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#WMCFW: Lucian Matis Spring Summer 2016

No matter what season we are in black is always in style and Lucian Matis shows us just this in the Spring Summer 2016 collection. From short party dresses to long gowns this classic black collection made its way down the runway incorporating details and flare in every look. Perfect for any summer soiree, each piece brought a sense of elegance and sofistication to the runway, making you want to indulge in the collection for your next elite event.

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Whether you’re going to a wedding or a cocktail party, draping yourself in black will forever be a trend that is suitable for everything and everyone. Lucian Matis always brings different styles and ¬†looks onto the runway that fit perfectly, making the show a must see season afree season.

– Vanessa Cioffi

Photographed by Paul Ross for OPIQUE / Top of the Runway

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BEAUTY: Guido’s Fashion Collection with REDKEN (+Giveaway)

We’ve see the runway styles, now get ready to bring these glamorous looks right into your own home with products that won’t only make braids and volume easy to maintain, it will shimmer, shine and matallic too!

These three Guido essential styling products not only created stunning looks this past World MasterCard Fashion Week, they created a statement that still has fashion and beauty lovers talking.

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Try out Stay High 18 by REDKEN for a product so great it not only works like a gel, it has the airiness of a mousse. This product is the perfect go-to product that will give you the volume you want with the last you need.

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For some women, spring/summer is all about taming uncontrollable hair or simply keeping it away from your face and neck during the hotter months. Braids not only look great, if styled properly they will last all day and sometimes even over night. Using Braid Aid 03 by REDKEN will help define the twists and ties of your braid making it easier to manage and last longer.

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Silver and gold, silver and gold, who doesn’t want a touch of silver and gold. Get the high-fashion metallic look that we saw strike the runway at World MasterCard Fashion Week, Metal Fix 08 by REDKEN will create a lightweight definition effect that is the perfect addition to your summer look. So, whether your walking the city or strolling the beach you will be sure to shine in the sunlight.

We want to help make your spring and summer hair look great, last long and catch everyone’s eye, which is why we are teaming up with REDKEN Canada to give you the newest Guido styling essentials that were used backstage at Toronto’s World MasterCard Fashion Weeks. The winner will receive Stay High 18, Metal Fix 08 and Braid Aid 03 (valued at $100). To enter, please use the widget below and be sure to follow our social media channels for bonus entries (@stylempire, @nessycioffi and @RedkenCanada) #StyleEmpire #RedkenReady #StyleYourStory

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Winners must live in the Toronto area to claim your prize. Winners will be contacted on April 24th and have 24 hours to respond before another winner will be chosen.
Contest closes April 23rd at 11:59PM EST.

– Vanessa Cioffi

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#WMCFW Fall/Winter: Behind The Scenes with ESSIE, Day 3

An ESSIE nail can change a lot in a show, the finish, the design and the colour really do make a difference between shows. What I love most about the outstanding designs by Rita Remark is that they not only reflect the collection, they bring out the designers vision in a way that speaks to beauty lovers.

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Day 3 of World MasterCard Fashion Week brought us two different ESSIE creations for one big fashion day! The shows, the designs and the nails created a mix between texture and pattern. Mackage was all about creating that matte finish using matte about you over berry naughty creating a beautifully finished negative space nail that complemented the collections 70’s inspiration.

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Hayley Elsaesser always brings fun and excitement to the runway through pieces that pop with colour and outrageous pattern.This season Rita created a nail that looked as though it jumped off each piece. With the collections 70’s glam inspiration, the patterns, colour and combinations were a great choice to complement this fun loving collection. Using meet me at sunset, naughty nautical, mod square and butler please these eye-catching nail designs will definitely become a popular nail trend during any season.

– Vanessa Cioffi

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#WMCFW FALL/Winter 2015: Mikael D

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As day five of World MasterCard Fashion Week comes to a close we are absolutely amazed and breath taken by the outstanding runway show by Mikael D. The collection was Asian inspired which was brought out through the hair stylings of REDKEN Canada’s lead stylist, Jorge Joao and geisha red lip by MAYBELLINE Canada’s lead artist, Grace Lee.

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The collection incorporated red, black, gold and white as each piece walked the red runway showing off a collection of different designs from long gowns to pant suits, and patterns to embroidery. Mikael D is always a pleasure to have as the final show of fashion week a he always finds a way to leave us breathless and this collection did just that with the structure and close attention to detail in every look. The lace detailing held together by a delicate and silky mesh was so fine that it look as though each model had been painted with lace.

The show could not have ended more flawlessly when a stunning white ball gown made its way onto the runway capturing the attention of everyone in the room. The dress was filled with delicate white flowers that fluttered as it went by making it the piece of the week and leaving fashion lovers absolutely speechless.

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With the delicate detailing and perfect fit in each piece it’s no wonder Mikale D is known as Canadian Couture, each piece is a perfect fit and each collection brings a certain flair of elegance to the runway season after season.

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– Vanessa Cioffi

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#WMCFW Fall/Winter 2015: Farley Chatto

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All wrapped up and ready to go, day four of World MasterCard Fashion Week brought a mix of warmth and luxury to the runway and it has never looked so good. Farley Chatto’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection created a total “wow” factor on the runway through it’s vintage feel and luxurious pieces.

The movement on the runway was absolutely indescribable, each piece looked as though they floated their way down the runway, capturing the attention of everyone watching from start to finish.

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The collection had a wide range of pieces, from bomber to full length jackets and hats to stoles, each piece was absolutely timeless. The runway show brought a vintage feel that included a piece for everyone, allowing you to focus more on what you want rather then what you’ve inherited.

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– Vanessa Cioffi

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