Hello Darlings, “It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and  winter in the shade.” Nothing describes the joy of those first few days of March than that quote from Great Expectations. In true Canadian fashion after a few above zero and sunny days, we joyfully begin to pack away our winter layers. The wonders that spring cleaning does to a lady’s self esteem when the “skirts an bare legs season” finally approaches. That very moment when you finally pack away the boots and pull out your favorite pair of pumps — pure bliss!Jergens Natural Glow Marta Tryshak

This week also marks Fall/Winter 2016 collection presentations at the Toronto Fashion and as every big event in our lives, looking and feeling great becomes a priority. Not to say that any other day it is not but it is during those certain occasions where attention to detail is given.Through the duration of one week, it is a none stop action from shows to dinners and cocktail parties. To feel great or attractive when running on few hours of sleep and fueled by few too many cups of americano is nearly impossible. Typically when preparing for fashion week I try to simplify as many things as possible. From a visit to a hair salon for a touch up, to getting freshly done mani and pedi, to eyelash extensions and finally a sunless tan. Essentially it is a  maintenance mode ritual!

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Hello Darlings, The day after my 25th birthday I felt like a weight of the world has come crushing down on my shoulders. Not sure what changed within twenty four hours but on that day two years ago it all did. It’s as if the switch went off in my mind and the priorities have shifted or perhaps I finally established some. Within the past two years I have struggled in finding myself and envisioning what I want my life to be. It was during that classic dilemma of “20s are for making mistakes” and that “the 30s are the new 20s” where I finally realized that neither of those were true. Perhaps a comforting thought when you’re trying to navigate adulthood but far from truth. In fact, the opposite is true.

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Our 20s is the most significant decade of adulthood where 80% of life’s most defining moments take place by the age of 35. Therefore the 30s are definitely not the new 20s because even the lack of action or decisions will define your life. Not making choices is a choice all the same. Upon realizing that there’s no pause from life regardless of the age that I’ve finally come to terms with importance of being a twenty-something.

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Hello Darlings, There is a shade of red lipstick for every woman. There is also a color of lipstick for  every one of her moods. As women it is our prerogative to change our mind as often as our little hearts desire. So who’s to say that we can’t experience that change daily if not hourly.Lise Watier Baiser Satin Marta Tryshak

I’ve always been the kind of girl who shied away from color. Perhaps because I’ve always best identified with my red hair color but which also prevented me from experiencing color both in my wardrobe and especially make up. Not exactly a drastic crises but in some instances more so of a mental block. I simply could not wrap my mind around as to how I can wear certain colors without them clashing with that of my hair. Silly, I know but once something sticks in your mind and becomes a norm it is difficult to overcome it. Certain aspects and habits simply defy logic!

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