As a tireless talker and a hyperactive dancer , it is not very surprising how I ended up becoming an events host here in Regina. My first ever legit hosting gig was a "Singled Out"-inspired dating segment during a big celebration at the university. For my young readers, Singled Out was a dating game show on MTV in the 90's. I had to put my good-looking friends on the spot and made them look for love for the enjoyment of a thousand giggly eyes. Until this very moment, I still don't know how I was able to convince them to come on stage and be a part of it. When you're in college, you do things because you want to give it a shot or either there is a group of people pushing you to do things aka peer-pressure! When I had that hosting gig, I did not gyrate to my heart's content. I was just making fun of myself and just kept blabbering on stage. I wish I showed them my killer moves then and what could have changed.
Fast forward to 2016 and I have gone all out on my craziness on stage. I feel that it is part of entertaining and I am actually happy to be able to do it. The stage makes me feel alive and you guys know that I always go to where I feel most alive.
Most recently, I hosted Ethel Booba's concert at the Orr Centre here in Regina. The show was aptly titled The Magic of Ethel Booba Canada Laftrip 2016.
Below are the photos from the event:
Spring is almost over! (How time flies!) But it's never too late to pull out something from your wardrobe that actually speaks about the season - FLORALS!!!!
I'm a big floral-print fan. So when I see someone wearing big hibiscus prints on a loose shirt it makes me cringe. (Sorry, not sorry!) And then my heart skips a beat and I faint.
My biggest tip when wearing floral prints is to consider your personality, the fabric and the event you're going to.
When its a barbecue at the park, something like this makes you a real WINNER!
I got this floral dress shirt from the Spring/Summer 2016 Collection at RW&Co. The colours are so vibrant yet still has that element of relaxation. The material is 98% cotton and 2% spandex and that explains why it is so comfortable to wear. Spring can be so erratic at times - a little chilly when you get out of the house in the morning and gets really warm by noon. With the season's temperature, you'd still get the comfort you want with this shirt on.
To get this floral dress shirt from RW&Co, [Click here].
Accessories are very important. It gives your outfit an extra "Oooomph!"
I'm wearing a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses from Spareparts at the Cornwall Centre. Thankfully, its also available online. CLICK HERE for an endless array of beautiful sunglasses that goes well with almost any outfit.
These diamond necklace may look like a million bucks but they're actually not that pricey. I got it from Suzy Shier. CLICK HERE to check out their online store.
It's also the distressed-denim shorts day out! And this one is from Vero Moda which I got from World of Trout. To check out their newly revamped site, CLICK HERE!
To complete the look, I used my Call It Spring messenger bag that I got almost a year ago. Call It Spring prides itself for being the ultimate destination for shoes, handbags, and accessories. To know more about Call It Spring's latest collection, CLICK HERE!
On the other hand, ALDO has been my go-to store when it comes to accessories. I always find something nice at the store even on a day when I do not intend to shop. I recently found out that its very Canadian too. Which is why I got this gold watch from them. To see what beautiful things the store has to offer, CLICK HERE.
The smell of the morning dew and grass is just so refreshing.
On a side note, I think that being gay makes me get-away with floral tops. Nobody questions my floral choices. But if a straight guy wears something floral, questions about sexual preferences start to surface. ( #SadButTrue) This should actually stop because straight men should be in-touch with their feminine side too. That's just me sounding so political because June is PRIDE MONTH! Wooot! Free the men from judgements and let them all wear a beautiful floral shirt.
Do you wear florals too? How do you find this floral-print look? What's your favourite outfit for spring? Let's have a chat and post your comments below.
Yes, we live in the Canadian prairies! And this is the part of the prairies that is filled with so much style and we breathe and eat fashion - at least I do.
Here's a cavalcade of style at the #skfw2016 red carpet.
Travis Landry (left) and Greg Schwartz (right) made dressing-up for straight guys look like its not a task. These guys looked so polished-cool!
Krystal-lee Drage (left) rocked this stunning burgundy gown matched with an understated necklace.
Daniel Pritchard (center) looked sharp in his blue coat and tie.
Candyce Fiessel's (right) effortlessly elegant dress stood-out at the red carpet.
Yaya Wang's jumpsuit is everything and Trevor Green doing low-key made this couple simply awesome.
Fashion retailers, Shalene Pederson (left) and Carleen Rozon (right) graced the red-carpet in style. Shalene broke the monotony of the black number with her coral-colored long cardigan while Carleen brought the choker back that goes so nicely with her lace sleeveless top and a pair of cocktail-party pants. These two beautiful ladies own Uforia Muse.
These swoon-worthy models Hailey Reoch and Ryan lit the SKFW 2016 red carpet. I like how they adore each other so much and their styles compliment each other really well.
Designer Beryl Wong (left) got me wondering where she got her gown because she looked really beautiful on this dress. My guess is Laurie Brown?
Model Joseph Siriban looked "en pointe" in his no-tie ensemble.
I was quite a drinker at the fashion week this year so all I did was drink some alcohol and danced during the breaks. I did not quite get the names of most people and if I did, I might have forgotten it already.
What I like about this all-black-everything-in-all-textures outfit by the guy is that he was able to rock it. I felt that he just sticked with his gut-feel and walked confidently on the red carpet. And man, it totally worked.
The lady in a sequined-top is the queen! I love everything that glitters. Though some may say that not all that glitters is gold but they sure look like a much bigger version of those pixie dust particles ready to make me fly with my happy thoughts.
If you find this couple, please let them know they landed on this gorgeous list!
Holly Horvath from Teach Me Style looked gorgeous on this bead-me-like-there-is-no-tomorrow number. Meanwhile, the wires from my purse came out to party as well.
Chinena Siriban showing-off her long legs at the red carpet. She looked so pretty and effortless and that's a lady who gave birth a month earlier. Beat that!
The above video shows us being ourselves!
Just a friendly note, if you did not see yourself on the list, its not because you did not dress up fabulously. You might have had a beautiful dress but it just wasn't photogenic enough to make it on this list. Now I wished, I would have come up to you and took photos of you while you were not on the red carpet but because I did not - let's just enjoy this list. Next year, I'll be more sociable so I can take more photos. Please don't punish me for having too much fun and totally forgot that I had to blog after.
Most red carpet photos were from the Sask Fashion Week Facebook Page.
Which of the looks did you like best? Will you land on my best-dressed list next year? Let me know in the comments below!
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