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…

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…

5 Most Debatable Food Practices

Everyone recently has decided that the debate on pineapple on pizza is the be-all-end-all of repugnant (or amazing, depending on your preference) foods. I’m here to tell you this is wrong, and that there’s worse things to be irrationally upset about people enjoying. Also this list is definitely exhaustive and objective and should be taken extremely…

Our Favourite Lifestyle Pinterest Accounts

Pinterest: the application great for those who love to be creative, explore, gain inspiration, do some research, or gain some insight or advice on how to do things. As a Pinterest advocate myself, I can safely say that I have spent countless hours on the site pinning posts to my various boards ranging from school…

Style Roundup: Pinterest’s 2017 Style Predictions

With a new year ahead of us, Pinterest has recently released their trend predictions for 2017 (can be found here). From fashion trends to places to travel, the compiled board has something for everyone. However, we looked over the list and compiled some of our favourite style trend predictions right here! Denim Embellishments Embellishments on…

Netflix and Chilly Weather

Happy Holidays! With school coming to a close, hopefully you all can get some time to relax. By relaxing, we mean watching Netflix. To celebrate the holidays, we rounded up some of our favourite holiday movies we could find on Netflix, so enjoy! The list is in no particular order: Christmas With the Kranks (2004)…

8 Winter Wonderlands

Where is the perfect winter getaway? While some choose to chase the sun, many winter travellers embrace cold weather; from touring crystal cities to trekking the icy tundra. Here are 8 winter wonderlands you need to see: New York, NY New York lights up the holidays with bright window displays and the shining Christmas tree at Rockefeller Centre. Walk through a snowy Central Park, or local…

The Best DIY Gifts for Friends and Family

With the holiday season now in full fledge, it’s the perfect time to think of what to give to your loved ones. Personally, I love adding a little personal touch to gifts that I give, so hopefully you can find that extra special gift in this list for those most important to you! Most of…

Hot Chocolate: Remixed

For a wintertime warm-up, hot chocolate is the perfect choice. It’s a classic treat during the holidays that can be made to measure for almost anyone. The Aztecs did it first; mixing cocoa and chili pepper into a cool, foamy drink. Mayans made it hot, served specially for warriors. In Spain, the sacred practice of “drinking chocolate” was adopted for…

Festive Decorations for the Avid Celebrator

Unsure how to decorate your room or house this holiday season? Then, this article is for you! There are multiple different ways to go about decorating your place: DIY’s, using household items you already have, printing out posters, or even just buying things from HomeSense or Dollarama. Here is a collective of some great decoration ideas…

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…

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…

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…

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…

10 Reasons to Be a CAISA Fashion Show Model

You get to be a part of the LARGEST student-run fashion show in Canada You are surrounded by ridiculously good looking people 24/7 You become a part of a huge family It’s #forthekids Modeling is fun! When else will you be able to strut your stuff on stage? You will meet some of your closest…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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:…

Model Mondays Presented By Lexus: Katelyn and Zachary

Back from reading week and back at it. Every Monday you can expect to meet some of our gorgeous, talented and intelligent models that will be in VIVIFY 2015. Today let’s meet our lovely semi-formal models, Katelyn and Zachary! Name: Katelyn Kurnik Year and Program: 4th year sociology Q. Why did you decide to model for CAISA Fashion Show? A. I…

Spring Break Forever!

If you are stuck here in the -40 degree weather pondering your next beach vacay then you are not alone! So why not grab your laptop, book that trip and head to the airport (let’s be honest, not much reading gets done this week anyway). So to prep you for your getaway, we here at CAISA…

Model Mondays Presented By Lexus: Barbara and Jamie

Spoiler: they both said their favourite holiday was Halloween, why? Find out. Every Monday you can expect to meet some of our gorgeous, talented and intelligent models that will be in VIVIFY 2015. Today we continue the countdown to the show with our lingerie models Barbara and Jamie! Name: Barbara Olas Year and Program: Honours Specialization in…

Model Mondays Presented By Lexus: Meghan and Forrest

Just keep swimming, you’ll get through the week if you start it off right! Every Monday you can expect to meet some of our gorgeous, talented and intelligent models that will be in VIVIFY 2015. Meet our lovely swimwear models, Meghan and Forrest! Name: Meghan Vollebregt Year and Program: I am in fourth year doing an Honours…