12 Days of Christmas didn’t seem like enough this season and it’s been a fantastic year of collaborations and celebrations with many continued partnerships, new friends and familiar brands that it only made sense to have a special 13th day…a bonus day if you will! See what’s up below:
Founded in Provence by Olivier Baussan in 1976, L’OCCITANE draws inspiration from the land and the techniques of the Mediterranean. L’OCCITANE develops authentic skincare products and fragrances following the principles of phytotherapy and aromatherapy. Bringing together nature and research the brand focuses on the well-being of men and women alike and is committed to limiting the impact of its actions and products on the environment. By way of its Foundation, L’OCCITANE aims at achieving a greater environmental, economic and social balance supporting various sustainable development programs. With a wholesale turnover of 600 million euros, L’OCCITANE has a significant worldwide presence, with boutiques in nearly 100 countries on the five continents. The brand that creates and develops over 100 products per year is exclusively distributed through a network of L’OCCITANE EN PROVENCE boutiques as well as specialty stores. One Shea Butter Hand Cream, the company’s best-selling item, is sold every second in the world
L’OCCITANE has been one of my favourite beauty and skincare brands for years, before FASHIONIGHTS was a thing. Their skincare products have been my go-to since highschool and I’m forever trying their new products. Products like the CEDRAT line. Cédrat conveys a fresh, delicate, citrus fragrance that is light, yet refined for a perfect masculine balance. Specially designed to address a man’s daily grooming needs, all skincare products are formulated with organic Corsican Cedrat extract to offer a multi-benefit men care line. The fragrance and body care products offer a fresh and light, authentic citrus scent to cleanse and perfume skin, while the skincare range focuses on hydration and anti-shine.
L’OCCITANE goods are: Cedrat Collection Set ($76 but valued at $110 CDN): Boasting energizing notes of lemon and cedar, this new, invigorating men’s fragrance gift is filled with shower and shave essentials that will keep him feeling clean and refreshed all day long. This set includes: Cedrat Eau de Toilette 100ml, Shower Gel 250ml, Shaving Gel 150ml and Soap 100g. And a $150 gift card.
Design and decor has been something I’ve been experimenting as of late – moving things around in the condo, adding luxe touches as if I would a client’s closet or the finishes piece on an outfit. The past year for artemano has been quite the successful one with them opening up retail spaces in Don Mills and & Vaughan (in the GTA alone). artemano specializes in modern and contemporary exotic solid wood furniture and home décor. With stores in Montreal, Laval, Brossard, Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto, Heartland and Vaughan, their roots are in Canada, but their inspiration took shape in faraway lands. From the Rosewood and Mango wood of India to the Suar and Teak of Thailand to the recycled woods of Indonesia; ranging from repurposed railway tracks to reclaimed planks of wood from old fishing boats. Every unique piece has a story to tell. As I sit hear admiring my artemano office-desk-convertible-bar-table writing this.
Goods: $200 artemano gift card to use at any of their retail spaces.
Those who’ve followed me throughout the years have come to know that I’ve loved leather & fur goods for as long as I can remember and one of those constant brands that have stayed true to their heritage and aesthetics has been RUDSAK (see all my RUDSAK posts). The spirit of a cool rebel just amounts sums up RUDSAK; with their refined & innovative use of of leathers makes them one of the leading players in the Canadian market. Worn not only by yours truly, the Montreal-based brand has been a celebrity favourite, making it a global symbol of our Canadian talent!
Up on the docket is this supple & sophisticated RUDSAK AYTON back pack ($375 CDN) in a pebbled leather w/dimension of 15.7 x 16 1/2 x 4
Here’s how to enter:
- Like the FASHIONIGHTS Facebook page and share this post off of my page using #FXMAS15
One (1) follow per entrant for @FASHIONIGHTS on Twitter. One (1) Like & One (1) share per Facebook account for the FASHIONIGHTS Facebook page. Entry must comply with above format to be entered to win. Contest odds depends on how many valid entries are received. Contest closes Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 8:00PM EST. Winner will be chosen at random and announced via @FASHIONIGHTS’ Twitter account and FASHIONIGHTS Facebook Page. Contest winner will be contacted via Twitter or Facebook entry information and subsequently emailed for personal details to have prize sent to them. Prize redeemed must be in the form of a Cedrat Collection Set, L’OCCITANE giftcard valued at $150, artemano gift card valued at $200 & a RUDSAK AYTON back pack. Prize cannot be redeemed for cash value. Contest open to Canadian residents only.
Photos: L’OCCITANE, artemano, BestofToronto.net & RUDSAK