Although you may spend your day in an executive or business casual environment, there are simple ways to dress up or dress down your uniform to creatively showcase your style.
About two weeks ago, Canadian footwear designer Patrick Cornish reached out to me to tell me about his latest endeavour: sneakers disguised as dress shoes. Yes, read that one again. Sneakers disguised as dress shoes. What are these, superhero shoes?
High-end style isn't all about having a high-end budget. To achieve true sophistication, it takes a little thought, a little panache -- and a little careful accessorizing (and de-cluttering!). Sound easier said than done? To help you achieve your full potential, here are some of my top tips for getting haute-couture style in your home.
Nudes and reds are considered a staple look. Can be worn day to evening all through the seasons. A nude nail is always a safe nail colour in a professional work setting. Lately, red nails are becoming a trend setter as far as carrying this look from day to evening. We will see lots of chrome, metallic this fall season for nails. Strong bold nail art is trending as well.
The silence surrounding this sector forces Canadians to assume that great design talent does not exist here when, in reality, it bleeds from the minds of creators at every stage of the industry.
Listen guys: your face needs attention. In fact, your whole body needs attention, but we'll leave that for another article. In this day and age, there are just no excuses for not looking your best. I know it's not as easy being a man as it once was. You now need to put effort into looking good, without looking like you've done a thing. Hopefully our manscaping 101 guide will help you out.
One of the things that happens with the season change whether from summer to fall or fall to winter is conditions become drier, both outside of buildings and indoors, because of forced air and heating systems, and so you might need that extra 'oomph' of hydration.
As much as we hate to admit, the colder weather is just around the corner and with it comes dry hair, static electricity and split ends galore, making a bad hair day last an entire season. What's a gal to do over the coldest season of the year? Follow these hair care hacks for Canadians to get through the dry season.
A fashion council is a governing body that helps keep some of the world's major major fashion cities relevant from year to year. Canada is indeed lacking this major missing link that would unify all fashion cities in the country from coast to coast.
For those of you who grew up in a later era (or, perhaps, haven't fully caught up with the rest of Canadian society since those heady days), let me remind you why critics urged guys to burn their tight denim and labelled men who wore the style as less-than: skinny jeans were feminine, and feminine -- for guys -- means "bad." Substitute any other vaguely feminine trend, from floral prints to makeup for men, and it's the same story. But we've made so much progress since then, right?
Why, at closer to 30 than 20, did my skin suddenly and unexpectedly resemble a painful slice of pepperoni pizza? I never experienced acne as a teen, and was utterly puzzled as to what was going on with my face just a few short months ago.
Whether you're ready for it or not, retailers have already started rolling out their fall fashion collections. But what are the season's best trends, which ones should you jump on and how can you get the looks for less?
Clothing is power. Your carefully selected (or mindlessly thrown on) ensemble goes hand in hand with the industries that provide them. Industries that, in many countries around the world, are supported by the governments above them. Canadian designers need to be backed by a council that will promote the industry as an art form worth fighting for.
Body positive campaigns are essential for progression within the fashion community and media. Why? Because they remind us to love our bodies. They remind us the "perfect body" is a hoax. Having been exposed to the harsh realities of the media and modelling from a young age, I think it is imperative to influence teenagers/women/men to love their bodies as they are without changing them.
One of the unfortunate but inevitable effects of aging -- for both men and women -- is that personal care like grooming and makeup seems to require longer and greater efforts. But it remains as important as ever, and so does getting properly and tastefully dressed.
When it comes to black people, our hair, just like our skin tones, aren't a one type fits all kind of deal. And for far too long, in both our homes and in our communities, we've allowed hair discrimination to affect ourselves, and our future generations in more harmful ways than we think.