Get TIFF glam with The Stylist Suite
It’s TIFF season again, and this year celebrities are invited to The Stylist Suite for exclusive pampering at The Trump Residences. Connecting Canadian designers with to celebrity stylists and personalities, The Stylist Box makes sure to get the top emerging Canadian brands their moment of fame on the red carpet. Open from September 9-12, 2015, you’ll be sure to catch some eye candy going in and out around Bay and Adelaide. Keep your eyes peeled for celebrity sightings!
Also for the first time this year, The Stylist Suite is partnering up with Beauty Gives Back, the charitable initiative of the beauty industry behind the incredibly successful cancer support programs Look Good Feel Better and FacingCancer.ca. Visiting celebrities are asked to sign a five foot tall Big Love Ball, which will be later auctioned off at the charity’s annual fundraiser, Mirror Ball in November.
Partnered with ReservedX, this fancy venue takes place in a stunning 5,000 square foot penthouse located on the 56th floor. How’s that for a view of the Six?
Designers participating this year include Andrew Majtenyi, Daymor Couture, Hilary MacMillan, Huntington, Ryan Alexander, and Zarucci, with accessories and fine jewellery from Atelier by MMCrystal, Caroline Neron, and Huntress. Visiting male celebrities will be outfitted by Finezza – Au nom de l’Homme with shoes and accessories by Parc City Boot Co. and jewellery from Neron.
Of course the Toronto-based womenswear line Narces is here, already famous with its many sightings on the red carpet. I even spotted the gorgeous gown Game Of Thrones star Maisie Williams wore to a London screening.
In terms of entertainment, there was a ping pong table provided by our lovely friends at SP!N Toronto and a selection of Niagara wine (unavailable at the LCBO). Definitely try out the online services at Pour Niagara for your next ladies night in.
Of course I couldn’t leave without a red carpet ready makeover. Check out my makeup by Emerald City Beauty Bar – stay tuned for my review of their launch party next week!
Top 4 Classic Earring Styles Every Girl Should Own
Earlobes were clearly created to be adorned. Since you have a perfect canvas dangling at the end of each ear, it just makes sense to fill that open space with something beautiful. Regardless of whether you have short hair, long hair that you occasionally wear down or if you’re prone to upsweeps and buns, there’s a style or two of classic earrings that will pique your fancy and suit your appearance and style.
To get you started on finding the right earrings to give your ears just the pizazz you’re seeking, here are the top 4 classic earring styles.
1. Stud Earrings. The beauty of the stud is its simplicity. Usually made of a tiny gemstones or precious metals, the stud’s main attribute is that it looks like it’s suspended or hovering in the middle of nowhere on your earlobe. These earrings feature a hidden back post and has a back piece (also called a clutch) that has friction and screws on it to keep it from sliding off and getting lost. Studs don’t have any specially dictated shape, so they can be small flat circle shapes, squares, mini-orbs or diamond patterns. They may even be more specific shapes, such as crosses, guitars, stars or any other design. Studs work for everyone and for every look, but they work particularly well on girls, younger women, those with shorter haircuts and in any working environment. Studs are simple, stylish and the most versatile of all ear jewelry.
2. Hoop Earrings. With a circular, semi-circular, or oval shape, hoops are ring-shaped ear jewelry that comes in various sizes and types of precious metals. You’ll find a wide variety of hoop sizes, as well as different thicknesses, types of metals and shapes. This classic look is often most effective on women with long hair that’s pulled back or up into a dressy bun or ponytail. Hoops often give the wearer an eclectic appearance.
3. Cuff Earrings. Cuffs basically wrap around some portion of your ears. The shape of cuffs is somewhat similar to hoops, though much smaller and tighter so they can easily envelope the edge of your ears securely. They don’t have to be simple hoops. Cuffs often take on symbolic shapes such as the body of a man or woman clinging to the ear, an object such as a leaf or a rose and more. Cuffs often create more of a statement than other ear jewelry.
4. Chandelier Earrings. This type of ear jewelry is often ornate, yet can still be adaptable to many circumstances, though they’re best worn for a night on the town in your favorite dress and a special hairstyle. These highly decorative earrings can be found in a variety of materials including metals, shells, beads, seeds, feathers and more.
It won’t matter whether you’re seeking earrings for the office, a formal dinner, a Saturday afternoon at an outdoor concert or other occasions, you’ll find something that suits the occasion as well as your own fashion taste.
Sentimental Sunday: Why Did We Break Up?
On July 12 it was official: Jennifer Lopez, 41, and Marc Anthony, 42, announced their divorce. They reported to People magazine saying, “We have decided to end our marriage. This was a very difficult decision. We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters.” Married since June 2004, this couple can’t take it any longer.
Here are the rumors on why they broke up: Marc was jealous, Marc was controlling and Marc was cheating (notice how none of the problems were from Jennifer). I’m not so sure about the last one, but the first two claims are believable. I don’t think any of them expected Jennifer’s career to explode like this. Becoming People‘s ‘Most Beautiful Woman Alive’ at 40? Now that’s an achievement.
Is it me or is Jennifer literally going back in time? She looks younger and more beautiful every day. On top of it she’s judging American Idol and just released her new album, LOVE! She’s on a roll and Marc definitely isn’t acting like her number 1 fan. And why would he be? It makes sense that he would be jealous. How can he possibly compete with her when it’s always ‘JLo and Marc’ and never ‘Marc and JLo.’ Can he handle being ‘the husband’ and not ‘the man?’
Carla Lundblade, Beverly Hills sports and celebrity psychology councilor, believes that each individual has to make a unique decision for his or her own life. She says, “True happiness comes from genuine relationships and giving back in a way that is bigger than yourself — a way that helps other people.” Perhaps Marc feels like he doesn’t offer Jennifer the support he used to. Just being her husband might not be suffice for their relationship anymore. I mean, for a girl who has everything, what more can you offer her?
If this type of happiness is too difficult to obtain, there’s an easier way to get your happy fix — get it on your own. “Instant gratification is one aspect of happiness that everyone benefits a certain percentage from,” says Carla. I’m sure they love each other and love their children, but if they’re both so focused on their careers it’s difficult for me to imagine a lot of action in the bedroom. Perhaps their professional success might be more instantly gratifying.
It doesn’t help that Jennifer is super sexy and surrounds herself with equally sexy people. According to TMZ, there was nothing between her hubby co-star William Levy aka ‘Brad Pitt of Cuba’ during the filming of her hot ‘I’m Into You’ music video. “The only relationship there was or is, is a professional relationship. That’s all there’s ever been.” Purely professional or not, she’s still lying half naked next to a shiny, ab-tastic chest. God, talk about having the best job ever. Yum! I mean, all in a day’s work…
Speaking of other hot guys, did you know that Jennifer’s mom Gaudalupe reached out to Ben Affleck? Us Magazine says the divorce was announced three days after Ben’s response. We all remember those ‘Bennifer’ days and how intense their love seemed. Do you feel the same way about her and Marc? Sources say he was a ‘bad husband.’ But I think if he wanted to perform with his own wife on American Idol it should be okay. Why does that make him controlling? We can’t know all the details, but to me it looks like Marc was trying really hard to keep them together. I guess a little too hard. He pushed his woman to the edge!
I know we’re talking about celebrities, but the way the couple openly discussed their divorce and are working together on the legalities of it shows that this was a decision they made together. Carla isn’t being optimistic about break-ups. She’s just suggesting that there doesn’t really need to be a specific problem in the relationship for a couple to make this decision. “Divorce is just one of those life changing moments that a lot of growth can come out of.”
Statistically speaking, 60-80% of athletes and celebrities become divorced or have financial difficulties. With facts like that it’s hard for Carla to be surprised about Jennifer and Marc breaking up after seven years. But were they selfish for wanting to go on their own? What about the kids? Carla believes there is nothing selfish about getting a divorce. If anything, it shows a sign of maturity. “If a couple is choosing to stay together only because of the kids but are not happy with each other. Kids know what’s going on even if it’s not spoken about,” she argues. “Life is not easy for any of us and we can’t affect the tragedies that happen over time. If our kids don’t experience this in divorce they will experience it in other ways.”
Do you think JLo and Marc Anthony just grew apart, or do you think there was a secret scandal that happened behind closed doors?
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Contest: FILA T-shirt Design
Fila has just launched a new and exciting contest giving Heydoyou readers the chance to design a limited edition T-shirt for the stars!
Celebrating its 100th anniversary, Fila announced their T-shirt design contest.
You can submit your imaginative T-shirt designs through Fila Canada’s Facebook page. The deadline is June 30, then the public will vote for the top 10 designs and Fila Canada will choose the grand prize winner on July 11.
You can submit your creation and get all your friends to vote for their favourite design. The winning T-shirt will be on display and gifted to celebrities and VIPs during the Toronto Film Festival, at the IT Lounge-a charitable gifting suite that has past welcomed stars such as Olivia Wilde, Ryan Gosling, Edward Norton, Jennifer Garner and Kardinal Offishall. The winner will also win exclusive access to attend Fila’s IT Lounge suite and see their design on display and on celebrities. Imagine that! Seeing sexy Ryan Gosling wearing your designs! Maybe I should enter… 😛
The full contest package can be downloaded on Fila Canada’s new 100th anniversary contest site. This is such an amazing opportunity for anyone who has dreamed of dressing the stars, and I hope lots of you will enter!