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.
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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.
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.
I think (and most women do too) that it is so attractive when a guy has on a pair of really nice shoes. They don't have to be expensive or flashy, but just footwear that are nicely kept and a good reflection of the guy's personal style. To find out the latest on men's shoe trends for fall, I spoke with Imran Badshah, Men's Footwear Buyer for DSW Canada.
To find out the latest beauty trends for fall, I spoke with Canadian beauty expert Sonia Leal-Serafim at Giorgio Armani Cosmetics. Sonia shared the top trends and tips for beautiful makeup this fall.
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.
Fall is my favourite season (and not just because it is my birthday!). There are beautiful colours, the air is fresh and a whole new season of style trends. To find out the latest on perfume trends for fall, I spoke with Tresor Prijs, Editor and Contributing Author at Scent Trunk and William Yin, CEO of Scent Trunk, to find out the latest in pretty scents for autumn.
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Open any woman's closet and you will find dozens of bags. Different occasions call for different styles and mostly we tend to wear several hats, whether it be business woman, mom or best friend. Most of us do, however, have that one favourite bag but what does it say about you?
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.
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.
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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.
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.
When it comes to interior design, grey may seem like the opposite of a colour... and by definition, this is technically true! However, grey can actually be a powerful tool for creating spaces of any colour palette, from subdued to bold.
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.
From how to keep your skin clean at the end of a long day, to hot colours for summer.
Pink is not just for little girls anymore. Although it still evokes cotton candy, summer days and everything that is pretty, these new grown up pinks are ultra feminine and wonderfully romantic. This is high impact statement that screams pretty.
I love being able to combine style and affordability. I have spent many nights (and days, if we are being honest) in my pj's sitting on the computer viewing super cute clothes on auction websites. Over the years, I have learned some tips about getting the best deal when shopping at an online auction website. #1 rule: stay within my set budget!
This summer, it is all about travel and safari inspired details from the past and combining that look with today. The looks this summer are very East Hampton and are easy to wear for a getaway. What is on trend right now are pieces that you can use for more than one function (take them from day to night).
How do you keep from making these bad purchases time and time again? You shop smart. You only choose pieces that looking amazing on and that can be described by your three, very own, very specific, self chosen, Style Words.
I have skin that is over 40 and a little oily, it can be tricky to find the right coverage. Then combine this with hot and humid weather and it makes it even more complex. How can I get the right coverage and apply cosmetics without having eye shadow in the creases and powder settling into lines?