Wednesday, December 17, 2008

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Fashion Week renamed to incorporate new sponsor

Fashion Week in Toronto, formerly sponsored by L'Oreal, will now be hosted by LG, makers of consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications.

This comes at a time when amends were to be made by Robin Kay, executive director of fashion week and president of the FDCC, delivered what has become a highly buzzed (no pun intended) speech during the Fall 2008 show. Known for her affinity for mixing business with pleasure (translation: knocking back a few during fashion week), Kay's speech was one i'm sure many won't forget. The FDCC has announced that she will remain as president and that the change in title sponsor has nothing to do with this incident.

In my honest opinion, sure, she was a bit sloppy, and yes, the speech dragged on.. but for the most part, she was pretty coherent and had good intentions and messages she wanted to deliver. But I do have to agree that professionalism must reign and I'm sure this will be something she won't be able to forget for a long time either.

To see for yourself:

And to read an article about the new title sponsor:

`tis the season!

i love the holidays.

i love the holidays downtown! the decor, themed drinks a la starbucks, and the generally cheery buzz all around. i spent the entire day roaming the downtown core with some good friends, grabbing lunch, shopping, skating at Nathan Phillips Square and having dinner. it's having opportunities such as these that make me wonder why i'm still living in the `burbs.

here is a pic of a friend and i playing around at the apple store in eaton centre:

There's been lots of good shopping this season, and i'm assuming with the economic downturn, many people have been hesitant to jump on the shopping scene. all i have to say to that is "thank you!" for the pleasant shopping experiences! reasonable crowd sizes make the task so much easier. so far, on a rank of 1 to 5 with one being least and five being most, here is my assessment over the past week of shopping madness or lack thereof:

yorkdale - 4
square one - 2.5
sherway gardens - 2
markville - 1.5
eaton centre - 3

if you haven't started shopping yet, get on that!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Talk Is Cheap 2.0

Okay, I know..

It's been over two months since my last post. I promised this wouldn't happen, yet once again it has. Well, seeing as my schedule has recently been freed up, I might as well dive right back into this sphere that is of blogs.

Tonight I found myself at the Talk Is Cheap 2.0 social media unconference held at Centennial College. I feel this is a good topic to oil my rusty blogging joints with, seeing as this time last year, I also blogged about the unconference. However, this time last year, I was a wandering soul. In the short 12 months that have passed, I went from being an undergrad with no sense of direction, to studying in Humber's excellent pr postgraduate certificate program, to interning at PraxisPR for two months, to where I am right now. It's been a great experience! I can now proudly say that I have some what of an idea of what public relations is, lol! Public relations, social media.. these terms are just an umbrella of all the different elements they encompass. I saw a lot of familiar faces at tonight's unconference. From where, you are wondering? Well just a week before last year's unconference, I attended my very first Third Tuesday Toronto (TTT) Meetup, where I started to become aware of the whole public relations industry and all the cool people who are a part of it. These are the same faces I see every few months. I browse their blogs, follow them on Twitter, and have even connected with them on professional levels. THIS is social media in action. I do not claim to be a social media expert, but I can definitely vouch for its influence and importance.

Last year, I started my very first blog. It was a good first effort, although it quickly lost steam. However, it served its purpose. I wanted to learn about public relations. I wanted to improve my writing skills. I wanted to get into the postgrad program at Humber. Check. Check. Check. My interest in blogging also guided me in the direction of social media and local enthusiasts. I'm happy to have had these experiences and I know that this is what I want to be doing. One year later and it hasn't lost its sparkle. Last year, I was inspired to blog. After tonight I feel that inspiration has returned, but its form is still somewhat unclear to me. I will continue to read, comment and write, and see where it takes me. Good night!

Sunday, August 31, 2008


Sorry I couldn't get to this earlier, I worked all weekend! Phew.

Sunday, August 31 was BlogDay 2008. A day where bloggers worldwide celebrate the blogosphere by sharing 5 new and interesting blogs with their readers, so here goes!

Style Rookie

Gluten-Free Girl

Cupcakes Take The Cake

The Martha Blog

I Bought A Mac

So since I am posting this a tad bit late, I don't necessarily have to follow all the rules to a T, right? Right???

(Gimme a break, it's late!)

For more information on BlogDay, check out

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Friday, August 29, 2008

i've been PIN-ed

No longer a romantically-linked phrase of the 60s, anyone who owns a blackberry will know what I mean.

Yesterday I received a Blackberry Curve 8300 from a kind friend who is upgrading his hardware. I got it just in time to sign up for the promotional data plan offered through Rogers. I must say, I have been longing for a smartphone for quite some time now, and this little gadget has held my attention since slipping into my hands.

It's got a lot of cool features. The Blackberry Messenger is fun because I am an avid IM-er to begin with! There are already a few fun games because it came already loaded from my friend. Having this smartphone with the data plan has allowed me to connect to all my favourite social media tools, i.e. Facebook and Twitter, with pretty much no concern for data usage. I'm still trying to get used to that idea--there's always a little bit of panic in the back of my mind that some how I am racking up the charges on my bill! lol

My only problem with this phone so far is that--be it my friend's comparison of the blackberry and the iphone (and really, my preference to the iphone) or be it the truth--this thing is not so user-friendly! I've been playing with it for awhile now and I am finding it somewhat difficult/confusing to navigate. I am also having a problem adding my email onto my account, but there's a story behind that one that I finally figured out.

Anywho, I will track my progress and time with my new curve and hopefully I'll get the hang of it! :)

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

From Blog to Vlog

I have decided that blogging is an art. You have to be inspired to write something that people will want to read again and again. Your blog post has to be fresh and creative, and keep readers wanting more.

Some of you may know me from heightenperception. This time around, I am going to let you all get to know me a bit better. I am also going to continue with my previous blog-writing style, but add a few new twists.



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