Bright Ideas for Your Wardrobe
The thought of mixing bright colours can be a bit frightening to most people. One wrong move, and you’ve gone from modern fashionista to cartoon character. Here are some easy ways to incorporate the colourful trends of spring into your wardrobe without being mistaken for a clown: Eye-catching Handbags Update neutral staples with some bright arm-candy. Colourful Shades Complete any...
Get Crafty: Box Braid Necklace
Time to refresh those friendship-bracelet braiding skills you learned that year at summer camp. Create your own Phillip Lim inspired Box Braid Collar Necklace with this cute and easy DIY project. If you’re feeling extra crafty, use this lovely creation not only as necklace, but a wrap bracelet or headband too. You will Need: 12 yards of micro-fiber faux suede (we highly recommend...
Trend Tracking: Nail Polish For 2011
Chic nail polish is a perfect way update your outfit and add some spice to your usual look. To keep you looking fabulous, here are the top nail polish trends for 2011 Go Nude Demure yet stylish. Make sure you pick a colour with a high gloss finish so you don’t end up with mannequin hands…that’s creepy. Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Naked, $16 Essie Nail Polish in Sand...
Shoe Love: Balenciaga 2011
A blend of creative architecture and couture footwear.
Small Business BIG Impact
Love your Damn Heels? Then give us your vote in the 2011 Small Business Big Impact Challenge by Scotia Bank here! Thank you for your fabulous support!
Strengthen Your Strut
Besides giving us the legs of a super model, high heels can also give us backpain, crippled toes, and of course, sore blistered feet. Before you cave and reach for your Damn Heels prematurely, here are some tips to help build your strength and stiletto endurance. Work Those Abs Sit on a large exercise ball and walk your feet forward until the ball is between your tailbone and your shoulder...
Feel Beautiful, No Products Required.
As ladies, we go through most of our lives collecting and salvaging (in almost a hording fashion) various products that claim to be the cure to all our beauty woes. So for the sake of our wallets, and our near exploding bathroom drawers, here are five ways to release your inner beauty from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) guru Dr. Xiaolan Zhao. Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder. In the...
Shoe Love: Miu Miu Fall 2011
The epitome of girly-chic! In the overused words of Rachel Zoe, “I die”.
Meet The Scuffin
This recipe combines the flakey-ness of a scone and the heartiness of a muffin to create one delish Carrot Cake Scuffin. These babies are packed with nutrients, healthy fats, protein, and fibre which makes an excellent power snack when you need a burst of energy. Ingredients: 1 cup whole grain spelt flour 1/2 tsp baking power 1/4 tsp fine grain sea salt 1.5 tsp pumpkin pie spice (OR: 1 tsp...
Stuff We Love: Foxy Originals
Pretty jewelry at pretty prices. What’s not to love!? Foxy Originals’ Jennifer Ger and Suzie Chemel met while at Western University and have been creating cute, playful pieces since. Check out Foxy Originals collections here!
Get Crafty: Some Bling for Spring
With the temperatures slowly creeping up, we can hardly contain our excitement for spring. Even went so far as to order an iced coffee today. Keeping in this festive spirit, here is a fabulous DIY project from PS I made this perfect for belting with a simple spring dress or as an eye-catching headband.
Spring Cleaning in a Snap
While the thought of spring cleaning can overwhelming, there is no replacement for the sense of pride and accomplishment one feels after that pesky junk drawer has been thoroughly sorted. Here are some tips to help you avoid tempting procrastination and make this task slightly less daunting: Clean One Room a Day – Baby steps. Don’t overwhelm yourself by thinking about the entire house. But make...
Shoe Love: Nicholas Kirkwood
To quote Carry Bradshaw, “Hellloooooo Lovers”…..
Get Your Perfect Strut: How to Walk in Heels
We’ve all been there. Entering a crowded restaurant, scurrying up a flight of stairs, or leisurely strolling with that guy you’ve been eyeballing, when suddenly the ground seems to shift and that confident walk turns to a high velocity nose-dive. In the name of preserving our ankles, and our dignity, here are some tips to help you perfect your high heeled walk no matter what...
Women In Leadership: A Sweet and Stylish...
The Women in Leadership Foundation (WIL) is a stellar organization that brings together women in leadership to build powerful skills and change the future of women leadership in Canada. Damn Heels will proudly be attending tonight’s Sweet Talk Networking Event at Cosette, and while it is sold out, check out WIL’s event calender here for more fabulous events in future. You can also...
Trend Tracking a la Paris
With Paris Fashion Week in full swing, and us living vicariously through Tommy Ton, here are our picks for emerging trends. Socks, Sandals and Neons Apparently senior citizens are on to something. Leave it to the Parisians to make one of fashions top faux-pas look chic. Studs and Spikes Safety Pins have never looked so good. Time to buy a motorcycle and release your inner...
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National Peanut Butter Month? ...Sure, We'll Take...
According to FitSugar.com, March is National Peanut Butter Month. While we find it slightly odd that this spread has its very own celebratory month, it is delicious and we’ll take any excuse to enjoy it. So in honor of set occasion, here is a scrumptious and healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Sandwhich Cookie recipe. For sandwiches: 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1...
Damn Heels Worthy: Opening Ceremony Cut Out Clog
Dramatic and fabulous, this shoe definitely makes a statement…..best have your Damn Heels awaiting!
Stuff We Love: Body Wraps
Lets face it. Women have two options when shopping for skivvies. Frilly lingerie that (while sexy) provides questionable lumps and bumps under clothing, or a sizable unitard-esk garment that could double as scuba suit. If you have ever suffered the indignity of trying to remove one of these undergarments in mixed company, then help has arrived. Body Wrap’s Sheer Iridesscent Collection allows you...
Our Oscar Style Favorites
In a sea of gorgeous ensembles, our favorite Oscar trend definitely goes to metallics. And not just because Damn Heels are now available in gold and silver (which are fabulous by the way) but because metallics are a great way to add sparkle without looking like a disco ball. From scarlet to crimson, red lips were another trend we loved. Adding a little rouge to your bouche instantly...
Model Worthy Workout with David Kirsch
The man behind those famous Victoria’s Secret Angel bods reveals his fitness tricks just in time for bikini season… Oblique Crunches Lie on right side with knees bent, right arm on the floor in front of you, left hand behind head. Crunch, lifting knees straight up and bringing left shoulder toward them; pause, lower and repeat. Goooooodbye love handles… Push-ups on a...
Beauty: An Easy Updo
Dress it up with your favorite party dress, or dress it down with a cute top and jeans, this do is perfect for any occasion.
Get Crafty: Braided Hex Bracelet
My immediate reaction to this DIY project: “Brilliant!” That trip to Home Depot you’ve been avoiding just got slightly more appealing… Gather the 3 strands of twine and tie a knot at the top, leaving about 2 inches of slack. Start braiding. At about an inch of the way down, you’ll begin braiding in the nuts. Before you braid the far left strand over the middle strand,...