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