Shoppers Beauty Event 2023

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I recently attended Shoppers Drug Mart’s 2023 Beauty Event and oh my, there were so many great products! I came home with a bunch of goodies that I’ll be testing out over the next few weeks months. Fun fact you might now know about me, I used to work at Shoppers Beauty in my hometown while in high school/college. 🤗

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We got to learn about the latest product launches from top skincare & beauty brands and also a peek at the 8 new brands coming to Shoppers this month. I had my makeup and nails done, which was perfect timing as I was speaking at an event later in the evening.

It was the first time in ages I’d been to such a massive event filled with creators, beauty editors, and influencers. I loved catching up with OG bloggers and friends. One of the best parts was my friend Ryan Emberley taking photos, everything aside from my selfie in this post was snapped by him.

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For years, I’ve been helping Ryan out at events with product shots so here are a few of my favs. We had a good laugh going around and snapping pix of the best products.

My beautiful suit is from Fitzroy Rentals, wore it for my panel on sustainable fashion & the circular economy. More on that later! Have a beautiful day!

Trying New Things: Puppy Yoga!

The other day I went to Puppy Yoga with my bff Michelle! Hosted by Toronto Doggos, pet-friendly events, Puppy Yoga includes a 1-hour yoga class, cute puppies, and a mimosa. Honestly, it was pretty cute.

Puppy Yoga with Toronto Doggos, Casie Stewart

I’m not the hugest dog person, (I get scared!) but these little furballs were just lovely. If you’re looking for a cute time with a friend, highly recommend. If you’re looking for a great yoga workout, this isn’t it! Too hard to concentrate on moves with these little cuties roaming around.

You do not need to bring your own yoga mat, they’re supplied by Toronto Doggos as the puppies have accidents sometimes. They do have a team circling to make sure there’s no mess unattended, plus cleaning supplies are in clear view.

The best part was how happy it made Michelle! She was smiling from ear to ear the whole day. It’s a great activity to cheer anyone up, especially on a cold winter’s day!

Event: Sustainable Fashion & The Circular Economy

Have plans for the day after Valentine’s? On Wednesday next week, I’m moderating a panel that brings the fashion industry together to talk about the value of goods in the circular economy. It’s been a lil’ while since I was on stage at a live event! 🤗

The event is hosted by Zane Aburaneh (founder of ZANE on Queen) and it takes place at George Brown College at 6:30 pm. There will be an interactive Q&A about how to improve sustainability in fashion by working within a circular economy. The focus is looking at how we can maintain the value of goods through restoration and regeneration.

Zane will be introducing his latest venture, Gluu, a web-based platform restoring the chain of production for after-purchase care, with skilled craftspeople in your local area to restore jewelry, leather goods, and fine artifacts.

There’s a great group of panelists who are all leaders in the Canadian fashion industry:

  • Inder Bedi – Founder of MATT&NATT and BEDI Studios – BEDI bags, knits, and outerwear are handmade in Canada with landfill-destined materials, conscious fabrics, and fair labor practices.
  • Amanda Cosco – Fashion Futurist & Founder of Electric Runway
  • Nada Shepherd – Founder of ReSuit, is a fit-based peer-to-peer clothing-sharing app that allows you to buy, rent or sell. 

A couple of fun facts, I’ve known Zane since high school and the last time Amanda and I were on stage together, she was the panel moderator. It’s gonna be a great night.

If you’re in the city and interested to join us, RSVP here. It’s free!

Art Show: The Great Wall of Love

Earlier this month, I painted two small canvasses that will be part of an art show in support of CAMH that opens next week & runs until the end of February.

On Valentine’s Day 2023 studio IDFK will launch an art exhibition called “showURheart”, a mass collaboration artwork that’s made up of hundreds of individual small pieces to create a ” Great Wall of Love“.

Each canvas will be included in a silent auction with 50% of the proceeds to CAMH.

Here’s a little peek at my two canvases while I was working on them. If you want to see MY final artwork or the rest of the paintings, you’ll have to pop by Studio IDFK next week at 190 McCaul St.

The exhibition will run from February 14 to 28, 2023