What Alexis Wore

Have you been watching the new Dynasty? Not bad, but I’m all about the original. I wrote about my love of Alexis Morrel Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan in December’s issue of ELLE […]

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The Spirit of a New Age, Vogue (October 1981)

Growing up in Europe, I was always hearing her name, Nastassja Kinski. And it was the most beautiful name on the most beautiful woman. She was one of the biggest stars in Europe throughout the ’80s, first coming to prominence for being a daughter of German actor Klaus Kinski (who turned out to be a fairly gross person) and, well, for dating Roman Polanski (also gross) while she was still a teenager. Nastassja certainly didn’t lack in the talent department, but I’ll always think of her as the devastatingly beautiful blonde in Paris, Texas. And the infamous snake photo below by Richard Avedon.

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Model Wars and the Birth of the Supermodel

I already know I’m going to be living for the Cindy Crawford-produced model drama when it debuts on NBC sometime in 2016. The show will focus on the infamous “model wars” between three top New York modelling agencies that began in 1977 and lasted well into the ’80s. Before John Casablancas established Elite’s New York office in 1977, the two ruling agencies in the country were Ford and Wilhelmina (who was a former Ford model) and, even though Eileen Ford thought of Wilhelmina as a traitor, they tried not to step on each other’s feet. Casablancas, fresh from Paris and a member of the European jetset elite, was young more open-minded to the decadent ways of the late ’70s disco era. He made Eileen Ford look like a nun.

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Hello, Hello, Sweet Charlotte

If you’ve walked by Toronto’s or Vancouver’s Holt Renfrew recently, you couldn’t miss the store’s opulent Charlotte Tilbury Makeup Revolution windows. The brand has finally arrived in Canada. Last month, I wrote […]

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Case of the Melting Sunglasses

I couldn’t contain my excitement when Toronto-based Hayley Elsaesser showed me a sample of her ‘slime time’ sunglasses. They are playful and clever, like pretty much everything this young designer makes. Attention-demanding […]

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March “It List”

Parkas and clunky boots be gone! Oh, how I cherish the spring season. Nothing gets me out the door like a stylish raincoat. I’m having Burberry visions with this Babaton ‘Nicky’ trench […]

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Let’s Shop: Blanket Coats

TOP: Topshop Mono Geo Cape ($60 at Topshop); Burberry Prorsum Wool/Cashmere Cape ($1,395 at Net-a-Porter); Zara Intarsia Poncho Cardigan ($79.90 at Zara) BOTTOM: Zara Poncho Coat ($249 at Zara); Isabel Marant […]

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Gallery Post

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Style Icon: Sarah Harris

We’re about to be bombarded with fashion month street style, and the person I’m most looking forward to is British Vogue‘s fashion features director, Sarah Harris. Here is a woman that admittedly doesn’t consider herself a fashion […]

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Let’s Shop: Graphic Pumps

TOP:  Nicholas Kirkwood ‘Zigzag’ Pumps ($750 at Net-a-Porter); J.Crew ‘Roxie’ ($298 at J.Crew); Miu Miu Leopard Pump ($675 at Net-a-Porter) MIDDLE:  Ted Baker ‘Saeber’ Pump ($200 at Ted Baker) Stuart […]

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DIY Surf Spray

I’m not a huge beauty DIY person: some things are best left to the professionals. But, since I love my beachy waves (it’s a year-round look!) and hate the alcohol […]

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Let’s Shop: Leather Backpacks

TOP:  Danier ‘Della’ Leather Backpack ($199 at Danier);  Marc by Marc Jacobs ‘Luna’ Backpack ($528 at Saks Fifth Avenue);  Madewell ‘The Lorimer’ Backpack ($228 at Madewell) MIDDLE:  Kate Spade ‘Callen’ […]

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Glitter Gaze

Christian Dior F/W 2014 Being over 30, I wasn’t super thrilled about seeing so much metallic eye on the runways, thinking about the sparkly stuff getting stuck in all the […]

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The 3rd Coming of Coach

It’s always fascinating watching a brand go through a rebranding stage. Especially when the said brand is so incredibly established on an international level. You may have noticed Coach‘s new […]

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ABCs of Canada

There is no shortage of talent in Canada, so on the nation’s 147th birthday, I’m celebrating every home-based fashion and beauty label, from A to Z. Not to sound overly […]

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Pastel Dreams

Elle Vietnam (April 2014) This editorial is so beautiful, it’s inspiring me to rethink my spring colour palette. Instead of my usual eyeliner and bright lipstick, I’m looking to embrace […]

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Happy New Beginnings

Pardon my month-long unannounced disappearance. I’ve received quite a few inquires from you — and several from my mom! — wondering why I stopped writing. Both my private and professional […]

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Purple Lips

Horse Magazine (Issue #3) This makeup job from Horse Magazine is one of the most striking I’ve seen all season, and reignites my love for the purple lipstick. I know […]

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Isabel Marant x H&M

November is approaching, which means it’s time for another hyped H&M collaboration. You probably know by now that the designer is Isabel Marant, the French queen of American boho chic. […]

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Ciao, Italy!

Following a minor major life crisis, I find myself in a Tuscan villa on a short hiatus from blogging. Not due to the lack of inspiration, of course, but due to […]

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Interview: Eliza Faulkner

Eliza Faulkner lives and works in Duncan, a small town on Vancouver Island, 100 kilometres from Vancouver, and some 4,300 kilometres from Toronto, the closest fashion capital in Canada. Yet, […]

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Just Like Honey

Without a doubt, Vancouver is a beauty. As part of Marc Jacobs’ global campaign for his new fragrance, HONEY, I explored my city’s sweetest spots on Instagram (hashtag: #mjhoneyspots #myhoneyspot), […]

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Grey Days

Kristen McMenamy; Theyskens’ Theory S/S 2013 The premature embrace of grey hair has been going on for a couple of years now, and there’s no stopping the fashion granny. Other […]

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Illuminated

Antonio Berardi S/S 2013 It pains me when I see someone heaving makeup on in the summer, especially when I see a woman with a face full of caked foundation and […]

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Swim: Sporty Does It

Zero + Maria Cornejo ‘Aviva’ ($330 at La Garconne)  Lisa Marie Fernandez ‘Lisa Marie’ ($430 at Net-a-Porter) I was always a bikini girl, but lately I’m attracted to sporty one-pieces. […]

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Beauty: White Out

British Vogue (June 2013) It’s been a long time since I found a Kate Moss magazine cover even remotely intriguing (a tad overused, non?), but white nails — yes, yes, […]

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Beyond Yoga: Lolë

Miles Skort ($75) It certainly seems that the most successful Canadian apparel companies are the sportswear ones (Lululemon, Canada Goose, Archteryx, just to name a few). While as a country […]

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Interview: Eddie Borgo

Eddie Borgo’s relationship with stylists is a significant one. Before transitioning into jewellery, the young designer worked as a styling assistant, and shortly before launching his own collection, he was […]

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Beauty: Big Brows

Ann Demeulemeester S/S 2013 These brows by MAC from Ann Demeulemeester’s S/S runway are crazy good. Kind of makes me want to ditch all my other makeup in lieu of a […]

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Newness

Sorry for the unplanned break. I was in Toronto shooting a video segment with Garnier Canada for GLAM Media. For a blogger that’s often behind the scenes and rarely in […]

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Beauty: Overblushed

Costello Tagliapietra S/S 2013  Nothing like a pink cheek to brighten the day. It’s so dreary and gray outside here in the Pacific Northwest, I’m starting to develop a vampire-like […]

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Catwalk Beauty: Purple Pout

Haider Ackermann S/S 2013 It’s only November yet this spring look from Haider Ackermann is making an early appearance because: a) it’s winter-y; b) it’s crazy good. Like most runway […]

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The Warhol Moment

Andy Warhol, Flowers (Red), 1964 Andy Warhol is having yet another 15 minutes of fame again. He seems to resurface in fashion every couple of years, with at least one […]

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Busy Bee

I know I promised another Issey Miyake post yesterday, but working on a million freelance projects at once sometimes keeps me away from the blog. I’m not complaining; it feels […]

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Rookie Yearbook One

Of the “star” fashion blogger websites, Tavi Gevinson’s Style Rookie is the only one that I visit regularly. I love that there are posts titled “Bulimia is so ’87,” constant […]

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¡Mexico City!

Oopsy, I definitely meant to blog while in Mexico City, but this is town is so ginormous, and there is so much to see, spending time blogging about shoes is […]

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Beauty Fridays: Art Play

Ruffian S/S 2012 Ruffian always has the best nails. I’ve already talked about the F/W ones, but let’s rewind a little to the current season. I love anything where stripes […]

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