It seems incredibly naïve to think that a profit-dependent, commercial venture is the final bastion of democratic values. Yet, in an age when companies are capitalizing on social responsibility, are brands unwittingly turning themselves into moral pedestals?
Protecting your eyes is of the utmost importance all year long. This summer, don't compromise protection over style. A high quality sunglass should protect your eyes from UV rays, glare, impact and give you the best visual experience.
Summer is the season for weddings! All of those beautiful brides and bridesmaids. To find out the latest beauty and hair trends for brides, I spoke with AJ Woodworth, founder and owner of The Glamoury in Vancouver.
I was cleaning my closet, minimizing my life by getting rid of anything I no longer needed or wanted. All part of the new life mantra: less stuff, more purpose. Sorting through years of some serious conspicuous consumption. The Sonny and Cher vest? Out. The purple stone-washed jeans, size 8? Out.
I think it's important that we don't cling to the rules our mothers taught us "just because that's the way it's always been done." If your legs look better with hose, wear hose. If you find that brown and black is not a good combination for your skin tone, then don't wear it. Don't be a slave to fashion rules -- old or new.
I love the summer time. Pretty, light, fresh makeup. It feels so much easier to wake up and just put on a touch of tinted moisturizer, some gloss and a bit of mascara and go! The ease of it is fantastic. To find out all the latest makeup trends for summer and how to keep your skin looking fresh, I spoke with Lori Taylor Davis, Global Pro Lead Artist, Smashbox Cosmetics.
When it comes to creating outfits, the key words here are layering and accessorizing. Many women feel that their outfits are incomplete because they don't take this final step. Think of it this way -- putting clothes on and being dressed is like a simple, plain cake. Layering and accessorizing are the icing and decorations. Sure the plain cake will do, but how much better will the fully iced and decorated one look?
This summer, don't compare yourself to the spray tanned, filtered, posed, air brushed celebrity pics on Instagram and in the media. In fact, don't compare yourself to anyone. Love your body, as it is now. As it looks now. Don't hide behind cover ups and over-sized T-shirts. Be proud of your body. Love your body, as it is now. As it looks now.
There is this sort of metamorphosis that takes place after I just let the unhindered wildness in me be totally and utterly free. When my hair is curly, no one is any longer running their fingers through my hair from root to tip, telling me how it feels silky. Instead, I feel the weight and strength of the curls on me.
We escaped urban life for a weekend of calm, serenity and clean air in Parksville, B.C., and you should too.
When it's showtime and we go live, we're ready to follow the master plan put together by our incredible production crew, but life doesn't always follow the exact plan... and sometimes that can lead to magical moments.
I crushed on guys who were "out of my league." I saw others get attention while I was ignored or rejected. I felt bad about my body, which was mostly fat, with little or no visible muscle. My face was pretty and my mannerisms were soft, leaving me pretty low in the hierarchy. So I took action.
The question is, how do you know when you should be pulling out your wallet and when you shouldn't? How do you know which piece is a real investment and which one isn't? Even if you can afford to splurge more often than not, sometimes there are better ways to spend your money.
Nora Ephron was 65 when she felt bad about her neck. At 64, I feel bad about my elbows. It is nature's gift that I don't have to look at them. But you do, so let me apologize in advance. Maybe that's why we are invisible. We are a walking advertisement for the inevitable pull of gravity.
This summer, you can expect to see a lot of lush botanical and aviary prints. These tropical inspired prints will add a playful vibe to your summer look. Safari-inspired pieces, stripes, and texture follow suit. Look for a variety of wearable stripes and textures, including softened linens, wide pinstripes, and see-through details.
Cher turned 70 recently. When I heard that, a question raced through my mind (don't ask why). Can you wear a thong at 70? At her age, where does a performer go with their public persona when it is tied to less is more in what they wear?