blouse - vintage, blazer - H&M, trousers - Zara, ballet flats - JOE Fresh, bag and glasses - Urban Outfitters
Last Saturday I, along with a few other fashion bloggers and artsy-farsty folks, was invited to judge the Windows on Whyte (WOW) window display competition in Edmonton's Old Strathcona Fashion District. Eight students from Grant MacEwan University each competed for a chance to win gift cards from all of the stores participating (Bamboo Ballroom, Foosh, Mars and Venus, Oak + Fort, Gravity Pope, Colourblind, Avenue Clothing and Plush), tickets to Western Canada Fashion Week and local recognition during WCFW. I was blown away by how creative and innovative these students were in creating their masterpieces. It was so hard to judge and pick the window that I thought should win because they were all so brilliant!
Bamboo Ballroom window display. Marilyn, Twiggy and Audrey, three of my favorite icons. I'll say this now: it is so freakin' hard trying to take photos of windows! That's why you will only see a few, sadly : (.
Gravity Pope. The designer was a master of origami and extremely detail-oriented.
Full Frontal Fall at Oak + Fort
Mars and Venus' vibrant, retro display
Janis, Brittany, Jared and Caroline looking over their score sheets.
1st Place was a tie between Bamboo Ballroom (Sarah Kobasiuk) and Oak + Fort (Jessica Fleury)
2nd place went to Mar + Venus (Kim Anderson)
3rd place went to Gravity Pope (Shuang Wang)
Group shot of the judges. From L-R: Janis, me, Suzy + Bianca (DJ's from Girls Club), photographer Ashley Champagne, YELP's Brittany Kustra, Style Guy Jared, Caroline Gault and Stacey Boruk, co-owner of Bamboo Ballroom.
If you live in Edmonton you can join me on Friday, September 23rd for the Whyte Avenue showcase at Western Canada Fashion Week which will feature the hottest fall fashions from "the ave".