Posts Tagged ‘women’

Event LOVE: Gala of Light @StreetHaven


We were recently invited to the 2nd annual Gala of Light, which benefits Street Haven at the Crossroads, and was hosted by television personality, Melissa Grelo, Co-Host, and CP24 Breakfast/News Anchor. It was a lovely night of fundraising, eating delicious appetizers, sipping tasty cocktails, laughing and catching with some of my favourite bloggers, not to mention a mind blowing performance by Universal Music Canada Recording Artist Divine Brown!


About the Gala of Light and Street Haven:

“This event was established by a group of power-house women to bring awareness to marginalized women in downtown Toronto. Street Haven at the Crossroads is a multi-program agency that was established in 1965 to serve homeless women. Viewed as our biggest fundraising event of the year, The Gala’s attendees include a diverse audience of 350+ socially aware, influential, trendsetting, men and women across all industries, including: financial services, entertainment, fashion, and media. Street Haven has been part of our city for 47 years and counting providing thousands of homeless women with safety, support for recovery and a road to self-sufficiency. We invite you to be a sponsor, donor and community ambassador to a very special organization. This year our fundraising initiative is Operation Soul Food, bringing fresh, healthy, food options to our clients. In addition to providing wholesome food, Street Haven’s women help grow a small community garden that provides great therapy to our clients and serves as a culinary asset in the kitchen to have fresh herbs on hand. Our long-term plan is to expand the program to include yoga instruction, access to memberships to YMCA facilities, meditation and food preparation classes.”- Shannon Wright





Thank you for inviting us!



Street Haven at the Crossroads

03/29/12 – Mark your calendar! Come and support Street Haven at the Crossroads! This is such an important event to be aware of & support.

*1 emergency shelter, 2-year addiction after-care program, 33 living in supportive housing, 6000 women supported annually*

The numbers are undeniably huge and prove the impact that Street Haven at the Crossroads has on women that are in need in this city. Street Haven at the Crossroads is unique, in that it is a multi-program agency including medical services, addiction services, a learning centre and recreational activities that support homeless women in downtown Toronto. The impact that Street Haven could have moving forward if Toronto’s dwellers become aware of this dedication and support is unfathomable.

The Gala of Light – is an evening with a goal to raise awareness and funds for a charity that is serving our own city with impressive and high impact. Hosted by television personality, Sarah Taylor, the first annual Gala of Light will feature a silent auction accompanied by delicious appetizers, a cocktail reception and live music by DJ Lissa Monet and Ysovani. Among the many featured, the auction items include a weekend stay at The Thompson Hotel NYC, Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection Jewelry, a TNT Gift Card, and a signed Toronto Maple Leaf jersey and more. The evening will be joined by many of Toronto’s top tier media and movers and shakers.

The Deets:

Date: Thursday March 29th, 2012

Time: 7:00pm – 12:00am

Cocktail Attire

Easy & The Fifth – 225 Richmond Street West

Tickets: $100 – All proceeds in support of Street Haven


Get tickets at and for more information go to!

Click to see the invitation & act now 🙂


The Art of Re Use – Interim Women’s Shop

The Art of Re Use project in the past few years has really grown. They offer a boutique style shopping experience for thrift and vintage pieces, giving an original take on second hand shopping. The Art of Re Use is a very interesting concept because you are reusing fashion pieces therefore being more eco friendly and sustainable.

Our favourite clothes collection is coming toToronto once again and this time it’s for WOMEN!!! The Art of Reuse is opening an Ivy League store next spring for women inTorontothat would love to look stylish for under $50. With the most unique jackets, the woolliest sweaters, the sexiest dresses and accessories all at the low price of $50. Will you be checking it out??


xo, Tanya


@eloquii by @TheLimited

Full-figured women often have a hard time finding stylish clothes and accessories that allow them to flaunt their curves without sacrificing fit, quality or comfort. Last month The Limited provided a solution to this problem with their new line, eloquii.

eloquii by The Limited features an array of fashions from professional to casual, all of which are designed to accentuate and compliment the plus-sized physique.

eloquii also has a “Shape My Style” tab on its website that provides personal styling suggestions based off of your body type, guiding you to the best options to enhance your curves.

I love the styles–they are fun, feminine and sexy. Check out some of the looks in their Fall 2011 Collection and let me know what you think!

All photos from

kisses, Olisa



Missrepresentation the Documentary.

This is a topic that I near and dear to my heart. Although it is wonderful to have people say that you are beautiful on the outside, don’t forget that it is whats inside that matters more. I recently watched this documentary and realized the things that I was doing to negatively affect other women even without noticing. Hopefully watching this change your thoughts too.


Thanks to Oprah for premiering this to the public.

Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, MISS REPRESENTATION uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film explores how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in influential positions in America and challenges the media’s limiting and often disparaging portrayals of women, which make it difficult for the average girl to see herself as powerful.

In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality–and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States still ranks 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, depression rates have doubled among teenage girls, and cosmetic surgery on minors has more than tripled in the last ten years.

Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, academics, and activists like Condoleeza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem build momentum as MISS REPRESENTATION accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective