Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Friday, December 20, 2013
Although Christmas is almost here - some of us are still in craziness of trying to find a perfect Gift for our loved ones. Approaching the last weekend before Holiday break - I thought I would share with all of you some ideas for a gift that is going to be a special one (for sure:-)
Because personally I love blink(and not only-watches as well:-) - I thought that this time instead of focusing on fashion or makeup - I might be able to help you finding a piece(or pieces)that would put a smile on your loved one's face:-)
I love the pendants below made by Gregg Ruth. Both of them are perfect reflection on US Jewellery designer's concept - focusing on fancy colour diamonds&important coloured stones.
If you are looking for something more classy, yet very elegant and unique - I am sure you are going to love both the yellow gold ring and bracelet (with diamonds) by Italian designer brand called Chimento Jewelry (http://www.chimento.it/en)
Jewellery is not an easy gift - as you have to know his/her style&preferences. These days, watches became more and more popular when it comes to a gift. I thought I would share few models that are quite classy but still very elegant and fashion-forward. I absolutely like Longines watches for him and her(more traditional approach) but because I love Chopard - I couldn't resist and posted very feminine watch - Happy Sport Medium Automatic - stunningly crafted from 18-carat rose gold with a diamond-set bezel. The silver-toned dial accentuates the Roman numerals (so "trendy"this season) and finely crafted details.
All of the pieces presented above you will find at Calgary Jewellery - most known jewellery store in Calgary that is continuing its mission since the very beginning of helping its customers celebrating the special moments in their lifetime by offering world class style, selection and services.
For more information, you can their website:
With Premier - Alison Redford
With Minister of Culture - Heather Klimchuk
With Associate Minister of Family&Community Safety - Sandra Jansen
Thursday, December 19, 2013
British actress Sienna Miller stars in a new advertising campaign, celebrating the launch of the Ford Mustang being sold in Europe for the first time ever - photographed by Rankin. I love combination of red&black - do you?
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Photography: Rafal Wegiel/http://www.rafalwegiel.com/
Hair: Jami Symons/http://jamisymonssalon.com/
Makeup: Ania Basak
Models: Everline Aboka/ Ashley Quan/ Caitlin Wyntjes
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Every season I am excited to see what's new in the beauty world!
Although 2014 Spring Collection is not available to the public - I was lucky enough to receive the preview of Guerlain 2014 Spring Makeup Collection - and oh..its breathtaking...
Because we are in the Holiday season now - thought I would share with you my opinion about the newest product that is going to be available at Guerlain beauty counters across Canada this upcoming season - Abeille Royale Dark Spot Corrector Pore Minimizer ( Abeille Royale Serum Correcteur Taches Reducteur Pores).
For those of you who are addicted to Guerlain products - I don't have to explain the power of bee products that are representing Abeille Royale line. As we all know, bees reproduce life on earth.
Nature's great alchemists, bees produce some of the world's most effective natural healing substances.
Guerlain Research has extracted the power of bee products to create a unique composition with exceptional power - Pure Royal Concentrate, that helps minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and promote firmness.
It's newest addition - Dark Spot Corrector Pore Minimizer helps effectively reduce the appearance of dark spots while refining the skin's texture.
I absolutely love this product - not only for his action but also fir its texture, as having a combination skin I was always concerned about using serum worrying that it would be too heavy - not this one!!!
You should definitely give it a try!!!
Friday, December 13, 2013
Last Wednesday I had a pleasure to be a Guest Speaker at Business Professional Women organization in Calgary during their monthly dinner.
It was beautiful evening with so many amazing women and it was truly an honour to share my journey&experience with everyone that evening.
If you would like to learn more about the organization & membership opportunities, please visit their website at http://bpwcalgary.com/
Before I head to beautifully decorated Venu1008 (http://venu1008.ca/), I had some time to unwind&relax thanks to Aveda Institute in Calgary who did my hair for the evening.I would like to thank Stefanie for amazing hairstyle as well as Lana Rogers from Anstice Communications for setting the appointment for me:-)
If you are looking for hair salon -you have to visit Aveda Institute located in the heart of downtown Calgary - professional services&of course-great Aveda products (p.s. they smell SO NICE!!)
Also, special Thank You to Guerlain Paris Canada for gift bags for all ladies!!!
I love searching for makeup inspirations every day and I thought I would share them with you...
I think it is such a special time of the year-that we can go little bit "out of the box" and get glam by adding more glitter, bold colours and have fun!!!
Hope you are going to enjoy it!!
Model: Lana Zakocela
Makeup: Deanna Melluso
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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Monday, December 9, 2013
From left: Founders of FCPC2013Gala - Rafal Wegiel&Ania Basak together with Fraser Abbott(Hotel Arts)
Calgary’s cultural ambassadors take a bow at fashionable gala
BY BILL BROOKS, CALGARY HERALD NOVEMBER 29, 2013
If a little is good, a lot is better — especially when it comes to bragging rights. That Calgary was selected as the Cultural Capital of Canada last year was huge cool indeed and something we should brag about for as long as possible. Such a magnificent milestone inspired fabulous Fashion Calgary founder Ania Basak and her partner Rafal Wegiel to create an event to honour those Calgarians who do much to enhance the diversity and culture of our fair city.
Fashion Calgary Portrait Campaign Gala was launched in 2012 and featured 25 citizens named cultural ambassadors. And the second annual gala, held Oct. 24 at Eighth Avenue Place, saw more than 500 attendees see 30 citizens recognized as cultural ambassadors.
The fashionably fabulous evening featured: gourmet samplings; appearances and performances from several up-and-coming artists; superb people-watching; and libation galore. That a portion of the funds raised through sponsorship and ticket sales were donated to the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s Musical Camp for Kids ensures the gift of music will give for years to come.
VIPs in attendance included: Alberta Minister of Culture — and 2013 ambassador — Heather Klimchuk and her chief of staff Jeremy Block; host of television hit At The End of My Leash, Brad Pattison; Ramon Fosado representing the Consulate of Mexico in Calgary; famed musician Oscar Lopez, whose new song was premiered this night; winner of 2008 Canadian Smooth Jazz Award, Allistair Elliot Band; world-renowned pianist, Krzysztof Jablonski; mezzo-soprano Sara Staples; R&B/pop singer Madison Boxa; and MCs, artist Jason Gogo and CTV’s Jocelyn Laidlaw.
For a complete list of the 2013 Cultural Ambassadors, visithttp://www.fashioncalgary.ca/fashion-calgary-portrait-campaign-2013/
© Copyright (c) The Calgary Herald
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
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