Thursday, 19 May 2011 23:46

Trend 2011

By Noon Ali

Hair Trends

The ponytail makes a comeback, from casual daytime to evening glamour!

Take a look at some celebrities rocking the hairstyle this spring! It's easy and quick and requires no technique at all! A simple tie back look can go a long way!

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Floppy hats

Although I would probably only ever wear one on holiday, FLOPPY HATS are all the rage right now! All the celebrities are wearing them from Kimmy K to Leona Lewis! If I remember correctly it was J.Lo who started off the trend in her "Jenny from the block days" *sigh* and it didn't really stick around for long, but this time I think it may be around for at least two seasons this year! Although it is a hippy boho look, it also has that classic feminine feeling to it. It's fantastic for when the suns out but it's also good for those "I'm running late but my hairs a hot mess" days
Below are a couple of the best ones I've found, take a look and leave a comment

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 The range of hats above are available from the following outlets, New Look £14.99, American Apparel £29, ASOS £20, ASOS £25, River Island £19.99, River Island £20, River Island £24.99



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Tuesday, 17 May 2011 23:06

House Of Sunny

We see our collection as art, but wearable and very exclusive. Fashion with meaning, 'Sunny.
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Sunday, 08 May 2011 22:48

Women of Colour and Style 2011

Welcome to Women of Colour and Style 2011 the fabulous new show for women of all different colours and cultures who love to pamper, love spending time and money on their hair, beauty and body.
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Tuesday, 03 May 2011 21:15

Matte Lips

Get the summers must have look!
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Monday, 02 May 2011 09:13

Canadian Fashion

LG Fashion Week is the biggest fashion event in Canada and takes place twice a year – in March and October. Last month's event in Toronto attracted some of the most talented Canadian designers and top models.

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Izma Fall/Winer 2011; Photo by Eva Fydrych

Fashion duo Izzy Camilleri and Adrian Mainella presented their ultra-glam '70s inspired collection on the opening night of LG Fashion Week in Toronto.

Decadent with a disco flair, sexy and fun, the designs showed on the runway were very feminine and full of interesting details like crystal trims and leather accents. Think: Old Holywood and Studio 54 feel, and fashion icons like Bianca Jagger or Jerry Hall. Elegant mixture of luxurious textures: fur with silk and velvet with a touch of glimmer. Rich colour palette. Looks like '70s Glamour continues to be the look-of the-moment.

For more information about the designers, visit their official website: http://www.izma.ca

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Izma Fall/Winter 2011; Photo by Elle Canada

Joe Fresh - the most accessible clothing line in Canada - showed a bright, simple collection on the second day of the show. Stylish and versatile looks influenced by the seventies, lots of miniskirts and bold colours. The collection will be available in stores across Canada in September.

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Joe Fresh Fall/Winter 2011; Photo by Elle Canada

Shan - stylish and luxurious designs; classic black & white colours, pink and blue floral patterns; interesting accessories - strappy wedges, round hats and statement handbags.

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Shan Fall/Winter 2011; Photo by Filler Magazine

LOVAS was founded in 2008 by Wesley Badanjak - a talented designer with a distinctive style and interesting vision. Inspiration for his designs comes mainly from music, history and his Croatian heritage. This year collection entitled "Sisters" was inspired by his mom and aunt, their experiences of immigrating to Canada and adopting to a new culture. Elegant, classic pieces; modern silhouettes with detailed finishing; excellent tailoring and use of good quality fabrics. The modern look created by Badanjak is sophisticated and fashion forward, yet wearable and unpretentious.

LOVAS designs are available in Toronto at Apoline (2892 Bloor St W), Eleven Boutique (116 Cumberland St) and Puh Nash (2420A Bloor St W).

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LOVAS Fall/Winter 2011; Photo by Stan Behal/QMI Agency

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Wesley Badanjak (LOVAS) Fall/Winter 2011; Photo by Stan Behal/QMI Agency

Floral patterns, geometric shapes and vibrant graphics - simple and very feminine - were the highlights of the Comrags Fall/Winter 2011 collection shown on Wednesday. Judy Cornish and Joyce Gunhouse (the design duo behind the Comrags label) presented classic, timeless silhouettes and clean, elegant lines; stylish, but modest at the same time. Main colours included mustard, olive, turquoise and black. All the designs from the latest collection called "Wrest" were simple and wearable, not tied to any particular era or season, and not overdoing the major trends.

For more information about the designers and to see their previous collections, please visit the official website: http://www.comrags.com

"Wrest refers to the process of extracting information which is part of the back and forth process that goes on between us as we create our designs." - J. Gunhouse

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Comrags Fall/Winter 2011; Photo by Bernard Weil/Toronto Star

Rudsak, Canada's leading fashion brand, showed its "city-chic biker look"collection on Thursday. Edgy, motorcycle-inspired designs. Main colours: black, camel and white. Leather jackets and coats with stunning fur collars were paired with fashionable footwear and stylish handbags. More info: http://www.rudsak.com

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Rudsak Fall/Winter 2011; Photo by George Pimentel

Designer Evik Asatoorian (Rudsak) – backstage; Photo by George Pimentel

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Monday, 25 April 2011 13:05

Keep It Hot This Summer

By Yusuf Orekan

Summer is one of the nation's loved seasons and it's that time where once again it's on its way. On those occasions where the sun does actually grace us with beaming heat it's only natural that you too are also going to want to look and feel hot.

So ladies, with a few recommendations and suggestions your wardrobe shall be giving the sun some competition this summer as you're assured to be looking hot hot hot!

Not only is it stylish and sexy to show a little skin when out in the heat but it's also comfortable and good for the skin to an extent so some nice shorts will do you wonders in all those departments.

ASOS have a lovely range of shorts varying from leather and denim to jersey all at good price ranges.

The following really caught my eye:

ASOS Print Denim Frayed Hot Pants - £25.00
You can never go wrong with denim. It'll always be in fashion and as long as it isn't too cold outside you can wear these all year round.
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ASOS Bird Oriental Jersey Cullotes - £15.00
Pastel colours are great for summer and these shorts are perfect for any occasion, they can easily be worn casually but easily jazzed up for a night out with accompanying outfits and accessories.
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Pleat Jersey Short - £20.00 (in colours cabolt, bright orange and black)
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Now surely you're going to want to add some style up top to contribute to your already hot looking shorts right? Why not take a gander at the next list of suggestions for nice tops and vests as we head over to the New Look side of things.

New Look Fringe Vest - £6.99
Plain tops go with everything literally whether its denim or leggings so you can never go wrong with plain and simple tops. This New Look Fringe Vest is very stylish with a unique design.
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New Look Button Crop T Shirt - £5.99 (in colours bright pink and white)
Crop tops are a big hit this season. They don't all have to be worn without something underneath so if you're worrying about showing a bit of flesh remember you can always wear a plain top underneath.
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New Look Slubby Cut Out Top - £8.99 (in colours white, light brown, jade, airforce, bright pink, orange).
With the amount of colours available you can always find that perfect outfit. This New Look Slubby Cut top is ideal for hot weather as it's loose and comfortable and perfect for casual wear.
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Every girl knows that no outfit is complete without shoes so let's take a look at some nice summery vibed footwear once again courtesy of New Look.

New Look Floral Espadrille Shoes - £6.99 (in colours black and fuchsia)The flowers are blossoming and floral print is never outdated. Floral print looks best against plain clothing.
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New Look Knotted Strappy Sandals - £14.99 (in colours gold and tan)
Simple yet elegant. Many people will be wearing sandals during summer to keep their feet cool and breezy so try wearing a pair that stands out from the usual like these.
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New Look Leather Plaited Sandal - £14.99 (in colours oatmeal, coral and black)
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New Look Cut Out Flats - £17.99 (in colours petrol blue, coral and cream)
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New Look Flower Printed Ballet - £12.99 (in colours blue and coral)
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Well ladies we could stop right there but what about sunglasses? I mean it is summer. Let's quickly head back to ASOS and check out what stood out in their sunglasses range.

ASOS Mango Opaque Square Sunglasses - £23.00 (in colours black and nude)
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ASOS Leopard Print Retro Sunglasses - £12.00
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And that is your fashion tips and suggestions complete! No doubt with any of the items above you shall be looking like a stunner in the summer. All clothing complement each other and are also very complementary to other outfits, so if you happen to be on one of the high streets shopping or browsing online, keep any of the above in mind and be creative, mix and match, look at bright colours. For example, the ASOS Print Denim Frayed Hot with a nice purple top. Or the New Look Button Crop T Shirt with a light blue skirt maybe. The possibilities are endless and hopefully the above suggestions inspire them.
Remember, you look hot already, but these outfits shall add coal to the fire.

Yusuf Orekan
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Wednesday, 20 April 2011 16:28

Floral Princess

LONDON, England - April 2011 With the Royal Wedding peaking around the corner, everyone is wondering where Will and Kate's honeymoon destination will be. Although we don't know where they will be heading, we do know what she will be bringing; floral prints!
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Wednesday, 20 April 2011 16:14

Slink - For Real Women

After only the first week, SLiNK has proved to be a huge success as thousands of women viewed this new fashion and lifestyle bible aimed at women 14+.
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Tuesday, 19 April 2011 21:02

Get Your Whites On

By Sokina Ali

The sky is blue, the sun is shining and the flowers are blossoming, finally spring is here. Although bright colours may be in why not try this season's trickiest trend- White. Yes ladies it's time to get your whites on and embrace the sunshine while it lasts. White clothes may seem daunting but they are easy to pull off and not forgetting they look gorgeous on everyone!

Here are a few essentials that range from casual to glam for your wardrobe this season!

1. Every girl needs a Maxi dress!

Embrace the beautiful weather and get yourself a beautiful maxi dress. Maxi dresses are made to make you feel elegant and the best thing about them is that you can wear them casually and gracefully. Whether you're going down to the beach, going for dinner or simply going shopping, a maxi dress is perfect for every occasion, not to mention comfortable as well! White and denim go perfectly so why not add a denim jacket or even a causal cardigan. Summery white dress with layered skirting along with elasticised boob tube top- TK Maxx- £19.99.

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2. Skinny jeans are perfect for everything!

Skinny jeans suit all shapes and sizes so why not be different and get yourself a pair of white skinny jeans. They go with everything from a casual t-shirt to a glamorous evening top! To achieve that summery look why not add a nude top and add a pair of sandals.Distressed Skinny Jeans- New Look- £21.99

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3. Gladiator sandals are perfect this spring!

Go chic with this fabulous pair of Lorrie Beaded Gladiator. Splendid in a multitude of fantastic detailing with lots of sexy strapping to play with – these gladiators are your perfect pair. Perfect for adding ethnic inspired touches to a Spring/Summer look or for vamping up a laidback look. Boohoo- £20.00

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4. Every girl may need a "little black dress" but every girl definitely needs a white one!

Stand out from the crowd in this stunning Paprika Floral Bow One Shoulder Dress. The one shoulder dress is elegant and perfect for evening wear. The bow adds a touch of class. Slap on a pair of heels and a clutch bag to make that outfit perfect. Paprika Floral Bow One Shoulder Dress- Asos- £26.00

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5. We all need a white top!

This lace flared sleeve tunic top is perfect for any occasion and can easily be worn with a pair of denim jeans. Add a pair of heels to achieve an evening look or why not add some flats to get that casual look. South Lace flared sleeve tunic top- Very- £32.00

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So there you have it, five white essentials for this spring. White will always be in fashion so you're guaranteed to wear it over and over again!
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Tuesday, 19 April 2011 19:47

TrendTracker

Professional hair trends gallery launched for ipad.

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