Yanic Simard


How Angles Brighten Up a Tired Space

Yanic Simard | April 17, 2014 | Canada Style
Pillows by West Elm The human brain is well-trained by nature to find stability and calm in our surroundings -- this is why we read flat planes and straight lines to be orderly and balanced. This also explains why diagonal lines are so...
Ashley Diana Morris

What Meeting With Victoria's Secret Taught Me About Dedication

Ashley Diana Morris | April 16, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Victoria's Secret wanted to meet with me -- I almost fainted at the thought! It was a girl's dream come true. I barely slept and I woke up with the world's largest pimple, probably the biggest one I have ever had. I was told to strip down and stand against this white wall where multiple photos were taken of me while these two ladies went through my portfolio.
Colin & Justin


The Kitchen Staple You Can Use to Stain Your Furniture

Colin & Justin | April 14, 2014 | Canada Style
If we whispered that Nescafe was our cottage 'wood stain' of choice, would you rush to put the kettle on? Confused? Well don't be. But coffee -- as wood stain? Bizarre as it sounds, it's not quite the unusual proposition you might initially think.
Sacha DeVoretz


The Hottest Hair Trends For Spring

Sacha DeVoretz | April 15, 2014 | Canada Style
Spring is a time for evolution. As the sun comes out and the days get longer, I always feel inspired to try a new look. I spoke with Taylor Smits, Creative Director of Aveda Tonic South Granville in Vancouver and he shared some of the hottest looks for spring.
Barbara Aleks Hecht


How to Figure Out Your Personal Style

Barbara Aleks Hecht | April 13, 2014 | Canada Style
When it comes to looking great and having killer style, most women don't know where to begin. If you struggle with knowing what to wear, what to buy and how to pull it all together, the very first thing you need to do, before you do anything else, is figure out what you like. What's your style?
Krista Thompson


Six Reasons to Second-Hand Shop

Krista Thompson | April 9, 2014 | Canada Style
Television shows like Storage Wars, American Pickers and Pawn Star celebrate the treasure hunt of resale shopping. Across all age groups, more people are buying used clothing, children's items and home decor for six reasons. The stigma of buying used clothing and accesories is dead.
Sacha DeVoretz


Top Tips For a Perfect Pedicure

Sacha DeVoretz | April 7, 2014 | Canada Style
Recently, I noticed that my toes could use a makeover. When I was at the pool for my weekly swim, I noticed other women having such pretty toes, polish in every shade and colour. In an attempt to have dazzling feet for the summer, I spoke with the regional manager at absolute spa.
Colin & Justin


How To Take Your Cottage From Spartan to Spectacular

Colin & Justin | April 6, 2014 | Canada Style
Forget expensive silk and satin and search instead for polyester mix weaves with the look and feel of their posher cousins. We lined basic man-made pale gold fabric with bargain basement heavy gauge cotton to give a bulky interlined effect. Made up by our seamstress, with pinch pleating and black bobble edging to add punch, they belie their inexpensive roots.
Alex Sangha

Why Every Straight Man Needs A Gay Best Friend

Alex Sangha | April 4, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Since I moved into my new high-rise building, I have made a lot of nice, friendly straight male friends. This is a new experience for me, as for many years I largely surrounded myself with gay men. Not that I am complaining, of course, but I am so amazed with how open minded and non-judgmental many straight men have become, in terms of having gay friends to hang out and chill with.
Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood

"Paintings of Fruit Belong in the Kitchen," and Other Art Myths

Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood | April 3, 2014 | Canada Style
We hear over and over again in the gallery, phrases that convey expectations and misconceptions when approaching buying artwork. We are strong believers in leaving all such expectations behind and trusting your visceral reaction to works of art.
Yanic Simard


Know Your Decor Terms: What's the Difference?

Yanic Simard | April 3, 2014 | Canada Style
Think you know your interior design terms? Recently on Cityline I decided to play a little game of What's The Difference?, showing the subtle distinctions between words we use every day -- and even I learned a thing or two!
Nikki Fotheringham


Your Mani-Pedi May Be Toxic

Nikki Fotheringham | April 1, 2014 | Canada Style
Some mani/pedi salons go to great lengths to ensure that their employees enjoy fresh, healthy air. But if you can smell chemicals, then you are breathing in the kinds of noxious fumes that contribute to allergies, cancer and respiratory problems.
Colin & Justin


The Ongoing Saga of the Log Cabin

Colin & Justin | March 31, 2014 | Canada Style
Colin and Justin reveal the ongoing saga of life at the lake, this week choosing to showcase the transformation of their log home's main bathroom...
Colin & Justin


How to Restyle Your Cabin Bedroom On a Budget

Colin & Justin | March 24, 2014 | Canada Style
If you've been watching Colin and Justin's Cabin Pressure you'll be familiar with our plan -- that being, to transform the worst cottage on a tiny lake into holiday home perfection. Here's how we achieved our decorative miracle...
Stacey McKenzie


A Youthful Perspective On Day Five of Toronto's Fashion Week

Stacey McKenzie | March 23, 2014 | Canada Style
I woke up to the most beautiful day: the sun was shining, it was kind of warm and I was ready to rock some shorts for the finale of an inspiring World Mastercard Fashion Week! I was able to sleep in and relax for awhile, then I headed out to surprise a group of students that I met when I attended their school to speak earlier this year.
Stacey McKenzie


Ruling My Runway on Day Four of WMCFW

Stacey McKenzie | March 21, 2014 | Canada Style
I woke up with a lot of anxiety this morning. I was nervous, anxious, excited and believe it or not, scared of my return to the runway in my hometown, strutting exclusively for designer and Farley Chatto. Although I've had the privilege to walk in other shows around the world, Toronto Fashion Week is always near and dear to my heart.
Chloe Tejada

I Stopped Dressing Up For Fashion Week, and I've Never Been Comfier

Chloe Tejada | March 20, 2014 | Canada Style
I hate that now, part of the job of a fashion editor somehow means that you have to dress as if you're a model on the runway. This Toronto Fashion Week, I decided to rebel. This time I wasn't going to panic and buy new clothes. This is what I wore: flat riding boots, black leggings, an oversize "Battlestar Galactica" T-shirt I got from Toronto ComicCon, a Roots "Heart Canada" sweater.
Stacey McKenzie


Fearless Fashionistas On Day Three Of Fashion Week

Stacey McKenzie | March 20, 2014 | Canada Style
I attended the Pink Tartan, Joe Fresh and Mackage shows, all of which were fantastic. I especially enjoyed the cool new generation of fashionistas rocking they're avant-garde style. The tent was buzzing with fearlessness! Being a fearless risk-taker sets you apart from everyone else. It establishes originality, uniqueness and makes fashion FUN.
Gillian Farber


From Gossip Mags to Mobile Apps: Connecting Strangers to Stars

Gillian Farber | March 20, 2014 | Canada Style
Celebrities seemed a lot more distant than they do now. Their private lives were actually private. We didn't know what restaurant they enjoyed dining at, what their drink of choice was or who they got into bed with at night. Years ago we had to wait for the latest gossip magazine or simply take what the studios told us as fact.
Yanic Simard


Three Timeless 2014 Decor Trends

Yanic Simard | March 20, 2014 | Canada Style
Recently Breakfast Television invited me to introduce viewers to a few 2014 designer must-haves, and I found a perfect trio: marble, wood, and the colour mint. All three are huge for this year and beyond, for those who love a look that's "in the now", but each also has a classic appeal.
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