Ten Tree: Making a difference one shirt at a time
Three young Canadian men are making a difference one shirt at a time. Regina’s own David Luba, 23, and Kalen Emsley, 23, Lucas Howlett, 19, started the company, Ten Tree Apparel, less than six months ago on a simple principle: For every shirt bought they would plant 10 trees. Many clothing companies say their clothes are made from reusable products or that they are green but what does that...
Dress like a Royal
So April 29, 2012 marked the one year anniversary of Princess Kate and Prince William. And I know not everyone is a fan of the whole royal phenomenon but there is no denying that Kate Middleton has a fantastic sense of style, as well as being a very intelligent and caring person. So to celebrate their one year anniversary what better way than to pick a few of my favourite outfits of...
Arts and Fashion Week Toronto 2012-April 24-28
Have you always found any sort of Fashion Week intimidating? Maybe everyone is a little too snobby, or trying too hard to impress? That’s how Vanja Vasic felt and she decided to create her own fashion week, known as Arts and Fashion week, hosted by Fashion Art Toronto, a.ka. FAT which takes place April 24-28. Arts and Fashion Week is a multi-arts event that centres around fashion and features...
CTV cancels Fashion Television after 27 years
It’s a sad day for fashion lovers everywhere. CTV has cancelled Fashion Television (FT) after 27 years on the air. The show’s host Jeanne Beker tweeted this today: “So surreal. This dream is over: After 27 glorious years, FT production ceased today. So sad to see some of my closest colleagues move on.” There has been no reason for halting the series. However, Bell Media...
Blog #6: How am I unique?
For this blog I write about fashion, but that isn’t my true passion in life. My true passion is volunteering and being part of not-for-profits whenever I have the chance. I started to volunteer in university because I didn’t have enough time to have a job but with volunteering I could work it around my schedule. For me volunteering is much more rewarding and I learn much more than working a...
Blog #5: How H&M is succeeding at social media
The three social media platforms that H&M is doing really well in are Twitter, Facebook and Google+. The way they have created successful platforms is by constantly posting pictures. This makes sense since they are a fashion retailer. H&M uses the Facebook page to share photos of upcoming clothing lines that will be released, such as the Marni line. These photos allow for Facebook fans...
Blog post #4: Marni launch at H&M
Yesterday (Thursday, March 8) was the launch of the Marni collection at H&M. I have been following the upcoming coverage of the launch. It has been highly covered by publications and blogs all over the world. After much hype about the line I decided to check out the collection online. And to be honest I’m not impressed, maybe it’s not my style but I just feel the clothing is way too over...
Blog #3: Jason Wu dominates Social Media at NYFW
The New York and London fashion weeks have drawn to a close and designer Jason Wu was all a buzz online. The amazing Taiwanese-Canadian designer’s Fall/Winter 2012 collection received the most attention across blogs, Facebook and Twitter during New York Fashion Week. According to a report from Attention USA, Wu’s show accounted for 16% of designer mentions across during Fashion Week, followed by...
Blog #2: ANTM returns for a 19th cycle
’ Tyra Banks’ successful modeling reality show is returning for a 19th cycle. However this time it won’t be a normal season. This upcoming season will be a college edition. I know this isn’t the worst reality show out there and I’m guilty of indulging in quite a few of them, but bringing it to colleges? Will these girls really have time to be in college while competing on America’s Next...
Vultures take the whole Jason Wu line from Target
Jason Wu’s affordable line for Target came out this week and of course chaos ensued. A couple in Miami bought the whole line. Security was called and the mob went crazy. You can check out the video here of the couple buying all the clothes while customers watch and heckle them: http://cocoperez.com/2012-02-06-miami-couple-buys-out-targets-entire-stock-of-jason-wu I find this absolutely...
JC Penny stands by Ellen DeGeneres as their...
OneMillionMoms.com which is a division of the American Family Association is calling on JC Penny to get rid of Ellen DeGeneres because she is openly gay and because this doesn’t fit the “traditional” family mold. What is “traditional” anymore. There are now so many different forms of family. FIRST OF ALL, who hates Ellen? Obviously these (crazy) women do, but just...
Blog entry #1: Social media campaign for underwear...
Starting today (February 1) a social media campaign is hitting Facebook. The online campaign wants to create more underwear diversity for women with brown skin tones. Behind the campaign is Los Angeles-based African-American psychologist Tara Raines. What the campaign is doing is asking women “What’s your nude?” Women are encouraged to contact bra retailers and demand more...
So supposedly this spring will be the time of pastels. But I don’t like following trends too much because that is just what they are…trends, they are going to go out of style. Some ways to follow some trends without fully committing to buying a brand new outfit is with accessories. Either necklaces, bracelets, rings or treat yourself to a new spring purse. Some of my favourite places...
Since when is Vera Wang 62??!! →
Wow she looks amazing for her age. She is one of my favourite designers, hopefully I get a wedding dress by her when the day comes. I also love her affordable clothing and home style lines.
DIY skirt that literally takes 8 seconds →
This idea is amazing, it requires no sewing, just knowing how to tie a bow and I’m pretty sure all of us can manage that. It could work with a solid colour shirt but I really like it was a striped one. It would be great to pair this skirt with a cami and a blazer and some coloured accessories, and a chunky high heel.
Celebrity Style of the Week-Kate Beckinsale in...
This dress is great for so many reasons. It has a classic look and it flows beautifully. And there is no need to accessorize too much, the gold accents in the dress really catch your eye. For a similar look to this dress but without the hefty price tag. Try this dress from dress911.com http://dress911.com/dresses/new-nights-still-young-dress, it’s only $60. This dress is something you can...