Fashion & Style Blog by Lyra Pappin

Dubbed the "Fashion therapist", Betty Halbreich will tell you what's really behind the decision to wear shoes that are way too tight, or sizes that just don't fit.

Cause when it comes down to it, Freud just doesn't know fashion. Read more
Who knew riding your bike could also be the best way to show off a new trend? Okay, this helmet is too Gaga-chic for me, but there are some amazing brands and looks out there that do what some thought impossible: make saftey stylish.

Caveat: falling off bikes, still not fun. Read more
There's nothing like a good, stern warning to the cyberworld about ending bad trends before they start. If you're guilty of any of these things, look on the bright side: you've got time to stop! And if not, which one do you think is the worst? Read more
Yes - that is Madonna.

The stars came out for the Met Gala and everyone from Beyonce to Kim Kardashian was there, decked out in things that are either high fashion or fashion made while high.

Any favourites? I think I actually gasped when I saw Kimmy K.

Original story: Met Gala 2013: See All the Red Carpet Looks
It's Met Gala night! Fashion's biggest red carpet of the year! As the stars roll up... Read more
Things I thought might happen before fannypacks made a comeback:
- The Chicago Cubs win the World Series
- Carrot Top has a hit movie
- Hell freezes over

But somehow, the impossible has happened. Do you like this trend? Read more
This is quite possibly the biggest fashion win for tall girls everywhere: low heels are apparently the next big trend.

Note: any size-heeled Crocs or Converse shoes remain entirely ill-advised. Read more
A photo of non-teeny mannequins went viral in Sweden prompting more talk about what a "real woman" is. I'm no expert, but neither one of these plastic girls is a "real" woman to me.

Original story: Why shop mannequins need to be like real women The popularity of an online photograph of larger-than-average fashion dummies at a Swedish department store points the way for retailers to... Read more
Most people buy Lululemon yoga pants because they have a great reputation for flattering legs, thighs and behinds. In a BOLD move, they inadvertently sent shipments of pants that are see-through. Unless they were sending them to Jennifer Aniston and various other superfit, wildly confident women... epic fail.

The shipments have been recalled. Thank god.

Original story: See-through pants problem causes... Read more
Not since Don Johnson has there been so much talk about white shoes . Apparently, with spring around the corner, white heels have become popular again. I will probably never wear them, but... I like them! And who cares about fashion "rules" anyway?

Did you even know that wearing white shoes was controversial? Post below if you feel differently!

Original story: Spring Fashion Trends 2013: Are... Read more
It's Fashion Week in Paris and there are t-shirts and skirts that cost thousands of dollars as far as the eyes popping out of your head can see! According to Balenciaga, it seems that black and white is "in" - is this new?? Either way, they're gorgeous and hopefully some great inspiration... Read more


Lyra Pappin
Toronto, ON, Canada

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