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Big calves? No problem! 10 slick fall boot picks that don’t discriminate

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Fall 2012 Wide Calf Boots

If you have a larger calf, it can be daunting to find on-trend quality knee boots that actually fit. We loved all the colours and textures we saw in the September issues, and we think that a larger calf shouldn’t relegate you to ankle boots when the cooler temperatures hit—particularly since tall boots are a big trend this fall. We did some legwork (pun intended), and rounded up stylish boot options that accommodate women with calves that are 15 inches or thicker. From jewel tones to textures and embossed skins, we’ve got ten stylish picks for all you ladies with larger legs.

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Alberta shop notes: Shoeuphoria

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Shoeuphoria. Photography by Harvey Miedreich

Shoeuphoria. Photography by Harvey Miedreich

Step aside, there’s a new shoe-tique in town. Owner Shannon Bizon has relocated her just-over-a-year-young store, Shoeuphoria (Grenier Place, 200 St. Albert Rd., St. Albert, 780-418-7785, shoeuphoria.ca), to a sophisticated new space but kept the same affordable prices. This season’s standout styles include colour-block wedges and strappy metallic sandals. The wide selection of labels include Jessica Simpson, Rockport, Steve Madden and Canadian line Blondo. Read more »


They said/We said: Jessica Simpson continues her retail domination with a forthcoming maternity line

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As the age-old saying goes, first comes baby, then comes… maternity line? Reality TV star and fashion mogul Jessica Simpson is set to cash in on the recent birth of daughter Maxwell Drew, born just two weeks ago, with the launch of the aptly named Jessica Simpson Maternity Line.

The namesake maternity line marks the 24th product classification of Simpson’s nearly $1 billion empire. (The Jessica Simpson Collection already sells everything from shoes to lotion to sunglasses.) Altogether, it’s been a pretty profitable pregnancy: there’s her much-talked-about $3 million deal with Weight Watchers, and the first baby pictures of Maxwell were just sold to People magazine for $800,000. Read more »


They said/We said: Jessica Simpson gives birth. See what everyone’s saying about it

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What has seemed like the longest celebrity pregnancy in the history of the world is finally over. No more false alarms, Jessica Simpson has finally given birth to a…baby (and not a llama, as one Toronto boldface may have suggested). The fashion mogul and her fiancé, NFL star Eric Johnson, welcomed a baby girl and they’ve given her a somewhat normal name: Maxwell Drew Johnson (a tribute to the couple’s families: Maxwell is the maiden name of Johnson’s mother, and Drew is Simpson’s mother’s maiden name.)

Despite the long-running jokes about it being a never-ending pregnancy, Simpson proves that she is in fact human, giving birth in just under nine months to the 9 lbs., 13 ounces bundle.

Simpson, who remained in the public eye throughout (since her pregnancy announcement via Twitter last Halloween), released a statement on her website saying “This has been the greatest experience of our lives!! […] We are so grateful for all of the love, support and prayers we have received.”

The mogul reportedly has said that she wanted to start clothing lines for kids and babies, and perhaps now she has her feature model! Hmm, could little Maxwell be giving Blue Ivy a run for her money?
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They said/We said: What we think about Ashley Judd’s “puffy face” op-ed

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Photography via The Daily Beast

It’s not every day that Ashley Judd graces headlines. The actress has managed to steer clear of controversy—being an actress, humanitarian, political activist, fashion designer, model and philanthropist (and now, feminist) probably has kept her busy. But Judd has certainly spiced things up. The actress has written an essay slamming her detractors after being criticized for having a puffy face in recent promo appearances.

In the essay published on The Daily Beast, Judd not only faces her critics who accused her of using facial fillers to acquire the plump face, but she smacks down on body image sexism as a whole, by labeling it as “a misogynistic assault on all women.” She writes: “The assault on our body image, the hypersexualization of girls and women […] and the general incessant objectification is what this conversation allegedly about my face is really about.”

After pointing out that part of the puffiness was due to an illness which required her to take steroids, she says, “When my skin is nearly flawless, and at age 43, I do not yet have visible wrinkles that can be seen on television, I have had ‘work done,’ with media outlets bolstered by consulting with plastic surgeons I have never met who ‘conclude’ what procedures I have ‘clearly’ had. (Notice that this is a ‘back-handed compliment,’ too—I look so good! It simply cannot possibly be real!)”

The Missing star, of course, isn’t the only celeb to recently come under fire for her appearance. Renee Zellweger’s pursed lips, Jessica Simpson’s weight gain and Lindsey Lohan’s… well…everything, are only a few examples of the harsh scrutiny celebs face from the media. But Judd’s thoughtful approach to the matter is certainly refreshing.
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On the eve of Sienna and Savannah Miller’s departures from Twenty8Twelve, we look back at the top 10 best and worst celebrity fashion lines

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Savannah and Sienna Miller shot by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

We were shocked to hear that one of the first (and few) celebrity lines to succeed, Twenty8Twelve, announced today that notoriously stylish Sienna Miller and her designer sister Savannah Miller have left the label. Come fall, the label will change its name from Twenty8Twelve by s. miller to Twenty8Twelve London. Despite the loss of the two co-creative directors, the brand will still show at the upcoming London fashion week, and has plans to expand into e-commerce and open a new store in New York (in addition to their successful London stores and sales in department stores worldwide).

This news about one of the most prominent celebrity lines got us thinking about celebrity status and fashion-line success. We revisit 10 of the best and worst celebrity fashion lines out there and give you our verdicts.

We count ‘em in no particular order »
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12 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Enter to win one of Kara Ross gold and python-print crescent rings!

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Nine lucky (and we mean lucky!) winners will score one of these stunning gold and python-print crescent rings by New York jewellery designer (and Gwenyth Paltrow, Jessica Simpson, and Michelle Obama favourite!) Kara Ross.

Kara Ross crescent and star inset rings ($175, kararossny.com)

This contest is now closed.
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SNP’s word of the day: Scuttlebutt

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Illustration by Lewis Mirrett

Word: Scuttlebutt

Meaning: Idle gossip, spilled rumours.
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