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  • It’s that time of year again! Stars are descending on Toronto for 2014’s Toronto International Film Festival — and we couldn’t be more excited to see our favourite celebrities rock fall’s boldest fashion and beauty trends.

    Reese Witherspoon at the 2013 premiere of 'Devil's Knot' in Toronto. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)Reese Witherspoon at the 2013 premiere of 'Devil's Knot' in Toronto. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
    And while celebs often spend hours in the makeup chair — we know most of us in the real world don’t have that kind of time. That’s why we asked  Kate Watson, Too Faced’s Director of Education, for her tips on how to get a glam red-carpet worthy look in just five minutes.

    Creating a glamorous look can be overwhelming, but Watson says zoning in on a few key areas is the secret to a picture-perfect look.

    "A red carpet look is achieved with a focus on skin, eyes and mouth," she explains. Check out her step-by-step guide:

    1.      Perfect your skin. Your skin changes throughout the day based on your environment and skin type, so a flawless complexion is a red carpet must! Start with a clean face and apply a primer such as Hangover Primer all over to prep and balance the skin

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  • Thanks to some late-summer heat, we’re stretching out open-toe season as long as we can. 

    But this scary story is making us think twice about pedicure safety. 

    A Toronto woman ended up in the hospital with a serious infection that required intravenous treatment just hours after getting a pedicure at a salon in the city’s west end. 

    Kristine Galka tells CTV Toronto that a nail technician accidentally punctured her left foot with a pumice stone as Galka soaked her feet in a foot bath. 

    The technician bandaged up the wound and Galka left the salon, assuming the wound would quickly heal. 

    She was wrong. 

    That evening, she ended up at St. Joseph’s Health Centre with concerns for her swollen throbbing foot. She was put on antibiotics. When it got worse, she returned to the hospital and was put on IV medication.

    Protect yourself when getting a pedicure. (Thinkstock)Protect yourself when getting a pedicure. (Thinkstock)

    Three weeks later, Galka’s foot still hasn’t healed and is in rough shape. She anticipates seeing a plastic surgeon to repair her left heel once the wound finally heals. 


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  • If we had it our way, celebrities attending the Toronto International Film Festival would be obliged to wear the brilliant designs of Canada’s homegrown talent.

     It’s no secret that Canadian designers don’t get nearly the attention or recognition they deserve — but this could easily change if a few A-listers decided explore what Canadian fashion has to offer.

     We’re going to play stylist for the day and pair celebrities attending TIFF with the Canadian designer they’ve yet to discover. Until now we hope.

    Getty Images/Ryan Alexander via TwitterGetty Images/Ryan Alexander via Twitter
    Julianne Moore + Ryan Alexander

     Julianne Moore says she doesn’t wear a lot of colour, because her fiery red hair carries enough hue. However, we’ve seen her rock some bright yellows and emerald greens on the red carpet, and frankly, we think it complements her bright mane.

     We would love to see Moore in a gown by Canadian designer, Ryan Alexander, whose current collection features bold coral and royal blue hues accented with diaphanous floral chiffon.

     OUR PICK: Joelle Gown by Ryan

    Read More »from TIFF 2014: Canadian designers celebrities should be wearing


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