Monday, June 27, 2011

White Night


dress - Kohl's (LC by Lauren Conrad), shoes - Target, clutch and necklace - H & M, ring - R.W. & Co.

Last Thursday evening I was invited to attend ‘White Night,’ a cocktail party and silent auction benefiting the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters at Edmonton City Centre downtown. The event took place on a pedway inside the centre and included a fashion show highlighting ECC’s fine retail stores followed by 9 one-of-a-kind dresses created by Edmonton’s hottest designers. They had to use white fabric and incorporate a white ribbon in their dress as a symbol of the fight against domestic violence. If you liked a dress you could bid on it in a silent auction! Here are some photo's from the event:

Andrew, Janis and Marketing Coordinator for Edmonton City Centre Kristin Reid

Janis's super-fantastic ring from Oak + Fort

DJ's from Urban Metropolis spinning beats. Music makes everything better.

Beautiful white designs by the always-elegant Kelsey McIntyre (Serendipity), the innovative Nomin Gantumur (Handcuffs Required) and the unpredictable Cherie Howard who told me her unique creation was mummy-inspired.

This was my favorite dress of the evening, by designer Genette Salgado who dominated Western Canada Fashion Week with her Fall/Winter 2011 Evening Dress Collection last Spring. She didn't disappoint this time, either. The fabric, the cut and detailing of this garment was nothing short of stunning. Look at the back! I die.

Genette with her model

I had to take a picture of Kristin in her dress. She got it at Value Village! (Value Village is a second-hand store here in Canada.) Doesn't she look cute? I love the nautical theme!

Craig, Kristin and the Ultimate Style Guy Jared Tabler

I hope you all had a great weekend!





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40 comments:

What's Next said...

i liked your outfit very much, i loved your hair-do especially :)

socialitedreams said...

i loooove that girly dress and nude heels, so beautiful.

looks like an awesome event.

Vonnie
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Kate said...

Aw, you looked so pretty! Looks like a fun night & your friend's striped dress is super cute! Love!

Courtney Erin said...

The event sounds really fun - my parent's condo is like a blog away from City Center so I spent a lot of time on my last trip home doing some serious window shopping there. And I would be totally remiss if I didn't throw in that I love the dress that you wore, you look so pretty in it!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Dress Me Dearly said...

Great photos, even if my nails look terrible!!!

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Megan said...

so fabulous that you rocked that adorable dress with nude heels :-) continues to prove to me why they are sooo much more essential in a wardrobe than black!

hope you had a great weekend girl!

A Fine Balance said...

I can't believe the dress was designed by Lauren Conrad I love it! you look so great i it and the event looks like a hit!

Marie a la Mode said...

Dress Me Dearly: Janis, your nails look fine! Your hands are much more elegant than mine that's for sure ; )

Tamara Nicole said...

Looks like such a fun night! Cute dress hun:-)

D.Sadie said...

Your dress looks too cute! And I love the white dresses too. =) Great blog. New follower. Hope you follow back.

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this free bird said...

kristin's dress came from value village?? STOP IT!! what a freaking score!!

xo,
c

J. said...

Love your dress Marie, those pinks look great on you!!!! Loved all the white gowns, especially the backless one! Great pics!
:) J.

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

r u kidding me? u got those heels from TARGET?!?! -- i NEVER find shoes there!

*kiss kiss*
Erika at ~Tiptoe Butterfly~


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Kirsten W said...

Im loving this dress more and more every time I see it!

Coop said...

Hello hunny, your blog is soooo cute and i love the setup it reminds me of something but I dont really remember, but I still like it hehe ^^ I want to look after your blog soon again and I will follow your next post, hope you do the same with my blog <3 Have a great day <3
+1 follower, you are soo pretty *-*

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Christine Iversen said...

Your dress is beautiful, its been on my wishlist for a while now :)

Love Christine ♥

cuzoladede said...

Simply fab!!!!looove it! kisses from Italy!

Pop Champagne said...

omg value village can be such a silent gold mine! and to your twitter message about rihanna falling down totally saw that video this morning hahahaha hilarious

My Republic of Fashion said...

Your dress is so pretty!! :) Like you, I love that dress with the cut out back. Sexy! :)SArahD

Catita said...

Those shoes are so pretty they look like the ones from pour la victoire (http://www.shopbop.com/irina-hidden-platfom-high-heel/vp/v=1/845524441889052.htm) which I wanted so bad but are sold out in my size at shopbop and my_wardrobe! Plus I can't get enough of your hair up in a bun!
xoxo
Catita

NaomiDee said...

awww such a cute dress, you look really lovely and your legs are uh-mazing. great post..im really enjoying seeing all your blog meet-ups and events :)

Closet Fashionista said...

Your dress is soooo pretty! I love it :D
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Strawberry Freckleface said...

Your hair is beautiful, and I love your friends ring!!

I am hosting an aztec shorts giveaway if you're interested!
strawberry freckleface

Sue said...

you look so prefectly sweet!

FunnyFaceBeauty said...

Looks like an awesome event and you look stunning as usual. Love the dress and the silver bow ring.
xx
Alicia

Linda said...

You look stunning! Am absolutely in love with your dress!

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Anna Jane said...

looks like so much fun! i love your bun--you always have the best hair.

Tracy D said...

Such a glamourous life you lead glamour girl...beautiful as always!

Nic Nic said...

you look gorgeous! the dress is so pretty and i love your pumps!

Bad Joan said...

Love your dress! Looks like a great event.

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Ann said...

Oh I love your look on the first photo... so fab and chic.
Nice dress, gorgeous pumps, and lovely necklace.

Mademoiselle Lala said...

So lovely! You look adorable! :)

This dress by Kelsey McIntyre (Serendipity) is amazing. :) X


P.S. Don’t forget about my new giveaway!

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Couture Carrie said...

What an amazing event!
And I loooove your dress ~ you look amazing, darling!

xoxox,
CC

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

What a fun fashion show! And I love your dress, you look great. Take care!

Nikosmommy said...

love your dress, up-do and nude heels, perfect for a fun event!

I love LC's line of clothing for Kohl's...if only we had it here!

Koltunovskaya said...

I like the pink dress very much! Wonderful outfit!

Kim's Vanity said...

MARIE you look Gorgeous as always! I am LOVING the pearls on you! Is that blonde your natural color? The color is surreal. Have a great long weekend!

Marie a la Mode said...

Kim: Thank you so much!! No, that's not my natural hair color, it's highlighted. It used to be that color when I was younger though ; )

aliciafashionista said...

so obsessed with this outfit, I don't know where to begin! That dress is gorgeous (and stunning on you) and I love that you paired it with those neutral pumps. Looks like a super fun event Marie, have a great weekend xo

Mika said...

That dress is adorable!! So cute and feminine!

 
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