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Fashion File

Farewell from Fashion File

Nov 14, 2019 / 6:01 am

Almost two years ago, I approached Castanet about writing a style column, and they very kindly gave me web space to share my discoveries and musings from the...

Fashion at Orchard Park

Oct 31, 2019 / 6:00 am

If you haven’t shopped at Orchard Park mall lately, you are in for a stylish surprise. I recently visited and was impressed with the new unique,...

Totally not worth it

Oct 17, 2019 / 6:00 am

Last year, I wrote a column Worth every penny, which highlighted, in my humble opinion, fashion staples that are worth spending a few extra dollars on....

Red carpet ready

Oct 3, 2019 / 6:00 am

The fall signals the beginning of the glamorous celebrity awards season, with the recent Emmys and the MTV Awards leading up to the Oscars in February....

Your back-to-school uniform

Sep 5, 2019 / 6:00 am

Back to school is big business. According to the latest Stats Can census, $690 million was spent on boys and girls clothing in fall 2017. But it’s not...

Embrace your curls

Aug 22, 2019 / 6:00 am

There is an old picture of me on a beach vacation with my wild undone mane blowing in the wind. When I posted it to social media, no one commented on the blue...

Raiding the men's rack

Aug 8, 2019 / 6:00 am

Searching for new unique piece for your wardrobe? Perhaps you need look no further than a man’s closet. Menswear-inspired looks and androgynous dressing...

Retailpocalypse?

Jul 25, 2019 / 6:00 am

The destruction of the former Sears department store in Orchard Park mall is being viewed by some as evidence of the death of retail. True, there have been...

Stylish scents

Jul 11, 2019 / 6:00 am

Fashion is primarily a visual thing. We access the colours, shapes, and patterns of outfits with our eyes. But one part of our individual style is appreciated...

Show your Canuck Pride

Jun 27, 2019 / 6:00 am

Holidays and events give us an opportunity to be playful with fashion that we don’t get in our everyday lives. This Monday, it’s all about putting...

Hot hues

Jun 13, 2019 / 6:00 am

As the thermometer rises, it’s time for one of my favourite activities —strolling through the local boutiques to suss out spring and summer fashion...

Best bags for travel

May 30, 2019 / 6:00 am

Lugg brand became successful at selling bags by carefully targeting a certain demographic of buyer: travellers. While their colourful nylon totes are...

High-tech style

May 16, 2019 / 6:00 am

From Elon’s and Jeff’s rockets to the latest-and-greatest smartphones, technology is advancing at a blistering pace. However, few people notice the...

Cross border E-shopping

May 2, 2019 / 6:00 am

Let's face it: Kelowna is no fashion shopping mecca. Yes, there are unique and innovative independent retailers here (who warrant their own column...coming...

Logo or No Go?

Apr 18, 2019 / 6:00 am

It would seem that high-end fashion has gone logo-manic in the past few years. I’m not talking about a subtle little pony on the chest of a Ralph Lauren...

Okanagan office wear

Apr 4, 2019 / 6:00 am

Our Valley is blessedly casual even when it comes to corporate wear. That said, you can distinguish yourself among the company crowd with some simple tips....

Instagram Inspiration

Mar 21, 2019 / 6:00 am

Being a highly visual person, I find myself gravitating to Instagram (IG) over other social media channels. Founded in 2010 and owned by Facebook, the site and...

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...