I had been hearing a lot about Ava DuVernay before I decided to look her up. I got on her Instagram, double-tapped some photos and even commented on one of them. I don’t remember what my comment was, but I remember that she never responded. The more I saw her name come up in the news and social media, the more it reminded me that I never heard from her; no ‘thank you’ for commenting, not a ‘Like’ on my comment, not a view on my page or an email
Some years ago, during my inter-provincial travels between Montreal and Toronto, I found myself declaring that I would like to be baptized. At the time, I was already deep in regular Bible study, devotion and talking to God, so I thought that this would happen sooner rather than later, but it actually took some time for me to journey to this point. Even though I already had a faithful practice, I didn’t feel like it was enough to be baptized but my journey to baptism taught me 2 things: You
Black and white will never get old. It’s fitting for all seasons and you can go from day to night without being over or under dressed. HOW TO WEAR IT In Style Magazine says: Introducing another color would lessen the impact. So if your neckline begs for ornamentation, choose a statement piece in, yes, black or white, as Oscar de la Renta did with a gown. Shoes can be black, white, or a mix of the two, and makeup should do nothing more than highlight your brows and bone structure
You could imagine my surprise when I flipped through this month’s issue of Vogue magazine and saw my In The Jaune editorial looking up at me from the page. I thought: how could Vogue bite my idea like that? I know what you’re thinking: “ummmm pipe down Sandra, Vogue ain’t lookin’ at you.” But consider that I had this idea from Fall of last year, it’s in my editorial calendar from last year and I published it first in January. If that’s not a bite, then I don’t know what
All I can say is wow! In a matter of a few short weeks, we managed to secure a hotel partnership, 6 influencers/models, 3 makeup artists, 1, fashion stylist, 1 photographer and 1 videographer and I couldn’t be more grateful. Our team collaborated and worked together almost seamlessly and the proofs are already in and looking fantastic! I can honestly say, there were of course, challenges along the way. I had the influencers lined up, but as time was running short I still needed a venue, photographer, fashion stylist and
FBI STYLE is an official sponsor of The Empress Walk Charity Fashion Show Event taking place at the Dream Lounge in Toronto on Thursday October 28, 2017 in an effort to raise funds for a young woman supporting her mother undergoing cancer treatment in Jamaica. “We’re in a phase of building relationships and creating great content so working with Empress Entertainment to promote this event felt like a natural fit,” says Sandra Gabriel, editor of FBI STYLE. “Also, seeing my own mother heal from breast cancer, I have really become
On Monday, I kicked off the week by acknowledging Business Women’s Week on Instagram. Although I had plans to do a 7-part blog series on business women I admire, I got realistic about the time I had available and narrowed the choices down to my one and only virtual mentor: Ms. Oprah Winfrey. Happy Business Women’s Week! This occasion, celebrated since 1928 by the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation, is an opportunity to recognize and highlight the progress women have made as business owners and entrepreneurs. When I was thinking
Boutique PR and branding agency, Gabriel PR has signed a partnership agreement with Le Germain Hotel (Toronto, Mercer) to execute a campaign for digital fashion and lifestyle publication: FBI STYLE magazine. “Le Germain made history today as one of our first magazine partners,” says Sandra Gabriel, FBI STYLE editor and founder of Gabriel PR. “We’re looking very forward to working with Le Germain and their wonderful staff to create an impacting digital campaign.” Gabriel PR recently announced the launch of FBI STYLE, coming in January 2018 with their preview issue.
For the sophisticated woman seeking high-quality, contemporary fashion with exclusive and daring designs, your search ends here. Wallo is a new and colourful brand that launched last year at Ogilvy’s Cabinet Éphémère. Resolutely charming and intriguing, the faces and eyes depicted in the STAND UP Wallo collection mesmerize and radiate a sweet feeling of joyfulness and confidence. Headed by visual artist and designer, Marie-Andrée Wallot, Wallo is a design and manufacturing company with their clothing line predominantly made of chiffon silk and stretch silk that is 90% charmeuse silk and
Before Spring time officially hit, I had the opportunity to try my very first oyster. That’s right, I started this year as an oyster virgin and thanks to an open house event at Sofa To Go, I broke that virginity and slurped my way into becoming an oysterly active foodventurer and captured the whole thing on video. What was your first oyster experience like?