Friday, November 30, 2007

Check Your Girl Out in this Winter Issue of SWAY Magazine at Newsstands NOW!

I had the lovely opportunity to be in the winter issue of Sway magazines beauty section. I must say when I got the call to get a chance to change my typical beauty routine I jumped at the chance! I brought along my friend Shelly who was also looking for a change from the everyday. We started our day at Chiggys Touch Salon, which is a salon that specializes in natural, curly and relaxed hair. My friend Shelly was given a Rihanna like bob to her usual shoulder length bob which complimented her ubberly gorgeous features (note to Shelly take up modeling please:).

For me, the inspiration was a little bit of glam. I got a chance to change my usual straight relaxed strands to a full head of flowing wavy locks! Chiggy had added about 4 rows of extensions to my hair and I must say I really enjoyed the change! From this experience I know now that I can be versatile and wear extensions when I am in need of some GLAM! So with Caffery Van Horne's professional make up application along with Chiggy's Touch and Ingrie Williams eye for style we had a chance to go from every day to ULTRA GLAM DIVAS!

For more info on Chiggy's go to:
Chiggy Online
For more info Caffery Van Horne go to:
Caffery Van Horne

( Thank you to Gillian Downes for the AMAZING opportunity :)

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Brazen Hussy Coat Sale!

All coats in the store will be $75 off for one week only. This will begin this Friday November 30th and end Friday December 7th.

Selected dresses and other items are going to be reduced by 30% for all the ladies who need party dresses for the holidays.

Here are some pics of some of the coats that will be on sale!

All coats in the store will be $75 off for one week only. This will begin this Friday November 30th and end Friday December 7th.

Selected dresses and other items are going to be reduced by 30% for all the ladies who need party dresses for the holidays.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Silver Bells!

Silver is the next "it" colour of the season and this look is popping up everywhere! To get your silver glam on here are some ideas about how to put a silver outfit together with a pop of colour!

Happy Shopping :)

Silver Halter Forever 21

Skinny Jeans Forever 21

Silver Mary janes Forever 21

Red J.Lo pumps Town Shoes

Red Coat Forever 21

Silver Hobo Forever 21

Silver clutch Forever 21

Rhinestone studded hoops Foever 21

Monday, November 26, 2007

Melissa Clemente's Launch of her new collection ANIHAN!

I got a chance to take in this FAB launch of an amazing jewelry designer Melissa Clemente. I am a huge lover of jewelry I think it can turn any outfit into whatever you want it to be. However, Clemente takes it to a whole other level! In a nutshell her designs are FIERCE! First off the event in it self has extremely well done and the models gave an excellent display of her new collection ANIHAN; jewelry designers take note, this is how you introduce a new collection! For all of those who attended I’m sure you felt the same way!

Clemente has such a creative eye it's absolutely mind-blowing what she puts together and the combinations are endless. Just to start Clemente mixes funky 80's linked gold chains with asymmetrical shells and voila you have one hot piece of jewelry that NO ONE in T.O will be rocking but you guaranteed!

To browse her on line store and to learn more about the designer you can log on to
Melissa Clemente Designs

Happy Shopping :)

Thursday, November 22, 2007

We have a Winner!!!

Thanks for everyone who participated in the "Eva Trivia Contest" it is now closed we have a Winner! :)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

TorontoStyle and Link Up Entertainment Present "The Eva Pigford Trivia Contest"!!

TorontoStyle along with Link Up Entertainment present the
"The Eva Pigford Trivia Contest!"

If you don't know then you should know by now that The Fly and Flashy Pt. 2 Fashion Show is making a comeback with host EVA PIGFORD WINNER OF AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL!!! For all of you who don't have your tickets yet there is a chance for you to WIN them right here with TorontoStyle!

The first person to respond to this post and answer all the questions correct wins 2 complimentary tickets to the Hottest Fashion Show of the Year!!

The following questions are:
1, What cycle on ANTM did Eva win?
2, What is Eva's middle name?
3, What BET show did Eva host?
4, What is Eva's height?
5, What Chris Rock film was Eva featured in?

Please respond to the contest email


TorontoStyle Reccomends...Stuck in Downward Dog by Chantel Simmons

Book Description
Mara Brennan is about to unravel. Three days after her twenty-eighth birthday, her boyfriend dumps her, leaving her with nothing but a basement apartment, a futon and a pile of unpaid bills. On top of that, her job, working as a receptionist at a cosmetic surgery clinic is a nightmare; her boss is a tyrant; and her friends have gotten ahead of her in the game of life. Mara realizes it's time for an identity makeover.

She devises the OM List, a personal pathway to perfection inspired by her best friends, Olivia and Mitz, and her newfound love for yoga. But instead of finding the perfect job, getting the perfect body and cooking the perfect meal, Mara hilariously tries and fails at all the things she thinks will make her the sophisticated grown-up she wants to be. Navigating the dueling worlds of yoga and cosmetic surgery, gourmet dinners and Frankenberry cereal, etiquette handbooks and too-helpful loved ones, Stuck in Downward Dogis Chantel Simmons' unforgettable comic debut about how to get unstuck when you're caught in a rut.

**If you are looking for a witty refreshing read, that potrays the life of a single girl in T.O grab this book!**

Monday, November 19, 2007

American Music Awards 2007!

I did not take in the show however, I have picked my Fav's for best dressed for the night! Rock on ladies :)

Christina Applegate

Jenny Garth


Ashanti (this one is my absolute FAV I love this buttercream yellow colour on her skin flawless!)

Mary J Blige

Ms. Keys

Friday, November 16, 2007

Music Im Lovin...Alicia Keys New Album

Alicia Keys has done it again with her new album "As I Am" this is what you call that REAL feel good music, her swagger is on point!
Go head Ms. Keys show them who is boss:)

You can get this at your local HMV or Sunrise music Store!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Ayurvedic Spa Products Holiday Shopping Event November 18th!

Ayurvedic Spa Products

Sunday, November 18 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Spin Gallery, 1100 Queen St. W, 2nd floor

FAWN BEAUTY presents an exclusive Holiday Shopping Event featuring a luxury line of Ayurvedic, organic spa products such as hand-made butter soaps, seaweed enriched lotions, burnt sugar cane body polishers and cold-pressed massage oils (never before available in North America).

Customers can shop, mingle, enjoy refreshments and an art exhibit by local artist Tennille Rose Will. Admission $10. CASH ONLY.
To view products available, visit our website

Alicia Keys Like You'll Never See Me Again Video

Alicia has done it again! I'm lovin this track and with Common in this joint it's about to be over! :)
If you have not gotten the album go get it is FIRE!!!

Essence Holiday Issue Get it at Newstands Now!

In this Holiday issue some of the top black actress in Hollywood talk about the up and downs, men and how to deal with all the gossip!

Read an excerpt from their interview!
Essence: What kind of year has it been for you?
Sanaa Lathan: I’m happy to have gotten a job this year. You know one of the things I decided early on in my career—especially because I only have me to take care of—is that I don’t want to do anything just for money. As a result, I can be very annoying to my agents and pass on everything. To a fault. But something came along that I’m really excited about. I’m playing a Senegalese woman, and it’s the first time that I’ll be able to do some real accent work. It’s a small, really beautiful film. Other than that, I’ve just been living my life. Living the life that you live as an actor between jobs, which is…

Nia Long, Gabrielle Union: [Immense laughter]

Sanaa: You know, at this point in our careers, we’re all in our mid-thirties. There’s an art to being an actress, especially being a Black actress. And the truth is, to have persevered as long as the three of us have, you have to have some kind of philosophy about being in between work.

Essence: Because that’s so much time, right?

Sanaa: So much time.

Nia: No matter how long you’ve been in it, there is no security. So you have to really do sort of that internal work to just say I’m going to stay true to who I am, and also to have your heart open enough to be happy when other great things are happening for other people who do the same thing you do. Because that can be difficult if you’re not in the right place. I think having that helps to attract your highest good to you.

Gabrielle: That’s a tough lesson we all have to go through. It’s like, no matter how much you hate on somebody, it doesn’t change your life. I mean, you feel kind of okay in the moment as you’re dogging somebody, and then at the end of it you feel [bad] —and you still don’t have a job.

Nia: And you won’t get one because you’re putting all that negativity out there!

Sanaa: I truly believe that. And you know the thing is also, because we are artists, we feel. We have to nurture that sensitive side of ourselves, so of course we’re going to get jealous and envious. We’re human. But the key is to have the emotion, recognize it, deal with it, and move on. That’s what being an adult is. I think in life you have to work on yourself, but it’s almost like being an actress in Hollywood is double the stress.


Essence: How do you deal with the 24-hours-a-day gossip that comes out on the Internet?
Gabrielle: Just last week somebody gave me a baby. This isn’t Perez Hilton or the White gossip people, these are women of color, specifically Black women who, for whatever reason, don’t like the company I keep.

Sanaa: She’s talking about the gossip sites.

Essence: The blogs.

Sanaa: That are run by Black women.

Gabrielle: And now because everyone is clamoring for celebrity tidbits, the bigger gossip sites and even mainstream entities are picking up on it. No fact-checking, no nothing. And in one week’s time, there were like five different dudes, a baby—I’m a homewrecker. In literally seven days. I can’t point the finger at the White media. They don’t care about us. Paparazzi are not staked out in front of any of our houses. They are not going through our garbage because they don’t care about us in that way. So when you hear crap about us, it is coming from our own community, which hurts.

Nia: We are some of the few Black actresses whose passions are rooted in our community.

Gabrielle: There is this idea that there is integrity in journalism; if it’s written it has to be true. But that’s not the case. When blogs or any of the magazines get it wrong, there’s no accountability. In the next breath, they’ll complain on the blogs that we don’t have enough Black stars. Well, you rip us to shreds every two seconds from our nose to the weave to the clothes to the shoes to the ashy ankles.

Read more from actresses Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long and Gabrielle Union on gossip, Black men, dating, the new year and fighting for roles in Hollywood in the December issue of ESSENCE on newsstands now.


M·A·C Vice President of Makeup Artistry Visits Toronto DECEMBER 3RD TO 5TH!

M·A·C Vice President of Makeup Artistry Visits Canadian Cities!

Between his hectic schedule serving as M·A·C’s Vice President of Makeup Artistry and jet-setting around the globe, Gordon Espinet has set his sights on Toronto. Fresh from the runways of Europe, he will be visiting M·A·C locations in Toronto and Vancouver from December 3rd to December 10th, 2007. Mark your calendars! Gordon is excited to share his ideas for holiday beauty and meet with M·A·C’s valued customers.
Toronto: M·A·C counter, The Bay at Queen Street, 176 Yonge Street
M·A·C store, Yorkdale Shopping Centre, 3401 Dufferin Street
Vancouver: M·A·C store, 908 Robson Street
Toronto: December 3rd, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
December 5th, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Vancouver: December 10th, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Who? Absolutely Vintage
What? SALE
Where? 62 Laing Street (Maple Cottage, south of Queen Street East, east of Leslie Street)
When? Saturday, November 17 from 10 am to 5:00 pm
Why? Carefully collected from fabulous Ontario estates, this absolutely vintage sale features men's and women's clothing from the 1890s to the 1970s, antique costume jewellery, accessories, furnishings and textiles. Gadabout (selected by readers twice as best vintage clothing store in Toronto), Eclectisaurus and Angela McCool have combined their considerable inventories to make this a not to be missed sale. Emilio Pucci, Jean Desses, Givenchy, Bruno Magli, Roger Vivier, Maud Frizon and a bunch of other amazing designers will be on display.
Information: or 416-463-1254

The Agency Sample Sale Nov 18th and 19th!

TorontoStyle Recommends ... M.A.C Faux Eyelashes in #7 and Scott Barnes Falsettos Mon Cheri!

These eyelash extensions are perfect if you want to bring the drama with a pair of Scott Barnes, or you can also play them down for an everyday glam look with M.A.C #7's! The number 7's are my Fav and I love a faux lash, it's that certain unexpected pop to your face!
I am actually looking into getting the eyelash extensions that are more permanent (ladies if you have had done this procedure please share you experience).

So ladies if you can't grow em, or you just weren't blessed with ridiculously long thick lashes, add a pair of eyelash extensions to your make up bag for that WOW effect! :)

You can find these brands at your local M.A.C store and Holt's!

Happy Shopping :)