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11 Mar

A Style Soiree - A Latina  Soiree

Bonjour!

Wondering where I’ve been?
I have been busy updating the all new A Style Soiree!

I’ve moved my blog to http://www.astylesoiree.com
Please visit me there from now on and stay updated all the chic fashion, beauty, lifestyle and culture happenings and events!

With Love,
Christie

Salsa On St Clair!

7 Jul

The weekend that all salsa dancer in Toronto wait for is finally here! Oh so close we can feel it! On Saturday, July 9th and Sunday, July 10th Toronto will be celebrating the latin culture and the flavour of salsa on St Clair. The festival will be held between Christie St and Winona Dr West; where the street will be lined up with different salsa clubs and studios showcasing their best dancers and talents. Also, as a good Latin American festival never lacks, there will be amazing food and yummy treats from different restaurants and establishments within the GTA. This festival is amazing in that it brings adults, kids, teens and everyone in between together to enjoy music, dancing and fun. For more information on location, sponsors and festival times check out the Salsa on St Clair event page at TLNTV.com.

If you do attend the festival, please make sure to visit the Latin Groove Productions booth where you will find, hands down!, some of the best dancers in Toronto. Oscar Naranjo, art director and choreographer, for the dance troupe excels in bringing his dance team to its full potential. Oscar is also my latin dance instructor, so I will definitely be at Latin Groove Productions booth enjoying the best of the festivities. The LGP booth will also have their very own music and tunes provided by one of the top in the Toronto salsa scene, DJ El Romantico.

I invite you all to come by the festival and enjoy the fun. It will definitely be an experience that will make you come back every summer for more!

With Love,
Christie

YYZ Living Magazine Summer Issue Launch Party!

28 Jun

On June 16th I had THE most amazing time at the YYZ Living Magazine Summer Issue Launch Party at Ultra Nightclub. We arrived for the 8pm media reception and mingled with some of the most fun in the industry as we sipped on Moet Champagne and enjoyed some delicious oh d’oeuvres. It was hardly passed 8pm and the event was on full swing with everyone catching up in their best spring/summer outfits on the roof top patio at Ultra. Here are some photos taken by Owen McLeod for YYZ Living (you can find the rest on their FB page):

YYZ Living Summer Issue

Septembre A. (J’Adore Fashion Blog)

MTV VJ Aliya-Jasmine Sovani

At the launch party there were bloggers, investors, designers, entertainers; the list really went on and on. YYZ Living Magazine brought out the top within Toronto’s industries together, which is truly a reflection of what the magazine is really about; joining the chic and luxurious of the city under one cover, and in the case of this event under one roof.

Spiro Mandylor (It’s All Style To Me) & Zaigham Zulqernain (The House of Bamboo)

Adrian Wu (Designer)

Ainsley Kerr

Andy Jones (Designer)

Pat McDonagh (Designer)

From the images above, it is evident that there were a lot of  familiar faces in attendance and the event was a true success! The 10pm reception, which allowed for the general public to attend and celebrate the launch of the new summer issue with the YYZ Group by RSVP-ing prior to the event date, caused the Ultra patio to reach capacity shortly after the 10pm start time. It was brilliant to have the magazine give the public an opportunity to take part in such a huge and successful event, it really displayed the way that the magazine really wants to bring Toronto together through its publication.
If you attended the launch, I hope you had a brilliant time!

With Love,
Christie

TONIGHT! OLAS@YorkU Presents Salsa Workshop with Oscar Naranjo!

23 Mar

World Champion latin dancer Oscar Naranjo will be coming to York University to teach an exclusive salsa workshop hosted by the OLAS YorkU Chapter (Organization of Latin American Students). Everyone in attendance is sure to benefit from this experience, whether you have salsa danced before or have no experience at all. For more information check out the FB event page. Hope to see you there!!

With Love,

Christie

FAT Model Casting Call

14 Mar

FAT – Toronto Alternative Arts and Fashion Week is looking for models! They are holding an open casting call on Sunday, March 27th, 2011 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm at Liberty Village (60 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd Floor, Toronto). They are looking for models to walk the runways of shows that include 50 different designers within 4 days of events.

Models will need to be available from April 26th to the 29th when FAT will be held. Everyone auditioning will need to bring with them 2 recent photos, a great personality and of course a killer walk. FAT is looking for people of all sizes, ethnic backgrounds and of course people with charisma, confidence and personality. If you have any questions or concerns contact cds.crew@gmail.com. Good Luck!

With Love,

Christie

|FAT| 2011- CALL 4 FASHION DESIGNERS & ARTISTS

23 Nov

FAT is fast approaching and they are currently looking for artists and designers to showcase at the events and shows that will be held during the week. FAT is an excellent way to put your name or brand out there, and will provide you with an opportunity unlike any other. I was recently sent this info by the organizers and I felt it was important to share it with you.

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CALL 4 FASHION DESIGNERS AND VISUAL ARTISTS

Toronto Alternative Arts and Fashion Week |FAT| is looking for contemporary fashion designers and visual artists to showcase their work in the upcoming festival in April 2011.

Starting this month, those who are interested in participating can download an application through our website: www.getfat.ca

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 22, 2010
LATE DEADLINE: JANUARY 9, 2011

We are currently accepting proposals in:

FASHION DESIGN / INSTALLATION / MUSIC / PERFORMANCE / PHOTOGRAPHY / VIDEO

ABOUT |FAT|

Toronto Alternative Arts and Fashion Week is a platform for inventive, pioneering and contemporary expression. This annual multi-arts event features 200 national and international fashion designers, visual artists, bands and performers each year. The festival delivers a packed schedule of runway shows, live performances, music, photography exhibits, video screenings and installation exhibits, to celebrate leaders in a wide range of art forms. Held every April, the festival welcomes 5,000 people including stylists, buyers, curators, critics, members of the media, the arts, music and fashion related industries as well as the general public.

2011 THEME “FASHION SCHEMATICS”

The |FAT| 2011 theme “Fashion Schematics” explores the messages, systems, schemes, symbols and concepts inherent in the notion of fashion, through photography, video, fashion design, performance, installation and music. The festival will look at the ways we create visual dialogues and make sense of the world through fashion and creative expression. “Fashion Schematics” will examine how we build the systems in which we function, the strategies we use in creating our identities and the messages we convey through codes, currencies and narratives.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: WWW.GETFAT.CA

QUESTIONS CONTACT:
vanja@alternativefashionweek.com

647-834-0061

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Good Luck on your admission!

With Love,

Christie

Tonight – Festival Casa Maíz

5 Nov

Casa Maíz is holding an art’s festival this weekend and you are invited! My music professor at YorkU, Ruben Esguerra, will be performing as New Tradition Music along with some of his students. It is a great cause, admission is free and the event runs all weekend. Hope you enjoy!

With Love,

Christie