i am super late on this, but i wanted to share with you anyways. last week, i was invited to the Marciano "i heart cure" launch event - basically the catch is, you get triple the Guess/Marciano points when you make a purchase and all their proceeds go towards "Run for the Cure" for breast cancer. I thought that was a pretty good cause AND you get a gift bag with purchase. plus they always serve really delicious hors d'oeuvres & champagne at these events. i'm not going to lie, i wanted their gift bag the most. hehehe. i took my mom and made it a mother/daughter date...my dad tagged along also, but he went to harry rosen to look for shoes. hahaha. needless to say, these events are always packed like sardines....so i wasn't planning on staying long. even with the limited amount of time i spent there, i still managed to splurge and haul.....*covers face in shame*
as you all know, i have a sick obsession with scarves....so of course, i had to grab the only 2 scarves i didn't have yet. these were released as part of their fall 2011 collection, which i am thoroughly enjoying....so much animal print, it's awesome.
the leopard scarf - $58 CAD
this is awesome because it's casual enough to dress down but still dressy enough to be dressed up with a trendy outfit and a pair of nude pumps. the scarf is 100% viscose material with a fringe bottom...which is the con to this because this can get caught on your purse or chairs and it pulls the strings/threads out. yes it's already happened. but i still love love it!
the cheetah-print silk scarf - $68 CAD
wearing a 100% silk scarf makes me put an ultra bubble on top of my personal bubble...i might as well put a "do not come near" sign up. i hate walking close to people when i have silk pieces on because they get caught on people's bags and it drives me insane. this is more dressy than casual...i've tried to wear it with shirts/bottoms that are more of a casual nature, but i feel like it just doesn't work. any ideas?? i feel like because it's silk, i need to dress it up....to do it justice. haha.
breast cancer tee - $68 CAD
i had bought a similar logo tee from marciano's breast cancer event from 2010 and i figure i'll make it an annual thing and grab the tee this year also. i kinda like the pink striped look....would look uber nice with a scarf and blazer! hehehe. plus it's for charity and all proceeds go to a good cause...why not!
The Gift Bag...*dun dun dun*
so like i mentioned, with any purchase, you get triple the guess/marciano points which in turn, gives you cash credits you can spend at the store. not a bad deal to be honest. and then you also get this lovely gift bag...
here are the goodies you got inside the bag....
1. Marciano Fall 2011 Catalogue
2. $20 Marciano gift card *boooyah*
3. Marciano handbag hanger - quite useful!
4. Cargo Lash Activator mascara in brown
5. Cargo lipgloss quad in "Ibizia"
6. Marciano travel laundry bag for your "dirtys" and "cleans" - how brilliant and it's cute!!
7. Sample of North American Hemp Co. - "soak it up moisturising shampoo", "soak it up moisturising conditioner" and "area 369 serum"
i must say....that was a pretty awesome gift bag. most of the items were quite useful...the bag itself is meh. but when i travel, it can come in handy....esp when i need an extra bag to hold my stuff due to my shopping problem. hope you guys enjoyed this post....if you get an invite next year for a marciano event, make sure you attend!! xoxoxo