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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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Breath, stretch, style with #Gapfit yoga

A huge thanks to our friends at the GAP for inviting us to a special Calgary blogger yoga morning session this week. We’re always on the lookout for new gym and yoga clothes that combine fashion and function and the GAP has done it.

We love the selection of colours, bold patters and – dare we say it – we are now embracing the men’s fitness tights trend that is taking over gyms by storm. Great for yoga, running or even just getting yourself to the gym in the cold, these men’s leggings are really comfortable and look great under a simple pair of black shorts.

Check out the online store for more and follow @CamLeeYoga on instagram and twitter.

Namaste X

 

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Early Spring Wardrobe Transition

The Groundhog stuck its head out this week and (in Calgary anyways) he didn’t see his shadow, so that means and early Spring! We already know that this has not been the harshest of winters and I think many of us are already itching to put away our winter garb and get on with Spring clothes.

But don’t get too carried away – it’s not time quite yet. Before you pull out your linens and open-toed shoes we want to suggest a transition period; one that will keep you warm but also looking refreshed. Here are a few simple ways we suggest you ease your way into a lighter wardrobe.

Get your colour on

Even if it’s just a belt or a shoe get some bright colour back into your wardrobe to break up the black and grey.

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Why not? Whether it’s through an accessory or a floral shirt, you don’t have to wait. Mix it up with your wools, furs and tweeds.

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Light Layers

Just wear more – it sounds easy enough, right?  That heavy winter coat is getting boring so pull out your overcoats, leather or denim jackets instead. Layer with sweaters, heavy scarves and hats to stay warm.

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Style Resolutions for 2016

Happy New Year!

Made any new year’s resolutions? Sure, we all have good intentions in January but they drop off fast and furious. We were asked, what are top three style resolutions that you can recommend? A great question! Here are a few we think you can incorporate easily, painlessly and maybe even stick to.

    1. Only wear what fits you. Purge your closet and take out those clothes that don’t fit well or aren’t flattering on you. If you’re not ready to part with them because your other resolution is lose 10 lbs, fine, but put them in a box and put them away. Looking at a closet full of unflattering clothes is a terrible way to start the day.
    2. Dress for yourself. Sure, we all have responsibilities and need to dress the part but don’t let anyone tell you not to wear something if you love it (ahem, except Crocs, yoga pants in public or cargo shorts). It’s your body, your day, and life is short!
    3. Try on one new thing. Afraid of prints? Always wanted a leather jacket? This is your year, just do it. Go get that one thing that you have always thought you should have but you’ve been holding yourself back from. You might be surprised by how you feel, who you meet and where 2016 takes you.

Whatever your goals, we wish you all a colourful and joyous year.

XO Jason & Aly

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Packwood Grand Style

What to wear? One of Calgary’s hottest fashion events of the year (and not just because the forecast is calling for 30+ degree temperatures) is upon us and we’re having a hard time deciding what to wear. In case you missed our segment today on CTV Morning Live here are  a few of our ideas.

Don’t forget that we will be there judging for best outfits – one for the ladies, one for the fellas – and the winners will each get a $1000 gift card to CrossIron Mills. See you at the races!

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BOW TIES for every occasion

We love our bow ties and like to sport them for any occasion. Bow ties can amp up any outfit. Most men cringe when they hear the word bow tie or you hear “I am not wearing that!” Well, listen up, if you are hipster enough to rock a ‘stache or beard, you can most definitely rock a bow tie. There are so many different options available from patterned, solids, different materials such as wood, fabric, and even feathers. We are sure you will find the right one to suit any occasion not matter how dressy or casual.
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Kat Marks is a Calgary based designer that studied in London. Her passion is working with exotic leathers and is a leader in fashion enterprise and design. She is so creative and when it came time for to dress for hosting the red carpet, her unique NEW AMBROSIAN style of neckware was where Aly had to go! A new take on a bow and a bollo tie made with the most gorgeous materials such as silks and leathers. Kat Marks is a fashion force in this city and we cannot wait to see what she comes up with next!
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Bo by Mansouri 
You’ll be the talk about the party with these bow ties made with wood. Thats right, real wood. Started by a father and son duo, these fashion forward bow ties are made with cut offs from wood processing facilities across North America. In addition to this, they also use soft leather offcuts sourced in Israel, which are used for the neck straps. The bow tie goes through several protoype phases before becoming the almost weightless version that you could have in your hands. We both own one and can’t say enough about how amazing they are made in Canada!
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Aristocrats Bows N Ties 
Based in Toronto, these gorgeous bow ties are available through their online shop. From florals, stripes, solids, to vintage florals, you will find whatever tickles your bow tie fancy. They like to pride themselves in their fashion details and like to call it sophisticated and dapper, with a twist. All their bow ties come with an adjustable band making it suitable for any man. They also carry a broad range of accessories from lapel pins to pocket scarves that will have you looking put together and dapper with a click of a button.
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Brackish Bow Ties 
Started in 2007, all because the designer was not able to find the right groomsmen gift, Ben handcrafted his first bow ties from turkey feathers and they were an instant hit. Every tie is handcrafted in South Carolina and every single feather is hand selected ensuring that no 2 ties are alike. Every piece is a sustainable work of art and ensures that it will make a fabulous statement. We love the organic and of course colourful nature of the feathers and think these are the perfect tie for weddings, graduations, or any fashionable social function.
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This Month’s New Celebrity Collections

You just never know who will design a collection (or collaborate) next. This week, we learned about three new collections by some of the biggest celebrities of the moment. Does this make us want to buy them though? We’ll see how the collections turn out when they are released later this year.

1. “ED” by Ellen DeGeneres – www.EDbyEllen.com (coming soon)

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Expected in mid-June, Ellen has created a new collection consisting of womenswear pieces raining from $45 to $400. “This is nothing new to say, but I don’t think you should sacrifice style for comfort. Everything about ED is casual and yet it’s chic.” Inspired by her love of tailored fashion, the word “LOVE” its stitched into all jackets.

According to an interview in Womenswear Daily, she wants to make this the biggest brand in the world and jump into a wide range of categories including menswear, socks, bedding, eyewear, candles and beyond.

2. “REBEL FOR TORRID” by Rebel Wilson – www.torrid.com

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Torrid is America’s fastest growing plus-size fashion brand and they have now teamed up with Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson. A limited edition collection (25 pieces from $28.50-$125.00), it will feature holiday wear and be available in November.

She was selected by the brand for being a fan of sexy, edgy fashion. Rebel explains, “I’ve always had a ‘torrid’ affair with buying clothes my whole life.”

3. Kim Kardashian for retail chain C & A – www.c-and-a.com

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In Sao Paulo, Brazil this week, Kim K announced that she had teamed up with retailer C & A to create a line that she calls “Simple and Sexy.” She also acknowledged that Brazil is a country where women’s curves are celebrated, to it was the perfect fit. The collection includes knee-lenth skirts, dresses, sandals and crop tops and prices range between $9 and $65 in C&A stores across Brazil.


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Emoji Fashion #OMG

Google recently launched its spring fashion trends report and found that the top most-searched pant style is the emoji jogging pants. In fact, there was a nearly 60,000% increase in searches in the last year. No doubt emojis are everywhere, and they just go to show that a picture is worth a thousand words… in this case a picture is worth a thousand characters?

Here are some of our favourite emoji fashions that you can buy online today!

Nobody is going to screw with you when you wear the $62 “Killa emoji joggers” from 7twentyfour.com. Peace signs, guns, money, fists and cigarettes, yo.

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Steaming-hot emoji ‘poo’ high-tops from Betbrand ($88). Just be careful not to step in anything.

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Nothing say love like a 14K gold emoji pendant from Jane Basch Designs ($312.50). Too bad that Valentine’s Day is so far away!


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What to wear to… Motion Ball

Charity events don’t get much better than this one. The Shine Gala will take place on April 10th at Flames Central and will be hosted by ET Canada’s Rick Campanelli.

Buy tickets here! And use the promo code: STYLEGUYS

Motionball is a not-for-profit organization that builds awareness and raises funds for the Special Olympics Canada Foundation (SOCF), targeting a “next generation” of supporters – Canada’s professional crowd who are not defined by their age but rather their mind set.

Check out our ideas on what to pick up from CROSSIRON MILLS to wear to the event. Shine on, Calgary!

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Taking it to the Streets

It’s been four years since Calgary welcomed mobile food trucks to the city and now we’re looking ahead to mobile retail. We say, this will be a great addition to Calgary this summer (providing the City of Calgary can get on with it). Here are a look at our first three retail trucks coming to the #YYC.

Mobile truck owners are anxious to hit the streets, and who knows, maybe even come do a private party for you?

Sublime Mobile Couture

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A moderate to high end fashion destination, this truck has the feeling of a walk-in closet. Ladies only, they carry local and international brands complete with casual wear, jewelry, blazers and even handbags.

Find them:
Online: www.sublimemobilecouture.com
Twitter: @sublimecouture #smcyyc
Instagram: Sublime Mobile Couture

Beatnik Bus 

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The Beatnik Bus is a mobile vinyl and local art shop. No doubt this one will be at all the festivals this summer.

Find them:
Online: www.beatnikbus.com
Twitter: @the_beatnikbus

Crafted Artisan Truck

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Featuring unique, handmade goods from across Canada you’ll fine a mix of everything from the Crafted Artisan Truck including mens, women and children’s clothing, accessories, paper goods and even home decor like candles and ceramics. Also, check their schedule online to learn how to sign up for a crafting workshop with local artisans.

Find them:
Online: www.craftedtruck.ca
Twitter: @craftedtruck
Instagram: @craftedtruck



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