I am such a huge admirer of Jeanne Beker! I have been a fan since I first watched her on the ground-breaking music magazine The NewMusic, and when I later walked into Much Music—to be a music television host myself—she was already leading Fashion Television, well on her way to become the international fashion icon she is today.
On top of being beautiful and stylish, Jeanne Beker is an accomplished career woman and mother, as well as a business and trend leader. Being as cutting edge and avant-garde as ever, she is now sharing her impeccable taste and expertise by launching a new fashion collection, especially designed for plus-size women.
“Women of all shapes and sizes are entitled to great fashion! I’m thrilled to be expanding the reach of EDIT to those women across the country who appreciate the level of style and quality my brand stands for, and the kind of focus and ease that my diverse EDIT pieces bring to everyday dressing” - Jeanne Beker
The Spring EDIT Collection by Jeanne Beker was presented to us in a private fashion show and the looks are truly amazing. I was impressed by how stylish and flattering the collection turns out to be on the plus-size models. Because it was created to fit the morphology of full-figured women—rather than just upgrading the designs created to fit smaller sizes—it really makes a difference in the way it looks and fits on the body.
Jeanne Beker’s EDIT, an empowering collection of nine selected styles, will launch this Spring in 50 ADDITION ELLE stores across Canada.
I am delighted to share my absolute favourite dish from Texas! This recipe comes from a place of sunshine and I find it perfect for the nice and cold Canadian weekends ahead of us.
How to make Huevos Rancheros in 3 easy steps:
Place hash browns and two organic eggs sunny side up in the center of a multigrain tortilla.
Add a generous portion of Mexican salsa and grated cheese.
Grill in the oven at Broil for about 3-5 minutes, until golden brown.
Such a nice breakfast variation!
So easy and so delicious!
I had so much fun last weekend hanging out with the YMC girls at The Baby Show. So amazing to see all the beautiful moms, bellies, and babies!
I also had the immense pleasure of hanging out with my friend Erica and staying at her house. Her husband, who is the absolute egg-cooking expert, was sharing his observations about the fact that egg shells are getting thinner and thinner… “I can’t break an egg without the shell crumbling in my hand…” he said. We then had a short conversation about hens, which are—whether we like to be reminded of that or not—the ‘mother’ of the eggs…How timely!
It made me think…
How well are these tremendously generous birds treated? The egg industry has them isolated in their own little battery cages, sitting all day because they have no room to move. I wonder if their legs would still hold them since they never walk and their feet get crippled by the wire mesh. They are being fed commercial food spiked with antibiotics to result in maximum production. The hens' beaks are cut off and they are kept in semi-darkness to prevent stress-induced bad behaviour due to severe crowding conditions.
And made me think…
These poor mother hens never see the light of day. They are unhealthy, stressed, and weak. They might even be depressed…This is why egg shells are weak and thin. Can you imagine the quality of what’s in the eggs? It does come from inside the chicken. When we eat their eggs, their health, food, and environment translate into our health and vitality.
Now, try buying eggs from an organic, free-range farm, where chicken are free to run around, sometimes even outdoors, where they are fed real grains and NO animal by-products (especially not chicken by-products).
The shell is solid, the colour of the yolk is bright yellow, as it should be, and the taste… There is NO comparison!
And that’s only the surface, because the most important difference is on the inside: the nutrients. Healthy eggs are brain food. They are a great source of vitamin B, E, riboflavin, and a natural source of Omega 3. The most important is to feed your body food that will nourish you and make you and your children strong and healthy. Not weak like these poor cooped-up hens. They don't have a choice—but we do!
Plus you will support farmers/producers who respect life. Not only the chicken’s but yours!