Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wear Your Art Show - CHuG, Criple & More. @ The Loft.

Not only is it opening night for Alberta Fashion week but it's also the Wear Your Art Show at the Cat's Eye Vintage new downtown loft.

Cody Tkach - hip hop & graffiti artist invites you to celebrate his last night in Calgary before venturing off to Vancouver. Come out to listen to the new album "Fresh & Faded", have your shoes, hats, belts, purses, heels or pretty much anything else custom painted and enjoy food & drink.

Here's a photo of the shoes that he did for the S.W.A.P. Team - Calgary Chapter. These are hott!

And here's a bonus:

There will be local graffiti art on display and for sale as well as plenty of vintage and retro clothing for men and women

If you're in the city click HERE for info

This is one of my fave tracks from Cody Tkach aka Cody the Catch


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Two Events In One Night!

It's been a long time since I've been as busy as I was last night. I can't believe that I went made it to two events on a Monday, but I did....

I started the evening off at the Nat Christie Centre for the Alberta Fashion Week Media
Reception. I was eager to attend the event to get a sneak peek of the venue. I've lived in Calgary for just over 5yrs. and had never been to this space before. So I was praying that it would be fab.....

My verdict - I really love the space!

The night was cool, I mingled with a few people, had a drink and secretly wished that I hadn't eaten dinner. The hors d'oeuvres(courtesy of Earls) looked so tasty, but I couldn't eat a bite.

I caught up with Anne Corpuz-Bacalso of Anne B. Accessories who happens to be showing on the opening night this Thursday. I initially met her at Fashion Has No Boarders this year and fell in love with her pieces.

Here's a peak at what you might expect to see from her on Thursday night

If you haven't bought your tickets yet, then click the link below:

Oh and if you want to get a sneak peak of the venue, feel free to head down to the Nat Christie Centre tomorrow night at 6 PM.

THEN, I headed over to Cafe Koi for the Show & Tell event that I help organize. We had a full roster of artists that night and as the evening wore on the audience began to feel comfortable and started to engage in convo!

This event was such a great way to end my evening - loved discussing fascinating art and meeting the artists behind the piece.

Next and final Show & Tell event before the summer months will be on Monday June 20th

Email me at if you would like more info.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Alberta Fashion Week is back in the (403) - May 16-21

The fourth season of Alberta Fashion Week hits Calgary on May 16 thru 21st.

The venue has changed to the Nat Christie Centre 141 18th Ave SW but the week still promises to feature local and national Canadian designers.

Here's a list of who'll be showcasing this upcoming week:

  • Fatal Seduction
  • NRT Fashions
  • DW Fashion
  • Crabapple Clothing Company
  • Lilly Maks O'Brien
  • Mealan
  • Apt. 22
  • Bellissima
  • Anne B. Accessories

Just click on the the AB Fashion Week Icon
to get runway show info and to
buy your tickets!


I Have This On Serious Rotation Today...

Hope y'all enjoy this as much as I do, cause this is dope.......

To check out more covers click HERE


Monday, May 9, 2011

Show & Tell an artist showcase #3

Happy Monday y'all~

In just 1 week, another event that I help to organize is taking place at Cafe Koi(1011 - 1st Street SW)

The event is called "Show & Tell" an artist showcase and takes place the 3rd Monday of every month.

The concept is simple:

5 Artists are featured in one night.

Each artist shows one piece of their work for 20 minutes with a Q&A afterwards.

This monthly event showcases Calgary's emerging talent in an intimate and interactive environment.

And the best part is that Admission is FREE!!!!

Here is the link to our facebook event page:!/event.php?eid=181143735270723

(If you're an artist who'd like to showcase your work at "Show & Tell" email me at

Sponsored by CALGARY ART GROUP a member based group filled with a wide variety of Art Enthusiasts (both trained & novice)

Hope to see you on Monday May 16th at Cafe Koi (8pm start) for a night of "art talk":)


Friday, May 6, 2011

It's Only A Few Weeks Away!

On May 25th, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings are making an appearance in Calgary and I've got tickets!

I'm feeling in a soulful mood today, so here's a couple of tracks you might enjoy:)

Let Them Knock

Mama Don't Like My Man

If you call

For a list of tour dates click the link below:

And if you're in Calgary on May 25th, click HERE to get your tickets! It will be at MacEwan Hall, doors open at 7pm


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Calling All Swappers in Calgary

If you've followed me for a while, you'll know that I organize a clothing swap twice a year in Calgary.

So, if you live in the city and have clothing for the next "Take Off Your Clothes" clothing swap happening on June 12th, there are a few ways that you can get it to us before the event!

Option 1 - Meet us this Saturday May 7th from 10AM to 12PM at the Confederation Park Recycling Depot parking lot (2807 10 St. NW)
Please note, All S.W.A.P. drivers will have their windows clearly labeled with “Take Off Your Clothes” clothing swap

Option 2 - Drop Your clothing off at Eleven Eleven Boutique (233 10 Street NW) during their business hours.
They're offering 10% off anything in store for those who drop off clothing for the "Take Off
Your Clothes" clothing swap.

This year we've also created handy labels that you can print and attach to your bags of clothing. Here's the link:

If you can't make it to the drop off on Saturdays or Eleven Eleven Boutique, no worries:)

You can still arrange for a pickup this season, just send us an email

This season tickets are $8.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door. Click the link below to get your tickets

Hope to see you on June 12th!

(For more info about this event, click HERE)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

It's A Blogger Spotlight!

Hello peeps,

Well, it's been ages since I've had a blogger spotlight on The Creative Mixx and I'm happy that it's finally making a comeback tonight. I love meeting bloggers and finding out how and why they decided to enter the world of blogging:)

I'm pretty embarrassed to say that I've had this interview prepared and waiting for what seemed like years ago. In all honesty, I was contacted back in February by Vikram who was interested in appearing on my blog! Good grief, life has mos definitely been busy for me. So, I do apologize for my tardiness and am proud to present the main blogger behind Sartorial Diary:)

How did you come up with the name of your blog?
Well,since most of the posts are related to fashion in some way or the other,I thought it to be a fitting name! Also I love any and everything clothes-related,so.

What city are you blogging from?
New Delhi,India.

How long has your blog "Sartorial Diary" been up and running?
Well I started it in june of 2010,so i'd say about 8 months.

Is blogging your full-time gig? If not, what do you do on the 9 to 5?
Haha,how I wish it was!But no, I am also studying fashion design,i'm in my second year now.

What steps have you taken to promote your blog?
Uhm for starters,I update it as often as i can.I comment on posts by other bloggers.I recently joined IFB,Chictopia,Lookbook,Hypeed and Stylepile,and am trying to spread the word through them!

Have you connected with other bloggers?
Uhh yes,actually I started my blog after getting to know about this Indian,life-style blog-Lovestruckcow(the blogger for which I have actually met at various social dos).Apart from the people who are following my blog,I also get to connect with other bloggers on websites such as IFB,Chictopia,Lookbook,Hypeed,Bloglovin and Stylepile.

Do you have a vision for where you'd like to see your blog go within the next year?
WOW.I don't really know,maybe to just keep writing witty posts and supplementing them with fab pictures! Also a few years down the line I hope to become India's answer to Tavi Gevinson or Bryan Boy,but that's getting ahead of myself.In the meantime though, I'm happy doing what I love.....writing and expressing my views on pop culture(actually becoming India's answer to Perez Hilton wouldn't be so bad either :P )

What advice do you have for other bloggers?
Today we have a lot of pretty young things who think posting pictures of themselves in cutesy outfits,qualifies them to be messiahs of fashion.Whereas in reality they have zero perspective.Without sounding bitter,I would like to tell other bloggers that let this not become a popularity contest where the prettiest girl has the most number of friends/followers.People who truly know a thing or two about fashion will 'make it',in the real world. And blogging is your first step towards it,so get cracking and write about things that you are truly passionate about.

What's your most recent fashion purchase?
A pair of camel coloured skinny pants from Zara,and a cupcake print umbrella from Forever 21.

What's your absolute fave thing to do when you have free time?
I know this'll sound cliche'd, but uhmm blogging. It's not even funny when I think about the amount of time I've been spending on the 'blogosphere' in the past couple of days. Also eating,reading,watching movies and t.v.(i'm a couch potato if there ever were one), shopping and giving styling tips to people who could do with some!

Many thanks goes out to the Sartorial Diary for appearing on The Creative Mixx! It's a really cool site y'all. To check it out, please Click HERE


Monday, May 2, 2011

Zaki Ibrahim - You Choose

I just heard this track a few days ago and had to share! So dope.....

Here's a preview to the video....

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