By separating two body types into "plus-size" and "straight size," the fashion industry is telling us that we have to either identify as the same size as the general public or not. According to retailers there is a plus-size and a straight size. Labelling sizing in this way separates us rather than unifying us. Fashion and body types are not black or white.
There is nothing I love more than a good pair of sweats. Even better, if I can make my sweats look fashionable enough to wear them out, go shopping and run errands in them! To find out how I can look chic when running around town (and get that look that celebrities have!) I spoke with Elana Brynes, Founder and Creative Director of Kings of Cole.
Recently, I spoke with Kimberly Soane, Director of Artistry at Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Kim was one of the Bobbi Brown PRO artists who worked backstage at several New York Fashion Week shows. She has done it for several years and has worked with all kinds of lashes. Kim shared with me her hot tips on how you can get the most from your lashes.
I now believe having my nails kept clean and neat finishes off any outfit nicely. My nails can be a nice compliment to what I am wearing or my mood. Recently, I spoke with Irene Lee, the owner of Pure Nail Bar and she shared with me some of her tips to keep nails neat looking and the hottest nail trends for spring.
The military style, the sparkling white glove, the black pants and the bunched-up socks: These were Michael Jackson's legendary trademarks. And the team behind them? For 25 years, Michael Bush, together with his partner Dennis Tompkins, who passed away in 2011, created most of Michael Jackson's personal and concert tour wardrobes, designing the costumes, apparel, shoes and accessories.
I love T-shirts and wear them with everything from skirts, to jeans to dressier pants. Recently, I spoke with Nicholas Brooke, CEO of Sunspel and Nicholas shared with me some of the top trends for T-shirts this spring. I was excited to hear from Nicholas about her suggestions on how to dress up a T-shirt and find out more about the hottest colours for spring 2015.
For years now, I have had a bracelet (my dad gave me), a watch and a long necklace that my friend gave me which I wear with everything. This is the extent of my jewelry. When I venture into downtown Vancouver, I always notice other women wearing layers of necklaces and looking so elegant. It looks simple, but how do I do this without over doing it?
A few years ago, I purchased an eyeshadow brush from a cosmetics counter. Initially, I walked away after my purchase thinking, "I can't believe I just spent that much money on an eyeshadow brush." But then I brought it home and found that it does a much better job and made my life a lot easier than those little applicators that come with the eyeshadow set.
For many, many years if you looked in my bathroom drawer, you would find only three different eyeshadows. An individual pink, brown and navy. I didn't have much variety in my looks and really couldn't have imagined how fun it would be to play with different colours.To learn more about how to use eyeshadows and the latest trends, I spoke with Adi Land.