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156th Queen’s Plate is THIS WEEKEND at Woodbine Racetrack! #OffToTheRaces #QP15

Who’s ready to get dressed up and join me at the racetrack? This weekend is the 156th Queen’s Plate at Woodbine! I’ve been the¬†last couple years and it’s really fun. Food, drinks, fashion, and the chance¬†at winning a few bux by betting on the horses!

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I love seeing all the big hats, beautiful millenary, and overall style of attendees. ¬†Here’s a sneak peek of what to expect.

At the event, you’ll be able to sip champagne on the grass while playing croquet, horseshoes or bocce ball, while keeping an eye onstyle. Your red carpet photo (from the party) will be on the Woodbine Racetrack Facebook Page here¬†post event.¬†As the Official Charity Partner of the 2015 Queen’s Plate, $1 from every ticket and program sold will be donated to Rethink Breast Cancer.

Things to Note for The 156th Queen’s Plate

  • Races begin at 12pm
  • Queen’s Plate Post Time is approximately 5:38 p.m
  • Parking and Admission are FREE
  • Walk the red carpet in style at the Hats & Horseshoes Party presented by Stella Artois
  • Enjoy live performances by Emerson Street Rhythm Band & more
  • There’s heaps of food trucks onsite, so come hungry!

A couple weeks ago I attended Woodbine Oaks,¬†first leg of the Canadian Triple Tiara¬†series where I learned how to bet¬†on horses (read here). At the Queen’s Plate, ¬†the The Betting Impact team will be roaming the Hats & Horseshoes Party to teach the Basics of Betting. You can pick based on the odds or get a little wild and just pick your fave horses name or number.

For Queen’s Plate notes and early probability see here. Read more about the Queen’s Plate race at queensplate.com and learn about upcoming races by visiting woodbineentertainment.com.

#OfftotheRaces Contest Details

  1. Snap a selfie at the racetrack
  2. Post to Twitter using the hashtag #OffToTheRaces
  3. Cross your fingers!

By posting your selfie at the track with the #OfftotheRaces hashtag you’ve got a chance to win a $1000 Woodbine Racetrack gift card at the end of the horse racing season. Please remember, your selfie MUST be taken in front of the racetrack!  

I’ll be listening to this all all week while I find myself beautiful¬†dress and massive hat to wear. Any questions? Ask me @casiestewart or @woodbineracing on Twitter!

<3 CASIE

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Woodbine Racetrack #OfftotheRaces Contest – Snap a Selfie & Win!

Earlier this week I announced my partnership with Woodbine Racetrack for race season. I’l be attending all major races AND getting dressed up for The Queen’s Plate on July 5th. This is us there last year. It was so much fun. I love taking a seat and along¬†with the actual horse racing, seeing all the hats and outfits.

This year Woodbine Racetrack is hosting a contest where you can win a $1,000 gift card at the end of the season.

This year Woodbine Racetrack is hosting a contest where you can win a $1,000 gift card at the end of the season. You could really turn that prize into a big win if you’re lucky! ¬†It’s quite easy to enter, details below.

#OfftotheRaces Contest Details:

  1. Snap a selfie at the racetrack
  2. Post to Twitter using the hashtag #OffToTheRaces
  3. Cross your fingers!

By posting your selfie at the track with the #OfftotheRaces hashtag you’ve got a chance to win a $1000 Woodbine Racetrack gift card at the end of the horse racing season. Please remember, your¬†selfie MUST¬†be taken in front of the racetrack!¬†¬†

This year Woodbine Racetrack is hosting a contest where you can win a $1,000 gift card at the end of the season.

 

On another note, tickets for The Queen’s Plate on July 5th are now on sale! Get yours¬†here. Looking forward to this, need to find an outfit and HUGE hat!

 

<3 CASIE

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Made in Canada: Bathing Belle Swimwear РCUTENESS ALERT!

Ok, this is a special post because I don’t usually post things with kids/for kids but after visiting the High Park Studio of Bathing Belle, I absolutely HAVE to share. I met¬†Danica (the designer of Bathing Belle Swimwear) a couple weeks ago, we had a little hangout and she gave me a tour of her studio.

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She ALSO measured me for a custom made bathing suit. I’ve always had a hard time finding swimwear that fits, I’m fairly petite but heavy in the breast region. To be honest, finding a bathing suit¬†that fits properly had been more like a nightmare.

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Last week I popped by the Bathing Belle studio to pick up my new, custom suit and good lord, IT FITS PERFECTLY. I know mum will be happy to read this because she was there during high school when I broke down to tears in the Bikini Village fitting room over nothing fitting right.

Danica makes a great selection of women’s swimwear in gorgeous and fun prints, available on one piece, two piece, monokini, and mastectomy. ¬†Excuse the hangers, I really should have taken those off! These are three of my favs.

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One of the cutest things ever are the matching mum/dad + kids suits.

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Burger and fries loving family? This one’s for you. Those are little onion rings with the burgers, ahhhh.

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Little scrunchies to match as well. Cuteness overload.

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Danica was recently at Dune Studios in NYC to shoot the kids suits with photographer Paul Wright. Art Directed by Ellen with Burnie, hair and makeup by Akiko Owada, kids suits look absolutely adorable.

She gifted one of these little kitten suits for Embot (Sean’s daughter)¬†and I can’t wait to see her in it. Is it too much if I get a matching one for the cottage?

    

Check out Bathing Belle on Etsy or at bathingbelle.com.  You can also find her line in Toronto at Life of Mankek on Dundas or This Little Piggy, Queen West. These suits are the cutest little things around.

<3 CASIE

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New Shades, Patio Season, Parking, Sunshine, Wine!

Hello, hello, what a beautiful day! Put these flowers in the 1188 office yesterday¬†to brighten up the kitchen area. It’s so nice to be working back downtown, vs last summer when I was up in the Junction.

Wore¬†these little adorable Lacoste oxfords and really hoped they didn’t hurt my feet come end of the day. You know how that happens every spring! The old summer shoes come out and your feet get all nasty lol.

Picked up these glasses at a garage sale w/ Hannah last weekend. I love garage sale season! Mum and I went to one when I was home a couple weeks ago.    

Time to so something different with my hair soon. Not cutting it but colour. Have had blonde for months now, I’m ready to spice it up!

*Note to future self, don’t get eyelash extensions again, your real lashes are beautiful.

This was nice to see on our way to work in the morning finally, mobile payments! Thanks John Tory!  American and International friends, you will be happy to know we no longer have a crazy crack smoking mayor and our new mayor is quite swell.

Was walking down Queen Street West and caught these two guys reading the paper in perfect form. Yesterday was SO NICE, the streets were packed.

Hannah and I stopped on the Black Bull patio for sunshine and bevvies. We were interviewed by CP24 news. It was great.

Lovin’ the Bill Murray Dot Tee from Clashist.

Went to a tasting at the iYellow wine cave w/ Vinho Verde wines from Portugal.

    

Nice to see Ken Samuel and meet the Wine Ladies. We had a great chat!

  

Thanks Re:Source Media, Angela Aiello (Executive Producer of CNBC‚Äôs ‚ÄúWine Portfolio‚ÄĚ), and the crew at iYellow for a nice evening. The wine was great too!

In other news…

Can’t wait. Planning to go to the cottage for my birthday weekend (May8th). I’m ready for a getaway! Hope you’re having a great week and enjoying the sunshine!

<3 CASIE

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Celebrating 40 Years! Over The Rainbow X Fidelity Denim

Last week I stopped by Toronto’s iconic¬†Over The Rainbow¬†to celebrate as they turn¬†40.¬†In honour of this exciting milestone,¬†OTR is doing a series of fashion collabs¬†throughout the year.

Celebrating 40 Years! Over The Rainbow X Fidelity #OTR40YRS via @casiestewart

The first is a¬†limited-edition jean¬†designed by Canadian denim darling¬†Jason Trotzuk¬†of¬†FIDELITY. ¬† I had a chance to have a few laughs with Jason, who flew in from Jason flew in from LA¬†‚Äď where the FIDELITY¬†factory is located, just for the event.

Celebrating 40 Years! Over The Rainbow X Fidelity #OTR40YRS via @casiestewart

The jeans come in a classic blue denim or white, with OTR details including rainbow striped detailing on the back pockets and inside waistband.

Celebrating 40 Years! Over The Rainbow X Fidelity #OTR40YRS via @casiestewart

Over The Rainbow is THE place to go for a great pair of jeans, they’re¬†known for honest service, knowledgeable staff, and innovative products.¬†I’ve had some good memories there including last summer¬† 2 summers ago when I hosted the Back to School Blogger blowout (see post here).

Celebrating 40 Years! Over The Rainbow X Fidelity #OTR40YRS via @casiestewart

Enjoyed the beverage selection. Fresh cold pressed juice in a rainbow of colours!

Celebrating 40 Years! Over The Rainbow X Fidelity #OTR40YRS via @casiestewart

Every month for the rest of the year, Over The Rainbow will be doing collaboration with some really rad brands including Tuck Shop Co., Naked & Famous Denim, Line Knitwear, Moose Knuckles, and more. See the full list here. I’ll make sure to keep you updated so you can pick up something from the limited collections yourself!¬†

Thanks Faulhaber Communications x FIDELITY x Over the Rainbow for my own pair of the limited edition denim. They’re super comfortable! Follow the hashtag #OTR40TRS for all their best moments!

<3 CASIE

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Weekend Reads + Things to Watch: Marketing Mag, NextIssue, News, Film

  

Woke up feeling ok, battling a sore throat but dragged myself out for some sunshine and a coffee. Still rocking that winter fur but looks like next week will bring those spring temps we’ve all been waiting for.

Listened to CBC Radio q w/ Shad this morning¬†wearing this face mask from The Face Shop (thanks Faulhaber!). Working away in the home office looking like Hannibal Lecter hoping Sean didn’t walk in and get a fright.¬†Update:¬†He didn’t.

Did you watch the Bruce Jenner interview last night with the rest of the world? I thought it was a good interview and it was interesting to hear Bruce’s story and struggles he’s been facing. I’m not a regular watcher of Kardashians so I’ve not seen much about him besides the tabloid stuff.

This week I¬†upgraded my NextIssue Canada subscription so I can get ALL the magazines including Hello Canada and US Weekly. If you wanna test it out try code ’60free’ for 2 months. Follow this link ->¬†NextIssue 60free. They just added some more French and English titles (see here)¬†along with new search options.

¬†I’m anxiously watching for the Royal Baby. I’ve always had a love¬†for the Royal Family, it stems from my mum. She named me Casie Diana Stewart after Diana, Princess of Wales.¬†¬†Rest in Peace Dear Diana, ILU.

Read MORE¬†magazine via NextIssue today as well, always one of mum’s favs. Loving these jumpsuits, looking good Jessica Alba. I could wear¬†in these things all summer.

   

 In other news:

I was featured in a story about The Future of Social Media in Marketing Magazine this week. Read it here. New photo by Kayla Rocca.

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Our film, Behind the Red Carpet is NOW ON iTunes IN CANADA. You can rent/buy it and watch me on your TV/tablet/phone screen in the comfort of your own home anywhere, anytime. Find it in iTunes by searching the title or my name.

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That’s all for now! I’m gonna go soak up some sunshine. Have a great weekend and happy reading/watching/resting!

<3 CASIE


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The Kit: Toronto Street Style Feature

Yesterday I was featured on Canada’s leading fashion + beauty site, The Kit. Check it out here! Photos by the lovely Kayla Rocca.

Inspired by the era of punk and print, today’s Toronto street style encounter mixes and matches pieces with a retro vibe to create a modern look.

WEARING: Lucian Matis top, American Apparel dress, Rudsak moto jacket and handbag, Nasty Gal hat, Shellys London booties, YSL sunglasses, M.A.C lipstick in Lady Danger
STYLE INSPIRATION: ‚ÄúMy mom and her best friend had really great style growing up, lots of prints, patterns, sequins, and big jewelry in the ‚Äô80s. That‚Äôs where my love of clothes comes from!‚ÄĚ

Photographer: Kayla Rocca, kaylarocca.com.

 

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Uh-huh honey: Converse #MadebyYou + Honey Eyes  

About a week ago I attended a private dinner with some of Converse’s¬†NY team and top ranked influencers in Toronto. We sat down at the Gladstone Hotel to learn about the latest #MadebyYou campaign from Converse and few other treats.

Photo by bestoftoronto.net

Photo by bestoftoronto.net

I recently picked up a few new pairs of Air Optix Color contacts from Toronto Eyecare. We were talking about other colours available and I mentioned I’d love to give them a try, so VOILA!¬†These ones are Honey and make my eyes look light brown in the sun. My natural eyes are hazel so there’s a slight difference. See all the colours at airoptix.ca.

Met up with my sister for a late lunch before the Converse dinner. She’s really so lovely. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram @jeniestewart.

Got the new HISY Selfie bluetooth remote recently. It’s a little black button that connects to your phone via Bluetooth and allows you to take snaps by touching the remote. It’s at the Apple store for $28+tax but you can get it on Amazon here.

Love that sunshine on my face. ¬†It’s always fun to look at my eyes as a different colour. These honey ones are a subtle difference. I reckon they’d look really neat on greener eyes and interested to see what they do to blue ones.

My latest and greatest Converse from the Andy Warhol Collection. Tomato Soup wasn’t available in my size at the time but I was sent a pair of Black Bean Soup and I love them.

Nice to sit beside my old friend Jalani. He’s a great photographer and person, you can find him online at¬†jalanimorgan.com¬†or @JalaniMorgan on Twitter.

We were all asked to customize a pair of Converse with our name. This pair is one of a kind and made by me. They’re actually a size too big so I am going to keep them forever then one day when I’m famous I’ll sell them in an auction and donate the money to a charity close to my heart. Pretty bada$$ tho.

  

We each had the opportunity to have the shoes we wore to the event shot by a professional photographer. In a quick thought of inspiration, I threw on some red lipstick and gave mine a kiss. I needed something to make them more unique!

Friends who wear Converse together, stay together.

Here you can see what the Honey contacts look like in artificial/indoor lighting. Not AS bright but still a bit different than my natural eyes. Changing them is fun.

  

Huge thanks to Mikki and the Converse team for inviting me and the opportunity to customize my own Converse. Had a blast hanging with my blog peeps over a delicious dinner.

Check out the Converse MadeByYou campaign on your fav social network. What are your fav Cons?
<3 CASIE


Air Optix Colors – Brilliant Blue

Air Optix Colors – Sterling Grey

Air Optix Colors – Gemstone Green

This post is in partnership w/ Alcon + Air Optix Colors. This whole lil' story is part of my life and all words + opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that help keep this blog going. See my previous posts w/ Air Optix Colors below! :)
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The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.

I dunno what it is about this time¬†of year of this weather but it’s really¬†got me down. I was feeling so meh today I could have just crawled into bed and played¬†on my phone for 2 hours until I fell asleep.

I know it’s going to be raining heaps the next few weeks and luckily I’ve got a nice coat to keep me dry. Had this baby in my closet for months and it’s finally mild/wet enough to wear it. Thank you Stutterheim + WRG in Montreal for hookin’ a sista up! David Beckham and Jay-Z have them too. The brand was started by a Andrew Stutterheim, Swedish copywriter turned fashion designer, read about him here.¬†Cool story bro.

I was lucky to spend the afternoon with a great friend and have some laughs while we worked away.  I took her some tulips and she gave me some sunshine. She also made me a delicious lunch which is always a treat!

Tomorrow night is our second Army of Sass show. I’ve skipped out on a lot of fashion week stuff this week to train tonight and perform tomorrow. I really don’t mind. I laughed my a$$ off at rehearsal and we worked up a sweat with drills, exercises, and practise. Nothing like a great group¬†of girls, a wicked routine, and¬†good workout to boost you UP. BTW if you ever want to join up and come to my class, lmk. There’s a couple spots left I think!

I’ve got a post coming with a pretty rad giveaway and I was planning to post it this morning yesterday but the day got away from me and I will share it today.

If you wanna come to the show tomorrow night, get a ticket HERE or at the door. Mod Club, 9pm, show starts at 10.

Here’s some beautiful flowers in case you need a cheer up too ūüôācasie stewart, toronto, blogger, speaker, influencer, "this is my life"

 

Title is a quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Starting Fashion Week with a BANG! #WMCFW

Hi from the NKPR office s where I’ve been on set all day for an exciting new show. I can’t say anything else about it for now but soon enough you’ll know. Today marks the start of World Mastercard Fashion Week in Toronto and it’s going to be a busy one.

Huge thanks to Jodi Urichuk for a great job on makeup today (Follow her IG at @JodiUrichuk). Over the weekend I had a reaction from my eyelash extensions so I was all puffy and red. I had them taken off yesterday and most of the swelling wend down but they were still looking kinda rough this morning.

You can’t even tell, eh?

In spirit of WMCFW, remember when I walked the runway in SS12? I was wearing a custom Peach Berserk dress and walked right onto the runway after being at SXSW. I loved it. Super rad that I was wearing Doc’s too.

Tonight I’m at a Bacardi Legacy event but will be at the tent’s tomorrow for WMCFW. Here’s to a great week! Stay tuned on my Snapchat for up to the minute stories! FOLLOW ME at CASIESTEWART.

<3 CASIE

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Video Feature: Portraits by IB w/ @IbraheemYoussef

On Friday I met up with artist/designer/photographer Ibraheem Youssef¬†for a portrait session in his Portraits by IB collection. I took him through my¬†internet and creativity fuelled,¬†hyper connected reality. ¬†We did a quick Meerkat livestream at Jimmy’s coffee then popped into graffiti alley, Queen West to capture a¬†video¬†in the sunshine.

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Portraits by IB on Instagram

Meet Casie Stewart @casiestewart. A fashion, travel & technology blogger. She self describes her style as “Bright, vintagy & always changing”. I personally like her passion and willingness to experiment and push boundaries of style! Spotted at Portland and Queen in Toronto, Canada. //// Shades by@Burgerandfriends – Rings & Necklace by¬†@shopforjayu¬†– Blazer vintage – Scarf from #Thailand– Leather jacket from @rudsak – Shoes by@lechateauStyle – Tights¬†by @joefresh¬†

Saw these two little Doge at Jimmy’s. Much cuteness!

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It’s so nice outside today, get off the computer and soak up the sunshine!

<3 CASIE

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