Thursday, November 1, 2012

Understudy Hors De Combat Launch/ ARTwear 2012/ Brett Wilson's Redefining Success

Hors De Combat Launches at Understudy YYC
So much to update on (three things tonight), but so little time. There are a few things I need to take care of in my science part of life. I will be away and heading to a cancer research conference in the next couple days after tomorrow, where I'll be presenting my current research finding!! (I know super exciting!) It's going to be good science, food & booze kinda trip, and great chance to pick brains of other scientists :). Meanwhile, a little preview of what's happening soon. YYC men's fashion boutique Understudy is launching a new men's street style label called Hors De Combat this SaturdayHors De Combat, which literally translates to "outside the fight", is a combination of minimalistic deisgn and military inspired apparel, aiming for unique styles and functionality. The collection is 100% Calgary design and production. More info to come as I will be attending their launch event that night. For now, here is a little sneak peak of the collection.

ARTwear 2012
The Art Gallery of Calgary's annual fashion fundraiser event ARTwear 2012 will be happening next Thursday November 8th at YYC's Hotel Arts. This year will mark the 10th year anniversary of this event and will guaranteed to put up a good show for our audience. There will be a number of emerging local fashion designers and boutiques, showcasing their current collections including Paul Hardy, Henry Singer, Lara Presber Archtecture+Design Studio, Mealan Women's Finery, Coco+Violet and Leo Boutique. What's different about this year is general admission guests will also have the opportunity to enjoy wearable art fashion pieces, all done by creative students from the Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD). There will be a silent auction of fancy goodies donated by local businesses. The theme of this year's event is Vintage Hollywood, so guests are asked to glam up and dress to impress :) Binzento Vincente is confirmed to be there at this event. It will an exciting night full of festivities and mingling opportunities with talented students. For those who are in Calgary and interested, be sure to get your tickets early to get a seat to the event:

VIP Reception tickets are $150 each. VIP tickets will gain you access to the VIP Reception, which takes place from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. VIP guests will receive a complimentary glass of champagne during the runway show and wine will be provided during the VIP reception. ­Guaranteed numbered runway seating during fashion show on first-buy basis.

Regular tickets are $75. Limited seating will be on a first-come first-serve basis. These tickets include standing room at the fashion show as well as musical talent at the after party. Doors open at 7:30pm. Fashion show begins at 8:30pm, starting with the ACAD Students Wearable Art Showcase.

Contact Sarah Stephens at 403-770-1353 for tickets or go to to purchase your ticket(s) online.

Brett Wilson's New Book: Redefining Success
Binzento Vincente is one of ten bloggers selected to review celebrity Brett Wilson's newest book: Redefining Success. Just received sign copies of Brett's book before its official launch in November. I'll be reading it and posting a review soon! Stayed-tune!

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