Sunday, December 25, 2011

'Tis the season...

Merry Christmas everyone!!

I probably won't be posting until the New Year, so until then, I hope you all have a fantastic holiday! :)

- Christina

Friday, December 16, 2011

MuchFACT - Part 2

Here is part 2 of my coverage of the MuchFACT event from Dec.15! I wasn't able to stay for the entire time, but it was still a great event showing support for local artists.

Did I mention swag bags?

Loving MTV's Aliya Jasmine in Versace for H&M

Who are your favourite MuchFACT funded artists of 2011?

- Christina
@christinaaa28 on Twitter

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MuchFACT - Part 1

On Dec.15, MuchFACT (A Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) held a special year-end screening at the Century Room on King West to celebrate an award-winning year. Many MuchFACT funded artists had a very successful year, from Much Music Video Awards to Juno Awards, and even a Polaris Music Prize.

Here are the MuchFACT award winners:

2011 MuchMusic Video Awards

Jdiggz featuring Neverending White Lights - This Time (Directed by RT!, The NE Inc.) - Indie Video Of The Year

Shawn Desman - Electric/Night Like This (Directed by RT!, The NE Inc.) - Video of the Year
Down With Webster - Who Is Me (Directed by Aaron A, The Field) - Pop Video of the Year
Abandon All Ships - Geeving (Directed by Davin Black, 235 Films) - Rock Video Of The Year
Classified - That Ain't Classy (Directed by Harv, 235 Films) - Hip-Hop Video Of The Year
You Say Party - Lonely's Lunch (Directed by Sean Wainsteim, The NE Inc.) - Director Of The Year Danny Fernandes featuring Belly - Automatic (Directed by Mike Portoghese, The NE Inc.) - Post-Production
Blake McGrath - Relax (Directed by Kyle Davison, The Field) - Cinematography
2011 Juno Awards:

Arcade Fire – Album, Group, Songwriter and Alternative Album of the Year
Young Artists for Haiti - Single of the Year
Said the Whale - New Group of the Year
Matthew Good - Rock album of the Year
Karkwa - Francophone album of the Year
Shad - Rap Recording of the Year
Quanteisha - RnB/Solo Album of the year
Jim Byrnes - Blues Album of the Year
2011 Polaris Music Prize:

Arcade Fire, The Suburbs

[Courtesy of Karine of Karyzma Agency]

So I had a chance to attend the event as media and you can check out my photos below:

How many of your favourite stars do you recognize? :)

Much Music VJs Phoebe and Jesse, plus Faze Magazine's managing editor Dana Krook

And there was food - bonus!

More photos to come in Part 2!

- Christina
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Monday, December 12, 2011

Vote for Jayson Araja!

My very talented friend Jayson Araja is entered in another fashion design competition! (You may remember my previous post featuring his entry in the TRIUMPH competition here:

This time, he is entered in the Danier Design Challenge, along with nine other Ryerson student finalists.

I absolutely adore Jayson's design concept and his video submission - very chic!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Faze Magazine Presents 'Glow Girl' Event!

I hope you all checked out my previous posts, featuring the performers from the Faze Magazine Glow Girl Event! Now I thought I'd add some more photos from the event itself, which was fantastic as well! With prizes, make-up and nail stations, and food/drinks all night, overall it was a great event!

Look who showed up! Degrassi stars Samantha Munro and Melinda Shankar:

The stunning managing editor of Faze: Dana Krook

Giveaways galore!

Plus an autograph session

Thanks for having me Faze!

- Christina