Introducing Lois Laine

Lois Laine – instant favourite clothing – creates playfully chic clothing for the modern superwoman. Lois Van Koughnet is the designer behind the independent label and her design couples architectural elements with feminine subtlety to transform comfortable clothing into timeless pieces. She has spent years studying pattern drafting and after an inspirational trip to India she began her self-titled eco-friendly line in 2011. The Lois Laine garments are made of quality eco-sensitive and natural fabrics including organic cotton, silk, wool, bamboo, hemp, recycled polyester, and production bolt ends. This designer has the unique talent of bridging the casual and dressy allowing the garments to be worn in multiple settings. All her pieces make a statement but at the same time have a certain degree of subtlety.

Lois has had great success selling at some of the largest events in Toronto, most recently at The One of a Kind Show  and the Green Living Show . You can find some of her designs in the Notion Style boutique in Toronto and with her eco-label she is a member of Fashion Takes Action .

We are very excited to have Lois as one of our designers and she is now working on a new collection that will be available for pre-ordering on Luevo. Sign-up today to have exclusive access to her timeless pieces here.

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Featuring Joanna Morgan Designs

Joanna Morgan of Joanna Morgan Designs is an independent jewellery designer, passionate about creativity, beauty and objects with personality. After a career in banking and finance, Joanna decided to follow her dreams and launched her first collection in 2010.

Focusing on creating a unique, versatile, timeless and stylish jewellery was her ultimate goal, pieces that can be worn everyday and part of a modern wardrobe. Each piece is handmade and produced in small quantities using silver, brass or gold fill, semi-precious and precious stones. All pieces are completed in the USA and are truly the icing to any outfit.

Recently, Joanna won the 2013“Seamless in Seattle” Best Accessories designer competition. If you can, make sure you pick up a copy of the September issue of the Seattle Magazine and read the interview with the designer and enjoy a gorgeous layout with jewellery from her Talisman Collection.

Joanna will soon launch new designs on Luevo, make sure you request your exclusive invitation here so you can be the first to see these!


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Featuring Miss Kinsman Swimwear

Based in Los Angeles, Miss Kinsman is a unique swimwear brand that pushes the envelope in poolside luxury, exemplifying the dramatic combination of sultry lingerie and high end swimwear. Each piece is carefully hand sewn with the utmost attention, to design distinct, intricate swim separates.

The collections have been featured in many magazines, including Runway Magazine, Fashion Faces and Mariner Magazine. As well, popular online sources such as, Yahoo News, Hollywood Newswire and Lingerie Today had featured Miss Kinsman collections.

Raised on the east coast, designer Joanna Kinsman knows no limit to delivering only the finest Brazilian cut bikinis to a highly fashionably refined clientele. The name Miss Kinsman is synonymous with uncensored fashion and impeccable fit for bikini lovers everywhere.

We are really excited to have Miss Kinsman on board and to feature their new and unique designs soon on Luevo!

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Introducing Joscelyn Himes

Joscelyn Himes is an artisan that specializes in custom dyeing for both fashion and interior design. With the precision of traditional Japanese patterning, tying, hand painting and digital translations, dyeing can be beautifully done on silk charmeuse, silk dupioni, linen, cotton, wool and cashmere.

The designs on these fabrics have been incorporated into collections of prominent design houses, including Urban Zen by Donna Karen, Vera Wang, Donna Karen collection, Bill Blass and Colleen Quen. The designs have also been featured numerous times in the Kansas City Star, KC Magazine and Verge magazine.

Now, Joscelyn is getting ready to launch new collections that will soon be featured on Luevo. Don’t miss out on the opportunity of owning your first original Joscelyn Himes item, sign-up on Luevo today.

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Designer of the day – Dylan Uscher from Dylanium Knits

Dylan Uscher of Dylanium Knits is seriously revolutionizing the way people view knitted fashion. Reclaiming knitted goods from the seniors home, Dylan makes hand made pieces and custom made knitwear. Beautiful knitted sweaters, scarves and socks as well as less conventional knitted items such as rings (yes, knitted rings!), skirts, shirts and bracelets. The fall collection is an assortment of muted colours with bold designs, easy to incorporate seamlessly into any fall wardrobe. The talent Dylan possesses and unique view of knitted goods allowed him in 2009 to become ‘the knitwear guy’ which eventually led to him launching Dylanium Knits in 2010.

In such a short time, Dylanium Knits has been recognized in FAJO Magazine, FASHION Magazine, CBC News, The Globe and Mail Online, Front Row Mag and on the Fashion Arts Toronto Blog – just to name a few. Dylan is continuing to showcase his talent and designs in the 10th Annual White Cashmere Collection, where he will be the only designer to ever knit an entire dress in the event’s history.

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Article written by Bhreigh Gillis. Featured photo by Polk Liang.

Introducing Emerging Fashion Designer Joeleen Torvick

Inspired by the everyday, emerging fashion designer Joeleen Torvick designs women’s clothes that are sophisticated, luxurious, and chic. The light, airy architecture style is versatile enough for both work and play. The designs are both modern and refined while still allowing women to showcase their individual style.

Born and raised in Minnesota, Joeleen grew up dreaming about designing clothing, eventually attending the London College of Fashion. Joeleen had since moved back to North America to intern with David Rodriguez in New York city. After focusing on custom pieces, Joeleen decided to return to Minnesota and started building her own brand. We welcome Joeleen and we are excited to see her new collection soon to be available on Luevo.

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Introducing Anabaptise, Independent Fashion Label

Expressive design and effortlessly chic, Anabaptise , an independent fashion label, entered onto the fashion stage in 2013 designing for the style-seeking individual looking to break free from conventional fashion. Luxurious silk and silk blends help create a chic feminine look for day that can easily transition to a beautiful evening look for night.

Anabaptise is making headway creating innovative and unique pieces that transcend both season and time. Often times, pieces are reversible and can be matched to create casual or dressy looks. The brand is not even a year old, but is receiving enough praise for the designer to build future plans for embracing feminine empowerment, sophistication and individuality through the designs.

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Today’s feature: Created by Fortune

Melissa Fortune of Created by Fortune in New York discovered an underground and hidden market: edgy-glam. Her time interning with Fila USA and being a fashionista herself, led her to create a feminine and bold hybrid of her own style.

Created by Fortune,  has something for everybody. Your prim and proper businesswomen to a rocker musician whose wardrobe has studs from head to toe, there is a piece to add to your style. Based in New York, her pieces have been featured in Vogue, Song of Style blog, Elements Magazine and the New York Post.

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Spotlight on Toby Lynn Gems

Toby Lynn Gems specializes in bold statement jewelry that is inspired by Art Deco, Belle Epoque, Georgian and Modernism. Each piece is made from precious and semi precious stones, crystals, sterling silver, 14 and 18kt gold. Most pieces are one of a kind and limited edition.

Toby Fischer, the Creative Designer for Toby Gems is based in New York and she creates jewelry as an extension of fashion, beauty and art. For Toby, it’s all about making women feel special, using metals to enhance a woman’s eye colour and skin tone. It’s mixing these pieces with materials like lace, crystals and rubies to bring out warmth in the skin and sparkle in the eye.

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Introducing D’avi Knitwear

D’avi Knitwear produces original luxurious one of a kind knitwear for both women and men. Jewelery, sweaters, dresses and scarves all are produced with outstanding craftsmanship using high quality European yarns, specifically from places in Italy.

Designed in Thornhill, Canada, D’avi Knitwear specializes on making subtle luxurious comfort. Each garment incorporates couture and modern patterns into the design, bringing knitwear into the world of fashion and style.

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Article written by Bhreigh Gillis.