TODAY’S CONTEST NOW CLOSED – GOOD LUCK TO OUR ENTRANTS!
Day 14 is here! Today gives you another opportunity to win a great travel gift set from SOAK! This set comes with one bottle of soak rinse-free wash AND a luxurious hand cream to match! This set will be perfect for your winter holiday trip – you can now wash those delicate items with ease!
Here’s a great video detailing the awesome power of SOAK:
Step 3: TWEET “The Holiday season I ______________@FreshCollective @Jacqueline_Soak #20days” and fill in the blank with what this season means to you! For example, you could say “This Holiday season I will spend some real time with my family” or “This Holiday season I will give back to my community,” whatever it means to you, we’d love to hear it! (make sure to tag @FreshCollective or we won’t be able to find your entry!)
TODAY’S CONTEST NOW CLOSED – GOOD LUCK TO OUR ENTRANTS!
Day 13 is here! Today you lucky readers have a chance to win yet another beautiful glass pendant from designer Leila Cools! This little pendant is perfect for the chilly months, featuring 3 adorable penguins. Here’s what Leila has to say about her work:
“I love making these glass pendants. I’m trying to make something that is fun and with a bit of impact but that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Colour matching gives me a bit of a thrill, as does coming up with a new way to work the glass. Glass is finicky and technical…there are a lot of rules. I don’t like to follow a recipe as it is written, even if it is mine! So, although I’ve learned how to control the glass, my designs are often born of experiments and discovery.
I make a lot of pendants these days, but I view each one individually, the way I think its new owner will. Quality is very important to me. I want my work to be affordable but I also want it to last. I like to save little stones, odd finds and mementos that remind me of friends, travels, and different periods of my life and I assume that others do too. I’d like to think that my pendants might end up as treasured keepsakes that evoke memories long after being worn as a necklace.”
DAY 12 is here, and with it another exciting prize! Today’s giveaway comes in the form of a signed CD by our amazing FC Ambassador Adaline! We had a little chat with her about her music, her thoughts on style and why she loves Fresh Collective:
Tell us a bit about this record, Modern Romantics – what does it mean to you?
It took years for me to save enough money to record my first record. After it was released and I had toured the record for a couple years I was eager to start on my second. I wasn’t sure how I would be able to afford another record and even wondered about my ability to write another one. Through many ups and downs and hard decisions and self reflection, Modern Romantics came to be. I started to recognize my ability and self determination, which is a pivotal moment for anyone in their craft.
Is there a track on this record that has special meaning to you?
There are many, but I would say one that stands out as far as unique recording experiences is “Silent Player”. We recorded most of the songs in a recording studio with beautiful, expensive gear. Silent Player was recorded in a hotel room on a lap top after a night out – it was sort of like a late night science experiment. We threw a few things in the pot and the song came out. The mic chord was actually so short that I had to lay across the bed to sing. Listening to the album I don’t think you would ever be able to tell. I like that it sort of snuck in there undetected.
You recently made the move from Vancouver to Toronto. What was behind the decision to uproot and join us here?
I love Vancouver – it is where everything started for me. I have so many incredible relationships with many musicians and venues. I have always believed that once you feel comfortable it’s time to move on. I knew there were many more people to meet and places to play. I also knew that if I didn’t make the move now, I never would. I get to visit Vancouver a few times a year so it makes the transition much easier.
You’ve received an impressive number of song placements – what’s it like to watch Grey’s Anatomy and hear your music in it?
It’s surreal every time. Of course, it’s even more surreal in a wildly popular show like Grey’s Anatomy. That being said, I get the same excitement watching the smaller shows too. It’s an honour that my music is helping create a moment that stimulates emotion. I get messages from people expressing how the song has become a part of their lives and that is the ultimate compliment.
So I just learned that Hawksley Workman produced this album. As total fangirl who’s been in love with him since high school, I must know – is he as wonderful, brilliant and delightful as I always imagined him to be?
Hawksley is completely lovely. He is very laid back in the studio and doesn’t shoot down any ideas. He welcomes off the wall ideas and pushes you to try new things. I was a fan as well and wondered if being nervous would make me shy in the studio, but he encouraged the best parts of me and really made me feel comfortable.
What’s your relationship with fashion and style?
Obviously as a musician there is a lot of emphasis on having some sort of personal style. I would say that my day to day style is similar to my stage style. I have always been a feminine dresser – I love sequins and eye catching fabrics. If I could walk down the street in a sequinned dress every day I would. I think I own one pair of pants, seriously.
You’re one of our Fresh Collective Ambassadors – can you tell us a bit about your feelings about FC?
I love that Fresh Collective is dedicated to supporting local designers. I think of it as being the CBC of fashion. Without CBC so many of us musicians would never have radio play. Without stores like Fresh Collective many of these designers wouldn’t have a voice either. Anything that encourages an entrepreneur to explore their imagination is invaluable. It’s what keeps our creative society thriving.
Step 3: TWEET “I’d like to win a signed copy of Modern Romantics by @adalinemusic courtesy of @FreshCollective #20days http://tinyurl.com/d46roa9” (make sure to tag @FreshCollective or we won’t be able to find your entry!)
ALSO if you’re a fan of Adaline, she just so happens to be playing TOMORROW NIGHT at The Drake Hotel in support of The Daily Bread Food Bank! Click the poster below for all the details.