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  • The biggest handbag trends for fall

    Exotic prints (like this Celine box bag) are big for fall and winter (Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)Exotic prints (like this Celine box bag) are big for fall and winter (Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
    As someone immersed in fashion, you might be surprised to know I don’t indulge in handbags. I have exactly four purses in rotation, one of which I’ve run right into the ground.

    As my everyday bag starts to deteriorate, I need to start contemplating my next handbag purchase. Plus, what better time to add something new to my tiny collection then the beginning of a new season?

    Fortunately for me, Canada’s reigning queen of handbags, designer Jessica Jensen, agreed to school me on the biggest handbag trends of the season.  

    Designer Jessica Jensen schools us on the biggest handbag trends for fall. (Photo courtesy Jessica Jansen)Designer Jessica Jensen schools us on the biggest handbag trends for fall. (Photo courtesy Jessica Jansen)“This fall, designers are taking one of two stances,” says the Ontario-born accessories designer. “Either they’re powerfully screaming and making outrageous statements, or they’re confidently fine-tuning their own brand character, equally expressing their individualized opinion on what style means to them.”  

    When it comes to her own arm candy empire, Jensen decided to go with the latter.

    “I’ve taken a pared-down approach to design and I’m focusing on simple shapes and

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  • Once upon a time, the Canadian tuxedo was something to be mocked. Recall Britney and Justin’s matching denim on denim outfits at the 2001 AMAs or your dad’s ’70s all-denim leisure suit.

    Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake at the 2001 American Music Awards. (WireImage)Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake at the 2001 American Music Awards. (WireImage)
    If you can manage to erase those images from your mind, you’ll find the Canadian tuxedo has made quite the stylish resurgence with celebrities like Queen Bey and designer Tom Ford leading the way.

    Not quite convinced? These updated ways to wear double denim might just change your mind.

    Luxurious details

    Gucci Spring/Summer 2015 (Getty Images)Gucci Spring/Summer 2015 (Getty Images)
    At Milan Fashion Week, Gucci sent a luxurious denim suit down the runway and we’re rather impressed. The bold gold buttons and high neckline of the top paired with culotte-style pants gave the Canadian tux a look that is totally modern. 

    Denim skirts

    Kim Kardashian (Splash News)Kim Kardashian (Splash News)
    Don’t worry, we’re not talking about the ragged hem denim minis of yore. We tend to default to pants when we think of denim on denim, but a great curve-hugging knee-length skirt, like this one worn by none other than Mrs. West, paired with a loose chambray

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  • Are you ready for costume season?

    That’s the question Subway is asking in its latest ad

    Bikini season may be over, but there’s more reasons right around the corner to stay fit with delicious, low-fat sandwiches from SUBWAY,” the chain writes on YouTube. 

    Ad Age’s Maureen Morrison writes that Subway’s marketing strategy is tapping into “a possibly never-before-marketed fitness trend: staying in shape to fit into sexy Halloween costumes.” 

    The “fat-shaming” spot is receiving plenty of criticism online. 

    Without actually using the word “sexy,” the sandwich chain lists the most cliché short-and-tight “adult” costumes for women in Halloween history: Attractive Nurse, Spicy Red Riding Hood, Viking Princess Warrior, Hot Devil, Sassy Teacher and Foxy Fullback. 

    As there’s no mention of any tight Spider-Man costumes, we’re assuming that the man in the commercial continues to eat his burger once the cameras stop rolling. 

    "The ad is obviously sexist, but it’s also just stupid and lazy. How

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