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VANITY SCHOOL is in session!

After a really fantastic event (I’M SO VAIN) this past June, we have decided to team up again with ilaika, as the Creative Director for another installment of Vanity Events – VANITY SCHOOL! The first ‘semester’ is August 31st at GAFAS Optical Shop at 561 Queen Street West in Toronto ON.

July 15, 2011

ilaika & v:space studio are proud to announce VANITY SCHOOL the latest addition to the VANITY EVENTS – a series of social events focused on beauty and beauty education.

The FIRST SEMESTER of VANITY SCHOOL will take place on Wednesday AUGUST 31st 2011 at GAFAS OPTICAL SHOP, located in the heart of Queen West (561 Queen Street West) in downtown Toronto. The first semester class of VANITY SCHOOL will commence at 6pm and conclude at 9pm. “Vanity Students” will have the opportunity to learn tips and tricks from the VANITY SCHOOL FACULTY of Beauty Experts – which include hair styists, make-up artists, nailcare specialists and other beauty-related experts and companies.

The LESSON PLAN will include topics such as: “I want a PONY! Creating the perfect ponytail”, “Perfecting Falsies – How to apply strip false lashes” and “Nail Me Quick! Quick Fixes for putting your best nails forward”. Vanity Students will have the opportunity to have one-on-one consultations with the Vanity Faculty, for advice on maintenance between spa/salon appointments, specific beauty concerns, application techniques, the right tools, using the correct products and expert tricks for transforming their look from day to evening.

Located in trendy Queen West Toronto, the VANITY SCHOOL will follow in the same footsteps of “I’M SO VAIN | the vanity event”, the successful inagural event in the series of VANITY EVENTS produced by ilaika & v:space studio. GAFAS is a casual, modern lofty-type venue, where attendees can get advice directly from the experts and enjoy an evening of beauty and mingling with fellow Vanity Students.

Check out the website for more info about the event, how to become a vendor (VANITY FACULTY) and to register for the event (only $10!)


v:space holiday shopping event | for immediate release

Contact: Kimberly Valmeo
t: 647.241.7488 | e:


TORONTO, ON – Due to the current economic downturn, a new
breed of budget-conscious, “cheap + chic” shoppers will emerge
during the holiday season. Consumers will be on the hunt for gift
ideas that are big on impression, but light on their pocketbooks.

In an attempt to provide consumers with the opportunity to shop
smart, v:space studio, Toronto’s premiere social stationery design
company, will be hosting an intimate Holiday Shopping Event this
November, where all items from selected local vendors will be
priced at $25 and under.

“We understand how difficult this year has been for a lot of people
financially, and with the holiday season approaching, we knew we
had to take action…” says Kimberly Valmeo, Co-Founder of v:space
studio. “So, with the help of Ion Nicolae at Black Line Studio, and our
fabulous local vendors, we decided that we were going to develop
a ‘chic + cheap’ shopping event for holiday shoppers this year.”

On November 24th 2009, between the hours of 7-9pm, shoppers are
invited to stop by Black Line Studio at 577 King Street West, and
check out great deals from local retailers such as DaLish Cosmetics,
Tealish, Bettykiss Style, and of course, v:space studio. v:space studio
will also be debuting a limited edition accessory line by an
upcoming designer. “All I have to say is, satin bowties and tulle
headbands, all priced at $25 and under,” swoons Karen Viray,
v:space studio Co-Founder.

About v:space studio
v:space studio is a modern design studio that specializes in unique,
fun and fresh social stationery. Founders Karen Viray and Kimberly
Valmeo share diverse design backgrounds that range from digital
media and strategic branding, to interior and architectural design,
to fashion marketing and visual display. For more information,
please contact Kimberly Valmeo at


PRESS | wedding invites featured in WEDDING BELLS magazine

Our newest Wedding Invitation is featured in the current issue of WEDDING BELLS Magazine!
This signature damask print invitation will be available as part of our debut v:space studio | weddings collection. Although WE DO Custom wedding design, we have created 4 new distinct collections that will be available this January 2009. Check out the issue on stands now!