After falling asleep on the beach one afternoon I burnt my back badly, and when my skin grew back after blistering, I didn't think about it again. That was of course until I heard the word melanoma and chemotherapy and surgery all in the same sentence. As it turns out, that dark glow one gets from hours in the sun becomes embarrassingly meaningless when you're sitting under a florescent light being told you have cancer.
Henry Cavill may be stepping into the iconic red and blue suit, but the character of Clark Kent/Superman has been around for a long time. In celebration of the new Man of Steel film (opening today in theatres across the country) we take a look back at the actors who have taken on the role of one of the most beloved comic book characters of all time.
The MMVAs has showcased some of the biggest names in music performing on our very own street (Queen St. West that is) From Kanye West and his daunting 'Jesus Walks' to Arcade Fire bringing a marching band into the storied studio, to Drake and Bieber walking the red carpet together, it's a night that never ceases to impress. This year promises to be no different, and I'm a part of it!
You see we love monochrome, and recognize its importance in the world around us. From Mother Nature's chiaroscuro (think chalky moons in ebony skies and snow capped Jasper mountains) to the man-made, black and white play a huge role in life.
Many of us aren't really sure how to let someone else know that their choices (fashion or otherwise) aren't necessarily the most flattering or becoming, without hurting their feelings. Or maybe we feel like we should mind our own business. But in all honesty, don't you think that a good friend, a true friend, wouldn't let their friend out of the house looking anything less than stellar?
When I met Jean Paul Gaultier, I was very close to reaching my breaking point. The bullying, teasing, criticisms, hate, and NOs were beginning to take their toll on me. Jean Paul was the first designer to tell me I was beautiful. Jean was also the first to encourage me to stay true to myself and pay no mind to what anyone thought. If it weren't for Jean Paul Gaultier, I wouldn't have been offered many of my modeling or acting opportunities.We are all blessed with our individual talents, gifts, and opportunities for a reason. It's my hope that I can use mine to share, inspire, and help others -- like Gaultier helped me.
I was constantly in pursuit of silky, shiny, blows-in-the-wind, "white girl" hair.
If you are planning a major renovation that involves a lot of waste, make sure you talk to your contractors about how they intend to dispose of the materials and how often it will be collected. It is a major component to consider.
What's wrong with us anyway? I walked into the office the other morning and immediately rejected the compliment a co-worker paid about my new dress. Actually, what she said was 'Wow! You really are losing weight.'
I am a quadriplegic. When I was 15 years old I had a workplace accident that resulted in my spinal cord injury. At the time I thought that I would never be seen as beautiful again. One year after I broke my neck, I found a boy that was able to see past my wheelchair. He saw what I so badly needed somebody to see--that I was still just Jessica. He was the first man to truly make me feel like I was still beautiful and helped me find the confidence that I had lost. It is that confidence that has led me to this point. What started as a Lise Watier contest that I entered for fun, has become an opportunity to change the community's perception of beauty.
I think I always knew that being pale in a tan-worshipping world was an uphill climb.
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.
It is hard to know the dos and don'ts of being a bridesmaid, whether it is your first time being in a wedding party or your tenth. Nowadays, every wedding is different and every bride has a unique personality. On that note, here are my most important dos and don'ts for being a bridesmaid.
I love fashion. But I have a confession: I haven't bought anything new for a very long time. It's not that I don't want to, it's just that I can't find what I want. Well, that's not exactly accurate. I can find plenty of things I like, but almost nothing that I love. Because love for me is about more than how something looks.
The biggest question on everyone's mind is "what to wear to that dreaded job interview?" I'm here to tell you that by showing you made an effort for your interview you are demonstrating that you will make an effort on the job. all you need to do is remember the three Cs.
What is your style? This summer as I begin to bare my skin I prefer to throw away the magnifiers, stay loose, chill out and dress in what makes me feel good and hip. I've put together a few choice items that are my go-to favorites and finds.