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If You Want Style, Choose Ethical Fashion

Kendra Coulter | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada Impact
Kendra Coulter

There are many threads which interweave people working in stores and in factories, near and far. Yet too often we compartmentalize and divide issues, creating silos of concern. People interested in making more ethical consumption choices are forced to pit priorities against each other.

Canadian Style Icons: Jack Diamond

Daniel Eckler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Style
Daniel Eckler

Jack Diamond has come a long way from the town of Piet Retief, South Africa, where he was born. Like many other South African expatriates, he would eventually find his way to Canada. But unlike many of those other Canadian immigrants, Diamond's vision, drive, and creativity would help shape the skylines in many of the biggest cities in Canada, and around the world.

Five Steps to the Perfect Outfit Every Time

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 12.25.2013 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

One of the most common concerns I hear from my clients is that they don't know how to create an outfit. What they don't realize is that putting an outfit together is as simple as 1-2-3, or in this case, 1-2-3-4-5. Here are five easy steps that will help anyone create the perfect outfit for any occasion.

Canadian Style Icons: Sara Diamond

Daniel Eckler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Style
Daniel Eckler

I have almost infinite curiosity in relation to art and design expression. I ascribe to Canadian designers as well as international less conventional brands. I love to combine couture with the recycled and knock-offs. My personal style contains artifacts from my New York Jewish salt of the earth/risen childhood.

The Asian Playboy, Pickup Artist or Social Justice Activist?

Tetsuro Shigematsu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Tetsuro Shigematsu

A lot of guys can't talk to women. A lot of those guys happen to be Asian. That's where JT Tran comes in. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Asian Playboy. The Asian Playboy is an MPUA - that's Master Pickup Artist, a pickup artist with such mad skillz, he gets paid to coach others.

Finding A Vegan Purse That's Ethically Made And Stylish

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 12.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sacha DeVoretz

When I am shopping for a handbag there are some "deal breakers" that I have to watch out for. First, it must have enough room to pack all of the necessities (wallet, ski passes, pen, notepad, toothbrush case and, if I am lucky, a compact umbrella). The handbag would ideally have room to spare in case I need to put other little items that I need to haul around on any particular day. And, it must be vegan.

LOOK: Fashionable Rainwear

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Weather (get it?) we like it or not, rainy season is upon us. And that means it’s time for umbrellas, boots, jackets, and hoods... Sigh. The warm...

Three Steps to a Fabulous Closet

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

I finally decided that enough was enough and it was time to give my closet a good ol' fashioned cleaning. And the result? A fabulous closet that I love walking into. Here are the steps I took to achieve it. Give them a try and you too can end up with a super organized, easy to navigate, clutter-free closet that will make getting dressed a breeze.

Canadian Style Icons: Nick Shinn

Daniel Eckler | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Style
Daniel Eckler

Nick Shinn's design work is seen every single day by millions of people worldwide. It's a critical part of the day for thousands of Canadians in the know, but few will even know his name. That's the way things work for font designers, but this Canadian's lasting legacy in the world of design is undeniable.

Redesigning a Canadian Home Horror

Colin & Justin | Posted 11.19.2013 | Canada Style
Colin & Justin

Our client's lovely wife, thankfully, concurred that her husband's "cottage in the city" utterings served only disservice to the holiday homes that she -- and we -- adore. So where did we start? Oh, that's the easy bit. With two words: "gut down."

Canadian Style Icons: Larry Rosen Has Fashion in His Blood

Daniel Eckler | Posted 11.17.2013 | Canada Style
Daniel Eckler

Larry Rosen was born with the clothing business in his blood. It's not surprising, as his father, was Harry Rosen, founder of the famous Canadian men's retailer, founded in 1954.

How to Buy a Bra in Your 40s

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 11.06.2013 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

There comes some miraculous point in every woman's life, where the bra gods look down at you and designate a lifelong bra size. I would march into a lingerie shop (let's be honest: a department store) and ask the sales person for my designated size. And lo and behold, it would fit. How wrong I was.

Canadian Style Icons: Sonja Bata, of the Bata Shoe Museum

Daniel Eckler | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada Style
Daniel Eckler

The story of Sonja Bata, and the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto is inevitably a story about her family as well, and the story of her late husband, and his shoe company.

Scenes From ColombiaModa 2013 [PHOTOS]

Ramp1885.com | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

The ColombaModa 2013 (Colombia Fashion Week) official opening fashion show was that of Colombian designer Francesca Miranda who presented her Fall/Winter 2013 show with an ethereal ambience.

Silvia Tcherassi Presents at Colombia Moda 2013

Ramp1885.com | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

Inspired by the work of American artist Anne Truitt, Colombian designer Silvia Tcherassi presented a jaw-dropping 25 ensembles at the prestigious Museo de Arte Moderno Medellin (Museum of Modern Art of Medellin).

Canadian Style Icons: Douglas Cardinal

Daniel Eckler | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada Style
Daniel Eckler

Your heritage always leaves a lasting impression on the person you are, and there's no doubt that's the case for Douglas Cardinal. His aboriginal heritage has molded him into the artist and visionary he is, gifting Canada and the world with his unique vision of naturalistic, organic architecture.

When Night Falls: Global Street Style at Colombia Fashion Week

Ramp1885.com | Posted 10.14.2013 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

*This is part of Ramp 1885's newest series, "Fashion Travelogue-Medellin Edition" where we personally highlight the runways of the city's fashion week...

Haider Ackermann Stuns at Colombia Moda 2013

Ramp1885.com | Posted 10.10.2013 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

*This is part of Ramp 1885′s newest series, "Fashion Travelogue-Medellin Edition" where we personally highlight the runways of the city's fashion we...

All This Room Needed Was a Pop of Colour [PHOTOS]

Colin & Justin | Posted 10.06.2013 | Canada Style
Colin & Justin

Grey may be the hippest weapon of choice when it comes to decor but, as Colin and Justin prove, the cool palette needs a shot of high impact colour to properly bring it alive...

White on White Styles to Try Before Labour Day

Carolyn Desrosiers | Posted 10.02.2013 | Canada Style
Carolyn Desrosiers

For those of you staunch "no white after Labour Day" rule followers, your days of wearing white are numbered for the year. When done right, the white-on-white style elevates even the most basic of clothes and gives you an element of effortless chic to your personal style.

The Hottest Global Street Style from Colombia Fashion Week 2013

Ramp1885.com | Posted 09.28.2013 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

Ramp1885 is down south -- in South America that is -- for Colombia Moda 2013, Colombia's official fashion week held in magical Medellin. While running from one show to the next, we quickly made it a point to grab some shots of the fantastic street styles as donned by the Medellin's moda mavens.

5 Easy Summer Style Staples to Keep You Cool and Hot

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 09.22.2013 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

In summer, I tend to gravitate towards clothes that are easy to wear, comfortable and practical. At the same time, I don't want to sacrifice style. Here are my picks for five easy summer style staples that will leave you cool, comfortable and looking super fab.

A DIY Paint Job in a Tatty Kitchen Saves the Day

Colin & Justin | Posted 09.19.2013 | Canada Style
Colin & Justin

If the kitchen is the heart of the home, then this one, dear readers, had flatlined. It was so bad, in fact, our client was ordering in, rather than cooking at home. And we didn't blame her...And so, with a strangled purse, we settled at our drawing board.

Do Hair and Make-Up Models Need to Be Runway Thin?

Cynthia Cheng Mintz | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Style
Cynthia Cheng Mintz

I was recently at a beauty-related event where models were used to show off the product. Most of the models there were of the fashion variety -- very tall and extremely thin. I've always pondered on why it is. After all, the models there were present for beauty demonstrations, whether it be hair or make-up, not there to show clothing.

Canadian Style Icons: Coco Rocha

Daniel Eckler | Posted 09.09.2013 | Canada Style
Daniel Eckler

Today, she's renowned as one of the most popular models in the world, but it wasn't so long ago that Coco Rocha was the lanky girl from B.C. who landed the runways of Paris and New York. I sat down with Coco to get some of her thoughts on style.