CONTEST ALERT: ARDENE x BARBIE™ x RETHINK


We've paired up with Barbie to create a super cute socially conscious collection, and with that - of course - comes a contest! Proceeds of the Ardene x Barbie collection will go to Rethink Breast Cancer.

Here's how you can win
1. Follow @Ardene on Insta.
2. Once on Insta, regram this Barbie pic:
3. Then use #ARDENEXBARBIE for the chance to win a $250 gift card + a $250 donation to the Rethink Breast Cancer made in your name ... AND a Barbie prize pack ($125 value)!

1 entry/person. 

Hurry! The contest ends on October 2nd at 11:59pm. The winner will be announced in the comments section on Insta on October 3rd at around 4pm.

Aaaaand because we love you, here's a peek at the Barbie Lookbook:




xo, Ardene
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ARDENE X BARBIE CONTEST RULES AND REGS # 20-16517-28
The ARDENE X BARBIE CONTEST begins on October 1st, 2016 at 12 p.m. (EST) and ends on October 2nd, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. (EST) (the “Promotion Period”). This Contest is sponsored by Arden Holdings Inc. (“Ardene”) (the “Sponsor”). This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or associated with Instagram. By participating in this Contest, you are effectively releasing and forever discharging Instagram from any and all claims, demands, actions, damages, liabilities, costs, losses and expenses arising out of, or in connection with, the Contest. This Contest is open to legal residents of Canada and USA who are thirteen (13) years of age or older at time of entry and who are physically residing in Canada and the Continental USA. Employees of the Ardene brand are not eligible to enter nor are any persons with whom they are domiciled. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, and local laws and regulations.

HOW TO ENTER: Participants must have a public Instagram account during the contest period. There’s one (1) grand prize to be won. 1 entry per person. There are two (2) ways to enter.
1.  
1.Follow @Ardene on Instagram http://www.instagram.com/ardene
2.Regram the BARBIE Instagram post that will be shared on October 1st at 12 p.m. (EST).
3.#ARDENEXBARBIE for the chance to win a $250 gift card, a $250 donation to Rethink Breast Cancer made in your name + a Barbie prize pack. ($125 total value)
2.
               1.          You can also enter our ARDENE X BARBIE CONTEST by mailing the printed Barbie picture that will be shared on our Instagram http://www.instagram.com/ardene on October 1st, 2016 at around 12 p.m. (EST) to our head office at 2575 boul. Pitfield, Montreal (Québec) H4S 1W8, to the attention of #ARDENEXBARBIE Marketing. Please include your full name, complete address and phone number.
PRIZE RETAIL VALUE: There will be one (1) grand prize winner: total value of $625; a $250 gift card, a $250 donation to Rethink Breast Cancer made in the name of the winner and a Barbie prize pack (total value of $125).
WINNER NOTIFICATION PROCESS: Ardene, in their sole discretion, will select the winner based on the overall look and feel that best represents Ardene. The winner will be contacted via direct message on Instagram and announced on October 3rd, 2016 at 4 p.m. (EST) on Instagram http://www.instagram.com/ardene.
If the winner cannot be reached or does not claim his/her prize after two (2) days or 48 hours, another winner may or may not be selected, at Ardene’s sole discretion. “Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux of Quebec for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.”

BARBIE © Mattel. All Rights Reserved. Tous droits réservés. 




ALERTE CONCOURS : ARDENE x BARBIE™ x RETHINK



On a collaboré avec Barbie™ afin de créer une collection super impliquée socialement et bien sûr, un concours ! Les profits de la collection Ardène x Barbie™ iront à la fondation Rethink Breast Cancer.

Voici comment participer
1. Suis @Ardene sur Insta.

2. Une fois sur Insta, regramme cette photo de Barbie™ :

3. Ensuite, utilise #ARDENEXBARBIE pour courir la chance de gagner une carte-cadeau de 250 $ + un don de 250 $ à ton nom pour la fondation Rethink Breast Cancer... ET un ensemble cadeau de Barbie™ (d'une valeur de 125 $) !

1 entrée/personne.

Fais vite ! Le concours se termine le 2 octobre à 23h59. Le gagnant sera annoncé dans les commentaires sur Insta le 3 octobre vers 16h.

Aussi !! Parce qu'on t'aime, voici un aperçu du lookbook de Barbie™ :




xo,
Ardène

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RÈGLEMENTS DU CONCOURS ARDENE X BARBIE™ 20-16517-28
Le Concours ARDENE X BARBIE™ débute le 1 octobre 2016 à 12 H 00 (HNE) et se termine le 2 octobre 2016 à 23 H 59 (HNE) (la « période de promotion »). Ce Concours est commandité par Les Placements Arden Inc. (Ardène) (le « Commanditaire »). Ce Concours n'est en aucun cas commandité, associé ou endossé par Instagram. En participant à ce Concours, le participant dégage Instagram de toute responsabilité, réclamation, action ou base d'action découlant des dommages, dépenses, coûts et pertes qu'il ou elle pourrait subir en raison du ou lié au Concours. Ce Concours est ouvert aux résidents légaux du Canada et des États-Unis qui ont treize (13) ans ou plus et qui résident physiquement au Canada ou aux États-Unis continental. Les employés de la marque Ardène ne sont pas éligibles à participer, ainsi que toute personne partageant un domicile avec l'employé en question. Toute loi et régulation fédéral, provincial, d'état, ou local applicable s'appliquent à ce concours.

COMMENT PARTICIPER : Le participant doit avoir un compte Instagram public durant la période du Concours. Il y a un (1) grand prix à gagner. 1 inscription par personne. Il y a deux (2) façons de participer.

1. 
1. Suis @Ardene sur Instagram http://www.instagram.com/ardene
2. Regramme le post de BARBIE™ qui sera partagé sur notre compte Instagram le 1 octobre 2016 à 12 H 00 (HNE)
3. #ARDENEXBARBIE™ pour la chance de gagner une carte-cadeau de 250 $, un don de 250 $ à Rethink Breast Cancer en ton nom et un prix Barbie™ d’une valeur de 125 $.
2.
               1. Tu peux aussi participer au concours ARDENE X BARBIE™ en envoyant par la poste une photocopie du post BARBIE™ sur notre Instagram au bureau chef d'Ardène au 2575, boul. Pitfield, Montréal, QC  H4S 1W8, à l'attention de #ARDENEXBARBIE Marketing. N'oublie pas d'inclure ton nom complet, ton adresse complète et ton numéro de téléphone.
VALEUR DU PRIX AU DÉTAIL : Il y aura un(e) (1) gagnant(e) du grand prix : valeur totale de 625 $ : une carte-cadeau de 250 $, un don de 250 $ à Rethink Breast Cancer fait en ton nom d’un prix cadeau Barbie™ d’une valeur totale de 125 $.
PROCESSUS DE NOTIFICATION DU GAGNANT(E) : Ardène, à sa seule discrétion, choisira le ou la gagnant(e) selon celle qui représente mieux Ardène. Le ou la gagnant(e) sera contacté(e) par message direct sur Instagram et annoncé(e) le 3 octobre vers 16 H 00 (HNE) sur Instagram http://www.instagram.com/ardene.

Le ou la gagnant(e) a deux (2) jours (48 heures) pour réclamer son prix. Ardène n'est pas responsable pour l'information incorrecte, incomplète ou manquante. Il est à la discrétion d'Ardène de choisir un nouveau gagnant ou pas de gagnant du tout si le temps alloué de 48 h n'est pas respecté ou si toutes les exigences ne sont pas respectées. « Un différend quant à l'organisation ou à la conduite d'un concours publicitaire peut être soumis à la Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux afin qu'il soit tranché. Un différend quant à l'attribution d'un prix peut être soumis à la Régie uniquement aux fins d'une intervention pour tenter de le régler. »

BARBIE © Mattel. All Rights Reserved. Tous droits réservés.

WHAT TO WATCH ON NETFLIX THIS OCTOBER

Now is the perfect time of year to consume all the movies and TV Netflix has to offer. Unfortunately, since Netflix has like a million titles all at once, it’s easy to get lost among the flops and razzie-award winning D-listers.

That's why we did a little homework from the couch, just for you.

Below are 5 Netflix gems to watch this October, guaranteed to entertain the whole squad.    

MASCOTS – NETFLIX ORIGINAL 
A bunch of mascots compete to win the title of World's Best Mascot. One word: lol.

THE GET DOWN
A drama about the rise of Hip Hop in the late 1970s. As expected, Baz Lhurmann and Grandmaster Flash slay the aesthetic and musical style.

TALLULAH
If you wanna get your drama fix, this movie is it. Actress Ellen Page may or may not steal a baby from a neglectful mom.

HATERS BACK OFF! – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
This Netflix original series chronicles the life of a super untalented YouTube star with wayyy too much confidence.

MARVEL'S LUKE CAGE
An ex-con with lots of muscles fights to save his neighborhood. He can join our squad any time.

Also as a huge bonus, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is set to come out on November 25. Get ready by watching all 7 seasons of the original series on Netflix.  

So grab those snacks, cuddle with your nearest dog/friend/slippers, and prepare to binge watch like a boss... these are prime Netflix watching days we have ahead of us.

xo, Ardene


MUSIC MONDAY: GIRL CRUSH AURORA


Meet our latest girl crush, Norwegian singer songwriter, Aurora. We were first introduced to her music in 2015 when she released her album, Running With the Wolves. In 2016, she released a second album, All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend.

When we saw her next-level performance at Osheaga this year, we were hooked.

A photo posted by AURORA (@auroramusic) on

Aurora (who describes herself as a "creature from the Northern land" on Insta) is totally obsession worthy. Her style, her ethereal music, and her beautiful vibe are all perfect.

Check out Aurora here:


Follow us on Spotify!

xo, Ardene

HOST A FALL SÉANCE FOR GOOD VIBES


Yesterday was the first day of Fall, and it pretty much announced itself with a drop in temperature, some wind and some rain. We're not complaining though. It's the perfect weather to layer up in sweaters and hang with our people.

Instead of going the old Netflix and snacks route to celebrate the Fall Equinox, though, we decided to welcome the season by getting in touch with our witchy sides. Autumn energy can be a little spooky, but in a good way, you know?

So we held a séance to invoke good vibes and set positive intentions for the season to come. Think of it as yoga for your mystical self.


HERE’S HOW YOU CAN DO IT:

- Choose your circle (aka your girls). Somewhere between 4 and 12 people is perfect.
- Set the mood. Candles, glitter, crystals, low lighting.
- Start with some meditative breathing.
- Go around the circle and tell each other your positive intentions for the next few months.
- Seal the deal by eating snacks.

Ok, obviously, you don’t have to conduct a legit séance or even believe in spirits. But it's a fun way to step into the new season. Plus, candlelit pics are super 'grammable.

Witch, please. 

xo, Ardene

BEHIND THE SCENES: MEET THE A.C.W. BABES AT WORK

ICYMI, we have a brand new collection: A.C.W.

Around the office, our girls have been describing it as "fashion meets the real world in the most un-boring way ever". We've been so impressed that we decided to ask a few leading ladies how they feel about this brilliant new stuff. 

These inspiring office babes rep some of the epic talent we have here at headquarters. They’ve helped design, source, create, plan, style, photograph and ‘gram the A.C.W. collection all the way into our closets.

Find out from them what it really means to have #outfitgoals. 







A huge thanks to our hq gang for letting us snap their pics!

Follow @ardene on the 'gram for more fun stuff. 

xo, Ardene




DANS LES COULISSES : VOICI LA GANG DE A.C.W. AU TRAVAIL


PSST... on a une toute nouvelle collection : A.C.W.

Au bureau, nos filles ont décrit la collection comme étant "la chose la plus excitante depuis le cuir végan." On est tellement impressionné par la collection qu'on a demandé aux filles en tête des départements comment elles se sentaient.

Ces filles du bureau chef qui s'inspirent sans arrêt sont juste certaines parmi tant avec un talent inouï pour les tendances. Elles ont contribué au design, à sourcer, à créer, à planifier, à styler, à photographier et à Instagrammer la collection A.C.W. jusque dans nos garde-robes.

Découvre ce qu'elles veulent dire à propos des #outfitgoals.







Un gros merci à notre gang au bureau chef !

Suis @ardene sur Insta pour plein de trucs amusants.

xo, Ardène

MUSIC MONDAY: LISTEN WHILE YOU WORK

Music has this totally unique ability to affect our mental state. Lyrics can give us our life mottoes and a good beat can give us a motivational kick in the pants.

No wonder that when it's time to slay at work (and homework), the perfect playlist can help us filter out the noise and concentrate.

As a shout out to our newly launched A.C.W. Contemporary Wear collection, we've made you 3 playlists for all the times you need to settle down and focus.

Find your jam below.


ETHEREAL MELODIES
remove all your mental clutter


HIP HOP
block out all the n0!$&

  
CLASSIC ROCK
just escape to another era entirely.


Follow us on Spotify!


xo, Ardene




BEHIND THE SCENES: A.C.W.

We launch our newest collection, A.C.W. (Ardene Contemporary Wear) this coming Monday - and we're pumped.

A.C.W. is all about elevated basics and perfect fashion pieces that know how to throw down and party (but are sensible and stylish enough to not get you sent home on your first day of work). Sounds pretty legit to us. 

But before we officially introduce you (and all the essential outfits you can wear from day to night to day again), here's an exclusive behind the scenes look at our photoshoot. 
  


Keep an eye out for the A.C.W. collection online and hitting select stores soon.

Follow us on Insta @ardene

xo, Ardene





DANS LES COULISSES : LA COLLECTION A.C.W.

La date du lancement de notre toute nouvelle collection, A.C.W. (Ardène Collection Contemporaine) est finalement arrivée (et nous sommes super excités).

A.C.W., c'est des pièces essentielles et des morceaux parfaitement tendances. C'est aussi LA collection idéale pour faire la fête ou pour rencontrer tes nouveaux collègues. Ça, c'est ce qu'on appelle versatile.

Avant de vous introduire officiellement à la collection (et toutes les tenues à porter du matin au soir au matin), voici un coup d'oeil dans les coulisses du shoot.



Prépare-toi pour la collection A.C.W. qui fera ses débuts en ligne et dans certains magasins très bientôt.

Suis-nous sur Insta @ardene


xo, Ardène