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Where do you shop?
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Where do you shop?
Shopping season is in full swing. As you prepare for Christmas or Hanukkah, I’m interested to know where you shop for friends and family. In most cities, the really interesting boutiques are the small, independent shops in trendy (or not so trendy) areas. Here you will find unique brands an...
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Who are fashion shows really for?
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Who are fashion shows really for?
The September fashion shows have come to an end. This is the time when designers showcase their new looks for Spring/Summer 2018. Well, most of them do. Some showed “see now, buy now” looks ready for immediate purchase. As the fashion industry contemplates the future of fashion weeks, the shows, ...
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Review: Poppy Barley
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Faithful readers will recall that I just posted a story on my latest Poppy Barley acquisitions… but that was before I had a chance to wear them. (Spoiler alert: They’re amazing!) When Kendall and Justine Barber started Poppy Barley in 2012, I and my husband became enthusiastic support...
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My favourite brands
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Do you have favourite brands that you gravitate to when shopping? Is it the fit? The silhouette? The style? Most often it’s all three, but many women don’t consciously understand why the choose the styles they do. Fit is king. It’s the absolute number one criterion for selecting...
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Fall’s best foot forward
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Even though I know that fall precedes winter, it’s still my favourite fashion season. The colours are rich and luxurious, with golds, rusts, wines and browns flooding our closets. We are also able to dig into new footwear styles, leaving open toes behind for another year. With fall/winter, ...
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It’s in the bag
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It’s in the bag
What’s in the bag? Apparently, everything. Fall 2017 is going to see the emergence of super large handbags and totes. I mean, pack-your-furniture-in-a-bag large. This is a beautiful Tory Burch bag, and is certainly on-trend with the ultra-large bags for fall. As with all trends, though, a q...
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Add a little fun to summer
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Trending this summer are very cute styles and accessories to add a little fun to summer. Wicker and straw handbags exude whimsy and fun. Similarly, shoes are featured in an ice-cream-parlour colours, fabulous floral prints and styles. Check them out – and while you’re at it, check out...
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Canadian designers rock!
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Canadian designers rock!
As we sit in a heat wave it’s hard to think about fall/winter. But it’s a great time to check out new brands and lines. After all, F/W is the biggest season. Canadian designers rock when it comes to outerwear. One of my new faves is Sentaler – you may not have heard of them...Co...
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Make your skin glow
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Make your skin glow
There are thousands of skin care products on the market, ranging from a few dollars to nearly $1000.  Does price guarantee results? It’s an interesting question. I have used several brands over the years. I was recently on a web discussion board, where women were discussing their skin care ...
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Confidence is always in style
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Confidence is always in style
What gives women confidence? Power suit? Stilettos…perhaps with a red sole? A statement handbag? Nope. Turns out, women are most confident when they wear beautiful intimates. Bras, panties, teddies, all manner of underpinnings. A new survey conducted by Sears Canada and Maru/Matchbox shows that m...
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