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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

Jack & Jones Media Preview at Yorkdale Shopping Centre

20 Oct

2013-10-17 20.40.38The newest Jack & Jones location, which opened at Yorkdale Shopping Centre on Friday, October 18th, 2013, was welcomed with a massive line of shoppers that could not wait for the doors to open.  The $1 denim promotion for the first 50 customers in line was most definitely a huge incentive for a shopping trip to the new store!

On Thursday, October 18th, 2013, the media was invited for a sneak peek at the newest location which featured a presentation of the latest trends and newest collection; as well as delicious hors d’oeuvres, drinks, music and mingling.

I have been a fan of Jack & Jones from when I was first introduced to the brand when I styled a few looks for a project I was working on for Bramalea City Centre in Brampton, Ontario last year. I love how versatile they are with their pieces. Men don’t have to have a set style to shop there; from their Premium by Jack & Jones collection to their Originals by Jack & Jones collection, it’s all under one roof.

Jack and Jones Collage 1

The Yorkdale Shopping Centre location is my favourite for their rustic touches and the way their store has been laid out. I spoke to the Manager of Visual Merchandising who seems very caring of the look of the store as it was evident he took a lot of pride in his work and was even open to suggestions.

Jack and Jones Collage 5

Below is a glimpse of what the new store has to offer:

Jack and Jones Collage 3
The Originals by Jack & Jones collection is described as hip and trend-driven. It’s for the guy on-the-go who is laid back, yet has a unique style. The pieces remind me London street fashion; and I personally love it! Whether you are attending class or going for a walk down Queen St. West, the Originals by Jack & Jones collection is for you!

The denim section, I believe, is the highlight of the store. There are various styles, cuts and washes to suit any look that you are going for. I would definitely recommend taking some time to get fitted for the best style for your comfort and preference. The sales associates definitely seemed to be on their toes when it came to fit!

Jack and Jones Collage 2

The footwear section was another highlight of the store. I LOVE a good boot! Especially when it is paired with a great fitting pair of jeans! The wide variety of styles, from runners to dress shoes, complimented the pieces throughout the store very well. In other words, it would be difficult for me to leave without a pair of shoes to match any other purchases. But that’s not a bad thing, is it?

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The Premium by Jack & Jones collection made an immediate fan out of me. Must have been the prints of the dress shirts, to the fabrics, and stand out pockets on the jackets from the multiple tones used. The variety of bow ties were a plus! I really enjoy the European influences that were evident throughout the collection. The icing on the cake is the Christopher Walken appearance on their campaign video, “Made From Cool”. Craftsmanship and dedication are definitely a clear feature of this collection.

Jack and Jones Collage 4
With the cold weather coming up, Jack & Jones had various options for winter wear. The soft interior lining of the winter coats is definitely going to keep you warm this winter. For fall, their vests and lighter jackets were very fitting of this season’s trends. Grey, navy and black were the dominant colours. The  yellow and maroon hats and scarves highlight the darker winter wear colours.

Overall, the media preview seemed to be a success. Kudos for the delicious chocolate covered strawberries and great service! I definitely recommend you visit the store for yourself as there is so much more to see beyond the images. So much more to shop for too!

With Love,
Christie

Live Streaming of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

5 Sep

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Love fashion as much as I do? But can’t be in New York and front row at Mercedes-Benz Spring 2014 Fashion Week?

Don’t miss a second of the action!

Watch a live stream of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week here!

Enjoy!

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.
SFJ Fresh Launch Collage 1 SFJ Fresh Launch Collage 2

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

The Next Chapter

23 Jul

I’m back!
Yes, I know… It has been a while!

I had to put my beloved blog on hold during my last year of university (you may know how crazy busy that time gets!) and following that I took some time to launch my career; which I have done successfully.

You may notice that I have changed the name from “The Fabulous Life of that PR Lady”  to “A Style Soiree”. I did a little bit of a re-brand for various reasons. I have grown personally since my last post and I want this blog to grow with me. I have also branched out from PR to a career path that also involves advertising and marketing; as well as other very versatile roles.

Why “A Style Soiree” you ask?

I wanted to blend fashion, beauty, travel and wonderful every day experiences into my lovely blog; essentially mixing in my lifestyle and turning it into a delightful soiree – a social gathering of fun!

I hope you enjoy my upcoming posts and all that my next chapter has to offer.
If you’re new to reading my blog – Welcome to my style soiree!

With love,
Christie

Baby Harper Beckham Debuts at NY Fashion Week

9 Sep

Baby Harper Beckham made her very first debut at New York Fashion Week and she is only 2 months old. Little princess Beckham has been seen all over New York City and it comes to no surprise since we are very aware of who her parents are. Victoria is showing her 7th collection this September 11th at the New York Public Library; which is a true landmark to the city and has been featured in movies like Sex and the City and Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Victoria has been seen minus her trademark sky high heels since she has been advised by her doctor to stick to flats having suffered a shifted disk in her spine during Harper’s birth. Talk about baby ouch! Below are more pictures of Victoria, the boys and baby Harper during their week in the city.

As shown in the image above, it is obvious that the Beckham boys are very welcoming to and excited about their new little sister. Now what I am most excited about is the cute and very fashionable little outfits Harper will have on as she grows. Watch out Suri Cruise!

I wish Victoria Beckham the best of luck with her new collection which I have no doubt will be an incredibly successful one since her pieces are just brilliant!

With Love,
Christie

Photo Credit: Hello Magazine, 2011

Marc Jacobs Intern Makes A Memorable Exit

25 Mar

If you follow Marc Jacobs International on Twitter you may have noticed some “out of character” tweets that were sure to have you clicking on the profile for more. On the current intern’s last day, the individual decided to tweet it all out making it one of the most memorable exits I have ever witnessed. What makes this most interesting is that Marc Jacobs is currently in the process of their search for an official Marc Jacobs twitter(er), for the lack of a better word. Below is a print screen of the 4 tweets that the intern posted, and of course we had to get our hands on this before it is taken down in the morning.

These tweets are the perfect example of what you do NOT do when you are interning, particularly for such a powerful and influential brand like Marc Jacobs’. We once again learn the lesson of truly thinking of what we say and how we say it before we let it out of our systems. It is evident that this individual was well aware of their actions and had the full intention of making their thoughts public; yet without a doubt they are going to regret this sooner or later.

Many have commented on how this will affect the brand of Marc Jacobs; yet I personally believe that it does not do any damage to the brand at all but teaches them a lesson to be more cautious with who to hire as an intern. As for the intern, these actions have definitely damaged their career, whether she is not working in that town again or not, since Marc Jacobs is an international brand.

This issue comes down to the level of professionalism one must have at their work place since, whether you love it or hate it, you are a representation of that company and brand and the image you present is that of the brand. So let’s remember to keep certain thoughts to ourselves and hope that this tweeting individual does not ask for a letter of recommendation.

With Love,

Christie

Ukamaku Spring & Summer Pop-Up Shop!

23 Mar

Bell’Amore – For The Love of Fashion

18 Feb

Bell’Amore – For the Love of Fashion, a fashion event brought to you by Empire Media Group and YYZ Live, will feature the Spring/Summer Collections of Jason Meyers, Adrian Wu and Emily Woudenberg.

The fabulous Adrian Wu is a huge love of ours so I will definitely be attending to see what breathtaking  surprises he has in store for us for the upcoming season, since he never disappoints.

The event will be held at Maison (15 Mercer St) on Friday, February 18th where the doors will open at 10pm. It will include a performance by The Airplane Boys, as well as the usual mingling, delicious cocktails, stylish hors d’ouvres and great music to keep us all fashionably entertained.

Ladies are encouraged to wear red and let’s not forget that all proceeds from the night will go towards Unicef On Campus. For more information check out the FB Event Page and for guestlist contact contactus@yyzgroup.com.

Hope to see all you lovely people there! Arrive early to avoid disappointment for it  is a very anticipated event.

With Love,

Christie