What’s Alexxuss Doing?~~P&G Beauty Awards Hosted by Queen Latifah

At this very moment I’m sitting in front of the computer wanting to throw it clean out the window.  I’m not impressed to say the least, suddenly my fabulous piece of technology wants to have Internet Connectivity issues why now? Doesn’t this thing know I have a post to write?  For Pete’s sake!

Thursday November 11 2010 marked the date  for the second annual P&G beauty awards.  The awards were created by Proctor and Gamble beauty and grooming to recognize the contributions of individuals in the fashion industry to editorial content.   I was blessed enough to be in attendance to witness the final nominees receiving their awards and it was a great experience.   The awards were hosted by Queen Latifah and had a slew of hip and funny presenters from the Fashion world as well as from sports, music, and T.V.

I arrived in time to get a glass of wine from the open bar (score one for P&G), head to the ladies room real quick and then get seated for the awards ceremony.  When I was doing my research on the event I found that it”s focus was great and was specific to the types of people who my blog talks about but I still didn’t know what to expect until Queen came out completed her introduction and then announced the first presenter.   Not to mention I also follow some of Canadian Fashions’ most fab on twitter and they were all tweeting about the awards; which is when I realized that everybody who’s anybody was in the same room as I was.  Very cool!  Some of the presenters were Aaliyah Jasmin from MTV News, Joeffer Caoc, Jully Black, Jeanne Becker, and Glen Baxter.  Just to name a few, Jully Black did an awesome job and was definitely the best presenter for the evening, allowing her personality to shine through she had everyone in the audience laughing out loud and even had Queen Latifah trying to contain herself on stage.  The ceremony was entertaining but not long and flowed nicely; with lots’ of cheering from those there to support the winners and nominees. 

Queen Latifah opening the show

Queen Latifah opeing the show

 

I managed to get pics of some of the winners some of the attendees and presenters and recorded all of the winners in each category.  While everyone else was sitting watching the stage with their undivided attention I was watching the screen thumbs hovering over my key board waiting for the next category and winners names to be announced.  At times I had to tell myself to pay attention as I was missing it.  (alas tis my job)…

 

 

 

And the winners are:

Best Fashion Feature Magazine or Newspaper English;  Nathalie Atkinson (The National Post)

Best Fashion Feature Magazine or Newspaper French; Jean Francois Legare (Enroute Magazine) “Fil Conducteur”

Best Beauty Feature Magazine or Newspaper English; Vanessa Craft “More Beauty in a Hot Flash”

Best Beauty Feature Magazine or Newspaper French; Sylvie Michelon “Voir Sortez Protegees”

Best Male Fashion Feature Magazine or Newspaper;  Dave Lackie (The National Post) “Get Un tied”

Best Beauty Editor of a Magazine; Carlene Higgins (Flare Magazine)

Best Fashion Editor of a Magazine; Elizabeth Cabral (Flare Magazine)

Best Male Grooming Feature Magazine or Newspaper English; Leo Petaccia “Sharp guide to grooming for everyday man”

Best Male Grooming Feature Magazine or Newspaper French; Christine Fortier (Clin D’Oeil) “Rire Dans Sa Barbe”

Best Beauty or Fashion Website; Lara Ceroni and Martina Djogo (ElleCanada.com/ElleQuebec.com)

Best Beauty or Fashion Blog English; Michelle Vilett (Beautyeditor.ca)

Best Beauty or Fashion Blog French; Lolitta Dandoy (Mode de Rue)(Clindoeil.ca)

Hairstylist of the Year; Justin German (Page One Management)

Make-up Artist of the year; Greg Wencel (Page One Management)

Photographer of the Year; Chris Nicholls

Best New Face; Frances Coombe (Elite Models)

Best Magazine Cover; Ilana Weitzman (En Route Magazine)

Event Pics:

For more information on the awards or to submit for next year check out their site http://www.pgbeautyandgroomingawards.ca/

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LG Toronto Fashion Week Spring Summer Collections Day 3

I can’t get enough of it, I was going through photos last night after yet another fantastic day and I thought to my self I’m tired and my feet are swollen but what the heck am I gonna do with myself when this ends.  That’s usually how I get when I’m really busy working on something I love.  I love it so much I don’t want it to be over. 

Well today’s the last day and I am getting ready to do it all over again but before I move onto today let me show yall what happened yesterday.  I saw two shows yesterday, Lauren Bagliore for which I was blessed enough to be sitting front row for and Romona Keveza.  I went down to Heritage court expecting to see the Evan Blidell show too only to discover that it was some sort of projected presentation instead of a real show.  Can we say boo hoo, I was so disappointed;  Evan is one of my favourite Canadian designers and one of the shows I was really looking forward to seeing.  Though Evan was some what of a disappointment Romona Keveza was not!  I was speechless after her show, shocked and stunned into silence, a hot stuttering mess when I was trying to describe what I felt about the show I just saw!  Here’s the catch my photographers memory card died on him before the final walk.  (BBM crying face),  but we got some great shots of the first section so I am posting those for

yall today. 

As we continue…

 

Interviews…

While sitting at the Lauren Bagliore my girlfriend gets a text message from Backstage Life alumni, Judy inc stylist, Ryan Catney; who spotted us in the front row.  It’s always great seeing Ryan who brought along another Judy inc stylist;  and since she had the opportunity to work backstage on another of the collections coming down the runway; I put her on the spot and asked her the same questions I’ve had everybody answering this week.  Meet Nadia Pizzimenti Judy inc stylist!

 Favourite Canadian Supermodel?

Ans: Daria

Favourite Canadian designer? 

Ans: Micheal Kale

Favourite Canadian personality?

Tommy Ton (fashion blogger/ photographer)

Canadian designer most excited to see this week?

Ans: Greta Constantine

Cutie Ryan Catney and Nadia Pizzimenti Judy inc stylists

 

 

Backstage Beauty Romona Keveza…

         

The inspiration for hair and makeup for the Romona Keveza show was Audrey Hepburn!  Classic, uncomplicated and elegant!  The last shot is of Eddie he is the lead make-up and hair stylist for L’Oreal.  He has the most thick and lovely French accent!

 

Shots from around the Venue…

Model mates, Georgette Simms and fresh off the Baby Steinberg runway Philene!  Both represented by Maxamillion

Baby Steinberg designed dress for LG Toronto Fashion Week

 

The Shows…

Brandon Dwyer for Basch

Romona Keveza…

(Runway photos courtesy of John Headly)

 

Celebrity sightings…

 

Me and the super stylish Glen Baxter

Me and world-class fashion stylist Philip Bloch

Me and the hands down star of  LG Toronto Fashion Week Renee Thompson

That concludes day three…..

Time to get dressed…