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The week in fashion: Battling the February blahs with spring previews, potions, florals. And sizing up New York Fashion Week

February. Blah. The cruellest month in these parts has seriously set in. My skin is cracking dry, black is the tone du jour, and I walk around in a trapper hat that makes me look, kindly put, eccentric. There are antidotes to the cold, ice, wind and assorted other unpleasant elements. Shopping, online, in store [...]

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Retail report: we’re shopping, not dropping

Surprise, surprise: Canadian fashion retailing is healthy. So says Randy Harris, president of Trendex North America. From Ohio, based in Florida, and specializing in Canadian, Mexican retail and e-commerce apparel markets, Harris shared his Canadian apparel insights at a recent meeting of Vêtement Québec – his 13th time as a guest of the industry association. [...]

By | December 9th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Retail report: we’re shopping, not dropping

Days of wine and rose: Crushed on fall fashion

At the first chill of fall, you know what happens – that irrepressible urge to buy new fashion. Thus, I have been haunting my usual spots downtown in a quest to freshen up the fall wardrobe. Here’s what I found. Crushed on wine It began in late summer, when I had my toes done in [...]

By | September 17th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Days of wine and rose: Crushed on fall fashion

Never mind Groundhog Day: signs of spring at Aritzia

Forget Wiarton Willie, Punxsutawney Phil, and assorted groundhogs who emerge Feb. 2 and are seen as (very unreliable) prognosticators of spring. Signs of spring are everywhere, including yesterday's high of PLUS!! 8 Celsius, and despite tomorrow's forecast of freezing rain, ice pellets, snow and rain, the high of PLUS 5. The off-shoulder shirt, as seen [...]

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Falling for flares: how I learned to love wide-leg pants again

Published in the Ottawa Citizen, Dec. 18, 2015 Suddenly, at the first chill of fall, an incomprehensible urge came over me: I needed a pair of denim flares, a style that had not crossed my threshold in decades. The fashion message had finally filtered down to me. Read more here:   http://ottawacitizen.com/life/style/eva-friede-flare-pants-are-back-baby

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