Posts Written On January 2013

Event LOVE: SPACE One Year Anniversary


Last night we attended the one year anniversary of Positive Space at the Positive Space store on King street. For those who don’t know, Positive Space Interiors is a Canadian based designer and manufacturer of premium and custom made furniture. Their products include bedroom and dining room furniture, kitchen tables, and chairs. I always walked past this store while I was at George Brown but never went in, and was pleasantly surprised by the furniture that was on display last night. I. Loved. The. BEDS! I’ve seen beds with storage drawers before, but these ones were so well made, and the storage drawers have loads of space!! Any who, it was a fun evening, I met lots of great people, sipped on chardonnay and snacked on some yummy appetizers. It was a good night!





















 Thank you for inviting us, and Happy One Year Anniversary!

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FoodPorn with @ChefRoble

My neighborhood friend and tv personality Chef Roble is always up to something 🙂

 “Food Porn”, a food-themed clothing collaboration between Bravo’s Roblé Ali of “Chef Roblé & Co.” and Pyknic!

The debut line consists of t-shirts and sweatshirts, several of the designs being photographs of food actually prepared by Roblé in his Brooklyn workspace. A free poster comes with every preorder and those orders $50+ will received an autographed poster.

Share the @PeaceLoveanPits

What a morning of dog related news.

First 26 were rescued from a Florida based dog fighting ring and then another 14 in North Carolina!

Thank you for the 40 dogs saved this unseasonable warm day!

A lot of people have asked me why I love dogs and have a ‘pitbull’ type dog when I can have any kind of dog in the world. Being a owner of a bully breed, you get a LOT of grief from people and it takes a special person to own a bully type dog. To me, a dog is a dog is a dog and dogs can be trained to be and act anyway you want if you try hard enough.

Jacob is not my first dog and I treat him no different than that labs, doberman, collies in my life. Every time you say pitbull someone has a strong reaction (good / bad). Then when I ask them, how many do you personally know and have spent time with – they usually say none.

A lot of dogs need home and a lot of people need love, I think I will always gravitate towards a bully breed because they need me the most. You have to patient, non judgmental and have an over abundance of respect for animals to experience this kind of love. It is nothing like any other dog owner will experience to you.

I know my dog LOVES me and we are bonded. He would never leave me, betray me for a cookie or hot dog and there is nothing more important in his day than the minute he sees me. I feel the same about him.

I love what Peace Love and Pitbulls are doing because people believe what they feel and see and experience. More than what they are TOLD.  So when my friend Karlie sent me over this adorable video of a puppy trying to get on a treadmill, it got me very curious about the site. It doesn’t matter when you met your first pit or how you got to experience them but what matters is you opened your heart enough to let it move you. So check this out, you just might fall in love.

More on Tino and his dogs


Kickstart this: @eggYolkR

I love Kickstarter because it is full or amazing ideas! Check out the Yolkr – It’s an easy, efficient, mess-free way to separate the whites and the yolks.

SAFE & LONG-LASTING: The Yolkr™ has been designed to food industry and consumer product standards. The materials are non-toxic and free of BPA, PVC and phthalate. Its hardwearing and designed to spend a lifetime in your kitchen.

RIDICULOUSLY GOOD LOOKING: It will look the part on ANY bench top. We have also optimized size to easily fit in the draw!

CLEANS THOROUGHLY & EASILY: The Yolkr™ is quick and easy to clean by hand. It can be simply broken into 2 parts. Of course, it’s dishwasher safe too. We have put it through hundreds of cycles to make sure it didn’t degrade or wear over time.

PERFECT FOR ANY KITCHEN: Home or professional use it’s needed in every home; for the baker, cook, gym buff, diet conscious, etc. etc. The Yolkr™ was designed with both the occasional cook and seasoned chef in mind.

So cute! Help Hamish make the Yolkr a real product on


Flawless Skin with Olisa @OaainNYC and @Cellnique

Check out Olisa’s Skincare review:
You may never have heard of Cellnique Paramedical before. Neither had I prior to them sending me a couple of their products to try. The skin care line originated in Malaysia and now has products for sale in the U.S. Cellnique’s products are formulated through “a meticulous process, which includes in-clinic formulation combined with the power of biologically active ingredients, natural plant extracts, antioxidants and a bio-active delivery system.”
I tried the Advanced Bio Renewal Masque (US$51) and the Derma Brightening Complex(US $45) . 
The mask is actually a scrub as well. You slather it on freshly washed skin and let it sit for 20 minutes. It smells fresh, fruity deliciousness without being over-powering. It’s not exactly the scent you expect for this type of product, but I love it. It has papaya extract, so I imagine that is what I’m smelling. It tingles just a little bit when you first put it on. Between the scent and the tingle, I would be careful about using this if you have especially sensitive skin–perhaps testing it out on a small area first would be wise. The last step is to apply some water and massage it into your skin and then rinse.

Cellnique Paramedical
Cellnique Paramedical
After using it, I felt like my skin was softer, smoother, and actually looked fresh. My skin loves alpha-hydroxyl acids, which protect against wrinkles and aid exfoliation. It’s recommended to use it once a week. 
The Derma Brightening Complex is a serum that works against skin discoloration and dull, uneven skin tone. The online instructions say to use it day and night, but I only use it at night because I find it a little heavy and my skin is already on the oily side. I only need a few drops for my entire face and I wake up with baby soft skin in the morning. 
A little goes a long way with both of these products.
They also produce quick and noticeable results, which is the biggest plus. 
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7 Day Countdown til the @_IFB Blogging Conference

I love going to intense workshops, seminars and events. You get sooooo refreshed from listening and meeting and experiencing something outside of your daily routine. I always get emails from IFB and know they have a wealth of knowledge, serious clout and a passion for the blog industry. So next Weds, pre Fashion Week, I must plan 2 more outfits for this  🙂

So excited. Hope to see you guys there!

I got the 2 Day pass because there is so much to look forward to. See the itinerary below:

Day One, February 6, 2013

8:45am Doors Open & Registration

9:00am Welcome by Founder & CEO Jennine Jacob @thecoveted

9:10am Trailer Screening of famed fashion editor Diane Vreeland’s Documentary, “Diane Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel”

DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL is an intimate portrait and a vibrant celebration of one of the most influential women of the 20th century, an enduring icon whose influence changed the face of fashion, beauty, art, publishing and culture forever. During her fifty year reign as the “Empress of Fashion,” she launched Twiggy, advised Jackie O and was the editor of Harper’s Bazaar for 25 years before becoming editor-in-chief of Vogue.

9:15am Panel 1: Business in the First Year of Blogging brought to you by BESO
All the highs and the lows of the first year of blogging will be discussed in this year’s most personal and insightful panel. From personal experiences to tips on what new bloggers can expect, these panelists will talk about the reality of the first of blogging.

Moderator: Hilary Rushford, Dean Street Society @HilaryRushford
Elise Loehnen, Beso @Beso
Tina Craig, Bag Snob @BagSnob
Pippa Lord, Sous Style @SousStyle
Amy Levin, College Fashionista @CFashionista
Zanita Morgan, Zanita @ZanitaZanita

10:10am Break

10:20am Elevating Influence: Content, Tools and Techniques that Drive Social Media Success brought to Glossi
How can you stand out amongst all the social media chatter? The top experts in the digital fashion field will share what works, what doesn’t, and how to cultivate a loyal and engaged following without every losing your voice.

Moderator: Grace Atwood, Stripes & Sequins
Dina Fierro, HL Group @eye4style
Felicia Walker Benson, ThisThatBeauty @ThisThatBeauty
Christine Olsen, CFDA @CFDA
Matt Edelman, Glossi, @Glossi
Brian Difeo, Mobile Media Lab, @bridif

11:15am Break

11:25am Catching Their Eye: What Do Brands Want from Bloggers brought to Bollare
Every blogger is trying to catch the eye of their favorite brands but what does it take to nab their attention? In today’s competitive blogging landscape, it takes more than pretty pictures to become a brand-friendly blogger. Become the blogger brands want to work with after hearing our speaker’s tricks and tips.

Alle Fister, Principal at Bollare @allefister
Laura Ellner, On the Racks @OntheRacks
Julia Engel, Gal Meets Glam, @GalMeetsGlam
Ara Katz, Beachmint

12:25pm Lunch

1:15pm Exclusive Clip of “Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s” Presented by Director Matthew Miele
It’s the most mythic of all American emporiums – and the scene of many an ultimate fashion fantasy. Now audiences get a rarified chance to peek behind the backroom doors and into the reality of the fascinating inner workings and fabulous untold stories from Bergdorf Goodman’s iconic history in Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s.

1:25pm CEO TALK with Lisa Salzer, Founder of Lulu Frost, a jewelry brand founded in New York City in 2004. Blending antique, vintage and modern elements to reinvent timeless classics, Lisa will share her thoughts on growing her brand, creative innovation and the importance of entrepreneurship in today’s fashion industry.

1:55pm Break

2:10pm Affiliate Marketing: The Essential Revenue Stream for Bloggers brought to you by Rakuten Linkshare
You’ve got a loyal following, fantastic content but where’s the money? See why affiliate marketing works for today’s top bloggers and is one of the most profitable revenue streams for online fashion publishers.

Moderator: Justin Livingston, Scout Sixteen @JustinLiv
Scott Allan, Rakuten Linkshare @LinkshareBlog
Aimee Song, Song of Style @AimeeSong
Claire Sulmers, Fashion Bomb Daily @TheFashionBomb
Kristin Ess, The Beauty Department @Kristin_Ess/ @TBDOfficial
Joe Adolph, Nordstrom @JoeAdolph

3:05pm Break

3:15pm Keeping it Fresh: The Secrets to Blogging Longevity brought to you by Stylehaul
The true test of a blogger lies in her content. How can she push herself further? What can she do to evolve and avoid losing the blogging momentum? From bloggers to editors, these panelist will share what they’ve learned throughout the years and how they’ve made their content sticky.

Moderator: Karen Blanchard, Where Did You Get That, @KarenBritChic
Stephanie Horbaczewski, StyleHaul, @StyleHaulYT
Susie Lau, Style Bubble @StyleBubble
Jeannine Morris, Beauty Sweet Spot @BeautySweetSpot
Leandra Medine, the Man Repeller @ManRepeller
Andrea Lavinthal, People Style Watch @stylewatchmag
Geri Hirsch & Erin Falconer LEAFtv

4:10pm Break

4:20pm The Evolution of Our Industry: What Does the Future Hold? Brought to you by PadSquad
The final panel of the IFB Conference, we’re answering the community’s most controversial question: where is the blogging industry headed? Hear what today’s experts think about blogging’s future path and what bloggers can do to prepare for the next digital wave.

Moderator: Rachel Seville, Pizza Rulez @PizzaRulez
Andrea Derricks, L2 Think Tank, @L2_ThinkTank
Dan Meehan, PadSquad @PadSquadMedia
Jake Gallagher, Writer for GQ & Esquire magazine, @Wax_Wane
Liz Cherkasova, Late Afternoon @LateAfternoon
Reesa Lake, Digital Brand Architects
Mattias Swenson, BlogLovin, @BlogLovin

5:15pm Break

5:25pm Keynote with Katia Beauchamp, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of BirchBox. Innovator, business mogul, and trendsetter Katia Beauchamp has transformed the retail industry with Birchbox’s leading discovery platform, proving that thinking outside of the box always pay off.

7:00pm Official IFBCON Afterparty at W New York Union Square, @whotelsnyc
Let’s be real – there is no better way to celebrate a full-day of blogging brainpower than mixing and mingling with your fellow IFBCON attendees. Enjoy a hosted bar and a chance to win a complimentary stay during Fashion Week in September 2013! More details about the afterparty will be announced shortly but be ready to bring out your best for our official IFBCON party!

Day Two, February 7, 2013

9:00am Doors Open

9:15am Welcome by Founder & CEO Jennine Jacob @thecoveted

9:30am Workshop 1: How to take Great Photos For Your Blog brought to you by Lydia Hudgens
Learn the tips and tricks on how to take the best photos and make your outfit photos stand out. Blurry, plain blog photos will be a thing of the past after taking this workshop.

10:15am Break

10:25am Workshop 2: Law of Fashion: A Blogger’s Guide to Copyright and Trademark Law brought to you by Nicole Sallie Franklin, esq, at Thread Conscious.
How can you protect your blog content in today’s digital landscape? From videos to photos to editorial copy, take the right steps to ensure your content is used appropriately.

11:20am Break

11:30am Workshop 3: Affiliate Marketing Tutorial: How To Get the Most Out of Your Content brought to you by Rakuten Linkshare
Imagine, making money off every photo and blog post you create and share. Now you can turn your blog’s digital space into a money-making platform.

fibi and clo

12:25pm Lunch: Be sure to stop by the Fibi & Clo table and receive a free pair of snazzy sandals. Get there soon though, there are limited quantities on deck (only 100 available).

1:15pm CEO Talk with Warby Parker‘s Co-Founder/Co-CEO Neil Blumenthal

1:55pm Break

2:05pm Workshop 4: Beyond Ads: New Ways to Monetize Your Site brought to you by Shop My Label
Talk about a blogging business do! Discover the new ways (outside of ads and affiliates) that you can bring more money into your blog with the good folks at Shop My Label who will show you how it’s done.

3:00pm Break

3:10pm Workshop 5: Design and Monetize: Mastering Your Mobile Content brought to you by PadSquad
Everyone is talking about mobile but what can you, the fashion blogger, do to push your content to your mobile readers? Learn how to build better designs and adapt your blog content for mobile devices and get more from those readers.

3:55pm Break

4:05pm Workshop 6: Taking Control: How to Pitch the brands You Want brought to you by Bollare
The final panel of the IFB Conference, we’re answering the community’s most controversial question: where is the blogging industry headed? Hear what today’s experts think about blogging’s future path and what bloggers can do to prepare for the next digital wave.

5:00pm Break

5:10pm Keynote tbd

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