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SPRING 2012 with special pricing!


March 31st - Noon to 5pm
Lake Bonavista Community Association
1401 Acadia Drive S.E. Calgary, AB 
Colors, colors, colors! 

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Last Sunday, Calgary experienced an unforgettable evening of creativity 
within the beauty & fashion world.
HAIR WARS - The Supreme Salon Tour - is one of the top industry event where top salons compete down the runway for the title of "Supreme Salon" - produced by Windy City Media who definitely knows how to put the highest quality show together. 
Hosted for the first time 12 years ago, the goal of this event was to create an industry night throughout the world searching for top salons, stylists, makeup artists, models, accessories, costuming, 
fashion lines & designers.

This year, Benjamin Moline (Executive Producer) decided to go internationally and brought the Hair Wars to Canada - and Calgary was chosen to be the first city for the competition within the country.
Located in the heart of Downtown Calgary - Flames Central - was transformed into beauty&fashion mekka where top ten hair salons from all over Alberta province competed on the runway.
Each of the salons had to pick the theme for hair creations - and honestly the audience was blown out by the imagination of salons' teams, which were as following: Alanti Hair GroupTwisted Banana ( Verve ( ( Salon&Spa (, Delmar College ( ( on 6th ( & Image Cuts.
After presentation, the judges (including President of Salon Magazine - Laura Dunphy) had to select their favourite top 3 salons and the winning team will be moving on to a National Finals, 
held in Las Vegas, later this year.
Thanks to the Hair Wars host,  Ben Mollin - BRAVO's "Shear Genius" finalist - the show was an unforgettable experience and the announcement was as following - The 1st place was taken by Twisted Banana, 2nd & 3rd place won Divas and Delmar College.

Personally, one of my favourite ones were Edges Salon&Spa who did choose Madonna and her music videos as an inspiration for the show; as well as Divas.
Big "Thank you" words to the producers of Hair Wars for bringing such an amazing show to our city - we will definitely be looking forward to the next one!!!

Photography by Rafal Wegiel - RWPhoto/Fashion Calgary


Are You ready to Think big, Play big but most important - BE BIG???

Many women struggle these days with having such wonderful ideas, plans for future career growth but what happens- most of the times- they don't know how to bring those dreams into life.
Well, I can totally understand those women as coming here not even 5 years ago straight from Poland, to the new country, with new language, new culture & values; when I had to start my "new life" in Calgary - wasn't one of my biggest dream and I knew it is going to be tough. 
But I had my goals and passion - and I have been fortunate enough to meet such wonderful people on my life path who many times -  was the most "energy-driven" human resource for my next actions.
Sometimes, we need to be guided..we just need to be open for it....

Recently, I was lucky enough to be invited for GEMS luncheon at beautiful place- conference centre, outside of Calgary, in Priddis. The GEMS Mentorship Success Program has been created by three amazing women - Michelle Cameron Coulter (Olympic Gold Medalist in Synchronized Swimming, Entrepreneur,), Dawnie Heartwell ( globally recognized Certified Business/Executive Coach & International Speaker) and Helen Vanderburg (former World Champion swimmer and Heavens Fitness President) to ignite the greatness that exist within women. GEMS empowers entrepreneurs to become millionaires while achieving wealth in every area of their life. Going more into details - it is a one year mentorship and accountability success program and a holistic approach to how women can have it all and still take care of themselves along the way. But mostly - GEMS is designed to transform physical, financial and mental health through unique coaching and training methodology.

Michelle Cameron Coulter

Dawnie Heartwell

 Helen Vanderburg

For more information about GEMS - visit the website


This Summer will surprise us with lots of new makeup & beauty products. But honestly, I think this particular collection will be completely the star of this season - and I couldn't wait longer to share it will all of You!!!

An ode to insouciance, it celebrates a light-hearted and vibrant dolce vita that welcomes the fine weather in a burst of colour. Designed as the perfect extension of an ultra-feminine wardrobe, this unprecedented makeup collection adorns the summer in delightfully sunny shades!!!

Guerlain Paris and Emilio Pucci collaborate again with the stunning results of Terra Azurra Collection. The designer's inspiration was the iconic print "Winter Capri" taken from the Italian ready-to-wear brand's archives and the swathes of blue, green and turquoise are just perfect for conjouring sun, sky and sea, recoloured for the Guerlain Summer 2012 makeup collection.

Bronzing Powder & Blush

The star of the collection , this exquisitely beautiful object combines two success stories - Guerlain's legendary Terracotta powder and Emilio Pucci's iconic prints.
Halfway between a bronzer and blusher, this hybrid powder with a gentle, lightweight formula offers a universal harmony of four shades to meet every desire, from the softest to the most intense.

4 Shades: light pink/ fuchsia pink/ sunny coral/ bronzing
Price: $76

Meteorities - Perles d' Azur
These cult must-have multi-coloured little pearls created by Guerlain in 1987 are adopting their summer attire. In a nod to Pucci shades, they are being enriched with a corrective blue pearl. All the magic of an ingenious powder, the unequalled formula for a flawless complexion.
It is a combination of six colours  that will give You corrective effect (blue and pink counter the yellow tones in tired complexions), skin-evening effect (beige and orange warm up the complexion and create an even tan) and illuminating effect (ivory and white gold are light reflectors without a whitening effect).

Price: $66

Powder Brush
An elegant firm and generous Kabuki-style powder brush designed to subtly crush theMeteorites pigments or pick up just the right amount of Terra Azzurra Powder. Its broad metallic ring encircling its natural midnight blue bristles adds a chic details.

Price: $46

Mascara le 2 de Guerlain 

The iconic Mascara le 2 de Guerlain has been produced in new packaging with a chocolate lacquer finish for a unique and stylish touch. This season, it is embracing summer with this elegant blue that opens up the eyes and offers the lashes bold length and curl and incredible definition.
Price: $38

Terracotta Khol Kajal

An instrument of seduction par excellence, this intense kohl is returning for summer in an indigo blue.
In an exquisite touch, the brown lid is decorated with two fine ribbons - one in indigo blue, the other coral - in the Guerlain style.

Price: $40

Ecrin 4 Couleurs

 A blazing palette in delectably warm tones, whose four shades allow a host of combinations, from the softest to the hottest, to play with colour and electrify the eyes against golden skin.

 Price: $64

Nail Polish & Gloss

Three sunny harmonies for these radiant glosses with a fresh gourmand syrup texture to 
light up the lips with sensual high shine.
Two bold, fresh shades stand out against a sky blue background. Irresistible on short, groomed nails and worn unmatching on hands and feet, these peppy polishes are a must have fashion touch to complement a two piece swimsuit or an ethereal cocktail dress.

Available in two shades: 01 Paradisio / 02 Riviera

Price: Nail Polish $24/ Terracotta Gloss $35

Available in April 2012 at the selected Guerlain beauty counters across Canada. 


 Yesterday, thanks to Jackie Hickson - Zenobia Western Sales Director - I had a chance to experience a wonderful afternoon at Calgary's Zenobia Loft , where all invited women could not only see the preview of Fall/Winter 2012 Collection, but also have a chat with Barry Bly - Founder and Creative Chief Officer of Zenobia brand, who flew to our city from Montreal. 

For those, who still don't know this beautiful fashion line of clothing - Zenobia is a world class prêt-à-porter label created for the dynamic, elegant and seductive woman. 
It is an exclusive line with the focus on impeccable and flattering cut and fit, extreme attention to detail, sumptuous fabrics and refined, contemporary colours.

 Z E N O B I A was founded in September 1993 by Barry Bly,  and the Director of Design is Pina Iannelli, who joined the company in October 2005.  Z E N O B I A operates an international, up-scale fashion house that designs, produces and distributes comprehensive collections of designer women’s apparel with the majority of products (70%) still produced in Canada!   

Operating out of their head office in Montreal, and with offices in New York and Toronto, this dynamic, privately held company has carved a significant niche on the North American fashion scene for over 40 years and is an innovative force in the global fashion marketplace.

Few of the interesting facts about the Zenobia brand is importing the fabrics mostly from Italy, as well as France from the distributor, who also supplies its highest-quality fabrics
 to such world-known fashion labels, as Chanel or Dior. 
Moreover, for me the most unique thing about the Zenobia is the LOFT concept -  taking its cue from the private luxury and intimacy of the couture salons and from long-standing and consistent successes with seasonal trunk shows at fine specialty stores across North America, it is a new shopping experience that is responsive, aspirational and inspirational.
“Our clients have re-defined luxury in terms high quality products and services that make the best use of their scarce time and that provide an element of distinctiveness and pampering”-  says Barry Bly.

With Barry Bly - ZENOBIA Founder

 With Jackie Hickson - Zenobia Western Sales Director

For more information , please visit
Photography by Rafal Wegiel - RWPhoto / Fashion Calgary


Every Woman Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating inspiring woman of style and substance. This annual event celebrates International Women’s Day, online resource, an online television series, a series of fundraising activities.  This festival embraces closing the gap in the self, the family, the community and around the globe through and exploration of embodying the true essence of modern feminism.

Originally held in Sydney, Australia, the event also took place for its first time in Calgary, Canada. The Founder - Sophie Serafino - also very talented violinist,  together with The Martinique Inc.Luxury Homes hosted a Ladies Lunch for the Canadian Team who will work towards EWF 2013 in Calgary. All proceeds went to the Canadian Foundation for Women's Health ( 

Luckily, I was asked to be a part of the team - and I would also like to take this opportunity and say "Thank You" for giving me a chance to be among such wonderful and inspiring women who I am sure will create an unforgettable event in Calgary, next year.

Sophie Serafino, Ania Basak, Tracey Brosh

For more information, please visit

Thank You words towards great photographer and such a nice woman - Tracey Brosh ( for taking great shoots at the lunch.
Also, I would like to express my gratitude towards Guerlain Paris for an amazing gift - pink makeup bag filled with some of the Guerlain signature items - for all the Ladies.