Patricia Field at Payless
Sex & The City fans hungry for quirky-cool footwear will be keen to check out the fresh mini-collection by the show/ film’s stylist Patricia Field at Payless. Saucy round-toed pumps, strappy thongs, cigarette-heeled slides and sweet ballet flats (leaning deliberately on the more fashion-forward Carrie/Samantha aesthetic) — all in metallic hues — are yours starting at just $35 a pair. Best selection at the Queen West and Fairview Mall locations.
For a preview visit: www.payless.com.
In Accessories jewelry sale
Don’t miss this bauble sale featuring designs by local designer/manufacturer of semi-precious jewelry In Accessories. This annual sale starts next Wednesday (June 11) and runs daily through to Saturday. Handcrafted in Toronto, the line features over 350 different designs incorporating semi-precious stones, Swarovski crystals, plus select items in sterling silver, 14 karat gold and more — all sold at up to 90 per cent off regular retail prices. Expect a wide selection of goodies, plus free give-aways while supplies last. Bonus: a portion of sales will be donated to nearby St. Michael’s hospital.
When: June 11 to 14 (Wednesday through Saturday).
Hours: Wednesday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 55 Queen St. E. For info, call: 416-516-4661.
Beauty Duty: Stella’s CARE line
While frugal might not be the best way to describe it, Stella McCartney’s “care” line, a series of 100 per cent organic skincare products is a dreamy splurge worth considering. If you like Aveda, you will adore “care.” The all-natural collection contains zero chemicals — no synthetic preservatives, no animal-derived ingredients and no endangered plants. Instead high concentrations of vitamins, organic essential oils and plant extracts combine with teas and fatty acids resulting in gorgeous, naturally scented products that work without compromising the environment or your skin.
Visit the Bay or Holt Renfrew to explore the goodies up close — individual products range from $40 to $88.
FF’s faves include the Radiance and Youth Elixir and the 5 Benefits Moisturizing Cream.
With summer around the corner and all kinds of sexy back-baring tops tempting us all, it’s time to consider an update for the ladies. Triumph, Warner and WonderBra all have convertible bras — some of which can be worn in 5 different ways for discreet support under almost any dress or halter top. And, right now, several styles from these lines and select other labels are part of the Buy 2, Get 1 Free deal. So, stock up on your faves or shop with a friend, and split the savings.
- Nathalie-Roze Fischer is a designer, writer and DIY enthusiast. Visit her online at www.nathalie-roze.com.
Patricia Field at Payless