Events | #OasisAtShangrila

I have no doubt that if you were using social media in Canada in the last few days you would have seen the #OasisAtShangrila hashtag via various social media platforms. On July 8th, Shangri-La Hotel Toronto played host to its first ever Fashion show with runway and all. But what made the space so perfect for VITAMIN A, a line of swimwear designed by the talented Amahlia Stevens? The runway itself was built atop the fifth floor pool and created quite literally an Oasis of fashion & beauty in the heart of downtown Toronto. Let me show you why Julio & I loved the whole experience here!

“In collaboration with its presenting partners VITAMIN A and Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie, Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto welcomed Canadian fashion icon Jeanne Beker as host for the evening, who introduced the Spring 2015 VITAMIN A swimwear line. Models wore accessories by Birks, hair stylings by Hair on the Avenue, and makeup by L’Oréal Paris.” says the official press release. But what did it all come together to create you ask?

Julio & I were invited to attend the morning’s fashion show with an intimate group of the best in the business. The models looked amazing thanks to the above mentioned sponsors for the day and the best part was that I was able to bring you along with me! Shangri-La Hotel Toronto ran an incredible social media contest (which closes today, so stay tuned to see if you won for entering!) in which everyone who followed @ShangriLaTO on Instagram, and then commented on photos from The Show using “@ShangriLaTO & #OasisAtShangrila” were entered to win a staycation prize pack! I have my fingers and toes crossed that one of my amazing followers wins the #OasisAtShangrila prize with #DoTheDaniel. Make sure to check out My Instagram Account for all the #OasisAtShangrila photos I took to help you enter.

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It wouldn’t be a fashion show without a stunning photograph of FASHIONIGHTS, now would it? I love the above photo for its sheer simplicity and beauty. But then again, some people might call me biased.

My absolute two favourite looks from the whole show were the following. I do wish that some male models had been present since it seems as though Julio & Catherine are the only ones on the team hanging out with them lately (see what I mean here) but nonetheless the show was stunning. Ladies, if you’re in the market for a beautiful piece of swimwear, this is a brand you definitely should consider (see some of their looks at



All in all, a beautiful summer inspired fashion experience and a great social media campaign. Two of my favourite things and a job well done to all the integral partners and sponsors for the day. And of course, a heartfelt Thank You to Shangri-La Hotel Toronto for inviting us to join in on all the action for the day. Ever since our collaboration on the #ihearbosk dinner, I truly have fallen in love with the space, decor, ambiance and staff. A Toronto luxury hotel that you have to see to believe.

Fingers crossed for the social media campaign for you all!  For more amazing campaigns to come in the future, make sure to follow @ShangriLaTO on Twitter & Instagram and “like” their Facebook page here.

And while you’re liking away, click like on OUR Facebook page as well to follow along with all the #DoTheDaniel adventures to come from the whole team. The four of us have got some BIG things planned for 2014 and we can’t wait to bring you along with us.

Photos & Videos: George Pimentel Photography, Shangri-La Hotel Toronto  & Ryan Emberley  of The C Daily.


Daniel Desforges

One Reply to “Events | #OasisAtShangrila”

  1. what an interesting place for a show! love that photo of julio, what a handsome man he is!

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