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Brrrrr! Winter Music Festival Toronto (Contest)

Wanna go??????

February 1st and 2nd



I have 2 pairs of tickets for 2 lucky people and here is what you have to do!!!

Follow @bacardicanada on Twitter or Instrgram and Tweet  “I’ want to win tickets to Brrrrr! Music Festival in Toronto from @bacardicanada and @allaccesskevin ” Or comment on the post.

Winners will be chosen Thursday so make sure to tweet away (Better chance of winning) @BrrrrrTO #Brrrrrcardi

Also make sure to try BACARDI Oakheart its amazing

AlexisonFire Farewell Tour: Bacardi Canada Ticket Giveaway

AlexisonFire Farewell Tour hits Toronto for there final performances!!! WANNA GO??????

Contest is now closed congrats to @annecayer @IljaLukac @sashastoltz and @amalia_pr

Date: December 26th
Location: Sound Academy, 11 Polson St., Toronto, ON M5A 1A4
The AOF Farewell Tour is 100% sold out but I have 4 pair’s of tickets to give away for the Dec 26th show.
Here is what you have to do to enter:
1- Follow @bacardicanada on Twitter OR Instagram
2-Leave a coment on Facebook fan page and make sure to Tweet tweet tweet using  #BacardiAOF @bacardicanada.
 GOOD LUCK and make sure to enjoy some Bacardi this holiday season!

Style and Fashion Holiday Soiree




Fashion Night Out Toronto (updated full list)

Make sure to get out and shop Thursday Sept 6th

Aime by Monica Mei


198A Davenport Road Upper Level, Toronto, ON M5R1J2 416-728-9213

Come celebrate a new beginning with Aime by Monica Mei as we open our showroom boutique! Preview the latest collection and receive a gift with purchase where a portion of proceeds will benefit Fashion Cares (Elton John Foundation & Aids Committee of Toronto). Dance the night away in our back patio with Tunezy spinning tunes, while tasting hor d’oeuvres by Elizabeth Hill Catering. More details coming soon! RSVP to
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&/or Facebook: 6:00pm to 11:00pm.



Aveda Canada


Civello Queen 269 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1Z9 416-977-7755

Join us for an evening of Aveda rituals, complimentary fringe trims, music, refreshments and a little shopping of course! Connect with us over social media to win cool prizes, and experience the magic of our new Invati line with a complimentary scalp consultation and revitalizing treatment. 6:00pm to 11:00pm.


155 Cumberland Street, Toronto, ON M5R 2E8 416-922-1025

We’re turning Cumberland into a runway with this year’s hottest looks from New York fashion week. Come in and enjoy refreshments while we rejunevanate you with stress relieving rituals. Get glammed up for your night on the town with our brand new fall make up collection and try out one of our looks from the runway. Tweet or Facebook your new look for the chance to win amazing prices! 6:00pm to 11:00pm.


Toronto Eaton Centre 220 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2H1 416-979-8892

Amidst the fury of Fashion’s Night Out – take a moment to relax and rejuvenuate with us at Aveda Eaton Centre. Join us for comforting tea and cupcakes, as well as all of your favourite complimentary Aveda rituals. Relax with our new stress fix line, or keep the tempo up with our hottest hair and make up trends for this season! Tweet, instagram, or facebook your experience to win cool prizes and to receive samples of the magical INVATI! 6:00pm to 11:00pm.


Yorkdale Shopping Centre 3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON M6A 3A1 417-782-8222

We’re getting you red carpet ready for Yorkdale mall and beyond! Join us for an evening of beauty and shopping as we get you geared up for fall fashions with our Looks of the Runway and new fall makeup collection. We look forward to showing you all Aveda has to offer with new launches, special looks of the season, and giveaways all night long! 6:00pm to 11:00pm.





Toronto Eaton Centre 220 Yonge, Toronto, ON M5B 2H1 416-548-8656
Yorkdale Shopping Centre 3401 Dufferin Street Unit 240, Toronto, ON M6A 2T9 647-477-4137

Bench celebrates Fashion Night Out on Thursday September 6th! Stop by from 6pm-11pm for some style advice from the cast members of MTV’s 1 girl, 5 gays! Receive a complimentary gift with any purchase over $50. One per customer while supplies last. 6:00pm to 11:00pm.



Cole Haan


101 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 2Z7 416-926-7575

Fashion’s night out is calling…DON’T GO HOME. Stop in for an exclusive Cole Haan Shopping Event. You’ll meet Chelsea, our sleek day-to-night pump, that proves sultry shoes can feel street-ready. Enjoy a treat on us as you shop. Bonus: enter to win a Sweepstakes! Don’t Go Home…Come to Cole Haan. 6:00pm to 9:00pm.





812 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 1V3 416-360-7249

We have invited Odessa Paloma Parker – editorial director of Plaid Magazine and stylist extraordinaire with Judy Inc – to offer styling tips. Arriving at 8:30, she will bring her expertise, wit, and charm to the event and we will supply snacks and of course, our Fall Collection. See close up how the designers styled the collection and what inspired them. Then see how our favourite fashion guru mixes things up her way. 8:30pm to 11:00pm.





355 Adelaide Street West, Ground Level, Toronto, ON M5V 1S2 416-977-3325

Featured designers include Smythe and Rebekah Price; sweets and drinks will be on offer, along with DJ sets by Rory Them Finest, Watt Milson and FASHION magazine’s Randi Bergman. 7:00pm to 11:00pm.*FNO Collection Available In-Store.



Fuzz Wax Bar


701 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 1E6 647-738-3899

Come celebrate Fashion’s Night Out at Fuzz Wax Bar! Enjoy complimentary champagne while you shop, and receive a COMPLIMENTARY eyebrow wax (which may be redeemed that night or at a later date) with the purchase of any retail product. Fuzz carries a variety of beauty lines, including I Love My Muff, PFB Vanish and Merben Brushes. Fuzz will also be partnering with jewelry company Stella and Dot to host a trunk show and raffle. Don’t miss out on this wonderful night of fashion and beauty! 6:00pm to 11:00pm.





Toronto Eaton Centre 260 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2L9 416-599-8802

6:00pm to 11:00pm.





913 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 1G5 416-546-7480

6:00pm to 11:00pm.





Yorkdale Shopping Centre 3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON M6A 3A1 416-916-4120

Celebrate Fashion’s Night Out, with GUESS! Stop by GUESS to enjoy DJ spun tunes and receive a gift with any $100 GUESS List purchase (*while supplies last). Restrictions apply. See associate for complete details.6:00pm to 11:00pm.



GUESS by Marciano


Yorkdale Shopping Center 3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON M6A 2T9 416-640-1213

Celebrate Fashion’s Night Out with GUESS by Marciano! Stop by GUESS by Marciano to enjoy a gift with any $100 M Loyalty purchase(*while supplies last). Restrictions apply. See associate for complete details. 6:00pm to 11:00pm.





13-15 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M4W1A3 416-920-4029
Toronto Eaton Centre 1 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M5G1Z3 416-593-0064

Join us Thursday, September.6th from 6 p.m. – 11p.m. as we celebrate Fashion’s Night Out with the ultimate shopping party! Enjoy special offers and the best Fall has to offer all while enjoying fabulous drinks and music! 6:00pm to 11:00pm.



Holt Renfrew


50 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M4W 3L8 416-922-2333

Holt Renfrew presents “Hot in the City” street party on Bloor Street West. The store will be open that night until 11:00 p.m. 7:00pm to 10:00pm.





130 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 2C7 416-925-0111

INTERMIX invites you to toast FNO & TIFF. Fall in love with must-know designers, exclusive product and covetable pieces. ILIA beauty will treat you to a natural pop of color while the DJ spins of-the-moment music. Champagne and sweets will be served.6:00pm to 8:00pm.



Johnston & Murphy


Yorkdale Shopping Centre 3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON M6A 3A1 416-789-1304

6:00pm to 11:00pm.



Juicy Couture


Sherway Gardens at 25 The West Mall Space 1990, Toronto, ON M9C 1B8 416-621-1512
Toronto Eaton Centre at 220 Yonge Street Suite C009, Toronto, ON M5B 2H1 416-591-9300
Yorkdale Shopping Centre at 3401 Dufferin Street Suite 61, Toronto, ON M6A 2T9 416-783-2227

We will celebrate Fashion’s Night Out with our new fragrance Viva la Juicy la Fleur! We will have fragrance samplings and great offers in store! 6:00pm to 8:00pm.



MasterCard Canada


Shops at Hazelton Lanes, 87 Avenue Road, Oval Square, Lower Level, Toronto, ON M5R 3L2 416-968-8680

MasterCard’s Stylicity Lounge at Hazelton Lanes will be buzzing with excitement on Fashion’s Night Out, Thursday, September 6th, 2012.  Visit the Lounge for a chance to win a MasterCard gift card, and enjoy complimentary styling and make-up applications, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, mingle with fashion stylists, have your photo taken, and shop The Peacock Parade’s Fashion’s Night Out sale for special offers. 6:00pm to 11:00pm.





881 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G5 416-504-8704

Facebook: Twitter: 6:00pm to 11:00pm.





100 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 3L3 416-323-3289
Toronto Eaton Centre 220 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 2H1 416-593-9640
Yorkdale Shopping Centre at 3401 Dufferin Street Suite 61, Toronto, ON M6A 2T9 416-783-3371

6:00pm to 11:00pm.



Rue Pigalle


927 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6J1G5 647-352-8115

Discover the Peter Kent bags fall collection and marry them with our unique European scarves, jewelry and accessories. Receive a complimentary card holder with every bag purchased or a complimentary travel bag with every purchase of $1,000 or more including a Peter Kent bag. Refreshments will be served. 6:00pm to 11:00pm.



THE BAZAAR by RAC Boutique


The Burroughes Building, 6th Floor 639 Queen Street West (at Queen & Bathurst), Toronto, ON M5R 1A6 647-352-4433

The Bazaar will bring together a wide array of Toronto retailers including: Gotstyle, Lab Consignment, Drake General Store, Psalms:911, Vocado, Elle Hardware, Woodlawn, Rescue Vintage, Robber, Philistine, Canon Blanc, Magic Pony, Chloe Comme Parris, Life of Manek, Foe & Dear, Love of Mine, Fischer Street, Muskox, OnlyOne Gallery, 69 Vintage, Travis Taddeo, Fashionably Yours and The Cashmere Shop.  Goods will include everything from jewellery to shoes to a wide array of clothing. The Bazaar will feature music by DJs Famous Players, snacks by PopChips, cupcakes by Short & Sweet Cupcakes, drinks from Vitamin Water, beer by from Kronenbourg 1664 and offer a selection of complimentary cocktails done by Banff Ice Vodka. Attendees will have a chance to win a pair of plane tickets from Porter Airlines to anywhere Porter flies. MasterCard is also a supporter of The Bazaar, and to encourage Torontonians to shop locally, MasterCard cardholders will receive special discounts on selected merchandise.6:00pm to 11:00pm. *FNO Collection Available In-Store.



The Peacock Parade

The Peacock Parade,, will be selling official Fashion’s Night Out merchandise available on Monday, September 3rd, 2012. On Thursday, September 6th, The Peacock Parade will launch its special Fashion’s Night Out sale, featuring exquisite jewelry from Kara Ross, and luxurious cashmere from White & Warren. Free shipping on all items! *FNO Collection Available In-Store.



Toronto Eaton Centre


220 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2H1 416-640-5525

6:00pm to 11:00pm.



The Shopping Soirée


Shops at Hazelton Lanes, 87 Avenue Road, Oval Square, Lower Level, Toronto, ON M5R 3L2 416-968-8680

The Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI), TNT and Fashion Cares invite you to shop men’s and women’s accessories and apparel – spend $200+ and get a special Fashion Cares 25th anniversary retrospective book. Spend $500+ and be eligible to win two VIP Gala tickets to Fashion Cares on Sept 9th featuring Elton John (a value of $3000), PLUS two VVIP passes to the after party and two all-access event passes! 10% of event sales will benefit the Elton John Aids Foundation and the AIDS Committee of Toronto. 6:00pm to 11:00pm. *FNO Collection Available In-Store.



Tory Burch


Yorkdale Shopping Centre 3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON M6A 3A1 416-783-0698

Celebrate FNO with passed refreshments and a sweet treat at our Tory Burch boutique. 6:00pm to 11:00pm.



Yorkdale Shopping Centre


3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON M6A 3A1 416-789-3261

Yorkdale Shopping Centre is celebrating Toronto’s Fashion’s Night Out on September 6th, from 6:00pm – 11:00pm. We’re kicking off the evening with a style-studded fashion presentation in Centre Court at 6:00pm, followed by a night of shopping with our first-class retailers. For event details, visit: 6:00pm to 11:00pm.



Cory Lee – Cruel Intentions

Wanted to share this with all of you from my good friend Cory Lee hope you all enyoy xo


Glitz & Glamour pink party in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation


Oxford Beach will host Glitz&Glamour, a pink party in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Glitz&Glamour will be held at the stunning Arcadian Court and Loft during the opening of the Toronto International Film Festival, September 6th. There will be a Calvin Klein underwear fashion show and live performance. For more information check out HERE and make sure to get your tickets here before they sell out! TICKETS

#GlitzNGlamour #pinkparty

Press days (Lotas Leaf)

Lotus Leaf Communications held a private two day preview of some of their clients titled PRESSDAYS. This full service boutique public relations company from Toronto cater to many agencies from the fashion industry. They also have many other industry clients including Habourfront Centre and the Canadian Heritage. A couple months ago I had the pleasure to check out some of their great clients at PRESS DAYS and these are my favorites.







Thomas Sabo jewelry launched two new collections; Sweet Diamonds and Sterling silver GLAM&SOUL fall/winter 2012. The Media and local personalities were invited to attend an evening of cocktails and preview these 2 new collections by Faulhaber PR at Trump Tower. The room was set up so beautifully and to go with the theme it had matching cocktails and very sparkly treats.

“Sweet Diamonds signals the entry of the brand into the ‘genuine’ jewellery segment,” Edwards told Jeweller. “Developing the existing target group, this collection will also see expansion to new target groups, who are interested in ‘genuine’ materials. Sweet Diamonds is an extremely affordable luxury range and is priced from $100 to $300 and will be available from jewelers nationally late August.”

Thomas Sabo (German Brand) has always been a favorite of mine, with great pieces for men and women. Sweet diamonds is the fourth collection by The Thomas Sabo brand. This brand is well known for their sterling sliver, personalized charm bracelets and great watch collections.


Photographer: JJ Thompson

— at Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto



Stephen Lewis will be celebrating his 75th birthday and with that said The Stephen Lewis Foundation just announced with excitement of the second annual Hope Rising on Wednesday, November 7th 8:30 at Roy Thomson Hall.  Legendary Singer-Songwriter, Philanthropist and political activist Anne Lennox will head line they event. (SO EXCITED) Alongside Anne, Grammy Award Artist Angelique Kidjo will be performing and they evening will be hosted by Jian Ghomesh

As a passionate AIDS activist, I’m delighted to be performing at Hope Rising!. I share the conviction of the Stephen Lewis Foundation that community-based organizations in Africa, and particularly the women who are at the heart of the grassroots response, are playing a critical role in turning the tide of AIDS,” said Lennox. “I look forward to sharing the evening with African grandmothers, Angelique, Stephen, and other friends to shine a celebratory spotlight on the powerful work being done in Africa, and the powerful message of hope it brings all of us!”

Tickets go on sale TODAY and are available via Roy Thomson Hall at, by phone at 416.872.4255, or in person at Roy Thomson Hall box office.


Canadian brand Joe Fresh to open nearly 700 shops with reatiler J.C. Penney


Loblaws and its Joe Fresh brand which was created by Joe Mimram are making a big retail jump into the United States market. “It’s going to be exciting. It’s bold. It’s aggressive,” said Joe Mimran(founder of Joe Fresh), of the partnership with J.C. Penney’s. “I buy into the vision — the wider aisles, the self-checkout, the cafe, the juice bar, the seating arrangements, the room being offered to the brands and the fact that each brand can have its own voice.” Loblaws said they will roll out 700 new Joe Fresh stores next spring to be opened in J.C. Penny stores.

“We are moving from being a promotional department store toward a unique classification — the first-ever ‘specialty’ department store. It’s entirely organized by specialty shops and 100 percent staffed by specialists who are experts in products,” J.C. Penney’s chairman and CEO Ron Johnson said. Joe Fresh has quickly become, with its 300 and 12 standalone stores, one of the top ranked clothing brands in Canada.


(Joe Mimram at the Queen and Portland Joe Fresh opening)


Fashion’s Night Out Toronto is finally Happening on September 6!



Fashion’s Night Out is coming to Canada! These confirmed rumours that Vogue and the CFDA are finally bringing their global, after-hours shopping party north of the border are true according to The Backseat Stylers and Toronto Life, Holt Renfrew and a lot of others have signed on.

Mark your calendars, the 4th edition of FNO will be on September 6, 2012! The list of participating retailers will be released in mid-August, so keep watching and checking out info for #FNO_Toronto Bookmark this site: 



IMG buys Toronto Fashion week


It was official announced today that Robin Kay, President of Fashion Design Council of Canada (FDCC) also creator and Executive Director of World MasterCard Fashion Week has sold Toronto Fashion week to IMG Canada. IMG Canada will be operating with IMG Fashion to make Fashion week better than it ever was. With their international success it will be nice to see how they will elevate this event. Robin Kay will remain president of the FDCC and continue to support Canadian designers and consultant with the event.

Creating Fashion Week in Toronto was a career dream for me as I was able to translate my skills as a designer and retailer into a celebration of Canadian fashion that has supported so many talented people to find an audience and a global runway. In business, timing is everything, and I am confident that the time is right for IMG to take World MasterCard Fashion Week to the next level,” said Robin Kay. “I have no plans to disappear and I will remain committed to helping and nurturing Canadian designers shine on the catwalk.”

I’ve worked with Robin for eight years on Fashion Week and it truly couldn’t have been done without her energy, vision and support,” said Joe Mimran, founder and creative director of Joe Fresh Style and chairman of the Fashion Design Council of Canada Board of Directors. “I look forward to seeing Fashion Week evolve and grow as it leverages IMG’s global infrastructure and expertise.”

I think this is just the change that World MasterCard Fashion Week needed to bump up this event more internationally since it is the second largest fashion week in North America.




Im so excited for this cover, I think it is going to be one of my favorites! Check out whats going on Twitter.


Vogue Magazine@voguemagazine

The #SeptemberIssue is here! @ladygaga graces the cover of our largest issue to date:

Coco Rocha@cocorocha

The new @VogueMagazine cover with @LadyGaga is here! Are you ready for 916 pages!?

Lady Gaga@ladygaga

SEPT ISSUE OF VOGUE. Photo: MERT & MARCUS Gown By: MARC JACOBS Styling: Grace Coddington …

Jay Strut@JayStrut

Can’t get over how gorgeous LADY GAGA looks on the cover of this September’s VOGUE –

Marc Jacobs Intl@MarcJacobsIntl

MaJe @VogueMagazine cover featuring @ladygaga

The September issue: Lady Gaga x @VogueMagazine  (916 fucking pages!)



On August 16th,2012 at 6:30 pm at Cube night club, In support of ONEXONE, a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of children, has teamed up with ONE UP to present WALK THE ONE WAY! This event will have a celebrity fashion show by Diesel hosted my Glen Baxter. There will be drinks and food so get your  Tickets: $40 individual, $1000 Table of 10

They have Partnered with UBER to “Get our Guests to the Event in Style: ”

We’re changing the way people are getting around by offering a convenient, cashless, and stylish on demand car request service from your mobile phone.



Lucian Matis Fall/Winter 2012

Lucian Matis opened Fall/Winter 2012 Fashion week off site at the Fairmount Royal York hotel. As guests arrived they were treated to champagne while they waited for the magical doors to open and we would all be seated. While we were taking our seats I noticed that the atmosphere was high in energy because everyone knew something amazing was about to start. The show was set up to such a large scale it reminded me of Marchesa, the first show I attended years ago. The doors opened on our left, amazing music blaring from the speakers and Lucian’s brilliant work started strutting down the catwalk. He started off with a theme that carried off in the week with Bird feathers. Other designers had tried pulling it off but not as well as Lucian!

“The lines in nature can travel, swirl and conjoin. These natural patterns are nature’s expression and purpose,” explained Matis.,”My designs have adapted and evolved through colors and shapes; the grace in movement which this planet and nature must play out from minute to minute, birth to death and, most importantly, the beauty in attraction.”

Photos press here

This collection by far was the best work I have seen Matis put down the runway, also better than most of Fashion week as well. All black attire dripping with amazing hand woven detail and feathers, there was something for every woman and all kinds of different occasions. Lots of great stuff that I would use for my clients for Red carpets, Balls etc.… I styled one of my clients Gabrielle Miller in Lucian Matis and brought her to the show she looked dashing and even ended up in the Toronto Sun. (See below) Lucian is a Toronto based designer international known for his amazing work after he appeared on the design show Project Runway Canada.




Ottawa Fashion Week F/W 2012 Unicef Celebrity Charity show

When I was approached by Ottawa Fashion week organizers to help put together the Celebrity charity show, which was so close to their fashion weekend I had my doubts. Being from Ottawa I knew their reputation about them being unorganized and not having the greatest reputation in the Canadian fashion industry from the past. I decided to do it anyway because it was for a great cause.  After I began I realized that my concerns were correct because of all the problems I had with their team; then the show ended up being amazing and they raised money for UNICEF so I was content!

I enjoyed bringing all my friends and it was great that some amazing designers and jewelry designers agreed to help me at the last minute, It was a relief that I had so much help.

I really want to thank all my friends that walked, Leesa Butler, Gabrielle Miller, Rosey Edeh, Casie Stewart, Gail McInnes, Tre Armstrong, Erica Wark, the new people I met Solange Tuyishime, Elisabeth Manley, Leanne Lang,TL Radar, and a big shout to me good friend Cory Lee for being so amazing for walking and singing for this great cause.

Also big thank you to a MM Crystal Michelle Merizzi for coming down doing the jewelry and always supporting me with everything I do since the beginning. I also can’t forget the designers that helped me out last minute Rachel Sin, DeMOYO, Turbine,Sukhoo Sukhoo Thank you Thank you. It was such a great experience to be on the other side helping put together such a big show which gave me such a great experience and I wish Ottawa Fashion week the best as I will no longer be supporting!

Kevin Carroll!


Photo Credit



Nicki and Ricky for M∙A∙C Viva Glam

Today is the launch of Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin’s collaboration with Mac Viva Glam Lipstick and Lip Conditioner. This Collaboration premiered today in North America through to February 2013 (with the international launch on March 2012) at all Mac Locations and online The lipstick is $14.50 U.S/$17.50 CDN and the lip conditioner (tube) is $15.00 U.S/$18.00CDN. Every cent of the selling price supports the MacAids funds which goes to help Women, Men and Children who are living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. These two hotties have teamed up for this great cause and it is Mac’s first time introducing a male celebrity in this campaign.  This time instead of only having Nicki Minaj signature on the lipstick they have introduced a lip conditioner that has Ricky Martins.  So now is the time to go out there and buy some of this great product and help out a great cause at the same time.





Marie Saint Pierre Fall/Winter 2012

Marie Saint Pierre has been a master leading designer almost 25 years now.  She is very well known for her Fashion-Forward pieces with well-crafted, detailed and unique colours. She was one of the most anticipated designers showing this season at Montreal Fashion Week. The energy was quite high as you entered the runway, that had very cold and lurry music. A girl began spinning on a machine at the beginning of the runway and then it all began.

She started it off with short film choreography, featuring a muse as a mannequin showing the divine new collection. The show was very dark with lots of black with the odd pops of colour that included this yellow dress that had a kind of black cropped jacket that was almost looked bird like. There a lot of ruffled pieces that looked like feathers.   It was an impressive collection that captivated me and everyone around me during the show. “A true artist” most people would say as we were all leaving and chatting about day one.



Photos by Jimmy Hamelin



Tavan & Mitto Fall/Winter 2012

Payam Tavan and Mike Mitto have been designing together since 1995. They both established their skills in Montreal before leaving for Europe to perfect their knowledge and skills. Payam Tavan achieved a Master’s Degree from Domus Academy in Milan and from there he worked for the Head Stylist at Gianfranco Ferre.  Mike Mitto studied at Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in Paris and then he went on to work with Chanel for a several seasons.

This Fall/Winter 2012 season Tavan & Mitto collaborated with Elle Quebec. The Collection had a very sixties feel, with lots of Volume, Fur and Sequins. Lots of pastel colours combined with a hint of black and white with a slice of edge. This was my first time seeing and learning about Tavan & Mitto and it was well worth the travel to Montreal to see this Beautiful collection.

Photos by Jimmy Hamelin



Karl Lagerfeld’s 70-Piece Collection goes on Net-a-Porter


Karl Lagerfeld Fashion favorites are excited,  the designer’s affordable Karl line is exclusively on Net-a-Porter IN 16 HOURS as well as on KARL.comstarting February 28

This  70-piece collection is all about black, Leather,Denim and some sequins!! Karl’s new design logo for this brand will feature a “K” on the clothing. Pieces of the collection range from $50 to $1,350. Make sure to check this amazing publicity video out and make sure to bye some of these great pieces!

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Absolute Mode


Absolute Vodka launched its 2011 limited-edition bottle of Absolute Mode on Dec 1st, 2011. The launch was held at Malaparte (TIFF Bell Lightbox), a museum like exhibit featuring personal accessories and unique one of kind clothing from Canadian style icons. Some of the Icons who had clothing on display were Bernadette Morra, Liza Tant, Stacy Kimel and of course Jeanne Beker who curated the evening. Jeanne’s contributions included a vintage Chanel Dress given to her by Karl Lagerfeld. She even had a cocktail named after her that evening that was called Absolute Jeanne which was quiet yummy! The most memorable piece of the evening was a dress and jacket pairing in dark blue velvet with golden beading made for Stacy Kimel by Lee McQueen, which she wore at his funeral.  There was also the program from his funeral displayed at the foot of the mannequin. The event went past the 9pm ending time with amazing beats from the DJ and enjoyable cocktails which made this mixer with the Toronto Fashion Elite all the more worthwhile.


Kevin Carroll



Don Cherry

Heather Gothlieb (Oscar de le Renta)


Mary Symons (Ron Leal)

Jeanne Beker (Wayne Clark)

Stacey Kimel (Alexander McQueen)



Montréal Fashion Week – Fall/Winter 2012 Schedule

As Milan, Paris and London start sending their models down the runway us Canadians are getting ready as well.  I am excited to attend my first year of Montreal Fashion week, I will keep you updated as the designers are sending there collections down the runway and any get secrets happening backstage. Here is the schedule for MFW and can not wait to keep you updated!





Burberry Prorsum’s Menswear – Men’s Fall/Winter 2012



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Fashion/Lifestyle Calvin Klein Grand Opening




Last week was the grand opening of Calvin Klein’s newest freestanding store in the Fairview Mall. The new store which spans over 6100 square feet is offering a full range of men and women’s apparel, jeans wear, underwear, accessories, eye-wear and fragrances. The mall was invaded by thousands of hysterical teens because Joe Jonas was going to be at the opening. Joe Jonas who was dressed in black leather motto jacket, white V-neck T-shirt and black Calvin Klein jeans hit the stage to perform songs from his new solo album, Fast-life. Calvin Klein’s Global Creative Director, Kevin Carrigan and president and CEO Tom Murry were also there to celebrate the grand opening. So if you happen to be at the Fairview Mall check out the new Calvin Klein store in the eastern corner or the mall. Also watch out for the opening of 40 more stores in the next 5 years.



Photos by George Pimentel



Grace Kelly Exhibit at the Bell Light box



“My father had a very simple view of life: you don’t get anything for nothing. Everything has to be earned, through work, persistence and honesty. My father also had a deep charm, the gift of winning our trust. He was the kind of man with whom many people dream of spending an evening.”

– Grace Kelly



Grace Kelly was born November 12, 1929 and became one of Americas leading actresses turned princess. She won an Academy Award for her outstanding performance in ‘The Country Girl”. Grace Kelly went on to marry Rainier III, Prince of Monaco in April 1956 and became Princess of Monaco but was most commonly known as Princess Grace. Sadly she died in September 14, 1982 after she lost control of her car when she suffered a stroke. Her daughter, who was in the car, survived the accident but we lost Princess Grace. I have always been fascinated by Grace Kelly’s life and have read, and watched everything I could about her and one my favourite movies has to be ‘To Catch a Thief”. So when I heard the Grace Kelly Exhibit was coming to the TIFF Bell Lightbox I was tickled pink with happiness. I had to work the night of the launch and sadly missed meeting Prince Albert.  I have since seen the exhibit and truly enjoyed every minute of it. So make sure to get down there to see this glorious exhibit which will be there until January 4th.



“I am basically a feminist. I think that women can do anything they decide to do.”

– Grace Kelly

“The thing that made her stand out is what we call style.”     

                                    -  McCall’s magazine, 1955      




“I have always been close to flowers… to have complete satisfaction from flowers you must have time to spend with them. Bonds must be forged between you and them. I talk to them and they talk to me.”

– Grace Kelly



I’m in love with this Dior Commercial with Marilyn Monroe,Marlene Dietrich , Grace Kelly and  Charlize Theron i really needed to share!


Exhibit photos by George Pimentel



TIFF 2011


While September has fast approached us this means it is time for Fashion, Movies and celebrities, as this is my second year working for the Tastemakers lounge. Lessa Butler and I have finished the interviews and training with the volunteer’s, they amazing Michelle Easton of Rock it Promotions has been working with media and getting the talent booked in. I am very excited to see who will be in the lounge this year. With lots of events and movies it will be an interesting week so keep a close eye as their will be a lot of post coming your way. Enjoy some pictures I have saved from last year




Alexander McQueen’s Autumn/Winter 2012




2011 campaign, photographed by David Sims and featuring Raquel Zimmermann. Is just amazing to check out more go to Alexander McQueen website.








My Favorite Diva



During LGFW Fall/Winter 2011 I got to meet Deborah Cox and hang out with her for the evening, she was such a pleasure to meet.I had a really great evening and looking up to her amazing talent as a artist since I was young just made this experience out of this world. She was there for the Attitude show by Jay Manuel which was a great display of his talent. We had a great time backstage and it was like a childhood dream fulfilled. Hope you enjoy the pictures, until next time.

XOXO Kevin





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TIFF 2010


I got the chance to work in the Tastemakers Lounge for TIFF 2010. It was such a great experience and it blew my mind all the celebrities I got to meet. My favorite person to meet during TIFF was Ryan Philippe someone I have always really enjoyed to look at. It was so great to work with Leesa Butler from the F-List(Part owner and CEO of Tastemakers) and Debra Goldblatt of Rock-It-Promotions (Other part owner and President of Tastemakers). They gave me such a great experience I will never forget. I got to work on a special project going on in the lounge where we got Celebrities to sign a Mattel game for an on-line auction for Sick Kids Hospital. It was a cause close to my heart that I really enjoyed helping in. Hope you enjoy the pictures and can not for for TIFF 2011.



The Heart Truth (2010)



Heart Disease and Stroke are the leading cause of death in Canadian women! The scary thing is most women don’t know until it is to late. Get checked, eat healthy, and try to live a healthy life style.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation started an event called The Heart Truth, which is a fashion show put on every year with Celebrities. The Red Dress is the main symbol of the Heart Truth campaign and as the foundation say “The Red Dress represents women’s courage, passion and their power for change as they “Share the Truth” with others and raise awareness of the the importance of heart health”, I every much agree. The event brings Canadian Designers and Celebrities together for this great cause. The Designers make these amazing dresses and the stars work them down the runway for awareness. This is an amazing event where the Fashion Industry comes together to make awareness for this important cause. Hope you enjoy the pictures from backstage and make sure to check out the Heart Truth WEBSITE for more information.