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Borrowed From The Boys

There are so many great things about being a woman, especially when it comes to self-expression through fashion. It seems like we can get away with a lot more things than the guys can (or dare to), and we won’t even get dirty looks for it. Having worked in retail at a store that sells both menswear and womenswear before, I surprisingly found myself gearing towards some of the men’s pieces for myself. In light of TOM*FW (Toronto Men’s Fashion Week), what better time than now to talk about the pieces us ladies can borrow from the boys. Continue reading Borrowed From The Boys

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Pre-TFW: a look into the Toronto fashion scene

Up until I started my blog and started getting slightly more involved with the fashion industry, I didn’t know much about Canadian designers other than Pink Tartan, Mackage, and Rudsak.

With Toronto Fashion Week just a couple days away, it’s safe to say I am definitely more up to date. And quite frankly, if I plan to keep writing about fashion on The Lifestyle Bistro, it would be embarrassing not to know the designers who work a mere 20-minute drive away (I’m a suburban girl). Continue reading Pre-TFW: a look into the Toronto fashion scene

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give me your shoes!

Hoarding might as well be my full-time job, because I am just so damn good at it. Clothes, boxes, paper shopping bags (you know, the pretty ones), journals, old paperwork, children’s jewellery… I admit it, I have too much stuff that I don’t even use, and in most cases, I don’t even know it exists anymore. That’s why I’ve decided that this year, I will declutter once and for all. Continue reading give me your shoes!

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fashion, style, or none of the above

With several Fashion Weeks recently coming to an end (and others just getting started), there has been a lot of discussion regarding the fashionistas photographed more than the runway models: Street Style “models”. Several bloggers already brought up the topic of personal style and other thoughts along that line… So now, it’s my turn. Continue reading fashion, style, or none of the above

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Toronto Fashion Week – wednesday’s details

Compared to Day 1, coming to David Pecaut Square on Wednesday was like a movie (well, almost). I got there a little bit early, and just got attacked by street style photographers. Granted, I did go a little more “full out” this time around, as Day 3 showcased some of the week’s biggest shows: Narces, Pink Tartan, and Mackage. Continue reading Toronto Fashion Week – wednesday’s details

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fashion: bringing white jeans into fall

One of the saddest things to do in early October is to bring a box to your closet, and pack away all the summer wear until May. My box has been standing at the foot of my bed for a week now, as I slowly collectively fill it with open-toe shoes, shorts, and sundresses. One particular item in my closet though, I wasn’t very eager to put away just yet. You guessed it – my white jeans. Continue reading fashion: bringing white jeans into fall

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feature: the photographer with a stylish edge

It’s not everyday you find someone who looks good both behind and in front of the camera. And good looks is just one of the many things Pamela Carriere, Torontonian portrait photographer, graces us with. Continue reading feature: the photographer with a stylish edge

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fashion: the fluffy friend trend

I’m sure you have noticed the balls of fur dangling on practically every wealthy person’s bag lately. This trend was sparked by  Fendi back in fall 2013, and became a huge hit ever since. We see these furry friends hanging on the bags of celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Insta-famous fashionistas like @upcloseandstylish, and just about anybody who’s weekly salary is equivalent to my yearly income. Continue reading fashion: the fluffy friend trend

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fashion: modifying the look of the Parisienne

For anyone who’s into fashion, Parisian fashion, and how you should/shouldn’t look when you travel to Paris, you know that they all say you should fit in as much as possible. You don’t want to stand out as a tourist, they say. Don’t wear bright colours, don’t wear sneakers, don’t do this, don’t do that. Continue reading fashion: modifying the look of the Parisienne

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outfit: travelling in style and beating the heat

Having been in Italy for a week in extreme heat, it was challenging being comfortable and avoiding looking like a hot mess all at once. There are a few key pieces that helped me create a perfect look (and feel!) for tackling the ruins of Rome, Italy. Continue reading outfit: travelling in style and beating the heat