Spring into Fashion with the Top 5 Trends

February 28, 2012 in Fashion

It’s time to shed the parkas, boots and toques, Canada! Spring is coming (or so we hope) and it has hit the runway with a bang!  If you’re anything like me, you and live for fashion, but not everything you see on the runway will compliment your taste, look or budget. Luckily, this Spring, the runway was good to the average, fabulous girl by giving us some trends that we can love and embrace. 1. Fabulous Florals Nothing says Spring like florals! Peter Som exploded onto the runway with this blue floral chiffon. It was a welcome update to evening wear. 2. Sporty Chic Who says that fashion isn’t comfortable? For those on a tight budget, this ensemble is from Marc Jacob’s more affordable ready-to-wear collection. Don’t forget to polish off this outfit with some cool color-blocked kicks. 3. Tangerine Tango Pantone guessed it right! Tangerine Tango is the “it” colour this Spring. Tangerine or any orange citrus colour brightened up the runway in New York, and you will definitely see it on the streets once the snow melts. Here, Charlotte Ronson showed a flowing, pretty piece in the sunny shade. 4. Neons Similar to our amazing KITCHEN by Upper Canada Soap collection, the Spring fashion trends are embracing NEON! What could be a happier shade to kick off a wonderful season? Nanette Lepore’s collection does this family of colours justice this Spring. 5. Polka Dots Everyone is gaga over polka dots this season! This is Tory Burch’s three-dimensional take
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My Take on Celebrity Fashion Lines

November 24, 2011 in Fashion, Uncategorized

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I went to the Jayz and Kanye West concert last night at the Air Canada Center and was BLOWN away. Literally, they had fire shooting from the stage. I digress. On my way to the concert, I saw a large and shiny black trailer with “Rocawear” painted across it in big block letters.  Then, it dawned on me that aside from being EPIC and Beyonce’s baby daddy, Jay-Z is also a fashion aficionado. He owns his very own clothing line that blends streetwear with runway styles called, Rocawear. In fact, it seems that every celebrity has their own clothing line. This leads me to ask one question, would you purchase a sweater because you liked it or because it’s from Gwen Stefani’s line, LAMB? I think … purchasing a sweater from a celebrity line is not like purchasing one that was produced by an established fashion house like Versace, Prada or Dolce and Gabanna. When asked who made your sweater, you can’t bashfully smile and say, “Oh, it’s Jessica Simpson,” like you can when it’s Versace. Isn’t that one of the main reasons most of us fall victim to a gorgeous designer piece? Having a piece from a celebrity line doesn’t hold the same cache as it does if it were from Miu Miu. Am I right or am I right? Actually, if you take a step back and look at 90% of the celebrity fashion lines, most are made for the common person – in that anyone can wear their pieces and it’s
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25 Ways to Wear a Scarf

November 10, 2011 in Fashion

Do you know what I love waking up to every morning other than a buttery croissant and a warm vanilla latte? A fabulous YouTube video! One of our lovely Brand Managers at Upper Canada Soap, Leslie, forwarded an email to me this morning with a YouTube video about how one can wear a scarf in 25 different ways. I didn’t know that this was even possible! Because of Wendy (www.wendyslookbook.com), the cute and charming woman in this video, we are all able to bundle up and stay fashionable. My favourite thing about this video is the way that it’s edited – it slows down and turns all Matrix-like at the “difficult” parts to ensure that you do it right. If you’re not one of the 4 million that have already seen the video (amazing), check it out below! What’s your favourite way to wear a scarf? Comment below!  

Our 5 Must-Have Travel Accessories

October 12, 2011 in Fashion, Life

As the season of cooler weather approaches many of us are making travel plans to escape to a sunny destination this winter.  With that in mind we wanted to share our 5 favourite travel accessories that Upper Canada Soap and Danielle Creations have to offer. 1.  Must-Have Travel Bags For all of your personal care items you will need while travelling  Danielle Creations has a wide array of travel bags to ensure you can travel with ease and style.  Here are just some of the travel cases we have to offer, click the image to see all of the product options and details on our site. 2.  In-Flight Bags Though in-flight travel size containers are only mandatory if you want to carry on your lotions and potions it is always nice to take comfort that if you do bring these travel size items in addition to your larger sizes in one of the above bags you will never be without your must have personal care items.  These in-flight totes come with the TSA approved containers inside for you to fill with whatever liquids and gels you need while travelling.  The cases come in three neutral colours, black, gold or pewter which make a great gift for any traveller. 3.  A Great Mirror We have all been in a hotel room where the lighting is awful trying to do your daily beauty routine, make up application or shaving for the guys would be next to impossible.  Enter our fantastic suction cup mirror.
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