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Last month, I had the privilege of attending the 2018 StartupFest for the very first time in my beloved hometown of Montreal. It was such a great experience from the Startup Train to Air BnB. First, let me backup a little bit, in December 2017, I received the promotion of a lifetime and a complete life elevation when I started working with Exponential University (ExU), an organization that offers advice, funding and resources for startup businesses, mainly tech startups who are finding new and innovative ways to create social impact

You just bought the perfect dress but it needs a little umph. My outfit of the day style guide is sure to help you accessorize any outfit and take it from glam to SHAZAAM! My very first rule of thumb is to release your fears and let your imagination run wild. Forget what you heard about: “those colour’s don’t go together,” or “that dress material doesn’t fit with that leather handbag,” or “those shoes aren’t classy enough.” Even though, you may hear me say those things from time-to-time, the one

“The secret to learning to do your makeup well comes through practice, knowing what colours work for you and not being afraid to try something different every once in a while.” ~Tricia Walters, AKA The Eyebrow Whisperer This is sage advice I picked up from my MUA team, Tricia Walters AKA The Eyebrow Whisper and agent XOXO, AKA Chantal Amsterdam, editor of LipsandLash.com. In the last year I embarked on the journey of exploring my love for makeup and skin care and I’ve learned a lot about using makeup to

Father’s Day is about a week away and if you’re worried that you haven’t found your dad the perfect gift as yet, I got you! This year, my Father’s Day gift guide is focused on the fashion forward father with items I selected after browsing thousands of options. Here are links to the images shown above. Bugatchi: Shaped-Fit Tonal Check Dress Shirt Saks Fifth Avenue: Three-Piece Cashmere Travel Set Saks Fifth Avenue Collection: Hives Burnished Leather Belt Prada: Luna Rossa Sport Gift Set PUMA: 59MM Aviator Sunglasses Saks Fifth Avenue Made in Italy: Jacquard Silk

Prefer to listen to this blog instead? You may have seen in passing that Saks Fifth Avenue is one of the major fashion brands in my network, but earlier this month, I found yet another way to deepen my relationship with them through affiliation. Background Just to give you a little background, I embarked on the road of affiliate marketing some years ago through Shareasale and I didn’t revisit it until recently. In my exploration I discovered VigLink that allows you to create affiliate links for almost any product or

Prefer to listen to this blog instead? When it comes to confidence and self-esteem, it’s all about your attitude and seeing things from a new perspective. Last night I went to see I Feel Pretty with Amy Schumer and it definitely had me ROTFL, but what stood out for me is the overall message of letting your confidence flow, with complete ignorance to the world’s idea of what beauty and sexiness looks like. Synopsis & Trailer A woman struggling with insecurity wakes from a fall believing she is the most

The first official issue of FBI STYLE magazine is now available on the ‘News’ page of www.FBISTYLE.com. FBI STYLE editor, Sandra Gabriel, is dedicating this issue to readers and subscribers who are dealing with ugly situations in their lives and who are seeking inspiration to turn their “ugliness” into something beautiful and their weaknesses into bold confidence. Readers will have access to gift ideas for Mother’s and Father’s Day and get a peak inside the Le Germain Hotel, Toronto Mercer. Le Germain is the first hotel to partner with FBI

It was bold of me to decide to stay in a city with little to no family to take care of me after I was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2017 and it was even more bold of me to pursue my goal of landing a job or a major opportunity, while starting this magazine, when I didn’t know how I would respond to chemotherapy. The beautiful (and divine) thing is that I escaped chemotherapy after learning that my diagnosis was actually at stage 4 and because there is

The Met Gala theme this year was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” and the celebrities did not hold back. This year we saw everything from deep and rich coloured gowns to feathers, elaborate head-pieces and even wings. Here are my top Red Carpet Ready inspirations from the 2018 Met Gala.

When I saw this dress, it literally made me gasp and it took my breath away. I absolutely love almost anything bodycon and there’s just something powerful and confident in a flare sleeve. Not only is it my featured dress of the day, but it’s the one and only dress in my boutique. You heard it right folks, this boutique has one dress! Click below to visit the boutique now and get a closer look at this super hot, flare sleeve mock neck sheath dress.

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