Yesterday, on September 20th 2012 CIFF launched its 2012 Festival with a Red Carpet Opening Night Gala held at Calgary's Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, hosted by Alberta Culture Minister - Heather Klimchuk. As every year-the festival will continue over an 11-day period where over 150 multi-genre films will be screened thanks to new partnership with Telefim Canada, the Canada Media Fund (CMF), Alberta Film and Enbridge.
"We’re delighted to share this major Canadian film event with the Calgary audience, celebrating together with a who’s who from Alberta’s political and business communities, film sector, and of course this great Canadian filmmaker.”, said Stephen Schroeder, Executive Director of the Calgary International Film Festival.
"Midnight’s Children", the film directed by Canada’s Deepa Mehta that explores the legacy of India’s independence, was the opening night film of the Calgary International Film Festival 2012. Based on the Booker Prize winning novel by Salman Rushdie, Midnight’s Children follows the lives of two children who are born on the eve of India’s independence from Britain.
Alberta Culture Minister - Heather Klimchuk
Interviewing Mayor of Calgary - Naheed Nenshi
I absolutely loved what Mayor of Calgary - Naheed Nenshi said - “CIFF presents our very best in film beside amazing work from around Canada and the world, and it will be a thrill to have Ms. Mehta join us this year" - showing also the support for the collaboration between the private and public sectors which promote culture and connect us to new opportunities and the rest of the world!
Producer of "Midnight's Children"
Great interview & interesting chat about film, fashion...and Calgary
with actor, Jason Priestley
Photography by Rafal Wegiel - http://www.rafalwegiel.com/
Fashion & Jewelry for Ania - ChiChi Couture & Holly Allen Jewelry
It was this time of the year again when 2012 Deauville Film Festival was held and with that being said-lots of special guests and celebrities appearance. One of them was stunning as always - Salma Hayek, who looked absolutely beautiful in a makeup look by Lloyd Simmonds - Creative Director for Yves Saint Laurent Beauty. He created two different looks - perfect for day-time as well as evening festival arrangements.
Photography by Olivier Borde
With luminous complexion highlighting her naturally tanned skin, blushed cheeks to sculpt her features,lightly made-up eyes and nude lips, Salma looked stunning while striding alone at the famous boardwalk to attend the press conference for her latest film - "Savages".
Photography by Olivier Borde
During the evening - at the Deauville Film Festival Award Ceremony, actress switched for a more glamorous makeup look - smokey eyes and bright lips!!
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But for those, who didn't have a chance to hear about it before - it is one of the most prestigious beauty brand in the world.
La Prairie is dedicated to keeping skin as young looking as possible, as long as possible, and the team at La Prairie works tirelessly to continuously introduce high-performance products that react, delay and intercept the aging of the skin.
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If I have a chance to test this product - I will make sure I would update you with all the details and my personal opinion about it!!!
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I am SUPER EXCITED to announce that the amazing team - Benji Guevarra Aseo (Edges Salon&Spa), our model - Ashley Quan, amazing photographer - Rafal Wegiel and myself (Makeup and Wardrobe Styling) won in province of Alberta Redken Cover Competition 2012...now Benji Guevarra Aseo & Ashley Quan competing on national level!!! We wish you guys all the BEST!!!