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According to Pam: Fur is Back

9 Jan

After spending my two week winter break reading (magazines of course), I seem to have come to a conclusion: Fur is totally back.

Even though this fashion staple has been popular for a few seasons, it keeps reappearing on runways for it luxurious feel and classic touch that designers love.

In fact, I bought my first fur vest just a few weeks ago. I used to find the trend a tad too pretentious and “madame” for my style, but as I looked through magazines and catalogues over break, I noticed that fur details were not too mature at all, but rather trendy and fashionable.

I noticed fur trimming collars and cuffs of jackets or skirts, which puts a playful spin on boring and dark winter apparel.

Also, fur shrugs have grown in popularity this season. My opinion: A fur shrug should be a staple in every fashionista’s closet. My fur vest keeps me warm (well, kinda), looks cute and makes me feel much more glammed up when I’m wearing it. Pair it with a chunky watch and studs for a put together, boho look.

Finally accessories such as hats, boots, gloves and even bags are highlighting the trend. I haven’t personally seen any around yet, but I find something cute about a fur clutch-don’t you?

The final verdict: I recommend everyone purchasing at least one warm and furry item (whether it be real or faux).

It looks like this trend is going to stay around for a while.

 

Now I am going to finish the last few pages of this month’s Vogue-school starts tomorrow-why do I have a feeling my magazine reading won’t last very long?

 

Pam x

According to Pam: Pinterest

24 Sep

I’ve been spending a lot of time on the internet lately. In class, after class, at home- you name it. My latest obsession: Pinterest. It reminds me a bit of tumblr- but if it’s possible-it’s kinda better. Now don’t get me wrong, I could spend hours on tumblr, but the best thing about pinterest is that the pictures are classified under “events,” “recipes,” “photography,” “home decor” etc. You then “pin” the picture to one of your “boards” which are titled Favourite Recipes, Party Ideas or My Style. It’s kind of like an online scrapbook. I’ve started my own account and have started collecting my fave pics, I’ll post it on the blog once I’ve accumulated enough material.

I highly suggest you check out this site, it’s so much fun looking through the pages (and not to mention a total and complete distraction) The picture I’ve attached to my post is one of my faves, anyone share my love for pink outdoor parties?

http://www.pinterest.com

Comment if you love this site as much as I do.

Ok, I’m off, I need to decide what to wear tonight. Did I mention that I have absolutely NO OUTFIT IDEAS and am leaving in 10 minutes? Wish me luck.

-Pam xx

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14 Sep

Ok, it’s official, when bored: I ALWAYS turn to TUMBLR.

I’ve been stuck in lectures since 8 am (and I’ll be here until 9 pm tonight)-so lets just say: I made some EXCELLENT contributions.

Check it out-what do you guys think?

Any faves? I could include it as TUMBLR PIC OF THE DAY on facebook tomorrow (oh by the way, I love to do that. Probably one of the highlights of my morning)

I better get back to “listening”

Jess and Fray: why aren’t you in this class?? I need support!!!

– Pam x

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Renascence Tip…

11 Sep

It’s a new week, try and achieve all of the above.

– Pam, Fray and Jess xxx

According to Pam: Salad

5 Sep

I know, weird title, but truth be told, I do eat a lot of salads. Personally, I believe that they are the perfect lunch or dinner and if topped with the right ingredients, can be a healthy AND satisfying meal!

As I flipped through the pages of my mom’s “Montreal Cooks” cookbook, I came across a recipe (for salad of course) that really caught my eye (and got me super hungry.) The “Roasted beet, walnut and goat cheese salad” served at Taverne sur le Square (1 Westmount Square) looked so delicious-and with the richer ingredients the flavours work perfectly with the cooler weather! I really wanted to try it-so I’ve decided to make it for dinner tonight. 

Since I’m having dinner alone tonight- I’m blogging as I munch away, and I must say, this salad IS AWESOME.

I’ll write the recipe down below- hopefully you like it as much as I do.

Now that dinner is almost over-I have to go prepare my books for the coming week. School has started again people, back to reality.

Oh and Happy Labour Day!

Pam x

Men Favor Brunettes and Curves?

2 Sep

Last night was just one of those nights when I COULD NOT fall asleep. What’s a girl to do at 5 am? Look aimlessly through twitter 😉 One of my fave bloggers Julie (www.pbfingers.com) tweeted about a  recent UK study (which I’ll link down below) which was aimed at discovering which physical features men found most attractive in women.

To my surprise (I thought guys loved skinny blondes) approximately 60 percent of the 2,000 men polled said they preferred women with darker hair (33.1 percent chose brown hair and 28.6 selected black hair). Blonde hair received 29.5 percent of the votes.

The study also surveyed men about the size of women they prefer. According to the Huffington Post’s conversion from UK sizes to US sizes, “38.8 percent of men actually favor a pretty average girl — about a size 8 or 10. Only ten percent of British males find a size 2 or size 4 woman most attractive.”

So, there you go gals, indulge in that extra piece of chocolate, eat some pizza.

Now if only we could all look like Sofia Vergara (sigh)

I hope this article boosted your self-esteem ladies, it sure helped mine 😉

Felicity.

_ Pam x

UK study: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/25/study-men-prefer-brunettes_n_936813.html

SO TRUE.

2 Sep