Friday, 28 February 2014

What Do Your Shoes Say About You?

Personally, I am addicted to shoes. There I admitted it. I have a ton and I get in a little bit of trouble from my husband every time I try and sneak another pair into my closet. 

But what do your shoes say about your style? 


Your Style: Prep School Chic
Your Motto: Comfort and style are your two non-negotiables


Your Style: Girly Girl
Your Motto: Sweet 'n pretty 


Your Style: Laid back chic
Your Motto: If it's effortless then you'll wear it


Your Style: Classic
Your Motto: Less is more


Your Style: Bombshell
Your Motto: The higher the heel, the closer to heaven


My Style: Contemporary with an edge
My Motto: You can never have too many shoes!!!

~ XO, Phaedra

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

The Button Up ~ Spring 2014 Trend

Button up

The button up, collared shirt is back in a big way!

chambray button up

I love the chambray shirt especially when paired with white. Denim on denim, or the 'Canadian Tuxedo' as I like to call it, looks sharp too as long as the denim colors are different shades and contrast.

Modern Style button up

The button up is a classic, freshening up the look is all about how you interpret it and style it for yourself.

Take some tips from these celebrities:

Olivia Palermo

Zoe Saldana

Julia Roberts


Monday, 24 February 2014

motionball gala


motionball is a not-for-profit organization that builds awareness and raises funds for the Special Olympics Canada Foundation. The organization is run 100% by volunteers and is the largest fundraiser for Special Olympics in Canada. Every year in Calgary (among other Canadian cities) motionball puts on two events; The Gala on Feb 28 and Marathon of Sport on June 7 . The focus is really on educating people about Special Olympics and celebrating all that it does.

I was able to speak with Paul Horton today who is one of the Board of Directors and the Director of the Gala and he was able to provide some insight into the concept, how to support the initiative and of course...what to wear.

motionball all has many tried and true supporters but is also focused on 'the next generation' of supporters. Paul believes in Calgary they are those who are looking to have a well rounded life which includes not only their family and immediate environment but also looking outside of that to have an impact in the community they live in. 

When asked what's new and exciting this year, Paul expressed there will be several incredible performances by a local dance crew called ILLFX, an exclusive fashion show by Swimco shortly followed by Dj Skratch Bastid. All of these performances will be in line with the 'Brighter' theme.

Of course to finish off we need to chat fashion! So I asked Paul what he hopes to see from a fashion perspective and he responded with enthusiasm expressing that of all the events held for motionball all across the country, Calgary is the one city that really embraces the theme. So this year he hopes to see bright colours and high fashion. I agree! 

Here are two suggestions I would love to see at the motionball Brighter Gala!

motionball Calgary hopes to raise $100,000 this year. 
To buy tickets click HERE and to donate click HERE 

Hope to see you all there!

~ XO, Phaedra

Friday, 21 February 2014

Friday Night Black + White

Phaedra and I will be celebrating our up coming birthday's with friends tonight! Follow us on Instagram to see the adventures of the night!

I will be wearing one of my all time favorite trends - black + white, with Spring's bold orange lip and monochrome nails.

Friday Night Black + White

Friday Night Black + White by styleista-bh 

Happy Birthday to us, Cheers!


Wednesday, 19 February 2014

J. Crew Spring Wardrobe Update

Join me at J. Crew Chinook for a Spring 2014 Wardrobe update on Tuesday, February 25 between 5-9pm.

J. Crew Spring Wardrobe Update

  • Style advice
  • Spring 'Must Have' items
  • Accessorizing tips
  • Outfitting tips
  • Snacks & refreshments
Please RSVP to for appointment times. 

~ XO, Phaedra

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Fake Bake Instant Self Tanner Giveaway

We have an exciting give away for you today! 

One of my favourite beauty products Fake Bake, known best for it's flawless, easy to use self-tanners, has a new product. Fake Bake Bronze On The Glow a line of instant, wash off self-tanners perfect for those looking for the perfect glow instantly and for one night or day only!

Fake Bake Bronze on the Glow is the original wash-off tanner designed for the entire body and face! It is the easiest way to create an instantly gorgeous, sun-kissed look that will last all day (and night). It does not contain any self-tanning agents so once removed, skin will appear as it did before application.

One other perk of Bronze on the Glow ­ covering irregularities in skin tone its great for hiding cellulite, stretch marks, scars and bruises. Fake Bake's 360-degree nozzle provides a continuous spray that works at any angle so its super easy to apply. No little black dress is complete without it!

To win this amazing product please Tweet (@styleistaBH) or post a message on our Facebook/styleista and mention @fakebake. Don't miss out on a chance to try this!


Monday, 17 February 2014

Best Dressed at The BAFTA Awards 2014

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image - film, television and games. 

Here are my BEST DRESSED from the awards yesterday:

Matching Tuxedos - Brange strikes again!

David Gandy - Super Male Model

Lupita - She is killing it -fashion wise- on the red carpet! 

Michelle Rodriguez - Love the navy and black! Tres Chic.
Worst Dressed

And then there is this.....What, why...????

Lilly Allen - What the hell is going on here?

I have to start planning my Oscar party...Follow me @phaedragodchild on Twitter for live blogging of all the Oscar fashion on the red carpet!

~ XO, Phaedra

Friday, 14 February 2014

Talking Trends with Lisa Tant @ Holt Renfrew

Brenna and I attended the Talking Trends Presentation with Lisa Tant - Fashion Editor for Holt Renfrew. She is very refreshing because she is real about fashion and the fact that what you see going down the runway is not meant to literally wear on the street styled in the same way. The point - and we agree - is to find items that work for you. When picking up a trend piece this spring ensure you can wear that item a minimum of 3 ways otherwise it's not worth it.

Team Styleista (l) Brenna (r) Phaedra

Here are the 4 top trends according to Holt Renfrew:

Essentially this is a continuation of the Fall 2013 trend of mixing prints; pick out one colour and mix it with another print that has the same colour or pair it with a plain t-shirt or jeans.

Classic trend that endures; try mixing textures, dots, stripes and lace
Ps. White pointed pumps are a hot items this spring/summer!

Pastels either head to toe or subtly try them in a shoe or bag

Try fitted polo shirts or fitted sweats; avoid looking like you are going to the actual gym


  • White button down shirt
  • Cropped trousers
  • Cropped boxy jacket
  • Printed dress
  • Wrap sarong
I can't wait for warm temps and getting to wear all of these fabulous trends!

~ XO, Phaedra