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Menswear Shone at South Africa Fashion Week

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

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 ...