The top 5 looks from Toronto Fashion Week – 2015

Last week, World MasterCard Fashion Week (#WMCFW ) took over David Pecaut Square for its fall/winter 2015 shows. The week-long spectacle showcased hundreds of men's and women's fashion by Canadian and international designers alike.
Here are our top 5 picks for the top looks from Toronto Fashion Week.
HELDER-DIEGO

HELDER-DIEGO

Helder Diego
Helder Aguiar and Diego Fuchs have a very distinct aesthetic - clean, sharp and colourless. Half of this little black dress is made with metallic pleats and finished off with a solid belt - proof that minimalism can be impactful though simple.
Mikhael Kale

Mikhael Kale

 Mikael D
Mikael D finished the week off with two dozen showstopping dresses, including a handful of enormous ball gowns. the look of the evening  was a body-hugging black number with strategically-placed cutouts - a design that would seem done to death save for the tattoo-like illusion beading floating on the model's skin.
narces

narces

Narces
Narces opened with a new take on the '60s shift. Though the rest of the collection looked nothing like it, this dress stood out with its futuristic metallics and peeks of sheer.
Melissa Nepton

Melissa Nepton

Melissa Nepton Montreal, QC designer Melissa Nepton is the queen of drapery; her pieces fold and flow like liquid. In this all-black look, the in-your-face coat is the main attraction, but the tailored wool pants deserve just as much credit.
Sid Neigum

Sid Neigum

Sid Neigum
Sid Neigum never ceases to amaze with his architectural garments. This time around, he used subtly pleated white fabric to form a gawk-worthy origami dress.

How To – Hair Dryer

Everyone loves the way their hair looks when they leave the salon. A stylist always knows how to use a hair dryer to give your hair plenty of shine, volume and style. You can re-create salon-quality hair with professional hair dryer. Depending on your hair texture and the look you want to achieve, the best blow dryer for your hair can improve your style and give you the look you want. You will have that salon look every day when you invest in a professional hair dryer and get the hang of salon-grade style.

Blow Drying Your Hair:best hair dryer AC motor

  • Choose the right hair dryer- A blow dryer with attachments such as wide nozzle and diffuser, giving you a range of hair styling. Ionic hair dryers and ceramic hair dryers offer technology that can help restore shine and protect hair. Ionic, ceramic hair dryers are perfect for individuals looking to combat frizz, and gentle hair care option. A range of heat settings can also give you the styling options you desire. Choose a blow dryer that is versatile for the best results.
  • Use quality products. The best blow dryer might not always be enough to give you the look you want. Using shampoo and conditioner that cater to your specific hair type can help protect your hair and give you the results you desire. Using styling products made specifically for blow-drying can also protect your hair from heat damage.
  • Dry your hair in a room with little humidity. If you try to blow-dry your hair in a bathroombest ionic dryer after a shower, you increase the risk of frizz or heat damage. Prop open the bathroom door prior to drying for a more effective blow dry.
  • Use professional hair-drying techniques. Hair stylists typically partially blow-dry hair all over to reduce moisture and then use styling tools to straighten and add volume. A round brush can help you flip the ends of your hair while a paddle brush works well for stick-straight styles.
Attachments to get the desired          look:
  • Concentrator nozzle helps direct the heat for more precise styling.
  • Diffuser attachment is perfect for drying curly hair without promoting frizz.
     
  • Dry your hair in sections. Drying your hair in sections helps to get every bit of hair completely dry and smooth. You can divide your hair into sections using clips or hair ties and then brush each section of hair while blow-drying. Individuals with curly hair can also benefit from drying their hair in sections, with a diffuser.

Choosing the right one

If you are in the market for a flat iron, there are many different factors you want to consider. First of all, what exactly is a flat iron? It is important to realize that a flat iron is different from a curling iron, and works very differently from the Hot air brushes. Though it is called a “flat” iron, and is normally associated with making the hair flatter, but they can also wave it and curl it, depending on how you use it. Also important is to realize that different kinds of flat irons can make different sorts of effects on your hair. Hair Type With all of the different choices on the market, it can be tough to know which iron will work for your hair. In general, most women’s hair falls into one of four categories. Find yours to discover the right flat iron for you. Fine, mostly straight hair. If you have fine hair that gets frizzy from time to time, you will need a straightener with digital (or analog) heat settings so you can adjust the temperature to the low setting the reduce damage to your hair , a ceramic or tourmaline plates can help increase protection. Fine, curly hair. If your hair is fine, but very curly, you will want to find a flat iron that has a wide range of temperatures to choose from, so you can pick the one that works for your particular mixture of texture and density. Look for a model with tourmaline or titanium plates. 450f hair iron nano chip Thick, mostly straight hair. Even if you have only a little wave or curl that needs to be tamed, thick hair demands more heat than fine hair. Look for a model with high (370F-420F) temperature settings and a larger plate (1”-1.5”) that allows you to spread your thick hair out, so that ever strand gets equal attention from the heat.   Thick, curly or coarse hair. If your hair falls into this category, you will want to look for a model that offers you both high heat and hair protection. Though you might have unruly hair, you will need to look for model the combine tourmaline with ceramic and far infrared heating system to protect your hair from becoming fried. Look for one with at least a 420F to 450F degree temperature setting.   Plate materials Basic Flat Irons – These are the most common flat irons, made with metal plates and no heat settings, usually confined to just On/Off. While some people, especially those who only occasionally flat iron their hair, or only flat iron a small portion of their hair may find a model like this helpful, in general, most people opt for the next level of iron.   Ceramic – Ceramic models come in a variety of function, with many different heat settings. You may be able to kadori pinkfind a ceramic model for fairly cheap, depending on its other functionalities. In general, however, the more functions it has, the more expensive it is going to be. There are also different qualities of ceramic. The reason these are more popular than the basic models is because they are far less likely to burn the shaft of the hair as they straighten it.   Tourmaline – Tourmaline is by far the most durable materials, and is well-loved in the beauty industry because it heats up quickly, holds its heat well, and leaves hair looking healthy and shiny, rather than crispy and fried like some other materials.   Ionic – Ionic is by far the most advanced technology used in straightening irons, and is therefore also the most expensive. This defiantly does the best job for the widest variety of hair types. If you have dry hair, it is the most recommended option for your hair, which actually traps moisture into the hair, rather than sapping it away like other materials do.   In general, the thicker and curlier your hair is, the higher heat you will need in order to straighten it. That means that the thicker and curlier your hair is, the more advanced flat iron you should buy. Better quality materials not only allow the flat iron to last longer, they also do less damage to hair that needs hotter and more vigorous straightening in order to get the job done.

Ralph Lifshitz

Ralph Lifshitz was born on October 14th, 1939, in Bronx, New York. His parents were Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants from Belarus. Growing up, Lifshitz and his brother were teased because of their last name. As a result, they changed their last name to Lauren.
Ralph Lauren attended college for business for two years at Baruch College of Manhattan. From 1962 to 1964, he served in the United States Army. After returning home, Lauren started his career in fashion as a sales person f...or Brooks Brothers and then moved on to be a salesman for a tie company. In 1966, Lauren was inspired and wanted to design a European-style tie. He showed his designs to the company he was working for, and they rejected it because they thought it wasn't going to sell. The rejection pushed Lauren to leave the company and start up his own tie company.
He began working in a small little cubby in the Empire State Building. He sold his ties to small stores in New York City. Finally, his big break happened when Lauren was approached by Neiman Marcus. They wanted to buy 1,200 of his ties and carry them in their stores. This was the start of Lauren's extremely successful career. ralph-laurens From boutiques, to runway shows, to fragrances, and so much more. Ralph Lauren is now one of the leading names in the fashion world. It is said that Lauren is worth $6.2 billion, which would make him the 122nd richest person in the world. If there is one thing we can take from Ralph Lauren, it would be to not give up. Just because one person doesn't think that your ideas are great, doesn't mean that someone else won't find them brilliant.

NYC Fashion week 2015

Every Fashion Week in NYC is amazing. This year, lots of designers launched their collections. we chose a few accessories and make-up looks to show.

kadori nyc 2015Eyes:

Whenever something new comes out in the fashion or beauty world, it is exciting. We are so used to seeing classic black eye-liner on the models and every once a while we will see a pop of color. This is so different and eye-catching. Check out this mini caviar beads that were glued along the lower lashes. Other designers like Carolina Herrera used beads and glitter to also accentuate a faux fringe.

Lips:

This classic bold look is so chic. The perfect way to dress up an outfit or to give your self a quick pick-me-up is a bold lip. Get this look by lining your lips. Apply your lipstick with a brush for an even application. Keep it matte or add a gloss to give your lips high shine. We all know brows are in style right now. Get this look by using a clear brow gel to swipe your brows upwards to create a more expanded brow shape.

Headbands:

Designers such as Proenza Schouler, Honor, and Richard Chair Love had simple and classic headbands on their models. We love the leather headband with accents of metal. The pinched hair in the back creates a beautiful head shape when the model turned to the side.

Top Looks for winter 2015

The Edgy Pixie

scarlett johanssonThis season the usually sweet pixie cut gets a serious makeover with shaved sides, spikes, and tons of texture. This look can be rebellious and feminine at the same time and really accentuate the sexiness of your cheekbones, neck, and jawline.              

The Best Hair Straightener for You!!

kadori purple hair iron toolThe way to get glossy, straight hair is to use a flat iron. Hair straighteners uses heated ceramic tourmaline plates to iron out the kinks in each strand of hair. Whether you have slightly wavy hair or thick, tightly curled locks, a straightener flattens the follicle of your hair .The key to reduce damage  to the hair is by choosing the best flat iron for your hair type.

Choosing a Hair Straightener:

  •  Consider the natural texture of your hair. Thick, coarse hair will require a hair-straightening iron that heats up to high temperatures, but thin, fine hair can be damaged by high heat. If you have fine hair, shop for hair irons that offer a variety of heat settings. Digital flat irons let you choose the exact temperature to avoid damaging your hair with too much heat.
  •  kadori black hair straightnerTake a look at ceramic flat irons if you have fine or thin hair. Ceramic hair straighteners are great for smoothing out hair and reducing frizz. Ceramic holds heat very well, allowing a ceramic flat iron to achieve high temperatures; plus, ceramic plates encourage even heat distribution. You can choose between ceramic flat irons with ceramic plates, ceramic coating, or tourmaline plates. Tourmaline is actually a gemstone, but it works like ceramic when flat iron plates are coated with it.
  • 450f hair iron nano chip Consider titanium flat irons if you have thick, coarse hair. Titanium hair straighteners can heat up faster than ceramic flat irons, and they hold a high heat at a consistent temperature. Titanium, a lightweight metal, also has an ionic charge, which helps you get your hair looking smooth quickly, without having to go over the same section as many times. The high heat makes them popular, but this may not be best for people with fine hair, which can scorch easily.
  •  Choose the right size. Hair straighteners come in many sizes and widths. Small, thin flat irons are great hair care tools for men and women with short hair. Small hair irons are also perfect for styling bangs and spikes, and they travel well. Large, wide hair straighteners cover more surface area and are good choices for individuals with long or thick hair.
  •  Select a hair straightener with the right features. Hair tools come with a variety of features. If you have naturally curly hair, you might like a flat iron that has built-in comb teeth or steam functions that can tame and set unruly tresses. Cordless flat irons are great for jet-setting men and women, and instant-heat hair straighteners are perfect for people who don't have much time to get ready in the morning.

Oscar 2015 Best Looks

For 2015 Oscar awards season’s biggest night, this year nominees left nothing to chance. Best Actress contenders Marion Cotillard, Rosamund Pike, and Julianne Moore took a timeless beauty route for the red carpet, pulling their hair back into sleek, crisp updos paired with knockout nude makeup—and ensuring on-stage acceptance looks they will never regret. Those with less at stake embraced laid-back hair—and the occasional calculated risk: Dakota Johnson’s wispy ponytail made her red lip (and matching Saint Laurent dress) feel modern and age-appropriate, while Naomi Watts and Margot Robbie gave an edge to their matte statement mouths with relaxed yet polished bobs. Proving there’s no better accessory than luminous skin, Lupita Nyong’o returned to the red carpet with a glowing complexion that out shined her pearl-encrusted Calvin Klein Collection dress.

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Highlights from PARIS

Three Highlights from Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture 2015
Chanel (left): The Chanel couture show was set inside a terrarium. In the center of the venue, a huge structure was made out of white and grey paper/. The paper buds opened up into beautiful bright colored flowers. Karl Lagerfeld had 73 pieces in the collection. There were a bunch of bare midriffs, oversized hats, floral accents, and of course, tweed suits. This light and bright collection consisted of light pastels ...with accents of bright blues, yellows, and oranges.
Armani Prive (middle): Armani Prive put on a 68- piece collection during Paris Fashion week. This collection consisted of Oriental prints with soft silhouettes that were draped in silk and beads. While the models walked down the catwalk, there were bamboo columns on each side. All of the models had sleek ponytails, which allowed the viewers to focus on the stunning clothes. Dior (right): Raf Simons created a breathtaking show in Paris. David Bowie was playing in while the models came out and walked through a room set up with scaffolding. The models wore a one-of-a-kind mixture of futuristic, with hints of the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s. The psychedelic designs consisted of classic shapes paired with vinyl mod shoes. The combination was awesome.armani show

What is the best dryer for ME?

ceramic tourmaline heating . Blow dryers that have metallic heating parts tend to burn with extremely high heat and they tend to heat your hair unevenly. Ceramic, on the other hand, is a material that has unique heat conduction properties, resulting in heat that radiates evenly across your hair.  dryer with ionic . Lower quality blow dryers, especially those with metallic or plastic heating parts, diffuse positive ions which cause the cuticle of the hair to become frizzy and dull. Higher quality blow dryers with ionic drying diffuse negative ions, which cause the hair cuticle to trap moisture and eliminate frizz. On top of that, ionic dryers fight and eliminate static electricity in your hair.  blow dryer with tourmaline. When tourmaline is combined with ceramic heating, the resulting heat is much gentler and evenly spaced. This means that a ceramic element that has been infused with tourmaline will not damage your hair with harmful levels of heat. Tourmaline has also shown to generate a large amount of negative ions, which can dry your hair up to 70 percent faster than a non-tourmaline dryer. blow dryer with higher wattage. A blow dryer with higher wattage will dry your hair much faster. If the length of time it takes to dry your hair doesn't matter to you, feel free to skip over this feature. As a baseline, professional grade blow dryers tend to be 1875 watts .
best hair dryer everdryer with multiple speed and heat settings. Depending on the condition of your hair, you will want to use different dryer settings. For example, if your hair is only damp instead of wet, you'll want a lower heat setting. If you're drying your hair to fit a certain style, then the different speed settings will come in handy. dryer that weighs less than 1 lb. Professional grade hair dryers tend to be very light because they are designed to be held and used all day long. However, even if you're only drying your hair after you get out of the shower, a lighter blow dryer will be more comfortable to use. Furthermore, it'll allow you to more easily reach difficult-to-reach places on your head, resulting in a more even spread of heat.