The Problem With People Saying There is a Problem with Girlboss Feminism

I just finished binge-watching the 13-episode-long Netflix series, Girlboss, which claims to loosely follow the ups and downs of Nasty Gal’s entrepreneur Sophia Amoruso on her journey into the business of thrifting and online shopping. I loved it for a number of reasons, many of which are attributed to Britt Robertson’s spunky, take-no-bullshit attitude and the… Read more »

International Women’s Day

Today is #InternationalWomensDay, and if you’re fortunate enough to be scrolling through social media because you have access to a smartphone, or a tablet, or a computer, or a public library’s computer, or a laptop, or an iPad, or whatever device it is that has access to 3G or Wifi, then there is absolutely no… Read more »

I have met men like you before

Content warning: sexual assault Dear [Insert Predator’s Name Here], You and I have never met, but I have met men like you before. I have met men like you before, and I will meet them in the future, just like many, many other women will too. My sisters, my friends, my coworkers, the countless women… Read more »

The Patriarchy Wears Pink: Taking on the Hidden Tax

Who doesn’t love some personal pampering? From deodorant to shampoo and scented soaps, hygiene is an important daily ritual for many men and women; so, why should the latter be paying a reported 43% more for basic personal care items? Montrealer Aviva Maxwell pledges to answer this absurd question. The “pink tax”, a phenomenon that has been documented across… Read more »

Nasty Woman

If fashion is about making a statement, then let me make mine: No, I’m not American, but I am a human being. Today marks the day where we all have to come together, and protect each other from those who will continue to wield the normalization of hate speech as exercises in freedom of speech…. Read more »

A lil bokeh

One of my favourite things about living in the heart of Montreal is that this city is overflowing with artists: painters, style lovers, fashion creators, avid readers, creative writers, and, (one of my favourites), talented photographers. I’ve been working with Terrie for over a year now, meeting up every once in a while at some… Read more »

Salted Caramel

October is finally here! Among the usual oversize-sweatered hands carrying PSLs and scrolling through caramel-coloured Pinterest boards, there is that all too familiar dressing woe; how does one prepare for morning’s Arctic temperatures, but also survive the afternoon’s blazing heat? Layering is definitely key, but I won’t lie to you; you’ll have to brave the brief morning chill in order… Read more »

A Lil Bit of Both; Bondi Beach and Wilson’s Prom

G’day from the other siiiiide; I’m back up from down under and fighting jet lag like a champ by browsing the billions – only a slight exaggeration – of photos from my trip to the land of Oz. Didn’t see any emerald cities or yellow brick roads, but instead tons of sandy beaches, cuddly marsupials and ridiculously… Read more »

Leather and Layers

Montreal, is that you all nice and hot?? Not sure how much longer I can sport leather legs in this warming weather, but I’m not complaining about the balmy temperatures this week! When the weather is as fickle as your study habits (it’s not just me, right guys??), layering up and down is the way… Read more »

A Letter To My First Love,

To Brussels, I won’t even waste my words on the hateful people that have tried to take on the magical, eclectic little corner of the world that you are, because their mission to destroy everything that embodies beauty, love and light is in vain. Some are so entangled in their own darkness that they try to… Read more »

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  • preppy polka dots

    You know that one dress you own that puts a smile on your face every time you wear it? Well, this one’s mine. Zara is great for a number of reasons, one of them being their stellar collections of evening, every day and  date-night dresses. I have a real soft spot for girly things that… Read more »

  • Winter White

    Is there anything bolder than fighting the greyish muck of Winter 2016 with a crisp white blazer? Whether this move is daring or just plain dumb (hellooo, slush stains!), you have to admit it makes a statement. The great thing about blazers is the endlessly versatile options for how you can wear them. I’ve been really into the shoulder… Read more »

  • Borrowed from the Boys: Skinny Scarf

    F*** the patriarchy, am I right? This week’s feature makes sure you can be the boss lady you are, minus a skirt or a dress; I’m talking about menswear. I love how a sharp black blazer can dress anything up, from slacks and an oxford shirt to ripped boyfriend jeans and an oversized tee. I… Read more »

  • Snow Bunny

    Is there anything hotter – in both senses of the word – than tight leather leggings and oversized winter white wool? Chances are slim, so why take ’em? Everyone and their mother owns this pair of Aritzia leggings, and I was that girl who waited for Boxing Day sales to pick up my pair (for… Read more »

  • Leather Legs

    Consider this look the warmer cousin of the lampshading trend I wrote about last week; I call this one the leather legs look. Winter is officially here, never-ending snowfalls and all. Now is not the time to admit defeat and stow away all your dresses and skirts for the warmer months, but instead opt for over… Read more »

  • Lampshading

    Lampshading; heard of it? Maybe not, but you’ve probably seen it here. Celebs have been donning their over the knee boots and oversized Yeezy sweaters everywhere lately and I’m kind of digging it. Oddly enough I can’t find sweaters long enough to pass as dresses for my 5’3ish frame, but I do own my fair… Read more »

  • Transitional Trench

    Winter is here…! Alas, only recently. Before the overly generous snowfall a couple weeks ago, ‘winter’ was a series of ridiculously hot days and while I was enjoying the balmy weather, getting ready in the morning was always accompanied by the irritating “what do I wear?” chant playing on repeat in my head. I’ve been more than ready to… Read more »

  • Gone Tanning

    Not tanning tanning obviously, I mean…have you seen this weather? I’m talking about tan accessories, like this steal-of-a-deal, camel-coloured Zara messenger bag.  It’s easy to start feeling a little drab this time of year; nature is literally dying (like the trees and leaves and stuff), it’s too frigid outside to carry your Starbucks to-go cup without your… Read more »

  • Subway Series

    Christmas came early this year! Or more like, some teaser photos from my shoot with IQ Photography did. About a month ago I met Terrie on Instagram and ended up participating in his “Montreal Subway Series” a few weeks ago wherein he takes portraits and candids of Montrealers in different subway stations around the city. I mean… Read more »

  • Black and Blue

    No, no, no, not bruises, but colour combos! Remember the old myth that claimed you should never, under any circumstances, mix the colours black and blue in your ensemble? Well I’m here to disprove that dated legend, or at least make a strong visual case in favour of pairing these two rich winter hues together. Even though I’m not a big Game… Read more »

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