I don't want to dress like every other fat girl. For the same reasons, I don't want to dress like every skinny or mid-sized girl. I don't want to dress like anybody. I want to cultivate my own style, and for that, I need options.
Forget the dull and done-before, for a Christmas present with all the sleekness and sparkle the season deserves, where better to look than the city of lights? And who better to advise on what is sure to have every Parisienne or wannabe Parisienne smiling on Christmas morning?
Now that the winter months are upon us and the days are much colder, it's time to start thinking about ways to protect our hair from the damage that the winter elements can cause.
Whether you're planning a wedding or simply love lace as much as we do, look to Vogue Paris' new weddings channel to see the trends for 2014, a year that puts the bride before the dress. Break all the rules and throw out that meringue dress.
Most of us remember to take extra care of our skin during winter, but unfortunately, we often forget to do this with our hair. Dry, cold air outside and dry heat inside can quickly become a dull, static-y, frizzy nightmare if you don't prepare for and take care of your hair through the harsh winter months. Here are three all-too-common winter hair mistakes. Thankfully for your hair, these mistakes are easy to avoid!
Getting dressed and choosing my outfit has always been a combination of purpose, function, mood and self-expression. But somewhere in that decision-making process is there a subconscious need to dress for or impress someone other than myself?
With what seemed to be the final designer showing last week for spring/summer looks, Toronto has beamed over the month as Canada's top designers have...
Furniture trends lately have been moving with the housing market: as spaces get smaller and everyone has less room to work with, more and more boutiques have been stocking "condo-sized" pieces which try to fit all the benefits of a big ticket item in a petite package. Here are my favourite ideas:
This year will be my seventh Black Friday shopping adventure. And on Thursday, my shopping buddy, another friend and I will hit the 1-79 for Erie, Pennsylvania. Yes, that's right. We go to the States. Whether you're a Canadian hitting the new Black Friday sales here, or you're venturing Stateside for a touch of that madness, here's some advice from someone who has been there many times before.
Quebec's Muslim women have been threatened -- violence against veiled women has increased dramatically since the Charter debate was introduced. In Quebec, the issue of choice and self-determination around the veil is critical. It would seem, then, that in matters of fashion, religion, and secularism, Montreal's Muslim women are being held to a higher standard by their provincial government. Montreal's young Hijabistas -- and those who support them -- told us what the veil means to them.
Dressing appropriately for your job can be painfully obvious, but not everyone gets it. Our appearance should be appropriate to where and who we're with, and it should also reflect the occasion. Why? Because people act in accordance to what they see and hear -- it could cost you performance evaluations, tips, or votes!
Looking back at photos from our grandparents' generation, everyone looks so dapper. Their clothes fit. Their hair is combed. They do not look like they're on day 6 of a weeklong bender.
If you knew that [Sierra Leone's Revolutionary United Front] were coming, or if you even heard a rumour that the RUF were on their way, knowing that they cut the hands and feet off babies, you wouldn't hang around very long. And it worked -- it was very successful. It helped them clear the diamond fields, and they could dig diamonds to their heart's content. There are 1.5-million artisanal diamond diggers in Africa -- they produce about 16 per cent of the world's diamonds. So there's a good chance that 16 per cent of the diamonds in any store are part of that problem.
The beauty industry may not be the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to technology and innovation, but like most industries, innovation plays a major role in its advancement. The next time you reach into your beauty bag for the product you've been using for years, consider these unique tools of the trade to help you complete common beauty tasks in a new and improved way.
Fancy a new mood chez vous, without breaking the bank? Reworking that which you already have, explain Colin and Justin, could be the perfect solution to seasonal adjustment...
Ever wondered what a JMW Turner seascape painting might taste like? Fishy, if you ask chef Rachel Khoo. Or how a Frances Bacon triptych might sound - dark and moodily rockin', if you ask the band Everything Everything. This might sound like some strange experiment in synaesthesia; in fact, its for a video series I've been making to mark the launch of the new Tate Britain...