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As 30 Rock’s token Republican blonde, Avery Jessup, once declared: Flats are for Quitters. It’s true! The perfect pair of pumps and a string of pearls can turn any outfit from drab to fab. I had been searching for the perfect blog title for months when I accidentally tuned-in to an episode of the Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin comedy. Et voila! Flats are for Quitters was born and I’ve been strutting it in my stilettos ever since.

I’ve been obsessed with fashion and beauty since I was a toddler in a tiara – actually, there's pictorial evidence available. Lipstick, handbags, feathers and furs have been my obsession for as long as I can remember. My mom claims I would actually cry every morning before kindergarten if she wouldn’t let me wear a dress. Growing up in Waterloo, ON, I spent my childhood and teen years competitively dancing and I truly think it’s the glitz and the glamour of the costumes that sparked my interest in all things LOVELY.

After attending Wilfrid Laurier University and acquiring in post-graduate diploma a Public Relations from Conestoga College (+ completing 2 cruise ship contracts as a Revue Show Dancer), I moved to Toronto and have been working the world of spin ever since. I live right in the heart of the city in a little bachelor apartment that I adore. I couldn’t ask for anything more perfect.

Flats are for Quitters is my not-so-private diary and my goal is to share with my readers what I’m loving, eating, reading, doing, wearing and why I think you might want to also. It’s the chronicles of the strange and awesome life that I lead, my pet peeves, my obsessions, my unsolicited advice (is there any better kind?) and a peak into the Toronto social scene. Beauty, fashion, food and fun. There’s nothing better!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you stay a while. Enjoy…and don’t let me catch you in a pair of flats. I will judge you!

Jessica Denomme
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Jessica in the Press

  • CDaily.ca: HBO / Game of Thrones Event (February 2014)
  • FSLocal.com: 20 Questions with Writer/Publicist Jessica Denomme (February 2014)
  • CDaily.ca: The Big Give (2014) (January 2014)
  • ViewtheVibe.com: The Big Give a Big Success (January 2014)
  • SheDoestheCity.com: The Big Give 3 at Ripley's Aquarium (January 2014)
  • OrleBarBrown.co.uk: Day 14: Flats are for Quitters - Around the World in 24 Bloggers (December 2013)
  • StyleList.ca: #StyleListHoliday Photos: What a Party! (November 2013)
  • Dose.ca: Your #OOTD is Showing! Street Styling, Toronto Fashion Week Edition: Day 2 (October 2013)
  • BlogTO.com: Black and White at Toronto Fashion Week (October 2013)
  • SheDoestheCity.com: Varsity Vogue at Boobyball's BoobyU (October 2013)
  • CDaily.ca: Boobyball (October 2013)
  • Flare.com: FLARE was There: Boobyball's #BoobyU (October 2013)
  • Notable.ca: Boobyball 2013 (Toronto): The Event, Outfits and College Memories (October 2013)
  • FASHIONMagazine.com: Inside Boobyball 2013 (October 2013)
  • ItsallStyletoMe.com: 2014 Cadillac CTS Makes Canadian Debut at Shangri-La in Toronto (October 2013)
  • SheDoestheCity.com: TIFF Party Girl Report Card: Jessica Denomme (September 2013)
  • Metro News: TIFF 2013: How This PR Firm Shows Locals a Good Time (September 2013)
  • TorontoStandard.com: TIFF '13: Esther Garnick, Swag Master (September 2013)
  • SheDoestheCity.com: Photo Gallery: Greta Constantine Pool Party (August 2013)
  • StyleList.ca: StyleList Canada's Style Council: What Our Contributors Can't Live Without (April 2013)
  • StyleList.ca: Style Council: Jessica Denomme (April 2013)
  • eBay.caStyle Stories: Jessica Denomme (March 2013)
  • CDaily.caPeople to Know: Jessica Denomme (March 2013)
  • ShopUniques.comBloggers: Jessica Denomme (March 2013)
  • SpeakChicCookies and Champagne Party (February 2013)
  • CDaily: Anna Magazine Holiday Launch (November 2012)
  • Style BlogHalloween 2012: What They Wore (October 2012)
  • CDaily: Essentials Lounge 2012 (September 2012)
  • iVillage: Canadian Fashion Bloggers We Love (September 2012)
  • CDailySPiN 'Plywood' Launch Party (July 2012)
  • CDailySkinnygirl Wine Launch (May 2012)
  • TorontoStandardCan Unmentionables Remin...Unmentioned? (March 2012)
  • Canadian Career GalGals We Admire: Jessica Denomme (January 2012)
  • FASHION MagazineInside the 10th Annual Boobyball (November 2011)
  • Connections MagazineGrad Profile: Jessica Denomme, Making All The Right Connections (September 2011)

Freelance Work

  • SLICE: How to (or Not) Throw a Dinner Party Like a Real Housewife (February 2014)
  • SLICE: Get the Look: RHOA Pajama Party Fashion (February 2014)
  • SLICE: Get the Look: RHOBH's Carlton Gebbia (Season 4, Episode 9) (February 2014)
  • SLICE: Get the Look: RHOA's Nene Leaks (Season 6, Episode 11) (February 2014)
  • SLICE: Get the Look: Real Housewives Junior's Edition: Kimberly Jackson (February 2014)
  • SLICE: The Real Housewives Did It and Slice Tried It: Aerial Silks (February 2014)
  • SLICE: Get the Look: RHOBH's Kyle Richards (Season 6, Episode 4) (February 2014)
  • SLICE: Get the Look: Real Housewives Workout Fashion (January 2014)
  • SLICE: Get the Look: RHOA's Phaedra Parks (Season 6, Episode 3) (January 2014)
  • SLICE: Get the Look: RHOBH's Joyce Giraud de Ohoven (Season 4, Episode 2) (January 2014)
  • SLICE: Get the Look: RHOA's Porsha Stewart (Season 6, Episode 2) (January 2014)
  • SLICE: Get The Look: RHOBH's Yolanda Foster (Season 4, Episode 1) (January 2014)
  • SLICE: Get The Look: RHOA's Kenya Moore (Season 6, Episode 1) (January 2014)
  • eBay Canada Fashion Notes: One for You, One for Me (November 2013)
  • eBay Canada Fashion Notes: Best of World MasterCard Fashion Week 2013 (April 2013)
  • TorontoStandardThe History Of...The Crop Top (August 2012)
  • FASHIONOTESFashion Followers: 5 Ways to Build Your Brand on Twitter (August 2012)
  • FASHIONOTESOur Top 10 Crowdsourced Fashion Sites (July 2012)
  • FASHIONOTESHas Technology Changed the Face of the Print Publication? (July 2012)
  • FASHIONOTESThe Rise and Influence of the Fashion Blogger (June 2012)
  • FASHIONOTESTop 10 Online Shopping Sites (June 2012)
  • ModelResource: So You Think You Want to Model (June 2011)
  • ModelResourceCasting Call Pt. 2 (May 2011)
  • ModelResourceCasting Call Pt. 1 (April 2011)
  • ModelResourceThe "It" Factor (March 2011)
  • ModelResourceAgency Red Flags (February 2011)
  • ModelResourceModels Gone...Classy? (January 2011)
  • SLICE: Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood - Ep. 9 "Return to the Rue" (November 2010)
  • SLICE: Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood - Ep. 8 "Me Tarzan, You Change" (October 2010)
  • SLICETori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood - Ep. 7 "Homespun Heroes" (October 2010)
  • SLICETori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood - Ep. 6 "Wedding Bell Bruise" (October 2010)
  • SLICE: Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood - Ep. 5 "Breaking Dad" (October 2010)
  • SLICE: Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood - Ep. 4 "Fright Where We Belong" (October 2010)
  • SLICETori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood - Ep. 3 "Hollywood Homeys" (October 2010)
  • SLICETori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood - Ep. 2 "Road Trip with the Guncles" (September 2010)
  • SLICETori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood - Ep. 1 "Road Trip" (September 2010)
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Thanks for sashaying on over to Flats are for Quitters! 
For all advertising inquiries, sponsorship opportunities, press releases, giveaways, product reviews or event invitations, please contact me at: jess.denomme@gmail.com
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RSVP: PSALMSxZIMELE Collection Launch

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I’m assuming that at this point, you’ve realized that I have a real affinity for JEWELS. Pearls, emeralds, silver and gold – jewellery is an accessory that I just cannot live without! My collection is out of control – to the point that I’m currently looking into new condo options with more closet space – and I’ve been informed by my boyfriend that I “must stop buying jewellery”. I’m a really bad listener (sorry, babe!) but I have made a conscious effort to limit the addition of gems being added to my collection. Unfortunately, all is out the window when perusing PSALMS 91:1 Accessories.

Psalms 91:1 Accessories is a sophisticated collection of handcrafted jewellery that was launched in 2005 by Sally Han. Sally’s incredible eye for trends, combined with her thorough craftsmanship utilizing such natural elements as: wood, leather, semi-precious stones, crystals and quality metals has truly made Psalms 91:1 Accessories one of my favourite Canadian jewellery brands.

In addition to Sally’s STUNNING designs and unique statement pieces, I was initially drawn to the brand after hearing about the inspiration behind the designs: Sally’s mission trips and interpersonal relations. Yes, Psalms 91:1 boasts a very impressive cliental (celebrity fans include: Nina Dobrev, Michelle Williams and Daryl Hannah) but what continues to impress me most about the innovative Toronto-based Designer is her continuous effort to make charity donations and fundraise for emergency relief aid with proceeds generated from seasonal events. Which brings me to: PSALMSxZIMELE. 

ZIMELE, literally meaning to stand on your own two-feet, is a South African organization that believes in empowering and healing people living in poverty through programs and education on self-sustainability. In collaboration with Psalms 91:1 Accessories, “The Zimele Collection” will showcase an incredible display of design,  collaboration and craftsmanship between Canadian and South African Women.

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Preview of PSALMSxZIMELE

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Collaborative Work by Psalms 91:1 Accessories and the South African Women

All sales from the jewellery will go directly to the South African women that put their hearts and souls into the development of these stunning pieces, while proceeds from the event will be donated to ZIMELE to drive awareness to their cause. I’m looking forward to viewing the entire collection and invite you to join me!

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On Saturday, March 9th, Psalms 91:1 will be launching the PSALMSxZIMELE collection at the Gladstone Hotel located downtown Toronto. Guests will have the opportunity to view an exhibition showcasing the collaboration, enjoy live entertainment, sweets and cocktails + have the opportunity to listen to guests speakers and purchase pieces to support the women of South Africa. Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the door. Online ticket sales shutdown on March 4th, so I advise you to grab your tickets now. For more information, see below or better yet – visit www.psalmsxzimele.com. See you there?! xo

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