It’s freezing!

January 24, 2014

  I feel at my best when I spend a little more time than usual getting dolled-up. I’m sure some of you would agree with me. However, I wish you didn’t, because this is the perfect example of the influence… Continue Reading

Clothes on the cheap

January 25, 2013

A tour through my closet would reveal some questionable taste in clothing, an addiction to muted tones and— best of all— a large collection of thrifted items. Some may call me cheap, but I am proud to say that most… Continue Reading

The lion hunter makes purses

January 18, 2013

Musemo (Mo) Handahu was flipping through a fabric catalogue when she heard a voice. “It literally said, ‘Make a purse,’” says Handahu, the designer of up-and-coming handbag company Clutch Culture. She gathered vibrant print textiles and began sewing away. Her… Continue Reading

Top 8 spring trends

March 02, 2012

1950s Domestic – Pastel, prim, high-necklines, shifts: SM: This is feminine and beautiful, a reminder that we can be both sexy and covered up. It’s perfect for those days when you need to be tasteful (job interview, anyone?) but still… Continue Reading

New designer and entrepreneur seeks delicate balance of art and enterprise

March 02, 2012

On a rainy Thursday evening in January, Johnny Martin and a few of his friends gather around a table at the Seahorse Tavern, sharing pitchers of beer in the dimly lit, and completely empty, bar. What might look like just… Continue Reading

Awards season special: red carpet style

February 17, 2012

Why is it that when Emma Stone rocks a low-cut scarlet gown at the Globes, it fits perfectly, and she can appear effortless rather than uncomfortable? How does Angelina Jolie look classy in red and white satin? Why do even… Continue Reading

Fashion profile: Nothing is sweeter than Sweet Pea!

January 27, 2012

Though not yet five years old, Sweet Pea Boutique has already become a staple store for Halifax shopping. It’s the place to go for dressy frocks, blouses and skirts at a reasonable price point for the average young lady. It’s… Continue Reading

Unearthing the secrets of seasonal colouring

January 23, 2012

Most people have heard something along the lines of, “I’m a winter skin tone!” before. It may have been said as a joke, or it might have been serious, but either way you had no sweet clue what they meant…. Continue Reading

Fashion lends a helping hand

November 25, 2011

For Andrea Landriault, the fashion show held by Dal’s International Development faculty last weekend was long overdue. “It’s been in planning for about four years now,” she laughs. So how did it all come together? According to Landriault, it took… Continue Reading

This year’s winter fashion essentials

November 18, 2011

A look at every fashionista’s Christmas wish list  Though the weather may not be a clear indication that Christmas is coming, it is that time of year again—the time some call the most wonderful time of the year. And all… Continue Reading

Fashion Without Borders goes global

November 11, 2011

Dal brings six continents together through fashion The International Development Education and Awareness Society (IDEAS) at Dalhousie is putting culture behind fashion. From Indian saris to Afro-peruvian dance outfits to Japanese Kimonos, the IDEAS fashion show will bring an entirely… Continue Reading

Too sexy for their stripes

November 11, 2011

A Dal men’s fashion special The fashion column in the Gazette has been, admittedly, very female-focused this year. After looking through past articles, I started to feel a bit guilty about how little fashion advice I had to give to those… Continue Reading

The new kids on the fashion block

November 04, 2011

Up-and-coming designers who plan to rule the roost before too long Everyone knows if you want to carve out your own niche in the fashion world you have to leave the east coast and head for greener pastures, right? Wrong…. Continue Reading