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PULL UP YOUR (NHL) SOCKS

PULL UP YOUR (NHL) SOCKS

The sock monkey people wear matching sock outfits and you can too. Cutest androg baby gift ever, $24.99 each

This is not an article about alternatives for your bored hockey nights- surely you have an imagination.

This is about the night of the Sharp magazine for men party when I met Tony Pook and Kevin McCotter, the creative team behind Canuck accessories brand Pook whose novelty sock products you may (very likely) have come across.

You’ll want to know that Tony and Kevin had themselves a fine evening enjoying the Sharp festivities and telling me about their successful crazy business that all started with a hockey sock and now counts as their ‘real’ job, if you can call it that (as many of us in this modern day in age wonder about the ‘realness’ and ponder the advice from our high school counselor). But I digress (even if it’s in parentheses . Surely you’ve seen the sock people dolls, although granted they look more like monkeys.

Tony and Kevin call it the “hocky sockey” collection: the iconic red-striped grey and cream hockey sock sewn up into toques, mittens, scarves and also available as plain tradish socks. It was fun speaking fashion and femme style with the guys and it was then that I heard that they make one helluva pair of thigh-high socks. Sexy to say the least. Well I guess I had to have them since they are rather fun, so they sent them to me along with all kinds of sockey goodies:

Pook sock mittens

I actually really like the Pook sock mittens ($24.99)

The Pook hats

The Pook hats are lined with fleece and are reversible. $24.99 at Pook.ca

This knee-length sock is probably the most fun

Wear them straight up

See? the Pook hat flipped inside out now delivers cute ear flaps

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Our favourite way to wear the toe sock look- tied in a top knot

Thanks Tony and Kevin for the loot!

Images by me.

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2013 JEWELRY TREND SOUTHWEST-INSPIRED STUNNERS

The spring 2013 fashion season is barely underway and yet one major jewelry trend is already popping up all over the place…

Chunky silver settings, turquoise stones, look-at-me feathers and a slew of other Southwest-inspired elements are making their way onto the jewelry scene in a big way for the upcoming season.

You know what we say in fashion land, ladies…three’s a trend, which means you’re about to see this stuff everywhere (and, not to toot our own horns, but we’ve been on this one for a while–have you seen all of the amazing Southwest-esque accessories in our OpenSky store? This turquoise necklace is just the thing to get your collection started…or maybe you’re more of a cuff kind of girl?) Are you feeling it? What’s your favorite way to wear this kind of jewelry? And which pieces are your favorites? Share!

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HIGH HEELS – IF THEY HURT, YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG

I’m sick of all the hate high heels are getting in the press. I’ve got nothing but love for the 4-inch pumps I wear to work every day, and I believe that — if selected and used properly — your high heels can bring you the same joy, sans the pain and agony of blisters and joint pain.

Let me state for the record that I do not — for a second — disagree with the assertion that walking in heels uses muscles differently from walking in flats. No shit. But I feel like every trend piece that’s come forth about women hurting their feet and screwing up their bodies from wearing high heels leaves a lot to be desired.

In ignoring common discrepancies between heels, and frequent heel-wearer errors, most of them avoid confronting the fact that many women who wear heels are, quite simply, doing it wrong.

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