Aria 2019 – 5 Reasons to watch the show

The CAISA Fashion Show is better than ever. With a record breaking number of executives this year, our team is ready to take on the show. In support of the Children’s Health Foundation and entirely run by students at Western University, ARIA 2019 will be CAISA Fashion Show’s 21st event. This year’s highly anticipated show…

Model Monday: Lillie, Mitch, LeAnn, John, Maya, Rebecca, William

Name: Lillie Sun Year: 3 Program: HBA1 Why did you join Caisa Fashion Show? I joined Caisa Fashion Show because I wanted to be a part of such a great team. For the last two years, I’ve watched the show from the audience and I loved everything about it – the choreo, the storyline and…

London Fashion Week 2019 Highlights

Yet another epic London Fashion Week has gone by, and amidst the action-packed days of runway shows, we wanted to give you a summary of what took place this February 15-19. Here’s a closer look at some of the week’s most memorable styles and moments. London Fashion Week has always been a place to be…

Model Monday ft. Casual Babes: Avisha, Emma, Hugh, Chinua, Bronte, Justine

Name: Avisha Patel Year: 3 Program: Biology Specialization Why did you join CAISA Fashion Show? I heard that it was a good experience and that it’s a lot of fun. I always found the modelling/fashion industry very interesting and thought I’d audition! What are you most excited for the show? After months of practices I’m excited to see…

14 Valentine’s Day Gifts to Buy Yourself

From the prettiest lingerie to the latest must-have jewelry. These are the best Valentine’s Day gifts to give every stylish women in your life (aka. yourself) 🌹     Satin Robe – every girl needs a quality robe 2. AirPods – useful and trendy       3. Mejuri – quality products for an affordable…

Caffeine Fanatic? I Got You Babe

Good Morning future leaders of the world! With the super crummy weather and the dread of another semester upon us, there’s nothing more cheerful I can bring to you than the top 5 cutest cafes in London to bring that extra ray of sunshine to your life! 1. Locomotive Espresso This fun, playful, and lively…

Sustainable Shopping

With 2019 upon us, I know a lot of New Years Resolutions involve shopping ethically and sustainably! Hopefully this task will become gradually easier with the increase of environmentally friendly brands developing. Stores are slowly increasing their relationships with the environment through outsourcing responsibly, and establishing admirable relationships amongst their workers that encourage a positive…

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

ITS 2019!!! We know that sticking to your new years resolutions can be hard – but whether it’s eating healthier, hitting the gym more often, saving money, or getting more organized, we want to help! As you start to think about new years resolutions, here are some tips on how to keep them: 1. Start…

Blogmas Day 31: 5 New Years Instagram Caption Ideas

2018 is slowly making its exit – where did all the time go!! It is time to put on your party hat and grab a confetti popper because 2019 is coming in hot. Whether you are celebrating at home or counting down at Nathan Philip Square, there will be an opportunity to take some cute…

Blogmas Day 29: Top 5 Fashion Trends of 2018

2018 flew by so fast! Here’s a rundown of what we think were the top 5 fashion trends of 2018. 1. The Return of the 80’s Oversized wear in electric hues made a big comeback this year. Brands like Marc Jacobs and Saint Laurent opted for daring, broad shoulder fits and eclectic patterning on fashion…

Blogmas Day 27: 5 Things to do on New Years in Toronto!

Looking for something fun to do this new years? Here is a list of _ things to do in Toronto to kickstart 2019! 1.DJ Skate Nights Head on over to Harbourfront and spend a night under the stars skating with friends and family as DJ Ian Andre and P-Plus spin some of the hottest tracks…

Blogmas Day 26: Tips for Boxing Day Shopping

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…Boxing Day! Swarms of shoppers pour into malls to get the best-discounted products and crazy deals. We understand that Boxing Day shopping can be stressful, so we’ve compiled 5 handy tips for you: 1. Wake Up Early The early bird gets the worm. If you’re hunting for electronics…

Blogmas Day 25: Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas! We hope everyone is having a beautiful break with your friends and family. We have reached the twenty fifth day  B L O G M A S 💥💥 yay!!! Christmas is all about giving and spending time with your loved ones. If you have any spare time, volunteer at soup kitchen or donate to your…

Blogmas Day 24: Christmas Eve Traditions

Ah, Christmas Eve. A day full of traditions and a time for family and friends to gather around and celebrate the holiday season. How do you spend your Christmas Eve? Are you… Munching Down on a Huge Dinner The classic night-before-Christmas gathering. Maybe you always spend Christmas Eve dinner with your family, maybe you spend…

Blogmas Day 23: A Guide to STAYcation-ing

It’s that time of year again, when our Instagram feeds and Snapchat stories are filled to the brim with pictures of beautiful, blue oceans, white sand beaches, and incredibly tan bodies –it seems like every single person you know is on vacation, swimming with stingrays and sipping on piña coladas, while you’re stuck at home…

Blogmas Day 22: Must Visit Places This Break

Now that exam season is finally over, its time to catch up with friends, see family, and to celebrate – and there are plenty of festive activities that you do not want to miss out on. Here’s your guide for everything festive worth doing in Toronto this winter break! 1. Visit the Toronto Christmas Market Decked out in…

Blogmas Day 21: White Elephant Gift Ideas (under $20)

Have you been invited to a White Elephant gift exchange? It can seem a little daunting…choosing a gift for someone when you don’t know who’s actually going to receive it. Here are some fool-proof white elephant gift ideas for under $20! 1. Headphones/Earphones Who doesn’t love some new tech? You can find great quality earphones/headphones…

Blogmas Day 20: How to Secure a BAE for the Holidays

With Christmas just around the corner, most people want a special someone to help keep them warm. There are going to be many parties, both exciting and boring, so having a special partner around to share the laughs and holiday cheer is always welcomed. Of course there is a bit of a time crunch now,…

Blogmas Day 17: Our Favourite Christmas TV Episodes

With Christmas around the corner, there’s no better time to make a cup of hot chocolate, throw on a blanket, and watch some of your favourite TV shows. To get in the holiday spirit even more, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite holiday themed TV episodes, from some of our favourite TV shows. They…

Blogmas Day 16: Christmas Traditions Around the World

With just one week left of exams, a vacation across the world seems pretty good right about now. But just in the off chance that you might not be able to afford a trip around the world, let’s go on a *virtual* trip and explore some of the most unique Christmas traditions around the world!…

Blogmas Day 15: Holiday Party Style Guide

‘Tis the season for holiday parties, get-togethers, and winter themed instas. With so many holiday outfits to choose from, we thought we would highlight our favourite trends this season, to make outfit planning a tad bit easier. The holiday’s are a great time to play with different textures, patterns, and colours -so don’t forget to…

Blogmas Day 14: Ways to Up Your Christmas Wrapping Game

Looking for ways to make your gift stand out under the Christmas tree? Use the following tips to make your presents look simple and elegant! 1.Wrap twine around your gifts 2. Attach fresh greenery! 3. Attach a Christmas card or photo! 4. Get plain wrapping paper that you can write on to tailor your gifts…

Blogmas Day 12: Gift Wrapping Ideas

Last minute holiday gift shopping means last minute gift wrapping as well. Here are a few simple ideas to wrap gifts. If you’re unsure how to design your presents and need some inspiration, watch this video!   1. Use a picture Cutest way to incorporate some funny pictures to your gift 😜 2. Simplicity/ Nature…

Blogmas Day 11: Holiday Gifting on a Budget: DIY Edition

With the holiday season coming soon, it’s easy to spend half of your savings account for friends and family. We know how hard it is to find a balance between a great gift, and a gift that fits within your budget. We put together a set of DIY gifts that are great to give your…

Blogmas Day 9: Gifts to get your Boyfriend

Christmas is fast approaching, and if you haven’t gotten a gift yet for your special someone, here is a guide to inspire and help you! NBA Season Tickets  If your boyfriend loves basketball, you’re in luck because it’s NBA season, and there are a bunch of games happening weekly! Get him tickets for his favourite…

Blogmas Day 8: Christmas Desserts You Have To Make This Winter

One of the best parts of the holiday season is definitely the delicious holiday desserts. These desserts are perfect for a night in with friends or Christmas party! 1. White Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake 2. Melted Snowman Bark 3. Hot Cocoa Mini Cheesecakes 4. White Chocolate Dipped Ginger Cookies 5. Snowman Marshmallows

Blogmas Day 7: Where to Get Ugly X-Mas Sweaters

It’s holiday party season, and with the amount of Secret Santa exchanges, potlucks, and White Elephant/Dirty Santa games you’ll be participating in, you’re going to need the best ugly Christmas sweaters to dress for the part! Whether you’re looking for a cuter, more stylish piece or just straight up ugly, there are TONS of options…

Blogmas Day 6: Spread a Little Holiday Cheer!

Hey there kiddos and welcome back to another how to! With the holidays just around the corner (and exam season ruining the vibes) we could all use a little extra holiday spirit, so here are a few fun ways you can help spread the love in your community! 1. Tell your friends just how much…

Blogmas Day 5: Room Decorations ✨

The moment November hits, the fairy lights are plugged in and the tree goes up. Experts say that the earlier you put up your holiday decorations, the happier you are! Putting up your decorations earlier can make you feel happier because it reminds you of your childhood 👪  1. All the blankets in the world 💤 💤 2….

Blogmas Day 4: The Perfect Gift for Each Type of Friend

Its that time of year!! Blast those Christmas tunes, heat up a hot chocolate, and start your wish list! We love everything about this time of year, including Christmas shopping. While picking out gifts for everyone on your list can be fun, it can also be overwhelming – and finding the perfect gift for each…

Blogmas Day 3: Top 5 Best Advent Calendars

Even though its December 3rd, it’s NEVER too late to grab an Advent Calendar! The anticipation that surrounds opening every little door is what arguably makes the Christmas Season more exciting. This year, there is a wide variety of calendars to select from, that stray away from the traditional chocolates! Many different companies have decided…

Blogmas Day 2: Festive Things to Do With Your BFFs This Holiday Season

The holidays are all about spending time with friends and family. With winter break fast approaching – there’s no better time to do so! Here are some awesome activities you could to spend some quality time with your friends: 1. Build a gingerbread house 2. Go ice skating 3. Bake cookies 4. Throw or attend…

Blogmas Day 1: Christmas Jams

It is truly the MOST wonderful time of the year because B L O G M A S is here 😍 !! There is officially 25 days, 10 hours, 30 minutes and 29 seconds until Christmas!!! We want to start off the season by bringing Christmas cheer to your ears. Here are a few of our…

The Top 5 MUST-SEE Holiday Movies on Netflix

Let’s face it – even though we want to tell ourselves that we have to study hard for exams, the holiday season is pretty much in full swing, and we can’t help but feel super festive. We all deserve a study break here and there – what better way to unwind and de-stress then to…

Exam Blues Got You Down?

Exam season is on the horizon, and alongside all the stress, anxiety, and more stress we throw on ourselves we forget how to be human, so here are a few tips on how to stay positive during finals! 1. Healthy you is a Happy you  Take some time out of your day to go home…

Canada Goose Freezers?

Being well into the winter season, the Canada Goose jackets have begun to make their annual appearances – with some arriving earlier than others. Everywhere you turn on campus, you will inevitably see someone wearing their Goose, and it makes you wonder how worthwhile this jacket must be for so many people to have one…

Winter Wonderland at Casa Loma

Casa Loma is turning into a Winter Wonderland this winter! The Nutcracker Christmas at the Castle event is back and a variety of activities and performances will be hosted. From ice skating performances to illusion shows and the 40ft tree in the Great Hall (perfect for an Instagram photo!) there is something for everyone to enjoy! Events…

Beyonce vs TopShop

After allegations of sexual harassment and racism were released in October regarding the owner of Topshop (Sir Philip Green), their famous partnership with the “Ivy Park” line was highly questioned. The Ivy Park label has been extremely successful, selling “athleisure” clothing, that both surpasses current trends as well as maintain practicality for working out! Since…

Our Visit with Children’s Health Foundation

As many of you may know, CAISA Fashion Show (CFS) works extremely hard each year to put together one of the largest and most anticipated student-run fashion shows in Canada. What you may not know, is that for the past 17 years, CFS has been raising money for the Children’s Health Foundation, an organization committed…

Aritzia opens its first outlet store in North America

Have you ever walked into Aritzia and been overwhelmed by the incredibly cute selection in-store? Have you picked up an item only just to put it right back on the rack because of the price tag? It’s happened to the best of us – but the solution we’ve all been waiting for is here! As…

Young, dumb and BROKE?

If you have less than $100.00 to your name but continue to find a purpose in buying that Starbucks coffee or indulge in the 2 for 1 sweater sale then keep reading. We’ve all been through that time in our life when we think we have a lot of money and splurge on silly things,…

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…

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! 🙂