Hijabi Summer Style Essentials

My Summer Style Essentials

Although summer began relatively late this year, I’m definitely feeling it now. This heat wave has encouraged me to keep my summer style minimal and classic. These are the pieces I’ve been reaching for: Everyday Earrings I’ve mentioned these geometric earrings on my Instagram a few times so they’re definitely worth a spot on this list. I’d never bought anything from Canadian designer Vintage Acorn prior to this purchase so, I very happy to find that […]

Meeting Aiyana Jewelry Maker Brittney And Chatting About Self-care

A Jewelry Designer’s Inspiring Story of Recovery and Self-care

If you believe that things happen for a reason, then my introduction to Brittney of Aiyana Jewelry was fate. Her incredible journey of recovery from Late Stage Lyme Disease is a shout out to everyone looking for the next best thing while neglecting self-care practices. We are all striving to make our mark but only seem to stop when our bodies fail us. Picking yourself up again is a challenge you often face alone. For Brittney, […]

ByINABE Cardholders - Leather Bags Made in Canada for Professional Women

Leather Bags Made in Canada for Professional Women

When you buy from a small business an actual person does a happy dance. That person is Beverly Wang of ByINABE. She makes beautiful and practical leather bags and wallets by herself. Kudos to this boss babe who experimented, found what she was good at and is sticking to it. She’s creating practical bags for professional women; keep reading on why you should support her. What are you working on right now that’s going to […]

This Ilk Tamara Bavdek and Mariam in conversation

Exploring Sustainable Fashion with This Ilk

I was first introduced to This Ilk at Inland. Designer, Tamara Bavdek’s jewellery style and designs were nothing like I had ever seen. The Indica necklace especially caught my eye and was gifted to me by the hubz. Unfortunately, I didn’t meet Tamara at the event but I reached out for a chance to know more about This Ilk. Luckily, she was heading down to Toronto for the One-of-a Kind Show and this gave me […]

Art mural of Toronto at the One of a Kind Show

One of a Kind Show – Something for Everyone

If you’re looking to experience everything that Canada has to offer and the amazing people that make up this country, head to the One of a Kind Show in Toronto. Its 11 days of non-stop creativity featuring over 800 Canadian makers. No two items are repeated because everyone puts their own creative spin on it, whether it’s concrete planters or greeting cards. Best of all there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a gift […]

Quinsco beaded bracelet stack as gifts for friends

Canadian Gifts for Everyone on your List

By now you will have realized that I love shopping locally (power to Canadian makers!). This week I attended one of the numerous Trinity Bellwood Flea Markets to check out some merch and bring you the best deals on holiday gifts. These makers should tackle everyone on your list. Don’t worry if you missed it, there’s another one on December 17th or you can always find these beauties online. For the body care junkie This […]

Pablo necklace flatlay by Foxy Originals - a Canadian designer jewellery brand

Designer Jewellery Minus the Price Tag

I don’t know about you, but I’m always on the hunt for unique and affordable jewellery. Sure, there’s a huge selection at high street stores but they’re not locally made. I love supporting Canadian brands (especially female entrepreneurs) because they have a story to tell and their quality is far better than the former. I was introduced to Foxy Originals, a trendy designer jewellery brand, when I saw a few of their pieces at Indigo. Since […]

Laparelle leather clutch bag in yellow mustard at Inland 2017

Innovative Designers at the Inland Show

Every time I walk into this building I’m amazed by the architecture and all the natural light the architect has allowed flowing through. Thus, it’s an apt place to hold a fashion design exhibition supporting different style designers that are all made in Canada. Welcome to the fall Inland show. I’m a fan of anything shiny, which is why Chayle’s booth caught my eye. What originally looked like jewellery made from foil was actually silver […]

pink girl black and white bright etsy canada

Etsy Brings 125 Talented Designers to Made in Canada

There’s no denying that Etsy has emerged as the online marketplace for DIY, handcrafted, and one-of-a-kind goods in recent years. This Saturday I got to see and purchase some of those amazing designs at the MaRs Discovery Centre. This particular event featured 125 vendors selling everything from fashion accessories to baby products to crafts and even vintage items. The atrium was abuzz with people and exciting things. My addiction to jewellery caused me to stop at every fashion-related booth […]

Uppdoo wonder mini black and white handmade toronto handbag

Shopping Inland Connects People with Purposeful Brands

With summer coming to an end (thanks to the chill in the air) don’t think the fun’s over. Fall in Toronto brings beautiful scenery and some awesome Canadian shows like Inland. I had the opportunity to attend the previous show in May. It housed over 65 Canadian designers where more than 95% of the collections on display were handmade or manufactured in Canada. What a way to support local talent! I’m invested in purchasing local […]