Behind the Gorgeous films: Jake Davis-Director, Filmmaker and Fashion Curator

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Since Fall 2012, Jake Davis has been the creative mastermind behind Gorgeous Fashion Videos.

Labelled as the new breed of fashion bloggers by The New York Times, Jake has an incredible influence within the fashion industry with his work appearing in GQ, Elle and

Born and raised in New York City, Jake has travelled the world and revolutionized fashion films, shooting the most beautiful people and collaborating with hip hop artists like Drake, Wiz Khalifa and indie stars such as Vanessa Carlton.

His self-titled blog, JakeDavisBlog takes an in-depth look into the world of fashion and music, offering insight into his innovative mind.

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Gorgeous magazine interview with Steve Courneyea – seasoned golf expert – for pro golf tips and the best golfing greens

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For most of us, springtime means longer days, warmer weather and enjoying the great outdoors with a perfect round of golf.  Boasting over 20 public golf courses and driving ranges, the Newmarket area is teaming with players itching to get out on the green to give the old pals a run for their money.

Gorgeous magazine sat down with Steve Courneyea, Head Golf Professional at Cardinal Golf Club, to discuss his 10 years of experience within the golf industry, his time as a Club Specialist at Callaway’s Performance Centre in BC and his love of the game.

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Running to help kids with physical disabilities in our community

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For over 36 years, Easter Seals, an organization that supports kids with physical disabilities, has been holding it’s annual run and walk in the Newmarket community. Created by local resident, Joe Persechini, the run/walkathon, recently renamed Upper Canada Mall Easter Seals 10 km Run & 5 km Run/Walk, is York Region’s longest running fundraiser. To date, the event has raised almost $3.8 million. As the proud title sponsor, Upper Canada Mall has been supporting this great community event for over 20 years.

Drawing over 1,000 participants from all across the region and walks of life, the new course now stretches over the … Read More »

Upper Canada Mall Joins ‘Gorgeous’ contributor, Ryan Willms, at his NY Shop Opening

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Upper Canada Mall has worked with Inventory Magazine’s CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Ryan Willms, on the product shoots for Gorgeous Magazine’s inaugural F/W 2012 issue and the current S/S 2013 issue, so we we were excited about the recent launch of Inventory’s NYC store and Issue 8 of Inventory Magazine (  The iconic London-born, Brooklyn-based fashion photographer, Mark Borthwick, is on the cover of the current issue of Inventory and was amongst the crowd of NY fashion leaders at the Inventory shop party.  It was a perfect evening for mingling on Extra Place, the infamous little dead end alley behind renowned … Read More »

Stylemake: Arren Williams, Creative Director of Home Fashions at the Hudson’s Bay Company

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Stylemaker: Arren Williams, Creative Director of Home Fashions at the Hudson’s Bay Company

In the latest issue of Gorgeous we had the chance to interview Arren Williams, trend expert, Cityline regular and Creative Director of Home Fashions at the Hudson’s Bay. Williams sets the seasonal direction for the store’s home department, deciding which housewares, home décor items and furniture will fill the Bay’s aisles in the coming months. Always ahead of the curve, Williams uses his expert eye to spot emerging design trends from around the world.








We asked this stylemaker what home décor trends he’s excited about for the season and … Read More »

Meet the Singer Behind our Gorgeous Films Original Song

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When we heard the song ‘Blue Skies’ by New York City based singer/songwriter, Melaena Cadiz, we knew it was gorgeous.  Her unique and mesmerizing voice and breezy lyrics were inspired by love, and she paints a picture of a romantic idyllic summer day in this beautiful song.  We knew it would work in perfect harmony with our Gorgeous Spring/Summer 2013 films by Jake Davis.

Melaena started to sing and play guitar when she was living with her father in Singapore, when he came home one day with a classical guitar for her and her brother to share.  She learned to play … Read More »

Roots: Canadian Leather Experts

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An iconic Canadian fashion brand, Roots has been designing and manufacturing their own lines for 40 years. The company became famous for their Negative Heel shoe, which debuted in 1973 and help put Roots on the map.  Since then they have continued to produce high quality, globally sourced leather products.

Gorgeous had the opportunity to speak to with Karl Kowaleiski, Vice President of Leather Product Development & Manufacturing, who days earlier had returned from Italy where he attended the largest leather show in Europe.

Roots currently has four designers on staff who work together to design new products, along with co-founders Michael … Read More »

Michelle Obama Rocks Ruby-Red at the Inauguration Ball

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The online community is abuzz today in discussion over the red, velvet and chiffon gown Michelle Obama wore Monday night during the Inauguration Ball. What’s surprised the fashion community most was Michelle’s choice to wear another custom-made creation by Taiwanese born and New York City based fashion designer, Jason Wu. The First Lady wore a white gown by Wu for Obama’s Inauguration in 2009 and her choice shot the designer to fashion fame overnight.

Wu collaborated with jeweller Kimberly McDonald to give the gown extra sparkle for the special occasion. The flowing halter-style dress featured a jewelled neckline decorated with diamonds.

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