Sunday, December 23, 2012

A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!

Binzento wishes everyone a JOYOUS CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
A quick note on the night of Christmas Eve - Big thanks to all of my readers for their kind supports. 2012 has been a great year for Binzento and the blog. I really look forward to continue to connect with each and everyone of you by bringing you the latest scoops on fashion, and meeting more aspiring talents and fascinating people in 2013! :)

In the spirit of the holidays, here is an editorial by Yuval Hen for the magazine Financial Times: How to Spend It - model Katja Verheul rolling out glamorous red traditions flirting with naughty Santas with attitudes <3.


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Friday, December 21, 2012

SCHMANCY 2013 Is On Its WAY!/ James Marsden - A Versatile Player

1. A SCHMANCY before THE SCHMANCY
Some of you might remember me mentioning about the upcoming SCHMANCY 2013 event happening on Feb. 9th at the YYC Glenbow Museum. For those who don't know what that is, SCHMANCY is basically a night of experiencing "an entertaining and imaginative evening of art, culture and ideas inspired by (Glenbow's) current exhibitions and collections". It's also a celebration, with more than 1000 attendees, of the past, the present, and the future of art and culture that identified Calgary. You can read about my experience of the event from last year HERE.
Tickets are selling extremely fast (you can still get them HERE), and I know many people have asked to participate this event. This year I am very proud to be a part of the SCHMANCY social media committee. Our social media team (consists of David Wald, Katy Bond, Jade Davis, KO, Cara Azevedo, Michelle Lazo and Abi (Larky Canuck's Blog)) and the Glenbow committee had worked diligently putting together a great campaign. We wished nothing more but a great experience for our guests, as well as raising awareness for the Glenbow Museum. It will be a fabulous event, especially when having George Stroumboulopoulos as the guest of honor.
So… I know some of you might not make it on Feb. 9th, but still wanting to get glimpse of the SCHMANCY --- The Glenbow committee decided to host "SCHMANCY before SCHMANCY" - a pre-SCHMANCY party, which is happening in Jan 2013 at Belgo on Stephen's Ave. There will be a fashion show and live DJ - STAYED TUNE for more details to come!

2. James Marsden - A Versatile Player 
(an interview - DA MAN)
photos by: Mitchell Nguyen Mccormack

Been so grateful to have a new fashion/celebrity photographer friend Mitchell Nguyen Mccormack - for sending me his personal magazine works for my blog Binzento Vincente. Be sure to check out his new mag - Glow Magazine (in-print) launching soon! Below are his shots of James Marsden and interview by DA MAN.
"James Marsden is one of Hollywood's hottest leading men at the moment, appearing in a wide range of TV and film projects at any given time…he's straddling the line between drama and comedy, his competitive nature, and the difficulties of acting with tennis balls."

(click to enlarge)


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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Local Artists Holiday Sale 2012

Local Talents Show Off Their Work At "Holiday Show & Sale"
This holiday season has been keeping me quite busy - so I haven't been able to write post as much as I wished to. Aside from working on several fashoin-related projects, I've also attended some fabulous events. This one in particular, though I only stayed briefly, it was quite inspirational.

Andrea Blais (jeweller), Andrea Williamson (visual artist), Becky McMaster (contempoary artist), Dena Seiferling (sculptor/illustrator), Jaci Blackwood (painter), Urban Orchard (knitwear designer) are talented local artists who joined forces and decorated YYC an artsy holiday; These artists worked together and hosted a three-day holiday art sale, happened at jeweller, Andrea Blais's home. I've been to a similar event some of these artists organized last year. They are always a great host - a little wine, cheese & crackers, and inspiring artsy chats - what a great way to spend a chill afternoon weekend. Personally I would rather spend time browsing these passionate work, and perhaps pick out a special holiday gift, than get elbowed at the shopping mall :).


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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Binzento Mini GLOBO Giveaway/ Gerry Thomas Winter Wonderland

1. Binzento GLOBO Gift Card Giveaway
I don't do blog giveaways frequently, but Christmas is approaching - so why not? I am giving away a $50 GLOBO shoes gift card one reader. All you have to do is:
1) Like my page HERE
2) Share facebook post HERE on your page
Winner will be contacted on December 17th 2012.
For those who are unfamiliar with the company, GLOBO shoes is one of four banners under ALDO Group (ALDO, GLOBO, Little Burgundy, Spring). Currently there are more than 20 stores across Canada and it's been around for 25 years. A distinctive characteristic of GLOBO vs. other banners under ALDO Group is that GLOBO specialized in family oriented merchandize (footwear, bags, accessories) - specifically targeting functionality and necessity. 
(screencap: graaz.tv; right: Michael Di Staulo at GLOBO in CrossIron Mills Calgary)

The largest GLOBO retail store in Calgary is located in CrossIron Mills. I had a coffee meeting with the A. PR Manager Michael Di Staulo recently and he explained GLOBO's vision is to provide its customers a funfilled destination without complicated experience. The brand also actively participates in various non-profit charities such as Youth Fusion in Quebec and Fast & Female.

2. Gerry Thomas and Carazcom "Winter Wonderland"
Christmas related bash across the city continues, and past week Gerry Thomas Gallery generously invited guests to the space for a night of artsy and fashion flare celebration. Not much about the party to discuss here - all you gotta know was that there was great people, great wine, great music, and I had a good time :).


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