Event | 紀實

LYFE Vancouver – Masquerade Yacht Event

Our Luxurious Invite alongside the first issue of of LUXJ PS – Your Invite contains a 100$ Giftcard to Green Field Spa LYFE Vancouver brought Glamour back to the city (and the Ocean) and literally gave me LYFE with their roaring 20’s inspired Fashion Masquerade Party! LYFE means “Live Young Forever” – with their definitive taste & efficiency in event planning I knew we were in store for a night to remember. For this event I was styled by my new Stylist the talented Raul Manriquez of Raul YYC Fashion Styling, who is also coming up with 2 more looks for me this summer when we cover The Deighton Cup 2015 next week, and Diner En Blanc Vancouver in late August. Kuna & I headed down to the docks at the Plaza of Nations, where we first enjoyed a Luxury Car Show before hitting up the Red Carpet: The VIP guests then walked down the Red Carpet holding beautifully crafted Invitations before boarding the beautiful 3 floor mega-yacht “The Magic Spirit” which holds capacity at 400 people. Cathy Lai knocked this event out of the park! She, at 23 is the owner of LYFE Vancouver, Lux. J, & Live Young Forever Holding Group Ltd. With elite sponsors such as Versace & Aston Martin backing Cathy, I’d say this talented young Mogul has only begun to blow us away by giving us a juicy taste with this event of what’s to come. I know she will continue to succeed Worldwide. 10649717_10153360039264326_2862378574837259014_n (1)

Cathy Love making her dress come to life, a vision in her Facebook Profile photo.

On to the fun times! I had a blast. As we boarded the “Magic Spirit”, I spotted these killer shoes worn by a VIP guest ahead of me in line. Kuna & I had to street-style snap this gentleman as I enjoyed his shades, the pearl embellishments on his white dress shirt & those zippered pants paired with these beauties. I made fast friends with a talented Fashion Designer named Angela Huang – who left me gagged as all I could say in first introductory words to her, was “Beautiful!” to which she replied “You Too”. The rest was history! Her 1920’s inspired red dress was designed by Angela herself (Angel Huang Design) & she killed it! GIRL. It was my intention with this event to cover the fashion that I felt brought the essence of the 1920’s all the way into 2015 & Angela Huang definitely rocked that, especially in this impromptu shoot we had with Kuna Lu on the side deck of vessel, where I shouted ‘your man is lost at Sea!’ & she channeled the feeling instantly! Angela Huang is always on point, we talked about how with her Instagram feed she expresses herself, as an Artist – her Insta-feed has a gradient flow with an International Fashion Blogger feel. My homegirl Linda Dong cracks me up with her honest & hilarious social commentary in her comedy skits, which have made her a YouTube celebrity with millions of views. She is the Shit! Had so much fun with her and her sister Kelly Dong who is equally as talented (and beautiful!) who also stars in many of Linda’s videos which have risen to viral internet fame with her satire of different Stereotypes. International Superstar DJ Pac Man flew in from Hong Kong just to play at this event & ripped things up on the decks all night while we got Turnt on the top deck LED dance floor PS -I love Pac-Man’s line of custom made luxe Watches, made with some of the same quality parts that Rolex uses to create their timepieces. Cathy brought something fresh to the city by incorporating her outside-the-box concepts and wild ideas which has “built the foundation of a truly unique Chinese Canadian social platform” as described in her bio on the LYFE Vancouver website!

A VIP Media Gold wristband brought me up to the VIP Lounge where I enjoyed champagne, had a bottle of white & red served with hospitality by Magic Spirit staff which was shared with some new talented friends as we shared life stories while connecting with each other collectively.

Ice Sculptures with the LYFE Vancouver logo lined the Red Carpet aboard the top deck where two guards parted a gorgeous curtain which led us into VIP Lounge. Here, we enjoyed a large shell-shaped ice sculpture – elegantly cut which held a delicious spread of crab legs, raw oysters, fresh mussels & smoked salmon upon it catered by the Magic Spirit staff. Fabulous guests everywhere were clinking glasses, laughing and enjoying the stylish company surrounding them as we continued to experience the LYFE event & our voyage.

Floral centrepieces and displays by Elsie, The founder and head designer of Miss Qi Event Design who stayed up until 3am preparing the breathtaking Floral event design displays & shared with me (when we met) that she named her adorable son Justin because “anyone named Justin is good looking!” ? It was a pleasure to meet the owner of Blaq Sheep Coffee, Tan Tran – who definitely knows how to “Live Young Forever” (LYFE) & who’s lovely, beautiful wife is the sister of Hong Kong Actress and cantopop singer Cecelia Cheung, their brother is none other than DJ Pacman! We finished the beautiful voyage and evening on the waters of Vancouver by dancing on the LED Dancefloor on the top deck of the yacht after another fun synchronized dance performance by the energetic GSG Productions, Inc dance troupe.

The After party was held at the Shangri-La XiShi lounge & you could see Limos departing immediately after we landed back ashore. Keep your eyes on the events that LYFE Vancouver crank out in the future. I, for one am thrilled to see what they have in store for us!

Thank you so much for having us – hats off to Cathy & her team! Writing by Justin Voitic Photography by Kuna Lu | Kuna Photography Group Justin Voitic’s Styling by Raul Manriquez Source: HUSH Magazine
0

Event | 紀實

The Leo Awards 2015 | Red Carpet Fashion Review

Hi my name is Justin Voitic & here is my Red Carpet Fashion Review of The Leo Awards 2015! The Leo were held at the beautiful Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, and my friend Kuna Lu | Kuna Photography joined me in covering all the Red Carpet Fashion for the 2015 Winners, Nominees & Presenters for HUSH. I was Red Carpet ready thanks to the iconic Sue Randhawa owner of The Optical Boutique, who sponsored two high fashion pieces of Theo Eye Wear for this occasion! The stars were out in full effect dazzling the room with their talent, charm, quick wit, good humour – and what we came here for – to gag on the Eleganza of their Red Carpet Fashion! Time to take a look at my top picks of the best looks of the evening & their style stories when it came to bringing their look together! Dressed as a Grecian Goddess in H&M (Styled by Dominique Hanke), Sarah Deakins who was nominated for the film Greece nailed this themed look! I love Dom’s choice of gold jewelry & accessories that compliment the white dress which has a high slit, so if you want to have an Angelina moment on the Red Carpet you can by strutting your sexy leg out! I loved hearing Kristin Lehman from the TV Series Motive’s style Story behind her bright floral dress – “I originally bought it as a high-necked, Ill Fitting Mu Mu at a thrift shop in Kenzington Market in Toronto” – Kristin Lehmen She then took the Mu Mu to a top Industry Seamstress who re-imagined it into this gorgeous dress which flattering cuts. Talk about taking your Eco Chic skills to the next level, Kristin! Brooke Nevin slayed in a Cobalt Blue gown which was done by the Costello Stello  featuring not only an elegant train but a sensual cut out in the front of the design which showed off her gorgeous silhouette! “DO YOU LIKE MY BEAUTIFUL GOWN?” -Zach Lipovsky, Director of On The Lot fame (who is in town to Direct a film & did not pack a suit but still looked amazing) I was loving the quick witted comedy from some of the Men, not only did the funny moment above with Zach have me giggling; I also want to tip my hat off to another good sport – Actor Woody Jeffreys even took his own shoe off on the Red Carpet for me to reveal the name of the Italian Leather designer – All in the name of FASHION i tell ya! Thanks for having fun with me, gentlemen! Denise Jones one of the Stars of Preggoland wore edgy design duo Greta Constantine pulled by Wardrobe Apparel in Gastown and styled by Kim Appelt (Style by Kim XO) – I loved the construction of her magenta bubble dress – she showed me the inner layers of thick lining which created unique volume in this dress. My friend Kathi Moore was nominated for best Costume Designer of the year for Preggoland – congrats Kathi! I loved when Jennifer Copping (star of Bed Bugs: A Musical Love Story), pictured above right with Shauna Johannesen) told me her inspiration behind the bold floral Reformation jumpsuit she chose to rock on the Red Carpet. “It’s something bright, strong & fun that my character would wear”! – Jennifer Copping – Eco Fashion was a big theme this year on the Red Carpet & it makes me happy! Powerhouse Michael Eklund displayed pure confidence in a Dolce & Gabbanna suit paired with fresh Nike kicks. Michael has a wonderful personality & is a truly talented actor who inspires me! Talk about double trouble! It was a pleasure meeting Joyce & Jacqueline Robbins who rocked the Red Carpet of the 2015 Leo Awards wearing both Michael Kors & amazing attitudes. You shine bright, sisters! If they were handing out an award for the Most Gorgeous Couple of the Evening, I think these two would have snatched the trophy. Anja Savčić pictured left in a stunning Ellebay Bridalgown & was Styled by the designer herself, Merly Bayona. Anja was nominated for Strange Empire & is pictured above with her boyfriend Jeremy Laurie. While the Stars mingled with Champagne outside the Ballroom, the staff inside were busy setting the tables & preparing for the 3rd & final Leo Awards 2015 Ceremony to begin. Kuna & I made our way over to the Eco Fashion Week Gift Lounge to connect with some familiar friends! Myriam Laroche & Ashleigh Said of Eco Fashion Week hosted the beauitful Eco Fashion Week Gift Lounge – was great to both catch up and explore the Local, Organic, Healthy, Craft choices from the amazing sponsors that put together a gift bag that was both West Coast & Eco Friendly. Thank you for spoiling us! That’s a wrap! Until next year! Big thanks to Kuna Photography, Helen Yagi & the whole Leo Awards team, all the wonderful Nominees, Winners & Presenters and everyone else I got to meet and chat with! We had a great time – this astrological Leo is signing out!   Writing: Justin Voitic Photo: Kuna Lu | Kuna Photography Group Source: Hush Magazine
0

Event | 紀實

Leo Awards 2015 Gala: An Evening of Celebration

The Leo Awards are an annual celebration of the BC Film and Television Industry and this year’s lineup boasted influencers such as Carmen Moore, Michael Eklund and host Christopher Heyerdahl.
Leo Awards Main Area Image credit: Byron Dauncey, Eco Fashion Week Gala nights are always so visually delicious when those being honoured for their contributions and celebrated for excelling in their craft, dress to impress. This year’s winners were captured off-stage in all their finery. Image credit: Kuna Lu Photography Event sponsor Chloë Angus’s dresses were divine with their First Nations symbolism and lush fabrics. Image credit: Byron Dauncey, Eco Fashion Week Eco Fashion Week hosted an exclusive Gift Bag Lounge at this year’s Leo Awards, generously sponsored by Value Village at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. In true Eco Fashion Week style, the gift bag lounge showcased brands which embody similar values of sustainability and eco-consciousness. The beyond beautiful lounge was lined with table after table of complimentary swag for the best of BC’s talent. Highlights were definitely gift certificates from any thrift lover’s paradise Value Village, local consignment hotspots such as Mine & Yours and Turnabout and international beauty purveyor (and our personal) favourite La Biosthetique. Image credit: Byron Dauncey, Eco Fashion Week Image credit: Byron Dauncey, Eco Fashion Week A myriad of locally produced jewelry, beauty products, delicious healthy food and more was on display from ecofriendly brands such as Santivia, Natures Path, Salt Spring Candles, David’s Tea, Strathcona 1890, Hart & Stone, Thera Wise and Smell This. Image credit: Byron Dauncey, Eco Fashion Week Enjoy this pictorial journey through the evening with the jubilant winners, the generous sponsors, the smiling volunteers, the style bloggers and the wonderful Myriam Laroche and the staff of Eco Fashion Week. Wall Collage Collage 1 The Ladies Collage Image credit: Kuna Lu Photography Veterans Collage Wall Collage Collage 2 Image credit: Kuna Lu Photography
Writting: Helen Siwak | THEClosetYVR (Kitsilano Kitty’s Closet) EcoLuxury Lifestyle Magazine Photography: Kuna Lu | Kuna Photography Group Source: VanCityBuzz
0