On PINK TARTAN, Red Carpet Treatment & A Giveaway


Photo Credit to Toronto Teacher Mom

This week I had an extraordinary experience; the opportunity to be the Fashion Correspondent for Tide as we took over their twitter account at the PINK TARTAN Fashion Show in Toronto Ontario.  To be honest, I really didn’t know what to expect.  I knew I adored the Pink Tartan line, I love all things Fashion and twitter, but beyond that, this was all new territory for me.  Let me tell you, this was a very good night!

I arrived in downtown Toronto and checked into the swanky Hotel Le Germain on Mercer.  It was perfect.  Doormen greeted me and ushered me into the sleek and quiet lobby.  I was quickly checked in, and walking the plush hallway to my room.  Number 408 was all ambient lighting, jazz filled air and a pretty little parcel just waiting to be opened!  The gift tag read with thanks from the team at P&G and Pink Tartan.  Squee! 


I have to admit I tore into that beautiful bag like a kid at Christmas,  You see inside was a piece for me to wear to that night’s Fashion show.  I made quick work of the perfect wrapping, and quickly tried on what was waiting inside, a most fabulous dress.  I might have jumped up and down and even twirled a little.  It fit perfectly!

TideTakeoverOutfitThis little number can be found at the Pink Tartan flagship store in Toronto, on-line, and at many The Bay locations across Canada.  I have to admit, not only did it fit like a dream, this beautiful designer dress was comfortable and is washable! 

After my presto chango and some hair and make-up touch-ups it was on to dinner at The Ritz.  Both the restaurant and the city of Toronto were buzzing in a very different way tonight.  I spotted Lamborghini’s and Limo’s with drivers circling the block, Paparazzi on the hunt for the perfect shot, and yes, even some celebs ambling around! The feeling in the air was positively electric!


Finally it was time for the big event!  The hour where I was handed over the reins of the @Tide account and became the correspondent on all that was happening behind the scenes.  My dinner companion’s and  I hurried to the venue, the tent at David Pecaut Square, and met with some beautiful P&G Moms, all of us truly excited to be taking in the Pink Tartan show. 


With our coveted tickets in hand, we made our way down the runway and to our seats, each seat lovingly adorned with gift bags stuffed full of Tide products.  The pace at this point was hectic.  There is a mere 15 minutes between Fashion Shows and you have got to move it to get to your assigned seats or risk losing them!  I’m thrilled to be able to see I had front row seats!  They were truly goose bump worthy! I had to pinch myself as I realized I was sitting along side true celebrities.  


Suddenly, the lights lowered, the music thumped and the models took to the runway.   One after another they came out showing off the truly stunning pieces, including these washable stunners.


Fifteen minutes of these gorgeous and timeless pieces with a flirty feel, and the show was over,  It was all flashes of beauty and grace, and I was now thoroughly in love with all things fashion show.   Far too soon, Kim Newport Mimran came out for her final bow.TideTKimBow

Myself and the other P&G Moms were invited to dash backstage for a quick meet and greet with the designer herself, Kim Newport Mimran.  She was warm, welcoming and even accommodated questions amid the frenzy of her post runway show.  Kim clearly has Mom’s in mind when she designs her washable collection.  She knows we are busy, want quality pieces that will wear well, and clean up in a hurry.  She has created a line that appeals to fashion forward women on the go.  Quality nor style is ever sacrificed, and each and every piece is stunning all on it’s own. 


Following our meet and greet we dashed to the rain to our waiting cars and headed to 77 Yorkville, Pink Tartan’s flagship store, for the after party!  Cocktails, clothing and smiles all around as Kim mingled with the crowd congratulating her on her gorgeous new Spring Line.  Such a gracious hostess.  I also have to mention I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Joe Fresh.  Equally as warm and charming!


This was one of those nights I will never forget. An opportunity for a behind the scenes peek of a Fashion Show and the chance to interview a designer I admire.  Pink Tartan with it’s washable wear collection is one every modern day woman should watch out for.  

As if the excitement of the PINK TARTAN Fashion Show wasn’t enough, I have even more good news!  I am able to offer one of my Canadian readers a Gift Bag just like all the attendee’s of the Fashion Show received!!  This gift will include:

  • 2 Tide Pods 
  • 2 Downy Infusions (One would be the new Cashmere Glow)
  • 2 Downy Unstopables (One would be the new Cashmere Glow!)


A $72.00 dollar value!  To enter please use the Rafflecopter form provided below.  Open to Canada only.  Ends November 8th.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure:   I am a P&Gmom As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my ownBy entering this contest you are accepting that if you win your contact information will be shared with a P&G PR and shipping agency for the purpose of mailing your prize. Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize.


  1. Victoria Ess says:

    I haven’t heard of Pink Tartan, but I think cute, fabulous designer clothing that is hassle-free to wash is AMAZING! Almosttt as amazing as you look in that dress, Stephanie!

  2. No I have not heard of Pink Tartan. I love that designer clothing is washable. I don’t like any clothes that you can’t just throw in the washer in dryer.

  3. Liked your facebook post about this giveaway

  4. heather baker says:

    I have never heard of it but think it is very cool that it is all machine washable.

  5. I hadn’t heard of PINK TARTAN until I saw it on twitter during the event 🙂 I love that the clothing is washable! That’s one thing that makes me more apt to purchase – that I don’t have to take it to the dry cleaners. 🙂

  6. I was a big fan of Pink Tartan before but love that it is easy care and easy wear! In general I try not to buy if I can’t wash and wear.

  7. Amy Brown says:

    I hadn’t heard about Pink Tartan until I saw your posts on Instagram! I love the option to wash and wear, what a time and money saver for women!

  8. Rachelle Douglas says:

    Amazing review! Beautiful clothes! Will definitely be checking them out!

  9. Awesome review & giveaway. I personally have never heard of PINK TARTAN. I love that concept of them being machine washable and require easy care. Quite brilliant!!

  10. Never heard PINK TARTAN but really excited! 🙂

  11. have not heard of pink tartan until now! seems wonderful!

  12. Love the dress you wore!

  13. Judy C (Cowan) says:

    I have only heard about Pink Tartan because of following your posts. Love the idea of designer dresses that are washable! Love the dress that you wore!

  14. Love, love, love Pink Tartan. Interesting to see they may be targeting moms.

  15. I have never heard of Pink Tartan, but thanks to your post I am now aware of another fabulous line and designer. My fav….the dress you wore AND the first one of your runway pictures. I see one of these in my future!

  16. Christina D says:

    I have heard of Pink Tartan before and I love the fabric

  17. I haven’t heard of Pink Tartan. I was introduced to it through your blog. I love that this line of clothing is washable!

  18. Cheryl (@loucheryl) says:

    I LOVE Pink Tartan! Your dress was FAB! I love that it’s now washable. I can’t wait to go shopping!

  19. I have heard of it and am a big fan of Pink Tartan!

  20. I have heard of Pink Tartan. Beautiful clothes!

  21. I have heard of them and seen their stuff.

  22. I’ve heard of Pink Tartan and I’m all about beautiful clothes that are easy to wash!

  23. I hadn’t but they are gorgeous!

  24. debbie jackson says:

    I had not heard of them, but I like them now.

  25. I haven’t heard of Pink Tartan before this.

  26. I have never heard of pink Tartan. however i love that everything is washable and stylish.

  27. No I have never heard about it before

  28. LILLIAN BROWN says:

    No I have not heard of Pink Tartan. I love that designer clothing is washable….it looks so expensive.

  29. I absolutely loved all of her dresses and need to head back to Yorkville to actually try them on. You looked amazing in the black and white dress!

  30. I haven’t heard of Pink Tartan, but I do LOVE clothes at are washable. I hate spending a fortune and then realize that I will have to spend even more just to dry clean them.

  31. I’ve shopped Pink Tarten at The Bay for the past few years, I love their stuff!

  32. What a fantastic inside look at fashion week. I had no idea the shows run that close and that fast! Beautiful Stephanie…inside and out!

  33. I haven’t heard of Pink Tartan but think you look fab in it 🙂

  34. I have not! This is a great concept though and great for real women

  35. jeannine s says:

    I have never heard of them but they sound great

  36. Heather T says:

    Of course I’ve heard of Pink Tartan! She and her husband are such a power team of amazing design. Washable designer clothing makes that much more accessible. So great!

  37. Love Love Love Pink Tartan! Your dress was a beauty.

  38. LOVE Pink Tartan!

  39. I have not

  40. Yes I love Pink Tartan and own my splurge of a pair of PT riding pant ponte pants. They are definitely onto something with washable designer clothing. Just because you can afford designer doesn’t mean you want to dedicate more of your monthly disposable income to dry cleaning. I’d be happy to never again visit the dry cleaners!

  41. new to me – sounds like a great idea. thanks

  42. I have not heard of Pink Tartan but I love the idea of washable designer clothing!

  43. Yay for saving trips to the dry cleaner!

  44. Yes, I have heard of Pink Tartan. I have never seen the clothes until now. thanks for the review!!

  45. I had never heard of Pink Tartan before this pos1tq

  46. Let me tell you, you rocked that dress like nobody’s business! Love seeing all the hard work you do get noticed! 🙂

  47. I have not heard of them, but it sounds like a good idea!

  48. Angela Mitchell says:

    I have heard of Pink Tartan! And it makes sense that designer clothing should be washable.

  49. Vickie Cheung says:

    Love Pink Tartan but too expensive for me to afford. But if I do buy a designer clothing, I would love to be able to wash at home so I won’t need spend more money for dry clean 🙂

  50. first time on your site. thanks for introducing pink tartan!

  51. Sunshine G says:

    Fashion that’s washable? Brilliant!

  52. Holly Messana says:

    I had never heard of it before, but amazing that you can own something nice that can also be washed

  53. Holly Messana says:

    Liked and shared on facebook

  54. Jenness Mills says:

    I haven’t heard of Pink Tartan but I LOVE that dress!

  55. Such a great idea – no dry cleaning required!

  56. No I have not heard about this…but what a fabulous idea!!

  57. Melinda L. says:

    I have not heard of Pink Tartan. I love the idea of designer outfits that are washable, saves the hassle and dry cleaning bill 🙂

  58. I’ve only heard about it on Twitter. Washable designer clothing sounds fabulous!

  59. Sandy Trojansek says:

    I am addicted to Tide Pods! Great contest!

  60. Sandy Trojansek says:

    I’m addicted to Tide pods! Great contest!!

  61. SueSueper Sue says:

    I have not heard of PINK TARTAN. I think it’s great to have designer clothes that can be washed! I avoid buying dry clean only stuff and try to stay away from hang to dry only as well.

  62. lisa bolduc says:

    I have never heard of it before. I love the idea that they can be washed.

  63. I’ve never heard of Pink Tartan before but regardless washable designer clothes is a great idea!

  64. Karla Sceviour says:

    no,I have never heard of it before,but really great that brand name clothing can be truely washable,so convenient!

  65. Karla Sceviour says:

    I liked the facebook post(Karla Sceviour)

  66. I have heard the name but know nothing about Pink Tartan – I love that that they are washable!

  67. Had never heard of them before but this is something I have always wanted to be available.

  68. Brenda Penton says:

    I’ve never heard of Pink Tartan. Washable is totally up my alley since my town doesn’t have a dry cleaner and I’d have to travel an hour to get dry cleaning done.

  69. Julie Bolduc says:

    I haven’t heard of Pink Tartan, but sounds awesome

  70. Never heard of it until now

  71. nicolthepickle says:

    I hadn’t heard of Pink Tartan, but I think your little dress is so cute!

  72. Belinda McNabb says:

    I have not heard of pink tartan but washable designer clothes would be awesome

  73. I have never heard of Pink Tartan until reading it here. Washable designer clothes would be interesting.

  74. Tammy Dalley says:

    I haven’t heard of Pink Tartan before now

  75. Tammy Dalley says:
  76. penny1029 says:

    never heard of it b4 now however the clothung sounds and looks amazing

  77. Tammy Dalley says:
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  79. roger simmons says:

    Never heard of Pink Tartan, but any fashion clothing that can be washed is great.

  80. Tammy Dalley says:
  81. I have no heard of this before

  82. I’ve never heard of it and I think it’s great that you can wash great fashion!

  83. Tammy Dalley says:
  84. I hadn’t heard about Pink Tartan but love the fact that the designer clothes can be washed at home!

  85. Sarah Stickney says:

    i’m very interested

  86. Tammy Dalley says:
  87. I have not heard of PINK TARTAN and I think that designer clothing that is washable is amazing because I do not need to take it to the dry cleaner…bonus!

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