Art and Beauty

I was so very fortunate to have the opportunity to attend the Shiseido event for a skin care launch and witness the collaboration of Shiseido and art  renowned  Japanese artist Yayoi  Kusama. Shiseido used one of her iconic polka dots print to adorn the makeup case as a gift with purchase for  Shiseido.

This event was hosted by Dave Lackie beauty editor and chief of Beauty The Guide and beauty expert on Cityline.

I hit the road heading for Toronto AGO ,where this evening event was taking place ,I knew it was going to be an unforgettable experience.Upon arrival,I was early so I sat at the bar and had a delightful sugar rimmed drink  it looks delicious even in the picture.

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Met up with friends and we were  off to the closed private event  . As soon as i entered the low lit room the ambience was so artful with displays of one of the  stars of the show ,the new skin care Essential Energy Moisturizing Cream so elegantly displayed.

We enjoyed cocktails and  hors d’oeuvres and mingling with fabulous familiar and new guests . The venue was extraordinary as was the company and what lied ahead.

Yayoi Kusama Art Instalation

Yayoi Kusama is an recently turned 90  year old Japanese Artist That throughout her career has always had a obsession with dots in various mediums but tonight the focus was on her Infinity Of Mirrors exhibit. We were led in small groups through a series of art installations that are unlike anything I’ve ever seen ,mind altering and attention to details that are transforming to another dimension, infinity perhaps? Or at very least and beautiful place filled with colour,mirrors expanse.

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A series of installations followed that were unique and basically out of this world creative. Kusama’s love or obsession with dots have created such a body of work ,through art,fabric,sculptures and I was fortunate to experience this first hand and I am forever impacted at her create genius. Thank you Dave Lackie and Shiseido for the opportunity to experience art and beauty,what a perfect pairing.

Each guest left with a goodie bag with the iconic red and white polka dot makeup case and a jar of new skin care cream

Thank you Dave Lackie

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Dave Lackie

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I couldn’t resist and I made this my new profile pic

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Shiseido #ShareBeauty Experience

I was so very fortunate to have been invited to the second # sharebeauty campaign from Shiseido. Having been to the first event I thought I knew what I was expecting, I was wrong this event was nothing that anyone could have anticipated . It was as unique as the venue!

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This Shiseido event was hosted by Dave Lackie and Shiseido Vice President Elaine Shigeishi at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Shiseido combines art and beauty along with Canada 150 Birthday with a limited edition Eudermine Body Oil. If that wasn’t unique and beautiful enough Shiseido collaborated with Montreal artist Alexandra Mackenzie to design the artwork for the packaging of this lotion.

It was a visual feast the moment I walked into the Red Room located in the Frank restaurant in the AGO. The setting couldn’t have been more perfect, red walls matching perfectly to the to the star of the show the Eudermine  Canada limited edition Body lotion . Art , beauty and culture the perfect trio!

The atmosphere was happy and the attention to details was incredible in so that Dave Lackie created a truly exquisite event and this was an extraordinary experience too!This time we were able to bring a friend to #sharebeauty which was so thoughtful and enhanced the mood to utter joy! My sister in law @kjsoldit was my BFF!

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We had cocktails before dinner which gave us ample time for photos and mingling.With our host extraordinaire Dave Lackie and twitter friend @jenni40 and with Elaine Shigeishi.

Before dinner we were invited to preview products that are new and upcoming for fall. I was ooohhhh and awwwing as the Shiseido makeup artist displayed the Paperlight Cream Eye Colours,Inkstroke Eyeliner all of which come in a variety of colours with the most beautiful eyeliner tool!!! Along with their gorgeous lipsticks!!

Dinner was served! I had Wild Greens Salad with Sea Bream and sorbet for dessert! It was wonderful to eat and talk and we learned so much of the campaign through a Q&A from Dave and Elaine during dinner!

After dinner were given a beautiful gift bag with the artist artwork on it filled with goodies but I will get to that. We were given tickets to the AGO  to meet artist Alexandra Mackenzie and experience the first pop up night life and the beautiful art exhibit throughout the entire gallery. We were given a paper leaf to write what Canada is to each of us and had it placed on the tree in the gallery placed by artist Alexandra Mackenzie . We also sharebeauty in a letter to someone we love and it was mailed by Shiseido. I choose both my daughter’s Mya&Lola.It was awesome!! This event had so many layers it was incredible! It was so perfectly done and it was a full evening or beauty, art , food, friends, this event had it all from beginning to end!! This was our gift bag filled with beautiful products that I love and have been wearing .

Thank you to Dave Lackie , Cookie Gigan , Beth Anderson and Elaine Shigeishi of Shiseido for a remarkable and unforgettable experience that I will treasure forever!!

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