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Dîner en Blanc
Written by Fresh Vancouver   

man walking on stilts dressed in a white suitDîner en Blanc Vancouver is the extremely popular, extravagant, all-white picnic presented by The Social Concierge group. The 4th annual event was held on August 25 at Canada Place, and 4,500 Vancouverites, who were lucky enough to get tickets (over 30,000 were on the waiting list) enjoyed a magical evening that will be fondly remembered for many years to come. Think unicorns, sprinklers, chandeliers, magic, champagne, live art, luxury and beauty.

people dressed in white at a tableThe first Dîner en Blanc was in 1988 and was started by a man named François Pasquie in Paris. It took place in the Parc de Bagatelle in the Bois de Boulogne. Today, the secret picnic is held in more than 25 countries.

three ladies dressed in white with elaborate white wigsJordan Kallman and Tyson Villeneuve—Social Concierge partners and presenters of Dîner en Blanc Vancouver—are also the presenters of TEDx Vancouver, The Deighton Cup, Harvest Haus, and Monogram Dinner by Design. For more information, visit TheSocialConcierge.com

 
Jet Set Style: The Tenors
Written by Kim Appelt   

Just as the fall/winter mens fashion trends are starting to take off for the season, so is the Canadian Band, The Tenors. Having had a chance to style the Multi-Platinum recording artists both on and off the road, I have seen their keen sense of personal style evolve just like their musical style.

As artists they are both diverse in talent and style. The Tenors fashion style is sophistication with edge. While they stay true to their Armani roots, as they grow and evolve musically and style wise, I see a bit more of the youthful, down to earth preppy and edgy style come out.

Just as a new season inspires change, so does The Tenors music. The group is as down to earth as they are inspirational. Their music inspires the soul and is a gift to fans old and new. Check them out www.tenorsmusic.com. For fashion and style tips from celebrity stylist, visit www.stylebykimxo.com.

Styled by KIM APPELT
Photographed by MATTHEW CHEN

Clifton, Remigio, Victor and Fraser wear suits by Armani

Clifton, Remigio, Victor and Fraser wear suits by Armani

START THE ENGINE

CLIFTON WEARS SUIT BY ARMANI; GRAND CARRERA CALIBER WATCH BY TAG HEUER (CLIFTON’S OWN)

Clifton sitting in car

START THE ENGINE

VICTOR WEARS JACKET BY TOM FORD; TEE BY ARMANI; JEANS BY ARMANI; HAT BY ARMANI (VICTOR’S OWN); SCARF BY TOM FORD

 

Victor at the bottom of stairs

START THE ENGINE

REMIGIO WEARS JACKET BY TOM FORD; TEE BY PRADA; JEANS BY ARMANI; BOOTS BY RON WHITE; SUNGLASSES BY TOM FORD

 

Remigio standing in front of a helijet

READY FOR TAKE-OFF

FRASER WEARS SUIT BY ARMANI; DRESS SHIRT BY ARMANI; TIE BY ARMANI. SHOES BY ARMANI

Fraser standing in front of an airplane

READY FOR TAKE-OFF

CLIFTON WEARS JACKET BY NEIL BARRETT; TEE BY ARMANI; PANTS BY PAUL SMITH; SHOES BY GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI (CLIFTON’S OWN); LUGGAGE BY TUMI

 

Clifton in front of an airplane

READY FOR TAKE-OFF

VICTOR WEARS SUIT BY ARMANI; DRESS SHIRT BY ARMANI; TIE BY ARMANI; HAT BY DOBBS (VICTOR’S OWN)

 

Victor in front of an airplane

 
Stylist Mindset
Written by Crystal Carson   

 

MAKEUP: CAITLIN CALLAHAN FOR MAC COSMETICS / HAIR: COURTNEY BRANDS FOR BRUSH SALON / MANICURE & PEDICURE BY JOYRIDE NAIL SALON / PHOTOGRAPHER ASSISTANT: ROR TIO / STYLIST ASSISTANT: CORRIN SKALBECK / PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: NISHA KHARE / LOCATION: PENTHOUSE AT THE HOTEL GEORGIA RESIDENCES

This series is inspired by runway looks seen at the Fall/Winter 2015 shows by designers Badgley Mishka, Emanuel Ungaro and Nicole Miller. See full videos on how to create the looks online at StylistMindset.com

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model wearing a black and gold patterned dress

Badgley Mischka
GOLD ORNATE PATTERNED DRESS BY BADGLEY MISCHKA (HOLT RENFREW) / GOLD & BLACK SHOES BY CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTON (MINE & YOURS) / GOLD BANGLE BRACELETS BY LOLO JEWELLERY / BLACK & GOLD RING BY LOLO JEWELLERY

woman wearing a black coat

Emanuel Ungaro
BLACK & WHITE BELTED COAT BY GIVENCHY (HOLT RENFREW) / BLACK BLOUSE WITH BOW BY THEORY (HUDSON’S BAY) / ROCK & PEARL RING STACK BY MAISON BIRKS RIGHT: BLACK & WHITE ORNATE FLOWER TOP BY AVIU (VETRINA MODE) / BLACK BELT POCKET TROUSERS BY BALENCIAGA (HOLT RENFREW) / BLACK & WHITE ANKLE BOOTS BY BALLIN (VETRINA MODE) / ROCK & PEARL STACKABLE RINGS BY MAISON BIRKS

woman wearing white ornate flower top and black trousers

Emanuel Ungaro
BLACK & WHITE ORNATE FLOWER TOP BY AVIU (VETRINA MODE) / BLACK BELT POCKET TROUSERS BY BALENCIAGA (HOLT RENFREW) / BLACK & WHITE ANKLE BOOTS BY BALLIN (VETRINA MODE) / ROCK & PEARL STACKABLE RINGS BY MAISON BIRKS

woman wearing a geometric print bell sleeved blouse and lace leggings

Nicole Miller
GEOMETRIC PRINT BELL SLEEVE BLOUSE BY JOHN RICHMOND (VETRINA MODA) / BLACK LEATHER & LACE LEGGINGS BY MAJE (HUDSON’S BAY) / RED & BLACK PUMPS BY FENDI (MINE & YOURS) / STATEMENT EARRINGS BY FOREVER 21

A Closer Look at Emanuel Ungaro

The Runway Beauty Look

My favourite beauty look of the day was Emanuel Ungaro. It was the most out of my comfort zone, but I fell in love with the modern approach. In tune with runway trends this fall, the look is inspired by themes of diversity, the strength of beauty, and the beautiful and damned.

The key to this makeup look is a fresh, glowing face with an intense black or dark lip. Caitlin Callahan from MAC Cosmetics was backstage at the runway show in Paris for the Fall/Winter 2015 collection and shows us how we can recreate the same love-worn Emanuel Ungaro look:

  • To get the “I woke up like this” basic makeup look, start by brushing up your brows and curling your lashes. Exfoliate and moisturize your lips, then moisturize and prime your skin. Apply a water weight foundation, and conceal where necessary. Finish off with some minimal powder.
  • On your prepped skin, highlight and apply blush to your cheeks, then add a sweep of Groundwork Paint Pot on your lids. Line your lips with currant lip pencil and fill in with a burgundy lip mix.

 

Runway Style, The Real Way

To get the Emanuel Ungaro Fall/Winter 2015 runway look for your wardrobe, keep these key elements in mind:

 

  • Black and white colour story
  • Masculine structure and details
  • Heavy fabrics and mixed textures of matte and shine
  • Strong theme of androgyny
  • Glamour married with clean lines

 

 

 
Miriam Aroeste - Artist Profile
Written by Roop Dosanjh   
From Mexico City to Italy to Vancouver, Miriam Aroeste has come a long way in her artistic journey.

How it Started?

photo of MiriamI was a filmmaker in Italy and I met a lot of artists, not only visual artists, but writers, poets, actors and just a lot of people in that industry. I saw from a really profound side of what art is. But, I was still working in the film industry. I got married, I moved to Vancouver and I was still working as a filmmaker. When I started my family, I decided it wasn’t good to be working in the film industry because I had to travel a lot and I was working 20 hours a day. I found that nothing really satisfied me and the only other thing that I loved besides filmmaking was art. I kept taking courses and I eventually studied at Emily Carr. That became my life. I’ve been totally devoted to my art practice and I absolutely love it.

Artistic Style?

'She Knows Her Game painting using blues and black coloursI would say that I’m a contemporary abstract painter and within that I do abstract expressionism, which is a very spontaneous way of expression. So, rather than having it all figured out in your head, everything is really born in the moment. Brush stroke, after brush stroke, that’s mainly how I build my compositions. I’m really attracted to abstract expressionism and minimalism. All my work is based on those principles and I may have slightly different styles with brush strokes and palettes but it’s always that.

The Art Scene in Vancouver?

Well, I’m from Mexico City originally, and in terms of art it is such a vibrant city and there isn’t just one art museum, but there are over 10. Art is very important in the Mexican culture. So, in the 25 years that I’ve been here, I have seen incredible changes. When I came here in 1990, the art scene wasn’t very developed. Since then, I’ve noticed a huge growth, change and sophistication in terms of art. The quality of art is unbelievable. There are so many amazing local artists. It’s definitely an impressive growth from what I’ve seen. Of course it’s not New York or Berlin or even Mexico City, but relative to the size of the city, we are doing well!

Motivations?

'Amor Incondicional' paiting using reds, purple, pinksThe passion of discovering new ideas and propositions. Some paintings flow very easily while others I may get stuck in the middle, but I just do it. What keeps me motivated is the actual art. For me, starting a new piece is really exciting. The feeing and the passion and the love behind it, totally keeps me motivated. The final product, too. When I’m painting I’m kind of in a frenzy because I want to see it done. But, when I see it done I almost feel a sense of sadness. It’s almost like when you read a really good book and you're on your last page and you don’t want to finish it. But, at the same time you do, because you want to accomplish that. It’s the happiness of finishing it, but also a little bit of sadness because it’s done. I feel so lucky and privileged to be able to do art full-time and making a good living out of it.

Miriam welcomes clients to visit her at her studio at 1100 Parker Street. Check out her website www.miriamaroeste.com or email her to set up a studio visit: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Pamela Anderson: A Different Kind of Bare
Written by Liberty Craig   
Pamela Anderson’s new book, Raw, with celebrity photographer Emma Dunlavey, bares a different side of the buxom bombshell.

Pamela Anderson's faceWe think we know her from her red-swimsuit-clad Baywatch infamy, from endless tabloid and media spectacles, and from her astounding 22 years of Playboy covers. We are certainly familiar with her jaw-dropping beauty; her legendary physique. But the sex, drugs and rock-n-roll image of Pamela Anderson so relentlessly portrayed in the media is not the full story, and is certainly not the story of today. The famously buxom beauty is now a vegan, an entrepreneur, a passionate environmentalist and animal rights advocate, and a poet.

She may have had some truly wild times in the past, but there exists a private, softer, quieter side of Anderson; one that those close to her know and love. This is the Pamela who walks on the beach at sunrise, who loves animals, who has raised two sons with Tommy Lee and diligently kept them out of the media. This is the Pamela who writes every day; has kept a daily journal for decades. This is the author of Raw.

Anderson’s new book is an intimate glimpse into the private details of her life and the inner workings of her mind. Through scrapbook-like poetry, prose and stream-of-consciousness rambles, coupled with up-close-and-personal photos by long-time friend and celebrity photographer Emma Dunlavey, Anderson opens herself up to raw exposure. This time, however, it is the personal, non-tabloid side of herself that she is choosing to portray. Proceeds from the project go to the Pamela Anderson Foundation, which Anderson created to support the many causes she cares deeply about, including animal rights, environmental responsibility and humanitarian efforts.

It seems that after so many years of media madness, this small-town Vancouver Island girl is now in control of her own public image, and it is a positive one. Now 48, Anderson continues to rebrand herself as an activist, a mother, a writer, an actor – and a timeless bombshell still very much at home in nothing but glitter for racy nude photo shoots (as seen most recently in Flaunt magazine).

Fresh Vancouver spoke with Pamela Anderson and Emma Dunlavey about the inspiration behind their new book, the power of friendship, the meaning of beauty, and finding purpose in life.

The Inspiration Behind Your New Book: Raw

Pamela: I've known Emma more than 20 years. She’s always had a camera with her. I wouldn’t see her for years, then we'd get together and shoot. She is so talented. And at our age girls need to stick together!

Emma: Pamela and I have been close friends for many years and have traveled all over the world together. All the while I had my camera in hand, so I had this amazing private collection of images. Pamela has always written prose and poetry, which until now has remained unseen. People don’t know this side of her, and they should.

Behind the Pen

Pamela: I write every day. Before anyone has gotten out of bed at my house, I've written a letter, walked the dogs. I'm an early riser. I like to see the sun come up.

Behind the Lens

Emma: Pamela trusts me as a photographer. I would never shoot anything that would make her look anything less than gorgeous, which I might add is a very easy task when it comes to shooting Pamela! I don’t just see Pamela when I shoot her, I feel her energies and I understand what is making her tick at that particular moment.

Behind the Beautiful Exterior

Pamela: I've not felt for one day in my entire life that I was physically beautiful. I never understood the interest. I was a late bloomer, and a tomboy growing up. Then... it was a wild ride. My mom always said beauty comes from within. And that’s the truth.

Emma: Pamela is known as one of the most iconic sex symbols of our time, but it really is fascinating once you are able to connect and see much further into someone as beautiful, passionate, strong and truly feminine as Pamela.

Proceeds to the Pamela Anderson Foundation

Pamela: My foundation is a mixed bag. It allows me to use the platform I have – no matter how it all happened – for good: to protect animals, the environment, vulnerable people. It’s my passion. I get to do what I love, every day.

I try to find unique fundraising opportunities. I put my money where my mouth is. I am selling my engagement ring to help save the rainforest in Papua New Guinea before the palm oil industry wreaks more havoc. Climate change is this decade's issue. We all have to do something.

Sex Symbol, Actor, Mother, Activist

Pamela: I'm a variety of things, like every woman. Each of us is dealing with her own set of circumstances, doing the best we can with what we have. Raising our children; trying to understand our place and purpose. This is a good time for me. I've learned some hard lessons. And I’m trying to prepare for what’s next, by being healthy and open.

Emma: Through everything, Pamela has remained the same humble girl with a beautiful heart, brimming with energy and love for life, with an incredible sense of humor. She is beautiful inside and out.

Looking Fabulous at 48

Pamela: I’m far from perfect, that’s for sure. I'm vegan. I walk my dogs, I do Pilates sometimes, I use my treadmill. I should exercise more.

Looking Forward

Pamela: I'm a pusher. I push my friends, my family and myself out of our comfort zones. Sometimes we can get stuck in our routines and never realize our potential. I say stop complaining and dive in head first. Do it now. Don't wait for tomorrow.

I'm most excited about my lifestyle brand (pammieslife.com). That is how I see myself at my most content: wrapped in a men’s smoky flannel shirt, wearing my vegan boots. It’s the Vancouver Island girl in me. And I've been filming a lot with young, talented directors. I am flattered that I'm on their radar; it’s a re-emergence I didn't plan on. Films, short films, cinematic music videos: I am gearing up.

 
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