CFS Interview Ready: What to Wear

Hey you – if you’ve just received your interview time for CAISA Fashion Show exe recruitment (congrats!) and are looking for some tips and pointers on pulling together an interview-ready look, you’ve come to the right place. When interviewing with any of our directors in the next couple of days, remember that you’re applying to…

Fashion Month

New York, London, Milan and Paris in September the fashion world converges for a month to spot trends, admire street-style and most of all attend shows. It’s that time of year when icons are made, designs are idolized and style is tested. Fashion Month is the most wonderful time of the year for anyone obsessed…

Why CFS: Alumnae Edition I

Elvis Chen: Marketing Director 2016 How Many Years Have You Been on the CFS Team? 2 years on the team What Stood Out From Your Experience on CFS? CFS not only expanded my friendships but gave me another family What Other Positions Did you Hold Besides CFS? I’ve been a residence soph and a club…

3 Ways to DIY your CFS St. Patty’s T-Shirt

Things you will need: Sharp scissors Thread Needle A ticket to CAISA Fashion Show (🔑 to life in general) Style #1: Tie-up Cut off the sleeves and neckline. Cut out a pointed triangle from the bottom of the shirt and split the triangle in two. Cut the back triangles out, making sure it’s aligned to the…

Finding the Perfect Swimsuit with Lavish Swimwear

Have plans this summer to relax by the beach and get that sun kissed tan? CFS understands that finding the the perfect, sexy swimsuit can be pretty difficult. So here are 10 swimsuits we picked from Lavish Swimwear that isn’t your typical swimwear. Lets first start off with bikinis! 1.Trinity $122.00 This strappy bikini with a…

5 Men’s Casual Styling Tips with VC Selections

Finding your personal style can be pretty tough, but VC Selections sells a unique collection of menswear pieces that are both contemporary and classy. Here are 5 styling tips we think that will come hand in hand when choosing a casual outfit for school, a coffee date, or a night out. 1. The Speckled A unique…

Model Monday: Kalika, Emily, Aaliah, and Kelly

Name: Kalika Postlethwait Year: 2 Program: Criminology and MIT Why did you join CAISA Fashion Show? I joined the CAISA fashion show because last year was a great experience and I wanted to be a part of a fun extracurricular that helps the Children’s Health Foundation again What are you most excited for the show?…

Get Adventurous with Exodus Escape

You and your friends love a challenge. But what if I told you that challenge involves being locked in a room with your friends and finding a way out in 60 minutes? Sounds easy, doesn’t it? But that’s not it. Your job is to discover hidden clues, solve puzzles, and open locks that will eventually…

TJX Canada Students and New Grads Recruitment

TJX Canada is currently recruiting students and new grads to join their team! Read more to see if you’re the right fit! Who is TJX Canada? The TJX Companies, Inc. is the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions worldwide. With more than 3,300 stores in 7 countries, 3 e-commerce site, and approximately 198,000…

Model Monday: Harneet, Valentine, Hidi, and Konnar

Name: Harneet Mukkar Year: 4th Program: Honours Specialization Kinesiology, Minor in Rehabilitation Science Why did you join CAISA Fashion show? I thought it would be a great opportunity to get involved at Western, especially for such a charitable cause. It’s definitely a new and exciting opportunity for me! What are you most excited for the…

Model Monday: Nicole, Albert, Chelsea, Forrest, and Veronica

Name: Nicole D’Angelo Year: 5th year Program: Double major in Biology and English Literature Why did you join CAISA Fashion Show? I joined the CAISA Fashion show because it is a great opportunity to meet new people and give back to the community, I have done it for the past 3 years and every I…

Redcarpet Roundup: Grammys

This weekend’s festivities got a little bit (a lot) out of control; New York Fashion Week, The All-Star Game (in Toronto!!), The British Academy of Film and Televised Arts Awards, and The Grammys. To the brave souls facing one of these events let alone multiple, we applaud you. The Grammys are known for outrageous and…

CAISA-Grams Day 3:Date Night Dress

El-Nino is taking a little break this week, and we are being hit with the most snow we’ve seen since last April. That’s not stopping us at CFS nor should it stop you s/o (significant other) from treating you to a little something special. From Netflix and Chill to an Anti- Valentines day girls night,…

CAISA-Grams Day 2: V-Day Nails

Nail polish is the perfect additional accessory to any outfit and it’s an extension of your personality. For this Valentine’s day, CFS has a festive and trendy nail art design that is easy to do and totally Instagram worthy. We used a simple heart design paired with the ombre nail art trend. Step #1: Start with…

CAISA-Grams Day 1: Best Alternative Valentine Dates

Welcome to CAISA-Grams! For the following week, CAISA Fashion Show will be featuring posts related to Valentine’s day and all that comes with it. To start, we’ve complied a list of some of the best alternative Valentine’s date ideas for you and your special someone. While there’s nothing wrong with a candle-lit dinner, we think you should change it up a…

Our Top Reading Week Destinations

This year we may not be buried under two metres of snow, or waiting for the 6A Richmond in negative 30-degree weather, but it’s still nice to get away for a week in February. We’ve compiled our list of favourite reading week destinations ranging from beaches to ski slopes. Mexico. Playa Del Carmen, Cancun, or Punta…

Model Monday: Carly, Marc, Brendon, and Dian

Name: Carly Fiset Year: 3rd year Program: Double Major Psychology & Criminology Why did you join CAISA Fashion Show? Initially I trIed out because I had a friend that wanted to and she took me along for moral support. Now I come back every year for the amazing friends I have made being apart of…

8 Reasons To Come to Champagne Party

As many of you know, CAISA Fashion Show’s annual Champagne Party is tomorrow at Factory and here are 8 reasons why we believe you should come! 1. Support the Children’s Health Foundation As the largest student-run charity fashion show in Canada, we take a lot of pride supporting the Children’s Health Foundation. To date, we…

Pre and Post Workout Style

The trend of 2016 seems to be all about fitness and health. Simply put, everyone is on the “new year, new me” bandwagon. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with this and I commend you for making the trek to the gym. It’s not easy walking to the gym, and then hopping on the treadmill for double…

Model Monday: Katrina, Nicole, Naiad, and Jamie

Name: Katrina Melnikov Year: 4th year Program: Kinesiology BSc Why did you join CAISA Fashion Show? I joined CAISA Fashion Show because it is the perfect opportunity to get involved in a great cause (Children’s Health Foundation) while at the same time meeting a ton of awesome, fun and like-minded people. What are you most…

Top 8 Winter Trends

Let’s face it: Canada’s winters can make for some lacklustre outfits. Heavy snow, the slush it turns into, and the salt covering all of our sidewalks means that most fashionable footwear is unwearable during this season. And we all know that when the air is frigid and the winds chilly, we’re not above wearing sweatpants on campus to stay cozy. But…

Model Monday: Amrit and Kristian

Name: Amrit Bhogal Year: 4th year Program: Health Science with Biology Why did you join the CAISA Fashion Show? It’s simple, CAISA brings together exciting, social, and enthusiastic people to raise money for the Children’s health foundation. It’s about giving back to the community and having fun while doing it – especially when it’s for…

Meet Our Charity: The Children’s Health Foundation

As many of you know, CAISA Fashion Show works extremely hard throughout the year to put together one of the most anticipated student-charity fashion shows in Canada. Every year, CAISA Fashion Show commits to fundraising for a charity in hopes to better the lives of individuals within the London community. For the past 14 years,…

Model Monday: Brian, Preslee, and Christine

Name: Brian Kim Year: 2nd Program: Kinesiology Why did you join CAISA Fashion Show? To be honest, CAISA Fashion Show was not something I was considering doing until a few friends told me about the amazing experiences they had being a part of the show. I thought it was the perfect fit as it not…

Model Monday: Istiana, Mitchell, Ben, Ryan

Name:  Istiana Bestari Year: 4 Program: Double Major – Popular Music Studies & Sexuality Why did you join CAISA Fashion Show? Modelling is one of my passions and it looks like so much fun! What are you most excited for the show? Seeing it all come together after months of hard work What is your…

New Years Eve Makeup

Let’s be real. We’ve all seen those girls on Pinterest and Tumblr who look like this ^ and it’s intimidating; I mean… how is her lipstick so flawless and those lashes!! Questions we ask ourselves every day. To help you achieve this look at home we’ve got you covered from the products to the how too…

Model Mondays: Cam, Simon, Michaela, Michael

Name: Cam Sheeler Year: 3 Program: Hon. Specialization in Political Science, Minor in Finance Why did you join CAISA Fashion Show? An extracurricular opportunity that I believe can truly add value to my Western experience What are you most excited for the show? Being on stage and looking out into the crowd to see so…

A Stylish and Comfy Outfit for your Holiday Feast

It’s that time of year again, finals are over and the holidays are finally upon us! We call it Thanksgiving part two only with more pomp and circumstance. It’s double the festivity along with double the food. Homemade baked goodies…yes please! However, with more food comes a waistline that just keeps expanding. Here’s our take…

Model Mondays: Kaelyn, Katrina, Cody, and Lauren

Name: Kaelyn Bumelis Year: 4th year Program: Environmental Science Why did you join CAISA Fashion Show? I joined CAISA because I wanted to get involved at school, meet new people and to support a wonderful cause! What are you most excited for the show? I’m really excited to step out of my comfort zone and…

Top 10 low-top Sneakers of 2015

With 2015 coming to an end, CFS has decided to review some of our favourite sneakers from this year. From mass market to high street, here’s our list of the top 10 low-top sneakers of 2015.   Nike Roshe One From the gym to the streets, this is a shoe we’ve seen everywhere this year. More minimalist than…

Holiday Party Essentials

With the holidays fast approaching, we’re all getting caught up in the whirlwind of parties and events that are cramming our calendars. It’s important to take a deep breathe, appreciate everything around us, and build the ultimate Holiday Party Survival Kit.   The Clutch The ultimate clutch this season is minimal and functional. This envelop clutch…

Finding the Perfect Suit with Knight and Grey

What do job interviews, networking events, weddings, dates, and ceremonies all have in common? You need a suit. A suit that not only uses premium fabrics and has the most precise cuts, but also fits perfectly on your body. Finding all three factors can be difficult but Knight and Grey is here to deliver just…

Holiday Party Dress Guide

Holiday party season is upon us and knowing what to wear can be as difficult as making it to class in waist deep snow. We’ve made it easy and broke down what to wear, when and where to find them. The Office Party Keep it classic and simple for the office, it is a party…

Model Mondays: Maria, Alex, and Moe

Name: Maria Brydon Year: 4th Year Program: Biology Why did you join CAISA Fashion Show? I joined the CAISA fashion show because it supports an amazing cause and the team is full of fun and passionate people who make the entire year so enjoyable! What are you most excited for the show? I am most…

10 Gifts for 10 Girls

Tis the season to be jolly for gift giving because let’s face it, giving is always better than receiving. However, sometimes we need a little help when our brain decides to fart on us. Here’s a guide of cool gifts to help you out when you can’t think of what to get for that special…

10 Gifts for 10 Guys

With the holiday season quickly approaching, CFS has created a quick gift shopping guide for the different types of men out there. The Gym Rat If you constantly hear the guy you’re buying for talking about his macros and can frequently see him carrying around a milk jug filled with water, buy him a Reigning Champ…

Get Fit with Femme Fitness

Want to look like our models? Looking for help getting fit? Femme Force Fitness and CAISA Fashion Show have got you covered. Here are 3 quick tips to help you fit. Put down those cookies. Stop using Netflix as an excuse not to go to the gym Use Femme Force Fitness You can check Femme…

Moe Models Presented by Lexus: Emily and Moe

Tonight is the big night! And our final model post, we hoped you enjoyed meeting some of our gorgeous, talented and intelligent models that will be in VIVIFY 2015. Today let’s meet the lovely Emily and Moe! Name: Emily Windrim Year and Program: Second year, Specialization Biology Q. Why did you decide to model for CAISA Fashion Show?…

Mo’ Models Presented by Lexus: Kelly and Michelle

VIVIFY 2-morrow! 2 more models! As we lead up to the show you can expect to meet more of our gorgeous, talented and intelligent models that will be in VIVIFY 2015. Today let’s meet the lovely Kelly and Michelle! Name: Kelly Ryan Year and Program: 3rd year: Specialization in Geology & Major in Environmental Science Q….

S.B.L By Stephanie Yiu at VIVIFY 2015!

S.B.L {Struck by Love} Born in Hong Kong, raised in Toronto, fashion and accessories designer Stephanie Yiu started her journey in the world of fashion at a young age. Always inspired by the world around her, Stephanie is known for her intricate details, play with textures and creativity of design. Currently studying fashion design at Ryerson University,…

Model Mondays Presented By Lexus: Marina, Kolade, and Mitch

The week has finally come! The show is THIS Saturday and we’re beyond excited to show everyone what we’ve been planning. As we lead up to the show you can expect to meet more of our gorgeous, talented and intelligent models that will be in VIVIFY 2015. Today let’s meet a selection of stellar swimwear…

Does Your Rent Include Quality Landlords?

Today on the blog we have some fantastic guest bloggers from Bluevale Capital. They have graciously sponsored VIVIFY 2015 which will be happening this Saturday at Centennial Hall! Having good landlords can dramatically change your off-campus living experience. Period. We can’t stress this enough. When your landlords are experienced, attentive, and available, you and your…

Mo’ Models Presented by Lexus: Rebecca and Marc

The show is almost a week away! As we lead up to the show you can expect to meet more of our gorgeous, talented and intelligent models that will be in VIVIFY 2015. Today let’s meet the lovely Rebecca and Marc! Name: Rebecca Rossman Year and Program: Honors Criminology and Women Studies Q. Why did you join…

Midweek Models Presented by Lexus: Emily and Tom

Today is the first day of ticket sales, and we couldn’t contain our excitement so why not another bonus model post? As we lead up to the show you can expect to meet more of our gorgeous, talented and intelligent models that will be in VIVIFY 2015. Today let’s meet the lovely Emily and Tom!…

Model Mondays Presented By Lexus: Veronica and Sam

Is it getting warmer or is it just these girls? Every Monday you can expect to meet some of our gorgeous, talented and intelligent models that will be in VIVIFY 2015. Today it’s our pleasure to introduce you to our lovely lingerie ladies Veronica and Sam! Name: Veronica Lee Year and Program: Year 3, Honors Specialization in Biology…

STREET STYLE SATURDAYS: ZENON

This week’s street style model is Zenon Sirko, a 2nd year science student! Shirt: vintage Shoes: Clarks Jacket: Urban Outfitters Pants: Levi’s

Model Mondays Presented By Lexus: Julianna, Simon, Sarah, and Spencer

It’s March! The show is 19 days away and this Monday we have an extra two models to look forward to! Every Monday you can expect to meet some of our gorgeous, talented and intelligent models that will be in VIVIFY 2015. Today it’s our pleasure to introduce you to Julianna, Simon, Sarah, and Spencer! Name:…