Canada Fashion

Team Canada's Olympic Outfits Are A Problem

Janice Forsyth | Posted 04.01.2016 | Canada Style
Janice Forsyth

How does it look to have Canada's major department store, Hudson's Bay, teaming up with Dsquared2, the focal point of last year's atrocious "Dsquaw" debacle, to produce the outfits that our athletes will wear in Rio? What does it say about the Olympic Games, the corporate sponsors, and their relationship with Indigenous people in Canada?

Hot Spring Trends For Shellac Nails

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Recently, I was lucky enough to speak with Linda Ly owner and founder of Onyx Aesthetics Studio. Linda shared with me the hottest trends for nails this spring and also the top tips for shellac manicures and pedicures. I love shellac polish. I find it lasts much longer than regular nail polish and I don't get as many chips.

A Closet Audit Can Pick You Up When Life Knocks You Down

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

very once in a while, life knocks us down. Like it's trying to show us who's boss. One of the biggest blows I've ever encountered was my divorce. Now I'm no therapist, but I do know that when you look good, you feel good -- and feeling good, in my books, is exactly what you need when life deals its blows.

Hot Trends For Undergarments This Spring

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.21.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Colour is big this spring -- sunny yellow, mint, candy pink complemented by richer jewel tones such as real turquoise and fuchsia are on trend. They're fun, bright and perfect for spring.

Toronto Fashion Week Isn't World-Class - But It Can Be

Anthony O'Dell | Posted 03.22.2016 | Canada Style
Anthony O'Dell

Traditionally a fashion show is supposed to be for buyers to place orders and for editors to narrow down the countless number of runway looks into X key trends for the season. Neither of those things occur at Toronto Fashion Week anymore. In order to maximize the potential of this event, changes need to be made.

How To Take Your Wardrobe From Winter To Spring

Caroline Topperman | Posted 03.17.2016 | Canada Style
Caroline Topperman

I don't know about the rest of you, but I am so ready for spring that I've already started updating my wardrobe. I'm actually not convinced that the sun still exists. So what to do? Well, I guess it's up to us to keep our spirits up and make our own sunshine.

Dining At Beaumont Kitchen

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 03.08.2016 | Canada Travel
Tiffany Leigh

Defined as Eclectic West Coast cuisine, Chef Michael Hay elaborates on Beaumont Kitchen's food philosophy: " It is a lifestyle cuisine focused on whole ingredients and whole is very vegetable driven." Chef posits it as a place where you get a robust restaurant experience, have a meal and feel nourished.

This Spring's Style Trends Are All About West Coast Cool

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I love spring! The colours are brighter and the layers are lighter. There are so many new styles and trends out this season. Pastels are big, men's watches are on-point and you can never go wrong with a nude shoe.

What It's Like To Be A Minority In Toronto's Fashion Industry

Syed Sohail | Posted 03.03.2016 | Canada Style
Syed Sohail

At the onset, it was polarizing for me to take on the moniker of 'The Prep Guy'. When people think of prep, they think of the Kennedy compound or weekending in the Hamptons. Probably pretty far off from a brown guy from the GTA. Having brands pull out of deals after learning my waistline, or backing away from a partnership because I am not the traditional prepster they originally planned for, was definitely disheartening.

Pull Off A Pair Of Glasses In Pantone's Colours Of The Year

Shannon Paul | Posted 02.29.2016 | Canada Style
Shannon Paul

For the first time, Pantone's colour of the year includes two hues that reflect a desire to de-stress and bring balance. With a renewed concentration on mindfulness and unplugging, Pantone has predicted that Rose Quartz and Serenity will encompass a sense of calm in 2016.

Speak Fashion-Ese: The A To Zs Of Fashion Lingo

Dessy Danishwar | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Style
Dessy Danishwar

Ready to sound like a very impressive fashionista? Some fashion terms are good to know for the sake of your own shopping and styling expertise while others, well, just happen to be du jour. Here's your A-to-Zuhair Murad dictionary guide to all things fashion.

Toronto Men's Fashion Week Needs More Diversity

Nicholas Mizera | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Style
Nicholas Mizera

Historically, female designers have been behind about one in six of all collections presented at Toronto Men's Fashion Week. This may sound like a fair ratio for a menswear show (undoubtedly there exist some with no female representation at all), but I assure you that it is not. Women have as much business being at a men's fashion week as male designers do at womenswear shows around the world -- that is, a lot.

Hot Spring Trend Alert: Watches

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.29.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I love watches. They look elegant on both men and women. Having a watch on your wrist, says that you could use your phone to tell the time, but you are more interested in the details and creativity with how you express your style.

How To Find The Perfect Bra For Spring

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.19.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I believe that amazing style starts with a great foundation. With the new styles coming out this spring, I am looking for the perfect bra that I find comfortable and feel beautiful in! Recently, I spoke with Julie Douce-Alexe, Sales Director at Chantelle.

The Great Fur Debate: 5 Ways To Make Up Your Mind

Jedannah Vieira | Posted 02.11.2016 | Canada Style
Jedannah Vieira

Fur is luxurious. It's style-wise, culturally enduring and socially debated. Old money, new money and bourgeoisie in between, we love fur, if not just the look of fur.Fur also happens to be the most debated fashion topic. To Fur or Not To Fur? That is the question. How do you decide?

Hot Valentine's Day Style Tips And Trends

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.10.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

You can't go wrong with a new dress. Dresses are easier than they get credit for -- wear them solo, with a sweater, tights, booties, sandals -- you really can't go wrong. Bonus, it's easy to transition from day to night; just lose the jacket and add a heel.

Hot Style Tips For Bigger Chested Women

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.05.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Finding the right fit when you have a bigger chest is not fun. So many women have commented to me, "You are so lucky to have a chest." Not when it comes to finding clothes that fit. But as the fashion industry continues to expand its vision on body shapes, now too, there are styles to accommodate bigger chested women.

5 Stylish Ways To Love Yourself

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

We all know that when you take care of yourself first, you're better able to take care of those around you. Besides, who doesn't like a little spoiling every now and then. Whether soaking in a bath, hitting the spa or indulging in your favourite meal is your idea of a little self love, as a personal stylist, mine always involve clothing.

Top Trends For Yoga Wear This Season

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

With the chilly weather outside, this time of year layering options are really popular for yoga. Choose pieces that you can remove as you warm up once you're on the mat. Pairing a strappy bra with a tank and covering up with a long sleeve tee allows you to peel off the layers as you begin moving through your poses and start to sweat.

Canadian Model Winnie Harlow On Stardom, Bullying - And Poutine

Chris Taylor | Posted 01.29.2016 | Canada Style
Chris Taylor

Having been bullied as a kid for her unique looks, Winnie became a contestant on the program America's Next Top Model, and now finds herself as one of the most in-demand models in the world. She sat down to talk about her whirlwind of a career -- and to ask her Canadian fans one question in particular.

Top Style Trends In Reading Glasses

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Don't laugh, but reading glasses have become a key part of my style. The first time I picked up a pair of reading glasses (after 40), everything changed (for the better). No more straining to read or having to increase the zoom view on my computer screen.

Bad Style Habits That Make You Look Older

Caroline Topperman | Posted 01.25.2016 | Canada Style
Caroline Topperman

A huge part of staying young-looking is dressing yourself to highlight all of your best assets. Whether you choose classic pieces or trendy ones, just make sure that you are having fun and not taking yourself too seriously. Above all, never ever wear something just because you feel that you "have to."

The Words That Made Me Embrace My Body Image

Sunday Omony | Posted 01.18.2016 | Canada Style
Sunday Omony

I remember the day my agent told me to lose 2 inches off my hips and that my thighs were getting too big. She suggested that I try yoga to tone down. I was devastated. She didn't see how hard I was trying to be thin. I was dieting and hardly eating just to keep my stick-thin frame. It was then that I decided to give up on modeling because I was ruining my body.

How To Choose Glasses For Your Face Shape

Shannon Paul | Posted 01.15.2016 | Canada Style
Shannon Paul

With everyone from W to Vogue magazine touting the return of chic eyewear, 2016 is building up to become a hot year for glasses as the ultimate fashion accessory. Fortunately, there have never been more stylish and flattering options than ever before as metal, clear acetate, and semi-rimless designs make a strong return.

Dressing Your Way To Weight Loss Success

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 01.11.2016 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

What if I told you that there was one simple step you could take every single day that would tip the scale in your favour towards reaching your desired weight loss goals? No special diets, no popping pills. All you have to do, every single day, is -- wait for it -- get dressed.