Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Styleista on Breakfast Television: Hot Fall Handbags

On Monday I had the pleasure of representing Styleista on Breakfast Television Calgary again. This time featuring the hot handbags for women and a weekend option for men!

Check out the link below to view the video: 

Tara Sloan and I presenting Fall's hot handbags

List of bags and retailers all available at the Core Shopping Centre:

Carry All Tote

Low: Town shoes $98
High: Michael Kors Selma $428

Animal Print
Low: Melanie Lyne $75
High: Celine Viper Edge $4100

Structured City Bag
Low: Naturlizer $69.99
High: Chloe Medium Paraty $1895

Envelope Clutch
Low: H&M $15
High: Celine diamond clutch $1650

Weekender Duffle
Low: H&M $59.99
High: Brooks Bros $800

~ Phaedra

Monday, 28 October 2013

A Ticket to Milan ~ Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Italian Gala

We are honoured to be producing and styling the fashion show for the Italian Gala in support of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra at Devonia Gardens in the CORE this Friday, November 1. The show will feature high end Italian designers exclusively from Holt Renfrew, including Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Etro and Valentino. There is also a VIP reception and a post party, click here for tickets. Transport yourself to Italy!

Hope to see you there!

Friday, 25 October 2013

Gifts that Glitter for your Girl

Guys...this one's for you!

I'm one of those people who isn't ready to think about Christmas until Halloween is over but I can't help getting excited by shiny things! When I saw Maison Birks Holiday gift roll out I realized that these items work for any and all occasions.

Maison Birks, one of North America’s most prestigious jewellers and trusted brands, has been Canada’s diamond and fine jewellery leader since 1879. 

I have listed my top 3 favourites from the collection and suggest them as gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas and just because!




Birks is located in The CORE Shopping Centre on the +15 level...and if anyone feels like telling my hubby to gift me the rose gold stud earrings, I would NOT be upset ;)

~ Phaedra

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Hallowe'en In Style in YYC ~ The Party To Die For

The costume clad event of the year is just around the corner and the hottest ticket in town is The Party To Die For at Belgo put on by the infamous party throwing duo Social Committee! 

It promises to be "A thrilling night of depravity with the most drop dead gore-geous party-goers in the city. Dance your life away to stiff beats as you feed from the rations, and toast to the end..." Tickets are $65 and include "entry, entertainment, bevvy, bites, and safety"

Phaedra and I will be there in our caveman chic costumes.

Halloween Cave woman

Some other halloween pieces:

halloween 2013

halloween accessories

Have a spook-tacular Hallowe'en, 
hope to see you at The Party To Die For!

Sunday, 20 October 2013

EVENT: Bundle Up in J. Crew

Fall is here and the temperatures are dipping, sorry to say but winter is just around the corner. Have you Calgarian's picked up your new Fall/Winter 2013/14 outerwear pieces already? If not, or if you just want a few more, we invite you to join me (Phaedra) for an outerwear, footwear and cold weather clothing event at J. Crew Calgary on Tuesday, October 22 from 5pm - 9pm. 

  • Spend upwards of $150 you receive 25% savings on your purchase!
  • Enjoy complimentary styling advice for both men and women and browse what is available in-store and on-line.
  • Be one of the first in Calgary to view the new J. Crew Fall/Winter merchandise roll out.
  • Sip on hot chocolate, peppermint tea and nibble on mini cookies.

Please send me an email at to set an appointment time. I look forward to hearing from you!

~ Phaedra

Friday, 18 October 2013

'Twas The Night ~ CORE Christmas

Phaedra and I were thrilled to be a part of the CORE's media dinner to announce ‘Twas the Night - Calgary’s largest, FREE holiday celebration and after-hours shopping event benefiting local non-profit organizations, which is just around the corner. The event was top notch, with winter wonderland decor, 
delicious eats catered by The Met Grill and a fashion show put on by Styleista.

The fashion show consisted of two sets
'Cabin Christmas'

and 'Holiday Glamour'

Full outfit details below

All the details of 'Twas The Night were revealed, including a red carpet complete with MTV’s favourite celebrity host, Dan Levy, shopping deals in every store and holiday entertainment from Juno Award-winning artist Jann Arden. 

Brenna, Phaedra, Jill Belland

This is what we wore:

Brenna ~ top: Kensie | jeans: Rag & Bone from Aritzia | boots: House of Harlow from Holt Renfrew | jewelry: Tiffany & Co., David Yurman

Phaedra ~ blazer: Zara | pants: Aritzia | shoes: Dior | necklace: J. Crew

On November 27, 2013, the CORE (TD Square/Holt Renfrew) will once again host thousands of Calgarians to celebrate the season at this annual event and are pleased to present ‘Twas the Night as a free event with no pre-purchased tickets.  Instead, attendees will be encouraged to RSVP online and consider donating to one of the selected local non-profit organizations. Suggested donations of $15 dollars can be made online at or in person at ‘Twas the Night. Doors open at 6:30 for this after-hours holiday shopping extravaganza.

Hope to see you all there!