Saturday, February 27, 2016

Vans x OFF THE HOOK X Raised By Wolves Launches Limited Edition Shoes

Vans OTH x Raised By Wolves Collaboration

Today at OFF THE HOOK stores, OTH Online Shop, and Raised By Wolves online will launch the exclusive Vans x OTH x RBW Pack sneakers. OFF THE HOOK is home to Vans' only Canadian partnership store, establishing itself as one of Canada's benchmark Vans shoes and apparel destination. The latest Vans x OTH x RBW Pack represents two of the most important relationships in Canadian streetwear coming together under a single project. While Vans OTH project provided the most important selections of Vans streetwear in Canada, including a number of notable collaborations, OFF THE HOOK and Raised by Wolves have been longtime partners, often teaming to launch Raised by Wolves' seasonal collection at the Montreal shop. OFF THE HOOK has merged these two relationships together to inspire the creation of the pair of sneakers made with suede and leather.

Designed to accomodate Canada's temperamental weather, the Vans x OTH x RBW Pack sneakers have been outfitted with water-resistant Scotchguard technology, sealed zippers, and gusseted tongues. The most unique feature of the design has been built around two classic Vans silhouettes, the Sk8-Hi LX and the Old Skool Zip LX, with a number of modern twists applied to each. Both the Sk8-Hi LX and the Old Skool Zip LX feature leather and suede panelling, with the left foot constructed from a premium leather upper and suede toe box, while the right foot is constructed using premium suede for the upper and leather for the toe box. The Vans x OTH x RBW Pack has been outfitted with Vans MTE soles, to ensure maximum grip in slippery conditions. Additionally the Sk8-Hi LX and Old Skool Zip LX feature reflective Jazz Stripes to make sure that both pairs are as equipped for the night, as they are for the day.

The limited edition Vans x OTH x RBW Pack shoes are available starting today, February 27th 2016. Get them while they last and celebrate this awesome Canadian streetwear collaboration project.

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Taste Canada Awards To Honour Canada’s Best Culinary Writers In Six Categories, Including Food Blog

Call for Submissions: 2016 Food Blog Category
Taste Canada Awards, a not-for-profit organization founded 19 years ago, is the only award in Canada that recognizes this nation’s abundance of outstanding culinary writers, both English and French. Currenly, the organization invites all Canadian bloggers to submit entries to the 2016 Food Blog Category. Submissions will be accepted starting February 24 at The deadline for blog submissions is March 24, 2016.

Taste Canada Awards will honour two blogs, one in English and one in French, authored by Canadian citizens. Three-person jury panels drawn from Canadian academic, publishing, creative, and institutional fields will review submissions. The shortlist will be announced on September 13th, 2016, and the winners will be revealed at the Taste Canada Awards Gala in the fall of 2016.

The Food Blog Category was modified this year to reflect the best Canadian food blogs. Bloggers will submit five posts that best represent their blog as a whole in regards to style, tone and focus. Posts must have been published online in 2015. Submissions can be made by visiting the website, The Food Blog Category is sponsored by Canadian Lentils.

Taste Canada Awards promotes and recognizes world-class, Canadian-authored culinary writing. In addition to the Food Blog Category, this year, Taste Canada Awards will honour ten French and English cookbooks in five categories. Categories include: General Cookbooks, Single-Subject Cookbooks, Regional/Cultural Cookbooks, Culinary Narratives, and new this year, Health and Special Diet. The deadline to submit cookbooks is February 24th, 2016.

At the Awards Gala, a national cultural event, Taste Canada will also name the Hall of Fame Award recipient, sponsored by The Culinary Historians of Canada; and winners of Taste Canada Cooks the Books presented and sponsored by the Alberta Canola Producers, a cooking competition that invites Canadian culinary students from across the nation to compete for the title of Canada’s Best New Student Chefs. 

Do the things you love with passion; Learn from those you admire; Strive to become an expert at what you do xx
Binzento Vincente: A Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A Zoolander Style Guide - Zoolander No. 2 Movie Tickets GIVEAWAY!

A Zoolander Style Guide
Paramount Pictures x Binzento 
Zoolander No. 2 Movie Tickets Giveaway!!

After nearly 15 years since Zoolander, one of the funniest movies that captured the good and the ugly of the fashion industry, became the pop culture piece of our time, the sequel ZoolanderNo. 2 is finally hitting theatres on February 12th 2016.

It’s one of those films that I know I’m going to have a great time watching, especially when this film is as close as a spoof of what I do in fashion.  The plot goes after a decade from the first Zoolander, former male models Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Hansel McDonald (Owen Wilson) are pretty much forgotten. Nobody cares about who they are anymore and the boys are set to re-invent themselves. That’s when INTERPOL Melanie Valentina (Penelope Cruz) has asked them to infiltrate the high fashion again to investigate the mysterious deaths of  some of the most beautiful people in the world. All of them were assassinated and upon death they all had Zoolander’s trademark “Blue Steel” face.
 Zoolander No. 2 Movie Trailer
In celebrating the upcoming movie release, Derek and Hansel recently arrived in Rome to promote their movie, along with other cast members including iconic villain Mugatu (Will Ferrell). They’ve been seen puckering their lips and firing up their signature poses at the Valentino boutique windows. 

And what does it take to be ‘ridiculously good-looking’? Derek Zoolander have prepared this little art project for Binzento - The simpliest summary slides of The Ultimate Zoolander Style Guide & The Ultimate Zoolander Signature Blue Steel Guide. This is a rare, once in a life time opportunity where Derek is willing to set aside his busy schedule and share his 'secrets' to being good-looking - SEE BELOW! :-D
WANT TO BE ONE OF THE FIRST TO SEE THE MOVIE? If you live in Calgary, here’s your chance to catch the film at Cineplex threatres. Paramount Pictures x Binzento is giving away a run-of-engagement movie pass for two to watch the film when it’s released on February 12th! All you have to do is to email me and explain why you like Zoolander the movie for a chance to win. A winner will be drawn at random and will be announced on February 12th midnight xx

Do the things you love with passion; Learn from those you admire; Strive to become an expert at what you do xx
Binzento Vincente: A Fashion & Lifestyle Blog