New York Fashion Week is a bi-annual celebration of fashion, beauty, art and culture! You don’t have to be a model or designer to get in on all the fun. Here are a few NYFW events open to the general public!
Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Spring 2017 Pop-Up Shop
Please join Banana Republic and Global Style Ambassador Olivia Palermo to celebrate the launch of the Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Pop-up Shop on Thursday, February 9 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Banana Republic SoHo store. The pop-up will reflect Palermo’s iconic style from both an interiors and fashion perspective, including personal touches that make the experience unique to her sensibility. To top off the festivities, Banana Republic will be offering #BRSTYLERIDE, a luxury lift between select Banana Republic stores within New York from 12:00 -8:00 p.m. courtesy of BMW. Customers can get a ride in style with proof of purchase or use of #BRSTYLERIDE on social media.
Free Holly Nichols Sketch
If you always put in the extra effort to look chic as hell, now’s your time to shine! Instagram sketcher extraordinaire Holly Nichols teams with Triumph Hotels to offer gratis fashion illustrations (by appointment only) at four locations (the Library Room at Hotel Chandler, Hotel Belleclaire, Hotel Edison Lobby and the Iroquois Library). Nichols uses inspiration from your ensemble and aesthetic to draw your own effortlessly cool portrait, and trust us, it will definitely become your new profile picture.
John Frieda® Hair Care Hair Talks. Make Your Statement Coffee Truck
Hair Talks. Make Your Statement. But first, John Frieda Hair Care… and your morning coffee. Look for the John Frieda Hair Care Hair Talks – Make Your Statement truck throughout the city for a cup of joe, special offers, product samples and some lucky patrons will receive tickets to a private concert.
Complimentary Heart-Shaped Nutella Pizza at Prova Pizzabar in Grand Central Terminal
In honor of the year’s most romantic holiday, Prova Pizzabar at Grand Central Terminal will be offering a complimentary Heart-Shaped Nutella Pizza with the purchase of two glasses of Prosecco. This special will be available for lunch and dinner for one week only: Tuesday, February 7th to Tuesday, February 14th.
Saks Fifth Avenue Presents Saks First Kiss
Saks Fifth Avenue is teaming up with Samantha and YSL beauty in time for Valentine’s Day to help you “Perfect Your Pucker!” On Wednesday, February 8, from 6-8PM, Samantha will be at Saks Downtown, sharing tips on how to make a good first impression on date night and how to get that first kiss, while YSL makeup artists demonstrate lip techniques for achieving an “Oh So Kissable” look.
Studio Art Intensive Final Exhibitions: Beverly Bachtle Pinzon & Michele Rave Grassani
Please join us for the opening reception of the Studio Art Intensive Final Exhibitions, featuring work by Beverly Bachtle Pinzon and Michele Rave Grassani. The reception is open to the public and free to attend. On view until March 4th, 2017.
- SAVING BANKSYIn Theaters January 20thAvailable on VOD February 1stA Documentary That Takes a Rare Look At How Street Artists’ Attempts To ShareFree Art With The Public Is Being Threatened By Art DealersSAVING BANKSY is the true story of one misguided art collector’s attempt to save Banksy’s famous “Haight Street Rat” from destruction and the auction block. His efforts to save the Rat are met with threats from city officials, snubs from museums and a flurry of six-figure offers from art dealers who cannot wait to get their hands on the painting.SAVING BANKSY is a rare behind the scenes look at how Banksy works and the secretive world of street art and graffiti. The film explores how Street Artists’ attempts to share free art with the public is being threatened by art dealers who remove paintings from walls and sell them for big money. “Saving Banksy” asks the question, ‘What would you do if you found a million dollar Banksy spray-painted on the side of your building?’British artist Banksy is an international sensation. He has created some of the world’s most iconic street-art. His work is deemed illegal by authorities, but at auction Banksy street-paintings sell for hundreds-of-thousands of dollars. While his work is created for the public, Banksy paintings are being removed by art dealers and re-sold at auction for huge profits, and the artist receives nothing.SAVING BANKSY was directed by Colin Day with narration by Paul Polycarpou, and features interviews with top Street and Graffiti artists from across the globe, including Ben Eine, Risk, Revok, Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman, Blek Le Rat, Anthony Lister, Doze Green, Hera and Glen E Friedman.SAVING BANKSYDirected by: Colin Day
Produced by: Mike Tarrolly, Eva Boros, Paul PolycarpouExecutive Producers: Kevin Zinger, Eva Boros and Brian Greif
Featuring: Ben Eine, Risk, Revok, Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman, Blek Le Rat, Anthony Lister, Doze Green, Hera and Glen E Friedman.
Genre: Documentary01/20/17 – New York, NY @ Cinema Village01/20/17 – Hollywood, CA @ Arena Cinelounge01/13/17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Film Bar
01/20/17 – San Francisco, CA @ The Roxie01/20/17 – Portland, OR @ Cinema 2101/27/17 – New Orleans, LA @ The Zeitgeist01/27/17 – Tempe, AZ @ Harkins Valley Art01/27/17 – Ithaca, NY @ Cinemapolis01/27/17 – Portland, OR @ Hollywood Theatre01/27/17– Albuquerque, NM @ The Guild Cinema02/03/17 – Columbus, Oh @ Gateway FC02/03/17 – Chicago, IL @ Siskel Film Center02/03/17 – Buffalo, NY @ The Screening Room02/03/17 – Peoria, IL @ Landmark Cinemas
Welcome to my world. All She Wrote.
From downtown Toronto alley ways to my backyard and even my basement music studio, I’ve been caught doing my thing with my one and only. Bell Fibe TV1 has recently launched All She Wrote, a documentary series about artists like me doing our thing, from around the world, and why we do what we do.
Preview All She Wrote, EGR: https://vimeo.com/
Blank Canvases are raising money to bring arts programming into at risk neighbourhoods for free, and to teach kids about Toronto artists. Join us in an empty Toronto warehouse at Spadina and Wellington for an old school
Factory Art Party!
The Line Design Lab & Espresso Bar –
49 Spadina Avenue #100, Toronto, ON M5V 2J1
Saturday, April 30, 2016 9 PM – 1 AM
If you’ve ever had a doubt about Beyonce’s artistic ability and position in the music industry, #LEMONADE is here to help. Tonight, Beyonce released her highly anticipated HBO Special Lemonade and she didn’t disappoint. This full on experience takes us through some of her most intimate moments, something that we aren’t use to seeing. With the use of powerful spoken word and dark vivid visuals she illustrates a story. A story that many, including myself, can relate to. Life gave her lemons, and she served us the best lemonade I’ve ever tasted. She is unapologetic about being a proud black women who goes through different emotions just like the rest of us. She shows us the silver lining between vulnerability and power and the fine line between love and hate all at the same damn time. This is more than just an album and HBO special, it is a celebration of her culture, love, and women all around the world. Throughout the years Beyonce has served as inspiration for myself and many others, and this art piece was nothing short of that. Safe to say, there are no passengers on her plane. Congratulations Beyonce, you have done it again.
Let us not forget to mention her choice of wardrobe throughout the entire special (I am a fashion student after all). Below are some of my favorite moments from Queen Bey’s #LEMONADE!
Be sure to take a listen and watch her visual album streaming exclusively on Tidal!
Finding the perfect for the people closet to you is the hardest part about the holidays. What do you give the person who has everything? Safe to say this year was the year for technology and new innovations and after conducting a little research we found many great products and brands on the market that will make the perfect gift. Here are a few creative holiday gift ideas for everyone in the family!
The MightyPurse that charges your phone is available in an extended variety of fashion textures and colors. Made from 100% leather.
The MightyPurse wristlet is ideal for charging on the go and a fast fashion update. Your fashion accessory that takes fashion and function one step further with the season’s hottest trends.
Ninja Coffee Bar™
The Ninja Coffee Bar is a gift that everyone in the family will enjoy!
· Thermal Flavor Extraction™ technology, which delivers a variety of sizes and styles while achieving the perfect brew richness level every time.
· Auto-iQ™ One Touch Intelligence Technology delivers customizable options for smooth, rich coffee in a cup, travel mug or carafe.
· Makes refreshing iced coffee by allowing users to dial up the richness of their coffee to offset the dilution caused by melting ice.
· Offers a variety of brewing options including Classic Brew, Rich Brew, Over Ice Brew and Specialty Brew.
CONAIR Curl Secret
A revolutionary new way to create one beautiful shiny curl after another for the Holidays! This revolutionary new curl styler features top technologies, innovative engineering, and an automatic curl chamber — the Curl Secret®secret behind the perfect curl!Additional Features
- 30-second instant heat
- High-performance heater
- Safety tangle-free feature
- Sleep-mode function
- Motion detector
- Auto off
- Includes easy-twist barrel cleaner
Can’t find the perfect piece to give that special woman in your life? No worries! Rocksbox gives you unlimited access to rent from an ever-rotating closet of designer jewelry. You first take the style survey and add items to your jewelry Wish List. Then, you get 3 pieces to wear on a loan. Each piece is hand-selected for you based on your style and specific requests. Wear your pieces as much as you want!
Ben Sherman AW 2015 Collection
Ben Sherman is a men’s lifestyle brand with strong foundations in shirt making, offering premium shirts, clothing, tailoring, footwear & accessories. Take it from us: Their stuff is AMAZING! Their AW 2015 collection has the perfect pieces to give male family members or your significant other to keep them trendy all season.
Forevermark is the diamond brand from The De Beers Group of Companies. Less than one percent of the world’s diamonds are worthy of becoming Forevermark. So if your budget is a little higher than the rest of us, this is the place to go to find that unique piece to wow that special person in your life. Did I mention that their engagement rings are to die for?
MPG Fitness Fashion
Here’s the perfect gift for the trendy, health nut! MPG is a pioneer within the fashion-forward athletic apparel industry. Inspired by the graceful and demanding movements of dancers and athletes, MPG designs for men and women leading active lifestyles. MPG blends fashion and function using state-of-the-art sustainable fabrics to provide ultimate comfort, style, and performance. Apparel can be purchased online and at selected retailers, gyms and yoga studios across North America and worldwide.
MPG’s fashion-forward men’s and women’s clothes and accessories range from the perfect stocking stuffer, the Flash Compression Sock to our on-trend, functional Puffy Tote as well as techno fabric tops, bottoms and super warm jackets and parkas. MPG shoppers will enjoy an entire weekend of Black Friday deals (November 27-29). Cyber Monday will feature a flash sale on selected items. From December 4-13, a different men’s and women’s item from the list below will be highlighted at a discounted price for a period of 24 hours only.
Women’s Gift Ideas
1. Flash Compression Sock
2. Inspiration Strap Tank
3. Elliptical Hooded Bra
4. Vital Run Tight
5. Tracker Zip Pullover
6. Page Quilted Mix Tight
7. Volcano Woven Pant
8. Puffy Tote
9. Zaner Blended Wool Jacket
10. Alfa Insulated Jacket
Men’s Gift Ideas
1. Flash Compression Sock
2. Essential Short Sleeve
3. Vindicate Seamless Long Sleeve
4. Blast Run Tee
5. Impact Sleeveless Tee
6. Up Your Game 7″ Run Short
7. Second Wind Active Pant
8. Industry Loft Pant
9. Utility Backpack
10. Fortitude Vest
Katy Perry Mad Potion Gift Set
You can never go wrong with gifting a fragrance set! The fragrance has notes of apple musk and vanilla orchid blended together with seductive bourbon make this intriguing fragrance utterly irresistible. Includes a 0.5 oz Eau de Parfum, 2.5 oz Shower Gel, and 2.5 oz Body Lotion ($21.99; Mass Retailers).
Stetson Decanter Set
Give the perfect gift to the All-American man in your life this season with this special 150th Anniversary 2-piece set from Stetson. This masculine gift set features the Stetson Collector’s Edition Cologne and Collector’s Edition After Shave ($15.99; Mass Retailers).LOVE2LOVE Bluebell + White TeaMake the ultimate romantic gesture with this fragrance inspired by the unbreakable bonds of love. Includes a 3.4 oz Eau de Toilette, 2.5 oz Body Lotion, 0.375 oz Eau de Toilette. ($15.99; Walgreens).
Tired of combing half of your hair away after washing it? I know I am!
White Sands Hair Care is proud to announce the launch of their Spray Leave In Conditioner featuring Selective Conditioning. The product’s special polymers provide this smart, selective conditioning benefit to condition areas of the cuticle that need it most. This targeted delivery creates an intelligent product that knows exactly where damage hides; giving the weakest parts more TLC. Hair will have the ability to hold moisture and control frizz which, in turn, creates a high shine free of fly aways.Formulated for normal to dry hair, the spray will further revitalize and restore your hair back to a youthful state with its unique combination of green tea leaf and orchid flower extracts. These powerful anti-aging ingredients fight free radicals, while preventing tangles and tears to make wet combing easier.Without weighing it down or causing buildup, White Sands Spray Leave In Conditioner further strengthens the hair with silk proteins. These amino acids thoroughly penetrate into the damaged layers of the cuticle to mend and protect.ProVitamin B5 continues the leave in’s moisturizing properties, imparting added sheen.Price: 1oz Travel Size, $5.00. 8.5oz Full Size, $15.00 via whitesandsproducts.com