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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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Borrowing from dad

Posted by Chloë Grande on June 5, 2014 @ 03:19 p.m. EDT
Tags: Denim, Fashion, Father's Day, Jean Jacket, Menswear

Borrowing from dad cover

With Father’s Day quickly approaching, the spotlight is on golf sets, Canadian Tire gift certificates and patterned ties. Take a break to shift your focus from buying for dad to borrowing from him instead and let him be your style inspiration this spring.

Menswear in women’s fashion isn’t a new concept – popular pieces ranges from oversized plaid shirts to boyfriend-style jeans. With women embracing shorter hair styles and looser fits, there’s never been a better time to check out what clothes dad has to offer.

I’ll admit that my dad’s closet isn’t the most fashion-forward; however, his classic black leather jacket, eccentric ties and old band tees are enviable. On the other hand, the holey socks and beat-up Reebok sneakers would not be missed, no matter how long he’s had them.

My ...

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Stylish profs & faculty

Posted by Jessica Chong on April 2, 2014 @ 06:00 p.m. EDT
Tags: prof style

From computing to English, I’ve rounded up a list of stylish Queen’s professors from across different faculties. While compiling this list, I found that style can be pretty varied and subjective, denoting everything from your typical tailored suit to your handmade sweaters. Bold animal prints and colourful dresses also topped my list of more daring fashion choices.

Susan Mumm, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science
How would you describe your style?
Well that’s pretty easy actually because there’s two influences that really affect what I wear. One is steampunk.

I don’t dress literally steampunk because that wouldn’t be appropriate for a dean, but there’s a steampunk edge to quite a lot of the things I choose … What you get in steampunk is a lot of quaint 19th-century references – like the big furry collars, the tight waists, the long full skirts – but sort ... Read more...

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Review: Standout lipsticks

Posted by Megan Scarth on March 26, 2014 @ 08:00 p.m. EDT
Tags: beauty review, Chanel, Clinique, lipstick, M.A.C, Revlon

So you’ve decided you need a new lipstick. Maybe you have an event coming up, or perhaps you’re just looking for another shade for everyday use. Whatever the case, you head to your local makeup store, but you’re confronted with a seemingly endless wall of products.

With so many products on the market, it can be difficult to sort out that perfect lipstick from all the other less-than-stellar options. And when you’re on a student budget, trying out more than a couple brands often isn’t a feasible option. Here are several lipsticks in my collection that stand out to me so that you know which to buy and which ones to avoid.

Best for Everyday Wear: MAC Lipstick in “Shhh”
$19 CDN - Available at MAC stores

Lipstick review - MAC shhh

For an all-around ...

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Cruelty-free beauty product picks

Posted by Anisa Rawhani on March 19, 2014 @ 08:00 p.m. EDT
Tags: beauty, cruelty-free beauty products, makeup

Cruelty-free beauty - cover

When you first start looking for cruelty-free products, it can be a little overwhelming. Not only do you start to realize just how many products you use - hair and facial care, makeup, etc. - but also how many companies may not be completely transparent about whether they test on animals. They do so either by hiding their parent companies, or selling their products in countries, such as China, where animal testing is required by law.

It can be frustrating trying to find cruelty-free options, but it can also be very rewarding. You don’t need to switch to a cruelty-free lifestyle overnight; you can start by substituting products gradually, doing your research and finding things that work for you.

Here is a list of some products and brands to start your cruelty-free journey.

Burt’s Bees ...

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