Stoneleigh Wines heats up WMC Toronto Fashion Week

Imagine you are attending WMC Toronto Fashion Week, blasting social mediums globally with the latest looks right from the runway.  What better way is there to recharge those hands, then with a glass of wine and a hot stone hand massage?  That’s where my friend Elisa Salvatore and her team from Boom! Marketing came up with the idea of tying in Stoneleigh Wines from Corby Distilleries, with an official wine sponsorship at the show.  A lounge setting was created complete with a custom made Stoneleigh bar, seating area and two hot stone massage stations provided by Wright Spa.  Guests were able to sit, chat and relax in between runway shows.




Victoria and Kaley of Green ShagVictoria with Kaley Evans Designer of Green Shag Bespoke Clothier

The idea spawned from the environment of the vineyards.  Stoneleigh takes its name from the vineyards, which grow from an ancient riverbed of stones that warm with the heat of sun during the day, and warm the bed of vines at night to create unique and vibrant tasting wines.  Along with the tastings, guests were invited to have their photo taken, by myself, and “Like” the Stoneleigh Facebook Page for a chance to win a trip for two to tour the winery.  This created great traffic for the page and some great brand recognition.


Stoneleigh also had some presence next to the runway for the MATIS collection by Lucian Matis featuring a model wearing a “stone inspired” dress designed by Matis.  The Romanian-born, Toronto based designer was showing his ‘diffusion’ ready-to-wear line.



The week long show closed with a performance by the Toronto hit band Dragonette.


Here are some more photos from the week:

UpTempo Magazine

The newly launched UpTempo Magazine recently published some of my photos from the Tosca Delfino Swim Fashion Week Show back in October.  They are part of the UpTempo Magazine November Sping/Summer 2012 Runway Look Book:

Click the photo above for the main page or the link below to view it online:


Tosca Delfino Swim Parachutes onto Fashion Week

Look up in the sky, it’s a bikini! Toronto’s own Tosca Delfino presented at LG Fashion Week Spring 2012 to a full house earlier this week. She set the mood on the runway to feel like the Cayman Islands, the show’s sponsor, with the sea on the big screen and beach towels in the gift bags. The opening video which I produced with Tosca’s vision, featured one of her models from the runway parachuting out of an airplane wearing the Adrianna suit. Delfino now based in Milan Italy, showcased her latest collection of swimwear featuring colours and patterns which she creates herself, all inspired by her travels. One of the show’s popular pieces featured one of my photographs of the Toronto Skyline at night printed on the fabric:

Here is the video from the show and some more from the collection:

Glen Baxter of Fashion Television interviewing Tosca Delfino