West Coast Alert

West Coast Alert
May 2008

Susie Wall dishes on what’s new and hip on the West Coast

While this fashion-minded Miller hair band by West Coast label A Farmer’s Daughter is intended for brides-to-be, it can rock long after the I Do’s. Click here to browse designer Melanie Hull’s stunning selection of chic hair-aphernalia embellished with vintage buttons and bursting with candy-bright feathers. A Farmer’s Daughter

Thank you, glamour Gods. The drought is over for Stila Cosmetics’ Vancouver beauty groupies, who have awaited the brand’s return to town for what feels like forever. Get your pretty, pouty self to Yaletown’s famed BeautyMark lickity split—they now carry the entire range (Cherry Crush Cheek Stain, Sugar Plum Lip Glaze and all!) Located at 1120 Hamilton Street, #103, (604) 642-2294. Click here to shop online.Stila Cosmetics at BeautyMark

You totally deserve new baby blues. Test drive the denim bar at Mavi’s newest outpost in Gastown, where the spring-dandy Cora (five pocket trouser) and Kay (ultra soft, ultra sexy) styles are getting snapped up by stylistas faster than you can say jean queen, baby. Located at 355 Water Street, (604) 687-2372. Click here to shop online. Mavi Jeans

Take a breather from browsing caftans at Atomic Model and detour over to the new mother-and-son-run Tequila Kitchen for authentic, cantina-style Mexican botanas and yummy lunch offerings. Open for dinner, too (can you spell C-o-r-o-n-a?!). Located at 1043 Mainland Street, (604) 681-2120. Click here to check out the menu. Tequila Kitchen

Over your winter tote? Vancouver’s slick new m0851 leather goods and accessories boutique peddles every shape and size of carry-alls and more. My fave? The hobo-esque knot collection, complete with a giant tie-handle that fastens every which way for a Kate-Hudson-In-Malibu message. Located at 1035 Alberni Street, (604) 688-9575. Click here to shop online. m0851