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.
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.
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?
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.
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!!)
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Most new parents will understand that it doesn't happen overnight when you have a baby. How did we get to this point? A decorated home stays intact with a newborn. It's once that babe gains some skills that you may need to rethink your home as a whole and get down to the brass tacks of baby-proofing.