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An angular woven sofa and coffee table set dominates an outdoor tableau. A meditating stone Buddha statue sits in a corner, while water quietly washes down a wall. Acting in counterpoint is a lounge chair called the Wave Chaise. “It’s ergonomically perfect,” says Andrew Bockner of Andrew Richard Designs.

With a career spanning almost four decades, fashion editor Diana Vreeland was a style icon of the 20th century. (Renowned photographer Richard Avedon said she invented the fashion editor.) The recently released book Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel by Lisa Immordino Vreeland is a visual trek through the icon’s career.

Until a couple of years ago, Tal Dehtiar had no experience in the footwear industry. Israel-born and Toronto-raised Dehtiar, 31, has sold sandwiches on the beach in Chile, produced a radio show in Singapore, and built tree nurseries in Belize. He also obtained his MBA from Hamilton’s McMaster University. And the experience of building Oliberté has fulfilled his aspirations of creating an internationally successful, quality product made exclusively in Africa.

There are two kinds of fashion names. There are some, like Chanel and Dior, that are familiar to those with even minimal knowledge of the fashion biz, and then there are those emerging brands that are the province of only the most learned of insiders. That’s where Yigal Azrouël fits.

Co-captains of Roots Michael Budman and Don Green work and play as a team. The adventurous duo have led the lifestyle company for 36 years, creating an internationally recognized enterprise that has become a symbol of the Canadian spirit.

It was a fortuitous twist of fate that helped lead Iman to where she is today: founder and CEO of her own successful, self-titled line of cosmetics, and host of the reality-TV series Project Runway Canada.

Picture New York’s Times Square, nighttime, in the 70s. It’s busy, bright. For kicks, four or five twentysomethings, with suitcases full of clothes and make-up, are playing dress-up and staging photo shoots at a row of photo booths.