The 60th Annual Emmy Awards are getting a taste of Canada’s fashion talent! This year’s VIP Swag Bags will feature necklaces by Canadian jewelry makers Mitra and Mina Mortazavi. Mimi+You’s Hollywood inspiration for these pieces came from fashionista Carrie Bradshaw of Sex and the City, and the classic children's story Charlotte’s Web. The famous inspirations that got them to the Emmys:
· Charlotte’s Crochet: Inspired by the intricate detail of crochet work done by the sisters’ mother, each piece is hand crafted and made of 100% Prima cotton imported from Peru. The piece was third in a trilogy of necklaces inspired by Charlotte’s Web. · Carrie Pearls: Inspired by the way Carrie Bradshaw wore pearls to adorn any outfit in the Sex and the City movie, the piece strands together glass pearls which can be worn either full length (1920’s flapper style) or as a chocker. These pearls can be dressed up or down with an Audrey Hepburn inspired “little black dress” or a simple pair of jeans and a T-shirt.
Sold at high-end retailers in both Toronto and California, Mimi+You are quickly building a reputation among the fashionable elite. Canadian A-listers Nelly Furtado, July Black, and Chantal Kreviazuk all love and wear the one-of-a-kind creations. With multiple colour combinations, each piece is hand-crafted and made from materials such as porcelain, leather, shell, and metal.
Mimi+You collections include: 1920s, Russian Royalty, Nu Vintage, Made-To-Wear, and Signature Collection. For more information on the brand, connect to: www.mimiandu.com.
About MiMi+You Sisters Mitra and Mina Mortazavi created their MiMi+You line in 2005. With their creative ability and strong sense for things that are beautiful and unique, they set out to create exclusive necklaces that would impress those with the most sophisticated taste. The “You” in the brand name refers to their friends and community who are the inspiration behind many of their pieces. All of the pieces are one of a kind, making those who wear them feel special. MiMi+You necklaces can be found at retailers in Toronto and LA. For more information on the brand, connect to: www.mimiandu.com.
Newmindspace.com invites you the capture the flag on Oct 11. Check it out :)
Capture the Flag! Capture the Flag is a massive, adrenaline-pumping, urban game played on the streets of downtown Toronto. Two teams hide flags in their territory and attempt to capture the enemy flag using subways, streetcars, bicycles, longboards or their own two feet. Join us as we dash through the Financial District (the only 'hood in T.O that doesn't really have residences), evade the enemy, hide behind Toronto's skyscrapers, travel through the PATH and score a point.
The afternoon is all about chocolate, martinis, massages and indulgence. Decadent and unique recipes have been created by Canadian culinary experts using the Italian chocolate bar Kinder Bueno – a bar that encourages women to throw the 100-calorie bars out the door and indulge in chocolate in all its glory. Sensorial taste expert Amy Snider will be leading the women at the event through a blindfolded taste test, highlighting what it is that makes women love chocolate oh so much. Come and try the Bueno-tini with your friends: Oct 4 - Circa Oct 10, 11 - Ultra Supper Club Oct 17, 18 - Brant House
Fashion forward and trendy tea shop is kicks any mocha frappachino's butt in just 3 mins of steeping. Check out DAVIDsTEA on Queen St W just a sweep east of Spadina. Yum yum, $2 a pop - i recommend the Creme Caramel Rooibos Tea With Romantic stories and quirky names - plenty of time to steep, stir, sip and FALL in love. This is an excerpt from the Zing Me Tea
In the mood for love What happens when you blend Chinese black tea with ginger bits and lush pieces of peach and apricot? An instant feeling of well-being. Aromatherapy claims that peaches can brighten your outlook, and ginger has long been known as a zesty stimulant that perks you up. Apricots are just plain delicious. Drink it hot or cold, for a truly refreshing Chinese tea experience. Tweet This
Ciao, Bella! This round of our popular signature event takes us to Little Italy. Though College Street is better known for the food than the shopping, it does have a tidy collection of beautiful boutiques that make it a perfect destination for our night out!
On Thursday October 16th (Please note: We have moved the date back by October 16th to accommodate Yom Kippur), Join us for a night of exclusive shopping followed by an after party! We will have stylists along on the crawl to help you coordinate the perfect outfit, and a makeup artist will be at the After Party giving complimentary makeovers!
Formed in 2005, TICKLE ME PINK includes Sean Kennedy (lead vocals, bass), Stefen Runstrom (drums), Steven Beck (guitar, vocals) and Joey Barba (guitar). Tickle Me Pink has built a loyal following by playing hundreds of live shows and independently releasing two EPs, If Only We Were Twenty One And Up (2005) and Half Seas Over (2006), and their debut full-length, Madeline. Selling out the 650-capacity Aggie Theater in Fort Collins, TICKLE ME PINK has become one of the biggest bands in Colorado.
The urgency and depth of TICKLE ME PINK is best captured with the title track of their new album. ‘Madeline’ is a cautionary tale of substance abuse, documenting the death of the album’s namesake heroine. Kennedy states, “Madeline represents my friends who have gone off the deep end. It illustrates how sorry I feel that that my impact on some of my friends has not been more positive. Every activity shared in the song may have been fun at the time, but ultimately brought Madeline to her death. Living with the thought that you might have been the final straw is a tough mental battle.”
TICKLE ME PINK recorded Madeline at The Blasting Room in Fort Collins with Producer Lee Miles (The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Puddle Of Mudd). From the addictive melodies and explosive vocals on ‘Typical,’ to the roaring rocker ‘I Can’t Breathe,’ and the heartbreaking exploration of suicide on ‘Tomorrow’s Ending,’ there is a lot of depth to this debut. With an onslaught of modern artists pigeonholed into singular sounds, ‘Madeline’ is an eclectic offering that changes colors like a chameleon, yet never loses its heart or identity.
You can get your copy of Madeline on Oct. 14!
Toronto’s 2nd annual Explore Design (ED) is North-America’s first ever design education fair for youth. It is the ideal setting for students looking to pursue an education in the world of design; including fashion, graphic, interior, industrial, multimedia and much more! During this interactive 2-day event, kids participate in seminars, demonstrations and hands-on workshops with leading design professionals and educators all under one roof. Keynote speakers include internationally recognized design celebrities, Canadian fashion icons and technology gurus. Software giant Microsoft showcases cutting edge technology and schools demonstrate their top tier design programs.
EVENT SCHEDULE / TICKETS Wednesday, October 1, 2008 9am - 5pm Thursday, October 2, 2008 9am - 5pm
Individual Tickets: $12 Groups of 20+: $10
LOCATION The Metro Toronto Convention Centre—North Building, 255 Front Street West in Toronto, Canada
CONTACT Tickets available online at: www.exploredesign.ca Press Inquiries: email@example.com
Alli Saunders the Edge, Paxton from iYellowWineClub.com, Yvonne Kai HeyDoYou.com Steve from SmackTattoos.com Limb Apparel George Sully, Yvonne Kai, Chad Cranston TCHAD That PR Thing's annual TIFF Green Carpet Gala was a huge success!
Facts: #1 on Rythmic Radio in the US for 2 weeks in a row Top 5 Single on top 40 radio and HOT AC in Canada #1 status on the MuchMusic Countdown and is still on the countdown on BET 106&Park #5 Single on the US Billboard HOT 100 Set it Off ft. The Clipse video is now on HEAVY ROTATION Dangerous single is Platinum in Digital Single Sales in Canada!
Listening Party @ Cartel NOT FOR SALE - Sept 9, 2008 Tweet This
Marc Ecko Watches makes its way north of the border. Luxurious & prestigious timepieces precise match as we fall back into style this season. -- Featuring lavish and unique design coalesced with remarkable functionality, Marc Ecko Watches’ iconic new W08 collection are a precise match with this Fall season. The passionate obsession for art, fashion and culture is the inspiration behind Ecko’s complex and skillfully crafted masterpieces of timekeeping. Released for the first time ever to the Canadian public, Marc Ecko Watches are available this fall north of the border. A few styles to expect from Marc Ecko Watches this FW08 season include: The King Box Set¹: Combines throwback elegance with a touch of new wrist wear flash. The King Box Set features a bold polished silver case and bracelet. White Swarovski crystals ice the blue textured dial, bezel and first links of the bracelet. The timepiece also offers a slimmer link band for modification appeal.
The Vice²: A 48mm stainless steel casing and tasteful row of Swarovski crystals houses the intricate multi-layered dials making The Vice ideal for every day style and every night out on the town. This piece features a mini sweep with dual time zone, and silver dial with rose gold accents.
The Daydream³: Offers a delicate balance of modern form and precision functionality. A refined row of oversized Swarovski crystals encircles the face displaying chronograph, date and applied markers making The Daydream every man’s fantasy. Other features include: a black textured dial with silver accents, polished silver case with crystals on bezel, with silver and black rubber bracelet.
Marc Ecko continues to bring his original and relevant design aesthetic to the wrists of a worldwide fan base. The global brand already has A-list celebrities sporting the product including: Lauren Conrad and Audrina Patridge (The Hills), Eva Pigford (America’s Next Top Model), Adrian Grenier (Entourage), Morgan Freeman, 50 Cent, Jamie Kennedy, and the band members of AFI. www.marceckotime.comTweet This
Blog for posterity. HeyDoYou is a lifestyle blog that started in 2007. Its love affair with special events, beauty products, street fashion, international trends and shiny gadgets yield over 40,000 readers per month. Featured on National Post, Canada.com, LA LookBook and CBC, CityTV, HeyDoYou is a portal for social media and word of mouth marketing in Toronto, Los Angeles, New York City.
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Beauty x Trends
Yvonne Kai is a social media consultant in New York City. She established her career in Toronto and Los Angeles in various boutique marketing agencies, independent consulting and special events. Available for contract work in online marketing, social media, event planning, product review, media coverage and general creative pow wows. Bachelor of Arts in Communications from University of Western Ontario, Graphic Design from Humber College and Professional Designation in Beauty Industry Marketing & Merchandising from FIDM.
Yvonne Kai is currently in New York working publishing. Focused on employing her talents and energies in the service of a higher purpose, Yvonne is a true Gemini/Cancer cusp.
Food x Travel
Awarded a Grande Diplome in French Cuisine from the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu Paris school of Culinary
Arts, Bella continues to pursue her education goals and is currently completing a Bachelor of Applied Business in Hospitality Operations at George Brown College, where she previously graduated with a Diploma in Hotel Management. Internationally raised, Bella's perfected her ability to adapt seamlessly into a wide variety of environments. With over 5 years of professional cooking experience, she has developed a personal cooking style that is a fusion of a variety of international cuisines. Cutting edge and always innovative, Bella is a true Cancer-Leo cusp. email@example.com
Events x Music
Shay Ironmonger is currently working in Toronto as an advertising consultant and a special events blogger. Available for contract work in experiential marketing, event planning, product review, and online advertising. With a diploma in advertising & marketing from Sheridan College and Shay is currently completing formal designation in Special Event Planning from George Brown College. Practical and patient, Shay is a Capricorn. firstname.lastname@example.org
June is a Beauty specialist in Los Angeles, California. She is currently a student at FIDM and a social media intern at GeoReach Network. June is our LA correspondant and she is a beach bunny and true So-Cal girl. She loves skincare, hair care, fragrances and color cosmetics. June knows something about everything, a true Gemini. email@example.com