This post was written for Fashion Journal. It all started with a statement. The fashion world is stuck in an endless cycle of Clueless meets Outlander, and I am not complaining. If the recent Fall 2018 shows are anything to go by, tartan is an evergreen wardrobe staple. Marco de Vincenzo sent one model down the runway in… Continue reading How Tartan Became a Staple in Wardrobes Everywhere
If there’s ever been a style of shoe to make you stop, step back and squint your eyes - questioning their very existence and meaning - it’s the geriatric-inspired mash-up. No one word could describe the part-sandal, part-jogger, part-slipper that’s storming runways and streets. Are they cool? How far is too far in our obsession with… Continue reading the geriatric shoe :: comfort vs. cool.
Fashion week(s) rolls around and brings with it another thousand articles, images, reviews to get lost in online. But seriously, I haven't even caught up on the Spring session yet ( which raises another, much debated, question - has fashion gone crazy? Too obsessed with the constant delivery? Is it all our fault as a… Continue reading fashion week dramas :: more ruffles.
We all know that bedwear-as-outerwear has been doing the high fashion rounds for a while now. It’s undeniable. Whether it’s slinky slips dressed down for the day, matching silk shirts and pants, or simply throw-over kimono-style gowns, the look and appeal is everywhere. Every half-fashionable / creative workplace will have a culprit, at least one. We're… Continue reading pyjama party, always.
Two important points of reflection for you, my friends. #1. How great is the Canadian tuxedo? The perfect pairing of denim on denim - one that is so daring, so difficult to pull off, that it will only work if you flaunt it. Be confident and everyone will believe you. It's a lesson in boosting… Continue reading anatomy of :: the canadian tuxedo.
( A quick disclaimer to you all : this was written in my head as I tried to sleep last night - not helpful for the zzz's - but when I put finger to keypad it never sounds quite so good. I absolutely smashed it in my mind. ) I remember years ago, back in… Continue reading anatomy of :: the flare.
The white shirt is one item I believe you can never have too many of, within some sustainable / smart reins of course. Case in point - my wardrobe - which lacks many essentials, but white shirts exist in abundance. They have earned their own washing pile. Generally speaking I have a bit of an… Continue reading anatomy of :: the white shirt.
One of the only things I love about winter is the coats ( and, consequently, the layering required ). I have some in-built attraction to them, where it is impossible to love too many similar-looking grey coats. I would happily seat them all in my wardrobe and rotate their wear on a weekly basis. Trying… Continue reading anatomy of :: the winter coat.
Ok ok ok. I’ve been avoiding this topic for a while but it just doesn’t seem to want to go away. Athleisure is here to stay everybody (and now whenever I read that word, it is said in my head in Leandra’s joyful twang). I’m not a fan of tights, or bike shorts, or cropped… Continue reading anatomy of :: athleisure.
First a disclaimer : this one has been in the works for a while, sitting in my drafts folder waiting for some attention. I’ve finally given it the love it needed, even if it is significantly after the shows in question, so excuse the delay. If the fashion shows of the latest season have proved… Continue reading anatomy of :: your grandma.