsage Girl to help style her prom look with a fabulous dress and accessories.

 

Station Attendant – Suggest styles and replenish tables with fresh merchandise at the various stations such as jewellery, shoes and evening bags.

 

Change Room Attendant – Offer dress advice, monitor crowd control and run dresses back to the Main Room. Typically one of the most exciting areas, as this is where Corsage Girls find their special dress!

 

Makeup Artists – Provide a mini makeover and offer make-up tips for prom night (for professional makeup artists only).

 

Set Up & Take Down – Join the team the day before the event (Saturday, April 18) to set up the change rooms, the Main Dress Room and the various stations. Take down volunteers are needed immediately following the event.

 

Please note, to ensure the comfort of participants we require all Boutique Ball volunteers to be over the age of 18.

 

Want to volunteer? Head to The Corsage Project website to register now! Click here.

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Cursive Spotlight: Hot Winter Fashion Trends

 

Winter is officially here! While we have had some warmer weather lately, it is time to bring out those parkas – or go shopping for some – to get you through the cold winter season. We’ve put together some of the hottest winter jacket trends that will keep you warm and cozy during the holidays. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a loved one, check out these comfortable trends.

 

 

Add Some Length. The growing trend for men and women in winter coats is to add a little length. Stray from the classic bomber and stay even warmer this winter. This style is perfect if you do a lot of walking outside.

 

Army Hues. Green is the new black when it comes to coat colours. Khakis, greens and army browns are all the rage in winter wear this season. Army hues are neutral and go with everything, while still adding a hint of colour as opposed to greys and blacks.

 

Bomber Style. The bomber jacket will always be in style. It is the perfect coat to just throw on, get in the car, and go! This style goes with absolutely everything and is the most versatile of coats.

 

Quilted Love. Quilted patterns are everywhere this season. Particularly on the longer winter parka, the quilted look is so simple, yet elegant and unique at the same time. The quilted coat makes a statement without trying too hard.

 

Go Bright or Go Home. Just because the season can be bland doesn’t mean your winter coat should be, too. Why not add a bright pop of colour to a gloomy, grey and white winter? Reds, pinks and blues are becoming more prominent in winter wear this season.

 

Camp Connection is stocked with all of your winter needs for everyone in your family! They are also having a 50/50 Winter Coat sale on the hottest winter trends – spend $50 on winter accessories and receive 50% off any winter coat. Take a look at their selection here!

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