Brrrrr! Winter Music Festival Toronto (Contest)

Wanna go??????

February 1st and 2nd

Echo Beach 909 LAKESHORE BLVD. W. TORONTO ON. M6K3L3

 

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 http://tinyurl.com/b8eva4t ” 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

COME PARTY WITH US FRIDAY……..

 

PHILIP SPARKS S/S 2013 ACCESSORIES

Last week, Philip Sparks invited media to preview his new line of accessories for both sexes. The collection is made up of a wide range of belts, bags, loafers, dock shoes and great two-tone brogues. The collection was right up Philip’s Tailored Goods alley , with great bright spring reds, yellows and blues. I’m in love with this laptop bag made of canvas and well-detailed vegetable dyed leather. This bag, along with everything else in this collection, will be a great hot item for Spring/Summer 2013!

 

I really enjoyed the colors and well-detailed tailoring that always goes into his collections. Make sure to get into the Philip Sparks store (162 Ossington Ave., Toronto, ON) now to pick up some great items and make sure to watch out for this collection this Spring/Summer 2013 season.

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Interview with Peter Bergman (aka Jack Abbott, The Young and the Restless)

Last year, I had the pleasure of interviewing Victor Newman (played by Eric Braeden) with Kevin from All Access with Kevin. This year at the National Women’s Show, I got to interview his arch nemesis, Jack Abbott (played by Peter Bergman). I must admit, I wasn’t as excited as I was when I got to meet “the moustache” but I was pleasantly surprised with Peter’s charisma.

Sabrina: How do you like Toronto?

 

Peter: I love Toronto; it is a “YandR Mecca” – more devoted YandR fans here than any other city, over Boston, Chicago or New York City. All the cast members love coming to Toronto. When I checked into my hotel last night, 3 guys came up to me to say “Hi Jack!” and before I even said a word the front desk, they asked if my room was under “Jack Abbott” or “Peter Bergman”…

 

Enough small talk, we were on a time crunch so I dove right in:

 

Sabrina: Over the years, has Jack Abbott become more Peter Bergman or has Peter become more Jack?

 

Peter: Jack has picked up more on Peter. My wife did call me out one day when I called someone “sweetheart”…

 

Apparently sweetheart and darling are Jack Abbott terms of endearment.

 

Sabrina: Similarities and differences between Jack and Peter?

 

Peter: Similarities are that both are fiercely loyal to family, quick to judge, strong opinions and like red-heads. Difference is that

Jack is quicker on the trigger, more impulsive.

 

Sabrina: What are the 3 things that you MUST have in your dressing room?

 

Peter: Dictionary, TV and Telephone

 

Sabrina: If you hadn’t become an actor, what would have been your alternative career path?

 

Peter: (without hesitation) Architect. Toronto has such great architecture and I love the blend of old and new.  I can open my hotel room blinds and name which top architects designed the buildings in my view.

 

Surprised me a little, I always viewed the Toronto cityscape as a bunch of glass boxes. Always nice to hear a non-Torontonian say great things about your city.

 

Sabrina: Did you fall into soap operas or did you seek them out?

 

Peter: Stumbled into it at the age of 26. I was a stage actor to begin with and I almost didn’t go to my audition for All My Children. I had three auditions that day, one for a commercial and one for a theatre production. Both went terribly! Then my agent, who never followed up with me, reminded me not to worry as I had a 3rd audition that day for All My Children.

 

Sabrina: What is a common misconception about the show (YandR)?

 

Peter: What you don’t get to see is that Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) and Nicholas Newman (Joshua Morrow) are the funniest people you will ever meet. Another misconception is that the bed scenes are sexy. They are far from it! It’s uncomfortable because there’s a whole room of people watching and you’re with someone you’ve worked with for years. So you don’t want them to ever think you’re taking advantage of the situation. Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Newman) once asked me “Did you just look at my breasts?!”

 

He did say Peter and Jack both like redheads…

 

Sabrina: Okay, Peter, Rapid Fire Round. Say the first thing that comes to your mind:

 

Q1: How many wives has Jack had?

 

Peter: 6

 

As a side note: Eric (Victor) couldn’t answer this one last year…

 

Q2: Closest friend on the set?

 

Peter: Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Newman)

 

Q3: Favourite suit designer?

 

Peter: Armani

 

Hmm… Victor and Jack both not only hold a candle for Nikki but share the same fashion sense.

 

Q4: Favourite vacation spot?

 

Peter: New York City

 

Q5: Drink of choice?

 

Peter: Vodka on the rocks with a twist.

 

Q6: TV/Movie character you secretly wish you could have played?

 

Peter: Hubbell Gardner from The Way We Were.

 

I had to Google that one, before my time… it’s a Robert Redford movie from 1973.

 

Q7: Are you on Twitter/Facebook?

 

Peter: No. And I don’t plan to be.

And then we wrapped up, got my obligatory fan girl picture with Jack Abbott, the new power mogul on the Young and the Restless. (You know, until Victor rebuilds his company and the ranch and makes his big comeback…)

Sabrina Hashmi

 

 

THE F-LIST & MAYBELLINE PRESENT DRESSED

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.

 

 

Lucian Matis FW12 Campaign

Omg you have to see these amazing pictures from Lucian Matis campaign! Still my favorite Canadian Designer and I love dressing my clients in his stuff, he kinda reminds me of McQueen with a Canadian twist.

 

Photography by: Greg Swales Production Assistant: Ashley Gesner Hair & Make-up: Anna Nenoiu-Csiki P1M Model: Leigh Hoby Ford Models

Carine Roitfeld and MAC Cosmetics Collaboration to Launch September 6th

Carine Roitfeld has not just been working on her new fashion magazine! This stylist has been collaborating a limited-edition collection with Mac Cosmetics this fall. Carine is known for her dramatic smoky eye and sultry look, so we can kind of see where this collection with be headed. She has helped in every aspect of making this from the packaging to the containers. This collection will be launched as of September 6th with everything else going on in Toronto like Fashion Nigh Out and the Toronto International Film Festival. As a former Make-up artist I can’t wait to check out this Limited-edition collection. Roitfelds collection ad campaign was shot by Mario Sorrentiso, so make sure to get out Sept and get something and enjoy.

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CONSONANT SKINCARE

When I arrived to the Rock-it Promotions Holiday Preview the main thing that caught my eye was Consonant skin care. This Organic skin care line I have been starting to hear a lot about made me interested so I wanted to try it. The lovely ladies at Rock-it Promotions were ever so gracious to send me the ultra-moisturizing organic face cream for dry skin and the organic foaming face wash. I am usually a skeptical when a skin care product says organic because I have really sensitive skin that gets really irritated from perfumes and products that can get overly abrasive to my skin. I have been using both products for over a week now and they have been working great. They have not made my face red or irritated and kept my skin clear. The lotion can make your face a little oily but all in all they are great products. I will keep using them and can’t wait to try more consonant products.

 

 

Ultra Moisturizing Organic Face Cream for Dry Skin

Persistent hydration for 24 hours.

This non-greasy formula absorbs quickly while elevated levels of Cassia Angustifolia Seed Extract ensure long lasting hydration. Grape Seed Oil is a great antioxidant that helps protect skin from future damage. The result is smoother, more radiant and hydrated skin from the very first use.

 

Foaming Face Wash - Pure Unscented

Consonant Organic Foaming

Face Wash is a gentle yet effective cleanser, packed with nourishing botanicals like teatree oil and grapeseed oil to help hydrate skin, eliminate uneven skin tones and fight blemishes. pH balanced, you don’t need a toner.

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

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

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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.

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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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3rd ANNUAL DESIGNERS CLOSET FALL/WINTER PREVIEW

Make sure to get your tickets as Designers Closet is this weekend and not to be missed.

“”Enjoy networking and mingling with fashion lovers
Get a first look at collections by talented locals including
Menswear by Anna Fora, ‘Viva Noir’ collection by Simply Beautiful Designs, Denise David Collection and ‘Gladiator Goddess’ by Jomanda allicock
Enjoy a Q&A session with designers.
MENSWEAR TREND FORCASTING showcase by the Beaucoup Creative Team [BCT]
drinks, sweets, and much more…”"

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ART OF FASHION

 

The dead line for designers to enter Art of Fashion is August 17th so get your applications in. This year the Art of Fashion event will be held during Nuit Blanche on September 29th 2012, at Hazelton Lanes in Toronto. Designers will compete for the $30,000plus prize package and showcase their collections in front of a panel of fashion industry judges. Also don’t forget about the 10,000 attendees during Nuit Blanche that will also get too see.

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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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Native Fashion

 

Planet IndigenUS and NativeTalent.net are pleased to present  a self-titled exhibit
 
Native Fashion Show: A live look at modern styles and cultural concepts.
 
On Saturday August 18th at 3PM on the WiiJiiNiiJii Stage at Torontos’ Harbourfront, Indigenous Models will be showcasing the following Fashion Designers:
 
TAWNTO- For the Brave, Bold and Beautiful
Artistic Director Charm Logan presents a luxurious new collection named GIIZIS BIISH 2013. Meaning Sun and Water and entails lots of vibrant turquoise, shiny gold, silk, chiffon and vintage textiles.
 
Photographer and Fashion Designer, Bruno will be featuring his high end couture leather dress and evening wear. Made entirely of sustainable products and high quality craftsmanship
 
TRACY TOULOUSE
Swirling Wind…Identifying a people
“Hey check her out, she’s got her Indian on!”
 
This is a show you do not want to miss so bring the whole family for a free and fun event.
 

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BLACKBERRY PLAYBOOK

 

When I first received the Playbook, I can’t help saying that I was mildly disappointed with its limited capabilities. It had great features the most impressive was the video quality which is very good with its high resolution 1080p playback, and it has an HDMI out so it can be attached to a larger monitor or your television. Missing from it was native email, a calendar app and it had limited apps to choose from. So with millions of others I waited with anticipation for the update to the operating system.  So when version 2.0 was finally released I was quite impressed and have to thank Research in Motion for fixing the omissions from the original release with great upgrades.  Before if you didn’t have a Blackberry phone to bridge with it the tablet was basically useless, but the upgrade solved that and it is now a standalone tablet that I use every day. The biggest improvement brought by version 2.0 is the integrated email app, which is very good. It can access multiple email accounts, (also Facebook and Twitter) with ease, and has a great interface.  Another great improvement was the capabilities to download Android apps. More good news for us is that RIM is releasing the next Playbook August 9 with 4G LTE connectivity.  Let’s hope this will help RIM get back to the top again. Thanks RIM for this great PlayBook and Edelman Canada

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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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Greta Constantine Fall/Winter 2012

When Fashion week rolled a around this year I was greatly excited to see what my two favorite designers had been up too.   We walked into the newly revamped Acadian Loft, greeting us at the door was some Stoli cocktail. So many celebrities like Sarah Gadon, Leesa Butler Zaib Skaikh (from little Mosk on the Parries) Gabrielle Miller and Tara Spencer Nainn from Corner gas. The lovely Jeanne beker of Fashion Television and you can’t forget the 3 tall dark glasses of water Jully black, Rosey Edeh, Suzane Boyed.

As the show started and the models came out looking like a sci-fi themed looking like Aliens which was the theme of the whole show. The curtains all opened bringing the sky line and light in which made it more magical or a little more sci-fi.

Check out photos here

The colours coming down the runway were so vibrant like Greens, Blues and reds. Its edgy elegance, signature silk jersey fluidly draped dresses, very sexy and sleekly. The show ended in over 20 amazing black tailored pieces and dresses. The evening was amazing as I stayed back very late and danced my ass off with the many people that decided to stay back it was a great time!

 

 

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH GRETA CONSTANTINE!! Stoli Vodka Presents: Greta Constantine – From Sketch to Runway

 

We were invited to Trump Towers my Kirk and Steven of Greta Constantine for their launch of Sketch to Runway. This short film was showing us what it’s like from Kirk and Stephen getting their collection ready for the runway. It was passed on the collection 2012 Fall/Winter 2012 so check it out if you have not done so already!

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Liz Cabral Announces Second Collaboration With ALDO Shoes (FLARE Magazine)

I think this tweet made a lot of women very happy that Liz Cabral and ALDO will be doing a second collection. The FLARE x ALDO WEDGE released in April 2011 was an instant hit. The second FLARE x ALDO collaboration available in stores and online in October, Guest will also get a sneak peek in September of whats to come. Liz Cabral has hinted that the collaboration involves more than just shoes! ACCESSORIES maybe??? it would be nice to see something from us men. All in all I think this is going to be a great hit and congratulation’s Liz Cabral!

 

Sniped from @LIZ_Cabral twitter

 

 

photo credit styleblog.ca

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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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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.

 

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