Art and Socks – a night with Huely

I’m not an art expert, I fall into that category of knowing what I like. Street art is a bit take-it-or-leave-it but I enjoy seeing how the genre changes and how it can be translated into and onto different materials. [Read more…]

Ted Baker London in Toronto Eaton Centre

If you want a dash of British style (tweeds, lots of pattern and colour), you’ll be happy to know that Ted Baker London is opening this Saturday in the Eaton Centre. [Read more…]

Wet and Wild cosmetics memories

Last night I went to the Wet n Wild launch of their new Steal the Look app – an app that lets you take a photo of any picture [Read more…]

Review: The Burberry store at Premium Outlets in Halton

I went into the Burberry store at Toronto Premium Outlets in Halton  Hills today. I was visiting so decided to check it out because hey, Burberry on discount? Couldn’t hurt to see what was on offer during the sales. [Read more…]

Ebates comes to Canada

The Canadian retail space isn’t very competitive. We can’t stack coupons, the sales aren’t as deep as the United States, there isn’t the variety and the only money-back option is to fill out a rebate form, mail it and hope to get a cheque within the next eight weeks, if you’re lucky.

Ebates Canada hopes to change all of that by addressing most, if not, all of these roadblocks to shopping online and adding a few incentives such as coupons and cash back – no rebates. [Read more…]

Eighties Flashback or Stay on My Lawn: Denim Jackets

One of the joys of getting older is seeing trends come back into fashion. Floral jeans and neon being two of them. I also saw a teenager wearing a shreded t-shirt the other day. Remember those? You took an oversized t-shirt, shredded it and tied knots at the end.

Thank god I’m too old for that. It was awful then and it’s awful now. [Read more…]

Neon Shoes from Aldo

Neon Yellow Aldo Shoes

 

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Great to see so much colors yesterday. Lovelies in Yellow @re… on Twitpic

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In which I admit to Wesley Badanjak that I was wrong

In all my years of covering lifestyle including fashion, I’ve never had to admit I’m wrong.

Pointing out that certain designers could have upped their game considering their sponsor? Still stand by that.

Noticing that hems should have been finished? Absolutely.

Admitting I was wrong about a colour? Yes, I will totally admit to that.

There I was at the Elle 10th anniversary party. I’m dressed up, saying hi to the friends I know and enjoying the party. That time of the time of the night arrives. You know what I’m talking about – the time when it’s only the truly dedicated who are still there and the alcohol has loosened tongues and everyone is having a really good time. I was talking to Wesley Badanjak, the designer of LOVAS and he pointed out that not even six months ago (I suspect it was five) I told him, in front the Drake after brunch, that I “wasn’t feeling the citron” from his Spring/Summer 2011 line because “I preferred the hot pink” pieces from his collection.

For the record, he didn’t accuse me and it was very friendly. And yes, I was wearing a citron dress. I told him, “Yes, I will happily admit I was wrong about citron.”

It proves that maybe fashion writers aren’t as infallible as they think they are and often maybe it does take six months (or five) months to get used to a colour. Whatever the reason, I am happy to admit I was wrong because you know what? Citron is a great colour and I need to be open-minded about new colours.

Although beige, camel and I will never get along. Sorry, you’re just a little too bland and make me look like death.

And Wesley can still set an amazing sleeve. Make sure you catch his Fall/Winter 2011 show at Fashion Week.

[Photo: Anita Clarke of I Want – I Got]

AUDI’s The Art of Progression featuring NADA, DIMITRICHRIS and JOEFFER CAOC

I was disappointed by the shows presented by NADA, Dimitrichis and Joeffer Caoc for Spring/Summer 2011.

There, I said it. As much as I like supporting Canadian fashion, I want to support something wholeheartedly and I expected more from the three participants. [Read more…]