) Interested in attending? GATHER's organizers are generously giving one lucky Solo Lisa reader in the Lower Mainland free admission, plus a gift bag which includes, among other items: To win free admission and the gift bag: Simply leave a comment on this post telling me which aspect of...

Givenchy is giving one lucky Solo Lisa reader even more reasons to indulge with an eclectic assortment of beauty and fragrance products, all bearing their sophisticated prismatic and silver-and-black packaging: Vernis Please nail polishes in 'Island Lagoon', an iridescent blue, and...

Created by hair and makeup artist Sandra Milligan, this mix-and-match makeup system reduces waste by letting customers only buy the products and colours they'll actually use and place them in a magnetic reusable compact. I had the chance to see the makeup collection up close during a media...

It's with great pleasure that I introduce you to two silk scarf designers, both named Mona, who are creating keepsake carrés true to their artistic vision an ocean apart. Vancouver-based Mona Sultan favours bold graphics and on-trend colour combinations in her designs, and draws inspiration...

LOFT evidently feels the same because they're offering one lucky Solo Lisa reader a $100 GC. All the more reason to hop in your car and make the trip to Vancouver's first LOFT store in Park Royal! If you've never been to the Park Royal store, you're in for a treat; it's wall-to-wall...

When it was first introduced in 1953, the collection of 8 universally flattering lipstick shades was, Christian Dior declared, a way for women to "dress their smile" in the sumptuous shades of Dior's couture fabrics. 1500 shades have come and gone since, and 60 years later, the lipstick is...

flagship store—seems to understand this inherently. Their vintage-inspired button-downs and striped tees are perfect for leisurely hours spent doing a whole lot of nothing. Casual but classically preppy, in a variety of fabrics, colours, and patterns. It's the shirt he'll always want to reach...

An offshoot of The Generic Man, the LA-based label takes "casual dressy" to a whole new level with their men's shoes. The resulting aesthetic is classic but modern and oh so sleek. For their latest collection, Generic Surplus drew inspiration from "how the cityscape changes with the...

Their retro-inspired prescription glasses and non-prescription shades only cost $100 (frame and lenses), but still have all the traits of more expensive eyewear. Anti-reflective and scratch coatings come standard with prescription lenses, while sunglasses have polarized lenses and provide...

Commuting to campus for a day that lasted anywhere from 4 to 12 hours meant I often had to carry a lot of stuff. A laptop, books, a clipboard (it's so much easier to sketch economics graphs by hand), a snack, a water bottle, dance shoes...you name it, and chances are I've sherpa'd it around...

 

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