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I’m proud to say I was asked to write a short feature on fall fashion for The Vancouver Sun. It was in Tuesday’s paper and I thought I would share it for those who missed it. Enjoy!

Originality is a huge part of fashion. So, while I tend to refrain from commenting on trends, I can’t ignore what feels fresh. And for fall it’s all about hemlines. My favourites are on the shorter side, paired with knee-high, or above, boots, seen at 3.1 Philip Lim, Isabel Marant and Chanel. The key is volume, either in the form of an origami fold or an uneven hem. Texture also adds interest, whether it’s created with leather, tweed, wool or cotton. Miniskirts for fall you’re thinking? You bet! I can’t wait to pair a slightly oversized, chunky-knit sweater with a mini and boots to effortlessly sail from summer into fall.

Another popular hem length, and perhaps a more functional option for the workplace, is the below-the-knee skirt. Celine did it best and made the look fresh with ankle boots. My tip? Be sure your skirt ends at the slender part of your leg, just above the calf. This will elongate your legs, ensure they have shape and don’t look stubby. Here’s to embracing an updated, chic and never-frumpy hemline that can be worn to work or play.

from left: Theyskens’ Theory, Isabel Marant, Chanel, Philip Lim 3.1, Celine; Fall 2013
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 PS Check out my take on the look here.


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