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#ThisIsMyGlamour18 – A Day of Glamour & Inspiration

Culture & Lifestyle May 12, 2018

The ANOKHI Prestige Experience (T.A.P.E)’s #ThisIsMyGlamour18 event took place on Sunday, May 6th to a packed house of a great mix of industry professionals, who enjoyed a day of fun networking along with inspirational chats, panel discussions, and delicious lunch and snacks throughout the day.

The lovely spring weather acted as the cherry on top of the spectacular panoramic city and lake views of Toronto at the Globe and Mail Centre, as the guests took snacks and beverages out onto the terrace to enjoy the sun. DJ Fizza kept the guests entertained with her beats, as they sampled scrumptious samosas and milk cakes at the Brar Desserts booth, along with a wide variety of delicious mocktails by Rubicon Exotic. Sherni’s Sauces’ sampling bar had the guests returning for more.

L: Sherni’s Sauces | M: Rubicon Exotic | R: Brar’s Desserts

The Toronto Fashion Academy and Pretty Woman Cosmetics hosted a glam bar and gave some guests wonderful hair and make-up touch-ups for their photo ops at the ANOKHI media wall, as well as the photobooth on site by XOXO Booth.

Clockwise: XoXo Photo Booth, Pretty Woman Cosmetics, Toronto Fashion Academy (TFA)

New York based fashion designer Allia Qureshi Atelier launched her new collection in Canada at this event, with a few of her bespoke ethnic ensembles. To see more from this collection, please visit:

Allia Qureshi Atelier

#ThisIsMyGlamour18 was also the global book launch venue for award winning actress, author & speaker, Sheetal Sheth. Always Anjali received a great audience response, where her signed copies were sold out by the end of the day. To purchase copies of the book, please click HERE.

Award-winning, lecturing professor & author Dr. Renu Persaud’s Toronto launch of her book – The Mastery Of You, a self-help book dedicated to helping the reader develop inner confidence – also received great interest from the attendees. To purchase copies of the book, please click HERE.

L: Sheetal Sheth | R: Dr. Renu Persaud

The program started with ANOKHI MEDIA’s CEO Raj Girn hosting an exclusive and candid celebrity fireside chat with actress and author, Sheetal Sheth (brought to you by Bharat Babies), who discussed her inspiration behind writing the book Always Anjali, and answered audience questions regarding her experience as an Indian actor in Hollywood.

Dr. Renu Persaud delivered an inspirational spotlight talk with a reading of her book, The Mastery Of You, to great applause.

L: Celebrity OPEN CHEST Fireside Chat with Sheetal Sheth | R: Spotlight Talk By Dr. Renu Persaud

A fun and interactive presentation was next on the agenda by the ANOKHI Magazine team, titled “What’s Hot This Season?” Pt. 1, hosted by Editor-In-Chief Hina P. Ansari and presented by ANOKHI’s resident fashion expert, Tessa Johnson. The ladies discussed their favourite Western and Indian designers and trends of the season, and how we can incorporate them into our daily wardrobe.

L-R: Hina P. Ansari & Tessa Johnson

A mouth-watering lunch along with Rubicon’s mocktails against the backdrop of the Toronto skyline proved to be a great break.

With her fun and quirky presence, CP24’s Pooja Handa hosted the panel “The Business of Glamour” featuring style influencer The Sandy Lion, beauty influencer Hemali Mistry, fashion & branding lawyer Ashlee Froese and Desi drag queen Manghoe Lassi, where they discussed the nitty gritties of their respective brands, and answered audience questions on how to survive the glamour industry as a business.

Award-winning celebrity & fame expert, author, media personality Dr. Samita Nandy delivered a thought-provoking and poignant keynote speech titled “Glamour & Celebrity Activism”, brought to you by the Centre For Media & Celebrity Studies.

L: Expert/Influencer Panel Discussion Hosted By Pooja Handa, Featuring The Sandy Lion, Hemali Mistry, Ashele Froese, Manghoe Lassi | R: Keynot Address By Dr. Samita Nandy

Finishing up the program was Part 2 of ANOKHI Magazine’s interactive “What’s Hot This Season?” segment, where Hina P. Ansari was joined by ANOKHI’s men’s fashion expert, Harjas Singh for the presentation.

Few of our wonderful sponsors had provided us with some amazing raffle gifts, that were handed out to some lucky recipients throughout the course of the event. Our sponsored raffles totaled a whopping 14 giveaways, with a total value of over $3,500 which our attendees got to win. Not to mention each attendee left with a bustling sponsored gift bag with a total value of $500.

Raffle Gifts & Attendee Gift Bags Galore!

And ofcourse, the event was covered by: ANOKHI Pulse TV at the media wall, ANOKHI Spotlight TV throughout the venue, Open Chest TV during the celebrity fireside chat with Sheetal Sheth, ANOKHI MEDIA Facebook Live for bits and pieces across the board, and Ethnic Channels, with a few other select media outlets also present.

For those who were unable to attend due to the event being sold out, snippets of it was streamed live on ANOKHI MEDIA’s Facebook page, which can be see here:

We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank our wonderful sponsors for their invaluable support of #ThisIsMyGlamour18! Check them out below, and click on the links to find out more about who they are:

Event Host: The ANOKHI PRESTIGE Experience (T.A.P.E)
Venue Partner: The Globe and Mail Centre
Preferred Hotel Partner: Pantages Hotel Downtown Toronto
Celebrity Fireside Chat Brought To You By: Bharat Babies
Keynote Speech Brought To You By: Centre For Media & Celebrity Studies (CMCS)
Spotlight Talk Brought To You By: The Mastery of You
Featured Drink & Mocktail Bar: Rubicon Exotic
Snack Bar: Brar Desserts
Sampling Bar: Sherni’s Sauces
Bespoke Boutique: Allia Qureshi Atelier
Glamour Bar: Toronto Fashion AcademyPretty Woman Cosmetics
Photo Booth: XOXO Booth
Raffle, Speakers + Attendees Gift Bags: Cake O Licious, Design.Me Hair, L’Oréal Paris, Pretty Woman Cosmetics, Rubicon Exotic, Shanalina, Shea Moisture, Ton Cosmetics, Vasanti Cosmetics
Raffle: Styleworthy
Branding Partner: AnEntity Inc
Media Partner: Ethnic Channels Group
Promotional Partners: Besharam, Sapna Toronto, Toronto Sikh Professionals

Don’t forget to share your photos and check out your photos under the hashtags: #TAPE18 #AnokhiPresige18 #ThisIsMyGlamour18


Farah Khan

Farah Khan


Farah joined ANOKHI LIFE while finishing up her degree in English Literature and Writing at the University of Toronto. Her position since then has expanded across all departments, everything from office administration and corporate affairs, to ANOKHI's online presence and events. . .