Friday, 29 November 2013

'Twas The Night Winners

We had fun at 'Twas The Night this week!

On the Red Carpet with Dan Levy
L-Phaedra, R-Brenna

Thank you so much to all of you who stopped by the Styleista Style Lounge  

We have drawn the winners of each prize and they are as follows:

For the Styleista Closet Edit the winner is:  Amanda Frazer

For the Women's Gift Basket the winner is:  Maria Pozas

For the Men's Gift Basket the winner is:  Ryan Jennings

For the Foodie Gift Basket the winner is:  Christina Odiaman

Please email us at to claim your prize!

What we wore:

L-Phaedra: Saint Laurent booties | Helmut Lang skirt | J. Crew sweater | David Yurman bracelet
R-Brenna: BCBGeneration Booties | Topshop skirt | Aritzia top | J. Crew bangles and necklaces


Wednesday, 27 November 2013

'Twas the Night…TONIGHT!

Calgarians…this is the night to put on your fabulous festive outfits and come to the CORE Shopping Centre and partake in some holiday cheer and shopping of course! 

Calgary Downtown is sponsoring a red carpet hosted by Dan Levy and Jan Arden will be preforming. Not to mention the lighting of the 45ft Christmas tree and the CPO half orchestra plus the children's ballet for your delight! 

But of course…what about the deals?

Several of the retailers will be offering special one-time-only specials and in-store demonstrations. And if you can’t decide what’s right for everyone on your list, come visit us in The Styleista Lounge to get our shopping tips and top gift picks. Plus we will be giving away 4 major gifts!
Here's a rundown of a few of the one night only deals you'll find at 'Twas the Night 2013:
Brooks Brothers — 15% off regular price merchandise
BCBGeneration — 30% off storewide
Gap — 30% regular price items, denim prizes DAVIDsTEA, mini-cupcakes, live mannequins and carollers
Guess and Marciano — 30% off purchase, plus gifts for loyalty members
Harry Rosen — food sampling from the Concord Group (Model Milk, National and Double Zero)
Holt Renfrew — Live DJ, hot chocolate and tea, pop-up shop sampling, and a chance to spin the Northern Noel wheel for a chance to win, hourly prizes
Indigo — Autograph signing with John Gilchrist
Oil & Vinegar — Food sampling
Papyrus — Gift wrap kiosk


Dress & Jacket: Aritzia, Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Clutch: BCBG, Earrings & Bracelet: House of Harlow, Gloves: Club Monaco

Tux: Hugo Boss, Shoes & Socks & Cufflinks: Paul Smith, Shirt: Banana Republic, Bow tie & Phone case: Brooks Bros.
We hope to see you all there!
~ Phaedra

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Menswear Editorial by Phaedra

Last month I worked on a high fashion editorial with local photographer Boy Josh and model Daniel from Mode. Clothing provided by Henry Singer

~ Phaedra

Monday, 25 November 2013

Roots Canada Cabin Collection

I am loving the cabin sock inspiration at Roots right now! 
Makes me want to curl up in front of the fire with a hot chocolate (and baileys) and a good book.

The Cabin Sock

Cabin Tights
The Cabin Shawl Cardigan

Cabin Sock Slippers

Cabin Flip Mitts

Cabin Sweater (toddler)

Cabin Throw
All of these are on my Christmas list!

Roots Canada Cabin Look:

roots Canada cabin


Friday, 22 November 2013

'Twas the Night 2013

Celebrate the season at Calgary's FREE premiere holiday shopping night
Benefiting Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation, Alzheimer Society of Calgary, National Music Centre, 
Pet Access League Society (PALS) and United Way - BeCause Initiative

You're invited to celebrate the season at Calgary's FREE premiere holiday event. Join us at the CORE on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 from 6:30pm - 10:00pm for a holiday event like no other:

  • * Join Brenna and I in our Styleista Style Lounge to gain great gift ideas and ask us any of your style questions!
  • * Enjoy a one-of-a-kind performance from Juno award-winning artist Jann Arden and her 3-piece band

  • * Get all of your holiday shopping done in one night with exclusive one-night-only retailer offers
  • * Downtown Calgay presents the red carpet with celebrity host Dan Levy (comedian and former MTV host)

  • * FREE downtown parking
  • * Witness Calgary's newest holiday tradition, the lighting of the CORE's spectacular 45-foot Christmas tree
  • * Savour delicacies at sampling stations presented by downtown restaurants  
Calgarians have enjoyed a year of celebrations in 2013 and 'Twas the Night will be the grand finale. Come together with thousands of Calgarians from across the city to celebrate the holiday season, and support five local charities championing the revitalization of the City of Calgary. All donations collected from tickets will support the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation, Alzheimer Society of Calgary, National Music Centre, Pet Access League Society (PALS) and United Way - BeCause Initiative. Suggested donation is minimum $15 - donations will also be accepted at the door.
The CORE will help 50 Calgary families affected by the Alberta floods have a happy Christmas by giving away $10,000 in CORE gift cards. To nominate a family, please visit and help bring some holiday magic to those most in need this season. 
For news and updates, follow the CORE on Twitter and Facebook
See you all there!

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Gifts for the Whole Family from Papyrus

 Papyrus in the CORE Shopping Centre has great gift options for the whole family!

For Dad Golf Ball + Club Book Ends for home or office

For the Teenage Girl these Disco Ball Earbuds

- both make great stocking stuffers!

A Teen Son would love this Moleskin Lego 2014 Daily Planner

 A Young Girl would have hours of fun with this 
Melissa & Doug Abby & Emma Magnetic Dress-Up Set

For a Young Boy this Melissa & Doug Wooden Car Carrier

For Grandma & Grandpa an Angel Ornament Set
- would also make a great hostess gift

These as well as the most beautiful cards and all your 
gift giving + wrapping needs found at Papyrus!

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Unique Gift Idea: Styleista Gift Certificates

Unique Gift Idea: Styleista Gift Certificates

Each year Christmas rolls around and advertisements start showing festive images the day after Halloween and naturally we start thinking about what to give our loved ones! 

Giving is fun. It's fun to see the happiness or surprise on the face of our most near and dear! So we have a unique and personalized suggestion for a gift this year that would surprise and delight almost any recipient. 

We at Styleista offer various fashion services but two areas that we are particularly seasoned in is personal styling and personal shopping! Why not get a gift certificate for that friend or family member that needs to update their closet due to a life change such as; starting a new career, getting a promotion, weight-loss, and getting married + honeymoon. 

Please visit our Services page to view detailed descriptions on all of our services and options.

Contact us at with inquiries or to purchase a gift certificate.

Happy Holidays
~ Xo Phaedra & Brenna

Monday, 18 November 2013

Layering Accessories

One way to show your personal style is through accessories and how you put them together. One of my favourite ways is to layer my various pieces of jewelry. Whether it be costume or fine jewelry try stacking them into a statement look. Load on bangles and bracelets. Layer multiple lengths of necklaces. Try gold, silver and rose gold together. Drape your neck with pearls and crystals. The more the better!

Luxe Layers

Here is my take on the trend below: 

~ Phaedra

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Fall/Winter Hats

Throughout history hats have played many roles other then just keeping your head warm. Hats have been related to social status, religion and the military. Today we wear hats generally as a fashion statement or to keep the heat from escaping during the chilly months. 

Three main hat trends that are prevalent this season: the wool fedora, the baseball cap and the touque (Canadian) or beenie.

Fall/Winter Hats

All of these styles are acceptable to wear with almost any outfit. Here are some street style pictures to evoke your imagination!

Simple and Chic

Trendy Textures

All Black + Beenie

Keep warm styleistas!!!!