On Saturday, August 29, I turn 30. Three-oh. Twenty plus ten years. The age in which you are completely responsible for your own actions and can't, in any way, shape, or form, blame it on your "turbulent twenties" or "being young." That's why here, in the spirit of turning 30 and basking in life lessons, I present: 30 things I learned about style over the course of the last 30 years.
Yes, Moss is now one of the most famous faces in the world, but she has previously admitted that pressure to pose in sexualised shoots at a young age contributed to her having a "nervous breakdown" at the age of 17.
Black is slimming and the go to colour in many of our wardrobes, so it's easy to wear, right? Not so fast. If your clothing is ill fitting then it won't look good, no matter the colour. In addition, black can easily wash you out and (gasp!) make you appear older and even (insert another gasp here) make you look frumpy.
The coat was the most gorgeous fur piece I had ever seen in my 26 years and it was a gift for me. My late husband, Michael, surprised me with a long-haired Russian Lynx coat. I was in triple shock! I felt like Katherine the Great and Anastasia all rolled into one.
I love fall fashion! The colours are gorgeous, the layers are amazing and so many style options to choose from. Recently, I spoke with Nina Bucci owner of Suite 6 Boutique and works closely with Mia Melon and One Man Outerwear. Nina shared her thoughts on the hottest style trends for jackets and how to care for your outerwear.
Canada is home to a number of extremely talented Independent Fashion Designers who, for lack of exposure in mainstream malls, have their talents hidden from most of us. Yet all you have to do is browse through local boutiques to find that many of them stock their pieces.
After the tragedy of Rana Plaza in Bangladesh we have only seen piecemeal change for developing world garment workers - token pay rise announcements after accidents and as a result of protests. Why do we not see blanket, tangible reform?
Mannequins are an extension of a brand's creative vision; one that may not be to everyone's (or anyone's) taste. Will a piece of plastic ever be seen as the equivalent of a human body? Doubtful. Until then, let's focus on banning the things that matter.
I never know when I might need to change up my look or when that butterscotch leather tote might come in handy. As much as I would never want to limit anyone's bag closet, there are, however, some basics that we should all own.
Fashion can play quite a complicated role in the lives of many women. It fills our media, acts as a social currency for chatting to our peers, and is a regular weekend pursuit for many yet how many of us are truly happy getting dressed? How many of us stand in front of a full wardrobe, feeling we have nothing to wear?
Full disclosure: I'm not a Kim Kardashian fan. But in today's day and age, it's hard to escape the Kardashian-Jenner clan (especially as a fashion writer), because let's face it, whether we love or loathe them, we all have a certain fascination with the royal family of reality TV.
During the summer months my skin can be all over the place... Some days it is oily from the heat and other days it feels dried out (especially in the evenings). Curious to find out how to deal with the stress on my skin, I spoke with Kimberley MacEachern, Esthetician with Suki's South Granville.
The higher the heel, the closer to God, I say. My husband (an orthopedic surgeon), on the other hand, says the solution to high heel pain is to not wear them. I'm keeping my heels. But, I'm considering a new husband.
In the winter months I like a spicier seductive fragrance, a more complicated bouquet that keeps me warm when the temperatures fall below zero. The summer, however, is a time for light airy notes that evoke long walks on the beach and travel to distant lands woven with romance and adventure.
Scent has the ability to impact well-being in a very powerful way. Our olfactory centre is directly linked to the emotional and memory centres in our brain, which are all bound up in the limbic system, the most ancient part of the brain. This means when we smell we literally feel and create memories.
I would like to think I'm black. And at first glance, it's apparent I am. My skin and hair say so. And if anything, I've got a birth certificate that solidifies my heritage. I would like to think I'm black. But sometimes, I'm not sure if others of my race agree.