January 10, 2017

TOP FASHION SCHOOLS IN CANADA 2017


It's back to school for many of you! Either you are starting a term or finishing your very last semester, whatever it is, that's all exciting and I wish you good luck. Here's some insight on the top fashion schools in Canada. 

Let's face it, there are fashion schools in not so fun places such as Ottawa and Calgary, however it is strongly suggested to venture out to a big city like Montreal or Toronto to take part of the full experience of being creatively influenced by the larger population around you. These cities also promise a successful placement rate after graduation as many fashion companies are housed there. Studying fashion in a small town won't give you the amount of cool opportunities that a metropolis can offer.


Blanche Macdonald Centre in Vancouver

Out of the many institutions I checked out online, the Blanche Macdonald Centre turned out to be the most intriguing and exciting option. It's not your conventional school, it is described as a "boutique" style atmosphere offering many creative programs in a more intimate environment.  

Three Fashion School programs are available, out of all, I liked the syllabus for the Global Fashion Marketing program, career outcomes for this field include: fashion public relations specialists, retail buyers, visual merchandisers, fashion show coordinators etc. 



Here is a glimpse of a few courses you would have to take in the Global Fashion Marketing program:





PREV
430
Public Relations & Event Planning
RBUY
320
Retail Buying
ADPR
110
Social Media
TEXT
120
Textiles
VISM
130
Visual Merchandising


MRCH
200
Fashion Marketing
FSP
230
Fashion Show Production
STYL
330
Fashion Styling
FWS
315
Fashion Wholesaling


Lasalle College in Montreal & Vancouver



Lasalle College is a popular option for those seeking a fashion career, many international students are known to attend this school. As I live in Montreal, most of my friends have attended Lasalle for Fashion Marketing and have easily placed at head offices in the area upon completion of the program. The tuition fees are affordable and the city's creative energy will contribute to your personal and academic experience. Only con, I heard the fashion design program wasn't the strongest. 


The School of Fashion at Seneca College in Toronto



If you're seeking a career in Fashion Business Management, than Seneca College has the exact program for you, including courses such as retail mathematics and business communication. This is perfect for the fashionistas that are really interested in the more corporate and economy driven side of fashion. If you're not too sure about this side of fashion, read my blog post, here, for more info.


The School of Fashion at Ryerson University in Toronto



The Fashion Communication program is a lengthy 4 year program, however covering almost everything from the design process to media related topics. A potential career outcome is becoming a TV host, it would be cool to be a style correspondent on "The Social" talk show or Marilyn Denis Show! Toronto is a great city, if you want to be in showbiz, make the move. 


What to study in fashion? Read my helpful post here: THE TRUTH: WORKING IN FASHION 


December 20, 2016

Pink Christmas Tree!



Happy Holidays! This Christmas, I wanted my home decor to be a little more colorful, so I decided I wanted a pink tree, I searched high and low for this and it seemed that purchasing online from the states was the only option, in the end I didn't want to spend 400$ USD online and deal with enormous shipping and custom fees. 

So luckily, I found it in store at Canadian Tire for 250$. The bf and I, decided to do a silver & pink theme, which turned out perfect. Here are some pictures of my glorious tree and my "oh so yummy" apricot cheesecake verrines. 

Happy Holidays! 








Wishing you all the best in 2017! 


November 28, 2016

BUTTER LONDON





I am incredibly obsessed with Butter London's products! As a holiday round up of Christmas gift ideas for that beauty addict in your life, I strongly suggest giving some items from this brand. Their products do not contain harsh chemicals as other cosmetic brands use and that is very important for me as I use makeup on a daily basis.

 First off, I must share my BL essentials, since I redo my manicure on a weekly basis, I like to use the Horse Power Nail Rescue Basecoat which helps to strengthen my nails. They were damaged after a bad European manicure episode in March but after weeks of using this product, they started growing stronger and longer. 



I've  also been using the Quickfix moisturizing cuticle balm which is perfect to condition your cuticles, especially during the harsh winters.



Since, I am always on the go, I always opt to use the quick drops from BL, they accelerate the drying process and prevent smudging. I swear by this quick dry formula as it includes rose hip oil and the scent is wonderful.





I am fascinated by Butter London's tinted moisturizer for nails, this treatment is available in all nude shades to match various skin tones. I got the "deep" color which matches perfectly with my complexion. This nail treatment is free of harsh chemicals and locks in moisture with the help of natural ingredients such as tea tree oil. The results I have had are actually remarkable and my nails no longer have that brittle look.




Did somebody say Lipstick? I am a fan of Butter London's lipsticks, not only do they apply on smooth like butter, they actually have a great scent that is not unpleasant like other lipstick brands. My two fave colors of the moment are the Fab & Lucky plush rush lipsticks, they are always in my purse.


Lucky Plush Rush Lipstick




Their lipliners are very easy to blend and actually reduce the appearance of creases on your lips. At times, I use the liner all over my lip as a base and use a nice sheer gloss over it. In my makeup répertoire, I have the Sizzle Pink Plush Rush Lipliner which I wore out last Friday night, it's my favorite. My new year's "beauty" resolution for 2017 is to own every color available in these.




If you are the glossy type, BL offers a wide array of lip gloss colors with lip plumping effects and a high shine finish.