The Amnesia Kit

The Amnesia Kit

So yesterday I told you the story about how a moment with my sister led me to have a change of heart about the cosmetics industry. In the years that followed, I really pared down on my stash of beauty products. I started questioning why I used certain things –...
How Cellulite Cream Changed My Life

How Cellulite Cream Changed My Life

Today, I would like to introduce you to my sister. Her name is Renée, but we loved to call her “crotte de Renée” which sounds like booger in French. But she forgave me for all of this once I started working in the cosmetics industry and would bring home a...
Graduation time (with a see-through top)

Graduation time (with a see-through top)

Here she is! This is 21 year old Sylvie on her college graduation day! Although she was mortified to discover how the flash made her top to see-through when the photos were developped weeks later (funny how all the no-gown prints disappeared…) on this day,...
My Hot Shot Photography Moment

My Hot Shot Photography Moment

One of my very first college assignments resulted in this photo. I had a photo styling course as part of my curriculum, and just a few weeks into it, we were living the dream: we got to style a *real* photo shoot! With a *real* photographer! That we had to pay...
Can You Shop for a Living?

Can You Shop for a Living?

Are you ready for the next chapter in my story?!! Meet Grade 13 Sylvie (yes, I am old enough to have been in Grade 13). She has better hair than Grade 9 Sylvie (see, I told you) and she’s also come out of her shell a little. It’s almost the end of the...