Thursday, September 25, 2014

LKISStyle: On Virgin Radio, Four MORE Fugly Fashion Must-Haves This Fall

Today on Virgin Radio it is time for MORE fugly fashion trends this Fall.  

Read it there....
or right here!


Last week we chatted all about fugly trends this season: fashion statements that should be ugly but somehow have made their way to top billing on this season's runways. 
Well, I am back to tell you there's more! 
More fugly stuff for everyone!

Here are another four must-have fugly trends this Fall: 

1. Designer Running Shoes: 

I don't know about you, but I have made a point of never wearing running shoes unless I am heading to a gym or a running path. This season however is all about bucking the notion that running shoes are just for the, ahem, runners.  Just ask Chanel...

My tip for wearing the trend: Try pairing them with more streamlined tailored pieces so it remains a fashion statement instead of a workout outfit...And make sure that the pair you chose says "fashion," otherwise you could end up looking like someone who switched out of their high heels to, gasp, walk to work in their running shoes. 

2. Another Muppet Movie, Starring You: 
I kind of thought we were done with banana-bonkers fur last winter with Fendi, but alas no.  And this season it is all kinds of wacky with pastel colours, shaggy textures and totally muppet-inspired outerwear. 

My tip for wearing the trend: Try to toughen it up with harder accessories, denim, leather and darker colours. 

3. Annie Hall Called, She Wants Her Pants Back: 
Last week we were chatting fugly sweatpants.  Well, slouchy trousers are also back with a vengeance.  Not particularly flattering, these pants are still all the rage. 

My tip for wearing this trend: Rock feminine shoes with height to avoid making your legs looking shorter and your bum looking awesome is that?

4. White (boots) After Labour Day: 

White after labour day? What?! Well, according to many heavy-weight designers, white shoes after the dreaded labour day is no longer a faux-pas. 
My tip for wearing this trend: Move out of Montreal for the winter or only sport indoors.  Slush + white = ruined designer shoes. 

Effing ugly? Maybe.  Utterly stylish? Definitely. 



Tuesday, September 23, 2014

LKISBeauty: Product Review Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Eyeshadow

This week's LKISBeauty review is all about the eyes! If you missed last week's head here: 

This time around, I had the chance to try Giorgio Armani's Eyes to Kill eyeshadow, and I was pleasantly surprised.

Check out my entire review by clicking on the Youtube video below!



Friday, September 19, 2014

LKISStyle: On Virgin Radio, Three Fugly Fashion Must-Haves This Fall

New post up on Virgin Radio! Read it there 
Or right here!

Fashion requires a little, how shall we put it?  Imagination? Creative freedom? 
Well, whatever you want to call it, this Fall there are three trends that are downright uuuuuuuuugly, but are still huge! 

Here are my top three must-have ugly looks this season: 

1. Oxfords: 
These shoes are utterly unflattering.  They cut the look of your leg at the ankle, give you absolutely no height and invoke images of school uniforms...for boys. 

My tip for rocking the trend?  Pair them with something uber-feminine for balance. 

2. The slouchy dropped-crotch jumpsuit:
Slouchy dropped crotch on anyone is not a lovely sight.  Did the person wear someone else's clothes?  Do they wear diapers? These are all the lovely thoughts that this silhouette could potentially inspire.  PS: I already bought and wore one...

My tip for rocking the trend? Sport high heels so that you don't look super-duper short-legged, and bring the zipper front down a bit for a touch of décolleté, which will remind on-lookers that you are still female. 

3. The sweat pant: 
To be honest, I couldn't be happier about this trend.  Being encouraged to wear sweatpants in public is sooooooo fine by me! But, I don't think I have to warn you that there is nothing hot about sweatpants.

My tip for rocking the trend? Try to grab a pair with some fun details to them (biker knees, leather inserts), try not to pair them with running shoes (makes the look a little too literally athletic) and wear with a slimmer top so you look like you made some effort to get dressed. 

Hopefully after reading this you can rest ssured that fugly fashion trends don't have to actually be man-repelling. 



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

LKISBeauty: New Youtube Product Review, Pantene Repair and Protect

This week, on Youtube, I am reviewing the latest and (in my opinion some of the greatest) from Pantene Pro-V.  
Click to watch the whole shebang!



Friday, September 12, 2014

LKISStyle: On Virgin Radio, My Five Fave Fall Colours This Season

New Post today on Virgin Radio- read it there: 

Or right here! 

So Fall is here, but that doesn't mean you have to crawl into your hole and start your hibernation just yet.  The colour palette for this season was rather surprising with hues that will put pep in your Autumn step. 

Here are my five favourite colours for this Fall: 

1. Royal Blue: 
This colour is gorgeous on any skin tone, and screams sophistication. Talk about feeling the blues! 

2. Ketchup Red
I know, I know we all expect burgundy, but ketchup red is where it's at this Fall. Not ready to sport it head-to-toe (you really should, though)? Try it as a bold accessory to brighten up those basics. 

3. Cotton Candy Pink
Pretty in pink is sheer perfection.  It is feminine, luxurious and utterly sweet. 

4. Purpley-Grey
Grey is an expected addition to any Fall wardrobe.  Add in a touch of purple to the mix for the most elegant shade of this staple colour. 

5. Teal-tastic
I love teal.  I find it sexy (there, I said it).  It is isn't too overt, but there is definitely something sensual, dark and mysterious about this shade of green.  

Thought it was all blacks, greys, and browns once the temperature drops?  Nope! Give these shots of vibrant colour a try and forget the Fall fashion hibernation. 



Tuesday, September 9, 2014

LKISBeauty: New Youtube Video Product Review and and my Fave Red Lip Tricks

Latest Youtube review of a great new lipliner from Annabelle and my favourite red lip tricks! 
Click on the video to watch:



Friday, September 5, 2014

LKISStyle: On Virgin Radio, My 5 Must-Try Beauty Trends for Fall 2014

Here's Today's Post on Virgin Radio! Read it there: 

Or right here!

It's time for the seasonal makeup must-haves we all need to try. 

Here are my top 5 beauty trends for Fall 2014: 

1. Navy Seal: 
For nail polish, I am all about navy blue this season. It's not as goth as black, but still says "Winter is coming." Chic and utterly sultry, this hue is the perfect combo of edge and sophistication.  Check out these versions from Chanel, Ciaté, Butter London and Essie

2. Nude (in a face way)
Runways abounded with faces that looked nearly naked.  The "nearly" is the important part because looking natural never is, ladies...

3. Colour Craze:
Purple peepers? Raging red? Blue-lined lids? Yup, colour, and I am talking BOLD colour, is all the rage this season.  So think Crayola, and get colouring on those lids. 

4. Line 'em up 
Lining your lids is also the way to go this season.  There is always the concern that this look may shrink the appearance of the eye.  My trick: don't line the entire lower lash line, start from the outside and go about half way in, or line the inside of the lower lid with white to make your eyes appear larger. 

5. Lash Bash
If you have never tried fake lashes, now's the time.  Buy a box of individual lashes (they are easier than the bands, trust me) and go to town.  The sixties are a major inspiration this season and full false lashes is a great way to be inspired by this era. 

Not ready for Fall yet? Me neither...but there is nothing like a date with my makeup bag to make impending Autumn feel allllllllllllright.