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Oct 30
2014 2:52 PM 0 Comments

Halloween High Fashion: Sugar and Spice

The age-old battle between light and dark, good and evil, smutty and non-smutty ultimately comes to a head, especially around Halloween. Here are two outfits that make equally compelling arguments for both sides.


All that glitters is gold...and silver. A mélange of nudes, whites, golds, and silvers make for an angelic outfit.  

Akin to a halo, this headband is utterly divine. Eugenia Kim Wren Headband, $165. Urban Outfitters, 830 Granville Street. 604.685.1970  

Eyes shine even brighter with a little help from some powered iridescence. Nars Hardwired Eyeshadow in Opal Coast, $25.

3/4 length sleeves, lace, and scalloped detailing makes this sheath dress feminine class manifested in fabric. Diane von Furstenberg Zarita Lace Dress, $394.30.

Understated yet sexy, this nude lipstick does more than enhance your natural lips, it keeps them hydrated too. Jouer Hydrating Lipstick, $22.

Every outfit needs a little gold glittered accent. Butter London Stratford Honey Overcoat, $15.

The pop of colour on this clutch infuses a dab of playful edge to the outfit. Glitter Box Clutch, $89.90. Zara, various locations.





There's a certain allure to the dark side. It's sensual and enigmatic. This Halloween, embrace the darkness and don yourself in rich reds and swarthy blacks.

A thrilling freedom is to be had when your identity is hidden. Black Lace Raindrop Masquerade Mask, $19.99. Party City, 879 Marine Drive, Unit #300, 604.929.9202

Sheer and lace, wrapped up in a diamond graphic design - this classic piece will easily find wear again once Halloween's all said and done. Judith & Charles Abbey Top, $245. Judith & Charle, various locations.

Red was the hue of the apple that tempted Eve and tainted Snow White. Similarly, this PARTYSKIRT Classic Red Apple skirt will render you irresistible. PARTYSKIRT Classic Red Apple, $195. LYNNSTEVEN, 225 Carrall Street, 604.899.0808.

Handcrafted in Italy, these silk over the knee socks are sinfully indulgent. Ribbed Over the Knee Silk Socks, $110.  

These killer heels are not meshing around. Sam Edelman Mesh Stiletto Heel, $245. Townshoes, various locations. 

Put some red on your nail tips and red on the lips. Chanel Le Vernis Nail Polish in 475 Dragon, $27. & Bobbi Brown Scotch on the Rocks Lip Colour, $30. 

A medley of wickedly intense colours. M.A.C Riff-Raff, $44. M.A.C. Cosmetics, various locations.  

Fairytale gone dark: carry your necessities in the hauntingly awesome Olympia Le Tan Book Clutch. Olympia Le Tan Alice's Adventure in Wonderland Book Clutch, $1,845. Secret Location, One Water Street. 604.685.0090

- By Alice Chen

Oct 28
2014 11:31 AM 0 Comments

H2T: High Fashion Halloween

Best costume? How about best dressed? A head to toe guide for all things frightfully chic will have you turning heads for all of the right reasons this Hallows Eve. Mix and match or select individual pieces to have your ensemble scream AHH-mazing.


1. Dior- Dior Extreme Addict Black Tie, $34. Holt Renfrew, 737 Dunsmuir Street, 604.681.3121
2. Lanvin Fedora, $895. Holt Renfrew, 737 Dunsmuir Street, 604.681.3121
3. Kate Spade- Horn Headband, $68,
4. MAC: Rocky Horror Glitter (Black), $27.50,


1. Margorie Vest, $650. Judith and Charles 650 West 41st Avenue, 604.269.9671
2. Elin Dress, $145. Aritzia,
3. Racer-back Jumpsuit, $80. Zara,
4. Embroidered Net Skirt, $168. Freepeople,

1. Belt, $465. Salvatore Ferragamo,
2. Mariella Shoes, $359. John Fluevog,
3. Over-the-knee socks, $18. American Apparel, 918 Robson St, 604.669.4495
4. Darling Ankle Boot, $1,760. Louis Vuitton,


1. Hardware Bracelet, $55. BCBG MAXAZRIA,
2. Arabian Nights Trio Eyeshadow, $45. NARS,
3. Taboo Vernis, $27. Chanel,
4. Brooklyn Gloves, $35. Danier Leather,
5. Studded Ring, $590. Gucci,
6. Knit Snood, $175. Tory Burch,

- By Jourdana Ponter and Kirsten Armour


Oct 22
2014 5:18 PM 0 Comments

Clifford Soft Goods

Established in 2010, Clifford Soft Goods arrived behind the scenes with their comfortable boxer briefs. The popularity of their cult-fave underwear soon prompted them to expand into leisurewear, which, after a round of Kickstarter, debuts today. We're happy to report that contrary to what Seinfeld says, these pants do not tell the world you're giving up. The Leisure Pant brings comfort without sacrificing style (there's a pocket for smart phones in front, a wallet in the rear) all while maintaining the same uber softness that made the boxers a hit.

Clifford Soft Goods is all about local (manufacturing is not far from their headquarters in Kitsilano) and eco so there's no need to get your knickers all in a knot: the signature bamboo fabric used for their boxers and now pants is not only ultra soft, but fully sustainable--bamboo trees require no pesticides, only 55 days of regeneration, little irrigation and are completely biodegradable.

Along with an updated version of the popular Boxer Brief and the Leisure Pant, the Cashmere Blanket (stay tuned for its online appearance) rounds out the new Leisure Collection. Time to get comfy and go shop.

-By Alice Chen


Oct 22
2014 4:19 PM 0 Comments

Fall Trends: It's Raining, It's Pouring

Just because it's dreary outside doesn't mean your duds have to be too; below, two outfits that keep the warm in and the cold out--while looking good to boot. 


1. Hackwith Design House - Charlie Dress from Charlie & Lee. As a Charlie & Lee x Hackwith Design House collaboration, there are only 12 of these beauties available. $209, 223 Union St.

2. Classic Fedora Hat from Topshop. Hats protect from a variety of things: wind, rain, bad hair days, and none do it so effortlessly as this Topshop Fedora. $25, 674 Granville St.

3. Alpaca Blanket Scarf from Hendrik.Lou. Everything one could wish for in a scarf: versatile and soft.  Delivering a throw, wrap, and scarf trifecta, this piece is made of the softest baby alpaca wool. $220, select retailers.

4. Coat 4048 from Oak + Fort. This coat is what tailored dreams are made of. Collared and made of a top-notch wool-blend, the piece boasts of clean lines and straight fit. $268, #355 Water St.

5. Mini Bega Satchel Bag from Aritzia. Structured and stylish is this bag's game. $298, various locations

6. Fulton Tiny Umbrella from Hudson's Bay. A tiny classic, patterned umbrella that fits discreetly in any bag. $30, 674 Granville St.

7. A.P.C Francoise Boots from Oliver + Lilly's. Strut your way around any puddles or pile of leaves with this extremely classy A.P.C boot. $545, 1575 West 6th Ave.


1. Hunter Pop Bubble Umbrella from Anthropologie. A cheery infusion of colour into what would otherwise be a dreary day. $48, 2912 Granville St.

2. Circle Scarf from Joe Fresh. Chunky knitwear heaven for your neck. $29, 540 Granville St.

3. Baggu Basic Leather Tote from Vincent Park. Tote around all your essentials in a soft, buttery leather gem of a bag. $188, 4278 Main St.

4. Kimchi Blue Bella Pullover Sweater from Urban Outfitters. What says autumn more than cozy knits? $39, 830 Granville St.

5. Rain Jacket Long from Nouvelle Nouvelle. The Demark-based brand, Rains, has the best sartorial shield for your battle against the rain this fall season.$124, 209 Abbott St.

6. Classic Awesome Baggies from One Teaspoon. Aptly named, the Classic Awesome Baggies are awesome for their style and fit. $150, online.

7. Flat Elastic Chelsea Boot from Zara. This is the classy lovechild of a Chelsea boot and a rain boot. $79.90, 1056 Robson St.

- By Alice Chen

Oct 16
2014 10:53 AM 0 Comments


Vintage is a hassle. Thankfully, the sartorial gods think so too and have ended our aimless sifting through mothball and polyester-laden racks and replaced it with Supercolour, a savier online vintage store. A Canadian e-boutique since 2012, Supercolour is the brainchild of Vancouver's Amanda Louie.

The online boutique is stocked with a mélange of new and old as well as pieces of Louie's own design sport-inspired streetwear, which reimagines vintage wear with new takes. Among the Fall 2014 lookbook is a reworked leather motorcycle vest, rejuvenated sports jerseys, refreshed chain tees, modernized crop tops, and printed short suits made from button-down shirts. We're game if you are.

- By Alice Chen