From Fashion to Philanthropy

As you probably have heard, most of Hollywood showed up in black to the 2018 Golden Globe Awards just two weeks ago to show their support for victims of sexual harassment/assault and the ongoing #MeToo campaign. Now, 39 dresses and tuxedos wore on the red carpet are up for sale on the auction site eBay….

The Ascent of Palace Skateboards

Palace Skateboards has grown to become of the most instantly recognizable emblems in the streetwear world. In the space of a few short years, Lev Tanju has cultivated a brand that has gone from Supreme’s scrappy London sibling to a worldwide cultural force, worn by multiple celebrities and musicians. The brand has gone onto challenge…

Best Time to Buy Clothing

Boxing day is long gone and we’re already counting down the days until Black Friday 2018. Our thoughts are with all those that currently suffer from retail therapy withdrawal. Sure, you told yourself on New Year’s that spending less on clothes and keeping retail therapy to a minimum was one of your goals. We’re here…

Kim Jones Leaves Louis Vuitton

Kim Jones announced his leave from his role as Louis Vuitton’s men’s artistic director after seven years. Jones took over the French fashion house in 2011 and introduced streetwear to the traditional luxury brand whose menswear collection previously relied heavily on wallets, belts, and suits. Emphasizing streetwear fashion, such as track suits, sneakers, and graphic…

Trend Watch: Safety Orange Might Be the New Black

During New York Fashion Week in September 2017, a certain bright, bold color emerged on the runways with the potential to replace the ubiquitous millennial pink: safety orange. From Tom Ford’s sporty, glossy tracksuits, to Fenty Puma’s heels, slides, and work boots, the traffic-stopping shade swept the runways, and it seems the crowd is catching on.  …

The Rebranding of Brian Imanuel

Brian Imanuel, formerly known as Rich Chigga, became viral after releasing his track “Dat $tick” back in 2016. Since then, he has taken the world by storm, just finishing the first leg of his world tour in 2017, and soon moving on to continue his tour in Europe. Despite gaining even more fame, through collaborations…

Our Favourite Street Style Accounts

Street style fashion has become a whole other (expensive) world. It’s hard to keep up with trends in the street style world: new brands popping up everyday, established luxury brands releasing new collections, and the rise of luxury vintage. However, we’ve compiled some of our favourite Influencer accounts to give some inspiration – let us…

Undercover x TAKAHIROMIYASHITATheSoloist.

Black Mirror has taken over Netflix and now the fashion world? Jun Takahashi (Undercover) and Takahiro Miyashita (TAKAHIROMIYASHITATheSoloist), two Japanese fashion icons, teamed up for one of the most experimental collections at Pitti Uomo 93. All eyes were on Florence, Italy as their ideologically charged shows themed “order and disorder” were nothing short of revolutionary. Jun Takahashi’s…

Clothing Brands to Watch in 2018: Gymshark

Gymshark is a fitness apparel brand that we have been constantly seeing in gyms around the world. But who are they? Founded in 2012 by Ben Francis and Lewis Morgan, Gymshark has become one of the fastest growing brands in the fitness industry. In just five years the brand has hit over C$70 million in…

2018 Color of the Year

Pantone’s Color Institute has chosen Ultra Violet (Pantone 18-3838) as the 2018 Color of the Year. Each year, the company announces a “Color of the Year” that is meant to be “a reflection of what’s needed in our world today” and to “provide strategic direction for the world of trend and design”. According to Leatrice…

Meet Billy Mitchell, the Man Who Beat “Pac-Man”

Pac-Man, one of the highest grossing game of all times, and one that we all know and love. The player navigates Pac-Man through a maze containing Pac-Dots with the goal of eating all the Pac-Dots and proceeding to the next stage. Eventually, Pac-Man is caught by one of four multi-colored ghosts: Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and…

5 Festive Dessert Ideas

Every holiday feast is not complete without the final course. Ice cream is great but we all look forward to December, one month of the year when simple desserts just don’t cut it. From simple to extravagant, here are 5 jaw-dropping desserts that will surely impress any guests this holiday season. Peppermint Hot Chocolate Fudge…

The Top 5 Michael Bublé Christmas Songs

It is nearly that time of year again – only 24 days –  till Christmas! To get you into that festive spirt, we take a look at the top Michael Bublé Christmas Songs of all time: 1) It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas With over 115 million streams on Spotify, “It’s Beginning To…

This Is What It’s Like to Live in a $95-Million NYC Penthouse

432 Park Avenue – this is the address of the New York skyline’s newest ornament. Standing at whopping 425-metres tall, it is the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere. It’s situated in the centre of Manhattan, and the upper penthouses offer a breathtaking view of the entire city: from the Hudson to the East River,…

ATTN: Holidayoncé has arrived 

From being cast in the upcoming live-action adaptation of Disney’s The Lion King, being named the highest paid female musician by Forbes magazine and giving birth to twins you could say that Beyoncé has had a pretty busy year. And just when you began to think there is not much more she could do… Hold…

Secret Santa Gift Ideas

Tis’ the season for gift giving and secret santa polls are starting up again. Whether you’re making a wishlist on DrawNames, filling out an Excel spreadsheet, or trying to subtly hint at your friend to get you a particular gift, this list will help you brainstorm some ideas! Wish for a lunch or dinner date…

Tip and Tricks: Prepping and Surviving Black Friday

Black Friday (Nov. 24) is coming up right around the corner, and to my fellow shopaholics, it’s probably one of the best days of the holiday season. First of all, it’s a sign that Christmas is almost here (t-minus 1 month!), and it’s also the perfect time to treat yourself before finals take over! But,…

How to style: Modern Trousers

Colder weather in Canada means that it’s time to bring out our best pair of trousers. We love leggings and denim as much as the next person, but adding trousers to your closets can give some variety on the day-to-day. Unfortunately, trousers can be hard to style and pair with some of your favourite tops…

A&F: From Controversy to Comeback?

Since the days of preppy looks and chiseled abs, Abercrombie & Fitch has struggled to maintain its dominance in the crowded young adult fashion market. Though the company seemed to fade from the public eye, they claim big things are coming. 4 years after a PR disaster, with a new CEO and creative team, the…

Who is Cara Delevingne?

Cara Delevingne is one of the most recognisable faces in fashion. Every generation has its era-defining supermodel, Twiggy in the 60s, Cindy Crawford in the 80s, Kate Moss in the 90s and now Cara Delevingne. With prior show appearances for houses including Burberry, Channel and Dolce & Gabbana, it’s no surprise she became “Model of…

3 Minimalist Outfit Ideas Perfect for Cold Weather

As the temperature drops, we wrap up in more and more layers to keep warm while going about our daily lives on campus. My personal struggle with staying warm is very real, and I oftentimes find it difficult to walk the fine line between layering and looking like a burrito. If you have the same…

For $100,000, You Could Sit on a Louis Vuitton Toilet

You read that title correctly. There is now a Louis Vuitton Toilet for sale, asking a lofty price of $100,000. Now while that might seem insane, this is not actually a product designed by LV, but rather an art piece created by artist Illma Gore, who is well known for some provocative art pieces. According…

Here’s the Top 5 Complex Sneaker Shopping Videos of ALL Time

If you are a self-proclaimed sneaker head, or just a casual observer of streetwear, you have undoubtedly come across one of Complex magazine’s infamous Sneaker Shopping videos during your time surfing the web. Currently the #1 sneaker show on YouTube, the series sees Joe La Puma take the most iconic figures in mainstream urban culture…

Our top 5 beauty launches of 2017 (so far)

This post is for all you beauty buffs out there. 2017 has been a whirlwind of beauty releases, new beauty brands, and incredible new beauty products. With the holiday season coming up, we can only imagine that there will be a ton more, (get your Sephora cards ready)!! That being said, here are our top…

How to Style your Stache

It’s November and you know what that means – it’s time to start growing out your moustaches for Movember. Movember is an annual month-long campaign held by the Movember Foundation aimed at raising awareness and funds for men’s health (prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention programs). Although you are supposed to…

Who is Big Shaq?

Unless you have been living life under a rock recently, you’d probably have heard about Big Shaq, a comedic rap artist from the UK. Famous for one of the most talked about songs of 2017, “Man’s Not Hot” has now amassed over 22 million YouTube views, and has elevated the artist into the cultural mainstream….

How To Defend Your Skin Against the Elements This Winter

Now that Halloween has come and past, we can’t be in denial anymore: winter is coming. Just as you’re changing up your wardrobe to prepare for the changing weathers, it is important to update your skin care routine as well to protect your skin against the elements. Try making some of the following small changes to your…

5 DIY Instagrammable Recipes!

We’ve all scrolled through our Instagram’s and found some place that has very aesthetically pleasing foods. So how many of you have gone on missions trying to find that exact restaurant so you could post that very same picture. I know I’ve been there – taking subways, busses, and then walking for ages across downtown…

How to Dress for this Fall-Winter: 2017/2018 Trend Predictions

As we begin to enter the halfway point of Fall and the start of Winter (especially here in Canada), it’s time for another shift in our closets! Here are some of our top trend predictions for the upcoming fashion season: Camo’s Comeback It can’t only be us who’s noticed camo everywhere this season. Racks are…

You Could be #Spotted Next

Some people dedicate their lives to a modelling career but for many in the industry, it was not on their itinerary until the unexpected happened. Here are 4 of my favourite scouting stories to date: The Supermarket  “Check Out” The work of South Sudanese fashion model Alek Wek can only be called iconic since her debut in…

The Origins of Streetwear Brand: Stone Island

For decades, the clothing brand Stone Island has been an unmistakable cornerstone of British street style. Originally founded in 1982, by Italian Massimo Osti, the iconic compass emblem became popularised by the Paninaro boys of ‘80s Milan, an edgy Italian youth subculture symbolised by wealth, fun and an underlying love for designer labels. From the…

ATTN: #CFSSTREETSTYLE and #CFSOOTD are back!

Calling all fashion-obsessed Mustangs! Are you interested in being featured on our Instagram, Blog, and Twitter for hundreds and thousands of influencers to see? Want your social media accounts to get more exposure with the help of us? Here’s how you can do that: Dress to impress in an outfit that represents your unique style….

5 Ways to Put a Scarf on It

The weather outside is frightful. For the past few days, it has been cold and damp here on the windswept Western campus. What better time than now to bust out that scarf that’s been sitting at the bottom of your closet forever? Here are 5 ways you can wear your scarf this fall to add…

10 Quick & Easy Halloween Outfits

Midterm season barely ended, yet Halloween is already creeping around the corner. Now there’s a new topic to stress about – what will you dress up as for Halloween? The decision can be hard with new shows and series popping out right, left and centre. We’re here to give some quick, creative, affordable costume ideas…

4 Times Urban Outfitters Redefined Mainstream Fashion

Urban Outfitters is one of the most popular clothing stores of our generation. They’re known for their wide variety of pieces where everybody from the preppy to the rock-chic fashionable can find a new “it” piece addition to their wardrobe. But oftentimes we find ourselves browsing their website, or strolling through their stores, and doing…

Why CFS? Ask Our Espial Models!

Still deciding whether you should apply to be a model for CAISA Fashion Show this year? Read what some of our models from last year’s show had to say about their experiences! Name: Marc Chin How many years have you been in the show? 2 years (3rd and 4th year) Why did you decide to…

5 Reasons to Be a CFS Model

If you missed your chance to apply to a CAISA Fashion Show executive position and are still interested in being a part of the show, CFS is proud to announce that model recruitment is back! If you’re still on the fence about applying, here are 5 reasons why you should fill out an application ASAP and…

Why CFS? Ask Our Alumni!

If you’re still on the fence about applying to CAISA Fashion Show, read what some of our directors from last year’s show had to say about their experiences! Serena, 2017 Executive Director Q. How many years have you been on CFS? A. 3 amazing years Q. What is your favourite part about being on the team?…

Why CFS? 5 Reasons Why You Should Apply

CAISA Fashion Show is an annual charity fashion show run by students here at Western. Each year, the show attracts an audience of over 1300 to raise money in support of the Children’s Health Foundation, and in the last 16 years, CFS has donated over $265,000 to the organization. With a team of over 60…

A look inside our Executives ft. Social Science Faculty

Western University’s Social Science Faculty offers a variety of challenging and exceptional programs. The faculty consistently ranks among the top 100 Social Science Faculties in the world for research influence and reputation. Here are a couple of our executives enrolled in Social Science programs and how their experiences in the faculty and CAISA Fashion Show…

10 Reasons to GET HYPE FOR ESPIAL

~ALL THE PARTS OF THIS LISTICLE ARE NUMBER 1 BECAUSE THEY ARE ALL HYPE~ ~WE ARE VERY EXCITED~ FASHUN HAVE YOU EVER WORN CLOTHES? THEY’RE REALLY NEAT! WE’RE GONNA PUT CLOTHES ON A STAGE! AND PEOPLE WILL BE WEARING THEM AND DOING STUFF IN THEM! WE GOT SOME REALLY COOL OUTFITS FROM SOME REALLY COOL…

More Than a Fashion Show

CFS is no old-fashioned show. It represents the year’s work of a massive team of motivated executives and models, and a culmination of the efforts the decades of volunteers who came before than. An Amazing Performance Every year I hear the same remarks for people after seeing our show for the first time: genuine amazement at how professional…

A Look Back at Last Year’s Show

CAISA Fashion Show (CFS) is frequently referred to as “more than a fashion show,” but what does that really mean? The term fashion show elicits an image of a low-energy runway with quiet background music playing as models walk the floor in front of an audience. This couldn’t be further from what CFS puts on every…

Oscars 2017 -Style Comparison

At the moment, the 2017 Oscars Best Picture mix-up is all anyone can talk about. However, CAISA Fashion Show is here to cover this year’s red carpet looks, and make sure you don’t also mix up similar outfits that different attendees wore. Brie Larson & Taraji P. Henson Brie: Oscar de la Renta dress, Neil…

A Beauty Expert Gives Us Her Secret to Conquering False Lashes

We sat down with Linda Dai from BLK Lash, who offers Ultra Luxe 3D Mink Lashes that are cruelty-free, can be worn 25+ times, and feature a comfortable cotton band, to give us her advice on how to rock false lashes like a beauty pro. Interested in buying some? Enter the promo code “CAISAFS” at…

Our Favourite Makeup Looks With BLK Lash

Lashes can be a makeup lovers best friend, and can be versatile enough to go from natural to glam with different styles. They are the perfect edition if you are looking for an extra “pop” to your makeup look, or even if you just want to experiment with different kinds of eye looks. To commemorate the…

5 Men’s Streetwear Brands You Should Be Watching

Streetwear is huge. There is an massive amount of brands that may be starting up, reinventing themselves, falling into obscurity, rising to prominence, or becoming stagnant or worse *shudders* uncool . It can be intimidating to try to get a grapple on things, especially when, as positive and friendly as it can be, streetwear culture has always involved throwing shade…

Step Up Your Insta Game

Instagram is my day job. Here are all the tricks of the trade. 1: Lighten Up Lighting is contour you don’t have to buy. It is the spotlight for the post-worthy food you did buy. Shoot in natural light, and adjust the results in an editing app. Play around with lighting (brightness and contrast) to…

Best Ways to Shop on a Budget

  As University students, we don’t have loads of money to spend trying to keep up with fashion trends, or trying to revamp our wardrobes. Sometimes, we can get too carried away with how much we spend, especially on clothes or accessories, and especially when we want to “treat” ourselves. But shopping doesn’t always need…