Canada Fashion

What Meeting With Victoria's Secret Taught Me About Dedication

Ashley Diana Morris | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Ashley Diana Morris

Victoria's Secret wanted to meet with me -- I almost fainted at the thought! It was a girl's dream come true. I barely slept and I woke up with the world's largest pimple, probably the biggest one I have ever had. I was told to strip down and stand against this white wall where multiple photos were taken of me while these two ladies went through my portfolio.

At 74, This Woman Is Re-Inventing Her Business

Shannon Skinner | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Impact
Shannon Skinner

As Tripi continues to impact the lives of many women and men in Toronto, and solidify her legacy, at the heart of her passion is a desire to inspire our city's youth to not only look and feel their best, but also to be empowered and follow their dreams.

Top Tips For a Perfect Pedicure

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Recently, I noticed that my toes could use a makeover. When I was at the pool for my weekly swim, I noticed other women having such pretty toes, polish in every shade and colour. In an attempt to have dazzling feet for the summer, I spoke with the regional manager at absolute spa.

I Stopped Dressing Up For Fashion Week, and I've Never Been Comfier

Chloe Tejada | Posted 03.20.2014 | Canada Style
Chloe Tejada

I hate that now, part of the job of a fashion editor somehow means that you have to dress as if you're a model on the runway. This Toronto Fashion Week, I decided to rebel. This time I wasn't going to panic and buy new clothes. This is what I wore: flat riding boots, black leggings, an oversize "Battlestar Galactica" T-shirt I got from Toronto ComicCon, a Roots "Heart Canada" sweater.

Owning My Flaws On Day One Of WMCFW

Stacey McKenzie | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Style
Stacey McKenzie

Toronto Fashion Week is here! Usually this event is one I look forward to every year, but this time things were different. Due to a severe case of eczema that covered both my arms and legs, my insecurities were at an all time high. Then I decided: forget it! I can't miss the hottest week in Toronto fashion over a silly insecurity!

How I Became Hipster Kryptonite

Josh Bowman | Posted 03.14.2014 | Canada
Josh Bowman

I hope I can ride this one out. I like my plain t-shirts, and I'm getting to old to try to find a new thing. I guess I will be "normcore". A fashion rebel. An iconoclast, thumbing my nose at those consumerist sheep. I will wear my khaki pants as a badge of honour, my t-shirts as a flag of allegiance to the state of bland.

Hottest Style Trends for Spring 2014

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I am becoming more fashion forward. Still, I can get flustered easily and overwhelmed with clothing options so I spoke with an expert. Cate Rodrigue, Brand Manager at Orb Clothing shared with me some good news. There is plenty of casual, comfy (mandatory) and earth-friendly fashion this spring.

Why Dress For the Life You Want? Because it Works

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada Style
Sarah Vermunt

If you've ever watched an episode of What Not to Wear, you can recall fashion expert Stacey London telling women to "dress for the job you want, not the job you have." I'm not sure who first coined that phrase, but it's a good one.

Making an Investment in Yourself

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 04.20.2014 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

Some people have no problem investing in themselves -- taking much needed time to recharge, spending a little extra on the things they love. Others find it extremely difficult, making everything else a priority and finding out that at the end, there's nothing left. Take it from someone who, for years, didn't even make it onto her own priority list -- it ain't easy.

Does Anyone Look Stylish in Extreme Temperatures?

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

Sun, wind, heat, cold -- they can ruin the best look. Clothes and outfit aside, the easiest way to look good while enjoying the great outdoors is to not actually partake in the outdoor activity for which you are outfitted. Staying indoors would be even better.

When Did We Start Calling Racism Fashion?

Julia Brucculieri | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada Style
Julia Brucculieri

Earlier this week, a photo surfaced online that featured Dasha Zhukova (a white, female fashion editor) sitting on top of a chair made to look like a semi-nude black woman. If the chair was art, why did I find it so offensive? Since when did the fashion world become so racist? It's almost as though these fashion editors do it on purpose, just to get people talking. But as someone who loves fashion and art, I often find myself conflicted.

The Ugly Truth About the Beauty Business

Kim Smiley | Posted 03.22.2014 | Canada Living
Kim Smiley

Like the ancient Greek poet Sappho, I revere women. Rubenesque. Skinny. Tall. Short. Old. Young. Hourglass. Pear. Every woman. But when I contemplate fashion's cult of perfection and the rise of eating disorders and so-called "fat-shaming," I think beauty standards have become a form of tyranny.

Hottest Purse Trends for 2014 (Think Vegan)

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Bryce Dallas Howard and Rashida Jones were carrying gorgeous leather-free handbags at the Golden Globes. So, I asked Jill Fraser, founder of Jill Milan, a luxury vegan handbag company what she thinks are the hottest trends for spring 2014. She provided some great insights.

NYC Travel Guide: Hate Shopping? The Big Apple Still Has Lots to Offer

Desi Globetrotter | Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada Travel
Desi Globetrotter

With world class shopping, arts, culture, dining and the hustle and bustle of a buzzing city that never sleeps -- there's a reason why desi globetrotters are flocking to NYC. But I'll let you in on a little secret. I'm Indian...and I'm a girl...and...I hate shopping. The beauty of New York City is there's something for every type of traveller. Here's how I spent my four nights instead -- broken down into five of my travel personalities.

Fashion Or Porn?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Style

We're going to admit right off the bat here that we completely failed the totally NSFW quiz, "Fashion Or Porn." (Can you do worse than 2 out of 40?) ...

Dress Code: Decoding your Holiday Party Invitation

Karen Cleveland | Posted 02.14.2014 | Canada Living
Karen Cleveland

Festive? Cocktail? Or festive cocktail? The language of party invitations is key to cracking the dress code, well, code. Following are some cues to heed in your choice of attire. And heed away. Here's a guide to help you interpret the holiday party lingo.

Chat with Ford Motor Co.'s Senior Interior Designer, Anthony Prozzi

Ramp1885.com | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

A true example of when fashion meets function: Exploring the fashion automotive design space with Anthony Prozzi, Senior Interior Designer for FORD Motor Co. who chats with us about his transition from ready-to-wear to cars, the idea of meaningful design and being the Valentino of car couture.

Do You Dress to Impress Other Women, Men or Yourself?

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 02.04.2014 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

Getting dressed and choosing my outfit has always been a combination of purpose, function, mood and self-expression. But somewhere in that decision-making process is there a subconscious need to dress for or impress someone other than myself?

New Canadians Have Both Roots and Wings in Ontario

Hon. David C. Onley | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics
Hon. David C. Onley

Ontario is one of two Canadian provinces that does not maintain an official residence for its Lieutenant Governor. In 1937, the then Government House,...

Guns and Gems: The True Cost of Your Diamonds

Ramp1885.com | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

If you knew that [Sierra Leone's Revolutionary United Front] were coming, or if you even heard a rumour that the RUF were on their way, knowing that they cut the hands and feet off babies, you wouldn't hang around very long. And it worked -- it was very successful. It helped them clear the diamond fields, and they could dig diamonds to their heart's content. There are 1.5-million artisanal diamond diggers in Africa -- they produce about 16 per cent of the world's diamonds. So there's a good chance that 16 per cent of the diamonds in any store are part of that problem.

If You Want Style, Choose Ethical Fashion

Kendra Coulter | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada Impact
Kendra Coulter

There are many threads which interweave people working in stores and in factories, near and far. Yet too often we compartmentalize and divide issues, creating silos of concern. People interested in making more ethical consumption choices are forced to pit priorities against each other.

Five Steps to the Perfect Outfit Every Time

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 12.25.2013 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

One of the most common concerns I hear from my clients is that they don't know how to create an outfit. What they don't realize is that putting an outfit together is as simple as 1-2-3, or in this case, 1-2-3-4-5. Here are five easy steps that will help anyone create the perfect outfit for any occasion.

My Cray Cray Night at World Mastercard Fashion Week

Stacey McKenzie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Style
Stacey McKenzie

Itʼs that time of year again! We've begun one of the biggest (and most exciting) events in Canada: World Mastercard Fashion Week. Believe it or not, I started planning for this week about a month in advance! I loooove me some fashion and canʼt wait to see them all, not to mention the bad-ass Canadian models.

Canadian Fashion Designer Gives Rwandan Women a Future

r/ally | Posted 12.21.2013 | Canada Living
r/ally

Canadian fashion designer Johanne St. Louis was always passionate about social justice but when she happened to watch a documentary about the genocide in Rwanda, she knew just what to do. She would train Rwandan female victims of genocide to sew clothes for her company, Dreamyz Loungewear.

10 Things To Know About Toronto Fashion Week

The Huffington Post Canada | Anne T. Donahue | Posted 10.24.2013 | Canada Style

Toronto Fashion Week begins on Monday, and nobody needs to go into it blind. But instead of getting overwhelmed at, well, every aspect of the five-day...