Fall fashion demands mix-and-match approach

Accepting that our extended summer has come to a halt—and that it is time to pack away our beautifully-coloured sundresses—is not easy. Instead of mourning the loss of sunshine, let’s embrace this typical Vancouver weather.  Fall is here and that means new fun experimenting with layers, textures and styles. Welcome back booties, cozy infinity scarves,…

Essential autumn music

MGMT – MGMT Columbia MGMT are in their comfort zone when they are making their fans feel uncomfortable. Consider a recent appearance on Letterman, in which the band played their new single “Your Life is a Lie.” Lead singer Andrew VanWyngarden bangs a giant cowbell bearing the word “BEWARE” throughout the song, singing mantra-like lyrics:…

WORD Vancouver from A to Z

Literature lovers, comic connoisseurs, and other book buffs came out to WORD Vancouver at the end of September to check out some of the best work from Vancouver’s literary field. The festival has celebrated nineteen years of success, and usually brings bookworms from all over. However, a downpour on the first day put quite a…

Style preview: Spring 2014

Designers and style lovers from across the globe filled the Vancouver Chinese Cultural Centre for Vancouver Fashion Week this September, anticipating 2014 Spring/Summer trends. Last season, men’s fashion saw many prints, bold colours, and eccentric accessories with cross-body bags and retro sunglasses. Next year has a bit more edge. Inspired by early 90’s grunge (picture…

The Link’s most anticipated films at the Vancouver International Film Festival – Trailers included!

Vancouver International Film Festival opens on September 26 and runs through October 11. With the closure of the historic Granville 7 cinemas, VIFF found a new home at several venues, including the Vancouver Playhouse and The Centre for the Performing Arts. Festival screenings also returned to previously used theatres, such as The Rio on Commercial…