Tuesday, August 16, 2011


You don't want to miss this event - Jackie Hickson from Zenobia is hosting a fabulous event - Luxury Coat Event - its special introductory selection of their "designed and made in Canada" luxury outewear to drape fashion-forward Calgarians in the "yummiest coats" and at the same time - make corporate presence meaningful by donating $ from every purchase to Calgarys' Tom Baker Cancer Clinic!!!What a great cause!!! Please come and support!!!!

Monday, August 15, 2011


You don't want to miss this great contest!!!Live Cosmo Calgary produces an exciting contest rewarding you for keeping those ugly fashion photos of yourself!!
We've all had them - bad fashion days - and in honour of those days caught on camera when something's just "off", this contest will turn your look back "on"!!!
Submit a photo (recent, old, staged, candid) of you in a bad (or your worst)outfit on Live Cosmo contest page named "Live Your Cosmo Style" located at www.facebook.com/livecosmocalgary and cross your fingers as the prizes are amazing!!!

Grand Prize - $1150 value -
1. Edges Hair Salon: Cut/Colour, manicure, and makeup (value $250)
2. ABStyle - 2 hours with Image Consultant, Ania Basak - including 1 hour consultation (choice of wardrobe checkout/personal shopping assistance) & professional makeup application
(value $400)
3. Mealan Fashion - outfit from Mealan (up to $500 value)

Second Prize - $400 value -
1. Edges Hair Salon: Gift Card (value $100)
2. ABStyle - 2 hours with Image Consultant, Ania Basak - including 1 hour of consultation & 1 hour of styling session (choice of wardrobe checkout/personal shopping assistance)
(value $300)

Third Prize - $200 value -
1. Edges Hair Salon: Gift Card (value $50)
2. ABStyle - Professional Makeup Lesson (value $150)

For more information, please call or email media centre:

Friday, August 12, 2011

High Fashion & Local Designers to meet at PARKLUXE!!!

Calgary, AB – The producers of PARKSHOW are bringing to Calgary a new fund-raising initiative featuring local designers who share a common, high-end target market.

PARKLUXE is aimed at connecting discerning Calgary fashion lovers with sophisticated local designers who are making an impact outside of our city limits and throughout Canada and North America.

PARKLUXE will feature fully-producing designers Caitlin Power, Bridget Bergman, Anne B. Accessories and Lara Presber.

Kara Chomistek, President of PARK, on why they are producing a higher-end show, “As we expand our mandate, what remains consistent is the value the comes from an investment of what we do. We are at this point in time ready to take local fashion to the next level and we want designers to know that there are avenues to get them there.”

Power who has been showing her full collections since 2009 and participated in The Toronto Fashion Incubators “New Labels Competition”, explains the need for PARKLUXE, “Our city is a rich city, but not in art, in oil. We need these corporate women/men to be exposed to what is out there. We need them to see there are special clothes out there that cannot be found in a mall. We also need the boutiques to support local designers.” in 2008, Power won an emerging designers award at Edmonton Fashion Week. She was also named in 2010 by local publications as one of 10 Calgary designers to watch for.

Presber who chose her hometown Calgary’s Fashion Central for her destination flagship store said, “PARKLUXE is important for Calgary as it will begin the process of laying the foundation for a fashion presence in our city that reaches an audience that might not otherwise attend a fashion event.”

All profits from PARK events goes towards future events supporting local designers and artists in the community. PARK, as an organization, has provided hundreds of artistes mediums to showcase their works to the public and media over the last four years.

PARKLUXE Is supported by many local and Canadian organizations including Gravity Pope, Ki Modern Japanese + Bar, Sophia Models International, Smashbox Cosmetics, Bullfrog Power, Willow Park Wines & Spirits, Hedkandi Salon, Victoria Park BRZ, PK Sound, and Night Panda Productions.

Valerie Lim, PARK’s Marketing Director said, “Sponsorship of this event helps to bring local designers to a greater stage, and we cannot do this without the community’s involvement”.

PARKLUXE will be held at the Jamieson Place Winter Garden, 308 – 4th Avenue SW on Friday August 26, 2011. Doors open at 6PM with an opening reception. There are two parts to the fashion show, starting at 7.30PM ad 8.15PM respectively. The closing reception will be held at the Ki Modern Japanese Bar at Jamieson Place at 9PM, 308 – 4th Avenue SW. General admission tickets are $25 each, and VIP seating is being sold for $35. Members of the public can order their tickets via www.ourparkonline.com. PARKLUXE is an 18+ event, and guests are recommended to arrive slightly earlier as doors will close when the show starts.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


My dear Friends and Followers!I had a chance to attend Live Cosmo YYC VIP Fashion/Art/Style Bloggers Hello as a introductory meet&greet event!!!

For those who haven't heard about the company in the past 4 months, Live Cosmo supports local merchants and small businesses by using a new business model - Daily Contests/Giveaways promoting (free of charge) local 'Cosmo' products/designers/stylist​s/artists/etc. services to Calgarians. The concept works as in a short time, we've grown from zero to thousands of followers using this concept. They’ve been listening to what Calgarians want since March 2011 and given away almost $75,000 worth of goods (from March through July) on behalf of hundreds of local merchants/events/partnerships, and had hundreds of local winners who get to experience these awesome giveaways.

The company’s vision is simple - Live Cosmo is in the business of promoting local, local, local. They do this by using online social media and local interaction/involvement as primary methods of reaching their target audienceto promote local brands,designers, products, events, concerts, etc. If you’re reading this on Facebook or Twitter and care about supporting local community, you’re their target audience.

Stay tuned for more fun contests, daily deals and awesome giveaways by following Live Cosmo via Twitter, Facebook or just sign up on their website (www.livecosmo.com)

Saturday, August 6, 2011


I would like to say "Thank You"to all my Friends who came last night to
Sociale Bar &Grille (http://www.socialecalgary.com/) to celebrate my birthday:-)
Special Thank You to my husband & the owner of Sociale - Elizabeth Panonko for making this evening so special; Holly Allen (from Holly Allen Designs / ChiChi Couture) for beautiful set of jewelry and of course - my Friend and amazing photographer Tara Whittaker (www.tarawhittaker.com) for capturing "the moments"!!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011


After extensive research, Westside Laser & Light is very proud to be the very first clinic in Canada to offer the MedContour body contouring device. With this new technology no one needs to go under the knife again to remain slim.

Working out hard, and getting ourselves into the best shape of our lives is everyone's goal at some point in time. However, time doesn't always permit it. At Westside Laser and Light Clinic they believe that you should have the choice to achieve your personal best through the most effective treatments that offer beautiful, consistent, and natural looking results.

So if the gym isn't the place you prefer to be, but you want to achieve beautiful, natural, non invasive results, than look no further than this prize giveaway. Choose ONE problem body part to receive a Body Contouring Session with Westside Laser and Light.

Sign up / Register to WIN at Live Cosmo



Lancome introduces the first doll lash mascara for a beautiful, wide-eyed look. Get volumized, extended and lifted lashes for your most glamorous lash look yet!!!
Create long, luscious doll lashes that are bold, curved and clump-free with an ultra-glossy, nylon finish. All of this thanks to the new cone-shaped brush, which provides an extremely smooth and clean application and precisely defines even hard-to-reach corners and lower lashes!! Definitely give it a try!!!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


ABStyle together with RWPhoto is very proud that our work is again on the cover of both European magazines "Slub Marzen", "Moda Marzen"...