FWords LIVE at Links of London

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The FWords Podcast LIVE at Links of London!

The first LIVE taping of the FWords podcast took place this past weekend! Natasha, along with Taylor Kaye, and Anthony Mantella, hosted their first live event for the podcast series in the Links of London boutique at the Toronto Eaton Centre. Guests joined the trio to chat about which royals wear Links of London (and LINE the Label!), as well as holiday gifting!

The event had a fantastic response, especially as laughter and conversation filled the mall and attracted a crowd surrounding the store’s entrance! Among the lovely FWords fans that came out to join the fun was the beautiful Rosey Edeh and Kris Reyes!

Along with chatting to guests and listeners live at the Links of London store, the highlight of the evening was the iconic Sweetie Made-To-Order Bracelet giveaway! Throughout the podcast guests could enter a ballad for a chance to win a $500 Sweetie bracelet, including a couple charms of their choice!

We all know Natasha loves the Sweetie bracelet as the best gift to give… and receive! To celebrate the first live event, FWords listeners are able to enter a second Sweetie bracelet giveaway over on the @natashankpr Instagram account!

You can listen to this special LIVE edition of the FWords here. Stay tuned for more FWords LIVE events in 2018!

Vote Now – Jack Daniel’s Supporting Act Fan Choice Award

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For the past few months, Jack Daniel’s JD Supporting Act has been making musical dreams come to life for young artists across Canada. The calibre of talent and the love for music in our country is nothing short of incredible (can we talk about Alanis Morisette at the Junos, anyone?).

In Jack Daniel’s Supporting Act’s inaugural year, over 65 Canadian artists shared their musically-driven stories in a short 60-second video outlining what they need to make their dreams a reality. Over the course of 16 weeks, the contestants were narrowed down by a panel of judges and one artist was chosen every two weeks winning everything from electronic drum sets to touring the UK! Now you have the chance to be a part of someone’s musical journey to stardom!

This week it’s up to you to vote on the finalists to decide who will be receiving the JD Supporting Act Fan Choice Award! From March 13-25 your votes will decide who the final winner is!

 

Watch the finalist’s videos here: http://www.jdsupportingact.com/videos

 

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Previous JD Supporting Act Winners: 

Winner 1: Tim Popek – The music teacher won an electronic drum set, recording software and a new computer, allowing him to create an online drumming school.

Winner 2: Kink the Band – The duo, who strives to promote female empowerment in rock and roll, won funds to record their first album with local Toronto producer Jason Pierce.

Winner 3: Young Running – The folk rock group won funds towards a Western Canada Tour. The band just returned home after three weeks living out their dream playing music in the Rocky Mountains.

Winner 4: Stone Iris – After winning Indie Week Canada, the band from Alberta had the opportunity to play Indie Week UK. Jack Daniel’s gave them the means to tour the UK before their headlining experience.

Winner 5: Sidney York – The indie avant-pop duo from Calgary received funds to produce and market their new album release, showcasing their talent for playing instruments seldom seen beyond the orchestra pit.

Winner 6: Bathurst Station – The up and coming Toronto band was the second to win an opportunity to tour the UK.

Winner 7: The Elwins – Hailing from Keswick, Ontario, this group of long-time friends received funds to purchase new instruments to complete their world-wide tour, aiming to sound better than ever on stage.

Winner 8: JD Supporting Act Fan Choice

 

Which musical act is your favourite? Tweet us at @NatashaNKPR!

Make Your Musical Dreams Come True – Jack Daniel’s Supporting Act

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If you’ve been following our blog (say yes!) then you’ve witnessed the launch of Jack Daniel‘s incredible program, JD Supporting Act. As mentioned, the program is inspired by the iconic connection between the Tennessee whiskey brand and music.

To refresh your memory, the way it works is Canadians submit a quick 60-second video documenting personal stories and music wishes for the chance at a big break, dream concert tickets, new instruments, music lessons and more.

Jack Daniel’s released an inspiring video documenting the first music dreams fulfilled by Jack Daniel’s Supporting Act. A surprise appearance by Canadian rocker Sam Roberts gave emerging musicians Sam Cash & the Romantic Dogs some much-needed state-of-the-art studio time to record their next album.

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In honour of the program, we’ve rounded up NKPR’s biggest and wildest musical dreams

Natasha: Well I have been playing the piano since I was a little girl…Love it! And I LOVE Billy Joel.  My musical dream would be to meet him and watch him play and sing up close and personal in NYC.

Tory: To attend Britney Spears’ birthday party! Brit-brit turns 35 years of FABULOUS!

Aisha: I bought this insanely expensive sitar a few years ago…played it three times. Would love to learn how to play and tune it!

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Paula: I desperately want to learn how to play the piano…and sing like Celine Dion…and be her best friend.

Bunmi: To record my second album!

Rebecca: To start a band with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen….and Pitbull.

Ashton: I want to hang out with Elvis…he’s still alive right?

Adrien: My dream is to do a duet of “I believe I can fly” on stage with R. Kelly.

Corinne: To go to the Grammy’s!

Olena: I want to go to Ultra music fest in Miami!

Kristin: I want a really hot man with a guitar to sing to me. It could be anybody really.

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Nathan: I want to go to Tomorrowland in Belgium!

Sana: I would like a private concert from the Spice Girls at Wembley Stadium.

Amanda: I’d like to hang out with Ed Sheeran…he seems fun.

Erin: My dream is to sound-proof my basement so that my hubby can play his drums as much as he wants without me and all of our neighbours knowing it!

Lauren: That I could still remember how to play every song I learned on the piano as a kid!

Shaun: I want peace, love and harmony through music!

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What’s your musical dream? Tell us at @NatashaNKPR or send in your video to www.jdsupportingact.com!

Introducing: Jack Daniel’s Supporting Act

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Inspired by the iconic connection between the Tennessee whiskey brand and music, Jack Daniel’s Supporting Act is a new digitally-housed music initiative.

The way it works is Canadians submit their 60-second videos, documenting personal stories and music wishes for the chance at a big break, dream concert tickets, new instruments, music lessons and more.

To kick off the program, Jack Daniel’s released an inspiring video documenting the first music dreams fulfilled by Jack Daniel’s Supporting Act. A surprise appearance by Canadian rocker Sam Roberts gave emerging musicians Sam Cash & the Romantic Dogs some much-needed state-of-the-art studio time to record their next album.

We celebrated the launch of JD Supporting Act in true NKPR style at one of the coolest venues in Toronto: Sonic Boom Records! From friends, to music and Jack Daniel’s cocktails, it was truly a night to remember.

Take a look at what went down…

NKPR Presents: A Very Merry Playlist

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The holidays are a time of festive cheer, delectable dishes, and special moments. One of our favourite parts are the memories of singing and dancing to the season’s classic carols!

If you’re still feeling like Scrooge, don’t fret – here is a collection of some of NKPR’s favourite songs of the season. From holiday classics to new indie covers, this playlist will have you feeling cozy and nostalgic, putting you right into the spirit of the holidays!

What’s your favourite holiday song? Tweet us at @NatashaNKPR!

12 Hours At The Thompson Hotel!

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From an inspiring performance by two-artist music group The Shoe to a fashion presentation by Italian fashion label LIU JO, the Thompson Toronto has been the hot spot this week! In just 12 short hours, the trendy hotel hosted two big events creating buzz across the city!

On Tuesday, Thompson Toronto hosted The Shoe for their Summer Tour featuring The Hunger Games star Jena Malone. The duo performed for the public in the Lobby Bar, followed by an intimate performance on the Rooftop Lounge overlooking the city skyline.

The following morning the hotel’s screening room hosted the Canadian debut of contemporary Italian fashion label LIU JO to  their Fall/Winter 2014/15 collection!

We can’t wait for more summer events at Thompson Toronto, we hear the Rooftop Lounge has a fabulous cocktail selection!

Some pictures from both events…

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12 Hours At The Thompson Hotel!

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From an inspiring performance by two-artist music group The Shoe to a fashion presentation by Italian fashion label LIU JO, the Thompson Toronto has been the hot spot this week! In just 12 short hours, the trendy hotel hosted two big events creating buzz across the city!

On Tuesday, Thompson Toronto hosted The Shoe for their Summer Tour featuring The Hunger Games star Jena Malone. The duo performed for the public in the Lobby Bar, followed by an intimate performance on the Rooftop Lounge overlooking the city skyline.

The following morning the hotel’s screening room hosted the Canadian debut of contemporary Italian fashion label LIU JO to  their Fall/Winter 2014/15 collection!

We can’t wait for more summer events at Thompson Toronto, we hear the Rooftop Lounge has a fabulous cocktail selection!

Some pictures from both events…

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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

 

Osheaga 2013

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This past weekend, Montreal’s Osheaga Festival had music fans across the country gathered to watch 120 bands perform under the sun for one of the most anticipated Canadian music festivals of the year! Performances aside, we love music festivals for all of the style inspiration and amazing display of summer trends. RACHEL Rachel Roy correspondents Anik Lacasse-Richard (Montreal In Style, Montreal), Erin Richardson (The Kit, Toronto) and Alicia Quan (Alicia fashionista, Vancouver) were on site live tweeting and blogging about the festival fashions and performances from the ground,  giving us a first-hand look at the unique array of festival-goer looks and a taste of the Osheaga experience. Anik, Erin and Alicia rocked their RACHEL Rachel Roy gear and spread the RRR love with #RRRGirlCAN tattoos, encouraging others to Instagram their looks to share with the RRR community. Be sure to follow our #RRRGirlCAN correspondants for daily fashion inspo at @aniklacasse@604fashionista and @TheKit and check out their blogs!

Here are some of our favourite highlights from the weekend

Anik Lacasse, Montreal In Style, rocking RACHEL Rachel Roy [Photos from Montreal In Style]

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RACHEL Rachel Roy looks styled by Erin Richardson, The Kit [Photos from The Kit]

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Alicia Quan, Alicia fashionista, showing her festival pride in RACHEL Rachel Roy [Photos from Alicia fashionista]

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 Alicia’s Festival Fashion Shots

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a2 What was your favourite Osheaga look? Tweet us at @natashankpr!