Do Me A Solid: Night Moves Party

The only thing we love more than a great party is a party with an awesome theme. And the only thing we love more than a party with an awesome theme is a get-together that brings attention to a worthy cause.

Our good friend Michelle Bilodeau recently found out that her father has been diagnosed with a form of leukemia called acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and being the purposeful girl that she is, has decided to take action by throwing a classic ’70’s rock and roll-themed party in her dad’s honour. 
The Night Moves Party is taking place at Niagara Street Café on Wednesday, August 24. The event will raise funds for AML and leukemia, with proceeds benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, who work hard to fight blood cancers, raise awareness and lend support to those diagnosed.
Of course, a 70’s themed rock and roll party gets our fashionable minds racing with costume ideas, like some cute bells with a belly baring top, but obviously this party is not just about fashion and music. Rest assured that if you attend you will not be engaging in “slacktevism”. Every dollar raised through the $25 entry fee goes to benefit the LLSC. There will also be a silent auction and swag-filled gift bags.
Want to attend this event that’s both charitable and fun? Check out their Facebook Page and follow them on Twitter to keep up to date and help spread the word about this great fundraiser. Tickets are on sale now – get ’em while they last.
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A visit from…Michelle Bilodeau

Since rock-it promotions is mainly an office of women, it goes without saying that we love shopping. Our rad office on Queen West only fuels that addiction. When our long-time friend Michelle Bilodeau popped by the fourth floor the other day, we knew it meant we’d get some dish about hot spots for buying the latest and greatest. Our chat turned to buying online (especially with recent group-buying chatter!) and she shared her top spots to click and purchase.

As a fashion and entertainment editor for almost 10 years, Bilodeau began her career at FLARE magazine. She left her position as the associate copy editor in 2005 to become assistant features editor at Weekly Scoop, a much-hyped but short-lived celebrity and entertainment weekly. After a year of freelance writing and public relations work, Bilodeau landed at FASHION magazine as the associate managing editor before becoming senior editor at Gardening Life. After only four months, Bilodeau was back on staff at FASHION as the acting managing editor for a one year contract, which ended in the summer of 2009. Bilodeau, a Toronto-native, is continuing her freelance writing and editing career and she lives downtown with her five-
year-old min pin, Carter.

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My five favourite online shopping sources:

LuisaViaRoma.com
With creative collaborations with designers such as Gareth Pugh, Viktor & Rolf and Jean Pierre Braganza, LuisaViaRoma.com is a haven for online shoppers. Not to mention their killer accessories sales, and free shipping to Canada.

Jonathan + Olivia
I fell in love with Jonathan + Olivia when they first invaded Ossington Avenue. Even more so now with the addition of TopShop (though it’s not available online). Jackie O’Brien has a very keen eye when it comes to style.

Ssense.com
The only major online retailer dealing designer duds in Canada, SSense.com has an extensive list of designers I love, including Alexander Wang (and his T line, from which I’ve purchased a few tanks and dresses), Elizabeth and James, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Alexander McQueen’s McQ.

Topshop.com
The American site for Topshop now delivers to Canada, and if an item is not at J+O, this is the easiest way for me to get it. I can literally get lost for an hour skimming through this site.

Net-a-porter.com and Theoutnet.com
The site that started it all, Net-A-Porter.com, cannot be left off this list. While I’ve never had the luxury of buying directly from this site, I visit Net and younger sister TheOutnet.com at least a few times a week to peruse what’s going on online. And I love that this is a female-run business that’s made millions!