Buying Canadian: Lucian Matis

Part of my trying to be responsible includes giving myself a clothing allowance. That way, if I want something I save my allowance and then shop.

When I heard about the Lucian Matis sample sale, I made plans to go. I usually don’t go to sample sales as I’m not a sample size. Then I found out that it’s not just samples available. I met up with Brigitte and Gail and we headed up to the sale. I got work and event clothes for a steal.

How do women watch sports?

The CBC announced yesterday that they are partnering with sports blog, While the Men Watch. There was backlash. I asked on Twitter: "How do you watch hockey?" (This is Canada, after all, so let's indulge the cliche for this article. I got quite a few...

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The Ethnic Aisle Celebrates

  [caption id="attachment_1953" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Left to right: Denise Balkissoon, Renee Sylvestre-Williams and Chantal Braganza. Photo by Septembre Anderson"][/caption] The Ethnic Aisle held its first year anniversary party last night. It was a celebration that co-incided with #WiTOpoli (Women in Toronto politics) and Press Pass - all...

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Michael Kors Pink Slash Gown

I saw it on Tory Burch and Jennifer Lopez and it remains in my mind because I'm really liking bright pink for summer. Yes, I know mint's the thing but a saturated pink is my preference. I do carry a bright pink Jessica Jensen bag. It's...

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Sunblock for Brown Skin (and others)

On days like this I like to be outside. [caption id="attachment_1924" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="A sunny day in toronto"][/caption] That doesn't mean I want to be in the sun. I'm usually armed with a big straw hat - the bigger, the better - and sunblock. I'm a little...

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Weekend Reading

A little research for the weekend. [caption id="attachment_1896" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Weekend reading"][/caption] I'm playing catch up with my reading of the magazine variety. I'm going to take myself out for brunch and spend a few hours flipping through them. It's not just fashion and shelter magazines, I've...

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The Ethnic Aisle’s One-Year Anniversary

[caption id="attachment_1882" align="aligncenter" width="250" caption="Ethnic Aisle is celebrating its anniversary with lots of hot sauce. Delicious!"][/caption] I've said more than once that I don't write for free. I make an exception for The Ethnic Aisle because it provides something Toronto needs: a voice that actually represents...

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Blogs I Enjoy

I read blogs but tend to avoid the obvious ones like Manrepeller, Fashion Toast, etc. They have no interest for me. What I do like are more specialized blogs run by women who really seems to have fun doing what they do.

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.