US high end retailer Nordstrom will be opening in 4 Canadian cites starting in 2014. The new stores will be opening in Calgary in 2014, Ottawa and Vancouver in 2015, and Toronto in 2016. Over the years I have seen more and more US companies expanding up North. Is this a good or bad thing? I will be interested in the reception to another US brand moving across the border.

Source: Global News

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Azealia Banks

Well by now you have guessed it. The up and coming fashionista is: Azealia Banks. Blackfashion and Opique want to show our support for this talented artist with our latest contest. Since it is FNO and with Azealia performing tonight to celebrate the launch of her limited edition MAC lipstick: Yung Rapunxel. If your in NYC catch her performance at . Recap of the show at 1pm via the MAC Facebook page.

So two lucky people will get these giveaway items:

  • One Limited Edition Yung Rapunxel Lipstick
  • $25.00 MAC Gift Card
  • Copy of “1991” by Azealia Banks via Itunes
  • Two ways to enter:
    1. Follow BlackFashion and Opiquephoto on Tumblr and Like or Reblog This Post.

    2. Send a email to
    Subject: Azealia Banks Giveaway
    Body: Tell us what is your Favorite Azealia Banks Song or Video.
    Include your Tumblr Name.

    Winner will be announced via Blackfashion and Opiquephoto via tumblr. The Winners will be also contact via Tumblr or email.
    Contest ends Tomorrow at 8pm 09/07/2012

    So you have two ways to enter. So make sure to enter both ways to double your chances.

    *Note: This contest is NOTaffiliate with Azealia Banks, MAC, Itunes, or Interscope/Polydor.

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    Mercedes Benz Fashion Week logo

    For those who can’t make it to New York for Fashion Week this season here are some great websites to go to get your daily fashion fix:

    The Cut: Daily Show Coverage with a twist. One of my go to sites for daily news, features, and the best looks daily. Basically a melting pot for fashion coverage.

    Fashion Bomb Daily: Fashion Bomb Daily offers some of the best coverage with an urban twist. This seasoned fashion veteran offers a unique look for the urban fashionista.

    nitroliciousThis fashion insider gives a unique look to all the things she likes and the things you will like. This is one of my favorite sites because Wendy always shows you something different then all the other sites you might go to.

    Beauty Is Diverse The name says it all from this Toronto based blog. She keeps you up to date on the runways, ad campaigns, editorials and the latest fashion news.

    Watch Fashion Week live Here:

    You Tube Live From The Runway: Click Here

    First Comes Fashion: Click Here

    Milk Made Fashion Week: Click Here

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    Victor Cruz Carnegie Hall (Jay-Z Concert)

    (02/09/2012) Victor Cruz has had a great year. Going from undrafted free agent, to starting wide receiver for the New York Giants, and internet sensation for his “Salsa” touchdown dance. Cruz capped of his season with an impressive game to help the Giants win the Super Bowl over the weekend. Yesterday Cruz had the honor to kick of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012. Also reportedly after his Super Bowl victory Cruz signed to IMG to help with his developing modeling career.

    Source: The Cut
    Photo: Fashion Bomb Daily

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    Pops of color, with edge style and sophistication.

    Total was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the S/S 2012 collection from Joeffer Caoc. His line was clean, yet bold with pops of color. From the bright oranges to the hot pinks, you saw his take on color blocking going into 2012. He then successfully mixed styles from dark to metallics, to sheer to sky blues. The two key aspects that made the show was his ability to mix separates, from dress to shorts and pair them with great shoes. Each look was complete and strong. The Joeffer Caoc woman is young, confident, and wants a strong, clean look that can be worn at any time and anywhere. For every occasion, Joeffer Caoc has a complete look from head to toe.

    Written by Paul Ross

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    It has been a long road to get to this point. I have had plenty of ups and downs but I kept my head above water and learned from my mistakes and I’m on the road to following my dream. I still have a lot to learn and room for improvement as a photographer.

    I want to take the time to thank my family and friends for supporting me on this journey. I also need to thank my team. Without their talent and energy on every project nothing would be even close to what it is. Thank you for looking at my work and my site.

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