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Author: Gillian Nicol

Kelley Derrett: Sustainable Fashion for the Sophisticated Woman

As a 16-year-old working in a Toronto department store, Kelley Derrett had dreams of working in the fashion industry. If you told her that she would be traveling the world as a savvy businesswoman and launching her namesake brand in the Spring of 2014…she might not believe you. Fast forward to present day and she has done just that.  After years in the Fashion business managing brands and directing teams, Kelley has taken the leap and offers her own sensibility in design through products she loves. “My collection mirrors my personal approach to dressing and complements the lives of...

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March Madness – Basketball & Business Book Scores Slam Dunk

Dave Cowens and Tom Raffio met by chance. The Boston Celtics Hall of Famer was speaking at a conference in Mexico. Tom Raffio, the CEO of Northeast Delta Dental, was in attendance and was in the process of writing an inspirational business book. Dave’s talk was focused on the experience he had as a basketball player and coach and how the connection to success in business and life directly relates to the mentality instilled in the sports world. “After listening to my speech, Tom had seen the parallels between the chapters he’d already written and the elements I had...

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Philanshopit February Fashions That Give Back

Philanshopit was born when two friends wanted to combine their love of fashion and their passion for philanthropy. Hanna and Aubrey founded the company to allow customers to purchase socially responsible items without sacrificing style. This month, we’re looking at new February fashions that give you a chance to give back. 1. Palette Cross-Body – $65.00 The Angela & Roi Project presents an opportunity to support non-profit organizations while investing in a timeless handbag. The color palette cross-body bag is made with vegan leather. It features a magnetic button closures and adjustable cross-body strap. With each purchase, Angela &...

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A Couple’s Retreat Collection

Ready to escape one of the coldest winters on record? Pack your bags for your favorite tropical destination, but don’t forget to include these fun-in-the-sun sumptuous essentials! The Montecristi Hemingway’s Panama Hat is one of the brand’s most popular fedoras. This hat is a true collectible and a stylish staple for your vacation adventures. $300-$5000, www.brentblack.com. The Tory Burch Tumbled Leather Thora sandal will take you from sand to street and day to night. This classic look, complete with logo accents, can be paired with anything from your favorite bathing suit to a flirty beach dress. $125, www.toryburch.com. Dive...

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