Thursday, October 20, 2016


I think most of us- women - loves everything that sparkles - including jewellery and.. diamonds...and although I had a chance to attend many interesting events hosted by worldwide known brands - I think the one I just attended this past Wednesday was definitely one of the most unique ones hosted by Brinkhaus Jewellers in Calgary who partnered with Forevermark and organized The Diamond Journey – an exclusive event to celebrate the Canadian debut of the Forevermark Exceptional Diamond Collection. 

My personal tools - learning about diamonds

Forevermark is the diamond brand from The De Beers Group of Companies with over 125 years of diamond expertise - these diamonds are carefully selected and come from sources committed to very high standards ( only less than one percent of the world’s diamonds are worthy of the Forevermark inscription – an assurance that each diamond is rare and beautiful).

What was really interesting was the fact that I could learn about the craftsmanship of the Forevermark brand as well as having an opportunity to sort of rough diamonds  (with specially prepared kit of tools:-) and of course – trying on jewellery   (my favourite - yellow 23 carats diamond)!

My special ThankYou to Brinkhaus Jewellers & Forevermark for having me being part of this one-of-a kind diamonds journey.  

My special ThankYou to Brinkhaus Jewellers & Forevermark Diamonds for invitation

What a pleasure to wear special 23 carats yellow diamond 
worth over 4.6 million CAD (in retail)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Fashion Calgary Portrait Campaign is featuring Calgary’s TOP 30 Ambassadors who are shaping the cultural scene of our city, our province and our country 
Fashion Calgary Portrait Campaign 2016, will celebrate this year’s campaign with a gala event on Friday, November 4th, 2016 at the Aloft Calgary University 2359 Banff Trail NW, Calgary, AB T2M 4L2
Fashion Calgary’s Portrait Campaign is an initiative spearheaded by Fashion Calgary’s Founders, Ania Basak and Rafal Wegiel, which features cultural leaders in our community. 
Funds raised at the gala will support Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta.
For more information please visit
Sparkling Reception Sponsored by LaMarca Prosecco.
Extraordinary Hor’s D Oeuvres by few of the Calgary’s TOP Chefs&Restaurants – Chef ROGELLIO HERRERA (Alloy), Chef DUNCAN LY (Foreign Concept), Chef Ravi Kumar (Aloft Calgary University) as well as delicious desserts&French patisserie by Chef Yann Blanchard (Yann Haute Patisserie).
Dress Code – ” Dress to Impress”
Get glammed up & book Your complimentary makeup application for the Gala at any of Your favourite Nordstrom’s beauty counters. For bookings, please email Camille Cunningham at
Book Your stay at Aloft Calgary University Hotel with Special Rate – 129$ +TAX for double occupancy including breakfast&free WIFI.
For individual reservation : call +1 (877) 462.5638 or 403.289.1973 ext.4419

Monday, October 3, 2016


Earlier this year I had a chance to connect with friend of mine-Judy Mikeska who was telling me about this amazing skincare line I should try , called Rodan+Fields.
Its been on the market for some time and I heard about the brand before - but never was a big fan of "those type" of skincare brands. However after seeing some results online - I thought I should give it a try.

After some waiting time for approval from Rodan+Fields head office&marketing team - Judy was able to get me the Reverse 60-day kit to try (I choose Reverse as my skin had lots of sun damage and brown spots-especially because of hormonal changes after having a baby).
Reverse Regimen exfoliates, visibly brightens, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and defends against sun exposure for a long-term solution to get a radiant complexion.

My Rodan+Fields Gift from Judy:-)

The Reverse Regimen features 4 full size products, including Deep Exfoliating Wash, Intensive Brightening Toner, Dual Active Brightening Complex and Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Sunscreen.
I was very happy with the first use of the line - products are easy to apply and left my skin feeling fresh and smooth.
And after using it for 60 days - I can visibly see the difference - especially with getting rid of the dullness of my skin and getting my glow back!
Now - I am ready to try some more products from Rodan+Fields - already thinking of trying Redefine Overnight Restorative Cream used together with Rodan+Fields AMP MD Roller (that roller micro exfoliates the dead skin providing 35k opportunities for product to access the skin).

My skin before start using Rodan+Fields Reverse line

My skin after 60 days of using the Rodan+Fields Reverse line (no makeup)

My skin after using Rodan+Fields Reverse line (with makeup-LOVE IT!)

If you would like to learn more about Rodan+Fields products or order them - please check my friend Judy's profile here:-)


Saturday, September 24, 2016


September is the month when after many fashion shows happening around the world as well as Canadian TIFF - there is also time for CIFF - Calgary International Film Festival.
It is a 12-day showcase of 200+ multi-genre feature and short films from Canada and over 40 other countries. The festival hosts gala events, screenings, special presentations, and a “Behind the Screen” series that emphasizes unique and exciting ways for filmmakers and fans to interact.

This year CIFF Opening Gala started with screening of "Maudie", with many guests in attendance, such as Director Aisling Walsh, Actress Kari Matchett and Producer Mary Young Leckie, as well as other special guests, including Robert Cuffley (CHOKESLAM), Shawn Potter  (HEARTLAND), and Mark Tewksbury (Olympic Gold Medalist).

Check out for more information about the festival and screenings!!

Many conversations were happening on the red carpet

On the red carpet with my beautiful friends (Kathy Lee (CTV Calgary), Angie Shilliday and Michaela Hutchison)

CIFF2016 Opening Gala Red Carpet -special ThankYou to Nordstrom Calgary beauty team (Vivian, Daniel and Rachelle & Camille).

Photography by Annmarie Gichaga