a word from… May 10 sponsors


A word from… is a monthly news post contributed by the sponsors who support Final Fashion. All of these sponsors are intrepid entrepreneurs with a lot of personality, and I encourage you to check out what they are doing and making. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please get in touch!

Michelle from rock-it promotions says…

The average person walks 3,000 to 5,000 steps a day, and ladies that is a lot of foot work in our heels! Beginning Thursday, May 27, Che Bella Spa (10 Castle Knock Road, Toronto) will transform into Red Door every Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 7 and 11 p.m. to exclusively offer blissful evening foot massages for your tired tootsies. The 45-minute treatment includes a hot foot soak and a tranquilizing therapeutic massage of the feet and legs, and retails for $55 per person, $100 per couple and $185 for a group of four.

It’s a perfect setting for bridal showers, a night out with friends or a romantic date night, and with its recent renovations Red Door clients will experience a beach-inspired serenity in the classic Victorian space.  Looking for a relaxing night out? Book your appointment today at www.red-door.info or (416) 485-1225.

Nina from the Toronto Fashion Incubator says…


Are you starting or dissolving a fashion business with a friend, investor or relative?  Are you looking for an investor and want to know how to protect your share of the business?  Have you been approached by a company to do some freelance work for them? LEARN about your rights and responsibilities BEFORE signing on the dotted line!

Sabrina Fiorellino from Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP will be at the Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI) for one night only to answer your questions about entering into business agreements and partnerships. Learn about potential issues before they happen or what you can do now to solve an immediate situation.

This seminar will not repeat so don’t miss out! Space is limited. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW online at www.fashionincubator.com/shop

Date: Thursday, June 10th, 2010
Time: 5:30pm Doors open for Coffee & Networking 6:00pm Seminar Presentation with Q&A
Location: Toronto Fashion Incubator 285 Manitoba Drive, Pod 3, Exhibition Place, Toronto

Vanessa from 18karat says…

Spring time brings new jewellery items lovingly created by local artists into 18karat. All are characterized by vivid colours and textures, perfect for updating your wardrobe for the warm and sunny months ahead. Inna Gorshtein from Ingo Jewelry has really begun to push her wire-work and has started to incorporate some very unusual gems into her collection. Pepe Fernandez from Splendor Jewellery is continuing to blend ancient Mokume techniques with textured silver – treating silver wire as if it were cotton thread. Darlene Martin from Bijouxbead has continued to create pieces that are unique stories in and of themselves – this collection focuses on beautifully cool blues and silvers. These talented artists only make up a portion of the locally produced work currently available at 18Karat, so make sure to drop by and view them for yourself.

Darlene of Bijouxbead says…

I recently had the good fortune of attending a one week amazing marketing course at Queen’s Executive Development Centre.  This was a full scholarship awarded to me after being featured on the CBC’s entrepreneurial program Fortune Hunters.  I was one of ten people in the course, and the only one with her own business.  To say I was intimidated  was an understatement, and it took me over a year to commit to going.

Once I was able to get past the language I was completely unfamiliar with, like CRM, value propositions, market segmentation and brand positioning, I started to realize that marketing was really common sense, but with a very important caveat;  that in order for a business to really be successful, you need a strategic plan backed up by metrics.  Once I understood this, my mind started racing so incredibly fast that I really couldn’t help myself.  I know the people around me saw it too.
One Day Only! One Fifty For ALL! On May 26th only – You can purchase any ticket package to the Julian Roberts Subtraction Cutting Tour event just for $150.00 CAD

Ticket Packages

Ticket Option # 2 – Lecture & Reception – On Sale Now! – $150.00CAD (Reg. Price $250.00 CAD.)
Ticket Option # 3 – Lecture & Reception & Masterclass On Sale Now! – $150.00CAD (Reg. Price $350.00 CAD.)Where: Ryerson University Campus.
When: Monday June 14th & Tuesday 15th, 2010.
Tickets can only be purchased on May 26th, 9:00am to 9:00pm EST at www.balanche.ca

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