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Friday, December 5, 2014

DSW

Hello Hello,
I hope everyone's December beginnings are going swell. I know these winter days sometimes get us down, so I have a lovely treat to brighten our days.

I was looking for some wonderfully cool, comfy, and winter proof soles for the blizzardous Canadian weather, not to mention- a great deal for a girl with a budget. And, what I found was better than ever!

http://dsw.townshoes.ca/store/dsw/en/Shop/DSW-Canada/Women/Online-Only/c/tsl-mcat-Online-Only

Cougar boots which are not only winter approved, but they are super stylish and affordable! These boots retail for over $100 CAN in the mall and department store, but the awesome folks at DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse), in association with Town Shoes, have got them priced at an awesome $69.99! Plus the FREE shipping and easy returns aren't too shabby either!

Click the pick to take you to DSW's website, and find yourself a treat!

All images taken from www.dsw.townshoes.ca



xo Brit Sammy.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Hunger Games: Katniss Fashion

Hello All,

I hope these winter days and nights aren't treating you too chilly. I happen to love the briskness of the winter air. As the winter days come and go, I was thinking that Miss Katniss Everdeen, and her stylists, know a thing or two about dressing for the winter months.
They have this amazing ability to layer different textures and mediums of clothing and accessories together, and I happen to think that these looks are not only tough enough for Panem but will also suffice for our harsh Canadian winters.

Inspiration look #1:


This cowl number it simply divine, and screams easy-breezy! You could easily pop it over a jacket like Katniss for a casual look, or even brooch it up with a nice dazzler for a chic night out like this Carmen MG Collection Leaf Brooch from The Shopping Channel.

http://www.theshoppingchannel.com/search/leaf%20brooch
(image from theshoppingchannel.com)

Simple but chic- it doesn't get any better than that. Lover's of Katniss' cowl can with the click of a mouse grab their own cowl from the lovely artisans of ETSY.com . Some of my favorite cowls are hand knitted by the artists, so it's also a great one of a kind number because it's tough to mimic a knit or find and evenly dyed spool of yarn.

Katniss Huntress Cowl Scarf - Handknit Grey Sweater Cowl Vest BY KYSAA


 (image from KYSAA on Esty.com)

 Feel free to click on the images above to be redirected to the pages I found perfect for this article!



xo Brit Sammy.

Monday, September 1, 2014

FanExpo Canada

Hello everyone!
I hope your long weekends were oh so great, mine definitely was! Last Thursday to this past Sunday was the summer annual, end of August, Canada edition, Toronto FanExpo. Attached are some great images from all 4 days including celebrity sitings like Matt Smith and Patrick Stewart, to great finds like Nerdifacts' doughnut barrette and more!!! 


Tell me what you think and enjoy!!! 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Katy Perry in Toronto

Hello Darlings,
This Saturday night I had the pleasure of attending Miss Katy Perry's Prismatic World Tour at Toronto's ACC. From the costumes to the giant inflatable tacos, Miss Perry did it all, and most importantly she did it fantastically well!
From her Teenage Dream tour and biopic, I had so many expectations... They were very unfair, but Katy showed me. 





Enjoy the pics and tell me what you think!

xoxo, Brit

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Me to We - Meets - STAPLES

Hello All,
I hope your weekend is going well, the weather here in Toronto has been extremely dreamy! On Thursday June 19th, the Free The Children organizations held a Me to We event at the Toronto Front Street STAPLES unveiling their new partnership with Staples and ACCO Brands to revolutionize back -to- school shopping.
http://www.metowe.com/about-us/press/staples-epk/

 “For the first time ever, students and parents across Canada have the power to make a difference with their back-to-school purchases and help thousands of children in Latin America, Africa and Asia receive access to education. Me to We, in partnership with Staples and ACCO Brands, launched its first line of eco- friendly school supplies with an impact. Each product purchased gives a life- changing gift directly to a child or family in a Free The Children community overseas, so they are free to learn without battling against hunger, thirst, disease and financial restraints. Together with hundreds of students; Free The Children co- founder Marc Kielburger; Me to We CEO, Roxanne Joyal; VP of Merchandising at Staples, Pete Gibel; and a surprise celebrity appearance from JRDN; Me to We will officially launch its eco-friendly line of school supplies at Staples’ Front Street location in Toronto. The line is now available for purchase exclusively at Staples locations across Canada or online at www.staples.ca/metowe

http://www.metowe.com/shop/


Back- to- school never sounded so good! Let's check out the fantastically cool merchandise!!!
http://www.metowe.com/shop/http://www.metowe.com/shop/ 

http://www.metowe.com/shop/http://www.metowe.com/shop/

http://www.metowe.com/shop/http://www.metowe.com/shop/



Be the difference kiddies and parents, it's worth it, as well as "socially conscious shopping made simple!"



xo Brit Sammy.



*Media release and images all courtesy of Free The Children, Me to We, and Staples 
*Special thanks to Natalie Schoffer- Manager, Public Relations and Publicity; Valerie Outmezguine- Public Relations Specialist, Staples; and Lindsey Coulter (Me to We)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Designers Closet: Casting Call

Hi Loves,
For those of you looking to sashay down the Toronto runway, Designers Closet is looking for new faces with gliding graces to be apart of their ever so popular DC Showcase. Good luck! And don't forget, in the words of mother Ru and Paris is Burning, "Sissy That Walk!"

xo Brit Sammy.



4 Days 5 Shopping Events!

Hello Loves,
I have some great news for you! This weekend is THE weekend to get your shop-on. From May 22- May 25 there are 5 fantastic sample sales to attend. Sample sales are great because it's your way of finding some fantastic one of a kind items at a discounted price. Here's the info and don't forget to share your great finds with the rest of us :)



xo Brit Sammy.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Mother’s Day Fun: Me to We and DHL Express Canada

Hello All,
http://www.metowe.com/about-us/press/epk-mothers-day-2014/I hope you're all feeling happy and cheerful! I have some great Mother's Day news to share with you from Free The Children's Me to We!

For this up coming Mother's Day, Sunday May 11, Me to We has teamed up with DHL Express Canada to spread the Mother's Day joy expressly across the globe!

"The feature piece, Me to We ArtisansNeno Mom Bracelet, is handcrafted by Maasai mamas in Kenya and provides a connection between the consumer and a working artisan.

For each bracelet purchased, DHL Express Canada will donate $5 to provide one health clinic visit to a mother and child in a Free The Children community overseas.

DHL Express provides in-kind shipping services to move Me to We Artisans products from Free The Children’s Adopt a Village countries to Me to We headquarters, helping connect over 800 Maasai mamas to a greater market for their traditional beadwork. By expanding the reach of Me to We Artisans products, the mamas are empowered with a sustainable income to lift their families and communities out of poverty."

This is an amazing and creative way to spread the Mother's Day joy even further, so get shopping

http://www.metowe.com/about-us/press/epk-mothers-day-2014/http://www.metowe.com/about-us/press/epk-mothers-day-2014/

http://www.metowe.com/products/?prod=ninowordbraceletwithpearl&var=582279193

Special thanks to Natalie Schoffer, PR maven, and Roxanne Joyal, Me to We Artisans founder. 
*information provided through Me to We press release



xo Brit Sammy.

Friday, March 21, 2014

A Fashionable Good Deed

Hi Loves,
This past week was WMCFW in Toronto! The events were great, the shows were even better. Being around the fashion, the sunglasses of front row, and the crowd was inspirational... and a little perspirational. The runways were booming with hot new designs from Canada's own talents. From Bustle to VAWK, you could feel the talent oozing from backstage to front of house! 


@anurainadesigns #fall2014 #WMCFW


However, as a veteran fashion week attendee, I have come to realize... there has got to be more! The crowd, designs, and media were all so impressive but, attainable. I couldn't help but think, where do we go from here. Yes, the fashions were out of this world, but after sitting with my peers and watching the camera phones go off, I couldn't help but think.... how much did this all cost? And, my internal voice was screaming, "OMGosh... Am I over it?"

So, as most of you know, I did some traveling this past year across the globe, and realized, "Damn... there has to be more than fashion!"


Thus, I found a way to incorporate my love of fashion with something that could go beyond the runway, it's Free The Children's, Me to We. The Me to We site incorporates all that you love from the runways, while helping to those in need. It rhymes, it's fun, it's still shopping, but on the upside you are supporting the GLOBE! 
metowe.com

metowe.com

 So, get inspired and get shopping, because this marketplace feeds a village!

SHOP NOW at metowe.com
Me to We store displaying the Spring Safari line
Store: 223 Carlton St. Toronto, ON, M5A 2L2 P: 1.416.964.8942 x601



 xo Brit Sammy.
 

WMCFW Images by WMCFW Instagram.
Free The Children, Me to We, Images by metowe.com.
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