Women and Money

I've been thinking about a headline in the Globe and Mail which asks the question, Can a woman over 40 marry for money? Gender and ageist politics aside, the question should be, "Why are we still asking that question?" Every day I see articles about saving...

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The Rewind Button: Blonde On Blonde by Bob Dylan

(The Rewind Button is a group blogging project.  Every Thursday, we review an album from Rolling Stone’s Greatest Albums list.)  [caption id="attachment_1840" align="aligncenter" width="220" caption="Blonde on Blonde"][/caption] Bob Dylan, man, Bob Dylan. Leonard Cohen once said, "Only in Canada could somebody with a voice like mine win 'Vocalist...

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Great minds wear yellow and electric blue

Courtesy of Societe Perrier Canda, photo by Ryan Emberley

I wore an Arthur Mendonca dress to the 25th anniversary party for the Toronto Fashion Incubator. Obviously actress Natalie Brown wore a dress from the same collection. Ergo, we had to take a picture with the designer. This is the rare moment when I post an outfit picture.

The Serena Tote from Jessica Jensen

It was my birthday recently and I wanted to upgrade my bag from the big black hole I currently carry. So when Canadian designer Jessica Jensen said she was designing a more affordable (read: cheaper) line of bags for the Shopping Channel, I bought one. [gallery...

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The Rewind Button: London Calling by The Clash

(The Rewind Button is a group blogging project.  Every Thursday, we review an album from Rolling Stone’s Greatest Albums list.) 

London Calling by The Clash

Before I talk about the music, let’s take a moment to admire the cover. That’s Paul Gustave Simonon, the bass guitarist for the band. It was 1979 and he was caught smashing his instrument by Pennie Smith.

Woodworth’s Motion on Abortion (M-312)

I emailed Bob Rae's office expressing my thoughts on motion 312 which would call for a committe to decide when life begins. I'm pro-choice. We should all have the right to choose whether we have an abortion or not. This is not a matter of conscience,...

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Where to Find Canadian Fashion: A Beginning

Editor’s note: 132/3/2013: Updated thanks to the upcoming Toronto Fashion Week and the recent showing of Moose & Beaver.

I was watching the monthly Twitter chat Fashion Unfold when the topic of Canadian fashion came up. The topic, specifically was the difficulty in finding and buying it. There were two general conclusions:

Canadian fashion is hard to find –  it really isn’t.

Canadian fashion is expensive. Yes, compared to H&M and Zara, it is.