Marimekko: Banana Republic’s Next Designer Collaboration

It all started in 2012 with Trina Turk.  Last year, it was Milly, Issa and L’Wren Scott.  The first announced designer for 2014 is Marimekko.  According to the press release, Marimekko was first known to the North American public in the 1960s, when the pieces were worn by Jacqueline Kennedy during the 1960 Presidential Campaign.  […]

Pretty Warm-Weather Friendly Pieces with Milly for Banana Republic

Last year, we saw Banana Republic collaborate with Trina Turk for a collection of lightweight, summer-appropriate looks and this year, it’s Milly by Michelle’s turn.  Launching on May 30 at select Banana Republic stores and online, these bright, colourful, Hamptons-inspired summer pieces include dresses, tops, shorts and more.  It is also Milly’s first attempt at […]

LOFT Summer Looks: T-Shirts, Sandals and More Warm Weather Goodness

While the weather was dreadful last week, things turned for the better by the time I attended the LOFT summer preview event earlier this week.  Tired of winter, and winter weather in general, not only was I happy to see the warmer weather, but also to see the warm weather clothing that have either already […]

Let’s Go To the Ex 2012!!

For Torontonians, the opening of the Canadian National Exhibition (aka the CNE or just plan “the Ex”) marks the end of summer.  Opening today and running until September 3, growing up, this event was the last thing I did before school started.  After all, the Ex closes on Labour Day, and most schools in Ontario […]

MEGUMI-O Asian Fit Sunglasses

I recently received a pair of MEGUMI-O “Asian Fit” sunglasses as a gift from designer Megumi Hosogai.  The glasses, with its huge, rock star style shape, were inspired by those sported by the late First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis and made to fit those who have trouble with “standard” glasses due to the frames touching […]

Webitor’s Picks: Casual Summer Day Dresses

The casual summer dress is pretty much a uniform for many women rather than the standard t-shirt, capris (or shorts) and sandals.  It’s something that can be dressed up or down with accessories and shoes, making it very versatile, whether you’re going grocery shopping, going out for brunch or a dinner date with your significant […]

Tips on Keeping Your Skin Healthy, Gorgeous and Sun-Safe

Since 1989, The Canadian Dermatology Association and The Canadian Cancer society have been hosting all sorts of events during National Sun Awareness Week (which occurred earlier this month, from June 4 to June 10): free skin screenings, school visits by dermatologists, video competition for teens are among the few initiatives meant to bring ‘light’ to […]

A Look at Trina Turk for Banana Republic: Launches 6/7

Trina Turk’s collaboration with Banana Republic, as many people know, launches in just a few weeks.  These very colourful, summer and warm-weather pieces are a great addition to your wardrobe and would look great whether you’re in the city, up at the cottage, the beach or away on vacation.  Looks include dresses, tops, bottoms as […]

Old Navy Launches Sub-brand, Studio Spotlight

While many mall brands are collaborating with major designers to create capsule collections, Old Navy has decided to look within.  They will be launching their first Studio Spotlight capsule collection later this month.  Studio Spotlight features creations by the brand’s design team, with each highlighting the designer’s personality.  The first, launching later this month, is […]

A Guide to Making Perfect Ribs

There is something very primal about a nice, sloppy rack of ribs. Maybe it’s because you’re forced to eat with your hands, tearing apart the meaty morsels. Maybe it’s the cooking method- cooking ribs is a process that usually involves fire. Perhaps it’s simply because you can’t eat a plate of ribs without getting sauce […]

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