Monday, January 31, 2011

I'm Bringing A Couple Things Back To The Creative Mixx!

Happy Monday Y'all!!!

Usually, I can't stand Monday's, mainly because I feel like the weekend is never long enough....

This Monday, I'm excited to share some news. There are 2 features that I've had on The Creative Mixx in 2010 that I'm bringing back this week!

The first one is the Blogger Spotlight. It's been a long time since I've featured a fab blogger and will do so this week. The interview is already prepared....just waiting for the perfect time to post.

The next thing is I'm offering another GIVEAWAY on The Creative Mixx! The contest will begin tomorrow evening. (please bear in mind that I'm on MST. I'll post around 7:30pm in the evening)

I figure that it will be a great way to kickoff February:)

While you wait patiently for tomorrow's announcement:) I want to show you a site that a friend of mine discovered...

It's called Pinterest - A place where you can catalogue your cool finds. That's totally what I need!!! There are so many cool things that I've found, but haven't posted because I couldn't remember the source.

I've requested an invitation, but haven't been accepted yet.....

Nonetheless, I visit the site on the regular and here are just a few things that caught my eye:

Click HERE to visit the site.....


Sunday, January 30, 2011

Back In December.....

I went to a Vintage Pop up Event (the Christmas Edition) at Fashion Central, in December of 2010. It was a lovely event with amazing vintage finds (both clothing and furniture), yummy treats.....

And an onsite booth courtesy of Bottles Decapitated.

Becs & Arls were fab hosts of Vintage Pop Up Shop and I look forward to hearing where they'll be popping up next!

I meant blog about the event ages ago (seeing that I took some fab photos), but I have totally missed placed my camera charger. I'm sure it's around here somewhere.... And if it isn't, I guess I'll ge surfing the net to find a replacement:(
I'm heading out to another afternoon event involving Vintage. This time it's at Art Central.
A group of Calgary vintage clothing sellers are selling their items in a unique one day only “Vintage Pop-up Marketplace”.
Leslie Holth, (co-owner of Vintage Bliss - a vendor) believes that “Calgarians appreciate the uniqueness and quality of these one of a kind items and love working them into their wardrobes. They also understand how wearing vintage is not only fashionable, but sustainable, as these items have no environmental impact on our world.”
Bonton Vintage and Patina Design Works will also be selling clothing, jewellery, accessories and select collectibles from the 1920s to the 1980s.
The event entitled “A Dress to Remember” happens today from 12 noon to 6pm at Art Central.
(Please note: Art Central is located on the corner of Center Street and 7th Avenue SW).


Friday, January 28, 2011

Pumped! Shoes Is Having A Shopping Party....

Mark your calendars Calgary. Next Thursday February 3rd, Pumped! Shoes (at Fashion Central) is having a Shopping Party!

In celebration of Fashion Central's 1st Birthday you can head down to the corner of Stephen Avenue & First Street SW for some music, sweet treats, special promotions, and great fashion and gifts for Valentine's day.

Pumped! Shoes will offer you wine and cheese (which is always good). But that's not the reason why you should pay them a visit. Visit them for fab deals on gorgeous shoes & handbags.

If you've never been to this lovely shop, here's a few visuals for you to feast your eyes on:


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Attention Modcloth Lovers!

If you love the Modcloth website as much as I do, then you already know this.

But, for those who don't - I'd like you to know that they are having a sale right now. It's called the Cosy Up Sale, where you can get up to 50% off cuddly cute clothes!

Here are some of my fave items on sale:

The Hit The Jackpot Belt (that's what I need right now) for $14.99 USD

The Out For A Cruise Necklace for $39.99 USD

In Great Shapes Top for $79.99 USD

Blueberry Pilot Hat (for those who look good in hats - and that's not me) for $23.00 USD

The Golden Ruler Dress for $36.99 USD

Highest Bidder Coat for an even $100.00

There is so much more to choose from (and I'm talking pages and pages of sale-priced items). So, head on over to the Modcloth website by clicking HERE

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Correction And A Recap....

As you know, I posted about the Ruby Ellen Designs launch party last Friday and I haven't posted any pics yet so here are a few.....

You'll see me in some of the photos with my iPhone handy. I was busy snapping away, but the photographers below produced such amazing event photos, that I felt like sharing theirs instead.

Before you feast your eyes on the launch party photos, I have a few things to say:

1. It was a fab fashion show and launch party. There was a great vibe, people were really easy to talk to and I love an intimate setting for a fashion show.

2. I made a mistake when I made reference to Ruby Ellen Designs RED collection in Friday's post. I assumed that the RED collection was designed with the colour red as the inspiration. However, the RED collection is actually an acronym for Ruby Ellen Design! (my bad)

If you want to learn more about Ruby Ellen Designs - CLICK HERE


Monday, January 24, 2011

I've Got Some Sad News:(

As the title of my post says, I've got some sad news to share.....

I heard through the facebook grapevine today that a lovely little Calgary shop by the name of Shisomiso is closing it's doors after 6 years of being in business.

What is Shisomiso you ask? Well it's a Boutique, Gallery, and a workspace with a focus on supporting young Canadian designers. Co-owners Irene Rasetti & Victoria Lee worked very hard at creating a towards creating an atmosphere where people could pop in to chat, shop and admire up and coming artists.

They were a supporter (and sponsor) of the last "Take Off Your Clothes" clothing swap and I am truly sad to hear that their doors will be closed.

However, Irene & Victoria have decided to pursue other adventures and I think it's important to pursue new dreams and develop new passions. I'm excited to hear about the new changes and opportunities that these two lovely ladies will face over the next upcoming months.

The doors will officially close at the end of February. So in the meantime, make your way down to Shisomiso for amazing deals. Currently they have items that are 25-75% off. But there'll be more sales in the weeks to come so keep your eyes open Calgary!

All I have to say is, Shisomiso - you'll be missed!

#105, 100 - 7th Avenue SW

Psst....If you or someone you know might be interested in taking off where Irene & Victoria left off please feel free to contact them! They are willing to discuss options.


Friday, January 21, 2011

Ruby Ellen Designs Launch Party

Happy Friday y'all!

It's been a busy week on my end. I've been putting a lot of my energy into planning the next "Take Off Your Clothes" clothing swap event for Spring. This week was a successful one where plannings concerned. I've been lucky enough to secure a date, venue and dj's so far. I hope to have everything secured by the end of the month so if you're in Calgary, keep you eyes open for details at the end of January.

I'm also collaborating with a friend to launch a biz next month - so stay tuned for that!!!!

Tonight, I'm off to the Ruby Ellen Designs Launch party at Eleven Eleven boutique.

Ruby Ellen Designs' spring collection is now officially at Eleven, Eleven. And tonight they're celebrating Ruby's new RED Edition dresses. I happen to love colour and "Red" looks so good on me, so I am getting myself together to head on out.

I hear that there's gonna be a bit of bubbly and some tasty treats to enjoy.

I'll be taking some photos with my iPhone to upload later tonight!

Before I go, I'm posting a song that I've had on serious rotation today!



Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Calgary Get Ready To Get Your Dance On

Happy Wednesday y'all!

I've got an announcement to make for the Calgary community. There is a MAJOR dance class taking place this month!

Starting January 17th, you can sweat it up with DeAnn (dance instructor/choreographer extraordinaire) straight until April 27th.

Swing by World Tree Studios on Mondays & Wednesdays. Doors open at 5:30 and classes run from 5:45-6:45

If you don't feel like committing to the $96 monthly pass then feel free to drop in and pay $15 per class!

Now, I've personally had the pleasure of witnessing some of DeAnn's mad skillz, so you won't be disappointed. She's trained with Ballet Creole in Toronto and is the mastermind behind Elektra Dance Company.

Classes are open to all ages and abilities.
No experience needed, also suitable for experienced dancers.
Classes include African, Contemporary, Salsa, Caribbean and Funk.

Feel free to email for more info!


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Cool Finds....

Whenever a new year approaches, I always go on a mission to find fresh pieces to spark my inspiration....

I found a couple of things that got me excited! I'm hoping to get at least three items from this list:)

This is a must have for me this year!

Just bought this from Urban Outfitters over the holiday

Got this cool red harmonica necklace for Christmas - It works and I love it!!!

Then I found this cassette tape necklace which I thought was cool....

Interesting rings always spark my creativity. When I saw these rings I was so eager to share it with y'all

Used to work here - thought this bag was cool

Thought this clothing company had the coolest Men's & Women's Fashions....

From Supreme Being~


Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

Wowsers! 2011 has officially been here for 3 days now and I'm looking forward to see how The Creative Mixx will grow this year!

Although I'm looking ahead, it's always cool to revisit the past. Today I stumbled on a house mix from the 90's that I had to share.

I would have loved to ring in the new year with some of these beats:)

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