Your Essential New Year’s Eve Style Guide


(NC) There’s a lot of pressure on New Year’s Eve: the party you’ll attend, the food you’ll serve, the person you’ll kiss. But with Canadian style expert Janette Ewen’s quick guide, you’ll be able to cross ‘what to wear’ right off the stress list.

Sequins and sparkles

Some things are simply meant to be: chocolate and peanut butter, Brad and Angelina, sequins and New Year’s Eve. It’s a classic choice that never disappoints. There are very few occasions in a girl’s life when a midnight-blue sequined mini-skirt or a silver-flecked blouse are appropriate, but December 31st sure is one. “Pair your sparkly showstopper with a black leather legging or a pair of neutral pumps,” recommends Ewen. “Don’t forget to add a stack of crystal-embellished sterling silver rings from Pandora for extra sparkle.”

Dramatic hues

If sparkles aren’t your thing, opt for rich hues and unexpected combinations. Emerald green is festive and complementary for a variety of skin tones and hair colours; choose an A-line dress in this hue and be prepared for compliments all night. You could also opt to marry cotton candy pink trousers with a deep maroon blouse for a seriously fashion-forward look, or mix-and-match shades of blue with sterling silver accessories. “A powder blue coat over an ultramarine dress finished with Pandora’s sterling silver Shimmering Lace earrings will have you partying into the wee hours with ease,” notes Ewen.

Pattern play

You’re a neutrals diehard and proud of it. No problem! Punch up your NYE look with pops of surprising patterns. Invest in a leopard print clutch with gold hardware or a stylish plaid scarf. “Or, if you’re feeling particularly daring,” adds Ewen. “Spring for a polka-dot pumps or zebra-print booties to really boost your little black dress ensemble.”


Cold Water Market

Saturday March 23, 2013


While many other neighborhoods in Toronto are blessed with year-long craft markets, Bloorcourt has few showcases for the unique character and style of the neighborhood.

Come celebrate the coming of spring at an intimate home craft market, where you can browse handmade and vintage pieces made and found by local sellers!

To join the event or get more details check them out on Facebook >>

Here’s a listing of a few of the market vendors that you’ll find in attendance:

Paper People Clothing
Eclectic eco fashion for conscious individuals, plus designer, Jennifer Fukushima will be bringing some curated vintage pieces from her personal collection.

Bumperharvest Designs
Jewelry and indigo shibori textiles that strive for a balance of elements. Come and view my spring preview, which will feature statement necklaces with semi-precious stone, wood and ceramic beads, hand dyed linen scarves, bags and more!

Coal & Marigolds Vintage
Vintage clothes and findings from the 20’s through 90’s. Party dresses, painted glassware and other treasures.

Dawne Marie’s Ice Creams
From 12pm to 4pm swing by for a scoop or two or three or more of Dawne Marie’s delicious ice creams and sorbets. Guaranteed to have your taste buds making out with each other! Don’t forget to vote for the flavour you’re dying to try below!