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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  • Casual Friday

    Dark times are upon us folks, and you all know it; that awkward limbo between midterms and finals, lamenting over how many fall Insta posts are too many, and – something I can hopefully help you with – wondering how the hell you’re supposed to dress for Montreal weather that’s more hot and cold than Katy Perry circa ’08. Yup,… Read more »

  • Shades of Grey

    Baby it’s cold outside. Finally! I know I’m pretty hot and cold about Montreal weather, but I love a good excuse to start layering up in any and all shades of grey. Not just any old grey stuff though, but wool. From skirts to sweaters and tailored trench jackets, wool is the only way to… Read more »

  • Inked 2.0

    After a summer spent away from Montreal, it’s only fair to expect a few changes when I got back. Not only was it significantly warmer than the -30 degree weather I was used to in winter (blessssed), but some of my favourite murals had gone through some significant changes too. Tweety bird and multicoloured monster (am… Read more »

  • Mixing and Matching

    Though it may not be for everyone, I’m someone who loves playing with different shapes and patterns in clothing, and sometimes like to mix a little bit of both for some extra pizzaz (I will take any excuse to use that word). When I picked up this printed skirt from Zara, I played by the… Read more »

  • the blues

    I know what you’re all thinking; have you seen the weather outside? A sleeveless summer dress and no tights?? I guess I’ve been away from Montreal for too long because somehow I forgot that our Fall/Winter season starts in September. Seriously, Summer didn’t even say goodbye, it just left. Rude. Anyways, due to this major lapse… Read more »

  • Splurge vs Save; Chloé ‘Marcie’ Bag

    I love a beautiful designer bag as much as the next girl, but I also love to eat, pay my rent and you know, live debt-free. I definitely believe in splurging for those one-of-a-kind designer pieces, but sometimes saving is the way to go when fast fashion stores are basically selling its twin. I was… Read more »

  • All White Everything

    What’s that rule about not wearing white after Labour Day? Yeah, screw that. All white everything is the way to go when you want to look like a total, effortless badass; hell yeah I can wear this all day and not spill anything on it (I hope). Not only does an all-white ensemble make a… Read more »

  • Summer Weather | Summer Leather

    Along with Frosh, OAP and zero responsibilities, summer is coming to a end, but it may brighten your spirits to know that means it’s time for F/W season shopping! New collections are being released every 5 minutes and this time of year is always about finding the perfect balance between an outfit that’ll keep you… Read more »

  • Rad Plaid

    I love a sexy LBD as much as the next girl, but it can be hard to make the classic nighttime essential a daytime appropriate outfit. That’s why dressing down a look is just as important as dressing it up to create that day to night ease. This is where the trusty plaid shirt comes… Read more »

  • Inspired by: Jackson Pollock

    This isn’t the first time I’ve splurged on an artsy item, and it probably won’t be the last. From home decor to accessories, I love owning unique, art-inspired conversation pieces that really up the ante of my wardrobe, and this Zadig & Voltaire XS Pollock bag is my latest purchase.  I was minding my business… Read more »

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