Faze Magazine’s Be Extraordinary Event + Giveaway

What I love about Faze, (the company I’ve been interning at for the past year and a half) is that they don’t only create great magazines for teens and young adults in Canada, but they also host amazing events for girls in Toronto! Every live Faze event usually includes celebrity guests and performers, hair and make-up stations, inspiring public speakers and of course prizes and swag bags! Their last event, on November 3, had an added super-fun element: a fashion show! Students who aspire to be stylists from school’s in the Greater Toronto Area put together a number of different looks for varying occasions. From the concertgoer to life of the party to the athlete, every style was covered!

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Each look was judged by a panel of professionals including celebrity stylist and make-up artist Paul Venoit, fashion industry expert Gail McInnes, Degrassi star Jessica Tyler, fashion designer Cara Cheung, fashion expert Annie-Claude Touzin and Faze superstylist Carolee Custus.

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While the fashion show was a sight to see, singers and musicians including Vita Chambers, Tyler Shaw and Max Rivers gave performances that were amazing to hear.

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You may enter a Faze event empty handed but that’s definitely not how you leave. With so many amazing on-stage prizes ($400 Sennheiser headphones, hello!) every girl is bound to feel like it’s Christmas already. Upon leaving, attendees were also handed amazing swag bags with some of the hottest products.

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Luckily for you readers, I’m giving away a SUPER swag bag, valued at over $75 that consists of not only Faze swag from this event but events that passed.

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This amazing swag bag worth over $75 contains:
-Your choice of a copy of Faze Magazine (choose from Shay Mitchell, Ed Sheeran, Cody Simpson, Marianas Trench, Austin Mahone, Olly Murs and Shawn Desman)
-Covergirl flamed out mascara, shadow pot eyeshadow and smoochies lip balm
-New York Color curling mascara, duo eyeliner, liquid lipshine, city proof lipgloss, IndividualEyes eyeshadow, Sun n’Bronze bronzing powder, Smooth Skin perfecting primer and Color Wheel mosaic face powder
-2 imPRESS press-on manicure sets
-BCBGeneration key chain
-Goody clip-in hair chain
-2 So…? body fragrances in Kiss Me and Fab
-Bath and Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom body lotion
-Almay intense i-color shadow stick
-Forever 21 earrings
-Charlotte Russe necklace
-Mod de Dim tights
-Broadway real life nails
-Fashion Diva nail kit

Entering is easy and takes two simple steps. Contest open worldwide. No purchase necessary.

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For more pictures from Faze’s Be Extraordinary event be sure to check out their website faze.ca.

Christian Louboutin graces Toronto with his presence

I’ve only been at my new internship for about three weeks and from what I heard from another intern who was finishing up her placement, not a lot of cool opportunities are given to us kids who work for free. So you can imagine my surprise (wide eyed and open mouthed) when my editor asked me to cover an exclusive fashion event in Toronto. A Christian Louboutin fashion event. Oh, and he was going to be there.
The inner fashionista in me squealed with excitement, I was going to see and possibly meet the legend himself! And so I went, I saw, I conquered. And I have pictures for all of you to see! (Btw, unfortunately free red-soled shoes were not given to those in attendance). Read my full article on the event and find out why Louboutin was in Toronto in the first place here.

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Busy day of interviews with: Cory Lee and Dragonette

Today was all about bussing around Toronto, conducting great interviews and hating on the TTC. That’s what you get when you have two back to back interviews in opposite sides of the city.
First up was the lovely Cory Lee, who most of you would recognize as Degrassi’s Ms. Oh. Well not only is this Torontonian a talented actress but she’s a triple threat who can sing and dance as well.┬áPromoting her new album Hot Pink Heart Part One, I got to catch up with the rising star, who was sweet and well spoken.

Then it was off to the Sound Academy, which for those of you who don’t know is not in the city but on the outskirts. There’s a beautiful skyline view of Toronto from that area, but it’s a mission to get to!
After searching for a relocated bus stop for an hour, I finally arrived at the venue just in time for the interview!
Joel, Dan and Martina were great people to talk to. Very witty, sarcastic and down to earth. Their answers were so honest.

Look out for full Q&A’s from both artists coming soon!