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Let’s Hear it for the Mums!

She birthed you, bathed you and baked for you, so when Mother’s Day comes around we’re on the look out for the best gifts for your mama. Sure, perfume, flowers, breakfast, they’re all great gifts but this year we’re challenging you to think outside the box and come up with something that will really outdo your siblings (and isn’t this really the fun part?).

1. Handmade Items (but handmade by someone else). We’re big lovers of ETSY, and we especially love these pillows by Urban Tree Artistry ($34).

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2. Cleaning lady (or man) for a day. Mom’s, you’re welcome for recommending this one, we know you want to come home to a nice clean house.



3. Tickets! This is one of our favourites, get her tickets to an upcoming show. Broadway? Mediums? Metal? Here are few upcoming Calgary shows with links to tickets.

Long Island Medium – June 11th


Motley Crue – December 13th


Musicals – coming up this year by Broadway Across Canada:  The Lion King, Once, Dirty Dancing, The Wizard of Oz.






Oscars 2015, Red Carpet Roundup

Yesterday marked the 2015 Oscars, and for us the Red Carpet is THE most exciting part of the whole night. The most coveted night for fashion lovers and fashion houses alike, the Red Carpet for this years awards did not disappoint. There were of course some amazing hits and disastrous misses as per usual and here are top picks for the stars that really worked it out for us and ones that did not.


 Calgary girls nail it; Tegan & Sara are a HIT.
Solange Knowles wears a red carpet ON the red carpet: MISS.
Gwyneth Paltrow inspired her inner ballerina: MISS
Jennifer Lopez would like to remind you (yet again) that she has a great rack: MISS
Rita Ora wows us: HIT
Emma Stone is delicious in this unexpected green number: HIT
ScarJo, love it: HIT
All hail Queen Lupita: HIT
Marion Cotillard, a beautiful woman in a terrible dress: MISS

The Fashions We Love to Hate

The great thing about fashion is that it sparks debate. Aside from maybe a black leather jacket, there is really no other piece of clothing that almost anyone can wear, or wants to. So with NYFW just wrapping up, we wanted to look at some of the trends that are here now, coming, or maybe never should have. You be the judge!

Nail Art

This one has been around for a while, and we thought it might be drawing to an end but it’s only getting more insane. Right now we’re seeing graphic art, jewels, stencilled art and sparkles. Who knew? Were our moms were right all along?

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Hippy chic or bohemian nightmare? Fringes are everywhere from casual street-wear to evening-wear. The key to this one is to wear in moderation or you may end up looking like you’re wearing a costume.


70s Flared Jeans

This one comes and goes every few years. It’s a fun trend but doesn’t look great on everyone. Typically better on taller people or with really high shoes… the jury is out on this one.


Kanye’s Riot

This is one for the loyal Kanye fans. A collaboration with Adidas, Kanye was inspired by the London-riots of 2011. He went on to claim he is “The Robin Hood of Fashion.” We’re not quite sure where we are wearing these pieces but if we do get a hankering for some looting we know what’s on-trend.






All About the Custom & Valentine’s Day

Custom is the word that is trending lately. In fashion, interiors, and accessories its all about going custom. For the most part, custom has always had a large price tag, but we are finding of late, that there are a lot of brands offering up custom options that can make your piece stand out from the rest. Here are our top picks for going custom for your next purchase.
And the clip from today’s 98.5 Virgin Radio show is below:
1. Poppy Barley: Custom Shoes 
We love shoes and custom shoes make us even more giddy. Poppy Barely, a company based in Edmonton has perfected the art of a custom shoe. The styles are fantastic and so many to choose to from. http://poppybarley.com
2. Maya Gohill: Custom Portraits 
Some may think its a little conceited however you’d be lying to your self if you have never thought about having a portrait done of  your self. Maya Gohill is an illustrator that has started to work out these beautiful custom portraits. Unique and so much fun, giving these as a gift or gifting yourself, would be an amazing idea! http://www.mayagohill.com/
3. Roll Out: Custom Wallpaper
Custom wallpaper to fit any space and style. Roll out has been known to create some unique wallpaper patterns. Give them a colour, pattern, look, or style and they can come up with something unique just for your space. http://custom.rollout.ca
4. Custom Shirts & Suits
For a lot of men, the thought of purchasing a custom suit or shirt is way out of their price reach, but Indochino offers just that – for a great price and delivered within about 6 weeks. Great for everyday workwear, suits, tuxedos and accessories, and perfect for guys who struggle to find off the rack that fits. www.indochino.comIndochino

SAG Awards Fashion Hits and Misses

Last night marked the 2015 SAG Awards and of course, we were watching the red carpet like fashion hawks. We feel that after the Golden Globes, we wanted to see the fashion get kicked up a notch. There were quite a few misses for us at the Golden Globes and to be honest, the SAG Awards were a little disappointing. There were barely any gorgeous glam gowns and we feel like everyone played it a little safe. We did however see a lot of white, which I feel is the on trend colour for dresses that everyone will be all over in the spring.

Having said that we of course have our tops hits and misses and without further adieu, here they are:



 Ariel Winter, ZAC POSEN

We saw a lot of white on the red carpet and we kinda loved it. The best was forsure our girl from Modern Family how is all grown up and looking fabulous. This look was on par and really worked for Ariel. Girl is coming into her own.


 Joanne Froggatt

A far cry from her outfits on Downtown Abbey, Joanne Froggatt brought some gorgeous glamour to the red carpet. The fit was perfect and we love the black, so elegant.


 Julia Louis Dreyfus

Sometimes a girl that plays it safe on the red carpet, this look brought a little sexiness. Julia looks fabulous.


 Kiera Knightly

After having a bad fashion moment at the Globes, Kiera has redeemed herself in this gorgeous purple number. Love the lace, the cut is fabulous an of course, the colour!


 Ellar Coltrane

A simple black suit but check out the shoes. A black and white brogue, divine!


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What the heck!? This dress is not only ill-fitting but doesn’t do anything for her skin tone. It washes her out completely.

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This picture speaks for itself. We are all about taking risks however this just did not work.

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Serving up some mermaid realness, we are big fans of Laverne but just not her dress.


2015 Food Trends

Sure, we talk a lot about fashion, decor, events, celebs, etc, but this week we wanted to expand our horizons and talk about something we love as much as we do our shoes: food! In fact, we actually love cooking (and baking), and have accepted the fact that we will never have abs.

We have many foodie friends, and read a lot of food blogs, and this year there are a few things that seem to be unanimous among the food lovers of the world. Let us tell you, the year ahead is going to be delicious!


Slices of Butter1. Fat is back. Full fat. Yeah baby!

There is an ongoing battle among doctors about what is good for us and what is bad for us and is seems that the word right now is about eating real food, less sugar and more good cholesterol (or something like, that, we’re not fricken doctors here). And you know what’s real? Butter. Butter on toast, butter in sauce, even butter in coffee.



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Your digestive track is going to love you. Hemp, chia, freekeh, spelt. We don’t know what they are but they’re going to creep their way not he side of your plate, eventually taking centre stage.




mojito cocktail with lime and mint on wooden table3. Cocktail Culture 

Things are looking way up… Calgary’s cocktail culture is really starting to catch up to other big cities. You’re going to drink more infused, muddled, bittered, foamed cocktails than ever. Of course, they start at $12 but they’re worth it.



Ceramic bowl with sauerkraut over wooden background4. Everything pickled

Bitter, fermented, pickled food is taking over from sweet. Think pickled veg, sauerkraut, kimchi, and if we’re really lucky pickled eggs. Just keep that Kombucha fermented tea to yourself.


Active Wear – Keeping you Fit & Stylish

In case you missed us on The Global Morning Show (Saturday January 17th), here are some of the hottest trends from Crossiron Mills including Sport Check, Adidas and Reebok.

A huge thanks to the Nobles, Brad from Anytime Fitness, and Tish (Train With Tish).










Shopping for the right winter coat

There’s no doubt about it, the winter chill is here, and if you’re in the market for a new winter coat you will be overwhelmed with choice. We are both looking for winter coats ourselves and have been struggling, what length, what colour, what weight? Here are  a few things to ask yourself before you hit the stores (or possibly make a bad purchase):

1.How many jackets do you already have and what do you need (and can afford)? 

Winter coats are expensive! Wouldn’t it be great to have as many jackets as you do pair of shoes? If you really need a jacket that can serve all duties then spend the most you can on a quality one that will last for a few years. If you can afford a few options then by all means, enjoy the variety and think about which ones are best for your lifestyle.

2. How exposed are you to the elements?

Are you the person who drives from your attached garage to an underground parked, walks the +15s all day and then goes home? In this case, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to have a really heavy jacket and a wool coat will work to cover up as you run into the bank. If you ride transit, need to wait at a bus stop, have a long walk from the car to the office, need to sit in a rink while your kid plays hockey at 7AM then by all means, think very warm coats like down-filled.

3. What will you be wearing underneath this jacket? 

If you wear a suit to work then make sure you have enough room inside to button it up over your blazer, fit is very important. Think about how you’ll be steering your car when you have these layers on, give yourself room to breath. If you are typically not wearing more than one layer (or covering up your mom-0-flage in the morning), then something more fitted can work.

4. Length- two key considerations here:
1. will you be sitting down on something cold?  If so, then a longer jacket will definitely be your friend.

2. will something be sticking out from under it? Think about what you wear after you take your jacket off. Are you someone who wears long sweaters, blazers, long shirts? If so, a long jacket will keep you looking great. If you like the bomber style jacket, and have things tucked in, it will work.

5. Colour/materials

This is a big one for busy parents who have to deal with messes in the back seat, carrying too many things at once or are trying to have their coffee, answer a call, take a note, all at once (basically breaking every Alberta distracted driving law). Likely a cloth jacket, lighter in colour will be ruined by the new year. Look for something that wipes off easily, probably black, navy or dark grey. If you have options or a cleaner lifestyle then look at other great neutrals like camel or grey.

Stay warm out there!
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Giving Thanks

It’s not often we get one bit serious on Virgin Radio but this week we want to talk about just a few of the reasons why we are truly thankful.

1. Food in our bellies and a soon to be finished kitchen. It’s been four long months since we had a flood in our house and this week we’ll be able to cook in our home again. It’s a miracle that we have not doubled in size.


2. Careers that we love. What other country could we be two young dudes owning our own businesses AND having fun as the Style Guys.


3. Our health. This is a no-brainer. And we’re going to give some of the credit to having an Anytime Fitness a few blocks from our house… complete with trainer Brad.


4. We have the most loving and supportive families and friends. We’re so grateful that they are understanding that we can’t always be at everything but they have to know that we have nothing but love! This includes our friends at Virgin Radio – Marc, Danaye, Fuzzy and Boss Chad who keep having us back, and to the listeners that put up with us every Friday.

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5. Each other. And we hope that you all have big crushes too.

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!




Day three brought us outwear, some menswear and some of the biggest shows of World MasterCard Fashion Week! We even scored an interview with Joe Mimram!

And don’t forget, tweet @jasonkrell and @alyvelji why you need a stylish holiday, and the hashtag #StyleGuysCayman for your chance to win a trip with us to the Cayman Islands and $1000 to Crossiron Mills.

Big shout out to Judy Gabriel from Hot Biz Media!

The Style Guys at World MasterCard Fashion Week F/W 2014, Day 3 from Jason Krell on Vimeo.

Backstage at WMCFW in Toronto moments before Joe Fresh.

Backstage at WMCFW in Toronto moments before Joe Fresh.