FASHION Magazine

FASHION Magazine

September 15, 2008 08:00 ET

Winners Announced in National Reporter Search

Ten new recruits join FASHION Magazine

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 15, 2008) - The fashionable public has spoken and stylish votes have been counted. FASHION Magazine is pleased to announce the ten winners of its coast-to-coast search for Canada's top fashion bloggers:



- Craig David Long, Vancouver, BC
- Bonnee McLachlan, Calgary, AB
- Dolly Magee, Edmonton, AB
- Natasha Freysteinson, Saskatoon, SK
- Sarah Blondin, Winnipeg, MB
- Heather Loney, Guelph, ON
- Connie Ng, Toronto, ON
- Magali Ould, Montreal, QC
- Amanda Bulman, Halifax, NS (with a dotted line to Charlottetown, PEI)
- Nadine LaRoche, Halifax, NS


The national quest kicked off in April 2008 with an open call for submissions, which netted hundreds of entries. Once shortlisted by the scrupulous editorial team at Canada's best read fashion magazine, the finalists were turned over to the voting public to determine which ten would blog on the style scoop from their city for one year.

"Our mission at FASHION Magazine is always to bring the world of fashion home. With the Reporter Search, that world just got a lot bigger. I'm excited about the way it allows us to reach new cities and communities in ways we never have before. And the winning bloggers all have such distinctive points of view, I think people are going to love getting to know them and hearing about their fashion adventures," said Ceri Marsh, Editor-in-Chief, FASHION Magazine.

On board as the exclusive sponsor of Reporter Search 2008 is Virgin Mobile, who is providing product to all ten winners so their fashionable scoops are just a text, call or snapshot away.

The winners are profiled in the October issue of FASHION Magazine, with their contributions at www.fashionmagazine.com. Watch for exclusive postings as the winners are assigned to cover Virgin Festival, the Calgary International Film Festival and other hot local happenings.

About FASHION Magazine

Bringing the world of fashion home to its style-conscious readers, FASHION Magazine looks at international trends, up-to-the-minute reports on what's in Canadian stores now, and expert takes on the worlds of fashion, beauty and style. With 1.9 million readers, for the fifth consecutive year FASHION is Canada's best read fashion and beauty magazine.

About St. Joseph Media

St. Joseph Media publishes Toronto Life, FASHION, Wish, Gardening Life, Weddingbells, Mariage Quebec, WHERE Canada magazines, Canadian Family, Quill & Quire and Ottawa. St. Joseph Media is a division of St. Joseph Communications, Canada's largest privately owned communications company, with four distinct business platforms: content, print, documents and media. St. Joseph Communications was named one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies in 2007.

About Virgin Mobile Canada

The Virgin Mobile group of companies has attracted more than 10 million customers worldwide. As the #1 mobile youth network, Virgin Mobile Canada's mission is to connect, entertain, and reward like nobody else. Its simpler, better deals offer customers control, flexibility, and choice to design mobile packages that truly work for them. J.D. Power and Associates ranked Virgin Mobile highest in customer satisfaction with prepaid wireless service for three years in a row (1), 91% of customers would recommend Virgin Mobile to a friend, and a 2007 independent survey confirmed that Virgin Mobile has the happiest customers of any of the national cell phone companies in Canada.

Virgin Mobile phones are available at more than 4,000 locations with top-up cards available at more than 10,000 locations nationally. Virgin Mobile products can also be purchased online at www.virginmobile.ca or by calling 1-888-999-2321.

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