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Tricolour tie-dye

Posted by Samantha Ortibus on September 18, 2014 @ 01:43 a.m. EDT
Tags: Fashion, School spirit, Tie-dye, Tricolour


With Homecoming soon approaching, now is the perfect time to get back into the Queen’s spirit by making your own pair of tricolour shorts. It’s a great way to add our school’s colours to any wardrobe and avoid spending big bucks on a pair of Queen’s shorts that you plan to drag though the chaos and mayhem that is HoCo.

Step 1: Find a pair of shorts that are very light in colour and that are, preferably, made with cotton. Other tie-dye acceptable fabrics include linen, rayon and hemp. You can definitely experiment with other types of fabrics, but if you do I can’t guarantee how well the dye will show.

Step 2: Go to any local craft store and pick up a tie-dye set. Most stores usually offer a surprising variety of options from individual satchels of dye powder ... Read more...

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Curly hairstyle care tips

Posted by Chloe Sobel on September 13, 2014 @ 06:28 p.m. EDT
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Style


It’s taken me a long time to embrace my curly hair. In high school, I did everything short of actually straightening my hair to make it straighter. I brushed it out constantly, I slept with it in a ponytail — the only reason I didn’t turn to an actual straightener was pure laziness.

It wasn’t until university that I decided to fully embrace my curls. I was transformed. It’s now been about four years that I’ve been working with, not against, my hair’s natural texture. Here are some tips for anyone looking to embrace their curls and doesn’t want to jump in unarmed.

Know your texture

It’s important to know what kind of curls you have. Not all curls are created equal. My hair is slightly closer to wavy than to curly. It lies flat on top and then ... Read more...

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Student street style: bright and bold

Posted by Claudia Tsang on September 4, 2014 @ 11:44 p.m. EDT
Tags: Colourful, Fashion, Funky, Street Style

Street style

Sporting timeless denim, stripes and fall nested, over-sized cardigans, Kerenza is known by her friends and the Instagram community for her thrifted ensembles. Keeping her timeless pieces in a minimalistic fashion, she fuses the new and the old to create outfits adaptable through the interchange of seasons.

What’s the story behind your outfit of the day?
I’m wearing these corduroy yellow shorts which are my favourite and super comfy and which I bought on sale at American Apparel. I also tied this blue shirt, which I thrifted, around my waist because I like denim and felt like I had to include it somehow. I also thrifted this [black] shirt and I found both of them in the men’s section. I ended up modifying this [black] shirt by cutting the sleeves off and then I added a pair ... Read more...

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Don't dress to impress

Posted by Katherine Meagher on September 4, 2014 @ 11:40 p.m. EDT
Tags: Fashion, Magazines, September

In the fashion world, September is synonymous with style. All the best fashion magazine issues are released, bringing forward the start of the much-anticipated, yet fleeting fall season.

For those of us whose summer jobs came with a uniform, September also brings the freedom to choose what we’ll wear.

Few elements of the approaching school year induce the heart-pounding excitement as much as deciding your “look” for the next eight months. Suddenly, the outfit ideas seem infinite; the occasions that could accommodate even the most impractical of pieces seem just as numerous.

It can be tempting at this time to focus on the choices of our peers — how they dress, how they speak and think about their clothing. It’s great to take inspiration from our classmates and often the best ideas come from this kind of collaboration, but this is the start of a new fashion ... Read more...

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Heatless hairstyles

Posted by Victoria Musial on August 11, 2014 @ 09:53 p.m. EDT
Tags: Braids, Hairstyles, Heatless, Updo

Summer hairstyle

Summers in Canada are hot enough without the added heat of your blow dryer, straightener or curling iron. So save yourself from the extra effort and try out some of these heatless hairstyles — they’re fast, easy and stylish!

Easy Twist Braid Updo
This cute up-do only takes a few minutes to achieve but looks as though you spent hours perfecting it. It is the perfect look for attending a summer wedding, hanging out at a backyard barbecue or for those days when you feel like doing something special with your hair.

Twist braid updo

You’ll need:
• One hair elastic

How to:
1. Start with two sections of hair near your hair part. You can choose to use smaller sections for a more formal look or larger sections to achieve ... Read more...

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Summer style inspiration

Posted by Gabby Altman on August 11, 2014 @ 08:33 p.m. EDT
Tags: Outfits, Style, Summer

Summer outfit inspiration

Summer means putting away those sweatpants and sweaters, and breaking out the shorts, sunglasses, and sandals. The realization of not being able to throw on an oversized sweat suit may be overwhelming, but with this style guide, you’ll be having fun and be looking good in the sun in no time.

Outfit 1:
Whether you’re for or against overalls, you’re just going to have to accept that this 90s trend is back and here to stay. Everyone is super nostalgic and #tbt about the 90s anyways, so we may as well embrace it. Overalls can be perfectly paired with a cute lose tank, a pair of sandals and sunglasses. To go one step further — and differentiate yourself from the two-year-old strutting the same outfit — throw on a leather jacket. In addition, toss your hair ... Read more...

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Student street style: The boho urbanite

Posted by Chloë Grande on July 29, 2014 @ 04:53 p.m. EDT
Tags: boho, Fashion, street style, urban

Street style Martyne

“People are often intimidated by “style” as if it’s a set of rules governed by magazines and blogs. Style is developed by you, the wearer, and is unique to your own likes and dislikes. If you like it, wear it and develop your own sense of style. I’m here to promote fashion as a form of self-expression. Be confident in being you and the clothes will follow.”
— Martyne Alphonso, third-year English and Devs student

Whether she’s sporting fuchsia lipstick, thick Zooey Deschanel-style bangs or floral patterned tights , Martyne Alphonso isn’t one to blend in with the crowd. Alphonso, ArtSci ’16, doesn’t shy away from punchy accessories or bright colours. It’s her unexpected combinations of girly, edgy and playful looks that make her style memorable.

How could you describe your personal style? My personal style ... Read more...

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Canada Day style guide

Posted by Gabby Altman on June 28, 2014 @ 09:57 a.m. EDT
Tags: Canada Day, Fashion, style

Canada day1

Fireworks? Check. Sparklers? Check. Friends and family? Check. Outfit? Outfit???

With Canada Day soon approaching, the celebratory activities may be planned out, but what about one of the most important aspects of the day? We’re talking about your outfit, of course. Let’s be real here, we all know that we are going to be taking pictures on Canada Day, and those pictures will end up online, so it’s pretty important that you look good. Instead of stressing, here are a few outfit ideas that will not only make you look patriotic, but très chic.

Outfit #1:
This classic outfit is perfect for just about any Canada Day celebration. Whether you’re eating watermelon by a pool or huddled around a camp fire with sparklers, you’re bound to be the most stylish of all in attendance. The white tank, paired ... Read more...

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Manic pixie dream 'do

Posted by Anisa Rawhani on June 24, 2014 @ 10:07 a.m. EDT
Tags: Beauty, hairstyle, pixie, short hair


So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and get a fancy, new pixie ‘do. But put down the sword, Mulan, because before you chop those tresses there are a few facts about style, maintenance and growth that you need to take into consideration.

Choosing the ‘do
From Audrey Hepburn to Miley Cyrus, the pixie cut has a long-standing history with many options to choose from. Be sure to use Pinterest or another bookmarking system to keep track of styles you like.
Think about your current hair regime. Are you the type to roll out of bed and go, or do you take the time to perfect your do? This is important, because even though you may love Audrey Tautou’s curls or Rihanna’s sleek cut, your hair’s natural texture, and the amount of time and product you’re willing to dedicate to it, are ... Read more...

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Spring transition pieces

Posted by Katherine Meagher on June 11, 2014 @ 03:28 p.m. EDT
Tags: Fashion, Spring, Style Guide

Spring outfits cover

Sometimes it feels as if Canadian seasons jump right from winter to summer and back again, with very little transitioning. For this reason, it can be hard to justify investing in a spring wardrobe, since it seems unlikely that any of us would get much wear out of pieces suited only for in-between times of year.

One solution to this predicament is to create outfits from equal parts summer and winter clothes. The winter pieces lend warmth to what might otherwise be too light an ensemble, while summer staples keep the outfits appropriate for this time of year.

Spring outfit ideas

Replace stockings with long socks

Nothing says summer like a miniskirt or pair of flowy shorts, but these pieces are not necessarily known for their versatility across ... Read more...

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