FILM FESTIVAL READY IN THE L'ORÉAL BEAUTY SUITE

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The Beauty Suite at the Toronto International Film Festival takes us behind all the red carpet action! Stars and influencers get the L’Oréal hair and beauty treatment before taking on the film premieres. My experience at the L’Oréal Beauty Suite got our team an exclusive front row seat to all the red carpet TIFF action. The amazing makeup artists and hairdressers got me all ready for a big night with tickets to the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of Steady Habits.

The industry is making great strides for women in media and this year L’O’réal decided to focus on this messaging for their campaign. The message is all about women empowering one another to take strides in the industry through collaboration and camaraderie.

I stopped by the L’Oréal Beauty to participate in this wonderful initiative and to share my ideas on why supporting females in the media is so important.

Before getting in the booth with L’Oreal, I got a hair and makeup upgrade from L’Oreal’s beauty professionals. Some of my favourite L’Oréal products got used to create this glowing red carpet ready look. Featuring a brown lip, voluminous lashes, sharp eyebrows and the chiseled lumee glow.

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1. HAIRCARE

We decided to keep the look really light and fun. Soft waves was the way to really help accentuate the contoured lumee glow.

First comes the deep nourishing cream conditioner treatment. Followed up with some soft curls on a heated wand. Finishing the look off with a voluminous hairspray.

 

SOFT WAVES

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GET THE LOOK

 
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2. CONTOUR & A POP OF COLOUR

Going with the theme of the night, we wanted to make sure that we had a natural look with the right hint of colour to bring out the soft pink tones of my Topshop dress.

The makeup artist opted for a bold brown lip and eyelids dusted in gold topped off with the blackest black voluminous eye mascara. We finished off the look with highlights to the cheek bone, brow bone, and temple using the Lumee glow nude powders.

 

SCULPTED GLOW

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GET THE LOOK

 
 

Thanks for hanging out and reading all about my adventures with L’Oréal Pro! You can also get this look at home by entering the contest below to win your very own L’Oréal Beauty Glam Box!

Until next time

- xo Nai

 

MY TIFF LOOKBOOK

Ahh yes! It’s that time of year again when all the stars are back in Toronto for the annual Toronto International Film Festival festivities! It’s my favourite time of the year! King street is  buzzing over the weekend with festival street all set up and all the major magazines and brands are doing pop up shops and gifting lounges across the city. 2018 for me has all been about breaking into the world of acting and with the film festival in town, networking and vibing with like minded industry professionals has been key! Here’s my crazy TIFF itinerary and all events I stopped by to take in the star studded festival experience.  

Hollywood Entertainment Party 

 

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NKPR IT Lounge 

The NKPR IT lounge hosted its industry panel to celebrate the merging of fashion, music and film. With different panels each day of the festival to shed light on how all these industries comes together to celebrate the mega media world. 

With digital media merging with the mainstream industry it’s interesting to learn about how the worlds really collide. 

Vanity Fair x David Yurman Party  

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CUT OUT SIDE MAXI DRESS

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ON THE GO SUMMER LOOKBOOK

I love summers in Toronto, the city is buzzing with tourists and locals on patios and coffee shops. Since we get so many months of cold winters one has to make the most of the heat! One of my favorite places to explore during the summer months is China Town and Kensington market. I went on a photo journey with my friend Jazan we took in the sights and sounds. Mixing some heart to heart conversations with coffee, goodies, and some hammock naps. My summer style consists of a mix of monochrome basics with comfy heels and shoes. Check out my full summer style diary below and all the places we stopped by ~

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The matcha frappe here is amazing! Papa Rotti is brand new right in China Town

The matcha frappe here is amazing! Papa Rotti is brand new right in China Town

Hammock naps in the Fika cafe patio in Kensington ~

Hammock naps in the Fika cafe patio in Kensington ~

Exploring cocktail mixing options in one of my favourite Kensington stores ~

Exploring cocktail mixing options in one of my favourite Kensington stores ~

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BUDLIGHT DREAMS FEST X VITALY

It’s that time of year again! As the music festivals roll in Bud Light Dreams Festival unveils it’s new collaboration with Vitaly.

Every year the apparel and accessories company unveils a custom items for Bud Light Dreams Festival and this year is no different.  The logo for this year's Bud Light Dreams Festival is the all seeing eye! In tandem Vitaly unveiled an exclusive look at the Oracle x Gold Vitaly all-seeing eye pendant with a rotating inner circle. 

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Vitaly also unveiled its other items like hats and tees with the new eye shaped logo for this year’s festival! My personal favourite is the Tarot Tee x Black which features a small DREAMS emblem of the custom tarot card design celebrating the 2018 edition of the festival.

To finish off a custom Dreams Festival Vitaly look, one must add in the Retina Baseball Hat x Black Suede which also features the all seeing eye accompanied by a Vitaly logo.

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Bud Light Dreams Festival is going to be amazing this year, be sure to check out the lineup of artists that will be hitting the main stage!

The festival takes place June 23rd and 24th at RBC Echo Beach!  I am so stoked to be attending this year. Be sure to keep an eye on my YouTube channel for all the coverage. 


THE POWERBALL XX ~ A PHOTO DIARY

My favorite event of the year has to be the Powerball! It’s artistically brilliant and brings art to life in at the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

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Artistically themed rooms with everything from food to drinks and eye-catching art installations. A night of festivities and glamour.  

Check out my moving photo gallery below ~

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CHANEL'S COCO GAME CENTRE

I just love March! It's the month of my best friend's birthday and just like last year, Chanel held its annual pop-up at Holt Renfrew

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The Chanel section of Holt Renfrew was once again transformed, however this time in all its arcade glory. Featuring fun games, installations and one of a kind gaming inspired beauty kiosks. The Game center also featured Chanel’s Rouge Coco, Hydra Beauty, and Chance fragrances. The Chanel Game Centre made its way to North America after stops around the world via Tokyo and Japan. 

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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK STYLE DIARIES

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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK SS/18

Travelling to New York was beyond exciting!! Not only did I get to attend my first ever Fashion week experience, I was also able to get a taste of the fashion and entertainment industry in New York.  I went with my brother to stay in the Arlo Soho for 3 days as we attended 3 distinct shows for New York Fashion Week.

Day 1 

FASHION HONG KONG

Day 2 

DAN LIU

 

RUTH ZABETTA COUTURE

Day 3

VIVI ZUBEDDI

ALL BLACK AESTHETIC LOOKBOOK

As the seasons are getting cooler the colours must get darker to keep the heat in! My love for black on black pairing has yet to fade away as I continue to explore mixing textures and patterns. I brought my love for the all black ensemble to life in my latest look book shoot in collaboration with Asos.

A gloomy date on Yorkville streets as we venture the city streets in Toronto to take in the sights and sounds of the bustling downtown core.

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HOLIDAYS WITH DANIEL WELLINGTON

I’m so excited to share with you all my recent work with Daniel Wellington watches as their newest ambassador. I've always been in awe of the brand specifically the Daniel Wellington classic petite models. The simplistic yet modern watch designs are ideal for ringing in 2018 right.

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The watch comes in many different straps and designs which are all interchangeable. My personal favorite pick is the classic petite sterling with a black dial described on their website as representing style and attitude, how fitting! 

"A Must-have Statement for every modern icon"

I can easily match the silver hardware with all my other jewelry, making it the ideal choice for everyday wear.  I recently gifted my mother the classic silver watch that comes with an accompanying band. Having an everyday watch can be such an important investment in your own success.

I've noticed that after getting my hands on the classic petite sterling I’ve been spending less time on my phone and focusing on my wrist to stay on track and on top of my schedule. 2018 is all about making small changes that can benefit you in large ways across the year.  Get yourself a Daniel Wellington watch to keep things productive and glam and get 15% off with my code NAIRISHA15.  

Photos by @EricMoniz  

 

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MAJE OPENING IN TORONTO

French brands Sandro & Maje opened their newest flagship location at the Toronto Eaton Centre this weekend! Just in time for the crazy holiday season. The Sandro and Maje brand is the newest addition to the third floor of the Toronto Eaton Centre, known for its sleek chic and effortless wear!

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It's the perfect place to stop by if you're looking for a dress this holiday season or even some gifts for loved ones. The Toronto location was quite busy on its grand opening day with some of Toronto' budding fashion influencers and personalities coming together to celebrate the opening! 

I headed out for a night of fashion and fun to see what the brand was all about. 

This beautiful brown velvet dress caught my eye & now I’m absolutely obsessed!  
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The opening featured some tasty treats in partnerships with Toronto’s Mamman bakery. 
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The brands have an air of bohemian-chic womenswear and were founded is Paris in the late 90s. They opened the doors to their newest freestanding location in the downtown hub. 
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PUMA X GETFRESH CO.

2017's Toronto Men's Fashion Week saw it's latest streetwear collaboration as Get Fresh Company and Puma joined forces in anticipation of releasing its latest line of kicks and streetwear. Puma has been killing it with all its Canadian collabs collaborating with one of Toronto's high-end streetwear shops Get Fresh Company.

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Both the companies worked together to reimagine the Tsugi Kori, Puma's latest addition to its Tsugi line. The shoe features comfy knitted sock-like collar and overlays with a rugged outsole. All while being water repellant which is constructed perfectly for the Canadian weather. 

The owner of Get Fresh Co Jebril Jalloh started the company from selling clothes from the trunk of his car which later leads to setting up shop in Toronto's fashion district. The launch of the show was pulled together by spacesbyjackflash, Toronto’s budding interior designer, Infusing the colors red, white and black in the set design. 

You can purchase The Puma Tsugi Kori X Get Fresh Company sneakers Get Fresh Company at 498 Queen Street West in Toronto, online at getfreshcompany.com and select Foot Locker locations.

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A KISS OF COLOR WITH ELIZABETH ARDEN'S GELATO CRUSH COLLECTION

After a long day of work, heading out for events and a night out means adding some glam touch ups to update my look. From office drab to evening glam Elizabth Arden’s Gelato crush collection is just what I need!

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The Elizabeth Arden push up lip Gelato lip-stick in the shade Peach Bliss is my fav! Paired with the Cool Glow Cheek Tint in Colar Daze, its the ultimate combination! Adding just the right amount of extra highlight to make my cheeks rosy! The luxurious Gelato cherish collection is truly irresistible with its sheer colors and buttery textures! 

You can get the collection in multiple shades and the three items are just what you need in your purse to update your look for a night out. The Gelato crush collection adds the perfect kiss of colour to any look. 

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CHURCH COUTURE WITH AMATO COTURE

This year I had a chance to discover Amato Couture as it closed off Toronto Women’s Fashion Week and also heald a private viewing in a Yorkville church. 

The beautiful display of gowns and bridal wear strutted down the isles of the church. I feel like I just walked into a Victorian fantasy with Lady Gaga music playing. It was an infusion of pop culture punchy couture mixed with bridal and couture wear you’d possibly see in a pop stars music video or super rich wedding! 

After all Amaro couture is a brand that has dressed the elite likes of Micheal Jackson, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, JLO and some of the who’s who’s of the music industry! The show was nothing less than walking into a live set of GaGa’s Juda with church bells and spiritual feels with the vanity of fashion!  

I enjoyed every single minute! The type of fashion showcase you don’t see in Toronto and with the introduction of the international showcase of Amato Courture, I can’t be more than excited to see how other designers follow.  

 

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