August 31, 2011 § Leave a comment
August 23, 2011 § Leave a comment
We attended the Know?Show, Canada’s Premier Lifestyle Tradeshow on Thursday August 18th. We were overwhelmed with the number of exhibits and didn’t know where to start, but thankfully we had a map handy and friendly staff to direct us. The tradeshow included surfer/skater brands such as Ripcurl, Roxy, Circa, DC, & Quiksilver, footwear brands such as Converse, Tsonga, Shoe The Bear, Stussy, Supra Footwear, TOMS, Native Shoes, and more fashion-oriented brands such as Toy Watch, Uranium, Gentle Fawn, & Lifetime. The event was an opportunity for distributors to showcase their Fall/Winter 2011 and Spring/Summer 2012 collections to buyers, the media, and of course, bloggers! We had a lot of fun exploring the tradeshow and speaking with different brand reps.
Media lounge by the “pool.” Just what we needed!
Boobies Rule! A cheeky organization that raises breast cancer awareness to the younger generation.
LOOK OUT for The KNOW?SHOW,
Sellina & Melissa
May 10, 2011 § 2 Comments
As we posted last month, we were invited to attend Obakki’s 2011 Fall/Winter Fashion Show and After Party, held at St. Andrews Wesley Church and Boneta Restaurant respectively. We admit, these pictures may be a little late, but hey, better late than never right? Because we want to provide our readers with authentic pictures that we’ve taken ourselves, you’re going to have to excuse the fact that these images are not SLR – quality! Sellina was busy recording the show while I, admittedly was snapping away with my beloved Blackberry, because I absentmindedly left my digital camera at home (oops!). Nevertheless, enjoy!
Looks on the runway included, but not limited to: gothic lace, sheer and romantic nude coloured pieces with a lot of draping action, chunky oversized knitted tops, and long tailed trench coats – all topped with heavy duty platform boots, fish tail braids and minimalist make-up. It was a great show and the romantic, yet eerie ambiance of the church was just the icing of the cake. It almost tempted us to walk hand in hand up to the alter to exchange … just kidding.
Look Out for the Obakki F/W ’11 Fashion Show,
April 28, 2011 § Leave a comment
Last week we attended Bake For The Quake with a couple friends of ours at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre in Yaletown. Organized by local food bloggers Melody Fury (www.GourmetFury.com) and Joy (www.gourmeted.com), this collective bake sale was held to raise funds for Japan and the tsunami relief. The event featured Vancity’s talented bakers including Smudge Bakery, Em’s Gems, iBakery, BAH!, Hearth & Larder, SweeTease Cupcakes, Something Sweet For You, and Elaine Evans. They all produced special treats and desserts to help this amazing cause.
This was no ordinary bake sale my friends. Not only did we line up for nearly half an hour to get in (the line-up ended up going all the way outside), but the place was jam packed with people. It was seriously busy. Nearly five minutes into the madness, I had already lost Mel to French Macarons. Squished, trampled, and smacked in the head by someone’s umbrella, I made it out alive with a few goodies and some pictures…
Something Sweet For You Cake Pops! How cute are they?
Mini Vegan Cupcakes
Canucks Cupcakes. And on another note, how EPIC was that win last night against the Hawks? I was nearly in tears…
Mel & I with our treats
As far as baked goods go, everything was delicious, creative, and innovative. 650 Vancouverites attended and Bake For the Quake raised $7136. Talk about a colossal success. It was considered the biggest bake sale in Vancouver history. Just goes to show how supportive our city is!
LOOK OUT for Bake For the Quake,
April 20, 2011 § 13 Comments
Update: Contest is CLOSED. We’ll announce a winner soon!
To show our readers and followers how much we appreciate their support, we’ve teamed up with Deal By Day (www.dealbyday.com) to give them a special treat! Enter to win a Decadent Chocolate Treat-Mint Pedicure and White Chocolate Paraffin at Luxe Beauty Lounge in Yaletown (a $75 dollar value) courtesy of Deal By Day. This giveaway is perfect if you’re looking to relax post-final exams or if you’re in dire need of some down time!
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LOOK OUT for The Look Out & Deal By Day Giveaway,
Sellina & Melissa
April 12, 2011 § Leave a comment
Still fairly new to the blogging world, you can only imagine how thrilled we were when we checked our inbox to find a VIP invite to Obakki’s Fall/Winter ’11 Fashion Show. Obakki is holding their fashion show on April 28th at the St. Andrew’s Wesley Church in Downtown Vancouver (1022 Nelson & Burrard Street), where doors will open at 7:30pm for their highly anticipated 8 pm show. Come out and watch Obakki models grace the runway with some of next Fall/Winter’s fashion and style must-haves (expect ethereal and romantic designs with a dark and playful twist). If you’d like to stick around for some socializing, cocktails, canapés and music, head over to their after party at Boneta Restaurant in Gastown. For more information and to purchase tickets for Obakki’s F/W 2011 Fashion Show & After Party, click HERE. All proceeds go to the Obakki Foundation, supporting an array of humanitarian causes.
Sellina & Melissa
March 4, 2011 § Leave a comment
If you love new finds and supporting local designers, then you don’t wanna miss the 4th Annual Nifty For Fifty Sale happening at Heritage Hall on Main Street on Sunday April 3, 2011. Local designers at this event include Adhesif Clothing Co., Aneu, Ashley Watson, Bianca Barr, Billy Would Designs, Bueno Style, Carny Love, Clutch Jewels, Dotted Loop, t o o d l e s BY TOODLEBUNNY, Hawks Ave, and Jacqui Kerr just to name a few. According to Melissa Ferreira, organizer and designer of Adehsif Clothing Co., “there are fabulous finds, friends, and fun. It’s easy to find one-of-a-kind designs that aren’t available anywhere else in the city and it is all $50 or less.” Frugalistas and vintage-lovers will find dresses, shirts, shoes, and accessories from size 0-24, all for 50 bucks or less! Bring along friends and cash to this one-day blow-out event to support local Vancouver designers (and to support your shopping addiction, ahem).
Images and info thanks to Nicole Stewart PR, nicole@nicolestewartPR.com
LOOK OUT for the 4th Annual Nifty For Fifty Sale,