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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

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#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

360FM Christmas Contest 360fm.ca

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

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.

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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.

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

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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!

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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.

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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

LouLou Shop ‘Til You Drop 2013 at Yorkdale Shopping Centre!

3 Oct

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This evening, Yorkdale Shopping Centre will be THE place to shop in Toronto!

LouLou Magazine is taking over for their 5th annual Shop ‘Til You Drop event. From 5-9pm, Yorkdale’s 250 stores and services will be taken over by and fashionable and trendy crowd with one mission in mind – to shop!

Various retailers will be offering one of a kind specials and promotions for this unique night. The first 200 shoppers to spend $200 will receive a LouLou gift bag valued at over $250! LouLou will have plenty of treats available for all of us to get our shop on! Milestones will also be holding a Shop ‘Til You Drop after-party beginning at 8:30pm. Make sure to pick up your official LouLou Passport upon arrival for a chance to win a $1000 Yorkdale shopping spree with a LouLou editor! Get more info about the event here.

All you need to do is RSVP!

Below are a few retailers that will be taking part in the shopping festivities:

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The Ultimate LouLou Closet will also be at the event! Please donate your gently used business attire which will go to disadvantaged women. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to shop ’til we drop, so let’s give back and help someone in need!

Happy Shopping!

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

Nine Beauty Lounge Launch

1 Aug

As women, we are constantly reminded how essential volume filled, long and fluttery eyelashes are to our beauty. Whether we flip through a magazine or watch TV, mascara commercials are truly inevitable.

Which one is going to make our lashes look the longest?
Which one is going to give us the most volume?
Which one is the most waterproof?

How blissful would it be if we could completely ignore those advertisements without thinking about whether that product might work for us better than the one we are trying now?

If you are on the same page as I am on this topic, I may just have the solution for you!

On Friday, July 26th, I was invited to attend the launch of Nine Beauty Lounge. They are a chic salon, located in the Port Credit area of Mississauga, that specializes in eyelash and hair extensions.

Nine Beauty Lounge Collage 1At first impression, I was quite impressed with the detail they had paid to the branding of their salon and to their overall look; from decor to their business cards. I must add, that I loved the idea of their wet bar!

The owner, Shellyza, who I was meeting for the first time, was a very welcoming and professional individual. Of course, she was VERY excited about the launch of her salon and the event. I would be too!

So here is the part where we get to the solution I mentioned I had for you!

Nine Beauty Lounge has eyelash extension services which can leave you giggling at your silly past of trying to find the best mascara. The eyelash experts can help you narrow down which type of lashes are best for you and what styles are best; depending on what look you are going for. Some of us may want a more natural look, while others may want to go for a more glam look. If you have any general questions about eyelash extension, or if this is a new idea for you, they may be addressed here.

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I have gotten eyelash extension in the past and I loved them! The greatest thing about them, that I found, was all the time I saved when it came to getting ready; whether it was to head to the office or go out with friends. It was as easy as adding some colour to your cheeks, lipgloss and I was ready to go! As I’m sure you can tell, it won’t take much for me to make an appointment at Nine Beauty Lounge. I am really looking forward to it!

Wondering what the cost would be to getting your eyelashes done at Nine Beauty Lounge? I know you are. I definitely did, since that is something I take into consideration with all the services I try or get regularly.  See the pricing below:

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Their full lounge menu can also be found here. Keep in mind that after you get the first set done, the refill price is lower and, as mentioned on their website, you can go on average about 2 to 3 weeks until you need the next refill. Yet as you gain more experience maintaining your lashes, you may be able to extend that time period between refills.

For more information about hair extension, eyelash extensions or Nine Beauty Lounge, visit their website at www.ninebeautylounge.com.

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

Passes on Sale for S/S 2012 LG Fashion Week

1 Oct

Daddy Yankee “Prestige Tour 2011” Live in Toronto!

19 Aug

“DADDY YANKEE! DADDY YANKEE!” was all that could be heard as a stadium full of fans chanted minutes before the artist, Daddy Yankee, took the stage on July 23rd, 2011 at the Powerade Centre. It was the first time that Daddy Yankee visited Canada and he was very excited to be here to perform for his Toronto fans. The night before, July 22nd, I attended the press conference that was held for Toronto media to get a closer look and idea of what the artist was about; particularly when it came to his upcoming album, his tour and other projects that the artist is working on. For more details on the press conference click here for my previous post on the event.

Crown Loyalty Entertainment, Mynt Productions and Icaro Booking Services worked together to bring us THE concert of the summer; particularly for the Latin American community of Toronto and the GTA. Daddy Yankee fans have waited with patience for years for this production to finally come to reality in Toronto and it was a pleasure having the artist here for the one night Prestige Tour 2011 stop. Fito Blanko and El Cata opened for Daddy Yankee and were truly successful in getting the crowd pumped up and excited for main performance. Toronto based artist, Fito Blanko, performed some of his hit songs such as his way back hit “Take Her Home”. El Cata followed Fito with his performance of “Loca” and the two artists then finalized the opening of the show with a duo performance of “VIP”.  Both Fito Blanko and El Cata had the audience on their feet and dancing in preparation of DY to hit the stage; the audience could NOT wait! Below are pictures of Fito Blanko and El Cata during their performances:

Daddy Yankee hit the stage along with his male dancers, dressed up in robotic like outfits, and opened his show by performing one of his greatest hits “Descontrol”. The crowd went INSANE! There was nothing that could be done to calm the excitement that the crowd experience when DY hit the stage; immediately everyone was dancing, singing and shouting at the highly anticipated performer. Daddy Yankee continued the show by performing many more of his top hits that have brought him and have kept him at the rise of his career; and he even free styled about Toronto at one point during the show. The audience, which ranged from approximately 5 years old to people in the 50s, was an accurate reflection of the audience that Daddy Yankee’s music reaches and impacts. At one point during the show, a little boy got up on stage and break danced to one of the songs; which entertained not only the crowd by DY as well since he paused during the songs for he could not help but smirk at the show that the little boy was putting on for everyone. Who knows? We may have experienced the little future star’s first time on stage.

Daddy Yankee’s performance was a true success and everything the crowd had expected in the artist’s first visit to Toronto. Everyone had an amazing time at the show; the crowd sang and danced non stop to DY’s top hits from the beginning of his career to his most popular songs of today. Scroll down below for more shots of the artist that I took throughout the show. For those who attended the concert, I am sure you have the perfect idea of how great the production turned out to be; and for those that did not hopefully you caught Daddy Yankee’s Calgary show on August 20th to get an idea on what you missed out on. I am confident Daddy Yankee will return to Toronto on his next tour date and I definitely cannot wait to see him live in concert once again.

Love,
Christie