Escape the Cold: Warm Weather Getaways

With winter comes a lot of different things – snow, the celebration of various holidays, and a break from school. But it’s safe to say that the weather isn’t for everyone, especially in parts of Canada where winter can be simply painful and seemingly never-ending. Sound like you? Check out some of these warm weather…

Top 10 Gifts for Girls

Makeup Make a quick stop at Sephora and check out some of their popular makeup stocking stuffers, like the Urban Decay Naked Palettes. They also have an abundance of holiday gift value sets which include some of their most popular items at discounted prices, like this set by Too Faced.  A Scarf With the weather dropping, the first thing…

Holiday Sweater Guide

Holiday Sweaters are a staple throughout November and December. Finding the perfect one for you can be difficult as there are numerous designs, themes, and personalities behind each one. To simplify your holiday sweater shopping we’ve broken down our favourite sweaters category by category. The Classic: A Fair Isle sweater is a solid holiday staple…

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016

Tonight is the airing of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, arguably one of if not the sexiest night in fashion on television. The build up to tonight began over a month ago with the release of the models who will be walking in tonight’s special. The 51 model line-up included familiar faces Gigi Hadid, Kendall…

Nailed It: Holiday Inspired

‘Tis the season to change up your nail designs! Whether this is for your next holiday party or just for fun, nails can really brighten up an oufit and put you in the festive spirit. These tips and ideas are great for if you want to DIY, or can also be used as references for your…

Top 10 Holiday TV Specials

Holiday season is the best season, am I right? At least for Television, it is. Most TV Stations have released their holiday schedules for what’s airing and when, so be sure to check them out if you are looking for something to watch! That being said, we looked through the CBC 2016 holiday TV guide…

Top 10 Gifts For Men

1. Toques     I feel like we all tend to have an aversion to buying basic winter gear for our loved ones because it seems so basic and dull. Guess what? WRONG. It’s cold af during the winter and the men in your life need their ears kept warm by wool. My only stipulation: avoid…

Your Holiday Dress Guide

Holiday get-togethers are fast approaching, and you may need something more festive than a little black dress. We decoded this season’s hottest trends to create a holiday dress code just for you. From the perfect colour to the best accessories, this is all you need to know for dressing your holiday best. Step One: Colour Look to this season’s colour trends for inspiration. A shade of rouge bleeds confidence. Make a…

Fashion Flashback: The Most Memorable Outfits from Gilmore Girls

With the Netflix four-part continuation series of the popular TV show “Gilmore Girls” now released, we thought it would be a great time to highlight some of our most memorable outfits from this iconic show. Being a pretty huge Gilmore Girls fan myself, I love all the characters and am truly ecstatic about the Netflix…

Black Friday Sales You Need to Check Out

Featured image from CTV.com. One of the year’s most anticipated days by fashion fans is finally here: Black Friday. It’s one of the few days of the year where it’s acceptable to splurge a little bit (actually, a lot) – when else can you take advantage of such prices? Here’s a look at some of…

5 Reasons To Be Excited For Launch Party

1. The Hype is Real Partying is awesome. Funding medical research for children is awesome. Discovering our theme for this year is awesome. There’s a lot to be excited about! 2. A Well-Deserved Break from Final Assignments Between the essays, the late mid-terms, and final assignments, school is exhausting this time of year. Everyone could benefit from…

Red Carpet Favourites: The AMAs

The annual American Music Awards brings together many of the most musically talented artists of our generation, as well as those with a brilliant sense of style and flare. CAISA Fashion Show is proud to share with you some of our favourite looks that left an impression on the red carpet. Gigi Hadid As the…

#CFSStreetStyle & #CFSOOTD Round-up: Week 2

To see how you can be featured on our Blog, Twitter, and/or Instagram check out this article ASAP for all rules & conditions. @helentiffanyc We’re getting major model off-duty vibes with this all-black athleisure look. @charlotte.egn 📸: @holografs 😗😗😗#cfsootd #cfsstreetstyle A photo posted by Charlotte (@charlotte.egn) on Sep 3, 2016 at 6:41pm PDT This quintessential summer look…

Chiara Ferragni

LA – Based, Milan-born Fashion Blogger turned Business Woman, Chiara Ferragni is one of THE original influencer powerhouses. Her blog The Blonde Salad chronicles her looks and collaborations with brands such as Louis Vuitton and Dior. She has grown her empire to encompass a shoe and accessory line and is expanding into Ready- to – Wear. Chiara…

Selena Gomez at the AMAs

Tonight Selena Gomez has returned to the red carpet since her time in rehab following the cancellation of the Revival Tour to celebrate her return to the American Music Awards we’ve covered our favourite Selena AMA looks! 2016 Red Carpet  2015 Red Carpet  2015 Performance  2014 Red Carpet  2014 Post-performance audience look 

How to Gain Followers on Instagram

Gaining followers on Instagram might, at first, seem like a daunting goal. It’s something that everyone on the social medium – from companies to photographers to celebrities – wants to achieve. Fear no more, because here are some simple tips to get more exposure on your account and bump up that follower-to-following ratio: 1. Quality…

Our Favourite Beauty Bloggers

Earlier in the blog, the PR team highlighted some of our favourite fashion and lifestyle Instagram accounts. In addition to that, there are a number of beauty gurus we all know and love, so we thought we would share them with you! Asides from just epic makeup artistry, skincare routines, lifestyle and fashion tips, these…

Is Barbie a New Symbol of Diversity?

Barbie is back in style. And this fall, the iconic Barbie doll has re-emerged as a new—and surprising—champion of diversity. Since 1959, over a billion Barbies have been sold worldwide. In fact, one is supposedly sold every three seconds. But despite its global notoriety, the doll is also notorious in discussions of diversity and body…

#CFSStreetStyle & #CFSOOTD Round-up: Week 1

It’s been approximately one week since we’ve announced the re-introduction of CFS Street Style Sundays and let’s just say so many of you brought your A-game. Be sure to follow our IG and Twitter @caisafs as these amazing #ootds will be posted throughout the week! To see how you can be featured on our Blog, Twitter, and/or Instagram check…

4 Rad Debut Designers to Watch from Fashion Month

By Veronica Tang Fashion Month is the best time of year to draw inspiration from the runways of New York, Milan, London and Paris. Not only did we get an idea of what will be in style the next season, we also saw what some new, young, up-and-coming fashion masterminds are brewing. There are a…

How to Decorate Your Room on a Budget

Have you ever wanted to redecorate your room, but don’t feel like spending hundreds of dollars at Bed Bath and Beyond to do so? I know the feeling. Every time I scroll through the Home Decor section of Pinterest, I am just reminded of my student budget. However, just because I can’t afford to spend…

Politics & Pantsuits

After months and months of campaigning, debating, and rallying, the big day is finally here: election day in the United States of America. There’s no doubt that the past 20 months have led up to an extremely tense and soon-to-be historic day. But one thing that’s remained constant far beyond the beginning of this political…

Prestige For ‘Lesstige’: The Minimalist Man

I genuinely believe that when movies are made about the mid-2010s in the future, we will be nostalgically remembered for minimalist style. In an era where we’ve become increasingly obsessed (perhaps even unhealthily) with streamlining and simplifying our day to day life through apps that make labour easier and food products that make eating unnecessary, this aesthetic…

Changing Creative Direction in Fashion Houses

By Erinna Ma This year has seen a generous number of designer shake-ups at several of our favorite fashion brands. Demna Gvasalia replaced Alexander Wang at Balenciaga! Meanwhile, Anthony Vaccarello brought his masculin-féminin style to Saint Laurent with the departure of Hedi Slimane. And what are we to make of the rumors about Sarah Burton…

ATTN: We’re Bringing Back Street Style Sundays

Calling all fashion-obsessed Mustangs! Are you interested in being featured on our Instagram, Blog, and Twitter for hundreds and thousands of students 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….

Fashion Flashback: 6 Rachel Green Outfits We Love

Notorious for her amazing fashion sense, lovers of the popular TV show Friends will know what I mean when I say: I love Rachel Green. Friends has had a pretty special place in my heart for a while, and will continue to live on as one of my favourite TV shows, just as Rachel’s (and 90s) fashion…

Trend Alert: Korean Skincare

Known for their extensive skin care industry, South Korea has currently, (and for a long time), been killing the game when it comes to bright, clear skin. With products ranging from sheet masks to even lip masks, there are a variety of products out there for every skin type. Many people swear by the Korean ten-step…

Alexa Chung- Model

Alexa Chung is Fashions’ It Girl, she is a television presenter, ex-model, muse, author and fashion icon. She has bags named after her and dubbed by the Queen of Fashion Anna Wintour herself a phenomenon and the New York Times has declared her as the Kate Moss of her generation. In June 2009, she was…

5 Must-Stream Fashion Films on Netflix

A night in with Netflix has never been more fashionable. Here are 5 fashion flicks for you to stream in style.  The First Monday in May (2016) The First Monday in May is an all-access pass to the 2015 Met Gala. Watch the worlds of high fashion and celebrity collide on fashion’s biggest night, as Vogue and the Metropolitan…

Director Intro: Choreography

Name: Eddie Peprah A Description of Department: As the head choreographer for this years’ show, my job is to build a strong team of talented choreographers who will lead and choreograph each scene of the show. In addition, my job is to also assist the choreographers with anything they may need. how long…. Overall this would…

Last Minute Halloween Costumes for the Lazy Trick-or-Treater

This year you vowed to yourself you wouldn’t go as a cat again, didn’t you? And once again you left your Halloween costume to the last minute and those cat ears have never looked so tempting. Individual Costumes Every year, Youtuber CloeCouture releases a last-minute DIY Halloween costume compilation filled with silly puns, Snapchat filters,…

Andrew Bolton – Curator, The Costume Institute at the MET

Andrew Bolton has been the curator of The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Musem of Art since 2006. His exhibition Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty is one of these most succesfull exhibits The Costume Institute has ever showcased.His exhibitions have been recognized as the most inovative and groundbreaking collections in the Museums History. He has been…

Sarah Burton – Creative Director, Alexander McQueen

After working with Alexander McQueen for 14 years, Sarah Burton took the creative reigns of the iconic fashion house following the designers tragic passing. She has subtly shifted the houses aesthetic while keeping the spirit of McQueen’s vision alive. Burton, originally from Manchester moved to London to study at Central Saint Martins. In 1996 on she…

Spotlight: Sustainable Practices in the Industry and Why They’re Important

With rising pressures on our environment and the ever growing sustainable industry market, it is no surprise that numerous companies, (both big and small), are moving towards conscious practices (whether it be veganism, being eco-friendly, using recycled fabric, being cruelty free, etc.). Why are sustainable practices and the movement so important? Personally, I think this…

Director Intro: Web

Name: Cullan Ln A Description of Your Department: Making the CFS website as awesome as it can be and handling all digital and web related marketing. How long you’ve been on the show: A solid 4 months! Things you’ve learned: #oneteamonedream Highlights: The highlight is the continual build-up until the day of the show! Why you…

Victoria Beckham Teams Up with Target

It seems like Victoria Beckham knows her way around a fashion collection just as much as she does around a stage. The former Spice Girls member is set to launch a limited-edition collection for women and children in Target stores and on Target.com in the United States come April 9, 2017. “I’ve made no secret…

Richard Nicoll, 1977-2016

The fashion world lost one of its stars this past Friday morning, as London designer Richard Nicoll passed away. The 39-year-old had an unexpected heart attack in his home in Sydney, Australia, his family confirmed in a statement. “Richard was one of the quiet stars of fashion. He was a true gentleman, a wonderful friend…

What’s up with Burberry and Coach?

Rumours spread fast in the world of fashion. Megabrands Burberry and Coach intend to merge, according to a report on Betaville’s blog released this past Friday. The speculation triggered Burberry’s shares to rise by 4.8 percent almost instantaneously, despite a lack of statements made by either company. It brings into question the intent of the…

Bonnie Brooks – Vice Chairman, Hudson’s Bay Company

Appointed Vice Chairman of the Hudson’s Bay Company in 2013, Bonnie Brooks has been influential in the redesign and rebranding of the department store. She has re-vitalized the store’s sales, marketing, and merchandising revamping the iconic image of the Bay into the 21st century. Before being the Vice Chairman of HBC, she was the President…

The Ultimate Halloween Playlist

Every year, CAISA Fashion Show brings the best music to our stage. We believe music sets the tone at any event, and it makes up an important part of Canada’s largest student-run fashion show. This Halloween, your ghoulish get-togethers won’t be complete without the perfect playlist. Before we share the Ultimate Halloween Playlist, here are a few…

Director Intro: Music

Name: Christine Park A Description of Your Department: This year I have the pleasure of being the music director for CFS! I work closely with the creative directors and choreographers to mix and compile a soundtrack that transmits the story and theme of the show in a captivating way. Music is such a beautiful thing and it…

Student Discounts for the Shopaholic

Who says that you need to wait until the Holiday season to get some great deals on amazing clothes from high-quality brands? Well, the CFS team has got you covered with an ultimate guide of student discounts from our favourite clothing stores (because there’s never a wrong time to go shopping or make the last-minute decision…

Aimee Song – Founder, Song of Style

Aimee Song, American Fashion Blogger and founder of Song of Style was one of the original pioneers of the fashion blogger movement. She has over 2 million page views per month and over 4 million Instagram followers. Her Instagram aesthetic has inspired millions of other bloggers and Instagrammers, with its soft pastel hues and collection of fashion,…

Runway to Racks: See Now, Buy Now

By: Jen Lee Social media is now an integral aspect of marketing in fashion. With the prominence of e-commerce and online marketing, digital consumers are born and shaped into an era of immediacy. With this, designers are experimenting the See Now Buy Now business model. You’ve been hearing the term See Now Buy Now recited…

The (Purported) Death of the Skinny Jean

Post By Russell Christmas   I’ve been seeing a lot of talk recently in the fashion media that skinny and slim fits are totally gauche, and that looser, baggier fitting jeans are the only denim trousers that those who are in the know will wear with pride. So is it time for ‘fashionable’ men to throw out their current jean…

British Fashion Council Releases Nominee List for The Fashion Awards 2016

The nominees of the British Fashion Council’s Fashion Awards 2016 are finally here. The nominations were just announced at a brunch at Soho House West Hollywood by Dame Natalie Massenet, chairman of the British Fashion Council. Karlie Kloss, an ambassador for the event’s lead partner Swarvoski, and Caroline Rush, BFC’s CEO were also in attendance….

Director Intro: Graphics

Name: Tiffany Zheng A description of your department: CAISA Fashion Show graphics is the (small but mighty!) team which creates and perfects all the visual promo for the show online and in print. Our major tasks include developing the logo for the show (meticulously deciding things like colour schemes and fonts), working on the fashion lookbook which each…

Met Gala Theme for 2017 Revealed

On Friday, October 21st the Metropolitan Museum of Art revealed that next year’s gala will be celebrating the one and only Rei Kawakubo, founder of Comme des Garçons. This marks an important event in history for the gala as it is the first time a living designer will be the sole focus of the exhibit…

Hermès Built a City in Tokyo

This month, Hermès revolutionized the pop-up event, building a 30,000 square-foot city for one night, and one night only. The pop-up appeared in Tokyo at the Haneda International Airport. Titled the “Nature of Men,” the event featured a fall menswear show, and various art installations. The micro-city was an interplay of both architecture and technology, creating a high-fashion event lasting…

Director Intro: Stage Design

Name: Edward Feng A Description of Your Department: Stage design is largely responsible for designing how each scene is going to look – things like props, prop placement, and projection content.  We play a pretty large role in the creative visual outlook of the show.  In addition, we build all the props that are used in…