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NYFW: 6 Top Women’s Trends

NYFW: 6 Top Women’s Trends

With Paris fashion week underway, it’s time to reflect on what we’ve seen the past few weeks. Some amazing designers showcased their spring designs in New York, including Alexander Wang, newcomer Adeam, and Opening Ceremony, whose show opened with a play written and directed by Jonah Hill and Spike Jonze. This is all great, but...
Strike a Pose: Vogue

Strike a Pose: Vogue

On Friday, I attended Vogue Charity Fashion Show’s second night at The Grand theatre in downtown Kingston, Ontario. I had not seen the show before this year, but I’d heard from many people that it is always guaranteed to be a creative and fun show – and it was. The clothing designs in the show...

Fall/Winter Fashion Week: Part 1

Paris Fashion Week kicked off a few days ago, and so begins my two part series about fall’s best looks from the New York, London, Milan and Paris. In part 1, I will lay out my favourite trends, looks from New York and London. In two weeks, I will do the same for Milan and...
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,...
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...
Bootie Call

Bootie Call

Autumn has arrived, which is indescribably exciting for us bootie lovers. I am talking about us lovers of women’s fall boots, of course. Boots for fall are glorious for many reasons. Firstly, they come in so many different styles, textures, leg heights, heel heights, and colours, making them a great statement, accent or accessory. Secondly,...
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...