Red Carpet Don'ts and Must-Have Style Tips Will be Revealed at the ELLE Show

    First Annual Show Welcomes Coco Rocha, Steven Cojocaru and Tim Gunn

    TORONTO, April 23 /CNW/ - The first annual ELLE Show will officially open
on Friday, April 25th, 2008 at 11:00 a.m., when Supermodel Coco Rocha joins
ELLE Canada's Publisher Jacqueline Howe and Editor in Chief Rita Silvan to cut
the pink ribbon. Ms. Rocha will then share her style tips and fashion
experiences on the Main Stage. The ELLE Show runs from April 25th - 27th at
the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place in Toronto.
    For anyone who has ever wondered why one particular celebrity can never
seem to pull off the right Oscar dress, or why certain Hollywood stars always
look flawless even while grabbing groceries, celebrity fashion critic/red
carpet regular Steven Cojocaru will have the answers. Mr. Cojocaru will speak
at the show on Saturday, April 26th at 1:00 p.m. Mr. Cojocaru will dish on all
facets of celebrity style, from why there are so many red carpet faux pas to
the stars that have the best style (and the ones that don't). His seminar will
be highlighted by Hollywood beauty secrets, celebrity anecdotes, plastic
surgery secrets and his own personal fashion and beauty philosophies. The
following day, visitors will have the opportunity to learn crucial fashion
do's and don'ts from style guru Tim Gunn of Project Runway fame. Mr. Gunn's
new show, Tim Gunn's Guide to Style, recently began airing on Slice. He will
speak on Sunday, April 27th at 1:00 p.m., offering tips on wardrobe
essentials, how to shop and finding the right fit.
    The ELLE Show brings the exciting, stylish and spirited feel of ELLE
Canada to life. The show will offer a close up look at the latest trends in
fashion and beauty through innovative areas and interactive features geared to
inspire savvy fashionistas. In addition to the two celebrity seminars, show
highlights will include nine high-impact fashion shows sponsored by L'Oreal
Paris, ELLE Canada magazine, Nine West, Movado, Triumph Lingerie, Bikini
Village and Las Vegas Tourism. Fashion and beauty experts will host seminars
and demonstrations throughout the show, and fashion, accessories and beauty
exhibitors will offer attendees the opportunity to see, try and buy.
    "The ELLE brand connects with women on a very special level for fashion
inspiration, beauty and health know-how and living life with spirit and
style," says Jacqueline Howe, Vice President, Transcontinental Media and
publisher of ELLE Canada. "It is a natural extension that brings a truly
interactive event for ELLE's audience while supplying the fashion and beauty
industry with the opportunity to directly communicate live and one on one."
    The ELLE Show runs from April 25th - 27th, 2008 at the Direct Energy
Centre, 100 Princes' Boulevard, Exhibition Place. Show hours are Friday, April
25th from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 26th from 11:00 a.m. to
8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, April 27th from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tickets are
available at for $15.00 or at the show's box office for
$18.00. Student tickets are available with student ID for $12.00

    ELLE is the world's number one fashion magazine, first introduced in
France in 1945. ELLE Canada was launched in 2001. The magazine's circulation
has continued to grow; during the past two years alone total paid circulation
grew by 30%. Total audience readership as measured by the Print Measurement
Bureau in 2007 was reported at 1,595,000 per issue.

    Media note: A media preview will take place on Friday, April 25th at
10:30 a.m. To attend this preview or to receive accreditation for the show,
please contact OverCat Communications, 416.966.9970: Audrey Hyams Romoff, ext.
222 or Kristin Mills, ext. 225.
    Coco Rocha is available for interviews on Friday, April 25th in the
morning. To schedule an interview please contact OverCat Communications.

    /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available on
    the CNW Photo Network and archived at
    Additional archived images are also available on the CNW Photo Archive
    website at Images are free to accredited
    members of the media/

For further information:

For further information: OverCat Communications, (416) 966-9970, Audrey
Hyams Romoff ext. 222, Kristin Mills ext.225,,

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