Carolina Herrera: Ladylike and Graceful, as Usual

If I had all the money in the world, I would buy every single piece Carolina Herrera shows, every single season.  Sadly, I don’t have that kind of money for these very beautiful, lady-like looks, which are, as usual, gorgeous. For spring/summer 2015, cuts are a bit geometric – the first few looks featured cropped […]

Cake Pops, Cocktails and Heels with eFashionista

Style event company eFashionista held this fun and fabulous event on August 16 which brought together some 15 of Toronto’s fashionistas all donning high heels and raspberry coloured aprons while learning how to make delicious cake pops and cotton candy martinis (and considering that the CNE recently opened, I guess you can say that we […]

VAWKing Diversely…Kinda

VAWK showed both the regular line using mostly “standard size” models (a couple looked a bit bigger than what’s “typical) as well as the debut of VAWKKIN, a “regular” collection that is more for the everyday woman featuring “real woman” models (i.e. non-professional) of different shapes and sizes, include (you may remember my rant about […]

Body Image Challenge for Media, Part II

In 2007, I created a video at Shorty Stories asking the fashion industry, specially media to feature more designers who are specialty sized.  Five years later, very little has changed, so I’m re-issuing the challenge, with some additions, now that both sites have had much more public exposure and social media is more mainstream: New […]

Diet Coke’s Stay Extraordinary Party

The Toronto International Film Festival is always about glitz and glamour and it was no different at Diet Coke‘s Stay Extraordinary Gala, held at The Hoxton on September 12.  “Stay Extraordinary” is Diet Coke’s new campaign, first launched in the United States last year and has a more sophisticated and younger focus.  This event marks […]

The New Bloor-Yorkville Celebrates, Red Carpet Style

Construction may have taken forever, but Toronto’s glitzy Bloor-Yorkville area is now back in full swing, and more beautiful than ever.  The entire area, between Avenue Road and Church Street was closed Sunday and covered with a red carpet to celebrate re-launch.  Admission to the event was free, but there was a $5 charge if […]

Glitz and Glamour: Historical and Modern Places to Stay in Hollywood

Like the city itself, hotels in Hollywood are the stuff made of legend. Whether being used as a long-term residence for young starlets chasing the dream, or as a crash pad for rock stars in pursuit of Bacchanalian revelry, hotels in this celebrity-centric locale exude star power in their own right. And so, without further […]

Clutches, Clutches EVERYWHERE!

One thing we’re noticing on the runways at various Fashion Weeks are clutches. These small bags, which, according to Montreal-based blogger known as “Miss Sly”, is “perfect to store the necessary, and the ideal accessory” are a classic. Comments from others ranged from clutches being “glamorous” to being a great accessory for a night out […]

The Diamond Industry: Working for a Girl’s Best Friend

Diamonds are in Rendy Ng’s blood as she is the third generation to work in the industry, at Hong Kong’s Bee’s Diamonds.  A history major who went on to law school, this was a complete change of career for her.  Though she took her Graduate Gemologist and Accredited Jewelers Professional diplomas from the Gemological Institute of America, law was […]





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