How to Navigate Venus Retrograde and Your Style

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I’m no astrologer, but I follow it regularly. While I may not completely understand everything that goes on astrologically, I get the gist of things and plan accordingly. Apparently Venus went retrograde on March 4th and there’s a whole slew of do’s and don’ts that accompanies it. What they are depends on who you listen to or what you read (and I listen to way too many). As a Stylist though, the two don’ts that really stand out are…   Don’t buy any luxury items – you might regret the purchase. (Sorry Chanel. You’ll have to wait.)   Don’t try any new styles – they won’t be lasting. (Maybe someone should’ve warned Katy?)   The no-luxury item thing I can…

When it Comes to Your Personal Style, Screw Perfection

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Is it just me or does a new year seem to bring with it a ton of pressure? Resolutions, goals, diets, exercise and (worst of all) dry January. All of a sudden perfectly happy people are holding themselves to unrealistic standards that, if not met, leave them feeling worse than before. So this January, why not resolve to skip the declarations, disregard the lofty ambitions, and when it comes to your style, screw perfection.   As a Stylist I meet many women who get so caught up with the idea of perfection that if they feel they can’t achieve it, they give up altogether. They have looks they’d like to attempt and styles they’d love to try, but the mere…

How to Downsize Your Wardrobe Without Having to Downsize Your Space

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My condo is tiny. As in itty-bitty. 636 square feet split between my two kids, my dog and myself. But as a single mom on a budget, with limited options in my kids’ school district, I make it work. The result of living in such tight quarters is that I have to be pretty ruthless. If we don’t use it, need it or love it, it’s out. The other thing that’s come out of living in a small space is that I’ve inadvertently created a capsule-ish wardrobe. And it’s one of the best things I’ve ever (inadvertently) done.   Boutique owner Susie Faux coined the term “capsule wardrobe” in the 70’s. It broadly refers to a small collection of clothes…

Thinking of Extending Those Lashes? This Girl Gives it a Go

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My 15 year old daughter has the most beautiful naturally long, dark lashes. And plenty of ‘em. Me? Not so much. So after trying countless different mascaras and still feeling less than satisfied, I decided to jump on the bandwagon and give this whole eyelash extension thing a go. Armed with only one piece of advice – make sure that each faux lash is glued directly onto your eyelash, not your eyelid – I embarked on my journey.   Eyelash extensions are all the rage now and have been for some time. Places with cute names like Flirt, Winks, MYNC and Lust for Lashes have popped up all over Toronto and salons everywhere are adding this uber popular service to…