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I Checked Out Tonight’s Fashion Snaps


Le bf joined me tonight at checking out Fashion Snaps at Queen Street Mall to kick off The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane. Fashion Snaps is a free public event to showcase spring/summer fashion from retailers in the mall and surrounding CBD shops.

It was worth a visit, if anything I love how Queen Street Mall always has something going for the public.

Don’t worry if you’ve missed out tonight as they will be doing it everyday until the end of the festival. For more details, check out the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane.

Sprinkle hearts!

Spring Trend Report Review

It was a pretty glummy, rainy Monday evening but stepping into The Red Carpet Room was a complete change of atmosphere. Miss Yvonne Kai of HeyDoYou, was ever the gracious host, friendly and inviting – definitely someone I look forward to getting to know more about as she's also a lovely entrepreneur who successfully utilized social media and blogging to her advantage!

I digress so on with the Spring Trend Report. Everything was glammed up and pretty, with all the jewellery boutiques set up and showcasing their wares. There were plenty of lovely hardware and feathers, I think I should have gotten one of Oh Dina Hair Fascinations's creations. Looking back on these photos, I remember how cute they look and so much more magnificent in person. I had such a good time trying on a few of them with @ValTorontoGal, a new professional on the scene, a representative of KristianWard.com covering hot new events in the city. I'm really glad to have met her because I was starting to feel out of place, and  had a very natural and infectious energy which made the evening for me.

My favourite aspects of attending events like this is the social and personal interactions. I'm definitely shy and constantly in awe of the amazing talent that Toronto has that I'm instantly in fangirl mode when I do attend events. I also enjoy being part of the experience instead of blogging about them from an outsider view. As shy as I am, I'm glad I still try because I did enjoy meeting Yvonne and Valerie.

Do you think that because someone blogs, it instantly makes them an outgoing, social butterfly? Do you blog and still feel shy? Stew on that for a bit.

Much love and sprinkle hearts,
Donna Vitan


















The Red Carpet Room Spring Trend Report


HeyDoYou‘s Yvonne Kai, has organized a Canadian Designer Accessory Showcase, sponsored by FUZE at The Red Carpet Room.

The Accessory showcase will consist of some of Canada’s newest and most impressive designers from the West to the East and the Runway Show will reveal the hottest spring trends from it’s impressive roster of designers. The Show, appealing to both womenswear and menswear fans, will feature mini capsule collections from eleven vastly different clothing and accessory designers. From floral-inspired looks to eco-chic, brush up on the latest trends in Canadian design during this ultra-glam evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, celebs and of course, FASHION!

Runway Show Designers
Jessica Biffi, Mulcair, Brazen Hussy, Coccolily, Paris Li, Lizares, Hillberg & Berk, Psalms 91:1, MICALLA, Blair Nadeau, Miss Niya

Accessory ShowcaseJenny Grecco Jewelry, Oh Dina Hair Fascinations, Ola Finesse Jewelry, MEYA’TEYES AUTHENTIKS, John James, Roxx Jewels, Damn Heels and much more…

You can partake in the festivities by buying your ticket at trendreport.eventbrite.com. And remember that the raffle, vendor and ticket proceeds will be donated to Look Good Feel Better – Helping Women with Cancer.

I’m really looking forward to seeing the shows and most definitely the accessories, never mind that it will be a Monday. It’ll be a great way to start off my birthday week! See you there?

Fora Magazine by MTV Canada


MTV Canada will soon be launching an online magazine, Fora. A magazine focused on beauty and trends which might just be another resource to finding out the latest and most popular in trends, especially since MTV's got the pulse on all things pop! I can't wait to find out more about it and I will definitely share my findings here.

Have you got any links to share on beauty and trends? I'm sure you do, so share them please? I could always add more to my kajillion feeds in Google Reader.

Much love and sprinkle hearts,

Umbra’s POP! Product Launch


Umbra's Concept Store will be hosting POP! Product Launch this Thursday, February 25, 2010 at the Umbra Concept Store in downtown Toronto. Hope you'll get a chance to check out, I hear there will be prizes, cocktails and hors d'oeurves. The event is also sponsored by The Pop Shoppe, so I'm sure they'll be on hand to share loads of fun stuff. I'll see you there cupcakes!

Much love and sprinkle hearts,

Filled with inspiration from DesignThinkers 2009


Yeah, I’m pretty exhausted but in a good, super inspired kind of way! I’ve spent the week getting recharged and pumped about design both creatively and professionally during DesignThinkers 2009. The week of events was kicked off with a screening of Art & Copy on Monday evening, two jam-packed days of amazing speakers and studio tours on Thursday. I’m still kind of processing the past few days but I just wanted to share a few shots.




DesignThinkers 2009


DesignThinkers is back for another round of design inspiration! This will be RGD Ontario’s 10th annual international conference focusing on the role of design in business, society and future health of the planet. The conference takes place on November 3rd and 4th, with additional events throughout the week.

I have been to two other DesignThinkers conferences and both have been an exceptionally inspiring experiences. I’ve come out of these with fresh ideas, connected with other designers and industry professionals and boat loads of books to keep me inspired. It’s pretty much impossible to not be inspired or amazed with an amazing lineup of speakers.

I’m pretty pumped about it already.