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I’ve Moved! | Introducing www.AStyleSoiree.com

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

#IWant360 Christmas Contest by 360FM

17 Dec

360FM Christmas Contest

The super popular Toronto based online radio station, 360FM, is having a fabulous contest for the holiday season. They are giving their audience a chance to win their top item on their Christmas list!

All you have to do is post an image of what you want for Christmas, along with the hashtag #IWAnt360, on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for a chance to win! The winner will be picked at random on December 20th, 2013 so hurry and post your pic ASAP!

The cutest part about this contest is that the gift will be mailed on behalf of Santa. Perfect for your little ones! There are also various sponsors that have donated fabulous gifts; therefore you have a chance to win those too!

I wish you the best of luck!

With Love,
Christie

PS. Remember, it’s cool to have an accent! xo

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Jayu + Psalms Last Call Christmas Event

4 Dec

Shop for Jayu + Psalms Christmas Event

 

It is no surprise that I’m a big fan of Shop for Jayu and Psalms 91:1 Accessories! For years, I had worn their pieces and still cannot get enough!
On December 12th, 2013, they will be holding a Jayu + Psalms Last Call Christmas Event from 4pm to 9pm at Flirty Girl Fitness (580 King Street West, 3rd Floor, Toronto). The event, hosted by Shop Socials, is the perfect occasion to get together with your best girl friends before getting too busy with the holiday season.

Indulge in up to 70% off new and end of season pieces from the gorgeous Psalms 91:1 collection. Shop Socials CEO, Tamika Auwai, will be in attendance to help you pick beautiful gifts for all the fashionable people on your Christmas list. Of course, no event is complete without sweet treats and delicious beverages.

Also, don’t forget to Like them on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter and Instagram, to receive 10% off regular price items. Receive 15% if you are connected with them through more than one!

Get all the info on their event page and make sure to RSVP to receive a pair of must-have Shop For Jayu stud earrings for sparkle extra bright this holiday season!

With Love,
Christie

Shop for Jayu + Psalms Christmas Event

Jennifer Lopez Pays Tribute to Celia Cruz at AMAs 2013

25 Nov

The most talked about performance at last night’s American Music Awards, without a doubt, belongs to Jennifer Lopez!

Her tribute to the “Reina de la Salsa”, Celia Cruz, had everyone in the crowd doing more than just a two-step. From a Latina’s perspective, the most beautiful thing about this performance was that it blended what our parents and grandparents grew up listening to and what I have grown up to. It blended decades of Latin music and, in particular, represented the integration of Latin and North American culture. If you grew up in a Latin household, Celia Cruz is no foreign name! Of course, in today’s media, neither is Jennifer Lopez!

See the full length performance below:

Jennifer Lopez is a top name when it comes to entertaining the audience, bringing us top notch performances and providing a brilliant spectacle. She has amazed us for years; from her early days dancing “In Living Color”, to her acting debut in Selena, to the 2013 AMAs. From today’s media frenzy, there is no doubt there is much more to come from her!

Celia Cruz is the top female in Latin music. Her legacy is one that cannot be overcome! As much as I liked Jennifer’s performance, I would have liked to see more Latina entertainers taking part in this performance. For example, Olga Tañon and/or Gloria Estefan would have blown the roof off the AMAs. Their voices would have better reflected the talent that Celia Cruz brought to the music industry. Having them on stage together would truly be the epitome of Latina empowerment in the music industry. Who knows, maybe the Latin Grammys have that up their sleeve for an upcoming year. We can only hope!

Overall, I’m super delighted that the Latin American culture was highlighted in such a beautiful way. I particularly love how welcome it was, not only by everyone at the venue, but by the audiences at home and the media. I’m proud that our culture has come such a long way in the North American media; from the past days of Celia Cruz to the current days of Jennifer Lopez.

Con Amor,
Christie

Top Advent Calendars This Holiday Season!

20 Nov

I love advent calendars! The fact that you get a treat every day leading up to Christmas is a true joy in my books! As a little girl, my parents would get my brother and I chocolate advent calendars and I remember how difficult it was to not eat a few at once. Even though I did cheat once or twice (Oops!).

If I thought chocolate advent calendars were tough to be patient with, I am definitely in for a treat! Now that I am a grown lady, I have graduated from chocolate to more exciting items. Lucky for me, various brands have grown with me and made their advent calendars that much more exciting  as well! From nail polish to delicious tea – I want it all!

Here is a list, in no particular order, of the top 5 must-have advent calendars for this holiday season!

1) 12 Days of Essie

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It is no secret that Essie is one of my favourite nail polish brands of all time. So of course, this advent calendar stood out to me right away! 12 Days of Essie includes full size nail polish in various shades, Sleek Stick Nail appliques, and other wonderful surprises. This advent calendar can be purchased at Luxe Boutique for $68.00.

2) The Body Shop 2013 Advent Calendar Gift Set

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One thing I particularly love about The Body Shop 2013 Advent Calendar Gift Set is the variety! There are 24 items in total varying from body lotion, to body butter, to lip gloss, and the list goes on. This is a highly coveted item so I suggest you get yours asap! They are available, in limited quantities, at all The Body Shop locations for $75.00.

3) 24 Days of Tea

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If you are the type to wrap up a long day with a cup of tea right before bed, like myself, this advent calendar was made for you! Especially if you’re a fan of David’s Tea! Imagine savouring a different type of tea for the 24 days leading up to Christmas…. Bliss! This item is a must-have for tea lovers; which is probably why it is sold out online, but you can still find it in stores for $34.50.

4) Ciate Mini Mani Month

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Ciate has released the cutest mini mani advent calendar ever! It includes various shades, as well as sequins and glitter to add that holiday dazzle to your nails. Ciate became known for their caviar polish, which is also included in this set! 24 days of nail art fun won’t make Christmas so difficult to wait for will it? This advent calendar can be found at Sephora for $69.00.

5) Countdown to Love

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Last, but most definitely not least, we have an advent calendar by a brand  that every girl I know loves to love – Benefit Cosmetics! Their Countdown to Love Advent Calendar contains 24 little treasures that I have no doubt we will all fall head over heels for. The treasures vary from eye cream, to eye liner, to a lovely charm bracelet and bow barrette. You can find out more details about this lovely set on the Benefit website. I recommend you don’t wait too long as this item is already sold out online! Hurry in to purchase this advent calendar at Sephora for $68.00.

Those are my top 5 advent calendars for the 2013 holiday season! Hope you liked my suggestions as much as I do. Let me know which one you got in the comments below!

With Love,
Christie

Royal Family & Baby Photos Are Too Perfect For Words!

20 Aug

I just had to! How could I not share these with you?!
These photos are just too adorable and perfect for words; hence why this is going to be a short and sweet post! I can’t get over how happy they look; as well as serene and stylish!

I can’t wait to see how adorable the royal baby’s little outfits will be as he grows!

But for now….admire and smile!

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I can’t believe how quickly time seems to go by. Feels like it was just yesterday that I stayed up all night to watch Prince William and Kate’s royal wedding to write a post about the Royal Wedding Highlights. I truly wish this wonderful family all the best!

With Love,
Christie

Banana Republic Issa London Collection

8 Aug

Banana Republic Issa London Collection

Today, the talented London designer, Issa, launched her latest collection in collaboration with Banana Republic. This limited edition collection was highly anticipated by many since we can now have a taste of what made her so famous in England and the rest of the world. Issa, designed the famous blue dress that Kate Middleton wore in the official photos that announced her engagement to Prince William. A taste of English fashion has been brought to Banana Republic with designs that are perfect for the office or for a fun night out for drinks with the girls!



I love the touch of sassyness that this video showcasing the collection has! It sets the mood for a fun collection and a flirty edge, that gets even the most serious of men, like a Buckingham Palace guard, to bust a move! Below are some of my favourite designs from their lookbook:

Banana Republic Issa Collage

I am really looking forward to visiting a Banana Republic location to try on some of the styles. You can view them all online on the Banana Republic Issa Collection Fall 2013 Lookbook. Which styles are you favourites? It really is difficult to pick just one! As Banana Republic puts it, they have collaborated on this collection “that’s fit for a queen, but made for you”!

With Love,
Christie

Shop for Jayu’s Green Carpet Fresh Collection Launch

7 Aug

SFJ Green Carpet Fresh Collection Launch

As many of my friends know, I have a soft spot for Shop for Jayu’s designs so I could NOT miss this event! I was very excited to browse and shop their latest Fresh Collection on the day of their launch.

The lovely Sally Han, founder and designer for Shop for Jayu, gave us a warm welcome on July 27, 2013 as we walked in to The Gladstone Hotel; which was decorated with a green carpet at the entrance to set the mood. The vibrant venue and layout truly brought the new collection to life! The new designs are a new look for Shop for Jayu, containing pieces which include vibrant colours, that can be worn on an everyday basis or can be dressed up for a night out look.


As I browsed through the new collection, I felt like a child in a candy store. I could not get enough and it was way to difficult to pick which designs I was going to take home with me.  I usually opt for the pieces with a bit of an edge to them since that is my personal style; girly with SFJ Fresh Launch Collage 3an edge. One of the pieces that caught my eye was a single spike pendant with a rhinestone at the head of the spike. It was hard to pick between gold, silver or copper; but I finally opted for the gold. The exact name of this design is Aislin Gold. Next I browsed around the rings, which were absolutely adorable! I decided to take home the Spike Opening Ring in Gold, the Sailor Ring in Silver, and the Snake Wrap Around Ring. Don’t for a second think I forgot about their fab bracelets…cause I didn’t! I got the Arrow Bracelet in Silver. These are just some of the designs available that day so I, of course, snapped a few more so you can get a better idea of what the new collection features.
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Of course, no Shop For Jayu pop-up shop is completely if treats aren’t present! they had an adorable old style pop corn machine set up so that you can enjoy a snack while you experience the new Fresh Collection. Another wonderful perk about this event is that we got to experience Bio Seaweed Gel for the first time! The girls were lovely and so was the polish! I promise to tell you more about it in an upcoming post. It is definitely worth a try!

I hope to see you at the next Shop for Jayu pop-up shop! Keep in mind that if you shop at these events you can save 15% off purchases with their social media discount – all you have to do is like them on Facebook or Instagram, or follow them on Twitter!

With Love,
Christie

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30 Jul

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With Love,
Christie

I’m So Vain Deux!

30 Jul

On Sunday, July 21, 2013, I attended the I’m So Vain Deux soiree by The Vanity Events. I have attended their events in the past, such as the first I’m so Vain event which was held back in July, 2011, so I knew without a doubt this was not to be missed!

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Sponsored by Schwarzkopf Canada and Elevate Magazine, the event was held at the chic Cove Thirtyone in Toronto. In the usual I’m so vain fashion, stations were set up by various vendors where the guests could be treated to various treatments; such as make up application, brow consultations, hair styling and much more.

 The lovely Eliza Sipin, along with Karen Viray, produced a fabulous event with a fabulous mix of networking and the celebration of all things vain! I got the opportunity to:

– Get my hair styled by Solo Bace professional stylists with, one of my preferred hair product brands, Schwarzkopf Professional Canada.
– Get a brow consultation by the knowledgeable ladies from The Brow House, who left my brows looking fierce!
– Speak to the co-founders of Fashion Forward, who told me all about their local clothing classified services.
– Taste treats from Three Works Snacks & Chips – I LOVED the apple chips!
– Get my make up done by a very talented make-up artist, Rebecca Godfrey, who got creative with a gorgeous bronze smokey eye look on my lids!

Other vendors present were Lash Addict by Sherri Wu and Bio Seaweed Gel, who we did not get an opportunity to visit this time around; yet I have experienced Sherri Wu’s lash magic in the past and there is no doubt she leave you looking fabulously! I have heard great comments about Bio Seaweed Gel and I am definitely interested in trying them out in the near future. This event has so much to do, yet I had so little time! So if you ever do attend any of these, I definitely recommend you arrive early!

I'm So Vain Deux Collage 2 I would like to thank Eliza Ilaika of The Vanity Events for inviting us and for being such a wonderful host! I definitely recommend you attend one of these events in the near future – they are perfect for a ladies night out! Take a look at The Vanity Events website at www.thevanityevents.ca for more information about their upcoming events; which are not only held in the downtown Toronto core, but around the GTA as well – which is definitely a plus! If you and you girls attend one of the upcoming events, let me know! I would love to meet you  and/or hear about your experience.

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I will be at their upcoming 50 Shades of Vain event at Berlin Nightclub this upcoming Saturday, August 3rd. THIS is the event for a ladies night out!  Especially since following the event you can keep the party going at the venue! Find out more info here. See you there!

With Love,
Christie