Designer Arielle de Pinto was raised in Toronto and studied Fine Arts and Textiles at Concodia University in Montreal. It wasn't long after her graduation in 2007 that Arielle started receiving international recognition (and awards) for her work. Arielle does what most of us would never consider possible - she uses metal chains as thread to knit and crochet amazing jewelry.

A beautiful video from Montreal based designer La Fete showcasing their latest collection.
I'm really excited to see a label that so perfectly sums up the wonderful style of Montreal women.

Visit: La Fete
I received an email a few days ago about Emma Carroll Etc. - a jewelry label by Central St Martins / London College of Fashion graduate Emma and partner Matt. The line incorporates traditional leather craft techniques and is hand made from high quality Italian leather.

I like that the pieces are bold, but not over the top. They're able to add an extra element to an outfit, without being showpieces.
Look out for Emma Carroll handbags in upcoming seasons!

Visit: Emma Carroll Etc.
The long awaited Fall Opening Ceremony collection by guest designer ChloŽ Sevigny is slowly making its way into stores. The much-coveted boots are heavenly...
Both the Buckle Boot and Elastic Boot pictured above are available at Creatures of Comfort.
Recent Parson's graduate Rachel Ford is a promising new designer exploring organic and sustainable fabrics. In her spring collection, she visits the lines between hard and soft, natural and man made. Many of her pieces are hand painted or dyed (including the stunning dress pictured above). And, those amazing shoes pictured? Recycled car innertubes! Amazing.

I absolutely cannot wait for Ford to reveal her Fall Collection. Rachel doesn't have a website yet, so I will do my best to feature it on Paper-Doll
July 16, 2009
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I'm on a search for the perfect little black skirt. Above the knee and fitted. As always, I don't have to look much further than Oak.
Brother and sister team Jamil and Alia Juma have released yet another spectacular collection under their label JUMA. Fall/Winter 2009 is sleek and modern, with long clean lines. A beautiful printed silk pops amongst a range of blue, grey and black. And those drop crotch pants that JUMA is so well known for? JUMA continues to push boundaries with an even lower silhouette this season.

Asked about their inspiration, they say: "We didnt have an inspiration. We never work from a singular inspiration but a collective of ideas from our work and social environment. We have a certain look for a certain customer and we constantly evolve it from season to season. Our girl is looking for something sophisticated, understated, thoughtful...."
Until July 31st, the lovely folks at Juma are very generously offering every Paper-Doll reader a $75 CAD Gift Card to shop at Yes, you read that right - a $75 Gift Card! To redeem, simply use the code paperdoll at check out.
A Canadian based in Berlin writing about beautiful design, from fashion to interior and beyond.