7 Winning (and warm) Winter Trends

THE Best way to survive winter to make it look fabulous! This season, stay warm by looking 
chic with these 
cool fashion 
trends Long coats, biker boots and a splash of neon keep you 
looking good this season 1. Neon Brighten up your day with a neon turtleneck. Go fitted or chunky knit—either way, you’ll […]

This Falls Top Designer Must Haves

What ‘The September’ Founder & CEO loves right now and why you should too… By: Christine Carlton Jimmy Choo Shar Denim Sling, $925                     “There are so many things to love about this savvy style: the directional silhouette, the killer heel… but I fell for the […]

Fall Fashion Accessorizing Tips

When it comes to accessories, more is more this season! Saying goodbye to summer is made easier by the arrival of a fashionista’s favourite season: fall! This year, the fashion gods have given us so many goodies to play with. It can be difficult to keep pace with fast fashion, so to save your pennies […]

Bold, Exciting Fashion for all Women| Rock ‘N Karma

Toronto Design Duo Creates Bold, Exciting Fashion for all Women We sat down with Naomi Shapiro, half of the dynamic design team at Toronto’s Rock ‘N Karma, to talk creativity, balance, and how she and her co-designer (and sister!) Devorah Shapiro keep the magic coming after 25 years of success. How did you get started […]

Summer 2019 Beauty Tips & Trends, With A 90’s Twist!

Turn up the heat this season with sexy statement lips and 90s-inspired eyes 90s All-Star Eyes With all the 90s-inspired beauty trends of late, I’ve really become taken with the red lip paired with taupe eyeshadow. Think mid-90s with a modern spin. The blending of the shadow is what gives this look a retro feel—it’s […]

Bring A Piece of Mykonos, Greece Home With You

By Kellee Merrell The Inspiration: Absolut Mykonos In the heart of the Cyclades along the Aegean Sea, you’ll find an 85.5 square-kilometre slab of sun-drenched rock. Named after Apollo’s son Mykons, the island of Mykonos has quickly become one of Europe’s most sought-after summer destinations. The whitewashed island with its charming sugar cube homes, curling […]

Belt Bags, Barely-There Sandals & Prints for Days

Fun is the name of the game this summer Canadian summer has arrived. After many months of colour starvation, stylish trendsetters will be strutting their stuff like birds of paradise—the brighter and louder the better! FASHIONABLE FEET Strappy mules and “barely-there” sandals take a step forward this season to lead the way. This dainty shoe […]

Mikhael Kale: A Toronto Designer to Watch

Stitched host Kim Cloutier shows off dramatic, wearable looks by Toronto designer Mikhael Kale. Toronto fashion designer Mikhael Kale’s work is inventive and exciting with rich colours and an edgy sensibility. Known for his attention to detail and fine craftsmanship, it’s perhaps not surprising that at least part of the inspiration for his current collection—rich […]

A Spring In Your Step: This season’s hottest shoes

This season’s hottest looks, including suede pumps, classic heels and cowboy boots, by Christine Carlton. Photography by Brogan McNab. Back from whirlwind buying trips to Paris and Milan, The September Founder & CEO Christine Carlton shares her latest edit of shoes to covet (and wear) now. Clarita Block Heel $695, Alexandre Birman “The Clarita is […]

Stuff We Love For Your Home, Health & Happiness

Kiss Me This three-in-one plumping, moisturizing, and colour-boosting lip balm from Givenchy is encased in pretty pink leather and designed to give you the perfect pout this spring. Lips appear suppler, softer, and fuller upon application and their natural colour is subtly heightened. The genuine leather sheath makes it the perfect beauty accessory. Givenchy Le […]

Designed With Love, from Mani Jassal.

Fresh, free-flowing designs from culture-blending, Mani Jassal. Toronto Designer Photography by: Vipoositha For Toronto fashion designer Mani Jassal’s design team, a new season means a new collection! Inspired by florals and featuring a fresh bouquet of soft pinks, whites and neutrals in free-flowing silhouettes, the Spring Summer 2019 collection is aptly titled “With Love.” The […]

Drool Worthy Gift Ideas for Dad this Father’s Day.

Gismos and gadgets Dad’s are here for this season Let’s face it…Dad’s can be hard to buy for! This year, I’ve looked high and low for some of the most unique and fun ideas that will delight Dad. Here are my top picks for this year’s Dad of the Year.  Grilling Galore Now what Dad […]

Interior Trend: Get the Parisian Look

Art Deco Revival Inspiration from Paris, France, by Kelle Merrell. In the heart of Paris, mere steps from the Opera House and the Louvre, sits Hôtel Saint-Marc; an ultra-chic hideaway where luxury, design and exclusivity are one. Built in 1791 on the private residence of the Duc de Choiseul, the property was once the most […]

Spring/Summer 2019 90’s Comeback: Retro Trends Rule

90’s looks and fashionable favourites get a fresh spin for spring, by Brian Jarvis. Slicked Back Let’s dive right in with a trend we’ve seen pop up here and there over the last two years. Fresh-out-the-pool, slicked-back hair is making a big splash in 2019! Balmain, Burberry, Victoria Beckham, House of Holland, Tory Burch and […]

How to Find Quality Fashion Clothing Online

Demonstrating ways to make sure you can rely on your manufacturer, by Tomas Sewport. If you want to start a fashion business, then finding a manufacturer who makes high-quality fashions is important. You probably started building your clothing business. You probably came up with a niche and some ideas for the types of clothes you’d […]

Beauty Products on Trend for Spring 2019

What’s in store this spring to freshen up your look, by Suzanne McKay. THINK PINK Lightly stained pink lips will be a go-to this spring but, should a punchier pout be more your thing, lay on that lip colour and match the hue on the cheeks to add a lively statement to your complexion. A […]

Spring Cleaning 2019 Beauty Tips

Declutter your beauty essentials. It’s spring cleaning season and that extends to what’s INSIDE your cupboards too. Your skincare and beauty products work hard to help you look and feel your best. This spring, take an afternoon to declutter, clean and organize these beauty essentials, and give them the care and attention they need to […]

Spring Up and Clean Up!

Founder, Cheryl Hickey Family Brand & Arm Here For You, Host of Entertainment Tonight Canada. Spring is here! For me that means it’s time to shake off the cobwebs and get it together! Now is the time to start new! Pack away those winter blues and pick up a new attitude and new you. OK. […]

The Groundbreaking Spring Trends of 2019

By Alicia McNamara Hang Tough Sexy punk rocker chic ruled the runways for SS19. Leather on leather, and don’t you dare forget the spikes. Think grungy, but pass on the dirty. This boss lady is high class. You can never go wrong pairing a banging leather jacket with tight denim, and a great pair of […]

Inside the Mind of an Influential Canadian Fashion Designer

We caught up with Hendrixroe’s founder, fashion designer Jordan Erin McKay who told us about her personal style, guilty pleasures and what she’s most excited about right now.  How did you go from pursuing law to being a fashion designer? JEM: I was flying from Calgary (where I was attending school) to Vancouver to celebrate […]

Corduroy Comeback: How to Style Corduroy

By:Lynda Castonguay There has been a resurgence of interest in corduroy lately and as the younglings would say, I am here for it. You would be hard pressed to find someone, except maybe the younglings I just mentioned, for whom corduroy does not conjure up images of the 70’s, or that one professor who hasn’t […]

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for some last minute gift ideas? I can help! I’ve rounded up my Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for 2018.  By: Jaclyn Harper First up, the Parlux Aylon Hair Dryer. Who doesn’t love the look of a professional blow dry? Well now you can gift superior performance at home. The Aylon uses air ionizer tech ionic […]

Winter Fashion Must-do’s! | 80s Revival

Put down the Uggs! This winter we are experiencing a resurgence of 80s power glam. Do not go digging in the back of your wardrobe. Instead, to stay ahead of the style game this season—you should be looking in your mother’s closet! Here are some of the hottest trends to stay on top of as […]

Reducing my Carbon Footprint: One Manolo Blahnik at a Time

Recently during one of my bi yearly closet detoxes, as I looked at the pile of clothes I was about to donate to a local charity shop lying in a heap beside me, I couldn’t help but wonder what the fate of these clothes would be. Would they all be repurchased by someone and go […]

Canadian House of SHAN delivers high-end elegance

The House of SHAN’s designer, Chantal Levesque, never fails to deliver a stunning collection of ready-to-wear swimwear that combines superior quality with a unique, and sometimes avant-garde, design sensibility. Made just outside of Montreal, Quebec, SHAN’s refined garments emphasize beautiful silhouettes and are made with the care and attention seen in luxury, haute couture brands. […]

How to Find Wedding Gown Bliss

I was once at a wedding where the bride had changed her gown four times throughout the evening. That evening’s gorgeous wardrobe change was like having front row seats at Vogue Fashion Week. When I asked her why the many gowns, she replied, “I just had to – I loved them all and couldn’t make […]

Celebrate the Warm Days Ahead with New Shoes!

Who really needs an excuse for new shoes? Not us! But, if you do, warmer days call for a new shoe wardrobe! Check out some of our suggestions! Jimmy Choo Bethel T-strap Wear cork like you would denim: it goes with virtually everything. 
We love this sandal paired back with a floral print maxi dress. Aquazzura […]

Engagement Ring Shopping Made Easy

This topic deserves some special attention. Perhaps because the focus here is more on the Mr. Right in your life who is conducting endless hours of research on how to pick the perfect engagement ring. They say it’s easier for a guy to spend an insurmountable amount of money just minutes after a test drive […]

A Canadian Summer Cottage Style

Your tiny Andy Wolf shades are on, windows are down, and winter is a speck in your rear-view mirror. Where are you headed? Muskoka baby! It’s summer! And every Canadian will be “oot” and “aboot,” taking full advantage of every sunny day that Mother Nature will give us. Whether you’re headed to a cottage for […]

Top made-in-Canada fashion trends for Spring

With the unpredictability of NAFTA, why not keep it Canadian, and shop domestic for your fashion this season? Canadian designs and brands are built for our ever-changing needs. With four seasons and extreme weather, Canadians need more staples than anyone. To keep it simple, here are the must-have Canadian fashion trends for Spring/Summer 2018. Layer […]

Everyday Valentine Fashion

February 14th, the day of love. Leading up to this romantic holiday, millions of roses will be imported to Canada and billions will be spent on wine, candy and jewelry. Of course, thousands of men and women will also be shopping for something sexy… Lingerie! Yes, Valentine’s Day is the time to break out the garters and […]

Aleks Susak Blends Tradition, History and Folk Culture in Her New Ready-to-Wear Collection

East meets west in Aleks Susak’s Fall/Winter 2017-2018 collection, filled with flowing, bohemian garments and rich, intricate fabrics inspired by a blend of tradition, history and folk culture. Creative director Aleks Susak also combines classic cuts with edgy rock n’ roll-inspired looks in the collection; all while paying exceptional attention to detail, including individually hand-sewn […]


Silver Shoes for Holiday and Beyond

At The September, we’re all about getting the most versatility out of our shoes, even when they are super special and often considered solely (pun intended!) for a special occasion. That’s why we’re thrilled to confirm that your twinkle-toes will be on-trend beyond New Year’s Eve and well into the spring season! Why? Silver everything […]

Toronto Dress Rentals

Fashion Forward Dress Rentals are Elegant and Economical

As the holiday party invitations roll in, the number one question we’re all asking ourselves is “What am I gonna wear?” Before you “invest” (and to quote most husbands: “a dress is NOT an investment”) in multiple dresses—or dare I say: beg, borrow and steal from your girlfriends—you must go play dress up with Angela […]

Fashion Must-Haves For The Sparkly Season

If you love fashion like me, then all you want for Christmas is a whole new wardrobe. Don’t worry about love! The perfect holiday dress will find you the perfect date! (If only such wishes came true.) In reality, the holidays can be overwhelming and expensive. Best advice? Have fun and keep it simple. Alicia’s […]

Toronto Fashion Week Celebrates Art, Music, Culture And Fashion

Toronto Fashion Week is now in full swing and the bi-annual festival is celebrating fashion, art, music and culture. The festival runs from today (September 5, 2017) to Thursday (September 7, 2017) and is being held within Toronto’s most prestigious luxury retail and brand neighbourhood, Yorkville along Hazelton Avenue and Yorkville Avenue. The founding sponsors, […]

Addition Elle

Addition Elle Brings Body Diversity To The Runway

Addition Elle, the Montreal-based fashion brand with over 30 years of experience catering to plus-size women, is once again taking its fashion democracy message to the runways of New York Fashion Week. While the brand is on its 3rd year at NYFW, this will be the first time they will be showing as part of […]

GUESS 2017

GUESS Unveils Its Fall 2017 Advertising Campaign

GUESS has some big news to share. This fall season, the popular brand introduces American fashion model, actress, animal rights activist and quickly rising star Ireland Basinger Baldwin. She is the daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, and this is her first-ever international fashion campaign alongside tenured models, Kara del Toro, Simone Holtznagel, Solveig […]

Swimwear Trends

The Hottest Swimwear Trends This Summer

Bikini season is finally here; time to take off our clothes and bare as much as you dare. When it comes to swimwear fashion—especially this year—showing as much skin as possible is the way to go. Less is definitely more. SWIMWEAR TRENDS ITSY BITSY Afraid of your behind being exposed to the public? Don’t make the classic mistake of […]

Cottage Fashion

Cottage Fashion Staples for a Fashionable Weekend getaway!

Yes, summer doesn’t officially start until the end of this month but the weather will speak otherwise. Warmer weekends are already upon us and that translates into a cottage weekend getaway for many. Cottage fashion is a must! So you’re only heading away for the weekend but a lot can happen between Friday after work […]

New Shoes Transform

New Shoes Transform From Flats to Heels in Seconds- Mime et Moi

A start-up company based in Munich, Germany, has developed a very innovative line of new shoes that will be a woman’s new best friend 24/7. Mime et Moi add comfort and style for any occasion with their interchangeable heels that clip on and off in just seconds. With one click of a little button you […]

sticky bras

Sticky Bras- What Works, What Doesn’t and Some Tricks to use

The bigger the better the tighter the sweater. The concept sounds appealing, right? A variety of bust-enhancing gels or stick-on foam that is supposed to look natural, push up your cleavage and boost your bust are available for purchase. The truth is most of these sticky bras are gimmicks, one-hit wonders that you can’t return […]

basic style tips

Basic Style Tips Everyone Should Know

Even if you aren’t especially fashion savvy, there are some basic style tips out there that can help you avoid fashion faux pas and mix ups. After all, you don’t want to be the one that wakes up in the morning and gets dressed in the dark! You want to be your best you, and […]

fashion trends coming back

5 Fashion Trends Coming Back in 2017

It seems that every 20-30 years, there are fashion trends coming back, so in 2017 we should be looking back into the 80’s and 90’s for some inspiration. It might be time to ask your mom to pull out some old clothes she has lying around and hopefully you’ll come across a few of these […]

Leggings Trends

Fashion Your Legs with These 10 Leggings Trends of 2017

Leggings seem to have been in trend for quite a while, allowing for fashion and comfort to combine all in one. Although the trend seems to always be there, the styles of leggings continue to be ever changing. There are so many beautiful leggings trends this year to choose from. Top 10 Leggings Trends of […]

Men’s Shoes- Show Stopping Shoe Styles for Him

Let’s be honest, women have more clothing options than men. That said, these days men are stepping up their fashion game with colour, suit styles, shoe styles and accessories.  Everything from cufflinks, the now-essential pocket square, hats and shoes are used to establish a unique expression and add an individual je ne sais quoi to […]

New York Fashion Week

Styling In The Big Apple During New York Fashion Week

Four cancelled flights, three airports, two delays, and one mechanical issue. Sitting front row New York Fashion Week… Priceless! New York Fashion Week fell in between the dates of the biggest snowstorm of the year. My trip was cut short, my Uber bill came in just under a millions dollars, and I’m still on hold […]

2017 Fashion Trends

Fashion can be exhausting, even for a stylist. This year, I’m making it easy. I’m setting some ground rules, and sticking to them in order to ensure that I utilize every inch of my wardrobe, both in terms of the space as well as what’s in it. Rule-of-thumb: Do not buy an item of clothing, […]

Brazilian Landscapes Inspire Beaufille’s Spring Collection

Toronto design duo creates elegant and breezy couture quality garments at accessible price points Sisters Chloé and Parris Gordon launched Beaufille in 2013, a woman’s ready-to-wear fashion and accessory brand that earned instant accolades in the fashion world in Canada and abroad. Known for its minimalism, elegant lines, contrasting textures and subtle design details, Beaufille […]


New Year! New You! New Underwear!

You may think what you’re wearing underneath that dress is reasonable, but I’m telling you, unless you’re a Victoria’s Secret model who has too many stylists behind her for the annual show, your undergarment fashion is most likely subpar.