The 3rd and Final Step – The Elements of Looking Great

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This is the third and final installment of my petite series on looking great and having killer style. First I covered How to Determine Your Personal Style. Then I moved onto Knowing How to Dress for Your Body Shape. Today I’m covering the 3 key elements of looking great – colour, proportion and fit. Know and understand these elements, combine them with the first two steps, and there’s no way you’ll look anything less than fabulous. Guaranteed. Let’s start with Colour. I’m a huge proponent of wearing colours that suit your skin tone. What easier way to look fresh, rested and alive? (Other than breathing. And good, clean, healthy living, plenty of sleep and staying hydrated. But, well, I did…

Wait! Before You Cut Your Hair, Consider This

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These last few weeks, the entertainment and fashion sites have been all about the Jennifers – Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Lawrence and Jennifer Aniston. What do all three ladies have in common other than their celebrity status and their name? They all lopped off their hair. I wonder if J Lo’s feeling the pressure? When celebrities cut their long locks and opt for shorter styles, the media’s abuzz with photos and opinions and can’t seem to get enough. Nor, it seems, can we (okay – me). Next thing you know, women are chopping their hair to do the same. Remember the “Rachael” or most recently the “Karlie”? If you’ve been contemplating jumping on the bandwagon and shearing that long, luscious mane…

5 Steps to the Perfect Outfit

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One of the most common concerns I hear from my clients is that they don’t know how to create an outfit. They see other women look put together and wish they could do the same. They don’t know what to wear with what, how to accessorize or even where to start and often get so overwhelmed that they give up. What they don’t realize is that putting an outfit together is as simple as 1-2-3, or in this case, 1-2-3-4-5. Here are 5 easy steps that will help anyone create the perfect outfit for any occasion. Step 1: Gather Your Intel The very first (and most important) thing you need to do before you get started is to know what…

Friends Don’t Let Friends Look Bad

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The other day I had the pleasure of escorting my two children to the Ke$ha and Pitbull concert at the Molson Amphitheatre. Other than it turning into a lesson for them on (a) the colourful and suggestive use of profanity (thanks Ke$ha) (I know, I know – what did I expect?) and (b) the effects of excessive alcohol consumption (No! Not me!), it also taught them that (c) crops tops are in (like really, really in) and that (d) some of these crop-top wearing women must not have real friends. Because a true friend (friend A) would not let their friend (friend B) wear a crop-top when it’s obviously not in their friend’s (friend B’s) best interest. Or perhaps they do…

The Art of Layering

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Sun, rain, sleet and snow. This time of year you never know what you’ll experience when you walk out your front door. With all the unpredictable weather we’ve been having lately, it’s hard to know what to wear to tackle the elements. April’s a tricky month to dress for at best – cool mornings, warm afternoons, rainy days. This April’s been a bit more challenging with unexpected freezing rain, snow and cooler than normal temperatures. Ahh, brings me back to the stint I did in Calgary – where we’d easily get snow in May. And June. Yup. And July. With this fluctuating weather comes the challenge of knowing how to dress for the day to be both comfortable and appropriately…