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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  • Must-Devour: La Diperie

    Who diets in the summer? Ohhkaayy a lot of people do, but that doesn’t mean completely restricting yourself from all the delicious goodies Montreal has to offer, and if you’re gonna splurge on something sweet, I suggest you go big or go home. Enter: La Diperie. Located on the corner of Pins and Coloniale, La… Read more »

  • solids & stripes

    Nothing looks quite as clean cut as a solids and stripes combo in clothing; tailored black slacks and a silk striped oxford shirt, or in this case a basic white tee and a literal twist (clever, right?) on the classic striped pencil skirt. Fun fact: this tulip skirt’s stripes are actually navy blue, but photograph black. I picked… Read more »

  • Denim, duh

    You know those days where you’re in love with the top you’ve picked out but can’t find the bottoms to go with it? The trumpet sleeves on your chiffon blouse are too flouncy for loose silk slacks, and the hemline on your tunic is so long when you pair it with shorts or a mini… Read more »

  • Dazzle me in gold | Brussels

    One of my favourite places in the world, and probably the most magical little corner of Europe, is the Grand Place of Brussels. The central square of downtown Brussels is a hub for international tourists, storybook cafés, luxurious chocolate boutiques and is a downright dazzling must-see location by day. However, when you have the privilege of living here,… Read more »

  • Festival-Friendly

    It’s that magical time of year again! Rock Werchter kicked it off with a bang, Tomorrowland is coming to a close, Osheaga is happening and everyone is stocking up on floral headbands and bejewelling their bodies; it’s festival season babes! In about a week I head to Vancouver to visit my boyfriend, and he got us tickets to… Read more »

  • Island Life

    So I’ve been back in Brussels for about a week now, and the rainy days aren’t really helping my Madeira-withdrawals. I’ve finally sorted through the hundreds (not even exaggerating) of photos from my trip last week, and was oohing and ahhing so much that I had to share some with you guys. From the rainforest-like park in the… Read more »

  • Paisley Print

    One of the best things The best thing about having sisters is the “what’s mine is yours” attitude we adopt when it comes to raiding each other’s closets; and I have two, which means double the outfit ops. On our last day in Lisbon, Danie and I played musical chairs with our clothes and now I’m sort… Read more »

  • Lovin’ the Love Gallery

    As fun and fluffy as it is to just write about statement bags, tasty desserts and leisurely beach vacations, I need a culture fix every now and again. But cultural history, awareness, knowledge and having a good time are not mutually exclusive as long as you’re immersing yourself in subjects that interest you. It may not be common knowledge, but… Read more »

  • back to basics | back to black

    I love clothes; I love dresses and skirts, high heeled boots and mules and oversized bags and blazers. However, dressing way way up isn’t the most practical way to enjoy travelling as much as I do. This is where compromise comes in; I can wear my LBD, but it has to be casual, not fancy. I… Read more »

  • Kyoto

    Who doesn’t love sushi? Okay lots of people don’t, but those guys are missing out – hey, more for me! Of course when in Portugal we stuck to the classic Mediterranean diet of octopus in vinaigrette sauce, grilled sea bass and were spoilt with traditional Madeira wine and Poncha (a deadly, what-happened-last-night kind of drink),… Read more »

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