Canada Fashion

White on White Styles to Try Before Labour Day

Carolyn Desrosiers | Posted 10.02.2013 | Canada Style
Carolyn Desrosiers

For those of you staunch "no white after Labour Day" rule followers, your days of wearing white are numbered for the year. When done right, the white-on-white style elevates even the most basic of clothes and gives you an element of effortless chic to your personal style.

The Hottest Global Street Style from Colombia Fashion Week 2013

Ramp1885.com | Posted 09.28.2013 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

Ramp1885 is down south -- in South America that is -- for Colombia Moda 2013, Colombia's official fashion week held in magical Medellin. While running from one show to the next, we quickly made it a point to grab some shots of the fantastic street styles as donned by the Medellin's moda mavens.

5 Easy Summer Style Staples to Keep You Cool and Hot

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 09.22.2013 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

In summer, I tend to gravitate towards clothes that are easy to wear, comfortable and practical. At the same time, I don't want to sacrifice style. Here are my picks for five easy summer style staples that will leave you cool, comfortable and looking super fab.

Do Hair and Make-Up Models Need to Be Runway Thin?

Cynthia Cheng Mintz | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Style
Cynthia Cheng Mintz

I was recently at a beauty-related event where models were used to show off the product. Most of the models there were of the fashion variety -- very tall and extremely thin. I've always pondered on why it is. After all, the models there were present for beauty demonstrations, whether it be hair or make-up, not there to show clothing.

Seven Canadian Arts Mavens You Want to Know

Marcello Cabezas | Posted 09.06.2013 | Canada
Marcello Cabezas

Who better to share their thoughts on arts mavens in Canada that you may not know, but should, than folks who are at the pulse of the magic that is going on in our country. The secret nuggets that are just blooming. Here are their picks of what you should know.

"Fashion With A Heart" Celebrates The Kol Hope Foundation For Children

Ramp1885.com | Posted 08.30.2013 | Canada Style
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Fashion With A Heart. By: Hina P. Ansari Photography by Candice Kaye /CPFW In mid-June, the uber sexy Thompson Hotel played host to ...

Five Ways to Make Shopping More Enjoyable

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

I'm always amazed when people tell me that they don't like to shop. To me, that's almost equivalent to not liking to eat. And who doesn't like to eat? If you happen to be one of these rare birds, here are five tips to hopefully make your (oh dread) shopping experience a teeny bit more enjoyable.

Red Carpet Style from PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week

Ramp1885.com | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada Style
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On Friday June 14, 2013, the prestigious Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto was the hub of all things fabulous for PDLT Canada Philippine Fashion Week's biggest event: CPFW presents Gala Premiere: Philippine Fashion's Biggest Night.

Global Street Style: the 'Staches of Istanbul, Turkey

Ramp1885.com | Posted 08.24.2013 | Canada Style
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One of the great pleasures of life is kissing a man with a moustache. (Yes, you can quote me.) I am completely in luck because Istanbul is full of handsome men with moustaches -- not just any kind of moustache, but sexy ones. In fact, all of the facial hair here in Istanbul is süper sexy.

Canada's First Philippine Fashion Week

Ramp1885.com | Posted 08.03.2013 | Canada Style
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PLDT Canada Philippine Fashion Week will span the entire week of June 10-15th with various chic events dotting the entire week. A-listers from the Canadian and Filipino fashion scene will be there in full force to celebrate the fashionable contributions of the Philippine fashion scene, direct from Manila.

Fashion Should Be for Everybody

Natasha Koifman | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada Style
Natasha Koifman

Boundaries are breaking down all around us. And this new wave of feminism we're experiencing has impacted many of the boundaries in the world of fashion too; the idea that there are standards of beauty that we must conform to, that being beautiful is a feeling that should be available to only a few privileged few, rather than something every woman should feel, from both inside and out.

How To Buy and Wear a Blazer

AskMen.com | Posted 07.10.2013 | Canada Style
AskMen.com

"All guys should dress like you," she said. "That's a really great blazer." I realized I was the only guy there who even bothered to toss on a blazer that brisk early winter evening. Here's what you need to know about buying and wearing a blazer.

Tips for Wearing Vintage Clothing

Natasha Koifman | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

It's remarkable to see the impact The Great Gatsby has had on designers in recent seasons -- it started even when the movie was just announced. While current designers and collections offer many options for those of us enchanted with these styles, we can also go right to the source. Here are some more tips for shopping vintage.

Don't Follow a List! Must-Haves for Spring Are All About You

Natasha Koifman | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada Style
Natasha Koifman

Nowadays, my purchases aren't governed by external ideas of what the "right" thing to buy is, but what feels right to me. As we start a new season, I think it's a perfect time to explore something new, to give yourself a fresh start, in some small way. For me, it's really about finding and following your own heart, listening to your own inner voice...

SavvyMom Roundup: Autism Awareness, Bacon and White T-Shirts

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Autism Awareness, April Fools' Day spoofs, more bacon, more white t-shirts and party favours -- that's what caught my attention this week. 1. April 2...

Don't Max Out Your Credit Card, Recycle Your Style

Nikki Gill | Posted 06.04.2013 | Canada Style
Nikki Gill

Once all the fashion weeks wrap up around the world, I love perusing all the new trends. But wait a second, let's be financially responsible for a second. Before we start swiping those credit cards and making our bank accounts ache, we should keep in mind that we still have quite a few viable outfits from last year. So why not recycle?

Couture in Johannesburg, South Africa

Ramp1885.com | Posted 05.25.2013 | Canada Style
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Meet Tshegofatso Maotoe, a young fashion designer and founder of Tenacious Soul, who expresses passion through creating garments for women in all sizes who aren't afraid to enhance their individual style. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, she infuses African prints with vintage glam is breathtakingly genius!

High-End Lingerie from Latvia

Ramp1885.com | Posted 05.18.2013 | Canada Style
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Amoralle, formerly SockBox, makes its triumphant return to fashion under new name and focus. Same style: sensitive night gowns with underlining waistlines; same management: fashion designer and the brand owner -- Inese Krumina; different result.

Hey Dude, Pull Up Your Pants

Anna Wallner | Posted 05.18.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Anna Wallner

Seated at the five-star establishment where we were dining, I looked around at all the other women in the room who had clearly made a similar effort. Nice work, ladies. And then my eyes wandered to the boys, I mean men, in the room. There were sweatshirts everywhere. Too-long pants sitting below the butt crack, scuffed sneakers, and yes, baseball caps. Some even turned off-centre.

A Victoria's Secret Model Like You've Never Seen Before (PHOTO)

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.15.2013 | Canada Style

Victoria's Secret supermodel Miranda Kerr knows how to work it, even when she's injured. The Australian beauty was spotted in L.A. wearing a neck ...

House of Cards Fashion: Claire Underwood's Corporate Style

Carolyn Desrosiers | Posted 05.14.2013 | Canada Style
Carolyn Desrosiers

I started watching House of Cards. That's when my longing for a strong female lead with a great wardrobe was not only answered, but exceeded by the inimitable, Claire Underwood. In her, I found a female lead whose fashion sense actually enhanced her character, and let me tell you, the woman knocks it out of the park with corporate style.

Celebrity Clothing Gone Wild!

Huffington Post Canada | Stefani Forster | Posted 03.05.2013 | Canada Style

With awards season over and spring just around the corner, now is the perfect time to shake things up a bit in the celebrity fashion world. We, fo...

Stretching My "Uniform" With Must-Haves for Spring

Natasha Koifman | Posted 04.23.2013 | Canada Style
Natasha Koifman

It's no secret that I have built my wardrobe on renewed and renewable staples and a mostly monochromatic palette. The truth is that no matter how much you have got your style figured, it simply can't stay the same... even the most basic basics evolve over time and you could very quickly look outdated if you didn't adopt new cuts, materials, hemlines, heel height. So what's on my radar for Spring?

Tights ≠ Pants

Kristina Matisic | Posted 04.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Kristina Matisic

Recently I've seen a few young women wearing tights as bottoms out in the world. I'm talking about actual tights. As in pantyhose. As in, pulled tight over the buttocks and somewhat transparent. As in, I've seen things I cannot un-see.

Red Carpet Style Lessons from Award Show Veterans

Carolyn Desrosiers | Posted 04.17.2013 | Canada Style
Carolyn Desrosiers

There's something that this Oscar Class of 2013 can take from the award show veterans that have, and continue to, grace the red carpet before them. Notably, Jessica Lange, Glenn Close, and Helen Mirren are red carpet wonders that have worked their best features at numerous award shows over the years.