Historically, our Indian society has been so ashamed of dark skin that we have painstakingly shown the Western world only our fairest, and lightest-skinned leading Bollywood actresses. Western civilization has learned from us that these fair-skinned women are "what Indian women look like." And, if that is all they see, then that is all they will ever know.
There are hundreds of articles and books that will tell you how to cope with turning 50. Trust me -- I know how hard this can be. I stayed 49 for several years before deciding to accept my aging body and embrace my true self.
Nail art is a trend that seems to be hotter than ever. With the sandal season just around the corner, I am sure these creative colours will be popping up everywhere. To find out the latest trends on nail art, I spoke with Bree Kim, the owner of Adorn Nail and Spa in Vancouver.
How do brand ambassadors reflect men's evolving attitudes toward grooming? I decided to take a closer look at some of the most iconic faces from the past 30 years of marketing grooming products to men.
Say goodbye to the Olsen twins-- and hello to these sibling pairs, who are bringing their own unique vision to the world of African-influenced fashion.
The majority of my wardrobe is denim. It is so comfortable and has come a long way from the days when jeans were stiff and rigid. To find out the latest trends for denim this spring, I spoke with Gary Lenett, Co-Founder/President at Duer Denim and Dish Denim.
This war on American Apparel has got to stop - least of all because it's just giving the company exactly what it wants. But the ASA has got to realise that it's a complete waste of time to point a finger at one company in particular without pointing a finger at the industry as a whole.
By separating two body types into "plus-size" and "straight size," the fashion industry is telling us that we have to either identify as the same size as the general public or not. According to retailers there is a plus-size and a straight size. Labelling sizing in this way separates us rather than unifying us. Fashion and body types are not black or white.
Monday was day one of Toronto Fashion Week, and I was there with a curious eye to how fashion inspires thought.
If you have ever watched a red carpet event, tuned into an awards show or flipped open a fashion magazine, you have most likely seen the work of the talented celebrity makeup artist and photographer, Troy Jensen. His signature style is a radiant look that goes beyond the makeup and draws attention to the woman wearing it.
More and more there are greater options for vegan fashion. Recently, I spoke with Jill Fraser, Founder and CEO of Jill Milan, a luxury vegan handbag company based in California. Jill shared with me some of the hottest spring trends for traditional handbags and also vegan handbags.
I heard about dress rentals when I started styling clients for their photo shoots. Renting a dress allows you to go to one location, try on a ton of dresses in a variety of styles and colours to see which is best for you (typically with an experienced stylist on hand to guide you).
Just like searching for a suitable partner, consumers ultimately want to find that one pair of jeans we simply cannot live without. So to help narrow your search for the perfect pair of denim jeans, here are some tips you may want to consider before buying into a never ending Canadian clothing staple for both men and women of all ages.
With the growing popularity and evolution of nail art, I wanted to know how women could approach nail art, often seen on the runway or celebrity muses, to complement their overall fashion. I spoke with Essie Canada's Lead Nail Artist, Rita Remark, to get some answers.
I'm skinny. Always have been. My ribs show through my skin, too. I'm also healthy. I know that according to society, my body fits the ideal. But I also know that doesn't make me better than anyone else. It doesn't make me immune to criticism, either. Being called too skinny, is just as hurtful as being called too big.
Salt, a highly corrosive mineral leaves its mark not only on our footwear, but also damages the natural world, metals, and building materials. In Ontario, where I currently live, winter road salt is used so heavily that the streets are white with it and there is fine white salt powder on everything.