I loved school. I miss school. Everything about it — the new supplies, the locker decorations, the slurpees I used to get on my walk home; I look back on all of it so fondly.
Then there’s the new wardrobe. I don’t remember any of my first-day-back looks, but I distinctly remember a silver headband I wore for grade ten. It was metal. It was shiny. It was painful AF (maybe that’s why it’s the only piece that’s seared into my memory).
Now, what I’m dying to know is: If you’re going back to high school on Tuesday, do you strategize about what will work best on Instagram, Snapchat or some other social site I haven’t even heard of yet? Or do you plan your outfit for the runway that is your school hallway?
Either way, I highlight three super-stylish trends for back to school in my latest Global TV segment, featuring looks from Forever 21, Old Navy and Guess.
Thanks for having me, Global TV and Metropolis at Metrotown! And thanks for your help, Jerome Insorio and Hayley Hudson!
[First photo by Jerome Insorio, second and third by Hayley Hudson]
P.S. Take a look at behind the scenes shots of one of my favourite back to school print shoots, and my very first back to school segment — which also happened to be my very first live segment ever.
I have a confession to make: I am by no means a sleek packer. I take the biggest suitcase I’m allowed and I stuff it with everything I could possibly need. So as my doctor once told me: do as I say, not as I do.
For my latest style segment on Global Television I talked trends that travel, featuring looks from Joe Fresh (at Superstore), Plenty, and Winners.
Take a look! Thanks for having me, Global Television and Metropolis at Metrotown! Thanks for your help, Jerome Insorio and Hayley Hudson!
[Photos by Hayley Hudson]
My segment at Global BC started out smoothly enough this morning.
I brought three of my favourite sand-friendly looks from Old Navy, H&M and Swimco, pulled from their Metropolis at Metrotown locations.
Then it quickly turned into one long blooper reel. (I don’t think I have ever laughed as hard as I did the second we stopped airing!) Take a look…
Thank you, Global BC and Metropolis at Metrotown, for having me! Thank you, Jerome Insorio and Hayley Hudson, for your help!
[First photo by Jerome Insorio, second photo by Hayley Hudson]
What were you doing bright and early Saturday morning? Sleeping in? Well, you know what they say, you snooze, you lose…the chance to watch my trends segment live.
But no matter! My latest, featuring three of the biggest trends for summer (key colours, key silhouettes, and key-carrying handbags), is available right here.
Featuring looks from Club Monaco, Aritzia, BCBGMAXAZRIA, and Marciano, it made for a very summery start to the weekend. Take a look…
Thank you, Global Television and Metropolis at Metrotown, for having me! Thanks, Jerome Insorio and Hayley Hudson, for your help!
[Photos by Hayley Hudson.]
Getting dressed on hot summer days is all fun and games until it comes to the work week. It’s hot during your commute and scorching on the patio after hours, but it’s freezing cold when you’re sitting under the AC vent in your office.
This morning I brought three looks from Michael Kors, Banana Republic and LOFT to help you get through both extremes. (I’m wearing Zara and Aldo, with a linen skirt I bought in Ireland.)
Watch the clip!
Thanks for having me, Global Television and Metropolis at Metrotown! And thanks for your help, Jerome Insorio and Hayley Hudson!
[Photos by Jerome Insorio]
The only question more daunting than what to wear in a wedding? What to wear to a wedding! Too formal and you’ll be uncomfortable, too casual and you’ll look like you didn’t put in the effort. Drama rama!
So for my latest instalment of Wear It Well on Global Television, I compiled three ensembles to wear to three different types of weddings, featuring looks from Aritzia, Aldo, Joe Fresh, Call It Spring and Le Chateau at Metropolis at Metrotown.
Watch the clip here. Thanks for having me, Global BC! Thanks, Hayley Hudson, for the photos! Thanks, Jerome Insorio, for your help!
But first, menswear! It’s not often I get to talk about it, but it is often I think of it fondly. The styles are so classic (masculine, you might say); the pieces rely heavily on colour and texture; trends shift much more slowly than in womenswear. There’s a timelessness to it all that I appreciate.
Besides, it brings out my best Shopping Channel skills.
It’s pure joy as far as I’m concerned. The menswear I featured in my latest trend segment on Global BC is from Boys’Co.
The womenswear? From left to right: Geox (those boots are a pair I desperately want in my closet), H&M (a vibe that has me dreaming of Coachella, which I haven’t been to in years), and Gap (with a bandana from the men’s section, no less).
Watch the clip!
Thanks for having me, Global BC and Metropolis at Metrotown. Thanks for the photos, Zoe Tisshaw, and thanks for your help, Jerome Insorio!
Spring! It’s almost spring! Which means it’s time to peel yourself out of that rain slicker you’ve been wearing all winter and slip into something a little lighter and brighter.
Like, say, some deluxe denim from Club Monaco with a pair of flats from Aldo (on the left), a dress with lots of lace in unexpected places from BCBGMAXAZRIA (middle) and ’70s statements from Michael Kors (right).
These were three of the biggest trends I featured in my spring trend report on Global BC.
And while this is how I look on air — in a dress with studded sleeves from Picadilly Canada, shoes from Aldo, necklace from Adia Kibur and Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella…
…this is what I look like when I’m pulling it together backstage: wearing one of my favourite concert tees (yes, it’s New Kids on the Block and yes, I went to their show as an adult), J.Crew jeans and high tops c/o of Ecco.
Watch the segment here. Thanks for having me, Global BC and Metropolis at Metrotown! Thanks for the photos, Zoe Tisshaw! Thanks for your help, Jerome Insorio!
They say if you don’t like the weather in Vancouver you should wait five minutes. I say you should layer up. For my latest Wear It Well segment on Global Television I brought in three of my favourite takes on layering for these not-quite-spring days. The first look? A super minimal take on a tissue-weight turtleneck and long, heavy cardigan from Oak + Fort.
The second? A suiting vest layered with lace and cashmere from Banana Republic.
The third? A floral dress worn as a tunic and warmed up with a linen jacket and blanket scarf from Plenty.
See? You don’t even have to wait a minute.
Thanks for having me, Global Television and Metropolis at Metrotown! And thanks, Hayley Hudson, for the photos!
Christmas came really, really early at my house this year. I’m never that organized. Unless I have to be. And this year I had to be.
Canadian Tire shot a series of videos at my place to launch the new CANVAS line. So I got super festive even decorated a tree for my kid (who is way too young to appreciate it).
It’s essentially a giant tower of tinsel covered in colourful ornaments and chalkboard baubles.
Santa would totally approve. Take a look!