Fashion Frakas

Fun fashion quiz!

May 10, 2015 / 5:00 am

We all have our own personal style and often won’t go outside of that box. Maybe you won’t wear floral prints, but when you see them on your BFF,...

Brand crushes & music fests

Mar 25, 2015 / 5:00 am

I woke up this morning thinking.. “Oh no, it’s here.. Monday found me!” All I wanted to do was pull the blankets over my head and tell...

Sheer, sheer and more sheer

Feb 17, 2015 / 5:00 am

Let's face it: sheer fabrics are never going away and thank goodness - not only do they jazz up tops and dresses but they make us feel like we're...

Are you a Boxing Day shopper?

Dec 24, 2014 / 5:00 am

If you are anything like me, I assume you avoid shopping on Boxing Day like you would avoid sticking a pin in your eye. Crowds and parking wars don’t...

Plaid crazy

Nov 14, 2014 / 5:00 am

This fashion trend came on suddenly and has hit us hard. It’s the Plaid craze! The most popular print of the Fall/Winter season is definitely plaid. The...

Tattoo jewelry obsession!

Sep 24, 2014 / 5:00 am

Temporary Jewelry Tattoos: The latest craze to hit the fashion world. Whether you’ve seen them in the pages of Vogue magazine, on the bodies of divas...

Shopping is my cardio!

Jul 10, 2014 / 5:00 am

Graphic tees = all the rage Think of any saying, and it is probably available on a t-shirt, tank top or crop top. The bolder, the better. Shopping is my Cardio;...

Coachella Coachella!

May 1, 2014 / 5:00 am

What began as a chill, relaxed musical atmosphere has slowly morphed into one of the biggest fashion events of the year, prompting trendy, style-conscious...

Coming up daisies

Mar 18, 2014 / 5:00 am

I recently spent a week immersed in the fashion scene while attending the largest fashion trade show in the world. It's called Magic Market Week and is held...

An unfashionable disaster

Feb 15, 2014 / 5:00 am

It is with mixed emotions I write this column today, as I am departing from the Philippines after joining my son in disaster relief volunteer work. Working six...

January warming trend

Jan 13, 2014 / 5:00 am

Happy New year to all our favourite fashionistas! Every winter season there is always a hot selling item in our three Frakas boutiques. It's the item I am...

Festive holiday dressing

Dec 17, 2013 / 5:00 am

It is party season and the shop is filled with 100s of festive dresses. Whether it’s a planned office party or an impromptu dinner out, you will want to...

Kelowna to the Philippines

Nov 22, 2013 / 5:00 am

As I write this month’s column, it is with profound sadness for over 4000 lives lost and thousands more grieving and displaced from their homes after the...

Summer fashion 2013

Jul 16, 2013 / 7:00 am

Summer is one of the most delicious times of the year, both in food and fashion! It is the best time to let your style be loose - go crazy and be free! There is...

Maxi-mal effect

May 30, 2013 / 5:00 am

The Summer of the Maxi is here! Women of all ages are shopping for the maxi dress and maxi skirt this season. It is rather ironic that the maxi dress is so...

Celebrating efflorescent spring styles

Apr 28, 2013 / 5:00 am

Spring is worth celebrating! The fauna and flora are turning beautiful colors and so are the fashion boutiques as we display dresses, blouses, trousers and...

Spring trends

Mar 16, 2013 / 5:00 am

Try These Trends 90’s Revival Think Beverly Hills 90210 think nirvana, range against the machine & the cranberries the 90’s revival trend...

Buying for a small chain of boutiques

Jan 27, 2013 / 5:00 am

So here I am in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. The Spring buying has been done, and the product will be arriving this week. There are some super sweet styles...

Cozy, soft & warm!

Nov 21, 2012 / 11:00 am

Christmas is quickly approaching with thoughts of fashion gift giving on our minds. Cozy, soft and warm! This is trending heavily for Winter 2012. This...

Warm can be cute!

Oct 21, 2012 / 5:00 am

Now that we’re officially into the fall season, we can finally get excited about winter clothes and accessories! Once again, scarves are a huge accessory...