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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...

Last Year's Boot Trends That Are Still Hot This Fall

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

Given our climate here in Canada, boots are a staple that most of us either can't live without or wouldn't want to. Often when you invest in a good, solid pair of boots you'd like them to last more than one season. This year you're in luck. Here is a list of just some of Fall's hottest boots that you might have lurking in your closet, waiting to come out. Again.

A Sneak Peek At Lucian Matis' Fall/Winter 2012 Collection

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Style

One of the hottest designers to emerge from Toronto Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012 was Lucian Matis. His moody, broody collection captivated onlookers ...

The Sexiest Colours to Wear this Fall

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 10.30.2012 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

Red is sexy. It's provocative and alluring, stimulating and flirtatious. You need to be pretty confident to wear red. But what if you're not? Well, you can do what many women will be doing this Fall. You can sidestep the bright, attention seeking red and go for its sister colours. No cousins. Umm, best friends?

I'm Still Hoping for a Youth Uprising

Chris Ellul | Posted 10.24.2012 | Canada Music
Chris Ellul

Step into any chain store and you can pick up a pre-distressed biker jacket, creepers and your favourite band shirt. Now maybe I'm cynical but I just don't buy it. It seems few people have any perception of what it means to be truly alternative, and instead of standing out, the result of their efforts is that they are simply fitting in. I can only hope that somewhere there is a positive and genuine youth uprising waiting to happen.

Ode To A Wedge Sneaker

Hallae Khosravi | Posted 10.23.2012 | Canada Style
Hallae Khosravi

Wedge sneakers were due for some poetry since their invasion and take-over of the feet of the young, frivolous, and trendy in mid-2011, but it wasn't until I saw their latest incarnation from the original sneaker maven, Madame Isabel Marant, that I felt compelled to write a ditty myself...

Stay Ahead of the Curve with This Fall Fashion Trendwatch

Natasha Koifman | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada Style
Natasha Koifman

It may be over 30 degrees outside, but my mind has already turned to fall fashion. It's one of my favourite fashion seasons. Truth be told, I've already started making purchases. The early bird catches the worm after all! From leather, to lace and all the fun fall styles in between -- here's what is on my radar (and wish list!!)

30 Basic Style Tips You Should Add To Your Getting-Dressed Routine (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Style

A couple of months ago, we let you in on the top 30 beauty secrets we've learned over the years. Now, we're turning our attention to style. From...

Why Buy A Dress When You Can Rent Frock Repeat?

2 For Couples | Kate Drummond | Posted 08.15.2012 | Canada Style

We all know the cliche life-cycle of a bridesmaid dress: After one wear, the expensive frock gets shoved to the back of the closet where it hangs,...

Sao Paolo Fashion Week's Sizzling Spring/Summer 2013

Ramp1885.com | Posted 10.07.2012 | Canada Style
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Sao Paolo Fashion Week displayed curves, lines and plenty of steamy silhouettes as part of their Spring/Summer 2013 presentation. From piles and piles of fabric, to a light and airy surfer girl feel with neoprene, here are our highlights!

Real Wedding: Artsy '50s-Inspired Wedding

2 For Couples | Kate Drummond | Posted 08.02.2012 | Canada Style

This Mansfield, Ontario wedding makes us all kinds of happy. After exchanging their vows under a magnificent 180-year-old oak tree, the bride and ...

Bright Colours And Lobster Make This Ontario Real Wedding Pop

2 For Couples | Kate Drummond | Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada Style

This is one seriously cute wedding, doggone it! It also has "summer" written all over it: a yellow and grey color palette, fresh lobster, an open ...

Fashion has No Borders in Shanghai [Photo Feature]

Ramp1885.com | Posted 09.24.2012 | Canada Style
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It has certainly been a global sporting affair this summer. With EuroCup 2012 in the history books, the world is now prepping for more sporting love with the upcoming London 2012 Summer Olympics. In that spirit, we thought what better way to show our love than with this photo feature by Shanghai-based fashion photographer Yocky Zhang. Shot in Shanghai, Zhang takes us on a global excursion filled with flags, colour and international models.

Why Every Man Should Wear a Signature Scent

Matthew Morein | Posted 09.24.2012 | Canada Style
Matthew Morein

When Tom Ford wrote a list of 15 things every man should have for the 15th anniversary of Vogue.com he spoke of having a good cologne that becomes a signature. I tapped a friend of mine who works for a major cosmetics company for some information about scents and he dropped some serious science on me. So here is the crash course.

Too Fat For Fashion?

Hallae Khosravi | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada Style
Hallae Khosravi

I have gained some weight and am at my biggest to date in these 22 years. At this size, the only way I'm participating in any of the new fashions is if I get some serious alterations, mainly in the booty region. The worst part about my struggle with ill-fitting clothes was that I didn't want anyone to think less of me as a fashionista. I am ashamed that my concern with my weight gain was not my health or well-being, but what I could no longer wear nor buy.

Real Wedding: Epic New Zealand Nuptials

2 For Couples | Kate Drummond | Posted 07.12.2012 | Canada Style

We've never referred to a weddings as epic before, but no other word does justice to these spectacular nuptials that begin at a chapel in Lake Tek...

Why I Love Canada: Even City Girls Feel at Home in a Canoe

Hallae Khosravi | Posted 08.30.2012 | Canada
Hallae Khosravi

2012-06-26-canadaflag.png I belong in the city: sidewalks to keep my shoes clean, garbage receptacles every few steps, women spraying me with concoctions on Bloor Street -- the city needs me. Algonquin Park does not need me, in fact I feel like it'd rather I not be over. But I discovered my patriotism not in fireworks or beaver tails, but in a paddle. Out in the water with trees all around me, watching my paddle slice in and out of the water, I got why people do this.

The Shades to Wear This Summer

Derek Desierto | Posted 08.24.2012 | Canada Style
Derek Desierto

Balmy summer days call for backyard barbecues, chilled white burgundy and feet-in-sand beach walks. Regardless of your summer indulgence, you'll want sunglasses that suit the occasion. Allow me to share the four looks of summer that will keep you looking cool even during a heat wave.