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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Leopard is “back”- again (Psssttt… It’s not going anywhere)

January 24, 2020 // 0 Comments

According to Fashionista, leopard print is “back” as seen at the Paris Couture 2020 shows. But did it ever go away? Will it ever go away? No, no it won’t. Zebra and tiger may rear their heads once ever so often, but rest assured all your leopard print pieces can live fiercely in your wardrobe for years to come. Leopard print is a solid classic. So, in that feline spirit, I [...]

Naeela Designs breaks down the stigma of sexual abuse through the beauty of brokenness in their creations

November 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

A survivor and thriver, handbag designer Naeela Chopra is breaking through the stigma surrounding sexual abuse survivors by opening up and expressing her healing process through Naeela Designs, her line of evening clutches and handbags. Launched in the Summer of 2019, Naeela Designs is inspiring and connecting women to embrace their strength and see how their own perceived [...]

Canadian haircare company NIUCOCO™ launches re-fillable, non-aerosol dry shampoo

October 3, 2019 // 0 Comments

With a solid and loyal client base already in place, the award-winning Canadian beauty brand NIUCOCO™ is now expanding their portfolio of premium haircare products to include dry shampoo in a non-aerosol and refillable container. Following a soft industry launch late summer 2019, it is now the go-to for a select group of personalities, influencers, and beauty media who were introduced to [...]

8 brands you need to check out at INLAND this weekend

September 27, 2019 // 0 Comments

Toronto’s favourite shopping pop-up INLAND is back this weekend with over 70 Canadian designers and beauty brands from Vancouver to Halifax! You don’t want to miss it! Bring your friends – and even your kiddies in strollers – there is room for everyone. And once you’re done shopping you can pop in for a snack or beverage at Ricarda’s. If you [...]

Toronto Makes tells the stories of the city’s most inspiring creators

September 26, 2019 // 0 Comments

Writer, podcaster, and all-around cool gal Randi Bergman is launching her book Toronto Makes which tells the stories of over 50 inspiring creators from all disciplines. A beautiful object in itself, Toronto Makes is an inspiring tour through Toronto”s thriving makers scene Toronto Makes features over 50 of the city”s most exciting creative entrepreneurs sharing the stories behind [...]