ALL HOURS: South Granville boulevardiers and motorists had little need for wristwatches Thursday. The 2800 block was replete with hourglasses — hourglass shapes, anyway — as expat South African Malashnee Naidoo officially opened the Madame Moje store with a show of garments she’d designed and made locally for “the glamorous femme fatale.” Proceeds benefited the SPCA. Some city-based reality-TV performers shared modelling duties with Naidoo, who literally stopped traffic in a mermaid-pattern, tulle-flounced $480 gown named Belle Brazilian.

By Malcolm Parry, Vancouver Sun Columnist