What To Wear To A Fashion Show

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A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending International Fashion Encounter’s Fashion Show/SuperModel Canada Search contest (thanks Toronto Fashion Academy for hooking it up) and I figured why not share with you all the wisdom I’ve gained about fashion shows! So without further adieu here are some tips on what you should wear at a fashion show:

  1. Wear your the uncomfortable fashionable pair of shoes you own: Listen, you’re going to be sitting for 85% of the night, so might as well make use of THAT pair of heels you have a love/hate relationship with. Also, you don’t have to wear heels, you can wear boots, flats, sandals etc. Just don’t wear sneakers unless they’re like blinged out Yeezys, speaking of which…has Kanye put out blinged out Yeezys yet?
  2. Use a bold pop of colour so you stick out: Honestly, this can be the colour of your outfit, shoes, accessories and/or makeup. Just make sure it’s bold enough to stand out! I wore a bold magenta lip to offset my all black look (clearly I don’t have a soul). Also, I wore a tarnished gold jewelry to match the gold detailing on my ankle boots (see details matter because other fashionistas at this thing are doing it…and probably judging…okay maybe not…but you catch my drift).
  3. Carry the most expensive or expensive looking purse you own: I’m not telling you to go buy that Louis Vuitton AM you’ve been craving (or maybe I am) but this is the perfect time to whip out that purse you have hidden in its dust bag because you don’t want to ruin it (I carried my Marc Jacobs Crossbody). Or if you really want to be bold, you can carry that all-glitter clutch you bought because why not (just me?).
  4. Wear loads of blingy jewelry: Okay, maybe not loads but enough so you’ve frosted yourself (if you know what I’m referencing, tweet me…shameless promo). You want to be classy and subtle yet fashionable. One of the ladies from the Real Housewives of Toronto attended the show and she had probably one of the most beautiful blinged chokers I’ve ever seen!
  5. Be Unique..so…add your personality to your whole look: You don’t want to look like everyone else because you are NOT everyone else. You are you and make sure everyone around you is aware of all your awesomeness. One of the attendees wore a light up pocket square as a part of his all dark pant/suit. Can you say amazing?! There was also someone in all silver..and when I say all silver..he painted his face and dyed his hair silver…SLAY.
  6. You don’t need to go ALL out, this isn’t Prom: Okay, no one needs to see excessive body parts or over the top gowns…this is a CLASSY affair so keep it simple and keep it classy! Dress like you’re going to be photographed for a profile picture that’s going to be your picture for your whole life (does that even make sense? if it doesn’t I’m sorry..no I’m not. whatever).
  7. Go through your closet before you purchase anything for your #OOTN…: Honestly, majority of the reason why I attend any event that requires me to put in copious amounts of efforts is because of Instagram (what has my life come to). Yes, you want to look spiffy…but NO, you do not need to spend a ton. Last time I went to this very fashion show, I dug out my closet and found a dress I hadn’t worn with the tag still on it. I basically dressed it up to make it fashion worthy (cuz you know tip #5).
  8. …and if you do want to purchase an item for your #OOTN, look for sales: This year I did purchase a dress for this particular show but believe me, I’m a bargain hunter and was able to find my outfit for 65% of its original price (YUS). So if you do need to buy something…go shopping for sales…FYI: obvs this is not a last-minute thing.
  9. Make sure you have a phone charger handy: You’re going to be taking loads of pictures and updating your social media account all night long (again, what has my life really come to?) or you need an UBER…so make sure you’ve got a portable phone charger ready!
  10. Eat before you go or have snacks handy: Fashion shows DO not serve food…because…obviously no one wants to promote eating (okay I’m not throwing shade I promise but it’s probz because no one wants to smear their makeup with food…although I wouldn’t care if they serve me McNuggets). Make sure you eat before hand or make a mickydees run after because these shows go on for a while and you will get hungry. Also, don’t drink on an empty stomach…not the prettiest thing AND make sure you bring cash for the bar.

But most of all, HAVE LOADS OF FUN! I truly have a blast each time I go to IFE’s shows. They’re fun, exciting and you really get a taste of what the fashion world in Toronto is like!

Head to Instagram to see what I wore! Abril Cereva designed the dress on the model above  and the picture is courtesy of Azmat’s Photography!

 

kisses,

S

10 Times Anushka Sharma Slayed Her Style Game

I’ve decided that I am now going to post everything Bollywood related on Thursdays and to kickstart that decision, I’m bringing you 10 of my favourite looks Anushka Sharma has rocked! If you don’t know who Anushka Sharma is, then just google (obvz). Not only is she a phenomenal actress in Bollywood, but she is also one of the few stylish ones out there. Without further adieu, here are my favourite looks Anushka has rocked:

39492e6c9c6a0ac78d97c1fda6a3a89c Uhm, everything about this outfit is GOALZ. 🔥🔥🔥🔥

1d4184506fdb6da0d80b31ea3157d8b2 The style and colour of this saree is so gorgeous! Also, the big jhumka earrings (google the meaning) are pure perfection!

3e2b2ea143cc6c71dc1d18ce6e159946A is killing the ripped jeans trend in this look. The bright yellow blouse and the beige shoes classify this look (lolz).

f2d757e1f927c1e03bb5825d4b0c3725  I’m a sucker for celebs wearing super unique outfits and this one is so chic!

cbb6b1b636a9e79e753335cee9550618Let Anushka show you how you exactly can nail the festival-boho-chic look.

da17738275ae7570b8f4eaa6333072cc  The colour scheme, the shoes and the print on the skirt is beautiful!

1232c116984ff91ca00acd7c9d08dfb5Girl, can I look exactly like this when I wear jeans and a plain shirt? Killing the casual game!🔥

d699e737f61b796721a674d377ba533a Everyone needs an all black outfit and Anushka looks radiant in this one!

5b35ab9b53866135d9179c397c074f3e Currently searching online for this exact lehenga….LOVE everything about it.

ec7894a360286e2ff71017cdcb1421a9 The colour combination of this outfit is gorgeous and I’m in love with those shoes!

 

kisses,

S

(images courtesy of Pinterest)

Best Dressed At The Oscars 2017

Hello Dolls, I know it has been a while! Today’s blog post is going to be all about my favourite looks from the Oscars last night. I know everyone is still reeling from the awkwardness of the best picture debacle BUT…I’m all about the fashion trends in this post so…on to my favourite looks from last night. This was really hard for me to choose because practically everyone brought their A game to the red carpet and it was pure perfection to watch. There were definite trends seen last night (hello gold and white gowns). Without further adieu, here are my favourite looks from last night (no mix up here, I promise…lolz).

Taraji P. Henson

89th Annual Academy Awards - ArrivalsThis was one of my favourite looks from last night! Taraji’s necklace is literally one of the best pieces of jewellery I’ve ever seen on the red carpet. It’s very Oscars and this whole look is brilliant! I’m in love with how gorgeous her makeup looks!

Viola Davis

viola-davis-academy-awards-2017I love when stars wear red on the red carpet. Seriously, this bright red gown looks stunning on Viola and I can’t be any happier! The accessories, the hair, and everything in between is great!

Priyanka Chopra

priyanka-chopra-academy-awards-2017I’m always raving about Priyanka’s outfits that I’m actually left speechless with this whole look. Taking risks isn’t something we always see PC do, but here this is one fashion risk she took and it worked incredibly well in her favour. She looks flawless!

Emma Stone

emma-stone-academy-awards-2017-ftrEmma Stone came dressed to win in this gorgeous beaded gold gown. It looks stunning on her and I can’t get enough of how well this whole look was styled! The side swept waves and that bold lip pair perfectly with this dress!

Kirsten Dunst

89th Annual Academy Awards - ArrivalsAHH! I WANT THIS DRESS. Seriously, this was one of my favourite looks from last night. Kirsten looks incredibly gorgeous in this all black ensemble. I’m particularly obsessed with her shoes! Look at those! Also, that necklace is beautiful! Everything here is beautiful!

Felicity Jones

felicity-jones-academy-awards-2017I tweeted about how I literally would wear this dress everyday, everywhere if I could. It’s princessy, it’s pretty, it’s delicate and it’s just perfect on Felicity! The shoes, the hair and the minimal jewelry is correct for this look. I’m also loving her makeup! That lip shade is gorgeous on her!

Chrissy Teigen

chrissy-teigen-academy-awards-2017Chrissy NEVER disappoints me. She is one of the very few celebs who actually make it their purpose to take a risk on the carpet. Sure, it doesn’t work for all but she somehow always manages to look incredible! The high slit, the work on the dress and the makeup is gorgeous!

Nicole Kidman

nicole-kidman-academy-awards-2017This has to be one of the prettiest dresses I have ever seen on Nicole. The high-necked gown is impeccable on her. Despite being a super light and pale colour it doesn’t wash her out and I love every bit of it! The bright bold lip and the updo is perfect with this look!

Emma Roberts

emma-roberts-academy-awards-2017Is anyone else getting a Julia Roberts vibe from this look? Emma looks stunning as usual in this black and cream gown. It looks super classy on her and I love the work on the bottom half of this dress. Also, can we please appreciate her gorgeous hair and makeup?

Andrew Garfield

andrew-garfield-academy-awards-2017He’s such a cutie. I have a thing for men in bow ties (which is probably why the other two guys made it on this list too). Andrew is rocking a classic tux in the most classic way ever and I am surely in love with this ensemble.

Ryan Gosling

ryan-gosling-academy-awards-2017He’s a classic man, 😍. I think Ryan can wear a garbage bag and still make it work at a formal event. What I love even more about this look is the ruffled shirt! It’s super stylish and looks great on Ryan!

Riz Ahmed

89th Annual Academy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 26 Feb 2017I seriously have a thing for men who choose not to wear a black tux at a formal event. I mean don’t get me wrong, it’s classic but it becomes stylish when you do something different on the carpet! Riz looks handsome in this navy blue tux. Also, bow ties on men are a weakness for me…lolz.

See you in the next post!

kisses,

S

(images courtesy of HollywoodLife and People)

Best Dressed At The Grammy Awards 2017

Hello Dolls! Hope you’re having a splendid day! As per tradition, I’ve got all of my favourite looks from The Grammy Awards for you! The show was okay, nothing super spectacular but the fashion was incredible last night. Also, let us all take a moment and appreciate the phenomenon that is Beyonce. That performance was amazing and left pretty much the whole world speechless, just like queen B likes it. ALSO, ADELE. Is there anything she can’t do? Okay, without further adieu:

Beyonce & Blue Ivy Carter

639f29c4bfe60cc5def06815ea7c3cec3d2638a900000578-4218644-image-m-41_14869763287703d25941300000578-4218446-image-a-27_1486953663685Firstly, Blue Ivy Carter dresses better than me and everyone else out there. How chic is her Prince inspired look? Plus it’s pink. Now on to Queen B. The woman makes being pregnant with twins look ever so flawless and I like every bit of the red sequins gown she’s wearing. Also, her performance outfit was brilliant. All hail the Queen.

Adele

59th GRAMMY Awards -  ArrivalsOmg. Adele finally wears something other than black and I am in love with this gown. The details, the shade of green and the hair makes me incredibly envious. I cannot handle the perfection of her makeup which is making me want to contour my cheeks like this everyday!

Hillary Scott

Hillary ScottThis dress has sparkly stars on it. You already know I would like it just based on that! The hair, the makeup and the cut of this dress is flawlessly gorgeous! I love the dangly earrings too! Way to go!

Camilla Cabello

700000159CC00256_59th_GRAMMWell she clearly is doing great post fifth harmony break up. I mean this is EXACTLY how you should shade your ex or group or whatever. I love the colour of this princessy prom inspired outfit! Camilla looks great…and that choker though!!

Paris Jackson

paris-jackson-grammys-2017This outfit was straight up 🔥. Like seriously, who thought Paris Jackson of ALL people would slay the red carpet. The colours, the way this outfit looks, her hair and minimal makeup make this outfit one of the best of the night!

Carrie Underwood

Carrie UnderwoodHonestly, does this woman ever dress bad? I think she’s made every one of my favourite looks during any award season. This is how you wear RED at a RED carpet event. It’s sparkly and pretty just like Carrie’s style.

Chrissy Teigen

The 59th GRAMMY Awards - Red CarpetI love everything she wears no matter how crazy it is because Chrissy is one of very few celebs who wears her dress with confidence rather than the outfit wearing her (hopefully that makes sense). The cutouts are gorgeous and I love that hair!

See you in the next post!

kisses,

S

(images courtesy of People and Hollywoodlife)

 

The Best Dressed At The SAG Awards 2017

Hello Dolls! Hope you’re having an awesome day despite all the crazy drama going on in the world. It’s Monday and I know I usually do my motivational Monday post but it’s award season! Last night, the Screen Actor’s Guild awards took place and I have to say almost every single one, men and women, were dressed in their best. Below you will find my favourite looks from last night!

Emily Bluntemily-blunt-sag-awards-20171Insert allllll the heart emojis right here. Emily Blunt looked stunning last night in this boho chic look. I mean this is how you make Coachella look couture!

Sofia Vergarasofia-vergara-sag-awards-2017-ftrThis is how you rock a ballerina inspired look at the SAG awards or any red carpet for that matter. The shoes are perfect. The hair is perfect. The makeup is perfect. Everything is perf.

Sophia Bush
sophia-bush-sag-awards-2017I’m a HUGE OTH fan (shout outs to everyone who knows what I’m talking about). So when I see a hint of Brooke in Sophia’s OOTN, I literally die! Not only do I love the fact that it’s asymmetrical and hot pink but she had pink eye shadow to match! Gorgeous.

Kerry Washington588e8e3117000030001d108eThere is nothing scandalous about this amazing outfit Kerry is rocking (see what I did). Okay. Anyways, the embellishments are beautiful and I love that it’s off the shoulder. Also, does her makeup ever look bad?!

Taraji P. HensonThe 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 29 Jan 2017I bae-sically want to be in this outfit forever. Well, if I looked like her. The colour, the cut, the embellishment, the hair, the makeup, the…everything is gorgeous from head to toe. Also, LOVE the bow.

See you in the next post!

kisses,

S

(pics courtesy of Hollywoodlife.com)

5 Times Ryan Reynolds Slayed His Style Game

Hello Dolls! Hope you’re having a swell day! If you didn’t check out my previous post, then you can do so by clicking here. As always, make sure you follow me on all my social media accounts, listed on the top bar of this page. Today’s post is all about hottie Ryan Reynolds’ effortless style. It’s hard for some men to experiment with different kinds of style but Ryan shows them all how it’s done. Seriously, this man can style sweats in the most fashionable way possible. He also cleans up really well at formal events, making him the ultimate style bae of my dreams (if he wasn’t married to Blake, I’d def try to steal him…lolz). Anyways, I’ll stop boring you with my obsessive comments about Ryan and show you 5 of my favourite looks he’s worn!

6a04ad15300f5b3cbf5815abd6271b06Ryan’s all about that hot lumberjack Canadian swag here, obvi cuz he’s Canadian. Duh. (kay I’ll stop)

6be16e22f3ee14fe9b9e4cbd5e8dbdb2Remember how I said he cleans up well? This is pure proof of that. Not only does he break all norms by wearing a tan coloured suit here, but he looks adorbs doing so 😍

309f83a306cda05dbd649c27a894a3daCan all men around me dress like this? Mr. Reynolds makes this layered outfit look absolutely flawless.

861c81af0a5b402a3c683f7f8972ca17My heart flutters by just looking at this picture. He’s hot yes, but his outfit just enhances his hotness more. Plus, I love men in glasses. 😍

c5f8f8e559d98a7ef1ae5641352474173 things I love about this: Burger King, buttoned cardigan and tan pants. Perfect & the way to my heart.

See you in the next post!

kisses,

S

Best Dressed At The People’s Choice Awards 2017

Hello Dolls! Hope you’re well today! Did you watch the People’s Choice Awards last night? I surely did. And you know what that means right? I’m going to tell you all about my favourite looks from the red carpet. BUT before I do that, make sure you check out my previous post by clicking right here and AS ALWAYS, follow me on the socials (links are ALL over the page!).

Jennifer Lopez

43rd Annual People's Choice Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 18 Jan 2017CAN WE PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT. Even though she’s rumoured to be dating my hubbz, it’s okay because this outfit is all kinds of goals 😍😍😍.

Ruby Rose

43rd Annual People's Choice Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 18 Jan 2017So basically, I’m going to be rocking this exact look for every business meeting I need to go to. No lie. I mean this whole look screams grungy chic and me likey very much.

Blake Lively 43rd Annual People's Choice Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 18 Jan 2017

GIVE ME THOSE SHOES. Okay, you know I’m really excited about a red carpet look when I’m typing all in caps. I still cannot believe Blake had a baby a few months ago and she looks THIS amazing! LOVE the sparkly fringe.

Priyanka Chopra

43rd Annual People's Choice Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 18 Jan 2017My inner desi girl gets SO happy when a brown girl walks a red carpet looking THIS stunning. Not only did she win big, she is giving me all kinds of fashion inspiration right here. LOVE IT.

Victoria Justice

43rd Annual People's Choice Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 18 Jan 2017I love gold. I love love bling. I love strappy shoes. So when you combine ALL of that into one look, you know you’re making my best dressed list for life. FOR LIFE! This is PURE perfection!

Images courtesy of People.com

See you in the next post loves!

kisses,

S