Monday, December 31, 2007

Have a Wonderful New Year!!!!

Hello All,

I want to say Thank you to all of my TorontoStyle Readers for all the love and support this past year! I hope everyone had a great Christmas and I wish you all an UBBERLY FABULOUS NEW YEAR!
Stay tuned stylish ones to an even more stylish 08!

Sherika Smith
For your Daily Dose of Style. :)

Hat Heaven!

Hats are a huge accessory this season and they can complete any outfit. Times are cold so to help keep you stylish and warm here are a few hats that may do the trick!





Happy Shopping!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Esprit Warehouse Sale!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

It's Raining Plaid!

Plaid and Hounds tooth are a huge come back this season but in a more feminine way. This pattern is showing up in all kinds of ways from shoes, to purses you name it!You can rock a similar look like Rihanna's coat at Forever 21 for about 80.00 dollars.

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Friday, December 14, 2007

Cream Magazine Launch Tonight!

Chiggy's Touch Salon-Calling All Curly Girls!

Chiggy’s Touch salon owner Patience Chodokufa’s conservative Zimbabwean
upbringing led her to discover a variety of ways to express herself (behind her
parents’ backs, of course!). A strictly enforced no pants, no make-up and no
jewellery rule meant that Patience was only free to express herself with the one
beauty tool she deemed most important: her hair.

From flat-ironing her kinky curls to letting them flow rebelliously, Patience quickly
learned how hair could tell a person’s story, and her hairstory included tales of a
head full of delicious curls she could twist and turn to create any look she wanted.
Over time, Patience’s fascination with hair blossomed, and she nurtured that
fascination with a beauty education that took her across three continents. She
eventually settled in Toronto with dreams of one day opening her own boutique salon
that specialized in curls. In April 2007, Patience realized that dream with the openingof Chiggy’s Touch, located at 184 Davenport Road, lower level.

Since its launch, Chiggy’s has welcomed a parade of curly girls who crave
everything from haircolour that doesn’t parch their delicate curls to Patience’s
signature dry-cutting technique. “As a girl you want to look pretty, and my job is to
make that happen,” Patience declares. “I love the look of satisfaction clients get after a job well-done”.
That look of satisfaction is sure to be a common feature at Chiggy’s for years to come.

Quick Facts.
● Chiggy’s Touch salon is located at 184 Davenport Road, lower level.
● Chiggy’s Touch owner Patience Chodokufa has been professionally styling hair for
more than ten years.
● When cutting curly hair, Patience relies on a unique dry-cutting technique because
it allows for a more even cut (and prevents the classic triangle-shaped ‘do!).
● “Chiggy” is short for Chigumira, Patience’s maiden name.
● In addition to curls, Chiggy’s Touch also specializes in haircolour, and aims to
create harmony between curls and haircolour.
● Chiggy’s Touch offers style treatments that coincide with your hair’s colour,
whether natural or previously coloured/treated.
● Chiggy’s Touch carries several sulphate-free product lines, including Mixed
Chicks, Pureology and Embrace Your Curls (Chiggy’s own collection, launching Feb
● Chiggy’s Touch is a full-service salon that offers extensions, blow-outs, perms and

Style Tips From Chiggy's Touch Founder Patience Chodokufa!

Yes, girls, there is a correct way to towel-dry your hair.
A common mistake curly girls make occurs as soon as they step out of the shower.
Grabbing a towel and giving your entire head a 30-second rubdown is only doing
your precious curls more harm than good, and that harm produces split ends and
frizzy locks. Yes, girls, there is a correct way to towel-dry your hair, and Chiggy’s
Touch owner Patience Chodokufa offers up the following tips & tricks to setting the
stage for the perfect hairstyle.

1. Shampoo your hair and follow-up with a 5-minute deep-conditioning. While your
hair is wet, use a large-tooth comb to detangle your curls.

2. Use a microfibre towel (available at Chiggy’s Touch Salon, 184 Davenport Road,
lower level, $10) to blot – not squeeze - hair to remove excess water. “You want to
keep the hair considerably wet because the water will help to evenly distribute hair
product,” Patience confirms. “Plus, the water clumps the curls together and helps to
prevent frizz.”

3. Squeeze a bit of product (i.e. styling lotion) into the palms of your hands and, using
your fingers, scrunch the product into your hair.

4. Again, using the microfibre towel, blot hair to remove excess water.

5. Finally, diffuse hair on a warm – not hot – setting until hair is dry.

For more information, please contact Gillian Downes of Showgirl52 PR at 647.222.9054
or e-mail

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Flawless Face..Tia Mowry

Tia Mowry is absolutely stunning, and she has shown us that even more at the movie premiere of the Great Debaters,with this gorgeous display of evening makeup.
If you like what you see you can achieve the same look at your local M.A.C store!
Happy Shopping :)

MAC #37 Faux lashes

MAC Carbon eyeshadow

MAC Mulch eyeshadow

MAC Kohl Eye pencil

MAC lipglass Illicit

MAC blush creme in Pleasureful

MAC sheer tone shimmer bronzer

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I Like Her Style... Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys is a stunner as we all know but sometimes her sense of style has not been on its A game until very recently. Her style has gotten a major boost this time around! Go head Ms. Keys keep making their heads turn! To achieve the "grey is the new black" look you can get a similar outfit at these stores.
Forever 21

Happy Shopping!



Forever 21 (this dress is at a steal at 18.50)

Sunday, December 9, 2007


Fashion enthusiasts Karen Warner and Camille Boothe present the Ultimate shopping experience at their brand new boutique and cupcake shop Hey Cupcake! Yes ladies it true, you can have your cupcake and eat it to at this up and coming stylish boutique!
What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon with your girlfriends getting first dibs on the trendy and stylish items at Hey Cupcake! Boutique with a cupcake in one hand and a FAB outfit in the other! It's to SWEET of a deal to pass up!

Event Information:
Join them on December 16Th from 12:00 to 6pm as they launch this SUPER SWEET creation!
**Remember ladies this event is CASH only!**
Please RSVP by Friday December 14Th at

Friday, December 7, 2007

Umbra Sale This Weekend!

Happy Shopping!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

TorontoStyle Recommends.. Style Books!

These reads may be a good Christmas present for that Fashionista on your list!
Happy Reading!

Book Description

Every time you dress, you assert your identity. With style, you tell the world your story. In that way, style affords you opportunities to think about your appearance as a quality of your creative character. The Little Black Book of Style helps you to explore your own fashion voice—the piece of you that joyously revels in the glamorous experience of creating your best self. From cultivating good taste to guarding against definite fashion faux pas, Nina Garcia offers readers the ultimate guide to follow when it comes to dressing their best. Including tips on how and when to wear an outfit, occasion-appropriate wear, advice on how to combine colors and textures, and inspiration on how to achieve your own signature look, you learn how to experiment, storyboard, archive, and play. Timeless and universal, this book seeks to remind women that eternal style is internal style, and that everyone has what it takes to discover themselves through the colorful palette that is fashion.

Another worth a read!

Book Description

So you probably won't be attending your own movie premiere or collecting a Grammy Award this year. That doesn't mean you can't look like you're ready for the red carpet and fawning paparazzi. In Effortless Style, June Ambrose, the celebrity fashion stylist and designer who's shaped the looks of some of the biggest names in entertainment -- including Jay-Z, Missy Elliott, Kelly Ripa, and Mariah Carey -- reveals the industry secrets that can help anyone exude genuine star power, regardless of body type or budget.

The key to looking and feeling like a celebrity lies in defining your own unique style and adapting it to each situation. The result is a look as natural as a second skin. In clear step-by-step instructions, Ambrose shows how people can improve the way they present themselves to the world, whether it's for a first date or an important meeting, and in turn boost their overall mood and self-confidence. Using examples from her work molding celebrities' images, she teaches women (and their men) how to define and enhance their look, with chapters devoted to topics such as knowing what clothes work for each body type, how to accessorize like a star, the importance of tailoring clothes so that an off-the-rack suit fits like a custom-made Armani, and much more. She offers tricks of the trade -- from choosing the perfect lingerie to handling bad hair days -- and provides a welcome list of wardrobe essentials and perennial fashion don'ts.

With this must-have style guide every woman, whether girl next door or top executive, will be able to unleash her inner VIP -- effortlessly.

TorontoStyle Has achieved The Lifestyle Award in the category Lifestyle Reading 2007/2008 for!

Hello My TorontoStyle Readers!

I am plesed to announce that TorontoStyle has recieved the LifeStyle Award for 2007/2008 with Trendora. now comes highly recommended at the world's finest on-line store for Luxury Goods - Trendora!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

I Like Her Style...Beyonce Knowles

As usual this diva almost always looks fierce and she has proven it again with this cute casual look. To get her style you can get a similar look at these retailers, the Gap, Urban outfitters, Cutsey shoes and Forever 21.

Happy Shopping :)


Urban Outfitters

Cutesy Girl

Forever 21

Cutesey Girl
Urban Outfitters
Forever 21

Queen Latifah is Engaged to her long time Girlfriend!!!!

We have wondered for she or isn't she? It seems Queen Latifah, although not officially out of the closet, is going on with her plans to marry her longtime girlfriend without a care in the she should! You go girl!
Word on da street is that Hip Hop Diva and Covergirl spokesmodel Queen Latifah is engaged, to longtime girlfriend Jeanette, pictured above.

All I have to say is CONGRATS LATIFAH DO YOU!!! :)
Story via Dotspotter

Lou Lou Magazine and RW&CO Shopping Event December 5th!

Happy Shopping! :)

TorontoStyle Recommends... M.A.C Blot Pressed Powder

While it may be shivering cold outside and the air is very drying on the skin, some gals may still suffer from the infamous shine on their faces! So to get ride of that all day unflattering glow M.A.C has a Blot Pressed Powder that works wonders. This WILL control the shine all day long, it's compact and comes in a range of colours to suit most skin tones.

You can pick this product up at your local M.A.C store for about 25.00 dollars.

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

A Guide To Looking Fly And Flashy!!

The Fly and flashy Fashion Show pt. 2 is fast approaching with host Eva Pigford on December 15th if you haven’t heard already!
This fashion show is for the "Grown and Sexy" beautiful people of our amazing city Toronto. Torontonians are super stylish and I must say we have swagger!
So for some who are not sure what the "Grown and Sexy" attire should look like; here are some outfit combinations you may want to consider when getting ready for the Hottest Fashion Show Fly and Flashy Part 2!
Happy Shopping!!

For those ladies that are a bit more daring and want to show off those legs this season’s trend of the mini dress may be for you! This style comes in a range of lengths so for the ladies who don’t want to go to mini, but still show some leg there are longer lengths that can still achieve the ultra sexy look of the mini dress!
You can pair this look with some sexy pumps or boots along with your favourite accessories and you are ready to hit the town!





American Apparel

American Apparel

Urban Behaviour

Urban Behaviour

American Apparel

Town Shoes

Town Shoes

Town Shoes

Town Shoes

This look is sexy, elegant and classy all in one! So for the femmes that want to be ultra stylish but still classy this is the way to go! Ladies you can't go wrong with a knee length skirt paired with this season trend satin top. To complete this look you can pair it off with a stylish pair of hounds tooth pumps and a red clutch!

Forever 21

Forever 21

Forever 21

Town Shoes

With this look you can be sure you will be comfortable cute and stylish all at the same time. This looks plays into the hot jewel tone colours particularly the mustard yellow and psychedelic patterns that are flooding the runway. You can find this look at your local French Connection store. Grey is the new "black" and this look wouldn't be complete without a hot pair of grey boots from your local Browns shoe store!
To add more FAB to this look grab a mettalic hobo from forever 21 along with a pair of gold earrings and the look is complete!

French Connection

French Connection

French Connection

Browns Shoes

Forever 21


Stores Websites:
French Connection
Town Shoes
Urban Behavior
Costa Blanca