“Out of the Box” Valentine’s Day Gifts

Looking for something special for that someone special? Watch our latest segment on Global TV Calgary. Below is more information on each item and links to where you can find them.

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Chefs Plate: www.chefsplate.com
Valentine’s Day is all about experiences. It’s not just about the gift! Chefs Plate is a great example of that. Chefs Plate is a Canadian meal-kit delivery service that provides all the farm fresh ingredients and step-by-step recipe instructions to create a delicious, nutritious and balanced meal at home in 30 minutes or less. Meal kits are delivered to your door in a refrigerated box. Open the box and focus on cooking and creating at home. Servings start at under $10 so it’s really affordable too!

Dewar’s Scotch: www.dewars.com
Dewar’s 12 is the world’s most awarded blended whiskey! This scotch is double aged for a smoother taste, married in oak casks, blended, then placed back into the oak for another 6 months – this gives it a great smoothness and longer, lingering finish.

XO PM: www.xotreatmentroom.com
A calming remedy specially designed in Calgary for our dry, Calgary climate! XO PM is a serum designed with a precious blend of anti-inflammatory antioxidants, vitamins, and lipids to calm and heal your complexion. Not just for her – makes a great beard oil as well!

Picture Keeper: www.picturekeeper.com
A great gift for a couple who wants to keep their memories for a lifetime. This device works on both Android and Apple products when you simply download the app and connect the device. Forget about cloud servers and ongoing payments, this keeps your photos safe. The best part, it remembers where you left off in your download and picks it up from there. And for a limited time use the promo code “STYLEGUYS” and get 50% off!

Friday Flowers: www.fridayflowers.ca
Floral arrangements by Alykhan Velji Designs. Aly and his team are also doing special Valentine’s Day arrangements on February 14, available by pickup from their Bridgeland office. Order soon, these flowers are going fast!

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Red Carpet Roundup: Golden Globes 2017

Awards season is upon us! This is like the playoffs people, and it’s time to take a look at who is off to an early lead. There are a few trends that popped up throughout the night and we’re going to name a winner in each category. Keep an eye on this space so we can share our favourites throughout the season – surely there is a lot more glam where this came from.

Black is Back

Mandy Moore | Winona Ryder | Amy Adams

The Winner: Mandy Moore in Naeem Khan
The deep plunging neckline was super sexy but the sheer cape and other over-the-top details really made this gown a stunner.


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Not-so-Mellow-Yellow

Natalie Portman | Viola Davis | Reece Witherspoon | Maisie Williams

The Winner: Viola Davis in Michael Kors
Viola looked stunning in this sequined, off-the-shoulder gown. We loved that she let the colour speak for itself and styled it with a simple, white clutch and matching bracelet.


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So Much Sparkle!

Chrissy Teigen | Regina King | Priyanka Chopra | Sofia Vergara | Ruth Negga

The Winner: Sophia Vergara in Zuhair Murad
Because the detail in this dress was stunning and paired with her perfectly slicked hair and red lip it was a home run.


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Because It’s Your Night

Janelle Monae | Olivia Culpo | Evan Rachel Wood | Naomi Campbell

The Winner: Evan Rachel Wood in Altuzarra
There’s nothing more stunning than a woman in a perfectly-fitted tux. Extra points for fit and great hair.


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Blue Bin Drop-off Locations for #DressTheDudes

A huge thanks to everyone who has supported us in our endeavour to dress Calgary’s homeless in time for winter. Right now, we have 50 blue bins getting filled across the city. Many people have asked where they can bring their lightly used clothing, so here is a list of locations where you can bring your clothes before November 29th:

AND on Saturday November 19th join us at Village Brewery.
Bring in a bag of clothes and we’ll hook you up with a beer! 

Village Brewery: 5000 12A Street SW
Saturday November 19th from 1PM – 3PM (free tour at 2PM)

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#DressTheDudes Campaign

ALL OF OUR BLUE BINS ARE OUT – THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

We will deliver a blue bin to your home / office on November 10th and pick it up on November 29th.

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Emmy Style

Yesterday marked the 68th annual Emmy Awards. Of course, the show was great, however, as usual, we were as much about the red carpet as the actual awards (probably more). We were stunned at how many amazing looks we saw on the red carpet. It was a tough one, but we managed to narrow down our faves. Here is a look at our best dressed for this year:

1. Claire Daines, wearing Schiaparelli Couture
Everything that glitters is gold, darling! Claire Daines looked divine in this glittery gold number. With her gorgeous tan and blonde hair, it all came to life and gave us LIFE!
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2. Sara Paulson, wearing Prada
It takes guts to wear colour on the red carpet, and Sara Paulson did fashion justice with this green embellished Prada dress. With just the right hit of sexy, the deep V is all kinds of amazing and her short hair killed it.
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3. Kirsten Bell, wearing  Zuhair Murad
Floral for fall, yes please! We are suckers for a great print, and the stunning Kristen Bell worked the red carpet in this gorgeous nude floral gown. It’s giving us understated sexy.
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4. Abigail Spencer, wearing Jenny Packham
The 70s are back! A little glitter and some ruffles did nobody wrong. Love the navy colour of this gown and how it just flows so nicely.
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Honorable Mention
5. Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Millie Bobby Brown
We couldn’t do our red carpet faves without a shout out to our faves from a great show called Stranger Things. These 3 killed it on the show and stopped the red carpet in their tracks. Fashion stars for sure!

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Style Guys Fall Press Tour 2016

Fall really is like the new year, and if you’re like us, it’s the time of year when you’re ready to get into new routines, set new goals and UP YOUR GAME! Whether it’s your home decor, grooming, fashion, or even your intellectual game, we have ides on how to finish off 2016 in style.

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We visited four cities this Fall: Edmonton, Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa to show off items from our friends at HomeSense, Philips, Kobo, and Dockers.

  1. HomeSense – this year, HomeSense launched their Privé event, giving shoppers the chance to discover a new line of small electrical appliances, all perfectly priced (of course). From express machines to toasters to robot vacuums, they’ve got you covered. Event runs September 15 – 21 in select HomeSense locations across Canada.HomeSensePrive
  2. Philips – the authority in shaving, Philips launched the OneBlade this year to compliment their stellar collection of razors and trimmers. We featured a few of their products, including the Bodygroom Plus – a great tool for all areas below the neck (our media hosts LOVED this product).
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  3. Kobo Aura ONE – delivering the best reading experience on the market today, the new Aura ONE features the largest screen in the category, front light technology, is water-safe, and can hold up to 6,000 books. It can also connect wirelessly to your local public library.AuraONE
  4. Dockers – The original casual Friday pant, Dockers recently celebrated their 30th anniversary. Continually upping their game, they launched a new collection of pants in a new Stretch Performance Fabric, so you never have to worry about saggy jean bum again. The Alpha Khaki was a big hit across the country, featuring a wider thigh for those guys who have large quads but still like a narrow fit.
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Happy Fall, Style Guys!

Here are links to all of the stops on our Fall tour! 
Global Edmonton | Global Vancouver | BT Calgary | CTV Morning Live Ottawa

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

In the past, we’ve explored the gift ideas that appeal to all kinds of dads, ones who dress up, enjoy fine wine or scotch, travel, and splurge on grooming products. This year, we’re giving our ideas for the other 2/3s of dads out there – the guys who prefer to be in the yard, get the guys over and BBQ. Don’t be confused, these are still Style Dads but these guys are more comfortable in the yard than they are at a martini bar.

Here are clips from our recent press tour, below are details on where you can find these great items for your dad.

CTV Morning Live Vancouver – June 10, 2016 –  Watch the segment here

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Global Morning Show Edmonton – June 13, 2016

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CTV Morning Live Calgary – June 15, 2016

GIFTS for Dad:

1. BBQ Accessories from Lee Valley – All those items for the woodworker and outdoor enthusiast. Dad may not have thought he needed all of these things but life won’t be the same without them.

2. Re-usable grilling sheets by Cookina – Get the grill marks without the mess, simply cut these sheets to size, lay them flat on the grill and cook away. Works great for camping too, you can even do your eggs the bbq. These are available at Canadian Tire, RONA and Home Depot.

3. Outdoor furniture from Patio Outlet – with locations in Calgary and Edmonton until end August, these guys get new stuff every week. Modern and traditional, modular, accessoreis, they have it all.

4. Outdoor accessories from PC Home – time to give up the red solo cups and paper plates. Trust us, once you have these, you’ll use them all the time.

5. Decor from Pier 1 Imports – beautify the outdoors for your dad with all of those pieces that turn the outdoors into an outdoor living space.

6. Fashions by Joe Fresh – Freshen up dad’s look with summer essentials like polos, shorts, tees, bathing suits and sandals.

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Juno’s Fashion – Canadiana or Bust?

It’s Juno’s weekend and everyone is planning their weekend music lineup, and hopefully their wardrobe. We Canucks love to show our Juno pride but we want to suggest that this weekend we evolve our Canadiana for a new, modern look.

The Canadian Tuxedo
We’re not going fishing people, update your denim-on-denim-on-denim for coloured jeans, mismatched washes and one of this spring’s hottest looks – lightweight denim. And always break it up with accessories.

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Plaid
This one is actually pretty on-trend but it is a style that has become more hipster than beards and toques.

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Fur
The temperature is rising so put away the winter outerwear and wear lighter layers. You’re no longer impressing anyone with your branded fur collar.

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Any kind of Jersey
No Canadian teams are in the playoffs, get over it.
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Love, The Style Guys
Happy Juno Weekend!

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The 90s TV Remakes We’re Praying For

In the last few weeks there has been a lot of buzz over 90s throwbacks. There were rumours about a Friends reunions (albeit disappointing), the X-Files were re-opened and people have been binging on Fuller House. But where are the fashion greats? Here are our choices for the ultimate fashion re-boots that we can only pray are right around the corner.

1. Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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From Will’s street style to Carlton’s preppy looks and Hillary’s over the top nouveau riche, there’s nothing like a show about rich people to bring on the it-factor.

2. Designing Women
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Surgarbaker and Associates hands-down showed some of the best of the 80s and 90s. This show was all about, big hair, big shoulder pads and big time cattiness.

3. Saved by the Bell

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Maybe we’re too old to be watching but there doesn’t seem to be high school shows like there used to be – kids go straight from Treehouse to the Walking Dead, so we think they need another Archie and Jughead style teen comedy. It’s also fun when they live in California and get to wear outrageous Melrose street styles.

4. The Nanny

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Queens NY meets British high society! Fran brought us In Living Colour blazers, turtleneck crop tops and cheetah print everything. If we could get this back we would watch it on mute. Maybe Fran is now the mother character… who would be the Nanny? Katy Perry? Snooki?

 

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Oscar Favourites – Let’s Do This!

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The Oscars are this Sunday and while we haven’t seen all (or hardly any) of the movies nominated, we are well prepped for the red carpet. Whether the fashion is on point or not, we love to see who is wearing what. It’s always interesting for us to see who takes a chance, who nails it and who takes a big bite of the red carpet.
Here are a few of our faves from the last couple years (it was tough to narrow down) and who we are excited to see this year:
Excited to see:
1. Kate Blanchette always brings it on the red carpet so we are so excited to see what she is wearing. We guess Prada!
2. Brie Larson (nominee) is a newbie to the red carpet and has had her fashion game on point lately so lets hope she gets a great look for the oscars to make her debut.
3. Eddie Redmayne (nominee) always looks chic and refined on the red carpet, but we are hoping that he gives us a little more edge this time around. Perhaps a coloured suit? Here’s hoping!
All time Faves:
1. Lupita Nyongo, 2013 Oscars
She channelled her inner Cinderella and her home town of Nairobi when she wore this gorgeous blue gown. We were wide eyed when we saw her enter the red carpet. So chic and simple, this look was one of the best we have ever seen.
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2. Charlize Theron, 2004 Oscars
Giving us old Hollywood glamour, this amazing gown by Gucci is a stunner! In our eyes, it’s simple, chic and sexy. Not over done and everything is on point from the hair, make up and can we talk about that tan?! Amaze!

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3. Gwenyth Paltrow, 2012 Oscars
How can you not look good wearing Tom Ford?! She put the cape back on the map. The fit is pure perfection and the colour pure elegance. Sometimes simple is the way to go when you want to make a statement when everyone else is trying so hard.
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