Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Post-Event - Messages to Carlito

You guys better come back! I can't wait to see another masterpiece.
-Crystle Eguita

Sunday, June 10, 2007

June 10 (Final Day) - The Secret Silk Society

Psst, I have a secret...

Carlito Dalceggio is a member of an elite group of visionaries. The secret I am about to tell you is one that the artist holds dear to his heart. You have seen it throughout the footage on this weblog, noticed it on his clothing and wondered, what is the The Secret Silk Society? Today, you too are invited to discover the secret and an enlightened world.

The Secret Silk Society is an invitation for anyone who refuses to live in the first level of reality. People who understand that there is a second level of reality can discover a more emotional and compassionate one, a world that you cannot see with your eyes but you can feel. A spiritual world that does not exist in the physical, yet exists as a society for those who will to discover something new."

Today will be a bittersweet day. We begin the mental process of bringing this glorious journey to an end. The end to the phyiscal world, but one that will remain in our most authentic selves for a long time to come.

Carlito in his ocean of colours, added the final touches of the most beautiful accents of gold leaf and shimmer. Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, it did! This is no surprise that he had more tricks up his sleeve - a true artist always does!

On this final day of a one-of-a-kind experience into the heart of a magnificent artist and human being, we will celebrate the person who guided us through a journey that will forever live on. Through these days of inspiration, his true purpose was not just about demonstrating colors on a canvas, but really to show us what the true meaning of happiness is. This no longer needs to be a secret...now that is something to toast to!

June 10 - Messages to Carlito

I'm sad I couldn't make it out for the final day. I came out on the first day to show some support and to see what inspiring works were to be created and I have seen with my own eyes the process that the canvas has undergone when I came back on Day 9. My friend Crystle and I spent roughly 8 hours in that parking lot during those 2 days we were there.

Although I couldn't make it out everyday to see this masterpiece unfold I did keep updated with this awesome blog.

Being able to see all the hardwork put into the painting to get to where it is now has motivated me to work harder and create my own masterpieces through my medium (photography)

I hope that Carlito and friends had a fun time here in Toronto and I hope all of you come back next year - you will have 2 supporters waiting
-Rosanna U

June 9 - A Million Thanks

Today is a great day of celebration and appreciation. These past days have been an unforgettable experience to share with all of you, and we hope that you have enjoyed it every step of the way.
We leave you with the comments recieved from everyone who took the time to reflect and participate along with us. On behalf of L'Oréal Paris, Luminato, myself and everyone else who gave their time and energy, we won't soon forget you and hope you remember us too...

"In my country, we have our own ideas of beauty but looking at this I realize that art transends all cultures."
-Rose (Saudi Arabia)

"I think it's really cool, I never say anything like this."

"I think he is amazing and so talented, thank you for sharing this with us."

"It's romantic and inspiring."

"It's glorious and I think he should do more all around the world."

"I think it's simple and complex at the same time. I love the colours and the transformation has been fantastic."

"We love you hermano....watching you inspire the world and paint mystic revelations....the weather is a response to your force and powers....who else can supercharge the universe with electric light and make angels weep tears of happiness?... as they dance around you and your brushes singing praise and glory.
Inspire a revolution."
-J & S de Lost Art

"Beauty, creativity and inspiration is not only about what we feel but what we do with our lives to create this for our world. For the last ten days Carlito, you have shown us what one person can do to invoke all of these and more within us and all that is around us. Thank you for a wonderful experience and a beautiful journey. Keep spreading the love."
-Judy (Montreal)

Carlito, you have confirmed my greatest suspicion, that beauty is a private victory. Once you are beautiful within yourself you are free to share beauty with others. This experience has be uplifting and emotional, one full of wonderful gifts that I've already applied to my everyday. You have left your print on my spirit and it is very welcome. Thank you for being authentic to yourself and sharing it with us, you are very special, go to your destiny and enjoy the ride!
-Nicole Jones (Montreal)

Saturday, June 9, 2007

June 8 - The Fearless Artist

The instability of the weather has become one of Carlito's biggest challenges. In a span of ten minutes, we watched a hot sunny day turn into one great big black cloud, followed by thunder, lightening and then the storm.

The highlight of today was when a friend showed up on site with the Toronto Star. On page E8 is a fabulous picture of Carlito and the painting. This made the artist very happy. "I think it is amazing and I am really excited." Knowing that word about the artist and this project is getting out there whatever the medium, is a wonderful thing.

What is very impressive is the resilience of everyone and regardless of the weather, the painting seems protected and continues to hang without incident.
Despite the obstacles, individual teams manning the terrace are in great spirits as they prepare for the final day including an official unveiling and signing.

As they say, it is not over until the fat lady sings!

June 8 - Messages to Carlito

I can hardly wait to get to Toronto and see the artist in action. What a wonderful idea!
-Andrew McNally (Montreal, QC)

Go Carlito Go!
Paul Osten

June 8 - Celebrity Sighting

Eva Avila (Canadian Idol Winner) was seen at Maybelline/Redken events at the Distillery District's Fermenting Cellar.

Friday, June 8, 2007

June 7- You Should Have Been There

Today was the kind of day we dream about for this event and its intent and purpose. A relaxed vibe, the people on the Oasis made it known that there was no other place they would rather be.

Appropriately enough, the music followed suit with songs like, Maria Carey’s “We belong together” playing in the background. It was a day inspired by the beauty of Carlito’s painting, and people felt special just to be in the presence of an amazing piece of work while hanging out with other cool folks.

The L’Oréal team of hair and make-up artists worked non-stop keeping the guests of the Oasis looking beautiful with free sessions. All the while, the artist worked comfortably on the scaffolding for what seemed like record hours of painting.

Carlito is in great spirits and focused on bringing his painting to life with every passing day. Feeling inspired, he took the time to sketch personalized drawings to admirers who watch from below, and in the most charming manner, rolled them down with the scaffolding cords into their hands. “I felt like I was a sailor sending a message in a bottle. I love the interaction with people. Normally when I do live art I am closer to the people, but the scaffolding makes it difficult so I thought this was the best way to reach them.”

I could go on and on about the great vibe but because I am your friend, I will leave the rest for you to discover. See you soon :)

June 7 - Video You Should Have Been There

June 7 - Celebrity Sighting

Robin Kay of the Fashion Design Council of Canada was seen at the Oasis getting touch ups from the L'Oréal hair and make-up team.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

June 6 - I Feel Like a Woman

With the cold, wind and rain behind us, mother natures once again invites Carlito back out to play. Without hesitation, the artist had a plan of execution that involved a major change to the painting. Up until this point, he has complemented the images and hidden messages with a background of burnt orange. Beginning at the top left corner, that background has transformed into a beautiful turquoise backdrop.

Today's focus was on defining meticulous details including, the emphasis on seashell headpieces and the images of women in brilliant metallic. “Seashells are perfection and sensuality, like going back to the origin. I think the woman is a strong expression of beauty here on earth and when you blend the two together it is very special.”

An interesting fact about Carlito is that you truly get a sense of the respect he has for women. I too love to see women held in high regard because we are beautiful and strong. The unique energy and love that we embody is contagious from sea to sea. The offering to women that this artist contributes seems simple because, we are worth it!

June 6 - Video I Feel Like a Woman

June 5 - Video The Heart of the Matter

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

June 5 - The Heart Of the Matter

Today is a cold and windy day. One would imagine that even the most disciplined artist might find it difficult to get out of bed to climb up onto a scaffolding.

"The weather has forced us to take some distance from the piece today. It is too windy to climb so high and it is freezing cold. I will use this time to reflect and work on some drawings to prepare for tommorow. It's hard to not get up there though."

The change of plans opened the door of oppurtunity to hang out with Carltio. In the lobby of the Germain Hotel, we flipped through art books and he shared some of the artists that have influenced him.

A lot of people have found a similarity between Carlito's work and the great painter Wassily Kindinsky. "I think people need references because art is so abstract. I'm not consciously influenced by Kindinsky but I've seen so many paintings from him that maybe it is an unconscious influence."

Other great artists that he holds in high regard are, Jean-Micheal Basquiat, and of course, Picasso. "He has so much to offer to my world."

The natural reation I had listening to him was that he too has so much to offer to our world. He is willing to give himself wholeheartedly, and offers his gifts for all to enjoy. The man is as cool as the artist and that's a refreshing reality.

June 5 - Messages to Carlito

"The painting is so big, I can hardly believe it. I've never seen anything like it. It seems surreal."
-Natacha (Detroit)

"As a woman, it makes me feel beautiful."

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

June 4 - The "X" Factor

Everyday a new layer of Carlito's vision is added onto the canvas and as so, a new thought is invoked in the viewer. Conversations are being sparked on the Oasis terrace and all around. People are talking.

Once you get passed the "wow" factor, you quickly turn to the "how" factor. How does this artist work on this immense scale with such precision? The technical side is as impressive as the artistic side and Carlito's style is not a conventional one. As most artists would use a grid and paint in each one individually, and draw an outline beforehand, Carlito uses an unimprovised freehand approach. On the first day, Carlito painted an “X” across the canvas which was thought of at that very moment. Since then, this has been his point of center. In addition to this, one must remember that the scaffolding gives very little room to maneuver. “Not being able to step back and see what I’ve added because of the conditions is probably one of the most difficult things for me so I use my sense of intuition a lot to guide me.”

This is more than another artist painting a mural. This is the upgrade to the everyday. If this event would not impress upon one and inspire new thoughts and ideas of pushing oneself beyond the limits, then Carlito would not be suspended fifty feet from the ground on a temperamental stage.

Are we thinking outside of the box yet? Come and check out the magnificence of this event...It's for your own good!

June 4 - Video The "X" Factor

June 4 - Messages to Carlito

"Wow, it really brightens up this whole area, it's amazing!"

"The first time I saw it, it was the colour gold that caught my attention and then I noticed that there are words hidden in the painting. It makes me think about the meaning of each word: Life, truth, butterfly, timeless, beauty. It's really thought provoking and I can't wait to see the final product."

"It looks like an hourglass and timeless in beauty."
-Joe (Ottawa)

"When I grow up I hope I can be that good too."
-Natalie (8years old)

Monday, June 4, 2007

June 3 - Celebrity Sightings

Donald Sutherland was seen on the opening night of Vida at the Royale Alexandra Theatre.

June 3 - Here Comes the Rain Again...

On day three of Carlito's painting, nature is taking its course. The clouds in the sky are moving in. I ask the artist if the weather will affect his work. "I will use the elements as a positive force and allow it to become part of the art."
I asked him what his inspiration was today. "It came to me in a dream last night - this morning is all about the kyte woman (Dalceggio uses the “y” in place of the “i”). The women are becoming kytes because there is elevation, like a big manifestation of love somewhere."

Drawing inspiration from the L'Oréal Paris summer collection of sultry earth tones and pink hues, Carlito has incorporated similar shades onto his canvas. "I'm still open to new colours but I see more metallic tones, such as pearl. As well, we are going to get into sun set pinks.”

As the clouds approach and thicken from above, the rain begins to take over the city and the day falls dark. Even the most committed artist knows when he must surrender to the mother of all mothers. As Carlito gracefully bows out for the day, the storm sets in and we set off.

June 3 - Video Here Comes the Rain Again...

Sunday, June 3, 2007

June 3 - Messages to Carlito

Don't let the rain deter you. We'll be watching from afar and dream of the final fruit of your imagination. By the way, some waters are a deep shade of blue.
-Sam & Fm

This piece is absolutely beautiful. I love the colors and you capture beauty
magnificantly. I would love to see more of your work and the colors that you bring to
life. Life is not life without colors representing it.
-Donna Matter (Calgary, AB)

I believe that this is a wonderful event. I don't live in Toronto, but visit quite often. I will be sure to stop by and reflect on the painting. I see beauty and freedom every day in butterflies. They are exquisite creatures and all very different at the same time. Very much like ourselves. Thanks for the opportunity to send my remarks and words of encouragement.
-Gale (Trenton, ON)

June 2 - Opposites Attract

It was a day of sunshine for the first official weekend of the festival, and the mood in the air was relaxed and joyful. On the terrace of the Oasis, the L'Oréal Paris make-up artists continue to work their magic creating beautiful faces and hair for clients and of course, the lovely L'Oréal hostesses.

The colours and spirit of the canvas have already begun to surface and as onlookers stop in intrigue to witness the vivid details thus far, the overall comments of the public are encouraging and appreciative. For Carlito, he is finding the inspiration of the people and the natural elements totally engaging and as a result, is transfering this energy onto the canvas. "This painting is very inspired by the total eclipse of the moon because I think that beauty is the gathering of opposites like Yin/Yang and when they meet at one point to become one. My canvas is right now very representative of the sun and the moon."

As the light of dusk took place and reflected against the yellow and gold hues of the canvas, a magnificent glow came about and it seemed as if the sun itself was actually taking its own place to be a part of Carlito's art.

June 2 - Words to Live By

"Being devoted to what you love is the only way to be free."
-Carlito Dalceggio

June 2 - Messages to Carlito

"I think it is fantastic to do art on this scale - it's high time!"

"Keep going and do the whole city!"

-From Michael and Amanda (onlookers at the site)

June 2 - Video Opposites Attract

Saturday, June 2, 2007

June 1 - The First Layer

Applause and cheers began yesterday evening on the terrace of the Oasis, as Carlito Dalceggio painted his first layer on the canvas: In red, the word L-O-V-E. Maybe this is the artist's first words to his viewers, or perhaps it is the foundation to begin this journey of art and inspiration. Whatever the reason, the energy of the artist has been amplified into what promises to have beautiful results.

Anik Gagnon, Brand Communications Manager, L'Oréal Paris was at hand yesterday and I had a chance to sit down and chat with her. When asked, how did L'Oréal become involved in a festival of arts and creativity? Gagnon answered, "When we decided to activate ourselves in the Luminato Festival, we asked ourselves what can we do? The answer came very quickly given our title sponsorship for L'Oreal Fashion Week, that we support beauty, artistry and fashion whether they be fashion designers or make-up and hair. But this goes further in saying that L'Oréal supports all things related to beauty which extends into art and creativity." On choosing Carlito as their focused artist, Gagnon responded, "We were looking for someone who shares the same passion as we do and we immediately thought of a painter, since our definitions of beauty are similar but our means of expressions are different. For L'Oréal, the canvas is the face and hair, while for the painter, it is a canvas of paper and other materials. When choosing an artist, the choice was obvious for us. Carlito is a very special person and is an artist with a strong personality. We respect and share a similar vision with him which is based on diversity and innovation. We never felt that we had to dictate a direction to him since we are so confident that we are both inspired by the same values."

June 1 - Words to Live By

"Beauty is the feeling of a balanced face and how this makes a person feel that today is a day worth living!"
-Javier San Juan, President and CEO of L'Oréal Canada (his thoughts on beauty, art and creativity).

June 1 - Video The First Layer

June 1 - Celebrity Sightings

Sass Jordan was seen having dinner at Le Victor of the Germain Hotel.

Friday, June 1, 2007

June 1 - Messages to Carlito

je t'encourage de tout coeur dans ton grand saut dans l'océan de
quelle belle idée
la beauté, toujours la beauté ....


Thursday, May 31, 2007

May 31 – At the Oasis

Tonight I am standing in the middle of the L’Oréal Paris Oasis, in plain view of the immense 51’X34’ canvas on the side of the Germain Hotel. The security ropes have been put up and double checked, and the scaffolding stands idle on the pavement.

It’s hard not to anticipate excitement when you actually see for yourself the grandeur of the task at hand. Tomorrow evening the first brush strokes will begin as what will be Carlito Dalceggio’s live installation art, presented by L’Oréal Paris as part of the 10-day Luminato Festival. Quite frankly, as I stand here this evening, I realize how remarkable it will be.

For the next ten days, the entire city of Toronto will dive into a creative paradise. We invite you to join us on the Oasis rooftop terrace, and with various mediums traditional and modern provided, share your inspirations with the artist and interpretations of the art installation and of the festival as a whole. While here, have a cocktail and get some touch ups and tips from the L’Oréal Paris make-up team...and above all, get a front seat of an unprecedented event.

Not in Toronto? Your comments are equally appreciated. Stay updated on this event and others by coming back to this blog everyday until the end of the festival.

May 31 - Words to Live By

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
-Nelson Mandela, first elected State President of South Africa (1994), Nobel Peace Prize Winner.

May 30 - Messages to Carlito

Bonjour Carlito,

Je n'ai pas besoin de t'inspirer. L'énergie chez toi est innée et elle est très généreuse. Tu es une source pour beaucoup d'entre nous et l'échange que nous offre est unique à chacun.
J'ai hâte de découvrir cette fresque aux multiples symboles. La peinture n'est pas morte. merci de nous le témoigner chaque jour.

GALERIE [ sas ]
Frédéric Loury, propriétaire
Olivier Bousquet, Directeur

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

May 30 - Art Imitating Life

For Carlito Dalceggio, his approach to art embodies a two-fold premise. “Art is the fusion of intuition and science – intuition is alive but has no depth, science is flat and has no soul.” The first stage of painting for the artist is seen as the scientific part, in other words, the physical tools needed to create such as, a canvas, brush and paints. The moment the brush makes contact, intuition takes over and for Carlito, the wonder of painting is the opportunity it creates to reach another level, and not just for him but for his viewers. “My art is not linear invoking different perceptions depending on who is looking.”

In life, Carlito’s experiences have brought him to realize that it is important to set limits in order to develop a stronger focus. I don’t doubt that this approach works since his reputation precedes him as a very accomplished artist. With that said, he still thinks that life is about taking risks and pushing oneself past limits to the infinite ends of discovery. For ten days from June 1st to the 10th, Carlito will once again push those limits at the Luminato Festival, and as he puts it, “I take all my wisdom and layers of experience and the weight of it all, and at the moment of painting, I abandon it and take off into a journey of heightened stimulation.”

Carlito, we wait in anticipation to take this ride with you.

May 30 - Carlito's Corner

"Painting is like bullfighting, whereby the bull is the canvas and the bullfighter is the artist."
-Carlito Dalceggio

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Video Interview with Carlito

Monday, May 28, 2007

Video Introduction Carlito Dalceggio

May 29 - My Vision of Her is My (HE)Art

One of the most memorable episodes on Sex and the City was when Charlotte met a famous artist who asked her to pose for him (The Power of Female Sex, Season One, Episode 5). A conversation at the coffee shop leads to a very reluctant Charlotte when she is exposed on not knowing her own anatomy. Samantha suggests that before lunch arrives, she should head straight to the washroom immediately to “get to know herself” and even offers a Chanel compact as an aid. At the end of the episode, a proud and confident Charlotte invites her friends to the “buzz” art exhibit of the moment, where she happens to be one of the subjects!

What is it about the feminine spirit that has made her so adorned by numerous artists of our time? Photographers like Helmut Newton and Annie Leibowitz paid tribute to women time and time again in their many works, nude and clothed. Carlito Dalceggio is vastly influenced by the perfect brushstrokes of Pablo Picasso (and so often of women), as well as the tell-all erotism of writer/actress Emmanuelle Arsan. Dalceggio claims “the beauty of the woman is my infinite muse.”

Sensuality is one of the greatest powers of a woman, and this by no means comes in one form. Her internal strengths, her vulnerabilities, her drive, her love, her beauty...with all this and more, when a woman arrives, she takes presence as only she knows how and it is because she is a woman.

The next time you see a woman, regardless of who she is and how she looks, take a real good look at her. If you are lucky enough to catch even a small glimpse of her soul, then you will see and feel her sensuality. All women have it.

May 29 - Words to Live By

I don't think you ever stop giving. I really don't. I think it's an on-going process. And it's not just about being able to write a check. It's being able to touch somebody's life
-Oprah Winfrey, Television Producer, Talk show host, Philanthropist

May 28 – Creativity Can be Endless

In a book entitled, The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women: A Portable Mentor, Gail McMeekin writes “Creative women are innovators - they manifest the new. They dare to believe in their insights, to intuit the next step, and to take risks, even if it means getting lost or being wrong. You too can participate in creative expression and share your personal talents. You are an original; therefore, your inspirations are original as well.”

Creativity begins with something that appeals to us and comes as simple as in the form of an idea. More often than not, we think that creativity is synonymous with being artistic such as, a painter, a dancer or a musician. If we are none of those, then we abandon our impulses. I think however, that creativity is something that you love to do and you personalize it with your signature – your personal style. More importantly though, how do you respond to an inspiration when it calls on you? If you choose to embrace your feeling and follow it, then you essentially unleash energy to it and your own creativity will be born.

As women, we owe it to ourselves to wake the sometimes dormant sides of our spirits so that our creativity can soar. When we find the time in an otherwise chaotic lifestyle to recognize our creativity, we are lead into a beautiful phase of self-expression, involvement and fulfillment.

I can go on about this subject but I think that Maya Angelou sums it up best, “We need to remember that we are all created creative and can invent new scenarios as frequently as they are needed.”

I invite you to share your stories of creativity and even inspire the next woman to unleash hers.

May 28 - Words to Live By

Imagination is the highest kite that we can fly.
-Lauren Bacall, Actress.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

May 27 - Suspended Moment of Beauty

Recently, I had the chance to sit down with Carlito Dalceggio in an art studio in his native city of Montreal. It is the Saturday eve before the launching of the live artistic event in the heart of downtown Toronto for the 10-day Luminato Festival. I wanted to tap into the pulse of the artist to find out what his perspective of beauty is and how it will shape and inspire his work entitled, Suspended Moment of Beauty. To Carlito, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and is a constant evolution of shapes, colors and layers, that which stimulates the senses and takes one on a journey.

As the leading beauty brand in the world, L’Oréal Paris believes in the diversity of beauty in women and men. The company embodies expertise and innovation bringing fresh ideas and continuously setting new standards to promote the beauty in all of us, and as they put it, “Because you’re worth it!”

The similarities of the artist’s perspectives of beauty in constant evolution and the brand’s philosophy of ongoing innovation intertwine as they merge their synergies to bring an event of art, creativity and beauty to you. L’Oréal Paris is proud to present Suspended Moment of Beauty celebrating the beauty in art.

Share with me what your thoughts are on beauty. Have you had a suspended moment of beauty today?

May 27 - Words to Live By

To me, fair friend, you never can be old. For as you were when first your eye I eyed. Such seems your beauty still.
-William Shakespeare, British poet and playwright.

May 27 - Carlito's Corner

“We plan on changing the landscape for ten days!” This is how Carlito responds when asked how he feels about going to Toronto for the live artistic event as part of the 10-day Luminato Festival. “Toronto is a prime example of multicultural diversity and a great platform of multi-media, and this event will promote the interaction between creative worlds.”

Regardless of the anticipation and excitement that Carlito expresses, he is nonetheless faced with certain challenges. “Painting is normally a private exchange between me and the canvas. Being in a creative state with people all around makes you vulnerable, even when you don’t want to be.” The artist manages to draw from the positive of such an experience by filtering all the emotions of his viewers, and allowing this to influence and even change his painting.

Does he find it a little nerve-wracking to be painting off a scaffolding that will be suspended by the side of the Germain Hotel? As a self proclaimed Gypsy, Carlito finds inspiration from stepping out of his comfort zone. Having painted alongside anything from monks to tribal groups, the artist finds his greatest enjoyment in creating when he is one with nature and its elements. “I welcome all of nature into my art, like when sand from the beach blows onto my canvas, it becomes part of the vision.”

With the last details to prepare before departing for Toronto, I asked Carlito if he felt nervous about this impressive undertaking. “Yes, it’s like taking a risk. Being sure yet unsure, but I plan on taking that energy and transforming it into creative power. In the end, I’m more excited because I’ll be diving into an ocean of color!”

Inspire Carlito with one of your experiences on taking a risk, stepping out of your comfort zone and realizing your greatest potential.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

About the Blogger - Nicole Jones

Peace and love to all, hey everyone what’s up? I thought this would be a great time to introduce myself. My name is Nicole Jones and as reporter and part of the CINCO Communications , I am pleased to be involved in this amazing festival supporting creativity, arts and beauty. Thank you for having me.

I guess I’ll begin with what I think are the most fabulous facts about myself. First, I am proud to be a woman, a daughter, a sister, an auntie, a godmother, a mentor and a best friend.
Love is beautiful to me and I love the feeling of being in love. I love to smile and love, love, love to laugh out loud!

I’ve spent the past decade of my life to living the life I want to live, one that is authentic, fulfilling and aligned with the universe; my greatest ally OR my other best friend.

Back home in Montreal, I host Passion for Fashion and co-host Food and Fashion, two shows on entertainment and lifestyle for CTV. Both mediums are equally rewarding and allow me to bring edgy and stylish television to our viewers.

I continue to study the craft of acting and have been blessed to work on feature films, television series and commercials. As an added bonus I am an accomplished model.

This event has the potential to be a career high for me due to the nature of its content. An event of creativity, arts and beauty gives us all the opportunity to rise up and explore and go beyond our own horizons. I think that anything geared towards simulating our senses and heightening our awareness are positive things and the world needs as much positive as we can give it.

As the days unfold, please check in with me to share your thoughts and allow me to be your eyes, ears and friend as we take this journey together...and now, on with the event and happy blogging.

The L'Oréal Paris Letter of the Day

L’Oréal Paris is excited to join forces with artist Carlito Dalceggio to bring you a spectacular live artistic event in the heart of downtown Toronto throughout the 10-day Luminato Festival.

Each evening from June 1 to 10, Carlito will apply his artistic vision to a massive outdoor 51' x 34' canvas mounted on the wall of Hôtel Le Germain, painting from his inspirations of the moment, the festival, L’Oréal Paris’s passion for beauty and… you.

Share your thoughts on beauty, and send any visual, textual or video elements that inspire you, motivate you or move you. See what others have to say, and watch as this community encourages and inspires Carlito each evening. Also see daily updates of the canvas’s transformation, and read Carlito’s comments on his progress and experience.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Carlito Dalceggio’s bio

Originally from Canada, Carlito Dalceggio currently lives and works in Paris. His studio moves from place to place, according to his whim. During the past ten years, he has lived in Bali, Mexico and New York. Each of these cities has increased his creative flow, allowing him to push his aesthetic boundaries and explore different media, all while keeping painting a central avenue of expression. Carlito has been giving live painting performances for almost a decade, and has put his multi dimensional talents to work organizing and performing at numerous major launch events, such as the opening of the Cirque du Soleil’s newest show, and several charity benefits. These performances breathe life into his other creations, as Carlito thrives on the energy created between the spectators, other performers and himself and brings this electricity to his canvases.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Words to Live By

"Things are pretty, graceful, rich, elegant, handsome, but, until they speak to the imagination, not yet beautiful."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Celebrating the beauty in art

L’Oréal Paris is excited to join forces with artist Carlito Dalceggio to bring you a spectacular live artistic event in the heart of downtown Toronto throughout the 10-day Luminato Festival.

Each evening from June 1 to 10, Carlito will apply his artistic vision to a massive outdoor 51' x 34' canvas mounted on the wall of Hôtel Le Germain, painting from his inspirations of the moment, the festival, L’Oréal Paris’s passion for beauty and… you.

Share your thoughts on beauty, and send any visual, textual or video elements that inspire you, motivate you or move you. See what others have to say, and watch as this community encourages and inspires Carlito each evening. Also see daily updates of the canvas’s transformation, and read Carlito’s comments on his progress and experience.

Sunday, May 13, 2007


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