Ditch the biker look without sacrificing your street-smart edge by switching your hardcore moto jacket with one that has a softer texture and a skin-baring neckline, in a lighter tone. These one-of-a-kind, made to measure leather jackets by DARIAM are designed by Calgarians DARCY Lundgren and WILLIAM Lewis, and they marry the au courant with current elements. Pair with high-waisted pants or wide-leg trousers to showcase this season's biggest trends. At DaDe ART & DESIGN LAB (1327 Ninth Ave. SE, Calgary, 403-454-0243, dadegallery.com).
Instead of super-feminine jewellery, this season I’m reaching for bold, modern designs by Finland-born, Brit-raised and Calgary-based designer Ellinor Stenroos. “I wanted to incorporate high tech into wearable pieces that were functional,” she says.
Case in point: The sterling-silver-and-rubber O-rings ($350 each) feature synthetic stones in a variety of colours that can be rearranged to suit the wearer’s mood. Add a dose of drama to your lbd with a one-of-a-kind necklace of bright-orange carnelian stones, a blue topaz and diamond accents (shown). At DaDe Art & Design Lab (1327 Ninth Ave. SE, Calgary, 403-454-0243, dadeartanddesignlab.com).