How to Navigate Venus Retrograde and Your Style


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


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…

5 Steps to Killer Style & Confidence and Daily Inspiration

Body Shape, Confidence, Fashion Tips, Shopping Tips, Style

Years of working with clients, years of compiling easy to follow tips and years of fine tuning a simple step-by-step system that can help and benefit every woman, in any stage of her style journey, have finally come together. With the launch of my two new books, Style Your Way to Success and Style 365, there’s literally something for everyone. Well, of the female persuasion that is.   IF YOU… Struggle with looking good or having any sense of style Find yourself confused, frustrated and a little discouraged when it comes to knowing what to buy, how to wear it or how to put it all together Wish you had the confidence to live the life of your dreams Then Style…

Want the Perfect Look? Steal These Men’s Style Secrets


I love me a sharp dressed man. All you have to do is look at a man in a custom tailored suit to know that when it comes to dressing well, we women don’t have the monopoly. In fact, we could even learn a thing or two from our male counterparts. Recently, when doing some research for a client, I met Tomas Romita, founder (and lead designer) of MADE, a Canadian custom menswear company, located in Toronto. We started talking about fit, tailoring and fabric, and it quickly dawned on me that we women could take a few pointers from the bespoke approach to menswear to enhance our off-the-rack experience. We all know that when it comes to a great…

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….