Introducing… NK Artists!

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We are proud to announce the launch of NK Artists – a brand new division of NKPR that connects talent and artists we are passionate about with strategic programs and endorsements that drive their personal brands forward.

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Opening this division was a natural progression for our agency as there is so much talent who need help building their brands. We consistently develop strategic partnerships for clients that raise their profiles in meaningful ways. NK Artists is the perfect opportunity for us to deliver the same results for artists, creating programs that allow them to grow and drive their brand forward.

For more information on NK Artists, click here!

NK Artists is proud to work with:

Misty Fox - celebrity makeup artist
Misty Fox – Celebrity Makeup Artist
Caspar Haydar - luxury design, production, and event manager (lead in Sugar Stars)
Caspar Haydar – Lifestyle & Decor Expert
George Stromboloupoulous - interviewer and Hockey Night in Canada host
George Stromboloupoulous – Iconic Interviewer
Erin Kleinberg - Coveteur founder and fashion designer
Erin Kleinberg – Fashion Designer, Curator and Visionary
David Drebin - internationally renowned photographer
David Drebin – Internationally Renowned Photographer

 

CFDA Fashion Awards – Our Top Picks

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All eyes were on the red carpet (and on Rihanna’s barely-there dress) during last night’s CFDA Fashion Awards. Hosted by film director and screenwriter John Waters, the annual event recognizes the outstanding contributions made to American fashion by individuals from all areas of the industry.

Nominated for Fashion Icon of the year, Rihanna stole the show in a see-through, Swarovski-covered (200,000 of them to be precise) dress designed by Adam Selman. To top it off, she paired it with a matching head wrap and pink fur stole perfectly embodying her fearless take on old-school glamour.

We’ve rounded up our favourite looks from last night…

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Marion Cotillard in Dior
Marion Cotillard in Dior
Karen Elson in Michael Kors
Karen Elson in Michael Kors
Karlie Kloss in Band of Outsiders
Karlie Kloss in Band of Outsiders
Emmy Rossum in J. Mendel
Emmy Rossum in J. Mendel

 

Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen in The Row
Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen in The Row

 

See any of your favourites? Let us know which looks you loved, tweet us at @natashankpr!

BAFTAs 2014: Top Fashion Picks

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Ahh awards season… That glorious time of year fashion lovers look forward to all year long. This past weekend we saw some stunning looks on the red carpet at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards.

We loved how celebs visiting the BAFTAs were gifted with our favourite UK cocktail cordials from Bottle Green! So tasty and super hydrating – perfect for summer!

From bright colours to bold cut-outs, we’ve rounded up some of our top looks from the BAFTAs…

Share you favourite looks with us at @Natashankpr and @bottlegreen!

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Lupita Nyongo
Lily Allen
Lily Allen
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Brad & Angelina

 

Niagara Welcomes the Rebels of Rudsak!

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We have some very exciting news to share! Rudsak is opening their first ever outlet store in Niagara!

Not only will the store feature current collections (sold at regular retail price), the outlet will also include past collections for up to 60% off! The store will feature a large assortment of both women’s and men’s outerwear, clothing, handbags, footwear, accessories and select kids’ outerwear.

What: Rudsak Outlet Store – Grand Opening

Where: Outlet Collection at Niagara – 300 Taylor Road, Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON

When: Thursday, May 15th at 10:00 a.m.

Want to take part in the fun? Rudsak has some amazing promotions throughout opening day and opening weekend..

– Mark your attendance as “Attending” on the brand’s Facebook page, and receive a FREE Rudsak 2014 Agenda on Opening Day (May 15, 2014)

– Gift with purchase throughout opening weekend – valid May 15 through May 19, 2014

Be a part of the Rudsak party: Check out the link below and join the Facebook event and tag yourself on Twitter/Instagram with @rudsak #hiNF!

Hope to see you there!

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2014 Met Gala – Our Top Picks!

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The office is buzzing with talk of the stunning outfits seen at last night’s “Oscars of fashion”, the 2014 Met Gala!

This year, the themed gala honoured the great American couturier, Charles James, whose classically glamourous designs were popular from the ‘30s into the ‘70s. His show-stopping ball gowns were famous for their detailed draping and intricate structuring, seen on many fashion icons of the time.

Needless to say, the celebs did not disappoint! From detailed beading (all hail Queen Bey) to old-fashioned glamour (can we talk Leighton Meester?!) we’ve rounded up some of our favourite looks from last night’s red carpet…

Ashley Olsen in Chanel – no explanation needed. – Rebecca Kogon

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Leighton Meester in Emilio Pucci. I love how she played up the metallic trend while also keeping it classy and refined. The deep necklace and high leg slit is so elegant! I love it!!! – Marni Zaretsky

Leighton Meester: glowing, golden 70s goddess! – Adrien Reynolds

Leighton Meester in Emilio Pucci – sophisticated and sexy, and had a delicate art deco texture – all which were a perfect blend for Charles James Met Gala subject of ‘Sensual distinction’. – Alison Petrie

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Rihanna because I love the danger of underboob slippage and this: See Buzz Feed. Girl knows how to have fun!! – Bunmi Adeoye

Rihanna looked so fierce yet so glamourous! Love the edge. – Ashton Marcus

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Emma Stone – because I love her! – Kristin Newbigging 

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Kendall Jenner – It looks great on her, she looks elegant and mature. I also love the necklace that she paired with it – Tessa O’Donoghue

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Queen B. And well, because its Beyonce and she can do no wrong! – Martyna Macerollo

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NKPR presents: TD Music Green Room

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This past weekend Natasha and the NKPR team travelled to Winnipeg to celebrate The Juno Awards! To celebrate, TD – national sponsor of the JUNO Awards and presenting sponsor of the JUNO Fan Choice Award –  hosted the “TD Music Green Room“, a lounge experience offering fans and talent an opportunity to mingle, sip on cocktails, have their photo snapped and enjoy music performances from both local and nationally recognized  talent. It was an incredible two days spent with a group of inspirational and talented artists of all ages, styles and backgrounds!

Here’s an inside look at some of the amazing performances we got to enjoy! 

Broadway Hip Hop Academy, recipients of a MusiCounts TD Community Grant, showcased their passion for music by performing original tracks “2 Plus 9” and “Believe” written by the group. It was inspiring to see how much musical potential each young person has and how MusiCounts with the support of TD has helped turn their dreams into a reality.

JUNO nominee, Florence K serenaded the audience with three beautiful songs, and proved to be both talented AND witty; her sense of humour energized and, entertained crowd.

Status 4 Inc.’s performance was both moving and endearing. The organization was also awarded a MusiCounts TD Community Grant and the group was so excited about having the opportunity to perform at the TD Music Green Room. They were also particularly taken with the photo booth at the green room and had fun taking snaps!

JRDN performed his JUNO Award-winning track “Can’t Choose” as part of an intimate acoustic set which was a definite highlight of the weekend and had the audience swooning.

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Who was your favourite Juno nominee? Tweet us at @natashankpr!

Looks we love: World MasterCard Fashion Week

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It’s the moment the Toronto fashion scene has been waiting for…Day One of World MasterCard Fashion Week set the stage for an incredible 5 days of F/W ’14 runway shows! One thing is certain: Less is more for Fall ’14. From the ‘no-makeup’ look at Mikhael Kale to the subtle ombre essie nails worn on the LINE Knitwear runway, we were left in awe after both Day One shows. Fuchsia pink is BIG for fall, as seen in the beautiful oversized shapes at LINE Knitwear and abundance of brights on the Mikhael Kale runway. We’re sharing our favourite looks and beauty trends spotted at WMCFW…enjoy!

DAY ONE

Mikhael Kale

Grommets, bold prints, unique textures & bright hues made for a stunning runway show.

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We loved the simplicity of Rita Remark’s essie manicures for the Mikhael Kale show…the Absolutely Shore shade worked perfectly with the designer’s collection.

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LINE Knitwear

LINE Knitwear’s collection wowed the crowd; the combination of luxurious fabrics, rich fuchsias and dynamic shapes channelled the epitome cozy chic!

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Rita Remark reflected the ombre look woven throughout the collection with a subtle ombre nail. The essie  ‘Bobbing for Baubles’ and ‘St. Tropez’ shades were a winning combo.

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DAY TWO

David Dixon

We loved the ethereal look at David Dixon; the lace, feminine fabrics and abundance of pearls created a unique, ‘Alternative Bride’ look!

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Rita Remark nails it again with essie Blanc, Limo-Scene and Fiji that perfectly compliments the abundance of white on the runway.

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DAY THREE

Pink Tartan

That fur! We loved the contemporary Canadian collection..plaids, winter whites and cozy turtlenecks dominated the runway.

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Such a classic look! Rita Remark opted for a winter-y, feminine nail to compliment Pink Tartan’s Canadian-Heritage inspired collection…we love that Vanity Fairest shade!

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Joe Fresh

We can always count on Joe Fresh to showcase cool, edgy yet elegant looks. What’s so great about these pieces is their ability to showcase runway style at an affordable price.

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DAY FOUR

Rudsak

The excitement over the Rudsak collection was palpable; the looks were edgy with the classic chic Rudsak touches – fur detailing, fantastic hats and signature leather pieces. One of the most memorable moments of the show was DJ/model Harley Viera-Newton closing the show!

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Rita Remark chose to reflect the 20th Anniversary celebrations with essie’s Go for Gold polish. Paired with the classic Licorice, it complimented the collection perfectly.

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What was your favourite #WMCFW show? Tweet us at @natashaNKPR!

Behind the scenes: Mulberry’s Spring Summer ’14 Campaign

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We’re Cara Delevingne obsessed (let’s be honest…who isn’t?), so naturally we fell in love with Mulberry’s Spring Summer ’14 campaign starring the beautiful Cara and co-stars including a Parson’s Jack Russell, a Patterdale Terrier and a Great Dane, a pelican, two cockatoos, a tortoise and a pony. The campaign is incredibly cute and quintessentially British, shot by Tim Walker and art directed by Ronnie Cooke Newhouse of House and Holme.

NKPR got a behind the scenes look at the making of the campaign – in the words of Cara, “it’s the kind of girl you are I guess, you have the Mulberry-ness factor”. With regards to her love of Mulberry and the new collection, Cara says “it’s something about the heritage, but it’s still just really cool and unique and new.”

We couldn’t agree more.

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What’s your favourite piece from the new collection? Tweet us at @natashaNKPR!