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Musically Crushing: Stromae Live at TD Echo Beach

Posted on: Friday, October 2, 2015

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Before Stromae hit the stage.

Name: Paul Van Haver (aka: Stromae @Stromae)

Origin: Etterbeek, Brussels, Belgium.

Why should you care: You’ve probably heard a lot about French singer/ songwriter, Stromae. His video for “Tous les Mêmes” is too cool and that was what made us fans. Thanks to TD Music, we saw him live at TD Echo Beach. Before Stromae came out the crowed was ready: Every age group was represented, meaning little kids to excited grandmothers. English and french accents filled the air as  the lights went down and the excitement went from 90% to 1000%. One by one band members came out and stood at there positions and then, there he was. Stromae was greeted with an enormous welcome. The show was electrifying! There was not a single person NOT dancing and I know this because we were dancing too. Stromae’s energy was high, and he kept everyone engaged with his witty humor (between songs he would have the crowd in stitches) and his entertaining dance moves.  The coolest thing was everyone sang the songs word for word in French. More proof that music is a universal language.  We encourage everyone to make sure to check Stromae out, he’s a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. Check out Tous Les Mêmes our favorite Stromae video!

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The band making their way to the stage.

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Stromae is a greater talker! He boasted of his pride in his homeland of Belgium.

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This is what happens when you try to take a selfie while dancing. #selfiefail

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A packed beach with a satisfied crowd!



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Happy 30th La Vie en Rose

Posted on: Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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La Vie en Rose Capsule Collection Bra

Canada’s own La Vie en Rose unveiled its new concept store design within the Toronto Eaton Centre with a new capsule collection to celebrate the brands 30th anniversary. Team members from the lingerie retailer where there, including La Vie en Rose CEO, Francois Roberge to toast the another 30 years. The retailer holds a special place in our hearts. Our dear mother gifts us every Christmas from La Vie en Rose. The store is spacious, but not overwhelming with merchandise. The layout of the store is perfect for the shopper who like to browse before making trips to the fitting room. Below, you’ll find pieces from the collection and some items we took home for ourselves.

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Lovely gifts from La Vie en Rose

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Who doesn’t want that retro vintage look in their under clothes? Beautiful lace set gifted to us along with other pretty items from La Vie en Rose.

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Pieces in the capsule collection.

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Dermalogica Soothing Eye Make-up Remover

Posted on: Friday, September 25, 2015

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We use a few products from Dermalogica, but the one we want to shine some light on is the Dermalogica‘s Soothing Eye Make-up Remover. As we all know, the first rule for clean skin is to remove all make up before going to bed. Even if you didn’t wear make up through out the day, it’s important to clean your face with a cleanser to heal your skin from the daily pollution is has to endure. One of the most hardest places on your face to keep clean is the skin around your eyes, because it is so thin and dirt builds up within the creases. Mascara can make a big mess, especially if it’s waterproof. Using this eye make up remover makes the process easier. The cleansing remover comes out clear and you don’t need a lot to do the job.  Just dab a bit on a cotton ball for each eye and your good to go. Value added? This make-up remover also safely removes lipstick! It’s alcohol and scent free while helping to strengthen your lashes as well.  We didn’t experience any irritation.

Remember, it doesn’t hurt to talk to your dermatologist who can also make suggestions for you.


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Discover Boating Canada: Fall On The Water

Posted on: Thursday, September 24, 2015

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I wouldn’t consider us to be ‘Boaters‘. We like to have a nice cocktail on a anchored yacht, but that wouldn’t make us boaters now would it?

Regardless of that, Discover Boating Canada (an awareness effort to increase boating lifestyle) invited us to lunch on the water on a windy day at the Ashbridge Bay Yacht Club. Not only was the company fabulous, but lunch, provided by Food Dudes, was delicious.

While sailing on Lake Ontario, we learned that boating is replacing the traditional cottage purchase because it is so much more affordable.  Families and Friends are partnering up and buying boats together. For around $40,000, you can own a floating home!

It didn’t take much time for us to feel at home on the water. In fact, after a leisurely trip for lunch, we hopped on the speed boat for some waves and speed! It was so much fun! Now, we want to do more boating. Imagine that.

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Telly in her Nautical Look about to take to the waters
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My nautical look consisted of a heavy knit sweater. Good choice because it was cool and windy on the water.

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Food Dudes provided such a yummy lunch. I had Salmon.

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Everything is better with desert. Check out my Smore Cookie.



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The Stylist Suite Dresses Celebs For The Toronto International Film Festival 2015!

Posted on: Friday, September 11, 2015

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Throughout the duration of the Stylist Suite, Celebrities will be signing the non-profit Beauty Gives Back LOVE BALL which will be auctioned off at Mirror Ball 2015.  Beauty brands donate products to the non-profit to help and educate Cancer Survivors look and feel better. Beauty truly gives back.

Toronto International Film Festival, keeps us busy for days! We literally write between Gala’s, press previews and gift lounges to share our experiences with you. Before the official start of TIFF, we hit up The Trump Residences, Toronto to preview the celebrity styling lounge put on by The Stylist Box‘s Stylist Suite. Many celebs coming to town this week will be stopping by to get dressed and made up for the red carpet, parties and press junkets.

The best in Canadian fashion, beauty products, services and bubbly will be featured through September 9th to September 12th. Visiting celebrities are given a full red carpet styling experience at The Stylist Suite. VIP guests are expected to walk away with a carefully curated variety of products and services valued at over $12,000. Celebrities expected to appear at Stylist Suite include Mischa Barton, Omar Sy, Paul Sorvino, Michael Madsen, Danny Trejo, Rossif Sutherland, Laura Vandervoot, Paul Gross, Natalie Brown (The Strain), Ari Millen (Orphan Black), Lara Jean Chorostecki (X Company, Hannibal), Manjit Minhas (Dragon’s Den), Kristian Bruun (Orphan Black), Lyric Bent (12 Years a Slave), Jenn Robertson (Schitt’s Creek), Jessi Cruickshank, Katie Boland (Born to be Blue) and more!

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The answer to dressing the creative business women! Huntington offers well made, well tailored women’s wear for the lady who’s had enough of the blazers and button-down tops. Founder Angela Huntington is also an artist, inspired by architecture. Her pieces would be perfect for the actress doing her press junkets. 

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Beautiful gowns out of Montreal from Daymor Couture. If you want a gown from a environmentally cautious company, Daymor is a great option. Not only are the clother BEAUTIFULLY designed, but the vegan leather options are breathtaking to look at. Aleksander Taksev showed off the many unique features to their clothes. So much detail!

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It was a pleasure meeting Ryan Alexander who presented pieces for Spring/Summer along with Fall/Winter pieces. His collection features beautiful floral pieces, perfect for the Miami glamazon to black, shimery gowns, perfect for a fall or winter gala.

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Telly & I toast to TIFF 2015 Thanks to Back 10 Cellars who provided a variety of wines. More about the wine later!

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We’ve watched Narces grow to become a Celebrity favorite for the red carpet and press junkets. Here, Telly and I were admiring a celeb favorite. Isn’t it adorable? Even from the back it’s perfect.

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Telly got her nails done with MOOV nail polish! They have some great color options and the entire line is vegan!

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Christopher Paunil had us going with his stellar edgy designs. Check out this white gown which also comes in black! Just stunning!

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Christopher Paunil and one of our favorite designers, Hilary MacMillan pose at the Stylist Suite. Hilary’s collection had lovely jewel tones including purple and green with a 1970s flare.

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My wine of choice from the Stylist Suite? Cornerstone. Funny enough, but most of you know I’m more into white wines. This is the first time I really enjoyed a red wine. Very flavorful!

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Me, enjoying a glass of Cornerstone while chatting with Back 10 Cellars Andrew Brooks.

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Stylist Box co-founders Christian Dare and Gail McInnes put on a great event.

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Canadian super model Monika Schnarre and Fashion Insider Glen Baxter. Monika, along with Dr. Keith Burk was at the suite introducing her new line of skin care products, Iampure.  The products are pure and not tested on animals!

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The Designers of the Stylist Suite 2015

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Instantly fell head over heels for Christopher Paunil and his edgy designs.

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Neron accessories

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PARC City Boot Co. Pure Leather, Comfort and Style. Perfect gifting option for any guy.

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We tried to make SPIN Toronto proud, but we are not ping-pong experts by any means.

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Telly was stunning in MMCrystal Jewelry

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Toronto Popcorn Company provided yummy treats throughout the preview. Our favorite flavor? Cajun!

PHOTO CREDITS | Ryan Emberley

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Posted on: Thursday, September 3, 2015

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Our #IAmJuicyCouture Portraits by Fashion Photographer Renata Kaveh.

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Mother, Mother with TD Music!

Posted on: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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Fans await a night filled with music and Mother, Mother!

Since we’ve started ItsMusicFashionLife, we’ve had the opportunity to see some amazing musical acts! We’ve seen Bey & Jay, Robyn, Bon Jovi, 30 Seconds To Mars, Bestival, Time Festival, Field Trip Festival and so many other great performers through the years. Our Goodbye to August 2015 was made extra special when we were given tickets from TD MUSIC to see MOTHER, MOTHER at Edgefest 2015 at Echo Beach! Not only did we hear the melodious indie band rock through crowd favorites, but we got to hear the up and comers at the Emerging Artists Stage like, Grey, Beastie, K.I.D. and Coleman Hell. Before Mother, Mother‘s set, we took our seats in our VIP patio area to listen to Scott Helman and Kongos on the mainstageYou can tell everyone was highly entertained and happy throughout the night.

Our Fav Mother, Mother track Ever? Bit By Bit

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TD Music has the best views for us VIP concert goers.

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And MOTHER, MOTHER hits the stage!


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Musically Crushing: Beck ‘Dreams’

Posted on: Monday, August 31, 2015

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Name: Beck (@beck)

Origin: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Song we’re crushing on: Dreams

Why should you care:  Ahh Summer, the time of year where you hear cool psychedelic melodic songs; which is one of Beck’s specialties. He’s no stranger to the industry, he’s only been doing his craft since 1992-93 and so far, so good. Beck is one of those rock stars who appeal to an acquired audience.  Beck is not on the radar or in the mainstream and to be honest, that is one of the reasons why we like him, you only hear from him when he has something to say. Since his latest work ‘Morning Phase‘ (which garnered 3 Grammy Awards) Beck has decided to give a little bit of a tease for his upcoming album which has no name or release date as of yet. The single is called ‘Dreams’.  Its definitely a’ feel good’ song, very slick. It’s the opposite of his alternative rock/anti-folk rock sound and it is probably the heaviest pop sound I’ve ever heard from Beck. When Carcia told me to have a listen, she told me it was not going to be the sound you’re use to hearing from him.  Beck’s voice blends so nicely with the synthesizers, its a great mash up of disco funk and stadium rock with a twist of  electronica. Yes, it sounds like I’m describing a cocktail but its the truth. The bridge goes into a very interesting hallucinate type of feeling, but it totally goes with the structure of the song. Beck has come a long way since his single from back in the day, ‘Loser‘ which was very grunge infused. As for ‘Dreams‘ have a listen! You will probably want to add to your “songs of the summer” playlist.

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