VMAs: Fashion Risks and Costumes Abound

I don’t generally watch awards shows. I find them too long, too boring and always cringeworthy. From the embarrassing speeches to the embarrassing behaviour…it’s just too much. From what I’ve read this morning, the VMAs confirmed my thoughts on awards shows. Justin Bieber’s strange emotional performance, the “ladylike” behavior of Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus’ ridiculous outfit and Kanye declaring his bid for the presidency in 2020? Let’s just say that I’m glad I spent my evening watching four straight episodes of Orange is the New Black. Continue reading VMAs: Fashion Risks and Costumes Abound

Truly Original Style at Afropunk Fest 2015

If you have been reading my blog, you’ll know already of my tendency to harp on personal style.  In a world full of fast-fashion and cookie-cutter “of-the-moment” looks, it’s truly a breath of fresh air to see an original and creative outfit.

As I sat watching the Bill Cunningham New York documentary last night, I wondered what happened to all of those cool people who only dressed for themselves, who didn’t care about labels and who truly viewed dressing as an art form. I am lucky enough to know a few of these types…and when I say a “few”, I mean a small few. Continue reading Truly Original Style at Afropunk Fest 2015

Everyday Makeup Hacks from a Professional Makeup Artist

About two weeks ago, I took a makeup artistry class specializing in “day makeup” – looks that can be worn everyday to school, the office or just running around looking like “you, but better”.

Our makeup artist was awesome – funny, cheery and full of great tips that I want to pass along to all of you.  I have incorporated pretty much all of the makeup tips that he taught us that I found especially useful – and I’m loving the results! Read on to see what I learned! Continue reading Everyday Makeup Hacks from a Professional Makeup Artist

Sassique Interview – Learn About Style Domination

I was just invited to join Sassique – an international community of fashion enthusiasts who collect and share style inspiration from around the web, think Pinterest meets Polyvore.  Sassique is a pretty interesting platforms as they also do trend forecasting, market research, street style photography, and design competitions.

With your profile set-up, you are encouraged to complete their interview which was great!  I thought I’d share my answers with all of you.  Read on! Continue reading Sassique Interview – Learn About Style Domination

Style Domination Instagram Roundup!

Here are some of my favourite Instagram shots over the summer! Follow along with me on Instagram at @styledomination! Don’t have the app? Log in via computer at http://www.instagram.com/styledomination.

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SD Beauty Review: Skinnamon Body + Face Coffee Scrub

Hi all!

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting up with Derly of Malachite + Elephant, an online beauty store specializing in ethical beauty, health and wellness. As I’m highly interested in all-natural, safe, ethical beauty products, I was thrilled to have Derly reach out me to review some of the beauty products her site carries!

In my research, I was pleased to find out that Malachite + Elephant adheres to a set of principles that really speak to me, such as offering ethically traded products, organic products free of carcinogens and harsh chemicals, cruelty-free with no animal by-products, little carbon footprint and eco-friendly…all socially responsible traits that we should all be aiming for. Continue reading SD Beauty Review: Skinnamon Body + Face Coffee Scrub

Blogger Preview: Banana Republic Pre-Fall Event!

I was thrilled to be invited to a special breakfast event this morning to preview the Banana Republic Pre-Fall Collection.  My sweet friend Marilou of 20 York Street extended the invite to me and I hopped at the chance to go.

I got up bright and early this morning to attend the 7:30am event and got a tour of the new collection and tried on just about each new piece. This collection features lots of blush pink colours, flowy fabrics, beautiful delicate prints and shots of army green and navy were punctuated throughout. Continue reading Blogger Preview: Banana Republic Pre-Fall Event!