MuchMusic Video Awards Weekend: The Rounds
Honestly, the last week give or take has been a complete blur… Luminato, NXNE, and MMVA need we say more, but some how I managed to make it out to a few stops on the circuit.
I kicked off Thursday night with the grand opening of GUESS’ brand’s new 5,000 square foot retail space, it was a vibe great the space filled with familiar faces chatting, sipping wine and munching on tasty nibblets.
FLARE magazine partnered with GUESS for the launch we were treated to an exclusive musical performance by Keshia Chanté (who was also celebrating her BDAY) all while browsing and of course shopping for some delightful pieces.
CANFAR was also in the house with every five dollar donation giving you 20% off your purchase… I’m all about shopping for a cause you don’t feel so guilty.
After that I took the long walk two steps down to Ultra Supper Club Lounge for the YYZ LIVING magazine issue launch, can we say insanity. First off the line was outrageous even more so cause I don’t do lines, but what was the kicker was the line upstairs to the Rooftop patio for the YYZ launch was just as bad if not worst than the one outside… if went down you definitely weren’t coming back up. It was good times as always bumping into the usual suspects.
Friday was a pretty awesome day for us in twitterverse if you follow @pinkmafia4life, you would’ve noticed amongst the NXNE madness we had an amazing giveaway. The lovely ladies at Broken Heel Diaries @BHDiaries were gracious enough to bestow upon us a pair to tix for a contest giveaway to their VIP event BHDSuites- the BHD Experience/Gifting Lounge. Since this was a hot ticket, I wasn’t about to give ‘em away for nothing… so I decided on trivia questions.
Saturday as we were hitting the pavement for Luminato and NXNE… all I could think about was the BHD Suites, and how I much I wanted to be there. We all know I’m late but always on time, finally I made it!! BHD Suites was packed all day with all the Toronto industry insiders, celebs, and socialites… I felt at home. The BHD crew had everything under sun , refreshments, entertainment and most important any amazing vibe.
The Converse & Marcus Troy – Music Lounge featuring airbrush artist Stephane Theriault (thats right everyone go customized chucks) was smashing.
Not mention Marcus is a sweetheart we had quite the conversation we instantly clicked (the beginning of something great I know).
I was all about the gifting lounge which featured items from Beyond The Rack, Bench, Little Burgundy, Blo, Joico, LINE Knitwear, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Hibou and Davids Tea.
The best part for the ladies hands down had to be the The Blo and Coco & Lowe – Tea & Beauty Lounge.
Our winners truly had a blast and came home with tons of goodies she sent me a message saying “Thanks so much for this experience! I appreciate it!
Hats of ladies for providing the ultimate experience, please please please make this an annual event. S/O to Naphatli McKenly for the photos. P.S. thanks a bunch for my lovely goodie bag, it tickled me pink!!
The despair set in as I realized the MMVA’s, and the Field Party were approaching and I had nothing to wear… at the tenth hour my fashion fairy came to my rescue for the big day.
First stop on the MMVA train was Tryst for the 9th annual Field Music Video Party, I was totally excited to see all my industry peeps, celebs, and socialites all dolled up!!
Over the years, this party has been the place to be and I know why… the atmosphere was great we nibbled on made to order paninis from Queen Margherita Pizza, and guzzled back shots of Hypnotiq and PAMA all while chatting the music industry’s most eclectic and celebrated people.
The lovely gifting lounge was filled with goodies from Foxy and Bauhaus Jeans, Breakfast Club of Canada, The Body Shop, Me To We, TOMS Shoes, Magnum Ice Cream, SOOS Jewellery, Green & Black’s, SoHo Metropolitain.
The media sponsor for this year’s event were our homies from Dose.ca, they were on site conducting live interviews and doing their thing as usual.
Blo Blow Dry Bar, Salon Daniel & Nars Cosmetics were on-site to keep all the ladies super fresh and fly… I can’t lie I got a touch up as well, shoot it’s a long night. The boys had the Playstation lounge equipped with DJ Hero 2 set-up, plus two PlayStation Move kiosks with Tiger Woods and MLB11: The Show.
Do Dat Entertainment brought some hot entertainment for this year with a burlesque performance choreographed by Carla Catherwood.
After the Field Party was the after-party, my newly formed crew of Shaun from B.A.D. PR, Cory Lee & Shannon Kook of Degrassi, iSH and of course our bed buds Miranda Furtado of Dose.ca made the walk to Ultra. WOOT, WOOT!!! Let’ the PARTAY begin.
As for what really went down I can’t tell you much as the crew decided to order bottles of Belvedere… and we all know how that goes!
Let’s just say I had to call in sick the next day.
The road to recovery is a rough one, and just as I was about make the journey here comes the UGG Fall/Winter 2011 Preview, we know I can’t turn down a lovely night filled with wonderful friends, cocktails and of course shoes.
Being that its a preview I wasn’t allowed to take pictures and plastering them all over, but what I did see is a HUGE surprise from UGG… Sequins, excess fur, sneakers, trapper hats, studs… ok, I’ll stop you get the point, not the typical UGG collection. I’m impressed to say the least!!
Folks, put a fork in me I’m done!!