Duana Names: Looking for a co-sign

August 29, 2016 19:23:35 Posted at August 29, 2016 19:23:35
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Hi Duana, My husband and I are expecting our first child in March! Still a ways to go but I think we have decided on the name. What do you think of Coco? It has family significance, as it was the nick name of a beloved relative. That relative was a male, so while it is normally used for girls, I have always found it to be a gender neutral name. Full Article

Carpets & Candids: Tracee’s VMA sweatshirt

August 29, 2016 16:13:59 Posted at August 29, 2016 16:13:59
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I don’t know if this was intentional. I’m going to hope that it was. A tricked sweatshirt over a sheer skirt, taking athleisure to the next level on the red carpet. And I love it. I love it so much.  Full Article

Carpets & Candids: Alicia’s VMA face

August 29, 2016 13:59:39 Posted at August 29, 2016 13:59:39
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Didn’t matter to me what she was wearing. Because it’s what she wasn’t wearing on her face that caught my attention: nothing. Which is her policy now. And she looks SO good. SO pretty.  Full Article

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Carpets & Candids: Serena’s VMA LBD

August 29, 2016 12:43:42 Posted at August 29, 2016 12:43:42
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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It’s a good black dress. Is it too big though? I feel like she could have gone a size down. And this is from me, a body-con hater. But the gap from the mid-section down the thigh is generous and I feel like a smaller size would pull down those folds that are gathering because the slit allows for more room. Full Article

Duana Names: On Femininity, Frenchness, and Farting Rats

August 26, 2016 20:15:45 Posted at August 26, 2016 20:15:45
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Hi Duana! I am French, not pregnant and not intending to be anytime soon, but I like to read your column about name nerding as the cultural differences are always interesting to me. I particularly enjoyed the last one (that I've read, at least) about Vivianne, Vivienne, Vivian, etc. (link) I am writing about a very good friend of mine who is 5 months pregnant with her first child. Full Article

Sasha Finds: Natural Deodorant

August 26, 2016 19:29:16 Posted at August 26, 2016 19:29:16
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It’s been the hottest summer on record in Toronto, well, who the f-ck are we kidding here, AROUND THE GLOBE….but hey, this is a beauty post so I’m not gonna get too real on your asses. But I will say that the rising temperatures have put my pits to the test.  I already sweat like a muther on a normal day, so once you add 40 degree weather into the mix, my armpits are crying down the inside of my arms. Full Article

Duana Names: On Starbucks and Sensitivity

August 24, 2016 20:44:08 Posted at August 24, 2016 20:44:08
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Hi Duana, I love your name columns and have read them for fun, with no naming intentions for a while. My husband and I are finally expecting and we're overjoyed to find out it is boy/girl twins. We're due in August and have a list of girl names we like (favourites are Alienna, Vera, Isla), but we're absolutely stuck on boy names. Full Article

Carpets & Candids: Sarah’s neck bow and leather skirt

August 23, 2016 16:59:37 Posted at August 23, 2016 16:59:37
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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This is the one. The outfit. One of her best. And it’s not like Sarah Paulson doesn’t give us so much great style already. But this blouse with the shimmer and the neck bow over a pocketed leather skirt with an elastic waist is one for all time.  Full Article

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Carpets & Candids: Mary’s lips

August 23, 2016 14:19:24 Posted at August 23, 2016 14:19:24
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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What a great outfit, starting with a great print. And the great shape of the shoulders, ruched to give more form and more definition. I also like where the skirt is falling.  Full Article

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Duana Names: Short. Sweet. Not Simple.

August 22, 2016 20:34:52 Posted at August 22, 2016 20:34:52
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Hi Duana, After reading your Name Nerd column today, I decided to write in. I'm expecting a baby girl in August- she is our 3rd, and first girl. My husband and I had no problems naming our sons, Jack and Sam. I know these names aren't unique, but I'm fine with it- I love them both. Full Article

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