Back to School FAVS!

September 2nd, 2016

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Stay Hydrated!

August 2nd, 2016

The summer heat has definitely arrived and we want to make sure you are ready for here! Here are our TOP 5 Water Infused Drinks to keep you hydrated all summer long!

 

 

1. WATERMELON BASIL

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 slices of watermelon, cut into thirds or quarters
  • Small handful of basil, scrunched
  • Ice and cold filtered water

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Fill your juice pitcher to the top with ice and fruit.
  2. Slightly scrunch up the basil so it releases it’s flavor. Cover with cold filtered water.
  3. This water is best if you let the water infuse at least 1 hour.

 

2. MOJITO WATER

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 lime
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 4 cups water
  • ice
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Slice limes and add to a small pitcher.
  2. Slap mint leaves and add to pitcher.
  3. Add water and ice.

 

3. VITAMIN C INFUSED

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 Lemon
  • 1/2 Lime
  • 1 Orange

INSTRUCTIONS

To make this detox water peel the lemon, lime and orange. Slice the lemon and lime thinly. Prize the orange apart and separate into pieces. Place all the ingredients in the pitcher and gently muddle to release the flavors and nutrients. Top up with water and put in the fridge.

 

4. MINTY DETOX

INGREDIENTS

  • Water
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 Green Tea Bag
  • ¼ Cup of Mint Leaves

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Fill a large mason jar ( about 24 oz of water) – add tea bag ( I do a cold brew)
  2. Allow to sit in the fridge for 30 minutes
  3. Cut up lime and chop up mint
  4. Place in the water
  5. Cover and take out tea bag
  6. Place in the fridge for 30 more minutes
  7. Enjoy!

 

5. BLUEBERRY LEMON WATER

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
1/2 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
1 lemon, sliced
3 cups water, purified

INSTRUCTIONS

Add all ingredients to a large glass, cover with lid and allow to chill overnight in the refrigerator, drink throughout the day.

 

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Summer #inspo

June 30th, 2016

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FASHION HACKS

June 3rd, 2016

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Your Buy Guide

April 8th, 2016

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We know that our shoppers are very style savvy, but sometimes anyone can get frustrated and caught up with not knowing how to dress for your body type or what looks best.

Below are some style “rules” that we’ve put together as well as how to dress for your body type, to help make your shopping experience a much easier one!

 

1. LOCK AND LOAD


Getting a proper bra fitting can make the world of difference. Having the girls sitting where they need to be can take away pounds and create a whole new shape.  We suggest getting fitted every 6 months.

 

2. DON’T WEAR WHAT DOESN’T FIT


That one should be a no- brainer, but you’d be surprised at what people wear in order to try and hide things. Don’t wear things that are over-sized or baggy to try and hide parts of your body and don’t wear things that are too tight. Both will only emphasize what it is you’re trying to hide. Regardless of body shape you can always create a silhouette that will be most flattering for you.

 

3. DON’T WASTE A WAIST


Every body type should be making use of their waist.  Even if you carry your weight in your tummy you can still create a waist with proper seaming, or by adding a belt to the smallest part of your waist.

 

4. DON’T BE GUILTY OF THE “BUY WITHOUT TRY”


Okay, we are all guilty of this one.  You’re on your lunch or in a hurry and just feel like you don’t have the time.  Usually when we do that we try the item on at home, don’t like it, forget we even have it and forget to return or exchange it and then we are stuck with an item we will never wear. Take the extra 10 minutes and try on the item.

 

5. SHOES ARE A GAME CHANGER


If you’re going to really invest in one item of clothing, do it with shoes. Shoes can be the perfect fix for a boring or bland outfit.

 

6. DON’T BUY THINGS JUST BECAUSE THEY’RE ON SALE


It’s amazing when you can find something absolutely perfect for you that you need in your closet and it’s half off.. who doesn’t? But buying something just because it’s on sale will more often than not just sit in your closet. If you find something that will last the season that you just can’t part with, you’ve struck gold.  If you’re just wanting it cause the price tag looks good and your money is burning a hole.. walk away.

 

7.  VARIETY IS GREAT, BUT SHOP FOR WHAT YOU KNOW


It’s so important to try new things, and not just with fashion.  Trying new things helps us to figure out who we are and what we like. When we say “stick with what you know” we mean that if you find a shirt that just fits like a glove and you have a larger chest that’s difficult to shop for then buy it in a couple of different colors and prints. Sticking to what you know means sticking to sizes and shapes that work for you and your body type.

 

Dressing for your body type can be a difficult task especially since only 8% of women are symmetrical on their top and bottom.  The goal when dressing  is to create the appearance of having a proportioned, well balanced shape; the hourglass.

IF YOU’RE LARGE ON TOP:

Your issue here is either you have larger shoulders or are bigger in the chest. De-emphasizing your up-top  volume by wearing a proper bra, adding darker colours to your top half and adding lighter colours or patterns to your bottom half will help to do this. When you add volume to the bottom and stay close to the fit on top you’ll create a more balanced looking frame.

*extra tip! Soften your shoulders by wearing:

  • Soft, drapey and weighty fabrics
  • Knitwear with a fine gauge. Thick knit sweater add bulk to your shoulders
  • Tops with soft sleeves.
  • Wide straps
  • Collar-less shirts

 

IF YOU’RE CURVY ON THE BOTTOM:

If you’ve got a booty you’ll want to enhance or add volume to your top half while emphasizing your waist and de-emphasizing your lower half.  A jacket can be your best fashion friend.  Don’t use a jacket to completely cover up, instead you want something that cuts across at the hip.  Try  items with vertical lines  as they will force your eye up and create a taller, longer and leaner look.

*extra tip! Choose materials that hold their form like  denim. They flatter and streamline your shape. Avoid any tight knits on the bottom because they cling and accentuate your width.

 

IF YOU’RE BIGGER IN THE MIDDLE

Your abdominal and torso generally your biggest body issues, so you’ll need to focus on de-emphasizing this area as well as accentuate your best bits. Try wearing clothes that will make your mid-section appear narrower.  A fit and flare dress gives you fit on the top, smaller in the waist and flares out at the bottom creating the perfect hourglass.

*extra tip! Dresses that are great for your body type are:

  • Empire waist
  • Bias cut hem
  • Wrap styles tailor your midriff by visually lifting up your bust
  • Lower necklines that slim your upper body and draw the eye up and down

 

IF YOU’RE PETITE

With petite I am referring to women that are shorter than 5’4″. Many shorter women feel like their height is an issue because they don’t feel good in their clothes. The sleeves and legs are too long and can make your limbs look shorter. Finding the right clothes isn’t just about finding the right size, but also making sure everything is well proportioned. First, find out what body shape you fall into then go from there.  Be sure to find things that are in your size, and if they aren’t a good tailor can go a long way!

*extra tip! Elongate by wearing;

  • Vertical prints
  • V-necks
  • Above the knee hemline

 

 

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:


 

We are looking to create shapes and symmetry.  Don’t focus on the size on the tag, instead focus on how it makes you look and feel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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April 8th, 2016

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Spring is Coming!

February 27th, 2016

 

 

 

Spring 2016 is just around the corner and we want to make sure you’ve got a head start on what’s hot for this coming season!

Last years runway had us having flashbacks to the 70’s with textured prints and flowy fabrics.  This year still has that Woodstock love, but with a 90’s twist.  It’s all about the Band Babe! Think in your face lace, slip dresses, clean and casual separates in neutrals mixed with pieces of great texture. Off the shoulder shirts and low rise flared pants will have you grabbing your nearest Hendrix vinyl and rocking out.

Here are some fun outfits to help you make the transition into the new season.

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Cute jean cut offs paired with an over sized grey sweater with a large brim hate complete with turquoise details.

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Amazingly detailed wide flared pants paired with a fitted grey tank gives the perfect balance.

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Acid washed denim cut offs look great paired alongside an off the should bell sleeve top.

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A long sleeve button up romper with a fun print looks chic paired with a sunburnt orange large brimmed hat.

Spotted

January 9th, 2016

Get the look that’s spotted all over Hollywood. From Kylie Jenner to Candice Swanopoel, these looks are hot! Check out our webstore to grab yours www.frakas.ca

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Glitter <3

November 24th, 2015

Alright…

 

So we all know about the man bun trend and how that took off like a rocket but crashed just as hard due to the mini bun that wished it was a man bun.  We also know that that sparked more creativity in man grooming and along came the beard. With that more fun trends appeared like fashion colours, like sea foam and chartreuse, to flower beards.. BUT have you seen the new trend being marked as the “Men’s Holiday Beard”? This new phenomenon that incorporates wonderful things like beards and glitter (ooh shiny things!) is gaining  speed as the holiday approaches.  Personally, we love it!  If girls can glitter their roots and have all kinds of crazy hair, why can’t a guy dip his entire face bush into a bowl of glitter?  Think of those kisses.. actually sparks will fly!

 

What do you guys think?

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How to wrap a scarf

October 26th, 2015

Fall is in full force and we are lovin it!

Here is a quick video tutorial, done with our amazing quality cellphone, to show you a few fun ways to wrap your scarves.