Featured Hair Salon – Anthony Passero Salon
Located in the exclusive Yorkville neighbourhood of Toronto, Anthony Passero Salon strives to provide the ultimate hair salon experience. Clients are welcomed into the bright, open and modern salon by the knowledgable and professional team. With a consultative approach to hair design, the team’s creative and on trend expertise assures client’s depart feeling confident & empowered to recreate their look at home.
Our first question is always “tell me about your hair” leading into a comprehensive consultation. As a diverse team specializing in different disciplines, the focus is on highlighting your natural beauty. Your needs are the most important every time you visit.
LOCATION AND CONTACT
114 Cumberland St. 2nd Floor
Featured Swag Bag Sponsor – Soft Lips
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Featured Event Sponsor – Anita
Anita is a global market leader in the development of bras and swimwear with over 130 years experience. Our focus is on a woman’s needs during her lifetime. We invite you to learn more about the Anita World.
Anita Active: High Performance Sport bras. Research in Breast Health from the University of Portsmouth Research Group has found substantial evidence proving the importance of breast support while training and during competition. Anita Active bras are ranked in the top 10 for support and comfort.
Rosa Faia: Our sister brand offering femininity and comfort up to a J cup in a fashionable silhouette in lingerie and swimwear. Many women continue to wear the wrong size, we always recommend a proper bra fitting in a specialty lingerie store to find out the appropriate size for the best support.
Anita Maternity: We’ve been a pioneer in developing nursing bras for over 50 years. Our current collection is both functional and fashionable for the new mom up to J cup. Along with nursing bras, we offer our Baby Sherpa & Baby Belt, providing support for a growing tummy and relief of back pain.
Anita Care: Post-mastectomy fashionable lingerie, swimwear and breast forms are part of our heritage. Our Tri-Pro Vita system perfectly integrates the breast form and lingerie for a natural feel and fit.
Anita Comfort: Fuller bodied options for a very comfortable fit in both swimwear & lingerie.
Go online to learn more about our lingerie and swimwear. We also have a store locator to find an Anita partner boutique near you.
Featured Vendor – Castlefield Design
Sophie Taylor is the Toronto-based designer behind Castlefield Design, with 11 years of graphic design experience, a Masters in Fashion focused on luxury branding, and clients in the US, Canada, Germany, the UK, and Australia. Castlefield specializes in creating luxury wedding and event invitations, distinctive brand identities, and eye-catching patterns, creating couture designs to tell your unique story.
Castlefield Design has recently launched a line of products featuring Castlefield designs on stationery, fashion, decor, and accessories,
Castlefield’s clients range from engaged couples to start-ups to internationally-known brands and include companies and individuals in the fashion, wedding and events, health, beauty, art, baker’s confectionery, culinary, and tech industries.
- Branding (Corporate, Personal, Events)
- Stationery, business cards, letterhead, flyers, brochures, social media graphics
- Packaging design, hang tags
- Wedding Stationery and Branding
- Logos/monograms, wax seals
- Save the dates, invitations, response cards, insert cards, envelope liners
- Place cards, table numbers, seating charts, escort cards, signage, favor boxes
- Floor decals, backdrops
- Other custom graphics
- Prints and Patterns
- Notebooks, greeting cards, notepads
- Gift bags, wrapping paper, tissue paper, tags, labels
- Home decor, fashion, accessories, textiles
- Art prints
Featured Vendor – Made to Measure
Made2Measure Clothing provides both men and women with a wide range of custom made and individually designed suits, sports coats, pants, skirts, dress shirts, topcoats, trench coats, tuxedos, shoes, and jeans.
Featured Sponsor – Goddess Garden
Goddess Garden is a certified organic skincare company, created by a mom for her daughter, whose skin reacted poorly to conventional sunscreens and body products. The company began out of necessity. Nova Covington began making all her family’s skincare in her kitchen, using all-natural, pure botanical ingredients that were effective and safe for her baby daughter. She felt if her family needed clean products, other families did as well. Together with her husband, Paul, Goddess Garden was created.
Today, Nova, Paul and the entire Goddess Garden team, make products that are certified organic and free from harsh chemicals that can cause skin reactions, hormone disruption and contribute to the destruction of the reefs. Goddess Garden, at its core, is a family. They have a parent-like commitment to care for their customers and the planet. Behind every decision they make are a set of guiding core values that ensure their business leaves a minimal footprint, and a positive impact. And they always keep in mind the best interests of their customers, their employees, their communities and the planet!
Goddess Garden is most commonly known for its organic, reef-safe, non-nano sunscreen, but they also offer a complete line of certified organic skin care and essential oils. Plus, all products are made onsite in Boulder County, Colorado, and feature recyclable packaging!
Featured Event Sponsor – Tan on The Run
Tan On The Run is an organic mobile airbrush spray tanning service company. We are dedicated to delivering unrivaled service provided in the convenience of your own home, office , hotel , set, or venue of your choice. We use the highest quality exclusive tanning solutions and technicians to ensure 100% satisfaction. All of which have led us to be sought out by Celebrities and Media personalities alike. Franchise Opportunities Available!
Sunless Airbrush Tanning can be right for anyone – especially with Tan on the Run! Regardless of your skin type or your schedule, Airbrush Tanning is right for everyone! Unlike traditional tanning using sunlight or beds, Airbrush Tanning carries no risk of harmful UV rays, which means that people with a high risk of skin cancer can still get their glow without any risk. Allergies? No problem. We have specifially developed hypoallergenic formulas just for you. Regardless of whether you have dry skin or oily skin, we can recommend a tanning package that will accomplish your goals both for colour and for skin care. We have formulas that are safe for pregnancy, safe for skin conditions, made with organic ingredients, Vegan and gluten free! Contact your nearest Tan on the Run for details and to develop a tanning package just for you, or see below for a list of favorite packages based on the Fitzpatrick Chart of Skin Types.
Featured Vendor – Bouswari
Bouswari was founded by Senegalese – Canadian Diarra Bousso Niang, whose goal is to share with Canada and the world the beauty, culture, and heritage of her birthplace Senegal – and of the wider African continent. Bouswari partners with local artisans in Senegal to offer leather products that celebrate Senegalese fine traditional craftsmanship — blended with unique contemporary and practical designs. Inspired by the Senegalese and by other diverse African traditions and cultures, each collection takes you to a brand new African style.
The name Bouswari is a contraction between two words : Bousso and Bassari. Bousso is the middle name of the founder and Bassari refers to Bassari people. Bassari people are African people living in west Africa in the regions of Senegal, Gambia, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau. Their vibrant and mysterious lifestyle inspires Bouswari.
Feautured Vendor – Nemrac Style
Carmen Popescu is the creative mind behind NemräC Style. Having flirted once with the idea of becoming an architect, Carmen’s appreciation with clean, structural lines and her fascination for geometry have become an intrinsic part of her singular style.
Born in 1988 in Bucharest, Romania, Carmen discovered her predilection for art and fashion creation at a very young age. Inspired by her grandmother’s love for needlework and embroidery, Popescu was only four when she learned to sew her first button.
After graduating in 2008 with a degree in Fashion Design from the Collège Marie-Victorin, and subsequently in 2011 with a BA from the École Supérieure de Mode de Montréal at UQAM, Carmen was awarded the highly illustrious honor of interning for the internationally renowned designer Jean-Paul Knott in Brussels, Belgium – an experience that only further confirmed her passion for the craft.
NemräC Style offers timeless sophisticated and urban designed feminine and masculine collections that extend the boundaries of the unexpected through an innovative vision of fashion, elegance and refinement. From design, to patternmaking and production, every step is HAND MADE in Montreal, Canada.
The brand’s distinguished day and night color palette consists in a contrasting assortment between black, gray and white with a pinch of unexpected color at times. The sleek and minimalist lines suggest an important concern for discretion and meticulous detailed exertion. Similarly, the rich mixtures of materials bring out in every outfit appealing contrasting effects that translate the avant-garde geometric aesthetic.
An inspiration residing within art and geometric echo denounces NemräC Style as the angular achievement revealing modern speeches of both Women and Men.
Featured Vendor – Seacret
Seacret brings you the most advanced formulation and integration of one of nature’s true gifts, the Dead Sea. Every Seacret product contains exclusive Dead Sea minerals and advanced, patented technologies that are clinically proven to deliver immediate results to your skin.
M4 – Mineral-Rich Magnetic Mud Mask
This mask is magnetic in more ways than one. The most unique mask you’ve ever experienced literally pulls dirt and oils away from your skin. What’s more shocking is the ultra-moisturized skin you’ll be rewarded with. Trust us; you’ll be irresistibly drawn to this mask
Featured Vendor – Velvet Ave
Velvet Ave is an upscale fashion & style consultation company. We offer our clients a wide range of VIP Fashion Concierge services that differ from your average retail walk-in shopping experience.
Velvet Ave provides wardrobe makeovers, fashion styling, wardrobe pulls for media stylists, attire for promotional models, personalized fashion sourcing and VIP styled Pop Up Shop events for the general public. In addition, we allow clients to have the ability to shop the latest trends online at their convenience via our website.
From the classic woman to the daring fashionista, Velvet Ave delivers it all. We also cater to clients of all shapes and sizes recognizing that a style that suits and fits you exudes confidence.
Featured Event Sponsor – TopPik Canada
ToppikCanada.ca is the official Canadian online store for Toppik Inc.
Our mission is to help Canadians reclaim the confidence that comes with a full head of hair. Toppik stands out as the LEADER IN COSMETIC HAIR THINNING SOLUTIONS and is endorsed by hair loss physicians, transplant surgeons, medical centers, dermatologists, and most importantly, is loved by our customers. Toppik products offer a complete range of solutions of hair care products and accessories that instantly eliminate the appearance of fine, thin, or thinning hair.
We make it easy to shop in Canada with:
- No duty and/or customs fees (all of our products are picked, packed and shipped from our Canadian warehouse)
- Canadian pricing (No foreign currency conversions)
- Fast delivery
- Free shipping on orders over $50
- Easy returns
- 30 day money-back guarantee
- Excellent customer service
- Secure shopping
- Product authenticity guaranteed
Over 30 years ago, the founder of Toppik Inc. recognized that there was no quick, easy solution to temporarily conceal the appearance of thin or thinning hair. Since then, Toppik Inc has developed a wide variety of cosmetic solutions for hair loss and thinning, including the award-winning Toppik Hair Building Fibers used by over 3 million men and women.
Toppik Hair Building Fibers instantly give you the appearance of full, thick hair. The colored, statically charged Keratin Fibers intertwine with your existing hair, filling in any thin areas for a completely natural look. Toppik resists wind, rain and perspiration but removes easily with shampoo. Toppik works for both women and men who have fine, thin or thinning hair, dramatically improving their appearance.
Featured Vendor – HRM Beauty
Spring is finally here!
Now that spring has finally arrived, there is no better time to get all spruced up for the warm weather! Get yourself summer-ready with HRH Beauty’s beauty treatments.
Don’t risk looking like a clown!
Don’t risk looking like a clown this summer. Has the sun ever melted your beautifully applied makeup away? Have you ever ended up looking like a heated mess have a good workout at the gym?
You no longer have to worry! Get beautiful with HRH Beauty’s top of the line individually applied eyelash extensions and marvelously shaped and styled eyebrow micrblading. Whether you are enjoying hours in the sun, going for a sweaty workout or coming out of the swimming pool, you will always look magnificently put together and gorgeous all the time!
Say goodbye to that unintentional clown face and say hello to glam!
We use the finest in materials and supplies. Our blades are super sharp, sterile and disposed of after each treatment. We are one of the only beauty boutiques that use medical grade anesthetics and disinfectants to ensure you are of utmost comfort during the entire procedure. We take care in your health and overall aesthetics.
HRH BEAUTY’s Services
Whether you want something more permanent and long lasting or something more temporary, we have a wide array of services to cater to all of your needs
Individual Eyelash Extensions
Eyelash Tint and Eyelash Lift
For Wrinkle Reduction & Improvement in Overall Tone
Reduction in Acne Scarring
Reduction in pigmentation, acne scars
Stretch Mark Reduction
Skin tag & Pigmentation Removal
Skin tags and sun spots
Freckles, liver spots and age spots
Featured Vendor – Purabeada
The husband and wife team of Purabeada Crystal healing bracelets, Di & Davey Carruthers, create simple handmade beaded bracelets with crystals from all over the world. Located in Ontario, Canada, our mission is to share the power of crystal healing. For settlers and nomads alike, these bracelets will help you find physical, mental and spiritual healing for whatever journey you’re on. Join the tribe!
Featured Vendor – Camicie
Modern and stylish, Camicie’s clothing line reflects the innovative look and well-known quality of Italian design.
The entrepreneurial idea of Camice by FilipDaniel is tied to the experience of its founder. Uniting his solid economic base with his great passion and specialized expertise in “shirt art”, he has achieved astonishing results. Camicie is a one stop shopping oasis for men that offers, exclusive Italian and domestic collections for both business and casual.
Featured Swag Bag Merchandise – Lagarto
LAGARTO presents the world’s most luxurious cardholders of enduring value, handmade from the finest genuine exotic leathers. LAGARTO features customizable precious metal accents, a signature stingray design, RFID protection, and a silky-smooth Alcantara interior lining. It is “Luxury You Can Feel”. Visit www.LAGARTO.ca
Enter into a world of refinement and sophistication with Largarto’s hand-held leather accessories. Our mission is to create elegant leather accessories for those desiring to add a touch of flair and luxury to their lifestyles. Each piece is hand-crafted from only the finest exotic leather materials, crocodile, ostrich, lizard, python and stingray hides, while showcasing precious metal accents.
We offer the highest quality leather accessories and maintain the utmost integrity when sourcing our products. We select only the most superior exotic leathers from our top suppliers and the purest gold from world-renowned jewelers. Hence, our goal is to not merely meet our customers’ expectations but rather to exceed them.
LAGARTO strives to create luxury products of enduring value. As today’s styles change at ever increasing rates and yet oftentimes, come full circle, LAGARTO seeks to rise above the trends and stand proudly as a classic and timeless brand.
Whether the styles of the 30s or the 60s are in vogue again, LAGARTO’s brand remains the same—refined and elegant with time-honoured pieces.
LAGARTO requires that each of our leather pieces has been hand-crafted from genuine exotic leather hides, of the most surpassing quality. Thus, we guarantee that no two leather accessories are alike.
Since each accessory is designed from one particular hide, featuring its own unique pattern, the proud owners of our products can expect their leather accessories to be personalized—naturally.
LAGARTO finishes each piece with only the purest, most exquisite precious metals, which in turn adds that exclusive touch of flair.
All of LAGARTO’s accessories’ interior lining are made with “Alcantara”, a material most often used in the interior of top-performance sports cars. Very similar in look and softness to suede, Alcantara is actually superior to and more durable than suede. It is definitely a beautiful, lightweight, sophisticated material, unmatched by any other. We promise our products are luxury you can truly feel.
Inside the Alcantara lining, we have installed the most advanced RFID (Radio Frequency Identification)-blocking technology. RFID chips house personal data encoded on a person’s credit cards and other pieces of identification. As this technology becomes increasingly widespread, security breaches and privacy threats also arise. Our customers’ personal identification will thus be protected with our RFID theft prevention.
LAGARTO offers our customers the unique experience of customizing their already naturally personalized leather accessories.
Customers select one of the following hides: crocodile, ostrich, lizard, or python. They then may request accents for their leather pieces. They may choose from pure silver; silver plated in these colours: gold, rose gold, or black chrome; or 14K solid yellow, white, or rose gold.
We ensure that our standards are met and that our products are of the finest quality, creating timeless accessories that will never go out of style.
FINEST SKINS & EXOTICALLY CERTIFIED
LAGARTO does not permit the selling of products sourced from wild and endangered species. Rather, we select our hides from internationally-certified and approved tanneries only. We proudly maintain our Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) certification and will do everything to comply with the regulations as set out by CITES.
LAGARTO strives to create luxury products both beautiful and timeless, pieces of enduring quality, designed for everyday use.
Featured Swag Bag Product – Schwarzkopf
Don’t cut. Choose Repair.
Hate Hair Drama? Don’t cut damaged hair, repair it!
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WHAT DRY, STRESSED HAIR NEEDS
Daily stress can dry out your hair until it reaches a breaking point.
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Featured Vendor – Rue Pigalle
Rue Pigalle is a private studio where you can find unique, fashion forward and elegant accessories from international designers+makers.
Bienvenue à Rue Pigalle
Developing one’s own style is a careful and mindful process. It’s a daily conversation with ourselves about our mood and feelings, influenced by out lifestyle and people we love. A wardrobe of pieces that perfectly express our individuality, our personality, is a great luxury.
If your sartorial style gently stands out of the crowd, you will love our roster of emerging designers. Rue Pigalle meets with their ateliers and experience their artistry firsthand. As a result, the fashion you will find at Rue Pigalle is one of quality, design, and above all, individuality.
Rue Pigalleis a space for you — you can shop online or book a private visit with me at my boutique. Understand your style, your preferences, your interests, and guide you to pieces that fit your personality and lifestyle.
Love what you wear and be yourself — wear your unique story.
Consonant Skin Care
Come Clean 100% Natural Bamboo Cleansing Cloths:
Our 100% natural bamboo cleansing cloths are formulated to cleanse, condition and brighten skin any time, anywhere.
Conveniently packaged, these extra large cloths are soaked with anti-aging and antioxidant botanical like grape seed extract, ginseng and chamomile to leave skin feeling soft and hydrated while gently cleansing to reveal a brighter, cleaner, more radiant complexion.
These cloths are makeup artist recommended and are formulated to cleanse well and remove light makeup. For waterproof mascara you may wish to follow with a pump of Consonant Natural Foaming Face Wash.
Aqua, Glycerin, Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Coco Betaine (coconut derived surfactant), Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Citrus Grandis Peel Oil (grapefruit), Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Vitis Vinefera Seed Extract (grape seed), Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract (chamomile), Limonene (lemon), Citric Acid .
100% Natural and biodegradable.
How to Use:
- Unfold wipes completely and use one side to gently remove makeup. Flip the cloth over and use the other side to cleanse the face and neck. No need to rinse.
- Reseal the pack completely between uses to preserve freshness.
- For very stubborn makeup follow with 1 or 2 pumps of Consonant Natural Foaming Face Wash.
Get social with us on: @ConsonantLife
Affordable Luxury. Functional Statement Pieces. African Couture. These paired concepts seem contradictory to some, yet they embody the essence of the Tofara brand. Tofara is a Toronto-based online luxury store whose pieces are handcrafted by skilled artisans and designers. The items we showcase are inspired by Africa but designed with a contemporary aesthetic.
What does Tofara mean?
In case you’re wondering, Tofara is a Shona phrase which means “we are happy”. This rings true for Tofara, as they aim to delight their customers by consistently curating pieces that evoke an emotional response through their distinctive design. Tofara’s goal is to be the premier global retailer of African couture.
Tofara was founded by Eriver Muwanguzi in 2016. He has had a life-long affair with fashion and design, while also nursing a strong desire to showcase the best of Africa to the world. Tofara is a venture that allows him to express both passions.
Eriver combines his business background, honed from years working in management consulting and corporate strategy, and an eye for appealing, fashion-forward design to shape the vision for his fashion label.
To find out more about the amazing Tofara, visit their website http://www.tofara.com and come say hi at our Spring event on April 27th.
Featured Swag Bag Sponsor – Oneka Elements
Oneka’s all natural personal care products were created out of a respect for our water sources and the many organisms that help clean and purify it along its way. Rather than causing damage or polluting; Oneka products work WITH the elements of nature. Oneka does this by using certified organic and wild harvested herbal extracts to nourish the hair and body without the use of sulphates, parabens, or synthetic fragrances.
It doesn’t claim to be perfect, but they’re trying to do the right thing! It may sound like a cliché, but they want to leave things better than when found. Oneka strives to do business in a more sustainable way, by taking responsibility for the impact of our business on society and the environment; and transforming our impact from negative to positive. It’s part of Oneka’s quest to become a truly sustainable, all natural business.
BUILDING A SOLID FOUNDATION
Their organic farm operates on the fundamental principles of permaculture. Taking an all natural approach, with sensitivity to the land’s needs, as well as sustainable production; the foundation of permaculture is to create systems and methods that are permanently beneficial to the environment and society.
The farm strives to achieve both. Socially, they are active and connected with the community and region; with a global mindset. Environmentally, Oneka operates their farm and harvests their botanicals in a way that will add to the quality of the land and its ecosystems, rather than deplete and harm them. And everything Oneka grows is done 100% organically.
WHAT’S IN A NAME?
From Native North American tribe Mohawk; Ohne:ka means ‘water’. The name Oneka was chosen to reflect the importance of manufacturing natural personal care products while being very conscious of water. Oneka reaches beyond great looking hair, no compromise on quality, and sources ingredients known to be readily biodegradable.
Get social with them on Facebook- @onekaelements
Featured Swag Bag Product Sponsor – Racinne Delicare Perfection Soothing Mask
The art of Korean beauty skincare routine
For those who haven’t familiarized themselves with the term K-beauty, this article is going to be a crash course for you.
K-beauty is a skincare ritual that emphasizes on perfecting the natural complexion, celebrating naturally luminous, well-hydrated skin. This ritual is completed by a 8 step skincare routine that seem complex and time-consuming but is definitely an eye-opening experience that will transform your complexion.
Step 1: Double Cleansing
Going back to the basic practice of good skin routine is a good way to start paving your way back to the healthy, glowing skin and K-beauty is famous for their essential double-cleansing routine.
Korean women will never be found falling asleep with full face of makeup. They double cleanse their face first with an oil-based cleanser to remove all the impurities and then will follow up with a water-based cleanser for a perfect cleanse. We recommend pairing Racinne Delicare Perfection Cleansing Cream with Hydrating Perfection Gentle Cleansing Foam to complete your perfect cleanse without over-drying or disrupting your skin’s natural barrier. Racinne’s Delicare Perfection series is remarkably gentle and safe to use even on the most sensitive skin due to its limited ingredient practice and is free of harmful ingredients like artificial fragrance, parabens, talc and denatured alcohol.
Step 2: Exfoliation
After double cleansing step is complete, the second step exfoliation is to prep your skin for receiving all the goody nutrients in your skincare products by removing dead skin cells and unclogging pores.
Step 3: Toner
Although some people might argue that toner is nonessential in their skincare routine, it might be worthwhile to take the toning step more seriously. Toner helps balancing facial hydration and pH level which is much needed after all the pores are opened up right after the cleansing and exfoliating steps. The benefits of toner are just like a good makeup primer. It soothes and prep the skin for upcoming skincare application by balancing the skin’s hydration level and soften texture.
Step 4: Serum
A well-designed serum is a true treatment for your skin concerns. It does not just mask the problem on the surface with a temporary fix but penetrates deep into your skin cells to repair damaged skin cells with continuous application. Racinne’s Ultimate Youth Power Serum is a well-rounded all-in-one treatment that targets not just fine lines and wrinkle with its Korean ginseng callus culture extract, but also combats dryness with sodium hyaluronate.
Step 5: Eye Care
The skin around your eyes is the most delicate part on your face and should be treated with the utmost care. To give eye area the best possible hydrating care, it is essential when it comes to preventing fine lines and signs of premature aging. A fail-proof eye care routine, should consist of an eye serum and an eye cream. Try Racinne’s Ultimate Youth Power Eye Serum and Eye Cream. While this exceptional eye serum is packed with anti-aging properties that penetrate well beyond the top layers of skin, the good-as-gold Youth Power Eye Cream contains shea butter to seamlessly lock in the moisture and perfecting your eye care routine.
Step 6: Moisturizer
As we age, our skin’s natural ability to replenish moisture decreases and our complexion appears to be dry and dull looking. Lack of hydration on facial skin is usually the first signs of aging or sensitizing since loss of hydration will eventually lead to permanent fine lines. Also, skin’s defense system to environmental irritant will weaken if the issue is not addressed promptly. Finding a good moisturizer is a crucial step to promote healthy, clear complexion. We recommend Racinne’s Optimal Fortifying Emulsion for those who have normal to oily skin. This light-weight hydrating formula contains super antioxidant and multivitamins that protect and provide complexion with just the right amount of hydration. Uniquely created to hydrate and prime the skin for a smooth makeup application, Optimal Fortifying Emulsion is clinically proven to drench your complexion non-stop for 24 hours.
Step 7: Mask
The 7th step in K-beauty is a ritual that every Korean woman follows. Whether is a cream or sheet formula, Korean masks are packed with highly concentrated ingredients that benefit complexion and hydration. Racinne’s Delicare Perfection Soothing Mask is an ultra-soothing treatment mask that is safe to use on all skin types. It contains exceptionally effective ingredients such as sweet almond oil and allantoin which replenish the moisture barrier, calm sensitive skin and reduce skin redness.
Step 8: Sun Protection
As much as we enjoy the natural warmth of sun, Korean women are head over heel for that porcelain white complexion that is free of visible dark spots. To achieve the naturally even skin tone, applying a SPF lotion before stepping outside is the best thing you can do for your skin as the first UV defence.
K-Beauty Is About Embrace Your True Self
Focusing on health, hydration and the naturally radiant skin, Korean beauty is the ultimate art of achieving healthy complexion. It is about looking beyond the layers of makeup most women apply on their faces everyday and taking the time to treat their skin right from the beginning.
With Mother’s Day coming up on May 14th, it is the perfect time to embrace all the moms and say “I love you” with Racinne’s advanced Korean bio-technology skincare products that will revive that youthful glow on their faces with all the plant extract ingredients packed inside each bottle. Receive 20% off when you use code “Cocktail20” from now until May 15th on Racinne.ca
Get social with us on Instagram and Facebook @racinneCA!
Ela Boutique – O-Bag
The O bag is infinitely versatile and eponymous product of the O bag brand. Customizable Italian handbags, shoulder bags and beach bags available in a multitude of colours, combinations and styles; you’ll never see two exactly the same.The O bag shell is fashioned from EVA polymer (ethylene vinyl acetate), which gives the O bag softness, lightness, resilience and makes it waterproof and tactile.
You can never have too much choice when it comes to the O bag; available in a wide range of shades, some of which are seasonal limited edition inspired by key colours seen on the catwalks.O bags offer the unique ability to create and customize your own handbag; picking and choosing your preferred colours, handles, trims and inserts to suit any occasion, outfit or taste.
There’s a wide range of interchangeable O bag handles and shoulder straps to choose from in many colours, lengths and materials; genuine leather, faux leather, rope, vinyl and suede. You can accessorize your O bag handbag with zipped inserts in cotton canvas, felt and wool for a nice stylistic touch and additional functionality whilst also keeping your belongings that little bit safer.
New and interesting O bag designs and accessories are launched every year to buy online with global delivery to 60 countries.
Find out more about this great product at Ela Boutique: https://www.instagram.com/elaboutiqueinc/
Featured Spring Event Vendor – ElaBloom
In an age when sticker-shock is an unfortunate reality, Elabloom was founded in response to a need in the market for affordable personal-care products that are free of harmful chemicals. Elabloom offers a unique approach to skincare that is 100% made in Canada and Paraben, Petroleum, and Phthalate-free.
ELABLOOM was founded in 2011 by partners who recognized the need to develop quality, affordable personal care products in the marketplace; they created a lineup of unique products for your face and body.
What does it mean? Earth’s Bloom
ELABLOOM – In Sanskrit, Ela means earth. Elabloom is deeply inspired by a holistic approach to health, spiritual balance, and livelihood. ELABLOOM’s lineup is 100 percent Canadian made. Taken quite literally, ELABLOOM’s products are the direct result of the Earth’s bloom. This provides the healthiest approach to both your skin care, and treatment of the earth’s natural resources. This philosophy of being one with the earth is directly captured in our logo. What better way to accurately represent our cause than the name ELABLOOM?
What do we believe?
Our brand philosophy is based around two core dynamic principles: honesty and authenticity. We develop our products with these in mind, and it allows us to produce naturally invigorating twists on classic spa rituals. Blooming is a process. We want to Guide you…Teach you…Show you. Our step-by-step process gives you many of the benefits of a spa right in your own home. We believe in ritual rather than routine. It is a mindset rather than mindless. Our DIY spa solutions provide you with the ability to more frequently engage in the benefits of a spa session, but with considerably less cost, less time, and healthier constituents! Learn and grow with ELABLOOM.
Elabloom sources our ingredients only from suppliers that have the highest integrity, and those whom we trust. We understand the negative effects of parabens, phthalates and petroleum products, and we refuse to cut corners to save on costs. We believe that we can still run a healthy business while bringing you high-end natural products that are good for your skin, while not breaking the bank. This guarantees quality, health, and overall rejuvenation with methodical regular rituals. All of our products are freshly bloomed, with an inspirational guide for holistic benefits.
Featured Swag Bag Supporter – Isomers
Understanding beauty requires a great deal of technology, years of experience, discipline, creativity, passion & instinct. ISOMERS Laboratories has a long tradition of expertise in trustworthy skincare formulations & technology.
For over 25 years ISOMERS Laboratories has been engaged in extensive research & creating exclusive formulas delivering the most advanced innovation & technology. Isomers Skincare is synonymous with quality, reliability, performance, nature, purity, precision, innovation & science.
Join beauty-expert, scientist & co-creator of ISOMERS Skincare, Manuela Marcheggiani as she empowers you with the information & education you’ll need to help make positive changes to your skin and in your beauty routine. High performance, problem solving skincare. It’s about time!
Featured Vendor – Young and Blur
Young & Blur is a fashion agency exclusively representing talented established, and emerging Greek designers, importing and strategically placing their brands into the North American retail market.
Founded by a creative and dynamic husband and wife team, Niki & Peter Botteas, who’s passion for style and the ability to recognize opportunities in the market, Young & Blur is devoted to distribute contemporary and cutting-edge jewelry where quality and distinctiveness is paramount.
Despite Greece’s recent financial woes, Greek jewelry designers are proving that their country is alive with innovation and cutting-edge design. With an eye on international trends but incorporating time-honored elements of production and aesthetics, Greek jewelry design reveals it’s potential for success in North America and Young & Blur is ideally positioned to assist retailers seize this opportunity.
Featured Swag Bag Sponsor – Marc Anthony
Dry, damaged hair is one of the top issues our clients need help with. There are so many factors that impede perfect hair; over styling, hot tools, the weather, indoor heating, pollutants and the list goes on. For this, we love the natural goodness of Coconut Oil to balance these daily negatives and transition hair back to a place of moisture, shine, health and manageability.
– Marc Anthony Stylist Team
We take from nature two true gifts: Coconut Oil and Shea Butter. Their ability to be absorbed into the hair helps to nurture and protect from the inside out. Their natural moisturizing qualities keep your hair supple and shining while nourishing, strengthening and conditioning.
Indulge with this extra hydrating Deep Nourishing Weekly Conditioning Treatment. Wrap each hair strand in a veil of rich hydration, protecting hair from moisture loss and correcting the look and feel of dry, damaged, dull hair. Coconut Oil, Grape Seed Oil and Shea Butter offer three levels of rich hydration while Biotin promoted body and shine. Hair is left soft, detangled, strong and frizz free.
Featured MakeUp Artist – Maggie Makeup
A trained make-up artist and hairstylist. All kinds of make-up and hair work. Experienced in music Videos, photography, weddings, fashion, Television and in film. She has been an active and working artist at Toronto, and New York for years.
Featured MakeUp Artist – ThisO MakeUp
THISO Company provides more than just hair and makeup services. We are a business focused on creativity, beauty, passion and the creation of trendsetters. With this as our foundation, we strive to highlight inner beauty through the medium of makeup and hair, causing each woman to showcase their individual charm.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Milli, the founder of THISO Makeup is a freelance makeup artist and hairstylist based in Toronto. After working in the corporate world for over 10 years, she decided to do what she truly love, makeup and hair.
She completed a program at the Canadian Beauty College and specialized in bridal makeup, as well as makeup for fashion shows and photoshoots.
Makeup and hair are a means for her to express my creativity using the human face and hair as my canvas!
Featured Vendor – Rosalind Designs
African head wraps are made to enrich your life with colour and style. All our head wraps have unique and creative patterns that will spice up your day. Our products can be wrapped in many different fashions all depending on how you are feeling. We love our products and hope that you do too.
Featured Vendor – UpToTheTime
Celebrate life by being the best you can be.
Uptothetime – (adjective) Ah Jamaican expression dat mean yuh inna fi yuh own league, yuh tun up! Wen yuh a set trend and nuh fala fashion and yuh ave de strength and courage fi walk yuh own path.
Featured Sponsor – Toronto Dermatology Clinic
The Toronto Dermatology Centre (TDC) practice philosophy is putting the patient first. Our team of talented & experienced Toronto dermatologists, Dr. Anatoli Freiman & Dr. Benjamin Barankin, are dedicated to providing the highest standard of dermatologic care for all skin types and ages.
Using state-of-the-art facilities and only the best equipment, our Toronto dermatologists, estheticians & skin care professionals provide comprehensive skin care and endeavour to make the patient experience both personal and comfortable. We ensure that all patients are given the highest standard of skin care and treatment at our world-class dermatology clinic. Your skin is our obsession.
Featured Vendor – Young Living
Through the painstaking steps of our proprietary Seed to Seal production process, we produce the best, most authentic essential oils in the world. We are committed to providing pure, powerful products for every family and lifestyle, all infused with the life-changing benefits of our essential oils.
We honour our stewardship to champion nature’s living energy, essential oils, by fostering a community of healing and discovery while inspiring individuals to wellness, purpose, and abundance.
We honour our stewardship to champion nature’s living energy, essential oils, by fostering a community of healing and discovery while inspiring individuals to wellness, purpose, and abundance.
Featured Swag Bag Supporter – Aromaflage
Aromaflage is a 2-in-1 fine fragrance with function. Scientifically tested, effective, and beautiful, Aromaflage® is a new category in beauty and wellness: fragrance with function. Our first line of fine fragrances & candles naturally repels mosquitoes as well as the leading brand. Our newest line is a sleep fragrance designed to let you sleep more deeply and wake up feeling rejuvenated.
BASED ON BEAUTY, FUNCTION, AND EFFICACY
- Notes of French Lavender, Brazilian Rose and Madagascar Vanilla
- Relaxing, sleep inducing, all natural perfume
- Free of Synthetic fragrance, parabens, and sulfates
- Relax, sleep deeply and wake up feeling rejuvenated.
- Tax free other than NJ
- Ingredients: Alcohol denat, Water, Parfum (essential oils of Lavender, Lavandin, Boise de Rose, Vanilla, Liatrix)
- Note: Our sleep fragrance has nothing to do with bug repellents
Featured Vendor – Rita Tesolin
Officially launching her designing career in 2003, Rita Tesolin was quickly labeled the “Stone Angel” for her stunning presentations of precious and semi-precious stones in her jewellery creations. She aims to capture the light, intensity and brilliance of each stone used in her artistic endeavors.
Rita’s collaboration with many Canadian Fashion designers includes, but not limited to, David Dixon, Evan Biddell and Lucien Matis. Since 2004, she has been a regular staple on the runways of Toronto Fashion Week. Her creations have been showcased on Canadian celebrities: “Designer Guys” Steven Sabados and Chris Hyndman, Jully Black, Nelly Furtado and Tanya Kim, and on American stars Sheryl Crow, Drew Barrymore, Pink, Kelly Clarkson and “Party Girl” Hostess Cathy Riva.
Featured regularly by television hosts, Iman (Project Runway Canada), Jeanne Beker and Jasmine Warsame (Canada’s Next Top Model), Tres Armstrong and guest Judges ( So You Think You Can Dance Canada) and Tanya Kim (eTalk Canada).
Rita Tesolin creations appear in countless Canadian and International Fashion Magazines. She has been chosen as one of Elle Canada’s “Hot 100” in 2009, and crowned the “Queen of Costume Jewelery” by Flare Magazine the same year.
This Toronto intellectual property lawyer officially traded the courtroom for the runway, and hasn’t looked back since.
Featured Vendor – MakeUp Addict
Makeup Addict is a Canadian based company. We specialize in bringing you high quality makeup, with an extensive colour selection. We pride ourselves in using only the highest standards of pigments and ingredients. Lip Pencils Manufactured in Germany.
Our Products Are:
- Paraben Free
- Allergy tested
- Fragrance free
- Not tested on animals
- Cruelty free
Featured Vendor – Starlight Med Spa
Starlight Med Spa’s passion and dedication starts with its founders Kaye and Jessica. Both girls’ interest in the medical esthetics and spa industry was established at an early age.
With many years of education and training, the girls were able to attain the skill set and knowledge required to develop the “Starlight Technique”, ensuring optimal results. Our trained skin therapist provide a wide range of services designed to treat your skin, creating a renewed and refreshed look. Visit us today and experience the difference at Starlight Med Spa.
Located on 90 Winges Road, unit 202A in Vaughan, Starlight Med Spa was founded under the idea of offering our clients the service that the industry has sadly left behind, being in a fast-paced world, the treatments have also become “fast-paced” Starlight Med Spa wants to give their clients the attention they deserve. Our staff is highly trained and has the experience needed to ensure our clients feel comfortable and cared for with every visit. The team at Starlight Med Spa has made it our mission to go beyond our clients’ expectations and to give them the results they want with our unconditional satisfaction guarantee.
Starlight Med Spa is passionate about the services we provide and dedicated to exceeding our clients’ expectations. Our exclusive Starlight Technique was created to provide optimal results, and its making waves within the industry, as the Starlight Girls, are known for “Creating really amazing skin”
Lets bring your skin to its absolute best, let us show you how!
Featured Vendor – Pursed Boutique
Pursed Boutique is a Canadian online boutique, a concept and a destination for discovering the world’s emerging designers & artisans. It carries original and luxury handbags, purses and accessories made by fashion and handbag designers from all over the world.
We scour the world for original and high quality handbags created by young and talented designers who bring expressive concepts and stories to their collections. We thrive to bring freshness, uniqueness and conversational pieces to your wardrobe.
Independent creativity at risk!
We are increasingly losing generations of artisans’ skills and creative designs reflecting personal style.
It’s becoming more difficult for independent designers and artisans to compete against large brands, gain presence at retail level, grow their business and connect with people who care about their story.
Pursed Boutique believe the essence of a unique design is the story behind its people, creative process and inspiration. We are an online platform curating products made by independent designers and artisans to tell their story and interact with a community that shares our values.
Pursed Boutique stands for
- Uniqueness and independent style
- Recognizing and caring for creativity to empower young and talented artisans and designers
- Luxurious and amazingly high quality pieces guaranteed to bring joy to your shopping experience
- Personalized customer service experience and styling assistance
PS: Showroom open for private appointments to clients and stylists in Greater Toronto Area (Ontario, Canada). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Featured Vendor – Leezee Henna Art
Farah Syed is the founder, manufacturer and artist at Leezee’s Henna Art, based in Ajax, Toronto, ON, Canada
1-We provide henna services for all occasions and are mobile in GTA.Here is the list of occasions
- Bridal henna
- Mehndi party/Sangeet henna
- Birthday party, baby shower, bridal shower
- House warming, sweet 16, Girls night out, Bat Mitzvah,Eid,Dewali,Kurwachauth
2-We are the proud manufacturer of all natural chemical free Leezee’s henna cones (Henna paste).Each henna cone is made with love, hand rolled and hand filled. It gives you dark brown to dark burgundy stain for a week.
3-We also sell Rajasthani Henna powder to make your own henna paste. Our Leezee’s Supreme hair care powder is chemical free natural hair dye to hide grey hair and it is a natural conditioner for your hair.
4-We also make custom henna gifts for weddings and all occasions.
Featured Swag Bag Product – Sébium Foaming Gel
A purifying gel that gently cleanses and prevents blemishes from the cleansing stage.
- Sébium Gel moussant gently cleanses and is the only cleansing gel that limits the formation of blemishes thanks to the Fluidactiv™ sebo-correcting complex, which biologically regulates sebum quality.
- Enriched with purifying agents, zinc sulfate and copper sulphate, Sébium Gel Moussant purifies the skin and limits sebaceous secretion.
Visit Bioderma website for more information http://www.bioderma.ca/
Featured Swag Bag Product – Hollywood Magic Eye Serum
HOLLYWOOD EYE MAGIC © Is an Instant Anti-aging Under Eye Treatment Serum. The treatment is applied in no longer than 30 seconds and full results are completed within a few minutes. The treatment is for Men and Women and lasts up to 12 hours. Our treatment serum works with all ages and skin types and can be applied under makeup. The serum is non hypo allergenic and with natural ingredients. Our product is 100 percent safe and not tested on animals.
Our product naturally reduces Puffiness, Fine Lines, Sagging Skin, Wrinkles and Dark Circles within seconds.
Aging skin has become a thing of the past. In record time
HOLLYWOOD EYE MAGIC © Treatment Serum is a unique formula. Designed to redistribute the water retention under your eyes. The Treatment Serum reverses all signs of aging caused by Allergies, Stress, Fatigue, Jet Jag, Sodium, Alcohol, Medication and more.
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Featured Dress Sponsor – Your Favourite Dresses
Your Favourite Dresses is a dress and accessory rental service. Carrying mid to high end cocktail and evening gowns for women who want to look like a million bucks without the big price tag!
Why recycle your closet when you could always rent one or ours?
Featured Shoe Sponsor – Vince Camuto
About Vince Camuto
A pioneer of the 20th century footwear industry and co-founder of Nine West, Vince Camuto (1936-2015) iscredited with revolutionizing America’s affordable fashion footwear market. In 2001, Camuto founded Camuto Group as a retail resource for the design, development and distribution of women’s fashion footwear. Over the next 14 years he diversified the company, acquired licenses and partners, introduced brands and built Camuto Group into a global business.
Elevate any look in your closet with the elegant Peppa. We intertwined beautiful straps across the toe and ankle for a minimal yet polished look. The petite ankle strap, slender heel and rounded platform add to the graceful air of this style. Available in an array of versatile hues; choose one of each to cover every occasion.
FASHION AND LIFESTYLE BRANDS
Vince Camuto’s eponymous footwear line, launched in 2005, was Camuto Group’s first brand. In spring 2012, Camuto introduced VC Signature Vince Camuto, a collection of luxury shoes and handbags. Fall of 2012 saw the launch of Two By Vince Camuto, an elevated take on laid-back sportswear. Louise et Cie, a cultivated accessories collection designed by Louise Camuto, made its debut in 2013. The Vince Camuto Men’s lifestyle brand was introduced in fall 2013. Today the brands comprise over 30 categories, including footwear, sportswear, dresses, handbags, jewelry, swimwear, fragrance and menswear.
A comfortable mid heel as at the height of fashion this season. We’re loving the MITZY and the futuristic metallic bars on the trendy T-strap.
Featured Beauty Sponsor – Racinne
Racinne is a company that seeks to help people feel beautiful in their own skin, no matter their appearance, age, or level of affluence. This purpose is derived from its conviction that feeling beautiful is never just about how one looks. More importantly, it is a matter of how one sees him- or herself in relationship with the world. With these principles at its heart, Racinne offers products and services aimed at helping its customers discover, foster, and celebrate their love for their own skin.
This anti aging neck cream tightens and smooths the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Utilizing Korean ginseng callus extract, sh-Decapeptide-9 and adenosine with highly antioxidating properties combined with hyaluronic acid creates this powerful anti aging formula. It improves skin elasticity and effectively helps reduce the signs of aging around the delicate neck area by keeping it moisturized. Gently massage in this emulsion to firm the skin, leaving the neck area looking naturally lustrous.
- Hydrates and nourishes skin.
- Reduces deep fine lines and wrinkles around delicate neck area.
- Tones and firms skin.
- Silky smooth appearance
Racinne understands that our skin is a vital aspect of our identity. As such, Racinne’s ultimate mission is to educate, empower, and encourage people to have healthier relationships with their skin. In carrying out this mandate, the company offers skincare products that deliver the highest level of efficacy to its users, whether they are based on the most advanced active ingredients or industry-leading technology from Korea. Racinne also believes that its products should never be just used but enjoyed, guilt-free. In its view, beauty should never demand an exorbitant price or be seen as an exclusive luxury. With Racinne, beauty should always be celebrated without reservation.
Racinne. Celebrate your skin.
Social Media Handles :
Website : www.racinne.ca
Instagram : www.instagram.com/racinneca/
Featured Beauty Sponsor – My Mane Care
My Mane Care is an all natural, coconut oil based, hair and scalp treatment. Our unique formula helps target everything from brittle, damaged hair, dry scalp, and protection against environmental elements.
Best of all it’s designed for women, children, and manly men alike!
Social Media Handles :
Website : http://www.mymanecare.com
Instagram : http://www.instagram.com/mymanecare/
Featured Beauty Sponsor –Yonique
Younique’s cosmetics development processes utilize scientific research to ensure that our products contain high quality ingredients that enrich and nourish the skin. The result is a beautifully efficacious product that is safely compatible with virtually every skin type.
Younique begins by looking to Mother Nature for the inspiration behind our cosmetics. Our in-house scientific team then formulates a product that honors that inspiration while delivering cutting-edge cosmetics. Our goal is to provide healthy, clean, and pure cosmetics.
Social Media Handles :
Instagram : http://www.instagram.com/lasheswithlee
Featured Designer – Christophe Guillarmé
Christophe Guillarmé passed his degree at the College of Applied Arts Duperré. He initiated a fashion artistic approach and gave birth to a collaboration with an artist making his first fashion show a real artistic installation.
Christophe Guillarmé has had various fashion experiences with Jean- Charles de Castelbajac, Dice Kayek and Stella Cadente before launching his first collection as a young fashion designer in 1998.
“My Dolce Vita style is noticeable at the first sight. I’m a real attendant of exquisite finishing miwed with edgy creative approaches : my gowns are a mix between Glam’Rock and “couture”. My ultra-feminine line shows the contemporary way of creating glamorous icons. “
Christophe Guillarmé has been invited many times in different Fashion-Weeks like Dubaï, Marrakech, Monaco, Bangkok, Moscow, South Korea, Kazakhstan as well as the Cannes Shopping Festival. This leads our young fashion designer to generate more fame and compliments on himself and his brand.
Since then, he has increased his desire to stand out, not only for his collections, but also for his global creative process in show construction.
While working on the last ten editions from Cannes International Film Festival (FIF), Christophe Guillarmé built up interactions with young actresses and also international celebrities
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Featured Tailor – D’Royce Custom Suits
To keep our products high quality and being able to develop, our company D’Royce works with about 70 employees, whom highly qualified and works in perfection. We deliver by Action not by Words. Based on the experience of previous years we have continuously expanded our model and fabric offers. The number of our designs are growing every year. Today our production line makes high quality suits based on about 40 models and 17 sizes.
We put emphasis on the procurement of raw materials and quality control. With over 20 years of experience we can guarantee that you will be satisfied with our products/outcome. We produce our suits and tuxedos from blended fabrics,wool and new trend of materials. We do all tailoring, ironing and production in Europe with all the latest technology of Laser cuts which profound and extremely accurate.
Our specially equipped factory’s products may satisfy each gentleman in all ages,all weight groups with our elegant styles.
We are happy to share with you that we sell/provide our products to distributors across the World. All suits, vests, ties are made in our factory with style and profection.
Featured Hair Stylist – Spellbound Hair Design
We are craftsmen, dedicated to our trade, to our industry and, most importantly, to our clients. Our clients’ satisfaction is our pride and passion.
We are devoted to expanding our craft so that each time you visit we are better than ever before.
Spellbound believes in connecting with people, individualism, constantly evolving, pursuit of perfection, pushing boundaries, exceeding limitations.
Social Media Handles:
Facebook Toronto: https://www.facebook.com/sphairdowntown
Facebook Markham: https://www.facebook.com/spellboundhairdesign
Featured Accessories – Bijoux Closet
Remember the feeling when you travelled to another country and unexpectedly stumbled upon a plethora of finds in a shop tucked away in an artsy locale. Well creating an online experience of opening a closet full of interesting chic finds is the inspiration behind BijouxCloset.com, co-founded in 2012 by travel and fashion enthusiasts Talat and Kamil Aidroos. Bijoux is the French word for “Jewel” or an item possessing aesthetic properties. Bijoux Closet offers a fashion inspired lifestyle, curating items such as scarves, jewelry, handbags, men’s accessories, books, candles, soaps and limited selection of women’s wear.
Bijoux Closet curates fashion accessories and items keeping in mind that style has a unique interpretation by individuals who love fashion and who don’t like to be told what to buy. Many times we want items from past collections or search for an accessory to complete an outfit within a budget. A retro, bohemian, or classic piece may be a key finishing piece and BijouxCloset.com is one stop shopping website to find such key pieces. BijouxCloset also carries a one of a kind collection of pashmina scarves designed and crafted as a limited edition.
If you enjoy reading and getting ideas about what to wear for an upcoming trip or at a wedding party or simply indulge in little extras like beautifully packaged soaps, shopping totes or books for yourself or to give as gifts then visit BijouxCloset.com for your dose of inspiration.
Social Media Handles
Face book: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bijoux-Closet
Website – www.bijouxcloset.com
GWT Corp is the home of three high end Fashion Brands; POSH, FERI, and FERI MOSH. All three brands are unique in their own way. All three of GWT’s brands combine to offer a wide range of fashion products, from jewelry, handbags, shoes, sun shields, wallets, exotic leather products, luxury timepieces and other leather goods.
GWT Corp. also provides a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs to have access to the world’s only exclusive designer house. GWT’s exclusive products are only available to our members.
Toronto based designer Golnaz Ashtiani, established her eponymous label in 2011, she trained at London college of Fashion and was awarded TFI Best New Labels for her debut AW11 collection.
Golnaz Ashtiani designs with an urban cool girl in mind; one who is confident and sophisticated and able to reflect her personality through her fresh, unique style…
The label received instant accolades and was named “one to watch” by Flare magazine in 2012. Ashtiani has been featured in numerous publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Italy and Elle Canada.
Ashtiani has been awarded “best emerging designer” by Fashion magazine in October 2015.Ashtiani’s work can best be described as a modernistic and clean-cut take on feminine and futuristic designs combined with classic sport-luxe influences to create modern and playful looks. Ashtiani’s signature use of multi-fabric construction is expertly utilised each season.
Created in 1992, the Laboratoire Dermatologique Bioderma has, in 20 years, become a prominent medical cosmetology laboratory on the international stage. It develops, in close partnership with numerous dermatologists and global leading experts in skin biology, products that respond to every type of skin disorder, every type of skin biology.
“When skin suffers, it should be taught how to live according to its natural biology rather than treated”.
Jean Noel THOREL, Founder, pharmacist-biologist
It’s the fastest growing independent laboratory on the French and Canadian dermo-cosmetic marketplace. Bioderma is finally available in Canada, since early 2007. The mission of Laboratoire Bioderma is at the heart of its identity: BIOlogy at the service of DERMAtology.
Our products’ mode of action is based on the in-depth study of living matters and cells. Our model is that of healthy skin. Our formulas reproduce and restore the skin’s natural biological processes so that it regains its original balance.
Laboratoire Bioderma offers 7 ranges of products responding to every type of skin disorder. Each of these ranges offers specific programs for each skin type or skin malfunction..
Based on total respect for the skin, BIODERMA products imitate its natural biological mechanisms through their components and their modes of action. To formulate them, BIODERMA selects the purest active ingredients, using molecules naturally found in the skin for better tolerance. Depending on the malfunction, BIODERMA products preserve, activate or restore the skin’s natural processes.
Biological mode of action
Every day, pollution, stress, cold weather, etc. disrupt the skin’s cellular activity. As a result, it becomes dehydrated, tight and uncomfortable and loses its radiance. Developed in the BIODERMA Research laboratories, the Aquagenium® biological patent found in Hydrabio Légère retrains the skin to activate its natural moisturising capacities by stimulating the production of aquaporins, water channels in the skin, and retain the water it needs to be balanced.
Sensibio H2O is the 1st and only dermatological micellar water perfectly compatible with the skin: its fatty acid esters, the constituent elements of micelles, are similar to the phospholipids of the skin cell membranes and naturally help rebuild the skin’s hydrolipidic film.
Please enjoy Bioderma Products as some will be going home with you in your swag bag at our Fashion Show April 22 nd , 2016
Visit Bioderma website for more information http://www.bioderma.ca/
Fashion designer Jaime Elyse, known for the global success of her couture bridal collection, has announced the launch of a new red carpet collection. On the heels of a successful Emmy Awards show season, for which she dressed several actresses, Elyse is putting together a collection of looks to debut at retail in 2016.
Jaime Elyse has been immersed in fashion since she was a young girl. With an innate penchant for design, she pored through fashion magazines and would frequent the local thrift shop to purchase garments that she could deconstruct and study how they were made. Self-taught, after high school she worked under the tutelage of Jessica McClintock bridal, and soon embarked on her own couture bridal designs. She is now ready to take on Hollywood’s red carpet.
Elyse believes that textiles are one of the most important elements of design. When consulting with clients for couture dresses, she meets one-on-one to determine the best silhouette and pairs it with the material best suited to bring the design to life.
She finds inspiration in architecture, with London, Paris and New York as her muses. “The architecture and beauty in the buildings is very similar to how garments are created. I enjoy looking at how all of the elements come together. It is similar to textiles. The luxe texture and weight of Duchess silk falls beautifully on the silhouette and is stunning in both person and images. While the depth of design for French lace allows for easy, seamless sculpting.”
An architect of couture, Elyse crafts garments into pieces of wearable sculpture.
Featured Fashion Designer – Vivenne Pash
Vivienne Pash is a Jamaican born, New York based fashion designer whose brand focuses on creating trendy yet sophisticated and affordable ready to wear that appeals to the modern consumer.
After graduating with a degree in Fashion Design from The Art Institute of New York in 2007, Vivienne worked as a freelance designer for a number of outsourcing companies in New York before launching her own label in 2008.
Vivienne’s designs are inspired by the classic styles of the 1960’s and 1970’s, but are coupled with a youthful modern twist. She blends an assortment of soft silk, jersey, and cotton organza in neutral colors and vivid prints creating styles that are flirty, comfortable and elegant.
We’re a lingerie label based in Toronto, Canada and we believe in decorating your body, not changing it. Our comfortable designs and luxurious fabrics are as playful as they are wearable.
Handmade in Canada with imported fabrics, these pieces are inspired by European design for the free-spirited, modern romantic. Ethical and eco-conscious thinking have gone into the development of the label and line, including the use of local manufacturing for every garment.
Embrace your body with Lola & August.
We are Lola & August
Sandra Mansour, Designer
Born in Canada, Sandra has been a lover of art and fashion since she was a young girl, and she’s been expressing herself through life drawing and clothing design ever since. Now working as a web developer, she has become a renowned member of the industry with clients all across North America – although she never lost her flair for fashion or her inherited ability to stay ahead of trends. Driven back to her creative roots, Lola & August is giving expression to Sandra’s vision of lingerie that is as comfortable and ethically minded as it is glamorous and romantic.
Jouhaina Mansour, Designer
Jouhaina is from Lebanon, where her appreciation for fashion blossomed inspired by glamorous Middle Eastern and European couture. As a teenager, she designed her own clothes and throughout her life never stopped expressing her creativity and love of fashion – although she flourished in a career in business management. Making clothes for her children and always perfecting outfits with just the right finishing touch, she has been an inspiration to, and inspired by, her daughter Sandra – thus their collaboration on Lola & August. She is, of course, always mindful of each beautiful detail on every piece.
Alexandra’s Tote in Navy/Fuschia/Teal
- Multiple carrying options include dual handles and removable, adjustable shoulder strap
- Magnetic closure to main compartment allows for quick access, yet securely keeps bag shut
- Internal zippered pocket and two slip pockets
- Distinct body shape and styling makes this bag stand out.
- Eco friendly. HADAKI products are AZO free. We use no Phthalates / DEHP or DBP.
Dimensions (L x W x H): 14 in x 5.5 in x 14.5 in
iPad Sleeve in Luna Blue Safari ZigZag
Neoprene iPad sleeve is soft to the touch but durable and easy to wipe clean.
- Neoprene iPad sleeve is soft to the touch but durable and easy to wipe clean
- Zippered top opens to a roomy, lined interior
- Cushioned construction protects valuable equipment
- Eco-friendly. HADAKI products are free of AZO and Phthalates/DEHP, DBP and other harmful chemicals
Dimensions (L x W x H): 10.3 in x 0.8 in x 8.3 in
The CrownBooster is a onetime purchase that will last you years and actually save you money!
Having hair extensions done at the salon can become very expensive. You could typically spend about $500 – $2500 for a sewn in, or bonded hair extension. These types of extensions typically last for only 1-3 months and damage your hair because they are always tugging on your own hair.
The CrownBooster costs about the same or less as one hair extension installation. It’s the only hair extension that will last you years while not damaging your hair and giving it a chance to grow.
The CrownBooster is a one-piece ultra-light hair extension, made from 100g+ of premium human cuticle hair. It can be clipped in and out (by yourself) in less than 2 minutes without damaging the hair.
The CrownBooster is a super comfortable Hair Extension because it’s made with SuperThin weft and incorporates a unique design that contours all head shapes. CrownBooster lays flat against the head making the ‘extension part’ undetectable to the eye or touch.
Because it’s is made with only superior quality 100% human cuticle, it results in a product that moves, feels and looks as natural as real hair.
When the CrownBooster is cared for properly it can last you years unlike synthetic or ‘human like’ hair.
Premium 100% real human cuticle weft hair bundles (100 grams).
Made with SuperThin weft giving you a thin and light hair extension no matter how you wear it. SuperThin weft is durable, long lasting and non-shedding.
Available in a variety of colors including 2 tone and 3 tone bundles.
All of our products are:
- Made in Canada
- Made with natural and certified organic ingredients
- Vegan and Gluten-free where possible Biodegradable
- Cruelty free
- Petroleum, Silicone, Sulphate, Alcohol, Paraben, & SLS Free
- Safe and non-toxic
- Packaged in recyclable material
- Supporting our local community
Indulge yourself with a unique cut, style, or colour. Experience a specialized combination of styling options that will perfectly transform your body and spirit. Our first-class service includes today’s most advanced colouring and hair management techniques. We can create the look that you want or rebuild hair that has been damaged by stress and environmental factors.
Studio M is dedicated to providing you with the utmost attention, courtesy, and level of service. Don’t leave your appearance to just anyone; you deserve the best.
- David Foster Charity Event
- Evan Biddell Fashion Show – Winner of Project Runway
- DSquared Fashion Show
- Christian Audiguer Fashion Show
- Lacoste Fashion Show
- The Mom Show
- Canada AM
- Northbound Leather Fashion Show
- Toronto’s Bridal Show
- MS Society Women’s Tribute
- Fashion Show for Underprivileged Children
- Marvel Beauty School Graduate
- L’Oreal Professional Certificate – Essential Texture “Pilot”
- L’Oreal Professional Certificate – HairCare Expert
- Certificate of Qualification
- Young Protégé Scholarship
Olena Kovalchuk is a well established makeup artist with over 12 years experience.
Over the years, she has established a re…putation for her attention to detail, great customer service and flawless makeup application.
Olena has always had a natural sense of style and diverse creative ability and discovered early on in her career that her true love was in helping women bring out their natural beauty. She graduated at the top of her class at a School of Clothing Design in Russia and perfected her knowledge of makeup at one of North America’s leading school for makeup artistry at Complexions International Academy of Makeup. Her focus was on makeup for fashion, movie and theatre.
Olena often collaborates with well known Torontorian photographers such as Hans Lichtenberg, Babak and Sabrina Bollenback and bridal photographers such as Hudson Taylor, Doug Sturgeon and Mark Anthony. Olena’s work has also been featured in commercials for Hakim Optical, CIBC and Women’s Post Magazine. Despite the hype, her down to earth demeanour makes everyone feels comfortable in her hands.
Featured Designer – Sharleez Concept
Our dream is to provide a wedding gown for the modern woman, made to reflect her wedding vision and to express her unique personality and sense of style.
At the Sharleez Concept Bridal Design House, we design and create classy and unique bridal gowns to suit any wedding: traditional, modern, cultural, and everything in between. Each dress is made from exclusive materials, including bridal silks, vintage laces, embroidered organza and hand-crafted beading.
Whichever style of bridal gown you choose, it is sure to add a touch of radiance to your wedding! Each gown we make starts as a design concept and is made from scratch to reflect your body type, personality, culture, inspiration, and wedding theme.
We will not compromise on the quality and service we provide to our clients, and we will always maintain very competent prices for our work. We have an excellent team of designers and tailors who put their craftsmanship and unique ideas together with quality materials to produce magnificent gowns to appeal to any taste, from traditional to couture!
Featured Designer – Lidija
Born in Macedonia, as a young girl all Lidija wanted to do was draw. One summer day at the age of 10, for the first time she explored the creation of a dress, unable to stop herself she continued exploring many different creations. Growing up her life took a different turn; she met the love of her life and started a family. Not giving up on her dream she spent 10 years taking night school classes for sewing and waiting for the day she would make her dreams come true. In 2010, Lidija decided to apply at Seneca College for the fashion arts program and pursue her dream of becoming a fashion designer.
THE DAY HAS COME!
My inspiration for this collection like any other past or future collection of mine, what I want, when a woman wears my clothes, is for her to feel BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY WAY. Beautiful in every way, it says it all! That is my inspiration and goal, the colours are soft and make you feel BEAUTIFUL. The clothes change you when put on, make you look sophisticated, sharp, and feminine at the same time. Ready to take the day, ready to make a difference!
As a woman, I know the feeling of a compliment from another woman, and I know from own experience you will be hearing, “You look beautiful today!”
Featured Designer – Andrew Majentnyi
Unlike most fashion designers who start with a sketch, Andrew Majtenyi gets his inspiration from the textures, colour and feel of the fabric.
Andrew has designed for the film and television, and has has worked on numerous productions.
London was the obvious next step setting up a shop in Clerkenwell in 2009 and showing during London Fashion Week.
Over the years he learned about filmmaking, a skill he now uses to write and direct the film shorts that open his catwalk shows.
He apprenticed under master tailor Vincenzo Cardone in late 19th and 20th century tailoring, Madame Sophie who taught him advanced draping techniques, and honed his couture skills while working with the National Ballet of Canada under Oscar nominated and Tony award winner, Santo Loquasto. These theatrical influences are seen in the cut, fit and finishing of each piece.
Featured Designer – Lazar Couture
LAZAR is a true Canadian Womanswear brand entirely made in Canada, founded in the fall of 2013. LAZAR design is inspired by modern femininity with a classic sensibility and is designed with grace and integrity to become classic in a modern day career woman’s wardrobe.
“My design is for a woman who is strong, modern, intelligent, free, energetic and proud; she is mature and mysterious. COLOR has the power to make her be beautiful on the outside, to feel beautiful on the inside”.
Maria first presented her label LAZAR at F.A.T Show in April 2012 as a part of Pat McDonagh’s CONSORTIUM group of designers.
Born and raised in Macedonia, Maria came to Canada in 2005. As a mechanical engineering technician background from her native country, she involved herself in the fashion industry right after completion of fashion studies in Montreal. Working with various prestigious labels in Montreal and Toronto, Maria broaden her knowledge in the field of couture design as well as mastering many techniques in fur, leather and accessories.
Featured Swag Bag Sponsor – Graydon
Be on the look out for Graydon Skin Care Products at Cocktail Crawl’s Autumn Fashion show November 6.
Graydon Products contain a plethora of bioactive ingredients which work to maintain and restore the youthful beauty in your skin. Bursting with omega rich oils, antioxidants, phytosterols, linoleic and alpha-linolenic acid, carotenoids, high levels of both tocotrienols and tocopherols (which are the natural isomers of Vitamin E), flavonoids and a plethora of vitamins and minerals, the ingredients and research within our line offers you unparalleled quality and product functionality.
Graydon Skin Care Products curate ‘plant powered’ ingredients that have transformative, nutrient dense qualities that are easily absorbed so that your skin gets ‘fed’ the nutrients it needs.
Please enjoy Graydon Products as some will be going home with you in your swag bag at our Fashion Show November 6, 2015
Visit Graydon’s website for more information
Featured Swag Bag Sponsor – Boo Bamboo
Boo Bamboo is an all Natural line of personal care for Women, and Men who care about what they consume, and the impact it leaves on the earth.
Nature’s fastest growing plant has been harnessed into a collection of hair care products that’s guaranteed to make your hair stronger and gloriously shiny in no time flat.
Visit Boo Bamboo’s website for more information on their amazing natural products !
Look out for Boo Bamboo in your swag bag at our Fashion Show November 6, 2015
Established in 1971, Freda’s Design house specializes in manufacturing high quality ladies fashions made from the finest European fabrics. All garments are designed, produced and sold in store, allowing to offer you the advantage to buy direct.
Freda’s one-stop fashion destination offers a complete selection of ladies apparel from casual, to suiting, and eveningwear available from sizes 4-20. In addition to its private collection, Freda’s is home to high-end imported designer labels from Europe including Save the Queen, Sinequanone, Tuzzi, Taifun, Luisa Cerano, Cambio, Rayure, and Heymann, to name a few. ‘Freda’s has become the designer of choice for many local and national television personalities alike. Among them are; Susan Haye from Global Television, Christine Bentley from CTV news, Erin Davis from CHFI, Tonya Lee Williams from The Young and the Restless, Anne-Marie Sweeney from The Weather Network, and many more.
At Freda’s, it’s important to look great, without spending a fortune
Tatyana is an American upscale fashion brand, which is owned and operated by Tatyana Designs, Inc. named after its co- CEO, designer and founder Tatyana Khomyakova. Tatyana boutiques specialize in vintage inspired dresses and separates and also incorporate shoes, purses, jeans and accessories.
Alika Red Retro Inspired Pencil Wiggle Dress
A lattice styled top adorns the neckline and sleeves. The waist features a bow. Three eye hook closures above the back zipper. Made of stretch bengaline. Hand wash in cold water or dry clean only. Flat dry. Imported
A classic cicle with a modern twist! The Brigit Circle features a fold over pocket with a fun polka dotted print. Matched with two functional pockets, this dress is a winner. Made of stretch bengaline. Hand wash in cold water, mild detergent. Purse shown is not included.Imported.
Megan Pencil Black
Megan features a daring cut out detail at the bust and white fold over back. Available in black or red in a pencil cut or circle cut. This dress is made from a high quality stretch bengaline. Dry clean only.
Located throughout the USA, the seventeen Tatyana Boutiques can be found in the most iconic locations; including the Mall of America, the Las Vegas Strip, The Bowery in NYC, 4th and Broadway in downtown Nashville and Height and Ashbury in San Francisco. With plans to expand internationally, Tatyana Boutiques will be available to more and more adoring fans the world over.
Tatyana is the go-to destination for chic, contemporary fashion that is inspired by the Golden Age of fashion (1940s – 1950s). The brand evokes an attitude that is simultaneously original and nostalgic, eliciting confidence and style for the confident, sexy, modern woman.
Visit their website and be on the lookout at our fashion show November 6, 2015
Featured Vendor – High Spirits
Featured Vendor – Bohten
Designer eyewear handmade from reclaimed material, sourced from Africa and produced in North America.
Bôhten’s mission is to develop a compost management initiative that collects agricultural waste (barley, wheat, straw, lumber, wood) etc. We also look to create a chain of workshops that are responsible for the crafting and manufacturing of designer glasses in Africa and in various countries. This is the first step to a journey that will be nothing short of historic.
It is on the mountainous region of Kwahu, highest habitable place in Ghana that Bôhten began its journey. Nana Osei, Founder of Bôhten amongst various ideas, had the initiative to use reclaimed waste material to manufacture an eco-luxury eyewear line. He draws inspiration from his Ghanaian roots, from his love of nature but mostly from his late grandfather Andrew Hanson Osei, who was Ghana’s first land surveyor in the 60’s.
Featured Swag Bag Sponsor – COLAB Dry Shampoo
Description / Key Benefits:
Instantly revitalize your look with COLAB™’s ready-to-wear Sheer & Invisible dry shampoo formulation. The runway ready formula absorbs oil & refreshes roots with a residue-free, lightweight finish and leaves a gorgeous veil of fashion fragrance. COLAB is also available in Extreme Volume formulation, for hair that wants more texture and body.
Available at London Drugs, Jean Coutu, Lawtons Drugs, select Rexall, Pharmasave, Guardian IDA, Brunet, Familiprix, Pharma Choice, Pharma Plus, Select Uniprix
Product Value: COLAB Dry Shampoo (50mL) – $5.49
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Featured Swag Bag Sponsor -ONEKA
WHAT’S IN A NAME?
From Native North American tribe Mohawk; Ohne:ka means ‘water’. The name Oneka was chosen to reflect the importance of manufacturing natural personal care products while being very conscious of water. Oneka reaches beyond great looking hair, no compromise on quality, and sources ingredients known to be readily biodegradable.
Oneka’s all natural personal care products were created out of a respect for our water sources and the many organisms that help clean and purify it along its way. Rather than causing damage or polluting; Oneka products work WITH the elements of nature. We do this by using certified organic and wild harvested herbal extracts to nourish the hair and body without the use of sulphates, parabens, or synthetic fragrances.
Sulphate- and paraben-free Hair care offer relief from skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Salon-quality hair products transform dull hair into shiny, healthy hair; cleanse your scalp without stripping hair of its natural oils; minimize shower residue impact on our water reserves! Unscented versions of Oneka Elements’ products are great for those suffering from allergies, too. Since they’re free of harsh chemicals and synthetic fragrances, you can finally breathe freely!
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Featured Hair and Make Up Vendor – Eryn Shannon
Eryn Shannon, Director and Owner of Eryn Shannon Makeup and Hair has over a decade of experience within the beauty and wedding industry. Her strong quality of work ranges from fashion, editiorial, celebrities and New York Fashion Week. She loves creating the most stunning version of each individual bride she works with. Her professionalism and experience ensures you will be made up to perfection on your most special day. Eryn and her team of Elite Artists are highly experienced and true professionals, we can assure brides that your morning or afternoon will be relaxed and seamless. We accommodate small to large bridal parties and the best part is, we come to you! We are a full mobile service.
Along with her team of highly experienced artists, Eryn is a master at creating a flawless look for brides and their bridal party using the best of products from M.A.C, TOM FORD, NARS, YSL and Shu Uemura.
Only the best is used to create your dream wedding hair, Oribe, Davines, Rusk and Bumble and Bumble.
Please note due to our high demand, it is recommended to book your wedding date in advance. All inquiries can be made through the contact page, we aim to respond to our clients within 48 hrs.
Featured Swag Bag Sponsor – Nova Scotia Fisherman
Hand crafted in the beautiful Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. Each Xtreme product is infused with powerful Nova Scotian Sea Kelp harvested locally from one of the richest marine ecosystems on Earth, the Bay of Fundy.
Nova Scotia Sea Kelp, harvested off the pristine shores, Nova Scotia Kelp (Fucus Vesiculosus ) has amazing anti-aging properties and has been used in health and beauty products since ancient times. It contains a bounty of ingredients that enriches and soothes dry skin.
All natural eXtreme New Wave therapy ! NS Kelp infused soaps, lotions, lip and body balm for life’s rough patches. Handmade in Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia Fisherman Fundy Clay & Mint Soap
- Hand poured, cold process soap that rejuvenates skin. Vegan too!
- Infused with powerful Nova Scotia Sea Kelp.
- No animal testing, no petroleum based ingredients and paraben free.
- Handmade using premium ingredients.
- Extreme care for your largest organ…SKIN!
Featured Stylist – DCD Approach
In the winter of 2004 Christine Spence and Diane McBean made one of the best decisions of their lives; they moved to Toronto, Ontario from Montreal, Quebec to pursue a dream. Both single mothers struggling to make ends meet never gave up on their dream of having stake within the fashion and beauty industry. Having no real support; making the move was a big leap of faith. Friends since the age of 14, Christine and Diane had the flair for beauty and fashion. In their younger years they were recognized for creating signature looks for themselves. As the years passed the duo were sought after to coordinate fashion shows for local designers to show case their work. Christine specializing in make-up application and Diane in fashion styling and consulting made them a well sought after duo for their panache in turning an individuals dream into a creative design.
Today, Christine and Diane are working with both men and woman in various industries to create signature looks. They work with esteemed clients within law practices, authors and models that have graced film, movies and television. They also consult with individuals that work within the community and maintain a look of confidence, depth and intensity while radiating a sense of fashion forwardness.
Their work is recognized in print and online publications. When asked what drives them?
They shared, “The Goal is to make everyone feel confident and beautiful, recognizing that we all have a voice in fashion-you dream it. We create and design it.”This is what you can expect from DCD Approach!
Featured Vendor – Stella and Dot
Stella and Dot, an Inc. 500 Fastest-Growing Company, is a San Francisco based social selling company that creates flexible entrepreneurial opportunities for women. Our boutique-style jewelry and accessories line is available exclusively through in-home Trunk Shows by Independent Stylists and online.
Our one of a kind collections are designed by celebrated New York designers and featured inGossip Girl, In Style and Lucky Magazine as well as on the wrists and necklines of today’s hottest celebrities. The Today Show, Wall Street Journal and The New York Times have praised Stella & Dot for our innovative social shopping concept which brings together the best of ecommerce, social media, personal service and passionate earning to create the ultimate home based business for today’s modern woman.
Be sure to purchase this merchandise online from Chantal Wall
Featured Fashion Designer – Askiere Afana
A sensual blend of African-inspired fashion, classic trends, and curated textiles.
Asikere Afana translates to ‘sugar-water machete’ in the Akan Twi language. It is an ode to founder Ashley Alexis McFarlane’s Caribbean roots – her recent ancestors, the Jamaican Maroons, spoke Twi among other African dialects.
Asikere Afana designs infuse cultural heritage, nostalgia and effortless style in ways that satisfy the sophisticated dresser’s desire for memorable, Ready to Wear and Special Occasion fashion.
Featured Fashion Designer – Christopher Paunil
Christopher Paunil is a Toronto-based fashion designer who specializes in bridal, evening, and most recently, ready-to-wear. His entry into the fashion industry began with costume design and pattern-making—roles that enabled him to develop his technical expertise.
Armed with both technical ability and a keen eye for quality and fit, Paunil launched his first bridal collection in 2009. His fine silks and flowing silhouettes were well-received by brides and fashionistas alike, opening the doors to a residency at the Toronto Fashion Incubator—an innovative and highly respected organization dedicated to supporting and nurturing fashion-industry entrepreneurs.
Check out the entire collection
FEATURED BEAUTY SPONSOR – WORLD SALON
This award-winning beauty hot spot is continuously heralded as one of Toronto’s top salons. Proudly in its twenty-fifth year, not only was worldSALON voted as Now Magazine’s 2013 Runner Up for Best Toronto Hair Salon, but it continues be recognized as a salon at the forefront of green beauty, blending health and wellness with the perfect avant-garde style for every person that walks through its doors.
Clients include famous film celebrities, TV stars and supermodels and the creative team at worldSALON lives for their clientele – the best and brightest in the city.
Brian Phillips, owner of WorldSALON and CEO of worldPRODUCTS opened worldSALON in 1989 in the historically designated William Rennie building across from St. James Park in Toronto.
FEATURED BEAUTY SPONSOR – GLOW ACADEMY
GLOW Academy, a tri-location MAC accredited beauty school with locations in Toronto, Mississauga & Kitchener, Ontario, we provide training in Makeup Artistry, Hair Design, Airbrush Makeup, Lash Extensions and all areas of Aesthetics, including: Manicures, Pedicures, Waxing, Nails, Facials, Peels, Brow/Lash Tinting, Massage and Microdermabrasion. Specialized Makeup programs are offered in Bridal, Fashion, Photography, TV/SFX and Fantasy makeup. We offer full-time, part-time, evenings and weekend classes with flexible schedules.
All programs have been pre-screened with the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities as single skilled non-vocational certificate programs in compliance with the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.
Our instructors are highly successful and are active professionals that hail from the current media, fashion and salon/spa industries. Our training enables our qualified instructors to focus efforts on honing advanced skill sets of each individual student. Course material is also rigorously reviewed on a continual basis which ensures that new industry information and techniques are clearly highlighted, guaranteeing that each of our student’s competence is up to par if not exceeding current industry standards.
We believe that true experience and confidence is built within a practical setting which is why we are one of the few schools that is excited to provide our students and graduates with the opportunity to gain an extensive amount of practical experience in industry events and our in-house studio. Projects include: in house magazine shoots, corporate catalog shoots, TV, films and music videos. External placements include: fashion shows, beauty pageants and media events.
Aesthetic students also have the opportunity to be scheduled into working at our “Student Beauty Lounge” to further hone their skill sets and confidence by servicing the general public. This allows our students to graduate with a resume full of diversified experience and a complete portfolio book of their actual work upon program completion.
Featured Swag Bag Sponsor Products
Treat your lips to the nourishing colour they deserve with 100% natural Burt’s Bees Lip Colour. With 5 moisture-rich products, your lips can finally be their truly delight-full selves.
From the imagination of Burt’s Bees comes güd™, a novel and extrasensory approach to natural beauty. The product line includes shampoo and conditioner, body wash, and body lotion spanning four scent experiences: Orange Petalooza™, Floral Cherrynova™, Pearanormal Activity™ and Mango Moonbreeze ™. güd™ products contain no parabens, no phthalates, no petrolatum and are never tested on animals—No way!
Featured Swag Bag Sponsor – Rok Cork
Rok Cork is a Canadian owned company, committed to supporting authentic artisanal producers & the sustainability of the cork industry. Portuguese born Founder and CEO of Rok Cork, Elizabeth Roque is a fashion forward stylist that is committed to providing a unique offering of fashion handbags and accessories to the sophisticated men and women of today’s modern society.
Rok Cork is about fashionable style and sustainability – and those qualities are passed on to our customers through our beautiful collection of cork based handbags and accessories handcrafted from natural materials. With European quality and craftsmanship our cork products are all made in Portugal exclusively for Rok Cork.
Our philosophy “Sustaining the World one Cork bag at a time”
Rok Cork’s Goal
To bring you the latest in fashion accessories and handbags from our exclusive network of cork artisanal manufacturers. Being affiliated with leading cork fashion manufacturers ensures we are first to market with any fashion forward products at competitive pricing.
Where do ROK Cork products come from?
ROK products come from the outer bark of the evergreen oak known by the Latin name Quercus (oak) Suber (cork), which grows in Southern Europe, 300,000 pounds are harvested annually, with Portugal having the highest harvest percentage of 61.3%. In order to sustain the Cork tree, it is only harvested every 9 years, in order to obtain the high quality cork required for our accessories, one must wait between 35 – 40 years, any cork harvested before this will be utilized for industrial items.
Featured Fashion Designer – Narces
Designed by Nikki Wirthensohn, NARCES is a Toronto-based womenswear line that specializes in after-five and evening wear. Wirthensohn is a Canadian of Persian heritage who was born in Austria, and grew up in Iran and the U.K.
Wirthensohn holds a Masters degree in Business from Canada and The Netherlands. Her design education comes from growing up in the industry by learning from her mother, an accomplished tailor who worked for Victor Edelstein who designed for the British Royal Family, including some of the most iconic gowns of Princess Diana. With NARCES, Wirthensohn combines her very successful business career with a talent and love for fashion design.
NARCES collections have been presented in showrooms and events in Paris, New York, London and Toronto. Success at these shows has resulted in the stunning dresses being stocked in multiple countries. In Canada, NARCES is available at TNT and Holt Renfrew and internationally in boutiques and online shops in the U.S., Middle East, Asia and Europe.
Featured Fashion Designer – Stephan Caras
Born in Greece, designer Stephan Caras was educated in Australia, where he attended the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Caras’ career includes designing with fashion houses such as Guy Laroche and Hermés.
Caras’ status as a top designer has recently earned him a spot in CEO World Magazine and Runway Magazine’s “List of World’s Top 20 Fashion Designers,” as well as the “Top 25 Most Beloved and Inspiring Fashion Designers of the World”.
Featured Swag Bag Sponsor – Trade Secrets
Since 1990, Trade Secrets | Glamour Secrets have been at the forefront of offering cutting-edge beauty trends to consumers at competitive prices. Whether you’re looking for Salon Professional flat irons or blow dryers, hair care products suited to your individual needs, or the latest shades of nail polish and cosmetics, you’ll find them all at http://www.tradesecrets.ca and our Retail Locations. Every salon is unique and offers a variety of services for your beauty needs.
Guest attending our upcoming fashion show event will receive these exclusive swag bag gift only available at Trade Secrets. Guest will also receive a special promotional discount flyer for when they shop at Trade Secrets.
F.A.S.T. Fortified Amino Scalp Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner, Grow Your Hair Faster!
The shampoo works best when used with the F.A.S.T. Conditioner. Leaves your hair feeling clean smooth and manageable. Clinically proven to grow your hair up to 99% faster! The more you use it the better it works.
This 2 pack includes:
1 12 oz F.A.S.T. Shampoo
1 12 oz F.A.S.T. Conditioner
Juice Beauty Serum
Clinically proven to prevent free radical skin cell damage up to 87%, this lightweight serum feeds your skin with vitamins and antioxidants from certified organic juices, moisturizes with fatty acid-packed plant oils and smoothes fine lines with peptides, alpha lipoic acid and CoQ10. The perfect daily vitamin to use after cleansing and before your moisturizer. A Daily Essential for all skin types.
Featured Beauty Product – Mereadesso
ALL-IN-ONE MOISTURIZER TRAVEL SIZE
It’s difficult fitting your moisturizer, serum, primer, day cream, night cream and eye cream into your bag. Now, you don’t have to! It’s our single-step solution for your face and neck that you know and love… on the go.
Complete with a resealable closure, the Travel Sized All-In-One still contains globally sourced ingredients including 16 botanical extracts, 8 minerals and enzymes and over 20 antioxidants. As easy as ever to apply, this sachet is proof that your beauty regime should never weigh you down.
Featured Beauty Product – Marc Anthony Beach Spray
Amplify your hair into voluminous waves with tons of movement and texture. Whether your hair is straight or wavy, get natural looking carefree waves with this texture boosting collection.
Create natural, effortless, beach hair worn loose, soft and wavy. It adds body and texture to straight, fine strands or pumps up the curl in already wavy hair. Add extra definition to your wavy layers.
Hydrolyzed Silk and Provitamin B5 protect your tresses while adding moisture and shine. Powerful UV Protectors absorb ultraviolet light to save your mane from harmful sun exposure, dehydration and color-fade. You’re left with manageable, touchable waves. Even the straightest hair can achieve tousled beach hair any time of year.
Spray evenly all over damp or dry hair. Scrunch hair to amplify a wavy texture. Allow to dry naturally for a soft finish or, for high voltage waves use a diffuser while scrunching. Use as a texturizing spray to create added texture for any style.
Guest attending our fashion show event on August 8 will receive this special gift
For tickets – http://uv.rs/1oKRdOu
Featured Beauty Sponsor – Pure and Simple
Pure + simple assists client in their pursuits of beautiful skin with natural and organic products and services that respect our clients health, our community’s values and our environment’s sustainability.
Pure + simple is a natural, holistic spa and retailer of natural skincare products and cosmetics.
Featured Beauty Product – PURE+SIMPLE – COLLAGEN ELASTIN PLUS 100ML
A powerful anti-aging serum with a higher Collagen concentration than our HCH formula.
Can’t get enough Collagen? With an even higher concentration of Collagen and Elastin compared to our Collagen Elastin HCH, this ultra-hydrating serum is perfect for those who are serious about anti-aging.
- 10% Marine Collagen and Elastin helps rebuild collagen while hydrating and rejuvenating mature skin.
- The Algae and Aloe Vera base reduces fine lines and lessens sensitivity and redness.
- The extra hydration and better skin circulation promoted by this product gives skin a radiant and healthy glow.
- Nut Free
Pure + simple Tips:
- This serum is excellent for calming burns + sunburns along with minimizing difficult to heal scars. Just apply directly onto the area in need.
- To get relief from puffy or dry eyes apply a thin layer of Collagen Elastin the area and massage gently into skin.
- Keep your neck looking young with a regular application of Collagen + Elastin Plus.
Guest attending our fashion show event on August 8 will receive this special gift
For tickets – http://uv.rs/1oKRdOu
For Product Info – http://www.pureandsimple.ca/
Featured Beauty Salon – Donato Salon and Spa
Known for creative and progressive hair design, Donato Salon + Spa is synonymous with beauty and fashion. Featuring the city’s best hair stylists, colour technicians, estheticians, registered massage therapists and make-up artists, known throughout Canada and around the world.
A talented team of artists led by stylist and entrepreneur John Donato, the salon boasts a staff dedicated to the education and advancement of hair styling. At Donato Salon + Spa our main focus is you. Donato Salon and Spa’s luxurious and relaxing Day Spa promotes good health and a sense of well-being.
John Donato, winning Editorial Stylist for the North American Hairstyling Awards, has long been recognized for his vision and accomplishments while exemplifying the definition of true entrepreneur. From visionary to stylist extraordinaire, John is the go-to-guy of photographers, editors and celebrities worldwide. With an easy-going nature and a vision that far exceeds anyone’s expectations, John takes both men and women from simple to stunning.
Growing up in a family of hairdressers allowed John the creative output he needed to develop and appreciate his eye for beauty. He soon realized his desire to expand his knowledge and understood the need to gain training away from the family business. John headed to Vidal Sassoon where he worked in both Toronto and Los Angeles, and where he was exposed to and gained experience in editorial work.
Guests attending our second annual fashion show event will receive complimentary hair and make up touch ups
For tickets – http://uv.rs/1oKRdOu
For Salon Info – http://www.donato.ca/
Featured Fashion Start Up – Trend Trunk
With an entrepreneurial spirit and a flair for fashion, it’s no wonder why founder of Trend Trunk, Sean Snyder, has rapidly reshaped social marketplace and fashion buying. As an online consignment shop in which members can buy, sell and donate pre-owned fashion items, Trend Trunk has undergone significant transformation in recent years.
Trend Trunk has recently launched a Stylist Program. It provides an exciting opportunity for women who have a passion for fashion to be a Trend Trunk Stylist and help consumers cash in their closet.
An average person has about $6,000 worth of unused or underused clothing and accessories just sitting around in the closet, Snyder said. That’s one of the driving forces behind Trend Trunk, the fact that there is a market for a place where Canadians can “cash in their closet,” has he puts it.
Trend Trunk works like this: members create a profile, take photos of their unused or pre-loved clothing and accessories using the site’s guidelines and post the picture along with a description of the item.
When an item is sold, the company emails a shipping tag to the seller.
“They don’t have to figure out the shipping,” Snyder said. “[On other sites], selling is half the battle.You still have to get it to the person.”
The seller has a choice as to what they want with the money: it can be deposited into their Trend Trunk account to buy something new, into a bank account or the seller can take advantage of the Closets & Causes program and donate up to 100 per cent of the money received to any of the 80,000 charities in Canada. Snyder is particularly proud of this initiative.
“It’s engrained in my DNA to do good and give back,” he said. “This is an innovative way to give to charities… and it helps them reach a new type of supporter: Gen Y who don’t have a disposable income.”
Trend Trunk is a perfect medium for buyers and sellers wanting to go the e-commerce route, Snyder said. eBay can get complicated with sellers having to do their own shipping and free sites like Kijiji have a “creep” factor in which the seller and the buyer need to meet. Trend Trunk is socially-driven, Snyder said, so members can have a good deal of interaction with each other before making a sale.
Just a year in, Snyder has multiple plans for expansion. First, a mobile app is just about ready to go. He also has initiatives ready to roll out like Runway Valet (his staff pick up the items and deal with the transactions and shipping) and Shops at Trend Trunk (where new designers can create a shop for their unique items).
Guests attending our second annual fashion show will receive a special swag bag gift from Trend Trunk
For more info – www.trendtrunk.com
For tickets – http://uv.rs/1oKRdOu
Featured Fashion Designer – Madame Moje
Heating up the Canadian fashion landscape is the luxury design house Madame Moje. The brand is characterized by the sensual and provocative style, which seeks to evoke a luxurious sense of intimacy, silhouette driven designs that pay careful attention to details that offer uncompromising quality.
Malashnee Naidoo, the Designer/Creative Director and her business partner and husband, Hamed Emtiaz, founded the Canadian brand. The couple moved to Vancouver in 2012 and quickly recognized a void in the marketplace for sophisticated, yet sexy women’s clothing. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant, and built her lucrative career in finance. “But I never forgot my passion, my life has always being consumed by fashion and beautiful things. Fashion is crucial, and what you wear does make a difference in how you influence the world around you.
The luxe label is known for fiercely feminine, modern classic silhouette driven designs centring on signature body-hugging Dresses, easy chic playsuits, knit separates, sleek Jackets, Coats, Sophisticated Trenches and outerwear with Accessible Price Points.
The brand distinguishes itself by being:
“Made in Canada”
Madame Moje Flagship Store in Toronto is located at Shops at Don Mills, 23 Karl Fraser Road, Toronto, On, M3C 0E6 and Vancouver Flagship Store is located at 2843 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3J4.
Madame Moje will be presenting its latest collection at our upcoming fashion show event. For event information, please go to: http://uv.rs/1oKRdOu
Featured Womens Wear Sponsor – Mijaneaux
Maria Di Pede founded Mi Janeaux in 1991. MiJaneaux was born as a woman’s clothing label. She designed and wholesaled the MiJaneaux label to various boutiques in the GTA. Just to name a few Mendocino, Denise and Co., and Holt Renfrew. As the MiJaneaux label grew she moved her small studio space at Spadina & Queen to a more spacious location in Woodbridge. With intentions only to sell wholesale; Maria would be working into the wee hours of the night to meet deadlines! And often would hear knocking on her window from the Woodbridge residences to inquire about sizes and prices etc.
Much to her surprise her fans grew into a very extensive clientele list, and before she knew it Maria’s company had been transformed to a beautiful neighbourhood boutique.
In conjunction with the MiJaneaux label, you will find a wide variety…from denim to eveningwear. Also including Jewellery belts, Bags and shoes. You will be sure to find the most current labels from around the world; Joes Jeans, JBrand, Free People, Pink Violet, Black Halo, Stop Staring, Hale Bob, Tadashi Shoji, Greta Constantine and many many more. All the jewellery is hand picked and some of it hand made exclusively for Mi Janeaux. You will find belts form brave, below the belt. Shoes from Pour la Victoire and Kelsey Dagger. These are just to name a few.
Mijaneaux offer’s fashion consulting that can be arranged as one on one or with your favourite BFFs. Consider it private retail therapy at its finest.
Featured Beauty Sponsor – L’Oreal
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Lustered. Magnified. Dramatic. Lips become extraordinary with new Extraordinaire by Colour Riche™. The new vision of lip colour features luxurious micro-oils that infuse each pigment for ultimate colour richness.
Extraordinaire provides the ideal balance of color and care for perfect lips. The unique soft-touch applicator allows for a silky-smooth, gliding application.
To learn more about this product, click this link:
Featured Beauty Sponsor Matrix
MATRIX, a leading professional haircare and haircolor company in the United States, is part of L’Oreal USA’s Professional Products Division.
Matrix was founded in 1980 by the American husband and wife hairdressing team, Arnie and Sydell Miller. Before he founded Matrix, Mr. Miller was a hairdresser for over 20 years. Mr. Miller decided to try his hand at running a different kind of company in 1971, when he developed individually applied eyelashes. He formed a firm, Ardell, to market the product to retailers and to beauty salons. Ardell eventually created and sold a haircolor product.
In the late 1970s, Mr. Miller saw that the retail market was shrinking and decided to sell Ardell in 1980 in order to concentrate on building Matrix, which would market its products only to professional haircare buyers.
Now, over two decades later, the Millers’ original ideas still stand strong, and Matrix is committed to the development of the salon professional, offering a wide range of haircare, haircolor and texturizing products including: Biolage, Total Results, COLORINSIDER, SOCOLOR, Color Sync, Logics and Vavoom.
Guests attending our May 1st event will receive the Matrix Total Results Sleek 24 HR Smooth Repair Shampoo & Conditioner as part of our swag bags.
Total Results consists of seven complete haircare ranges – Moisture, Color Care, Sleek, Amplify and Curl, Repair and Blonde Care – perfect for every hair challenge. Total Miracle products deliver instant results you can see and feel
24HR Smooth Repair Technology
Ceramide + Shea Butter
YOU SEE: frizzy hair, split ends
YOUR STYLIST SEES: heat-damaged, swollen cuticle
YOU GET: totally repaired, smooth hair for 24 hours*
*when using system of shampoo and conditioner
To learn more about Matrix line of products be sure to visit their website
Featured Beauty Skin Care Products – Soya Boutique
After working in the Fashion and Beauty industry for 20 years, Canadian Ford model, Melani Chong studied Cosmetic Science and Technology to fulfill a vision to develop a skin care collection based on a cradle to cradle philosophy. As a certified skincare technician and cosmetic scientist, Melani continually keeps informed on cuttng edge technology and receives the latest in trends from the many health and beauty experts she works with. With a team of doctors, Melani designed a multi functional skin care system for the skin needs of the individual that caters to those who battle sensitive skin, travel and need professional results at home and on the go. Less is more – Soya products achieve multiple results for your skin.
The Soya Boutique offers products that provide a simple and pure skin care solution for the whole family – products that make your skin glow and make you feel good about using them.
Capture Your Youth Now with the ancient benefits of soy for your skin.
Soy is brightening and anti aging by nature. It is locally grown and ethically harvested for your products. Made in Canada, for over three years a growing list of beauty junkies, professionals-on-the-go and beauty experts and their A-list clients including Kylie Minogue, Nelly Furtado, and Janet Jackson have been quietly enjoying this unique skin care service.
To purchase products be sure to go to Soya Boutique website
Check out our men’s wear sponsor GOTSTYLE™
With more than seven years of experience helping the men of Toronto find modern, refined looks for every occasion, GOTSTYLE™ has become known as a leading figure in Canadian menswear. With a commitment to providing the most inclusive shopping experience, fulfilling every clients unique requirements in terms of style, tailoring and grooming. GOTSTYLE™ retail locations house edgy, well-edited collections that encompass business, casual, formal and social looks to help make any man a sartorial star.
At GOTSTYLE™, focus is on finding a style and a price tailored to every individual. With it’s well educated staff they are passionate about finding the right looks to make clients feel their very best. With a brand new online marketplace as impressive as their physical store space, looking good with GOTSTYLE™ is more effortless than ever.
Not sure what to wear as a man in his 30’s and 50’s check out these suggested styles
Zanerobe Munk Trunk Chino Denim: $130 Shop Now
Sand Copenhagen Cotton/Linen Blazer: $550
Sand Copenhagen Floral Dress Shirt: $225
John Varvatos Schooner Boat Shoe: $225
Life starts to change in your 30′s. You’re emerging out of your adolescence and moving into a career driven state of mind. You’re clear on the man you want to be and are slowly taking the steps necessary to carve out your path. Your sense of style has evolved to take into consideration your new surroundings while still maintaining your sense of individualism. Work hard, play hard has effectively become your battle cry.
- Lubiam Cotton Blend Plaid Pants: $195
Sand Copenhagen State N Micro Weave Shirt: $225
Circle Of Gentlemen Lincon Linen Blazer: $800
Amanda Christensen Pocketsquare: $45
Duchamp Woven Design Tie: $150
Rogue Rodman Distressed Nubuck Wingtip Shoe: $250 – $175
Your 50′s, when life becomes less about pleasing others and more about enjoying life. Granted you continue to work hard, but you also recognize that every now and then you have to stop and smell the roses. You also realize that in your infinite wisdom that it’s your duty to show the “kids” in the office that you still run the style game and that no matter your age no one can do prints and patterns better than you.
Featured Event Vendor Sponsor – Hatitude
Cocktail Crawl Social Club is proud to have our featured event vendor Hatitude. Be sure to attend our event on December 19 to purchase this exclusive line of Hats.
With over twenty successful years in interior design, Amparo has taken her in-depth knowledge of colour, form and dimension to couture fashion.
Hatitude is a luxury brand, where attention to detail and quality unite with style and sophistication to create beautiful statement hats for special occasions. Our clients are women wanting to explore new ideas, who love something a little different, who want that added touch of flair and panache that only a great hat can provide.
Whimsy and drama unite form and style in a statement of refinement and elegance. Statement hats for woman who want a difference.
If you are interested in these line of hats be sure to contact Amparo through this link:
Featured Fashion Collection – Yes World Boutique
Yes World Boutique lovingly offers women’s clothing and accessories that help women to bring forward their inner spirit and provides women the opportunity to express themselves authentically.
Suzanne left the corporate environment with courage and clarity of vision and purpose. She no longer wanted to spend her days questioning; “what am I doing here?” accompanied by a profound feeling that she was trapped and unable to use her creativity and energy; that, she sadly become a dutiful good soldier doing what she thought she was supposed to do.
Never giving upon her dream, she started her clothing business on a part time basis while she juggled a full time job and sole supported her two children. With determination and laser like focus, Suzanne persevered and built the company up so that she could leave the corporate world and put all of her energy into Yes World Boutique.
Yes World Boutique is now a thriving online store and wholesale business offering comfortable, expressive and unique clothing, yoga lifestyle apparel, and accessories that honour individualism, passion and spirit.
Yes Lifestyle Organics is a collection of lifestyle apparel that meets the needs of eco conscious women who enjoy style but don’t want to compromise the earth.
Join Suzanne and throw your arms up in the air and shout “yes!” in celebration of you!
Meet Suzanne at our event on December 19 at the Spoke Club. Be sure to RSVP or purchase an advanced ticket online –http://uv.rs/1aP2THC
Be sure to check out her collection – http://www.shopyesworld.com/
Featured Event Vendor Sponsor – Stella & Dot
Cocktail Crawl Social Club will host a display of beautiful jewellery from featured event sponsor Stella & Dot. Be sure to attend our event on December 19 to purchase this exclusive line of jewellery.
Stella & Dot designs an irresistible line of fashion jewellery and fashion accessories that
can be purchased exclusively at home jewellery parties or online. Shop the collection of
women’s jewellery, including fashion necklaces, fashion bracelets, fashion earrings and
fashion rings with our featured vendor sponsor – Cachelle Fry. Or, become a Stylist and have your own jewellery party selling jewellery, handbags, and other accessories – it’s like having your own jewellery company!
Here are a few samples from this incredible line
Be sure to purchase this merchandise online from Cachelle Odette Colquhoun
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It’s that special time of year – stars are twinkling, candles are flickering and people are coming together to celebrate the joy of the holidays. And now with Gloss Pantyhose and Gloss Thigh Highs from Secret, legs can create their own special kind of holiday magic.
Let it shine!
Whether it’s for an office party or a family get-together, a black-tie soirée or an intimate dinner with friends, holiday outfits are all about stylish glamour. Making a memorable impression couldn’t be easier thanks to Gloss Pantyhose. The silky pantyhose create the look of a flawlessly long leg thanks to just the right amount of shine. Featuring a medium-control top and a shadow toe, Gloss Pantyhose are the perfect accessory when you want your legs to stand out from the crowd. The pantyhose are available in Nude, Black, Blush Beige and Silver.
Upping the ante
Special occasions are the perfect occasion to indulge in pretty frocks that leave you feeling head-to-toe gorgeous. Gloss Thigh Highs from Secret are a fun and feminine way to add a little drama to a flirty A-line skirt or an elegant strapless black dress. Just the right touch of shine gives legs all the attention they deserve. Thigh highs are available in Nude, Black and Blush Beige.
Gloss Pantyhose retail for $9.99 and Gloss Thigh Highs retail for $11.99. Both styles are available at major retailers nation-wide.
Featured Holiday Fashion Report – 2013
Not sure what to wear this holiday season? Check out our recommended trends for Christmas. Our suggestions are a great style guide for our upcoming Christmas Bash event in Toronto at the Spoke Club.
Finding the perfect outfit should not cause a grown woman to cry – even though socially the decision ranks right up there with what to wear to an ex’s wedding or the prom.
There are several big mistakes that women make most often:
1. Trying to impress with the latest style even if the style is not meant for someone their age/body shape/personality – they often succeed only in looking foolish or as if they are desperately clinging to their youth.
2. Overkill – wearing all of your jewelry at once or wearing your lowest-cut dress with your nosebleed-high heels.
3. Dressing too sexy to be appropriate for the occasion – office holiday parties are not the place to try out that plunging neckline or up-to-here skirt.
4. Making no effort at all – wearing picnic casual to a black and white New Year’s Eve ball.
When choosing attire for a party try to pick something your will feel comfortable in, something that will get you compliments for your taste in color, style or fabric. When you try your outfit on try to imagine the color photos making the e-mail rounds next week.
One great option is to pick a fairly plain dress in basic black or holiday red and let your accessories do the hard work. Add one show-stopping piece of jewelry like a gorgeous long strand of pearls or a sparkly Christmas-themed brooch. Carry a beautiful beaded handbag or wear a contrasting festive scarf or cape-like coat.
Buy your tickets to our Christmas Bash in Toronto on December 19 and rock your Christmas holiday attire.
For tickets – http://uv.rs/1aP2THC
Our Featured Beauty Product – Méreadesso
When a former cosmetics executive grew weary of her ownbeauty regime, things could have gotten ugly.
Instead, they got ridiculously good-looking.
Putting her degrees in chemistry and botany to good use, cosmetic aficionado Linda Stephenson developed a single-step by Text-Enhance” href=”http://www.mereadesso.com/mereadesso-about.php#”>skincare solution teeming with minerals, antioxidants,vitamins, enzymes and botanical extracts that were globally sourced for their purity and effectiveness.
Mèreadesso was born, Linda rendered the beauty regime she helped create obsolete.
Beauty need not be an ugly process.
One ingredient will not solve all your beauty needs and a cabinet full of skin products gets both cumbersome and confusing. That’s why every bottle of Mèreadesso is laden with countless minerals, vitamins and extracts to battle fine lines and by Text-Enhance” href=”http://www.mereadesso.com/mereadesso-about.php#”>wrinkles, even out skin tone and improve elasticity. Our formulas also eliminate the need to segregate by skin type, zone, time of day and, believe it or not, even gender.
Méreadesso Tinted Lip Treats – http://www.mereadesso.com/mereadesso-tinted-lip-treats.php
The Mèreadesso line of by Text-Enhance” href=”http://www.mereadesso.com/mereadesso-about.php#”>skincare products is designed for the individual who understands that there is no one “magic ingredient” to solve all their needs. They also do not have the time or desire to use 16 different products to achieve their goals.
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This lightweight gel-lotion’s globally sourced ingredients include 16botanical extracts, 8 minerals and enzymes and over 20 antioxidants. Easy to apply, quick to absorb and impossible to give up because the longer you use it, the less you’ll need it.
Finally, it is possible to find the combination of ingredients that addresses all the needs of your skin. There are no toners, serums, day/night or 3am creams, or different formulas for different “skin types” in the Mèreadesso line, nor will there ever be. There is no confusion of what product to use, where or at what time.
Simplicity, ease, and effectiveness. One step, one product, for everyone.
Our Featured Designer – Cherith B
Cherith seriously began perusing her career in fashion during her post-secondary studies; She attended the by Text-Enhance” href=”http://cherithb.wordpress.com/about/#”>Art Institute of Toronto (AiTo) where her foundation in design and production were solidified. Cherith went on to attend the Richard Robinson Academy of Haute Couture specializing in haute couture sewing techniques and graduating Cum Laude.
Apart from her educational experience, Cherith’s talent has been developed through years of internships and personal clients. Cherith’s by Text-Enhance” href=”http://cherithb.wordpress.com/about/#”>work can be seen at various shows and events around the city in which she has participated. These events include an annual show put on the Black Student Association at the University of Toronto as well as the Harry Jerome Awards organized by the Black Business and Professional Association. Cherith has dressed the attendants of the Awards and the BBPA’s President for two years running. Cherith was an active vital member of the Churchdress.ca team for 3 years, where her duties included styling for photo shoots, organizing shows and related events as well as assisting in buying for the site itself. More recently, Cherith has assumed a position as fashion instructor at U for Change; which falls under the Prince’s Charities Canada banner.
Our Featured Designer – Whitney Linen
Cocktail Crawl Social Club was proud to introduce our members the couture line of Canadian Fashion Week Designer – Whitney Linen at our first ever fashion show held at the Spoke Club on June 14, 2013.
Whitney Westwood, the founder of Whitney Linen, has been involved in the world of fashion for almost two decades, starting out as an international model for Elite. She has worked in fashion representation, event planning, marketing and PR, and more recently as a partner in an on-line fashion and lifestyle magazine. As a result, she has had the opportunity to work with such fashion and entertainment icons as Gucci, Hermes, Valentino, Lenny Kravits, P Diddy and Maxwell, to name a few.
Her experience provided the passion to launch Whitney Linen. “My love of timeless elegant things started when I was a child. My parents brought the first Hermes store to Toronto and ran it for 15 years. I grew up with Hermes, so to speak, and absorbed its style, colour and line. 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, looking so chic. The more worn linen looks, the better it looks. I want to introduce the comfort and confidence of this image to North Americans.”
Our Featured and Upcoming Swag bag Sponsor: Secret Legwear
A special thanks to our newest sponsor, Secret Legwear! Not only does Secret provide fashion-foward pantyhose’s, but they promote comfort for a long-lasting wear! These runway-inspired pantyhose’s will be provided for you in our swag bag when attending Toronto’s upcoming Social Media and Fashion Special Event Series at the Spoke Club, Friday June 14th, 2013 at 6:30pm!
Secret encourages women to add some excitement to their wardrobe with flirty, fun styles and bold colours that are perfect for every occasion and mood. Secret hosiery adds elegance and flare to your everyday legwear.
A Special thanks goes out to our Swag Bag Sponsor Dress to Kill Magazine
Launched in 2008, Dress To Kill magazine is a Canadian fashion quarterly for women and men who are fashion savvy. They strive to bring innovative and creative fashion and beauty images to their readers by working with innovative talents who push the boundaries. Dress To Kill profiles the best in art, fashion, beauty, design and music of the moment.
Based in Montreal this publication is distributed in English and French
Ocean Avenue offers Canadian-made clothing and accessories inspired by the beach and the outdoors. All items are handmade or locally produced and are of the best quality. Many items are also eco-friendly keeping the environment in mind.
Julianna is a young Canadian designer finding her place in a world full of beautiful things. After graduating from the Fashion Design program at Ryerson University in Toronto she gained experience working for a few national Canadian retailers. After losing a job due to outsourcing she pursued another career path and had nearly given up on her fashion dreams. She moved to Vancouver and was inspired by the mountains and the ocean. She enjoyed sunny afternoons making jewelry on the beach and talking to people as they passed by. Her fashion sense changed with her lifestyle and she found she preferred to dress more comfortably but still keeping it stylish and tasteful. After moving back to Ontario she decided to start her own business. She designed products in line with her own lifestyle and personal preferences. It seemed that others liked them too and the rest is history.
Cocktail Crawl Social Club was present during various fashion week events. Be sure to check out and support some of Montreal top fashion designers. Montreal Fashion Week is a must-see event for the North American industry and above all, the perfect venue for launching major international collections. A stage for cultural expression, it celebrates the by CouponDropDown” href=”http://montrealfashionweek.ca/smm/index.php?lang=en#”>work of fashion artists, craftspeople and other creators with an effervescence all its own. February 4 to 7, over 20 designers unveiled their Fall/Winter 2013 collections.
Designer in several capacities and creator of by CouponDropDown” href=”http://montrealfashionweek.ca/designers/designer.php?person=ralph_leroy&lang=en#”>jewelry, Ralph Leroy combines the sharpness of the cut with his contemporary vision of fashion by way of a chic, urban and contemporary style. Colors and audacity are the two facets that depict the collections of this artisan of beauty.
Ralph Leroy collection combines creations along with sisal straw and coconut fibers from Haiti empowers women with structure and grace while offering a robust style for men that is elegant and seductive.
Nadya Toto : Feminity with an edge
Nadya Toto creates clothing that emphasizes refinement while indulging an ultra-feminine edge. Her ready-to-wear collection is distributed in the finest and most up-beat boutiques in Canada. Her pieces have been featured in the media scene world-wide : Madame Figaro, F.D.N / Paris , Vogue Italia , Vogue Usa , Elle, Zinc, Malibu / Usa etc… Quote : Tim Blanks for Fashion File / Newsworld CBC :This is definitely the best Canadian show of the season!…
The collection marries coquetry and baroque richness, empowered by audacious textured embellishments. It is distinguished by the palette of blacks enhanced by colourful flower prints and cross-stitched embroidery on fitted dresses, voluptuous skirts and noble fabrics.
Nisse was launched in 2004 in Istanbul by Montrealer Nargisse E. Akyuz. This refined label, exuding both by CouponDropDown” href=”http://montrealfashionweek.ca/designers/designer.php?person=nisse&lang=en#”>urban and poetic appeal, offers a modern interpretation of women’s clothing across two continents. Since December 2011, the entire ready-to-wear clothing line, featuring a variety of loose-fitting and structured cuts, can be found at nisse’s retail location on Montreal’s St-Denis Street.
Nisse, designed by Nargisse E. Akyuz, shows itself in a new light for the fall-winter 2013-2014 collection. Featuring pure lines and timeless style, this modern silhouette that sometimes borrows from men’s fashions is punctuated with fluid and more feminine cuts. It creates the very picture of confident and fresh womanhood, using colors that pay tribute to youth and renewal
Introducing Our Swag Bag Sponsor – Waxon Wax Bar – Toronto
“What else is new, 4 weeks has flown by yet again and there is that telltale sign of a much needed wax. Of course I’ve forgotten to call my local Spa at least a week in advance to book my appointment, so there is no chance in %#%$ that I’m getting in there…and who has an hour and $70 to spend on a Brazilian wax appointment anyways?
Desperate to be bathing suit ready, I knew what I had to do…reaching into my closet for my incognito outfit and sunnies, that seemed to be used far more often than I’d care to admit, I headed to the less-than-desirable “express nail salon”.
The place where hopefully no one knows my name, although by now I can’t be so sure with the number of undercover missions I’ve been pulling lately. Praying not to see my BFF getting her bi-weekly shellac, I quietly request my Brazilian wax and briskly slip into the closet-sized room. As my Waxer closes the shower curtain that is used as a door, I try to go to my ‘happy place’, then suddenly it hit me…why can’t I have the best of both worlds? A high end, trendy environment with professional Waxologists and great prices, that even accepts walk ins… Enter WAXON™ WAXBARTM.”
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Introducing Our Swag Bag Sponsor – AG Contour – Shape Your Body
AG Contour is the official Canadian distributor of the world known most recommended brand by physicians “FÁJATE Diseños D´Prada” manufactor and designer of comfortable post-surgical garments, girdles and medical accessories. They offer compression wear that can be used daily for body shaping, weight loss, body tightening and after liposuction, tummy tuck, breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift, and other aesthetic procedures. Body shapers are also now available for men. Take a look at some of their fabulous products linking you directly to order now!
The Holiday’s Are Around the Corner!
What are you rocking this season?
Here are some red hot trends that will make you look fabulous at any holiday party!
Keep it simple with black and make it POP with some RED!
Or try an contemporary look:
Roberto Cavalli is a world renowned fashion designer creating unique pieces of couture since the 70’s.
This Winter Season Cavalli is featuring rich bold colours especially aquamarines, as well as exotic snake and animal print! His new collection is the definition of holiday glimmer and glam!
Check out his Winter 2012-2012 Collection to get inspired for your wardrobe this season!