Monday, September 19, 2011

West Edmonton Mall Western Canada Fashion Week Preview

I'm wearing a top from Zellers (yes, ZELLERS) , shorts and tights from Zara, jewelry from Aldo & H&M
(With Andrew from High Gloss White.)

Last Friday night I attended West Edmonton Mall's preview for Western Canada Fashion Week on Europa Boulevard. (To learn more about this extraordinary mall click here, it will blow your mind.) The packed and stylish crowd was able to meet and mingle with designers and preview their collections for WCFW as well as view the hottest fall fashions from a handful of West Edmonton Mall retailers. What I loved about this event is that you could feel an energetic buzz in the air, an evident excitement about Western Canada Fashion Week coming up this Thursday. It was so inspiring being surrounded by designers, models, photographers, other bloggers and general fashion lovers supporting the community.

Vickie, Kassandra and I wearing animal prints. I swear we didn't plan it! Can I mention that Kassandra bought her snakeskin dress from H & M for $15?? You know I love a deal!

Caroline Gault from Fashion Magazine and Michael Meneghetti, agency director of Mode Models.

Sandra Sing Fernandes, producer and creative director of WCFW with the senior marketing director of  West Edmonton Mall, Anna Alfonso.

Derek Jagodzinski of LUXX and designs by Joanna Wala for Sofiss

Genette Salgado with her flirty and feminine designs and Ana Villa-Eliuk of Playa Bonita, from Columbia who will be presenting her sexy swimwear collection at WCFW.

Fall Fashion from the new Scotch &Soda store at WEM and high-end retailer Firoz

Male models. Your welcome.

Models backstage trying hard not to spill on their clothes while quenching their thirst ; )

How was your weekend?


Courtney Erin said...

That Zellers top is so cute. I just kind of have a soft spot for Zellers though, I used to work at the Idylwylde branch of EPL right by Bonnie Doon and so I spent a lot of time on my lunch breaks doing some shopping there and racking up Club Z points. And I love how you are all wearing animal print (a group of ladies after my own heart I might add)!

xoxo ~ Courtney

JennaStevie said...

Such fun!! You did such a wonderful job covering this, I'm excited to see all the collections @ WCFW

Sam M said...

It was nice meeting you there Marie! I was the kid who said we followed each other on twitter haha!
Definitely a great evening.


J. said...

SO fun! Great pictures, you really capture the energy of the event. Love your top Marie, looks amazing on you.
:) J.

Pop Champagne said...

haha so funny you guys all wore leopard unplanned! i thought it was totally planned :D

Closet Fashionista said...

So much fun!! Loving all the leopard ;)

this free bird said...

i'm kind of smitten with andrew. and your top. and the models getting boozed up (kidding on that one). AND THE $15 DRESS! why doesn't that ever happen to me, marie?!?


Caroline in the City said...

I just realized the you, me, Kastles & Vicki are ALL wearing similar colours... something in the air, I suppose!!


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Mrs. Julius said...

i love animal print! you guys all look so good.

oh and i bought that same $15 dress like the one Kassandra is wearing! Sweet deal. I love it!

Ashley said...

Oh, cute! You guys all look great in your animal print. And I love that you dressed up your shorts and wore them to a semi-formal event. You = awesome.

Nic Nic said...

I'm so jealous of all the fashion events about! Love that leopard print blouse on you. Super chic, as always!

Mimi said...

that is so cool! i would love to attend a fashion event one day. :)

p.s. i love how you guys wore animal prints. :)

<3, Mimi
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The doll on fashion said...

You look so pretty and your friends snake print dress is gorgeous!!

The doll on fashion

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

this looks like such an amazing time and i love how you wore your hair!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

This is My Republic Of Fashion. What's Yours? said...

Great pictures! I just adore your boots. :)SarahD

Cara said...

Looks like a wonderful evening, love your top!
xo Cara

Natasha said...

I can't beleive your shirt is from Zellers...I'm on the lookout for leopard print tops right now...I wish the Zellers I was at yesterday had that top :(
All these fashion events you're attending make me really wish my Hubby didn't hate Citys! I am doomed to a life in the middle of nowhere..haha I guess that just means lots of road trips :)

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

aliciafashionista said... weekend wasn't nearly this cool :P LOVE my fav Edmonton gals in similar prints, so cute. Seriously, looks like such a great event, wish we had something like that. PS just bought Adam a jacket from Scotch & Soda, such a great brand (and love the name!)

Emmett Katherine said...

I love how the 3 of you are wearing animal prints, yet have a distinct individual look. I've saved it in my inspiration folder. Great top as well :)

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