Friday, September 30, 2011

ANNA SUI @ Sears

Anna Sui made an appearance at Sears in the Eaton Centre on September 30th, where she signed autographs and took photos with people who got a VIP card by purchasing some of her products at the store.

It was great to meet her! I love her products and even bought some after getting my make-up done by one of the make-up artists there.

She's so cool.

- Christina

Topshop Is On Its Way!

Just a quick update!

As you all probably already knew, The Bay began carrying Topshop, making the popular U.K. clothing line available for downtown Torontonians. But on October 5th, an actual Topshop store will be opening and making its presence known in the fabulous Yorkdale Mall.

I know everyone is super excited for opening day, especially since there will be exclusive items as well as beauty makeovers and a photo booth. You even get a discount if you show a student ID card!

And to promote the opening event, the Topshop truck was wandering throughout the city and I happened to walk by one right on Ryerson's campus on Gould Street!

I'm not sure if I will be able to attend, because of school, but I'm sure it will be an great event to check out if you have the time!

- Christina

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Manifesto 2011

Hey everyone!

If you haven't heard anything about Manifesto, I encourage you to get in on it. After hearing about it just this past summer while I was back in BC, I was surprised that I hadn't heard of it sooner, especially having lived in Toronto for a full year.

Manifesto is a 10-day hip hop festival that celebrates culture, brings people together, and showcases amazing local talent in the hip hop scene. It takes place at venues all throughout the city and I was disappointed I didn't get a chance to check out more of the events.

The events I did check out though, were well worth it.

One of the most popular was the festival at Dundas Square. There were so many people and tons of great music and entertainment, plus crowds of people around bboys and freestylers. One of my favourite features was the graffiti wall. Hip hop legends graced their presence and made their marks.

This is my favourite photo (Mr. Wiggles at the wall):

Another event I checked out was The Movement, which took place at 99 Sudbury (such an amazing venue with so much character and history). The event was a dance showcase and it featured not only bboy battles, but even all-style battles. I even saw some familiar faces representing Vancity, which was amazing.

Mr. Wiggles
Toronto has got so much talent! It was great to see so many supporters of the hip hop community!

For more info, check this out:

- Christina
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Saturday, September 24, 2011

C&C is back!

Season 2!! Stay tuned for our first episode :)

If you haven't seen our previous episodes, check out our C&C YouTube channel:

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Loulou Magazine's Shop Til' You Drop Event 2011

On Wednesday, September 21st, fashion lovers and shopaholics came together on Bloor Street for Loulou Magazine's Shop 'Til You Drop event, despite the rainy weather. There were tons of great in-store one night only deals, plus great events and free swag everywhere you turned!

Here are some of my photos from the evening:

Lights did an intimate performance in Sephora!

Designer David Dixon!

My swag from the night :)
- Christina

Jay Manuel @ Sears

Hey everyone!

For all you fans of America's Next Top Model, Jay Manuel himself made an in-store appearance at Sears in Eaton Centre on Tuesday, September 20 to launch his Attitude clothing line. There was a giant runway set up near the Sears entrance and rows of chairs ready for the anxious crowd. The first 50 people got a wristband to do a meet & greet with him after the presentation.

The event, which consisted of a short interview and a fashion show of Manuel's fave five looks, was hosted by ET Canada's Kim D'Eon.

Fun fact: Did you know Jay Manuel is from Scarborough?

I haven't gotten a chance to check out his collection at Sears, but I hopefully will soon!

- Christina

World of Dance Toronto 2011

Hey everyone!

Now that all the TIFF madness is over, I've been able to focus more on everything else going on in the city. And being in Toronto, there is always something happening...which is why I love it here!

Just this past weekend, the World of Dance Tour made its very first Toronto stop and I was glad I was able to check it out! I was also fortunate enough to go to the Vancouver stop, which took place this summer (I took photos at it for Hush Magazine), so I was super pumped when I realized I'd get to go to TWO amazing dance events.

And being here in Toronto, I've been able to meet a lot of amazing dancers, mainly through my experience on the Ryerson hip hop dance team. So I showed my support to a bunch of them who were competing on the stage at The Sound Academy for this year's TO World of Dance.

If you don't know what World of Dance is...well you can Google it. But it's pretty much a huge dance festival that features not only amazing performers, but also other aspects of the hip hop community, from beat boxing to graffiti. Aside from the main stage competition, there were also bboy, popping, locking, and freestyle battles.

AND Season 6 America's Best Dance Crew winners I.aM.mE were there as special guest performers!

Fo' Real Crew
There were definitely a lot of amazing crews competing for the title of World of Dance Champions 2011! The results were:

1st Place: The OG (Original Gentlemen)
2nd Place: Bucc N Flavr
3rd Place: Projextz

I love the TO dance scene! Definitely inspired.

- Christinaaa