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Getting the full treatment backstage is always a great way to end the week and we’re reminiscing on all the wonderful things we experienced last week both on and off the runway.

I always love spending my time backstage season after season, it’s where all the beauty happens from #BornWithIt with MAYBELLINE to #REDKENready with REDKEN you’ll always leave looking your absolute finest!

This season I had the pleasure of getting REDKEN ready with two of Toronto’s REDKEN stylists, glaming me up with the look from Rachel Sin’s Runway Show.




I was absolutely honoured to rock this Spring Summer 2016 Runway look, I mean what girl wouldn’t love being filled up in braids and curls.

– Vanessa Cioffi

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#WMCFW Fall/Winter 2015: Klaxon Howl

On day three of World MasterCard Fashion Week Klaxon Howl brought a clean and warm look to the runway, using heavier fabrics and warm sweaters, this collection is a warm spin on the average suit and everyday comfort look.





The collection incorporated dressy and casual making it even easier to not only dress for the occasion, but also dress for the weather. This season designers seem to really be keeping the consumer in mind but taking fashion and making it even more wearable in the dead of winter.

Klaxon Howl used a neutral colour palette when designing this collection, giving it a sophisticated feel. The pieces looked great on the runway with each designs being carefully tailored for a clean fit.













– Vanessa Cioffi

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#WMCFW Fall/Winter 2015: David Dixon

Few designers at World Mastercard Fashion Week exemplify the same dedication to shaping Canadian fashion that’s evident in through the legacy of David Dixon. After twenty years in the business, Dixon has risen to the top of the Canadian fashion industry; even bringing the likes of Toronto’s mayor John Tory to line the runway for a glimpse at his newest creations. The debut of Dixon’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection is the ultimate testament to this fact to his dedication. Tuesday evening marked his 20th year in the industry marking this collection a landmark 40th.

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– Nicole Edwards


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#WMCFW Fall/Winter 2015: Behind The Scenes with Essie, Day 1 & 2

Our editors are backstage of World MasterFashion Week chatting with Rita Remark, Essie Canada Lead Nail Artist getting you the inside scoop on all that is Essie. Here’s what happened backstage on day one and two.

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With inspirations being taken from the past, Mikhael Kale wanted more of a subtle and nude look, but when your on the runway it’s all about that eye-catching effect and with a combination of Essie Sand Tropez and Blanc a pale chiffon effect was born.

Sometimes a little goes a long away, and sometimes the littlest of details have the biggest of meanings. Pink Tartan may have had a soft and simple looking nail but when really paying attention to detail you will see that the pinky nails were the start of the Essie show using Inspired by Japanese and Tibetan culture, this nail look was on point what it came to symbolization. With one hands symbol meaning “Goddess” and the others meaning “God” these women are sure to out on a fierce show in a strong collection.

On day two we saw a more bold approach when it came to the nails. Melissa Nepton was inspired by a romantic winter warrior and influences by Asian culture, the collection was very textured with heavy wools and light silks. The Nepton nail was created using After School Boy Blazer and No Place Like Chrome To create a look that reflected different textures by creating a quarter moon nail look.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram @styleempireMag @nessycioffi & Twitter @stylempire @nessycioffi for a sneak peak backstage at World MasterCard Fashion Week. Use #StyleEmpireXWMCFW #StyleEmpire to tell us what your #EssieLove is.

– Vanessa Cioffi

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#WMCFW Spring/Summer 2015: Day 5, Stephan Caras

What do the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Miss teen International and Hermes have in common? One thing: Stephan Caras. His eclectic history of fashion design is no doubt what has moved him up through the ranks over the years as a highly anticipated creator of women’s fashion. His work is dramatic and opulent – the stuff you’d imagine on a diva center-stage or a starlet on the red carpet. This year’s collection at World MasterCard Fashion Week  was no exception.

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The Spring/Summer 2015 line boasts bold gold and silver fabrics with metallic sheen and subtle yet intricate patterns in many of the pieces. Deeply cut necklines welcoming the season’s sun add a sexy twist to some gowns. The dramatic flare of other gowns was secret until the models pivoted to head back from the top of the runway, revealing beautiful backless silhouettes. One pieces and cropped tops will also surely be seasonal favourites when the time comes. The Australian-born designer continues his legacy of adorned, feminine style with his latest collection.


– Nicole Edwards

Photos courtesy of Paul Ross for OPIQUE / Top of the Runway 

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