June 14, 2007

Candace Ang Interviewed by THE NATIONAL POST!


"The woes of great clothes"

Maryam Siddiqi, National Post

Published: Thursday, June 07, 2007

The Ottawa Senators made a mess of their California sojourn last week (and possibly last night), but they weren't the only Maple Leaf ambassadors to the Golden State. All this week, we hit the town with Canadians in Los Angeles. Today, we feature fashion designer Candace Ang.

One could forgive Candace Ang for cradling her Rock Star energy drink this afternoon. The fashion designer arrived in Los Angeles from New York at 1 a.m. after missing two flights and spending much of the previous day in a New York cab. "I was practically crying at the airport," she says, recounting the transportation nightmare that was her last 24 hours.

She's in the midst of setting up her studio, which she says is located in "Beverly Hills adjacent," though a map of the city doesn't assign it any particular name. She lives in the same building. "I moved from New York a year and a half ago. I didn't know much about Los Angeles, so I thought I'd live in the middle of the city," she explains.

t's close to trendy Robertson Boulevard, a shopping mecca for many, which hosts retailers such as the tabloid-friendly Kitson and the high-end Curve, home to some of Ang's jewellery line. (She is in the process of expanding: This year she designed a line of ballet flats. Her next project will be perfume. "The necklaces will have pendants with perfume inside," she says.)
Robertson is within walking distance of Ang's studio, but this being L.A., and because she is suffering from jet lag, a drive to the shops is in order.
"This street is funky, like Robson Street in Vancouver," the 31-year-old says, referring to her hometown, where her parents and brother still live and which she visits every three or four months.
A brief stop at Curve to get an update on her sales brings good news. The store's manager says that Faye Resnick, a friend of Kathy Hilton (Paris's mother), bought the last two pieces of Ang's collection and that Curve is currently sold out of her accessories...... (for the rest of the article click HERE)