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Change can be a good thing August 02 2016

The one great thing about fashion is that it's never static, never boring, and always looking to the future. Sure, we all have our tried and true shapes and colours we tend to gravitate towards but, the nice thing is, something new is always there ready and waiting to become a part of our wardrobe. 

For a lot of woman change can be scary, daring to try a new silhouette...a little unnerving. However, we sometimes forget that over the years our body shape changes, our hair colour changes and most important, our attitude changes and attitude is everything in fashion! 

A great client came in just the other day, looked at us and said "Girls, I'm due for a little pick me up!" She had recently undergone breast reduction surgery and wasn't quite sure how to manage her previous style with her new body. What she did know, was that the shapes she used to wear were a no-go. Her posture had changed and she now carried herself completely different from before. She wanted an outfit to match her new attitude.

We first attacked the bra situation. Of course her size was reduced but more importantly, the style and shape of bra that suited her changed as well. She was now comfortably placed in a balconnet style, not the three part full cup she was accustomed to. With the "girls" in the right home, we hit the clothing side. Naturally she was apprehensive about certain shapes but with a little coaxing she was doing her happy dance in on trend pieces she thought she would never be able to pull off. 

The moral of this story ladies, trying something new, no matter how strange it may feel, can be a good thing. Be fearless!


Clear out the clutter February 19 2016

It's that time of the year again and the winter blues are hitting us hard! It's cold, it's gloomy and we're being encased in mountains of that fluffy white stuff we really only want at Christmas-at least some us that is! 

Lucky for us, the fashion industry is always looking forward and ahead of the weather. We may look outside and see winter but inside there is a shift happening. Rich cozy textures of fall are slowly being pushed back to make room for colourful patterns, light fabrics and a warm breath of fresh air.

This also means it's time to take stock of wardrobes, both here and at home. Now is the best time to dig in, clear out the clutter and see what you need from Spring/Summer 2016. Good rule of thumb we use in our personal closets: if you haven't worn in two years, you obviously haven't missed it so give it to someone who will love it! If it's something work appropriate and in good shape, please consider donating to Kingston's Dress for Success program. Nothing better than women helping women enter the workforce feeling confident and good about themselves. Of course there are many any other charities to donate to, the point is if you aren't enjoying it, let someone else!

We are looking forward to all that the warmer weather has to bring and to make room for all these new summer goodies we are having a clearance sale! Enjoy 60%-70% off winter clothing and select winter footwear. As always fashion friends, some exceptions apply. There are some real gems left waiting for a good home! 


Natural Beauty Continued... December 11 2012

Ok, ladies we started our chat about natural beauty products with the Korres' miracle in a jar wild rose + Vitamin C cream. We continue this fabulous chat with a fantastic Canadian line (you know how we at House of Angelis love to support our Canadians!). Pure Anada, founded in Manitoba, is a full skin care and cosmetic line that is free of synthetic colourants, artificial fragrances, harsh preservatives, petrochemicals, common allergens and animal testing.

We had tried and used loose powder foundations for a few years but were first introduced to the loose mineral powder by Pure Anada last year and we've been in love ever since! While some mineral powders can feel chalky or make your skin look dry, Pure Anada's mineral powder is the exception. It goes on smooth and silky and gives you a picture perfect complexion. Stop by The Green Bath and Beauty Company here in Kingston 1724 Bath Road Unit 10 or check out their website www.thegreenbathandbeautycompany.weebly.com

Happy Shopping!


Skin Beautiful December 06 2012

Fashion and cosmetics have long gone hand in hand. As fashion girls ourselves we are always looking for new and exciting make-up tips. Recently we tried a new product from Korres of Athens. It's Wild Rose  + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening and Sleeping Facial is spectacular!

This overnight facial-in-a-jar is a breakthrough in beauty sleep. More than a mask, more than a night cream. It addresses uneven skintone and dark spots while improving skin quality for a brighter, more luminous complexion. You'll wake up with the smoothest, softest skin. It's not a heavy cream, but instead a light fluffy mousse that absorbs into the skin quickly without making your skin feel oily or over moisturzed. It contains 95% natural content which is always a bonus, especailly for those of us with sensitive skin. 

Try it and you'll not only feel the difference, you'll see a brighter you in the mirror!