All posts tagged: fashion stylist

A Saint of a Sale

Photo: AllSaints When AllSaints made their Canadian debut in Yorkdale Mall a couple of years ago, it was a dream come true for me. The British retailer’s wares are completely up my alley; a little bit edgy, directional designs, quality fabrics and construction at a mid-range price point (somewhere between fast fashion & designer). The line is so me, it’s a bit frightening, and I always see some men’s pieces that I want to get my stylish husband. Although the target demographic for AllSaints is the 18-35 year old set, it appeals to women of all ages, and looks great on them too! The AllSaints Mid Season Sale is on, in store and online (free standard shipping in Canada and the US), so I’ve rounded up my favourite sale pieces along with some of their regular priced items, and a few items from other stores, to show you what I would coordinate them with. All prices shown are in Canadian dollars, unless otherwise specified. Click on photos to link to the corresponding websites. THE ROCKER LOOK   THE DRESSY LOOK   THE …

Spring into Colour!

All mood boards by trendcouncil.com With April here, the shops are finally stocked with an abundant of colourful wares, for spring in a profusion of soothing pastels and happy brights. Now is the perfect time to shop for a few fresh items but with so many beautiful colours to choose from, how do you make sure to pick the ones that best complement your skin tone? First you need to determine if you have a warm or cool skin tone. Do your skin, eyes, and face look better in bright white and black hues, or ivory, off-whites, and brown/tan shades? The former means you’re probably cool-toned, and the latter, warm. Consult the warm/cool colour palettes below for which colours will look best on you. If you don’t have time to shop in the stores, I’ve included 12 effortless spring dresses in a range of styles, colours and prices points available online. Just click on the photos to be linked to the websites.        

Fabulous nails fast!

Photo: Michael Williams for Revlon Since having a child, doing my own manicure has become a disastrous affair. My application is messy because I’m out of practice, and I always smudge and ruin my nails before they are fully dry. I’m guessing most busy women don’t have the time to do their own nails. Until now! I love Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy. First you get the look and finish of a salon gel manicure without the expense. Second, as it’s a nail polish and base coat in one, you save time because you don’t have to apply a base and wait for it to dry before applying a colour coat. The polish is opaque, so had I applied my first coat a bit thicker I may have been able to get away with only one coat, more time saved! Third, it’s super easy to apply and control, because it has a thick brush which kind of looks like two brushes side-by-side. Fourth, the coat on my first hand was dry by the time I had …

Psst! Wanna know about some great deals?

Photo: pixshark.com As you probably already know, I shop the brick and mortar stores regularly (it’s my job), but what you might not know is that I’m also a very active shopper on the internet, even if it’s mainly window shopping (it’s my job, really!). I subscribe to emails from retailers who’s prices are usually beyond my reach like Net-a-Porter and the retailers I regularly shop, to be kept in the loop for sales, because who doesn’t want a good deal? Somewhere between the start of the new year and when the spring weather kicks in (when, oh when?) is when the biggest savings are to be had on the retail front. If you want to benefit from these big savings you better get your shopping shoes on or get yourself online and pullout your credit card fast, because the biggest saving are on now! Here are a few you may be interested in. For you gentlemen, the Bay is having a menswear “Buy More, Save More” sale on regular priced shirts and ties. Buy …

Happy Chinese New Year!

Designer: Vivian Tam     Photo: Vouge China by Max Vadukul 2015 is whizzing by and I can’t believe how quickly the Chinese New Year arrived! This is the year of the sheep (goat) and according to Chinese astrology it will be rich in positive emotions, amorous affairs, peace, harmonious co-existence and tranquility. For those who trust in goodness, happiness and success will follow. I’m a sheep and so far so good! I’ve been having an amazing and busy year already but with little time to blog. I’ve had incredible experiences and have so much to share with you since my last post. In the following days I hope to have some quality time on the computer so I can tell you all about it. Kung Hei Fat Choy! In honour of Chinese New Year, here is a look at some of Vivian Tam’s lovely Chinese inspired east-meets-west ready-to-wear runway collection for spring 2015. All runway photos: Style.com

6 Simple Resolutions For a Stylish Year

Photo: Emilo Pucci I’m not one to make new years resolutions because A) I usually make unrealistic ones to stick to, and B) I find them impossible to stick to!  So for the blog I’ve been thinking about what easy steps anyone could implement to update their look for a more stylish year. Everything on this list is so simple to achieve, pragmatic, and will improve your sense of well being. You know the phrase “look better, feel better”, well it’s true. Follow these 6 easy steps and you will ultimately feel and look better, I promise. No diet required! Here’s to a new year, a new look and upping the style quotient in your life. If along the way you need some style advice or a gentle push, I’m here to help. Leave me a message in the comments section and I will be in touch. 1. First things first. Edit and organize your wardrobe. Remove anything that doesn’t fit, isn’t comfortable, looks like it’s had better days or needs repairs you never got around to taking …

The Future of Fashion

I’m a big fan of the website design-milk.com and have been an avid reader and subscriber for some time. Today’s post, written by Caroline Williamson, absolutely blew me away, and got me so excited that I have to share it with you. I have seen some amazing clothing in the past couple of years designed and made by a 3D printer. For all of their beauty and intricate design, they have been rigid, sculptural and very armour like; in other words, not wearable. In today’s Design Milk post, I have seen what the future of fashion can look like, and it’s exciting. I’ve always been interested in how technology can advance the properties of clothing design, but that’s a whole other discussion for another post. Nervous System is a studio out of Massachusetts, that combines science, art, and technology to create their designs. Their latest project used Kinematics – their 4D printing system that creates complex, foldable forms composed of articulated nylon modules – to make a dress. The system provides a way to turn any three-dimensional …