Blog Posts by Hilary Hagerman

  • Posing for photos makes Kate Middleton and Prince William feel awkward

    Kate Middleton may look flawless while doing just about anything – but even she feels awkward posing for photos!

    Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage
    On Tuesday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looked picture perfect while posing in front of the Uluru rock formation, one of Australia’s most breathtaking landmarks.

    But, according to US Weekly, they felt a little awkward while smiling for the camera.

    Photo by William West - Pool / Getty Images
    “So, what shall we talk about?” Prince William reportedly joked to Kate as they smiled for the cameras. They then staged a conversation, with Will filling in the silence by saying things like “So, that’s something there,” and Kate making exagerated hand gestures.

    Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage
    The Duke and Duchess’s trip to Uluru (formerly Ayers Rock) was reminiscent of another royal trip. In 1983, Prince Charles and Princess Diana posed in front of the same rock formation.

    Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images
    For the sweltering Australian Outback, Kate recycled a printed grey and white dress from Hobbs, which she previously wore in 2012.

    This is far from the first time the Duchess has shown

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  • How to dye Easter eggs with onion shells and flowers

    Ulrika Kestere
    If you’re sick of dying Easter eggs with food colouring, why not give your creations a natural spin this weekend? All you need is flowers, leafs, string, onion shells and (of course) eggs.

    Although dying eggs with onion shells is nothing new, this visual tutorial by blogger/photographer Ulrika Kestere recently went viral on Imgur, racking up more than 11,000 points in less than two days.

    Step 1: Moisten the egg and flowers/plants with water, which will make the flowers more easily adhesible

    Ulrika Kestere
    Step 2: Carefully place the flowers and leaves onto the eggs in a pattern of your choosing

    Ulrika Kestere
    Step 3: After moistening the onion shells (the bigger the better!), carefully place them around the egg, making sure not to move the flowers around. Note: red onion shells have more colour, but the colour can be overpowering – the blogger suggests interspersing little pieces of red onion shell throughout.

    Ulrika Kestere
    Step 4: Wrap the string around the egg. Make sure to wrap it tightly and use a lot of string.

    Ulrika Kestere
    Step 5:

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  • Emma Stone’s stunning superhero style at ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ premiere

    Emma Stone shows off her superhero style in a caped Erdem frock. (Getty Images)
    Forget Spider-Man -- Emma Stone is our superhero!

    The 25-year-old starlet looked like a high-fashion heroine while attending a photocall for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" in Berlin on Tuesday.

    Stone, who stars in the Spidey flicks alongside real-life boyfriend Andrew Garfield, stunned in a gorgeous cocktail dress by Erdem. The powder blue frock was complemented by elaborate beading, with a flounce of caped fabric at the back as the final touch. She finished off the look with black Christian Louboutin pumps.

    The 'Spider-Man' star is hardly the first actress to rock this daring red carpet trend. Earlier this year, breakout darling Lupita Nyong'o showed up to the Golden Globes wearing a stunning Ralph Lauren gown. Less than two months later, Kate Hudson walked the Oscars red carpet in an intricate Versace dress with a bolero (a.k.a, a mini-cape).

    Lupita Nyong'o at the 2014 Golden Globes and Kate Hudson at the 2014 Oscars. (Getty Images)

    Style maven Diane Kruger has been spotted several times in caped frocks, most notably the embroidered Giambattista Valli number she wore to an

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  • Watch the style evolution of ‘Mad Men’ unfold in seconds

    Courtesy eBay.
    The final season of "Mad Men" premieres this Sunday, and we're pretty excited.

    We can't wait to see what happens to Don Draper and what kind of drama unfolds at Sterling Cooper Draper Pyrce Sterling Cooper & Partners -- but most of all, we can't wait to see what everyone is wearing.

    That's why we're loving this mesmerizing GIF, created by eBay, which takes us on a sartorial journey through the show's past six seasons in just three seconds. From bouncy midi skirts to chic evening gowns, we've seen quite the transformation since Season 1, which was set in 1960.

    And while "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner has said the show will wrap up before the '70s, the promo shots for the 7th season tell a different story: psychedelic dresses, patterned suits, and of course, a fringed jacket.

    Courtesy AMC/via Twitter

    Courtesy AMC/via Twitter


    "Mad Men" returns to AMC on Sunday, April 13 at 10 p.m. EST.

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  • The Perfect Bite: The worst frozen dinner

    Frozen meals can be a convenient and low-calorie alternative to a full dinner, but there are many reasons why you might want to reconsider these sodium-filled meals. On this episode of The Perfect Bite, host Andrea is joined by registered dietitian Anisha Gupta. They take a look at five popular frozen meals and reveal which is the least healthy of the bunch.

    They may be quick and easy, but frozen dinners are often filled with sodium and fat. (Thinkstock)“They’re often very high in sodium, they’re usually low in calories, which don’t make for complete meals, there’s sometimes preservatives in them which we should be concerned about, and they’re often high in fats that we don’t want,” explains Anisha.

    It might seem strange, but meals with more calories are usually better for you.

    “Anything less than 400 calories might not be a good choice on its own,” she says. “If you were to have that three times a day it would be too low for your total daily intake of calories.”

    “The saturated fat should be less than four grams, preferred, and you want to look for zero trans fats. The other

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  • The Perfect Bite: The worst fast food sub

    When it comes to fast food, subs are probably one of the healthier options you can go for. But if you’re not careful, you could end up with a sandwich that’s loaded in calories, fat and sodium.  On this episode of The Perfect Bite, host Andrea Jenna is joined by registered dietitian Abby Langer of Abby Langer Nutrition. They take a look at four popular fast food sub options and find out which you should avoid.

    While subs often come loaded with lots of healthy items, it’s still possible that they’re bad for us.

    “If you take a pile of vegetables and you smother them under lots of fat, something good can turn bad pretty fast,” Abby explains.

    Add-ons like cheese, mayonnaise and other sauces can quickly turn into hundreds of extra calories. (Thinkstock)“If you really care about what you’re going to eat, you can actually go online, check the nutritionals and get all the information you need before you even step foot in the restaurant,” she suggests. “When you’re there, you want to stick to a small-sized sub – and keep it simple.  Because when you start loading things on like sauces, cheese,

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  • Obama goes shopping at Gap in New York City

    Aww! Are Barack Obama’s ultra-fashionable wife and daughters rubbing off on him?

    While in New York City on Tuesday, President Obama took a shopping trip to the Gap. But while he’s stepped up his style game lately (Canadian tuxedo, anyone?!), he wasn’t buying for himself.

    Obama checks out a cute pink sweater with the help of a Gap employee. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
    The president made a stop at the 3rd Avenue location to pick up some spring clothes for Michelle, Malia (15) and Sasha (12).

    According to reports, Obama picked out a bright poppy-coloured sweater and a grey-and-white-striped number for his daughters. He also checked out the retailer’s V-necks, but passed because he was “worried the V-neck is going to slip,” (Such a dad thing to say!)

    AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
    A sales associate helped Obama pick out the items – and turns out, he needed a little bit of help checking out, too.

    “Oh wow, so you can sign the machine?” he joked after being told he could swipe his credit card himself. “They had these around last time I shopped.”

    AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
    While we think Sasha and Malia might have preferred something from ASOS or

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  • The Perfect Bite: The worst blueberry muffin

    Grabbing a muffin with your morning coffee couldn’t be easier – but you might want to reconsider buying this baked good. On this episode of The Perfect Bite, host Andrea Jenna is joined by registered dietitian Lucia Weiler of Weiler Nutrition Communications Inc. Together, they break down the nutritional value of these fast-food muffins.

    According to Lucia, having certain kinds of muffins can be as bad as having a cupcake for breakfast.

    “If you choose a large muffin, it’s 400 calories, 24 grams of sugar, which is six teaspoons, so it can be like a cupcake,” she explains. “But it doesn’t have to be.”

    Fast food muffins may be tasty and quick, but they're far from a healthy breakfast option. (Thinkstock)“Healthy muffins would be smaller in size, have less fat, and contain fibre and fruit if possible,” she adds.

    Tim Hortons Whole Grain Blueberry Muffin (Healthiest and Lucia’s favourite: 350 calories, 14 g fat (2.5 g saturated), 430 mg sodium, 5 g fibre, 24 g sugars)

    “This one looks like the healthiest choice,” says Andrea. “It’s got oats.”

    “Lots of blueberries,” adds Lucia. “Very moist and

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  • Call to action: Who was the best and worst dressed at the Oscars?

    Who did you think was the best dressed at the 2014 Oscars? (Getty Images)
    Stars pulled out all the stops at the 86th Annual Academy Aawards -- and while some stunned on the red carpet, some fell short.

    We named Kerry Washington's mauve gown as one of the worst of the 2014 Oscars -- but many Yahoo Canada readers disagree.

    "Besides being wrinkled, I just absolutely, completely, love this dress," writes one user. "It looks very comfy."

    "I fail to see how this is the worst, it is absolutely classy and Grecian," says another. "Did they want her to wear something tight and unflattering for a pregnant woman?"

    "What is the major no - no? It looks gorgeous on her! She's is absolutely stunning in that colour."

    So, we want to know: Who do you think was the best and worst dressed at the 2014 Oscars? Scroll through the slideshow below to see celebs' red carpet looks, and then let us know your picks in the comments below for the chance to have your opinion featured in an upcoming blog.

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  • Oscars 2014: Kim Novak’s ‘Frozen’ face has people talking

    Kim Novak Matthew McConaughey present the award for Best Animated Film. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
    Veteran actress Kim Novak appeared alongside Matthew McConaughey to present the award for Best Animated Film to “Frozen," but it wasn’t the film that had people talking – it was Novak’s appearance.

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