Oh great, the dreaded video is out. And with it comes a list of excuses for the excessive eye-rolling and sounding like a valley girl. First of all, the primal fear in my eyes, is a result of being nervous as hell. Second of all, even though I had a few minutes to prepare what I was going to say, the words escaped me at the last second, and I was left scrambling to remember the witticisms. I also completely forgot to include “world peace” in the list of things I like. If it was on everyone’s list, the world would be a better place. And lastly, just in case you were confused, the “Chinese-Japanese” and the “Confucius” comments are not proof that I was drunk or crazy (though Mark, the cameraman certainly thought so), they were “borrowed” from the little gem below. So all in all, here’s my Yorkdale Is Me video. You are allowed to make fun of me, but only if you vote at least a 100 times. Vote for Nelia!
Sorry for being MIA for the last couple of days. Yesterday was Remembrance day here in Canada, so I enjoyed a very nice day off, free of blogging, work, or excessive Internet browsing. Instead, I went to see The Toxic Avenger last night, courtesy of le boyfriend. Still giggling about the barbershop scene. Ahh, you had to be there! Louise Pitre (in roles of Mayor, Nun, and Ma) and Daren A. Herbert (in roles of Black Dude, and a bunch of random characters – my fave was Lamas) were fantastic! I thought that the show wasn’t as good as The Evil Dead: The Musical, but it was funny and fun in its own way. If you live in Toronto, go see it while it’s still running!
But enough blabbing, the main reason for this post is explained in the photo above. Tiffany & Co designed a special Yorkdale Charm Bracelet, which will be sold for $295 at Yorkdale Mall. And the great part is that proceeds from sale will go to SickKids Foundation! Charming idea, no? Quantities are limited, so if you want to do some good, while getting some timeless bling, make sure to check it out at Yorkdale, beginning 9am on November 19th! After all, tis the season of giving!
Photo Credits: www.yorkdale.com
Print out this coupon and head on over to Yorkdale Mall in Toronto (or other malls elsewhere) to take advantage of this deal! 40% off sounds quite good in these economic times, no? Let me know if you see anything exciting. This deal is valid only till November 15th!
Photo Credits: YorkdaleStyle via Twitter
The posters for the Yorkdale is Me contest are now up at Yorkdale Mall! I really like mine, because I am actually smiling, which reflects my personality much better. Hope that the judges look at that one, instead of the one on the website. I know, it must sound quite vain, but the pic on the voting site really bugged me.
The first week of voting is almost up, and I am so very happy to be in the lead so far. There’s still 3 more weeks of voting ahead, so it’s likely that I won’t be getting much sleep this month. And while everyone has been absolutely amazing, helping me get to the top, a few special thanks are in order to the people that are helping me with my promotional efforts!
Monica of Beauty Parler wrote a cute post on her site, endorsing yours truly! Thanks so much, pretty lady!
The wonderful folks at Toronto Tourism News, also wrote an article about the contest, mentioning that I am their favorite! It means a lot, guys! Thank you!
Sharon of Backseat Stylers, a huge thanks to you as well for the support and an awesome post! Us, fashionable finance chicks need to stick together!
And last, but not least, many thanks to Fira and Capa for their help in promoting the Yorkdale is Me contest!
Thanks to all of those that are voting! Your support means so much! Truly.
So after a couple of weeks of waiting, the site is finally up! And thankfully, the dreaded video isn’t there! Phew…dodged a bullet! So guys, if you like this blog, please vote for Nelia at www.yorkdaleisme.com. I would really, really appreciate it! Not loving my photo on the site, I look a bit pissed off or something – very unlike my perky self. Oh well…what are you going to do, right? Maybe I can head on over to Yorkdale mall and draw a little smiley face on my poster? What do you think? So yeah…VOTE FOR NELIA! Because if you’re voting for me, you’re voting for World Peace!
PS. You can vote an unlimited number of times, just have to wait a couple of seconds, refresh and then click Vote Now again! You can also join my Facebook Group VOTE FOR NELIA for Yorkdale is Me (couldn’t change the title), and follow me on Twitter to see the latest updates. Thanks so much to all of you for the support!!!
Photo Credits: Property of Yorkdale.com
Ok, so now that I’ve gone and done it, I can let the cat out of the bag! Last week I’ve been shortlisted as one of the 50 finalists in the Yorkdale is Me contest! Woo-hoo! Right? WRONG! Along with today’s photo-shoot, all contestants had to record a 30-second video of themselves letting the world (Toronto) know why they should vote for them. And since public speaking has always been my kryptonite, I sounded very much like that Miss Teen USA South Carolina contestant…In my head it went something like this: “I personally believe that US Americans are unable to do so, because some people out there in our nation don’t have that, and I believe that our education like such as eh in South Africa and the Iraq everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should…our education over here in the US should help the US…or should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future.” So vote for me, yes? I now have a newfound sympathy for all of those pageant contestants. Yes, I do.
Other than the horror of being videotaped, the rest of the day was very fun and relaxing. Many thanks go out to the wonderful Yorkdale team! They made everyone feel welcome and at ease! And I’d like to especially thank the video guy, Mark, who let me re-shoot my cliched bore of a video-wreck, though my second one definitely left him puzzled (i.e. him asking me if I was sure about my little soundbite). Mission accomplished! So if you guys will be so nice as to vote for me, you might want to skip the video and go straight to the photos/write-up. Please and thank you! If, however, you do choose to view the horrid thing, you might get a few laughs out of it, or will decide to never be in front of a video-camera ever again. No need to thank me!
Will post the details of when the voting begins, as soon as I find out. Here’s hoping that the photographer Alex was right, and that he got at least one good photo from the shoot! Wish me luck and vote for me!
Do you love to shop at Yorkdale? Do you think that you, yourself, are undeniably Yorkdale? If you answered yes to those two questions, you are well on your way to becoming America’s Next Top Model! Just kidding…a star in Yorkdale’s Spring campaign! All you have to do is fill out a short questionnaire, answering a few questions, submit a pic of yourself, and hope to win the ultimate VIP shopping experience. But hurry, the deadline to submit your application is October 9th! I submitted mine already!
Each of the ten (10) finalists will receive the ultimate prize package, which includes:
- A feature role in Yorkdale’s spring 2010 ad campaign
- Fashion photo shoot with celebrity photographer Chris Nicholls
- $1,000 Yorkdale gift certificate
- A 2-hour wardrobe consultation with a member of the Yorkdale Dream Team
- Toronto Fashion Week sponsor prize package VIP access to the 2010 Spring Toronto Fashion Week shows
- One (1) “People’s Choice” Winner will have exclusive use of a reserved parking spot for one year in Yorkdale’s Office Tower Parking
- The nine (9) remaining finalists will receive Valet Parking for one year
More information on the Yorkdale Is Me website!