Small Town Girl, Big City Dreams – Designer’s Dream in Van City
05/06/16 What does a girl from Winnipeg do with her dreams of being a fashion designer? Well, move to Vancouver of course! I met Trish while I was working on a film gig here in Vancouver. And as soon as she started talking, there was something familiar about her laugh, her cussing and her sense of humour that reminded me of Amy Schumer. She was from Winnipeg – a homegirl. Right away, she divulged that she was a fashion designer – one who not only designs clothes but also prints. How cool is that?!! I’ve always said that prints are underrated because some consider prints to be “too loud”. It could be because Trish and I came from a city where colorful prints were simply not part of everyday fashion. Black was, for the most part the color of choice by everyone. You couldn’t be caught dead in a fabulous print, unless you were the crazy, loud uncle with the  70’s wardrobe. Thank god, Trish moved to the West coast where one has the freedom to become a designer and create prints that are marketable. Trish has been able to create prints on wearable, stylish pieces that are versatile on […]
Model of the day – Gigi Hadid
09/03/15 Just this past Sunday, I tuned in to watch the VMA’s just because I was curious to see what Miley Cyrus was wearing, or not wearing. From a fashion point of view, everything was an eyesoar, but I have to hand it to her…she’s pretty confident and she owns it. People will say that it’s for attention, which is probably true but that’s the name of the Hollywood game. It’s a doggy dog world and you have to fight your colleagues for attention and fame. That’s Hollywood reality. I was, of course, tuned in it to see what people were wearing and I came up with 3 outfits. 1) Vanessa Hudgens – Her gown was a dusty rose and she looked like a fairy princess with her hair braided like a crown on top with the added petals. I thought she looked perfectly styled because it matched her aura.   2) Emily Ratajkowski – What I liked about this look was that it was more original than the dresses that we are used to nowadays, the ones that show alot of side boob, deep cleavages and just doesn’t leave much to the imagination. Although this dress had a deep […]
04 Sep 2015 in dress, Fashion, Faux Pas, Red Carpet
Why Body Image and Physical Appearance is Important…
Anyone go through the check out line and get distracted by the tabloids? Do you look at what Kim Kardashian is wearing or what the new diet fad is to get a 6 pack abs? Well, me too. There’s always something that would catch my eye. I’m guilty of it. I, too wanna see what designer shoes Beyonce is wearing to the Grammy’s. Sadly, we live in a society where media has the power to dictate what looks good and what doesn’t in order to be socially accepted. Another thing that these magazines do is to force us to idolize celebrities, especially those who are a little more impressionable, like young women. Just because harem pants looks good on JLo, it doesn’t mean that it will look the same on you. This is why, I think people must know their limits when it comes to their own body image. Body image is how you think about your body and your physical appearance is simply outside appearance. Being aware of your own physical appearance is important because you learn to know what looks good and what doesn’t for your body type. When you do wear the right clothing, you begin to […]
My Top 5 Summer Trends for 2014
You don’t have to be a part of New York Fashion Week to experience this season’s hottest styles. Check out what my hottest Summer must haves are, besides sunscreen and water, ladies: 1) Maxi Dresses – they’re come in different shapes, with the same length but all together cute. Throw on a denim jacket on any of these gorgeous dresses and you’re good to go, whether it’s a stroll down the beach or outdoor shopping at a night market in Italy.       2) Dramatic Prints – This season, it seems like there’s an overload of prints in every form. There’s not the usual floral prints, but there’s geometric patterns, color blocking and sometimes all of these all on one garment. It’s pretty wild! But hey, I say the more the merrier…if done right. The best thing to do with these prints is not to over do it, unless you can pull it off.       3) Tea length/ High waisted long skirts – These skirts are a must because you can dress them up or down and I’m all about versatility. Both these styles can also add a touch of style to your summer wardrobe.   4) […]
Someone to be jazzed about
Ever since I was a little girl, the jazz era of the 1920’s and 30’s has always intrigued me. For me, it was the fashion that enamoured me about the Jazz era. The luxuriousness and the glamour  that represented the period was also reflected in the styles as in the flapper dress or the cloche hats. But it wasn’t until recently, specifically in the last year that I’ve become more appreciative in a central character of the 20’s: the music. To be honest, I have never been a huge fan of jazz. I grew up listening to hip hop and R&B. So, when I was asked to interview and write an article about Juno award winner and jazz vocalist, Brandi Disterheft, I was a little hesitant because of my lack of knowledge for contemporary jazz music. But, I decided to take on the challenge and explore further. From what I knew of the Jazz age, it was a time of liberation of expression through fashion, art as well as music. The spirit and energy of jazz music itself, was a force embodying the era. It was a significant character that defined the 20’s. Like the fashion, jazz was elaborate. It was […]
The Oscars: Arsenic and Old Lace
Alright, here it is people. Here are my favorite winners for best dressed at the Oscars.
The Grammy’s: My Bests and Worst
Ok, I'm gonna make this quick. I really have to say something about the best and worst dressed on the red carpet at the Grammy's.
Love Compatibility? How about Style Compatibility?
Valentine's Day, Shmalentine's Day! Show love everyday! Honestly, as much as I say this day is for suckers, and just another day for capitalism to feed on the masses that fall prey to the commercialism of it all
Fall Forward with Fall Fashion
Oh Fall, how I love thee! The brightly colored falling leaves, the brisk walks in the crisp air, the brisk walks and oh, the fashion!
Spring in Full Swing!
Hey ladies! Has the previous winter got you sick of being covered up in layers
Spring Showers Bring Colors!
In the midst of uncertain times in the economy, it's no wonder the fashion industry has put color
08 Apr 2009 in dress, Fashion, Uncategorized
A Sunday afternoon in Paris…
So, here's an outfit I would love to stroll around in on the streets of Paris
Fashion segment on Breakfast Television!
Last January 30th, marked the first time I showcased my talent on local television! I had the opportunity to style some of the staff of Breakfast Television
15 Feb 2009 in Accessories, Bags, dress, Shoes!, winter
Cha Cha Party
11/30/08 Last Thursday, I attended one of my favorite boutiques in the city’s customer appreciation party and even though I didn’t stay as long as I wanted, I still experienced the warm energy that I associate with Cha Cha palace. Every time I enter the 3 storey house, I can’t help but feel like I’m almost walking into my best friend’s house and then her, letting me raid her closet and Thursday was no exception. The staff, headed by the lovely Sandi Johnson were there to make us feel welcome and to show us the latest styles that they had to offer. The store was definitely buzzing that night as they even gave out surprise discounts. There was plenty of wine, champagne and SUSHI! But even on a regular day, the staff at Cha Cha are  quite warm and friendly. And this energy only adds and reflects the pieces that Cha Cha carries. On the first floor are the footwear, handbags, and jewellry, where you will see lines from Fly London, Lug and  Satya. The second floor is where I spent most of my time, and carries clothing lines such as OHM, Comfy, Metallicus, Free People, Beatrice Halloway just to […]
Give me Attitude!
Nov. 24/2008 This past weekend was pretty uneventful, except for the great store find. I was taking a stroll, more like a speed walk in Osborne village, when I happened to look up and beyond Kustom Kulture and Noir and found a modest little boutique called Attitude boutique. I climbed up the stairs, making sure I wouldn’t slip and saw a bright, clean store. Heather, the owner and I chatted for awhile and this is what I found out. The boutique catered to (among others) the Rockabilly chicks of the city. Rockabilly, I just learned is a style that is inspired by the 50’s pin up girl but with more edge, sexiness and of course, more chic. Think lots of color and retro print on tight fitted or A-lined skirts on the dresses. I’ve seen this style on ladies in other places such as Vancouver and evidently, it’s a huge look in the city. Then again, someone did tell me during the summer that the 50’s was back and I have been seeing alot of men with the “Grease” hairdo. It’s cool, although, I think I prefer the ladies’ styles better. On the other side of the style spectrum was […]
24 Nov 2008 in dress, Holiday, Tops, winter
Hollywood Holiday Dresses
One thing that distinguishes holiday evening wear from other types of evening wear is the combination of color and sheen or glitter to them. Kind of like Christmas ornaments.