Welcome aboard Travelistas!

On Thursday, May 23rd, 35 executive eFashionistas explored the world of traveling in style at our private party alongside Tania Semper and her experts: hairstylist Maggie Semaan, make-up artist Eva Pavlakos and packing expert Carolyn Ko. This not-so-corporate event was graciously hosted in the Presidential Suite at the InterContinental in Old Montreal (spoiled much?! See for yourself – click here)

Our guests were fashionably greeted with eFashionista passports (cleverly disguised room keys…) and escorted to the 26th floor, suite 2600, a suite filled with girly goodness. What a refreshing break from the usual corporate stuffiness! With Skinny Girl margaritas in one hand, and scrumptious cake pops by Fashionista Treats in the other, our executive Travelistas mingled and immersed themselves in a world of luxury. They lavishly explored three realms key to stylish travel; hair, make-up and packing. So, how does one go from a business meeting to a rockin’ cocktail in 20 minutes?! No problem! Fab hair and make-up solutions were demonstrated on keen Travelistas. How about packing a carry-on for a 3-day business trip? No shortage of tips here ladies! Stunning Tumi luggage and a high-end wardrobe courtesy of Prfkt and Europa boutiques were used to show our guests tricks of the trade.

Oh and how could I forget to mention the glam giveaways at the end of the soiree?! If our guests weren’t spoiled enough already, they certainly were now. Luxurious high-end hair tools by Hair Forensic, a luxe travel pouch by Miss Mak, MaskerAid facial masks, gift certificates for hair, make-up and mani/pedis, Skinny Girl Margarita bottles…

Until next time Travelistas… xxo!

Maya G. xxo 

Shay Lowe

{photo credits: Ryan Emberley}

Shay Lowe knows how to dazzle her clients with extravagant jewellery designs. All of her pieces are made to order, exude sophistication, class and are filled with colorful detail – guaranteed to make a statement anywhere you go! So where does Shay get her inspiration? She’s heavily inspired by the glamour of the 80′s, Old Hollywood, vintage jewels, art and of course her travels.

“You have to be tapped into your creativity, your senses and what moves you. Know your brand and what emulates that and your customer”
Shay Lowe Spring Necklace 2013 TNP-220

Get up close & personal with Shay:

1. What would our Fashionista audience be surprised to learn about you?

Before I became a Designer/Entrepreneur many years ago, I had a whole other career in the legal field managing articling student programs and professional development. I’ve always been right brain/left brain. Being a Designer and Entrepreneur encompasses both. I love being driven by both sides…with passion!

2. What is your favourite piece of jewelry up to date? 

All of my pieces are my favourites – you have to really love each piece but if I had to choose I’d say the statement necklace that was on the cover of FLARE Magazine.

http://shopshaylowejewellery.myshopify.com/collections/necklaces-private-label-collection/products/flare-necklace
3. What is your most sacred beauty / fashion possession? 
My most sacred beauty possession is #1 – WATER! I drink tons of it – it’s uber healthy, keeps you looking young and fresh with glowing skin. My makeup favourites – I love Armani Fluid Sheer foundation, Lancome Hypnose mascara, Bobbi Brown blush, MAC highlighter/bronzer, and my Rimmel lip glosses! I can’t get enough of Jurlique rose scented products for my face and body.
My most sacred fashion possessions are my one-of-a-kind Swarovski encrusted cocktail ring I designed, my vintage jewel collection, my Mother’s jewellery, and my classic Louis Vuitton Speedy bag. I also have a pair of my ‘magic’ sparkly heels I got in NYC that I will never get rid of.

Our top glitzy picks are:

Shay Lowe Spring Necklace 2013

Shay Lowe Spring Bracelet 2013 Shay Lowe Spring Necklace 2013

{Product shots by: Tara Noelle}

The eFashionista Team xo 

Happy Easter

Hello Spring Bunnies,

We’re wishing you an oh-so lovely Easter filled with sweets, designer florals, and quality time spent with loved ones! If you’re entertaining this weekend or going over to someone who is, we recommend bringing over a high heel floral accessorized with fresh flowers – tulips and buttonmoms are the way to go according to De Rose Designs and Floral Boutique!

 High Heel Florals

If lending out one of your favourite heels is unimaginable for you, opt for a high heel made out of 100% chocolate by the Trump hotel sweet team – it’s a guaranteed wow factor.

Chocolate High Heels

 

All of these pics were taken by Corina V at our Spring Bunny shoot last Sunday at the Trump hotelStay tuned for a detailed blog post on Tania Semper and her exceptional team of experts who partook in our whimsical Spring shoot. 

** Be sure to checkout our online directory of preferred florists, sweet designers and more!  Click here

The eFashionista Team xo

Easter Bunny Shoot

Spring is here! We’re celebrating its debut with our Annual Easter Bunny Photoshoot this Sunday at the beautiful Windsor hotel located in Yorkville, Toronto. Last year 5 girls booked their private session and posed for our camera amongst a whimsical platform of pink and white flower balls with our celebrity bunny at hand, here’s our gallery & video. This time around, we’ll be mixing vivid colours along with their pastel counterparts featuring luxe accessories, petticoats and high heels in shades of emerald, lavender and gold!

We’re giving away 1 free photoshoot session, any requirements? Must love bunnies, fashion, sweets and enjoy getting pampered. Simply reserve your spot here: admin@efashionista.ca

Here’s what’s included in your 2hr session:

- Expert Hair & Makeup by LushBrush

- Photography by Corina V.

- Floral Decor by DeRose Designs

- Beautiful petticoats by Swank Underpinnings

- 3 Professionally retouched images + “behind the scenes” images

* We’ll be giving Glossy Boxes for taking part along with UV Vodka Candy Bar cocktails featuring G for Gelato!

Media? Reserve your Spring Bunny Pass here: admin@efashionista.ca

The eFashionista Team xo

Snow Bunny Photoshoot

It’s that time of the year again, Montreal Snow Bunnies rejoice and kiss winter goodbye amongst our eFashionista Whimsical Winter Wonderland setting! Our bunnies will receive the ultimate winter experience; expert hair styling, frosted makeup / nail application, spiked hot coco for warmth, sweets for comfort, and will be photographed wearing furry / feathered accessories within our beautifully iced platform. Checkout last year’s pictures & video.

Inukt

“I am Inukt and my HEART is Free

~ Pocahontas meets Whimsical Winter Wonderland ~

Here’s what you need to know:

Date: Tuesday, March 12th 2013

Location: Amarula Ice Restaurant at Centropolis Laval (owned by the Snow Village)

Time: 10am – 4pm (media 1pm-4pm)

What’s Included:

- Hot, Spiked Coco & Sweets

- Hair by Spa Orazio (Maggie Seeman)

- Makeup by Eva Pavlakos 

- Nails by Derm & Touche 

- Furry Accessories by Inukt 

- Photography by Talin (Bessie & Coco) & Video by Marc Coppola

FROZEN PRICE: $295 (5 pics & video included) – BOOK YOUR SESSION: admin@efashionista / 514.992.5410

Our makeup inspiration is below – hues of frosted pinks, silvers and blues (will vary depending on bunny)

Makeup
{photo credits: Pinterest} 

Media? You can pop in between 1pm-4pm and witness an eFashionista Snow Bunny photoshoot experience unfreeze before your eyes. Please RSVP admin@efashionista.ca / 514.992.5410.

Please note: This is a private gathering – must RSVP.

The eFashionista Snow Bunny Team xo 

Valentines Day Hairstyles

Hello lovelies, Valentine’s Day is only two weeks away, have you given your go-to hairstyle some thought? Here are a few of our favourite looks to get you started; high crown with half-up / half-down hair, side ponytails revealing the neck with luscious loose or brushed out curls and curly, bouncy hair accessorized with a bohemian-style hair band, all scream “romantic”!

No matter what your hair type is, all of these styles require volumized, textured hair, we recommend using the below Big Sexy Hair styling product:

POWDER PLAY
VOLUMIZING & TEXTURIZING POWDER

POWDER PLAY  VOLUMIZING & TEXTURIZING POWDER

What’s your favourite hairstyle? You can also visit our Pinterest page for a further look at more of our preferred hairstyles.

The eFashionista Team xo

Tootle Pip & Heel Condoms

eFashionista is glitz & glamour at its best and we plan on continuously setting the standard with our whimsical events, photoshoots and Signature products, two of which are featured above; Heel Condoms & TootlePip aprons (image taken from our Baking in High Heels event).

We’ve been granted exclusivity for both of these brands for all of Canada (stay tuned for a more detailed post) so you’ll be hearing plenty about these fabulous products in the weeks to come. If you want them, we got them! Don’t hesitate to contact us ~ admin@efashionista.ca

You can also purchase these dainty creations via our online shop: http://efashionista.myshopify.com/

SWEET FACT: Did you know that your fist-time purchase comes with an eFashionista lipgloss? It sure does!

We spruced these Vince Camuto high heels with orange coloured Heel Condoms, you can snag your pair here for only $40.

Heel Condoms

 The eFashionista Team

eFashionista Baking in High Heels

We ROCK at themed events! Our passion for fashion, sweets, high heels, cocktails & whimsical decor, coupled with our secret obsession with Sex and the City & Gossip Girl lifestyles, has given us our event design edge ~ our “Baking in High Heels” event series, proves to be the sweetest yet.

On Wednesday, October 24th we satisfied our fashionista guests from the heel up, providing them with more eye & mouth candy they could handle. To our sweet surprise, more than 100 fashionistas waltzed into our PRFKT venue, and unleashed their inner domestic goddesses amongst our whimsical platform of glitter pumpkins & sweet decor!

Thank you!

Baking in High Heels

We’d like to thank the following people for making our Baking in High Heels” – Fall Edition, a living dream: Helen Chamourikos, for allowing us to transform your fashionably PRFKT space into a whimsical wonderland, Tina Karr for your fabulous high heel tips, Caroline Theoret for your makeup & hair touchups, Matt Jones, Mathieu Belanger from Skinny Girl Cocktails, Cai Rintoul for your mouth-watering pumpkin spice cocktails and of course Caspar Haydar & Elle Daftarian from the Food Network SugarStars along with Osco’s executive chef; Matthieu Saunier  for your delicious pumpkin spice parfaits.

Interior designer, Genevieve Ghaleb was Tania Semper’s event & emotional support sidekick while Jasmine Goyer,  eFashionista’s Social Media-ista, made sure our fashioniable guests were tweeting and facebooking throughout the evening.

Stef and Mark from Tartine & Paperie, a new design / print boutique geared to the wedding industry, worked at lightning speed to supply us with our fabulous gift bags & signage and Embassy Plaza brought forward bars and lighting, pumpkin florals by Manny from Luluthia,  and of course, thank you to Monique Simone for all the gorgeous photography.

Joe and Maria from Joe’s Prop House - We ♥ you! You exceeded all our expectations with your fabulous designs & props. You made our chocolate heelsdesigner cookiesmeringue kisses & our cake & cupcakes look that much sweeter!

A very special thank you to Air Canada for flying in our Food Network SugarStars, the InterContinental Montreal for your hospitality, Sonia from Vince Camuto for your high heel giveaways, TootlePip, for your glittery aprons and most of all, Tania Semper ~ Creative Director & CEO who designed, executed and hosted the entire escapade with the help of Helen Chamourikos, owner of PRFKT boutique.

 PRFKT boutique

SWEET FACT: Fashionistas strutted away with various luxury gifts from Jessie SteeleMarina Marina swimwearGlobLove lingerieFoot Petals, No11 Pour Elle & Bar a Ongles, although Joanna Broccolini was our lucky Vince Camuto high heel winner!
eFashionista Sponsors

Thank you to all! We can’t wait to share our official video filmed & edited by Shannon Kelly & Marc Coppola. Stay tuned for “Baking in High Heels” – Part 3 Whimsical Winter Wonderland theme next month!

The eFashionista Team xo

Nail Bar Giveaway

A few weeks ago I featured “Derm & Touche” as eFashionista’s latest nail bar gem! This ultra chic nail destination is located in Laval, and is most certainly worth the drive for those living outside of the city.

The nail experts recommended shellac, a fashionista’s most desired nail application to-date, and I can see why. You can read my review here.

It’s been over two weeks and although my cuticle is now fully visible, my shellac, Barbie coloured nail polish is still going on strong. I traveled to Chicago, Montreal, Toronto, spent countless hours bathing and pampering and yet, not even a chip. eFashionista approved!

I tried it, loved it and now I’m giving the exact same treatment away.

eFashionista Giveaway ~ We’re offering a fashionista + a friend a complimentary mani-pedi shellac treatment (valued at $160).

Simply follow these guidelines:

1. “LIKE” us on Facebook

2. Invite 5 friends to “LIKE” our Facebook Fanpage

3. Send us an email with the names of your five friends (admin@efashionista.ca)

The first person to complete the above will win ~ Deadline is Thursday, September 2oth at noon
Tania Semper xo