Eight-time Grammy winner Fergie is in town to spread a little Fergaliciousness to Toronto. The former The Black Eyed Peas Vocalist and successful Solo Artist rang-in her latest collection from her Fergalicious women’s shoe line sold at The Hudson’s Bay Co.
Appearing at a Meet-and-Greet at the flagship Queen Street location, she met with fans, posing for photos and offering hugs for all their ardent support.
Fergie‘s collection offers versatility and style with several options which fit day and night, herself donning a pair at the event hosted by Liz Trinnear.
Toronto went Mariah Carazzzyy tonight as a portion of Queen Street was shut down to celebrate the unveiling of both Hudson’s Bay and Saks Fifth Avenue’s Holiday Windows. Here for a quick in-and-out performance was a newly-single Mariah Carey, international megastar and diva incomparable. She performed a festive two-song set for the eager crowd which queued several hours, piling from the two stores’ joint entrance to Eaton Centre, to be a part of the rare occasion.
Performing right before 8:00 PM, Carey delivered a rendition of Here Comes Santa Claus and also cheerful perennial holiday classic All I Want for Christmas is You on a red and green LED-lit stage. The performance was capped-off with fireworks and confetti before the pumped-up crowd were encouraged by Carey (paid a reported $1 million for the visit) to do some shopping! Both stores extended their hours till 11 PM for the occasion with treats and activations set up for the night.
Carey did a bit of shopping in a private guided tour earlier in the day as photographers snapped her browsing about. For her performance, she wore a satin gown in a festive red with a splash of her fave, pink.
Toronto, get ready! Legendary superstar Mariah Carey will make a rare visit to Toronto next Thursday, November 3, 2016 to help unveil the holiday windows for both Saks Fifth Avenue and Hudson’s Bay. Taking place at the joint entrance for both retailers on Queen Street, Carey who has become synoynmous with the Holidays with perennial favourite All I Want for Christmas is You, will be performing live! Just for us!
The fun begins at 7:00 PM and everyone is invited for some shopping afterwards outta the cold and into the warm! There will be festive treats served inside including monogramming and personalization activations, plus DJs as both stores open till 11:00 PM that night.
Do not miss this one night only holiday extravaganza!
It all began 32 years ago and a Lemonade Stand in Memphis. Best Friends Justin Timberlake and Trace Ayala would begin a Business Partnership which would go on to last and develop into a Fashion Empire. William Rast, was inspired by the Duo’s Grandfathers, it being an amalgamation of their names.
Timberlake who is playing Rogers Centre tomorrow night with Jay-Z, took some time out of his busy schedule to introduce the Fashion Line along with Ayala before a packed house of Fans at The Bay – Queen Street today, 45 minutes later than scheduled. “This is the hottest place in the World!”, says the Pop Megastar/Actor. “I was expecting Toronto to be cold in July!”.
William Rast gets its introduction to Canadians at several The Bay stores across Canada this Fall with over 80 Men’s and Women’s Pieces available. Despite its roots being in Denim, the Line has expanded to dressy-casual looks. Entering and exiting via a Loading Dock, Timberlake was inaccessible to Fans and Autograph Seekers as traffic was stopped on Richmond Street for seven minutes while awaiting their drive out the Retailer’s Parkade.
See a Clip of Ayala, Timberlake and CTV‘s Traci Melchor chatting at the Event:
Founded in 2006 by Megastar Justin Timberlake and his Best Friend Trace Ayala, Fashion Label William Rast is set to debut at The Bay in Toronto and the Duo are set to ring-in the occasion with an appearance at the Queen Street location on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 4:00 PM. The Line collaborated in late 2010 with Discount Retailer Target in the U.S. for an exclusive Collection.
The Store Tweeted earlier this evening about the Appearance and although we’re unsure if it’s an Autograph Signing or simply an appearance, Timberlake appears to have a gap in his schedule that day as he co-headlines with Jay-Z on their The Legends of Summer Tour with a Show at Rogers Centre the following night, giving him an opportunity to promote the Line. Furthermore, this is an ultra-rare chance for Toronto Fans to see Timberlake up-close!
Pretty in pink, gorgeous Model/Presenter/Actress Elizabeth Hurley was spotted earlier today doing Press for a cause dear to her heart. The Austin Powers and Gossip Girl Star is currently in Toronto promoting Estée Lauder’s Breast Cancer Awareness Program, timed right at the beginning of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Hurley appeared last night at The Bay – Queen Street for a Media Event and visits the store again today at noon to sign some Autographs and meet some Fans. Earlier in the week she lit New York City’s Empire State Building pink in celebration of her Cause.
Incredibly gracious, the British Beauty spent a bit of time posing for Photos and signing Autographs for Fans following her Breakfast Television appearance, where she chat with Kevin Frankish and Dina Pugliese.
Exciting star-studded week ahead for Toronto as Megastar, Politician and Author Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to Toronto once again to promote this Memoir, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story – out on Monday. More recently returning to the Big Screen with a smaller role as Trench in The Expendables Series, Schwarzenegger and his Autobiography have been gaining a lot of Publicity as he touches upon his shocking one-night affair, ending his 25-year marriage to Maria Shriver.
To get your chance to meet The Terminator himself, simply arrive early at Indigo Manulife Centre (55 Bloor Street West) on the morning of Thursday, October 4, 2012. Wristbands will be distributed at 8:00 AM to those who buy the Book at the location and the Signing begins at noon. No posed Photography nor Memorabilia will be permitted, although Fans are welcome to watch and take Candids. More details here. Somebody get me his Autograph!!
Read about his last visit here in January 2011 – he even threw over a wave my way!
As if that wasn’t exciting enough, English Model and Actress Elizabeth Hurley (Austin Powers, Gossip Girl) makes a rare appearance in Toronto on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at The Bay – Queen Street for Estée Lauder’s Breast Cancer Awareness Program. Hurley as per Twitter, will be lighting Landmark Buildings the colour pink in both New York and Toronto (hmm, I wonder which one!), while also meeting Fans in-store noon-ish that day and doing a few Interviews too. Follow The Bay on Twitter for more.
Continuing the theme of British invasion, The Bay – Queen Street will be launching Topshop the day after (Thursday, October 4, 2012) with prizes to be won. Details on that here.
On Friday, October 5, 2012, three-time GRAMMY Winner Kenny Rogers will be in-town promoting his latest Memoir, Luck or Something Like It. Appearances include visits to The Marilyn Denis Show and also CBC‘s Q Radio.