An East St. Paul resident will soon rub shoulders with the stars.
Dayle Goertzen was invited to get her Vintage Bling wares into gifting suites at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The gifting suite will run Sept. 6 to 9. Goertzen, 51, explained she had to bring at least 150 items to give away to celebrities passing through the suite, but in return, all stars who accept the gift pose for a photo.
"What we get in return is their endorsement for our product," she said. "There’s a professional photographer on-site who will get a picture of every celebrity with my jewelry. I get all those pictures to do with whatever I want.
"They can be on my website. I can use them in advertising."
Goertzen will be bringing 160 handmade bracelets to her section of the gifting suite.
"I will have all of my jewelry there on display, but it’s not like a trade show where you can sell your jewelry. It’s all about exposure," she explained.
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