Amanda Blakley

Top Tips for Transitioning a Nursery to a Toddler-Friendly Bedroom

Amanda Blakley | August 27, 2014 | Canada Style
Nurseries and children's rooms are an excellent place to have fun with your home's deĢcor. Thankfully, in 2014, traditional children's colors of pink and blue are no longer de rigeur for cool kids rooms. The modern nursery or toddler room is gender neutral, mixing unexpected textures, clean lines, and artwork to create a space that is as unique and fun as they are.
Sacha DeVoretz


How To Have Perfectly-Shaped Eyebrows

Sacha DeVoretz | August 25, 2014 | Canada Style
Different eyebrow shapes and colours can dramatically change the appearance of your eyes and overall face. Here are some professional tips for shaping and colouring eyebrows.
Sacha DeVoretz


How To Get A Gorgeous Blowout

Sacha DeVoretz | August 20, 2014 | Canada Style
A silk pillow case or tied silk scarf will provide the lowest amount of friction possible, which will prevent frizzy bed head. Dry shampoo can be helpful too, to keep the blowout fresh for days to come. If your blowout is a loose wave, at the end of the night do a high twisted top knot on the top of your head and secure with bobby pins rather than an elastic.
Sacha DeVoretz


Top Tips For Gorgeous Eyelashes

Sacha DeVoretz | August 18, 2014 | Canada Style
It seems everywhere you look these days, there are more types of mascaras and shapes of wands than ever before. I recently spoke with Denee Noel, Cosmetics Sales Manager at Holt Renfrew Vancouver to find out the best mascara wands for different lashes.
Colin & Justin


Turning Canada's Worst Garage into Paradise

Colin & Justin | August 12, 2014 | Canada Style
Welcome to Canada's most unruly garage. Quite the shocker, huh? Imagine our disbelief as we rolled the door to reveal a scene which can only be described as benign, chaotic neglect. Picking ourselves up off the floor, we girded our loins and prepared for battle...
Kristen Marano


The 5 Stylish Instagram Profiles From Asia You Need to Follow

Kristen Marano | August 12, 2014 | Canada Style
When I arrived in Bangkok recently, a city of eight million people, I turned to Instagram hashtags to acquaint myself. I found a culture of cocktails and dessert, and to my delight as a passionate person of style, a huge source of Instagram profiles for shopping inspiration and insight.
Carrie Kirkman

Empowering the Next Generation of Female Leaders

Carrie Kirkman | August 10, 2014 | Canada Impact
I am a firm believer that as you climb the corporate ladder it's incredibly important to remember to throw down a rope. When I discovered G(irls)20, I knew this was an organization I could get behind both professionally and personally.
Daniela Andrews

7 Celebrity Sunglass Styles to Steal Now

Daniela Andrews | August 6, 2014 | Canada Style
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.
Sacha DeVoretz


How To Get Super Sexy Eyelashes

Sacha DeVoretz | August 2, 2014 | Canada Style
Before you go out and get the extensions you should be aware of the maintenance involved. You need to be more careful washing your face. After you get eyelash extensions done for the first 24 hours you cannot get your eyelashes wet, but after that, they can get wet and are great for beach vacations.
Ashley Diana Morris

Vancouver Model's Diary From Miami Swim Week

Ashley Diana Morris | July 31, 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Pride 2014: Through the Eyes of Tom Ford

Leah Morrigan | August 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


Neutral Debates: Grey vs Beige in Your Decor

Yanic Simard | August 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


The Hottest (Vegan) Purse Trends For Summer

Sacha DeVoretz | August 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


Smart Shopping: How To Hunt For Discounts

Andrew Tai | August 19, 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.
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