Getting Dainty at Fresh Collective!

Last Tuesday I co-hosted a night of fashion and beauty with my friends at Fresh Collective and a whole lotta stylish guests! It was so lovely to connect with my readers and blogger friends over drinks, nibbles, manicures, makeup and of course…SHOPPING! I’ve been a Fresh Collective Ambassador for about six months and it was amazing to finally host an event with them!

Dainty Girl @ Fresh Collective

Fresh Collective has three locations in Toronto, all supporting local designers – many of whom reside in Toronto and frequently visit the store to interact with shoppers and provide style advice. We hosted last week’s event at the Queen Street West location and invited DaLish Cosmetics and Bio Seaweed Gel to join us. Guest enjoyed complimentary gel manicures, makeup consultations and discount shopping on apparel and accessories. There were giveaways too! One lucky guest won a Premium Wardrobe Makeover session with a Fresh Collective style expert ($200 value) and another lucky guest won their choice of  Bionic dress by Toronto-based designer Mark Foreman.

I had a great time chatting and taking photos with guests all evening – it was lovely to meet some of my readers and introduce them to other fabulous bloggers too! It’s always exciting to meet the people behind the blogs and Twitter handles, so it made me smile to bring some of my favourite people together!

Dainty Girl @ Fresh Collective

Left: w/ Erica Grenci, Vanessa Cesario and Deanne Castro
Right: w/ Crystal Gibson, Carcia & Telly Campbell, Anum Khan and Victoria Simpson

Most importantly, everyone loved the fresh local fashion at Fresh Collective; playing dress up in the change rooms with the fabulous staff and taking unique pieces home at great prices. I went home with a pretty floral blouse by Monikova and a Very Berry manicure from Bio Seaweed Gel (which is still going strong). It brings me so much joy to shine light on the incredible fashion talent in Canada and Fresh Collective founder Laura-Jean Bernhardson is a true champion for all things local with her equally passionate and wonderful staff!

Thanks to EVERYONE for coming to support this amazing boutique, local fashion and little ol’ me!  Special thanks to my friends at Fresh Collective for being fun and gracious hosts…here’s to many more!



  1. Anum February 4, 2013 / 11:29 am

    Nice recap of a fabulous event. Loved hanging out everyone and my fav part was the bioseaweed gel manicures… still have mine!


    • Nicole February 4, 2013 / 2:33 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the event Anum! It was great getting so many wonderful ladies together! I’m still enjoying my Bio Seaweed Mani too! xo

  2. Erica February 4, 2013 / 1:34 pm

    Wonderful post–it was so great to finally see you! And I love my new items from Fresh Collective :)

    • Nicole February 4, 2013 / 2:36 pm

      It was SO great to finally see you again Erica! I’m so excited for all of the amazing things happening for you and can’t wait to catch up again! You look fabulous in your fresh local fashions too! xo

  3. Petite Adventures February 5, 2013 / 5:21 pm

    Great recap – sounds like it was a fabulous event!

    Kate xo

  4. Deanne Castro February 6, 2013 / 3:11 pm

    I Had a wonderful time spending at the Fresh Collective event talking with you, catching up on the latest scoop in the blogging industry, getting to meet other bloggers, and getting my nails done!

    Looking forward to your next event! :)


    • Nicole February 6, 2013 / 3:16 pm

      Thanks for coming out Dee! I’m glad you enjoyed the event and I look forward to having you at the next one! xo

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