24. December 2018
KARE Design hosted an intimate and exclusive holiday cocktail party on Tuesday, December 18th, 2018. A handful of lucky guests were treated to a makeup tutorial and exclusive jewelry styling presentation, just in time for the holiday season. The fine selection of German wines (courtesy of Wines of Germany) was lovely, as were the macarons.
(photos by Avia Allen)
The inspiration for the party came in the form of Kare’s heavenly chic vanity set. The idea evolved from using such a glamorous piece of furniture to host a holiday party that offers more than just the average cocktail party. This party was also a private shopping session where guests receive pretty good discounts on the Dean Davidson Jewellery, makeup services from Toronto-based makeup artist and blogger Tara Leydon, and KARE accessories. So through their connections came this uniquely fun and entertaining evening!
Before the makeup tutorial, guests were mingling among the furniture and checking out the fabulous display of Dean Davidson Jewellery. On the table were bestsellers from his latest Morocco and Holiday collections. The Black Onyx/Cranberry Quartz/Brushed Gold pendant was gorgeous in person, and the Ipanema earrings were to die for! After about an hour of mingling and shopping, everyone was called to the fabulous vanity set in the center of the store.
The makeup tutorial featured Tara Leydon being an absolute delight as she shared hilarious makeup anecdotes and displayed two fresh and pretty looks on her sister and model for the evening — a clean and natural look for daytime and a classic smokey eye with a bright red lip for the holiday evening glam look. The tutorial featured Tara’s favourite products and shared her honest and informative recommendations for lip hydrating products and the huge benefit of using a PC Optimum Card when buying luxury cosmetics. When the makeup tutorial ended Casey Wagner, executive stylist for Dean Davidson Jewellery, started his presentation. He showcased the bestselling pieces that are very much trending right now, such as vibrant statement pieces featuring large gemstones and geometric shapes with a unique twist. Everyone was oohing and awing over the beautiful, versatile, and easy-to-wear pieces. The evening concluded with the hosts thanking everyone for attending and wishing all of us a very happy holiday season.