Jelena Adzic


Jelena Adzic is a reporter, writer and radio columnist with the CBC Arts Unit. Her eyes light up at the mention of design, visual art and architecture.

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Fashion trends of 2017 all about female empowerment

From politically charged pink knit hats, to statement-making slogans, ruffled shapes and bold floral prints, it's been a powerful time for expression through fashion choices.

Legendary loss: Artists and entertainers who died in 2016

The arts and entertainment world lost some bar-raising legends in 2016.

See it, stream it or skip it? The holiday edition

CBC Entertainment's Eli Glasner and Jelena Adzic compile a list of big and small screen pleasures to savour, plus a few to avoid.

Trump wigs, nudes with mirrors and musical rage: artistic protest at the Republican National Convention

From hairy installations to nude performance art to music filled with rage, artists are taking action at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland to raise eyebrows, ire and, ultimately, to incite political change.

Debut of TV thriller Shooter delayed by USA Network after Dallas shooting

USA Network is delaying the release of its new thriller Shooter, after the real-life Dallas shooting that saw five police officers shot dead in a sniper attack by an Army vet.

Art au naturel: Volunteers strip down in U.K., New York for mass art projects

On both sides of the Atlantic this weekend, everyday people bared their bodies — and endured a lot of body paint — for two highly public art exhibitions.

Scrapping Toronto Fashion Week is 'shocking and disappointing' but chance for new approach

It was announced Thursday that Toronto Fashion Week — the showcase of the best of designer talent in Canada — is no more. And a ripple of implications is being felt across the country.

Famous friends and falling in love: Taylor Swift knows what you want and gives it to you

In her music and online, pop star Taylor Swift crafts images of happy times with famous friends and the joys of true love. With next-level social media savvy, the singer has spun a banner July 4th weekend into a major event selling her strictly controlled image and persona.

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week highlights Fall-Winter 2016-2017 collections

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week is in full swing, and as expected, celebrities are as much a part of the show as the clothes on the catwalk. Singer Céline Dion

Miss Teen USA pageant to ditch the bikini; swimsuits being replaced by athletic wear

The Miss Universe organization is announcing that the Miss Teen USA beauty pageant will no longer feature contestants in swimsuits. Instead, the young women will be judged in a brand-new athletic wear competition.

COC operas, Kinky Boots win big at Dora Maver Moore Awards

Now into its 37th year, the Dora Awards honour excellence in theatre, dance and opera. At Monday night's ceremony in Toronto, the Canadian Opera Company led with eight wins, while the Mirvish production of Kinky Boots took three awards.

Ben Affleck swears, slurs in lively Deflategate rant

Ben Affleck has a problem with the Deflategate football scandal and let the world know about it in a profanity-filled rant that aired on the premiere episode of HBO's new talk show Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons.

Actress Selma Blair apologizes for airplane outburst

Selma Blair is apologizing for her outburst on a flight. The actress says she mixed alcohol with medication which caused her to black out and make statements that she regrets on a Monday flight from Cancun to Los Angeles.

Canadian wunderkind designer Vejas Kruszewski wins special LVMH fashion prize

Canadian Vejas Kruszewski, 19, has won a special LVMH Prize for his Toronto-based fashion label Vejas. While it's not the top prize awarded by the luxury goods conglomerate, it still comes with $218,000 grant and year-long mentorship.

Canadian teen Vejas Kruszewski up for fashion's prestigious LVMH Prize

Toronto-based Vejas Kruszewski, who designs meld 'street style and glam fashion' while also tapping into the notion of gender fluidity, is shortlisted for this year's LVMH Prize honouring young designers. The winner will be announced June 16 in Paris.