Great news in shoes


For women who like style, comfort and convenience, look no further than Galibelle – a great concept in convertible shoes.

What makes them unique? Well, all the boots you see above are variations on the black bootie (second row, centre). That’s right. The fringe detail is removable. The tall leg of the boot, interchangeable. All are added to the basic bootie.


By far, though, the biggest sellers are the sassy sandals, in a great range of styles.

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You start with a base (left) and add the straps you want – choose from dozens of colours and textures. The straps are easy to pop on and off, which means you can have several ‘different shoes’ just by changing the straps.


They are affordably priced, so that you can buy many different straps, depending on the occasion and need. With padded insoles, these lightweight shoes are comfortable to wear all day!

Best of all, if you travel you need only carry one or two bases with a variety of straps that pack flat.


Visit Canada’s first Galibelle boutique on Whyte Ave and 106 Street, or check them online at galibellecanada.com.


Ode to a dress

When considering options, nothing compares to the style and comfort of a dress. Dresses come complete. Top and bottom, perfectly cut, matched and coordinated. Dresses always look more chic than anything else a woman can wear (in public). Dresses are cool when it’s hot. And, with tights, dresses are comfy when it’s chilly.


Dresses hide a multitude of issues. Tuck a tummy, hide your hips, lengthen your legs. Dresses are appropriate for work, play, special occasion, picnics, dances… Dresses are flexible – worn with a jacket for day, a wrap for evening.

A dress with pearls is sophisticated. A dress with a wooden bead necklace is bohemian. Blingy costume jewelry adds sparkle.

Ballet flats or stilettos, boots or booties. Ah, a dress. Is there anything it can’t do? Tomorrow, slip into a dress and see how it instantly makes you feel better.