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…

Things to do in Toronto During Reading Week

With reading week already halfway through, there’s still ample time to take advantage of the last few days of freedom before exams begin. Whether you want to take a chill day to relax, or have a bit of fun, this list is perfect for you! 1. Halloween Haunt What’s scarier than exams? Halloween Haunt at…

Director Introductions: Jennifer Ngo | Creative Assistant

Jennifer Ngo, Creative Assistant Program/Year: BMOS-Finance/4 Number of Years on the Show: 2 Why did you join CFS? I really wanted to be a part of a team that makes such a big contribution to charity each year, and I was genuinely amazed by CAISA Fashion Show’s production value and quality. I had heard a lot…

Director Introductions: Natalie Chow | Creative Director

Natalie Chow, Creative Director Program/Year: Science/4 Number of Years on the Show: 3 Why did you join CFS? Stage Design! I was reeled in with the idea of a club where I could build sets. What were the highlights from last year? Model auditions and group food orders. What was your favourite scene from last years show?…

Director Introductions: Kimberly Wang | Creative Director

Kimberly Wang, Creative Director Program/Year: MIT/4 Number of Years on the Show: 3 Why did you join CFS? I watched Paragon 2016 in my first year and was blown away. I wouldn’t stop talking about the show or listening to the soundtrack so my friends were like, “you should just be a part of the show”…

Director Introductions: Roy Fu | Executive Director

Roy Fu, Executive Director Program/Year: HBA2 Number of Years on the Show: 4 Why did you join CFS? Originally, I joined CAISA Fashion Show because I thought this was the most unique experience offered on campus. After being on the show for a year, I realized that what made this experience so unique was the people…

5 REASONS THE FOMO WILL BE REAL FOR INNOVA

1. THE INNOVA PLAYLIST GET A FIRST LISTEN TO THE HOTTEST MIXTAPE OF 2018 (COMING SOON TO SOUND CLOUD). SINCE THE FIRST DAY OF REHEARSAL PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET THEIR HANDS ON THIS WORK OF ART. TO PREPARE FOR TOMORROW NIGHT, TREAT YOUR EARS WITH LAST YEARS PLAYLIST.   2. IT’S THE 20…

INNOVA: Not an ordinary fashion show

From choreo to charity, CAISA Fashion Show is not your typical runway show. More than 120 individuals have put thousands of hours into INNOVA to make it nothing short of spectacular. Not to mention you can count on some surprises this year as it is our 20th Anniversary Show. Our Vision The phrase fashion show can…

Model Monday: Chloe, Babac, Nitasha, Justine, and Camila

  Chloé , Semi Formal Number of years in the show: 3 Why did you join CFS? I wanted to be a part of of an amazing family of like-minded individuals dedicated to raising money for charity What is your favourite part about CFS to date? My favourite part of CFS to date was exceeding…

Director Intro: Creative Assistants

Rachel, Creative Assistant  Number of years you’ve been on the show: 2 years A description of your position: Mainly worship our creative directors, Abby and Rosie, but we occasionally scope out cool venues for our lookbooks and recruit super talented hair and makeup artists to style our models Why did you decide to join CFS? I saw…

Guo Pei’s Secret Garden Fantasy

Enchantment filled Cirque d’Hiver’s stage as 23 handcrafted pieces of the finest Swiss embellishments made its appearance at Paris Fashion Week. Each unique in nature and individually sewn to the last crystal, Guo Pei stuns the world again with her meticulous works of art. Through a modern interpretation of flowers and roots, Pei portrays a mystic…

Model Monday: Jon, Tya, Alysha, and Forrest

  Jon, Formal Number of years in the show: 1 Why did you join CFS? CFS was always a hit when I was in undergrad. When I came back to Western, I knew I wanted to take part in CFS since I’ve seen so many good things come out of it. What is your favourite part…

Trending Now: Teddy Bear Coats

There has been a new coat trend making its way around, it’s cozy, it’s fluffy, it’s warm – it’s a teddy bear coat. Various influencers have taken to Instagram to show off their much-loved jackets, and not only do they look extremely comfortable, they’ve become a staple piece in their OOTD’s. In particular, I.AM.GIA seems…

How British Rap Artist Stormzy is Changing the Game

On the 21st February 2018, the U.K.’s biggest music awards ceremony: The 2018 BRIT Awards took place.  While Kendrick Lamar continues to be snubbed by the Grammys, their British equivalent seems to have finally turned the corner. Stormzy triumphed over the most commercially successful Ed Sheeran for two of the night’s biggest awards – best…

Introducing: Our Innova 2018 Makeup Artists

With our show approaching in roughly 2 weeks, we’d like to take this time to introduce you to the artists behind the amazing makeup we see in our show! This year we have 6 artists – Diyana, Maryam, Ashlyn, Jennifer, Nivi, and Melissa. 1. What fuelled your passion for makeup? Ashlyn: I continue to run my…

Director Intro: Finance

Kim, Finance Director Number of years you’ve been on the show: 2 A description of your position: I manage the budget, grants, bar nights, ticket sales, etc …very exciting stuff!!! Why did you decide to join CFS? Love CAISA, love fashun, love shows! What are some highlights from your experience with CFS? All the inside jokes…

Model Monday : Ginny, Dillon, and Katie

Ginny, Formal Number of years in the show: 2 Why did you join CFS? I wanted to be part of the CFS family! What is your favourite part about CFS to date? My favourite part was definitely the final show. I loved spending the whole day with people I grew so close to throughout the year….

Giorgio Armani Goes Political​ in Milan

Known for the shows he has staged in the city for over half a century, Armani used this experience to produce a minimalistic yet powerful showing at Milan Fashion Week 2018. The co-ed collection was thematically premised on the idea of sophisticated simplicity. The designer explained his thinking behind the more conservative collection by critiquing other designers…

Model Monday: Maya, Nancy, Daniel, and Rachael

Maya, Formal Number of years in the show: This is my 2nd year Why did you join CFS? I had seen videos from previous fashion shows and it looked like so much fun. I thought it would be a great way to get involved and make new friends, all while raising money for a great cause….

Director Intro: Creative Director

Abigail, Creative Director Number of years you’ve been on the show: 2 years A description of your position: Develop the creative vision and artistic themes of the show. We get to work and collaborate with almost every department to make the vision come to life! Why did you decide to join CFS? I’ve always been passionate about…