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Sequins and Leather and Lace, Oh My!

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 02.23.2013 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

What better time of year to pull out the sequins, leather and lace than the holiday season? Whether it's a cocktail party, dinner with friends or a gathering to trim the tree, how about donning something special to mark the festive occasion. Below I've provided three looks for each of the materials.

Festive Winter Nuptials

2 For Couples | Kate Drummond | Posted 12.21.2012 | Canada Style

Christmastime is right around the corner and we're preparing for jolly St. Nick's arrival with this holiday wedding. Winterberry branches and vi...

Be the Belle of the Ball, Not the Office Ho-Ho-Ho

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 02.17.2013 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

When it comes to office holiday parties, there's almost always One. The One who looks absolutely incredible. The One who, when you see her, you do a double-take and can't believe your eyes. Here are five simple ways to ensure that you're The One at the office holiday party that they're discussing around the water cooler Monday morning -- in a good way.

Stylish Trends For 2013

CP | Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.16.2013 | Canada Style

TORONTO - Sweats? Sweaters? Suits? Or T-shirts and jeans?Comb through your closet and undoubtedly clues will emerge of which well-worn items stacked i...

Vibrant West Coast Nuptials

2 For Couples | Kate Drummond | Posted 12.14.2012 | Canada Style

This fun California wedding seamlessly combines two West Coast staples: Hollywood and hanging ten! From glittery theater ticket usher cards to t...

Indian Tradition Meets Eclectic In Unique Toronto Nuptials

2 For Couples | Kate Drummond | Posted 12.06.2012 | Canada Style

Rob and Neena wed in a sunlit courtyard at The Liberty Grand in Toronto -- a fitting place for them to tie the knot, considering it's the city i...

Quirky DIY Nuptials Inspired By The Legend Of Zelda

2 For Couples | Kate Drummond | Posted 11.30.2012 | Canada Style

Meet Linda, a Winnipeg, MB, bride who designed her wedding around the 1980s video game The Legend of Zelda. When their first daughter was born, ...

A Chic Picnic Wedding In Toronto's Trinity-Bellwoods Park

2 For Couples | Kate Drummond | Posted 11.23.2012 | Canada Style

Matthew and Melissa spend their Saturdays in Toronto's Trinity-Bellwoods neighborhood, so it was only natural that they spent the most important...

This Means War: My Pre-Shop at Maison Martin Margiela For H&M

Hallae Khosravi | Posted 01.20.2013 | Canada Style
Hallae Khosravi

I won entrance into the pre-shop for the highly coveted Margiela collection at H&M the night before it opened to the public. We had four in our group, but it was everyone for themselves on the second floor. I did quite well climbing through racks and saying "sorry" compulsively to trick people into thinking I was polite and not a blood-hungry Margiela fiend.

How to Find and Wear the Perfect Sweater

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 01.14.2013 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

As the temperature drops, there's nothing better than throwing on a great sweater to keep you warm. I've realized that there are three things I always consider when hunting for the perfect sweater. As a matter of fact, these three things can also be applied to any other tops, jackets or coats you may be considering.

Because Every Wedding Needs To Have A Bocce Station

2 For Couples | Kate Drummond | Posted 11.01.2012 | Canada Style

What would you do with a mantle that was left in the garage of your new house? If you're Lindsay and Arlen, you'd make it into a backdrop for yo...

Menswear Shone at South Africa Fashion Week

Ramp1885.com | Posted 12.31.2012 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

The runways were packed with the latest presentations from various notable and up and comer designers. What we couldn't ignore was the strong presence of menswear. Here are three that need to be noted: Palse Homme, House of Ole and Skorzch.

These Princess Bridal Gowns are So 2008

Cynthia Cheng Mintz | Posted 12.29.2012 | Canada Style
Cynthia Cheng Mintz

This Toronto Fashion Week, Paraezo Couture's latest collection, headed by former wedding salon creative director, Bruce Dang, showed a series of gowns with amazing detailing (you have to love the beading, lace, feathering and architecture of each of these pieces) that surely fits the bill of a princess wedding. However, the princess wedding we're talking about is more 2008 than 2012.

This London Real Wedding Will Evoke Envy

2 For Couples | Kate Drummon | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada Style

Chris and Kirsten's jaw-dropping London, Ontario celebration is the stuff our wedding dreams are made of: Kirsten's princess-style bridal gown, ...

My Favourite Kind of Bootie Call

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 12.25.2012 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

They can be worn any time of the year, but with fall in full swing, nothing beats a great pair of booties. With jeans, skirts and everything in between, the right bootie can take an outfit from drab to fab. Here are some my favourite picks for the season and tips on what to look for when shopping for the perfect pair.

Elegant DIY Barn Wedding In Tennessee

2 For Couples | Kate Drummond | Posted 10.24.2012 | Canada Style

We have a major crush on this orange wedding! Held at Black Fox Farms in Chattanooga, Tennessee, this barn wedding is both elegant and playful. ...

Sleek Nuptials At Toronto's Thompson Hotel

2 For Couples | Kate Drummond | Posted 10.19.2012 | Canada Style

By sticking with a monochromatic color palette and minimalist decor, Bianca and Jake achieved the sophisticated wedding they envisioned. The rec...

Lorraine, was it? Highlights from The Presidential Town Hall Debate

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 12.17.2012 | Canada Politics
Hina P. Ansari

Last night Obama needed to win. There really was no other option. Obama was so on (and then some) that you could feel Bill Maher's elation when he tweeted about the return of the "Black Ninja." Then it got seriously real when the issue of energy and drilling companies motivated both to pretty much get into each other's grills creating one of many unexpected and unforgettable moments. Moments such as a woman named Lorraine. Or was it Lorianne? In fact, there was a binder full of women. Romney attempting to spike the ball by asking Obama repeatedly if he has in fact checked his (much smaller) pension. And Michelle and Ann's fashion blunder.

Talk About Fun Wedding Photos

2 For Couples | Kate Drummond | Posted 10.01.2012 | Canada Style

There's something irresistible about a bride and groom riding a tandem bike; two giddy newlyweds riding off into their future, totally in sync. ...

Five Ways to Update Your Look For Less

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 11.26.2012 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

Many of us ladies like to change things up. Every once in a while, we like to update our look or change the way we do things. Quite often, this can result in a bit of excess, adding to an already full closet or brimming drawers. How can we change the way we look, how we dress or put ourselves together, without adding more? How can we update our look with less?

City Style Snapshot: Prague, Czech Republic

Ramp1885.com | Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada Style
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What's going on with Prague fashion? Half the year hidden away in winter coats, the other half enduring jeers from their western neighbors for pairing sandals with socks. Now, however, the Czech Republic boasts one of the biggest-booming economies of the post-Communist states of Central and Eastern Europe, consumerism is on the up-and-up (and up), and Prague shopping centres crop up like mushrooms after a rain.

Real Wedding: Whimsical Vintage-Chic Toronto Nuptials

2 For Couples | Kate Drummond | Posted 09.19.2012 | Canada Style

Holy moly. This whimsical wedding at The Estates of Sunnybrook in Toronto is our idea of wedding heaven. Jennifer and Jordan are a stylish twos...

Jakarta Fashion & Food Festival 2012

Ramp1885.com | Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada Style
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With "Innofashion" as this season's theme, it's clear that in Indonesia, culture is courted, homage is heightened, and the fabrics are pretty fantastic! With many iconic tribal prints, colours and daring choices, this fashion and food festival was one of many sights.

Me and My Feet: A Story of Hatred and Blisters

Bianca Teixeira | Posted 11.12.2012 | Canada Style
Bianca Teixeira

For the past decade, I've been on a mission for one thing: super cute shoes that I can wear all the time that don't make me want to gnaw my feet off Saw-style. Easy-peasy, right? Wrong. I could never guess what would make my feet revolt. What was comfy to everyone else was a sick joke to me. Fall is quickly approaching and with the demise of summer so too shall my sandals go off into the dark basement closet. Memories of painful riding boots and ankle booties dance in my head while I prepare for months of agony.

No Wedding Is Complete Without A Boozy Canoe

2 For Couples | Kate Drummond | Posted 09.12.2012 | Canada Style

If a "booze canoe" isn't enough to convince you that this wedding rocks, we're not sure what will! Danielle and Kevin said "I do" on the dock of...