Wednesday, March 28, 2012


dress and bow ring- RW & Co, shoes - Spring, bracelet and purse- H & M, 
hair: Cristina at Ponytails + Horseshoes
photos taken by Vickie

Last Saturday I was thrilled to be invited to attend the Refinery Late Night Art Party at the Art Gallery of Alberta, one of the hottest parties of the year in one of the most beautiful venues in Canada. These Refinery parties are becoming extremely popular in Edmonton, with tickets selling out in less than a day! The theme this time was Sewing the Heartland which was inspired by the exhibition Alberta Mistresses of the Modern: 1935-1975. Here are some pictures from that night:

L-R: My friends Harvey, Caroline and Kassandra (who was instagramming!)

Sewing the Heartland honored all the women that came before us including our Grandmothers so it was fitting perogies were served that night. My Grandma used to make blueberry and strawberry-filled perogies and we'd top them off with sugar and whipped cream. They were so good! I also have to mention there was a cotton candy machine on the 3rd floor and I took full advantage of it ; ).

Guests were able to design their own squares for a large-scale quilting project 

 Me, Kassandra and Vickie. photo by Harvey Miedreich for FASHION magazine

Grandmothers : )

Four very talented design teams competed in a Live Fashion Challenge which had them creating an outfit in 3 hours with the material and inspiration given to them. Guests could actually watch them construct their designs through glass rooms! Salgado Fenwick (on the left) took home first place and The D.I.Y. Doll's were the runners-up.

Janis Galloway, marketing coordinator at the AGA (and the lovely lady behind Dress Me Dearly) and Jessica Kennedy, creative director of Sewing the Heartland. Congrats to the both of them for putting on such a fantastic and successful event!

Inside the party

The Alberta Art Gallery. These last two photos were taken by my friend Harvey via instagram. I just had to include them!

News! I wanted to thank FASHION magazine for featuring me as one of Albert'a Top 10 Fashion Bloggers! You can click here to read the post and check out all the other fabulous bloggers that are featured from Alberta. Also, I added a commercial styling post to yesterday, you can click here to see the pics!

I hope you're having a good week! I've come down with a tnasty cold and am trying to get lots of rest before Western Canada Fashion Week starts tomorrow!


J. said...

Looks like a GREAT event! Wow, wish I could have been there myself. Thank you for sharing the great pics :)
You deserve it cause you rock!
:) J.

Natasha said...

How Lovely! I was really hoping to go to this event, but like you said tickets sold out fast! I may have to get myself a memmbership to the art gallery so I can get a ticket or two next time.
Your hair looks great, btw!

this free bird said...

Omg perogies. I'd still be there looking for leftovers!

Congrats on the invite!

JennaStevie said...

This looks like so much fun! I'm glad you guys enjoyed yourselves. Your hair looks absolutely gorgeous and the floral dress is awesome!!
Congrats on being one of the top 10 Alberta fashion bloggers! You earned it lady :)

Tracy D said...

Congrats on the top blogger nod, well deserved. What a fabulous life you are leading there! By the way I LOVE LOVE LOVE your hair like that, I wish you'd do a tutorial on that. Oh and I swear by Oreganoil if I'm getting get it at the health food store :)

Nikosmommy said...

First of all Marie I love your hair down like that! as much as I love a great bun (in fact that's my go to style right now) there's nothing prettier than curls that are soft and loose! it looks like this was another great event!,,,thanks for sharing it with us and congrats on your top 10 blog nod!!! What what!!!

Ashley said...

Well, this looks like a fancy event! You look stunning, as always. Love your grunge chic outfit. More chic than grunge, of course, but the boots play into the grunge side.

P.S. YOU should be the model!

Heather said...

oooh I love all those photos in wooded frames, looks awesome!

Pop Champagne said...

Janis!! She's so lovely! and looks like a fun event, congrats on being featured as top 10 bloggers! that's awesome :D

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Couture Carrie said...

What a fabulous event!
Love your dress!


theSIREN said...

wish i coulda seen more of those cool boots youre wearing. i love blogger events - looks like a grand time ;)



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