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Make a Splash

Make a Splash

Wellington boot: a durable and waterproof boot made of rubber or polymer for both men and women. It’s practically February, which means it’s practically March, which means it’s practically spring! Maybe not quite, but it’s definitely spring shopping time, and a functional necessity for the weather is a rubber Wellington boot. But, can your practical...
Hanky Panky

Hanky Panky

Some pieces are timeless, such as: a crisp white oxford button-up, a sharp black blazer, a flirty pair of summer sandals and a feminine dress or skirt. With spring just around the corner, there are many new trends affecting each of these classics. However, the handkerchief hem’s return is one of the most creative styles...
"Share" Your Style Online

“Share” Your Style Online

There are few aspects of life that technology and social media hasn’t shoved itself into. The average internet user has 25 accounts on different websites which require passwords, though for many young adults that number is even higher. Most of us in Western society (and much of the world) have a Facebook account, and the...
Feed the Models

Feed the Models

Clearly, I love fashion. I love reading about it, writing about it, working with it, learning about it, and the art of it. However, there are many questionable aspects of the industry, namely the modelling industry. High fashion runways are a trail of tall, boxy, Caucasian double-zero models. Runways and magazines get heralded as open-minded,...
Bangin'

Bangin’

As a child, I had terrible hair. Who am I kidding; this continued throughout high school. When I was just a toddler, I had a typical, adorable bob. As elementary school began, I shortened it to a men’s “regular haircut” (think Chris Pine’s hair on a seven year old girl in a Scooby-Doo shirt). Then,...
Back to Black

Back to Black

While you read this article, you may want to play this: Cooler weather always brings darker colours back into the fashion mainstream, but this season’s blacks make a bigger statement. This past year has been about prints, colours, textures and lush details, balanced by minimalist accents. But fall will be all about classic for women:...
Top Coat

Top Coat

The past few weeks, my column has been about exciting things for autumn. Boots, punk styles, skirts, lipstick, magazines; obviously, there is a lot that I love about fall. However, those who have seen my closet know that nothing else comes close to my extensive coat collection (not even my shoe collection – yet). Over the years, I’ve collected more...
No Skirt, No Service

No Skirt, No Service

Many of this fall’s trends may seem to conflict with each other. But, when combined, many of these fall staples work together and complement one another beautifully to create a strong look. You may think that combining a long, structured balloon-style coat with snakeskin accents and thigh-high snakeskin boots will make you look like a...
Fashionably Racist

Fashionably Racist

It’s officially August, which means my fellow fashion fanatics are squirming with excitement. Not because fall is around the corner (bomber jackets, booties and leather – oh my!), and not because summer essentials will be on sale soon. We’re all waiting for this year’s September issue of Vogue to hit shelves next week. In case...
Punk's Not Dead

Punk’s Not Dead

One of the most defining youth movements of the past century has been the punk scene. The punk subculture began in the 1970s as a rebellion against establishmentarianism and for personal freedom. Since it first flourished forty years ago, punk elements have occasionally re-emerged in fashion. Most recently, punk looks popped up on a few...
Suit Yourself

Suit Yourself

This article is a continuation of last week’s fashion column: It’s the Season of Love. Binns Ltd., Newcastle window display 1960 It is a common misconception that menswear and suits aren’t as fashionably and socially important as womenswear. The development of men’s formal wear through history illustrates that menswear has not only been important for making...
Wave Hello to Summer

Wave Hello to Summer

With beach season upon us, many of you may be focusing on what swimsuits to buy that will best showcase your assets and hide your more indecent attributes (we all have them). But, the history of swimwear is important to understand the looks and influences of today. We are reminded of this history as we...