Monday, March 26, 2012

Fashion From the Floor Up: WCFW Launch Party

coat - Zara, blouse - Winners, pants + rings - H & M, bag - Co-Lab,
 pendant - Aldo, shoes - Spring, cuff - Banana Republic
photos by the boyfriend

As you can see we are experiencing what I like to call "sprinter," which is spring disguised as winter. Even though it's the end of March, we still have snow on the ground and it's just. Not. Fair. I was freezing in this light orange coat! But anyways, instead of complaining more about the weather I'm going to talk about Fashion From the Floor Up, an evening of style and design put on by Western Canada Fashion Week and Absolute Hardwood Flooring to launch Fashion Week which starts on Thursday! The party was held Friday night at Phabrik Art & Design Center - the perfect venue for an event like this. The stylish crowd sipped cocktails, ate delicious hors d'oeuvres and watched a unique design competition while a DJ spun beats in the background.

Kassandra from Kastles and Vickie from Adventures In Fashion pose on the red carpet

FASHION magazine's Caroline Gault, Janis from Dress Me Dearly 
and Andrew from High Gloss White

Alyssa and Kurtis from The Ordinary Peoples, whom I met for the first time that night.
You HAVE to check out their blog! It's one of my favorites!

From left to right - first, second and third place designs by Ravi Gill who made his McQueen-esque dress out of paper,  Derek Jagodzinsky, who designed his elegant dress with garbage bags and Rebecka Pichoch who used shelf lining and redwood for her creation. They were all so unique!

WCFW's Rowena Manansala, Caroline Gault, Kendall Barber from City and Dale
Andrew and Kassandra

Sandy Joe from The Pretty Secrets and her friend Dave

I am so excited for another season of Western Canada Fashion Week and can't wait to see what this season has in store! To see the full calendar and which designers will be showing this season click here. Hope you had a great weekend!


Courtney Erin said...

I'm sorry you were freezing in that coat because it's such a great piece - you look wonderful in it!

Courtney ~

Kristy said...

So many stylish people, love the bright colors that they're wearing :) Your orange coat is the bomb!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Love the orange coat!! You styled this so outfit so beautifully. xo

JennaStevie said...

Awww this looks like so much fun! I'm sad I missed out, but I'm getting excited for next week!
Your hair looks so amazing here, and that orange jacket is perfect with this black and white blouse. Your brave to be posing in this sprinter weather!

lucia m said...


Closet Fashionista said...

This looks so fun!! :D And I LOOOOVE your coat :D

Petite Adventures said...

Love the look - the colour of the coat is fantastic!

J. said...

LOVE LOVE YOUR OUTFIT AND love orange on you! :) Nice wavy hair too :)
Looked like a great event!
thanks for sharing.
:) J.

Kate said...

Your coat is AWESOME! Holy smokes, I love it! So fun with the blouse, too!

Alana said...

Love your tangerine coat! It looks great with the black and white base. Albert winters are for sure hard to get thru! I lived there for most of my life. Good luck to you and I'll pray the snow will melt soon!

bananas. said...

you make sprinter your bitch with all that stylish class!

me in that kind of weather would look like the little brother in a christmas story...all bundled up like a walking mummy.

Anonymous said...

you look amazing in that jacket - seriously!

Sandy Joe said...

Looking forward to this week! Great coverage.

x The Pretty Secrets

Pop Champagne said...

omg there is still so much snow there!! it looks like you guys are having a great time though!

Adventures in Fashion said...

Great coverage, Marie! xx

Rebecca Jane said...

You got some great shots! And I absolutely love your amazing orange coat!

Libby said...

just found you via OHMYHEART / loving your blog! and that you are Canadian of course ;) loving your orange coat...

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