04/16 Mystic Masala Grand Opening w/Shoes!

Popped by to catch up with Mystic Masala’s CEO and Spice Mistress Glynnis Osher at her new retail location in the cutest little house in the ‘hood! 1723 Grant Street (just off of Commercial Drive). The Mystic Masala location is a warm welcoming space filled with amazing scents and spicy aroma’s. I am sensitive to fragrance and found that the purity of her oils and ground spices did not even cause a sniffle. Heaven!

Glynnis is a woman highly skilled and knowledgeable in all things Ayurvedic. She can explain every detail of every product that she handcrafts with ingredients and oils sourced from the purest sources worldwide. What I enjoy about spending time with Glynnis is that she lives this life 24/7, not just during store hours. That’s refreshing.

Why I have added this event in the blog is that Glynnis is also a lover of vintage and eco-friendly fashion. We discussed footwear and the demise of her favourite New York shoe store Sacco. The red suede wedges she was wearing today plus a pair of crazy embroidered knee boots (tucked away in the office) were from Sacco and they are both still going strong over twelve years later!

A graphic designer for more than a decade, she designs all her materials and the packaging labels which are gorgeous and intricate. I couldn’t help take a photo of her label rack. Very enviable of the organization going on in her onsite office!


Next time you are on The Drive why not stop in? Grab a veggie burger at Charlaton Restaurant but hold the dessert because the Mystic Masala will satisfy your sweet cravings with zero calories!

Visit our Facebook page for more on the Mystic Masala opening!

4/3 – Christopher Bates Launch at Holt Renfrew

Tricia Romani (@Wilhemina_ca), Marilyn Wilson (@oliobymarilyn), and me – Helen Siwak @kitsilanokittyscloset hanging in the Prada section of Holt Renfrew.

Christopher Bates Launch at Holt Renfrew


Meet & Greet from above.


Having a rack with your name on it at Holt Renfrew is very very difficult! Kenzo had a rack the same size!


Signature lipstick print dress shirt.


A versatile menswear line that can be mixed and matched for daytime chic or nighttime classy.


Aurora Chan (@stylebyfire) with the man of the day Christopher Bates. (Aurora’s outfit is courtesy Kitsilano Kitty’s Closet! Boston Proper sequin top, vintage 1950’s slip and Alice + Olivia Gizelle glitter platforms).


Joshua D Langston (@The_Social_Life) arrives fashionable late! Missed the canapes but in time for a quick photo with me. I am wearing #KKC‘s vintage full length cashmere coat by Marvin Richards (1980’s) and Michael Kors top and trousers.


Launch is over and everyone heading out to the after party. It has been a long day for Christopher and we hoped he had a good evening!

(This article was written by Helen Siwak)

Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2014 & Kitsilano Kitty’s Closet

Kitsilano Kitty’s Closet first fashion show! Here are some photographs taken by Jarder Productions at the Frances Hui’s Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2014 event at Desmond Chen’s Urban Thai Bistro in Yaletown, Vancouver, BC.

Full album with links on our Facebook page. Many of the items are not yet online so we will highlight those that can be purchased now by email to us – kitsilanokittyscloset@yahoo.ca!

Styling: Dona of Styleby Dona with Sara Miller & Courtney LaChelle assisting and backstage coordinating
Make-Up/Hair: Tianna Tran & Alicia Repp of Fearless Make-up
Fashion: Exotic leather wear by Xixo Cuadra, The Optical Boutique, and Kitsilano Kitty’s Closet.

Thanks to all the models and those who helped put this event together!

Ciao ciao, Helen

Donna and Francis Hui

Styleby Dona, stylist for the evening and Frances Hui, hostess

Donna Dior Models

   Styleby Dona wearing our vintage 1960’s Christian Dior full length mink.

Mandy Helen

Mandy Ross wearing our By Malene Birger ‘Eraso’ black wool dress

Adriano Goldschmied

A/X Exchange grey cardigan and Adriano Goldschmied jeans


Hugo Boss The Jam/Sharp white blazer with vintage Versace Couture sea foam green sheer dress shirt.

Fendi Dress

    Gala wearing our purple Fendi florette dress

Yves Saint Laurent Tie

Yves Saint Laurent vintage tie

Walter Munzer II

Sara Miller in vintage tulle party dress


Jihan wearing Lauren by Ralph Lauren and Bebe pale lemon boucle coat

Tianna Tran 1

Tianna Tran 2


Jim Michaels, Producer Supernatural television series and Helen Siwak, Kitsilano Kitty’s Closet President


Vlassis Xanthopoulos, VP of Kitsilano Kitty’s Closet and Vineeta, Official Shopaholic

Nicolette Lang-Andersen Stylist Event at Mine & Yours

The Ladies at Mine & Yours hosted a style evening at their adorable space on Hornby Street last night. Miss Courtney LaChelle and I arrived a little late and had Nicolette Lang-Andersen all to ourselves!
Nicolette Lang-Andersen Personal Stylist is a fashion and personal stylist from London. She has styled celebrities and collaborated with models, make-up artists, hair stylists and photographers on various editorial shoots. After dozens of questions from myself, she gave me style revamp advice and a proverbial kick-in-the-pants re boxy jackets!