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With TIFF coming to a close it is time for a contest. I have been so busy this year attending events, checking out gifting lounges and working at the Tastemakers lounge. It has been such a great experience and I have connected with some great people. But now it is your time to be swaged like the stars you see in the pictures. I will be giving a swag bag away that is well worth over $500 of great stuff, Thanks to Rock-it-Promtions, Tastemakers and The F-list. All you have to do is follow me on twitter, Re-tweet this post or email your info to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do all 3 things you will get more than one entry to the contest. I will be picking the winner next Tuesday, Sept 28th. Good luck to everyone
This year the celebrities will be treated just like royalty in the Tastemakers Lounge. Founded by Debra Goldblatt and Lessa Butler, Tastemakers lounge is in their 7th year they where the first full-service swag lounge in Canada. I got a Media Invite from Rock-it-Promotions to come check out the lounge and enjoy some great stuff. Every year the lounge always gives back. This year they have picked the CNIB, a registered charity with 55 community offices nationwide. CNIB works to empower Canadians who are blind or partially sighted with the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life. So the lounge will make a donation to this great organization after TIFF.
So it just seems right with the CNIB being the focus charity this year they have Wescan Optical.Wescan has been around since 1998, now available in over 40 countries. Some of there brands are KILR, FYSH, and EVATIK. Make sure to check them out because their glasses are so stylish for men and women. I got a great pair from the EVATIK line and I just love them.Mavi has a new kind of casual cool with its new line of premium denim line Mavi Gold for women. For the men they have these amazing “Jake ” jeans that fit me soo good! So the stars will just love the jeans this year for their time off. Sharpie has a featured artist who is creating live art throughout the week. The interactive installation that they will create will be an inspiration to everyone.They also have come out with some great new Sharpies called 80′s glam you have to check them out.
Mattel Inc Has the new Angry Birds- Knock on Wood board game version of the smart phone phenomenon. Also Uno Roboto is a new version of the old favorite Uno. Try to guess what’s on your friend’s minds with Imaginiff and Bezzerwizzer is a game of Trivia. I got Bezzerwizzer home anyone want to play?
While September has fast approached us this means it is time for Fashion, Movies and celebrities, as this is my second year working for the Tastemakers lounge. Lessa Butler and I have finished the interviews and training with the volunteer’s, they amazing Michelle Easton of Rock it Promotions has been working with media and getting the talent booked in. I am very excited to see who will be in the lounge this year. With lots of events and movies it will be an interesting week so keep a close eye as their will be a lot of post coming your way. Enjoy some pictures I have saved from last year
Some images by Phil Birnbaum
I got the pleasure to help and sit in the interview in the Tastemakers Lounge with Clive Owen and David Schwimmer during TIFF. The Movie TRUST by David starring Clive Owen and Catherine Keener was a very dark movie about a 14 year old girl destroyed when she is fooled by a preying pedophile on-line. I won’t say anymore just in case you have not seen it but make sure you check it out. It was very great to to meet the cast and sit in on the interview. After the interview someone left their glasses in the suite so I put them in my bag so they would not walk away. I got a call from Leesa Butler saying Clive Owen was back looking for his glasses which was to funny. Both David and Clive where both amazing and down to earth guys and such a pleasure chatting with them.
I got the chance to work in the Tastemakers Lounge for TIFF 2010. It was such a great experience and it blew my mind all the celebrities I got to meet. My favorite person to meet during TIFF was Ryan Philippe someone I have always really enjoyed to look at. It was so great to work with Leesa Butler from the F-List(Part owner and CEO of Tastemakers) and Debra Goldblatt of Rock-It-Promotions (Other part owner and President of Tastemakers). They gave me such a great experience I will never forget. I got to work on a special project going on in the lounge where we got Celebrities to sign a Mattel game for an on-line auction for Sick Kids Hospital. It was a cause close to my heart that I really enjoyed helping in. Hope you enjoy the pictures and can not for for TIFF 2011. XOXO KEVIN