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Toronto African Film & Music Festival

In Writing (all kinds) on July 1, 2017 at 5:07 PM

The Toronto African Film & Music Festival will be taking place from August 24, 2017, to August 26, 2017, at the Kingsway Community Life Centre at 186 Spadina Avenue. The opening film is an Egyptian film which is celebrating 100 years this year. The festival is looking for sponsorship. When you sponsor $250.00 CAD or more, you will receive five free passes to attend the festival which is savings of 60% on your sponsorship donation. Come celebrate the films, music, and fashion of African continent and all the diversity of Africa.

For more information, here is the website: http://torontoafricanfilmmusicfest.com/

For more information on how to become a sponsor, please contact me, Donna Kakonge, Festival Director at donna@torontoafricanfilmmusicfest.com

 

Donna Magazine Writing Services

In Writing (all kinds) on March 12, 2017 at 12:15 PM

Donna Magazine Writing Services

Donna Magazine Writing Services caters writing services at an affordable price to the following goods and services:

Documents for: Any subject, industry or governmental purposes. I have knowledge of a variety of style guides and can write the document according to your needs. Also, resumes, cover letters, personal statements for universities and typing services available.

Delivered for your deadline from Receipt of Order.

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$9.00 USD per page.

Discounts available for this option of 10% each day late if order volume is full and documents are late

Spring Summer 2014 NEW ARRIVALS‏

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NEW Arrivals from Alexandra Verschueren

 

We have just received a beautiful collection from Belgium’s Alexandra Verschueren, entitled “Pulse”. All made in Japan, her pieces are understated, beautifully constructed, and great for everyday. For more images from the collection, visit the blog.

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Coming Soon : Wouters & Hendrix

 

We are excited to announce the Spring Summer collection called “Zou Zou”, from Wouters and Hendrix.

 

As always, the selection includes beautiful tiny drop and stud earrings (which are known to sell quickly!)

 

New themes and materials are explored this season, including checkerboard Mother of Pearl cubes, grey Agate, and Pearls – as featured on the bracelet pictured above.

 

We expect to receive these on Wednesday, so check in with us soon!

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Stay tuned for more updates by following our blog!

 

 
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following us onTwitterand Instagram@gaspardto.

 

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November Arrivals : INVERNI Cashmere‏

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New Arrivals: INVERNI

 

We just received the most beautiful collection of cashmere winter accessories (for both women and men!) from INVERNI of Florence. Putting on a stunning hat, scarf, or even wrist warmers can help make the upcoming winter weather something to almost look forward to!

 

Coming Soon: DENTS

 

 

We are very excited to be receiving new and classic styles of DENTS gloves. Handmade in Great Britain, DENTS creates the most luxurious gloves your hands will ever encounter! 

 

 

Stay tuned for more new arrivals by following our blog!

 

 
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New Arrivals & Sweet Deals!

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Fall New Arrivals August 2013

Fly London Event & Trunk Show!

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Gillian Steinhardt Jewelry Trunk Show : Thursday March 28, 6-9pm

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Gillian Steinhardt Trunk Show

 

We are hosting a Trunk Show this Thursday March 28, from 6-9pm, for New York based jewelry designerGillian Steinhardt. The designer will be in attendance, and is bringing special pieces especially for this event.

 

And for this night only, GASPARD will pay your tax onGillian Steinhardt jewelry purchases!

 

 

New Arrivals – Mercy and Indress

 

We continue to receive new Spring/Summer arrivals on a regular basis at the shop, including clothing from Mercyand IndressAnd stay tuned for more new arrivals by following our blog!

 

 

 
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Toronto/Burlington Events from MEC‏

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TZuperdeal: $50 Gift TZertificate for $25 !!‏

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Amazing limited-time offers exclusively for Tzatz customers!

This unbelievable online offer ends at midnite Wednesday, March 27, 2013.
$50 Gift TZertificate for $25 !!

 Dear Donna ,
In our 27 years, we’ve never had an offer quite like this…
Get a $50 Tzatz Gift TZertificate for only $25 !!
All-new fashions are arriving daily and our stores are now bursting with gorgeous spring styles! With the warmer weather just around the corner, here’s your chance to save on anything and everything.  There are no in-store restrictions on how you use your $50 Gift TZertificate. Spend it now or save it for later… It will never expire. You can even combine the $50 value with other great upcoming offers.
Click on the Paypal button and follow the prompts to  purchase your $50 Gift TZertificate for just $25. You do not need a Paypal account to complete your transaction and you can safely and securely use all major credit and debit cards. One offer per happy customer. Have fun shopping!

 Buy Now 

Your Gift TZertificate will be emailed within 5-7 days.  Must be used towards in-store purchases only. Not valid for online purchases. Any unused portion will remain on account and credited towards a future purchase. Not refundable. Not transferable. One Gift TZertificate offer per customer. TZuperdeal price is yours only by ordering through this email!  All transactions are subject to approval and acceptance.
This unbelievable online offer ends at midnite Wednesday, March 27, 2013.  
   Every now and then, in our never-ending quest to keep you looking great, we have an opportunity to order some amazing styles at an even more amazing price. When we hear of a fantastic, new deal, we pledge to pass it along to you in a TZuperdeal email.
The email will contain a secret link with instructions for ordering. To get your TZuperdeal pricing, you must use the link or button provided in the email. TZuperdeal is only available to previous Tzatz customers and will not be available in our stores. You likely won’t have a moment to spare because your TZuperdeal will only be available for a short period of time. After the offer expires, we will beam all orders to our inter-galactic suppliers.
You will be contacted by one of our staff TZuperheroes as soon as your merchandise arrives on earth. Usually your TZuperdeal will be ready in 1-3 weeks. Pick it up at any Tzatz location… Just let us know your preferred location when you order and we will hold it for you there.
If you don’t like your new purchase when you see it, fear not Citizen! The dollar value of your order can always be applied to ANYTHING else at ANY Tzatz location.  Our usual return policy still applies to allTZuperdeal purchases. We will gladly accept all merchandise in original condition for exchange or credit note.
 Hugs and kisses everyone! Up, up and away…
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See what’s new for the season‏

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TZuperdeal: 2 tops for less than the price of 1

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Amazing limited-time offers exclusively for Tzatz customers!

This unbelievable online offer ends at midnite Sunday, March 10, 2013.
 Click to order! Dear Donna ,

One of our best TZuperdeals yet, we’re offering 2 Clara tops for less than the price of 1. Wear them separately or together… you get the bra-friendly cowl sleeveless tank plus a matching long sleeve drape cardigan. The multi coloured print goes with anything and the soft knit fabric is breathable, washable and packable.
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These easy pieces will fit right into your spring wardrobe. The cardi looks great with black, white or coloured jeans. The tank is a dynamite layering piece worn under your favourite blazer or all on its own on hot summer days!   Sizes XS to 1X.
First 25 orders will also receive a Bonus $25 credit towards any regular price jeans at Tzatz!  ORDER HERE.

TZuperdeal  price is not available in stores. It’s yours only by ordering through this email! Faster than you could fly around the world, we will be contacting you to arrange for free pick up at your nearest Tzatz boutique. Shipping available at additional charge. Jeans credit valid through May 15, 2013 on all regular price jeans. Sale items not included.
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This unbelievable online offer ends at midnite Sunday, March 10, 2013.
   Every now and then, in our never-ending quest to keep you looking great, we have an opportunity to order some amazing styles at an even more amazing price. When we hear of a fantastic, new deal, we pledge to pass it along to you in a TZuperdeal email.
The email will contain a secret link with instructions for ordering. To get your TZuperdeal pricing, you must use the link or button provided in the email. TZuperdeal is only available to previous Tzatz customers and will not be available in our stores. You likely won’t have a moment to spare because your TZuperdeal will only be available for a short period of time. After the offer expires, we will beam all orders to our inter-galactic suppliers.
You will be contacted by one of our staff TZuperheroes as soon as your merchandise arrives on earth. Usually your TZuperdeal will be ready in 1-3 weeks. Pick it up at any Tzatz location… Just let us know your preferred location when you order and we will hold it for you there.
If you don’t like your new purchase when you see it, fear not Citizen! The dollar value of your order can always be applied to ANYTHING else at ANY Tzatz location.  Our usual return policy still applies to allTZuperdeal purchases. We will gladly accept all merchandise in original condition for exchange or credit note.
 Hugs and kisses everyone! Up, up and away…
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TZuperdeal: Bedhead pajamas $100 off!‏

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Amazing limited-time offers exclusively for Tzatz customers!

This unbelievable online offer ends at midnite Monday, March 18, 2013.
 Dear Donna ,

Our good friends at Bedhead have come up with this week’s amazing TZuperdeal. This luxurious two-piece pajama set is made of 100% fine cotton and features a lovely spring floral print on a white background. The fabric has a rich sateen finish and both pieces are trimmed in contrast green piping. The pants have a comfortable elasticized drawstring waist. This is Bedhead’s best-selling classic lounger style. Machine washable in sizes XS – XL.
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“Made in Glamorous Los Angeles,” BedHead Pajamas are loved – and worn – by fave celebs worldwide. Recently featured on TV’s Glee and How I Met Your Mother, you’ve also seen Bedhead on Oprah and worn in Sex and the City – The Movie.
If you already own a pair of Bedhead jammies, you know how wonderful it feels to sleep in something so luxurious. Here’s your chance to treat yourself or someone special at this incredible price. Mothers’s Day is just a few weeks away… Get one for yourself and another for Mom!   ORDER HERE.  
TZuperdeal  price is not available in stores. It’s yours only by ordering through this email! Faster than you could fly around the world, we will be contacting you to arrange for free pick up at your nearest Tzatz boutique. Shipping available at additional charge.
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This unbelievable online offer ends at midnite Monday, March 18, 2013.  
   Every now and then, in our never-ending quest to keep you looking great, we have an opportunity to order some amazing styles at an even more amazing price. When we hear of a fantastic, new deal, we pledge to pass it along to you in a TZuperdeal email.
The email will contain a secret link with instructions for ordering. To get your TZuperdeal pricing, you must use the link or button provided in the email. TZuperdeal is only available to previous Tzatz customers and will not be available in our stores. You likely won’t have a moment to spare because your TZuperdeal will only be available for a short period of time. After the offer expires, we will beam all orders to our inter-galactic suppliers.
You will be contacted by one of our staff TZuperheroes as soon as your merchandise arrives on earth. Usually your TZuperdeal will be ready in 1-3 weeks. Pick it up at any Tzatz location… Just let us know your preferred location when you order and we will hold it for you there.
If you don’t like your new purchase when you see it, fear not Citizen! The dollar value of your order can always be applied to ANYTHING else at ANY Tzatz location.  Our usual return policy still applies to all TZuperdeal purchases. We will gladly accept all merchandise in original condition for exchange or credit note.
 Hugs and kisses everyone! Up, up and away…

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Iconers 1-day sale: Enjoy 40% off MDNA Tour merch – now in progress‏

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See what’s new for fall

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A Sprint to a Clothing Line Published in Pride Magazine – June 29, 2005

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Ben Johnson with a Beauty Pageant Winner – Photo Taken By Donna Kakonge

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Ben Johnson, the fastest man in the world according to a 1988 World Record time of 9.79 seconds, is now in the clothing business.

“I just like good clothing, good fabric, good taste and I think that this type of business is the right thing for me to get involved in,” Johnson says. I’ve done this many years ago. I’ve done this for 30 years and this isn’t the first time I’ve had my own clothing line. In 1987 I had my own clothing line in Italy and it didn’t really take off because of the public. So I decided to come back 18 years later and do my own stuff.”

The official launch of Ben Johnson’s new line was held at Metro in Toronto at 296 Richmond St. W. on Thursday, June 23rd. Lucid Options, a multi-service advertising agency helped to organize the event.

“I’ve been flying by the seat of my pants for the last four weeks,” Christeena Mitchell, Business Director with Lucid Options said. “It seems like everyone is having a really good time so far. I think what’s really important is to show Ben’s clothing in the most positive light.”

About two hundred people came out for the event, including media and wholesalers looking to market Johnson’s line.
Although Johnson made an attempt in the clothing business in the past and it didn’t work out he thinks now is a good time. “If you can’t start, you can’t finish. So this is the time to do it.”

“My target market is kids between [the] age[s] [of] 8 to 35 years old, but the clothes are widespread. Anybody can wear it,” Johnson says.

Johnson describes his clothing as the design being nice and the colours being different.

“It’s good quality stuff,” Johnson says. “It’s not anything cheap. But the price is not high-end stuff, the price is right in between the other apparel clothes, but it’s very good quality.”

Johnson does most of the designing because it’s something that he’s been involved in for 30 years.

“I’ve worn a lot of clothes over the years, I feel the fabric, I feel the quality, and I make the adjustments. I say I don’t want this, I want this. Everything is fresh. It feels very soft, the material is very beautiful.”

Johnson also has running shoes.

“The running shoes are different because they have more support on the heel, on the arch, because most people have a low arch. And the heel is not very thick to get the compact of running – you can have problems in your hip or in your back. So I’ve made sure there’s an extra cushion for everything.”

Di-anne Hudson has a background in law and also helps with the designing of the clothing with Ben Johnson. She mentions that Johnson’s family has been in the clothing business for years. His mom and sister both sew and make clothing and he grew up with that around him.

Where Johnson is responsible for the athletic wear, Hudson is responsible for the casual wear.

All the materials for the clothing are made in Canada, which is something everyone involved with the Ben Johnson Collection, is proud.

 

My Books Available @ Accents on Eglinton – 1790 Eglinton Avenue West @ Dufferin Street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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 Accents Bookstore on Eglington at 1790 Eglinton Ave. West is having a Pop-Up Shop on Saturday, December 15th from 1-6pm. The pop up shop will feature art, books, fashion, beauty products and more highlighting the work of diasporic African, Latin, and Caribbean people. We are contacting you to find out if you’re interesting in vending and selling your products at this pop-up shop.

I will be there selling my books, as well as How To Talk To Crazy People.

It is also available at: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/kakonged?searchTerms=How+To+Talk+To+Crazy+People and soon on Amazon.

Also find out more about the event here:

Looking for that special gift for the holidays? Or just want to check out what your local artisans and entrepreneurs are doing?

 

Accents Bookstore on Eglinton Av W (@Dufferin) is having a Pop Up Shop on Saturday, December 15th from 1-6pm. The Pop Up Shop will feature art, books, fashion, beauty products and more highlighting the work of diasporic African, Latin, and Caribbean people.

PLEASE remember to invite your friends, fans, clients, and customers to the event. Post on your facebook page, social media, blog, twitter etc. The Facebook link is provided below. 

http://www.facebook.com/events/452277591496604/
Featuring: 
Cha’coal
Be Classy Boutique

Asikere Afana

Art Card (Prints of original paintings by A.Itwaru & Natasha Ksonzek)
Black Empowerment

Disfiyu (Professional Skin Care)
Donna Kakonge (writer)
Guillermina Castillo
Love Jewelry and Accessories
Luze.Arte
Max International
Reflection Designs

Global Wealth Trade
Thelma Nozzaci (writer)
Tray Arts
Wild Moon Jewelry

Bernard & Andrea Richards (art)

Gregory Frank (drummer)

Cuban Coffee &(Cubita+Serrano+Turquino)+ Music

Children Books
+ more

Special !!!!! Accents’ Gift Cards available!
Saturday, December 15, 2012
1-6pm

Accents Bookstore
1790 Eglinton Ave W
(@ Dufferin)

Phone: 647-352-8558.

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If it doesn’t fit… DON’T WEAR IT!

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Jennifer Winters Writes About Clothing – Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Winters

Jennifer Winters - August 21, 2010

Written by: Jennifer Winters

As summer is here fewer clothes are being worn in public.

I am all about “feeling comfortable in your own skin” however I do not need to see everyone’s bits hanging out? Yes, it is hot, but there are clothes that are suitable to wear when the weather is hot. I am the last person to know anything in fashion as I feel like I should have a membership to Wal-Mart and Winners. Places like those still have tasteful articles of clothing. I was driving around with my sister yesterday stopped in traffic as a younger lady was crossing the street, both of our eyes did the “gaze”, her shirt was really short, shorts looked like a scarf, and she had the gladiator shoes on. Sadly being judgmental with a response “what was that?” We had a good laugh even though it was at her expense, it wasn’t so much the fashion I had a problem with, but it was the self-image that I had questioned.

I usually wear what fits and what is comfortable, but for the life of me, I cannot see how thong like buckled up shoes, shorts that no longer look like shorts, and belly hanging out make someone feel good. Then my mind went “well maybe she doesn’t, which is why she is doing it”. The judgmental me turned very quickly to how society views people from the outside looking in. This is coming from someone who wears her crocks proud outside, and I get mocked for it daily, and my response is always “I don’t care about the style, they are comfortable”. Which I will stick by through and through if it is comfortable and you feel good to do it. However that girl, she did it I guess, if she wanted the attention and got people thinking about it well she sure did. I guess I am confused on why we just dress to impress everybody and want to scream out “look at me please”. I realize this is a touchy subject for some, and this is not to second-guess what you are wearing or what will people think because it shouldn’t matter what other people think.

I suspect in a way we are all seeking a little attention just to be noticed to know we aren’t really walking this road alone, even though we will have are books buried in our faces, music cranked up so loud we can’t even here the trucks honking. My favorite part of the year us beach season where the bathing suits (lack of bathing suits) come out. There are certain people in this world that should not be wearing “mankinis.” I still go with the saying “flaunt it and be proud” but we don’t need to exhibit everything. This is just my opinion, not a fact. The truth of the matter is as much as we want to be left alone; I can see the appeal for wanting to get noticed.

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LG Fashion Week in Toronto

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Sarah Demille Writes about Fashion Week in Toronto – Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

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LG Fashion Week in Toronto is going to look different this year thanks to Joe Mimran, the creator behind the Loblaws clothing line Joe Fresh Style.

Mimran’s show, which debuts on Wednesday, has been eagerly anticipated since the five-day fashion weekend kicked off this past Sunday when he announced who would be the stars of his show.

Plus-sized model and current fashion it girl, Crystal Renn, and 40-year-old Canadian model Kirsten Owen will are Mimran’s handpicks to showcase the label’s fall 2010 collection.

Mimran said he wanted to take the label in a different direction and break away from the stereotype of only using thin and young models to display the fashions on the runway.

“We are always looking for something interesting to do in our shows,” he said. “We felt that [using diverse models] is always a big topic out there, and we just thought it would be fun to engage in it.”

Source:

http://www.timescolonist.com/life/Fresh+look+plus+sizes/2742814/story.html

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