Canada Style

Canadian Cruelty-Free Beauty Companies To Discover This Fall

Natacha Cole | Posted 10.20.2016 | Canada Style
Natacha Cole

If you've been curious about cruelty-free cosmetics, now is the perfect time to try new beauty products and discover your next must-haves. With the increased awareness that Canada still allows the practice of cosmetic animal testing which results in pointless suffering by innocent animals, the following Canadian companies prove that beauty products can be colourful, effective, and cruelty-free.

The Hottest Hair Trends This Fall

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 10.20.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I love learning about the latest new hair trends. Recently, I was lucky enough to speak with Ashley Hood, Colour Designer, Salon Manager and Colour Instructor at Suki's Salon. Ashley shared the hottest new hair trends for fall.

Give Your Home High-End Style (Without A High-End Budget)

Yanic Simard | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Living
Yanic Simard

High-end style isn't all about having a high-end budget. To achieve true sophistication, it takes a little thought, a little panache -- and a little careful accessorizing (and de-cluttering!). Sound easier said than done? To help you achieve your full potential, here are some of my top tips for getting haute-couture style in your home.

It's Ridiculous We're Still Shaming Men For Wearing Skinny Jeans

Nicholas Mizera | Posted 10.03.2016 | Canada Style
Nicholas Mizera

For those of you who grew up in a later era (or, perhaps, haven't fully caught up with the rest of Canadian society since those heady days), let me remind you why critics urged guys to burn their tight denim and labelled men who wore the style as less-than: skinny jeans were feminine, and feminine -- for guys -- means "bad." Substitute any other vaguely feminine trend, from floral prints to makeup for men, and it's the same story. But we've made so much progress since then, right?

How To Know Renovating Your Home Is A Better Option Than Moving

Posted 09.19.2016 | Canada Living

Is it better to sell or should your renovate? The answers here. From the AOL Partner Studio

How To Layer Your Wardrobe Into Fall

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

Layering can be as simple as throwing on a cardigan or a long sleeve shirt over your outfit when it's cool and then taking it off or tying it around your waist or hips when it warms up. Or it can be adding another topper like a vest and then throwing a blazer or jacket (bomber and varsity are big for Fall) on top of that. All depends on the thermometer and what look you're going for.

The Key To Gorgeous Lashes

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 08.29.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Lashes have come a long way in recent years and there are amazing options for everyone. Marni Burton, Celebrity Makeup Artist for KISS Products, shared her top tips for find the best lashes to suit your face shape and the best tips and tricks to apply the lashes.

Bring Back The Classic Button Down Shirt This Fall

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 08.26.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

A classic button down shirt is my number one wardrobe essential. It is one of the few wear anywhere and anytime staple pieces, thanks to its versatility. With a few styling changes, a white button down can be worn from day to night and from work to play.

Canadians Have Named The Coolest Communities In The Country

YPNextHome | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Living

Every city has its hotspot -- the coolest community, the hippest 'hood. It's the place where the stylemakers go, where the trendsetters do their thing. It's about knowing where to go, where to be seen.

Meet The Backstage Insiders Who Make Fashion Shows Reality

Aimée Wice | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Style
Aimée Wice

There is so much more to a show than what the immediate eye can see; the runway, the collection, the front row fixtures... what about the invisible teams that make it all come together? From London Fashion Week, to Men's Fashion Week in Milan, to Miami's sizzling Swim Week, I examine the symbiotic relationship between the front and back, and everything in between.

Ladies, It's Time To Make Comfortable Bras Sexy

Inessa Radostin | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Style
Inessa Radostin

Why are most lingerie lines toggling between the comfort and the sexy side, but never mending the two looks? It seems that as much as we would like to show our power and eminent equality in every other aspect of life, when it comes to our bosoms, we still put slinky and attractive into the same category.

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau Does No Wrong Accepting Designer Gifts

Nicholas Mizera | Posted 07.27.2016 | Canada Style
Nicholas Mizera

A citizen's advocacy group has recently called Sophie Grégoire Trudeau out for accepting gifts and loans of clothing from Canadian fashion labels, deeming her "for sale" for daring to wear support for our country's industry on her sleeve. I can see how gifts and loans can make for some bad optics, even if the role of prime minister's wife has little real political oomph behind it. However, in a world where few powerful individuals direct their influence toward social good like Grégoire Trudeau does, Democracy Watch's threadbare argument seems to be more about populist-pleasing celebrity shaming than hypothetical conflicts of interests.

5 Fashion Faux-Pas You Actually Shouldn't Avoid

Bernardo Cardoso | Posted 07.22.2016 | Canada Style
Bernardo Cardoso

A fashion faux-pas is what is considered a style blunder. It is something one must not do, in order to not deviate from the societal norm, and spare oneself embarrassment. So they say. Concepts of what's fashionable and what's not, are subjective and ever-changing.

Summer Beach Bag Essentials

Posted 07.04.2016 | Canada Living

Seven things you need for guaranteed summer fun, from the all-important sunblock to products that help your legs look radiant.

How To Get Flawless Looking Legs This Summer

Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Living

From using the right hair removal products to all-natural exfoliating recipes, here’s a list of tips to ensure your legs get noticed.

What To Do When You Don't Know How To Dress Yourself

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

When it comes to creating outfits, the key words here are layering and accessorizing. Many women feel that their outfits are incomplete because they don't take this final step. Think of it this way -- putting clothes on and being dressed is like a simple, plain cake. Layering and accessorizing are the icing and decorations. Sure the plain cake will do, but how much better will the fully iced and decorated one look?

Get That Summer Glow In 5 Easy Steps

Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Style

Achieving soft and radiant skin may seem like an impossible task, but we’re going to let you in on a secret -- getting that summer glow is easier (and cheaper) than you think.

All Hail The Royal Britannia Trading Company

Colin & Justin | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada
Colin & Justin

Recycled home accessories? Mixing the past with the present is a great way of staying abreast of home style, say Colin and Justin Who wouldn't fall...

How To Style Your Summer Skirt

Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Style

How to style the season's hottest skirt styles from the AOL Partner Studio

Empowering The Girl In The Changing Room Mirror

Linda Maslechko | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Parents
Linda Maslechko

The truth is that girls' bodies are designed to grow and change shape throughout their formative years and it's natural and perfectly normal that they do so at different rates. So it's no wonder that the long-held standard in kids' fashion that a size 10 is ideal for a 10-year old is potentially damaging to one's self-esteem.

Top Style Trends For Summer

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.07.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

This summer, you can expect to see a lot of lush botanical and aviary prints. These tropical inspired prints will add a playful vibe to your summer look. Safari-inspired pieces, stripes, and texture follow suit. Look for a variety of wearable stripes and textures, including softened linens, wide pinstripes, and see-through details.

I Am A Fashion Chameleon

Inessa Radostin | Posted 05.30.2016 | Canada Style
Inessa Radostin

For most people, fashion is a way of expression; for me it was a support system. When I found myself lost or in transition I simply picked a new character to play and let that character loose in a mall. I would pick bits and pieces of the people around me and tried to imitate their appearance. In true alien mode, I formed myself to look like the inhabitants of whatever place I happened to be occupying at the time.

The Future Of Fashion In The Here And Now

Aimée Wice | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada Style
Aimée Wice

If it seems like the fashion world is completely turned upside down right now, that's because it is -- there is debate and divide amongst the industry's leaders regarding how to continue to present and sell collections to both buyers and consumers alike.

Cottage Basement 101

Colin & Justin | Posted 05.23.2016 | Canada Living
Colin & Justin

Having jacked our cottage off the ground (in association with a qualified house lifter) we elevated ceiling height before dividing the new basement space into seven neat zones, two of which (a guest bathroom and a laundry) we revealed last week and three more of which we're showcasing today.

Dressing For Your Body Shape Is The Key To Looking Great

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

When you know how to dress for your shape, you know how to play up your assets and downplay the areas of your body that you don't necessarily want to draw attention to. You know how to highlight certain parts, de-emphasize others and fool the eye into believing that you are the epitome of proportion and balance.