Canada Style

How to Throw Together a Last Minute Holiday Party Outfit

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 12.22.2014 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

This year, why not choose an LBD with a little somethin' somethin'. Perhaps it has a plunging neckline, or a cut-out or two. Maybe it's strapless, has a high slit or has only one shoulder. Or maybe, like mine, it exposes a bit of your back. Whichever you decide to wear, make sure the occasion calls for it and that you're not exposing more of yourself than you should.

How To Look Gorgeous Naturally For The Holidays

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada
Sacha DeVoretz

In the winter my skin goes from combination to dry and flaky to oily, all within 24 hours. Choosing beauty products and skincare routines can be difficult in this situation. Here are some tips that will help you keep your skin healthy and glowing throughout the holiday and winter season.

True Stories of Tired Parent Style Fails

Kathy Kaufield | Posted 12.11.2014 | Canada Living
Kathy Kaufield

I made this dreadful realization after a meeting with a new client: half my face was covered with sparkles from my daughter's fairy princess costume and I had forgotten to brush my teeth. Yep, welcome to the world of personal hygiene and style for parents. So, for all you parents who are trying to look halfway decent during this crazy harried pre-Christmas month, this list is for you.

5 Hot First Date Tips and Looks

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 11.25.2014 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

A number of my clients are single women that are either active in the dating scene or just getting started. They typically come to me to help them come up with the perfect first (or second, or third) date look. Wanting to steer them in the right direction, I contacted a dating expert to make sure I was giving them the best advice along with their hot new looks.

Hot Fall Trends for Your Hair Colour

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 11.14.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

It is cooler outside and the leaves are falling. With the change in the season comes new and fresh hair colours to brighten anyone's look. Recently I spoke with Taylor Smits, the Creative Director at Aveda Tonic South Granville in Vancouver about the hottest hair colour trends and he also shared some secrets about the differences between store bought hair colour and having your colour done in a salon.

How This Country Boy Learned to Take Style Seriously

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 11.10.2014 | Canada Style
Jordan Cieciwa

I was born and raised in Kleefeld, Manitoba. I rode dirt bikes, shot guns, and my first paycheques came from cleaning out chicken and hog barns. I've never been a fashion guy. Now my career has evolved to keynote speaker, wellness consultant, and health writer. My newest skill sets include making a killer cup of coffee, and schmoozing. I need to add to that, fashionable.

How To Look Fabulous And Keep Warm Outdoors

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 11.10.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Living on the west coast where it is rainy, chilly and dark, it is essential to have a stylish looking fleece that will keep me warm, breath when I am active outdoors and also take me around town. Recently I spoke with Renata Mannino, the Product Line Manager for Arc'teryx. Renata shared with me the current trends for fall fleece and how fleece materials have improved.

How to Create a Five-Star Bathroom in Your Own Home

Colin & Justin | Posted 11.03.2014 | Canada Style
Colin & Justin

A good bathroom, for us, is an utter necessity, both at home and on the road. This considered, what does yours say about you? Is it a tranquil, organized home spa, or a chaotic scene awash with soap scum, razor blades and squeezed out tubes of toothpaste?

Layer Up! Hot Lingerie for Under Your Cold Winter Wardrobe

Daniela Andrews | Posted 10.29.2014 | Canada Style
Daniela Andrews

Just because we're entering the season of comfort (carb-rich foods, roaring fires, cozy knits), doesn't mean we have to abandon all notions of beauty. How about trying some beautiful lingerie under all those layers?

5 Ways to Style a Plain White T-Shirt to Match Your Mood

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

Much like many of my clients, I am a woman of many moods. Instead of letting it confuse or overwhelm, why not embrace it and go with it. Below are my picks for how to style just some of the many moods you might be feeling. For each look, I've chosen to go with a simple white T-shirt and jeans to show how easy it is to switch up some basics.

How to Ditch the Gloom and Look Glam on Rainy Days

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 12.01.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I am always looking for easy, comfortable ways to look fashionable and keep dry on the dreariest of days. Recently, I spoke with Todd Listwin of Mia Melon about the latest fall trends for rain jackets and what to look for in a jacket to keep you warm and dry.

How to Have Fabulous Eyelashes for an Evening Out

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 11.22.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Keep them intact by removing the glue (washing with lukewarm water) from the band after each use and keep their shape by storing them safely. It is recommended to use a ribbon case which will protect the lashes from being crushed. The case has a hard top and will allow the lashes to keep their shape.

Hottest Fall Trends For Socks

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 11.16.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Recently, I spoke with Cate Rodrigue, Canadian Brand Manager for Darn Tough Socks about how to protect your tootsies and keep them comfy and colourful for fall. Cate shared with me her top tips for choosing the right socks this season.

Transition Your Wardrobe for Fall and Look Great Doing It

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 11.09.2014 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

Knowing what to wear as Fall approaches can be tricky. Here are a few tips to help you transition your wardrobe from the end of Summer, through Fall and into the early days of Winter (and keep you looking great doing it).

How to Have the Best Experience at a Hair Salon

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 11.08.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Recently I spoke with Amber George, Creative Director/Owner at Verve Hair Lounge to get her top tips on how to find the best stylist for your hair and lifestyle. Amber is an award winning stylist and knows what she speaks of.

7 Celebrity Sunglass Styles to Steal Now

Daniela Andrews | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada Style
Daniela Andrews

Celebrities may see the world through red-carpet-worthy rose-coloured glasses, but come summer time, they protect those gorgeous peepers with some killer sunglass styles. Here's a look at seven of our favorite stars, showing off their summer sunglass style.

The Top 5 Style Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

I've been styling a lot of clients online lately and the more women I work with globally, the more I realize the majority of them struggle with the same issues. Here are the top 5 style challenges I see, and how to overcome them...

Tips on Buying Art as a Gift

Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada Living
Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood

It's quite a compliment that you thought enough of that person that you ventured into that art buying territory, no? Again, can be scary, but personal and worth the effort. So whether you wish to add to a loved one's art collection, or maybe start one for your friend, keep in mind a few helpful tips to keep you in line:

Hot Summer Fashion Trends Ready For Your Closet

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 08.13.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

As my fashion sense continues to evolve, summer should be included as part of my journey to becoming a fashionista. Well, OK, not quite a fashionista. I would be happy to be dressing a little on trend and feeling comfortable.

The Three Key Elements of Looking Great

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 08.11.2014 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

Today I'm covering the three key elements of looking great -- colour, proportion and fit. Know and understand these elements, combine them with the first two steps, and there's no way you'll look anything less than fabulous. Guaranteed.

10 Hot Shoe Trends For Summer

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I was so happy to hear that one of the major trends for summer footwear is comfort! The major trends revolve around comfort-chunky heels, wide straps and thick soles. This goes hand-in-hand with the '90s revival that is currently happening.

Knowing Your Body Shape is the Key to Looking Great

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

Knowing how to dress for your particular body shape is key to looking great. Without this knowledge, you might not know which clothing cuts, styles and lengths look best on you, how to wear certain items to suit your body best or how to choose and place accessories to monopolize on the body you've got.

How To Look Hot In Jeans After 40

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 07.19.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Trying on jeans can be a really positive experience or a not so great experience. With those bright fluorescent lights in the change room and the sales person asking from the other side of the door, "how are they fitting?" Purchasing jeans can be a roller coaster of emotions.

How to Look Like a Celebrity in Sweats

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

The celebrities seen in magazines give me more focus on how to take my lunch time sweat style up a notch. You never know who you will meet in the grocery aisle.

Why My Dress Went Viral

Gloria Roheim McRae | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Style
Gloria Roheim McRae

I was still having a hard time deciding between which dress to wear, and I thought it was an easy thing to ask my social media tribe about, on Instagram and Facebook. After all, I am a social media strategist, and I'm always experimenting with online engagement. That's when the fun began.