Monday, March 7, 2011

Edmonton Spring Classic

    dress and tights - Zara    shoes - Aldo    earrings and necklace - The Bay    ring - H & M   purse - Banana Republic

On Friday I was invited to the first ever Edmonton Spring Classic fashion show at The Treasury Vodka Bar downtown which was the perfect venue for a glamorous event like this. But this was no ordinary fashion show, oh no, there was no runway, no stoic or intimidating models strutting down the catwalk and no backstage either. Instead, eight of Edmonton's hottest designers and their friendly models wearing their creations interacted and mingled with the crowd, allowing the audience to chat with them in an intimate setting and ask questions about their designs. What also made this fashion show unique was that the designers were all competing for $1000.00 in prize money and it was up to the audience to choose the winner by casting a vote at the end of the night. How cool is that?? Topped off with a red carpet, a Live DJ, a Live Photo Shoot and delicious gourmet homemade sweets from Sweetsoul Desserts the Edmonton Spring Classic was a successful, enjoyable and extremely fun night that I hope will turn into an annual event.

Before the show began I was excited to meet some other local fashion bloggers:

After commenting on and admiring each others blogs for the past year I finally got to meet the beautiful and stylish Janis from Dress Me Dearly who is one of the nicest and sweetest people I've ever met.

I also had the pleasure of meeting Vickie from ADVENTURES IN FASHION! and her lovely husband.

Here are some beautiful designs by Jessilyn Steinwand of Eve and Enoch. That's her on the left!

This dress was created by the multi-talented Cherie Howard 

Model Alexandra, Designer Heather Emily Murray and model Lauren strike a pose. 
Congratulations to Heather who placed second in the design competition!

 Designer Gabriela Cruz with one of her beautifully draped creations.
I fell in love with the fabric of this dress!

This photo was taken during the live photo shoot by photographer Mariusz Sikorski. 
This dress, named the Harlequin Starlet was created by Alisha Schick of Suka Clothing
She paired it with the perfect pair of shoes!

Corinna Chow (Parasol) who placed third, made this gorgeous light pink strapless dress for the competition

Accomplished and talented local fashion designer Kelly Madden with her model. 
Kelly made the dress she's wearing as well.

            First place winner Nomin Gatumur of Handcuffs Required with her stunning and elegant design. Look at that skirt! I die!

Some stylish Edmontonians. Sarah Cameron (center), owner of Fluid Hair, was one of the sponsors of the event.

How cute are these two? I just had to take their picture!

My friend (and hot date) Danna and I. We had so much fun at the event and were somewhat surprised at how warm and welcoming Edmonton's fashion community is. All the designers were so supportive of one another, it was really great to see. And who knew Edmonton had such talent??? Thanks goes out to Wade Tompkins of Tkins Productions for executing such a successful event.

I hope you all had a great weekend!

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MerciBlahBlah said...

Guh. You are perfection. Dress to DIE for, and I love the combination of your turquoise ring with that fuschia dress.


Courtney Erin said...

Great photos - it looks like the event was a lot of fun (I need to start coordinating my trips back to Etown with some of these events because it's usually dead when I come visit). I love the pink dress that you found to wear as well (you look so pretty!), can't wait to see the ASOS dress when it arrives.

xoxo ~ Courtney

Kate said...

Looks like such a fun event!! You looked incredible, the hot pink looks AMAZING on you!! Love it!

The doll on fashion said...

Your zara dress is gorgeous and you look stunning! It looks such a fun night!

The doll on fashion

Anna Jane said...

what a fun event. and you look so stunning on the step and repeat! love the pop of pink.

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh looks like an amazing time!! And I LOOOOVE that dress on you! :D

Carla Violet said...

You're so lucky. that must have been a really really great night! I've always wanted to meet bloggers at least around my area but i think in this part of the world, there aren't much... at least not that i know of.. and events such as these...

Pop Champagne said...

wow everyone looks so trendy at your event, what a posh looking night! and aww you look so cute in the pink, like a doll. and $1000 as a prize is pretty cool for the designers :D

Dress Me Dearly said...

Great photos! And so fabulous to meet you finally.

Dress Me Dearly

helena said...

I'm only 16 years old so I'm in high school. I live in the Netherlands and I guess all the high schools here have a rule like that. You can't use your phone during school and if you do, they take it away for a week. So yeah, it sucks really bad and I'm like.. dying now :(

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

ok HOW fabulous!!!! - i went to Zara this weekend - feel IN LOVE with a bunch of dresses it was HARD to not buy *wink*

Alexandra said...

you look gorgeous in that dress!!! bright-neon colors are so in this season .


Tracy D said...

Marie you look so pretty, love the pink..that really says 'spring', even if we're still faking it :)

FunnyFaceBeauty said...

Wow, what an exciting night. All of the designs are fabulous and you, of course, look amazing. I love the colour pink on you!

Marie a la Mode said...

Tracy: We're so faking it! It's funny, this was the "Spring" Classic yet my friend and I took a cab from the bar to our parking spot because we didn't want to walk, it was so cold! Plus walking in the snow in heels is not fun. Especially wearing peep toe shoes!

StyleFrost said...

What a fab event! You look stunning in pink, love it! x

TT's Attic said...

Love the photos - such a cute pink outfit! :)

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Nikosmommy said...

Looks like a great night out with some fabulous local talent!
You look fabulous in bright fuchsia and I also love the sequin dress on designer Heather Emily Murray...

Tamera said...

You look absolutely stunning. I think it worked out for that the original dress didn't come in time bc now you have another perfect outfit!!!
So glad you had such a great time! It looks like it was an amazing event!
Tamera xo

Catita said...

how cool Marie! I love the pink Zara dress, it is meant for you!
That necklace is gorgeous too!

Rene Braun said...

Beautiful photos!! Great pink dress!!



katou said...

love the pictures and such an amazing set of dresses i love it!!!
thank you for sharing with us , pink is definetely your color ;)

Anonymous said...

stunning! you look amazing in that color!


JennaStevie said...

I'm always amazed when I see talent like this coming from edmonton! Looks like such a fun event. And I loove your hot pink dress, gorgeous

Cara said...

I ADORE your dress darling!

My Republic of Fashion said...

I want to go to a fashion show. Marie, your dress is stunning. The colour is so vibrant! :)SArahD

Henar said...

Aww, this is beautiful !!
I love it !! ♥



Caroline in the City said...

Wow, what a great event! It's so wonderful to see this sort of thing happening in Edmonton - with all the bloggers out and about and local designers getting such recognition! I see some familiar faces. Also glad to see that you were finally able to connect with Janis!


Mimi said...

you look beautiful, marie! :D

<3, Mimi

Ashleigh said...

So fun!!! Yay for fashion events! I love the format - sounds so cool & different. You look amaze-balls, that pink is stunning on you! And everyone else looks freakin' stylish too. Gosh I love the fashion industry, is there anything more exciting?? :)

J. said...

You looked amazing!!!
Great event.
Thanks for sharing.
:) J.

Moniek said...

Very pretty dresses!

lauren lanza osias said...

you look great. lots of fun and nutso fashion. i bet it was a blast.
diane kruger lights up my life...

Kim's Vanity said...

Looks like such a fun night, and I love your dress! Great that Edmonton has things like this!!
It's warming up slightly, but still damn cold!

Adventures in Fashion said...

Yay, Edm Spring Classic! I had so much fun the short time I was there... *sigh* Great recap, love! I really enjoyed meeting you :)


Shy, Chesterfield said...

Hello, nice to meet a fellow edmonton blogger! Ive never heard of this night or that bar before...i am very outta the loop around here!


SiSi Sparkles said...

Looks like you had a great night! That pink dress is smoking hot btw:]

Phuong said...

looks like a great event!

Travel In Style

love jenny xoxo said...

Wow great photos!!! Looks like so much fun!! I love the fuschia dress, gorgeous!!


Mrs. Julius said...

Marie, you look stunning! That dress looks amazing on you! The colour and everything! I think pink/fushcia is one of your colours. :)

Kristin said...

Pink has never looked more beautiful...Killer dress lady!

Natasha said...

Looks like such a great night! When I was in college we went to a few Edmonton Fashion week fashion shows, but this sounds way cooler!!

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

Gentleman W. said...

You're so cute with your pink dress and the perfect choice of opaque tights (stockings?)

The best glamour choice

Your french Gentleman W.

Princess Feef said...

wow look at u ,, gorgeous
and amazing pics ,, everyone looked so fly =D

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