Archive for November, 2011

Secrets from a VS Fashion show

Working at Brill I have had the opportunity to do some pretty amazing things, from working Front of House at the Chado Ralph Rucci show in New York to media days with hair style icons, ORIBE and Ken Paves. However, never have my career highlights been so greatly acknowledged by the men in my life as when I got the news that I would be travelling to NYC  to work at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. On a side note; and the women in my life will relate to this thought, Want to know what’s great for the self esteem ? Hanging out with 38 supermodels as they get hair and makeup ready (read : improving on perfection).

Getting an insider’s peek into the most glamorous show in the world, can only be described as surreal even down to our amazing accommodations at the Dream Hotel, which also played host to the show’s after party. The hair and makeup, outfits and sets were all beyond my imagination – sometime’s getting a closer look at something can burst the illusionary bubble, but in this case it only helped me further understand the magnitude of this event. The show itself was amazing, standing in the wings (we all know publicists never sit!) and watching Kanye West perform and then have Jay Z join him ain’t a bad day’s work; but of course the Angels are always the star of the show and this year was no different.  Here are some pics from the show:

Adriana Lima

Alessandra Ambrosio

Candice Swanepoel

Doutzen Kroes

Chanel Iman

Erin Heatherton

Lily Aldridge

Lindsay Ellingson

Karlie Kloss

Miranda Kerr wearing the 2.5 million dollar bra

Finale

Tweet us @brillcomm and let us know what you thought about the show.

Until next time,

Lisa


Fashion Bulletin: In My Bag | Erika

Meet Erika Ferriera, our newest French liaison.  Whether she is in Montreal or Toronto,  Erika makes sure her bag is stocked with everything she needs in order to tackle any situation that may come her way. Take a peek inside her bag:

 

> NIP + FAB Dry hand fix

> Grocery Bag

> Camera

> NIP + FAB spot fix

> Blackberry

> Elle Quebec

> TTC pass

>Makeup

>Wallet

What are your must haves?  Tweet us @brillcomm!

Until next time,

-the brill team


Fashion Bulletin: In My Bag | Erika

Meet Erika Ferriera, our newest French liaison.  Whether she is in Montreal or Toronto,  Erika makes sure her bag is stocked with everything she needs in order to tackle any situation that may come her way. Take a peek inside her bag:

 

> NIP + FAB Dry hand fix

> Grocery Bag

> Camera

> NIP + FAB spot fix

> Blackberry

> Elle Quebec

> TTC pass

>Makeup

>Wallet

What are your must haves?  Tweet us @brillcomm!

Until next time,

-the brill team


En Francais SVP | Montreal | F Bar

Situé au cœur du quartier des spectacles à Montréal, le F Bar est le plus récent restaurant du guru de cuisine portugaise Carlos Ferreira. Vous trouverez un décor d’intérieurs blancs, en verre et azulejos qui remémorent un après midi ou une soirée au bord de l’eau à Lisbonne ou en Algarve. Le chef Gilles Herzog offre une cuisine légère distinctement portugaise avec inspiration méditerranéenne, une association parfaite au célèbre Café Ferreira et Vasco da Gama sur la rue Peel. Le menu est composé d’entrées de salades portugaises, tartares, calmars, ainsi que burgers, bitoques portugais, morue, desserts de natas, riz au lait et fromages portugais. Idéal pour une soirée décontractée ou repas du midi.

Quartier des spectacles
1485, rue Jeanne-Mance
Montréal, Québec

site: www.fbar.ca

 

À la prochaine!

L’équipe Brill

 


En Francais SVP | Montreal | F Bar

Situé au cœur du quartier des spectacles à Montréal, le F Bar est le plus récent restaurant du guru de cuisine portugaise Carlos Ferreira. Vous trouverez un décor d’intérieurs blancs, en verre et azulejos qui remémorent un après midi ou une soirée au bord de l’eau à Lisbonne ou en Algarve. Le chef Gilles Herzog offre une cuisine légère distinctement portugaise avec inspiration méditerranéenne, une association parfaite au célèbre Café Ferreira et Vasco da Gama sur la rue Peel. Le menu est composé d’entrées de salades portugaises, tartares, calmars, ainsi que burgers, bitoques portugais, morue, desserts de natas, riz au lait et fromages portugais. Idéal pour une soirée décontractée ou repas du midi.

Quartier des spectacles
1485, rue Jeanne-Mance
Montréal, Québec

site: www.fbar.ca

 

À la prochaine!

L’équipe Brill

 


Style Icon: Marilyn Monroe

To celebrate the release of “My Week with Marilyn”, we thought we’d put together a little ode to one of the greatest style icons of the century.

Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe

 As I am in England let’s say I sleep in nothing but Yardley’s Lavender – Marilyn Monroe

Yardley of London

 

Lundstrom Collection

 

ECCO Medina Bag

Beausoliel

 

Will you be seeing the movie this weekend?  Tweet us @brillcomm and let us know what you think of it.

 

Have a great weekend!

 

Until next time,

-the brill team


Holiday Cut-a-Thon and Toy Drive at Donato Salon and Spa

 

This Sunday,  November 27th stylists from each of Donato Salon and Spa’s three locations will be gathering together at the Lakeshore academy to offer haircuts ($25 and up) and colour ($35 and up) with all proceeds going to Sick Kids Hospital Foundation.  They will also be accepting unwrapped, packaged toys for holiday donations as well.  This is a great way to spruce up your look before the holidays while supporting a great cause at the same time.

Hope to see you guys there.

Cheers,

-the brill team

 


Danier is getting a new look

 

This Wednesday November 23rd, Danier will unveil its new store design at Square One Mall hosted by FASHION Magazine.  Join us for a night of cocktails, treats, door prizes and an amazing 30% off shopping discount.  Oh and did I mention Fashion editor Sarah Casselman will be on hand to offer shoppers an exclusive Fall Winter trend report?  It’s going to be a fabulous night, we hope to see you there.

Cheers

-the brill team


Most outrageous looks from last nights American Music Awards

Last night music’s most talented artists gathered at the Nokia theater in L.A. for this years annual American Music Awards.  One thing stood out to us throughout the whole broadcast – Why did every one look so gosh darn outrageous?  Here are a few of our picks for wackiest looks of the night:

Nicki Minaj Source: http://bit.ly/vfe1z7

 

Phoebe Price Source: http://bit.ly/Hwjln

 

Sophia Grace Brownlee and Rosie Brownlee Source: http://bit.ly/rMTH5z

Katy Perry Source: http://bit.ly/ug7bSe

Jennifer Lopez Source: http://bit.ly/vfe1z7

Re: JLO “Maybe it’s my maternal instinct coming out, but I don’t think a mother of 2 at her age (granted she looks amazing) should be allowed to wear SOOO MUCH sheer. Maybe just one sheer outfit for the night would have been better.” – Sherrill McCormick

And last but not least, the show’s wacky finale featuring LMFAO, Justin Beiber and… David Hasselhoff??

 

Source: http://yhoo.it/uWLjYv

So there you have it.  Our picks for most outrageous looks of the night.  Tweet us @brillcomm and let us know if you agree or disagree with our choices.

 

Until next time,

-the brill team

 

 


Luxe gift ideas for her

It’s that time of year again and everyone is thinking about what to get the special person in their life. We know this can be especially tough for the guys, so the Brill Team has compiled a wish list that is sure to please the lucky lady in your life.

1. Lark & Hazel Knot and Fringe Necklace and Bracelet
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend? Well in this case it’s gold and maroon pearls with abalone oval on a leather cord with gold rhinestone chains. The matching earrings are just as stunning. Available at larkandhazel.myshopify.com ($349 and $69).

2. Banjo and Matilda Cashmere Lounging Kaftan Dress

This hooded 100% cashmere dress can be dressed up or down, and is perfect for staying cozy and comfortable over the holidays. Your loved one will thank you. Available at banjoandmatilda.com ($570).

3. Banjo and Matilda Tailcoat Turtleneck

This trendy take on the turtleneck is still 100% cashmere and will keep your loved one cozy for sleigh rides or snow ball fights. Available at banjoandmatilda.com ($495).

4. & 5.  Danier Genuine Fur Scarf  and Shearling Gloves

These accessories are the perfect stocking-stuffer for any girl on your gift list and are great for going caroling or building a snow man. Available at Danier stores and online at danier.com ($55 and $49).

6. Esprit Velvet Blazer
Luxurious texture? Check. Deep jewel tone? Check. Classy and chic? Check. This gift is sure to secure you a kiss under the mistletoe. Available at Esprit stores and online at espritshop.ca ($169)

7. Victoria’s Secret Party Perfect Makeup Kit

With a variety of eye shadows, blushes, and bronzers this palette will have any girl twinkling like a Christmas angel. Available at Victoria’s Secret stores and online at victoriassecret.com ($18).

Got any great gift ideas? Tweet us @brillcomm and let us know.

Until next time,

-the brill team