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NEW VIDEO: The Lady-like Leopard Goes Blue by Garnier

I did something shocking today. Not shocking as in you’d be shocked to know that I did this, but literally shocking – a shocking blue, if you will. I coloured half my hair blue. Obviously I would do it. I’ve been wanting to colour the ends of my hair for a while now but have been too reluctant to commit (to more than just my hair colour).

Melina Morry, Fashion Blogger for The Lady-like Leopard colours hair blue with Garnier.

You know some days you just wake up and feel like it’s time for a change? Well, my life has been f*cking full of changes lately so this one seemed minute compared to the pile of others. It was a good one too – I think. I mean, it washes out in 2+ shampoos so how bad can it be?

Not bad at all. Really! Check out the video and you’ll see.

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Melina Morry, fashion blogger at The Lady-like Leopard. Outfit of the day photo shoot, Toronto, July 2015.

The joys of an oversized t-shirt: Who says men’s clothing is just for men?

Sometimes it’s not all about the crop top, okay? I love crop tops, don’t get me wrong, but sometimes I just like to hide a little bit under a big, baggy t-shirt. You feel me? Like, as if I would wear a crop top to an all-you-can-eat sushi date (too full) but I also wouldn’t wear this oversized shirt out for cocktails and a night out – there’s a time and a place.

Today the time and place is Monday morning out and about in Toronto. My skin is a bit sensitivo after too much fun in the sun this weekend, so I’m more than happy to cover up a bit more than normal. Also note than when you’re more covered on top you can show off more mile long legs on the bottom (hello, perks).

Melina Morry, fashion blogger at The Lady-like Leopard. Outfit of the day photo shoot, Toronto, July 2015.

Photo by Samia Salauddin.

Melina Morry, fashion blogger at The Lady-like Leopard. Outfit of the day photo shoot, Toronto, July 2015.

Photo by Samia Salauddin.

Melina Morry, fashion blogger at The Lady-like Leopard. Outfit of the day photo shoot, Toronto, July 2015.

Photo by Samia Salauddin.

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Melina Morry Fashion Blogger of The Lady-like Leopard. Toronto, ON. July 2015.

The day I stumbled across Kate Moss in Toronto (sort of) + what’s up this week with The Lady-like Leopard

Okay, so it wasn’t the real Kate Moss but it was an excellently done graffiti photo of her. Did I fool you? Apparently there are a few around – Portland Street (where I found this one), Kensington Market and probably a couple others. Kate has been a style idol of mine since I was a kid and I just had to get a photo with “her”. All hail Queen Kate.

Melina Morry Fashion Blogger of The Lady-like Leopard. Toronto, ON. July 2015.

This past weekend I did a photo shoot (on literally the hottest day of the week, ugh) for my #ootd posts with one of my girlfriends, Samia. We were both dripping with sweat at each location we went to. I think the photos turned out pretty well, but just in case, here’s hoping there’s a “get rid of sweaty skin” filter somewhere out there.

Melina Morry Fashion Blogger of The Lady-like Leopard. Toronto, ON. July 2015.

Melina Morry Fashion Blogger of The Lady-like Leopard. Toronto, ON. July 2015.

This week I’m working on a new vlog post for The Lady-like Leopard’s YouTube channel, some more #ootd videos and some interesting interviews with a bikini boutique owner and a Revlon make-up artist. Stay tuned babes.

XX Melina Morry

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Fashion turns to Fantasy at Gallery 1313’s annual fundraiser

Gallery 1313 is no stranger to fashion shows – the gallery ran the Fantasy Fashion Show for 12 years, but it all came to a halt four years ago. Luckily, my friend and extroirdinary menswear accessories designer, Sultan Sandur, came together to make this year the triumphant return of the show. There were drinks, food, fashionable people and some of the wildest wearable art you’d ever see. It was marvellous.

Melina Morry, The Lady-like Leopard. Photo by Che Rosales Photography at Gallery 1313 - Fantasy Fashion Show. June 2015.

Blogger Meaghan Elizabeth of Fashion Savage and me. Photo by Deanna Flinn.

It was great to see the cozy gallery really come to life for the show. It was packed with people and although it seemed a little crowded, people were having a fabulous time. As someone who was able to see what was happening behind the scenes as well as front and centre, I’d say it went off without a hitch!

Melina Morry, The Lady-like Leopard. Photo by Che Rosales Photography at Gallery 1313 - Fantasy Fashion Show. June 2015.

Photo by Che Rosales Photography.

I knew I would be doing a lot of running around, helping out wherever needed, so I went for more of a casual-comfort look. The dress I wore is actually a skirt I bought at a thrift store for $3 and I just hiked it up and belted it. True, it did get a little hot in the non-air conditioned space, but it worked out. I also wore my favourite black platforms from Windsor Smith and carried my trusty THEIT camera bag.

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Melina Morry, The Lady-like Leopard previews Toronto's latest natural skin care line, Eauné.

Toronto’s best (new) natural skin care line, Eauné – “Possibly the freshest you’ve ever tried”

I’ve recently discovered one of the best and yes, the freshest, skin care lines in Toronto: Eauné. All of the products are natural, handmade and judging by the name, full of water to keep your skin beautifull hydrated (Eauné loosely translates to “more water” in French).

One of my blogging friends, Eleni of Bijuleni, and I travelled over to The Beaches last week to get a glimpse of the month-old store and try out some of Eauné’s impressive products.

Melina Morry, The Lady-like Leopard previews Toronto's latest natural skin care line, Eauné.

We definitely were impressed, to say the least. All of the masks, washes, scrubs and lotions smelled beautiful, were easy to apply (no rubbing for 10 minutes to get it soaked in) and felt great on your skin. The fact that everything is made from scratch in the basement of the boutique was the cherry on top!

You can never be too careful about what you put on your skin. It’s the first thing people see and the largest organ your body has, so why harm it? It’s a relief to know that in a world filled with preservatives you can still get something natural – and for a reasonable price.

I tried out a couple lotions and a sea salt exfoliant in the store (all were fabulous) and I also chose a couple products to take home and review. I’m going to be doing some beauty vlogs for you guys on my YouTube channel so stay tuned for those!

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Melina Morry, The Lady-like Leopard. Street style outfit featuring Joe Fresh, Forever 21 and Chanel. Toronto, June 2015.

How to rock a seemingly casual look with Chanel* slingbacks (*optional)

I realize that not every woman reading this post will own a pair of Chanel slingbacks. Hell, I didn’t even own a pair until a couple months ago (one of my lucky vintage finds). That being said, the brand is optional, but the choice of shoe here is key. A slingback adds a certain old school femininity and classiness to a look. Wouldn’t you agree?

I chose these pieces together for this look because they (besides the purse and shoes) have a certain sporty air about them but done in the right materials and even the sportiest of items can be transformed into an every day piece. Take the Joe Fresh joggers for example: If they were done in sweat pant material I could not – and I repeat, could not – get away with wearing them with this outfit. Ick.

But as it turns out, these garments hold just the right amount of ease with chic.

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Melina Morry (The Lady-like Leopard) and Veronica Beran (thevbchic) attend NAO Steakhouse's patio launch in Yorkville, Toronto.

Welcome to the Summer of NAO (AKA Yorkville’s most stylish patio hang out)

People in Toronto are obsessed with patios. That’s a statement I feel confident making after moving here just over a year ago and having everyone I met suggest we grab drinks “on a patio”. At first I didn’t really understand why but now that I’ve seen how dreadfully long a winter here can be, I couldn’t be more obsessed with patios myself.

So in true Toronto fashion, I left work a little bit early and headed for the newly launched NAO Steakhouse garden patio in Yorkville. I love that part of town – it feels like you’re in a totally different city from downtown Toronto. Things are much more laid back, and although pricey, a great little escape.

The patio had such a great feel to it. It was the perfect post-work hang out for Grey Goose vodka sodas and fabulous people. I would definitely return to Nao and this time to indulge in one of their signature steaks – mmm.

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Global Shoe Connection Fall 2015 Preview at The Drake Hotel with Melina Morry of The Lady-like Leopard.

Global Shoe Connection’s Fall Preview – shoes, shoes and more shoes!

I’m going to start off by giving you two words to describe this post: comfort shoes. I know what you’re thinking (ew, comfort? We want style…) but get those thoughts out of your minds right now. Those are old thoughts, the way we used to think about ‘comfort shoes’. But this is 2015 and things have changed.

What if I told you that you could be comfortable and stylish and get all the support that your feet need? Even when wearing heels all day long! I know, I wouldn’t have believed it either until I had the pleasure of going to Global Shoe Connection‘s fall preview.

I was shown around the different collections that GSC represents like Vionic, Miz Mooz, and Bueno, by the lovely Sara Russell who I’d been in touch with through social media but had yet to meet (isn’t this world a strange place?).

I was so impressed with the brands they had on display and the stylishness meets practicality that I desperately need when I’m working my part-time nanying job! I don’t want to sacrifice my style, you know?

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Melina Morry, The Lady-like Leopard wearing Nike, Topshop and leopard print.

How to: Mix sportswear with fur and heels – and (somehow) make it work

Sportswear has been on the rise lately but not always in the best way – wearing your gym clothes all day and calling it fashion is just plain wrong. I’ve seen a couple articles online recently that detail the decline of dressing well in favour of dressing down. But why can’t we meet in the middle and make this whole “sportswear-meet-fashion” thing work?

I decided to put it to the test. I laid out my Nike Womens sporty tee and started going through my closet. I had a couple options ready but ultimately I chose this faux fur leopard print wrap skirt that I got for a bargain $7 at a Bloor West second hand shop. At first I wasn’t so sure… it seemed like an odd pairing.

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