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.
For the past month or so, I’ve been in a serious Bruno Mars phase (for the second time). My iPod is filled with his top songs that I love. The morning rush highway traffic has nothing on me since I’m jamming away to tunes by my man Bruno. And when I think that I’ll be going to see him this year at the Air Canada Center, I almost can’t keep it together. If you don’t want to miss the opportunity of seeing me go full-on fan girl over Bruno Mars,
I had been hearing a lot about Ava DuVernay before I decided to look her up. I got on her Instagram, double-tapped some photos and even commented on one of them. I don’t remember what my comment was, but I remember that she never responded. The more I saw her name come up in the news and social media, the more it reminded me that I never heard from her; no ‘thank you’ for commenting, not a ‘Like’ on my comment, not a view on my page or an email
Some years ago, during my inter-provincial travels between Montreal and Toronto, I found myself declaring that I would like to be baptized. At the time, I was already deep in regular Bible study, devotion and talking to God, so I thought that this would happen sooner rather than later, but it actually took some time for me to journey to this point. Even though I already had a faithful practice, I didn’t feel like it was enough to be baptized but my journey to baptism taught me 2 things: You
Black and white will never get old. It’s fitting for all seasons and you can go from day to night without being over or under dressed. HOW TO WEAR IT In Style Magazine says: Introducing another color would lessen the impact. So if your neckline begs for ornamentation, choose a statement piece in, yes, black or white, as Oscar de la Renta did with a gown. Shoes can be black, white, or a mix of the two, and makeup should do nothing more than highlight your brows and bone structure
You could imagine my surprise when I flipped through this month’s issue of Vogue magazine and saw my In The Jaune editorial looking up at me from the page. I thought: how could Vogue bite my idea like that? I know what you’re thinking: “ummmm pipe down Sandra, Vogue ain’t lookin’ at you.” But consider that I had this idea from Fall of last year, it’s in my editorial calendar from last year and I published it first in January. If that’s not a bite, then I don’t know what
All I can say is wow! In a matter of a few short weeks, we managed to secure a hotel partnership, 6 influencers/models, 3 makeup artists, 1, fashion stylist, 1 photographer and 1 videographer and I couldn’t be more grateful. Our team collaborated and worked together almost seamlessly and the proofs are already in and looking fantastic! I can honestly say, there were of course, challenges along the way. I had the influencers lined up, but as time was running short I still needed a venue, photographer, fashion stylist and
FBI STYLE is an official sponsor of The Empress Walk Charity Fashion Show Event taking place at the Dream Lounge in Toronto on Thursday October 28, 2017 in an effort to raise funds for a young woman supporting her mother undergoing cancer treatment in Jamaica. “We’re in a phase of building relationships and creating great content so working with Empress Entertainment to promote this event felt like a natural fit,” says Sandra Gabriel, editor of FBI STYLE. “Also, seeing my own mother heal from breast cancer, I have really become