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Birthday Weekend Recap

Christian 2.6 | Birthday RecapChristian 2.6 | Birthday RecapIt’s official, I am now another year older and hopefully a little wiser. Last weekend was definitely filled with a lot of love, laughter and positive vibes all around. The night before my birthday (June 18th), I decided to host a little get together for a few friends. We nibbled on charcuterie  and cheese boards, sipped on Freixenet Cava, stayed hydrated with Boxed Water and danced to only the best trap music.. Fetty Wap anyone?!  At midnight we made a quick toast & kept the party going. I honestly don’t think that there’s a better way to ring in your birthday than being surrounded by a beautiful group of friends, old and new.Christian 2.6 | Birthday RecapChristian 2.6 | Birthday Recap  Yashana R, Asia F, Christina P, Alexander L, Sasha E, Zineb S, Stace G, Shayna D, Salina G, Justine & Daniel H.

Christian 2.6 | Birthday RecapMy friends at General Motors gave me crimson red wheels for the weekend!

On my actual birthday, I decided to keep it low key and dedicated the day to taking care of myself (gym, spa, healthy eating and a good night sleep). It’s exactly what I needed to be ready for the adventures that I would get up to on Saturday.Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 presetChristian 2.6 | Birthday RecapAfter shooting the ‘Live Beautifully’ – The Lifestyle Series Pt. 2 a few weeks back a few of my friends and I have been itching to head back out to Niagara-on-the-Lake to visit some more wineries. An amazing opportunity came up to not only visit a winery but attend the 3rd annual Niagara Wine Festival Tailgate Party. The Christian Confidential team & friends packed our day bags, buckled up and headed out to our first stop, Mike Weir Winery courtesy of Buick Canada in the 2015, Enclave. A crowd favourite for the roomy interior and the OnStar capabilities, which may have saved us from getting lost once or twice.

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Mike Weir Winery is definitely a special place – beautiful space, great wine, delicious food (you NEED to try their fries) and an amazing view. We enjoyed bottles of their Underdog wine as well as their Vinyāsa wine, which is a great choice if you’re looking for something low in calories.

Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 presetChristian 2.6 | Birthday RecapProcessed with VSCOcam with c8 presetAfter spending a relaxing afternoon on the Mike Weir patio, we were off to our next destination, The Niagara Wine Festival Tailgate Party. My friends and I weren’t really sure what to expect at this event but trust me when I say we were all glad we came out to play. An array of food, wine and culture, there was something for everyone. The party took place in a vineyard and hosted approximately 700 people. . A special thank you to Kimberly Hundertmark for the amazing hospitality that evening.

Christian 2.6 | Birthday RecapChristian 2.6 | Birthday RecapChristian 2.6 | Birthday RecapProcessed with VSCOcam with c8 presetAfter the tailgate party we spent the rest of the night in Niagara Falls, eating cotton candy and ice cream sandwiches while taking in the falls. It was the perfect ending to an amazing day. The highlight for me this weekend was being able to see my friends old and new come together and experiencing this with me. I’m all about creating memories through experiences and this past weekend allowed me to create new ones with people that I love. On that note, I’m looking forward to what 26 has to offer!

Christian

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The Brunch Fixe Recap & Contest Announcement! | Collaboration

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I’m very pleased to announce that “The Brunch Fixe” presented by Christian Confidential and Lacoste Canada last Sunday was a huge success! The event took place at Smith Restaurant in downtown, Toronto and guests enjoyed a pre-fixe menu, great music and amazing company. Those who were in attendance also got a chance to get an exclusive preview of the Lacoste Spring/Summer 2015 footwear line.

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As part of my collaboration with Lacoste, I’ve styled some Spring/Summer Lacoste essential looks with items from the brand’s new Miami Collection at the Lacoste Yorkdale flagship store.

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Want an opportunity to win a $100 gift card and a pair of kicks? Head to Lacoste Yorkdale (or a location nearest you), snap a photo of your favourite item and post it on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #LacosteGiveaway for a chance to win. Contest runs from Friday June 13th, 2014 to Friday June 20th, 2014 and open to Ontario residents only.

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Good luck guys & I can’t wait to see your favourite picks!

Christian 

 

 

CONTEST RULES:*No purchase necessary. Limited to one chance to win per customer. The prize is one Lacoste gift card of $100 and one pair of footwear ( Retail value of up to $250). The total prize value is $350. You have one chance of winning out of 356 entries. Contest ends at 12:59pm  on June 20, 2014. The selected winner will have to correctly answer an unaided, time limited, mathematical skill-testing question in order to win their prize. The winning participant will be contacted by Christian Confidential  within 24-48 hrs. Upon receiving the complete mailing address, Pentland Canada INC will send the prize by mail. This contest is in no way administered by Pentland Canada Inc. and/or Devanlay Canada. The organizer is not associated with Pentland Canada Inc or Devanlay Canada in any way, except as sponsors of the LacosteGiveaway in collaboration with Christian Confidential.  Pentland Canada Inc nor Devanlay Canada cannot be held responsible for any matter pertaining to the contest. The information provided by the entrants to this contest are collected by the organizer, not Pentland Canada Inc. or Devanlay Canada.  Devanlay, its agents, and their respective suppliers, employees, representatives or mandatories, and the persons with whom they are domiciled, may not enter the contest. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the board only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.  

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SS14 Lacoste Essentials x Christian Confidential | Collaboration

Lacoste x Christian Confidential

I’m very happy to announce that Christian Confidential has partnered with Lacoste Canada to help you kickstart your summer!

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I recently hit up their Yorkdale flagship store with my good friends Ben Fraser & Sasha Exeter of SoSasha.com to pick out our SS14 must-haves, check out this behind-the-scenes clip to take a look at our work in progress and see them model my looks!

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There’s more coming, stay tuned & i’ll share as I can. In the meantime, follow us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram via the official hashtag #LacostexChristianConfidential.

For more information on our upcoming Brunch Fixe x Lacoste event & to buy tickets, click here: http://ow.ly/x9Wpi 

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A special thank you to the entire team for their hard work so far on the project!

xo,

Christian

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WMC Fashion Week A/W 2014 | Recap

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This is definitely an exciting time for Toronto’s fashion scene – in every way things seem to be getting bigger & brighter!  With the excitement of World Mastercard Fashion Week behind us I want to take a minute & quickly recap some of the week’s highlights & talk about what we have to look forward to going into Fall/Winter 2014.

RideInStylexCadillac | Christian ConfidentialThe Mackage & HD Homme collections were definite show-stoppers, as was Ken Chow’s work for Krane Designs (which I had the pleasure of walking in!).  This group of Canadian designers has me planning my F/W 2014 wardrobe well in advance with a heavy emphasis on mixed materials & especially suede – in both blazer & jacket form, HD Homme made a splash with this luxe material.  While we’ve come to expect refined, military-inspired pieces from Ken Chow, his collections always impress with an urbane masculinity that I’m completely obsessed with.

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Of course it’s just as much about what happens after the shows as what happens in them and the after parties this year did not disappoint.  The week kicked off with an opening party at the Thompson Hotel hosted by Spiro Mandylor & featuring Vawk, but Toronto hotspots Lee, Everleigh & the Soho House played host to industry events all week long.  Friday night’s after-party at the Templar Hotel hosted by Jay Strut & Tony Pham was definitely a highlight!  

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Nothing beats the backstage experience – the energy & adrenaline is contagious, as is the passion & determination.  So much goes into a runway show that the audience never experiences & all together it makes for an amazing atmosphere.  You also never know who you’ll run into, and I’ll never complain for getting to rub elbows with the likes of Coco Rocha, Shenae grimes & Lisa Tant.  It’s company that I could get used to!

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Of course I have to mention Cadillac, whose generosity had Sasha Exeter & me riding in style all week long.  It looks & feels like a luxury car, and while I’m no expert it definitely was something to look forward to each day.  The car basically drives itself & sounds amazing – who could ask for anything else.

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Christian Confidential & So Sasha Take Fashion Week w/ Cadillac

 

Christian Confidential |CadillacThis week I’m partnering up with Cadillac and fashion blogger Sasha Exeter to give you an inside look at World Mastercard Fashion Week.  With exclusive behind the scenes access to designer runway shows & after-parties we’ll be sharing our experience with the hashtag #RideInStylexCadillac – check back often as we’re live all week.  A big shout-out to Cadillac for keeping us on time & in style – we’ll also be helping one of our readers get in on the fun and test drive the new CTS, stay tuned to find out how!

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Wallace Sweatshirt – KRANE  | Black Denim – NUDIE Jeans |  Combat Boots – VINTAGE|  

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