In My Cart: April 2021

April 12, 2021 // 0 Comments

My favourite hobby this pandemic has been abandoning carts, sometimes favouriting items to come back during sales or promotions to either find the item sold out in my size or gone completely – probably a blessing in disguise if we’re being honest. Here are a few items that have caught my eye over the past month that I think you might like to add to your own cart. Anushka Grey [...]

Designing Minds brings together Canada’s top names in fashion, entertainment, and philanthropy to raise funds for children and youth’s mental health

April 6, 2021 // 0 Comments

Over 50 fashion and accessory brands have come together with some of Canada’s most inspirational and notable names in entertainment, business, arts, and philanthropy to raise funds for Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and the New Start Foundation for Addiction and Mental Health through an online auction event, Designing Minds. The online auction will launch on Monday, April [...]

Know a medical worker? Therma Kota wants to send them a Hero Cape

March 20, 2020 // 0 Comments

Women’s outerwear line Therma Kota are giving MAJA rain capes to our real life superheros: the medical professionals who are risking their lives right now to save others. They are calling on the public to nominate a medical professional who you are in awe of to be sent a Hero Cape along with your testimonial. “We feel strongly that the true influencers are the everyday heroes who [...]

Shop this: yoga jeans, c'est moi and more for 50% off at Shopgirls

March 19, 2020 // 0 Comments

Established in 2007, Shopgirls is a women’s clothing and accessories retailer that predominantly sells Canadian designers.  They encourage women to shop their shape not their size while embracing their “perfect imperfections”. 90% of the products they sell are make in Canada – which makes it even more the reason to buy from to support not only a local retailer, but also [...]

Shop this: da lish cosmetics, clean vegan makeup made in Toronto

March 18, 2020 // 1 Comment

I’ve known da lish cosmetics founder Melanie Cruickshank from before she ventured into the world of beauty and started one of Canada’s favourite indie makeup companies. She was well ahead of the world with her line of locally made clean beauty. Last Fall she was the first independent beauty company (that I know of) to be the beauty sponsor for Toronto Fashion Week – pretty [...]

Toronto-based Knix creates first-ever lingerie campaign exclusively featuring women over 50

March 17, 2020 // 0 Comments

Growing up in the ’80s and being obsessed with fashion and beauty advertising, most of the body types I was exposed to as a young girl were fitness bodies a la Jane Fonda and the statuesque supermodels like Cindy Crawford. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Valeria (@ladies_from_the_eighties) It wasn’t until 2004, when I saw an ad featuring women of different ages and [...]

Women supporting women this International Women’s Day

March 7, 2020 // 0 Comments

International Women’s Day (IDW) is this Sunday, March 8th! Are you ready to celebrate the women in your life? Did you know the first IWD gathering happened in 1911 with over a million people? This would have been well before many countries allowed certain women to vote, only New Zealand and Finland had introduced legislation allowing women to vote before then. [Read: When women got the [...]

Unfiltered: how do I dress when I have an athletic type body?

March 7, 2020 // 0 Comments

Today’s Unfiltered question comes from the gorgeous actor and wonderful human being Ayisha Issa – who you need to catch as Dr. June Curtis in CTV’s new hospital drama Transplant! Dressing athletic women?— Ayisha Issa (@Ayisha_Issa) January 24, 2020 Dressing for your body type. Ahhh… this gets me so hard every single time. And really, this is why we as women are [...]

Fast fashion is out! Resale is in! Shop my closet at ShopGirls

February 11, 2020 // 0 Comments

Join me on Wednesday, February 19 for a Pre-Loved Party at ShopGirls where you and your friends can shop pieces from my closet while enjoying a wee glass of wine. Brands include Lucian Matis, Moschino, Hilary MacMillan, Calvin Klein, Stop Staring, Damzels in this Dress, and more rarely worn pieces, as well as accessories and shoes.Items will fit dress sizes 6 – 16, shoes 6.5 [...]

One Day Only: CANFAR Fashion Pop Up: February 4

January 28, 2020 // 0 Comments

Some of Canada’s top fashion and accessory brands are coming together to support a charity that is dear to my heart: CANFAR, the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research. On Tuesday, February 4th, pop by the Four Seasons Hotel at 60 Yorkville Avenue between 11am and 6pm for an exclusive pop-up shop event featuring Canadian designers: Christopher Bates, Victory of the People, Alan [...]