There was plenty of will they / won’t they-esque drama leading up to this year’s Academy Awards, and so we were left wondering whether the pre-show fashion would be inspiring or just exhausted from all the show preamble. Thankfully, Hollywood took it upon itself to have some fun with it all and not take itself so seriously.Continue reading “Oscar Delivers On Its Fashion Promise- Colour, Drama and Tuxes, Oh My!”
It’s no secret that we love a good Fashion Week extravaganza. We wait for show season with baited breath, not just because we love the pomp, the cocktails, and fantasy of it all (although we totally do, don’t get it twisted) but because we love how Fashion Week lets our imaginations run wild thinking about all the ways we could incorporate the fantasy into our real lives – and those of our gorgeous Handled clients.Continue reading “The TFW runway just got real! Here’s how to make it yours.”
There’s something unique about the search for the right bag. The features we love or loathe, the experiences we’ve had with “bags past” (you know, the ones that make up that pile up like a mountain in the closet, threatening its impending avalanche), and the mental list we have of how the perfect bag will change our lives.Continue reading “9 perfect work bags so you can ditch that conference freebie”
Recently we were hit with a sudden rush of posts from 1,000s of Facebook friends, all on a “tidying up” rampage fueled by a combination of January beginnings and power-watching the new Netflix series of the same name. Of course, we were shoving mouthfuls of Chicago Mix into our faces as people raved about the incredible release of stress that it was to finally be rid of the clutter that held them back.
And then we wondered – decluttering is a great way to see things afresh, but releasing ‘stuff’ can take us only so far.
After the thrill of the toss is gone, then what?Continue reading “Hit “Refresh” On Your Home – And Your Spirit!”
There’s nothing – nothing – like the the snuggly, comfortable goodness of a simple T-shirt and jeans. The foundation of any wardrobe is a solid set of basic pieces that, when combined, can create nearly any outfit you might want to wear!Continue reading “The Art of Men’s Casual Starts with Elevated, Effortless Basics”
And, we’re off! Awards season 2019 kicked off last weekend with the 76th Golden Globe Awards, and for Handled that means just the beginning of two months of red carpet fashion decadently laid out before our eyes. And might we say, the commencing carpet took us off to the races with a bang, or more accurately, a pop, of colour, fringe, and embellishments galore!
A long workday is one thing, but when the holidays approach it’s not just those extra days in the office, it’s the festive lunch, the client entertainment, the kids’ school concert, and the corporate party that make keeping up your best that much more of a conundrum.
For the season that has you running from one thing to another, from dawn until dusk, something must be done to keep you looking and feeling bright eyed and bushy tailed – instead of roadkill run ragged.
We’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves for helping you maintain your good cheer – and good looks – during the long days ahead. And, they can all be done in a bathroom break – which is great, because we bet that’s all you’ve got time for!
The very definition of luxury, customization shows a level of attention to detail that stops people in their tracks. What began in ancient Rome and Greece as a way for one ruler to literally leave his mark and identify his reign, monogramming then evolved to become an identifier of one’s art, writing, and property. Later, during the Victorian era, monogramming became a symbol of aristocracy with embroidered initials on linens, engraved monograms on silverware. Then, when the masses joined in, they translated the idea of the monogram into more useful items like sealing stamps.
No matter how many centuries have been and gone, monogramming, personalization, and customization still hold as much allure and excitement as ever. In fact, monogramming and personalization have been amongst the hottest trends of the year!
We know you can handle a bathrobe or a throw blanket, and hey, we would never turn those babies down! But if ever there was a time to upgrade, it’s now. So, because you’re about to be The. Best. Gift. Giver. EVER, we wanted to set you up with our favourite – and most surprising – personalizable gifts of the year….
We’re always looking for efficiency, for style, for the best ways to get the most out of life. Why? Well because we want to savour experiences as we live them, without too much fuss, without getting caught up in minutiae – but certainly, and always, with style.
Of course, it has taken us years to develop some of the techniques we now use for ourselves and with our clients to create this kind of ease. And, that’s particularly true when it comes to the necessities of work travel. Surely you remember when work travel was brand new for you? The excitement of being paid to go somewhere new! The jetset feeling of popping in and out of airports and cities where soon you became ‘a regular.’ And all the while, constantly forgetting one thing or another, buying multiples because hey, forgot again! And trying to figure out exactly how to have a robust enough wardrobe while maintaining a carry-on lifestyle but always ending up with the most ‘versatile’ aka boring items in your closet because “black always matches.”
Well, we’re here to shake that up for you. In our post on Airport Style we revealed the simple formula we use to create flattering, comfortable, stylish outfits for the days when you’re actually in travel-mode.
Here, we’ll expand on those principals and create The Ultimate Work/Travel Wardrobe Capsule you’ve ever packed! Continue reading “The Ultimate Work/Travel Capsule Wardrobe”
If there’s one thing we can’t stand, it’s the frequency with which we see travelers arriving at the airport in their pajamas.
Ok, they might not actually be their pjs, but arriving to the airport in workout gear and sweats is tantamount to showing up at a restaurant in your bathrobe. It’s a little too casual for our liking. Continue reading “Airport Style: Easy, Simple, Never Sloppy – Ever”