OUR LEGACY – 36th Annual Harry Jerome Awards, 2018

Hello Beautiful People!

The Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA), held the 36th Annual Harry Jerome Awards on Saturday, April 28th, 2018.  It was an evening of black excellence and a celebration of our rich legacy.  I am always pleased to support this important gala, it makes a positive impact in the black community.

 

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Vanessa Ferguson Kellman at the 36th Annual Harry Jerome Awards – April 28, 2018

 

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Kelvin and Vanessa Kellman at the 36th Annual Harry Jerome Awards – April 28th, 2018

I was thrilled for the 12 recipients who received The Harry Jerome Awards in the respective areas: Academic, Arts, Athletics, Business, Community Service, Diversity, Entertainment, Health Service, Leadership, Lifetime Achievement, Media and the President’s Award.

Kelvin and I supported, saluted and celebrated our friend, Immediate Past President of the BBPA, Pauline Christian, the recipient of the 2018 President’s Award.

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Vanessa Ferguson Kellman, Pauline Christian, recipient of the 2018 Harry Jerome President’s Award and Kelvin Kellman – at the 36th Annual Harry Jerome Awards, April 28, 2018

It was a pleasure having an important and relevant exchange with the Member of Parliament for Whitby, ON, Celina Caesar-Chavannes, regarding the balance of success, and at times “It’s ok to not be ok!” (#itsoktonotbeok), We all need a quick minute to recalibrate – I know you will agree.

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Member of Parliament for Whitby,ON, Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Vanessa Ferguson and Kelvin Kellman – at the 36th Annual Harry Jerome Award ,  April 28th, 2018

 

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Kelvin Kellman, Erol Lee, Founder of “We Care Concerts”  – and the 2013 Harry Jerome Awards recipient for the Arts and Vanessa Ferguson Kellman  – at the 36th Annual Harry Jerome Awards, April 28th, 2018

 

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Kelvin Kellman and Vanessa Ferguson Kellman enjoying the electrifying performances –  at the 36th Annual Harry Jerome Awards, April 28th, 2018

 

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Kelvin Kellman and Vanessa Ferguson Kellman  – at the 36th Annual Harry Jerome Awards – April 28th, 2018

There you have it Beautiful People!  The scoop on the coming together of a resilient, courageous, intelligent and talented group of people, who have served their communities.  I am reminded “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” ~Mohammed Ali~

As always, thank you ever so much for stopping by the blog!  Your love and support is appreciated.  xox

Vanessa Ferguson Kellman, MBA, BSc – is President & Founder of Studio 67 Makeup Artistry

Vanessa Ferguson Kellman  – is a MAC Cosmetics Pro Member

Noteworthy mention – The antique jewelry I am wearing is from Antiques on Queen –  Kendra Simmons.

Makeup Products :

Lipstick:  Heroine (MAC)

Foundation:   (Jordanne Cosmetics Palette)

Concealer:  NW45 (MAC)

Concealer:   (Camourlage Palette – Coastal Scents)

Loose Powder:  FIT Me! Loose finishing powder 40 (Maybelline)

Pressed Powder NC45 (MAC)

Banana Powder (Ben Nye)

Lashes (Quo – elegance)

Eyeshadow (Sephora palette)

Cheek Blush (MAC – Love Joy)

Highlighter: (COVERGIRL Vitalist Healthy Glow – sunkissed)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Canada’s Black Community Coming Together

Hello Beautiful People!

My husband and I had the pleasure of being Presenters at the first Black ‘Fruits’ Embrace S.T.E.M for Change – A Black History Business Affair 365, in conjunction with the Educational Foundation for Children’s Care Canada, under the leadership of the President, Pauline Christian. This extraordinary event was held on Sunday, March 18, 2018, where an intellectual explosion of ideas amongst the Black Business Entrepreneurs who gathered at the expo.  The primary focus of this event was (1) Black History as it relates to S.T.E.M and (2) Restoration of the Black economy (Pauline Christian).

The afternoon was energetic, insightful, empowering and inspirational as the Black Business Community  set the manifesto on how to “develop strategic, sustainable and  viable measures and priorities that will create economic pathway for Blacks, especially our youth to thrive and prosper,”  (Pauline Christian).

 

 

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Vanessa Ferguson Kellman, Black Entrepreneur & Presenter with Pauline Christian, President of Educational Foundation for Children’s Care Canada

 

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Vanessa Ferguson Kellman, Black Entrepreneur & Presenter with Keynote Speaker, Almas Jiwani, President, United Nations Women Canada National Committee and CEO of Frontier

 

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Vanessa Ferguson Kellman with Kelvin Kellman, Black Entrepreneurs, and  Presenters at the first Black ‘Fruits’ Embrace S.T.E.M for Change – A Black History Affair 365

 

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Kelvin Kellman, Owner & CEO of Kelvin Kellman Developments, Presenting at the Black ‘Fruits’ Embrace S.T.E.M for Change – A Black History Business Affair 365

 

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Dr. Daviceto Swaby, SDA, Apple Creek – Cutting the ceremonial ribbon for the first Black “Fruits’ Embrace S.T.E.M for Change – A Black History Business Affair 365

There you have it Beautiful People! The Black ‘Fruits’ Embrace S.T.E.M for Change – A Black History Business Affair 365 in conjunction with the Educational Foundation for Children’s Care Canada.

Thank you ever so much for stopping by the blog! I appreciate you dearly.  Now, go on and be empowered, and make a change.

Vanessa Ferguson Kellman, MBA, BSc. is President and Founder of Studio 67 Makeup Artistry and The Etiquette Institute

Vanessa is a MAC Cosmetics Pro Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, VANESSA!

I am thrilled to be celebrating another milestone! Life and love has been good to me, and guess what?! I have no legitimate complaints.

I have been blessed with good health, peace of mind, a fantastic life partner, and with loving family and friends.  I am so excited about 2018! This year is definitely the beginning of a wonderful period in my life.

For my birthday, I’ve decided to do three of the Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer lip gloss looks to celebrate my new beginning.  I have another two Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer colours to post, and I promise, I will post them shortly.

 

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Vanessa is wearing Maybelline  Vivid Hot Lacquer – 62 Charmer

 

 

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Vanessa is wearing Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer – 72 Classic

 

 

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Vanessa is wearing Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer – 74 Retro

 

The colours of the Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer lip gloss are pigmented, rich, silky and long lasting. The doe foot allows for easy application of the product and a beautiful finish.

 

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Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer – 62 Charmer, 72 Classic & 74 Retro

 

 

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Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer – 62 Charmer

 

 

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Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer – 72 Classic

 

 

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Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer – 74 Retro

 

Thank you so much for your love and support!  Now, back to my birthday celebration.

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Vanessa Ferguson Kellman – MBA, BSc. is President and Founder of Studio 67 Makeup Artistry.

Vanessa is a MAC Cosmetics Pro Member.

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Day #1 – The Winter Season

 

Hello Beautiful People!

Yes, the -8 degrees confirms it is the first day of the winter season. I am determined to stay warm and stay looking fabulous too.

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Happy Holidays Beautiful People! Have yourselves a very “warm”, safe, and happy one.  Take care and enjoy xox!!

Vanessa Ferguson Kellman – MBA, BSc. is President and Founder of Studio 67 Makeup Artistry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Perfect Glow

Hello Beautiful People!

Yes, I do love makeup!  Yes, I do enjoy making people look and feel beautiful. I am a MAC Cosmetics Pro Member, this is an absolutely high end cosmetics brand; however,  recently I have been browsing around and purchasing some drugstore cosmetics for my makeup bag.

I will be doing a few beauty posts on my recent drugstore hauls, starting with two CoverGirl Vitalist Healthy Glow Highlighters named sunkissed  04 and sundown 05.

 

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CoverGirl Vitalist Healthy Glow Highlighter – Sunkissed 04

 

 

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CoverGirl CoverGirl Vitalist Healthy Glow Highlighter – Sundown 05

 

 

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CoverGirl Swatches – Sunkissed 04 & Sundown 05

 

The CoverGirl Vitalist Healthy Glow Highlighters have a smooth, silky doughy consistency. The two highlighters  I’ve purchased are sunkissed  04 and sundown 05; they are both gorgeous on dark skinned tones.  The sunkissed 04 highlighter is a peachie/bronze colour, which gives an attractive warm glow to the face; sundown 05, is  darker, it is a metallic/rose colour, which gives your face an amazing shimmer.  I used my MAC 191 foundation brush to apply the highlighters after my foundation was set, I placed the products on my cheek bones, my nose bridge, my forehead and my chin.

I  am pleased with the results and would likely use these highlighters again! I would definitely recommend these highlighters, it will give you a “beat face” and an illuminating fresh glow.

 

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Vanessa wearing CoverGirl Vitalist Healthy Glow Highlighter – SUNKISSED 04

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Vanessa wearing CoverGirl Vitalist Healthy Glow Highlighter – SUNKISSED 04

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Vanessa wearing CoverGirl Vitalist Healthy Glow Highlighter – SUNDOWN 05

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Vanessa wearing CoverGirl Vitalist Healthy Glow Highlighter – SUNDOWN 05

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Vanessa wearing CoverGirl Vitalist Healthy Glow Highlighter – SUNDOWN 05

There you have it Beautiful People! CoverGirl Vitalist Healthy Glow Highlighters in sunkissed 04 and sundown 05.

Thank you for your support throughout 2017, I salute and celebrate you for your love and for following my blog.  I also want to wish you a happy, safe and healthy 2018, that will exceed all of your expectations.

Vanessa Ferguson Kellman, MBA, BSc.  is President and Founder of Studio 67 Makeup Artistry

Vanessa is a MAC Cosmetics Pro Member

 

 

Awesome Vintage Jewelry

Hello Again, Beautiful People!

I adored this beautiful vintage jewelry piece I modeled for world renowned, and North America’s premier Jewelry collector, Carole Tanenbaum.  Carole, recently held a show Downtown, Toronto, and the event was absolutely remarkable! The bright, eye-catching, canary yellow piece I am wearing is definitely an exquisite work of art, made for a woman who dares to be bold and beautiful.

Carole’s collection includes, Victorian period, designers, limited edition, and one-of-a-kind pieces. You can also enjoy jewelry by Chanel, Schiapparelli, Hobe, and Miriam Haskell, and a vast collection of Bakelite, resin, Scottish and Czech items.

Carole has been collecting vintage jewelry for over 25 years and has over 30,000 exquisite pieces.

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Vanessa Ferguson Kellman, modeling Carole Tanenbaum’s vintage jewelry.

 

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Vanessa Ferguson Kellman and Carole Tanenbaum at her vintage jewelry show, Downtown, Toronto.

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Vanessa Ferguson Kellman and Carole Tanenbaum at her vintage jewelry show, Downtown, Toronto.

There you have it Beautiful People!  The scoop on Carole Tanenbaums Vintage Jewelry.  As always, thank you so much for stopping by the blog, I hope you had fun.

 

Vanessa Ferguson Kellman, MBA, BSc.  is President and Founder of Studio 67 Makeup Artistry.

photo credit: V.S.

info credit:  Carole Tanenbaum website

 

 

If it’s vintage……It is fabulous!

I am a vintage woman, and I have an appreciation for the beauty, quality and exquisite craftsmanship of yesteryear.  I came across an elegant, vintage, Royal Doulton “Yorkshire Rose,” china set at  Antiques on QueenDowntown Port Hope, ON; I absolutely fell in love with it.

This high quality Royal Doulton set has 12 dinner plates, 12 dessert plates, 12 bread and butter plates, 12 cups and saucers, 4 fruit bowls, a tea pot, a platter, an oval vegetable dish and a cream and sugar set.

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Royal Doulton “Rose Yorkshire” China set

I also came across a beautiful hand made lace table cloth, circa 1940, and the labour of love along with the intricate details were stunning. Additionally, I added  a gorgeous linen napkin set, circa 1937, and decided to do an informal table setting  – the results were beautiful!

Here are some great tips for setting an informal dinner table for your family Mother’s Day brunch or any other special occasion.

  1.  Place your forks and napkins on the left of your service plate and your salad plate.  The salad fork should be placed on the outside, followed by the dinner fork, which is placed next to your plates.
  2. On the right side of your plates, place your soup spoon on the outer end, followed by your teaspoon and your dinner knife, which is placed near to the plates.
  3. Your cup and saucer, your water and wine glasses are placed on the right hand side of your plate settings. The water glass is placed to the upper right, followed by your red wine and white wine glasses.

I completed my table décor with a signed Waterford crystal vase, and two crystal candleholders, circa, 1920.

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Informal table setting, on a beautiful handmade lace table cloth, circa 1940

There you have it Beautiful People!  Happy table setting.

I truly appreciate your continued support and love for the blog.  Wishing you all a Happy Mother’s Day filled with love, joy and laughter.

Vanessa Ferguson Kellman, MBA, BSc.  is a Etiquette Consultant and a member of The Etiquette Institute, St. Louis, MO

Photo credit and table setting: Vanessa Ferguson Kellman

Table wares: Antiques on Queen, Downtown, Port Hope

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No fuss….just clean and simple

Hello Beautiful People!

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I like the two for one coverage I get when I apply the MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation, in addition to the impressive matte finish that creates an attractive, flawless face. MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation contains both silica – which absorbs the oils, and talc which absorbs the moisture (and prevents caking).  My face maintains a fresh, clean, vibrant and flawless look throughout the day, and lasts at least eight hours before a touch up is necessary. This is definitely a product I would recommend for your beauty bag!

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I use the latex sponge which comes in the packaging; it is soft and flexible and can pick up a generous amount of product with one swipe. I also use my MAC brush #134, to apply the Studio Fix when I want a sparse amount of product on my brush for a natural, radiant, flawless finish.  I was so pleased with the results of the MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation – NW45 I was wearing, as it complimented my neutral, understated makeup… and kept it on point! 

 

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MAC Brush #134

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MAC Studio Fix NW 45

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MAC Studio Fix NW45

MAC Studio Fix NW45

MAC Studio Fix NW45

 On Saturday my husband and I went out for a date night; it was such a beautiful evening! The food was extraordinary, and the service was impeccable. The Italian restaurant is tucked away by the harbor side, and is possibly one of the best kept secrets in this quaint town 60 minutes east of Toronto.  

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Vanessa and Kelvin enjoying dinner

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Vanessa Ferguson Kellman, MBA, BSc. is a MAC cosmetics Pro Member

Vanessa is Founder and Owner of Studio 67 Makeup Artistry

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My 2 Summer Favs (Lipsticks in Nude & Bold)

Hello Beautiful People!

My two summer loves – MAC Lipsticks in Blankety and Ruby Woo, they are two fabulous lipsticks.  I went from a nude fresh clean look to a bright bold look and they were so fun.

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MAC Lipstick Blankety – Nude, Soft-pink, beige (Amplified Crème)

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MAC Lipstick Ruby W00 – Bright blue red lipstick, (Retro matte)

Here’s how I created the perfect lips with these two stunning neutral and bold lipsticks.

  1.  I exfoliated my lips (I used a toothbrush to do the job!).
  2. I used the MAC Prep + Prime, which really prepared my lips for a smooth flawless application.
  3. I lined my lips using MAC Cherry lip liner with the MAC Ruby Woo lipstick, and MAC Cork lip liner to compliment my  MAC Lipstick Blankety.
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Vanessa wearing MAC Lipstick – Blankety

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Vanessa wearing MAC Lipstick – Ruby Woo

There you have it “Beautiful People!” Hope you’ve had a beautiful and fun-filled summer.  Send me a message and tell me about your two favourite summer lipsticks.

As always, thank you for supporting my blog!

Vanessa is a Makeup Artist & Etiquette Consultant

Vanessa received her Make up Artist training at the School of Professional Makeup – Toronto, ON

Vanessa is a MAC Cosmetics Pro Member

 

 

 

A Noteworthy Birthday!

Hello Beautiful People!

This year’s birthday was pretty special for me, I ended a decade of an amazing journey of true womanhood. Overall, life has been good! I have had to make a lot of lemonades with the lemons life served, but I was blessed in that decade, I accomplished so much, and more importantly, I did not have to spend one day in a hospital bed.

So, I celebrated the beauty of life, the hope of a bright future, the discovery of the fountain of youth and the blessing of good health with my husband, Kelvin; our birthdays are only two days a part. We went high in the skies of Toronto, which is symbolic of how we intend to soar in the next decade of our lives.

We dined at Canoe Restaurant, located on the 54th floor of the TD Bank Tower, at               66 Wellington Street West, just west of Bay Street on the north side. We had a splendid time! Please take a moment enjoy our birthday experience with us. Bon Appetit!

 

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Kelvin &  Vanessa at Canoe Restaurant, located on the 54th floor of the TD Bank Tower Downtown, Toronto

 

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Vanessa & Kelvin enjoying dinner at Canoe Restaurant, overlooking the city of Toronto from the 54th floor of the TD Bank Tower

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The view from the 54th floor of the TD Bank Tower – dining at Canoe Restaurant, Downtown, Toronto

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Pure delight!  Enjoying a pineapple-mint drink, I loved this combination.

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Let’s just call this “his happy drink,” just because……

 

 

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Smells delish! Albert Lamb – roasted rump, braised shoulder, curried squash and beluga lintels

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Absolutely bursting with flavours! Alberta Lamb – Roasted rump, braised shoulder, curried squash and beluga lentils

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Succulent! Artic char – Cauliflower couscous, grilled mustard greens, XO romesco sauce

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Amazing appetizer!  Haida gwaii albacore tuna crudo – sumac jelly, sweet onion slaw and black garlic tartar sauce

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Hmm….  Hmm…  Good! Pumpkin caramel cake – 100 km granola, dates and Prairie rye Chantilly

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Feeling excited about my desert! Pumpkin caramel cake

 

 

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A great ending! Niagara orchard apple pavlova – Praline cream, cranberry jam, and toasted almonds

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Thank you so much for stopping by the blog, your love and support is appreciated.  Hope you will take time out to enjoy your birthday too!  Love you Beautiful People!

Vanessa Ferguson Kellman, BSc., MBA is President and Founder of Studio 67 Makeup Artistry & The Etiquette Society

Vanessa is a MAC Cosmetics Pro Member

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