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We tried it: Mai Couture blotting and blush papers

- August 14th, 2013

The long days of summer do a number on our skin. With humidity and sweat comes shine – and no one wants a glossy face.

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Mai Couture Salicylic Acid Papers ($24), Mai Couture Uptown Blush Papers ($20) and Mai Couture Vitamin C + E Papers ($15) are all available at Murale. (Rosalyn Solomon/QMI Agency)

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Dress like your favourite gal in ‘Game of Thrones’ (part 1)

- April 3rd, 2013

“Game of Thrones” Season 3 has fans of fantasy (/sex/violence/travel/dragons) clearing their Sunday night schedules and quoting house words in English accents as questionable as Tyrion Lannister’s (you’re killing me, Peter Dinklage).

Daenerys Targaryen played by Emilia Clarke. (HBO)

Daenerys Targaryen played by Emilia Clarke. (HBO)

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Oscars red carpet beauty: Celebrity makeup artists share how to get the look

- February 26th, 2013

Celebrities displayed a more natural look at the 2013 Oscars than in previous years.

Red lips were swapped for rose and nude hues, cheeks had dewy glows and eyes were less smoky than usual.

We often think stars use beauty products that are well out of the regular gals’ price range, but that’s not always the case.

Find out how celebrity makeup artists and hair stylists created some star looks using reasonably priced products.

Eyes: Kate Beckinsale

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Celebrate ‘Mad Men’ with style

- March 22nd, 2012

I’ve been a fan of “Mad Men” since I saw the promos for the first season on AMC in 2007. (They were essentially shots of men with side-parts running around in suits set to Amy Winehouse’s “You Know I’m No Good” – you can see why I’d be hooked.)

After a fairly slow burn for the first two seasons, it’s an understatement to say “Mad Men” has caught on – you know something is huge when one of the world’s biggest retailers (The Gap Inc.) dedicates capsule collections to it.

Last fall’s Banana Republic Mad Men Collection must have followed the series’ success, as the brand released a second collection this month in anticipation of the show’s long-awaited March 25 season five premiere.

What makes Banana Republic’s piped golf shirts and floral shift dresses stand out from other ’60s-inspired lines is that it was created in collaboration with Jane Bryant, the show’s Emmy award-winning costume designer, who actually plucked inspiration from looks on the show.

My interest in the show has waned; my interest in vintage styling has not.

 

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