Profile – KARV

Launched in 2000 by Frederick Tisseur, KÄRV is an authentic fashion brand that takes pride in its innovation and craftsmanship using original fabrics, new textile technology and manufacturing unique techniques.

Since its inception, KÄRV has been known and appreciated for its originality, free spirit and genuineness. Based in Montreal, Québec, Canada KÄRV has evolved into one of Canada’s strongest fashion brands thanks to its young, audacious and fascinating design creators.

Model Citizen – Clhoe Heath

Model Citizen: Clhoe Heath

Clhoe grew up in a small town just west of Toronto with her four younger beloved sisters. Her amazing family has supported the 17-year-old model’s love for fashion. They allow her to follow her dreams, and travel for work and leisure.

How did you get into modeling?

Growing up I always knew that I wanted to model. When I was eight years old my mom got me an agency in Toronto and then when I was 14 I met my amazing mother agent, Chantale Nadeau. Since then she has placed me with several agencies in different cities, which has been such a great experience.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I’ve always been athletic; I enjoy playing sports like snowboarding, field hockey and wakeboarding and course the typical teenager things like shopping and hanging out with my friends.

What are you currently listening too on your iPod?

Most of the songs I listen to are remixes of popular songs. Right now my most played songs are Beyonce songs (typical I know) but don’t we all love Queen Bey?

How would you describe your personal style?

I consider my style to be a mix of lots of different things; edgy, sporty, and tomboy-ish, although I love to glam it up once and a while.

What’s the most surprising thing you have learned about the fashion industry?

I’m amazed by how much social media and networking plays a role in the fashion industry today. It allows us to connect and share our work on a larger level.

 What has been your favourite job to date?

Over the years my favourite job would be walking for Target. I have walked in their fashion week runway shows a few times and it’s always such a high energy show and a great time.

What’s the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

As I started to get older and work more in the industry, my mom told me that as competitive as the industry is, there is room for everyone to succeed. So it’s important to empathize with everyone, make friends along the way and know that we are all on this journey together.

The Delicious Food Show

The Delicious Food Show is a 3-day food-lovers’ event designed to engage the consumer in a delicious, all food, lifestyle, and entertaining experience featuring hundreds of exhibitors, cooking demos, tastings, hands-on workshops, book signings, and appearances by Food Network and international celebrity chefs. The DFS is returning for its third year to the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto, Canada from October 17-19, 2014

Novella was fortunate enough to be invited to the media preview for a behind the scenes tour of the expo. The tour ended with a media conference featuring celebrity chefs and personalities like Chuck Hughes, Mario Batali, Tyler Florence and more.

Definitely a must-see exhibition for foodies in the GTA. Check out some of the pictures we snapped along the way!

The Delicious Food Show continues Saturday, October 18th from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 19th 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Model Citizen – Juzar Dean


Toronto based on-the-rise male model star Juzar Dean recently strutted down the catwalk for Toronto’s inaugural men’s fashion week, for an impressive nine different fashion shows. Hovering over us at 6’2 inches tall, the 23 year old not only has good genes, but an impeccable style and gorgeous personality to match.

How did you get interested in modelling?

I have always been told by people that I should “get into modelling” but I didn’t take it seriously until I graduated college in December 2012. The reason for this was because I was tormented in school about my appearance and personality. At one point I was even shielding my real personality and style to fit in with others. After that, I genuinely started discovering more about modelling and singing, and also started to put together photo-shoots with the help of Model Mayhem. I could feel myself changing, growing and showing my real, theatrical, crazy and outlandish self that I masked for many years. That’s when I knew modelling and the overall entertainment/art industry was the right place for me.

What type of modelling work have you done so far?

Since I started in December 2012, I have done many photo shoots including. I did a look book for designer L’uomo Strano and promo shots for luxury online store Lab & Id. I have walked for a long list of designers and events including F.A.T Spring 2013, for designers such as Pedram Karimi and Henry Navarro, the amazing Evan Bidell off-site show during fashion week, and also for nine different designers including SONS OF ODIN, EDMA (Emerging Menswear Designer Award) finalists at TOM*. I was able to accomplish all these goals without the help of an Agency.

What do you like to do in your free time?

When I have some free time, I am probably trying to create something, design or write a song. But most likely I will be watching some kind of dubbed Japanese anime show.

What music are you currently listening to?

The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s (Mosquito) and The Weeknd’s (Kissland). Both albums really make me feel everything when I play them.

Which do you prefer, doing fashion shows or posing for pictures?

I don’t really think I can choose. When I’m walking down a runway I feel a rush of adrenaline from the lights, cameras and the crowd. When I’m doing more editorial style photo-shoots, I feel like I get to show off more of who I really am.