Scent of a Woman “Live in Love” a new Fragrance by Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta at The Bay Queen Street
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

On October 26, The Bay will welcome legendary designer Oscar de la Renta to its flagship store on Queen Street to launch his latest fragrance:  Live-in-love.

The event will be hosted by none other than Fashionista – Fashion Television’s Jeanne Beker. Jeanne Becker will have a one – on – one with the iconic Fashion designer and after he will sign autographs.

Live-in-love is an expression of Oscar de la Renta’s desire to make every woman feel like the most beautiful woman in the world. With Live-in-love, he has created an unforgettable scent for a woman to fall in love with.

Live-in-love opens with sparkling ginger orchid and bergamot, merged with lush hyacinth, green muguet and galbanum. The scent has a heart of florals, including jasmine sambac, orange flower and rose. Creamy white woods and sensual musk intertwine with amber, sandalwood and cedarwood at its base. The complexity of Live-in-love evokes that of a classic scent, made with ingredients of the highest quality.

The bottle, designed by Oscar de la Renta himself, was conceived much like a dress – with attention to detail and a level of craftsmanship that are the Oscar de la Renta signatures. The faceted glass represents the many dimensions of a woman’s life, each aspect lived to the fullest, in love.

Public Personal Appearance at The Bay Queen Street:

Who: Oscar de la Renta

When: Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Public Personal Appearance: 12:30 – 2:00 pm

Where: The Bay Queen Street, 3rd Floor


Grammy Award winner Alex Cuba

Alex Cuba Mod Club by Felicia Byron

Alex just returned from an unforgettable trip to Cuba where he recorded horns and percussion tracks at the legendary Egrem Studios for his fourth album, to be released Spring 2012. He was also busy filming footage for a DVD/Doc and performed his first ever show in Cuba. You can check out some photos from his trip on his facebook

In the mean time – Enjoy this video!



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BOLD magazine and VIP guests were  invited for  The Guerlain Boutique &  Institute  – 110 Bloor Street West –  Private Event to an exclusive fragrance discovery. The event started a 2:pm with high tea, followed by a night cocktail, beauty session, fragrance consultation and luxurious car exhibition.

Javi Yebenes (BOLD Magazine Marketing Director) Sandrine Briatte, Guerlain's Marketing Director, Marlon Moreno (BOLD magazine, Publisher & Founder)

The reason? The launch of the fourth fragrance as part of the EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION series: Moscow, New York, and Tokyo, this fourth fragrance takes us to LONDON.

This collection, whose olfactory theme is a major metropolis, is an integral part of the Collections Exclusives, like the Elixirs Charnels, L’Art et la Matiere, La Petite Robe Noire etc.  As well, it captures the soul, atmosphere, and very identity of an inspiring city. As Sandrine Briatte, Guerlain’s Marketing DirectorCanada,  put it ” this fourth fragrance, truly captures the essence of LONDON … the fruity green floral and a very clever rhubarb accord, grapefruit, and bergamot with a unforgettable mixture of roses and violets all very British, all leaves you with the sensation that you are in London.”

This new fragrance, automatically transport us to the heart of the British Capital, so close and yet so different from Paris. A singularly intimate interpretation of London, a city that is both eccentric and classic, with lively traditions, surprising conventions and mixtures of urbanism dotted with countryside and lush greenness, with its scents of wind and water, flowers, lawn and smoke.

For this launch, the bottle has been formatted to an easy to travel size 100ml allowed in the plane cabin and as with the previous destinations, this fragrance is accompanied by a map designed like a scented treasure hunt. Developed and designed by graphic artist Carla Sonia, this poetic journey combines maps, images and drawing of iconic sites such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and Westminster.


Art with Heart – Art auction A fundraiser for Casey House Oct. 18, 2011

Art with Heart 

TD presents Art with Heart a fundraiser for the Casey House

TD bank proudly presented the Art with Heart soirée on Oct. 18, 2011 where Art aficionados, High-powered humanitarians and entrepreneurs gathered at the upscale Carlu, downtown Toronto to raise funds for Casey House. 

Casey House has been providing extraordinary treatment, support and palliative care for hundreds of people in our city who are living with HIV/AIDS since 1988. This year, Casey House embarked on a massive multi-year project, purchasing an old house at 571 Jarvis St and it is now working to refurbish the home to better meet the needs of Casey House clientele. The redevelopment will cost about $35 million, of which Casey House is responsible for $10 million.

This year  Art with Heart Art Auction fundraiser showcased an 86-lot collection featuring work by some of the most notable Canadian contemporary artist such as Adad Hannah, Diana Thorneycroft, John Scott, Edward Burthynsky, Micah Lexier, Kent Monkman, Greg Girard, Douglad Coupland, Barbara Astman, Wanda Koop and Dana Claxton.

Invited guests mingled in the various Carlu Rooms filled with Art, as they enjoyed glasses of wine from Robert Mondavi Winery And feasted over Hors d’oeuvres by DANIEL & DANIEL Event Catering BOLD MAGAZINE PROUDLY COVERED THE EVENT. FOR MORE PHOTOSFROM THE EVENT AND SEE THE NOTABLE GUESTS THAT ATTENDED THE SOIREE VISIT US

BOLD FASHION – “LG Fashion Week kicks off Oct. 17, 2011.


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Holt Renfrew,  www.holtrenfrew.comCanada’s national retail specialty store of international renown and the headquarters for the world’s most prestigious brands and innovative designers will open the LG Fashion Week with THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOLTS CELEBRATING CANADIAN FASHION.

 The BOLD & CELEBRATED  designers include Denis Gagnon, Dennis Merotto, Jeremy Laing, Lida Baday, Naked & Famous, Smythe, TwentyCluny, Wings & Horns.

Making a come back during the opening night runway show will be the celebrated designer Arthur Mendonca.

Internationally, Mendonca has showcased his collections in NY, Sao Paulo, London, Montreal, and Los Angeles. Some of the celebrities that have worn the Mendonca brand include Nelly Furtado, Rihanna, and Paris Hilton to name a few.

LG Fashion Week runs Oct. 17-21 in David Pecaut Square. Find more information at

BOLD Taste – C5 @ The ROM


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On a crispy Torontonian fall morning, we visited C5 located at the ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM. 100 Queen’s Park. 

The ROM restaurants entrance is located on the west side of the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal.  The lounge is the most ultra chic lounge of the city: Soft leather seats, original art creations that give a touch to the place for the perfect yet intimate for social gatherings.

The number of crystals give way to sunshine and an spectacular view of the city of Toronto. If you are lucky,  you can catch a glimpse of the financial district and the CN Tower

The waiters are dressed in black pants, blue shirts and white aprons. You would think that instead of waiters, they are flight attendants for a private airline. Attention to detail is essential: glasses lined-up, well-polished cutlery and plates that are in total harmony with the rest of the table.

Amongst  dinosaurs, precious stones and under the dome of the splendid mosaic ROM, C5 restaurant offers a gastronomic dining experience for the bon vivant.

Smoked Salmon, olive oil, carrot and mirepoix cress. No longer available on the menu

Cumbrae Farms Aged Rib Eye – On the new menu, it is served with
Shallot Tart, Zucchini, Pickled Button Mushrooms, Bordelaise Sauce

Cookstown Heirloom Beet Salad
With Swiss Chard, Niagara Riesling Vinaigrette And Bleu De Benedictine Cheese

Executive Chef Ted Corrado at 34, he is considered one of the top chefs in the city of Toronto. A graduate from the George Brown Culinary Program, Chef Corrado’s philosopy is to “think globally and eat locally”.  His priority is to serve the best of the best when it comes to organic products, sourcing ingredients from local farmers like Cumbrae and wines from the Niagara and Prince Edward County.


Chanel’s Final Addition


Created in 1970 by Henri Robert, at the height of the women’s revolution, Chanel N°19 is a bold fragrance, a daring combination of crisp green notes and powdery iris. The last fragrant masterpiece from the rebellious Gabrielle Chanel, it is still aimed at women who have a taste for all things avant-garde and exceptional. With iris as the recurring theme, N°19 now has four ways to express itself. A relationship that is as subtle as it is remarkable.

Named after “Coco” Chanel’s birthday (August 19) N°19 Poudré has subtle supplements of mandarin orange, jasmine aboslute, white musk and tonka beans. Iris is the base of the fragrance, notoriously expensive to use in perfume production, thus the concentrate is extracted from the root which must be left to mature for three years and then dried for two. The new scent is delicate, powerful, BOLD and unforgettable.


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Welcome to BOLD magazine official blog site.

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BOLD magazine is a quarterly pop-culture, fashion and current affairs magazine.

We comb the corners of the world to unearth revolutionary and fresh ideas in travel, contemporary culture, photography, architecture, fashion, gastronomy, music-film-book review, personalities and events.

Every issue delivers thought-provoking stories, controversial figures, emerging talent, movers and shakers, and fresh forces in popular culture.

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Occupy Toronto


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On October 15, 2011,  a peaceful ‘Occupy Toronto’ demonstration took place against the nation’s financial system, more than 3000 protesters congregated at St. James Park, downtown Toronto. The march started at the heart of the financial district King and Bay and slowly moved towards St. James Park.  A small group, chanted ‘We Shall not be moved!’ as the demonstration grew larger.  The global day of marches are inspired by the grassroots Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City, which began on Oct. 1st. Demonstrations took place in at least  15 Canadian cities, including Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City and St. John’s. In Spain, over 150 thousand demonstrators took over Plaza del Sol, Madrid.

The following photos document these events. Photos by Javier Yebenes