The Academy Awards is Hollywood's biggest night and some of Hollywood's biggest stars were out looking glamorous and regal last night on the red carpet.  There were lots of hits and misses on the red carpet when it came to style, but the classic looks seemed to be the winner. Here are our picks of Best Dressed from last night.


Emma Stone looked like a true star in a gold, body-hugging Givenchy Haute Courture by Ricardo Tisci dress with tiers of fringe.




Jessica Biel wore a distressed metallic Kaufman Franco dress with an edgy Tiffany & Co necklace. 



Viola Davis looked so beautiful in a strawberry cold-shoulder dress by Armani Prive. She is such an amazing actress and so deserving of her win.


Taranji P Henson opted for a classic chic look in a beautiful navy off shoulder gown by Alberta Ferretti.

Which were you favorite looks from last night? 

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Looking for the perfect presents to say “Be mine!” this year? Love doesn’t have to be shown through flowers or heart shaped boxed chocolates this Valentine’s Day. Treat your Valentine to timeless trinkets from Land & Sea and charming jewelry from Joyce’s Closet!

Conveniently located in downtown Calgary at TD Square, Land & Sea has a perfectly quirky selection of love-themed gifts for your Valentine. Make the shopping experience quick and easy by visiting Land & Sea for unique treats.

Share your love this Valentine’s Day with loveable presents from Land & Sea! Our favorites from the Valentine’s Day selection include the Knock Knock: Keep it Simple Stickies for the cute list-lover in your life, Sexy Rendez Vous: The Sexy Romance Game for Two, perfect for that playful couple, and premium beard care products from Mammoth Beard Co. Land & Sea also offers a beautiful selection of gifts from CoutuKitsch Jewelry and Lamb’s Soapworks Bath Products




Another gift to treat yourself or your Valentine to this year is with 20% off all jewelry at Joyce’s Closet. With incredible designer brands from Tiffany & Co. to Links of London, it’s always nice to shop from the cozy confinements of your own home. Our favorite gifts on sale now at JoycesCloset.ca are the ‘Return to Tiffany’ Sterling Silver Circle Charm Bracelet for $245 and the Links of London Double Pewter & White Double Wrap Bracelet – gifts that exude classic refinement and refreshing taste. 



No matter how you gift this Valentine’s Day, celebrate love in style! Happy Valentine’s Day!



With the holiday season quickly approaching, endless parties are planned to be celebrated in style.
Swanky soirees, grandiose gifts, and contagious cheer all call for a fashionable experience. Holiday aesthetics including bold colors, sparkle, and shine don’t just apply to decorations - play up your look at your holiday party this year with our favorite trends of the season! 

Located in Willow Park Village is a line-up of flavorful fashion boutiques that cater to fashionistas with a spectrum of trending tastes. What is your go-to look to celebrate the holidays? We visited the lovely shops of C’est Casual, Erin’s Boutique, and First Class Fashion to find our favorite festive outfits. 

C’est Casual
Offering a stylish selection of designer brands, C’est Casual is a personable boutique with an incredibly friendly staff that features curated collections from Frank Lyman Design, Conrad C, and Gelco from Germany. The storefront showcases a range of styles for all women. Sporty silhouettes, comfort-friendly fabrics, and fanciful patterns adorn the racks that encourage elegance and sophistication. 

For a holiday inspired look, we chose a rich red hued jacket with oversized lapels and a glitter circle pattern paired with classic black trousers. A lavish shade of red is romantic and festive, especially when complemented with a sprinkle of glittered detail. Another look we loved still heightened the trend of sparkles. A sleeveless buttoned blouse by Domee, Inc. creates a whimsical silhouette with an oversized collar. Paired with sleek black leggings and detailed with a silver statement necklace, such an outfit is ideal for shining chic at a holiday party! 

The staff at C’est Casual welcomes every shopper who wants to look great at any event. Visit this beautiful shop and find your favorite outfit to celebrate the holidays in this year! 

Erin’s Boutique + First Class Fashion
Right next to C’est Casual in Willow Park Village is Erin’s Boutique and First Class Fashion - two boutiques that provide excellent service and wonderful fashion including whimsical accessories and gorgeous clothing that will leave you dressed to impressed for the holiday season. Among novelty items such as patterned travel luggage and quirky patterned sweaters perfect for gifts, there is a plethora of outfit choices from Canadian designer brands like Joseph Ribkoff and Not Your Daughter’s Jeans. 

Our favorite holiday look emphasizes the power of pink in a bold and feminine cocktail dress with a silver keyhole detail and cape draped front. If sparkles aren’t your ideal choice of design, a pop of color is a great trend to exhibit during the holidays. We narrowed down the sparkle trend to a statement beaded clutch available at Erin’s Boutique! Shiny and sparkly, a small purse or clutch is a sophisticated yet playful way to complement bold colors.

Choose your best look (or looks!) for the holidays at Erin’s Boutique and First Class Fashion, where you are provided with endless classy options to choose from.



(From left to right: Domee, Inc. red glitter circle patterned jacket $265, Frank Lyman Design black camisole $70, Conrad C Melissa Fit black trousers $100. Domee, Inc. black glitter polka dot sleeveless blouse $250, Frank Lyman Design black legging pants $70, Silver statement necklace $45; both looks from C’est Casual. Joseph Ribkoff fuchsia cape cocktail dress $229 and beaded gold statement clutch $60 available at Erin’s Boutique and First Class Fashion.)

Mariana’s Alterations



With business highlights featuring a European experience over 20 years and work with any kind of fabric, Marianna’s Alterations is a fashion staple to Willow Park Village. The staff at Marianna’s takes tailoring to a supreme degree that transforms pieces to impressive works of art. With a specialty in wedding fashion, clients are encouraged and welcome to take in their precious clothing to receive ultimate care from professionals. Take your holiday looks in for some custom repairing or restyling!


The charming tailor business location is also a grand destination for catering to the dress rental services at Joyce’s Closet. With countless variations of fine fabrics and intricate designs, it is highly important to treat the curated collection of gowns and dresses with care from the trusted consultants at Marianna’s Alterations

ENTER TO WIN!

Willow Park Village was incredibly kind to collaborate with us and is giving one lucky reader a reason to go shopping! Like what you see on our holiday gift guide and fashion trends features? Enter to win by commenting with your favorite look for celebrating the holidays in the comments section for a chance to win a $50 gift card to the shoppes at Willow Park Village!

*Contest ends Thursday Nov 24th at Noon. 


Happy Holidays!






Authentically designed and carefully curated, Willow Park Village stands as a quaint location for shopping filled with local businesses that contribute to all things wonderful during the holiday season. The pristine park, located on Macleod Trail, heightens the charming allure of strip mall shopping with an assortment of lovely boutiques. From food to home decor and fashion, Willow Park Village houses several idyllic brands that are helpful for checking off your holiday shopping lists! 





If you’re shopping for something unique that celebrates the gesture of gift giving, take time this holiday season to visit Willow Park Village, where stores like Studio Blue, Blue Moon, and Wong Ken’s Jewellery are guaranteed to provide you with personable service. There is nothing like an ultimately ideal retail experience where one receives genuine attention, efficiency, and endless options to purchase from. 

Checkm8 Shoes + Clark England
Style and comfort are two high priorities for Checkm8, a shoe boutique that specializes in top quality and famous brands including Roberto Capucci, Pikolinos, and Ecco. Check out what’s in store for your shopping list! Fashionable footwear is a perfect present for your favorite fashionista, whether it’s the perfect pair of booties or a high quality pair of flats. Checkm8 also has a prime selection of handbags and accessories add to your great gifts. 



Alongside Checkm8 Shoes is Clark England, a shoe shop that is known for its personable staff and trendy environment. With the widest selection of Clarks shoes in Canada, the hardest part of your shopping experience might be narrowing down your choices to buy for your favorite comfy shoe lovers! With an astounding longevity in the retail market that dates back to 1825, choosing to purchase a pair of Clarks is deciding to invest in a product that was carefully constructed to suit individual style and comfort. The store itself provides you with professional shoe consultants who are incredibly well prepared to guide you in finding the right pair to suit your lifestyle and shopping needs. 

Fashion Addition 14+
With an amazing line-up of designer brands, Fashion Addition +14 caters to plus-size women with impeccable style and taste. Brands such as Tribal, Eileen Fisher, Columbia, and Jess & Jane grace the fashionable racks of this trendy trade. Passion is the theme of Fashion Addition 14+ as ‘Fashion Forward Thinking Proves “Large is Lovely”’ serves as a positive motto for the storefront. With a valuable history dating back to 1987, owners Bill and Marilyn Booth opened Fashion Addition 14+ after observing a lack of options in the retail market of plus size fashion. Customers are encouraged to embrace their curves and are welcome to make Fashion Addition 14+ a retail home.



Blue Moon + Studio Blue 
An amazing collection of novelty items and carefully crafted jewelry fills the walls and shelves of Blue Moon Accessories. With the largest collection of Alex and Ani jewelry in Calgary, Blue Moon also sells custom products that will satisfy any fashionista on your holiday shopping list. Items such as handmade meditation rings and quirky key pendant necklaces grace display shelves and prove to be hot commodities in store. Within the shop lies a large spectrum of items that match an expansive demographic, from Pyrrah, a jewelry brand featuring encouraging sweet messages like “Love Conquers All,” to a playful array of whimsical novelty socks. Blue Moon Accessories is a quaint one stop shop to fill stockings and gift boxes this holiday season. 



Adjacent to Blue Moon Accessories is Studio Blue, a fashion boutique featuring designer collections ranging from Elisa Cavaletti to Katherine Barclay. With a feminine aesthetic and fashion forward appeal, Studio Blue is a streamlined source for lush gifts including trendy patterned ponchos that are equipped for colder weather and great for that cozy fashionista on your list! 

Wong Ken Jewellery 
Specializing in custom jewellery, Wong Ken’s is a sophisticated and elegant shop in Willow Park Village that will please the jewel lover you are shopping for this holiday season. The store houses a fine selection of high quality jewelry brands, including but not limited to Alor, Alpina, and Tissot. With an utmost welcoming and personable staff, Wong Ken’s is an ideal destination for shoppers searching for something special for that special someone. Professional customer service and focused excellence is what sets Wong Ken’s Jewelry apart within the jewelry industry of Calgary. Regardless of the differentiation of styles between different customers, each piece sold at Wong Ken is conscientiously crafted to match every personal taste. 



Lammle’s Western Wear 
Popularly known as the official western wear retailer for the Calgary Stampede, Lammle’s Western Wear is the perfect shop for the name on your holiday gift list who appreciates the fashionable staple of a pair of authentic cowboy boots. With a wide variety of options featuring men’s wear, women’s wear, kid’s wear, and gift ware, the amount of gifting options are endless. Brands such as Wrangler and Montana Silversmiths add to the rugged and resilient details of western appeal. To appease the feminine physique, a range of dress designs from aztec embroidery to leopard print are readily available. Novelty items such as a Big Shot flask gift set and painted horse salt and pepper shakers are also ideal to add to your gift lists. It is no wonder why Lammle’s Western Wear encourages customers to “experience the evolution of western wear.” 



From unique accessories and fine jewelry to comfortably chic shoes and whimsical western wear, Willow Park Village upholds genuine gift options this holiday season. Whether it’s for your mom, dad, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, and even dog or cat, there is always something within these unique and fashionable stores. Treat yourself to a stroll through all the shops with your loved ones in mind. What’s on your wish list? It’s possible you’ll come to find those wishes granted at Willow Park Village

Happy holidays! 


Sub Rosa, Calgary’s newest nightlife addition, opened up it’s exclusive location for a media and VIP preview a few weeks ago.

Latin for “under the rose,” Sub Rosa stayed cohesive to its origins by being set as an underground bar with a speakeasy feel. Patrons will understand the higher end exclusivity of this establishment just by entering its double doors near The Guild on Stephen’s Avenue. Welcomed by gorgeous representatives at the front, you will be led to an elevator and instructed to select the special button with the Sub Rosa triangle logo. Just the feeling of hitting that button will make you feel like you’re about to join an elite endeavor. 




The elevator will finally lead you to the actual Sub Rosa bar - an expansive, luxuriously decorated atmosphere that encourages a night of chic debauchery. Stunning, high quality decor sets the scene with vintage appeal. Dark lighting hues emphasize rich and romantic patterns behind deluxe leather couches under stunning gold bird cage lamps. Sensational details including fascinating artwork and sensual drapery add textured intrigue to the speakeasy style. 






To heighten the aesthetic of Sub Rosa, a custom drink menu featuring elegant cocktails is livened up by knowledgeable mixologists ready to pour, like the Burnt Cherry Manhattan and the Pink Panther. The food menu is just as stylish, as selections like the sliders are served on decorative dishes. Such fare pairs incredibly well with trendy beats playing by the live DJ and abundance of social chatter enjoying the complete vibe. 




Add some intrigue and inspiration to your weekend by traveling to the exclusive and stylish underground venue. Sub Rosa will creatively enhance any date night or social soiree with sweet libations in a historical space. 

For Sub Rosa guest list, reservations and private event inquiries, please contact 403-770-2315 or info@subrosayyc.com.

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VIP guests were in attendance this past Tuesday for the grand opening of the Marriott In-Terminal Hotel located at the Calgary airport. The special event featured a plethora of Calgary’s finest residents ranging from fashionable lifestyle bloggers to corporate executives in the airport and hospitality industry. With live musical performances, signature beverages, and endless food to accommodate guests, the Marriott In-Terminal Hotel celebrated its inception to the expansive portfolio of Marriott hotels in style. 





The sophisticated and architecturally streamlined $2 billion hotel includes 318 guest rooms, a modern-equipped mezzanine, and, among several other amenities, a specialized lounge for elite members traveling to, from, and through Calgary. With endless, astounding views of the Calgary skyline and Canadian Rocky Mountains, the Marriott In-Terminal Hotel is destined to set the atmospheric backdrop of the most pleasant stays. 



Several board members were in attendance to claim the new hotel as a location that only guarantees fantastic experiences from visitors. Because of the existence of such a grand facility, over 48,000 people are employed with promising jobs and connects Calgary across the world. 

Don Cleary, president at Marriott Hotels of Canada, considers the grand opening as an introduction of a world class terminal at the Calgary airport. “We’re very lucky to be here,” Cleary said. “The Marriott is a very proud participant in the hospitality industry in Canada. This is just another demonstration of our ability to grow and be a part of this hospitality community.”


If you’re searching for the perfect hotel to accommodate guests traveling to Calgary, look no further than the Marriott In-Terminal Hotel. It could even be the perfect destination for yourself as a mini weekend getaway and staycation! 

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The red carpet was laid out within the gorgeous halls of Jack Singer Concert Hall for the 2016 Calgary International Film Festival. The 12-day showcase started with an opening gala that prefaced the premiere of Maudie, a feature-length film highlighting the life and career of Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke. With a cast and crew of talented artists, it is no wonder the red carpet was graced with style.


Check out our favorite looks from the red carpet!

Mary Young Leckie, Executive Producer of Maudie, went for a whimsical and unique longline navy blazer with beautiful embroidery on the back. Her ensemble was the perfect combination of class and eclectic chic. 

Actress and co-star of Maudie, Kari Matchett, greeted the red carpet in a thin-strapped sequined number and black pumps. The Canadian born and raised starlet rocked a textured patterned dress by Los Angeles designer Christine Peters. “We went a little more formal at TIFF and I just wanted to go a little more rock and roll tonight,” said Matchet. 


Actor Shaun Johnston from beloved Canadian television series “Heartland” attended the event with partner Susan. The couple was decked in a monochrome color scheme with a hint of pink in Johnston’s pocket square. Despite his claim to fame, Johnston is humble yet sophisticated in wardrobe choices. “I don’t have a great collection of designer wear, but this is my go-to idea, and I like it, so I don’t care if I don’t wear it to two events in a row!” expressed the Heartland star. “I’m usually pretty casual, but I make sure to complement whatever Shaun is wearing,” said Susan, who rocked a motorcycle jacket over a cross front dress from Nordstrom. 

Robert Cuffey, director of CIFF feature film Chokeslam, attended the gala with daughter Freja, who was adorable in a motorcycle jacket that she got as a present for her tenth birthday and organza overlay dress with leather boots that she picked out herself. The notable director spoke candidly about his outfit choice. “I’m not really a red carpet person,” he said. "This is sort of me ransacking my closet and thinking, ‘Oh hey! I forgot I had this!’ and putting it on.” 


With other guests in attendance including Steve Schroeder, executive director of CIFF, and James Pettigrew, president of the Board of Directors, the Opening Gala red carpet was filled with professionals who were clearly enthusiastic about beginning what has become a festival welcoming over 20,000 film enthusiasts. 

With a mission “to entertain and engage audiences by curating the most compelling films, and creating remarkable festival experiences, the Calgary International Film Festival has certainly set the stage to welcome an abundance of curated and engaging wardrobe choices for all of us fashionistas to also appreciate! Thanks for having us, CIFF! 

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Lights, Canada, Action! The Calgary InternationalFilm Festival is rolling out the red carpet for actors, actresses, and cinephiles alike that will make the sixth largest film festival in Canada stylishly studded with stars. 

With an expectation of approximately 35,000 attendees over the course of twelve days, the Oscar-qualifying festival’s mission is “to entertain and engage audiences by curating the most compelling films, creating remarkable festival experiences.” 

As the festival hosts gala events, screenings, and special presentations, the sequence of cinematic events begins with the Opening Night Gala at Jack Singer Concert Hall. What is to be expected from such a high profile opening? According to CalgaryFilm.com, “The Opening Gala is the largest and highest profile event of the festival, which includes a red carpet, guests from the film, live entertainment, and a post-screening party.” 

To set the scene, the Opening Gala begins with the showcasing of MAUDIE, a romance biopic celebrating the life and career of Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis. With Academy Award nominees Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmin, Happy-Go-Lucky) and Ethan Hawke (BeforeMidnight, Maggie’s Plan) as the main characters, MAUDIE is anticipated to garner plenty of buzz during awards season.


Actress Sally Hawkins, star of MAUDIE in sheer beaded number at the 2014 Academy Awards. 


Actor Ethan Hawke from MAUDIE at the 2015 Academy Awards wearing a Prada tuxedo.


From now until October 2, cinema establishments such as the Eau Claire movie theatre and Calgary Film Center will broaden the horizons of movie options as short films, feature length films, documentaries, and animated shorts contribute to the thought provoking collection of work that is the Calgary International Film Festival. 


With so many films waiting to play for enthused audiences from around the world, Joyce’s Closet will be in attendance not only to embrace the beauty of film culture, but to eye the beautiful fashion expected to walk the red carpet. With glam gowns and stunning suits as the anticipated uniforms for patrons and professionals in attendance, the Calgary International Film Festival will be a fashionable extension of the growing culture Calgary has to highlight. See all you film loving fashionistas there! Stay tuned for more highlights! 

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Sweet summer sixteen has come to an end as we fall into autumn fashion and prep ourselves with a warmer wardrobe. How would you describe your fall style? No matter the look you’re going for, there is nothing like the seasonal staple of a cozy sweater. Fitted, over-sized, knit, or hooded, there are several ways to play up your sweater game. 

PRINTS



Prints on a sweater are a fantastic way to add a more playful vibe to your warm aesthetic. Whether you’re into little bears or little bows, a printed pattern really adds a personal touch to how you wear your coziest sleeves. 

Ariana Grande serves us some sass in her adorable bear printed sweater. Her style shows us that fashion is an excellent way to express your personality. 


Shop a similar look at JoycesCloset.ca with this bow patterned black and white sweater by Ya Los
Angeles With the perfect balance of girlie and cozy, you can dress this up with a pair of patent pumps and skinny jeans or dress it down with ripped boyfriend jeans and slip-on sneakers. 



TEXTURE



One feature that a great fall sweater must have: coziness! Up your cozy texture game in an over-sized knit sweater jacket like Rachel Bilson seen here with a maxi dress and jacket combo. A sweater that serves as a practical, yet decorative piece to your wardrobe is always essential. Large knits with fun woven patterns are a great way to add details to your autumn outfit. 




Shop a similar look to Rachel’s at JoycesCloset.ca! This beautiful vintage Cowichan sweater jacket  will be the perfect warm addition to your warmer wardrobe. With neutral hues and intricate woven patterns, this piece can be worn over your favorite button up and skinny jeans with a pair of riding boots. 
OVERSIZED


Supermodel Gigi Hadid makes the over sized turtleneck trend look like a million bucks. Practical yet polished, the turtleneck is a structural feature that shouldn’t be overlooked this season.



Get ready like Gigi in this tan oversized turtleneck sweater from Top Shop This look is an essential piece to looking effortlessly put together. Rock this look by pairing it with a printed circle scarf or a great statement necklace.

Whether it’s a fantastic print, a fabulous texture, or just the perfect oversized size, a sweater can stylishly complete any wardrobe this season. Fall into fashion and shop these sweet sweaters at JoycesCloset.ca

xoxo