Articles by: Stephanie La Leggia

Labour of love: Ryerson grad gets crafty with beer

Labour of love: Ryerson grad gets crafty with beer

So many of us have our noses to the grindstone in the hopes of landing a decent job someday, that every now and then a “follow-your-passions” type of story is just the spark of motivation we need — especially when that passion is beer. After graduating from Ryerson in 2008 with a finance degree, Stephen Rich landed a job at […]

by Stephanie La Leggia· · Arts & Life, Food, Top stories
DARE to Wear

DARE to Wear

Canada’s first plus-size female fashion magazine is encouraging readers to wear clothing they normally wouldn’t be seen in. That’s exactly what creator Diana Di Poce did this summer, when she silenced the self-conscious voice in her mind and wore a bikini for the first time. “All my life I thought I couldn’t wear a bikini out in public. But seeing […]

by Stephanie La Leggia· · Arts & Life, Business, Fashion
Anne Hung at work in her  boutique on 829 West Queen West. (Stephanie La Leggia / Ryersonian Staff)

Will West Queen West’s cool factor expire?

Locals knew West Queen West was trendy long before Vogue’s “Global Street Style Report” ranked it the second hippest neighbourhood in the world. “We’ve always known this street is cool,” said Anne Hung, a professor at Ryerson’s School of Fashion who is also a designer and the owner of Anne Hung Boutique on Queen Street West. According to Vogue’s September […]

Body positive style for all women

Body positive style for all women

It’s no surprise that New York Fashion Week is trending on social media. But this time, some of the buzz is being generated by the plentiful number of plus-size models strutting the runways — not hidden underneath oversized knits or head-to-toe layers, but adorned in stylish harnesses and architectural cages. With celebrated designers calling much-needed attention to the plus-size fashion […]