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Shape Shifter

Fashion & Beauty

A woman’s wedding dress should take her breath away. And mine does, quite literally. Yes, the miles of matte satin call for a little heart clutching, but when it comes to looking sleek n’ chic on W-day, it’s what lies beneath that really leaves this girl gasping. Read the rest of this entry »

The Ring’s The Thing

Fashion & Beauty » Jewellery

Photo courtesy Tiffany & Co.

I’ve never met a jewellery store I didn’t like. Whether it’s fine or costume is really beside the point, to me, it’s about the thrill of the hunt: Pouncing on a sparkly pin, slipping on a sleek cuff, hanging colourful gems from my lobes and stacking several delicate rings. Read the rest of this entry »

To veil or not to veil…

Fashion & Beauty » Veils & Accessories

Image courtesy Tessa Kim (

I was never that little girl; the one who wore a crown of toilet paper around her head, and let it fall to the ground in grand veil fashion. I didn’t prance about the yard wearing my DIY headgear nor did I swoon at the sight of these heavenly accessories.  Even when that magical I-found-my wedding-dress day came, I was more interested in adding the sparkly bits (the necklace, the bracelets, the hairband) than I was the actual veil.  Was I really a veil kinda girl? Somehow there seemed to be so much tied to this whisper-thin netting. And if I did wear one, which way would I play it? Retro? Face-framing net. Fashion girl? Feathers, crystals and tulle. Princess? Cathedral-length with opulent embroidery. Now, I was curious, I needed to experience (first hand!) the veil effect. Read the rest of this entry »

How sweet it is…

Planning » Reception Ideas

Image courtesy Bakerella (

Confession: For the last little while (i.e. when White Toronto called to tell me my beloved wedding dress had arrived, and when could I come in for a fitting?) I thought it best to part ways with sugary confections. Read the rest of this entry »

Haute Honeymoon

Travel » Honeymoons

In between the whirlwind of writing shower thank you notes (carpal tunnel syndrome, anyone?), booking cars for the Big Day (just say no to the white stretch limo) and shopping for wedding bands (classic gold for him, diamond eternity for moi), it has been easy to overlook Act II: The Honeymoon. Mr. Forever and I are off for two glorious weeks to discover Italy for the first time:  The culture!  The food!  The wine! The designer outlet shopping! Read the rest of this entry »

To Have and To Hold

Fashion & Beauty

Bag by Christian Louboutin.

Of all the things I choose to have and to hold on my wedding day (bouquet of roses, my husband’s hand), my Granny’s pearl beaded bag is the one thing from my past that will be in my clutches the night I begin my future as a Mrs. With its tiny silver chain, rows of intricate beading and simple frame silhouette (complete with a Mad Men-approved change purse clasp), this delicate bag makes me think of my Granny and the countless evenings that she would have carried it; winding the chain around her slender wrist to let the bag elegantly hang down at her side.  Read the rest of this entry »

Something Bejeweled

Fashion & Beauty » Jewellery

Necklace courtesy Dannijo (

With the highly anticipated Royal wedding just a few days away (cue Trumpet Voluntary in D Major), there has been much speculation on the topic of Kate’s sparklers.  Read the rest of this entry »

FASHION Magazine’s Very Own Sarah Casselman Talks About Her Upcoming Wedding


With our wedding day a mere eight weeks away (cue the excitement/anxiety) I am starting to get a mean case of The Lists. Regardless of where I am or what time of day (or night) it is, I find myself going through the mile-long checklist over and over again: wedding dress (check), table favours (need to still order them but we’ve already contacted the vendor, so half a check), tasting with the caterer (check), my shoes (sadly no check yet but funny given where I work; our merch closets are always chockfull of fabulous sole mates) and invitations (check, thanks for mailing them Mom!)   Read the rest of this entry »