Thursday, September 1, 2011

"The Dong Show" Art Exhibition/ Burberry Body Eau de Parfum & the Nude Line/ Upcoming YYC Events

Hello~ Lots to talk about for this blog entry :)

1) "The Dong Show" Art Exhibition (written by Binzento Vincente)
2) Burberry Body Eau de Parfum & the Nude Line (written by KO for Binzento Vincente)
3) Upcoming Events in YYC for the month of September!

1) "The Dong Show" Art Exhibition
In support and celebrating Calgary’s annual Pride week, Stoneworx Gallery at Art Central put together an art exhibition: “The Dong Show”, which will run through the month of September.

As the name implied, “The Dong Show” is an exhibition of “male extravaganza” in various art forms: paintings, photography, sculpture, and woodwork are all seen in this exhibition.
Tonight was the opening night of the art exhibition, and many guests attended to get a glimpse of the male anatomy (in an artistic way). Our local fashionista Domingo was the guest bartender tonight. He poured wine and made specialty drinks for guests to enjoy along with some delicate catering snacks.
Guest bartender: Domingo

The famous  “Dong Show” poster boy Bradley Swayze from SHIFT Model was also there to meet and greet along with fab PR/artist Sabrina May. It’s always nice to see familiar faces in an event such as this one, like the lovely ladies from blog: Insert Calgary. I got to know them better this time, and I am sure I will be seeing them more and more in future events.
Domingo & Bradley Swayze; Sabrina May & Binzento Vincente
The wonderful ladies behind Insert Calgary blog 

“The Dong Show” showcased artwork from five local artists: Doug McKinnon, Lisa Heinricks, Daniel Audet, Tobias Luttmer and Alicia Hoogveld. I was especially drawn to Alicia Hoogveld’s photography work. The work contained female body forms with strap-on wrapped around the thighs. I think it played well with the theme of gender equality that females take on the role as a male. It also gave me the sense of male dominance being represented by the female anatomy. Alicia said this collection of work was her first time working with nude models. She is definitely building an interest working with the human body and will continue to explore this aspect in photography.
Photographer: Alicia Hoogveld

Leather bracelets and unique belt buckle/accessories designed by Lisa Heinricks were also quite interesting. Bradley Swayze was asked to model some of the buckles on the spot :)
As the night goes on, the gallery began to get crowded.  Anyone who is interested, the exhibition will continue to run in September:

Stoneworx Gallery, Art Central
213 100 7th Ave SW, Top Floor
Calgary, Canada

2) Burberry Body Eau de Parfum & the Nude Line

KO on assignment for Binzento Vincente September first two thousand and eleven in Burberry Chinook Centre for the launch of the Burberry Body Eau de Parfum and the Nude line that complimented the fragrance launch. The fragrance which is a lovely feminine floral scent contains notes of peach, iris, and predominantly rose. The EDP comes in a 30ml, 50ml and 100ml ranging from $75-$115 CDN. From the Nude line, Stephanie tried on the Lace Trench which looked stunning on her. The cut is traditional, but the lace make this piece a real statement coat for Fall 2011. The Nude line was released today at the Calgary Chinook location, and more pieces from the collection will be arriving in days to come.

Binzento Vincente lovely model: Stephanie wearing Burberry Nude Line

I personally fell in love with the Single Breasted Structured Jacket from the London Fall collection, because the nude line seemed to wash me out. 
New team Binzento Vincente member: KO

Burberry Chinook 403.255.1552 or visit the site

Lace trench on Stephanie link $1695 CDN
Nude Suede and leather clutch Stephanie is holding $1150 CDN
All accessories for the nude line
All coats for the nude line
The Single Breasted Structured jacket on KO $950 CDN

3) Upcoming Events in YYC for the month of September
Events are non-stop in YYC! Here are some of the major events Binzento Vincente will be attending

D.W at Calgary Pride September 4th 2011
D.W Design is the OFFICIAL clothing supplier for this years Pride Calgary. Mr. White, Calgary fashion is so proud of you! Come to support this Sunday!
Time: 12:00pm-6:00pm
Location: Shaw Millenium Park

Fabricated S/S 2012 September 8th 2011
FABRICATED is a high profile fashion event focused on the presentation of Calgary's fashion designers in a high end, artistic and creative manner.

VENUE: Theatre Junction GRAND
                 608 - 1st Street SW                 
                 403 205 2922
TIME: Cocktails at 8pm
             Show begins at 9pm
TICKETS: VIP Seating $40.00
                    Standing Room $25.00                    
                   Available at 
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Fairchild TV Celebrities/ TVB Fans Meet & Greet September 10th 2011

Every year, Fairchild Television Canada in collaboration with Hong Kong Television Broadcast (TVB), host a celebrities/fans meet and greet event. This year, four of the up and rising TVB Hong Kong talents/actors/actresses will arrive Canada in September for the 2011 Canadian tour. Calgary show date is on September 10th. Binzento Vincente affiliated with Fairchild TV will be one of the live hosts/MCs for this event. The four TVB talents are: 
Matthew Ko; Maggie Cheung
Joyce Kwok; Queenie Chu

In addition to TVB artistes, YouTube sensation Carlos Douh will be that night's special guest. Carlos have earned a HUGE fan base in Canada (especially among the Chinese-Canadians), Hong Kong and other parts of Asia. 
His YouTube channel: Learning Chinese With: Carlos Douh! has a total over 1 million hits. That's right, a white guy speaking Cantonese (Chinese). As a Cantonese speaker myself, I have to say: he is almost better than me! :p
You can watch his hilarious Cantonese slang lessons here on his YouTube channel:
Carlos's moto: "HEAR IT, LEARN IT, MEMORIZE IT!" 

Fairchild TV Celebrities event: Jack Singer Concert Hall
Time: 7:30pm-10:00pm

Finally, EXCITING NEWS. KO will be on another assignment for Binzento Vincente all the way to New York City to cover couple events at the upcoming New York Fashion Week in September. Stay-tune everyone, there will be lots to discuss :)

Photos: Vincent Law (Binzento Vincente) & Katrina Olson 

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