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Fashion File

White is the new black

Mar 7, 2019 / 6:00 am

Though winter doesn’t seem to want to vacate the Okanagan, retailers are starting to bring in their spring collections. And it certainly feels good to put...

Would you wear fur?

Feb 21, 2019 / 6:00 am

During these recent Arctic temperatures, the thought of wrapping up in a cozy, ultra-insulating, fluffy fur seems somehow less appalling and more appealing. But...

Coral: Colour of the year

Feb 7, 2019 / 6:00 am

For 2019, the international design and colour institute has declared Pantone colour No. 16-1546 as its top pick. Whereas last year’s deep blueish-purple...

Unconventional E-rings

Jan 24, 2019 / 6:00 am

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and it’s a popular time to pop the question. But do you have a yes-worthy ring to go along with your proposal?...

Fill your boots

Jan 10, 2019 / 6:00 am

Mukluks and cowboys and thigh-highs, oh, my. If there is one redeeming factor to winter, it is wearing boots. Is there anything that is so practical and...

Beach holiday packing list

Dec 27, 2018 / 6:10 am

Are you on the countdown to a beach getaway? While the Okanagan shivers under cold, cloudy skies, many take the opportunity at the time of year to spend a week...

Festive frocks

Dec 13, 2018 / 6:00 am

Whether it’s an office party, a charitable special event, or formal family dinner, chances are you’ll be getting dressy this holiday season. What...

Faces over forty

Nov 29, 2018 / 6:00 am

Around age 40, most women start to notice changes in their facial skin. The top-most layer of subcutaneous fat thins and we lose any last vestige of “baby...

Are designers crazy?

Nov 15, 2018 / 6:00 am

Have you ever seen images from the Parisian catwalks and wondered “who in their right mind would ever wear that, much less pay thousands to do so?”...

Make your leather last

Nov 1, 2018 / 6:00 am

If you follow this column, you know I am a fierce proponent of investing in quality and taking care of it. Leather goods epitomize this principle. Well-made...

Fitness fashion

Oct 18, 2018 / 6:00 am

Sara Smith knows workout wear. The kinesiology grad and head trainer at OrangeTheory Fitness admits to having over a dozen pairs of runners. “I basically...

Holes in your head

Oct 4, 2018 / 6:00 am

A few months ago, my column on tattoos spawned several comments from readers who felt body art is a sign of attention-seeking. It will be interesting to see if...

Sell your style on eBay

Sep 20, 2018 / 6:00 am

You may be harbouring a load of dough in your closet. If you have designer duds you no longer wear, convert them into cash by selling on auction site eBay....

Ode to the fall sweater

Sep 6, 2018 / 6:00 am

Autumn is on its way, and this season has always been my favourite. In childhood, it brought the return to school (yes, I was a huge nerd!), the bounty of the...

Worth every penny

Aug 23, 2018 / 6:00 am

The maxim “you get what you pay for” isn’t true in all cases, but when it comes to today’s world of fast fashion, there are items worth...

Insta-Fake

Aug 16, 2018 / 6:00 am

I feel for young women these days. On one hand, it seems society is becoming more accepting of diversity, and yet on the other, the pressure to look...

What's inside your bag?

Aug 9, 2018 / 6:00 am

Decades ago, handbags morphed from simple satchels to bona fide fashion statements. While style bloggers wax poetic about the latest trendy leathers, logos and...

WTW: Okanagan wedding

Aug 2, 2018 / 6:00 am

What to wear to an Okanagan wedding 'Tis the season for outdoor nuptials, and we are in the midst of Okanagan wedding season. With sunny days and long warm...

24/7 jewelry

Jul 26, 2018 / 6:00 am

In a previous column on time-saving, I mentioned the concept of wearing certain jewelry pieces every day, all the time. In addition to sparing valuable minutes...

Do you tattoo?

Jul 19, 2018 / 6:00 am

My tattoo doesn't mean I have an unhealthy obsession with fruity condiments. It stands for initials of my son, my husband and I, and if you were to see it...

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