Amy Yew is a contributing columnist at Vancouver Courier blogging about fashion and style for Style by Yew. She’s also registered clinical counsellor and relationship therapist who blogs about relationships for Heart of Vancouver. Tell us what you think and submit any questions you have to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also tweet your thoughts on Twitter @AmyYew.
One of the most frequent question I’m asked is how exactly my experience in the area of psychology intersects with fashion. The answer to that question lies within why I do what I do. One central . . .
Truth be told, when it comes to an occasion with the sweetest gifts, I begrudgingly admit that Valentines day takes the cake. It’s also a good opportunity to celebrate you because being single can . . .
Thursday was the official close of New York Fashion Week where designers debuted their Spring 2017 collections. Fall fashion week is undoubtedly the most anticipated season for fashion contributors. . .
It’s evident that Nordstrom is hosting their anniversary sale from the abundance of shopping bags that people are leaving the store with. Sale season have a different meaning to me than most people. . .
It's not a surprise to anyone that black and white are my go to shades all year long. My closet is usually organized by color but black and white remains at the forefront. The main reason I'm drawn. . .
This spring, style is all about ease. Many style trends are back for another season which means you can easily pull items from last spring/summer. If you want to get a jump start on spring style, . . .
Fashion week is well on its way for the fall/winter season. While the fashion realm is one step ahead, most of us are looking forward to warmer weather. The best collection to embrace the theme of . . .
Model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is teaming up with Paige denim once again for their new spring 2016 campaign. This will be Huntington-Whiteley’s third consecutive campaign with the brand. In their. . .
Chances are if you live in an apartment in downtown Vancouver, you’re probably use to navigating around small spaces since the average size of an apartment in downtown Vancouver is usually around . . .
Christmas is creeping up and if you’re thinking about shopping online, don’t wait much longer past this week to put in your orders. This year’s holiday gift guide is all about gifts that can’t go . . .
One of my favourite things to do on the weekend is brunching. It’s also a great time to catch up with friends and family over a waffle (or two). While I wouldn’t recommend going to brunch looking . . .
Gone are the days where gym clothes stay in the gym. A visit to the new RYU store on West 4th will have you looking at workout clothes in a whole new way. RYU (respect your universe) is headed by . . .
The beauty market has seen a lot of changes in the last year or so. First there was the Korean beauty product trend. It seemed like every blogger and editor was raving about how great it was even . . .
One great thing about Vancouver is its abundance of things you can do in the city on any given day. You can step into boutiques like WANT Apothecary on South Granville to remind you of New York or. . .
You can find just about anything online but the most common reason people sway away from buying online is fit. Consumers often want to find the perfect fit before buying an item especially when it. . .
It’s just about that time of the year when I switch up my beauty products. With the wet and windy weather Vancouver has experienced, my skin and lips have also been feeling the change. Many people. . .
The opening date for Nordstrom is getting closer with the outside of the building equipped with an interactive mirror with a poster of style ambassador and resident Vancouverite, Jackie Kai Ellis . . .
Denim is one of my favorite things in my closet that I’ll wear all year round. While wearing denim to work was a taboo years ago, denim is now seeing a dressier side that can be office appropriate. . .
We’re right in the midst of summer, which is also the season for entertaining. In the spirit of hosting, I’ve gathered a list of five great home decor items to try from Chapters Indigo. Since I’m . . .
Shopping for spring doesn’t have to cost you a pretty penny. Most people believe that staying on trend is expensive but that’s not exactly true. You just have to know where to look and often times. . .
The new addition to Pacific Centre in downtown Vancouver has kept Vancouverites eagerly waiting to see which new retailers will be moving in. Today, Pacific Centre has announced that 9 new stores . . .
The most anticipated reveal this season was definitely Oscar de la Renta’s fall 2015 collection. This is the debut of a collection since de la Renta’s death in October 2014. French designer Peter . . .
Just because something is on sale doesn't mean it's a good reason to buy it. There are certain things I’ll splurge on and others I’ll save on by finding a good deal. A great in between is to shop . . .
2015 is all about gender bending when it comes to fashion. At Berlin fashion week, men have been seen dawning sheer black and white shifts. Also, supermodel Cara Delevingne was recently announced . . .
Street style has grown into a phenomenon of its own. It serves as a point of inspiration and has directed the waves of what’s on trend. We’re moving into a new era where editors are not the direct. . .
As Christmas shopping is kicking up into high gear in the next week or two, panic might be setting in for shoppers who have still yet to get their list completed. For those who finished, this is a. . .
Changing up your beauty routine from season to season is something that most people don’t do. We tend to assume that the products we use can withstand the weather we put it through. The truth is, . . .
Instead of wishing you could dawn that new DVF dress or Badgley Mischka gown, why not rent it? For those who are active on the social scene and love social media, this is a great way to save money. . .
Diner en Blanc is set for its annual return on August 21, 2014 in Vancouver. What is Diner en Blanc you might ask? The platform of it is based heavily on a secret dinner where everyone is required. . .
The premiere of Candidly Nicole on VH1 debuts tonight starring none other than Nicole Richie herself. While some people may be plagued with flashbacks of her reign with bestie Paris Hilton back in. . .
It’s been a great week in fashion with summer really kicking into full swing and couture fashion week happening in Paris. People often assume that you either have to be naturally great at styling . . .
When it comes to knowing what a women on the go needs, CEO of Mereadesso skin care line Linda Stephenson wins the prize. She's created an all in one product that will eliminate the piles of beauty. . .
If you're looking for where fashion grows, it certainly seems like the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) is on the front line of the melting pot we call design and fashion. In fashion. . .
Swimsuit season is one that bring out insecurities in even the most confident women. You often wonder if everything is where it should be and if your body is ready to be revealed after those cold . . .
[View our gallery above for our list of 30 things from Chapters this summer to covet] The turn of a season is always exciting since releases of new collection bolster the level of rejuvenation for. . .
There are a few cardinal rules I live by when it comes to fashion such as staying open to something new, balance, comfort and finding a great deal. Just because you’re craving designer items doesn. . .
[See our favorite looks from the Judith and Charles spring/summer 2014 look book in our gallery above] Spring brings new light to the city and there’s a new addition to the already trendy West 4th. . .
[View our gallery above for our wish list from the Charlotte Olympia collection] Mark your calendars everyone, shoe designer Charlotte Olympia Dellal will be in Vancouver on Friday March 28th at The. . .
View our gallery above for our favorite spring denim looks Denim has been a staple in fashion for as long as I can remember. A classic pair of blue jeans with a plain white tee is so versatile and . . .
Before she became a shoe designer, she was the woman every girl could relate to on style and love. If it’s one thing Sarah Jessica Parker learned from 6 years on the set of Sex and the City, it’s . . .