November 30, 2007

Modernize Tailors hits the hills of the Whistler Film Festival



Tailor Made: Chinatown's Last Tailors makes its screen premier at the Whistler Film Festival. Story developed by yours truly and Leonard Lee, and directed by Len Lee and Marsha Newberry.

It documents the final year of Modernize Tailors at 511 Carrall Street and Bill Wong's journey.

Bill is 85 and looking for a way to sustain the legacy of his father tailoring business. Will he find someone to take over, JJ perhaps?

If you can't go to Whistler, look out for the Newsworld TV premier in February.

November 28, 2007

Boarders in Black




My take on the noir on the hills in this winter's Straight Style.

"There's a breed of boarder on the hills who doesn't give a damn. This species toils on the night shift at the Boston Pizza, but in the day on a slope can land tricks good enough to make the cover of any snowboarding magazine." Read it in the Straight.

November 5, 2007

La Belle Epoque at Vancovuer Museum


Every week, I do my best to keep you up-to-date on the latest fashions. So I go to fashion shows.

But this weekend, the women on the catwalk strutted looks that were definitely dated.

The Vancouver Museum mounted a runway show with clothes from a hundred years ago as part of its La Belle Epoque fashion exhibition on now.

Clothing historian Ivan Sayers was the master of ceremonies and the show was packed. Some of the audience even wore period pieces.

JJ had a lot of questions about it all, including: "Would you ever wear a whale-bone corset?"

Or listen to it through Google Video.