Fashion Goes Grand – TFA Launches Canadian Design Initiative with Grand Bizarre

On Saturday, January 18th, I had the pleasure of attending one of Toronto’s newest hotspots—GRAND BIZARRE! This one-of-a-kind supper club is unlike anything you can experience in this city, and possibly even the world! What makes this venue so unique? Well, imagine having one place with the most delicious (and most Instagrammable) food, high-end circus entertainment, dancers, bottle service and more!

Saturday also marked the exciting launch of GRAND BIZARRE’s CANADIAN DESIGN INITIATIVE in collaboration with TORONTO FASHION ACADEMY—the monthly event will showcase some of Canada’s top designers while allowing guests to explore everything GRAND BIZARRE has to offer! We got to preview the fabulous MOSCATO PINK ready to wear collection (check them out here), but could you imagine that this was only one of the many surprises in store for us throughout the night?

We kicked off the night, the best way we know how—with a glass (or two) of bubbly champagne! As we chatted, and enjoyed our drinks we were stunned by the aerialist performer that commanded the attention of the whole room—room is really an understatement, this venue is HUGE! Before we knew it, we had a whole feast of food at our table that included a sushi boat, taco fiesta, and even a steak platter (p.s I am still salivating over that rib-eye)! As the evening went on burlesque dancers feasted our eyes, cotton-candy clouds towered over our table and the music got louder as the party got bigger and bigger!

GRAND BIZARRE is a world of its own that will transform any evening into a night to remember! Whether you are a foodie, fashionista or love a good party, GRAND BIZARRE is a must to visit—I am already counting down until I go back! To join in on the fun, visit https://grandbizarre.com/.

Until next time,

Sergio.

I’M IN A DOLCE AND GABBANA CAMPAIGN!

The secret is now out! I’m in a Dolce and Gabbana Menswear campaign! In September of 2018 during Milan fashion week, Celebrity photographer Franco Pagetti approached me to be apart of the Dolce and Gabbana. (I said yes! OBVIOUSLY!) We shot the campaign at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. If you’ve ever been to Milan, or the Galleria you know that this is one of the busiest and biggest tourist attractions in all of Milan. As you can imagine…thousands of people swarmed us while the three male models and the individuals selected started to strut for the camera. The AD was not only featured on Dolce and Gabbana’s website and instagram, but in British GQ and on a billboard in MILAN! 

This was one of the most epic moments of my life! Thank you #DGFamily for allowing me to be apart of this! 

Until next time! CIAO! 

Sergio.

Walking The Red Carpet At The 6th Annual Canadian Arts And Fashion Awards – CAFA 2019

Last week, I had the honour of attending the 6th annual Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards. This was my 5th year attending the awards and I knew I had to bring it this year. Before we get into that, can I just say…. Dayum! I feel old! I have been doing blogging for 5 years now. What a journey!

The Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards is single handedly my favourite event in the social calendar. I refer to this event as The Met Gala of Canada. Everyone rocks Canadian garments and celebrates the success of our industry! This year, considering the fact that I’ve basically done it all on the red carpet at this event. I decided to do something custom. My custom look was created by Aleks Suzak who is the creative director of Balessa. This is not only the first time she’s ever dressed a guy. But this was also my first time wearing something custom made.  The entire piece was crafted from silk crêpe de chine and hand painted by the designer herself. You can shop her collection here! https://balessaofficial.com. My hand bag was also a bespoke piece by Canadian handbag designer Anavi Designs. Custom Created to match the look perfectly, made from genuine snakeskin! All the diamonds are from Canadian Jewelry designer Mark Lash and The shoes are Maison Margiela.

I also wanted to give a shout out to my glam sponsors Amelia Ricci Salon and Beauty Bar Laser clinic!

Until Next year CAFA!

Sergio.