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"The Weekly Review" is a roundup of the latest looks, trends and products they're loving. This week, they share how to style and care for your velvet pieces, how to rock the man bun, a fall-inspired nail art design, and more! Check back each week for more reviews from the HuffPost Canada Style Contributors.
STYLE: Wearing and caring for velvet
Caroline, Style On The Side: "I've always loved velvet. There's something so wonderfully luxurious about the fabric, whether it be grand red velvet curtains in an old theater, or a refined blazer that makes you feel special every time you wear it. The thing with velvet, however, is that you need to care for it, because it can lose its texture, and you also need to be careful that you don't start looking like you are wearing a costume." Read Caroline's tips for wearing and caring for your velvet pieces, here.
Aney, Allure Of Simplicity: "It's that time of year again when we stow away the off-the-shoulder tops, and unpack the knits and turtlenecks. To help transition myself into the cooler season, I mixed two of my favourite pieces together from two different seasons: the Babaton slip dress from summer and a classic black turtleneck from fall." Find out more about Aney's transitional look, here.
HAIR: How to rock the man bun
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Matthew Reinhold, VULKAN Magazine: "This season, international men's fashion weeks showed a veritable army of models with long hair, often tied up. So is the man bun back? Well, truth be told, it never actually left. There is still a pretty strong sect of steampunk hipsters, hippies and artistic sorts that will always rock the bun. Like a pork or a cinnamon bun, the man bun can be great if everything is just right." Read Matthew's tips for rocking the man bun, here.
BEAUTY: Powder foundation tutorial for oily skin
If you have an oily complexion, this tutorial is for you! In the video above, YouTuber Samantha Jane shares her powder foundation routine for long-lasting, full coverage.
FASHION: S/S 2017 Paris sketches by Francesco Lo Iacono
Francesco Lo Iacono
Marcus, Draw A Dot.: This is part two of Francesco Lo Iacono's Paris Fashion Week series! Dior, Carven, Elie Saab, Haider Ackermann and Maison Margiela are his subjects this time, and I am completely in love with those collections. There is no doubt I am a fan of Francesco's soft illustration style, and these girls look very beautiful and elegant! What do you think?" Check out the full illustration series, here.
Stephen-Thomas, STM: "Find an army jacket that is well made and is a true army green, and go rock it with confidence. Look for one with lots of pockets and your hands will be free for all sorts of fall weekend fun around the city." Follow Stephen-Thomas at @stephenthomasm for more style tips and inspiration.
REVIEW: Nars Powerfall collection
Henna, Canadian Beauty: "Pops of colours and contour in new shades, the Nars Powerfall collection will help you break out of your comfort zone." Read Henna's full review of the Nars Powerfall collection, here.
FASHION: Saving Canadian fashion
Carcia & Telly, HerCastleGirls: "Toronto's fashion industry is at a crossroads. With Toronto's fashion week gone, industry insiders are becoming creative and finding alternate ways to save Toronto's fashion scene." Find out how they're doing it, and how you can help, here.
STYLE: make a statement with your shoes
Kayla, Short Presents: "If you're having an off day with your style, you might want to consider making your shoes the focal point of your outfit for a change. When you want to make your shoes the star of the show, consider the following tips."
NAILS: Fall-inspired nail art
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Kaitlyn, Kaitlyn Elisabeth Beauty: "With Thanksgiving just days away, you may want to celebrate with a nail art design inspired by the new season. This design is easy and can be added to your nail art arsenal, because you can change up the colours to fit any occasion." Find out how to get Kaitlyn's nail art design, here.
NAILS: Fall nail art inspiration
If you are looking for more fall nail art inspiration, look no further! Sacha Devoretz shares the hottest fall nail trends in the video above, along with some nail care tips.
OOTD: Fall casual
Kristine, Kouture Kitten: "I styled this casual look — my first fall look of the season. I'm embracing it!" Follow Kristine at @kristinadapaah for more style inspiration, and find out more about this fall look, here.