Sunday, August 30, 2015


ECCO is one of the few major shoe manufacturers in the world to own and manage every step of the shoemaking process – from leather production through manufacturing in its own factories and all the way to its stores.

Over a week ago I had a pleasure to attend Ecco Media/VIP opening celebrating store's launch at Chinook Centre in Calgary.

Renowned Danish footwear and accessories brand ECCO has opened a
new store in Calgary’s Chinook Centre. Officially opened in mid July and modeled after their
newest design concept, which first appeared in Vancouver, the store in Chinook Centre is the latest addition to the brand’s roster of North American stores.

The design generation known as “Unity Upgrade” serves as a representation of ECCO’s
Scandinavian roots. 
Exemplifying the brands vision of flexibility, lightness, comfort and softness,
the finishes in the 1,300 square foot boutique include leather, oak, stainless steel and slate
stone. Bright white and contrasting grey walls provide a contemporary, timeless and inviting
atmosphere for guests as they peruse the nature-inspired FW15 collection.

Located in the corner centre court of the Chinook Centre, ECCO’s floor to ceiling glass fa├žade showcases a unique suspended window display featuring the season’s top buys. 
A natural slate stone feature wall that includes a brushed steel LED logo and 60” TV compliments the sleek new design and provides a look at the latest seasonal shoe styles and leather product offerings.

 It was great afternoon where we couldn't miss some bubbles and delicious catering as well as thoughtful surprise - everyone from the media list received pair of beautiful white or black Soft 7's - a Fall leather shoe available in a high top, sneaker, slip on and tie on for men
and women. The Soft 7 is made from premium quality leather and ECCO’s unique Comfort Fibre System™. In addition to the Soft 7, designs known for their simplicity, fashionable elegance and timeless style are available in an array of sizes and colours.

 Trying my new, white Soft 7s - I LOVE THEM!

After "shopping"... Happy - of course!

My style for Ecco Media/VIP store opening:-)

 ECCO’s designs, infused with functionality and beauty, provide consumers with reliable, comfortable and beautifully designed shoes for a nature-inspired urban lifestyle.

Additional information on the ECCO Fall / Winter collections can be found at 

Thank You ECCO, ECCOCANADA and Brill Communication for inviting me to celebrate another footprint in your shoes history :-)

Monday, August 10, 2015


With my favourite #champagne - Taittinger Brut - just before pouring:-)
Special Thank You to Pacific Wine&Spirits!

Thank You to @CharBar Restaurant&their amazing Team for hosting me&my Friends for memorable celebration as #newmommy :-)

Beautiful floral arrangements by Kensington Florist!!

Delicious dessert - French macaroons by Monplaisir Delicacies

 Our Baby Olivier ready for Birthday Party:-)

With some of my Friends...

My sincere THANK YOU note to my dear Friend - Tara Whittaker for capturing some details&some great moments (some of the pictures are from my iPhone as you can tell:-), to CharBar team for great hospitality, @TaittingerUSA & Pacific Wine&Spirits for beautiful champagne reception at the gorgeous rooftop patio as well as Kensington Florist team for creating lovely floral arrangements & of course my favourite Monplaisir Delicacies for such a delicious treat and beautiful tower of specially designed macaroons!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


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Saturday, August 1, 2015


Becoming New Mom is definitely a wonderful experience.
After waiting over 41 weeks, together with my husband we've welcomed our first baby boy Olivier Adam in January, when he was born in comfort of our home. It was truly amazing experience.
One of the reasons I decided to have baby at home was the fact that I was healthy with no indicators that would not allow us to do it.

Beside taking care of my baby every day - I knew I have to start taking care of myself.
I got back into full time work just a month after Olivier was born and because I work in fashion/media industry being "on the spot"of so many people, our fans&followers - looking good was a pressure!!
Although just 2 weeks after becoming a mom - when I've attended the first gala event when I received so many compliments about my look - I knew it will take me some time to get back into shape.

So together with wonderful team from Preventous Cosmetic Medicine we've started my postnatal journey - just 2 weeks ago - in which I will be going through fitness, nutrition and beauty guidance supported by their specialists.

Still smiling before workout:-)

One of my first meetings was both my nutrition and fitness assessments -with Fabijana and Katrina.
My first impression? I was definitely in place that is professional, knowledgeable and supportive - and that is exactly what I need at this point!
After an hour meeting with Fabijana  - who discussed with me importance of every-day diet and nutrition as well as measured my metabolic rate (which occurred to be little bit lower than it supposed to be!) - I saw Katrina who took all of my measurements,including body fat percentage (lol!) and after that she've challenged me physically - we were able to find out where I am when it comes to my strongest and weakest points!!
Just week after that I've received my nutrition and fitness assessments results -and also - I had a chance to meet with both Aimee and Dr. Rohan (owner of the clinic) to discuss my beauty "needs" when it comes to my skincare (face&body).
But before the more relaxing part - I have two tasks - one is monitoring what I eat every day - the other - follow the exercise plan created by Katrina for 6 days a week!!

My nutrition assessment results prepared by Fabijana!

During my fitness demo with Katrina:-)

Happy - just finished our first session together:-)

With Dr. Rohan Bissoondath

You can see how does my fitness work looks like for the next month before changing & taking it to the next level!
Stay tuned - as my postnatal journey will continue...

Make sure you follow myself (@aniabasak) , @FashionCalgary and @BeautyYYC on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - and if you have any questions - don't hesitate to reach out to me or just send me a note to !!

Wish me Luck:-)

Postnatal Journey with Preventous Cosmetic Medicine.