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Happy Thursday………….. I woke up this morning feeling energized and so excited with only 3 days left for the Canadian deadline of the Global Degree contest.
I am willing to do anything, I’ll eat something weird, shave my head, climb something big – If I win!!!!!!! I have not wanted anything more…… EVER
I am a blank canvass ready to paint the world with Global Degree
There is nothing to lose and a Giant, Beautiful World to Gain
I want to Pay It Forward, spread love and share kindness
There is only three days left to vote and gain as much love as possible to help gain the attention of the team and sponsors! I would love nothing more if you could take a moment to click the link HERE and watch my video and Vote

*********Remember In order for the votes to count, you have to go to the Global Degree Contest Page and like, subscribe and follow all pages for Global Degree & Flight Centre Canada.

To All that have already voted (Thank You form the Bottom of my heart), if you haven’t already liked their pages, if you go and do it, you can VOTE again. That means Double votes for this Girl trying to make a dream come true by becoming the 4th member on the Global Degree team along side Natalia Anja, Michael Graziano, Alexander Thomas James Hennessy and writing for these incredible sponsors World Nomads, Flight Centre Canada, Monstercat and Hostelworld.
Please feel free to share and spread the love on this amazing opportunity I would be forever grateful to live.

Much Love, Crystal – xo

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Human Connection with Global Degree Contest!

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Vote To Help This humanitarian Become the 4th Member on The Global Degree Team!
I have entered probably one of the greatest contests in the world. I have followed
Global Degree during their Asia travels last year and completely fell in love with everything they were doing.
It was this beautiful photo that captivated me and completely touched my soul. I have always been a fan of Natalia’s photography, the way she captures emotion in her shots is breathtaking. But this photo was extra special, the human connection stole my heart and brought tears of joy to my eyes. It was at that exact moment that I knew I wanted to bring what I was feeling with her photography into the writing I create in this world. I have always wanted to move people with my writing and Nat was a beautiful inspiration to take it to the next level.
The love that Global Degree is spreading throughout the world by showing us the different cultures and beauty from counties that some have misconceptions about is amazing. I WANT TO BE A PART OF THAT! To do this VIDEO for their contest was life changing for me, it scared me so bad to put myself out there and be vulnerable. But you know what……. Because of this I now know there is absolutely nothing I can not do. I would love nothing more and be forever grateful if you could vote in the link in my profile and share with your favourite humans.
I know in my heart that traveling the world with these 3 incredible, amazing HUMANS Natalia Anja, Michael Graziano, Alexander Thomas James Hennessy and writing for these AWESOME Sponsors World Nomads, Hostelworld, Flight Centre Canada and Monstercat would be a dream come true!
So from the bottom of my heart to yours, thank you for the support and votes. I am all about Paying It forward, so please let me know if I can ever help you out with your passion and dream – xo

*********Remember In order for the votes to count, you have to go to the contest page and like, subscribe and follow all pages for Global Degree & Flight Centre Canada

Then Go to Contestants and Vote for Me 

Help This Small town Girl See this Big Beautiful World♥
Photo: Natalia Anja Photography

Help This Small Town Girl Get Her Dream Job

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*********Remember In order for the votes to count, you have to go to the contest page HERE and like, subscribe and follow all pages for Global Degree & Flight Centre Canada

I have entered probably one of the greatest contests in the world. I have followed Global Degree during their Asia travels last year and completely fell in love with everything they were doing. The love that they are spearing throughout the world by showing us the different cultures and beauty from counties that some have misconceptions about. I WANT TO BE A PART OF THAT! To do this video was life changing for me, it scared me so bad to put myself out there and be vulnerable. But you know what……. Because of this I now know there is absolutely nothing I can not do. I would love nothing more and be forever grateful if you could vote in the link below and share with your favourite humans. I know in my heart that traveling the world with these 3 incredible, amazing HUMANS Natalia Anja, Michael Graziano and Alexander Thomas James Hennessy and writing for these AWESOME Sponsors World Nomads, Hostelworld, Flight Centre Canada, Monstercat would be a dream come true!

So from the bottom of my heart to yours, thank you for the support and votes. I am all about Paying It forward, so please let me know if I can ever help you out with your passion and dream

Much Love, Crystal -xo

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!

To keep up to date on the Christopher Bates collections, Check out Twitter, Become a fan on Facebook, Add on Linkedin, Browse Videos on You Tube and see his Website here.

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