My Feminine Makeover Begins With Lingerie (Part 7: The wonders of a properly fitted bra)

A couple weeks ago I decided to publish two chapters I’d written about my quest for femininity that were part of a book proposal. This week, the second chapter, about lingerie. But before you do, read… Continue reading

My Feminine Makeover Begins with Lingerie (Part 6: The business of bras)

  A couple weeks ago I decided to publish two chapters I’d written about my quest for femininity that were part of a book proposal. This week, the second chapter, about lingerie. But before you… Continue reading

My feminine makeover begins with lingerie (Part 5: A transformative professional fitting)

Last week I decided to publish two chapters I’d written about my quest for femininity that were part of a book proposal. This week, the second chapter, about lingerie. But before you do, read the… Continue reading

My feminine makeover begins with lingerie (Part 4: My first bra)

Last week I decided to publish two chapters I’d written about my quest for femininity that were part of a book proposal. This week, the second chapter, about lingerie. But before you do, read the… Continue reading

My feminine makeover begins with lingerie (Part 3: Some tough love)

Last week I decided to publish two chapters I’d written about my quest for femininity that were part of a book proposal. This week, the second chapter, about lingerie. But before you do, read… Continue reading

My Feminine Makeover Begins With Lingerie (Part 2: A history lesson)

Last week I decided to publish two chapters I’d written about my quest for femininity that were part of a book proposal. This week, the second chapter, about lingerie. But before you do, read… Continue reading

My feminine makeover begins with lingerie (Part 1)

Last week I decided to publish two chapters I’d written about my quest for femininity that were part of a book proposal. This week, the second chapter, about lingerie. But before you do, read… Continue reading

My Quest for Femininity – An Introduction (Part 4)

As promised, the introduction to my non-book in instalments and the last for this chapter. Tell me what you think in the comments below. Do not read on until you’ve finished Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3. Got… Continue reading

My Quest for Femininity – An Introduction (Part 3)

As promised, the introduction to my non-book in instalments. Tell me what you think in the comments below. Do not read on until you’ve finished Part 1 and Part 2. Until age 10, I was my motherʼs… Continue reading

My quest for femininity – An Introduction (Part 2)

As promised, the introduction to my non-book in instalments. Tell me what you think in the comments below. Before you go any further, read Part 1 here. I am not alone in this desire to… Continue reading

My quest for femininity – An Introduction (Part 1)

As promised, here is the first instalment of the introduction to my non-book. Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments. Are you there, god? Itʼs me, Maryam. Again. I canʼt believe… Continue reading

Thinking about shuttering this blog, but before I do …

Greetings Ladylike readers and apologies for the lengthy time between posts. I’m at a bit of a loss with what to do with this blog. I started it in April 2012 as a… Continue reading

Voters value femininity in female politicians, and yet “feminine” pastimes are still poo-pooed

A recent roundup by ThinkProgress of studies that shows the obstacles female politicians have to overcome — obstacles that have nothing to do with there they stand on issues — included a Dartmouth College… Continue reading

I think I may have found my glass slippers [sponsored]

AKA, I finally found heels that fit, are comfy, stylish and can be walked in! The folks behind Clearly Contacts have expanded into footwear with ShoeMe.ca, and I was invited to try out the… Continue reading

“Rude people are stealing our time, our good night’s sleep, our attention”

There will never not be a need for etiquette books, lessons and socials, because, sadly, there will never not be jerks. In Calgary and Vancouver, the transit authorities have recently launched etiquette campaigns.… Continue reading

Ladies we love: Mary Blair, drawer of Disney and artist extraordinaire

The woman behind much of Disney’s most famous animated films, Mary Blair was the conceptual artist for Cinderella, Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland. In my opinion, her art is much more interesting… Continue reading

Feminism as fashion trend

There’s a thoughtful piece in the April issue of Elle Canada about the fashion industry’s feminist movement and whether “feminism” can be a fashion trend (pink a colour of choice for a grown woman’s… Continue reading

An ode to a hairbrush (& rosehip oil, too)

I don’t often do straight up product recommendations on this blog, but I’ve recently started using two items, one for hair, one for skin, that have had an immediate effect on my beauty… Continue reading