Friday, October 28, 2011


The Very Best of Versace for H&M

The collection everyone is talking about has finally arrived. Be the first to view all the items from The Very Best of Versace for H&M collection.

Remember the date!! On November 19th you will be able to buy
these exclusive items!!!


Please join ChiChi Couture for "Prosecco and Fine Pastries"

as they are launching their

Fall and Winter 2011 Collection

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
6.30 - 9.30p.m

This season they are pleased to announce their new Exclusives!
"Lancaster Paris" Designer Leather Handbags - Paris, France
Of course there are still all the other "usual fashion suspects" including: Fantasy Shoe Collection - New York,
Felicity Sweaters - Los Angeles, Chaarm Furs - New York, Jonevon Furs - New York (Jon has once again been approached by Michael Kors and Oscar de la Renta to produce their collections for 2011/2012
Analili the hottest design house in Los Angeles this season! Dolce Cabo and Vizzini Leather and Crystal Handbags..............
and so much more!
New merchandise arriving weekly! Me Mois has the best leggings for Fall - check out the "Studded Crystal" and high waist compression tights with butt lift! So comfortable and flattering you'll want more than one pair!
Oh and the best part! For one night only! Draw for your discount and receive from 15 - 30% OFF your purchase!

RSVP on or before October 29th by calling - (403)278-4455

Monday, October 24, 2011


It's this time of the year when we all are waiting for-another year with Art Gallery of Calgary and their one of the biggest event - ARTwear 2011 Fashion Show!!!

The same like last year - there will be VIP Reception at the Gallery on Stephen Ave followed by actual fashion show featuring local boutiques, silent auction and many more attractions. But what's most exciting is the fact that this year - the Art Gallery of Calgary is proud to have ZENOBIA as their feature designer!!!

Don't forget to get your tickets!!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011


Last Thursday, Kim Stern - the owner of boutique Apt22 - together with her team were celebrating their 1st Anniversary.

For those, who didn't have chance to get introduced to this fashionable spot , Apt22 is a trendy clothing boutique as well as high end consignment, Womens fashions, accessories, lingerie and lifestyle operating in the heart of downtown Calgary, close to Hotel Arts.

The anniversary party was a great evening filled with amazing fashion, wonderful people,
music and food!
Congratulations to Kim for putting her heart not only into this event but also
for giving herself to those who need stylist's advice.
Special "Thank You" words to Gary Evans (FullFrameFotography) &
Zev Vitaly Abosh (Photoart4u) for allowing me using their photos!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Celebrate Christmas 2011

Mix it up. And take a flight of fancy.

Because we are making gift-giving no work

and all play.

For her.For him. For creating a scene.

There’s authentic, adventurous scents, deeply desired by fragrance rebels and perfume connoisseurs.

Seasonal candles, such as the new Roasted

Chestnut, for deliciousness on demand.

And cool collections crammed with crèmes and colognes –

to be worn solo, or lushly layered for truly individual effects.

Whatever you choose arrives in that box. And this year, we’re adding chroma-fabulous crimson touches. Ribbon. Tissue. All splashed with scarlet for a lively, loosen-up mood. There’s even a new Christmas Cracker with a trio of scented treasures inside. Wrapped with finesse. To be unwrapped with fun.

Bring something bright to the party.

Christmas Collections

Available at Holt Renfrew

The set above contains:
Orange Blossom Body Crème, Grapefruit Body & Hand Wash, English Pear & Freesia Cologne, Nutmeg & Ginger Bath Oil, Pomegranate Noir Travel Candle

Monday, October 17, 2011


2011 Worldwide WOW! Photo Exposition

Gerry Thomas Gallery

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

#100, 602 - 11th Ave SW

Calgary, AB

Around the world in an evening – without the jetlag !!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


You love supporting local, so does Live Cosmo Calgary!!!
That's why Live Cosmo has teamed up with the Calgary Woman's Show to bring awareness to this great local event (in its 29th year) and their charity of choice, Sonshine Centre. "The Live Cosmo For A Year" Contest is Live Cosmo's best contest to-date! Here's your chance to be viewed by local celebrities (Stampeders quarterback, Henry Burris; speed skating Olympic gold medalist, Denny Morrison, and CTV Anchor, Camilla Di Giuseppe; more announced soon), meet the Young & the Restless soap star, Jeff Branson, and win a fantastic series of prizes that will last a couple lucky winners over a year!

How do you Live Cosmo for a year? You need to be on top of your style, health and beauty.
As usual Live Cosmo has put together a series of exceptional prize packages valued at almost $20,000 in total from quality sponsors to help you #LiveCosmoForAYear!
A few lucky Calgarians will receive prize packages consisting of: beauty products, designer outfits, styling sessions, photography packages, fashion accessories, massages, fitness training, salon visits, food, and more!
You can take our word for it, or read below to see how these great vendors will take care of your Style, Health, and Beauty into the new year!

To enter this contest visit Live Cosmo's Facebook Page click the tab #LiveCosmoForAYear.
Do it before October 18 11:59PM when the contest ends.

3 Steps to enter.
Step 1. Go to your favourite Calgary location (home, backyard, Fish Creek Park, Peter's Drive-In, etc.)
Step 2. Take a photo and make sure the Calgary Woman's Show logo is present (photoshop or holding it).
Step 3. Celebrity Judges will select their favs and then the voting is open to the public, so tell your friends! Points given for creative, snazzy, fun photos!

ALL entrants to this prize receive a swag bag worth $200, JUST for entering. :) That is theLive Cosmo way to enter a contest!

This prize is a doozie. Worth over $7,500, the #LiveCosmoForAYear Grand Prize will have enough products and services to last you for a year. Live Cosmo is super excited to present this prize to one lucky Calgarian! Three categories in this grand prize: style, health and beauty packages.

This prize is a fantastic runner-up prize worth $5,000 for one lucky Calgarian. #LiveCosmoForAYear in style with high-end vendors providing style, health, and beauty packages.

You’re still a winner with this great prize that has $2,500 worth of goods and services. This prize consists of style, health, and beauty packages and one lucky winner gets all three!

For more information visit Live Cosmo FB Page:


Monday, October 10, 2011


All fashionistas are waiting for Fall!!! Why?? Because this is the time of the year when fashion shows take place all over the world.
This year, for the second time New Jersey had its own fashion week, but this time run as Fashion & Beauty Week, which was held on October 3-4th, 2011 in West Orange, at the magnificent Pleasantdale Chateau ( - the most exclusive venue for social events in the Garden State.

"...Where fashion and beauty collide on the runway..."- that was the idea Jack Panico - FBWeek Founder - had in mind and aimed to bring it into life. The event included not only runway shows featuring top seasoned and emerging designers, but also all guests had a chance to enjoy full cocktail dinner, wine tasting, beauty bar, silent auction and lots of entertainment!!
As a truly and important event for the state of New Jersey this year's event benefit reputable and result-driven cure-focused organization - the Diabetes Research Institute. The aim was to raise money and awareness for such a serious disease, while showcasing New Jersey as it really is - a beautiful state with high-fashion people, places, and style...

Emerging and established designers not only from New Jersey, but also from New York as well as from Europe (Poland) showed their 2012 collections both days. First night, beautiful models were presenting clothes of 7 designers - Dolce Vita (, Devon Thomas (, Ari (, Bound & Tide, Teresa Rosati (, Theia ( and Monique Lhuillier (
Tuesday was the day filled with great designs as well presented by such fashion designers as: Bound & Tide, Jay Godfrey (, Jensen Martin/William Rast, Esposito, Adrian Alicea (, Sandra Baquero (, Marisa Kenson ( and Pamela Dennis (
We have to admit that both nights models looked just stunning thanks to great work of talented hair stylists and makeup artists from Panico Salon&Spa, Avanti, Nars and many more!!

Some of the celebrities that showed up were - ladies from the Real Housewives of New Jersey, Anna Demidova (Dancing with the Stars), actor Joe Piscopo, Catherine Zalewski (Mrs. New Jersey 2011), singer DMC and many more.

As the Official Fashion&Beauty Week Correspondent for Canada&Europe I would like to thank Jack Panico and his beautiful wife - Maria for allowing me, ABStyle and Fashion Calgary be a part of such an amazing event. We are proud to be one of the media sponsors for the event and we are truly looking forward to the next years of wonderful collaboration.
Special "Thank you" words to Susan Yuzwak for designing my beautiful evening gown & vintage suit; Holly Allen Designs & Holly Allen Jewelry ( for allowing me wearing her black, sexy dress and outstanding jewelry; Panico stylist & makeup artists - for doing such a great job with my hair and makeup!!

Great team of NARS makeup artists

Fashion Calgary - one of the Media Sponsors

Interview with Jack Panico - Fashion&Beauty Week Founder

With beautiful F&B Week Host - Joumana Kidd

One of the funniest interview I've ever done - with great actor and true gentleman - Joe Piscopo

The Real Housewives of New Jersey

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Over a month ago Live Cosmo YYC together with ABStyle, Edges Salon&Spa and Mealan Boutique came with an idea for best "worst-dressed" image. After reviewing all the submitted photos winners had been selected!!!

Dorinda Ainscough came in 1st place for having the ugliest fashion day photo. Dorinda's prize was a $1,150 value, which included:

1. Edges Hair Salon: Cut/Colour, manicure, and makeup (Value $250)
2. ABStyle - 2 hours with Image Consultant, Ania Basak - including 1 hour consultation & 1 hour of styling session (choice of wardrobe checkout / personal shopping assistance) & Professional Makeup Application (Value $400)
3. Mealan Fashion - outfit from Mealan (up to $500 Value).

I really enjoyed the time I spent at Edges Salon & Spa, I started off with a beautiful manicure from Nargis and followed that up with a great colour & cut from Benji.

I was then lucky enough to have my makeup done by Ania of ABStyle, it was really nice to see different

colours & products used on me and have a professional give me information & tips. I am looking forward to my shopping trip with Ania in October and my trip to

Mealan Fashions!

What a great prize package to win, I am a VERY lucky lady!!!

Thank you to Mike & everyone at Live Cosmo Calgary, Edges Salon & Spa (Downtown) and Ania of ABStyle, it was a wonderful & relaxing day of pampering.

- Dorinda Ainscough -

Rachel Haggerty came in 2nd place as having the ugliest fashion day photo. Rachel's prize was a $400 value, which included:

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).

Our 2nd Winner - best-worst dressed - Rachel Haggerty

I had my consultations with Ania from ABStyle, and had such a great time! She is super nice, and easy to talk to. I have learned a few dressing tips that will be valuable in my life. She made sure when we went shopping that I pushed some of my boundaries and made me try on garments that I wouldn't have considered previously (hey, that's what this is about right?) and would like to thank her and LiveCosmo for selecting me as "Second Worst Dressed!"
- Rachel Haggerty -


It was fabulous evening downtown Calgary, where Edges Salon&Spa celebrated their Grand-Opening at their second location. All invited guests had a chance to enjoy evening filled with glamour&beauty. Team from Edges presented new hair collection for Fall 2011 combined with amazing fashion show featuring clothes from ChiChi couture and jewelry made by Holly Allen Designs. But what is most important - guests were asked for donation at the door so the proceeds could support ONEXONE and Butterfly Project which help both children and women from the Calgary Women's Shelter. Live DJ, refreshments, door prizes and exclusive promotion- those are only few highlight of the evening - but what is most important-everyone seemed to have wonderful time!!
I am personally honored having a chance to collaborate with Edges team and ABStyle is proud to be one of the sponsors for the gala.

Edges Salon&Spa owners - Lina&Mike Chammoury

Beautiful models showing new hair collection for Fall 2011

Me & my wonderful friend&designer of my beautiful gown - Susan Yuzwak