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20 Questions with Melanie Cruickshank (DaLish Cosmetics)

20 Questions with Melanie Cruickshank (DaLish Cosmetics)

There’s nothing better in life than having the smooth smooth skin of a teenage heiress (except maybe her bank account). Our girl Melanie at DaLish Cosmetics is the sweet woman behind the magic creams to restore your skin to its adolescent stage.

She’ll be at the One of A Kind show from November 29 to December 4 (Booth N-20). Stop by, say hi, and say PinkMafia sent you.

#HumpDayHandout: November 16th

#HumpDayHandout: November 16th

It’s that time again people… for a little mid-week pick-me-upper we like to call #HumpDayHandout!!

This week we decided to keep you peeps smelling super fresh with  “Mane Teeze by T&M” a line of “hair perfumes” from the dynamic duo Melanie Groom and Tara McIntyre (who we all know and love for the Blo Blow Dry Bar)

Can we say best idea ever… perfect for those morning you wake up hungover on your friend’s couch and your hair smells like you used it to mop up the bar floor!! The perfume comes in three killer scents: Black Widow, Social Butterfly and Haut Mess; and each leaves the hair fresh to death with a lil diva attitude on the side.  Not to mention they come in the perfect size so you can stuff anything you carry from gym bags to clutches!!

To win the Mane Teeze by T&M hair perfume set…. tweet us the answer (@pinkmafia4life) to this following to be entered in the draw:

“Name all 3 scents of the Mane Teeze hair perfume.”

***Dont forget to use the hashtag #HumpDayHandout***

Only Wanna Give it to You – Elle Varner ft. J. Cole

Only Wanna Give it to You – Elle Varner ft. J. Cole

Meet PinkMafia’s latest obsession – Elle Varner. This beautiful lady has the soulful voice of an angel, the hair of Angela Davis and crazy cool style.

If you haven’t heard “Only Wanna Give it to You” yet, now is the time. The beat is old school Alicia Keys, J. Cole is in it, there’s a sweet ESG/UFO sample and the video is a sweet 90s throwback; combine these things with Varners vocals and the result is show stopping.

According to a Queer Grrrl:Cover Me Canada Ali Milner Interviewed and FINALE!!!

According to a Queer Grrrl:Cover Me Canada Ali Milner Interviewed and FINALE!!!

Cover Me Canada season one, has been put to bed. Eight Bands, one winner. The last two episodes pushed the bands hard to prove they were worth the grand prize. The winner will receive a $100,000 cash prize, a recording contract for their first original single to be released by Universal Music Canada, as well as featured airplay of their single on CBC Radio 2.”

The episode on Nov 6th, Ali Milner gave Whos Army and the Melanie Morgan Band some serious competition. A new twist was added to this episode. The Bands, not only did they have to do their own solo, they also had to do a “Battle of the Bands” Each band was to interpret whatever song was given to them in their own genre.

TV Carnage Makes Music Video from TV Clips for Secret Music

TV Carnage Makes Music Video from TV Clips for Secret Music

Secret Music’s video for “T.O.Y.S.” is made by one of our favourite Canadian exports and Anna Von’s ex-husband, TV Carnage aka Derrick Beckles.

The video is comprised of Jerry Spring and Full House clips from TV gone by.

It’s dope, we’re proud. Perfect distraction on a shit rainy day.

T.Mills is HARRRD

When it comes to T. Mills aka Millian, I’m a little Natalie Imbruglia. Sometimes I think he’s a sincere, down to earth dude, which is cute, and respectful but really, his ego is probably HUUUUGE, and that’s makes him an even bigger babe.

How old is this kid? 16? 20? 25? Honestly who cares. Girls have been throwing themselves at him since he got his first tattoo, and they haven’t stopped.

The single “Fuck em (with my Vans on)” basically confirms my suspicions about his ego; Hmm a skater boi into hip hop rapping about how he needs a girl:

“to roll my weed up

one to come my shows

the same one to roll my trees up

and also iron my clothes”

When he walks by you can smell the arrogance. This might sound as though I’m hating on this baby boy, but no, I’m so infatuated with his “I don’t give a fuck attitude” it makes me reminisce about getting blackout , going to strip clubs, doing drugs, and just being BADDDDDD.

So I guess, when I say I’m Imbruglia about T. Mills, what I’m really saying is I’m not. If Millian was was soft, coming out with tracks like “Take off my Vans, and let’s make love” I wouldn’t have the same level of respect for him…actually who knows, that does sound like a super cute anthem track.

Millian, keep going hard.

THE BLONDE PONCHO: Sexy Mustaches of Movember

THE BLONDE PONCHO: Sexy Mustaches of Movember

If you’ve spent any time with me during the month of November you know how I feel about mustaches. I LOVE THEM.

Welcome back MOVEMBER. I mean honestly, is there anything sexier than a big ol’ mustache in the middle of a sexy face, or an ugly face or a pornstar’s face? A mustache is the ultimate accessory for guys. If mustaches could talk they’d say “Hey I’m what separates the men from the boys.”

So if you can’t handle watching me melt every time a big yummy mustache walks by then perhaps stay away from me during November because the male population turns into a millie mustaches walking around for my enjoyment.

Now the only kind of mustache I like is a clean one. And by clean I don’t meal style wise and I don’t mean without crumbs in it. A clean mustache means just the ‘stache. I don’t need a beard, or a soul patch or any other fur. When you have something as beautiful as mustache make it the focal point. Wear it big and wear it proud.

Lets take a look at some of the sexiest mustaches of all time. (according to me)

Federal Politics and the Fem

Federal Politics and the Fem

This week, Bob Rae unveiled the Federal Liberals roadmap to winning back power : pol-liberals-white-paper.html. I just want to wish anybody power EXCEPT for Stephen Harper and his woman-hating tories.

This week’s video is a depiction of Canadian federal politics if the major political parties were run by female super-heroines, “Wonder Tory”, “Lady Liberal”, and the “New Democratic Princess”!

Interview with Beth Maher-Inventor of: the Kreayshawn Game

Interview with Beth Maher-Inventor of: the Kreayshawn Game

Pixel pixel, 8 Bit kitties, chiptune music, physics…

Be still my nerdly, gangster heart – This. Fokking. Exists.

You may recall that we’ve got a major love-on for Oakland’s baddest little bitch around these parts. Kreayshawn’s music, Kreayshawn’s steez, Kreayshawn’s endless flow of hilarious Tweets

Some of us (… maybe just me?) are into Kreayshawn on a “I DRESS UP LIKE YOU SOMETIMES!” level – and video games too (Step back, Lana Del Ray, I’m talking about my Xbox).

EyeSore Movie Pics for November 19

EyeSore Movie Pics for November 19

GETEVEN (aka Road to Revenge)

So, you’ve probably heard of The Room (if not, then check your pulse), self proclaimed “auteur” Tommy Wiseau’s magnum opus that plays like an SCTV riff on daytime soaps. Well, he’s not the only humorously untalented hack to write, direct and star in his own self-aggrandizing piece of crap.

Enter John De Hart: writer, director, producer… and he wrote and performed all the music and songs!!

Plot… yes, there is a plot… something about corrupt judges and a clan of Satan worshiping kidnappers… or something like that… but that’s neither hear nor there. What is important is that Mr. De Hart somehow managed to wrangle (or coerce) Wings Hauser (venerable 80′s B-grade action stalwart – VICE SQUAD, STREET ASYLUM) and William Smith (this guys been in everything!!!) into “acting” in his film!! Apparently, in this instance, “acting means drinking heavily and then rolling the camera.

But it’s the songs that make this such a memorably bad film. Highlights include the “shimmy-shake”, De Hart’s take on the “Achy-breaky” line dance hit from years ago, and the Endless Love inspired ballad, that accompanies the intimate scenes, that De Hart performs as a duet with his equally tonally challenged female co-star. There is nothing ironic about the enjoyment to be gleaned from such “diamonds in the rough”, bad films are as equally important do the enjoyment of the medium as the “good” ones.

- Daniel Hanna


Now this is a shitty movie; and not in the sense of so shitty it’s good, but more like it’s so shitty it’s completely shit. Ok, I may be overstating things but the truth is that, even though Plague Town has a couple of OK moments, at the end the feel of having watched a incredibly mediocre film is unwatchable.

So about the story, well… i can imagine there was a lot of that in the mind of the creators but as far as the plot is concerned there is some kind of plague, maybe related to the devil, that fucks up little children and then become ugly evil playful things, keen on beating helpless women, too dumb to get up and run, with plastic wheels and branches. Something apparently goes bad and now they are trying to fix the “disease” using healthy foreigners. I think. One of the main problems of Plague Town is that it pretends to have some sort of mystery but this is never clearly layout and even less competently resolved.

So what about fun? Well, we have some gory moments here and there and an admittedly pretty creepy scene with the woman on the cover of the DVD case, but besides the amusement of ridiculously retarded kills and the lamest dysfunctional family ever, the pleasures of this horror film championed by Fangoria are almost non-existent. Meaning that is not even amusing to make fun of it while watching. Don’t be fooled by the pretty cool trailer (Which i saw 4 years ago and still was in my mind. Yes I’m a trailer whore.) this one is just bad.

- Daniel Montiel


There are bad movies, there are shitty movies and then there is Sharks In Venice, a movie so amazingly awful that it transcends all classification! A movie so schizophrenic that you are never sure exactly what kind of movie you are watching at any given moment! …and, in true B-Movie tradition, the box art is so completely misleading that you want to feel disappointed… but the movie is so full of outrageous cliche, that you can’t help but feel like you just discovered a winning lottery ticket in the trash!!!

You sit yourself down to see a giant shark gobbling gondolas and instead you are transported to ultra low budget b-movie hell! When a movie stars Stephen Baldwin, you know that you are in for it!!! …but, instead, you get far more than you ever bargained for!!

Here, in point form, are some of the treats that await you:

scuba diving
action scientists
sunken treasure
evil mafia don
dead father/avenging son
smug police
more sharks
templar knights

Blonde Launch with Coeur de Pirate

Blonde Launch with Coeur de Pirate

If you’re not in love with Beatrice Martin within 5 seconds of her opening her mouth I don’t know what’s wrong with you.  Seriously, read these 20 Qs, and love her forever. Martin is releasing her second album, Blonde,  under band/stage  the name Coeur de Pirate. The event planner had gone all out, with a room full of kids there were fake tattoos being drawn “live”.


Then, possibly the most adorable person to sport two full sleeves and a cornucopia of other tats, girl took the stage looking like Brigitte Bardot if she joined the Hell’s Angels. The launch took place at the Rialto theatre in Mile-End, Montreal. Couer de Pirates vocals and sound fit perfectly with the theatre that could have easily (and possibly did) host a burlesque show.

Performing her new single Martin was joined by Sam Roberts four songs into her set. I know right? She looked as shocked as everyone else. Roberts stayed on for once short duet. My attentions were stolen by the sax player. He was dressed for an SNL sketch about hipster saxophone players (is this a thing? It should be). But he was super rad. And a fox.  Martin was joined again with for “Pour un infidèle” by original vocalist Jimmy Hunt. I don’t know if his mustache is in the spirit of the season but he had a whole James Taylor/Vampire Weekend thing going on.






Coeur de Pirate will be perforimg at the Mod Club November 11th.

Photographs by Renee Tousignant

GirlFight 2.0 – Friday December 9th, 2011

GirlFight 2.0 – Friday December 9th, 2011

All Female KI Thai Boxing. 6 Bouts of Awesome.

PinkMafia, Hook Up Muay Thai and Robin Black are back with another round of this girl-on-girl smackdown.

Not only is it bound to be a tense scene, but all the proceeds go to Nellie’s Women’s Shelter, which means you’re supporting an amazing cause.

Tickets are $20 in advance, and a few extras will be available at the door.

CLICK HERE to get tickets online.


Taking place at The Great Hall (1087 Queen St. West), there will also be a raffle with some sweet prizes (i.e. Puma swag, a Heineken Beertender, and two 1-year memberships to 99 Sudbury) and music by Steve Rock + Fawn B.C.

To get yourself some tickets in hand before hit up The Great Hall, PinkMafia, Nellie’s, EyeSore Cinema, 99 Sudbury, or Participating Clubs.

There’s very few tables, so if you want one, you should email: ASAP.

For more info, call: 416.929.3890.

CLICK HERE for the facebook get all the info and hit “attending”, or else…


20 Questions with Ben Caplan

20 Questions with Ben Caplan

Ben Caplan. Rugged, raspy, and roaring with charisma. Good music and good hair. With a dedicated fan base and a strong, soulful sound, this man are reaching next level status.

Catch Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers + the official release of ‘In The Time of the Great Remembering’ on Wednesday November 16th at Supermarket with support from Gabrielle Papillon and Revelstoke. Not to be missed.

1. What is your dream of happiness? 

Being able to play music and make art and travel as much as I want without worrying about financial security. Also, a Sunday afternoon with no responsibilities and someone I care about to spend it with is pretty perfect.

2. Blonde or Brunette? 


3. What is the quality you like most in a person? 

The ability to open to the wind and be carried by it.

4. What do you fear most? 

Being eaten by army ants.

5. 808s or 909s? 

The one after 909.

6. What’s your biggest regret? 

Forgetting to go pee before I got in the car

7. What’s your fav bar or club in the world? 
Rotown in Rotterdam

8. What’s the one thing you can’t live without?

Music. Duh.

9. What are the 3 musicians dead or alive you’d like to see perform? 

Beethoven, Tom Waits, Sharon Van Etten

10. What is your favorite decade in music? 


11. If you had to choose, would you rather go blind or deaf and why? 

Blind. You don’t need to see to play music.

12. How old is too old?

I’ve never been past 45

13. Where do you see yourself in 15 years? 

On a bicycle.

14. Who’s your hero? 

Anyone who lives simply and humbly without using more resources than are strictly necessary.

15. What’s your favourite colour?


16. What song could you live without ever hearing again? 


17. Metallica or Madonna? 

Probably Madonna

18. What’s your most hated vice? 

Smoking. But I love it!

19. Who is the most tragic figure in history? 

Louis Riel

20. What are the top three live shows you’ve seen in your life?

Bruce Peninsula, Fucked Up, C.W. Stoneking



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