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The American luxury retailer — known for its indelible ability to pick the most unique offerings from Cushnie et Ochs to Diane von Furstenburg — has opened its first flagship in Toronto on the oh-so-appropriate Mink Mile (known to us regular folk as Bloor Street). We asked Intermix CEO Khajak Keledjian to give us his 4 picks on must-own pieces for fall 2011.
“INTERMIX is about blending individual style with today’s hottest designers. Women want to be current and on-trend, but they also want timeless pieces as staples in their wardrobe. Our key trends are…”
Fall 2011-12 fashion trends: The 4 looks you need to own now.
The new season is literally days away and with it comes new styles and new attitudes. Fall/Winter 2011-12 embraces autumnal florals, a flashback to the ’60s mod scene and the return of an elegant bourgeois style. While we’re always inspired by the offerings shown to us in glory on the international runways, nothing makes us crave a closet of new possibilities more then when checking out women on the street capturing the looks we love.
Armed with our Fall/winter 2011/2012 Fashion Runway Report and with cameras at the ready, ELLECanada.com photogs snapped shots of streeters from London, Milan, Paris and New York who best interpreted the season’s covetable fashion trends. We’ve highlighted four of our favourites here, but stay tuned to The ELLE Word blog where we’ll be posting more spirited images in the weeks to come. Read the rest of this entry
As you can tell from my multitude of nail polish blog posts (here, here and here), I’m a bit of a fanatic when it comes to my nails. But as much as I love slicking on that new shade, getting creative with nail art and testing out the latest trends, my nails need a break sometimes – a chance to go au naturel, and time to breathe. This just so happens to be my nail polish-free week. Here are my best tips for getting my nails back to a healthy state after weeks of polish changes.
1. Remove polish for at least one week.
After a month of applying nail polish twice a week (if not more — I’m finicky), my nails start to feel dry and sometimes even get brittle and split. All that polish, remover and filing takes its toll. So I give them a clean slate and apply only a nourishing base coat (try Essie’s Feed Me) to get them back to strength.
2. Keep ‘em short.
When not sporting any polish, I tend to keep my nails on the shorter side. If they are fragile, longer nails could split and damage more easily.
3. Natural doesn’t mean unruly.
Just because I don’t have a pretty shade swept across my nails doesn’t mean I skip on cleaning up my cuticles – this is an essential step to healthy nails – filing them into the perfect shape, and making sure they’re free of hangnails or dry skin. Read the rest of this entry