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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
info@aimeluxury.com
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&/or Facebook: http://on.fb.me/SNPEQa. 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.

 

 

Bench

 

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.

 

 

Comrags

 

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.

 

 

eLUXE

 

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.

 

 

GAP

 

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

6:00pm to 11:00pm.

 

 

GASPARD

 

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

6:00pm to 11:00pm.

 

 

GUESS

 

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.

 

 

H&M

 

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.

 

 

INTERMIX

 

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.

 

 

Preloved

 

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

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/preloved.ca. Twitter:   http://twitter.com/prelovedlove. 6:00pm to 11:00pm.

 

 

Roots

 

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

 

www.thepeacockparade.com
 

The Peacock Parade, www.thepeacockparade.com, 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: http://www.yorkdale.com/about/events/?c_src=footer-button. 6:00pm to 11:00pm.

 

 

GLITZ & GLAMOUR

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.

 

MANITOBAH MUKLUKS

DR MARTENS

COCOA JEWELRY

WATCH IT

SWEET DIAMONDS, GLAM & SOUL LAUNCH (Thomas Sabo)

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

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HOPE RISING

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 www.roythomson.com, by phone at 416.872.4255, or in person at Roy Thomson Hall box office.

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Whitney Linen showroom preview

A couple weeks ago I attended Whitney Linens showroom launch. I have worked with Whitney Westwood creator of Whitney Linen on various occasions on the launch and sales of her line. Her pieces have an amazing array of colour and are really great for summer or traveling.

“The launch of Whitney Linen is inspired by European elegance and style, It is comprised of a 15-pieace women’s collection with a selection of men’s line and luxurious home décor pieces including be spoke table linens in an array of colours all detailed with the signature WL monogram finish” Said Whitney

Her pieces are really fashionable and I really love how many different colours she has used. To check her stuff out for retail or interested in buying you can email Whitney Westwood at whitney@whitneylinen.com and check out the launch of the showroom below

“Linen is an eco-friendly material free of petro-chemical components. A breathable body-cooling fabric, ideal for extreme climates, flax is the strongest natural fiber. Many cultures pass heirloom pieces down from generation to generation. For centuries linen has been a wardrobe staple embraced by European culture. “I have spent much time in Europe and have watched elegant men and women, dressed in linen, walking the cobbled streets of France and Italy. They look so chic.”, Whitney says describing her attraction to the raw fiber.”

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COUTURE FOR A CAUSE

 

Tickets are available Sept 1 The Angel Project

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Closing Olympics Ceremony

OMG, the closing ceremonies are always one of my favorites to watch!! This year my two favorite highlights of the event were the Spice Girls and Supermodels. The Spice Girls opened with “Spice up Your life”, and looked smoking hot and really fantastic! Every move they made and every time they sang, everyone in the audience was in awe and swaying back and forth to their tunes. Their Fashion and looks have come a long way since the 90’s and have become top notch. They are still pretty great and amazing and absolutely fun to watch when they all get together and sing away.

Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images

Gary Hershorn / Reuters

I think the show grabber, well for me anyways was when British Fashion and super models took center stage and ruled the runway. Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss Strutted down the cat walk in gold dresses like goddesses.  All the Designers creations and Supermodels will be featured in September’s Vogue UK.  Midas Touch, as what the creation was called had some of British top designers Alexander McQueen/ Vivienne Westwood, Burberry, Christopher Kane and rising up new designer Victoria Beckham. U.K. beauties Georgia May Jagger, Karen Elson, Stella Tennant, Lily Cole, Lily Donaldson, and Jourdan Dunn were amongst the spectacle show and even David Gandy wearing Paul Smith. Check out these amazing shots from the up-coming September issue of Vogue UK and enjoy.

Luke Macgregor / Reuters

 

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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)

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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: http://www.fno-toronto.com/ 

 

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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.

 

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LADY GAGA ON THE COVER OF VOGUE (SEPTEMBER 2012 ISSUE)

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: http://bit.ly/RC4udo  http://ow.ly/i/PRCz

Coco Rocha@cocorocha

The new @VogueMagazine cover with @LadyGaga is here! Are you ready for 916 pages!? http://pic.twitter.com/SurUxmMM

Lady Gaga@ladygaga

SEPT ISSUE OF VOGUE. Photo: MERT & MARCUS Gown By: MARC JACOBS Styling: Grace Coddington http://littlemonsters.com/image/5023271cc46c85340e003cc9 …

Jay Strut@JayStrut

Can’t get over how gorgeous LADY GAGA looks on the cover of this September’s VOGUE – http://bit.ly/RrBx2n

Marc Jacobs Intl@MarcJacobsIntl

MaJe @VogueMagazine cover featuring @ladygaga http://pic.twitter.com/2m8bDSuh

The September issue: Lady Gaga x @VogueMagazine http://twitpic.com/ah550l  (916 fucking pages!)

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Philip Sparks/Sample Sale

SUMMER SALE: Get 75% off at philipsparks.com/shop this Thursday – Sunday

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BOOBYBALL 11

Boobyball‘s Trailblazers Glampout for RETHINK BREAST CANCER #CAMPBOOBY

SAVE THE DATE – this year Rethink Breast Cancer promises to throw a trailblazing BOOBYBALL to be remembered, October 12th, 2012

CAMP BOOBY is coming and taking you back to the best days of summer. This year Rethink Breast Cancer is upping the anty as they take their annual BOOBYBALL to the great outdoors with a CAMP themed fete that is sure to have you rocking around the fire pit

Tickets will be on sale August 28th at boobyball.com

RETHINK BREAST CANCER TWITTER HANDLE: @rethinktweet

BOOBYBALL 2012 TWITTER OFFICIAL HASHTAG: #CAMPBOOBY

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M.A.C Viva Glam Fashion Cares 25 Line-Up

 

Chairs Michael King and David Furnish  announce that Scissor Sisters, Janelle Monáe and Sky Ferreira will join Elton John to perform at Fashion Cares 25. The evening will be hosted by my favorite  fashion icon Linda Evangelista and celebrated designers Dean & Dan Caten of DSQUARED2.

The list of renowned Canadians who will be taking place are a Molly Johnson, Billy Newton Davis, Carole Pope, Jarvis Church, Jully Black, Kreesha Turner, Keshia Chanté, Elise Legrow, RyanDan, Anjulie, and Shaun Desman.

They evening of music and entertainment will also feature a number of extravagant runway presentations. Vivienne Westwood, Greta Constantine, Pink Tartan, Gareth Pugh, Manish Aurora and DSQUARED2. Guests will also be treated to a quarter century retrospective that highlights the glamorous event’s most show-stopping looks. As well, a striking selection from the costume archives of Elton John will be on display.

The AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) and Elton John AIDS Foundation present a compelling evening of fashion, entertainment and philanthropy. Attend a red carpet cocktail reception with canapes and drinks as 25 years of Fashion Cares is recalled through images, film and live models at the Sony Center.

The evening concludes with a fashion show. See some of the top international designers and unique fashion pieces, including the costumes of Elton John. Sir Elton John will also perform at the event alongside other musicians. We have missed Fashion Cares the past 3 years so make sure to get your tickets quick and watch here for behind the scene photos from the evening.
  70% or more of the ticket purchase price will go directly to programs supporting people affected by and living with HIV and AIDS$1,500 ticket = $1,000 tax receipt
$1,000 ticket = $750 tax receipt
$500 ticket = $325 tax receiptTickets can purchased now at Ticketmaster


 Fashion designers: 

Hoax Couture, Izzy Camilleri, Joeffer Caoc, Marty Rotman, Mercy, Pat McDonagh, Pink Tartan, Sandra Rabasca, Stephane Rollande, Susan Dicks, The Blondes, Valencienne and Welly.Comrags, David Dixon, DSquared2, Elie Saab, Farley Chatto, Gareth Pugh, Greta Constantine, Manish Aurora, Vivienne Westwood,

 

 

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ONEXONE and ONEUP Present WALK THE ONEWAY

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.

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Rimowa

 

Founded in 1898, Rimowa since then has transformed itself into classic, fashionable and modern metal cases. With their cute slogan “Every case tells a story” inside out these amazing cases are incredible at how well the compartments inside pack so well.

 

Desia from Brill Communications showed us at the preview one of her own Rimowa cases that she uses and showed us everything that she can pack for her trip and have space for all she needed on the trip, but the amazing part is it was her carry on piece and she was able to fit everything in so well!

 

All are manufactured in Europe. Rimowa became the first company to produce luggage from structural aluminum; now with that, amazing wheels that turn every way, light weight cases for the heavy packer and the case won’t break. Count me in because I’m sold and want to get these amazing new products.

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ECCO Fall/Winter 2012

A little while ago I attended a preview for ECCO thanks to Brill Commutations. The previews are always in the beginning of summer and sometimes I like to save these posts to the time the collections are getting ready to go on the shelves. Some pieces are stunning and priced very well, ECCO is a famous shoe brand that began manufacturing 1963. ECCO has been producing high quality shoes for nearly 50 years and they are so comfortable and each season they get more fashionable. I love that this collection have some great accessories, beautiful shoes and boots  for men and women. The kids collection is pretty cute as well.

 

Lovely great footwear for women!


Great purses and accessories for Fall/Winter 2012

Amazing footwear for men!

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PUMA Fall/Winter 2012

I love Puma’s second year’s collaborations with Alexander McQueen, from shoes to high tops this is amazing footwear is for any fashionista closet. I attended Pumas Fall /Winter2012 preview at the Spoke club. We were treated to great snacks and amazing beverages; Lately Pumas has really been really pushing the envelope with all of this collaboration like McQueen and Ferrari really trying to make sales in all Niche markets.  These collections this Fall/Winter has a range from Kids, Womens, Men’s also bags and accessories! For me I’m still in love with these McQueen’s I was given at the preview and working them out all the time!

 

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MAC VIVA GLAM 25TH FASHION CARES

 

The AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) and Elton John AIDS Foundation present a compelling evening of fashion, entertainment and philanthropy. Attend a red carpet cocktail reception with canapes and drinks as 25 years of Fashion Cares is recalled through images, film and live models at the Sony Center.
The evening concludes with a fashion show. See some of the top international designers and unique fashion pieces, including the costumes of Elton John. Sir Elton John will also perform at the event alongside other musicians. We have missed Fashion Cares the past 3 years so make sure to get your tickets quick and watch here for behind the scene photos from the evening.
Fashion Cares is back for it’s 25th anniversary. Tickets can purchased now at Ticketmaster.

 

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HUDSON Jeans:Ten-year anniversary campaign starring Georgia May Jagger

For its 10th Anniversary, HUDSON has chosen to celebrate the essence and spirit of Cabaret in their Fall 2012 advertising campaign. Shooting the campaign in Paris, the birthplace of Cabaret, HUDSON Jeans embraces the spirit of a place to exercise individuality; where onlookers could go against the rules of society without judgment or worry. The “HUDSON CABARET” captures the brand’s mission in print and on film, and 10 years of creating a community where every citizen is a connoisseur of life, moving forward fearlessly with passion and purpose – living life to the edge.

Beginning with a teaser video in early July, the HUDSON Cabaret will feature 4 video releases showcasing four statement styles of denim to be launched with our Canadian retails partners and activation on a global scale. A print advertisement will accompany each video release and retail activation. Our national Canadian retail partner is Holt Renfrew among other high-end denim boutiques.

Following the teaser video, the first style launch will be around the LEELOO, a color blocked jean animated in a fast paced modern day dance. In August, hip-hop artist/beat-boxer TEZ will introduce the “Juliette” skinny jean, of which the ankle zippers will serve as the musical accompaniment of choice layered over his compelling beats made entirely with his mouth.  For the third style, the New York electronic dream pop band, Au Revoir Simone, will help Georgia May Jagger pay a poetic tribute to the beauty of the campaign collection’s “Art Deco” styles. The “Art Deco” styles, inspired by Faberge eggs, patterned wall paper and diamond bracelets, will launch across Canada in September.

Finally HUDSON will launch the “10th Anniversary” bundle with French duet, Daphne Burki and Gunther Love, and Georgia May Jagger.  Daphne is a famous TV personality in France and he’s a reigning world champion of ”Air Guitar”. They pay tribute to the 10th birthday of the brand with a comedic battle in song.  Directly commemorating the brand’s tenth anniversary, the package of 4 styles will include the “Abstract Flag” printed skinny – a meld of the Union Jack and American flag paying homage to the brand’s “Born in California” but “Rooted in London” DNA. YOUTUBE LINK

 

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ECCO Spring/Summer

ECCO has sure stepped up there game with there shoes,Bags and accessories! Ive noticed over the years ECCO has really started to become more of a fashion brand following trends. Make sure to check out there collections in stores and here. Men’s, Women’s

Check out this great promotional video!

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Heart Truth 2012

 

 

RED DRESS 2012

This was my third year covering The Heart Truth Fashion show (2010,2011) this is always an amazing event that brought together Celebrity power and Canadian Designers to raise awareness for this great cause.  The Heart Truth! The Heart and Stroke Foundation started this event many years ago to raise awareness for Heart Disease and strokes, since it is the number one disease that affects women in Canada.

It was an amazing night with Jully Black shaking her booty to all the Cameras.   Then having the lead singer from Kiss, Gene Simmons and his wife Shannon Tween head lining the event it made for a great night to raise awareness for a great cause.

Shannon Tweed wearing Arthur Mendonca, Gene Simmons wearing Indochino, Jully Black wearing Lauren Bagliore, Divine Brown wearing Freda, Jessi Cruickshank wearing Adrian Wu, Liza Fromer wearing Mallia, Natasha Gargiulo wearing MICALLA, Isabelle Maréchal wearing Anne De Shalla, Angie Seth wearing Thien Le, Ali Liebert wearing Momo, Lisa Ray wearing Farley Chatto, Gabrielle Rose wearing Something Blue, Lauren Lee Smith wearing Ines De Santo, Jessica Steen wearing Joeffer Caoc, Tamara Taylor wearing Mark Belford, Pascale Hutton wearing Paul Hardy, Susan Haskell wearing David Dixon and Catriona Le May Doan wearing LOVAS

 

Photo’s by Steven Hoeg

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You don’t need a four leaf clover to get LUCKY this St. Patty’s Day!

 

 

 

Lucky 7 has some exciting giveaways for All Access with Kevin Viewers with their launch of Lucky 7 new campaign video

Starting this Friday, February 24th participants can enter to win*:

1-an iPad 2 – Please visit Lucky 7’s Facebook page to enter.

2- $100 gift card

3-VIP Bottle Service Experience to Lucky 7’s St. Patty’s Day party at Cheval nightclub in Toronto!

 

To Enter for the 100 gift card and VIP Bottle Services email me at Info@allaccesswithkevin.com after watching the video and answer What happens to Mr Lucky next? Be creative!

*$100 Gift Card Giveaway only open to US and Canadian residents. VIP Bottle Service Experience Giveaway only open to Ontario residents.
*Contest closes on March 11, 2012 at 00:01 am and contest winners will be announced shortly thereafter.
*VIP Bottle Service Experience is valid for winner + 3. Entry fee will be waived for winner + 3. Transportation not included.

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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 maccosmetics.com. 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.

 

 

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Ottawa Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012

Check out these amazing Illustrations done by Ottawa Fashion Week lead Hair and make up expert Sylvie Prud’Homme , Make sure to grab your tickets here OFWLIVE Its going to be a great weekend!

 

Sukhoo sukhoo Showing Sunday evening!

Amanda Emmanuel Showing Friday evening

FrAsh showing 8pm Friday evening!

Serendipity opening Sunday evening!

Y_dna_collection closing Friday evening!

 

 

Sylvie Prud’Homme

From a career in fine arts ten years ago, Sylvie Prud’Homme brought her talent, enthusiasm and passion to the hair styling industry.

Sylvie’s  advanced training in London, England has developed a unique approach to her hair styling. She constructs colour and cut concepts that leave men and women feeling distinct, sophisticated and confident.

Sylvie’s experience styling fashion and media events have honed her ability to design editorial styles for special events, as well as classic up do’s for bridal and formal occasions.

Fusing her love of visual arts, fashion and hair design, Sylvie’s work stands out as a trendsetter.

Recent engagements:

  • Key stylist LG Toronto Fashion Week (Toronto)
  • Key Hair and Make-up expert Fashion Week (Ottawa)
  • Key stylist “Project Runway Canada” (Ottawa)
  • Vidal Sassoon Advanced Academy (London, England)

 

 

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Mary Katrantzou for Topshop Spring 2012

“My idea behind the collaboration was to design for the Topshop girl a range that is as close to the aesthetic of my mainline as possible, with great control over the quality of design and production,” said Katrantzou. “I can’t wait to see the Topshop girls in the bowl dresses and for the most daring to see them try the print on print layering!”

The 10-piece collection features dresses and separates in the British designer’s signature vibrant prints. The designs are very close to the aesthetic of her eponymous line.The collection launches in Topshop stores on February 17.

 

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Visionaries: TOM FORD

 

Did you know that Tom Ford takes up to five bathes a day when he is stressed?  This documentary done by the Oprah Winfrey Network is a very interesting look into the life of this visionary. He has never let anyone follow him around like this and to allow this glimpse into his fascinating life.   It seems that everything Tom touches turns to gold. His perfume line, many clothing lines, collaborations, and his talents have reached all the way to Hollywood as he is also a well-respected Oscar nominee. So if you have not seen this documentary yet here it is and you can enjoy it as much as I did.

 

 

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DARE TO WEAR LOVE

“”Calling all fashionistas! Is it your dream to walk the runway during Toronto Fashion Week? Dare to Wear Love, in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, challenges you to wear red throughout the month of February and fundraise to claim your spot on the catwalk during Toronto Fashion Week. The three individuals who raise the highest amount will be outfitted in a custom design by SusanDicks & Co. and walk the runway at the Dare to Wear Love gala fashion event Friday, March 16, 2012 during Toronto Fashion Week.“”

 

“” Hoax Couture and the are thrilled to collaborate once again with the Stephen Lewis Foundation on the third Dare to Wear Love gala fashion show. African-inspired designs, created by more than 25 Canadian designers, will hit the runway at 9 p.m. on Friday, March 16 during World MasterCard Fashion Week at David Pecaut Square in Toronto.

A limited amount of tickets to Dare to Wear Love are open to the public and available to purchase online for $75 each or $300 each for a VIP package (which includes one front or second row seat, a special gift bag, and exclusive access to the cocktail parties before and after the show). Proceeds from ticket sales will support the Stephen Lewis Foundation and its community-level organizations that work to improve the lives of women, orphans, grandmothers and people living with HIV and AIDS in Africa.

Talented Canadian designers including Brian Bailey, David Dixon, Adrian Wu, Paul Hardy, Linda Lundström, Pat McDonagh, Izzy Camilleri, Lida Baday, Greta Constantine, Lovas Wesley Badanjak, and many more, will create one-of-a-kind ensembles from six yards of African-made fabrics to be modelled on celebrities, entertainers and models.”


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Philip Sparks for Danier Spring 2012 Men’s Accessories Collection

It was exciting news when Danier announced its partnership with Canadian designer Philip Sparks for a men’s accessories collection. A couple weeks ago I was invited by Brill Communications to preview this new collaboration. The collection is ranging from iPad cases, brief cases, weekend bags, wallets and much more.

“We started with a nostalgic idea of travel and how people once boarded airplanes and train cars with a wardrobe of carryalls, duffle bags and cases, “ says Philip. “ Then we updated that mix to include iPad cases and backpacks filled with extra pockets and compartments for contemporary travelers who expect the functionality of five bags in one.”

This is just what you would expect from Philip Sparks, it is a stylish, well detailed and multi purposed collection for the debonair gentlemen on the go. I travel a lot and was really happy to see this new collection and very excited for its introduction into Danier stores across Canada this spring because I am planning to grab a couple of these pieces for myself!

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Ottawa Fashion Week To Host Charity Show

Maybelline New York is proud to announce its sponsorship of World MasterCard Toronto Fashion Week!

 

Im glad to be able to finally share with everyone that Maybelline New York is our new Beauty sponsor for World Mastercard Toronto Fashion week! Grace Lee  is Maybelline’s New York Lead Makeup Artist, Canada and will be creating hundreds of hot looks for the catwalk!

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Fashion Design Council of Canada announces new title sponsor


World MasterCard takes front row on March 12-17, 2012

 The Fashion Design Council of Canada announced today that World MasterCard is the new title sponsor of Toronto Fashion Week. This change in the title sponsorship of Canada’s iconic Fashion Week will take effect for the Fall/Winter 2012 Collections this March at David Pecaut Square. World MasterCard Fashion Week will host over 60 designer runway shows and presentations, drawing thousands of fashion industry professionals and key influencers from across Canada and around the world to Toronto’s fashion district.

MasterCard continues to solidify its presence in the world of fashion via Stylicity, the official retail program of World MasterCard Fashion Week. Fusing the world of the high-fashion runway directly with everyday consumers, Stylicity celebrates the best of the city, helping others recognize what we already know: Toronto is a global destination for all things fashionable.

By partnering with local businesses Stylicity provides consumers with unique experiences, designer events and discounts at some of the hottest restaurants, shops, and exclusive spas in the city. Lilian Tomovich, Head of Marketing for MasterCard Canada adds, “World MasterCard Fashion Week provides a unique showcase for Canadian design talent and through our dynamic new partnership, we are excited to offer priceless experiences for true fashion lovers like never before.”

World MasterCard Fashion Week is one of the world’s most anticipated fashion events bringing together established names, emerging designers and luxury brands,” said Betty DeVita, President of MasterCard Canada. She adds, “Fashion is a key element of our Priceless Toronto and global Priceless Cities initiative. Through Fashion Week we are celebrating Toronto as Canada’s quintessential destination for all things stylish. We encourage everyone to experience all that Toronto has to offer.”

World MasterCard Fashion Week’s the Runway and the Studio will welcome industry insiders and fashion fans to view the collections of Canada’s leading designers and top up-and-coming talent from March 12-17, 2012. Stay tuned for further exciting announcements on more designers and sponsors that will be participating this year.
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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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Beachmint

BeachMint, the innovative social commerce company founded in 2010, has been available in Canada since December 26th access to its members-only fashion brands to Canada. The expansion is in response to the overwhelming demand and requests from interested customers. BeachMint’s growing family of brands includes StyleMint.com, which features exclusive product designed by Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen;JewelMint.com with Kate Bosworth and celebrity stylist, Cher Coulter; andShoeMint.com, the most recently launched partnership with Rachel Bilson and celebrity stylist, Nicole Chavez. Legendary shoemaker Steve Madden manufactures the shoes.

BeachMint’s expansion into the Canadian market is reflective of the company’s mission to evolve the customer experience online and to create a community of members, which will now spread across the continent.

BeachMint CEO Josh Berman said, “The explosive growth of the BeachMint brands since the launch of JewelMint in October 2010 has been unbelievable. Creating an international membership has been an internal goal since the company’s inception, but with the demand from our fans outside the U.S., we decided to expand into Canada before 2012 as a first step of our international expansion.”

Mary Kate Olsen stated, “StyleMint allows us to interact with customers in a personal way. We have a strong connection with our Canadian customers and are thrilled to bring them StyleMint.”

International distribution is imperative to a company’s success. Reaching our customers internationally is an exciting step, especially because so many shoppers depend on the accessibility of e-commerce,” added Ashley Olsen.

Kate Bosworth, the first BeachMint design partner said, “I am delighted we can now offer JewelMint to our fans in Canada; the first territory to which we offer international shipping.

President Diego Berdakin also commented, “International expansion is in line with BeachMint’s vision to evolve the customer experience online and to bring incredible value to customers everywhere. With new markets, we can offer our members and social media fans new and exciting ways to engage and interact with our designer partners and shop our brands.

Membership to StyleMint.com, JewelMint.com and ShoeMint.com is free. To become a member, log onto any of the sites and complete a quick Style Quiz”"

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Designer Studio Sale

Make sure to check this out this weekend and find some great items!

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Disco Days and Boogie Nights

“”Grab your bellbottoms and platforms and get ready to do the hustle. On Sunday, February 12, The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation will host its first Dance to Conquer Cancer fundraiser. Held at the Paramount Conference and Event Centre in Woodbridge, Ontario, special guests include fitness guru Richard Simmons and disco queen Gloria Gaynor (I Will Survive).

Our goal is to conquer cancer in our lifetime,” said Paul Alofs, President and CEO of The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation. “We hope that our Dance to Conquer Cancer fundraiser will inspire those touched by cancer, while offering people a one-of-a-kind, engaging event using the elements of dance and disco! It’s a great way to start off the New Year with some fitness and family fun and support for an important cause.”

In Canada, 40 per cent of women and 45 per cent of men will face a cancer diagnosis. One of the unique elements of the Dance to Conquer Cancer fundraiser is that participants can distribute the funds they raise to go towards a variety of different forms of high priority cancer research.

Beginning at noon an anticipated 500 participants will partake in a four-hour dance-a-thon where they will be challenged to dance 10,000 steps with moves from the 1970s and 1980s (no dancing experience necessary). So You Think You Can Dance Canada choreographer Blake McGrath will lead a dance workshop and teach participants two disco dances to perform as a group. Simmons will also be getting the gang to “Sweat to the Oldies” with his style of dancersize. A beauty bar for hair and makeup touch-ups, a shopping auction and a Tassimo Latte Bar will be available for those whose feet need a little break.

At 6 p.m. the lights go down and the disco ball starts spinning for Boogie Nights, the second portion of the fundraiser, which includes dinner, more dancing and a special live performance by Gaynor.

Standard registration fees are $40 per person with a commitment of raising $500. Student registration fees are $20 with a commitment of raising $300, and Via Rail will offer participating students a free ride from anywhere in Ontario to attend the event. Tickets to attend Boogie Nights only are $275 per person.

To register for Disco Days or to purchase tickets to Boogie Nights, please visit www.discodays.ca.”"

 

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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.

 

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Don Cherry

Heather Gothlieb (Oscar de le Renta)

 

Mary Symons (Ron Leal)

Jeanne Beker (Wayne Clark)

Stacey Kimel (Alexander McQueen)

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PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet

This would really impact our society!

 

“Tell Congress not to censor the internet NOW! – fightforthefuture.org/pipa

PROTECT-IP is a bill that has been introduced in the Senate and the House and is moving quickly through Congress. It gives the government and corporations the ability to censor the net, in the name of protecting “creativity”. The law would let the government or corporations censor entire sites– they just have to convince a judge that the site is “dedicated to copyright infringement.”

The government has already wrongly shut down sites without any recourse to the site owner. Under this bill, sharing a video with anything copyrighted in it, or what sites like Youtube and Twitter do, would be considered illegal behavior according to this bill.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, this bill would cost us $47 million tax dollars a year — that’s for a fix that won’t work, disrupts the internet, stifles innovation, shuts out diverse voices, and censors the internet. This bill is bad for creativity and does not protect your rights. ”

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