CJ by Cookie Johnson


If you haven’t heard of CJ by Cookie Johnson, these pants will change the lines of your legs. The wife of Magic Johnson, designer “Cookie” has quickly become a fashion force in denim – offering the best fitting, premium denim fit for women with real bodies. The styles don’t stop at just denim – there are cords, twill, and cotton pants that flatter women with shape. Whether you’re pear shaped, bottom heavy – whatever curves you have, CJ’s will hug, snug and FLATTER. And unlike some other mature and flattering denim lines, CJ’s have successfully incorporated current denim trends into their collection. From colored denim, to animal print, waxed-coated, boyfriend, skinny cargo, twill and more.. including classic styles like white, boot-cut, straight-leg, and black. Oprah’s a fan and swears they’re as comfortable as yoga pants or sweats (I wear them every time I fly). The not-so-secret weapons are stretch and a silk waistband. The vanity sizing (24=4 25=4-6, 26=6, 27=6-8, 28=8-10, 29=8-10, 30=10, 31=10-12, 32=12), plus size availability (34=14, 36=16, 38=18) and real models are added bonuses. Thanks to Cookie for bringing some magic to denim… Enjoy!!


Your Invitation to Front Row

Happy Holidays!!


 Photo: Ryan Gosling c/o: http://www.amoeba.com/

Who doesn’t want a wrapped Ryan Gosling for Christmas?! Hmmm… two words: YES. PLEASE.

Wishing all the best for a very happy and healthy holiday season to you and yours!


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fashionable functional winter boots

… for every woman!

This is my first winter on the East Coast in three years, I’m thankful that it’s been mild enough that I’ve been able to get away with my J.Crew Sperry Shearwater boots, original navy Hunters (with cream fleece socks), my Stuart Weitman leopard rain boots and my black Gucci (with leopard fleece socks) rain boots. But a big snow storm will hit… so topping my “to-buy” list is a pair of winter boots. Above are my finalists, I’ll likely end up getting a furry-shearling pair, and a classic black go-to. I’d also love a white pair like the Pajar‘s or Sorels to throw into the rotation. Wish-list!

Sorel “Tofino” (Canada) – these are all over the magazines and style segments as the “it” boots of the season. Red is fresh and unexpected, but this style is also great in brown, grey, and black. They fit small, in the US they come in half sizes – in Canada go down half a size to the next whole size.

Sperry “Plover” – these work in rain or snow, keeping you warm and dry. I love the tie and fur!

Hunter “Adley” – these come in black, dark olive and brown. I can’t get enough shearling. Hunters only come in half sizes and they fit big, if you’re a half size go down to the next whole size.

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Your Invitation to Front Row

“How I Met Your Mother”

Photo: Cobie Smulders and Neil Patrick Harris c/o tvline.com

 If you loved Robin’s blouse on last night’s midseason finale of “How I Met Your Mother” – here it is! Equipment’s Brett Colorblock blouse (Canada) is great with jeans or dress pants. Robin’s black cherry J Brand 811′s are a great complement to the colorblock natural white/black. If you love white and black blouses – this unexpected combination is a great neutral and a holiday staple!


GIFT GUIDE… for him

“If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart.”

< $25 – Fur Trapper Hat: help him stay snow-shoveling-ready (and warm!) with a fur trapper hat.

< $50 – Roots Ipad II Sleeve – this iPad case offers padding and a bright kelly green interior.

< $75 – UGG slippers – these slip on scuff slippers are a pillow for his (and your!) feet.

< $100 – HUDSON’S BAY COMPANY COLLECTION flask with blanket sleeve: thanks to Mad Men, flasks have made a comeback. The Bay’s signature print flask is a great conversation piece.

< $125 – UGG Shearling Glove: comes in brown, camel and black leather – a cozy classic. read more…


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GIFT GUIDE – for her…


It’s that time of year… here’s my GIFT GUIDE for all the amazing women in your life. Give well!


“The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.”  ~Pierre Corneille, Le Menteur


< $25Glamour Travel Bags – need a Secret Santa Gift or stocking stuffer? These colourful totes are great for travel – keeping your lingerie, laundry and shoes organized.

< $50 - GAP Sequin Tote – you can never have too many totes. This sequin bag in polyester is great for gym clothes, a laptop, and other essentials. read more…


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Cyber Monday

It’s no secret that m0851 is my favorite brand. So with today’s Cyber Monday festivities, I wanted to spread the love… and share the savings. Because friends don’t let friends pay retail. Use promo code “CYBER MONDAY” to receive 20% off the entire webstore. And if you have a chance to check out the new Bayview Village store in Toronto, please tell Frank and Brian I say hello! For those midtown who have been missing the Saint Thomas Street boutique, the new Yorkville store (38 Avenue Road, just North of Bloor) will finally be open mid-December. For other store locations in New York, Montreal, Paris, Vancouver, Calgary, Antwerp and Taipei see m0851′s website.