Sasha Answers Podcast: Helping Lost Teenager

Sasha Posted by Sasha at August 30, 2016 17:47:17 August 30, 2016 17:47:17

Welcome Back to the Sasha Answers Podcast! If you listened last week Lainey and I read a letter from Lost Teenager. She is a 14 year old who only a few weeks ago was raped. In the last week, I’ve been emailing with Lost Teenager back and forth and as strong as she is, she still feels victimized, still feels alone and still feels scared. Full Article

Duana Names: Looking for a co-sign

Duana Posted by Duana at August 29, 2016 19:23:35 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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 29, 2016 16:13:59 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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 29, 2016 13:59:39 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

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 29, 2016 12:43:42 August 29, 2016 12:43:42
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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

Duana Posted by Duana at August 26, 2016 20:15:45 August 26, 2016 20:15:45

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

Sasha Posted by Sasha at August 26, 2016 19:29:16 August 26, 2016 19:29:16

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

Duana Posted by Duana at August 24, 2016 20:44:08 August 24, 2016 20:44:08

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