Redken & Maybelline Interviews

I was fortunate enough to interview Jorge Joao, lead stylist for Redken, and Grace Lee, lead make up artist for Maybelline, at Toronto Fashion Week. I asked them all beauty and style questions for Spring/Summer 2013 along with tips! Redken with Jorge Joao: TSM: What are the hottest hair trends for S/S’13? JJ: People are looking at easy hair, they don’t want to spend 2 hours behind the mirror. They are working with their natural textures and colours, like the ombre look, they don’t want to always be going to the hairdresser touching up their roots. As for textures, if you have wavy hair – embrace it, if you have curls – embrace it, if you have straight hair work with the straight look, and you’d…

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TFW: Arthur Mendonca S/S 2013

One of my favorite Toronto designers is Arthur Mendonca, who marked his 10th anniversary this season at Toronto Fashion Week! It was one of the most wearable collections, and I would most definitely purchase several pieces from the collection!! On Thursday, Mendonca showcased a very Japanese inspired collection, which consisted mainly of dresses and suit separates which all kept on Mendonca’s ultra feminine style. We saw the interpretation of  Japanese style through kimono coats and dresses, tons of mandarin collars and many shirts and blouses with pleated details. Satiny fabrics were used in blazers and dresses.  Mendonca took your ordinary menswear and transformed it into a clean lined silhouette. Lots of bold colors were used, from raspberry, to cobalt, to coral and even a citrus…

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TFW – Photo Diary

Here are a few snapshots of Toronto Fashion Week, from my style, to the crowds, to the atmosphere and best of all, backstage! Stay tuned for my interviews with lead stylist for Redken, and lead make up artist of Maybelline later this week! Enjoy! ~Love CTina XO

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TFW: Joe Fresh S/S’13 Collection

One of my most favourite shows to watch each season is Joe Fresh.  Every season Joe Mimran never seems disappoint! From punches of metallics, to modern sportswear, to clean shapes and lots of leatherettes, there was plenty for the eye to digest! The most memorable moment of the show was the opening, when legendary Pat Cleveland strutted her way down the runway in a fabulous black and white geometric pant suit.  Minimalism is still hot for S/S 2013 and was very prominent on the runway for Joe Fresh! Things to watch out for in beauty for S/S13 would be the bold orange lip colour and neutral makeup.  Eyes were kept natural with just a hint of mascara and skin was to perfection with just a…

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Toronto Fashion Week SS13 – Day 1

Here are some snap shots of Toronto Fashion Week Day 1! Amazing shows from Holt Renfrew, Pink Tartan & Pavoni, to kick off the week! And I was lucky enough to go backstage to hair and makeup to interview Lead Stylist Jorge Joao! Can’t wait until tonight! ~Love CTina XO  

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