Ashley Diana Morris

Vancouver Model's Diary From Miami Swim Week

Ashley Diana Morris | July 28, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
The funny thing about today's cattle call casting was that the girls were all hanging out in the lobby of the Mondrian Hotel in bikinis. The girls were checking each other out, as well as guests and staff practically walking into walls with all these beautiful women half naked in the lobby. It was so random but so funny to observe and be part of! A teenage boy's dream!
Barbara Aleks Hecht

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The Top 5 Style Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Barbara Aleks Hecht | July 24, 2014 | Canada Style
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...
Leah Morrigan

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Looking for a Pattern With Endless Possibilities? Try Paisley

Leah Morrigan | July 16, 2014 | Canada Style
Paisley is one of the most gorgeous decorative patterns humans have ever devised. It is an incredible pattern to work with because it is so full of possibilities; paisley can be done in any scale, multi-coloured, monochrome, simple, or intricate, in a regular and repeating or varied, irregular, and seemingly random pattern.
Kristen Marano

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These Laos-Based Designs Are the Opposite of Fast Fashion

Kristen Marano | July 15, 2014 | Canada Style
When I shop, I want to know how the pieces I like are made. I look at the tag. I ask where the fabrics are from. I read about the designer. These details reveal the process of a piece that earns a hanger in my closet. This is what separates Heather Smith's designs of Laos-based shop Passa Paa from fast fashion retailers and puts a value on owning her pieces.
Hilary Farr

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A Beginner's Guide To 'Glamping' (Camping in Style)

Hilary Farr | July 9, 2014 | Canada Style
Camping means forgoing the basic needs of civilized living. Why do it? Do we have to suffer to be truly be at one with nature? I say no! Glamping has come to the rescue of all you who have lied to your girlfriend, or boyfriend, and pretended camping is one of your favourite things just cause they lied to you and said camping was one of their favourite things.
Colin & Justin

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These "Cutting Edge" Designs Are Actually Vintage

Colin & Justin | July 8, 2014 | Canada Style
Visit any factory-inspired condo development, or hip-and-happening home store, and you'll almost certainly find yourself wading through design history from the '20s, '50s, '60s and even the '70s. The reality is that much of what we consider 'cutting edge' actually predates our parents.
Sacha DeVoretz

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Top Tips for Gorgeous Summer Skin

Sacha DeVoretz | July 7, 2014 | Canada Style
In my 20s (usually after a night of partying) I would occasionally fall asleep with a full face of makeup. However, as the years have progressed, my need for a squeaky clean face has become important to me. Between the sweat, sun and activities of the hot summer months, I feel even more compelled to take care of my mature skin.
Leah Morrigan

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Pride 2014: Through the Eyes of Tom Ford

Leah Morrigan | June 26, 2014 | Canada Style
With Toronto hosting World Pride this year, I feel that much more inspired to celebrate the powerful gay icons that have shaped our world. This year, the spotlight is on the clothing, detail, luxury, and the daring of Tom Ford.
Yanic Simard

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Neutral Debates: Grey vs Beige in Your Decor

Yanic Simard | June 25, 2014 | Canada Style
Whether you embrace colour, or hide from the wilder hues, neutrals are essential to any design. However, there are two major sides one has to choose from when selecting a neutral: beige vs. grey. To help settle the Great Neutral Debate (at least in your own home), here's some advice on the best both grey and beige have to offer.
Sacha DeVoretz

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The Hottest (Vegan) Purse Trends For Summer

Sacha DeVoretz | June 24, 2014 | Canada Style
I have always felt that it is possible to have the world of luxury and sustainable fashion come together. If these two powerful combinations could meet, I am sure more people would be open to making the change to environmentally friendly trends. Luckily, my dreams are coming true. More and more there are greater options for vegan fashion.
Andrew Tai

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Smart Shopping: How To Hunt For Discounts

Andrew Tai | June 20, 2014 | Canada Style
Ever missed out on a deal so crazy-good that you couldn't stop thinking about it for days? If you're like the rest of us, then your answer is probably yes. Missing good deals is standard because good deals tend to happen all the time, while we are always somehow at the wrong place, at the wrong time. Luckily, there's a fixer for that and it's called taking control.
Sacha DeVoretz

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Hot Summer Fashion Trends Ready For Your Closet

Sacha DeVoretz | June 13, 2014 | Canada Style
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.
Barbara Aleks Hecht

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The Three Key Elements of Looking Great

Barbara Aleks Hecht | June 11, 2014 | Canada Style
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.
Colin & Justin

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Bling Up Your Cottage For Summer

Colin & Justin | June 10, 2014 | Canada Style
An integrated sound system, a glass staircase and long, lean Italian style seating -- if the season finale of Colin & Justin's Cabin Pressure is anything to go by, it looks like Canadian cottaging just got a shot in the arm of European style...
Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood

10 Reasons to Buy Art

Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood | June 6, 2014 | Canada Living
Those walls are blank, and look like they're closing in on you. Okay, so you can buy the prints, the limited editions and all that jazz, but for a moment please consider these reasons why buying an original piece of art is something that you should do. Today. Like now.
Sacha DeVoretz

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10 Hot Shoe Trends For Summer

Sacha DeVoretz | June 6, 2014 | Canada Style
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.
Colin & Justin

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The Recipe For a Perfect Cottage Kitchen

Colin & Justin | June 2, 2014 | Canada Style
Hallelujah! We can finally reveal our cottage kitchen, whose transformation has been a veritable state secret these last few months. Truth is we wanted to avoid stealing our own thunder and opted, therefore, to throw a veil of secrecy across the mini miracle. Now we're revealing it in these virtual pages.
Kristen Marano

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In Saigon, Style Reigns by Scooter

Kristen Marano | June 2, 2014 | Canada Style
While walking, I spotted a handsome young man wearing a thin cotton sapphire dress shirt. He lifted the collar, left one button undone and tucked a black and red scarf into the neck of the shirt. Army green trousers popped the blue shirt, which he accessorized with a retro, faded black helmet and brown leather messenger bag.
Yanic Simard

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Strokes of Design Genius: Paint Trends For the Home

Yanic Simard | May 28, 2014 | Canada Style
Designers are proudly showing off the personal touch of painterly patterns, with bold brushstrokes, trippy paint drips, and crisp paint dips. Here's my guide to embracing your palette-passions:
Colin & Justin

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Making a Funky Bunkie For Our Favourite Cottage Guests

Colin & Justin | July 26, 2014 | Canada Style
Oftentimes, it's nice to afford (and be afforded) a little privacy when friends arrive. Sure, we're all for mix and mingle, but personal chill time is welcome too. So come one, come all (overseas pals and family are you reading?) safe in the knowledge we've fashioned, as your holiday haven, an annex to which you can escape when our laughter becomes too raucous or our music too loud.
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