Daily Archives: October 4, 2016

Sally Hansen X Stella McCartney at PFW – A Fresh Take on Natural for Summer 2017

At this year’s Paris Fashion Week, Sally Hansen joined with Stella McCartney as the exclusive nail partner to create a custom look for the Summer 2017 show. Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador, Madeline Poole, created a flawless, always on-trend natural nail look that embodies sheer elegance. This nail look was inspired by one of the classic yet immaculate prints that debuted on the runway – an edgy feminine take on menswear in pure white and sky blue, as pictured below.

 “For this season at Stella McCartney we’re doing sophisticated, clean manicures and pedicures in Complete Salon Manicure “Shell We Dance?”. This colour is a soft sheer cream with just enough coverage to smooth imperfections. Complete Salon Manicure’s formula is ideal for the backstage frenzy with its built-in base and top coat and thanks to the shade’s sheer quality it blends in with the skin tone of every model differently, adapting to the variety of complexions just right,” described Madeline.


Madeline Poole also created an impressive nail look inspired by the playful patterns found in Stella McCartney’s latest designs.


HOW-TO: Madeline Poole, Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador’s step-by-step “inspired-by” Stella McCartney Summer 2017 nail look

 STEP 1 – Paint the nails with 2 to 3 coats of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Arm Candy

STEP 2 – Using a striping brush, paint circular shapes on all nails with random placement in Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Red My Lips

STEP 3 – Using a striping brush, paint letters and stripes in Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Pat On The Black

 Please find the full press release attached for more details, as well as images, GIFs and the step-by-step tutorial from Madeline to achieve this fresh and elevated take on the natural nail look in the link below:


Toronto Symphony Orchestra: Pop-Up Shop at Roy Thomson Hall


On Saturday October 8, 2016 the Toronto Symphony is launching their very first TSO Pop-Up Shop at Roy Thomson Hall.

Items you should think of picking up just in time for holiday shopping season are hot off the press!

First of, TSO has collaborated with Toronto street artist ANSER to bring a Beethoven Collection limited-edition black shirt. It’ll be on sale before the concert and during the Beethoven & Tchaikovsky performance intermission on Saturday October 8, 2016. If you don’t have your tickets yet – get on it soon!  https://www.tso.ca/concert/beethoven-tchaikovsky

If you are not coming to Beethoven & Tchaikovsky – t-shirts will be available to purchase online starting on Saturday October 8, 2016.

While you are at it, pick up the Toronto Symphony Listening Guide, which has been bringing the TSO international attention. Voila, https://www.creativereview.co.uk/how-the-toronto-symphony-orchestra-uses-graphic-design-to-guide-its-audiences-though-its-music/.

The TSO Listening Guide has been shortlisted for a data visualization award from “Information is Beautiful”, which is based in London, England. The awards were founded by David McCandless – http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/about/

The list is now out for public voting. Here’s the link: http://www.informationisbeautifulawards.com/showcase/1322-toronto-symphony-orchestra-listening-guide

Bravo to the Toronto Symphony for blending classical music into street culture. Let’s keep classical music alive for generations to come!