Posts Written On November 2010

(London) CAISA Fashion Show

As some of you might know, I am a University of Western Ontario grad, class of ’04. During my time there, I helped produce 2 fashion shows and one of them being CAISA. Well they are back and at it this year and doing a massive call for partners, supporters and talent.
CAISA (Canadian Asian International Student’s Association) Fashion Show, the largest student run charity fashion shows across Ontario. Our focus is to fundraise for the Children’s Health Foundation, an organization which commits its efforts to giving children their rightful chance at a healthy life.  This year is our 13thanniversary for which we have set a goal of raising $20, 000 towards the innovative Palliative Care Program at the Children’s Hospital located here in London. CAISA Fashion Show has had great outcomes in its past events of which has allowed us to donate over $80,000 to CHF and anticipates that the 2011 show will entail an even greater outcome with your support. In terms of the show itself, we feature mostly clothing donated from retail stores in addition to independent local and student designers.
 This year’s show will be held on Saturday, March 19th, 2011 at Centennial Hall.
If you are are interested in getting involved, contact Celine Cho.
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University of Western Ontario

In the Biz: Trudi Loren

In the Biz with Trudi Loren

Trudi is the ‘nose’ that is responsible for creating some of your favorite perfumes. She is currently the VP, Corporate Fragrance Development at The Estee Lauder Companies. Not only did she take the time to answer these questions for me but also for Yale’s paper on scent marketing. Trudi is gracious, beautiful and a true inspiration! 

City you live in: Part time Manhattan and part time in New Jersey

If there was a theme song in your life, it would be: 
as kitsch as it sounds “My Way”. I have been able to blend a career and family; live in Asia, Europe and the US and satisfy my analytical mind with my creative desires.

What is the best advice you can give to a women who wants that corner office? 
Work hard, do more than is expected of you and be patient. Never, never, ever say “it is not my job”.

What do you think is the the key to being a successful woman in the competitive (fragrance/beauty/pr/marketing) industry? 
I think the key is not only to be very good at what you do, responsible and accountable but to be generous with your time and knowledge. Mentors are always admired and respected within industry.

What is the your favorite quote that keeps you motivated?
It is the following analogy not a quote by which I try to live my life.
When things in your lives seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. The professor
then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was. The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of
course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous “yes.” The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the
sand. The students laughed. “Now,” said the professor as the laughter subsided, “I want you to
recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things–your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions—and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car. The sand is everything else — the small stuff.”

“If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued, “there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you. “Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first—the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled. “I’m glad you asked. It just goesto show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.”

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Elizabeth Arden

Florence Nightingale Graham (December 31, 1884 – October 18, 1966), who went by the business name Elizabeth Arden, was a Canadian businesswoman who built a cosmetics empire in the United States. At the peak of her career, she was one of the wealthiest women in the world.

100 years later in 1984, I was born.  26 years after that, I am going to be her parallel… Also hailing from Toronto to NYC to start my own makeup business. I need all the help I can get so I can tell my story in 2066.  I will be 82 then…with a legacy of my own.

I’m determined to create something out of this world. So tell me.. What do you hate the most about your make up? 

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(T.O.) More FOOD! Gourmet Food & Wine Expo

I took a lot of pics… and I like making you hungry ha ha ha. So let the drooling begin in 4, 3, 2…
Delicious Macarons from Ruelo Patisserie… so many delicious flavors; from rose lychee raspberry to wasabi grapefruit. They even have balsamic vinegar one!
Appleton was there! Shout outs to the Jamaican that stole my heart 😉
mmm sooo GOOD!
I never seen cheese look so pretty!
Just relax and have some wine…
There was an abundance of sushi
I like the shape of the bottles! I’m a nerd. Sue me.
These guys were also offering lots of different kinds of food!
Dear Ruelo Patisserie, I will try ALL of your macaron flavors if you let me 🙂
Slideshow time!
peace and love
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(NY) Fishtail

Fishtail NYC

I love visitors and when Margaret told me she wanted to go to Fishtail for dinner I was more that ecstatic! We had the Sunday $35 prix fixe Lobsterfest. YUM. We also go the Lobster Mac and Cheese.. it was divine.

Pretzel crusted Crabcakes

To start… I had the Lobster Dumplings and Crabcakes for Appetizer

Then I had the Hong Kong Lobster… So delish

For dessert, the fuzzy and amazing Fig Cream. The fuzzy was made out of pure sugar.

Such an incredible experience! When you come to NYC, I will take you to Fishtail 🙂  The one and only David Burke….

Blurring the lines between chef, artist, entrepreneur and inventor, Burke stands as one of the leading pioneers in American cooking today. His fascination with ingredients and the art of the meal has fueled a career marked by creativity, critical acclaim and the introduction of revolutionary products and cooking techniques. In addition to Fishtail by David Burke, Burke’s other properties include davidburke & donatella (New York, NY), David Burke at Bloomingdale’s (New York, NY), David Burke Las Vegas, Burke in the Box at McCarran Airport (Las Vegas, NV), David Burke’s Primehouse (Chicago, IL), David Burke Fromagerie (Rumson, NJ), David Burke Prime and Burke in the Box (Mashantucket, CT).

more info here

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Perfect Pout

People always say the brows frame the face and make the look just that much better. Well in my opinion, its the lips that make the statement. The lips are equally important, if not the most, in every look whether day or night. Your lips could be the star of the show or create a soft background for your eyes. Bottom line, no matter what your lips are a big deal so I thought i’d share with you the way I achieve my perfect pout.
I start out with smooth lips. After I brush my teeth, while the brush is still moist, I brush my lips lightly so remove dead skin. Using a dry toothbrush can be too harsh for your lips. I also like the way the mintyness on my toothbrush makes my lips feel.
 After brushing off the dead skin, pat your lips dry with a soft towel and moisturize with a very thin layer of your favorite lip balm.
Then using a lip liner, line your lips. If you have smaller lips, line the very outside of your lip line for the illusion of fuller lips. Make sure you line them and shape them well because this is the foundation for your perfect pout. Fill in the rest of your lips to create a canvas for your lipstick.
Now apply your lipstick evenly. Be sure that this isn’t a super dry lipstick even if you’re going for a matte look. Dry lipstick may look good when you first apply it but after a while you’ll start seeing it  making your lips look cracked.
NARS Lipstick $24 (my favorite color is Honolulu Honey)
After you apply your lipstick, it’s time to really perfect your lips. A lot of people like to conceal their lips before they put on lip color to get the perfect lip line but I’ve found that as your lip color comes off, so does the concealer since it’s mainly on your lips as well. I like to apply my lipstick then go back and conceal around my lip line with a creamy concealer. Use a creamy concealer instead of a cakey one so you get a smooth, sheer wash. This will also help you erase any mistakes you made while lining your lips or putting on your lipstick.
Last but certainly not least, loose powder. Set the concealer around your lips with loose powder. Use a small concealer brush to dust the powder generously making sure the concealer won’t budge. This way when you’re eating or as your lipstick fades throughout the night, your lip line still looks perfect.
Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre $52 (my favorite loose powder EVER)
This quick trick has never failed me. Even as my lipstick starts to fade throughout the day or as the night goes on, my lips still look fab! No more worries about lip color smearing in the wrong places and feathering past your lip line. The concealer acts like a little barrier preventing color to travel. Now you can be free to eat and drink as you please worry-free (about your lips, that is).

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