It’s official!! Ed Sheeran will be co-hosting the 2015 MMVAs! Much Music is gearing up for what will an amazing and unforgettable night!

After performing at the MMVAs for the past 3 years, he is excited to be on the other side of things this time around!

“Canada, can’t wait to come back for my fourth MMVAs,” says Ed. “I’m thrilled they (Much) asked me to host this year. I hope this isn’t an early April Fool’s joke.”

We can’t wait for him to take the stage on Sunday June 21st… don’t miss out!

Another Juno awards just goes to show how awesome Canada is!

Vocab had so much fun attending the awards show on Sunday March 15th with our client and Juno winner, Manic Drive. Just like previous winners in the same category, (Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year), they are so grateful to be Canadian and overwhelmed with the amount of love and support they received from the Junos and from their fans. Congrats guys!

The night was filled with memorable performances including the energetic opening from Hedley, the 80′s groove from Breakthrough Artist winner, Keisza, and the small town band mates turned rock stars – The Arkells (who also took home a Juno for Best Rock Album of the Year).

Oh, and Alanis Morissette was there to remind us she still knows exactly how to steal a show! – Canada’s favorite hippy princess sang a powerful medley of her best hits… Uninvited, You Oughta Know, and Thank You. She was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and gave a moving speech focusing her gratitude on this great country, and her experience of “being famous” … saying:

“I took advantage of the cloth from which I was cut and continued to tell stories and feel so touched by how people interpret my songs.”

The musical build up throughout the night was intense – good vibes were definitely spread across First Ontario Centre in Hamilton, and everyone was excited to find out who would be named Artist of the Year.

Annnnnd the Juno goes to…. THE WEEKEND! His hair may be crazy, but his smile is contagious and his speech was adorable:

“Um, I’d like to thank the Junos of course,” he said, checking the mic to make sure it was on. “I want to thank Canada man, thank you guys. I wouldn’t be here without you. Thank you." 

Here are some awesome moments in photographs: 

http://www.junos.ctv.ca/2015-juno-highlights/

Until next year, Junos! 

Paris Fashion Week 2015 was really really ridiculously good looking this year!

The show made headlines immediately after Zoolander characters Derek and Hansel appeared on the Valentino runway show. Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson channeled their male model roles and strutted their stuff to announce the release of Zoolander 2! This is the first promotional stunt for the sequel, due out in February 2016.

Finally…  Blue Steel is back!

Just like they would in the movie, the two delivered the ultimate runway walk-off, but this time wearing custom Valentino, and accompanied by their infamous pouts and lip pursing. They remained in full character throughout the show, with Derek Zoolander appearing in a dark electric blue suit-and-tie ensemble with a navy trenchcoat. Hansel was sporting shaggy long blond locks, strutted in a shiny light blue pajama print outfit with blindingly white sneakers, topped off with an eggshell blue trench coat. So hott right now!

The show ended with Derek stealing an audience member’s phone while he was snapchatting the commotion, and continued down the runway performing his “blue steel” face for viewers. They even filmed behind the scenes footage backstage at the show, including taking selfies with Cara Delevingne and shooting an interview with Vogue’s Anna Wintour using a GoPro camera!

Way to “steel” the show guys.

This year, Toronto Men’s Fashion Week (TOMFW) aimed to stand out against its female competition which is shown at larger global fashion weeks like Paris, New York, Milan and London. College park (444 Yonge st.) played host for three nights to major Canadian designers, retailers, buyers, and fashion moguls. 

From celebrities to fashion bloggers, there wasn’t a dry seat in the house. The unique style that was brought to the runway definitely made a lasting impression in Toronto’s fashion industry, giving larger clothing brands more a reason to start catering to both women and men. This year’s shows featured many Canadian designers such as the bold Garrison Bespoke, the heavy detailed Kollar Clothing, and the always dapper Christopher Bates. From crisp tailored suits to edgy streetwear, there was a seriously stylish vibe on the runway this year. 

VOCAB was present at one of the final shows on Friday, February 27th, Pedram Karimi. The atmosphere was dark, and the build up was intense. Then, Pedram surprised us with what turned out to be a series of pastel hues, vivid tones and bright contrasting colours. His middle eastern inspired line presented unisex garments (modeled by both genders), and definitely set the crop top bar a lot higher, no longer raising the question of whether or not guys should be allowed to show off their mid drift. The international style proved very interesting to Toronto and lead to a standing ovation for Pedram.

Until next year, TOMFW!