Anita’s Canadian Fashion Year in Review

Canadian fashion had a very good 2017. I noticed an uptake in buzz surrounding local talent during the year via social media and in the news. Brands were gaining and retaining new high profile retail accounts. Way more celebrities were wearing Canadian this year too.  Here’s a recap of some of the things that made me scream out YES in 2017.

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“Let me just check with her sister…”

I hear this so often (replace “sister” with “best friend/mother/daughter/housekeeper/etc.”) – from young men, grown men, newly weds or long standing partners. There is no rule, no standard, no set frame to determine the kind of guy who will default to it. Some of you seem to get into a state of panic, frozen mind, lost at sea when it comes to picking a personal gift for your girl.

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Anita's #shoplocal Holiday Gift Guide

I start my holiday shopping late every year. I can't seem to change it, so I've adapted to keep my sanity. Now, I visit my favourite shops to find the perfect gifts. Shopping local isn't as easy as ordering from Amazon, but it's more thoughtful, memorable and original.

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Dior at the ROM

I must confess that after having been wowed by the splendid Paris Dior exhibit in September, I was a little bit skeptical about what we would see at the ROM. But I was wrong. The curator, Alexandra Palmer, cleverly brought it home by scouting dresses owned by Canadian fashionistas in the early 50s—recognising household Canadian names amongst the donors makes one feel proud and involved.

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