Snapshot of VAWK Autumn Winter 2014 Collection
Spring has (almost) sprung, and World MasterCard Fashion Week™ is just days away! Fashionistas have prepped and preened in anticipation of taking their seats at Canada’s most coveted Autumn Winter 2014 shows.
Canadian designer and second season Project Runway Canada winner, Sunny Fong, will show his luxury ready-to-wear brand VAWK opening night in the tents. Balanced by inspirations of modern femininity with classic sensibility, VAWK is a leader in bringing riveting designs to the Canadian apparel market.
Sunny Fong & Rosey Edeh on Global News at Noon
Now, with your help, you can give Canadian fashion a boost and help Sunny expand beyond Canadian borders. Support his crowd-funding Indiegogo campaign and reap some killer rewards:
- $60 - gain access to the VAWK show & an exclusive handcrafted leather key fob
- $150 - receive a limited edition scarf designed by VAWK
- $250 - receive VAWK VIP show ticket & personal meet-and-greet with Sunny Fong
VAWK AW14 will be presented at #WMCFashionWeek on Monday, March 17 at 6:00 p.m.
Karma is that age-old universal law of getting what we deserve based on what we do and how we act. Some believe that you can create your own good karma by simply carrying out acts of kindness. You might not only bring good karma to yourself, but your actions may benefit those around you too.
In the spirit of good will and karma, THOMAS SABO’s new Karma Beads collection draws inspiration from many spiritual sources. Crafted to inspire and empower the wearer, the new line represents healing, balance and positive fortune.
Whether you’re aiming for self-balance or want to spread the love, wear the new THOMAS SABO Karma Bead collection as a reminder to stay positive and peaceful. Remember: what goes around, comes around!
For as long as we can remember, the kitchen has been the hub of the home. Whether you’re cooking a family dinner after a long day at work or entertaining guests over cocktails, you want your kitchen to suit your lifestyle. Canada’s number one cabinetry resource, AyA Kitchens and Baths, designs and manufacturers everything from ultra-modern and contemporary designs to transitional and classic styles. Whether you’re a loud and proud social butterfly or calm creature that craves comfort, you’re bound to find at least one system that matches your personality.
If you’re an entertainer…
Do you find yourself regularly entertaining friends and family? Are you the life of the party? The ARC’s beauty lies in its multi-functionality. World-renowned designer Dror Benshetrit, created this AVANI system in conjunction with AyA Kitchens. The island slides in and out to function as a kitchen counter and convenient cocktail bar, making entertaining easy.
If you’re a homebody…
If watching a film at home with the family is your idea of a perfect Friday night, this kitchen is for you. Warm, cozy and functional, this Fairfax Anthracite system offers tons of storage space, including lift-up features to hide small appliances. The large counter space doubles as a breakfast bar for kids. It’s the ideal kitchen for large families who enjoy hanging out at home.
If you’re an efficient multi-tasker…
If you’re replying to emails, cooking dinner and squeezing in an episode of House of Cards before a work event, the BASE system is for you. Designed in conjunction with Johnson Chou, this AVANI kitchen features both a concealed cooktop that when revealed provides additional work-surface space and a pivoting dining table that can be stored away when not in use. It is the ultimate modular and ever-expandable kitchen made for a busybody with minimal time and space.
If you’re creative…
Do you have a creative job or artistic passion? Your kitchen should match your unique personality. With clean lines and rustic charm, this bistro-style kitchen is anything but ordinary. Open-air shelving allows you to display your favourite cookware and incorporate eclectic art pieces into your kitchen space.
Last night’s Oscar Academy Awards ceremony hosted some of the best dressed actresses. From simple to sophisticated the classy gowns were different from the dramatic looks we’ve seen on the red carpet in previous years.
Although some did not pick up awards, they certainly made it onto a few best dressed lists. In no specific order, we have Lupita Nyong’o in a powder blue Prada gown. Nyong’o won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her work in “12 Years a Slave.”
Sandra Bullock wore a navy blue Alexander McQueen gown. Bullock was nominated for Best Actress for her work in “Gravity.”
Kate Hudson looked like a goddess in her white Atelier Versace gown.
Last, but by no means least, Jennifer Lawrence's radiant red peplum detailed Dior gown. Isn’t she lovely?!
Photo credit: indiewire.com
It has been a long road to the red carpet. The Faulhaber team has once again made it our mission to see all the nominated films in some of the top categories. Following tradition, we’ve recapped the films and made our predictions.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR AND ACTRESS
Jared Leto. We doubt there is a question in anyone’s mind that Leto will take home this award. We’ve been hooked since he was Jordan Catalano(which we’re sure he’d hate to hear - but it’s the truth).
Best Supporting Actress is one of the toughest categories. Lupita Nyong’o’s remarkable performance in 12 Years a Slave was definitely award worthy but she’s up against some of Hollywood’s most talented ladies. Who can forget Jennifer Lawrence’s performance in American Hustle? She stole every scene and had us crying of laughter. Not to mention, The Academy loves her. Lawrence is our pick, but we do love a good plot twist/surprise winner.
Our office was torn in two for the Best Actress category. While the public loves Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep is Meryl Streep, our team sees this award going home with Amy Adams or Cate Blanchett. Adams was strong and compelling in American Hustle, but it’s hard to imagine anyone knocking the unstoppable Blanchett from her frontrunner spot. She was completely transformed in Blue Jasmine, delivering a hilarious, depressing, and completely captivating performance. Blanchett for the win!
This year, the Best Actor category is especially exciting, with nominees we rarely see celebrated. Critics’ choice is Matthew McConaughey for his fantastic transformation in Dallas Buyers Club. The Faulhaber team is rooting for Leonardo DiCaprio. Constantly snubbed by The Academy, we were thrilled to see him acknowledged for his brilliant performance in The Wolf of Wall Street. We would love to see him take this home. And no one can deny the Oscar-worthy performance of Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave. Our final prediction? McConaughey. He has definitely come a long way since his romcom days in The Wedding Planner and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.
Critics predict Gravity will take home the biggest award of the night. The showdown between this film and 12 Years a Slave is on. In our opinion, 12 Years a Slave was the most stirring and captivating film of 2014. We needed to sit in silence for 12 minutes following the film just to put ourselves back together. But no one can deny the experience that Gravity created for viewers. We think Gravity will take it home, but our hearts are still with 12 Years a Slave.
It has to be Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity. Not only for the technical aspects of the film, but for Sandra Bullock’s and George Clooney’s remarkable performances. We have loved Cuarón’s work since Harry Potter and are in awe of his versatility as a director. We don’t see any competition in this category.
Photo credit: Warner Brothers
Will you be watching the Oscars on Sunday, March 2? Share your predictions with us on Twitter @faulhabercomm #OscarPredictions
(Faulhaber team with GSP)
On February 25th 2014, we celebrated like champions with the #1 Sportsnet Canadian Athlete 3 years in a row, MMA and the former Welterweight Champion of the UFC, Georges St-Pierre (GSP), who is the official Social Responsibility Ambassador for BACARDI CANADA!
(Shannon Law going over GSP’s key messaging)
GSP is all about balance. As most know, his personal mantra is Strength within Yourself, Know your Limits. Bacardi celebrates balance, and knowing your limits
GSP is a positive influence. That’s why the partnership with Bacardi made sense. It’s important to know your limits and how to live within them, in whatever you do.
(The Faulhaber media scrum was a huge success)
(Leslie Roberts from Global TV’s, The Morning Show, is about to interview GSP)
(Everyone is treated like a VIP at Bacardi Canada Events)
Our favourite Bacardi Oakheart beverages:
Bacardi Oak & Ginger
Bacardi Oakheart Fuego Bomb (One ounce Bacardi Oakheart dropped into two ounces of Coke)
It’s over. After more than two weeks of sporting greatness, the Sochi Olympics that had many of us glued to our computers, tablets and televisions have come to a close. For Canada, it has been one of the greatest games ever.
Take a look at our top seven (let’s face it – it’s tough to narrow down to five) favourite moments from The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Share your favourite moments with us by tweeting @faulhabercomm!
Canada’s First Gold Medal
What could be better than Canada’s first gold medal? A gold and silver by this sister act. Definitely a picture for the books!
(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
It’s not just about winning a medal for yourself, but winning it for your biggest supporters. One of the most heartwarming moments was when Alexandre Bilodeau dedicated his gold medal to his brother.
(Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images)
Tessa Moir and Scott Virtue charmed us with their silver medal performance, but the duo will always be gold in our hearts.
Canadian Gold All Around
Who can forget when our Canadian women’s curling team swept the competition in Sochi to win gold?
(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
And then, our men’s team followed suit.
(Clive Mason, Getty Images)
The Canadian women’s hockey team had us on the edge of our seats with their stunning comeback against the U.S. in the gold medal game.
And we can’t forget about the game that had Canadian hockey fans crowding the bars at 7 a.m. to cheer the team to a gold medal win.
Like they say, we are winter. GO CANADA GO!