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Hot Nail Art Trends for Spring

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Nail art is a trend that seems to be hotter than ever. With the sandal season just around the corner, I am sure these creative colours will be popping up everywhere. To find out the latest trends on nail art, I spoke with Bree Kim, the owner of Adorn Nail and Spa in Vancouver.

Celeb Make-Up Artist on How to Channel Your Inner Sophia Loren

Katie Zeppieri | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada Style
Katie Zeppieri

If you have ever watched a red carpet event, tuned into an awards show or flipped open a fashion magazine, you have most likely seen the work of the talented celebrity makeup artist and photographer, Troy Jensen. His signature style is a radiant look that goes beyond the makeup and draws attention to the woman wearing it.

Toronto Fashion Week: Speaking Through Your Style

Jagneet Singh | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada Style
Jagneet Singh

Monday was day one of Toronto Fashion Week, and I was there with a curious eye to how fashion inspires thought.

Why Buy a Dress When You Can Rent?

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 03.18.2015 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

I heard about dress rentals when I started styling clients for their photo shoots. Renting a dress allows you to go to one location, try on a ton of dresses in a variety of styles and colours to see which is best for you (typically with an experienced stylist on hand to guide you).

Hot Spring Trends For Sweatpants

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.12.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

There is nothing I love more than a good pair of sweats. Even better, if I can make my sweats look fashionable enough to wear them out, go shopping and run errands in them! To find out how I can look chic when running around town (and get that look that celebrities have!) I spoke with Elana Brynes, Founder and Creative Director of Kings of Cole.

Hot Hair Colours For Spring!

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.23.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Hair trends are constantly changing. I was surprised when I saw that Kim Kardashian had cut off her hair. I had always thought her mane was such a reflection of who she is. Recently, I spoke with Jessica Van Kuyk, Artistic Director at Suki's Salons and Academy to find out more about the hottest hair colour trends for spring and also the latest style trends.

Hot Trends For Nails This Spring

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.22.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I now believe having my nails kept clean and neat finishes off any outfit nicely. My nails can be a nice compliment to what I am wearing or my mood. Recently, I spoke with Irene Lee, the owner of Pure Nail Bar and she shared with me some of her tips to keep nails neat looking and the hottest nail trends for spring.

Hot Shoe Trends For Spring 2015

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.17.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I have expanded my shoe wardrobe and of course, if you have been reading my blog, it has to be comfortable and stylish. Wanting to learn more about how I can expand my footwear and learn more about the latest spring trends, I spoke with Diego Greco, Product Line Developer for Hush Puppies Canada.

10 Ways to Look Subtly Sexy This Valentine's Day

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 02.10.2015 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

Looking overtly sexy is pretty easy. Throw on some tight, skimpy clothes, expose a ton of skin and you're good to go. Being subtly sexy however, can take a little more thought and effort. This Valentine's Day, if subtle sexiness is the look you're going for, here are 10 ways to achieve it.

How to Dress Up a T-Shirt and Look Fabulous for any Occasion

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.09.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I love T-shirts and wear them with everything from skirts, to jeans to dressier pants. Recently, I spoke with Nicholas Brooke, CEO of Sunspel and Nicholas shared with me some of the top trends for T-shirts this spring. I was excited to hear from Nicholas about her suggestions on how to dress up a T-shirt and find out more about the hottest colours for spring 2015.

The Top 5 Must Own Items for Spring

Erin Nadler | Posted 02.03.2015 | Canada Style
Erin Nadler

The runways were filled with fabulous shirtdresses from patterned and flowy to button down and boxy with a mod vibe. So if you are looking to update your standard shirtdress this is the season for you. And this season the pendant necklace is making a comeback.

The Hottest Jewellery Trends For Spring!

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

For years now, I have had a bracelet (my dad gave me), a watch and a long necklace that my friend gave me which I wear with everything. This is the extent of my jewelry. When I venture into downtown Vancouver, I always notice other women wearing layers of necklaces and looking so elegant. It looks simple, but how do I do this without over doing it?

How To Get The Most From Your Makeup Brushes

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.21.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

A few years ago, I purchased an eyeshadow brush from a cosmetics counter. Initially, I walked away after my purchase thinking, "I can't believe I just spent that much money on an eyeshadow brush." But then I brought it home and found that it does a much better job and made my life a lot easier than those little applicators that come with the eyeshadow set.

Hot Eyeshadow Trends For 2015

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.16.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

For many, many years if you looked in my bathroom drawer, you would find only three different eyeshadows. An individual pink, brown and navy. I didn't have much variety in my looks and really couldn't have imagined how fun it would be to play with different colours.To learn more about how to use eyeshadows and the latest trends, I spoke with Adi Land.

Transform Your Style, Transform Yourself in 2015

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 03.07.2015 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

2014 was a tough year for many of my clients, myself included. Of course, being a stylist, the very first thing I did was go through my closet. If I've learned anything from my work, it's that when you look good, you feel good, and when you feel good, you do good.

How to Have Fabulous Eyelashes for New Year's Eve

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.23.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Recently, I spoke with Joyce Poon, President & Founder, Noir Lash Lounge. Joyce shared her top trends for gorgeous eyelashes for New Year's Eve and the holidays. False lashes are seeing a HUGE comeback and are actually the fastest growing sector in the beauty industry.

How to Throw Together a Last Minute Holiday Party Outfit

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 02.21.2015 | 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 02.15.2015 | 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 02.10.2015 | 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 01.25.2015 | 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 01.14.2015 | 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 01.10.2015 | 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 01.10.2015 | 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 01.03.2015 | 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 12.29.2014 | 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?