Archive for March, 2011

One of the good things about the fashion seasons is you can see what is going to be on trend for fall before you start buying your spring clothes. It lets you know which silhouettes are going to be around for a while - well at least 2 seasons.  I'll leave the many downsides to the […]

I love fashion magazines. They are like an invitation to leave the real boring world for a few minutes and enter a  fashion fantasy.  Some have gorgeous photos of high end couture worn in impossible ways in impossible situations.  Others are more practical, but there is still that air of fantasy.   A highly creative group of stylists, […]

As usual the Canadian Juno awards were male heavy.  The two stand out ladies 40 and over were Sarah and Shania.  One went against type in all black, with just a bit of rock and roll.  The other showed surprising style in a beautiful red carpet gown.    I actually think they both look great - although […]

Today I do something I don't normally do on this blog. I celebrate a celebrity's 40th birthday. And a male celebrity at that.  But I would not be honouring my anything by "Joss Whedan" obsessed self if I did not mention that this paricular hottie is now 40. So Happy 40th Birthday to Nathan Fillion!  […]


I just realized looking through my photos that I never posted a picture of What I Wore to the BCPA Strike a Pose event - way back in February.  So here it is - better late than never. Top - Green Tunic thrifted from My Sister's Closet (Yaletown) Skirt - KS Selection Shoes - Fluevog Belt […]

I  haven't done an eco-Wednesday post for a while. So it seemed a good time to highlight another great designer from Vancouver Eco Fashion Week (EFW).     Dahlia Drive is interesting to me on two accounts.     A very pretty femine line of upcycled designs.  A story of career re- invention after 40... This post is longer than usual, but […]

I've been on my fair share of road trips with my girlfriends over the years.  But they are mostly in the past, because lately the only road tripping I do is with a full complement of juice boxes, wet wipes, hidden extra toys  and kids music.   Plus I've never been on one of those girls trips where you […]

In the reader survey I did back in January a couple of people requested some help with budgeting for their clothes.  I have to admit I had no idea how to advice anyone how to budget. My own budget methods over the years have ranged from "shop until my credit card is declined" to "nothing […]

Everybody talks about the basics in a work wardrobe.  But what are they?  Tim Gunn has a list of 10 wardrobe essentials (LBD, trench, dress pants, classic shirt, jeans, any occasion top, skirt, day dress, jacket, sweatsuit alternative).  This is a nice list, but I think the foundations of a work wardrobe need more than […]

I was only able to attend one night of the Vancouver Eco Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011 shows.  But I was excited that the evening included one of my favourite local designers Margarita Angelatos.  Margarita designs two lines Red Jade and Peridot Kiss.   And once again she didn't disappoint.   The Red Jade's Fall Winter 2011 line was […]

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