Monday, June 27, 2011
This past weekend, Toronto saw to it that the Much Music Video Awards would be one of the biggest and brightest productions put on by the Canadian music scene this year. And with artists like Gaga, Bruno Mars, Bieber, Drake, and more, set to make an appearance, the MMVAs were the place to be. I was lucky enough to get accreditation for the event, so I was stationed in the media room, where the artists came and had their interviews. Needless to say, the entire experience was quite surreal and kind of amazing!
Saturday, June 25, 2011
So, I thought I would give you all a quick recap on the festivities that have been going on in this wonderful city. I was invited to a casual event for ABSOLUT vodka's launch of their newest drink, Orient Apple, at Brassaii restaurant (which, can I say, is just an absolutely beautiful venue!) My friend, Viktoria (who I brought as my guest), and I were treated to a 3-course meal, with each dish thoughtfully paired with a drink using ABSOLUT's Orient Apple as the foundation ingredient. Suffice to say, it was a wonderful way to introduce the company's new product. You could tell that a lot of thought was put into the event, as the choice of venue (stunning), the food, and the pairings were done in a very strategic and effective way! Great job ABSOLUT!
Friday, June 24, 2011
Ever since I saw them in a street style shot, I have been borderline crazy trying to find out where exactly these wonderful kicks were hiding. Like any true stalker, my hunt provided fruitful after a little investigative work. The shoes are made by a company called Walk-Over, and colour me obsessed, they are just WONDERFUL.
It's a busy time of the year for men's fashion, with design houses showing off their collections in the fashion capitals of the world. Today, we go to Milan with Tommy Ton to derive inspiration from the streets! Here are some of my favourites, from his shots!
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Tommy Ton, profiled the illustrious festivities, and can we just say, the men BROUGHT.IT. I selected a few of my favourites from his work, check them out below!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
I was perusing through the AdWeek website and found a page chronicling the first-place winners of the Cannes Lions Film & Press Awards from the last decade. Some of them are better than others, but one of them, in particular, caught my attention. Back in 2007, Canada won the award for Ogilvy & Mather's work on the DOVE ad, titled "Evolution". I remember watching this back then, and even when I watch it now, it remains a definite thought-provoker. Guess that's the whole point right?
So lately, my keen eyes (they're actually kind of blind) have been noticing these things adorning the necks of some very fashion-savvy men. I want to call them bandanas, but I feel like that just wouldn't do it justice (hence the "?"). But basically, that's what they are. Rolled up bandanas that are tied around the neck with only a hint of the tail-ends flapping out, making for an adorable, yet curiously masculine way of adding that extra oomph to your look.
Friday, June 17, 2011
here, or below!
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
The newest image was released for Louis Vuitton's Core Values advertising campaign, featuring none other than the impeccable Angelina Jolie. The ad, shot by famed photog, Annie Liebovitz, was photographed in Cambodia's Siem Reap province, where Jolie filmed Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2000. The location holds a special place in her heart as well, as it was where she developed her knack for humanitarianism, leading to the eventual adoption of her first son, Maddox.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
As usual, it was a busy week at the office. I was assigned to do coverage for a Remy Martin tasting event on monday at the Fairmont Royal York (I know, my job is super hard). Basically, we learned the history behind this prestigious brand and learned how to distinguish between different types of cognac, pairing them with everything from blue cheese to fine chocolates.We spent a good 20 minutes learning how to properly smell the cognac as well, resulting in a light headed-ness that was both embarrassing and entertaining at the same time. Those fumes are strong!
Friday, June 10, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
One of the many great things about living in this city is the sheer amount of fashionable diversity there is (actually, diversity in general!) From the department stores right down to the streets, the selection is enough to make any wallet tremble in fear. And let's not even get started on the designer trunk shows and sample sales. If you know what's what, you'll probably be able to at least find one or the other (or both) every week!