Saturday, October 31, 2009
I just wanted to wish all of you a very happy and of course fashionable Halloween!! Are you dressing up this year? I found a fun idea for a costume on fabsugar the other day and I would have loved to dress up as Anna Wintour but unfortunately I am home bound tonight, oh well there is always next year!! Check out the link for this chic costume http://www.fabsugar.com/5631451
Friday, October 30, 2009
Ok I know Kim Kardashian is a very beautiful woman but I was really amazed when I saw these pictures of her recently... This just proves the power of makeup and how it can change a woman's entire look and persona... This just makes me appreciate my job a little more ;)
I think Hilary Duff has really come into her own in the last few years as a very stylish member of the young Hollywood elite... She has a real love for all accessories from scarves to amazing jewelery and of course to die for handbags, she is pictured here with a black Hermes Birkin... The Birkin bag starts at $7,500 and can go up to six figures, there is actually a waiting list that can take up to three years to even buy one of these beauties!! Beyond the insanely expensive handbag I love her dark skinnies tucked into chocolate brown cowboy boots and the great layering of her chunky knit cardigan and floaty tunic all wrapped up with a gauzy scarf... This is the ideal crisp fall day uniform for shopping and lattes with a girlfriend or a casual Sunday brunch with the family... P.S. The glasses are totally adorable, I love the geek chic look!!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Hey ladies I just wanted to share some great printable coupon links, the Payless coupon is only good until midnight tomorrow but an amazing deal if you can get there!! Happy Shopping!!!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I just wanted to share one of my favorite books from makeup legend Kevyn Aucoin called Face Forward, I have owned this since it was first on the shelves back in 2000... This book is not only a visual feast for the eyes but it is also for the gal looking for everyday tips to the makeup artist looking for inspiration from a true genius, it is a showcase of makeup past, present and future... There are so many looks covered from minimal easy makeovers to complete transformations like Calista Flockhart as Audrey Hepburn (my fave) and an unrecognizable Gwyneth Paltrow as James Dean... Amazingly this book is on sale for $21.75 in hardcover on Amazon.com, this is a must have for any beauty aficionado and a pretty addition to your coffee table!!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
As an accessory enthusiast (yes I said it!) I always look forward to pulling out my fall/winter hats especially my slouchy berets, they add instant cool to any outfit... This is such a chic and easy look to pull off and they can be worn with dressier outfits like a dress and tights or casual weekend wear, as an added bonus they are a quick way to disguise a bad hair day... Buy one in a basic black or cream and another in a fun bright color to mix it up!! This red one is only $10.50 at Old Navy and comes in 5 other colors, say oui!!!
Monday, October 26, 2009
I have an addiction to scarves of all shapes, sizes and colors... Whatever the season I can always work a scarf into my outfit, I must have over 60 of them... I love these buffalo plaid scarves paired with a great black jacket and jeans they are the ultimate casual cool accessory this winter... I actually have the same H&M one that Taylor Swift is wearing and I would love to find a mustard one like Hilary has on!!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
I did a little shopping this weekend in the comfort of my living room, ALDO online is offering an additional 20% off all clearance footwear and free shipping... I am so in love with these leopard print wellies, they will make any rainy day stylish for me and for $19.98 I just couldn't resist!!
I just wanted to post a few pics of some of my latest bridal makeup... I get to be a part of these ladies very special day and I love every minute of it, there is a such a wonderful buzz in the air the morning of a girl's wedding day... Aren't they lovely...
Friday, October 23, 2009
I just wanted to post a few pics that my lovely and extremely talented friend/photographer Marsha Z took of me this past weekend... It is such a gift to make someone feel totally comfortable in front of the camera and she definitely has that ability... Thanks Black Rabbit Photography!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
The latest update from Old Navy for this week's big SALE
Old Navy: All Yoga Pants are $15; Get 15% off Your Purchase w/Breast Cancer Donation (Oct 23-25)
Friday, October 23 through Sunday, October 25, all Yoga Pants at Old Navy are $15. This is a great deal as they normally run about $25- $35
If you're looking to save a bit extra, you can make a donation to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation at any Old Navy store and get an additional 15% off your purchase total.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I am once again sooo incredibly jealous of Rachel Bilson's wardrobe, she really does casual cool so spot on... Love the trench... Love the boots... Love the bag... Shall I keep going?? I think its time to pull out my rubber boots and khaki trench, I can fully admit I am a copycat but on a slightly lower budget!!
I just came across this amazing tote today, I love studded accessories they add a cool edge and contrast to pretty floral or bohemian looks... This bag would be a great investment to any accessory wardrobe, it is a great size and the black patent leather will work with anything and any season... The Studded Glossy Tote is available at F21 for $41.80 online and in stores, tap into your inner rocker!!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
If you have been on the search for the perfect t-shirt than let your quest end here... I am obsessed with American Apparel t-shirts, they are so comfortable and they look amazing with jeans or skirts or leggings... I particularly like the deep v-neck style on me, but the crew neck is also a wardrobe staple... So naturally I have a few colors in both styles and a few different sizes, I like to wear them a little bit oversized and layered for a cool casual look... There are a few options on where to purchase your tees, the website www.americanapparel.ca is a great option and offers shipping worldwide, but I have found some great sellers like Tuffy McPuggles and Harrington Outlets on ebay that carry American Apparel for about half the price... I love when style and comfort collide!!!
Monday, October 19, 2009
So after yesterday's pinup shoot I am feeling very inspired by the modern cat eye which is making a major comeback on the red carpet... I wear this for daytime as well but a little less dramatic or with a chocolate liner opposed to a true black shade, any woman can and must wear this look at least once in their lifetime... There are so many great liquid liner options available from high end department store brands to everyday Shoppers Drug Mart finds, I personally love L'Oreal Carbon Black liquid liner $9, it has a teeny tiny brush and is very easy to apply... When I am doing a makeup application or need something with a little more hold I use MAC Fluidline liner in Blacktrack $18, it goes on so smoothly and lasts for hours... This look will require some trial and error but a little practice will make for perfect sexy eyes, you can also apply it in small strokes across the lash line and connect them together and keep your elbow stabilized on your vanity or counter so your arm and hand are not shaky... Meow!!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
I am doing pinup style makeup tomorrow on a photoshoot, this is definitely one of my favorite styles... Sultry red lips and big beautiful false lashes bring instant glamour to any gal's face... The photographer I am working with is alot of fun on set and she brings out the diva goddess in all of her models... Perhaps I will feel inspired enough to sport pin curls and crimson lips myself... I will post pictures of the shoot this upcoming week!!
There a few great deals at Shoppers Drug Mart this week for my fellow frugal cosmetic lovers!!
30% off Almay and Revlon eye and lip products,
25% off Quo implements, sponges and false lashes,
25% off all Oil Of Olay skincare,
All Nicole by OPI polishes are $7.99 and
20% off all Maybelline mascaras
Friday, October 16, 2009
Great sale finds today ladies, Old Navy has all their plaid shirts and dresses on for $20 this week!! I also had a 25% off coupon, so naturally I had to buy a few extra things... I love the shirtdress it is such a classic and easy look that can easily transition from season to season, I will be wearing mine with opaque tights and riding boots and a thick brown cinched leather waist belt ... I also snagged a few cute scarves, I especially love this teal paisley one i picked up for $7.50... this was a very successful Friday I must say!!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I am a boot fanatic, I must have over 50 pairs... and counting!! One of my favorite pairs is a cognac colored Steve Madden pair that look exactly like Jessica Biel's Loeffler Randall $585 "Kit" boots, but mine were a little more affordable as I bought them on sale at the end of last winter for $99!! It was such a great deal that I actually also bought them in black... These boots look great with jeans or leggings and can easily be dressed up or down, a great pair of flat boots in black or tan or both are a must have for every gal's wardrobe this season...
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Today was a fantastically fun day, I worked on a promotional shoot for The Silver Screen Classics channel's tribute to Halloween movies from the 30's through to the 70's like The Mummy and Frankenstein... I had two models and was able to be really creative and do some amazing theatrical makeup, the first look was a sultry vampire with metallic black cat eyes and blood red lips and the second was inspired by Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra with bold eye makeup and flawless skin... I will have pictures from the set to post soon... You can check out the promos as they will be running with the movies all through the last week of October on The Silver Screen Classics channel and even better it is on free preview all month!!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
These lovely photos were in The Hamilton Spectator today, I am the regular makeup artist for The Style page every Monday and Wednesday and today I am also the model!! Photo shoots are lots of fun and even more so when I get to be behind and in front of the camera, I loved the coats that I was wearing they are the amazing work of a local designer Natasha Ferro... Check out the full article http://www.thespec.com/go/style/article/652185
As the cold weather approaches this can mean only one thing, Holiday Parties!! So a girl must have a few cocktail dresses in her closet and I have been perusing one of my favorite stores F21 for a few foxy frocks... Firstly I love how affordable they are, every dress I fell in love with range from $35 - $60... With a great dress all you need is a gorgeous pair of metallic heels and a funky clutch bag, throw on some chandelier earrings and you are instantly chic... These were two of my top picks, I love the strapless Lace Accent Jacquard Dress in navy for $29.80 it is an amazing deal and the Bow Front dress with the full black ruffle detail skirt is to die for at $50!! I would pair either of these with a sky high black patent leather peep toe stilettos, ooh the possibilities here are endless...
Monday, October 12, 2009
I know I have said it before, but I stand by my admiration of Rachel Bilson's style... What I would give to spend an hour in her closet, a girl can only dream... Here are a few of her everyday casual chic looks to drool over, I love that she has such an ability to mix vintage and modern pieces without ever looking contrived or too trendy... I am especially digging her black flat motorcycle boots, I have a very similar pair I can't wait to wear this season!!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
I feel totally inspired looking at this picture, I am definitely a fan of Jessica Szhor's style on Gossip Girl and in real life, I admire her for taking fashion risks and she is so gorgeous that she could probably wear a paper bag and still look fabulous!! This is a great example of how to mix prints and color without looking mismatched or sloppy, her look may be a bit much for some gals but you can take some tips from this ensemble. Start with your go to pair of dark skinny jeans and a cool plaid shirt then throw on a colorful patterned scarf that has either the same tones or one of the same colors that is in the plaid, finish with a fun pair of ballet flats and add a pop of color with a bold jacket or throw a bright hued slouchy bag over your shoulder... Voila, fashionista!!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
I just received this awesome fashion alert from my fellow stylista and friend Lisa, thanks a bunch!!
MEXX Canada has launched a national campaign to ‘spread the warmth’ by collecting used and unwanted coats to help those who rely on the generosity of others to keep warm this season.
As a token of appreciation, any customer who donates a coat before October 25th will be given a $25 gift card ($20 for kids outerwear) to use towards the purchase of a new one.
Friday, October 9, 2009
This lovely lady was spotted on the streets of New York city looking fabulous, cool and casually put together... I love the military inspired sweater over her striped tunic and cozy navy leggings... Ooh and the chocolate brown riding boots are perfection, this is the must have weekend outfit!!
Thursday, October 8, 2009
You must go to The Bay this weekend... This is such a great idea!! Between October 9th to October 12th bring in any clean, used handbag and receive a discount on a regular priced handbag purchase of $60 or more and even better the used handbags will be donated to The Canadian Women's Foundation... Check out the link for more info!! http://www.thebay.com/en/handbag_landing.html
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
I adore this look, a nearly naked face with a berry stained pout. This is a great easy look for an evening out for dinner and drinks, this pretty lip color looks very high fashion and most shades of deep berry will work for for every skin tone.This is a nice alternative to the scarlet red lips we have seen over the last few seasons and can easily be accompanied with a simple swipe of blush and two coats of black mascara. Play around with different textures, start with a sheer gloss for a pretty day look or a rich matte lipstick for a sexy night on the town.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Are you still loving the baggy boyfriend jeans that started surfacing last year? I have a couple pairs that I wear all the time, I prefer the distressed denim look and some leeway in the length to roll them up... I like them with a feminine floaty top or a basic white tee and a simple pair of ballet flats, this is a great look for day to day running errands or weekend afternoon coffee with girlfriends... I will be wearing mine through the winter with a cute pair of boots and a fitted peacoat or a cozy cable knit sweater, comfort and style are a great combo!!
I keep wavering with my haircut these days, I have the in between grown out bangs going on right now, I can almost tuck them behind my ears... I love the look of blunt straight bangs, they look great with a sleek straight blowout and I also love the side swept bang for sexy big hair... The other great thing about bangs is they look so cute with a ponytail or chignon, if you are in a rush just throw your hair back and style your bangs, quick and easy... I am growing weaker and weaker with every great celebrity do I see... So the question is, do I want one length long hair, or long and some fringe?? I will keep you posted on my dilemma!
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Yes I am still polishing my toes, I think this will be the last coat of polish before I let them have a winter breather... I felt like a dark plum color so naturally I chose OPI's Lincoln Park After Dark, it is a deep rich purple with a super shiny finish... The color is almost black but doesn't look harsh or goth and it works on all skin tones and all ages... This color was part of OPI's Chicago Collection and retails for $9-$11 at any beauty supply store or salon...
Friday, October 2, 2009
Great news ladies!!! BIG sale just started today at H&M, definitely worth taking a look at this weekend... I was in for just a minute today and they have great coats, jeans, sweaters and dresses all on major markdown... Have a great weekend gals!!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I really love Jessica Alba's everyday style, she has mastered casual chic and she always has just the right accessories to add personality to her basic t-shirts and jeans... Her daughter is absolutely adorable and equally as fashionable as her mom!! I am all for trying new hair colors out, but I am not sure how I feel about Jessica's newly dyed red tresses... She is a beautiful woman but I prefer her with dark or honey brown hair, what do you think of her new do?