STYLING&PHOTOSHOOT WITH FORMER NHL PLAYER-KELLY HRUDEY FOR FASHION CALGARY PORTRAIT CAMPAIGN 2013


Just recently, we did photoshoot with one and only Kelly Hrudey - former NHL player, who is currently hockey broadcaster...
Kelly is one of our 2013 Ambassadors for Fashion Calgary Portrait Campaign!!
http://www.fashioncalgary.ca/fashion-calgary-portrait-campaign-2013/

Special "Thank You" to Kelly Hrudey for being so patient and kind during the shoot :), 
Supreme Menswear (http://www.suprememenswear.com/) for help with styling and providing us with customized men's suit & Gypsy Restaurant for allowing us using their 
beautiful space for the photo-shoot!!

Stay tuned for the final results from this special collaboration - campaign picture & special interview with Kelly for Fashion Calgary!!!








SNEAK PEEK OF OUR LATEST "VINTAGE STYLE"COLLABORATION....




Photography - Tara Whittaker / http://www.tarawhittaker.com/
Model - Ania Basak
Make-up - Ania Basak / http://www.fashioncalgary.ca/
Hair - Lori Furey / http://www.influencesalon.com/
Hair Accessories - Boutique Ju Ju / http://www.etsy.com/shop/boutiquejuju
Dress - A Vintage Affair / http://www.avintageaffair.ca/
Shoes - Nine West / http://www.ninewest.ca
Flowers - Sarah Mayerson / http://www.sarahmayerson.com


MOTHER'S DAY GIVEAWAY!!!SHOW THE LOVE TO YOUR MOM WITH THE BEAUTIFUL&FRESH PRODUCTS FROM "LOVEFRESH"....



Mother's Day is coming soon and if You are still thinking of getting the perfect gift-well, You may find the inspiration right now...Not only though-as together with Lovefresh Founder, Stacey Davis, we are doing Mother's Day Giveaway!!!One of You will become our lucky winner and receive a 
"Hostess Set" - a wash&lotion in Pear, value of $42!!!


I fell in love with Lovefresh products right after I first tried their products...For those of You who didn't have a chance to read one of my post about the brand, I created last year, Lovefresh is a luxurious line of all-natural body care products. 
Proudly Canadian company,uses only fresh ingredients and natural essential oils to create mouth-watering scents such as key lime coconut, 
pink grapefruit&tangerine, and pomegranate.

For the last 5 years, Stacey Davis - the Founder of Lovefresh since 2006, has built a loyal following for those who want the most authentic products available. Stacey is a creative chemist of sorts and she is directly involved in every step of the process from recipe development to packaging.


If You would like to WIN this beautiful package-then you have to:

1. "Like" us on Facebook - both
 Lovefresh
and
 FashionCalgary

2. Follow Us on Twitter
@lovefresh
@fashioncalgary
@aniabasak

3."Share"the contest on Your Facebook wall!!

4. "Leave" the comment here...:-)(optional)

We will withdraw one lucky Winner on May 11th, 2013!!!
Good Luck!!!


If you would love to know more about the brand  - just check the brand's website at www.lovefresh.com
There is a possibility to order the products online but you can also find them at
 selected retailers across Canada!!!


ARMANI & HOLT RENFREW COLLABORATE TO SUPPORT "FREE THE CHILDREN"...








ARMANI BABY BLANKET TO BENEFIT FREE THE CHILDREN
Limited Edition and Only at Holt Renfrew


Holt Renfrew has collaborated with Giorgio Armani and Free The Children to create an exclusive limited edition baby blanket, just in time for Mother’s Day. 
Proceeds of the $50 blanket will support Free The Children’s international developing communities in Kenya, providing the necessary healthcare, clean water and support needed for Maasai Mamas and their babies through the first year of the child’s life.
The baby blanket will be available in four designs inspired by the vibrant colours of the traditional kanga wrap worn by Maasai mamas. Purchases of the blanket will help Holt Renfrew reach its goal of raising $100,000 for Free The Children.




The Armani baby blanket will be available for purchase at all Holt Renfrew stores across Canada and online at holtrenfrew.com beginning May 3, 2013.





CELEBRATING MOTHER'S DAY AT HOLT RENFREW....



Shower your Mum with (extra) love on Sunday May, 12, 2013!

Looking for the ideas for the perfect present? 
Holt Renfrew is a one-stop-shop this Mum’s Day. 
Customers can expect a beautiful selection of gifts, ranging from sleepwear, scarves, jewellery and handbags to fragrances, candles & cosmetics.

More ideas for Mother's Day gifts are COMING SOON....!!!!




ACQUA FOR LIFE - GIORGIO ARMANI CAMPAIGN....


Just today, my friends at Giorgio Armani Beauty made such a beautiful surprise for me by sending a special edition of Acqua di Gioia , together with "Thank you" card for spreading the word about "Acqua for Life" campaign, which I was blogging about earlier this year.





For those of You, who missed my other blog post about it-here is some more information about this great campaign and cause behind it!!!
As a leader in the fragrance industry, Giorgio Armani Fragrances, for the second year, did partnership with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. The company is serving as the National Sponsor of the 2011 UNICEF Tap Project, a nationwide initiative that provides the world’s children access to safe, 
clean water through its Acqua for Life campaign. 



Acqua for Life was developed to raise awareness around the world with the goal of improving access to safe water and sanitation facilities in schools and communities. Nearly 900 million people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water, and nearly half of those people are children.

The award-winning UNICEF Tap Project, with the support of Giorgio Armani Fragrances, has become a dynamic movement that affords everyone the opportunity to help provide the world’s children with safe, clean water. With just one dollar, UNICEF can provide clean drinking water to a child for 40 days! 







SHOP AT AUGUSTINA ONLINE!!!





Toronto's luxury boutique now available at Canadian fingertips!!!  



Augustina has been the go-to shopping destination for women's luxury accessories in Toronto for the past twelve years. 
Owner and founder Cristina Burgess's keen eye for great design has been the key to the boutique's success. She is always on the look out for new items 
to add to her carefully curated selection of items with that "must have" appeal.
Sophisticated design, rich colours and textures as well as unexpected details are the defining characteristics of the collection.





This spring, Augustina's mission is to make shopping easy, rain or shine, with the launch of their e-commerce website in Canada. It will stock all their favourite labels, from colourful Loeffler Randall shoes and handbags to crisp cotton Demylee tees and sparkly Anita Ko and Temple St. Clair jewels, without having to leave the comfort of your home on a lazy Sunday morning.
Even better, delivery within Canada allows for shipping to be speedy and returns a breeze. Hard to find and highly coveted labels like Karen Zambos, Rebecca Minkoff and Me&Ro are also sold online. 




Since opening its doors twelve years ago by Cristina Burgess, 
Augustina has just launched its e-commerce website across Canada at http://augustinaboutiques.com.

LITTLE BLACK DRESS AFFAIR - AN EVENING TO REMEMBER...





Little Black Dress Affair Presents ~ An Evening To Remember ~ 
Little Black Dress & Black Tie Charity Event for 
Your Life Counts
Petroleum Club / Calgary
Devonian Room
May 3/2013, 6PM


... You can help make a difference!

The Heartbreak of Suicide is a Global Issue

YLC is working hard to help raise awareness about the needs of families left behind & how we can help give people reasons to live.

"There are more than a Million people who die each year in the world, which is more people than those who die from war, terrorist attacks and homicides every year..." Brian Mishara, Psychology Professor, University of Quebec. Canada & Past President of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP)

This is an Evening you will NOT want to miss!!
Lori Gibbs (from X92.9) will be our amazingly witty and talented MC for the night!
Along with Live entertainment from local artists:

Chris Ayries Band & Mike Clarke   
Kirby Sewell Band

Keynote Speakers 

Jim Thomson Former NHL player; YLC Ambassador, Speaker 'Dreams Do Come True' Program Kevin Bolibruck-Former professional hockey player; Manager of Edward Jones Investments &
Chair of Your Life Counts

Guest Speakers

Rory Butler - CEO/Founder of Your Life Counts

There will also be a Silent Auction, 50/50 and other fabulous prize draws!

TO GET YOUR TICKET - PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE:
http://www.eventbrite.ca/event/5330321134/efblike

SOUL OF THE CITY-CULTIVATING & CELEBRATING LOCAL FOOD IN CALGARY


FRENCH FLEA MARKET INSPIRED BRIDAL SHOWER- OUR BEAUTIFUL COLLABORATION FEATURED ON STYLEMEPRETTY.COM - ULTIMATE WEDDING BLOG:)


The photoshoot that I had a chance to be a part of , thanks to the amazing photographer&great Friend - Tara Whittaker - has been featured on on Style Me Pretty Living just this past week!!

You can see more by visiting their official website here.














It was great collaboration!!
Shower styled by: 
Tara Whittaker
Hostess & Make-up artist: 
Ania Basak
Venue: 
Cassis Bistro
Cakes & Cupcakes: 
Swirl Cakes
Floral arrangements: Yvonne from 
Chintz & Co.
Hair stylist: Wissam Akl at 
Edges Salon & Spa
Dress: 
Zara
Blue denim & top: 
Kismet Clothing
Stationary: Nicole Westerlund (nicolewesterlund@gmail.com)



CHICHI COUTURE GIRL'S NIGHT OUT - DON'T MISS IT!!!



Girl's Night Out
Tuesday April 16th, 2013
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Chichi Couture
103 - 1812 4th Street S.W.
"Spring 2013 Collection"




Draw for your discount and save 15 - 40% off your entire purchase
one night only!


Get 15 - 40% off your purchase of regular priced merchandise at
Chichi Couture Tuesday April 16th, 2013 from 6pm - 9pm.
We have an fabulous selection of Spring 2013 apparel,dresses and accessories!   
(This promotion cannot be combined with other ongoing promotions.)

Shop early stay late! 
 Refreshments and Appetizers

WELCOME THIS SUMMER WITH GUERLAIN'S NEWEST PRODUCTS...


It's Spring time now but most of us are already thinking about the summer - and You can welcome the first rays of summer with already radiant complexion thanks to Guerlain newest products!!!

This season the brand introduces its newest foundations adapted to seasonal variations and individual skin tones!!



Guerlain Orchidee Imperial Line is extended now by welcoming the Orchidee Imperiale White Foundation SPF 30 - a synergy of skincare and makeup. The soft and silky formula of this rich cream foundation fuses delicately with the skin to promise effective anti-aging performance combined with enhanced illuminating action!

Available in 4 shades!
$215 / 30ml



When it comes to Beauty Boost creams, we visualize them with light application, long-lasting hydration and radiant complexion. With the new Lingerie de Peau Beauty Booster, Guerlain sets itself apart from rest by offering the illusion of a perfectly invisible complexion and sensation of freshness on the skin.

Available in 2 shades
$54 / 40ml

Guerlain is known for its bronzing powder, and its Terracotta line - the ultimate symbol of summer and of year-round healthy glow, introduces new limited edition products that are sure to be top selling ones!!


With Terracotta Sun Scrub, no exfoliator has ever been so perfect for summer time!! 
Additionally, it  also gently preserves its healthy glow and the oily gel formula guarantees a radiant. long-lasting tan!!

$66 / 150ml



Terracotta Jambes de Gazelle is a sunny-tinted mist that actually makes pep in your step!! 
Back again this season, it lasts all day long and washes off easily with soap and water! It's a mini-skirt essential and we love its fresh and watery-gel texture!!!

$62 / 100ml






Terra Ora powder ideally sculpts both face and body!The summer collector provides a sunny makeup worthy of Hollywood divas!!

$68 / 16g

Get Yourself ready for this Summer 2013 with beautiful collection of Guerlain Paris!!!