Category: Life

Life related blog posts by A Style Soiree.

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough” — Mae West

Ivy Park Has Arrived

Beyonce Activewear Collection

I am VERY excited about this new activewear line. No, it has nothing to do with the fact that it’s co-founded by Beyonce — okay, maybe a little. I can’t put my finger on the exact factor, but it has really caught my attention. Could it be all the black? (My staple colour) Could it be what the brand represents? Or because I simply want to support a fellow bootylicious girl that I trust will make clothing that will actually flatter my shape? Whatever it may be, I have all the details of where to shop the collection – Ivy Park has arrived.

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Powerful Ad Encourages Partners To #ShareTheLoad

Ariel India Ad - #ShareTheLoad

BBDO India has won a Glass Lion for the ad I’m about to show you at the 2015’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. If you ask me, the award was more than well deserved. The message of this ad, for the Ariel brand (P&G India), is one that I think about all the time. The situation behind the powerful ad is not one that may be common in Indian culture, but in Latin American culture as well.

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90’s Songs Latinos Will Never Forget

Musica Latina de los 90 - Mana, Fey, Garibaldi - 90's songs

When I hear these 90’s songs, they bring me back. They bring me right back to the little girl that loved to sing and dance in the living room of my home back in Peru, or the sassy girl that immigrated to Canada and tried so hard to hang on to any aspect of her Latinidad that she could. When I though about writing this post and began compiling the songs, it was SO hard to pick which ones to include. I spent quite a bit of time reminiscing and singing along; as well as laughing at all the cheesiness of all these videos!

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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 Covers

Sport Illustrated Swimsuit Cover

For the very first time, there are 3 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 covers. Normally, I wouldn’t bat an eye at this, but this year is particularly special as the covers are a showcase of the diversity in women’s bodies. This is a big step forward as most covers we see in newsstands, particularly when they feature models in bathing suits, only highlight a very particular body type. The celebration of various body shapes that the SI Swimsuits 2016 covers have featured is something I would love to see more of in the future. It’s empowering!

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Toronto Family Day Activities 2016

Family Day Activities 2016

I am SO excited for this long weekend! Saturdays and Sundays fly by and I find myself wishing for a day in between; and it has also been TOO long since the last long weekend. I’m particularly excited about this year as we’ll be able to do something fun with our little lady! Last year, she was still too little to truly enjoy any activities in the city. While I was looking for Family Day activities for this weekend, I ran into so many wonderful options. I wish we could make it to all of them!

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