Wednesday, 15 May 2013

guest blogger: le closet's alyssa wilson.

I am thrilled to be the new monthly guest blogger for fave magazine. This opportunity will allow myself to share what I love most with all fave readers. I decided for my first post that I would let you in on some of my favourite new beauty products. If you don't already know by now, you will soon discover that I am a beauty product junkie! I am always wanting to try out the next best thing on the shelf, but once I find something I truly love, I stick with it and feel that it's important to share it with all the other beauty lovers out there. Taking care of your skin is très important. Here are new favourites in my beauty bag that I recommend. Enjoy!

Smith's entire line is lovely, but I've recently tried this one which helps clear up my sinuses while still being super moisturizing on my lips.

My new lip balm for 'on the go'. Non-scented, and leaves my lips silky smooth. Always in my purse!

This has been around for years and I have never had the urge to try it ...until now. Gives my legs a natural tan and super easy application. Leaves no streaks and the price is a bonus. Just remember to moisturize!

My friend in Montreal just introduced me to these. Best described as small clouds for your face. The softest cotton pads I have ever felt. Perfect for removing eye makeup without scratching the senstive area. Will never go back to any other cotton pads.

I wear mascara and liner every day and this remover takes it all off without iritating my eyes or leaving them dry.

I bought this as a set (Vinosource Hydration Set) and all three products are wonderful but I am especially loving this serum. I wear it together with the lotion during the day and stick to just the serum at night. Lightweight and extremely mosturizing.

First time trying out this brand and I am truly impressed. This cleanser foams up perfectly and removes all dirt & makeup. I also love the smell!

I used to skip the "primer" step during my makeup routine as I always disliked the formulas I've tried. I just discovered this one by M.A.C and I use it every day. I love that it feels more like a lotion and has illuminating pearl powders (as well as a yellow tint) for that extra glow.


Sunday, 12 May 2013

M.O.T Fashion, Part 2.

Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto

Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2013

As a follow up to my review of the major Canadian fashion weeks in the latest issue of Fave Magazine  here are some of our other favourite collections. With spring in full swing now, these looks are sure to be ideal for the sunny weather. 


Retail-ready and consumer-friendly, architecturally trained designer Rachel Sin produced a collection of sweet feminine clothing perfect for the sunny days of summer. With a neutral colour palette of beiges and blacks, and with pops of coral pink, these looks are right on trend and are sure to be a big hit.

Rachel Sin 

Rachel Sin

Rachel Sin


Inspired by Grace Kelly, Jeff Garner’s collection was dazzling and romantic. Feminine frocks and corseted gowns graced the runway in laces, satins and chiffons. Soft pastel hues were detailed with delicate subtlety, and models donned elegant updos. The breathtaking couture, the charming music, and the theatrics of the show evoked a romantic spirit, and successfully produced a collection that had the grace of a princess. 

Jeff Garner

Jeff Garner

Jeff Garner


Designer Sunny Fong, Ryerson arts graduate and Project Runway Canada winner, was the star of the season. His collection was reminiscent of a 1980s party and was set to a soundtrack that was thematically perfect. Provocative harnessed bodices, broad shoulders, Madonna-esque cone bras, and pieces in leather and chiffon graced the runway. The graphic colour palette included black, white, and blood red, and finished with a deep eggplant-purple dress. Models also donned T-strap heels and Lennon-sunglasses, completing the innovative and current collection. 

Sunny Fong

Sunny Fong

Sunny Fong

Check out the link below to read MOT Part 1, in the latest issue of Fave Magazine, to see collections by Montreal's DUY, Ottawa's Y!D.N.A. and Toronto's Pink Tartan.

Pg. 54. Issue 6.

-Sienna Vittoria