Category: Fashion

  • A Girl’s Guide to Shoes — The Athleisure Way
    Back in the day, when business clothes required formal shoes, and dresses demanded heels, the life of a shoe-lover was an easier one. Fast forward to today, and you’ll see that fashion is less about rules and more about statements. Not to mention, comfort is now key — whether it’s for clothing or one’s self-esteem — yet style still reigns
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  • Sakura, Spring, and Sunrise: 12 Days in Japan
    “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” — Terry Pratchett   It was about midway through my 12-day long holiday that the thought occurred to
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  • Russia’s ready. How about you?
    Fans have their say about their team’s chances in this year’s FIFA World Cup. Would you believe it? It’s already time for the next football world cup! Has it really been four years since the 7-1 thrashing that Germany handed out to Brazil? Well, one thing’s for sure — Russia 2018 can’t come soon enough for the Samba. The five-time world
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  • Hot in 2018 – What new athleisure trends are popping
    Two things have been making my hair – whatever is left of it – fall this past week: 1) my Schengen visa application being stuck in consulate limbo and 2) how I should pack prudently for the same trip. But come weekend, I realized there was only one thing I had any control over. All energies were then focused on finding the perfect mix of
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  • Athleisure for your favorite fitness regime
    Gone are the days of wearing baggy shorts and a ratty old t-shirt on your daily run. Sure, physical activity is about getting fit. But who says you can’t look good while you’re nailing those push-ups? Unattractive, uncomfortable sportswear is no longer the only option — 2018’s hottest trend, Athleisure combines comfort, style, and function to
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  • A Woman’s Guide to Adding Comfort to Couture
    The debate began after the first few visionary women chose to sport their yoga outfits on the street — could leggings really be worn as pants? People flocked to Twitter, Instagram, and fashion blogs to voice their opinions. Supporters of stretch argued for comfort and convenience, whereas the proponents of ‘propah’ insisted
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  • Run, Jump, Work, or Play with Athleisure
    A term that originated thanks to America’s booming fitness industry in the 70s — think ‘Pumping Iron’ — today, Athleisure has grown past dour velour tracksuits, neon headbands, and risque men’s athletic shorts. These days, you can find men and women across the world dressed in chic hoodies, trendy joggers, and funky tops and t-shirts, whether
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  • Couture for your Coiffure
    My hair is wet, nay! If only I had more time… Towel saves the day. My haiku skills may be limited, but I know a thing or two about hair. Having had my fair share of bad hair days, I consider myself a quasi-expert on taming wild strands. Obviously, your first reaction to terrible tresses should be to shampoo your mane back into shape. But
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  • Drown those Denims: 5 ways to a jeans-free life!
    When I wake up in the morning light I pull on my jeans and I feel all right I pull my blue jeans on, I pull my old blue jeans on (Ch-ch) I pull my blue jeans on, I pull my old blue jeans on (Ch-ch)   Ever danced your way around the room, singing to the tune of David Dundas, wearing your old, rugged blue jeans? Well, we all have – some day
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  • 5 Fitness Trends to go With Your Activewear
    We’re nearing that time of year again. The one where, after gorging ourselves on Christmas cakes and cookies, we look at ourselves in the mirror and say “New year, new me!” Of course, dropping those extra pounds are often easier said than done for most of us. Luckily, each year brings us new workout routines we can experiment with. Here are 5
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