Monday, February 19, 2007


Sherlock Holmes was one cool guy. He would walk around the dim streets of London with his sidekick, Watson, and his magnifying glass and find clues. The clues led him to solve some crazy mysteries. But you know what made him cooler than his wit and intelligence?His trench coat. Oh yes, the young chap looked mighty sharp in the beige rendition of what I call Spring 2007’s “You Need It More Than It Needs You” jacket. Do you realize how crucial a trench coat is to your coolness this season? :P Do you really? It is the jean jacket of 1998. Yes, the one we wore with the matching jeans to look like Madonna in Ray of Light. That one. Ok, now that you have grasped the necessity of the trench, here is where you can get it.




They call me mellow yellow…tad da da da. It is impossible to get that song out of your head once you start singing it. In the late 90’s, Gap had the “Everybody in Cords” ad campaign which included this song. Little did they know they would be starting a trend. Saffron, who would have thunk it, is everywhere on the shelves, walls and hangers of most retail stors in Canada (Bedo, Costa Blanca, Le Chateau, Reitman’s, H&M, Old Navy, Simons, Zara’s, you name it). It is refreshing to see amidst the markdown racks of grey, navy and black from Fall ‘06. So basically yellow is the new navy? Or is it the new heather grey?
In any case, there is a slight downside: it’s a tad tricky to match the right shade of yellow with your skin tone. If your yellow is too beige, you may look like you partied the night before, drank one White Russian too many (eeek) and had way too little water before going to sleep. On the floor. Of your bathroom. If too bright, you may look like you just stepped out of a 1997 Sears catalogue. However, with the abundance of shapes and styles, finding the right shade for you should not be a problem. Just think of it as a challenge (everyone loves challenges). Wear it with white jeans or your carry through grey cardigan from fall. Just don’t overdo it. Too much sun can definitely hurt the eyes.