Paddington Bear was my first introduction to the duffle coat. I think when I was little my brother had a duffle coat in camel too. The duffel coat is a classic but it can look so cool on the right man. Love this Joe Casely-Hayford Duffle Coat for John Lewis in Navy £299. The coatContinue reading

I have a obsession with winter coats. I like to blame it on my Canadian upbringing. Coats are an essential part of one’s winter wardrobe – it almost doesn’t matter what you’re wearing under your coat as long as your coat looks great. We spend a lot of time thinking about our wardrobe but oftenContinue reading

As a Canadian I feel I know and understand the value of a good parka. Most of them are ugly. I’m already short and feel a bit rolly-polly in a big down coat. Fortunately there are brands like Moncler who take the parka to new levels.Giambattista Valli’s Gamme Rouge collection for Moncler (the luxury ItalianContinue reading

Winter Blues Turn the World Upside Down but a Fabulous Winter Coat Turns all Around As the winter drags on and spring and its glorious fashion seems further and further away, there is one thing we fashionistas have to bury our winter blues away, the Winter Coat. This essential winter investment can give a liftContinue reading

I’m not a fan of the puffy down coat. I lived in Winnipeg for a few years and the long down parka is just not a flattering look. When you’re in high school you don’t care about being practical or about being cold, even if it’s -30 and you’re waiting for the bus. To myContinue reading


The Shop Bluebird had a party last night to celebrate Aquascutum‘s Women’s AW 08 collection. Michael Herz – Aquascutum’s Womenswear Designer with the very charming Jasmine Guinness Aquascutum is 155 years old and they still make all their core products in Northamptonshire. There are so many challenges for a heritage brand – how do youContinue reading