Holiday Style: To Hose or Not to Hose

Fashion Tips

It happens every year. Around the same time. Holiday party season arrives, and because I’m a stylist, the emails, texts and phone calls from family, friends and clients start pouring in. No matter how many times we discuss it, the great debate continues – to hose or not to hose. In the winter, that really is the question. It’s interesting that when it comes to pantyhose (or nylons), stockings (thigh high) and tights, both men and women seem to have an opinion. They’re either for or against. Or they have conditions – certain types can be worn, but only under certain circumstances. When the thermometer drops and festive, holiday party outfits come out, those circumstances can become a bit more…

Work with a Designer to Make Your Outfit Dreams Come True

Dressing, Fashion Tips, Shopping Tips, Style, Wardrobe

Ever go shopping with an idea of what you’re looking for but can’t find it anywhere? Maybe you find the ideal top on one dress and bottom on another and wish you could magically fuse them together? Or perhaps you find the (nearly) perfect piece but wish it came in another fabric, colour or pattern? A girl can dream right? Well, find the right designer and your dream might just come true. Canada is home to a number of extremely talented Independent Fashion Designers who, for lack of exposure in mainstream malls, have their talents hidden from most of us. Yet all you have to do is browse through local boutiques to find that many of them stock their pieces….

Dresses – Why Buy When You Can Rent?

Fashion Tips

I’m currently in the process of rebranding my business – new focus, new look and most importantly, new website. The most exciting part of the new site, for me, are the new photos. Not for the photos’ sake, but for the new outfits that go along with them. With the rebrand though, come many costs and I have to save money where I can. While I knew that I needed some pretty fabulous gowns for some of my pics, I was also on a budget. So what does a price-conscious girl who needs an incredible dress do? She rents one of course. I heard about dress rentals when I started styling clients for their photo shoots. Renting a dress allows…

10 Ways to Look Subtly Sexy this Valentine’s Day

Fashion Tips

Looking overtly sexy is pretty easy. Throw on some tight, skimpy clothes, expose a ton of skin and you’re good to go. Being subtly sexy however, can take a little more thought and effort. This Valentine’s Day, if subtle sexiness is the look you’re going for, here are 10 ways to achieve it…   1. Body Parts The easiest way to be subtly sexy is to be just that – subtle. Don’t reveal too much at once. Choose one body part to feature and that’s it. Throw on an off-the shoulder top, put on a backless jumper or show a tiny bit of cleavage. Just not all at once. The key is to leave something to the imagination.   2….