Pan Am Games Official Store – Now Open

Peeps! 2015 Pan Am Games is just around the corner, starting on July 10 to be held in Toronto. The official Pan Am Games official store is now open inside the Eaton Centre. Remember the entrance of the former Sears entrance? They have setup a booth there and you can’t miss it! Merchandize from plush toys, t-shirts, backpacks, key chains and any other typical items are available for purchase.

Check it out!

Below are some of the photos that I took so you get an idea what it looks like.

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Treasure Chest at Windsor Arms Hotel

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Windsor Arms Hotel (Photo Credit: The Treasure Chest)

MoVernie is on the MOVE again! This time, he and his crew got invited to attend the grand opening of a vintage boutique called the “Treasure Chest” located inside the Windsor Arms Hotel. As we know, Windsor Arms Hotel is famous for its TIFF InStyle Celebrity party. It is also famous for its afternoon high tea, the nice restaurant called “The Living Room” that has a nice outdoor yard to enjoy a glass of wine during warm summer days. To add to this solid Windsor Arms community, located at the corner of the lobby is where the new Treasure Chest Boutique is located.

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The Founder is a young entrepreneur named Samantha Michelle, who is the young heiress to the Windsor Arms Hotel as well. She is a multi-talented young lady who is an owner of this boutique store but also a talented DJ (I heard her spin her remixes outside the courtyard at Windsor’s Arm at one event and she definitely got talent). Samantha added her sense of personal style of vintage clothing from London, UK. Many of her treasures include beautiful winter jackets, dresses, sunglasses, jewellery, scarves, accessories and even ties and pins for men. Every piece of article were carefully chosen by Samantha when she was in London, UK and she carried them overseas by carrying over-sized luggage, all on her own. Everything that she does are very hands on.

The evening was filled with very stylish and fashionable peeps and the demographic covered all bases, from young to mid-age and elderly peeps. I think that’s the whole objective about this boutique, it wants every type of peeps to be able to find items that will fit their styles and images. Every item was unique and peeps can mix and match, creating a special fashion style to every individual.

Personally, I really like the boutique name. “Treasure Chest” has special pieces in them and it allows us to discover and explore them. As I explored around the boutique, there was one type of clothing that you will never find in this place, “no pants“. Samantha explained that pants are complicated and she prefers to stay out of it, which I agreed totally, pants are a different breed, they are in their own world.

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Lots of awesome food were served during this special evening. Pink champagne and white wine were served as well. One thing you will notice about this boutique the moment you walked into this place, there were tables and sofas located at the centre of the room. Then, there was another sofa located at one side of the wall. I have not seen many boutique stores that have that many furniture for you to sit and relax. I really enjoyed the atmosphere of this boutique, I felt like home. It’s warm, cozy and just very inviting. I could see myself having a nice afternoon high tea right inside this boutique. LOL

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My “MoVernie MUST VISIT” spot in this boutique? You got to check out the ridiculous large change room at the back side of the boutique. Inside, you felt like a private room more than a change room. You could possibly have a girls night out, changing clothes with a few friends (if you don’t mind that) and just having a good time in there, mixing and matching outfits, while sipping a few glasses of champagne.  Amazing velvet purple sofas along with beautiful mirror did the trick in this room. I felt like a VIP, it’s like a private bottle service booth more than anything. I can even imagine myself singing karaoke in there. For any high-profile celebrity, I think that maybe a good comfort spot to mix and match clothing and accessories before heading out to a gala.

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The evening ended on a very touching note when Samantha made a speech to everyone that came out to support her new boutique. She was very gracious for the opportunity and she toasted to everyone. The speech was genuine and really came out of the bottom of her heart, that’s always the best about non-scripted speeches.

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Melissa Nepton – World MasterCard Fashion Week 2014 (WMCFW)

Montreal-based designer Mélissa Nepton specializes in modern, ready-to-wear couture that targets the urban career woman. In her runway show, one particular theme that she exhibited on her fall collection was the wet-hair look on all models, giving it different vibe and element to the show. I personally like it, it’s just show you what these garments would look like on a model with wet hair.

Below are photos taken at Mélissa Nepton Fall Collection Runway:

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“Guys Night Out” Event @ The Bay – MoVernie LifeStyle

Last year, The “Guys Night Out” event at The Bay was awesome, especially they had former Raptors Andrea Bargnani & Jose Calderon dressing up, meeting & greeting the fans.

Although there were no Raptors players this year (even though I could see guys like Amir Johnson, Rudy Gay would be a good fit for this event as they are both stylish fashionable people), it was a great night. The food and games stations were alot better this year. It’s more simple and interactive.

This event was to promote the re-launch of the 2nd Floor at The Bay flagship store with the new menswear clothing line and bigger men’s section.

Have you ever walk around a retail store, sipping scotch? beer? wine? gourmet finger foods while shopping for clothes? That’s an awesome experience, holding a glass of wine and checking out clothes and we DID just that last night at the “Guys Night Out” Event.

The gourmet finger foods were top notch quality, the gigantic shrimp cocktails. Those were super-sized shrimps along with its special sauce on it, it was so juicy and delish. There were also mushroom dumplings, crab cakes, rice rolls, goat cheese biscuit, mini roast beef sliders, mini hamburgers. There were unlimited supply of them and special shoutouts to the hardworking servers who were constantly coming in-and-out to serve us!

Italian Peroni beer was being served everywhere. Top scotch was served as well at different stations. Special cocktail by Appleton Rum was on hand. If you buy $75+ of clothes at The Bay during the night, you get to spin a wheel to win more nice prizes (although, last year’s prizes were way better, motivating more people to buy more clothese last year, at least I did last year).

Fun games were located around the 2nd floor for the participants to win prizes. There was the bike riding challenge where you have to peddle as hard as you can to generate power to get the most distance. The top 10 furthest distance winners win a pair of Levis Commuter jeans. Another docker’s station have people needing to go inside the change room booth, take off their pants and wear the dockers pants in the quickest time. The top 10 fastest changers win a pair of dockers.

There were all kinds of activities around the 2nd floor that fun times just go by quickly. I especially enjoyed the Converse Photobooth, located at the shoes section. We grabbed the Converse shoes as props and post with it, it was fun & creative. I particularly like this photobooth service, we saw them during Hello Canada TIFF party. This photobooth has amazing backdrop, quick photo printing machine with high photo quality as well as another copy emailing being sent straight to your email inbox instantly so you can share with your family & friends.

All-in-all, I had a great time hanging out with my friends and we enjoyed a great night all complimentary by The Bay. If you have time, I recommend you to check out the 2nd floor of The Bay beside the Eaton Centre. It’s a total relaunch with better men clothing brands, bigger space and nicer decor to shop around!

Thank you The Bay for your invitation.

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Selena Gomez Sexy Dress at VMAs – MoVernie Fashion Whuz Up!

Well….there were tons of controversial buzz last night at the VMA, hotbuzz from Miley Cyrus inappropriate performance to the usual headline specialist in Lady Gaga. And Wow! Even Selena Gomez made headlines with her outfit of the night. You can see for yourself in the photo below.

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Honestly, I don’t see anything wrong with this dress. But I would prefer the designer of this dress to keep it simple and not left one of Selena’s chest semi-open especially we had seen the wardrobe malfunction of Janet Jackson long time ago at the Superbowl.

I think this dress with both chest being covered would have been much better for Selena visually. The colour and choice of material on this dress is perfect that would make Selena looks classy and elegant. Unfortunately, the designer wanted to create a buzz, a gimmick and to show case half of Selena’s chest with the see-through torso design. It’s not bad, but I prefer it to be covered.

Fashion critics, what’s your take on this dress? Love it or hate it? Let me know!

Too sexy for you? or just perfect?

Too sexy for you? or just perfect?