• By: Alexandra Hunt

Fall for Fringe

Seen on virtually every runway this season, including the Burberry, Valentino, Pucci, Ralph Lauren, and Chloe runways, fringe is back and will continue to remain on trend well into 2016. Today’s fringe provides texture and interest to any outfit. This season it’s hanging off the hemlines of pencil skirts, showing up as an embellishment on sweaters and is creating a high-impact look when added to accessories. As with any trend with this much wow factor, it can be intimidating to take on. Here’s how to capture the look in a completely modern way. For those who are more daring with their style, opt for a bold, fringed skirt that really moves when you walk. Pair it with your favourite t-shirt and add a pair of heels to bring the look together. If this trend is too tangled or tasselled for you, then stick with accessories. A clutch or handbag can add the perfect amount of modernity to any outfit.




Alex’s Fall Favourites


Nothing says luxe like a sweep of posh, plush fur when the temperature drops. With so many faux fur options available, this look will continue to remain a style staple for decades to come.
I always purchase a new fragrance with the change of seasons. Right now, I am loving the warm and spicy scent of ‘Mimosa and Cardamom’ by Jo Malone.
Hiking in Gatineau Park is on the top of my fall must do list. I’ll be wearing my brightest pair of runners to take in the beautiful leaves.



Threadbare Politics

QAlex, I’m a new political staffer and I’m still
trying to figure out how important it is to wear
your party colours during election season.
Do I really need to stick to the political
colour scheme?

ARED pencil SkirtHow partisan is your clothing? Like it or not, what you wear may indicate which party you will be voting for on October 19th. With the election looming, each political party is working on getting its message out and many staffers are using their political colour (blue, red, orange or green) as part of their identity. If you’re on the campaign trail, you’ll notice that posters, propaganda as well as backdrops will follow this branding strategy. As any party faithful will tell you, partisan style is the easiest way to express your loyalty and strengthen the image of your team. I’m not suggesting that you only wear one colour for the next few weeks, but rather, try to incorporate your hue as often as possible. A simple way to accomplish this is by wearing a brightly coloured skirt, blazer or bold accessories.

Photos by Valerie Keeler at Valberg Imaging.

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