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The Hottest Global Street Style from Colombia Fashion Week 2013

Ramp1885.com | Posted 09.28.2013 | Canada Style
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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.

"Fashion With A Heart" Celebrates The Kol Hope Foundation For Children

Ramp1885.com | Posted 08.30.2013 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

Fashion With A Heart. By: Hina P. Ansari Photography by Candice Kaye /CPFW In mid-June, the uber sexy Thompson Hotel played host to ...

Five Ways to Make Shopping More Enjoyable

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

I'm always amazed when people tell me that they don't like to shop. To me, that's almost equivalent to not liking to eat. And who doesn't like to eat? If you happen to be one of these rare birds, here are five tips to hopefully make your (oh dread) shopping experience a teeny bit more enjoyable.

Red Carpet Style from PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week

Ramp1885.com | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

On Friday June 14, 2013, the prestigious Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto was the hub of all things fabulous for PDLT Canada Philippine Fashion Week's biggest event: CPFW presents Gala Premiere: Philippine Fashion's Biggest Night.

Global Street Style: the 'Staches of Istanbul, Turkey

Ramp1885.com | Posted 08.24.2013 | Canada Style
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One of the great pleasures of life is kissing a man with a moustache. (Yes, you can quote me.) I am completely in luck because Istanbul is full of handsome men with moustaches -- not just any kind of moustache, but sexy ones. In fact, all of the facial hair here in Istanbul is süper sexy.

The Cardinal Sinners of Decorating

Colin & Justin | Posted 08.23.2013 | Canada Style
Colin & Justin

Whether evil exists is open to debate but, in a design context, it's certainly prevalent. And it's a determined force -- each time we arrange an exorcism by paintbrush, dodgy decor returns in another guise, in another room, in another house.

Canada's First Philippine Fashion Week

Ramp1885.com | Posted 08.03.2013 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week will span the entire week of June 10-15th with various chic events dotting the entire week. A-listers from the Canadian and Filipino fashion scene will be there in full force to celebrate the fashionable contributions of the Philippine fashion scene, direct from Manila.

Hot Off the Runway of Fashion Week Mexico

Ramp1885.com | Posted 07.21.2013 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

In Mexico City, they showcased their fashionable best on the ramps of their Fall/Winter 2013-14. Check out the ones that caught our eye!

How To Buy and Wear a Blazer

AskMen.com | Posted 07.10.2013 | Canada Style
AskMen.com

"All guys should dress like you," she said. "That's a really great blazer." I realized I was the only guy there who even bothered to toss on a blazer that brisk early winter evening. Here's what you need to know about buying and wearing a blazer.

5 Stylish Umbrellas to Shine with this Spring

Nikki Gill | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada Living
Nikki Gill

From childhood, we are taught that rain is unpleasant. And it definitely puts many people in a foul mood. But let's backtrack and stop all the hating for one second - rain also gives us the opportunity to pull out a fashion accessory we can't use everyday... the umbrella!

Don't Follow a List! Must-Haves for Spring Are All About You

Natasha Koifman | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada Style
Natasha Koifman

Nowadays, my purchases aren't governed by external ideas of what the "right" thing to buy is, but what feels right to me. As we start a new season, I think it's a perfect time to explore something new, to give yourself a fresh start, in some small way. For me, it's really about finding and following your own heart, listening to your own inner voice...

Spring Forward With These Simple Home Décor Tips

Colin & Justin | Posted 06.14.2013 | Canada Style
Colin & Justin

Dreaming of a whole new home look, but don't want to start from scratch? We can help. Welcome to the world of "seasonal adjustment" and decorative "tweaks." Today's epistle will help turn tricks without upsetting your bank manager. Our counsel, carefully heeded, proffers design elasticity like never before.

Don't Max Out Your Credit Card, Recycle Your Style

Nikki Gill | Posted 06.04.2013 | Canada Style
Nikki Gill

Once all the fashion weeks wrap up around the world, I love perusing all the new trends. But wait a second, let's be financially responsible for a second. Before we start swiping those credit cards and making our bank accounts ache, we should keep in mind that we still have quite a few viable outfits from last year. So why not recycle?

Couture in Johannesburg, South Africa

Ramp1885.com | Posted 05.25.2013 | Canada Style
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Meet Tshegofatso Maotoe, a young fashion designer and founder of Tenacious Soul, who expresses passion through creating garments for women in all sizes who aren't afraid to enhance their individual style. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, she infuses African prints with vintage glam is breathtakingly genius!

High-End Lingerie from Latvia

Ramp1885.com | Posted 05.18.2013 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

Amoralle, formerly SockBox, makes its triumphant return to fashion under new name and focus. Same style: sensitive night gowns with underlining waistlines; same management: fashion designer and the brand owner -- Inese Krumina; different result.

10 Ways To Update Your Wardrobe For Spring

CP | Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Style

TORONTO - Whether you want to replace a well-worn wardrobe staple or are simply seeking an affordable accessory, the start of the new spring season me...

The Return of the Sneaker Wedge...Ugh

Nikki Gill | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Style
Nikki Gill

The sneaker wedge! A sneaker with a heel, a complete oxymoron. And now here we are, about a decade later, and they're back! I can't get on board with sneaker wedges. It's just not cute. I would love to tell you that we will be rid of it for good... but we'll have to leave that one up to the fashion gods.

Fashion Dos and Don'ts From HBO's "Girls"

29Secrets | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Style
29Secrets

While the award-wining HBO series Girls follows the lives of four friends in NYC, Sex and the City it is not. You won't find the glossy, high fashion or glamour. Here's what we've learned so far from this fresh, new group of 20-somethings as they try to figure it all out -- including what to wear.

LOOK: Brit Brit And Other Stars In Flirty Dresses!

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.14.2013 | Canada Style

When it comes to her street style, Britney Spears doesn't always get it right – the former 'X Factor' judge has been known to forget her underwear a...

House of Cards Fashion: Claire Underwood's Corporate Style

Carolyn Desrosiers | Posted 05.14.2013 | Canada Style
Carolyn Desrosiers

I started watching House of Cards. That's when my longing for a strong female lead with a great wardrobe was not only answered, but exceeded by the inimitable, Claire Underwood. In her, I found a female lead whose fashion sense actually enhanced her character, and let me tell you, the woman knocks it out of the park with corporate style.

How To Wear Leather For Warmer Weather

CP | Samantha Critchell, The Associated Press | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada Style

NEW YORK, N.Y. - It turns out spring is leather weather — at least this year. Don't be frightened: This isn't a heavy head-to-toe rock 'n' roll l...