Sunday, December 3, 2017

WOMEN SUPPORTING WOMEN - MEET NEVEEN DOMINIC & HER MAKEUP EMPIRE!


  I've always believed that the only way to grow the community -is by through supporting each other. But it is only possible if both "sides" are open to that.
When I met Neveen Dominic for the first time - I've been drawn into her energy right away. Her passion, clear vision of where she wants to go, hard work were so impressive and captivating that I really wanted to help her using my networking, my work & media channels to help spreading the word about Neveen and her brand.





 If you haven't had a chance to hear about Neveen Dominic and her beauty brand - Neveen Dominic Cosmetics - you should definitely check her website. Born in South Sudan, Neveen struggled for a long time to find cosmetic products that would be ideal for her ebony skin tone. Yet- when she found the perfect match - the products range was so limited that she found it very difficult to achieve her "dreamed" look. So as response to that- she decided to create her own line with the goal of making all women look and feel beautiful , regardless of skin tone.  


  Once you browse through her website - you will find an amazing umbrella consisting of makeup, skincare and fragrance products. What is so amazing is that Neveen tries to improve her brand and introduce new products all the time (with the Holiday season coming up soon - she is launching her new Holiday collection- so make sure to check her website!).
However what really touched me about Neveen herself - is beside her passion transforming into a cosmetics line - her engaging personality. As the Philanthropist and Entrepreneur, she had a vision for celebrating and embracing multifaceted beauty by making accessible cosmetics for diverse women and also by empowering them throughout her passion.





Neveen Dominic Book  - one of her biggest accomplishments 


Entrepreneurship is one of the most difficult careers one can choose. However, if you invest in your passion, going to work will be like going to the playground to play and get paid!! 
This past summer, Neveen Dominic brand worked with over 50 international designers, 112 multicultural models and slayed 3 international shows: African Fashion Week Toronto (AFWT), International Makeup Artist Trade Show (IMATS) and New York Fashion Week (NYFW) with Magnolia Silks. Her Juba Collection, that was launched in New York in April was reviewed for 6 months by Emmy award winning makeup artists and beauty critics and was featured twice in Makeup Artist Magazine (make sure to check Neveen's story and interview with her on makeupartistmag.com ).


And just recently - Neveen was nominated for 2018 Mompreneur Awards - recognizing Mom's entrepreneurial actions again. This amazing award is given to women who win through the voting process. If you know Neveen (or even if you don't - but you think she deserves this award) and would like to support her - make sure to join the voting process (starts from December 4th and runs until December 10th, 2017).
Check the website for more information - please search for hashtags #MompreneurAwards and/or #OurTribe ).

TO VOTE - PLEASE CLICK HERE

Neveen Dominic Cosmetics exhibiting at one of the makeup shows

2 super models & activists : Diandra Forrest and Mari Melek from New York - on Neveen Dominic Runway Collection debuted at AFWT


Congratulations Neveen on pursuing your dream , sharing your passion and story with women and helping them becoming stronger and believing in their skills and strengths.
Together We Can!

Monday, April 3, 2017

IT'S HERE - SIMONS' FIRST STORE IN CALGARY!!





   It was the moment that many fashion lovers (who lives in YYC) were waiting for - as just last month - SIMONS - the 177-year-old fashion  retailer from Quebec City, opened its first Calgary store.
 The downtown location at The Core Shopping Centre marks Simons’ 14th store, the second in Alberta. With a total of 95,000 square feet, the store makes up five floors in the Lancaster Building and portions of the first, second and third floors of TD Square. 
I have to say - what an extraordinary addition not only to fashion retailing scene in Calgary - but also - what an amazing concept pairing contemporary style with the heritage of a historic building.



 The idea behind bringing SIMONS to YYC - was to create "an exciting shopping experience where customers can explore our branded environments; each with its own space and personality.” - says Peter Simons - CEO of Simons.
If you didn't have a chance to hear about the brand before - Simons houses an extensive and fashion-forward collection of its own exclusive and innovative private label brands for men and women, complemented by a selection of leading labels, exclusive discovery brands from around the world and an edited collection of international designers, making it well known for its exceptional selection of merchandise for everyone. Simons also carries home fashions for the bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. 






 What I absolutely about the Calgary store and the concept itself is the idea of bringing so many cultural aspects together - including fashion, art, design and cuisine (YES - Simons Calgary also has cafeteria with some delicious snacks:-) 
You can tell that art plays an important role in the design of all Simons stores - and The Core location is no exception. Simons commissioned local Calgary artist Maya Gohill to install a three-storey painted mural which runs along the escalators in the Lancaster Building. Her satirical portraiture combines stylized animals, abstract figures and graphic backgrounds, all using a vibrant colour palette. 

Beautiful architecture&design of the store


If you would like to learn more about the brand - make sure to visit their website and find them all over social media - so many great, fashionable inspirations!!!

"TWIK YOUR STYLE" WITH SIMONS



MY ITALIAN JOURNEY WITH MEDAVITA - COSMOPROF WORLDWIDE BOLOGNA 2017!!


Monday, January 9, 2017

DISCOVER YOUR FEMININE NATURE WITH ZAQUAD FASHION. BADZ KOBIETA DYNAMICZNA Z ZAQUAD FASHION BRAND




Jesli jestes kobieta aktywna, Twoja osobowosc emanuje sila i zdecydowaniem - a Ty nadal szukasz na rynku mody marek, ktore pomoga Ci zaakcentowac Twoj charakter? 
Poznaj ZAQUAD - jest to Polska marka modowa, ktora przedstawia niebagatelne rozwiazania dla dynamicznej kobiety. ZAQUAD nawiazuje do bogatej tradycji polskich pracowni krawieckich, ktore tworzyly dedykowane ubrania dla kobiet, ktore mialy pomysl na siebie.
Ubrania marki charakteryzuje zdecydowanie , prostota ale i osobowosc. Prawie tak samo jak zalozycielke marki Zaquad - Anie Banaczek.

Anie poznalam podczas mojej ostatniej wizyty w Warszawie, gdzie przyjechalam w odwiedziny kochanej Ewy Wojciechowskiej (notabene Ewa stala sie jedna z najblizszych mi osob - Ewa jesli to czytasz - badz tego swiadoma:-) Ewa zabrala mnie na press day marki Zaquad - i wlasnie wtedy nie tylko poznalam Anie osobiscie ale mialam rowniez okazje zobaczyc Jej piekna, ostatnia kolekcje.
Projekty Ani sa bardzo kobiece, interesujace, z charakterem...I wlasnie dlatego postanowilam nawiazac wspolprace z Ania - w ktorej bede mogla pokazac kilka projektow marki Zaquad w moich osobistych stylizacjach - badzcie czujni:-)

Jesli nie boisz sie pokazac siebie - koniecznie zapoznaj sie z propozycjami marki.




If you are an active woman who appreciates high quality, and your character represents power and confidence - then you definitely need to be introduced to Polish fashion brand called ZAQUAD
The brand offers a non-standard solutions to every dynamic woman. In the heart of Zaquad brand you will find a reference to the great Polish tailor shops which used to create dedicated clothes for women who had a vision of their own image.

The unique combination of sporty style with universal simplicity emphasizes the strong character of the clothes of the ZAQUAD brand.

I've had a chance to get introduced to the brand during my last visit in Warsaw - thanks to my dear friend Ewa Wojciechowska who took me for ZAQUAD press day. It was the time when I met the person behind the brand - Anie Banaczak - designer - with interesting and welcoming personality - and it was one of the reason we've decided to "do something" together!!!
Stay tuned - as I will be showcasing ZAQUAD in my personal styling!!!
Thank you Ania!!!








Sunday, January 8, 2017

DISCOVER FASHION WORLD WITH VICHER FASHION...




Polska scena modowa obfituje w uzdolnionych projektantów - często takich, o których nie słyszy się a mediach wystarczajaco. Moja historia z marką VICHER rozpoczęła sie dzięki informacji, które dostałam od mojej koleżanki Ani, która zachęciła mnie do "odwiedzenia" strony www marki. Od pierwszego wejrzenia - wiedziałam, że są to projekty godne uwagi - interesujące, inne, o ciekawych wzorach, kolorystyce - a przede wszystkim z wykorzystaniem bardzo dobrych tkanin.

Dla tych wszystkich z Was, którzy nie słyszeli wcześniej o VICHER FASHION - jest to marka ubraniowa dla kobiet, która opiera się na wartościach wolności i kobiecości. W swoich projektach umiejetnie łączy kobiecość z modowym zadziorem wprost z wybiegu. Ubrania Vicher dają Wam możliwości niezliczonych stylizacji od klasycznych, ekstrawaganckich po sportową elegancję. Wszystkie zaś są wynikiem miłosci do mody i realnych, kobiecych potrzeb. W kolekcjach projektantki wykorzystują szlachetne tkaniny jak i dzianiny, zwracając dużą uwagę na ich dobry gatunek i praktyczność. Wszystkie kolekcje powstają w polskiej szwalni z najwyższej jakosci tkanin z Włoch i Francji. 

Miłość do mody i specyficzny, niejednokrotnie odważny rys w projektach Vicher wzratastał i dojrzewał w dziewczynach już od dzieciństwa. Przewrotnie mody, a właściwie jej wyczucia i etsteyki uczyły się w... klasztorach od Krakowa po Rzym i Francję. Klasztorny minimalizm form,  a zarazem kontrasty znajdują swoje odzwierciedlenie także w projektach Vicher. 
Ubrania Vicher Fashion to przede wszystkim niezwykle kobiece, zmysłowe sukienki, w licznych odsłonach właściwie dla każdej sylwetki,zadziorne i bardzo modowe kombinezony, a także dopracowane w detalu  marynarki i żakiety świadczące o jakości i wysokim krawiectwie. Projektantki w pełni oddają ducha kobiecości i wolności - niebezpieczny związek, ale w przypadku Vicher absolutnie warty ryzka:)

Vicher to fantastyczne kobiety, wyjatkowe ubrania i cudowna energia, a przede wszystko moje modowe zakochanie od pierwszego wejrzenia.


Moje specjalne podziękowania dla dziewczyn z marki Vicher za przemiłe spotkanie podczas mojej wizyty w Polsce, a efekty naszego spotkania przedstawię wkrótce w moich stylizacjach...











Polish fashion scene is full of very talented designers. Unfortunately, many times they don't get enough recognition and spotlight...only until certain time...
My personal journey with Vicher Fashion brand started when my friend from Poland sent me message and asked me to check the brand online store. I was intrigued right from the beginning - beautiful designs, interesting shapes, structures and most important - beautiful fabrics.

Those of you, who didn't have a chance to hear about Vicher Fashion  - its Polish fashion brand that is created both in Poland and Paris. It's the effect of passion towards art and beauty shared by three sisters - Inez, Kasia and Ania who wanted to create a brand not only to accentuate beauty - but mostly to give every woman who is wearing their designs feeling of comfort and confidence. Inspired by their grandmother and her passion for fashion and style -  Vicher Fashion is a mixture of elegance and sporty flare with the Parisian chic full of simplicity and most important - the brand represents designs that are easy to wear - for every occasion.

If you would like to learn more about the brand - make sure to check their online store!!!