the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Month: March 2019

Holts Trio

Holts Trio

Where there is one, there may be another, but a third is outstanding. It’s a trio of Holt Renfrew finds. I’d be willing to bet all three belonged to the same fashionable woman. Holt Renfrew is a brand you don’t often (or really ever) see […]

Gloves

Gloves

Fashion should be fun! Thrifting is fun because you never know what you’ll find. Sometimes, disparate items come together to make fashion sense. Like a genuine snakeskin bag and fabulous gloves that I united last night at Value Village. Aren’t they wonderful? When I saw the plaid […]

Full Circle

Full Circle

Matte or not? I grew up in the era of oil-free mania. Ironically—and naturally—now the beauty industry has come round full circle and oils are the new star ingredient of skincare, makeup, not to mention, the supermarket aisle. Why? Because a glowy complexion replicates youthful healthy skin—and who […]

Enduring Style

Enduring Style

As is the case with the Internet—and life—one thing leads to another. It all began with a handbag: the Lee Radizwill Sachel by Tory Burch to be exact. Tory Burch’s Lee Bag, an homage to style icon Lee Bouvier Radziwill, was launched last year and has been on my radar since I […]

Making Up

Making Up

I’ve engaged in a lively discussion on Facebook and on this blog about dressing up. I asked a simple question: Why aren’t women dressing up anymore? I received many comments, likes, and shares. My favourite answer is from a woman who is not giving up—and encouraged […]

Transition Wines

Transition Wines

Just as there are wardrobe pieces that transition from winter to Spring—Burberry trench coats, Hunter boots— so too are there wines that bridge the gap between grey gloom/snowmageddon and blue sky/sunshine. The wine in my glass is white all year round, but certainly not always […]

Birks Bags

Birks Bags

Oh the allure of the little blue box! Even after nearly 150 years, the iconic Birks blue velvet box is an symbol of luxury that still can still set the female heart aflutter. The Canadian heritage brand began as a small jewellery shop in Montreal […]

Dressing

Dressing

Why have women stopped dressing up? I posed this question, with the above photo, to a Vintage Fashion Facebook group I recently joined. I got quite a reaction. Some cited comfort; others shot that down saying clothes that fit properly are not uncomfortable; some bemoaned […]

Rouge Illusion

Rouge Illusion

When did Rouge become Blush? New Lovliness for You, published in 1937, has instructions on how to apply rouge. The little pot of cheek colour brightens and defines the face and gives a fresh and healthy luminosity to the skin. The objective is a subtle hint of colour […]