Mother's Day is a time to acknowledge just how important Mother's are! 
This Mother's Day enjoy the unforgettable fragrance of Shalimar Initial created by the historic house of Guerlain but most importantly -  spend time with your amazing Mother!

Shalimar Parfum Initial, credited to perfumer Thierry Wasser,  is aiming to keen on attracting and  fashionable women. 
The warm pink-fleshy tint of the liquid is familiar to consumers of fruity and gourmand perfumes, attracting them by the token that the colour of the juice is indicative of something more than just a pretty shade. The boosting of citrusy notes up top (the synthetic bergamot is not wildly different than the one used in the reformulated classic, yet it smells more vivid and more vibrant here) give the necessary "freshness" that is a sine qua non for modern audiences. The lush vanilla and tonka ensure that the trademark sultriness of the seductive original is not lost nevertheless. 

If You think this fragrance would be the perfect Gift for Your Mom -
- we have good news for You!!
ABStyle together with Guerlain Paris is giving away Shalimar Initial Ritual set - the signature bottle of the Parfum, Shower Gel and Body Lotion!!!
All You have to do to have a chance to WIN is to send us the photo of You together with Your Mother and tell is why She is so Special for You!

The lucky winner will be announced on the May 13th, 2012!!

By participating in this contest, You agree that we will be able to share Your submitted photo with our audience online!

The email address is abasak@fashioncalgary.ca
Good Luck!!!


Every week there are plenty of events & performances happening in the cultural scene of Calgary. But there are just few of them which will remain in the audiences' hearts for a long time...
On April 19th, 2012 - Calgarians had a chance to be a part of an amazing music journey with the true world artist - Pavlo, whose "...Mediterranean music speaks for itself".

When he was 10, he spent hours hidden away practicing his guitar; and after years of guitar lessons - from classical to flamenco - he introduced his Mediterranean brand in 1998, recording an all-instrumental album.

These days, being one of Canada's most popular instrumental soloists  & performing over 150 shows per year worldwide, Pavlo just released his 9th album - "Six String Blvd" in which he incorporates the world's most exotic instruments into his classic signature sound. 

“I’ve taken my music around the world, especially in the past few years, and I really wanted to reflect more on my current experiences"-says Pavlo. 

Because of his travels - the listeners are captured by the Chinese Ehru, the Portuguese Guitarra, the Arabic Flute, the Indian Sitar and of course - the Greek Bouzouki ( yes yes - although Pavlo is Canadian - his roots belong to the beautiful Greece - and you can easily notice that by being almost hypnotized by Pavlo's energetic temperament while he is performing on the stage!!).

Pavlo's spectacular music reached its apogee thanks to the support of his core band - bassist Randy Rodrigues, George Vasilakos on bouzouki, and extraordinary drummer&percussionist - Gino Mirizio.

Last Thursday, Pavlo shared the stage with his two special guests for the tour - singer Luke MacMaster and Australian-Canadian violinist-singer - Sophie Serafino. I asked Pavlo and my friend - Sophie - how it happened that they perform together? The answer was obvious - but still a surprise - because of today's technology they connected on Twitter - and that was beginning of their collaboration. Together with Pavlo, Sophie played three beautiful pieces - specially prepared for this tour. There was also big ovation when on the stage stepped one of Pavlos' mentors - Oscar Lopez who's skills and talent was a perfect addition to Pavlo's music.

Pavlo & Sophie Serafino

The artist is known for giving away his guitar to someone in the audience at every concert he gives - which also took place last Thursday -  and the lucky winner couldn't stop hiding the emotions while carrying such an unique gift she received from Pavlo. Also, towards the end of the concert both Pavlo and Sophie were officially white hatted after pronouncing the Calgary Cowboy oath supported by typical "Yaahooo...".....

Interview with Pavlo & Sophie Serafino

With two amazing artists - Pavlo & Sophie Serafino


Are you constantly looking for tool which gives you an outstanding look of your eyes?

After years of discovering and trying different mascaras - I found "the one" and I just fell in love with it!!Not only it does an amazing job - but the package itself is a piece of art!!

If you’re familiar with the Rouge G de Guerlain Lipsticks, the packaging will seem familiar. The “tubes” are made of Zamac with black lacquer. Both products’ packaging has mirrors and is... refillable!!!Yes-that is true!!So there is no need to buy the new mascara for the total price-you would just buy the refill for half of its value!!
The Noir G formula is designed to lengthen and curl lashes, provide lash regeneration with artemia salina, and stimulate the production of keratin. And I cannot forget to mention about the amazing fragrance you smell right after opening the mascara -  it is scented with peach, rose, jasmine, and white musk. 
Available at Guerlain beauty counters in selected department stores!!!

TEINT RESIST - Yves Saint Laurent Foundation Review

Long Wear Transfer Resistant Foundation

We all know how hard it could be to find the perfect foundation for our skin!! This is not surprising as we are almost searching for the "second skin".
Although I used to have my favourite picks in the past - I know that it is actually good for your skin to change the foundation once in a while -so your skin doesn't get used to it as well as -  
let's face it- we love changes!!!
Because I am a fan of good coverage and matt finish - I was searching for a foundation that will last long but at the same time-won't feel heavy on my skin. Recently, I had a chance to discover Teint Resist - a foundation by Yves Saint Laurent. This oil-free foundation, guarantees unfailing wear and radiance for up to 14 hours. The luminous transfer-resistant formula forms perfectly to the skin for a soft and 
seamless result. 
The complexion is preserved from feelings of discomfort or tightening, remaining supple and silky-smooth from the morning through to night.
And what is also very important - this foundation is Oil-Free and has a SPF 10!!!


Dear Guerlain & Pucci lovers!!!
I have great news for You!!

As you probably know this already - this Spring 2012 Guerlain will surprise You with an amazing makeup collection - Terra Azzurra - as a result of collaboration with Italian fashion designer - Emilio Pucci!

What is even more exciting - You will have a chance to check it out by booking an appointment with the Guerlain National Makeup Artist for Canada - Marie Claude who will be at the Guerlain counter in Market Mall, on April 14th, 2012!!! For those, who haven't had chance to hear this name before - Marie Claude has dedicated her passion and talent to the House of Guerlain for more than 20 years!! 
She believes every Woman can be beautiful!!!

 So, do not wait - just call Lena 403.286.1220, ext. 273
 at the Bay Market Mall to book your appointment today and discover this Limited Edition & Limited Distribution; beautiful makeup collection!!!


Welcome Spring with nice colour on Your cheeks with Blushing Fabric from 
Giorgio Armani Beauty!!!
It is a new color "cosmetic textile" by GA. Blushing Fabric is like a coloured layer of air formulated with a Microfil 3D technology. An ultra sensorial texture to apply on the cheeks and more if affinity...
Your complexion will be radiant and luminous by the presence of lacquers that bring more translucent and intense colour!
At the contact of this infusion of nude colour Your skin becomes light, supple and soft as velvet!!

And now-this amazing product may be Yours!!
ABStyle is giving away 2 Blushing Fabrics to lucky readers!!!
You need to just tell me what do you like most about Spring - and the most interesting comments will be rewarded with this amazing product!!!
Good Luck!!!