October 31, 2011
October 28, 2011
Guest Blog: I Tried It: Zax's Original Bruise Cream
Confession time: I am a klutz. As a child, it’s cute; as a teenager, it’s a phase; but as an adult, it’s embarrassing. And more importantly, it’s a hazard to my health and wardrobe!
On any given day it’s a safe bet that I will spill something, knock something over, drop something or bump into something. (If you’re thinking I should have my eye sight and depth perception checked, trust me I have.)
It’s the bumping into things that’s the worst because, in addition to being klutzy, I bruise like a peach. So you can imagine my delight when offered a chance to try out Zax’s Original Bruise Cream.
Last Minute Pop Star Halloween Costumes
It seems that every year on October 1st, someone says, "What are you gonna be for Hallowe'en?" And every year, come the 31st, it's always a last minute scramble.
Rather than throwing on the old witch's hat again, try these easy pop star costumes out if you're in a crunch:
Inspiration: "Super Bass" video
- Blonde wig
- Plastic bangles
- False eyelashes
- Pink lycra jumpsuit
What to do: Spray paint one half of your blonde wig a light candy pink. Let dry. With a White Out pen, trace a cobblestone pattern on your pink lycra jumpsuit, then top it off with some bangles, neon eyeshadow, pink lips, and long false lashes.
October 27, 2011
Rain, Rain, Go Away: My Top Water Resistant Picks
In response to last week's post on "The Great Canadian Coat Wardrobe", one reader named Anita said: "This must have been decided in Eastern Canada. You need a good raincoat on the Wet Coast." How very right you were, Anita.
I was completely amiss to not include a waterproof option and now that those of us out East have been hit with a deluge of raindrops, I can completely empathize. To make up for it, here is a list of picks dedicated to all things water-resistant.
There's nothing worse than water-logged feet in the rain. Protect your tootsies with these adorable Paddington boots by Native Shoes. They come in a variety of colours, but rubber ducky yellow is extra special for splashing.
October 26, 2011
Fendi For 3-Year-Olds: Chic Or Over The Top?
My nephew is turning two next weekend and I've been on the hunt for the perfect gift. He already owns every truck, ball, and hockey stick ever made, so I thought this bday I could start to pass along a love of fashion (although truthfully he's not exactly short on that front either.)
October 25, 2011
October 24, 2011
Skip The Orthodontist: Snaggle Teeth Are In Style
When I was 16, my orthodontist told me I needed braces. The news followed five years of retainers, the removal of several teeth, and various other forms of torture, so I decided crooked teeth were the way to go. Now, thanks to a new trend emerging in Japan, it appears as though I was simply ahead of the curve.
October 21, 2011
#FF: The Top 5 Canadian Twitter Handles To Follow For All Things Fashion
As an expert wordsmith, it's no surprise that Toronto-based fashion writer Sarah Nicole Prickett always gets the most out of 140 characters. Consider her Twitter handle your lifeline to what's cool, described in the most clever, crafty, honest way.
19 Oct Feathered headdresses a "stunning accessory?" Sure. Stunning...ly racist and stupid, plus ugly. http://www.thegridto.com/life/fashion/lg-fashion-week-day-2/
17 Oct Just got called "ma'am." Never wearing this skirt again.
October 20, 2011
The Great Canadian Coat Wardrobe
We all joke about the winters here in Canada, but I hate being cold, so for me it's no laughing matter. I take bundling up very seriously and in order to do it right, I need an arsenal of outerwear. Here are the four coat styles I think every Canadian gal needs to make it from October to May:
#1: MOTORCYCLE JACKET
A fabulous leather bomber can take you surprisingly far into the colder season. With a scarf, tuque, and mittens, this Mackage leather can ward off the wind without sacrificing any style.
October 19, 2011
Christian Louboutin Thinks High Heels Are Orgasmic, I Disagree
Oh Mr. Louboutin! I used to be such a big fan, but lately we don't see heel to heel. First you took YSL to court over the use of your signature red sole which was, you know, pretty lame. And now you're making claims that by wearing high heels you are "putting yourself in a possibly orgasmic situation."
Let's be clear: if an orgasm felt anything like a high heel, I would never have sex again. They elongate the leg and add a certain confidence to your step, but they do not feel good. Oh no. In fact I never leave the house in heels without a pair of backup flats in my purse. That is how positive I am that they will suck before the night is over. I'm often in tears before I even leave the house.
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