Trends and Normal People “Trying Too Hard”

Maybe I’m just getting old, but there are some trends I just don’t “get” or that I find a little rebellious.  I know that sometimes, it’s because people are just following what certain celebrities (mostly musicians like Lady Gaga or… Continue Reading

Hot Pink Pumps From the Odd Slipper!

When I found out about Sindy Sagastume’s  The Odd Slipper, a company that specializes in shoes for small feet (starts at size 3, ladies!), I knew I wanted to try it out. Being a size 4 1/2 or size 5, I have a hard time finding shoes at regular stores.  In fact, it’s become a […] Continue Reading

Grilled Cheese Stop Two: Construction Site Yonge and Eglinton

The Construction Site, currently with two locations in Toronto, is another grilled cheese joint that opened in the city over the past several months.  An affiliate of Druxy’s, this restaurant offers a smaller menu than other competition, six items in… Continue Reading

Vintage Shopping at Peacock Parade: Chanel Skirt

Over the past few weeks, I’ve received a lot of information from Peacock Parade, Canada’s newest flash sale site.  A few days ago, I decided to try it out for the first time and took advantage of their vintage Chanel… Continue Reading

Travelling Tuscany: Fashionable Florence and the Chianti Countryside

Teeming with legendary works of art and architecture, walking through the city of Florence is like walking through a vast, outdoor museum. The cathedral church, Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, also known as the Duomo, is a designated UNESCO… Continue Reading

Sarah Stevenson Hints Spring in her Fall/Winter 2011 Collection

Collections presented at the studio are usually a hit or miss.  The more intimate space gives the audience a closer look at the pieces, but at the same time, the lack of tiered seating made it difficult for anyone not… Continue Reading

Lundström Collection Brings Classic, Lady-Like Grace

Unlike many other shows at LG Fashion Week this season, Lundström Collection isn’t as much about being “on trend” than sticking with the classics.  With a collection full of greys, blacks, winter whites and purples, it appeals to both younger and… Continue Reading

The Smaller Everyday Bag

Do we really need to carry huge bags around? It seems to me that all over the city, women have bags that are larger than 12″ across. I realize that most of us have a lot to carry to work and for shopping, but do we really need mid-sized totes? For most of us, the essentials are a wallet, keys, some make-up for touching up and a cell phone – all items that are quite small. Continue Reading

No Real Surprises for Oscars This Year

Cynthia Cheng Mintz As predicted films like The King’s Speech, Black Swan and The Social Network are all nominees at this year’s Academy Awards.  Also on the Best Picture list include True Grit, Inception as well as the animated Toy… Continue Reading