Big, bold and bright on the fashion front

Guelph's Pretty Chic Boutique owner shares trade secrets

March 08, 2008


Recently, I asked Corin Comisky, owner of Pretty Chic Boutique in Guelph, some questions to find out about styles and trends in jewelry this year.

Q: What is going to be in style for this spring/summer 2008?
A: This season, "more is more," as opposed to "less is more." Big, bold, bright colours are in style for spring/summer 2008. And the bigger the better. You will see lots of oranges, yellows, emerald greens, purples and corals. Big, thick bangles -- and two or three at the same time, in the various colours. Thick, bold cuffs, too. Also popular this season will be multiple gold bangles. You will see big, chunky necklaces in vibrant colours. Look for big hoop earrings, or long dangle earrings. Big cocktail rings are back. It's going to be a colourful spring.

Q: You carry a Canadian brand that has been picked up by Holt Renfrew. Can you tell me a bit more about them?
A: I have one designer at the moment who was picked up by Holt Renfrew, Dandi Maestre - She is located in Toronto, and works out of her beautiful home on Spadina Road. She specializes in oversized, fashionably ethnic accessories and only works in raw materials: horn, amber, seeds, shells, etc.
Her designs are bold and exciting and the textures she chooses to work with are fabulously interesting. And big is in.


Fashion columnist Lisa Bucher