Cool, Unique Brands Worth Checking Out

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I’ll admit that lately, my shopping adventures have left me feeling a little uninspired. While there are a lot of great trends out there for this spring/summer season, I’m finding a lot of the major brands you’ll find in your local mall are offering options that are really watered down versions of what you’d see in magazines. Also, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect crossbody bag and my visits to the top accessories stores you find everywhere have been pretty boring, generic…and well, EVERYWHERE. So, I hit the internet and grabbed a stack of my favourite magazines and started researching cool and upcoming brands.  Continue reading Cool, Unique Brands Worth Checking Out

Origin Trade – A Café Lounge Like No Other

Origin Trade - A Café Lounge Like No Other | www.styledomination.com

My lovely home city of Ottawa is known for its restaurants. Culinary delights can be found at every corner of the city. With no shortage of options ranging from high-end cuisine to Southern home cooking, Ottawa delivers. Continue reading Origin Trade – A Café Lounge Like No Other

Haute Couture Luxury at Fashion Art Toronto

Haute Couture Luxury at Fashion Art Toronto | www.styledomination.com

The only haute couture piece in my closet is my Justina McCaffrey wedding dress. A treasured piece (obviously), I pull it out every now and then and marvel at its beauty and construction. Made to measure, it fit perfectly. I remember the ladies at Justina McCaffrey dismissing me politely when I asked if my undergarments would show at all underneath the fine silk. “This is haute couture, my dear. No need for strapless bras. The boning and fine corsetry is made to measure. It will hold you in beautifully.” Continue reading Haute Couture Luxury at Fashion Art Toronto

Fashion Art Toronto Feature: Ryan Alexander, Haute Couture Designer

I remember back in September 2015, stepping into the Stylist Box Stylist Suite that had taken over a sparkling $17-million penthouse at the Trump Tower. The largest living room within in the penthouse had been transformed into a dreamy salon full of evening gowns fit for a princess.  Lining the walls were rolling racks full of exquisite gowns and frilly frocks from the likes of Hillary MacMillan, Christopher Paunil and Narces. Continue reading Fashion Art Toronto Feature: Ryan Alexander, Haute Couture Designer

#FeatureFriday: Julianne Buchholz, Haute Couture Fashion Designer

I love haute couture. It’s fashion at its finest…true art. From Alexander McQueen to Dior, haute couture has proven to be an art form so beautiful and unique, that I often look at these creations in wonder while marvelling “How did they do that?” and “I’ve never seen fabric so beautiful!”

Beautiful haute couture designs by Iris van Herpen, a favourite of Lady Gaga’s

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#FeatureFriday: Vyvian To, Stylist

I think it’s pretty safe to say that I’m obsessed with Vyvian To.  With hair that’s been every shade of the rainbow, and style so hot, fierce and unlike anything I’ve ever seen, she’s a force to be reckoned with. I have spent many an hour stalking her crazy amazing Instagram, a collection of beautifully curated style shots that will inspire me for years to come.  Continue reading #FeatureFriday: Vyvian To, Stylist

Fashion Santa Goes Viral

Our very own Fashion Santa has officially gone viral. Paul Mason is “so hot right now” that media outlets and magazines such as Glamour, The Telegraph, BBC, Buzzfeed, Time, Forbes, etc. have covered his appearances and turned him into an overnight celebrity. Continue reading Fashion Santa Goes Viral