) 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...

this first one is her introduction to the series on vintage make-up she is creating where she presents up front some really interesting cosmetic treasures from the past. This second feature which I love is her interview with Madeleine Marsh, writer of the bookCompacts and Cosmetics – Beauty...

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...

While I was dragging my feet and fighting Nick on being a blogger, I got an instant message from Nick at work asking, "Do you like the name Cosmetic Sanctuary?" I said, "Yeah, it's good" and he said, "Good because I already bought the domain name." And from there, Cosmetic Sanctuary was...

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...

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...

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...

I had a chance to stop by Albano's studio and check it out in person, as well as chat with the warm and personable Ms. Albano herself over espresso and a biscuit. The studio is a veritable one-stop shop for women seeking a little makeover magic. Albano is a Jane-of-all-trades in the fashion...

 

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