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Essie at WMCFashion Week ~ Day#1

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Backstage at MIZ by Izzy Camillieri, essie Canada’s lead nail artist Rita Remark created a mix-textured french manicure using two coats of Licorice, one generous coat of Matte About You and swipe of No Chips Ahead on the tip of the nail.

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Models rocked the runway at Chloe Comme Paris sporting a nail look with No Place Like Chrome, Trophy Wife, Over The Top, Midnight Cami and Sexy Divide swirling together to create an oil spill effect.
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For the last show of Day 1, Pink Tartan kept things sleek and sophisticated with two coats of sand tropez followed by one coat of matte about you to create a contemporary nude nail look.

For images from MIZ by Izzy Camilleri, Chloe Comme Paris, Pink Tartan and other essie partnering shows be sure to check them out on Flickr

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Sealed with a Kiss @ WMCFW…….Christopher Bates

1Trained in Milan at legendary Istituto Marangoni, Toronto-based Christopher Bates is an intrepid designer achieving a meteoric rise in the fashion industry. His eponymous menswear line is gaining traction with retailers, consumers, media, stylists, and celebrities.

In 2009, Bates was featured as one of the top six leading menswear designers in Canada (Sharp Magazine, September 2009). Since he launched his brand he has been selling in leading Canadian boutiques including Toronto’s high-profile Gotstyle Menswear.

Bates’ unique style signature evolves from the following elements: contemporary tailoring, stylish fabrics and trims, clever details, a modern-edge, quality construction, a tasteful colour palette with injections of boldness, and a unique blend of Scandinavian and Italian influences. He designs quality, lifestyle-oriented pieces with a distinctly European flair. Focusing on the smart-casual contemporary market, his dashing urban looks are perfectly suited for evening, weekend, and transition wear. His inspirations are diverse and include: living, studying and travelling in Europe, asymmetry, the 80`s, architecture, street-style, Depeche Mode, and style icons, such as David Bowie and Freddie Mercury.

Bates designs for dynamic, stylish individuals who possess a cultivated appreciation of designer fashion and a sense of adventure in their life and dress. The line is perfect for confident men in their prime who want to stand out from the crowd. Born and raised in Canada, trained in Milan and inspired by the jet-set lifestyle, Bates’ approach to design is truly global and his line appeals to the growing numbers of fashion-conscious men in cosmopolitan cities around the world.

Bates’ ultimate goal is to create a leading international designer fashion brand.

“Your work is a breath of fresh air! Very tasteful, with thoughtful little design touches – a real modern take on classic menswear.” Bernadette Morra, Editor-in-chief, FASHION magazine

Christopher Bates had an elegant men’s wear line with a James Bond theme. “I have no doubt at all that that guy is going to make it.” Jeanne Beker on myETVmedia.com8c

I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Christopher this past October at the Spring/Summer show at World MasterCard Fashion Week. His collection was classic, sexy and romantic all-in-one! There was one piece that I absolutely fell in love with~ the Romeo dress shirt with the signature kiss print on the collar. It’s funny how such a small detail can have such a strong impact. From the moment I met Christopher Bates I knew that he had something special. Not only is he incredibly charming, he is very humble and genuine.

Upon talking with Christopher, I began to realize that he incorporates his appreciation for life into everything he creates. I appreciate so much his dedication and focus to his work and brand. Christopher is strong-minded and when it comes to business he is focused, driven and determined. Even when I approached him for this interview, he took no time on delivery and made it happen. When he puts his mind to something he gives it 1000%. This designer is one to watch out for, big things are to come in the near future (mark my word). It is my pleasure to share this up close and personal interview with all of you on the man behind the suit~ Christopher Bates.

BB411~ When did you know you wanted to be a designer?

CB~ In 2005. It was during my second tour of Europe. I was in Stockholm, surrounded by the most stylish people I had seen in my life. It was then that I knew there was a market out there for the ideas for clothing I’d be having since I was a kid.

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BB411~ If you weren’t a designer and you could be anything in the world what would it be?

CB~ Professional soccer player.

BB411~ Which designers did you admire growing up?

CB~ Dolce & Gabbana, Dean & Dan Caten, Giorgio Armani.

BB411~ Have you always been in love with fashion and beauty?

CB~ Yes, since I was in elementary school. My mom bought some pretty cool clothes for my brothers and I. Clothing was powerful for me. It reinforced how I felt on the inside, which was very energetic.

BB411~ What kind of person does your line represent?

CB~ A cultured and international individual who appreciates the finer things in life. He wants to be like James Bond.

BB411~ Who has been your favourite celebrity to dress?

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CBCharlie Carrick. He’s a friend and we play for the same soccer club: Annex FC. He’s an upcoming actor who has major potential. He’s tall, slim and handsome so he looks great in the clothes.

BB411~ Who is a celebrity you haven’t worked with but would like to?michael-fassbender

CB~Michael Fassbender 

BB411~  What was your favourite moment from showing Spring/Summer 2013 at World MasterCard Fashion Week?

CB~ Watching my show on a TV monitor backstage. The guys did such a great job. It was flawless.

BB411~ What was the inspiration behind the Beauty/Style looks during the show (make up & hair)?

CB~ We opted for a clean and modern look to compliment the collection. The collection had a James Bond theme, so the hair (Jorge Joao from Redken) was slick and the make up (Grace Lee from Maybelline) was minimal.

BB411~ What is your favourite season to design a collection for?3

CB~ Spring. I love using colour and lot’s of white. I also love lighter weight fabrics. I would dress for Spring year round if I could.

BB411~ What do you look for when creating each collection?

CB~ What’s not readily available in the market. A lot of clothes are over-designed or over-embellished. My goal is to update classic pieces and keep them clean. My focus is on fit, fabric, colour, cut + interesting details.

BB411~ Favourite color?

CB~ White.

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BB411~ What are the 5 staple pieces every man should have in his wardrobe?

CB~ Every man needs: a pair of fitted black jeans, a tailored sports jacket, a lightweight wool topcoat, crisp white dress shirt and a fitted leather bomber.

BB411~ Describe your style?

CB~ A cross between Milanese flair and Stockholm minimalism.4b

BB411~ What does beauty mean to you?

CB~ Having a healthy mind, body, and spirit.

BB411~ What inspires you personally and professionally?

CB~ Music, movies, art, fashion, architecture, automotive, literature, food and wine, and travel.

BB411~ Are you involved in any charities that are close to your heart?

CB~ The Jade’s KIDS Foundation. Jade lives to inspire kids to choose creativity over drugs. His story is incredible.

BB411~ What does it mean to you to give back?

CB~ To help people any way you can.

BB411~If you could tell your younger self something you have learned and know now what would it be?

CB~Follow your passion.

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BB411~3 words that best describe you?

CB~Energetic, Ambitious, Imaginative.

BB411~ What is your skin care regime?

CB~I use an Kiehls exfoliator in the shower and a St. Ives face moisturizer every morning and night.

BB411~ 3 beauty products you carry with you always?

CB~Vaseline (for my lips), eye drops, water.

BB411~#1 beauty product you could not live without?

CB~ Water.

BB411~ What is your go to hair products?

CB~ Kiehls shampoo, Herbal Essences conditioner, Messed Up fibre putty

BB411~Do any certain scents remind you of your childhood and what is your favorite fragrance?

CB~Dior Fahrenheit. This was my first cologne. It was an extremely distinctive scent. Any time I smell it, it brings me right back to high-school.

BB411~Do you have a best kept beauty secret that has been passed down to you (say from your Mother or Grandmother)?

CB~Drink lots of water.

BB411~ How do you stay fit?

CB~ I go to the gym and do a mixture of cardio & weights + play soccer. 7 days a week I exercise. I also eat healthy.

BB411~ Fun fact that your fans may not know about you

CB~I’m a massive 80’s music fan.

BB411~Favorite quote?

CB~“What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail.” (Dr. Robert Schulfer)

BB411~ Where do you see your self in 1, 5 and 10 years?Main-13

CB~ In 1 year I’d like to have my menswear line selling coast to coast in Canada and in a few good stores abroad. In 5 years I’d like to be based in Europe and starting to open my own mono-brand boutiques. In 10 years I’d like to be evolving my fashion brand into a lifestyle empire including: hotels, nightclubs, restaurants, electronic music, furniture, film, and a modelling agency.

BB411~What advice would you give entrepreneurs starting out that are following their dreams?

CB~Create a budget then double or triple it. And, be brave.

BB411~ When you look back what do you want to be remembered for?

CB~ Living a great life and building an exciting lifestyle empire.

BB411~Favorite food?

CB~ Hamburgers

BB411~#1 thing you want to cross off your bucket list?

CB~ Sail around the world in a tall ship.

BB411~ When I say the word #lovethis , what is the first thing that comes to mind?

CB~ Life

10I can’t tell you what an absolute pleasure it was to do this interview with Christopher! I look forward to seeing all the success that is to come for this amazing designer. I will keep my fingers crossed that one day he may venture out and design a classic woman’s suit~ There is really nothing like having a perfect suit that fits like a glove. I’d be happy to be his test model (spokesperson) and would wear that suit proud!

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Eye Catching Design with DUY @WMCFW

Duy Portrait B&W-1DUY, the eponymous Montreal-based high-end ready-to-wear line created by Duy Nguyen in 2001 has won numerous fans for its sharp tailoring and impeccable cuts. Duy has always experimented with the best in quality fabrics and pattern-making. His unmistakable precision, his mastery of cut and his high precision tailoring have created a unique tailoring approach that has become his signature. His timeless pieces have made him a favourite amongst women looking to be beautifully dressed, no matter the time of day or the season and with fashion editors and industry players who have been rightfully impressed with his edgy contemporary styling.

Born in Vietnam, raised in Montreal, Duy studied fashion design at Collège LaSalle and has worked with some of the biggest names in Canadian fashion design. Duy is the winner of the 2012 edition of the Mercedes-Benz Startup prize.

Clothes should be simple but well thought. I love menswear for its tailoring qualities and womenswear, because it makes me dream. Great style happens when it really reflects who you are. My clothes are edgy and innovative yet very wearable. They have a refined sensibility with unexpected details to catch the eye says Duy.

I had the pleasure to watch Duy win the Mercedes-Benz Startup show at World MasterCard Fashion Week in October. I met with him backstage after his win and he was so lovely to chat with. Here is a look at our interview and the inspiration behind the brand~DUY.

BB411~ When did you know you wanted to be a designer?

DUY~ After reading American Vogue March 1994 issue.

BB411~ If you weren’t a designer and you could be anything in the world what would it be?

DUY~ A restaurant owner or a florist.DUY_Feb062012_0432

BB411~ Which designers did you admire growing up?

DUY~ Cristobal Balenciaga

BB411~ Have you always been in love with fashion and beauty?

DUY~ Yes, when I was young, I shampooed my sister’s dolls.

BB411~ What kind of person does your line represent?

DUY~ Confident and individualistic people.

BB411~ Who has been your favourite celebrity to dress?

Karine-Vanasse-Marcelle-BBDUY~ Karine Vanasse, she’s tall and nice.

BB411~ What is your favourite season to design a collection for?

DUY~ Fall/winter. I love jackets and coats

BB411~ What do you look for when creating each collection?

DUY~ Interesting new details or silhouettes.

BB411~ What was your favourite moment from showing Spring/Summer 2013 at World MasterCard Fashion Week?

DUY~ Winning I guess.

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BB411~ Favourite colour?

DUY~ Light grey

BB411~ What are the 5 staple pieces every woman should have in their wardrobe?

DUY~ Wool pantsuit for fall/Silk suit for spring, a white shirt, a black shirt, a cocktail dress and an evening gown. KEEP everything basic and simple but very well cutted.

BB411~ Describe your style?

DUY~ Chic, classic with a twist.

BB411~ What does beauty mean to you?7438583.bin

DUY~ That you are comfortable with yourself.

BB411~ What inspires you personally and professionally?

DUY~ People who keep challenging themselves.A2NmSJlCAAAoK1j.jpg-large

BB411~ Are you involved in any charities that are close to your heart?

DUY~ Helping homeless people

BB411~ What does it mean to you to give back?

DUY~ Help people in any way when you can.

BB411~ If you could tell your younger self something you have learned and know now what would it be?

DUY~ Everything happens for a reason.

BB411~ 3 words that best describe you?

DUY~ Easy going, obsessed (with work) , honest (with myself).

BB411~ What is your skin care regime?

DUY~ I just wash my face twice a day with a cleanser with a citrus smell and use a moisturizer when my skin is dry.

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BB411~ 3 beauty products you carry with you always?

DUY~ Lip balm, a small size eau de toilette spray and wipes.

BB411~ #1 beauty product you could not live without?

DUY~ Lip balm

BB411~ Do any certain scents remind you of your childhood and what is your favorite fragrance?

DUY~ Ariel, a famous detergent sold in France. I wear Jil Sander for men

BB411~ Do you have a best kept beauty secret that has been passed down to you (say from your Mother or Grandmother)?

DUY~ Good sleep.

BB411~ Fun fact that your fans may not know about you?

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BB411~ Favorite quote?

DUY~ Be rich or have a lot of friends.

BB411~ What advice would you give entrepreneurs starting out that are following their dreams?

DUY~ Marry rich or make a lot of friends.

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Backstage Style with Redken @ World MasterCard Fashion Week Day#5

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Hair by Redken

Fashion Runway Trend: Modern

Designed for every woman, VAWKKIN styles are easy to wear with a fashion vibe, and Redken translated this into runway ready hair that is easy to create, giving a modern but still stylized look. To create make a centre part then let hair lay in natural fall position. Take vertical sections and spiral wrap around a 1″ curing iron work your away around the head. Once the set has cooled down rake apart with finger and rough the ends for texture.

Redken Products Used: 
Iron Shape 11, Fashion Work 12, Powder Grip 03

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Hair by Redken
Fashion Runway Trend: Futuristic Geisha

A small triangle horseshoe section was taken and clipped away. The remainder of the hair was tied off into a high ponytail just behind the crown. Then we backcombed the horseshoe section at the root for volume and brushed back to combine with the ponytail. Now take existing ponytail and loop it at the end with a hair tie and pin it to the nape. Spray and sculpt for final effect.Redken Products Used:  

Fashion Work 12, Shine Flash 02

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If you love Redken Style as much as I do check out their website for updates on product, become a Fan on Facebook and follow them on twitter. Also I highly recommend following Jorge Joao on twitter, he really is a master artist and hair god. Don’t forget to follow World MasterCared Fashion Week on twitter for #fashion #designer #style #beauty updates!

A special Thank You goes out to Annette Borger from Integral PR

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Backstage Style with Redken @ World MasterCard Fashion Week Day#3/4

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Hair by Redken
Fashion Runway Trend: Modern Retro

We created a low ponytail and released some of the slack to have it droop a little bit, to give it a vintage feel. And from there we added a little bit of texture on the side, to make it more modern and to give it something fresh and urban. To create, straighten hair and pull into a low loose ponytail with a centre part, pull some hair from the sides.  Use Redken Argan 6 to keep hair smooth, and finish with Fashion Work 12 to keep hair lightly set and Shine Flash 02 for sheen.Redken Products Used:  Argan 6, Fashion Work 12, Shine Flash 02

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Hair by Redken
Fashion Runway Trend: Putting on the Ritz

The roaring twenties and the great Gatsby of fashionable living was the inspiration, with a more sexy modern take on the finger wave. Create a left side part, then take a diagonal section two inches in from the part to the corner of the eye, clip so hair is out of the away. Tie off the rest of hair into a clean asymmetrical low bun. Hair that was clipped to the side, now needs to be split into two sections, spiral wrap each section with a curling iron (1 inch), then comb out section to create waves, then tie into bun.  Redken’s Fabricate 03 will create texture along with Vinyl Twist 12, finish with Shine Flash 02.

Redken Products Used: 
Fabricate 03, Vinyl Twist 12, Shine Flash 02
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Hair by Redken
Fashion Runway Trend: Clean & Fresh

Keeping long flowing hair fresh looking was created by straightening the hair with Redken Argan 6 and applying Wax Blast 10 and Fashion Work 12 for texture. This keeps the hair from “fly aways”, but retains some movement. To add depth Powder Grip 03 was used on the ends of the hair and then rouged to create volume on the bottom.

Redken Products Used: 
Argan 6, Wax Blast 10, Fashion Work 12, Powder Grip 03
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If you love Redken Style as much as I do check out their website for updates on product, become a Fan on Facebook and follow them on twitter. Also I highly recommend following Jorge Joao on twitter, he really is a master artist and hair god. Be sure to follow World MasterCard Fashion Week on twitter for #fahion #style #beauty #designer updates!

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Backstage Style with Redken @ World MasterCard Fashion Week Day#2

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Hair by Redken
Fashion Runway Trend: Club Kid Grown Up

Divide hair into a top and bottom section. Divide from the temples to the back of the head. Starting with the bottom section, apply Redken Hardware 16, Wax Blast 10, Fashion Work 12 and Shine Flash 02 to create texture and shine, and then tie off in a low ponytail.Repeat product application for top section, rake loosely with fingers and lay on top of bottom ponytail. Then grabbing pieces from the bottom ponytail intertwine with top ponytail to give you a fish tail effect.
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Redken Products Used: 
Hard Wear 16, Wax Blast 10Shine Flash 02 and Fashion Work 12
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Hair by Redken
Fashion Runway Trend: Safari Wild

This look was a fresh off the face look and incorporated natural texture. Using Redken for Men’s Dishevel, Workhard and Outplay to create natural movement away from the face, giving lift and movement.
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Redken Products Used:  Work Hard Molding Paste, Dishevel Fiber Cream & Outplay

 

If you love Redken Style as much as I do check out their website for updates on product, become a Fan on Facebook and follow them on twitter. Also I highly recommend following Jorge Joao on twitter, he really is a master artist and hair god. Don’t forget to follow World MasterCared Fashion Week on twitter for #fashion #designer #style #beauty updates!

A special Thank You goes out to Annette Borger from Integral PR

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Remember  to say that you heard it first from BeautyBuzz411!I look forward to hearing from all of you, email at beautybuzz411@gmail.com or simply leave a comment hereMuch Love, Beauty Buzz 411

Backstage Style with Redken @ World MasterCard Fashion Week Day#1

PINK TARTAN S/S13

Hair by Redken
Fashion Runway Trend: SOFT & PLAYFUL
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We created a dramatic left side part and pinned up with side sweep. Then we added texture with a 11/4 inch curling iron, setting it with Iron Shape 11 and applying the iron shape into each section, and then spiral-wrapping vertically using big sections. Then we worked our way around the head spraying Shine Flash 02 into our hands and raking through the waves to create a beachy-type texture. We finished the look with Wax Blast 10.

Redken Products Used: 

Iron Shape 11, Argan 6 , Wax Blast 1045-1

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Jorge Joao, Redken Lead Stylist does the hair of celebrity model, Charlotte Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hair by Redken
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We created a foundation at the crown of the head and then wrapped textured pieces around the foundation to give us a textured buffant with a left side part.

Redken Products Used:

Shine Flash 02, Fashion Works 12

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If you love Redken Style as much as I do check out their website for updates on product, become a Fan on Facebook and follow them on twitter. Also I highly recommend following Jorge Joao on twitter, he really is a master artist and hair god. Don’t forget to follow World MasterCared Fashion Week on twitter for #fashion #designer #style #beauty updates!

A special Thank You goes out to Annette Borger from Integral PR

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