MCM sponsored the Daily Front Row’s fourth annual Los Angeles Fashion Awards and VIP After Party highlighting the brand’s largest philanthropic partnership with (RED), held at the iconic The Beverly Hills Hotel on Sunday, April 8th with the award show seated in the Crystal Ballroom and the after party located directly above at Bar Nineteen 12.Paris Hilton at MCM x (RED) Daily Front Row FLA After PartyCredit/Copyright: Hannah Turner-Harts/Daily Front RowHosted by Derek Blasberg, the award show honors celebrities, stylists, designers and emerging talent including Emily Ratajkowski, Jen Atkin, Jeremy Scott, Phillip Plein, Kate Young, Wendi & Nicole Ferreira, Jamie Mizrahi, Cami Morrone, Alexi Lubomirski and Stuart Vevers whose awards were presented by notable industry colleagues such as Nicole Richie, Paris Jackson, Kris Jenner, Rowan Blanchard, Sebastian Feana, Trey Laird and more. Both the awards and VIP after party were filled with A-list talent and industry insiders such as Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, Francis Bean Cobain, Paris Hilton, Tommy Hilfiger, Jhene Aiko, Joel Madden, Leona Lewis, Normani, Serayah, George Kotsiopoulos, Marianna Hewitt, Caroline Vreeland, Johannes Huebl, Cordell Broadus, EJ Johnson, Suede Brooks, Erin Foster, Erika Costell, Charlotte MicKinney, Charlie Plummer, Joey King, Kiersey Clemons, Sarunas Jackson, Lisa Rinna, Nicole Williams, Shaun Ross, Tessa Brooks, Zara Larsson and more.Caroline Vreeland and Caroline Daur at MCM x (RED) Daily Front Row FLA After PartyCredit/Copyright: Hannah Turner-Harts/Daily Front RowParty-goers enjoyed music by DJ Illanoise (Raphael Woods) while raising awareness for the MCM x (RED) philanthropic partnership by posing for multiple photo moments with the larger than life MCM Visetos Bear wearing MCM x (RED) accessories, the interactive MCM animal doll installation as well as the MCM heritage travel trunk display. Guests also tried out the new MCM x WizPak exclusive backpack style with built-in BlueTooth speakers while enjoying festive cocktails and tasty treats throughout the evening.
Brittany HobsonAPTN NewsIt was a flurry of photographs and hugs as dozens of proud fans greeted Brigette Lacquette at the Winnipeg airport on Monday night.A day after the closing ceremonies at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Lacquette arrived home from her award-winning performance with Canada’s women’s hockey team.Lacquette said she expected a few family and friends to meet her, but was surprised to see otherwise.“I was warned, but I didn’t realize how many people were going to be here,” she told reporters. “It was definitely very special for me.”The 25-year-old defence player brings home a silver medal after an upset 3-2 shootout loss to Team USA on Feb. 22.Reflecting on the loss, Lacquette said it was a tough pill to swallow.“We left it all out there,” she said. “Obviously it was very tough not to come back with the gold.”Despite the loss Lacquette said playing in the Olympics was a ‘dream come true.’ Originally from the small community of Mallard, Man. Lacquette made history as the first First Nations woman to play for Canada’s Olympic hockey team.An accomplishment she doesn’t take lightly.“I feel like I’ve opened a lot of doors,” said Lacquette. “I feel like I’m that person, that role model for young girls across Canada [who] come from remote communities to be like, ‘you know what I can do that. I can do what Brigette did.’”Kurtia Yetman is one of the many young girls who call Lacquette a role model. The 11-year-old, originally from the northern Manitoba community of Nelson House, has her eyes set on a few prizes, and says it’s all thanks to Lacquette.“She’s my inspiration,” said Yetman. “I want to be on Team Canada. I want to be the second First Nations woman to play on Team Canada’s women’s team.”In the meantime, Yetman was happy to get a hug and take a photo with Lacquette.Lacquette’s parents were also on hand for the homecoming. Both her mother and father had to chance to travel to South Korea to watch their daughter play. Her father says the last month has been a whirlwind.“It’s so hard mentally, emotionally and physically,” said Terance Lacquette.“Just to have her home and relax for the next couple of days is going to be good for her and good for the family as well.”