Blogmas Day 14: Ways to Up Your Christmas Wrapping Game

Looking for ways to make your gift stand out under the Christmas tree? Use the following tips to make your presents look simple and elegant! 1.Wrap twine around your gifts 2. Attach fresh greenery! 3. Attach a Christmas card or photo! 4. Get plain wrapping paper that you can write on to tailor your gifts…

Blogmas Day 12: Gift Wrapping Ideas

Last minute holiday gift shopping means last minute gift wrapping as well. Here are a few simple ideas to wrap gifts. If you’re unsure how to design your presents and need some inspiration, watch this video!   1. Use a picture Cutest way to incorporate some funny pictures to your gift 😜 2. Simplicity/ Nature…

Blogmas Day 11: Holiday Gifting on a Budget: DIY Edition

With the holiday season coming soon, it’s easy to spend half of your savings account for friends and family. We know how hard it is to find a balance between a great gift, and a gift that fits within your budget. We put together a set of DIY gifts that are great to give your…

Blogmas Day 9: Gifts to get your Boyfriend

Christmas is fast approaching, and if you haven’t gotten a gift yet for your special someone, here is a guide to inspire and help you! NBA Season Tickets  If your boyfriend loves basketball, you’re in luck because it’s NBA season, and there are a bunch of games happening weekly! Get him tickets for his favourite…

Blogmas Day 8: Christmas Desserts You Have To Make This Winter

One of the best parts of the holiday season is definitely the delicious holiday desserts. These desserts are perfect for a night in with friends or Christmas party! 1. White Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake 2. Melted Snowman Bark 3. Hot Cocoa Mini Cheesecakes 4. White Chocolate Dipped Ginger Cookies 5. Snowman Marshmallows

Blogmas Day 7: Where to Get Ugly X-Mas Sweaters

It’s holiday party season, and with the amount of Secret Santa exchanges, potlucks, and White Elephant/Dirty Santa games you’ll be participating in, you’re going to need the best ugly Christmas sweaters to dress for the part! Whether you’re looking for a cuter, more stylish piece or just straight up ugly, there are TONS of options…

Blogmas Day 6: Spread a Little Holiday Cheer!

Hey there kiddos and welcome back to another how to! With the holidays just around the corner (and exam season ruining the vibes) we could all use a little extra holiday spirit, so here are a few fun ways you can help spread the love in your community! 1. Tell your friends just how much…

Blogmas Day 5: Room Decorations ✨

The moment November hits, the fairy lights are plugged in and the tree goes up. Experts say that the earlier you put up your holiday decorations, the happier you are! Putting up your decorations earlier can make you feel happier because it reminds you of your childhood 👪  1. All the blankets in the world 💤 💤 2….

Blogmas Day 4: The Perfect Gift for Each Type of Friend

Its that time of year!! Blast those Christmas tunes, heat up a hot chocolate, and start your wish list! We love everything about this time of year, including Christmas shopping. While picking out gifts for everyone on your list can be fun, it can also be overwhelming – and finding the perfect gift for each…

Blogmas Day 3: Top 5 Best Advent Calendars

Even though its December 3rd, it’s NEVER too late to grab an Advent Calendar! The anticipation that surrounds opening every little door is what arguably makes the Christmas Season more exciting. This year, there is a wide variety of calendars to select from, that stray away from the traditional chocolates! Many different companies have decided…

Blogmas Day 2: Festive Things to Do With Your BFFs This Holiday Season

The holidays are all about spending time with friends and family. With winter break fast approaching – there’s no better time to do so! Here are some awesome activities you could to spend some quality time with your friends: 1. Build a gingerbread house 2. Go ice skating 3. Bake cookies 4. Throw or attend…

Blogmas Day 1: Christmas Jams

It is truly the MOST wonderful time of the year because B L O G M A S is here 😍 !! There is officially 25 days, 10 hours, 30 minutes and 29 seconds until Christmas!!! We want to start off the season by bringing Christmas cheer to your ears. Here are a few of our…

The Top 5 MUST-SEE Holiday Movies on Netflix

Let’s face it – even though we want to tell ourselves that we have to study hard for exams, the holiday season is pretty much in full swing, and we can’t help but feel super festive. We all deserve a study break here and there – what better way to unwind and de-stress then to…

Exam Blues Got You Down?

Exam season is on the horizon, and alongside all the stress, anxiety, and more stress we throw on ourselves we forget how to be human, so here are a few tips on how to stay positive during finals! 1. Healthy you is a Happy you  Take some time out of your day to go home…

Canada Goose Freezers?

Being well into the winter season, the Canada Goose jackets have begun to make their annual appearances – with some arriving earlier than others. Everywhere you turn on campus, you will inevitably see someone wearing their Goose, and it makes you wonder how worthwhile this jacket must be for so many people to have one…

Winter Wonderland at Casa Loma

Casa Loma is turning into a Winter Wonderland this winter! The Nutcracker Christmas at the Castle event is back and a variety of activities and performances will be hosted. From ice skating performances to illusion shows and the 40ft tree in the Great Hall (perfect for an Instagram photo!) there is something for everyone to enjoy! Events…

Beyonce vs TopShop

After allegations of sexual harassment and racism were released in October regarding the owner of Topshop (Sir Philip Green), their famous partnership with the “Ivy Park” line was highly questioned. The Ivy Park label has been extremely successful, selling “athleisure” clothing, that both surpasses current trends as well as maintain practicality for working out! Since…

Our Visit with Children’s Health Foundation

As many of you may know, CAISA Fashion Show (CFS) works extremely hard each year to put together one of the largest and most anticipated student-run fashion shows in Canada. What you may not know, is that for the past 17 years, CFS has been raising money for the Children’s Health Foundation, an organization committed…

Aritzia opens its first outlet store in North America

Have you ever walked into Aritzia and been overwhelmed by the incredibly cute selection in-store? Have you picked up an item only just to put it right back on the rack because of the price tag? It’s happened to the best of us – but the solution we’ve all been waiting for is here! As…

Young, dumb and BROKE?

If you have less than $100.00 to your name but continue to find a purpose in buying that Starbucks coffee or indulge in the 2 for 1 sweater sale then keep reading. We’ve all been through that time in our life when we think we have a lot of money and splurge on silly things,…

Recipes to Keep You Warm This Winter

With winter approaching, what better way to stay warm than with a hearty meal! Here are 5 recipes you can make this winter to keep yourself warm 🙂 1. Rustic Winter Vegetable Tarte Provencale 2. Vegan Mushroom Bourguignon 3. Creamy Pumpkin Soup 4. Pumpkin Ricotta Gnocchi  5. Chicken & red wine casserole with herby dumplings  

2018 VSFS – December 2

The 2018 Victoria Secret Fashion Show has an all-star line-up of musical guests and 60 of the world’s top models. Supermodel, Adriana Lima announces her retirement after 19 years with the company and takes an emotional walk down the runway as she receives her standing ovation. Last Thursday, the 2018 Victoria Secret Fashion Show was…

Black Fri-YAY!

With Halloween in the past, and all of us itching to grab onto our Christmas decorations, there’s still one more occasion we can’t miss: Black Friday! This holiday celebrates American Thanksgiving, but still makes it’s presence in Canada, as the deals that surface can sometimes make you want to buy early Christmas presents (for yourself)!…

Instagram is Killing Fashion Magazines?

The refinement of social media has made its impact on print media. It’s not that print media is no longer an effective way to convey fashion trends but users have simply changed the way that they receive information. There is no denying that social media has taken over the lives of millennials but what does…

#CFSSTREETSTYLE

Do you have amazing OOTD’s that you want to share with the CAISA Fashion Show community? Well we want to see them! Use the hashtag #CFSstreetstyle with your next Instagram post where you showcase your best OOTD to be featured on our @caisafs Instagram page! Here are some of our favourite #CFSstreetstyle looks from the…

London Expected to Get Snow this Friday

Its finally starting to get chilly and London is gearing up for its first snow of the season! Environment Canada has predicted a 30% chance of snow flurries this upcoming Friday. Are you ready to pull out your parkas and UGGS and cozy up with a warm cup of hot cocoa? Stay warm! 🙂  

Can you BeLEAF how Cold it is?

If you’re crazy for cacti just like me, then you’ll want to be able to grow and have plants around all year long! As we all know, some plants are more accustomed to warm climates than the chilly Canadian autumns/winters. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t have plants in our rooms, and fulfill our…

Cardi B Makes Fashion Moves

Following her rapid rise to fame in 2017, Cardi B has been an unstoppable force. Not only is she the first female rapper to have multiple Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 Hits, but she has earned two Grammy Award nominations, three American Music Awards, and three MTV Video Music Awards (among others), in just two…

Halloween 2018 RECAP: Must-See Celebrity Costumes

Now that it’s November, spooky szn is officially over, and its time for the holidays! With that being said, Halloween 2018 gave us some pretty incredible celebrity costumes. Here’s a recap of some of Hollywood’s best dressed on Halloween! 1. Rita Ora Starting things off with a bang is Rita Ora as Post Malone, a very…

Luxury Brands and the Daigou Industry

This week, everyone will be talking about Chanel’s global price hike. Although it is common for luxury brands to increase their prices, this is the third time this year that they have changed their price tags. With majority of their sales coming from the Asia-Pacific region and Europe, will the daigou industry affect Chanel’s growth?…

Aritzia: Beyond Canada

Most girls in Canada have at least one piece in their closet from this much-loved Canadian boutique – whether it’s your staple Wilfred date night dress, or a comfy pair of Talula sweatpants. For years, this Vancouver-based brand, has succeeded to be the centre of women’s fashion in Canada, housing brands such as Wilfred, Babaton, TNA, Talula, and…

5 Things to Do on Halloween

Having trouble deciding what to do this Halloween? From spending a chill night in with friends to wild nights out – we’ve got you covered! Here are 5 things you can do this Halloween: 1. Have a Halloween movie night with some friends! There’s nothing better than spending a cozy night in with delicious food…

Creepin’ your Parties Real!

Missed Hallo-weekend because of midterm exams (like me)? Well, never fear because it’s never too late to celebrate the scariest time of the year! Planning a last minute halloween party can be tricky, especially without a theme and inspiration regarding how to unify decorations with the season. Luckily, I have compiled a list of different…

5 Fall Flavored Foods and Drinks You Can Try Right Now

With October coming to an end and Halloween creeping right around the corner, it’s time to get our last taste of fall and everything pumpkin-spiced. Although it may be PSL season at Starbucks, why not try something new for your seasonal-flavoured beverage fix? Here are some exciting new fall-inspired treats and beverages to be on…

How To Thrift Like a Pro

As young, dumb, broke college kids, we all love saving money when we can. When it comes to clothing, a perfect solution to looking bangin on a budget is thrift shopping!  Not only is thrifting wallet-friendly, it’s also environmentally friendly – purchasing and wearing second-hand clothes reduces waste and pollution, so you can save money…

TIPS n TRICKS 👻

  It’s that time of the year again, happy spooky season! This year, we’ve done all of the creative brainstorming for you and all you need to do is put the costume together. These ideas range from awesome group costumes to cute couple costumes and everything in between. Here are some ideas you can try for…

Post-CFS Model Auditions

Having wrapped up our CAISA Fashion Show model auditions on Sunday, the scary part is over, and the anticipation has begun to see who our models are for the upcoming 2019 show! We saw the best of the best, and everyone was amazing! If you didn’t audition, we caught up with one of the models…

5 Pumpkin Patches Near London You Need to Visit this October

Looking for the perfect pumpkin for Halloween? Visit one of London’s pumpkin patches – it’s so much more fun to walk around a farm and find a pumpkin (and get a cute Instagram photo) than to pick one up from a grocery store. We’ve got you covered with these pumpkin patches you have to visit…

5 Reasons to be a CFS Model

CAISA fashion show is back and bigger than ever! With a record breaking number of executive applications for the 2018-2019 school year, CFS hopes to break even more records. If you missed the opportunity to apply to be an executive and are still interested in joining the family, CFS is back with model auditions! Here…

Deciem Stores Reopen After CEO is Dismissed

After news that popular skincare brand Deciem would be temporarily closing all its stores, it has been announced that Brandon Truaxe, the chief executive of Deciem was removed from his post on Friday. This was brought to action in court by Estee Lauder Companies Inc., which holds a one-third stake in the company. Truaxe is…

2018 American Music Awards – Fashion Forward!

This past week held the American Music Awards, an award show beloved by many for its recognition of popular music, and its fashion. Celebrities were sporting their shiniest, brightest, and most sophisticated looks for the evening, really setting the tone for fashion trends this Autumn 2018.  Here are a couple of the highlights for you…

All About Frank and Oak’s New Clothing Subscription Service

Many of us can relate to the excitement of receiving a package in the mail – whether its clothes you bought online, or your most recent Amazon purchase, nothing beats the ease of getting something delivered to your doorstep and finally getting to open that package you have been waiting so long for. Now, you…

The Top 5 Study Spots in London (that aren’t Weldon)

It’s the most wonderful dreadful time of the year – midterm season. Whether we’re ready  for it or not, reading week is almost over, which means that it’s time to head back to London and face the crazy amount of assignments and exams waiting for us at Western. Here is a list of five cool study spots in…

Reading Week: Getting Back on Track

It’s Friday. Originally, you were determined to study during reading week, but after multiple shopping dates, going out for food with friends, and chronic procrastination, you’re now faced with the first chapter of readings you were supposed to finish by today. Have no fear! You can still ace your exams, with the help of these…

How to get the perfect Autumn photo

Autumn is upon us friends and that means one thing, and its not pumpkin spice lattes and warm fuzzy sweaters (even though it kind of is). This season is great for so many things, including getting the perfect photo to give your instagram an extra bang to close out the year. So here’s a few…

The BOSS Behind Kylie Cosmetics

$900 million cosmetics QUEEN Reality television star, Kylie Kristen Jenner built an empire out of lip kits and a massively loyal following. Her journey began three years ago when she launched her first lip kit that sold out in under a minute. Since then, she has been on the cover of Vogue, made Forbes list…

Director Introductions: Grace Guan| External Executive Assistant

Grace Guan, External Executive Assistant Program/Year: Philosophy/2 Number of Years on the Show: This is my first year! Why did you join CFS? For friends and IG followers. But of course, for charity! What are you most excited for? Meeting people and seeing the show come to fruition. What was your favourite scene from last years…

Director Introductions: Prachir Pasricha | Internal Executive Assistant

Prachir Pasricha, Internal Executive Assistant Program/Year: HBA/3 Number of Years on the Show: 3 Why did you join CFS? Ever since I learned about CFS in the summer before coming to Western, I was blown away by the fact that such a high-quality and professional event was put on entirely by students. I knew I wanted…

Director Introductions: Karrie Zhang | Creative Assistant

Karrie Zhang, Creative Assistant Program/Year: Health Sciences/4 Number of Years on the Show: 3 Why did you join CFS? I heard about CFS before I even came to Western and after watching the show in first year, I knew I had to be a part of it. Being able to meet new people and work together…

Toronto Skincare Company Deciem to Close All Stores

Toronto-based beauty brand Deciem, known for the popular brand The Ordinary, revolutionized the skincare game by selling affordable, high quality products. Brandon Truaxe, the founder of Deciem announced on the company’s official Instagram page that he will be closing the company until further notice due to “major criminal activity”. If you’ve been following the company, you’d…